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Probably the only reason Goldsmith isn't in my top 3 is I haven't heard enough of his music. :pWallfisch is a good composer indeed, but BR2049 (and Dunkirk) were absolutely the wrong place for him. He's not a synth guy. He was originally a protege of Dario Marianelli, for heaven's sake - he's got a far more classical/orchestral sensibility. A score like Cure for Wellness is a much better fit for him. I'm not sure why Hans thought it was best to bring him of all people in on BR2049 when the more electronically-inclined Mazzaro/Kawczynski duo would have made more sense for a Blade Runner score (I say this based mostly on Chappie).Ian - no one is trying to compare Balfe to Zimmer !Firstly there is a 20 year age gap!!!Zimmer will always be the best in my eyes but doesn’t harm saying someone else can be good <br><br>Still confused why this conversation is still troubling some.I remember saying last year that I thought Lego Batman was one of the best animation scores that year and it caused some to have heart attacks.there are a hand full of people that don’t think he is either good or should be working .... we get !!!! <br><br><br><br>Edmund - given the rationality you've displayed in your comments, I'm disappointed Goldsmith isn't in your top three. ;)<br><br>In all seriousness, I'd put money on Powell fucking nailing the integration of Williams's theme. While Giacchino did a solid job on Jurassic World and Rogue One (I tend to think my assessment of the latter is a bit more positive than most), frankly I just think Powell is a far better composer - a genuine A-level guy, whereas Giacchino is moreso very competent without that spark of pure talent seen in Williams, Goldsmith, Elfman, Zimmer etcI think it's worth noting that Zimmer's popularity at this point is largely under his direct control - meaning that if he were to decide to stop touring, go back to writing full-time, and return to his 'epic' thematic style, I think we'd see a surge in his popularity of the sort we saw from Batman Begins through til Interstellar. However, I just don't think he's interested, which is totally his right.<br><br>I certainly agree that the RCP proteges at this point are, frankly, shit compared to how they used to be. I mean, even a guy like Steve Mazzaro (who I genuinely like and who wrote some of the coolest cues in Chappie, and basically co-wrote BvS - a score I actually like) just utterly pales in comparison to the Powell era.<br><br>Actually, I have to take that back a bit; Wallfisch is a very, very talented guy, honestly so much better than someone like Junkie that I weirdly tend to forget he's under the RCP roof now.
@HunterTech<br><br>"I only get annoyed when people decide he's suddenly the most amazing thing ever, which he really isn't. Even on his most competent scores, it's unlikely many would recognize him as one of the greats. Respect him, sure, but not think he's out of this world."<br><br>Exactly. Hans, for all the criticism he gets (much of it for good reason), has written some of the best film music of all time (seriously, having listened to huge amounts of Williams and Goldsmith, I still find Science & Religion my favorite cue ever). On the other hand, Lorne has written innumerable adequate-to-good scores, but none that I can recall are iconic. I'd say the closest he's come is in the form of his contributions to some of Zimmer's work (personally, I think his Kick It theme is the most interesting of those in Inception), but even then he hasn't done anything as memorable as Djawadi's theme from Batman Begins.Michael - reread the second half of my previous comment. And no, I don't think Genius or Churchill are no good; I wasn't impressed by the second, to be honest, but Genius is really cool - like an updated version of Frost/Nixon, one of my very favorite Zimmer/RCP scores.<br><br>Edmund - much appreciated.<br><br>Overall, I too am baffled by many of these comments; clearly there is a middle ground between "Lorne is shit." and "Lorne is absolutely amazing.", but this seems to be missed.