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 Posted:   Aug 14, 2013 - 10:05 PM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

HANNIBAL....was marred by dialogue, so they can't be judged by their OSTs alone.

Love love love the Hannibal CD, dialogue included!

 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2013 - 10:21 PM   
 By:   Palikka   (Member)

Inception. I love it, but i can´t seem to find many who share my enthusiasm.
I particularly like scores atmosphere and melancholy.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2013 - 2:40 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

How can Beyond Rangoon be underrated? I've pretty much only ever seen praise for it!

True. Perhaps it's more fruitful to separate between 'underrated' in relation to film music circles and underrated in relation to 'fame at large' or something.

 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2013 - 2:55 AM   
 By:   johnbijl   (Member)

Fools of Fortune deserves more love, me thinks.

 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2013 - 3:21 AM   
 By:   afn   (Member)

THE RING. Period.

There was never a finer and sadder horror score (great melancholy film, too).

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2013 - 7:11 AM   
 By:   Marlene   (Member)

THE RING. Period.

There was never a finer and sadder horror score (great melancholy film, too).


Ah, there. Someone said it. I love 'The Ring' too. Although it´s no match against Chris Young's scores it still was something different from Zimmer.

I like 'Man of Steel' too. It´s not as good as his fans think it is, but it´s also not as bad as his detractors are saying.

Oh, not a fan btw.

 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2013 - 11:14 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Green Card
I'll Do Anything
Bird On A Wire
Toys

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2013 - 11:20 AM   
 By:   Dr Lenera   (Member)

I'm no fan, as I've said before, but do like some of his earlier stuff.

Spirit, Stallion Of The Cimarron is rather good.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2013 - 2:59 PM   
 By:   Per   (Member)

My first thought was as well Beyond Rangoon ... although, like someone already said, it's not really underrated, but more not so well-known. Although it's obviously more well-known now it seems. Only a few years back, most of whom I mentioned this too, didn't even know about it. But now it seems to have changed.

Still hoping to get the complete score for this one day wink

Underrated scores from him ... some of these perhaps:

Broken Arrow
The Road To El Dorado
Spirit: Stallion Of The Cimarron
Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2013 - 3:01 PM   
 By:   Per   (Member)

I'm no fan, as I've said before, but do like some of his earlier stuff.

Spirit, Stallion Of The Cimarron is rather good.


Not sure if I would consider Spirit of his earlier stuff though... But nevertheless, it's one of my favorites from him. Extremely listenable/thematic score.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2013 - 3:25 PM   
 By:   lp   (Member)

Fools of Fortune deserves more love, me thinks.



Yes. One of the most underrated Zimmer score. Same orchestral styling as heard in Radio Flyer, but with a darker feel.

 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2013 - 4:20 PM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

I like 'Man of Steel' too. It´s not as good as his fans think it is, but it´s also not as bad as his detractors are saying.

Agreed...as I said, I could not be classed as a fan by any stretch of the imagination and I REALLY wanted to hate a Zimmer "Superman" score, but credit where credit is due...

 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2013 - 4:26 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Well, I'm not particularly a Zimmer fan so maybe I'm not allowed, but I'm going to go ahead and nominate his lovely score to Spanglish, a wonderful film which his Hispanic-flavored score complements perfectly. If most of Zimmer's output was in this vein I *would* be a fan! Too bad he and his gang have taken over almost all the big tentpole pics because I think where he excels best is in smaller, more intimate fare...

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2013 - 8:14 PM   
 By:   Oscarilbo   (Member)

I think by its qualities The Prince of Egypt is his most underated score. Just listen to it. Not only doesn't sound like a typical animation score but one of the main themes (the one that illustrate Moses and Ramses brotherly relationship) sound like something inspired on the holocaust. Just beautiful and sad.

 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2013 - 8:19 PM   
 By:   Khan   (Member)

I'm gonna have to go with Invincible.

 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2013 - 9:12 PM   
 By:   Drawgoon   (Member)

The House of Spirits. It is a shocker that this gem of a score has gone like totally overlooked.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2013 - 1:06 AM   
 By:   Tobias   (Member)

I think that most of my favourite Zimmer scores are among the underrated ones and that list includes: A League of their Own, Bird on a Wire and Cool Runnings among others.

 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2013 - 1:46 PM   
 By:   Mike Skerritt   (Member)

KING ARTHUR makes a push, but GREEN CARD gets my vote. It's funny that Zimmer has become synonymous with the wall of sound approach for action movies, when his comedy work has always had such a light touch. GREEN CARD perfectly juggles comedy and drama and the result I think is one of Zimmer's very best (and most attractive) scores.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2013 - 1:56 PM   
 By:   jigawatts   (Member)

I can't believe no one has mentioned Thelma and Louise yet. That score so perfectly fits the movie. I love the guitar in that score. I'm so glad we were able to get an official release from Kritzerland.

 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2013 - 2:38 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

THE RING. Period.

There was never a finer and sadder horror score (great melancholy film, too).


Ah, there. Someone said it. I love 'The Ring' too. Although it´s no match against Chris Young's scores it still was something different from Zimmer.


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

 
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