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Old 10-21-2012, 07:19 PM   #841
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Originally Posted by Elevator Man View Post
And that isn't really saying much, imo.
I would go as far as to call Inception one of Zimmer's absolute best to date.

Begins has a homogeneous blend of Zimmer and James Newton Howard's material that the other two do not have. In Knight the dominance began to shift more to Zimmer and in Rises Howard is absent altogether (though some his themes do remain). That was kind of shame to me since I prefer Howard as a composer but what we got fits the movies like a glove and a lot of it works as a standalone listen as well. What's interesting about Rises is that instead of the quieter moments being covered by another composer Zimmer handles the entire score himself, both the emotional and action material. This gives it somewhat of a different feel despite being very reminiscent.

And on the pedestal these words appear:
"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"

Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
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