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Comments about the soundtrack for Red Dragon (Danny Elfman)

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• Posted by: Jockolantern   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2002, at 5:01 p.m.
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• In Response to: Why they didn't use Zimmer and his band again? (Levente Benedek)

> I think the score for Hannibal was one of the most haunting and briliant
> score from the past 5, or 10 years. Also the Hannibal soundtrack was a
> hard seller not just by Zimmer fans but also by non-Zimmer fans.
> like Danny Elfman's recent scores, but this time he didn't made any good
> at all.

Ridley Scott directed Hannibal; he's teamed up with Zimmer now for his past few films. Red Dragon was directed by Brett Ratner who grabbed up Elfman for his previous film, The Family Man, so it only makes sense he'd pick him up for Red Dragon (obviously, since Ratner's other collaborator, Schifrin, couldn't score a movie like this, really). As for Zimmer's score. . . The addition of the dialogue mixed with the score was a rather rotten touch, and the score itself was just decent. Elfman's score is powerfully haunting and ultimately a very close second to Howard Shore's Silence of the Lambs.


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