|Originally posted by Casa |
As for music, I'd say he's my biggest influence. Lot's of my tracks on my album are influenced by him, i look forward to sharing them with you guys.
If anyone is looking to discover some great film music check out Hans Zimmer, John Williams (undisputed king of soundtracks, he wrote the themes for Jaws + Star Wars for fucksake) and Clint Mansell (his score of The Fountain is a masterpiece).
Music is a sick joke for Hans:
The Thin Red Line
The Lion King
Black Hawk Down
Mission Impossible 2
The Last Samurai
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Kung Fu Panda
The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight Rises
Angels & Demons
Call Of Duty : MW2
The Pacific (series)
A Nightmare on Elm Street
X-Men: First Class
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
That's like 1/3 of his discography and he's scored 14 movies in one year once.
that's what I call an inspirational place to make music:
Zimmer is a great producer, but as a film composer, even Hans would tell you he isn't really that gifted. He has a big team and knows how to delegate. His music is simple and more production related focusing more on sound design than actual composition.
Although Williams is great and in terms of technique, ions better than Zimmer, the theme from Jaws was a direct quotation from Dvorack, star wars a direct quotation from Holst. Every action scene is from Shostakovich.
The best soundtracks where when Steiner was around. You had people that were brought in from Europe trained by a tradition , well say Steiner, was taught by Mahler and Brahms. Zimmer is in many ways hollywood music. Like the films, they appeal to those that like simple things. And for that he is good. But if that is your favourite music, you are a shitty composer. I find it is sort of pop music for orchestra.
"This is why Superman works alone." GC
old stuff from days gone by (2001-2004)
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