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The Terminator Salvation video game correctly included the T-1000 motif, even if it wasn't used in the right context.<br><br>If Balfe stays, I'm hoping he leans more towards synth in the next score. If not, then I hope whoever takes over does.The samples sound great! Looking forward to hearing this!This score should've sounded more like Chappie...Alas, you are correct...<br><br>Since T3 all the scores have gone symphonic...Sure, there's percussion and some nifty SFX to go with the music, but as a whole it just doesn't fit and turns the movie into an action adventure. Beltrami and Elfman made good themes, but they just missed the point.<br><br>Terminator should very well sound synthetic.  <br><br>I figured with Remote Control behind the wheel this time, we'd get that. But in my opinion Balfe just went with Beltrami and Elfman and decided to turn this into a Jablonsky Transformers sounding score with more of your usual symphonic material. <br><br>Sure, it's using synths, but to be honest I would have preferred the synths Junkie used in Mad MAx over what was used here. Or hell, drag out Han Zimmer's harsh droning synths from the early 2000s...toss in some more anvil and marching band for the percussion and there you go. <br><br>I simply don't understand why this is so difficult. Or maybe it's too simple and that's why they keep missing the mark. <br><br>The Terminator Salvation video game score sounds closer to what I was hoping it would sound like than what we got.<br><br>Oh well...Nice themes though.FINALLY! :D
Listen carefully to the score. Its not hard to see who did the work.<br><br>Zimmer writes his simple, strong themes like the shen one and then Balfe gives them the ornate orchestrations and Powell-esque arrangements. Simple. Like I said here months ago on the batman page. Zimmer doesn't write this style of complicated cue himself. That's not his style. He doesn't do frilly and swirls and trumpets, he does austere and basic. Enter Balfe to spice it up.<br><br>Maybe that's why people are mixing up and thinking Powell did more than he did. Zimmer tunes + Balfe arrangement and you get a decent impression. Which was pretty much Megamind as well, a mini-Powell score in parts. Balfe is a very good arranger let's give him credit.Really looking forward to this.@Hybrid<br><br>Oh? That's interesting. Was it like a "Pirates" situation where everything was rushed or a producer thing?Powell did "Po Finds the Truth," apparently. I do find it pretty funny that it seems like the two primary composers didn't have as big a role as some of the secondary ones...And yet, this score is still great!Any ideas which scenes Powell actually worked on, if any?
There aren't much interviews because the projects didn't go that well during its production. And Powell actually didn't do much.I agree, to me the score mostly sounds like Lorne Balfe. <br><br>But I dunno, as I've said before, I don't think it's a case that Zimmer or Powell write a sketch and then sit back and drink coffee while the others do the work. I imagine it's very collaborative. <br><br>Unfortunately there's very few interviews/info about this score compared to a lot of others, which is a pity, because it's one of the best RCP collaborations. It's a really tight, well put-together, consistent, enjoyable score, and it's a shame none of the composers involved want to talk about it!I agree. Zimmer isn't heard obviously in much of this score, as has been repeatedly hashed out, but neither is Powell, if you ask me! It does seem like the additional guys did most of the writing here, albeit copiously using old themes and cues and doing so, presumably, under Powell and Zimmer's direction. I honestly don't see Zimmer *really* doing much of KFP3, either, even though his name is the main credit so far.<br><br>Thoughts?it seems that Intrada will release AGENT CODY BANKS on 7/7 :) source are the hints in the Intrada or FSM forum.To me most of this score sounds like Balfe's, with a few Zimmer spices here and there. I get the feeling that Powell got the co-credit because of the significant amount of stuff that were carried over from the original.
I suppose something went wrong on their last collaboration. Adrian's quote about the soundtrack album further encourages this idea.<br><br>Good riddance though. This is not Hans' area of specialty for me anyway.To me it sounds like a Zimmer theme, but put through a Powell arrangement/orchestration most of the time.forgiveness from Spain. I expect a lot of this musicWhat's the problem?You just COULD NOT wait 5 minutes ? You had to post this ? lol
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evan laflamme reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-23 00:00:00
Hans- You the man.

Evan Laflamme

x4m's reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-22 00:00:00
I love your song !!!

Joanne Arnold reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-11 00:00:00
Ummm...I mean because my friends although they are very good people...they are sometimes a bit outrageous and we've been called Chavs xxx
;)
It's all good hun xxx

Joanne Arnold reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-11 00:00:00
Would like you as a friend :)
I'm on facebook xxx
Hope you have a good sense of humour..you will need it xxx

June Couture reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-08 00:00:00
I loved the soundtrack to "It's Complicated." It was a painting in the background.
I need to see the movie again just to hear the music only. A movie has so many facets
to bring out all the colors of the rainbow. Your music is the rainbow of our lives

Toni reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-07 00:00:00
You're a genius my friend!

