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Probably the only reason Goldsmith isn't in my top 3 is I haven't heard enough of his music. :pWallfisch is a good composer indeed, but BR2049 (and Dunkirk) were absolutely the wrong place for him. He's not a synth guy. He was originally a protege of Dario Marianelli, for heaven's sake - he's got a far more classical/orchestral sensibility. A score like Cure for Wellness is a much better fit for him. I'm not sure why Hans thought it was best to bring him of all people in on BR2049 when the more electronically-inclined Mazzaro/Kawczynski duo would have made more sense for a Blade Runner score (I say this based mostly on Chappie).Ian - no one is trying to compare Balfe to Zimmer !Firstly there is a 20 year age gap!!!Zimmer will always be the best in my eyes but doesn’t harm saying someone else can be good <br><br>Still confused why this conversation is still troubling some.I remember saying last year that I thought Lego Batman was one of the best animation scores that year and it caused some to have heart attacks.there are a hand full of people that don’t think he is either good or should be working .... we get !!!! <br><br><br><br>Edmund - given the rationality you've displayed in your comments, I'm disappointed Goldsmith isn't in your top three. ;)<br><br>In all seriousness, I'd put money on Powell fucking nailing the integration of Williams's theme. While Giacchino did a solid job on Jurassic World and Rogue One (I tend to think my assessment of the latter is a bit more positive than most), frankly I just think Powell is a far better composer - a genuine A-level guy, whereas Giacchino is moreso very competent without that spark of pure talent seen in Williams, Goldsmith, Elfman, Zimmer etcI think it's worth noting that Zimmer's popularity at this point is largely under his direct control - meaning that if he were to decide to stop touring, go back to writing full-time, and return to his 'epic' thematic style, I think we'd see a surge in his popularity of the sort we saw from Batman Begins through til Interstellar. However, I just don't think he's interested, which is totally his right.<br><br>I certainly agree that the RCP proteges at this point are, frankly, shit compared to how they used to be. I mean, even a guy like Steve Mazzaro (who I genuinely like and who wrote some of the coolest cues in Chappie, and basically co-wrote BvS - a score I actually like) just utterly pales in comparison to the Powell era.<br><br>Actually, I have to take that back a bit; Wallfisch is a very, very talented guy, honestly so much better than someone like Junkie that I weirdly tend to forget he's under the RCP roof now.
@HunterTech<br><br>"I only get annoyed when people decide he's suddenly the most amazing thing ever, which he really isn't. Even on his most competent scores, it's unlikely many would recognize him as one of the greats. Respect him, sure, but not think he's out of this world."<br><br>Exactly. Hans, for all the criticism he gets (much of it for good reason), has written some of the best film music of all time (seriously, having listened to huge amounts of Williams and Goldsmith, I still find Science & Religion my favorite cue ever). On the other hand, Lorne has written innumerable adequate-to-good scores, but none that I can recall are iconic. I'd say the closest he's come is in the form of his contributions to some of Zimmer's work (personally, I think his Kick It theme is the most interesting of those in Inception), but even then he hasn't done anything as memorable as Djawadi's theme from Batman Begins.Michael - reread the second half of my previous comment. And no, I don't think Genius or Churchill are no good; I wasn't impressed by the second, to be honest, but Genius is really cool - like an updated version of Frost/Nixon, one of my very favorite Zimmer/RCP scores.<br><br>Edmund - much appreciated.<br><br>Overall, I too am baffled by many of these comments; clearly there is a middle ground between "Lorne is shit." and "Lorne is absolutely amazing.", but this seems to be missed.<br><br>And by the way, I'm actually super happy for Lorne's success - I think he deserves it given the quality and quantity of his work, and he seems like a super nice guy to boot (how many composers regularly respond to people on Facebook?). However, this doesn't mean I can't simultaneously point out the fact that much of his work is very, very similar to work he's done previously. Indeed, I think this is more of an issue for Lorne than Hans, perhaps because he takes on sooooooo many projects.I agree. His Justice League theme is just a deconstruct of his Batman theme. Clever, yeah sure - he's done similar things with the Men In Black sequels and I'm sure there's others I can't think of right now - but I personally dont consider Elfman's involvement in this new DCEU to be very welcome. Zimmer paints a different canvas than Elfman, and I love both their works.It was a missed opportunity.<br>Yeah... I'm not sure about Elfman's wave. The guy decided to bring back his old Batman theme instead of actually writing a new one. He has to re-invent himself. <br>
Seven with ZimmerYeah, Silvestri, Newman, Goldenthal and JNH too. The six most popular "new" composers, along with Horner, of the  80's and 90's.I saw a few clips from the movie on youtube. The score sounded really good. Very unlike Djawadi and very beautiful fantasy music! Can't waitI saw a few clips from the movie on youtube. The score sounded really good. Very unlike Djawadi and very beautiful fantasy music! Can't waitHonestly, I do feel bad for Elfman, because for Chrissakes hes been doing 50 Shades of Grey these days, and the last memorable scores I have of him are from 2012. But I don't think Zimmer or even Elfman for that matter are done as yet. I predict by the end of this decade Zimmer will have a new wave in popularity wash in. I'm just waiting for Elfman's wave right now...not quite seeing it yet.
Glad you caught it Rockhound. Think the others were too wound up to notice !!i was trying to be funny.Pete you are funny, although u demand from others to talk about the actual soundtrack from this page, you start to talk also about another soundtrack. but ok.... i think Forgotten is a very boring track and adds nothing to the actual scene. a variation of his theme from the track Hero would have been much more intense for the ending. sadly we got 9 boring minutes of thematic development and instrumentation. Lorne can do much better as the track Hero from the same soundtrack shows.Zimmer got X-Men: Dark Phoenix this year. And I have a hard time believing he is only scoring that film this year. Zimmer always does more than 1 film a year.No need for petty cursing .<br><br>We can discuss the soundtrack instead ! <br><br>Forgotten is cool track.It’s definitely one of Bay’s best movies. Wish he would make more drama based film obvious with some action. Can’t cope with more robots ! The ending of the film is so emotional and this track gave goosebumps at the end. Did sound very similar to the end of The Last Knight"Boring . Talk about the actual soundtrack or change the subject."<br><br>Ok, so someone else gets us on this topic, an arguement occurs, and NOW, only when you've realized you're losing the arguement, do you decide that this page is only for 12 strong. Which it's not. This is a forum we talk about whatever we want here.<br><br>But what a childish and pathetic attempt at avoiding our points. Just dismissively saying "Boring! Change the subject! My ears can't handle this criticism!!! Wah, wah, wah!" I guarantee you the next step after this is going to be petty cursing.
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Don HarperLebo M.Dave Metzger
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The Lion King 1 1/2
Label: Walt Disney Records
Length: 22:50
HZimmer.com rating:        2/5
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  1. Crazing In The Grass (2'58)
    Music by Philemon Hou
    Lyrics by Harry Elston
    Performed by Raven

