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Comments about the soundtrack for Tears of the Sun (Hans Zimmer)

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Re: A Message for "Adam P", "Nobody" and other maniacal Zimmer fanatics
• Posted by: the_negotiator1
• Date: Sunday, April 20, 2003, at 9:26 a.m.
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• In Response to: Re: A Message for "Adam P", "Nobody" and other... (Spartacus)

What do you mean "take for example The Rock and The Peacemaker"? Zimmer wrote the themes for THE ROCK, and that was the best part about it. All other music was written solely by Nick Glennie-Smith and Harry Gregson-Williams. As for THE PEACEMAKER, Hans Zimmer wrote the majority of it, including the best parts. Gavin Greenaway only wrote a few cues, and those were based on Zimmer's themes.

The soundtrack for TEARS OF THE SUN is an entirely different matter. It is a collaborative score, the same way that BLACK HAWK DOWN, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 2, and HANNIBAL were scored.

You cannot say "Everyone has to agree that Zimmer is a 2nd-rate composer", because everyone has a different opinion. That doesn't make them right or wrong. There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with prefering Zimmer's style over that of, say, John Williams. It's simply personal preference. And there's no need to argue over it, because everyone has a different preference.

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