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So first impressions:<br><br>JP knocked this one out of the park! The whole score has this excellent swashbuckling vibe, which is surprisingly aggressive during the action sequences (entirely due to his trademark percussion).<br><br>The writing style is really interesting, it’s basically John Powell doing his usual style but with some Williams flourishes, especially during the softer cues. The Star Wars themes do return, but not as heavily as Rogue One. And of course the JW cue is great, although surprisingly structured more as an action cue as opposed to a concert suite.<br><br>And for some reason the Han theme sounds vaguely similar to Poe’s theme from Force Awakens.Let’s just say “Reminiscience Therapy”.... hold onto your seats! ;-)This score is awesome!! Powell did a great job at making a score that's differet than all the other SW scores, but still you know it's a SW score. He reprised Williams' theme brilliantly and I can't stop to listen to it!!!what about the music when batman makes it back to the cave and lex opens the case of kryptonite. cant find it in theseYeah I can't agree that Inception or Interstellar are superior pieces of scoring. Certainly not in structure, thematic development, etc. <br><br>What defined those scores is the vision behind them more so than the execution. In so many ways, that is opposite of The World's End. Interstellar is a brilliant score that managed to provide each scene with a simplistic tone, but one that captured the atmosphere behind the scenes perfectly, such as the unique use of the organ. Same with Inception with the guitars. <br><br>With a World's End, the vision is nothing special. It is a rock and roll twist to classic music. But the execution brings enormous power and gravitas to the movie.<br><br>I would sum it up by saying that in Interstellar and Inception, the creation of the music drives the movie's ideas while in At World's End, the movie drives the creation of the music.
Nazg&#251;l for Azog I will never forgive. It's not a Servant of Sauron theme, it's a Ringwraith theme, and Azog's not a Ringwraith, he's a goddam Orc, and that theme doesn't belong there, full stop. It was just put there because it sounds "epic" and would "pump up the action scene". Gondor Restored at the end is just as stupid. And the Dreaming of Bag End theme for Bilbo is indeed lovely, and would have been lovelier still if it actually appeared in the movie. Instead it just gets replaced by copy/pasted Hobbit music from LOTR instead because Peter Jackson desperately wants his audience to remember how good those movies were in lieu of the Hobbit ones being any good on their own. Needless to say it goes missing entirely from the second and third score...along with the Misty Mountains melody (the strongest theme of the first one). I still really like those scores overall but they got absolutely butchered in terms of their thematic usage in the films. Then again those movies were an absolute clusterfuck so I shouldn't be surprised.<br><br>WRT Harry Potter, the 3 note theme does work okay for Voldemort, except that there's already a longer, separate Voldemort theme in Philosopher's, one that I like even more, and which only gets used once in Chamber (when Riddle rearranges the letters). I can understand liking Chamber better than Philosopher when you compare the albums, but in terms of the complete scores there's no contest at all, Philosopher wins by a country mile because of Chamber's rehash issues (and there are some good cues missing from the album, such as the Troll and Forbidden Forest scenes).@Edmund<br>The thing with the Nolan scores (at least Interstellar/Inception) is that they are repetitive, in as much as being built heavily around the suites that I’m guessing they use to edit and temp the film. <br>And while the themes are simple I do think they are structured in a unique enough way which builds emotional resonance through the gradual increase in chords/volume/speed/etc. Even Dunkirk is a relatively simple score theme wise, but is so technically complex.<br><br>And personally I’ve never been in love with Inception. I admire it on a technical level, but outside of “Time” I find it to be a fairly cold score. Obviously what it was meant to do so not a complaint, more of a personal preference thing.You know, I actually like Chamber of Secrets much more than Philosopher's Stone. It has the best moments from that score with improved themes. (I actually like the 3 note motif for Voldemort better than it being used for the stone, it already sounded like the Sith theme from Star Wars so might as well go all the way with it.) It felt more tight, better paced, and had an overall more energetic feel to it.<br><br>The Hobbit, I'm not entirely sure where you're getting heartbreaking from. If you mean the state of its release I absolutely agree, if you're talking about its reprisals the only one I had any issue with was the Return of the King/Gondor Restored theme which had nothing to do with Thorin and Bilbo's relationship. <br><br>The Nazghul theme being used for Azog I thought was fine as he was a servant of Sauron in the movies, History of the Ring and Gollum's themes were used effectively, and the new thematic material for the first film, I thought was wonderful. The themes A Baggins of Bag-End and The Lonely Mountain song being used as a Fellowship type of theme are the greatest highlights for me.See, I don't find Inception or Interstellar (or Thin Red Line) all that "complex". Especially not compared to At World's End (how many themes are in that score, like 15? 20? Pretty much all of which show up in rapid succession during the Maelstrom battle?). The Nolan scores are more about building up around very simple conceptual ideas.<br><br>Unless you're talking about emotional complexity, which is a very different thing and not really possible to objectively judge...You know, I don't think I've ever really gotten the full story surrounding that score. I've heard conflicting reports. My personal belief is that Ross did little to no substantial composition and that all the new stuff (themes, suites, new cues and also significantly fresh arrangements of old material) is pure Williams, but that film is full of reused music from the first film (it's actually quite frustrating, not as bad as On Stranger Tides or as heartbreaking as The Hobbit, but a bit of a rehashy mess and it makes the key error of using the Philosopher's Stone motif as a Voldemort theme). That's where I think Ross comes in and was responsible for taking those cues verbatim from the first film and tweaking/rearranging them just enough to match the timings of the scenes without actually adding any of his "own" notes. His role is likely somewhere between additional music, arrangement and music editing (but as Hybrid likes to point out, oftentimes those sorts of roles are really blurred and overlapping anyways).<br><br>A guy at jwfan did an analysis that helps understand the nature of that score, but be warned, it goes *really* deep:<br><br>www.jwfan.com/forums/index.php?/topic/27619-finished-chamber -of-secrets-thematic-and-originality-analysis/
I'm trying to be objective* (sorry haha)@Anonymous Zimmer's best? Well... I'm trying to be subjective:<br>IMO The Thin Red Line remains the pinnacle of Hans' career from an artistic point of view. It's a turning point, though we've been used to this kind of writing since (so many scores have copied TTRL).<br><br>Inception and (especially) Interstellar are superior pieces of scoring as well. Their level of complexity is unmatched in Zimmer's discography.<br>Gladiator is another impressive score, as it combines some of the best action music, best drama and deepest emotions Hans has ever composed for a movie.<br><br>Seems like I'm quite objective here, as none of my favorites scores are on this list ! ;)Interesting you mention William Ross' role in Chamber of Secrets because I've never fully understood what his exact involvement was. Was he just an additional music composer? Or did he actually compose most of the score with John Williams only writing the suites? Just curious if you know.I mean, the thematic situation *is* a bit messy. You've got new themes by Powell, one new Williams theme adapted by Powell, and then existing Star Wars themes adapted by Powell. I agree the credits are a bit long-winded but I can't think of a more concise way to convey all that information.<br><br>What does bother me (and maybe this is my inner fanboy talking) is that it seems to downplay Powell's role a bit, listing him second and with the use of the word "adapted" which makes him feel a bit second fiddle. Remember how William Ross "adapted" Williams' music for Chamber of Secrets, by which was meant largely copying and pasting bits from Sorcerer's Stone? I have no doubt that Powell has done a far, far more substantial job here (and they do say "composed and adapted", to be fair). Then again, it's a Star Wars score, and of course they're going to put Williams' name front and center as much as possible no matter what.<br><br>This is all such nitpicking of the highest order :pHans for Star Wars ?<br><br><br>Never.<br><br><br>Ron probably asked him first and Hans probably was like "JOHN POWELL !!"
What would have happened if Ron Howard would have been the first choice to direct Solo? He would have chosen James Horner (if he wasn't dead) or try to convince Hans Zimmer to do the music. The only collaboration between Howard and maestro Williams was in the movie Far And Away.Poster in SpainA Star Wars score that sounds like a Powell score? I'm in.<br><br>From what I've heard of many people, the score is really great and apart from the Williams theme, I heard Powell also had a lot of great themes.<br><br>I cannot wait for it!Your source?Just saw the film, really fun and faced paced movie. The score is great, it has a solid main theme by John Williams (not as great as Rey theme though) but still memorable and john powell adapts this main theme in various variations throughout the film. Star Wars fan might be dissapointed by the score because this overall sounds like a typical Powell score which doesn’t really sound like a typical Star Wars movie. Still fans of Powell will love this new score.
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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.

