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• Posted by docile
• Date: Wednesday, July 19, 2006, at 5:04 p.m.
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• In Response to: I would agree that POTC 2 is lazy, however.... (Doug C.)

> People who give Zimmer a hard time really either have short term memory,
> or do not look at his entire body of work. Hell, people still bring up the
> Peacemaker as if thats the only thing he has ever done. Yes he does
> "copy" himself, but only when it is appropriate.

Exactly. I think the best Zimmer comes from his drama/comedy scores. It seems more emotion comes out of the music than his action music. I think his best scores are: "I'll Do Anything" "Matchstick Men" "As Good As It Gets" "Prince of Egypt" "Driving Miss Daisy" "The Ring" "Nine Months" "Point of No Return" "Lion King" "Last Samurai" "Rain Man" "A League of Their Own" "Cool Runnings" "Backdraft." None of those are action scores. when people bash Zimmer they only bring up two scores: "The Rock" and "The Peacemaker." It seems to me people only have a problem with his action music, so why not just bash that instead of all of his work?

I think a lot of people haven't really heard any Zimmer and just bash him because it is the thing to do. Like poor Olivier saying Zimmer's main theme for Pearlharbor was beautiful over at the FSM messageboard. He got bashed for saying that. Also, there is a lot of hate and stupidity over at the FSM messageboard right now in the "Jerry-Goldsmith-implied-that-he-didn't-like-Media-Ventures" post. Meh. I feel sorry for people that can't just enjoy all types of soundtracks. I could go from "To Kill A Mockingbird" right to "Con Air" and enjoy both of them.

I don't know what I'm trying to say. I guess people that don't like Zimmer should try one of his comedy scores or non-action scores.


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