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Re: Rip Off?
• Posted by: Ken Applegate   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Monday, June 21, 2004, at 11:04 p.m.
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• In Response to: Re: Rip Off? (Jojo)

I think that he might have worded that statement incorrectly. I think that he meant to say that Hanz Zimmer (Whom' I'm guessing learned his self-plagiarist stuck up ways from James Horner) is the one who is the jerk. I am sorry to those Zimmer and Horner fans out there, but I just can't see favoring a composer who doesn't seem to mind writing nothing but somebody else’s music, or the same licks over and over again (and how the directors put up with them, God only knows). After a while it becomes a regurgitation instead of a soundtrack. I can’t help but keep track of how many different movies the Iceberg Scene from Titanic was in just to try and figure out how much money Horner made by being a lazy composer. And then there’s Zimmer. I mean, he doesn’t even know how to read music. He doesn’t know his craft and as far as I know, he has no respect for his craft. Even Danny Elfman took the time to learn how to do these things in order to write for Tim Burton, and he’s grown into one of the best film scorers around. Now, Horner and Zimmer do have some good days, I'll grant them that. But, even a blind squirrel finds an acorn now and then.

> As far as I know, Williams is a very friendly, humble and intelligent man.
> Always in for a chat! Some composers do have a reputation. ( but not
> williams!!! )Such as morricone or JOhn Barry... they are known for their
> tempre, but also for incredible beautiful music! let's focus on that!!! So
> far ego's... But where on earth do you get the idea that Williams is a
> jerk to fellow composers ( he has a perfect understanding - yes, even
> friendship - with composers such as Goldsmith, Thomas Newman to name a few
> ) From your part, it shows a lack of respect for his great talent. And it
> would be an insult for any other composer ( zimmer, horner, etc.... ) If
> you want it or not! Williams IS part of filmmusic-history with an
> incredible body of work!!! And we should be thankfull and gratefull for
> that, instead of just being short sited!

> Greetz Jojo

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