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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 wait
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 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.Boring . Talk about the actual soundtrack or change the subjectUpset about success? Sounds like someone doesn't know a thing about reasonable criticism. :p<br><br>If anyone likes Balfe, then good on them. 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. Especially if people are still gonna be excited about hearing the work of someone else when a different person is hired (i.e. what JL might've been).Can we please change the subject !!!!!!!!it is so boring now.This page is ment to be about the sound track to 12 Strong

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  1. The Simpsons Theme (Orchestral Version) (1:27) *
  2. Trapped Like Carrots (2:14)
  3. Doomsday Is Family Time (2:27)
  4. Release The Hounds (2:19)
  5. Clap For Alaska (1:55)
  6. What's An Epiphany ? (2:07)
  7. Thank You Boob Lady (2:45)
  8. You Doomed Us All... Again (5:52)
  9. ...Lead, Not To Read (2:05)
  10. Why Does Everything I Whip Leave Me ? (3:05)
  11. Bart's Doodle (1:01)
  12. World's Fattest Fertilizer Salesman (5:05)
  13. His Big Fat Ass Could Shields Us All (1:46)
  14. Spider Pig (1:04) **
  15. Recklessly Impulsive (5:27) +
  16. Homer, Bart, And A Bike (2:24) (US iTunes Exclusive)
*The Simpsons Theme written by Danny Elfman

**Based on the Spiderman Theme written by Bob Harris and Paul Webster. Parody lyrics by James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Al Jean, Ian Maxtone Graham, George Meyer, David Mirkin, Mike Reiss, Mike Scully, Matt Selman, John Schwartzwelder and John Vitti.

+Remix by Ryeland Allison
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mark reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-23 00:00:00
ummm....its definitely zimmers score. no doubt. they even have interviews on tv with zimmer about the simpsons movie. ive seen it tbs and fox so far. and if you guys wanna hear someone who actually copies holst listen to the main theme from that jupiter I hear!?

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-19 00:00:00
Nick Glennie-Smith also wrote a little bit of additional music... ;-)

Cloud reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-19 00:00:00

Me reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-19 00:00:00
They should write: Baked by James Dooley not by hans zimmer, is all Dooley's stuff

Anthony reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-16 00:00:00
I'm hearing the last track is some sort of remix...?

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-16 00:00:00
Absolutely, by Ryeland Allison... :-S

Anthony reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-15 00:00:00

I know I don't list the producer, but EVERYONE involved in writing music, even additional, is listed there, and there is clearly no Zimmer.

mark reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-14 00:00:00
batman5 how many people have to correct you. zimmer was the producer of antz. he told them (gregson-williams & powell) the sound he wanted where and they wrote it.

batman5 reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-14 00:00:00
im telling you I know zimmer helped write antz.

mark reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-13 00:00:00
yeah very understandable. I think its weird someone getting on and not knowing their stuff before they comment. I know what you mean. cuz zimmer did not write antz. although I adore batman and the number5 is a coolnumber, batman5 you are wrong.

Anthony reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-12 00:00:00
Hey Mark,

I'm not trying to argue here, I'm just trying to correct any misinformation that's posted.

I'm not fussed about wat Zimmer did on Gladiator, I never even brought that up, but when someone says outlandish things such as "Zimmer wrote Antz" I'd prefer to correct that.

Again, I'm not trying to say "I'm right, you're wrong" here, I'm just trying to say "Actually that's not quite true..." and presenting the facts and not the "opinions".

mark reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-12 00:00:00
ok this is crazy. these pages are to comment about each individual album zimmer puts out. not for anthony and batman5 to argue over like little children. me and my best friend tyler both admire zimmers work and my know most everything there is to know. zimmer was the producer of antz. not composer. ok batman5. anthony zimmer wrote gladiator except for a few solo parts...I mean few. and he gave writing credit to someone else. why dont you too exchange emails if you wanna argue. dont use up our space to comment zimmers work to act like immature children.

batman5 reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-12 00:00:00
if you read into what I said you will notice I told you zimmer admits to giving written by credit to other composers. I didnt say antz was in that. I also said other interviews, articles, etc.

