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3.0 out of 5 stars Hans....why the hollering?, 24 Jan 2004
This review is from: The Last Samurai (Audio CD)
Hans Zimmer is one of today’s foremost film composers and like others such as Goldsmith, Horner or Williams, his work is always unique. The contrast between The Rock, Gladiator, Hannibal and Black Hawk Down illustrate this clearly.
The Last Samurai is no except – the themes emote meditation at times, and heart-felt excitement at others. This score is a must for any Zimmer fan.
I would make two criticisms though:
1) In the soundtrack for The Rock, for example, Zimmer majestically interwove several different themes to accentuate the various characters. This created great contrast throughout the CD. I must admit that The Last Samurai is somewhat repetitive.
2) I was appalled at the sacrilege in Red Warrior which contains arguably the best sequence of the CD. Why, oh why, did Zimmer decide to add the hollering of an indiscriminate rabble over would have been sublime if left to itself?
Other than these pernickety points, its an excellent score, but not his best.
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Initial post: 29 Aug 2008 14:38:28 BDT
Gavin Irwin says:
refering to what you've said about 'Red Warrior'....i absolutely agree is the best song in the cd, but i have never thought about how good would it be if the shouting was gone, so i listened to that song again while my mind was filtering the shouting, i gotta say, you are absolutely spot on....it would have been a lot better if hollering was gone(though with the shouting it's still epic!).....

Posted on 14 Feb 2009 12:06:43 GMT
M. Williams says:
This soundtrack has many great moments, and I had no problem with the hollering, I found it very stirring - made the hair stand up on the back of my neck - this is one of things I listen to music for.
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