I have to disagree with The English Patient. It is a wonderful movie. You guys have no heart! I can think of many other movies to win best picture but were completely unworthy: Chicago, A Beautiful Mind, Crash.... I could go on and on.
CHICAGO is a brilliant film. A great satire on media and fame, it completely reinvented the concept of the film musical. Tons of glamour for a film set in a women's prison - the director did an amazing job with that. And if you've seen the parred back long-running production currently on Broadway, you'll appreciate the film even more.
Lady in the Water. at least it gave the world "The Blue World" and "The Great Eatlon" so i'm grateful for that.
Good one. Some liked the film, but I just thought it was so awful. Absolutely stellar score by JNH. And the same goes for their prior collaboration THE VILLAGE, one of my favorite scores of the '00's, but such a dreadful film.
There is a great article on the Tiomkin website regarding his reaction to Wyler's " Friendly Persuasion. "
Can anyone name other Steiner scores that fall into this category ? There have got to be a few, considering he scored so many W.B. films.
Friendly Persuasion is a fine film.
You seem to have it all wrong altogether. NONE of the films you mention or suggest would qualify for "crappiest", even the worst Warner Brothers releases have a certain level of craftsmanship and quality (each lacking in so many films today).