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The score is already on itunes.This score... so many mixed emotions. Does it work for the film? Heck yeah. Does it improve the film? So much so. Did Hans do what he set out to do? Totally. Is it an award winning masterpiece? Um, not so fast.<br><br>Dunkirk, while super effective within the context of the film (I wouldn’t change a thing about it), I must admit, it doesn’t have nearly the same effect as a stand-alone listen. It’s literally the same textures and notes over and over again, just slightly rising and falling in pitch and tempo. Does that make it “award” worthy? I’m not sure. If based solely on the film, you betcha. If based purely on the music itself, I don’t think so. That’s where Interstellar succeeds so far and away over Dunkirk. As a pure listening experience, Interstellar is interesting, multi-layered and emotional. Whereas Dunkirk is just flat, void of any sort of feeling or “actual” music (again, works IN the film). It’s glorified sound FX (save for the end, which, no doubt, is in large part to Ben).<br><br>Hmm... I’ve never had a score tear me apart more than this one. I both love it and hate it. Maybe it did it’s job... lol.<br><br>Excuse me while I go listen to No Time for Caution yet again.I think most of us agree that he should've won for Interstellar but I think Dunkirk deserves it too. The work Hans and the music department did on this movie is just incredible. Must've been a lot of hard work. <br>An award is an award, Hans' 2nd Oscar is long overdue so I'd be glad to see him win. But it would be weird to see him win for THAT score, after all the greatnesses of the past 20 years. Same thing with Morricone who won his only Oscar for his very light and insignificant work on Hateful Eight. Good for the man, good for the fans, but doesn't really make sense. But have Oscars ever made sense? :-phaha hybrid :D made my day
Hybrid, yes!wow man, hybrid. this isn't right from you. actually really embarrasing and an absolute no-go from a staff/member of this site to write such a comment. even if it's a joke, this is a shame and sad.I was a bit over the line, I admit. I should have made it clearer that all of that "hottest shit in town" bit was meant purely as a part of my personal opinion regarding his output. I never saw or read any interviews with him. <br><br>I also know about his wife, of course... but I guess I'm just too cynical to accept it as an all-encompasing excuse while seeing such massive fanbase clamoring for his new music. I don't know, I admittedly feel a bit bad about what I'm saying myself. I AM an asshole, sure, but only to an extent. <br><br>I think that saying "he is writing scores that he feels comfortable with" and "living his life however he wants", albeit understandable, is still ignoring the fact that he is an artist with a fanbase. We are living in a time when film composers are slowly getting a mainstream recognition as a type of musicians comparable to bands or singers. And that creates a certain responsibility towards that fanbase. An artist doesn't have to fulfill it, sure, but he should at the very least acknowledge and address it.<br><br>Which brings to mind an image of Hans going on a massive tour whilst giving zero fucks about the CD presentation of his scores, but I digress.<br><br>I wouldn't dare giving Powell advices about how to deal with a pain of the loved one's loss. But on the other hand, I strongly believe in artist's responsibility towards the fans. <br><br>For example, that's why I would kick everybody saying "GRRM is not your bitch" right in the goddamn nuts.Now I have ONE true reason to want this score to win !<br><br>PEACE ! lolI stand corrected. Though it's still possible that the score is a combination of live orchestra and samples, a lot of RCP music does that.
Ds beat me to a few of the points I was going to make, so thanks. :) I'll try to keep this brief, but it won't be.<br><br>Macejko, the only part of your statement that I would 100%, strongly, absolutely disagree with is the "pretentious douche" part. When has he ever "acted like the hottest shit in town"? Do we have any record of him actually refusing assignments? I mean, clearly his output has slowed down since 2012, but why do you act like he's doing that because he thinks he's better than everyone else? I don't see that as pretentious. Especially not given what we know about his personal circumstances. For all we know his decision to take on less work was caused by the knowledge that his wife was sick and wanting to spend as much time with her and with their son as he could. You really still want to call him pretentious?