<br><br>And by the way, I'm actually super happy for Lorne's success - I think he deserves it given the quality and quantity of his work, and he seems like a super nice guy to boot (how many composers regularly respond to people on Facebook?). However, this doesn't mean I can't simultaneously point out the fact that much of his work is very, very similar to work he's done previously. Indeed, I think this is more of an issue for Lorne than Hans, perhaps because he takes on sooooooo many projects.I agree. His Justice League theme is just a deconstruct of his Batman theme. Clever, yeah sure - he's done similar things with the Men In Black sequels and I'm sure there's others I can't think of right now - but I personally dont consider Elfman's involvement in this new DCEU to be very welcome. Zimmer paints a different canvas than Elfman, and I love both their works.It was a missed opportunity.<br>Yeah... I'm not sure about Elfman's wave. The guy decided to bring back his old Batman theme instead of actually writing a new one. He has to re-invent himself. <br>
Seven with ZimmerYeah, Silvestri, Newman, Goldenthal and JNH too. The six most popular "new" composers, along with Horner, of the  80's and 90's.I saw a few clips from the movie on youtube. The score sounded really good. Very unlike Djawadi and very beautiful fantasy music! Can't waitI saw a few clips from the movie on youtube. The score sounded really good. Very unlike Djawadi and very beautiful fantasy music! Can't waitHonestly, I do feel bad for Elfman, because for Chrissakes hes been doing 50 Shades of Grey these days, and the last memorable scores I have of him are from 2012. But I don't think Zimmer or even Elfman for that matter are done as yet. I predict by the end of this decade Zimmer will have a new wave in popularity wash in. I'm just waiting for Elfman's wave right now...not quite seeing it yet.
Glad you caught it Rockhound. Think the others were too wound up to notice !!i was trying to be funny.Pete you are funny, although u demand from others to talk about the actual soundtrack from this page, you start to talk also about another soundtrack. but ok.... i think Forgotten is a very boring track and adds nothing to the actual scene. a variation of his theme from the track Hero would have been much more intense for the ending. sadly we got 9 boring minutes of thematic development and instrumentation. Lorne can do much better as the track Hero from the same soundtrack shows.Zimmer got X-Men: Dark Phoenix this year. And I have a hard time believing he is only scoring that film this year. Zimmer always does more than 1 film a year.No need for petty cursing .<br><br>We can discuss the soundtrack instead ! <br><br>Forgotten is cool track.It’s definitely one of Bay’s best movies. Wish he would make more drama based film obvious with some action. Can’t cope with more robots ! The ending of the film is so emotional and this track gave goosebumps at the end. Did sound very similar to the end of The Last Knight"Boring . Talk about the actual soundtrack or change the subject."<br><br>Ok, so someone else gets us on this topic, an arguement occurs, and NOW, only when you've realized you're losing the arguement, do you decide that this page is only for 12 strong. Which it's not. This is a forum we talk about whatever we want here.<br><br>But what a childish and pathetic attempt at avoiding our points. Just dismissively saying "Boring! Change the subject! My ears can't handle this criticism!!! Wah, wah, wah!" I guarantee you the next step after this is going to be petty cursing.
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E.U. reply Replies: 1 || 2012-09-04 15:16:41
Hello sir. I'm orchestral uplifting trance composer and producer. Your every track gives me so inspiration,aspecially Dark Knight Triology OSTs. I wish that i would be your student and learn so much stuffs from you, whatever it is just dream :( .How can i send my tracks and productions to you ?


