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Cheers guys, much appreciated!<br>In my mind I had some video interview though, as I always like watching those as well. I do wonder if there was an extra section on the home release of the movie where ideally there might be.Hans Zimmer is one of the biggest film composers working in the industry today.  He won an Academy Award for his work on The Lion King, and has been nominated for six other films including Gladiator, The Thin Red Line, and As Good As It Gets. With The Last Samurai he celebrates his 100th film score, and SoundtrackNet had an opportunity to talk with Hans a few weeks ago during a rare break in his busy schedule working on Something's Gotta Give.<br><br>You've scored many projects during your career, and The Last Samurai is being touted as your 100th film score…<br><br>Well, I'm terrible with math, so I'm not doing the counting. It could be more, it could be less – but apparently it's the 100th.<br><br>So how did you get involved with the project?<br><br>If you're lucky enough to get nominated for an Oscar, you get invited to the Oscar nominee's luncheon where they hand out these little nomination certificates. There are usually 150 people standing there, and people are invited up in alphabetical order, starting with the As. By the time they get to the Cs, everybody's already back at their table chatting and eating, and while the first people called get thunderous applause, you can imagine what it's like when your name starts with Z!<br><br>So Ed Zwick and I were standing there, waiting at one of these luncheons about four years ago, and we started talking to each other. I asked him what he was working on and he told me about this movie called The Last Samurai, which I thought sounded interesting and I asked him to send me a script. After the script arrived, I didn't hear from him for a long time and I thought he'd forgotten about me, not thinking about how difficult it is to set up a samurai movie these days. The other thing I liked about the project was that Tom Cruise was involved, so it was like returning home, since I've scored a bunch of his movies – I knew we were going to have a good time.<br><br>Did it end up that way?<br><br>Ed and his editor Steve Rosenblum are such gentlemen, so together and professional, and they basically did one cut of the film, screened it, and everyone loved their work. So after this, they had plenty of time to come and hang with me, and while I usually love the re-cutting process because it's a diversionary tactic to keep the director and editor out of my life, these guys were great to have around. <br><br>Of course, my sense of paranoia made me think that something was going wrong all the time, waiting for the other shoe to drop, as it were, but it never happened. Ed phoned this morning and I thought, "Oh my god – rewrite!" It's just how my brain works. But I think he and I feel a bit odd now: we've been seeing each other every day for months, and suddenly we're done. I completely understand why people have a problem finishing a movie, because there's something really nice about the process – completion is far more boring.<br><br>For Samurai, you used Japanese percussions and ethnic woodwinds, without getting too 'Japanese'.<br><br>My problem is that I feel Japanese music is really inaccessible to Western ears, and I was really struggling with this film initially, trying to figure out what I was doing. This idea popped into my head for using Western-style themes, but applying a Japanese aesthetic to them, which sounds great of course, until I had to ask myself what I meant! Actually, I think it's just my way of not overloading certain things with too many colors, or being geometrically precise about my cues and not making them too flowery.<br><br>The Tom Cruise character is one of those nasty drunks at the beginning, who obviously has some serious problems he's trying to deal with, or not deal with. He's obnoxious and restless, suffering sleepless nights and is very un-Tom. For me, this character's journey was about his need to earn tranquility and peace, so within the score there's this very romantic, overblown and passionate theme. It's like a juvenile way of dealing with life and death – the pain and liebestod.<br><br>However, to contrast with these very relentless themes, there are a number of stark, formal and sober pieces, because I wanted to take Tom's character on a journey. He comes from America and ends up in this foreign place where he doesn't speak the language or understand the culture. But at the end of the movie, I want the audience to think that there isn't a more beautiful place for him to be, that he is at home in Japan and finally at peace.<br><br>There are many useless acts of bravery we do out of misguided romanticism, and this movie is full of courageous and dignified acts of bravery. So I wanted to play off these acts, since both the American and Japanese cultures have a concept of heroism, and I just wanted to see if I could play with the nature of the two different concepts.