<br><br>Now, what I do agree with is the impression that Powell is no longer really developing as an artist. He's found his niche and is writing scores that he feels comfortable with, but I haven't been "surprised" by anything he's written since probably 2010 or 2011. Is that a problem? Well, depends on what your priorities are. I don't rate innovation as highly as I do music that speaks to me on an emotional level, that I love listening to and want to hear over and over again. And with scores like Pan and HTTYD2 Powell has definitely provided that, while Hans Zimmer for all of the "pushing the envelope" and "breaking boundaries" he's done (or claimed to have done) in the last 7, 8 years has in the process left behind many of the things that made me love his music in the first place. He's written some fine and certainly interesting scores in those years (and some I never want to hear again), but I'd throw out every single one of them to hear another At World's End or King Arthur, just a big old epic larger-than-life fun time that cares more about entertaining you than trying to musically divide by zero or whatever. But now I'm turning this into a Powell vs. Zimmer argument which was never really my intention. :p<br><br>At the same time I can't pretend that it doesn't hurt to see how much Powell has slowed down. I mean his run of form from 2003-2011 is the stuff of legend, 3-4 scores a year in all sorts of different genres, all of it quality stuff. He was pretty much hitting the sweet spot: innovating, developing his style, trying out new things but not sacrificing his voice or the accessibility of his music. If he were to keep up that trajectory for a career spanning several decades he'd be in contention for greatest of all time IMO. Sadly it doesn't look like that's going to happen anymore. I think it's a fair criticism to say he's dropped off, or at the very least leveled out. I just don't think it's fair to call him pretentious for doing so. The man's a human being and he has the right to live his life however he wants.But you know he never said he has nothing to prove. I don't think he even think such a thing, actually he seems like a very humble and nice guy, much like Hans. I just tell you this based on all the great things he did in many genres throughout his career.<br><br>I guess he just want to write music he likes and the way he likes it. Many producers/directors want something more restrained for their movies, that's ok, they can get someone else. If you can afford doing what you like for a living, why the hell would you accept jobs you don't like?<br><br>And SW isn't about "creativity", it's just about this kind of busy orchestral music with lots of frenetic parts which Powell seems to really like these days.If only every annoying film music fan would be so willing to take his own life as this one...If this nominated for golden globe or even Oscar and win the title I'll kill my self.<br><br>This score is nothing compared to interstellar or even to POTC 3.The moment an artist thinks he has "nothing more to prove", he is creatively dead. <br><br>Also, thinking that only animation and Star Wars provide a field for any kind of innovation and experimentation is just ludicrous beyond words, Ds. SW especially is the most musically restricted franchise on the planet.
Fair point. Just look at what Balfe did this year, Lego Batman, Churchill, Genius, The Crown, Geostorm... and all are somewhat different in tone. He was on fire this year for sure.Here is another comparison which to me seems more relevant than yours :<br>Lorne is doing a lot of projects and getting better and better in various styles.<br>And Ramin is also doing a lot of projects but is far, far behind in terms of styles and creativity. I'm not saying he doesn't evolve, but at this rate he will need 3 lifes to catch up on Balfe's current level.<br><br>Powell has nothing to prove, he has already mastered all genres and is now able to write the music he likes most : crazy orchestral pieces where nothing is forbidden. Today, only animated movies allow this style of scores to exist. And also Star Wars :-pEdmund wrong again !!!!!balfe posted some photos of the recording sessions for the crown^ lol. Harsh, but he’s not wrong. Although, I hate to say it, we could say the same for Zimmer in my opinion.I must admit I'm starting to think of Powell as sort of a pretentious douche. All the time he acts like the hottest shit in town, refusing to score basically everything they offer him, and when he finally descends from his golden throne and graces us peasants with a new score for his beloved kiddie animated genre, even then he doesn't handle the majority of the score himself.<br>This might be a fun score, I'm sure it's gonna be, but I'm also pretty sure that it's going to sound like every other Powell score from the last 6 or so years. The man hides in a cave, doesn't evolve at all and for some mysterious reason he is still revered like a second coming of Jesus Christ. Say anything you will about Lorne Balfe, but at least he is working his ass off and slowly getting better and better.
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Shirley reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-02 00:00:00
This is your best topic yet!

