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 Posted:   Aug 16, 2013 - 8:01 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

"A League of Their Own" makes fun use of the big band swing idiom for a fun comedy score. Not enough of it was heard on the CD.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2013 - 4:13 AM   
 By:   martyn.crosthwaite   (Member)

Never mind underrated....all his scores without exception are OVERATED....

 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2013 - 10:35 AM   
 By:   kingtolkien   (Member)

Propably The peacemaker.
Concerning the previous remark I totally agree. Most of his scores are overrated. The last few months there are many threads concerning Zimmer some sarcastic and some not. Anyway nowadays my problem with Zimmer is that I don't trust that what is in a film score of his is actually HIS. I mean all those ghost writers and arrangers around him. I just no longer consider him a composer. At least not in the same way that I considered the old masters or even people like Giacchino, Desplat, Tyler, Eidelman, Doyle.
Secondly I don't have that much time to listen to new scores more than 2 or 3 times. Generally if nothing impresses me after 2 or 3 listens then DELETE. So it's much safer to spend my money to rerecordings of old scores or expansions of old scores.
I prefer listening to classical music and favourite film scores by Poledouris, Korngold, Rozsa, Newman Alfred and Thomas and Randy, Steiner, Williams, Goldsmith, Young Victor and Christopher, Herrmann, Mancini... why waste my time with mediocrity. He may be a very good dramatist but a great composer HE IS NOT. My time is precious and musically is given to the great composers. I give Zimmer a chance with every new score he writes but even if I like it I just don't trust him.

 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2013 - 10:41 AM   
 By:   Erik Woods   (Member)

I seem to be one of a select few who thinks that AN EVERLASTING PIECE is one of Zimmer's finest scores.





-Erik-

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2013 - 10:42 AM   
 By:   cirithungol   (Member)

Hannibal, dialogue included.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2013 - 10:17 AM   
 By:   governor   (Member)

Paperhouse.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2013 - 10:34 PM   
 By:   scoreaholic   (Member)

Definitely "The Pledge!"

 
 Posted:   Aug 19, 2013 - 12:32 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Spirit, Stallion Of The Cimarron

GOOD SONGS ALSO!

 
 Posted:   Aug 19, 2013 - 12:33 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

KING ARTHUR makes a push, .

YEP!
BRM

 
 Posted:   Aug 19, 2013 - 4:28 PM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

I'm just chiming a tune now, I'd consider Hannibal, The Pledge, and King Arthur amongst my picks. I also consider The Power of One and Tears of the Sun to be strong efforts by Zimmer and they are rarely, to my dismay, discussed or mentioned.

 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 12:22 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

I'm just chiming a tune now,...., and King Arthur amongst my picks. I also consider The Power of One and Tears of the Sun to be strong efforts by Zimmer and they are rarely, to my dismay, discussed or mentioned.


http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=50698&forumID=1&archive=0

 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2013 - 8:15 AM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

I stand firmly by my position Mr. Marshall, your thread has only two responses! Poor chap. Let me chime in there with you.

 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2013 - 10:04 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

No love for Radio Flyer, K2 or Drop Zone?
All three are imho very good scores... and much better than the c--- he has been producing for the past decade.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2013 - 3:54 PM   
 By:   governor   (Member)

No love for Radio Flyer, K2 or Drop Zone?
All three are imho very good scores... and much better than the c--- he has been producing for the past decade.


Radio Flyer is OK, an underrated and strong film by Dick Donner about child abuse.
K2 has its moments.

Maybe the most underrated score from Mr. Zimmer is To the Moon, Alice. A powerful 1991 short film about a homeless family of three who sleeps on a TV stage. Very powerful short film, highly recommended.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2013 - 6:46 PM   
 By:   barryfan   (Member)

I listened to K2 dozens of times and just never got into it.

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2013 - 10:51 AM   
 By:   Adventures of Jarre Jarre   (Member)

The Holiday. A very endearing and fun score, and as charming as the story.

  • Hannibal, dialogue included.

  • Love love love the Hannibal CD, dialogue included!

    Whoa. You two win. Leave mine dialogueless.

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     Posted:   Aug 22, 2013 - 11:31 AM   
     By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

    I stand firmly by my position Mr. Marshall, your thread has only two responses! Poor chap. Let me chime in there with you.

    Thanks for your support, citizen!
    bruce

     
     
     Posted:   Aug 22, 2013 - 1:36 PM   
     By:   Koray Savas   (Member)

    ... though in the case of Zimmer's the ring credit should also go to Henning Lohner
    and Jim Dooley.


    Actually Zimmer wrote the first score solo. Lohner just adapted and rearranged the music for the sequel.


    There were a lot of great scores mentioned in this thread but for me personally, The House Of The Spirits and An Everlasting Piece are the most criminally underrated.

     
     Posted:   Aug 22, 2013 - 1:44 PM   
     By:   Francis   (Member)

    ... though in the case of Zimmer's the ring credit should also go to Henning Lohner
    and Jim Dooley.


    Actually Zimmer wrote the first score solo. Lohner just adapted and rearranged the music for the sequel.


    No Zimmer didn't write it solo. It has a very distinct Jim Dooley influence (I recommend 'When A Stranger Calls" and you'll hear what I mean).

    http://www.jimdooley.com/projects/

    Also, apparently Martin Tillman also worked on it. So hardly a solo project for Hans Zimmer with three other composers working on it. But great score nonetheless!

     
     
     Posted:   Aug 22, 2013 - 2:17 PM   
     By:   Koray Savas   (Member)

    Martin Tillman played cello on it. I've also heard When A Stranger Calls. It's a Zimmer score through and through, the vibe you speak of also being present in Hannibal and The Da Vinci Code. When I say he wrote it solo, I mean he's the driving force behind it, as no Zimmer score is ever truly a one man project. There are no co-composers for the first film.

     
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