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.

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

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!

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

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

Peter Lugg reply Replies: 0 || 2010-12-15 00:00:00
Hi

I came to the site because I admire your music so much. I bought The Pacific soundtrack and find that the music still evinces the sadness and grandeur of that series. Music can access the emotions so quickly and profoundly - if it's done right!

I guess you don't need the admiring comments of total strangers, but I have enjoyed putting down these remarks.

Thanks for the wonderful music.

Holger Böhm reply Replies: 0 || 2010-12-10 00:00:00
Dear Mr. Zimmer,
I admire your work and am glad that this was appreciated.

Live long and prosper

H. Böhm

diky reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-29 00:00:00
I want to be a Hans's operator.. :) i am very very very love him.. great composer ...!!!!

Dillon reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-28 00:00:00
Hi, my name is Dillon, and I really admire your music. I was wondering if sheet music was available for the song 'Guerilla Tactics' that you used in the video game Modern Warfare 2. Please e-mail me at d1rex@yahoo.com

Teresa-Michelle reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-27 00:00:00
Could I get an email address where I can submit a request to use some of Hans Zimmer music on a project? Please email me at teresamichelle@gmail.com.

Melanie Meier reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-20 00:00:00
Please can you tell me something about the adress of Hans Zimmer.
My Boyfriend is the biggest fan of him.He also make his own music and now i wanna have some instructions from Hans Zimmer, how to get the music from my boyfriend into the big world of music...

We love the music of films and we dont want to get a million dollar with our music, but we wanna have a way to go to puplic....

I know, my english isn´t very good, but i do my very best , to understand my text...
greets an thank you very much for help us to go the right way....
greets Mel

Michael reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-18 00:00:00
This music has helped me a lot.

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