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 Posted:   Oct 13, 2021 - 7:57 PM   
 By:   King Solium   (Member)

Nine greatest scores and not mentioning many of his greatest scores.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 13, 2021 - 8:20 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

Nobody ever mentions Thelma & Louise

I still think it's his best, after all these years. That finale is one of the great film music cues of all time.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 13, 2021 - 11:23 PM   
 By:   Jurassic T. Park   (Member)

I listened to the first PIRATES score on Spotify a couple weeks ago and was shocked by how small and almost cheap it sounded in retrospect... And rumors aside as to who really wrote it, since Badelt is credited for the first PIRATES, you couldn't really put it on a list of Zimmer's best.

I haven't heard the first one in a while so I'd be curious to listen again and see how it sounds. I assume it's the samples and programming that are going to sound very synthy and Media Ventures-ish.

As far as the crediting goes, I think ALL of the PIRATES movie scores were co-composing setups? So in general that's a franchise that is hard to pin down credit for.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 14, 2021 - 1:52 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

NO Miss Daisy = No Dice

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 14, 2021 - 1:52 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

NO Backdraft = No Way!!

 
 Posted:   Oct 14, 2021 - 2:06 AM   
 By:   pzfan   (Member)

But why 9?
Why not 8, 10 or 14?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 14, 2021 - 3:24 AM   
 By:   ROBERT Z   (Member)

No Dune ? wink


The Greatest Zimmer batch for me:

The Lion King.....His masterpiece
The Thin red line
Prince of Egypt
Backdraft
Gladiator
Toys
Crimson Tide
The Lone Ranger
Interstellar

 
 Posted:   Oct 14, 2021 - 4:46 AM   
 By:   acathla   (Member)

I'm surprised that I never really see The Da Vinci Code on any of these lists. For those of us that enjoy a lot of Zimmer's work, what are your thoughts on this score?

I wanted to like it. I really tried one day, but I felt more I was listening to some opera and chanting.
I was barely able to listen through the whole CD...

"Chevaliers de Sangreal" is AMAZING though!

I much prefer Angels & Demons and Inferno (yes, I think its awesome!). Love the love theme he made for these two (which sounds very much like the Buffy/Angel love theme, lol)

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 14, 2021 - 4:47 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

In no order:

Inception
Dune
No Time To Die
Thelma and Louise
Beyond Ragoon
The Last Sumurai
Interstellar
House Of the Spirits
Pacific Heights

 
 Posted:   Oct 14, 2021 - 4:55 AM   
 By:   acathla   (Member)

My top 10 most played Zimmer albums (according to my last.fm):

PEARL HARBOR
WONDER WOMAN 1984
INCEPTION
INTERSTELLAR
THE PACIFIC
MAN OF STEEL
THE DARK KNIGHT
BATMAN BEGINS
PIRATES: AT WORLD'S END
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

DARK PHOENIX, THE THIN RED LINE and BATMAN V SUPERMAN just missed the top 10.

 
 Posted:   Oct 14, 2021 - 5:38 AM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

Any list like this that includes Dunkirk has to be spam. I mean, isn’t there a rule against sharing that kind of thing?

Pacific Heights
Sherlock Holmes
The Lion King
Matchstick Men
Radio Flyer
Wonder Woman 1984
Crimson Tide
Backdraft
Inception

Yeah, this works much better.

 
 Posted:   Oct 14, 2021 - 7:19 AM   
 By:   King Solium   (Member)

Didn't we just do a top 3,5,8,10 list for Zimmer boy already?

(1) Backdraft
(2) Rain Man
(3) A League of Their Own
(4) Crimson Tide
(5) Muppet Treasure Island
(6) Prince of Egypt
(7) Gladiator
(8) King Arthur
(9) Wonder Woman 84

That covers the 80's thru the 2020's.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 14, 2021 - 8:49 AM   
 By:   Mephariel   (Member)

1. Interstellar
2. Gladiator
3. The Lion King
4. Pirates of the Caribbean 3
5. The Last Samurai
6. Wonder Woman 1984
7. The Dark Knight
8. Angels and Demons
9. Pearl Harbor

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 14, 2021 - 10:39 AM   
 By:   Jurassic T. Park   (Member)

Didn't we just do a top 3,5,8,10 list for Zimmer boy already?

Yes.

 
 Posted:   Oct 14, 2021 - 10:46 AM   
 By:   Peter Atterberg   (Member)

In no particular order -

Broken Arrow
The Rock (I know NGS and HGW had a heavy influence on this one)
Drop Zone
The Dark Knight
Black Rain
The Peacemaker
Days of Thunder
Crimson Tide
No Time to Die

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 14, 2021 - 10:50 AM   
 By:   dbrooks   (Member)

I used to enjoy Hans Zimmer. But now I can’t listen to any of his music. The one that I did enjoy was Lone Ranger. I guess because it was that spaghetti western sound.

 
 Posted:   Oct 14, 2021 - 11:06 AM   
 By:   Peter Atterberg   (Member)

If anyone is interested HZ has his own TIK TOK channel -@hanszimmer


LET'S GO -Batman Begins
-Crimson Tide
-Broken Arrow
-BR 2049
-Black Rain
-The Rock
-Peacemaker
-Gladiator
-True Romance


Love this list!

I also want to give a shout out to Bird on a Wire and King Arthur.

 
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