<br><br>So you didn't want to do the stereotypical Japanese thing...<br><br>Absolutely not! Take Akira Kurosawa's Ran, for example, which has this brilliant score where Takemitsu writes Western music, but with an Eastern accent. Somebody asked me a few days ago why As Good As It Gets was European – why did I write a European score for a quintessentially American story? For me, it's because Jack Nicholson was crazy in the movie, and I felt one of the great things about America is how they always think we Europeans are crazy. So by writing a European-styled score, it's my way of saying that Jack is crazy, but it's alright!<br><br>How do you feel about people who criticize your work for not fitting into the time period, like Gladiator?<br><br>The reason I take these jobs is because I'm interested in foreign cultures, and every time I get to work on a movie I'm thrown into the adventure of whatever that culture is, the time, and wherever the story's taking place. So one of the things I'm very careful about is not to be historically correct to the culture, but, on the other hand, not to insult the underlying aesthetics of that culture either. I remember watching Chariots of Fire and thinking how brilliantly the music worked, never missing that it wasn't period instruments! I grew up listening to Bach played by a symphony orchestra – it's the wrong sized orchestra with the wrong instruments, but I don't think that's the point.<br><br>With Gladiator, Pietro Scalia brought in a CD saying "this is Ancient Roman music," and I said, "Says who? You went to the Ancient Roman music store and bought an Ancient Roman music CD? Bullshit!" We're not anthropologists. Look at he costumes Ridley Scott had: they were more Napoleonic than Roman, which was perhaps fitting since Napoleon had stolen all of his good ideas from the Romans regarding how to make his generals look cool – and so did Hitler! So I got criticized for making the "Entry into Rome" cue too Leni Riefenstahl – but that was the joke! I am allowed to have a sense of humor in my music!<br><br>Earlier this summer your credit on Pirates of the Caribbean was "Score Overproduced by". What was the deal with that?<br><br>Well, I thought honesty was a virtue! But seriously, Jerry Bruckheimer quite rightly asked me not to give him "that old-fashioned Pirate music," and Gore Verbinski, who I adore and did The Ring with, said, "Well, it is a pirate movie, so we have to disguise it." In the end, I spent a day and a half writing tunes, Klaus Badelt wrote a lot of stuff, and we rolled up our sleeves, got drunk, behaved in a debauched way, and produced a score!<br><br>There was a lot of criticism regarding that score, but in the end it had to serve the film - which it did. You seem to get a lot of criticism on any project you do.<br><br>I had the misfortune of going onto the Film Score Monthly web site recently to look something up and vanity made me type in my own name. I suddenly realized that you can't ever get it right. Who do people want me to be? The guy that writes Matchstick Men? Or the guy that writes The Rock? Or the guy that writes Driving Miss Daisy? My need is ultimately to write for myself. I mock myself and I'm ironic about the way I speak about it because if I take it too seriously, it would be a pompous and boring thing to do. But at the same time I take each note I write very seriously – none of them are random.<br><br>The Internet Movie Database always lists you as being attached to multiple projects, so I was curious, what's Sharktail?<br><br>I complained to Jeffrey Katzenberg that I couldn't cross any more Red Seas, or deal with any more horses that can't speak – I wanted to do one of the fun animated movies instead. There's also a hip-hop element in Sharktail, and I haven't been there yet, so it's new territory! King Arthur is still in production, and I literally just got the first bits of footage just before you came here.<br><br>Are you working on all of these projects simultaneously?<br><br>I'm thinking about them! I'm also working with Jim Brooks on his new comedy, Spanglish.<br><br>And speaking of comedies, you recently did Matchstick Men for Ridley, which had a very Nino Rota vibe to it....<br><br>And I gave him credit! I thought, what if Nino had written the theme and I was just doing the variations? But I bet I'm going to get criticized for that because it's not like Gladiator.<br><br>So when did you last have a vacation?<br><br>Well, I went to Japan for a couple of days at the end of November for the Japanese premiere of Samurai, but look, I love what I do! In January I'll travel to Morocco because Ridley will be shooting his next movie, Kingdom of Heaven, so that's like a holiday!