I wish I would have a studio like Hans's!

LMonkey reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-05 00:00:00
If "The Hahnenkamm-Race" ever needs a score - Zimmer is first call - Just extend the "Sherlock Holmes" end credits

Adam Zurada reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-02 00:00:00
Your music is probably as beautiful as singing on angels in the Heaven... i would like to create like You, Sir. You are my favorite composer. my dream is to meet you and to learn something. i am 17 years old and i am starting with my own improvisations, example http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBhhsIKmjBU greetings, respect. Adam Żurada, mail: adamomasz@gmail.com

LMonkey reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-30 00:00:00
You really threw down on the end credits for Sherlock Holmes - the final modulation coming out of the first cue that leads to the Irish ditty was absolutely fantastic.

Mcstr reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-30 00:00:00
Your music brings out all the human emotions in me. I never get tired of listening to your music. Thank You for making the world a better place through your passion of music.

Alberto Fabiano in Hollywood CA reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-20 00:00:00
Hans, I have been following your music since Gladiator and I even have "for Nancy" as a ringtone on my Iphone. What can I say, since I have that ringtone I smile inside everytime I get a call. Call me crazy but are the little things in life that makes it worthwhile... I have been finding myself looking, when a new movie trailer appear, the Music Composer credit to see if it is you: Now: It's complicated!
Thank you for your music... makes people like me very happy.

Joel Goffin reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-19 00:00:00
Hans,

Fellow composer here. You're pretty much the grandfather of the "BIG" hollywood sound. Much respect to you... I'm curious, did someone clone Steve Jablonsky after you,,, every theme I've ever heard of his mimics one of your themes... either from gladiator (the island) transformers (pearl harbor/the island) and those are the only two OST's i can think of coming from him. however... is this a bastard son we never knew about??? You're a good man

Fuller reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-12 00:00:00
I must say, you are a musical genius Hans Zimmerman

Marcela Mazzucchelli reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-11 00:00:00
Dear Mr Zimmer:
My name is Marcela, I´m writting to you from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
I have fallen in love with the melodies you composed for “The Holiday” Soundtrack.
I hear them in my head all day long. They are just beautiful and I believe they are similar to what heaven might sound like. Your music is special, it is diferent, it really touches your heart.
Thanks for lighting up our lives with your music!!
I hope you continue to write great music.
I dream of metting you someday,
Lot´s of love!

Goran Skugor, Croatia reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-02 00:00:00
Dear Hans,

these days I am fully in Hans Zimmer mode. Wherever I go, I have your music on my ears. Gladiator. Fantastic. Your incredible ability to put the exact emotions into vibrations is simply...... well, I am speechless. You have produced authentic feelings in me while listening to battle pieces. Like I am there in this very moment. It is even more interesting to me, since I research the expansion of consciousness, through integration of polarities, and this experience produced deep and genuine feelings - a pure jewel in my work.

I am completely overwhelmed with inspiration, joy and strong feelings. I and my every cell that has been enjoying these days - deeply bow to you!!

And looking to your site, I realize that I have just started to discover your work :-))

Greeting from Croatia
Goran Skugor

Francesco Armillei reply Replies: 0 || 2009-11-30 00:00:00
If you need a younger composer, i'm here (i'm only 13)
thebestcomposer@hotmail.it

You can find my music here:
http://www.youtube.com/RoyalSoldier96

ethan minkovsky reply Replies: 0 || 2009-11-28 00:00:00
Dear M.Zimmer,
iam a shame to say that i only recently discoverd you and your music and i wish i could say that i folow your work for years but it is not the case.

However in the short time that it took me to folow your work and realy listen to it, i have to say that its nothing more than a divine privilege and only now i know that music can reach inside your soul and spark something deep that hide behind so much physical and emotional walls.In relevance to the movies aspect it work wonderful in a way that the music just somehow take you and pot you inside the drama and just make you feel apart of the movie.

The strongst feeling i ever got from any movie soundtrack was in " Chevaliers de Sangreal " ,that music that scene just changed something in me and i felt love and a very strong feel of sacrifice, long after iv seen the movie still every time that i hear that beautiful pice.... can make an adult man to almost cry from feelings that just awake in a spark.

thank you for the opportunity to enjoy such brilliant and deep emotions.

