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So hearing JunkieXL's scores recently, this has really made me wonder...did Zimmer *really* work on the Arcade and Zod theme suites, or are they really all Junkie and Zimmer's name is a nice formality? Because they don't sound especially Zimmerish *anyway,* yet they sound identical to JunkieXL's recent output. ;)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! :DListen 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?
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Wayne reply Replies: 0 || 2015-03-17 11:47:12
Dear Hans Zimmer,
Thank you for bring us so many incredible music.
I really hope you can compose music for the next godzilla film!

Krrish Venkat. reply Replies: 1 || 2015-03-14 10:01:35
Hello sir.I am from India.I am praying to god everyday that one day i will meet you and beg you for composing music for my film.


Edmund Meinerts2015-03-14 10:11:02
Well good luck with that...

Nicola reply Replies: 0 || 2015-03-08 16:02:30
I sent my cover inspired by the fantastic soundtrack "A Way of Life", in the film "The Last Samurai", directed by the great Edward Zwick. Hope you like and that you appreciate my work.

Best Regards,
Nicola.

Hans Veriyan reply Replies: 0 || 2015-03-01 20:25:18
Hi I would like to know why Hans Zimmer Credited AR Rahman on the sound track of Batman the dark knight rises.. May i know for which part he credited him?

Jiri L reply Replies: 0 || 2015-02-23 20:29:00
Hello,
I want to have your creation at her wedding. I should be grateful if you were present. It's a beautiful location in the Czech Republic

SebastianS reply Replies: 0 || 2015-02-23 14:11:04
Lieber Hans Zimmer,
ich hoffe Sie nehmen es mir nicht übel daß ich meinen Kommentar auf deutsch verfasse.
Ich finde es sehr traurig daß Sie, mal wieder, bei der Oscar- Verleihung leer ausgegangen sind. Meiner Meinung nach sollte die Academy den besten Komponisten Hollywoods endlich wieder mit dem Oscar ehren.
Machen Sie und Ihr Team weiter wie bisher, entführen Sie die Menschen auch weiterhin musikalisch in eine andere Welt und tragen Sie auch so weiterhin dazu bei, Kino zu einem wirklich fesselden Erlebnis zu machen.
Mit den besten Grüßen aus Deutschland
Sebastian S.

louis beaudoin reply Replies: 0 || 2015-02-23 01:54:28
hi as a composer where can i send you my demo?
thks

jguill reply Replies: 0 || 2015-02-10 21:02:43
Who/Where do i need to contact/go to get permission to use music from the Davinci Code Soundtrack for a school production?

Zato Alpha reply Replies: 0 || 2015-02-09 06:57:57
What kind of tele are you playing at the Grammy's with Usher? A G&L ASAT (a true Fender by Leo)?

badbu reply Replies: 0 || 2015-02-06 21:24:23
http:/ /youtu.be/2jtl3s5StLY

Sam Cozik reply Replies: 0 || 2015-02-06 19:15:33
I am in the process of creating a short film for contest and would like very much to use the Hans Zimmer song, "The Red Warrior' in the background. I would be very grateful to have permission to use the song.
Thank you,
Sam Cozik
Email: guitarist357@gmail.com

Arthur Hernandez reply Replies: 4 || 2015-02-01 23:04:49
I am in the process of creating a video on Atom Interferometry which involves Quantum Mechanics and I very much would love to use Hans Zimmer song as a background. Would you please be so kind to tell me what is the name of Hans Zimmer publisher so I may get permission for one of his songs?. "Waking Up" from the movie "Oblivion" is the one I want to use. Please advice.
Very appreciatively,
Arthur Hernandez
Email: arthurz11@yahoo.com


Edmund Meinerts2015-02-01 23:59:38
Yeah, Oblivion isn't by Zimmer...although given how similar that cue is to "Time", maybe you really are asking in the right place after all!


Anonymous2015-02-02 02:28:31
Edmund, I think you need your ears checked if you think "Waking Up" sounds even remotely similar to "Time"


Edmund Meinerts2015-02-02 09:59:29
Derpty derpty doo, I was mixing it up in my head with "Fearful Odds". FAYUL.

Fine. It sounds like "A Dark Knight" then. Same idea. :b


Zimson2015-02-02 16:50:55
Yep, A Watchful Guardian was definitely the temp there.

bennett reply Replies: 0 || 2015-02-01 05:44:38
Is there any way to listen to some of the unreleased music? I'm a big fan of Zimmer music, and I own a couple of his movie scores, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End included, but when I look at the extended cut I'm disappointed. There are some beautiful pieces of music from the film that do not appear at all in the score, especially the malestrom scene, my favorite part being the end at Will's death. Why is that? I don't mind paying a little more for excellent music, I just wish it were available in good quality and by legitimate means!

123456 reply Replies: 1 || 2015-01-28 09:37:06
someone knows the piano piece at the begining?
https:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeWdTAGJv_0


badbu2015-01-29 19:02:21
i dont know...

Leon reply Replies: 0 || 2015-01-28 09:28:54
Illegal use of your music to undermine the generality of another state. Understand please.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPB-sZ4sVss

Jim Ross reply Replies: 0 || 2015-01-09 16:52:30
Hallo!

Hans Zimmer is an incredible fantastic composer. Listening to his music I know what to strive for as composer.