mittens2012-09-04 16:28:41
hello, I am not Hans Zimmer, but I think know the answer to your question: unfortunately people at RCP have the policy not to open music cds that they get from random people because of a fear of copyright issues. Even if you send them your cd they will have to return it to you unopened. And all that because a long time ago some amateur composer sent his work to some movie composer and the movie composer used his music as his own and later got sued for it by that amateur composer who proved that he stole his music. And because of that they have to return cds unopened.

Hitokage reply Replies: 0 || 2012-09-02 17:12:46
Mr. Zimmer you are the best film composer along with your entire team of course. Love to hear your music in future films. God bless you

Mads Peter reply Replies: 0 || 2012-08-23 14:02:54
Does anybody know anything about the scoring / soundtrack from the science documentary series called Through the Wormhole - the credits state Zimmer, Shea and Kofsky to be involved with the music. I'm desperatly looking for some of the music from the series - they remind me alot of Chevalier De Sangreal. They are used in season 2, episode 1 at 40:00 and season 3, episode 4 at 34:50(you can youtube them)

Thx in advance for any answer :)

Rainer reply Replies: 0 || 2012-08-14 18:21:50
Thank you to Hans Zimmer for his very nice music that makes me feel good!

Fernando reply Replies: 0 || 2012-08-12 08:56:40
Is there any way or posibility to invite Hans Zimmer to a Film Festival in mexico?

Mr. Charles reply Replies: 2 || 2012-08-09 05:26:20
Does anyone know if Zimmer will be scoring next summer's "The Lone Ranger". Gore Verbinski is directing it, who used Zimmer for all 3 Pirates and Rango. Seems like he would fit the role


Pawel Stroinski2012-08-10 02:10:26
No, the score is written by Jack White (of the White Stripes)


Mr. Charles2012-08-10 03:16:21
Whaaaat?!?!?!

Bummer. But I cannot judge. I know who The White Stripes are. They're ok. Hopefully the score will be good

Chris reply Replies: 0 || 2012-08-06 22:09:33
Does your studio offer internships or need composer's assistants? Recend composition/music tech grad looking for an opportunity.

keum cps reply Replies: 1 || 2012-07-30 16:28:29
Hi
It is a bit awkward presenting my self in English, but I will tell you a bit about my self.
My name is ryong-ae keum.
I major in composition of music in Chungang Universty in Korea.
I am currently working hard to achieve this goal and challenging the experiences that I can as a student.
However, I do get shaken by the veiled future.
Yet I will be strong and achieve my dream.
I will be seen at the top in 1 years having achieved my dreams.
And I impressed of your Ops. And I Thought My Jokes Were Bad, In , Guilty of Being Jack Sparrow , Temmessee
and my Mentor is you.
but I am not so good at English,
So I'm studig English
That is why, I will seen you soon.


Heather2012-08-05 08:50:56
Go, man! Make it happen! That perseverance will be needed as we can all hope for the freedom to make things happen. Sometimes there is no one to encourage you but don't stop! Peace.

Joe reply Replies: 5 || 2012-08-01 10:09:25
where is the song titled in the dark knight rises "all out war" located to download? its not on amazon or on itunes


theeaglesfan0052012-08-01 16:40:22
it an exclusive to those who bought tickets on movietickets.com


joe2012-08-01 20:00:57
thank you


joe2012-08-01 20:10:28
is the song still aviable?


joe2012-08-01 20:11:48
i went to the site and it says the song tilted theend is aviable but i did not see the all out war one


theeaglesfan0052012-08-01 20:18:41
looks like you missed out on All Out War

See The Dark Knight Rises again and receive a NEW complimentary download of the EXCLUSIVE track “The End” by Hans Zimmer!

and LOL... its not exclusive.. it's one of the bonus tracks on iTunes

NocturneSpring reply Replies: 0 || 2012-07-27 09:37:04
As someone who is not quite sure about the legalities of this particular situation, I understand that this might be a stupid question.
Anyway, I would like to use part of the soundtrack to Inception in a YouTube video, but I understand I need some sort of permission. Is it enough to credit Hans Zimmer as the creator of the song and provide an Itunes link, or will I need to do something a little more formal?
My name is in my YouTube account, should you need to message me and the video in question has not been made yet.

Muldfeld reply Replies: 0 || 2012-07-26 10:00:39
I purchased your "The Dark Knight Rises" score a day ago and was very angry to find out that there are all kinds of online exclusives. My CD was made in Canada and contains no download code or anything of the sort and is only 51 minutes. I understand your wanting to experiment with apps and stuff (I don't own a cell phone), but the fact that you were able to have other tracks that could easily and should easily have fit onto the CD, as they do on itunes and other sites, signals that you are exploiting your fans.