minki4186@hotmail.com

Lea de Melo reply Replies: 0 || 2009-11-26 00:00:00
Dear Mr.Zimmer,
My name is Lea de Melo. I am a student in Year 11 at the International School of Geneva and taking the International Baccalaureate.
In Year 11, every student has to do a Personal Project which consists of taking responsibility for our own learning by researching and investigating a topic that interest us.
My Personal Project will attempt to answer the following question: “How does the soundtrack of a film enhance or manipulate the emotional response of the viewer?”
Mr Hand , my project supervisor and the Campus Principal, suggested I contact you because of your significant contribution to film soundtracks.
I play the piano and love film scores. For the practical / creative side of my project, I will be composing the soundtrack for a scene in a film being made by the Head of Performing Arts and some students. I thought it could be interesting to combine the two and learn about how composers go about their work and inform my own composition at the same time. I have already started conducting research by seeing how music enhances the emotion in a movie scene. I have also researched film composers and I am hoping to get some of their professional advice.
I was wondering if you would be willing to answer the few questions below so that I can try to understand and compare the different approaches to process and techniques composers use to create a film score.
1) What process(es) do you use in writing music for a film? Do you discuss the film first with the director? Do you read the script? Do you choose the scenes to be scored or does (s)he or is it a collaboration? Do you view the relevant scenes for your inspiration?
3) How do you choose the style of music you will adopt? Do you work thematically in terms of the whole film?
4) How do you choose the key, rhythm, tempo and dynamics?
5) How do you decide on the instrumentation? Do you believe that certain instruments stimulate or enhance certain emotions? Is the oboe, for example, a ‘plaintive’ instrument?
6) Do you think music can “cover up” a weak scene?
6) Has there been any time during which you were not inspired? How did you find inspiration?
7) What other advice can you give me?
If you would prefer to do this over skype we could conduct the interview verbally but that might be more time consuming for you.
Any help would be very much appreciated.
Thank you very much for your time.
Lea de Melo

email: leademelo@hotmail.com

MW2 sucks reply Replies: 0 || 2009-11-24 00:00:00
Thanks for scoring MW2 so we don't get an option to turn the music off if we don't feel like hearing it. MW1's music team was as good if not better than your score.

Hypton reply Replies: 0 || 2009-11-16 00:00:00
I love Hans Zimmer !!! :-)

alexg143 reply Replies: 0 || 2009-10-27 00:00:00
Very nice site!

Blayne Taylor reply Replies: 0 || 2009-10-19 00:00:00
Hello

I am a fan of the music. My only complaint is that there is a song that was in King Arther that I can not find any where. We will go Home. It is something that both me and my wife love hearing in acopello. if there is anything you can do ... #########

alexe955 reply Replies: 0 || 2009-10-14 00:00:00
Very nice site!

Lauren reply Replies: 0 || 2009-10-06 00:00:00
You have an amazing talent and I am proud to say that you are my role modle:D
Please continue producing such wonderful music and I really hope that you will produce some posters of yourself soon because I would love to hang one up on my wall.

ritesh reply Replies: 0 || 2009-10-05 00:00:00
hello sir i am big fan of ur music .you are doing a grest job .It seems which ever movie that you give music to does very well at the box office . keep going!!!!


thanks ,
Ritesh

Anders reply Replies: 0 || 2009-10-02 00:00:00
Hi

you are wanted.........


your prescence.......is needed.......¨


your voice........is neccessary


You....are essential


/Anders

web investigations reply Replies: 0 || 2009-09-20 00:00:00
So much music, awards, credits, movies, money, team, skills etc. about this amazing man and his gifted team! But still the same old shitty inofficial website! What a pity! Is there anybody who feels responsible?
I know at least 5 guys who can conjure within 10 days a website that looks appropriate/suitable for RCP-artists...
Hey...and never forget the fans who make all this possible!

No harm meant guys...:o)

Frances Rodriguez reply Replies: 0 || 2009-09-16 00:00:00
Hello,
My name is Frances Rodriguez and I am senior president of Humanities High School located in Manhattan. I am in a drumming class that has very little but we try to manage with what we have. We are the main attraction for our christmas and spring concerts. We are 16 to 18 year old kids and our drum class is just 8 students. I believe anything is possible, as young as we may be, we aspire to some day entertain the world with music as you have. We love the enchantment of it and the joy in doing it. Today i write to you to ask for suggestions on how we can get new materials for our show. My school is struggling and we cannot afford great/new instruments. I ask of you even if you could donate one barrel it would be enough to make our show a blast. We have used paint buckets and desks and chairs and people love it because we can make it happen. I have written to Carlos Santana and last year him and his management sent us drum heads for our Christmas concert. I ask of you to please help us out in anyway possible even if its a suggestion we would greatly appreciate it. I have written to the president but unfortunately the office said that they could not act on it because i was writing on behalf of the school but now i just ask to please make my peers last year the best ever. We admire great musicians such as yourself and hope that in any way possible you can reach us. My email is FRANLRODRIGUEZ@AOL.COM,

Thanks for your time in hearing me out. Please write back with anything. Thanks again.

Ernest Klimovich reply Replies: 0 || 2009-09-13 00:00:00
Hello Hans.
Please check my music maybe you like it.
www.ericsam.com
Thank you.

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