Anthony reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-11 00:00:00
Yeah batman5, that's a great interview. There's absolutely NOTHING about Antz.

batman5 reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-11 00:00:00
its easy. interviews!!! read them sometime. you want proof that hans zimmer gives credit to everyone. go to and find the dark knight. there is an interview where zimmer in fact admits to giving written by credit to others when he in fact wrote himself. also magazine articles. zimmer books, research. been a zimmer fan since the 80's.

Anthony reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-10 00:00:00
Ok batman5, and you know this how exactly?

roderick reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-10 00:00:00
actually I do understand where batman5 is coming from. this site is for zimmer fans. why is everyone arguing about all of zimmers accomplishments. it is hard to compare zimmer and elfman. they have 2 very different styles of writing. elfmans music is very fantastical and zimmers is very dark. there was an interview where zimmer said he was calling danny elfman up and had him listen to his score for the simpsons movie to make sure elfman would approve of zimmers interpretation of his melodies. batman5 zimmer did help write antz but it wasnt the melodies. he generally helped with the progression layout.

batman5 reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-10 00:00:00
hans did the same thing in antz he did in the first pirates film. he did take part in creating the score. not the first time zimmer didnt take full writing credit.pirates as I already mentioned and gladiator. the ring 2. if you guys wanna do nothing but bash zimmer then why are you on this page?

Anthony reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-08 00:00:00
batman5, what the heck are you talking about?

"They (Powell & Gregson-Williams) just orchestrated Antz. The melodies were all Zimmer."

Zimmer produced Antz i.e the film makers went to him and said "we want this specific tone in the music" and he relayed this to Powell & Gregson-Williams who then did everything else.

Zimmer was practically the reason those two got the gig, but he didn't participate in the production of the score.

batman5 reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-08 00:00:00
actually they just orchestrated antz. the melodies were all zimmer. and gladiator was not stolen from holtz. concert scores do not fit movie scores. the chord progressions arent even the same as any of holtz

Cloud reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-08 00:00:00
...and it's Holst, not Holtz :)

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-05 00:00:00
"hans zimmer has never ever stolen from anyone else, including gustav holst."

Gladiator, anybody?

Pridelander reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-02 00:00:00
batman5 - "Antz" is not Zimmer's... it's by John Powell & Harry Gregson-Williams! But if you want jazzy Zimmer score, how about "A League of Their Own" or "The Critic"? ;)

Sylvos reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-02 00:00:00
hehehe, "Danny Elfman is much higher than Zimmer" but still Hans is taking over the franchises that brought Danny to the top, one after each other... First Batman now Simpsons... what's next? ;-) C'mon Danny, it's your turn now!

teoperseo reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-01 00:00:00
we hope that he is not a music stupid thing because Danny Elfman is much higher than Zimmer and I do not

batman5 reply Replies: 0 || 2007-06-30 00:00:00
im sorry anthony do you have ears? if so I highly suggest you make an attempt to use them. hans zimmer has never ever stolen from anyone else, including gustav holst. if you would pay attention to other film scores zimmer has done you will see he can right anything. what about his jazzy score to ants!? where were the big trumpets with the strings? they werent there. what about driving miss daisy. very relaxed. had a very public park sound to it. when you prove to me you can do better than zimmer, wnich you will never do, then you and everyone else who bashes him can say what they want. until then, keep your negative comments to yourself. zimmer I cant wait for this score to release

simpsons fan reply Replies: 0 || 2007-06-26 00:00:00
The simpsons movie is the best movie of the world...and thank for hans zimmer for have do playing green day in the simpsons movie

Pridelander reply Replies: 0 || 2007-06-25 00:00:00
Listen to more "The Critic", until the Simpsons are coming ;)

End Credits version (last 1 min.)

I like the violin :)

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2007-06-23 00:00:00
Levente - yes, that's what i meant by 'un-bruckheimer' like. in fact that musical approach with the man himself already shows Hans' versatility.

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