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Re: Most overrated score of all time!
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• Posted by: Admiral Hull   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2006, at 6:14 a.m.
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• In Response to: Re: Most overrated score of all time! (Bob The Magic Hobo)

> Thank you Beethoven for a being civilized in your comments.

> Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and many people here seem like
> they are trying to shove their's down other people's throats. Your
> humbleness is most admirable.

> In my opinion, Star Wars is a great score, and Horner has produced some
> decent scores in his day. I find that looking at the scores, I say "I
> could do that", but it is much harder than it looks. So I like to
> give composers a break, unless their score is absolutely horrid.

> (Also, I agree with your LOTR opinion.)!!!

I agree with Beethoven's opinion about respect and opinions and stuff but if we're talking about horrid scores now, I'd have to say Madacascar was not very good at all, especially when compared to some Zimmer's previous works. While the popular music worked well in the movie, the original compositions written for the movie are just rudimentary string music that doesn't even go well with the picture. However, that's not to say he's a terrible composer; he's probably one of the best (note I said "one of the best" not "the best") in the buissiness today.
By the way, I find it rather amusing that there is a very similar thread that was posted on the Empire Strikes Back message board.

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