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Re: When Did Zimmer Give Up?
• Posted by: Lawrence
• Date: Tuesday, August 8, 2006, at 3:33 a.m.
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• 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.

Also, about your recreating, listen to 'Hello Beastie', that's a sheer copy or compilation of the songs of King Arthur. Luckily I like that cd a lot, so no much harm done.
But off course, Hans has been in the business for a long time, and the ideas can't just keep coming. He'b better pass on the scepter (although, not before the new Batman has been scored ).

And also, why does he include such remixes on his cd's? They are crap. Eric Serra has been using that for much longer, but with him it's acceptable, because his soundtrack are in general like that (eg Fifth Element and Léon).

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