  2. Digga Tunnah Dance (3'55)
    Music and Lyrics by Martin Erskine‚ Seth J. Friedman‚ Tony Phillips‚ Lebo M‚ Johnny Clegg
    Performed by Lebo M & Vinx

  3. That's All I Need (2'30)
    Music by Elton John
    Lyrics by Tim Rice
    Performed by Nathan Lane

  4. Hakuna Matata (3'33)
    Music by Elton John
    Lyrics by Tim Rice
    Arranged and Produced by Mark Mancina and Jay Rifkin
    Performed by Nathan Lane and Ernie Sabella

  5. The Lion Sleeps Tonight (3'35)
    Lyrics and revised music by George David Weiss‚ Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore
    Additional lyric by Lebo M
    Performed by Lebo M

  6. Jungle Boogie (3'20)
    Music and Lyrics by Robert Bell‚ Ronald Bell‚ Donald Boyce‚ George Brown‚ Robert Mickens‚ Claydes Smith‚ Dennis Thomas and Richard Westfield
    Performed by Drew & French

  7. Timon's Traveling Theme (score) (1'20)
    Music by Don Harper
    Lyrics by Lebo M

  8. The Good‚ The Bad and The Ugly (1'41)
    Music and Lyrics by Ennio Morricone
    Arranged by Don Harper
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Mark reply Replies: 3 || 2007-08-30 00:00:00
Disney is stupid for not putting Zimmer on these projects. The man won you an oscar for scoring the original Lion King. Why wouldnt you bring him back?


Anonymous2013-12-20 19:13:30
probably zimmer himself had no use for these sequels :P


Edmund Meinerts2013-12-20 20:00:00
Yeah, it isn't often that direct-to-DVD sequels net Oscar-winning composers, you know.


Mike2013-12-23 05:06:55
If that were the case, Zimmer would have scored Joseph King of Dreams... ;)

Jacob Maddox reply Replies: 0 || 2010-03-26 00:00:00
The great about is Timon and Pumbaa's Fabulous Adventure, and it's only apart about Disney's' The Lion
King 1 1/2 Soundtrack.Now, it's only about part of his song of the Artist, Raven-Symone, and there from Rythym of the Pridelands to sing "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" this sungs by Lebo M.It's only apart about Digga Tunnah it was performed by the Vinx.The character is Timon and Pumbaa it's the voice Nathen Lane and Ernie Sabella and he can sing Hakuna Matata, It means "No Worries".Then, it's song of Jungle Boogie Preformed by Drew and French.But there is an only apart about The Lion king 1 1/2 Soundtrack and there is new, There is a song of That's All I Need just performed by Nathen Lane.Visit on the website on www.disneymusic.com, and The Lion King 1 1/2 Soundtrack, and it's available on Target.

Satish Murti reply Replies: 0 || 2009-03-14 00:00:00
KUBE from Lion King performed by Lebo M has been infringed...I can help you seek justice..

nikigurl1260 reply Replies: 0 || 2009-03-10 00:00:00
I Absoulutly love this song

ilan reply Replies: 0 || 2006-04-19 00:00:00
the song is.. very very GREAT!!!

ilan reply Replies: 0 || 2006-04-19 00:00:00
the song i mean great is crazing in the grass...

ilan reply Replies: 0 || 2006-04-19 00:00:00
hey i want crazing in the grass lyrics please tell me about that you can call me at (021) 4705259 my country is indonesia

Marion reply Replies: 0 || 2005-05-28 00:00:00
J'ai adoré Le Roi Lion. Depuis toute petite je l'aime. Je pense que lamusique y est pour quelque chose. Alor, je vous remercie de faire de ce film un vrai chef d'oeuvre! Merci encore pour votre travail, et ne vous arrétez pas. J'adore...

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