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 Posted:   Oct 11, 2013 - 2:33 PM   
 By:   GoodMusician86   (Member)

I wouldn't go that far ;-) lol... but he certainly has a "personal sense of style" lol

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2013 - 2:37 PM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)



Michael Bay's brainless explosions, blue and orange color schemes, low-angle 360 shots, hot babes in a golden sunset, racially stereotypical and offensively dumb characters and senseless production designs, using CGI, pyro-techniques, and Megan Fox to develop in a fully deafening experience is something that we've come to expect in film now.


Michael Bay is an innovative genius then.


You forgot to include helicopters in your list of Bay cliches.
He has helicopters, often shot from above but also pretty often from directly below, in all of his movies.

Mike Bay loves himself some helicopters.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2013 - 3:49 PM   
 By:   facehugger   (Member)



Michael Bay's brainless explosions, blue and orange color schemes, low-angle 360 shots, hot babes in a golden sunset, racially stereotypical and offensively dumb characters and senseless production designs, using CGI, pyro-techniques, and Megan Fox to develop in a fully deafening experience is something that we've come to expect in film now.


Michael Bay is an innovative genius then.


You forgot to include helicopters in your list of Bay cliches.
He has helicopters, often shot from above but also pretty often from directly below, in all of his movies.

Mike Bay loves himself some helicopters.


I'd love to see a porn directed by Mike Bay, featuring those military hardware and Victoria Secret chicks doing their stuff, syncing to the rhythm of a Zimmer ostinato(TM), interspersed with an ethnic woman wailing at the highest of her volume.

I think I should send this pitch to Spillberg so he can get Bay more stuff to do after the next Transmorphers.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2013 - 4:05 PM   
 By:   pp312   (Member)

I don't see what's wrong with Zimmer. I think his music exactly suits most modern movies. It's all of a piece really. (sigh)

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2013 - 4:08 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

I'd love to see a porn directed by Mike Bay, featuring those military hardware and Victoria Secret chicks doing their stuff, syncing to the rhythm of a Zimmer ostinato(TM), interspersed with an ethnic woman wailing at the highest of her volume.


I'm more of a Frederick's Of Hollywood fan myself. That's yer money shot right there.
big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2013 - 4:14 PM   
 By:   GoodMusician86   (Member)



Michael Bay's brainless explosions, blue and orange color schemes, low-angle 360 shots, hot babes in a golden sunset, racially stereotypical and offensively dumb characters and senseless production designs, using CGI, pyro-techniques, and Megan Fox to develop in a fully deafening experience is something that we've come to expect in film now.


Michael Bay is an innovative genius then.


You forgot to include helicopters in your list of Bay cliches.
He has helicopters, often shot from above but also pretty often from directly below, in all of his movies.

Mike Bay loves himself some helicopters.


I'd love to see a porn directed by Mike Bay, featuring those military hardware and Victoria Secret chicks doing their stuff, syncing to the rhythm of a Zimmer ostinato(TM), interspersed with an ethnic woman wailing at the highest of her volume.

I think I should send this pitch to Spillberg so he can get Bay more stuff to do after the next Transmorphers.


I cannot love this comment enough lol!

 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2013 - 4:30 PM   
 By:   robertmro   (Member)

Who needs Yor when we have GOLDSMITHDAKING?
He should be exiled for life too.
At least Yor was funny.

 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2013 - 11:34 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Whatever anybody thinks of his music, the man himself seems to be a real gent, and is a blast to listen to in interviews.

In that case he should become stand up comedian and let composing to those who are actually capable of it.

 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2013 - 1:55 AM   
 By:   shicorp   (Member)

Whatever anybody thinks of his music, the man himself seems to be a real gent, and is a blast to listen to in interviews.

In that case he should become stand up comedian and let composing to those who are actually capable of it.


I can't help it, but given what he has done to film music, I can't bear to listen to him talking about his "great" work. There are few things I have such strong opinions on, but I absolutely detest Zimmer's sound - and you are having a hard time to ignore as it is everywhere these days. Makes you wonder what came first: Zimmer's pointless music or bad movies.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2013 - 2:13 AM   
 By:   Mr. Shark   (Member)

Well, personally I thought MAN OF STEEL was a wonderful film (Zac Snyder's direction stood head and shoulders above Nolan's Batman trilogy or any of the identikit Marvel/DC films of the last five years) and Zimmer's score complimentary the film perfectly, especially in the quieter moments.

The entirety of Zac Snyder's directing ability could be contained in Christopher Nolan's pinky toe.


Nonsense. Nolan has none of the flair, sense of rhythm and motion, eye for cinema, or visual wit of Snyder. Whereas Snyder's films have a genuine vitality to them, Nolan's are dead - always aiming for some kind of pseudo-intellectual detachment.

 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2013 - 3:49 AM   
 By:   OnlyGoodMusic   (Member)

So if you dont like Hans Zimmer, thats fine.Just dont buy his music and instead concentrate on what you DO like.

Wrong. You need to KNOW your enemy, too.

 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2013 - 4:45 AM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

I hate to say it, but this thread was always going to become a pointless back-and-forth of "Zimmer / Man Of Steel is great!" and "No he/it isn't!"

Hands up — who has changed their mind about Zimmer, Man Of Steel, etc, since the thread started?

