Small edit to the Fallen Creator page:
"In film scoring, Hans Zimmer protege Klaus Badelt was a rising star in film scoring with his work in action films such as The Time Machine and Equilibrium, with his high point being the score in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Then a pair of high-profile flops (Catwoman and Poseidon) combined with the reveal that the majority of the Pirates of the Caribbean was really the work of Zimmer (Badelt simply taking credit) irrepairably destroyed his career. He's still around but as a lower-tier composer in Zimmer's canon, scoring mostly little-seen indies and straight-to-DVD films."
I think for Badelt sake and for clarification, that the part about Pirates should rephrased along these lines:
Pirates of the Caribbean was really the work of Zimmer, who at the time was under contract and couldn't score another film, but wrote the themes for Pirates
and produced and oversaw it (Badelt basically assembled it).
Or something along those lines, as I found the way it was written, it felt sort of like Badelt "stole" credit for it, when it was more complicated.
Possible add to this entry:
"The four members of The Beatles arguably didn't fall as far as some of the others on this list, but common consensus is that they never really hit the same heights in their solo careers as that they did in a group. It's generally argued that John Lennon and Paul McCartney
particularly benefited from the other's strengths offsetting their respective weaknesses. After several years of solo releases of mixed critical and commercial success Lennon eventually retreated from the limelight for five years while McCartney
's work — although often commercially successful — was generally dismissed by the critics. Of the other two, George Harrison had the most successful post-Beatles solo album (All Things Must Pass) — unfortunately, that was his first solo album, and he never really recovered the critical and commercial success in his later albums. And to be generous to Ringo Starr, great things were never really expected of him compared to the other three, so while he had his successes he was never really in the same league."
With an added end along these lines: Ringo made things up by having the nicest private life, marrying a Bond girl
and passing the torch to his son, Zak Starkey
edited 24th Jun '12 12:41:13 PM by Gabel