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1 hour ago, Edmilson said:

In WW84's case, the music is by far the only good thing about the movie.

 

Zimmer should've won the Oscar for this score, not Dune.

 

...and David Fleming and Steve Mazzaro!

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An Academy Award is not won by the "best", it's won by the one who particularly illustrated himself and made the "buzz", it can also be a warm tap on the shoulder given by the pairs, when they feel it's deserved or needed.

 

The important is to be nominated by the Academy Awards, the rest is secondary.

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On 20/04/2022 at 5:49 AM, HunterTech said:

You say he's the most successful film composer alive........

 

.....in a John Williams forum......

 

If one can measure success in terms of BO of films scored, soundtrack units sold, combined film salaries (etc, etc... pick your criteria) then there is going to be someone who is definitively the most successful. Might be Zimmer, might be someone else (although I suspect it's probably him).

 

But why should such a statement be controversial on a fan forum? My favourite film composer is generally and historically JNH, and I think that amongst his truly great works he's done a lot of absolute garbage. Every composer has, and I don't believe for a nanosecond that anyone gains from constantly seeking validation that their favourite artist is 'the best'.

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You know how many Zimmer critical folk are on here. Surely you would've expected someone to balk at the statement (which I personally think is most likely true if he effectively is the one actual celebrity from the medium).

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7 hours ago, Richard Penna said:

My favourite film composer is generally and historically JNH, and I think that amongst his truly great works he's done a lot of absolute garbage

 

He's done one great score.

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Come on, Sharkey, GRAND CANYON; THE SAINT OF FORT WASHINGTON; FALLING DOWN; WYATT EARP; WATERWORLD; GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS; PRIMAL FEAR; THE FUGITIVE; SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS; THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATE; INTERSECTION. These are all fine scores.

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10 hours ago, Richard Penna said:

mongst his truly great works he's done a lot of absolute garbage. Every composer has,

John Williams hasn't delivered a garbage score in his whole career. Neither has Erich-Wolfgang Korngold nor has Miklós Rózsa and there are more.

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2 hours ago, GerateWohl said:

John Williams hasn't delivered a garbage score in his whole career. Neither has Erich-Wolfgang Korngold nor has Miklós Rózsa and there are more.

You’ve seen every film John Williams has scored?

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Williams lesser scores tend to be boring, not garbage, but then i find that label inappropriate, even for JNH paycheck jobs. I'd reserve that term for a good handful of guys that only started in the business in the early 2000's - where there's no remotely musical quality to be found in a succession of scores (not naming names here).

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3 hours ago, Koray Savas said:

You’ve seen every film John Williams has scored?

No. But I didn't say, Williams never scored a garbage movie. I said, He never delivered a garbage score.

2 hours ago, Muad'Dib said:

 

I dunno... Some of his earlier scores aren't that great.

So, everything that isn't great is garbage?

You really must have had a hard time in cinemas for the past 20 years.

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4 hours ago, GerateWohl said:

You really must have had a hard time in cinemas for the past 20 years.

  

For sure. Haven't you seen all the superhero garbage that's come out in the last 20 years or so?

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9 hours ago, GerateWohl said:

No. But I didn't say, Williams never scored a garbage movie. I said, He never delivered a garbage score.

Well you can’t properly judge a film score without seeing the film it was written for. 

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4 hours ago, Koray Savas said:

Well you can’t properly judge a film score without seeing the film it was written for. 

OK, let's stop theorizing. Tell me please, what are John Williams' garbage scores? Those, that are really that bad, that they are just good enough for the garbage can.

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24 minutes ago, GerateWohl said:

OK, let's stop theorizing. Tell me please, what are John Williams' garbage scores? Those, that are really that bad, that they are just good enough for the garbage can.

None. At least, none that I have heard. Even if I don't like a score (and I would never presume to be the final arbiter on any piece of music) I know that it has merit.

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17 minutes ago, Naïve Old Fart said:

None. At least, none that I have heard. Even if I don't like a score (and I would never presume to be the final arbiter on any piece of music) I know that it has merit.

My point.

Thanks.

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Nah, it's a nice score. Having said that, it must have been a bit of a letdown for everyone to hear something as subdued as Stepmom and Saving Private Ryan following the magnificent 1997.

 

Karol

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On 25/4/2022 at 1:32 AM, GerateWohl said:

OK, let's stop theorizing. Tell me please, what are John Williams' garbage scores? Those, that are really that bad, that they are just good enough for the garbage can.

I could do without John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!

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On 25/04/2022 at 7:47 AM, Jurassic Shark said:

 

Stepmom.

 

But even that score has cues like The Days Between. Hardly garbage! Just not another Jurassic Park.

 

The lower-tier Williams scores are things like Sleepers, Presumed Innocent, SpaceCamp, Heartbeeps and most things pre-Towering Inferno. (Jayne Eyre and The Cowboys are great though).

 

But to get back on track - has anyone listened to The Survivor? Any cues worth adding to my Zimmer playlist?

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10 minutes ago, Anthony said:

Presumed Innocent

 

That's a great score.

 

10 minutes ago, Anthony said:

Any cues worth adding to my Zimmer playlist?

 

Probably not.

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6 hours ago, Jurassic Shark said:

That's a great score.

 

Guess what? That's your opinion. And what I posted was my opinon. And neither of them are wrong! And neither of them are right!

 

6 hours ago, Jurassic Shark said:

Probably not.

 

But this, you probably are right on.  :D

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55 minutes ago, Anthony said:

Guess what? That's your opinion. And what I posted was my opinon. And neither of them are wrong! And neither of them are right!

 

Well, that's just your opinion!

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  • 4 weeks later...

I know It's a common fashion to "hate" Hans Zimmer... the man's bad character increasing with age may not have helped... 

 

Anyway, you can't seriously pretend to be a film score lover and ignore him.

 

All this to say that I slowly started a little collection of albums of interest in the last months...

 

Never say never!

 

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Two of my favorite Zimmer compositions from the last 10 years, mostly because they remind me of his Last Samurai/King Arthur/DaVinci Code era - by far my favorite from his career:

 

 

 

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Dune had no particular effect on me. The first video is not available "in my country". 

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6 minutes ago, Bespin said:

Dune had no particular effect on me. The first video is not available "in my country". 

Very odd for a video be available in Brazil but not in Canada :/

 

Anyway, try this one, it's not "official" so it's probably not geoblocked:

 

 

 

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Currently learning this piano piece.

Surprised to see two co- authors!

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Btw

If Hans scored BOURNE , that thread would be filled with.carping about how " tuneless, repetitive, noisy, sound designy...."😉

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On 22/05/2022 at 4:31 AM, bruce marshall said:

Currently learning this piano piece.

Surprised to see two co- authors!

Ryan Rubin wrote the E's and Marc Gibson the C's :)

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