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 Posted:   Nov 6, 2013 - 11:54 AM   
 By:   Rnelson   (Member)

http://www.vulture.com/2013/11/hans-zimmer-on-the-classic-films-hes-scored.html

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 6, 2013 - 12:01 PM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

The worst thing a film composer (or a film director) can do is talk about it all the time.
Media shy guys like James Horner are correct.

Zimmer has been really talky lately.

 
 Posted:   Nov 6, 2013 - 12:13 PM   
 By:   JB Fan   (Member)

The worst thing a film composer (or a film director) can do is talk about it all the time.
Media shy guys like James Horner are correct.

Zimmer has been really talky lately.


Yes, sometime silence is gold! wink

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2013 - 2:50 AM   
 By:   Vermithrax Pejorative   (Member)

In other news, Zimmer never shuts up!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2013 - 5:15 AM   
 By:   geert custers   (Member)

I would say: in Zimmer's case silence is gold. ALWAYS, FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!

Geert

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2013 - 5:21 AM   
 By:   OnlyGoodMusic   (Member)

"Juicy Stories About the Classic Films He’s Scored"

He hasn't scored ANY films that, as of now, deserve qualification as "classics".

Today's audiences have the attention span of fruit flies - it appears, today's film """journalists""" have, too.

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2013 - 6:24 AM   
 By:   Microceratops   (Member)

"Juicy Stories About the Classic Films He’s Scored"

He hasn't scored ANY films that, as of now, deserve qualification as "classics".



Lion King.

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2013 - 8:02 AM   
 By:   random guy   (Member)

confused as to what Zimmer is doing wrong. he was interviewed and he answered questions. he's suppose to turn them down because you're tired of reading his interviews? there's a very easy solution for that.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2013 - 8:23 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

confused as to what Zimmer is doing wrong. he was interviewed and he answered questions. he's suppose to turn them down because you're tired of reading his interviews? there's a very easy solution for that.

You are easily confused.

 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2013 - 1:21 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

The more time he spends speaking, the less he is... well... carry on.

 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2013 - 2:46 AM   
 By:   Ag^Janus   (Member)

This board is a bit too anti-Zimmer. Constructive criticism is worthwhile though.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2013 - 4:08 AM   
 By:   SoldierofFortune   (Member)

I don't understand about this thread, he is interviewed and answering questions frown

More constructived critics, please

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2013 - 7:23 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

constructived

Not familiar with that word

It is perfectly constructive criticism. There is some sense to artists like Daft Punk, Stanley Kubrick, James Horner not talking about the work so much. There are others, these just the ones that occur to me.

Zimmer would be better of not talking so much.

This is a valid point.


 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2013 - 7:52 AM   
 By:   Khan   (Member)

Why would Zimmer be better off not talking so much? You can't say that it's a valid point without actually giving reasons why.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2013 - 7:54 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

Why would Zimmer be better off not talking so much? You can't say that it's a valid point without actually giving reasons why.


Oh, I think you are smart enough to figure it out.
After all you were genetically engineered with a superior intellect.

 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2013 - 8:08 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

I miss the days of Yor when this unreasonable level of vitriol was at least accompanied by a funny picture.

Not sure how anybody can be so angry about anything as some people on this board are about Zimmer. Ya gotta live ya life, I guess.

 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2013 - 8:15 AM   
 By:   Khan   (Member)

Why would Zimmer be better off not talking so much? You can't say that it's a valid point without actually giving reasons why.


Oh, I think you are smart enough to figure it out.
After all you were genetically engineered with a superior intellect.


Are you another Andre Lux alt? Why is it so hard to answer a simple question? Unless, of course, you actually can't defend yourself.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2013 - 9:01 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

Why would Zimmer be better off not talking so much? You can't say that it's a valid point without actually giving reasons why.


Oh, I think you are smart enough to figure it out.
After all you were genetically engineered with a superior intellect.


Are you another Andre Lux alt? Why is it so hard to answer a simple question? Unless, of course, you actually can't defend yourself.


No, I simply do not care to 'defend myself' as you say.
There is really nothing to defend.
Smart artists do not talk about what they do very much.
So this speaks for Hans as a cobble together journeyman more than an artist.

It should be a subjective craft without the interference of explanations and background about the who what when where why, the personal lives of these people. There I went I spelled out what should be obvious.

 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2013 - 9:16 AM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

I thought it was a very interesting interview. And what's the big deal with Zimmer agreeing to an interview when he is asked? It's not as if he calls up the publisher and says, "Hey, I want to chat more, print up what I say!". I think some people are very short-sighted, as it's a nice thing when film composers get some time in the spotlight, mainly because that entire aspect of film production is too often ignored or taken for granted.

 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2013 - 10:26 AM   
 By:   JJH   (Member)

Why would Zimmer be better off not talking so much? You can't say that it's a valid point without actually giving reasons why.


Oh, I think you are smart enough to figure it out.
After all you were genetically engineered with a superior intellect.


Are you another Andre Lux alt? Why is it so hard to answer a simple question? Unless, of course, you actually can't defend yourself.


No, I simply do not care to 'defend myself' as you say.
There is really nothing to defend.
Smart artists do not talk about what they do very much.
So this speaks for Hans as a cobble together journeyman more than an artist.

It should be a subjective craft without the interference of explanations and background about the who what when where why, the personal lives of these people. There I went I spelled out what should be obvious.




Smart artists never talk about what they do?

So, I guess when Rembrandt said "hey, this painting I totally did with oil on canvas, and OH HEY, I set up a school for people to study my lighting techniques" he was just being stupid and should have never taught pupils.

Mahler spoke a bit about how he viewed his symphonic works as these giant mountain-filled landscapes. Should he not have said that?

Many photographers speak and write about how they achieve their results in regards to software, camera gear, development, lenses among others.

Many other artists speak about how they achieve their results, give background, what motivated them, their best practices, etc etc.


So, when I hear that Zimmer should stop talking...I say, screw that. Let him talk all he wants about his work. It's not for you to decide who he talks to, how he talks about his work, etc. If you don't like it...fine, move on to something else and let others read and listen if they are so inclined. And it seems quite a few are interested.

Is he an "artist" ? Sure why not. He writes better music than I ever could. And has to do it within the confines of a movie.

 
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