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 Posted:   Sep 12, 2003 - 10:18 PM   
 By:   507   (Member)

I just saw this film today and have got to say that the score was so very, very nice. It was a cross between “As Good as it Gets” and many moments from the scores of Nina Rota, especially “Shoot Loud, Louder, I don’t Understand?”. The score was different from most of Zimmers previous film scores. Although it had much of the same parts that "The Thin Red Line" did. Which turned me off the second I heard them. I felt he didn’t need to recall that music at all. He had already repeated that sort of, clock ticking in Pearl Harbor and Thin Red Line. But it didn’t bother me that much. For the most part it was jazzy and had a twist that sort of sounded like the theme song from Brazil. It had a jazzy album along with it, songs from Frank Sinatra and others. The film was also a joy to watch. It is although one of those quick fix movies. I’d say it’s a step up from Zimmers previous works. It is something new to his style and I can’t wait to own it.

 Posted:   Sep 13, 2003 - 12:41 AM   
 By:   Melvin Stephens   (Member)

After hearing the mood setting 50ish vocals; what I liked was that really intense music accompanying the confrontation in the hotel room. It was like a completely different film was beginning to take place.

 Posted:   Sep 13, 2003 - 2:05 AM   
 By:   OZ.   (Member)

Did Zimmer actually score it is the question? Or did he along with his Media Ventures cohorts score along with him. No further proof is needed at my reasoning than his Tears of the Sun album. I'm definitely glad it's a jazz type score, it's a good thing (if he actually wrote most of it) that he's gone back to his roots.

 Posted:   Sep 13, 2003 - 6:13 PM   
 By:   bondo321   (Member)

Good movie, good score. Very different that his latest scores, but starts to sound a bit Thin Red Line-ish at the end (not that that's a bad thing).

OZ - Geoff Zanelli and Jim Dooley contributed bits to the score, but it's mainly Zimmer.

 Posted:   Sep 14, 2003 - 12:53 AM   
 By:   OZ.   (Member)

You stuck around the end credits just for that? you need to get laid!

 Posted:   Sep 14, 2003 - 2:59 AM   
 By:   TenderLumpling   (Member)

Ha-ha-ha. Is that even the accurate usage for the "you need to get laid," riff?

 Posted:   Sep 14, 2003 - 8:26 PM   
 By:   507   (Member)

If I like the music then I usually stay till its completely over.

 Posted:   Sep 15, 2003 - 8:21 AM   
 By:   bondo321   (Member)

You stuck around the end credits just for that? you need to get laid!

No actually, it's called and it answered your question

 Posted:   Oct 9, 2003 - 11:53 PM   
 By:   507   (Member)

I was right! Hans Zimmer credits Nina Rota in the liner notes. I knew it sounded damn familiar. And I noticed all these cool little comments to other people involved in the making of the score. Comments in the special thanks like these:

“Much more than just additional arrangements and wicked programming by Geof Zanelli.”

Or in mentioning the instrument players like:

“Guitar and Typewriter Frank Marocco (no, really!! THE Frank Marocco)”

“Hans Zimmer Piano, organ, Suzanne’s Spaghetti Pots.”

“Bruce Fowler, Trombone, whistling (is there really a difference?)”

I love that kind of stuff. Makes it feel like there one big happy family. Has any other liner note done this kind of thing before?

 Posted:   Aug 28, 2013 - 9:39 AM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

First Impressions? Lovely and masterful score!!!!
Every Zimmer fan should have a copy of this.

 Posted:   Aug 28, 2013 - 9:47 AM   
 By:   maximus_rh   (Member)

This is possibly my favourite Zimmer score, alongside Hannibal. I also love most of the source music included on the album.

 Posted:   Aug 29, 2013 - 5:48 AM   
 By:   Juanki   (Member)

This is a magnificent score and well produced cd album but you need to be in the mood to really enjoy. Does anyone know why Ridley Scott and Hans Zimmer didn't collaborated after this wonderful score?

 Posted:   Aug 29, 2013 - 6:57 AM   
 By:   Vermithrax Pejorative   (Member)

>>>>>>>Does anyone know why Ridley Scott and Hans Zimmer didn't collaborated after this wonderful score?>>>>>>>>>

Well, he kinda still did...does. He just cut out the middle man! He still shops at the same factory. wink

 Posted:   Aug 31, 2013 - 3:20 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

I didn't particularly like the Matchstick Men score, but at least it shows the versitality of Zimmer, a fact the Zimmer-haters doesn't want to get.

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