What, nobody? Well, surprise, surprise ....

 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2013 - 5:19 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

So if you dont like Hans Zimmer, thats fine.Just dont buy his music and instead concentrate on what you DO like.

Wrong. You need to KNOW your enemy, too.


Well, it speaks volumes about you as a person that you describe a film composer that you don't like as your "enemy". Puerile.

 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2013 - 5:27 AM   
 By:   Stefan Huber   (Member)

I hate to say it, but this thread was always going to become a pointless back-and-forth of "Zimmer / Man Of Steel is great!" and "No he/it isn't!"

Hands up — who has changed their mind about Zimmer, Man Of Steel, etc, since the thread started?

What, nobody? Well, surprise, surprise ....


Well, my attitude towards Zimmer and his "music" hasn't changed since 2000 - before that I didn't realize that he existed. Otherwise I would have felt the same way before.

To each his/her own I guess...

 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2013 - 5:52 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

I'm not a great Zimmer fan. I have a few of his scores, and what I have I enjoy, but I would not describe myself as a Zimmer hater. As the recent BBC radio programme showed, the problem with modern film music isn't Zimmer but the mass of studio committees and focus groups that want so many films to sound like Zimmer.

Having said that, if people don't like Zimmer they have a right to say so. My favourite composer is John Barry. If people don't like Barry's music, it doesn't bother me. it doesn't in any way spoil my enjoyment of Barry's music.

We should all enjoy what we enjoy and express opinions about what we like or don't like in an intelligent and respectful way.

 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2013 - 6:08 AM   
 By:   Entr'acte   (Member)

I'm not a great Zimmer fan. I have a few of his scores, and what I have I enjoy, but I would not describe myself as a Zimmer hater. As the recent BBC radio programme showed, the problem with modern film music isn't Zimmer but the mass of studio committees and focus groups that want so many films to sound like Zimmer.

Having said that, if people don't like Zimmer they have a right to say so. My favourite composer is John Barry. If people don't like Barry's music, it doesn't bother me. it doesn't in any way spoil my enjoyment of Barry's music.

We should all enjoy what we enjoy and express opinions about what we like or don't like in an intelligent and respectful way.


hear hear on all points

 
 Posted:   Oct 13, 2013 - 2:34 PM   
 By:   GOLDSMITHDAKING   (Member)

I'm not a great Zimmer fan. I have a few of his scores, and what I have I enjoy, but I would not describe myself as a Zimmer hater. As the recent BBC radio programme showed, the problem with modern film music isn't Zimmer but the mass of studio committees and focus groups that want so many films to sound like Zimmer.

Having said that, if people don't like Zimmer they have a right to say so. My favourite composer is John Barry. If people don't like Barry's music, it doesn't bother me. it doesn't in any way spoil my enjoyment of Barry's music.

We should all enjoy what we enjoy and express opinions about what we like or don't like in an intelligent and respectful way.


hear hear on all points


As i stated in my OP, there is nothing wrong with disliking a composers work, its just that the hating on Zimmer on this board is so OTT and what inspired this thread is really YORs trolling threads.Iv since learned that he has been banned ( thankfully ).

But there are still people here who make childish insults at Zimmer.Like i said, if you dislike his music, thats fine, just concentate on what you do like.As Mark Hamill said once ' Its ok to criticise, but be constructive '.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 13, 2013 - 3:14 PM   
 By:   facehugger   (Member)



As i stated in my OP, there is nothing wrong with disliking a composers work, its just that the hating on Zimmer on this board is so OTT and what inspired this thread is really YORs trolling threads.Iv since learned that he has been banned ( thankfully ).

But there are still people here who make childish insults at Zimmer.Like i said, if you dislike his music, thats fine, just concentate on what you do like.As Mark Hamill said once ' Its ok to criticise, but be constructive '.


Nice trolling, Salma Hayek!


 
 Posted:   Oct 14, 2013 - 6:53 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)



So if you dont like Hans Zimmer, thats fine.Just dont buy his music and instead concentrate on what you DO like.


This is like saying "if you hate germs, that's fine, just stay in your sterilized environment."

--What you're ignoring is:
(1) that germs AKA "da Zimmer sound" are everywhere; and
(2) that shit is sometimes bundled with something you like -- case in point: I like Despicable Me but that Zimmer score is so fucking shitty that it almost ruined the cute movie for me.

And what's more, I could say,

So if you don't like the bitching about Zimmer, that's fine. Just don't read the bitching threads and instead concentrate on what you DO like.

Sounds fair to you?


[facepalm]

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 14, 2013 - 7:04 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

There's really not much to add.

Zimmer is one of my favourite composers, but I would say the same thing even if he weren't:

Feel free to dislike his music all you want, but try to formulate your criticism as constructively as possible. It isn't very fruitful if you step all over those who happen to like him. That will just lead to personal insults on both ends. I think a good discussion can be had if people approach it maturely.

What annoys me with much of socalled the Zimmer "criticism" on this board and others is the childish oneliners and cheap shots (and the over-dramatic rhetorics) -- which seems to be avoiding the issue more than anything, and alienating everyone else in the process. I often read Zimmer threads where the poster acts as if the composer had murdered his entire family. I don't know what good can come from such histrionics.

 
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