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-27 00:00:00
I am a little fraze of momment. One day music will provide. Just, thank you. Remember this moment, and we will remember you.


Music is what feelings sound like.

Paul Davies reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-26 00:00:00
Hi Hans

(I hope you sometimes find the time to read these comments).

While on a recent business trip to Mongolia, I took with me a selection of your music. This was a terrific combination of the wild, exotic and freezing (-35°) panoramic views, and your highly entertaining, emotive and classical (to me) music.

I particularly enjoyed The Dark Knight soundtrack as the soundtrack to my Mongolian visit.

I'm listening to it now (while in my office in Switzerland), and I feel like I am transported; not only back to Mongolia, but also to a very special and passionate place.

Long may you continue to entertain!
Thank you very much Hans!
Paul Davies.

Bubble101 reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-26 00:00:00
I'm not sure if you actually ever read this, but I would like to applaud your work in pretty much every movie you've been in lately. The quality of the music is amazing, and I don't think people give the musicians behind everything enough credit. Anyway... You probably don't want to hear this from a 16 year old girl, but I think it's pretty amazing what you add to these movies, and I would die (not literally, of course) to be in a band or orchestra like yours.
- geeky1

Krystal Holmes reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-25 00:00:00
Hans rules. I don't think there anymore left to say.

Lindsey reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-23 00:00:00
Dear Mr. Zimmer,
I am a 17 year old girl who lives in Reno, NV. I know how unlikely that it is that this will receive any individual attention, but I could not stop myself from telling you how much your music has changed my life. Its powerful and raw, full of so much emotion. When I was a kid I used to watch movies over and over just to listen to the music. Now I actually have the majority of your soundtracks on my ipod. When I found this site I was ecstatic and thrilled like the band kid I am that there was a place where it all was. It is put together simply and easy to figure out. Basically, I just wanted to say thank you for bringing the wonders of your music into the light for all to hear.
Lindsey

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eran.a reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-15 00:00:00
Hello Hans,

I would like to get your permission to use your transformers 2 -Arrival to Earth as the BG sound of my project - this is no commertial project and I'm not getting any prophets of it.

I know that this is may not be the site to ask for this, but I don't know where else to do it.

thanks a lot,

E.A

Shelly Joseph reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-14 00:00:00
Wow had no idea he had done some of the music that you listed. Thanks for that info. The first time I noticed him was on the soundtrack for Crimson Tide. Every since then when I really like the music in a movie I look to see if it was him and I'm not surprised when I love the music and his name rolls up the screen.. Truly talented thanks for bringing this website about a gifted, gifted composer...

Anthony Rother reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-10 00:00:00
Hello Hans with the INCEPTION Soundtrack you turned into a Legend...

Awesomeness reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-04 00:00:00
U R the bomb!!!!! I love u! I am doing U for a orchestra project..... Bye

Elif reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-04 00:00:00
Hi!! Im 11 and from Turkey! Umm I just LOVED your work on Inception and Pirates of The Caribbean so umm I hope life gives you more opportunities for you to write music I definitely want INCEPTION to win all of the Oscars it's been nominated for cuz there's no other thing like it the music the architecture the visual effects its all just so ORIGINAL!! Thank you for writing such wonderful music that makes our lives better!! THANK UUUU!! <3 :)

Victhor Mendes reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-27 00:00:00
There is this history ... The child says to the mother: "When I become an adult, I want to become a musician" And she says " You can´t become both"

My dream is to know you! I´m a brazilian pianist and composer like you...I´m your fan... Your songs make me continuing the "fight" to realize my dream... Become a musician... like you!

Thanks for your music, Hans!

Samuel reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-25 00:00:00
Hans Zimmer sees the messages here? or just fans who respond to him?

GarethWyett reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-17 00:00:00
Hello! , I'm new. Better had make an introduction.

