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On 8/16/2020 at 1:37 AM, Thor said:

 

And deservedly so. If I had been Ottman, I would have removed all those idiot Trump supporters from the friend list.

Well, that would mean " The Proud Boys" would be excluded

 

 

Btw this actor who I'm currently watching in THE OUTSIDER could play Hans in a biopic

 

 

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7 hours ago, bruce marshall said:

Btw this actor who I'm currently watching in THE OUTSIDER could play Hans in a biopic

 

 

Lol, I watched this minisseries as well and thought the same! 

 

Michael McKean from Better Call Saul would actually be a great Hans as well. 

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On 11/5/2020 at 1:29 PM, Jay said:

 

Well, it doesn't surprise me that he finds Eilish's song "very well crafted". 

 

However, this had me rolling: 

 

"We just spent the day adding little orchestral touches."

 

That must have been one lazy day. 

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On 11/14/2020 at 12:44 AM, gkgyver said:

 

Well, it doesn't surprise me that he finds Eilish's song "very well crafted". 

 

However, this had me rolling: 

 

"We just spent the day adding little orchestral touches."

 

That must have been one lazy day. 

 

You've been warned about this multiple times now.  This is an appreciation thread.  You can bash Zimmer in literally any other thread.  Final warning

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I just " accidentally" clicked on FSM where the weekly Zimmer bash is underway.

Poor Thor.

Since I was banned he has been on his own battling the forces of reaction and envy.

It's kinda like Chuchill and England after the fall of France

 

So, if any Zimmer fans are left here, you might wanna fly over there, like the RAF at Dunkirk!😊😁and relieve Thor!

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Keeping in mind this is the appreciation thread, and therefore I'm looking for positive feedback only, which of the six Zimmer scores scheduled to drop in 2021 are JWFanners most looking forward to and why?

 

  1. NO TIME TO DIE (Apr 2)
  2. TOP GUN: MAVERICK (Jul 2)
  3. SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY (Jul 16)
  4. THE BOSS BABY: FAMILY BUSINESS (Sep 17)
  5. DUNE (Oct 1)
  6. HARRY HAFT (undated)
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Dune is my most antecipated Zimmer score of the year. He apparently put a lot of effort in that film, and I'm expecting great things from the movie and score.

 

NTTD was probably mostly done by Mazzaro, but Zimmer may have written a theme or two. 

 

I don't know what to expect from Top Gun and Harry Haft. As for Space Jam and Boss Baby, it'll probably be as generic, uninspired and "written by a comitte" as most recent Zimmer scores for kids movies. I don't know why they didn't called JNH back for Space Jam, or maybe give it to John Powell.

 

BTW, Jay, have you heard the WW84 OST? It's Zimmer most enjoyable score in over a decade, probably since Pirates 3.

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Was Space Jam ever confirmed? Thought that was just a rumour?

 

Anyway, Dune. Not expecting much from the other ones for the same reasons as Edmilson. Hopefully Dune has been as inspirational as WW84. 

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27 minutes ago, Edmilson said:

BTW, Jay, have you heard the WW84 OST? It's Zimmer most enjoyable score in over a decade, probably since Pirates 3.

 

I haven't heard the OST, but I liked the score in the film! 

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Definitely Dune, and maybe Bond. The others seem like more team-driven products than Zimmer himself.

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I wouldn't say there was really anything about MI2 - film or score - that was similar to a Bond film. 

 

Bond films are about a charismatic dude charming his way through a mission while occasionally cracking jokes and occasionally using tech. MI films are about a team of spies using tech on a case until it eventually becomes the Ethan Hunt solo show for differing amounts of time per movie, but he isn't very charismatic or joke cracky.  Especially in MI2 which was way closer to a John Woo film than an MI film

 

For the scores, probably MI5 is closest to a traditional Bond score.  MI2 and MI6 are certainly the least like a Bond score for sure

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Have to echo the others -- DUNE, by far, followed by TOP GUN and the Bond movie in that order. The others, I don't really have any expectations for.

 

M:I2 is a fantastic score, btw, my favourite of all the M:I scores.

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On 1/6/2021 at 3:07 PM, Lord Zimmer said:

Was Space Jam ever confirmed? Thought that was just a rumour?


This article (http://filmmusicreporter.com/2020/04/15/kris-bowers-to-score-malcolm-d-lees-space-jam-2/) is the only real composer announcement I've seen so far. The closest for Zimmer being attached is an NTTD Collider article that off offhandedly mentions it without a proper citation. Unless anyone can conjure up an agency listing this time, I'd say there's nothing suggesting it being the case so far.