I always pay artists for their work; I buy DVDs and I buy the great music of Mark Snow and Bear McCreary. This was the first CD of yours I bought and it may be the last. I feel betrayed as a customer who never wanted to steal from an artist I respected, but you tempt me with these devious tactics.

carol reply Replies: 0 || 2012-07-23 06:03:48
In late 1980's I was in a choir that performed an oratorio I think was by Mr Zimmer. It was a world premier and under the direction of Dr. Robert Berglund at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, MN. Do you know what the name of the oratorio?
Thanks

S.Hines reply Replies: 2 || 2012-07-19 22:25:03
I have read that Mr. Zimmer began to develop his craft through a mentoring relationship and that he believes in apprenticeships. How does a young composer gain his attention?

Andy reply Replies: 2 || 2012-05-20 23:13:07
Hi there,

what exactly is an "almost official site"?


Antas, Webmaster2012-06-19 15:36:51
Well, let's say it's an official site of Hans Zimmer but an unofficial site of RCProd. So "almost official" for both... ;)


Nicolas, Webmaster2012-07-18 15:02:57
The exact answer is that Hans knows us, appreciate our work and don't search to make a really good official website because he's fine with this situation.(he told us exactly that way)So, we're not official, but Mr Zimmer keeps an eye on our work ;)

Cade reply Replies: 2 || 2012-07-17 21:08:08
Are there any plans to offer digital (lossless) download as a purchase option for TDKR or other works? A lot of artists are offering 96/24 FLAC or Apple Lossless options, which would be great for this type of music. I know that a lot of HZ fans would prefer this format to CD or iTunes, as compressed versions don't do these compositions justice.


Cade2012-07-18 07:36:02
Question answered. Available in 192/24 at HDTracks https://www.hdtracks.com/index.php?file=catalogdetail&valbum _code=HX794043160493


Anonymous2012-07-18 08:07:48
Yeah its also fake HD. Exactly the same dynamics and frequency response as the CD. Rip-off.

Hats Off. reply Replies: 0 || 2012-07-12 18:19:01
Im 14, and your music really inspires and motivates me, Im a pianist, and the songs you compose help me alot. I really appreciate Mr.Hans Zimmers works and his team. I would only like to Thank You for these amazing works. :')

PEEZY reply Replies: 0 || 2012-07-11 20:51:10
I'm 45 years old and thought the emergence of video would change music forever, as it did for me in the 1980's. That was until I went to see the Dark Night in theaters.The sound track absolutely messed me up. It was the first time I ever heard of Hans Zimmer (How immature I was. Then I went to see INCEPTION and was shook to my core during the music when Leo walks through the airport at the end, I'said that can't be the same guy, WRONG. It was. Please let Mr. Zimmer know how much I appreciate what he does and how it's changed the movie industry.

PEEZY reply Replies: 0 || 2012-07-11 20:51:10
I'm 45 years old and thought the emergence of video would change music forever, as it did for me in the 1980's. That was until I went to see the Dark Night in theaters.The sound track absolutely messed me up. It was the first time I ever heard of Hans Zimmer (How immature I was. Then I went to see INCEPTION and was shook to my core during the music when Leo walks through the airport at the end, I'said that can't be the same guy, WRONG. It was. Please let Mr. Zimmer know how much I appreciate what he does and how it's changed the movie industry.

Emilie reply Replies: 0 || 2012-07-06 20:33:01
Does M. Zimmer sometimes lectures about his job? We would like to invite him (for videogame industry).

Thank you!

Krzysztof reply Replies: 1 || 2012-06-25 19:37:20
BEETHOVEN OUR TIME


the german2012-06-25 21:56:55
PLEASE .... Don't drink and write.

