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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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Daniel reply Replies: 0 || 2015-04-10 16:57:17
Your music is fantastic! if only your music were as mainstream as all the bs out there.

juzekxx02 reply Replies: 0 || 2015-04-09 14:44:43
Hi Hans. Where I should write if I need Your permission to set my arragements of Your soundtracks at any web pages?

Michael reply Replies: 0 || 2015-04-08 12:22:36
Hi there, a friend of mine is getting married and she wants Iris & Jasper from the Holiday played when she walks down the aisle, but she can't find the (violin) sheet music anywhere. Do you know where we might find it? Thanks, Michael.

dvldvl reply Replies: 0 || 2015-04-05 19:53:18
To anyone who wishes to answer this.

Soundonline is having an Easter sale. Until tomorrow, they are selling their Hollywood Orchestra Diamond Edition for $599. I'd appreciate any thoughts on it. I currently have their EWQL Symphony Orchestra Platinum Plus.

Thanks in advance.

Frisbee reply Replies: 0 || 2015-03-30 14:09:45
Webmasters

I have noticed that every now and then a certain album page gets flooded with discussions about another - usually forthcoming - score, for which we naturally don't have a page yet. I was thinking maybe we should have a thread for each score a RCP composer is attached to work on - whether or not any album(s) are planned or released for it - and then, later on, a separate page for the actual albums when those become available. This could make things organized and probably easier to follow. Just a suggestion.

J. S. reply Replies: 0 || 2015-03-30 09:56:31
Mr. Zimmer,

To me you are considered one of the best if not the best composers of the modern era. It would be an honor to see you someday live in concert. Do you ever come to Cleveland, OH?

Thanks for the music!

Lucas Barkmann reply Replies: 0 || 2015-03-30 05:55:16
Hanz Zimmer and Staff,

Please check out Julia Westlin on YouTube she is a great singer but would be amazing with your help! Please check her out!!

pashalis777 reply Replies: 0 || 2015-03-26 16:50:41
is Zimmer going to compose Inferno..cause one of the biggest pluses of the previous 2 movies was the music..

Joby reply Replies: 0 || 2015-03-25 08:20:48
No matter how many times I hear the soundtrack of Gladiator I cannot think it is the best movie score of all time for me. I always awed specially Sorrow with Lisa Girard, Am I Not Merciful, and Now We are Free.

MOUGENEL Yannick reply Replies: 0 || 2015-03-24 15:25:16
Hello Mr ZIMMER,
Thank you for your music that I find meaningful contribution, an emotion to the film, you are a very great composer, I am fans of your music from longtemp and I listen to you very often .Please bring us such a feeling !!
Yannick FRANCE.

Jacinthe Beaudry reply Replies: 0 || 2015-03-23 23:36:25
Dear Mr. Zimmer,
I am currently working on a short drama movie for a contest exclusive to high school students. «Time» being one of my all-time favourites, I was wondering if my team and I could use it as the main soundtrack.

We will in no way gain money from this short, nor do we intend on sharing it beyond the contest's audience reach. Thank you for your time and your masterpieces.

Society Blue reply Replies: 0 || 2015-03-23 05:45:33
Hans:

Rise Above is song that we (society blue) composed last year. I feel the song would be unique if an orchestrated effort was pursued. I hope inspirations can be felt from you as you have to us.

Info@societyblue.com

Mike reply Replies: 0 || 2015-03-21 15:24:47
Ich schreibe trotzdem in Deutsch:

Vielen Dank für die immerwieder neuen Musikstücke!
Hoffentlich wird es noch sehr lange so weitergehen ! :)

Felipe Andres Alves Gonzalez reply Replies: 0 || 2015-03-19 18:41:25
Greetings, dear Zimmer!

I am a game design student, and I am developing a game about samurais. I came here to ask you if I could use some of your songs of the movie "The Last Samurai" as soundtracks for the Demo version of my game.

I have no intention to gain money or sell, it is just for academic purposes.

That album is amazing and really combines with my game.
Thanks for the attention and I will wait for your answer!

Regards!

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

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