See ya! :) and Thankyou

(apologise if the wrong place to post)

terri sommella reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-15 00:00:00
Thank you for choosing a career path that has brought so much joy, energy and emotion to so many people. In January, when days are short and life drags on, my players are always filled with various discs from POTC. Other scores return to their rightful places in Spring, Summer and Fall. Your music moves with the tides of my life. Thank you.

Ezra Gabay reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-13 00:00:00
Keep up the eatable work it's just perfect!
Daddy Ez

syazwan hakim reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-13 00:00:00
hello...
my name is syazwan, i have been trying to write something about hans zimmer...
so i going to need a bit of information about him.....
really appreciate your help

syazwan hakim reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-13 00:00:00
hello...
my name is syazwan, i have been trying to write something about hans zimmer...
so i going to need a bit of information about him.....
really appreciate your help

Joanne Buttigieg reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-08 00:00:00
There should be concerts of his music...it's so passionate and simply beautiful!!!

Rik Verdegem reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-07 00:00:00
@ antonio monfermoso: if this where ever to happen, plz let me know. I LOVE his music from the dark knight (listenning to it right now, its amazing). If this is ever played in live concert then i wouldn't want to miss it for the world anywere in the world...

Kredo reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-04 00:00:00
Hy.
I am searching a song,so long.I think it is from Hans Zimmer.
I heard in in the movie "Madagascar",but its not on the Soundtrack.
It is in the Scene when the lion Alex is very hungry and he dreamed that many Steaks falling down.
The music is very slow with an art of xylophone.

so please can you help me.

Alex Powell reply Replies: 0 || 2010-12-26 00:00:00
One... im one of your biggest fans. two... can you put words in one of your songs that are as crazy as the Kraken... also on the song with words can you include Cristina Fleture.. She is your biggest fan too. and i want to give her a cool birthday present. Thanks,
Alex Powell

Antonio Monfermoso reply Replies: 0 || 2010-12-26 00:00:00
Is there any plans for Mr Zimmer to do a live concert in the Uk? Id love to hear the music from Batman Begins & Dark Knight in London live on stage maybe next to the London EyE what an amazing night.

Ember reply Replies: 0 || 2010-12-24 00:00:00
You are amazing!

Vasilis Alevizos reply Replies: 0 || 2010-12-22 00:00:00
Hallo Mr.Zimmer...I do not know if you will ever read my mail, but i wanted to write it for you...I am i 18 Greek boy and i always admired your music-scores and in general all film scores...I have already finished my music studies with an A degree in piano studies, and i also compose my own orchestral scores. People in my country, teachers everywhere in greece say that i am really good, almost a genius...I never believed them. I mean i know I have some perfect fresh ideas and i know that i am composing for a huge orchestra even though noone tought me how(i studies only music harmony and chorus composition)...And if even i believed them, how can I in this country show my talent? Plenty of music sheets, My 'Rhapsody for a dream' for a huge orchestra, chorus and piano, my piano studies, soundtracks for films and whole new ideas which i do not write them, beacause like the others will end up on my desk waiting to be played for ages...And i speak to you Mr.Zimmer beacause i do not know to whom i may speak...Who can advise me what to do??...you are one of my music idols, talented, successfull, your dream is complete! When will my dream come true?! I know you are to busy to meddle with problems like my one...but you could help me. And remember how much i want to make this dream a reality but i can not alone...Thanks Mr.Zimmer if you read this...or any other reader...And if you could help in someway please contact me...my email address is www.vasilis_al@yahoo.gr...
......a mortal teenage boy from Athens,greece...thanks

vien reply Replies: 0 || 2010-12-20 00:00:00
I hope Mr. Zimmer would win the Oscar for Inception score. Masterful and it all started with just 4 notes!

Joel Christian Goffin reply Replies: 0 || 2010-12-17 00:00:00
Is the dream behind Media Ventures over?

Sara reply Replies: 0 || 2010-12-17 00:00:00
Wanted to say...King Arthur's soundtrack is, in my opinion, one of your best works. Powerful, full of depth, incredible!! It gave me chills. Love it.
Great great job.
Regards,
Sara

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