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Since when did Zimmer Kingdom of Heaven?
• Posted by: G.K.
• Date: Monday, August 7, 2006, at 8:15 a.m.
• IP Address: p5494d98c.dip.t-dialin.net
• In Response to: When Did Zimmer Give Up? (Marc Lewis)

> Does anyone remember Rain Man, A League of Their Own or even The Lion
> King? What happened to that promising composer that would find a new angle
> for underscore that pleasantly challenged our ears? That same composer who
> deserved to win the Academy Award in 2000 is long gone, and what's left?
> An unoriginal regurgitator that has wasted everyone's time since 2002.

> I'm really sick of him rewriting the same things over and over again and
> overusing synthesizers, repetetive melodic ideas and just boring writing
> styles in his "blockbuster" scores. He seems to have abandoned
> any concept of fitting the film, did anyone see Kingdom of Heaven? (yuck)

> He had so much potential and promise, and was really on the rise, but as
> of late, he's been content to rehash and reuse instead of create and
> communicate to the audience. He quit writing for Hollywood a long time ago
> and started writing for himself.

Excuse me for correcting you, but Kingdom Of Heaven is by Harry Gregson- Williams.
But otherwise, you're right.

But I also think Zimmer is compromising in favour of Hollywood.




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