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Hans Zimmer

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Jekyll, May 6, 2010.

  1. Jekyll

    Jekyll Well-Known Member

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    Someone please kill this guy.
     
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    I like the trailer music for inception :roma:
     
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    Someone please kill this guy.

    are you going to give an explanation?

    or should this go straight to DT?
     
  4. Jekyll

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    I like the trailer music for inception :roma:

    I like the trailer for inception.:roma:

    are you going to give an explanation?

    or should this go straight to DT?


    Have you listened to the guy's music?:roma²:
     
  5. Redwoood

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    Have you listened to the guy's music?:roma²:


    Yes, have been following his career for a long time. Some is good, some is bad.

    There was a time when he and his MediaVentures/RemoteControl/whatever buddies pretty much had a stranglehold on the mediocre uninspired self-copying action music market. Not sure what his puppets are doing, but he's done some good work lately.
    I rather liked the score to Sherlock Holmes, for example.
     
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    wtf, i loved the music from Gladiator and Black Hawk Down.
     
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    wtf, i loved the music from Gladiator and Black Hawk Down.

    Same here. Oh and the theme song from The Rock was solid, too.
     
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    Morricone trumps all. Good, Bad, Ugly theme w/ orchestra
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  10. Jekyll

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    Zimmer just writes the same cheesy "epic" music every time.
     
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    Zimmer just writes the same cheesy "epic" music every time.

    I know what you mean, but not sure I concur, and I don't even have to go all the way to back to Driving Miss Daisy or Rain Man. See Frost/Nixon, for example, one of the best scores of 2008.
    Some of his action cues can be a bit uninspired, but certain movies require a certain 'epic' music. Not sure you can fault him for that. Doubtlessly, he is hired for exactly that. The Dark Knight certainly was 'epic', but it fit the movie very well. Sherlock Holmes has certain 'epic' cues, but they match the over-the-top action sequences on screen, and overall it's very light and quirky.

    There was a time, during the MediaVenture blandness, where I very much disliked his music, but I believe he has redeemed himself lately. If there is one thing that bothers me is his continuous use of synthesized orchestra. As if there is not enough in the budget for the real thing (probably has something to do with royalties for union musicians, though).
     
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    There was a time, during the MediaVenture blandness, where I very much disliked his music, but I believe he has redeemed himself lately. If there is one thing that bothers me is his continuous use of synthesized orchestra. As if there is not enough in the budget for the real thing (probably has something to do with royalties for union musicians, though).

    It's my understanding that most movie scores have a real orchestra augmented by a sampler orchestra, just because a huger, more syrupy orchestra sound is preferred.

    But hey, listen to Danny Elfman's scores from the '80s-- 100% Synclavier!
     
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    Morricone trumps all.

    Yup.

    But don't forget Korngold, Herrmann, and Friedhofer.
     
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    I've had his theme from The Pacific stuck in my head for the last month or so. Derivative, but awesome at the same time.

    Oh, and the Gladiator soundtrack rox0red.
     
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    bit of a mixed bag, his music is sometimes stitled and cheesey, but often enjoyable.
     
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    I've had his theme from The Pacific stuck in my head for the last month or so. Derivative, but awesome at the same time.

    That theme ruined the first ten minutes of the first episode for me. The next few episodes I just skipped the opening credits.


    The dude definitely has skill, but he uses it to write the same hokey shit over and over again.
     
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    I generally don't like him, but occasionally I think he does something really cool. The Dark Knight, anyone?
     
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    I generally don't like him, but occasionally I think he does something really cool. The Dark Knight, anyone?

    yup, as mentioned above, I like it a lot.
    Though one has to concede that he wrote it together with James Newton Howard, it's not hard to figure out who wrote what.
    The idea to just use one pitch for the Joker's theme? ingenious! I know many people don't agree with me, but it worked extremely well in the movie (which is what counts most).

    It's funny that I seem to be defending the man all the time, I don't even like him all that much, and there was a time when I would've solidly been in the other camp. But he's written some excellent music in the past, and he's had a good run lately. So yeah, don't kill the man. Losing Kamen and Goldsmith was bad enough.
     
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    So, what do people think about Inception?

    I find the music... uh... loud.
    It has its moments here and there, but overall, it's a bit too bombastic for me. I which he'd toned it down a little (just like I wish Nolan would've toned down the Action in the movie.. more than just a little)
     
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    yup, as mentioned above, I like it a lot.
    Though one has to concede that he wrote it together with James Newton Howard, it's not hard to figure out who wrote what.
    The idea to just use one pitch for the Joker's theme? ingenious! I know many people don't agree with me, but it worked extremely well in the movie (which is what counts most).

    It's funny that I seem to be defending the man all the time, I don't even like him all that much, and there was a time when I would've solidly been in the other camp. But he's written some excellent music in the past, and he's had a good run lately. So yeah, don't kill the man. Losing Kamen and Goldsmith was bad enough.


    Ya, the joker theme for TDK was absolutely perfect for what it needed to do. And he obviously did something right with the music for gladiator because i've heard its influence in several other movies.
     

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