Schmo reply Replies: 0 || 2012-06-19 23:43:16
Hello everyone

Back in August while searching for news on Lorne Balfe score for Assassin's Creed Revelations I came across a Swedish video game site that had received a press release from Ubisoft about teaming up with the Malmo Symphony Orchestra to record music for some of there upcoming games (Including Assassin's Creed Revelations)

Here is the press release translated from Swedish (Translated with Bing)

"Ubisoft and Malmö Symphony Orchestra is initiating cooperation on recordings of original music for the upcoming games. First out is Assassin's Creed Revelations, the fourth sequel in the series of bestselling and critically acclaimed game Assassin's Creed. Data game was launched in 2007 and has sold nearly 30 million copies and is developed by Ubisoft Montreal with support and expertise from the Malmö-based game Studio Massive Entertainment. "

"Malmö Symphony Orchestra already has long experience of that record and make video game music. The Orchestra has since 2006 world record in game music audience at an outdoor concert. Music for Assassin's Creed Revelations recorded in Malmö Concert Hall 24-26 August. A group of hot Hollywood composer Hans Zimmer's leadership are working with music for the games, in this case, it is the Scot Lorne Balfe, who is the author. Mr Balfe has among other things been involved in music for Guy Ritchies film version of Sherlock Holmes who won an Academy Award for best original music, for Frost/Nixon and Pirates of the Caribbean. "

Source: h t t p ://www.discshop.se/spelguiden/blogg/svensk_valljud_i_kommand e_spel/B501

Now whats interesting about the press release is the following

'' A group of hot Hollywood composer Hans Zimmer's leadership are working with music for the games, in this case, it is the Scot Lorne Balfe, who is the author ''

Now maybe it's a poor translation but to me that sounds like Remote Control composer's will be doing the scores for these games.

Now seeing that this site is the ''Almost Official '' site
of Remote Control Productions I was wondering if anybody here knows anything about this?, Or could someone who knows Swedish clear this up, Is it a bad translation or am I reading it right?

Thank you

Silvio reply Replies: 2 || 2012-06-03 03:13:57
I have a question: is Hans Florian Zimmer Romanian?


HZ2012-06-03 03:34:27
German, of course :)


anonymous2012-06-10 22:57:05
Oh NO! His name is Hans Zimmer not Gianni Stanza. He is from Frankfurt, Germany.

Tushar B. reply Replies: 0 || 2012-06-10 18:29:57
I am from India, a company called 'India Bulls' ... which is in the Financial sector of the country ...is using 'now we are free' theme for their advt. campaign without paying royalty.
please take necessary action.

Mahmoud reply Replies: 0 || 2012-05-15 17:43:33
Mr. Zimmer is my Idol, being composer myself, I dream about meeting him and maybe working for him ! that'll be my dream becoming true !

david ballesteros reply Replies: 0 || 2012-05-05 16:03:31
Tengo que felicitarte por tu obra en la pelicula "Ángeles o demonios", es extraordinaria...gracias a personas como tu, la música es capaz de llegar al corazon...gracias.

Oscar Baldracchi reply Replies: 0 || 2012-04-28 03:08:48
Ciao Hans...

*** EDITED ***: please post in English, tanks.

Oscar Baldracchi

Heimo Sölter reply Replies: 0 || 2012-04-19 23:53:55
Sehr geehrter Herr Zimmer
In einem Film ist die Musik das Gefühl! Ohne Gefühl sind die Bilder NICHTS. Das Gefühl aber ist auch ohne Bilder wertvoll. Somit ist es das, was unserem Leben Atem verleiht und auch Sinn und Farbe. Das Gefühl macht die Bilder erst zu dem, was sie sein können.
Das kann ich in Ihrer Musik insbsondere erleben.
HErzlichen Dank dafür und Ihenen alles Gute
Heimo SÖlter

Heimo Sölter reply Replies: 0 || 2012-04-19 23:42:30
Sehr geehrter Herr Zimmer

Herzlichen Dank für Ihre Musik zum Film Da Vinci Code.
Es ist Ihnen wirklcih gelungen, eine gefühlte Verbindung zur Mitte zur schaffen, zu der Mitte, die uns alle atmen lässt, dem Gleichgewicht zwischen Ein und Ausatmen.

Herzliche Grüße

Heimo Sölter

Edwin V. Saunders reply Replies: 0 || 2012-04-14 04:14:37
Hello,
I was wondering why the Despicable Me score is not available for purchase anywhere. If I am mistaken, can you please let me know where I can buy it?

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