As for me, Top Gun has my intrigue from the co-involvement of Harold Faltermeyer, so I'm expecting it to sound a bit less Zimmer-y. Dune can go either way, given BR2049 isn't one of my favorites in spite of not minding it much. NTTD probably will be exactly what the studio wants if the last two Bond installments are any indication. Boss Baby won't have Conrad Pope, so it'll be absolutely nothing.

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8 hours ago, HunterTech said:

Dune can go either way, given BR2049 isn't one of my favorites in spite of not minding it much.

 

BR2049 was more of a Benjamin Wallfisch score. IIRC, Zimmer's contributions were minimal, and Wallfisch did much of the job.

 

Dune will be different though, as it apparently will be more of a Zimmer solo effort. He's a big fan of the novel and he passed the opportunity to score Tenet so that he could work on Dune. This is why I believe he'll deliver something great.

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Jurassic Shark, take your Zimmer bashing to other threads, this is the appreciation thread

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These cues are so good; some of the best action material Zimmer ever wrote. It's unfortunate that for some reason he didn't include them in the official OST:

 

 

 

I guess that with Zimmer, if you want some of the best material, you need to check the bootlegs.

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2 minutes ago, Jurassic Shark said:

Could it be because he didn't compose them?

 

Nah, these tracks sound too much like him to be the job of an assistant. He either wrote these cues or someone made an arrangement based on material he wrote before.

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On 2/17/2021 at 10:31 AM, bollemanneke said:

I'm re-discovering ehse scores too. D minor but such great themes.

 

I remember reading somewhere that after the first one it became a sort of internal joke that all the themes would be on D minor and start with basically the same two or three notes.

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On 1/26/2021 at 3:54 PM, Edmilson said:

 

Nah, these tracks sound too much like him to be the job of an assistant. He either wrote these cues or someone made an arrangement based on material he wrote before.

 

I know this was almost a month ago, but shockingly (to me at least) Zimmer is the sole composer credited on GEMA and SABAM for "Chasing the Convoy East"

 

BMI/ASCAP also lists him as the sole composer on "It's A Trap"

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On 2/18/2021 at 10:16 PM, TSMefford said:

I know this was almost a month ago, but shockingly (to me at least) Zimmer is the sole composer credited on GEMA and SABAM for "Chasing the Convoy East"

 

BMI/ASCAP also lists him as the sole composer on "It's A Trap"

 

I have some sheets from Zimmer scores, including those of the Dark Knight trilogy, which I downloaded from that forum where people were fans of the Japanese RPG. All the cues  listed are credited solely to Zimmer, which makes even harder to determine what exactly he wrote and what parts were written by his assistants.

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3 hours ago, Edmilson said:

 

I have some sheets from Zimmer scores, including those of the Dark Knight trilogy, which I downloaded from that forum where people were fans of the Japanese RPG. All the cues  listed are credited solely to Zimmer, which makes even harder to determine what exactly he wrote and what parts were written by his assistants.

 

Of course. Why not make his credits more confusing and difficult to figure out lol.

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9 hours ago, Edmilson said:

I have some sheets from Zimmer scores, including those of the Dark Knight trilogy, which I downloaded from that forum where people were fans of the Japanese RPG. All the cues  listed are credited solely to Zimmer, which makes even harder to determine what exactly he wrote and what parts were written by his assistants.

The Dark Knight, in particular, has multiple composers listed on the sheets. It’s the reason it was initially disqualified from the Oscars. Whichever cues you have, must actually be Zimmer only. 

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An old video for sure. I’ve been going back and listening to the first three Pirates scores (made some custom edits of from the recording sessions).  I still enjoy these immensely. At World’s End is in my top 10 favorite scores of all time. I know they’re often looked down on by some. But I’m amazed at the amount of themes/motifs (probably a handful per ghostwriter;) they managed to roll out. And how cohesive it all sounded. Simple music? Sure. All written in D minor? Probably. The musical equivalent of a cheeseburger? Absolutely. But I like a cheeseburger every now and then :) 

 

Here are some custom covers I made for my edits too. ( I KNOW Hans isn’t officially credited on POTC 1. But I mean, come on now;)

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Just listened to WW84 2 cd.

What a shame he put such feeling into a film completely devoid of soul😞

 

One of his better scores in recent years and certainly his best super -hero one since TDKR.

If I didnt despise the film I'd purchase it.😰

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20 minutes ago, Edmilson said:

Yeah, it's my favorite Zimmer score since Interstellar. It worked great in the movie.

 

Agreed my favorite since Interstellar as well. Although I think Hidden Figures is highly underrated (understandably that is not really a Zimmer score with Williams and Wallfisch on the cover too) and The Lion King remake is great if you can look past the fact that the score is a basically a remake too.

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