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Comments about the soundtrack for The Simpsons Movie (Hans Zimmer)
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Not quite right...   Wednesday, November 7, 2007 (5:59 p.m.) 
• Now Playing: Tranformers - Steve Jablonsky  

Your review is contradictory. As usual, you deride Zimmer for employing 'additional' composers, the contributions of which are unknown. And yet, only recently in your review of Bee Movie you have stated:

"Assuming that Gregson-Williams coordinated all the themes and styles for Bee Movie and merged them into a cohesive whole, considerable credit should be given to him."

Why do you not give Zimmer the same credit? Why can we not 'assume' he performed precisely the same function on The Simpsons Movie? I agree, it is frustrating to be left in the dark as to what exactly these additional composers have contributed. However, Zimmer is the credited composer and should be treated as such. Don't commend Gregson-Williams for 'coordinating' a score in one review, and attack Zimmer for using 'ghostwriters' in another review (a la Pirates). Your reviews of Zimmer scores are often rife with contradictions which only contributes to a prevailing view of your site as biased. Nevertheless, I thoroughly enjoyed the score and am happy you (eventually) reviewed it.

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Re: Not quite right...   Thursday, April 10, 2008 (1:33 p.m.) 
• Now Playing: The Greatest Love Symphony, Mvt. 1 - Ardor  

i absolutely agree with the previous comments. there is a definite bias in your reviews of zimmer's works, which i have commented on in other zimmer reviews. you cannot dish out credit and take from zimmer when the man's name appears on the front cover of the album! secondly, if his "ghost writers" are writing the bulk of the music, why do they continue to include themselves on his projects and let him take center stage!?!?! i applaud zimmer's use of other composers as it mainly serves as an opportunity for younger aspiring composers to have a home and an opportunity to showcase their talents on the big stage. you seem to forget that angle. again, the klaus badelt's and harry gregson-williams and john powells owe their livelihood to zimmer. but this will in no way put an end to your bias against him.

i can see it now, your review for dark knight which will be no different than batman begins: "the only good parts to the score are those so clearly composed by james newton howard with his excellent use of moving and stirring strings, and again i ask why he chooses to let zimmer run all over his intricate cues with brass and synthesizers".

drop the bias and the inuendo/unfounded assumptions of work credit, and stick to reviewing the work as it stands!

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