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Comments about the soundtrack for The Lion King (Hans Zimmer)
Forrest Gump is better than The Lion King

John
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Forrest Gump is better than The Lion King   Wednesday, March 24, 2004 (3:26 p.m.) 

In my opinion, Zimmer's score had nothing to win an Academy Award. Silvestri's Forrest Gump, should won it. I mean, it's much more "Academy style" to win an award. And the beutiful piano theme cannot be compared with those African styles and whatnot. The reason why Zimmer had won it just could be one: It's a Disney film. I can go further. I think there was no reason to Menken had won THREE awards. Doubtless, 94 was the year for Silvestri whereas he hadn't even nominated for any Back to the Future trilogy before. It would a plus. But in 2000 Zimmer's Gladiator, was the better one.

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Someone KILL this person   Friday, March 26, 2004 (8:38 a.m.) 

" I mean, it's much more "Academy style" to win an award "

Man, if choose every score to win for the "Academy Style" Williams and Barry would win forever and Elfman or Zimmer never would got a nomination.
Forest Gump is ONE beautiful theme. Lion King is a lot of the best and beautiful thematic material ever written to an animated film. Nothing of Forest Gump can be compared to " To Die For " or "This Land " or te rest....

Silvestri is not that Great.....

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Re: Someone KILL YOU   Saturday, March 27, 2004 (12:39 p.m.) 

Yes you are right "This Land" and "Die for" cannot be compared with "I'm Forrest... Forrest Gump", "Run Forrest Run", "Suite from Forrest Gump", because Silvestri`s score is much better than this African poor score.

I'm sorry but I think you haven't listened the whole Forrest Gump's score yet. You probably even have not listened to the previous themes composed by Alan Silvestri, to say that Silvestri is not great

I do believe Forrest Gump is light years ahead from The Lion King in terms of film, director, sript, SCORE, and everything else.

Zimmer and Elfmand would NEVER win an academy award. They don't have the potential and experience for working with A and B films. They should work with these C films.

ZIMMERis not that Great.....



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John , Zack or whatever you name is....donīt call Lion King a "African poor score"   Saturday, March 27, 2004 (1:46 p.m.) 

Is not fair and you know that....Lion king is great

"Zimmer and Elfmand would NEVER win an academy award"

We call people stupid because of this kind of statement... is all right that you love Silvestri....but donīt compare anything that he done with Edward Scissorhands or Batman, Prince of Egypt or Gladiator....



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Re: John , Zack or whatever you name is....donīt call Lion King a "African poor score"   Sunday, March 28, 2004 (9:22 a.m.) 

Have you remember nothing?
I confirm again > "Zimmer and Elfmand would NEVER win an academy award", because both of them just plagiarize previous scores.
Try to listen to Pirates of Caribean. Just because Zimmer composed a regular score, now he will plagiarize it for the rest of his life. Elfman also composed beautiful scores as you wrote it, but both Batman and Edward was not so original as you may think. While Zimmer plagiarize himself, Elfman goes longer and plagiarize others as well as the greatest Bernard Herrmman.
So the more proper way to say is both Elfman and Zimmer are good composers but wouldn't win any award while they continuing plagiarize their/others scores...
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You are wrong again....   Sunday, March 28, 2004 (2:45 p.m.) 

Try to listen "The Mummy Returns" (Silvestri) after "Cutthroat Island" (Debney) and you see who plagiarize others.....

"both Elfman and Zimmer are good composers but wouldn't win any award while they continuing plagiarize their/others scores..."

In fact Zimmer was nominated and won several times for diverses awards including 2 golden globes for "plagiarize scores" as you said.... and i guarantee you he will won more ....
And isnīt Silvestri who wasnīt even nominated for an award since Contact (golden globe nomination) .....



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Re: John , Zack or whatever you name is....donīt call Lion King a "African poor score"   Tuesday, December 28, 2004 (2:25 p.m.) 

"Try to listen to Pirates of Caribean. Just
> because Zimmer composed a regular score, now he will plagiarize it for the
> rest of his life.

just for your information, zimmer didn't was the major composer(s) for pirates of the caribbean, but badelt (and nick glennie-smith). actually zimmer didn't compose any part of this score! .....and that you think this score is similar to other zimmer scores - (who cares - i don't find any of zimmer (and others too) repetive, i don't "not buy" a score, just because someone says it's "--score--" all over again, "we have heard it all before" (not pointing toward the reviewer of this site (yea, right!!) )
i love when a new score is "similar" to "old" scores i love !
(give a score a 4-star rank, and then next year it comes a score that are "same thing all over again" - you don't give that a 1-star rank just because of that - i thought each score would be reviewed like they are!, and not of that their similar, or get ranked by what they could have been! (you guys are always talking about "it would have been interresting to see what "------" would have been if the composer had don a "pure orchestral" approach on it! i can't say i understand you, because you can't get the same "power, feeling etc (sorry for my non-musical "words") lol.... only with a pure orchestra - think what lion king, crimson tide, +++ would have been without the electronics (i have heard a orchestral suite of lion king, and i can tell you, its bad.....not unlistenedbal, but its just really "boring" to listen to it , yea, thats the right word, boring......
....and another thing - mention 1 (i say 1) film score composer in these days (that composes big a-films (or something like that)) that are NOT using electronics !!!!

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