Quick, try to think, out of all the film composers who exist in the whole world today, which one is the ‘best’, and most well-known. Probably eight out of ten of most people would think: Hans Zimmer. If you did, it was a good guess. If the names of all the film composers who still compose today were to be assembled, two impressive figures would stand out as most prominent: John Williams and Hans Zimmer. Really, it is hard to select only one of the two when it comes to the matter of who is the ‘best’ or ‘most well-known’. John Williams and Hans Zimmer are very different; they are famous for different reasons, and also prominent for different reasons. A comparison is certainly needed here…and though an argument could be made for ‘John Williams over Hans Zimmer’ on a list from greatest to least, all I will do here is compare the two:
At first, I wasn’t sure what to think about the ant-sized superhero that was coming soon to theaters. I couldn’t help but think, “Wait, so we have a Batman and a Spiderman. Now … Ant-man?” So, I went into the theater with low expectations; high expectations could disappoint. But, surprisingly, I actually liked the movie enough to give time to writing up a good critique on it, because good movies deserve good critiques. And I won’t be as brutal as I was in the God’s Not Dead post, so don’t worry. That one was … yeah, a lot of fun on my part.
Recently, my dad, brother and I went to see an outdoor Pirates of the Caribbean concert performed by the San Diego Symphony Orchestra. The movie Dead Man’s Chest was playing on the screen with the whole orchestra playing the film score below. Besides the John Williams and Piano Guys concerts I’ve been to, this performance was the best.
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Finally, a post on a film score. Haven’t done too much music discussions, so I decided to do one now, on one of my favorite film scores: “To the Opera!” By Hans Zimmer from Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows.
I love many different varieties and genres of music, from heavy metal instrumentals to classical, from indie pop to Celtic lullabies. Two of my main favorite genres are classical and film scores, so what’s better than a classical/Hans Zimmer mash-up, such as this particular film score?