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Actually I bought the "August's Rhapsody" and it says Freddie Highmore & Mark Mancina. ;)Oh hell yeah! lol Thanks Hybrid.He wrote that indeed !Hybrid do you know if Hans had any involvement in the BvS DOJ teaser at Comic Con? Was a really cool percussive track.shown at comic-con...
Translation:<br><br>Simply beautiful, I'm 17 but since I was 12 I'm a fan of their music Hans, my dream is to one day have the privilege of attending one of his concerts, you're the best, congratulationsSimplesmente magnífico, tenho 17 anos mas desde meus 12 anos sou f&#227; de suas musicas Hans, meu sonho é poder um dia ter o privilégio de assistir um de seus concertos, voce é o melhor, parabéns.The theme for the two brothers is heartbreaking, I wish this score got more attention. There's some really great thematic writing.It's not ''best news ever'' until Powell confirms his return.Best. News. Ever!
Great! Can we expect to hear more of Hans on this one? :)I really hope Powell will be here too :)News ! :)This is quite a frequent problem with recent Zimmer score releases...<br>there is no official release of this track!<br>maybe in a few years we get the complete score :P
Hello guys! I discovered your site few days ago and I have to admit that is fabulous!! In the last year Hans Zimmer has became one of my favourite composer, his works are so inspirational, so emotional!!<br>I've recently watched Man of Steel (2013) and I have to say that the soundtrack is really amazing!!<br>I've listened to the full deluxe edition of the soundtrack (wooow!!) but I could not find a track that simply blow my mind. The problem is that the song only plays for about 10 seconds, so it's difficult to recognize it! I need your help!!<br>Here is a link with the scene that contains that song...if you know the title let me know!!<br>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4Fc3Jhc2F8<br>Thanks for all the work you have done and you are keep doing!!<br>Best regardsyeah, yust watched this without knowing that he was part of it, then suddenly there's this musical associate / producer credit for a person called something like Hans F Zimmer..<br>it made me feel good, and its great to see that the score is up hereI agree with this : even if the composer isn't influenced by the temp music, the director can get too attached to it, and be unable to accept anything that does not sound like it. I remember that this problem was evocated in an interview, but I don't remember by which composer...Maybe Desplat.I get using temp music for editing purposes. That makes sense to me. After the scene has been edited, and is then handed to the composer, the temp needs to be eradicated. Though, it gets that much more difficult if the composer is working closely with the editor.And it is a practice that should be stopped, in my opinion. It kills the composer's creativity.
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German-born composer Hans Zimmer is recognized as one of Hollywood’s most innovative musical talents‚ having first enjoyed success in the world of pop music as a member of The Buggles. The group’s single Video Killed the Radio Star became a worldwide hit and helped usher in a new era of global entertainment as the first music video to be aired on MTV.

Zimmer entered the world of film music in London during a long collaboration with famed composer and mentor Stanley Myers‚ which included the film My Beautiful Laundrette. He soon began work on several successful solo projects‚ including the critically acclaimed A World Apart‚ and during these years Zimmer pioneered the use of combining old and new musical technologies. Today‚ this work has earned him the reputation of being the father of integrating the electronic musical world with traditional orchestral arrangements.

A turning point in Zimmer’s career came in 1988 when he was asked to score Rain Man for director Barry Levinson. The film went on to win the Oscar for Best Picture of the Year and earned Zimmer his first Academy Award Nomination for Best Original Score. The next year‚ Zimmer composed the score for another Best Picture Oscar recipient‚ Driving Miss Daisy‚ starring Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman.

Having already scored two Best Picture winners‚ in the early ’90s Zimmer cemented his position as a pre-eminent talent with the award-winning score for The Lion King. The soundtrack has sold over 15 million copies to date and earned him an Academy Award for Best Original Score‚ a Golden Globe‚ an American Music Award‚ a Tony and two Grammy Awards. In total‚ Zimmer’s work has been nominated for 7 Golden Globes‚ 7 Grammys and seven Oscars for “Rainman”‚ “Gladiator”‚ “The Lion King”‚ “As good As It Gets”‚ “The Preachers Wife”‚ “The Thin Red Line‚” “The Prince Of Egypt” and “The Last Samurai.”

With his career in full swing‚ Zimmer was anxious to replicate the mentoring experience he had benefited from under Stanley Myers’ guidance. With state-of-the-art technology and a supportive creative environment‚ Zimmer was able to offer film-scoring opportunities to young composers at his Santa Monica-based musical ’think tank.’ This approach helped launch the careers of such notable composers as Mark Mancina‚ John Powell‚ Harry Gregson-Williams‚ Nick Glennie-Smith and Klaus Badelt.

In 2000 Zimmer scored the music for Gladiator‚ for which he received an Oscar nomination‚ in addition to Golden Globe and Broadcast Film Critics Awards for his epic score. It sold more than three million copies worldwide and spawned a second album “Gladiator: More Music From The Motion Picture‚” released on the Universal Classics/Decca label. Zimmer’s other scores that year included Mission: Impossible 2‚ The Road To El Dorado and An Everlasting Piece‚ directed by Barry Levinson.

Some of his other impressive scores include Pearl Harbor‚ The Ring‚4 films directed by Ridley Scott; Matchstick Men‚ Hannibal‚ Black Hawk Down and Thelma & Louise‚ Penny Marshall’s Riding In Cars With Boys and A League Of Their Own‚ Quentin Tarantino’s True Romance‚ Tears Of The Sun‚ Ron Howard’s Backdraft‚ Days Of Thunder‚ Smilla’s Sense Of Snow and the animated Spirit: Stallion Of The Cimarron for which he also co-wrote four of the songs with Bryan Adams‚ including the Golden Globe nominated “Here I Am.”

At the 27th annual Flanders International Film Festival‚ Zimmer performed live for the first time in concert with a 100-piece orchestra and a 100-piece choir. Choosing selections from his impressive body of work‚ Zimmer performed newly orchestrated concert versions of Gladiator‚ Mission: Impossible 2‚ Rain Man‚ The Lion King‚ and The Thin Red Line. The concert was recorded by Decca and released as a concert album entitled "The Wings Of A Film: The Music Of Hans Zimmer."

In 2003‚ Zimmer completed his 100th film score for the film The Last Samurai‚ starring Tom Cruise‚ for which he received both a Golden Globe and a Broadcast Film Critics nomination. Over the past year‚ Zimmer has scored Nancy Meyers’ comedy Something’s Gotta Give‚ the animated Dreamworks film‚ A Shark’s Tale (featuring voices of Will Smith‚ Renee Zellweger‚ Robert De Niro‚ Jack Black and Martin Scorsese)‚ and most recently‚ Jim Brooks’ Spanglish starring Adam Sandler and Tea Leoni (for which he also received a Golden Globe nomination). His upcoming projects include Paramount’s Weatherman starring Nicolas Cage‚ Dreamworks’ Madagascar and highly anticipated Warner Bros. summer release‚ Batman Begins.

Zimmer’s additional honors and awards include the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award in Film Composition from the National Board of Review‚ and the Frederick Loewe Award in 2003 at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. He has also received ASCAP’s Henry Mancini Award for Lifetime Achievement. Hans and his wife live in Los Angeles and he is the father of 4.


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