Inspired of his great sountracks I have written my own

https://soundcloud.com/jim-ross/cinematic


Naveed Haider reply Replies: 0 || 2015-01-01 04:30:05
I loved, absolutely loved the soundtrack to Inception. Now Interstellar moves me in a way that is just amazing. I used to be a bit of a snob when it came to film music although as a 12 year old I kind of started collecting music soundtracks. But the music of Hans Zimmer is just brilliant. They work wonderfully when watching an amazing movie (The Nolan/Zimmerman combo is magic) and these soundtracks stand by themselves.

Interstellar soundtrack reply Replies: 0 || 2014-12-29 22:23:13
Just wanted to comment about the work you and team did for the Interstellar soundtrack. It was quite simply the most moving soundtrack I have ever heard in a film. I can't get enough of it. It is so incredibly beautiful, whenever I hear it, I swell with an intimacy and human presence towards something so grandiose. It is just electrifying. I swear this is stimulating a different part of my brain then any music before it.

Congratulations on a job well done.

Guido reply Replies: 2 || 2014-12-19 17:17:53
sorry -
my englisch is too bad for what i want to say.

Lieber Hans
so ein kleines Motiv – trägt den ganze riesen Film …
Und es ist so traurig fragend, und vollkommen klar und so mitten durchs Herz.
Ich hab Interstellar erst gestern gesehen/gehört - ich habe ab dem ersten Moment gedacht, ich liebe das!

Eine Trennung durch einen ganzen Kosmos:
wie schlimm für die, die sich lieben;
und nur durch die Liebe kann es lösen.
Dieses wunderschöne Motiv trägt alles in sich.
Und der Rest ist einfach nur noch konsequent.
Das ist total geil gemacht: ich bin sehr berührt!
Danke und Grüße, Guido


Guido 2014-12-19 17:52:21
I was a bit fast with my german comment and I thought about it – and now I try in Enlgish :-)
Interstellar has got an incredible Soundtrack!
In my opinion it is so often the very small thing, that shows us a real miracle.
This is so well and beautiful done in this movie - Thank you Hans!


Jo2014-12-19 18:17:33
May I say that your German comment was worded quite beautifully. At least until "total geil", although I still agree with that as well ;)

Pavel Vorobyev reply Replies: 0 || 2014-12-13 22:25:37
very good phrase.... one great composer wrote "...to satisfy pedants")))

Pavel Vorobyev reply Replies: 0 || 2014-12-13 22:14:43
incredible and amazing...to see with the eyes, and to hear the music!

Pavel Vorobyev reply Replies: 0 || 2014-12-13 21:49:02
vpvhunter

Pavel Vorobyev reply Replies: 0 || 2014-12-13 21:40:00

Pent up for so many years. Do not hope that this text will read Hans. But still I will write...a lot of music has pereslushal for his life. You can write a lot, how and what....but....I will give my opinion. When I listen to the music from the movie Gladiator...it's incredible! It's been 14 years, after I saw the movie and heard the music. And the truth is...when I was ill, music for film Gladiator...give me strength! Not very good for me with English...sorry...But...With a childhood dream to write music for films...without fanaticism...just really...a Lot of movies looked...and realized that the "pictures" that's not the point...don't believe?!))) turn off the sound and watch the movie!))) agree! the movie can "see" with your eyes closed...if you hear it!!!))) Ah...the Music for the film Gladiator....great work!!! Well, that life...allow...sad...not all...and it is unreal)( 1995 learn and I will learn....music...probably bad I'm a student...time still nobody. And all my dreams and music...stay with me...in a remote Russian province...I shall sit with swollen ears headphones))) and write music...Sorry friends...clumsy wrote...just not to convey...) only music......And the parents were told to study to be a doctor or engineer)))))) When he studied at the College of music...wrote the piece for two violins and cello))) it was very interesting! Ah...tomorrow night and day...and after all repeats.......but with us the music!!! And we are not alone! Never swear! Respect others! P. S. First time in my life spoke) With bad English of course)) Sorry) Wanted to know how Hans wrote music for orchestra.......or all in the Studio...how sad...wish with all my soul to see the world and to be heard in the music...but no one will hear...Dear Hans! I think You are a great composer! This is not flattery, it is my opinion! The melody for the movie Gladiator!!! Thank You, mr.Hans! Let my chord get lost among the millions...You are the best!

Mohammad Azzam reply Replies: 0 || 2014-12-10 14:50:46
Any idea when we're going to have Interstellar's OST on Vinyl?

Jax reply Replies: 0 || 2014-12-06 22:17:19
I was wondering if Hans Zimmer took any inspiration from Ysaye's Sonata Number 2. The theme is very similar to Interstellar's "Day One Dark."

Julio Yankovic reply Replies: 0 || 2014-12-04 12:55:31
Fantastic! Thank you for your music. Interstellar soundtrack is awesome!

Enthusiastic Listener reply Replies: 0 || 2014-11-29 13:55:04
Just want to say you are the king. I bet if you would do the soundtrack to the worst movies in the world they would be 100% better.


Stephan Brauer reply Replies: 0 || 2014-11-26 17:47:25
Hello to LA from Germany! I LOVE Hans Zimmers music-my favorite is Inception which I listen to on all my long car rides to all the different theaters I work-just incredibly awsome! I got tickets for a concert in Berlin April 2015 with his music. Will Mr. Zimmer be there as well?
I wish I could meet and greet!
Best, Stephan

Lyon Hansen reply Replies: 0 || 2014-11-26 04:45:52
Watched Interstellar two days ago. What really stays with me is the awesome soundtrack, I mean, holy shit it was good. The soundtrack is spellbinding in the way Tchaikovski's music is. The Interstellar soundtrack will S.T.A.Y. with me for a long long time. Thank you Hans.

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