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Comments about the soundtrack for Transformers (Steve Jablonsky)
Jablonsky rules!

Nemanja Calic
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Jablonsky rules!   Monday, December 24, 2007 (1:33 p.m.) 

Like I said before: STEVE JABLONSKY RULES!TRANSFORMERS is an Oscar material, mind my words!
I think all of you are overreacting to the lack of the animated series theme. It has no place here! Next, about it's "unoriginality". All of you, understand this: STEVE JABLONSKY IS ZIMMER'S SCHOOL! THE STYLE IS SAME! (Ramin Djawadi, Harry Gregson-Williams, Klaus Badelt, Trevor Rabin, Brian Tyler, Nick Glennie-Smith) YOU GET MY POINT?!!!?

If you tell me you like DiCola music better, than I really doubt your ability to judge soundtracks.


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Nemanja Calic
Re: Jablonsky rules!   Saturday, May 23, 2009 (2:35 p.m.) 

> Like I said before: STEVE JABLONSKY RULES!TRANSFORMERS is an Oscar
> material, mind my words!
> I think all of you are overreacting to the lack of the animated series
> theme. It has no place here! Next, about it's "unoriginality".
> All of you, understand this: STEVE JABLONSKY IS ZIMMER'S SCHOOL! THE STYLE
> IS SAME! (Ramin Djawadi, Harry Gregson-Williams, Klaus Badelt, Trevor
> Rabin, Brian Tyler, Nick Glennie-Smith) YOU GET MY POINT?!!!?

> If you tell me you like DiCola music better, than I really doubt your
> ability to judge soundtracks.

You've got a point, but some of the names you've listed there, especially Trevor Rabin and Harry Gregson-Williams, as well as a few you haven't, such as John Powell, have taken the basic ideas that they learned from Hans Zimmer and have taken them in their own original, new directions. Gregson-Williams' scores for the Narnia films, for example, use recognizable Zimmer ideas, but G-W's use of woodwinds is something that he himself has come up with.

Steve Jablonsky's "Transformers" is nowhere near the originality of these better Media Ventures/Remote Control offerings. I like to try and guess who did the soundtrack for a movie while I'm watching it - my guess for Transformers, unsurprisingly, was Zimmer himself. Jablonsky's taken ideas from King Arthur, Batman Begins, Black Hawk Down and several others, but hasn't added any of his own ideas.

Not to beat up on the score, though. I admit, I enjoy listening to it, but it's a bit of a guilty pleasure as I know it's some pretty unintelligent music I'm listening to.


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