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Name: Jeffrey Johns
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
Time: 1997-06-12 14:41:00
Comments: I would like to know your comments on the score for Twister plus does anybody know where I can get a copy of Follow Your Dreams C.D.
Please e-mail me at

Name: Robin Kuipers
Website: The Unofficial Mark Mancina Site
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Just out of high school
Time: 1997-06-02 15:40:00
Comments: Regarding Alexander's comments on Mark Mancina musical integrity.

If you think that Mark only immitates Zimmer, and only in a bad way, I must disagree with you. First of all, ofcourse his music is INSPIRED by the techniques Zimmer uses, Mark was teached the craft by Hans. This doesn't mean, however, that he has no ideas of his own. Just listen to any piece from "Twister", you'll hear it's not only the synth-technique courtesy of Zimmer, but it is more a great use of full orchestra and choir in a way I've never heard Zimmer use them. Okay, maybe his first few scores sounded a little like Zimmer's stuff, but Mark has developed his music writing skills enormously and now has developed his own distinctive style.
About the "effectiveness", sure his music is effective, it's suppost to be, coz it's FILMmusic for crying out loud. If you want something solely artisticly, go look for a concert piece. But I have to say I completely disagree with you on Mark not having written music that is art. If you listen to his music closely, you can hear how much time and effort he put into it, to make it all sound so balanced and beautiful as it does. You cannot deny his craftmanship and his capability to create beautiful cues. If you're not at all convinced, I suggest you listen to "Moll Flanders" and then talk to me again about art.

It's okay to criticise someone's music, but you will have to give good reasons for it, coz as far as I am concerned you may have some personal problem with his name or something, coz your judgment is clearly not based on repeated listening. It's just flamebait remarks, so here you have it. If you want to, Alexander, please e-mail me and we can continue this discussion. In the meantime I suggest you check out my homepage to get to know more about Mark.
Thanks for listening.

Name: Jeffrey Johns
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Tulsa,Oklahoma
Time: 1997-05-14 15:20:00
Comments: I thought the score for Speed was good. Usually, when a composer does a score for a movie the first time, it really isn't that good, but I thought Mancina pulled it off good. By the way, I heard that this is a C.D that has some of Mancina's and Zimmer's music that never came out with soundtrack's. I think it's called: "Follow your dreams:The Zimmer/Mancina colloboration." Do you know if it's available anywhere and for how much? Please tell me your comments on the score for Mancina's score for Twister. Thank you, Jeffrey Johns

Speed wasn't Mark's first solo score; Sniper was, with help from Hans, and it wasn't that remarkable, nor was the movie.
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Name: Jeffrey Johns
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
Time: 1997-05-13 15:06:00
Comments: I think Mark Mancina is one of the best composers of the '90's. I have a couple of soundtracks of his,which include: SPEED, BAD BOYS MONEY TRAIN, and TWISTER.I think Twister is his best score yet. I wish they would release a score album for Bad Boys and Money Train.
First visitor on the new address!
Just liked to say hi.
Thank you for the comment on my previous e-mail.
Especially the track of Mancina on the Bad Boys album is great, but I only wished they had included more of the score. But hey, that`s stuff for dreams I think.
I hope you keep this page as nice as it is and it will give the filmmusic fan out there a warm feeling.
General call: If you`re a Mancina fan and you think you have any info that might be nice to know, please e-mail me!
Or if you just want to chat about Mancina`s work or Zimmer`s work you can e-mail me too.
Latest news I heard is that Mancina is already being credited for the music on the sequel to Speed, Speed 2: Cruise Control.
Does anybody know anything more?

Mancina and Zimmer rule!


Robin Kuipers <>
The Netherlands - Tuesday, December 24, 1996 at 07:33:38 (CST)

Finally, finally, I find a place on the net where you can find information on Mark Mancina.
I`ve been looking all over the country to find his scores.
I now have Speed, Moll Flanders and Twister.
I would very much like to petition for the release of rare Mancina scores. Only three of his scores available!
Scores that are THAT good should absolutely be released on CD.
I love your site, it`s a beautiful place for filmmusic enthusiasts as I.
Mancina and Zimmer are the best!

Merry Christmas from Robin Kuipers from The Netherlands

Robin Kuipers <>
- Monday, December 16, 1996 at 22:44:04 (CST)

I think that will be great to petition Mark Mancina, because we can't find the complete music of Bad boys and Money train.

Have a very nice day and all my congratulations for your work

Olivier RUOL <>
- Wednesday, November 20, 1996 at 23:24:46 (CST)

I am a film composer, too.
Stumbled on the page looking for Mark Mancina's e-mail.
I had to tell him his old CA friend John Sherlock is doing voiceovers for the Powr Rangers!
Cool page.

Scott Pearson <>
North Carolina - Monday, November 18, 1996 at 12:59:51 (CST)
Hans Zimmer is one of the best composers along side with Marc Mancina, and Graeme Revell.
Put my name down for any Marc Mancina scores.
Have you noticed that all three of these composers have a few soundtracks that are impossible to get. THAT SUCKS!!!
If you hear anything on Fair Game, Days of Thunder, The Fan, Bad Boys and The Crow 2: City of Angels(Which I think is comming out soon.) Please contact me!
Thanks. Keep up the good work

Wayne Bressette <, esi >
Ontario, Canada - Thursday, October 17, 1996 at 05:30:17 (CST)

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