<br><br>My family and I are going away at Christmas, and what we used to do would be to rent a house in the mountains and go on these skiing holidays. It would be a crappy house, not as nice as the one we live in, my wife was still going to the market, and we're still washing our plates – so it wasn't a vacation, it was a lot of work! It's taken us a long time, but we just figured it out: we're not practical with vacations – we're staying at hotels! But while the Zimmer family isn't talented when it comes to vacations, we're talented when it comes to work!<br><br>I sat through Samurai the other day, and for the first time watched the whole movie from top to tail with everything finished and completed. It felt really good, better than a vacation. But luckily there were enough things wrong for me to think that I learned something from the experience, and now I can't wait for the next project to try these new ideas out.<br><br>The soundtrack to The Last Samurai is available from Elektra Records, and the film is currently in theaters. Matchstick Men is available on Varese Sarabande Records.<br><br>With thanks to Chet Mehta at Chasen & Co, Jason Cienkus at Warner Brothers, and Nina Lynch and Mark Wherry at Media Ventures for helping with this interview. And, of course, special thanks to Hans.Mulan get his release... through Disney+, 4th September.Mulan is being released on sept 4th. Can't wait to hear Harry's score!!!!Here's an interview about Last Samurai from Soundtrack.net https: //www.soundtrack. net/content/article/?id=112
You can find an interview with Hans on his process for TLS on soundtrack.net somewhere, back in 2003 or 2004The tracklist they posted has 58 tracks and yours contains only 54<br>interesting thing, He never really spoke about Last Samurai. but you have to realize, even when He speaks, its not always the truth. <br><br>The only thing I know, in 2013 doing press for Rush, He really said the hardest job was Last Samurai, well its not true according to himself, if you watch the behind the scenes stuff from Matchstick Men from 2003, right there He says that he was working on 3 huge films, (tears of the sun / Pirates / last samurai) and Mathstick men was the absolute hardest for him.<br><br>also Ed Zwick talks about working with Hans on the dvd commentary sometimes, but nothing really fancy.<br><br>Im sure there is an interview for this film with him, since he was at the premierI am struggling to find an interview where Hans speaks about this soundtrack. Does it even exist? <br>I spent the last hours digging but nothing. I always desired to hear some comments about it, like he does for the other works he's done.<br>I know it's a far stretch for Hans To release docu scores, but am really curious as to what Brave Miss World, Believer and Jalous of the Birds sound like...<br><br><br>@Mephariel<br>You can find Great Bear Rainforest on bleedingfingersmusic.com under Anze Rozman
Mondo only offered to send me a return label and a refund. No info yet on if they plan to fix it. :-/Mine arrived today and is definitely sped up.LOL klaus badelt hardly composed pirates 1You know what? I love the booklet credits! Klaus Badelt is the same guy who scored Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.Thanks Hybrid soldier for the good news<br>I can't wait to see the documental film and hear the score of lorne balfe & hans zimmer.
A score will be released.<br><br>You can always count on Lorne for that. It's in the works.What was the last Zimmer documentary score that they released outside of BBC? <br><br>I am still waiting for The Great Bear Rainforest.I hope they can the soundtrack release for "Rebuilding Paradise" composed by Hans zimmer & Lorne balfe, including an original song for the film. I hope there is a possibility that they will release the score.How to get this at all?Any news about Rebuilding Paradise soundtrack?
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Gangster Squad
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  1. His Name Is Mickey Cohen (2:28)
  2. Welcome To Los Angeles (3:13)
  3. He Can't Have You (1:40)
  4. War For The Soul Of LA (2:49)
  5. There Goes Our Ride (1:15)
  6. You Can't Shoot Me (3:52)
  7. Always Knew I'd Die In Burbank (2:29)
  8. You're Talking To God (0:51)
  9. The Bug (2:18)
  10. Hot Potato With A Grenade (3:19)
  11. You Know The Drill (1:07)
  12. I Was Just Hopin' To Take You To Bed (1:31)
  13. Kill 'Em All (1:59)
  14. Chinatown (4:29)
  15. Keeler (2:18)
  16. Connie Lives (1:54)
  17. Let's Finish It (2:26)
  18. Union Station (1:35)
  19. Light 'Em Up (7:28)
  20. The City Of Angels (4:04)
  21. Gangster Squad (2:58)
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MrZimmerFan reply Replies: 2 || 2020-02-24 12:36:32
I give a spin (almost 4 years after my last listening), it grown on me (still don't consider of the best of Jab), but much better than Skyscraper (ok score) and Battleship (guilty pleasure, but not a good score by any means), i like the style of Jablonsky in this one, his rhythms (but i still don't care about the 'motif' for Cohen or certain sound design tracks like 'You Can't Shoot Me' or 'You Know the Drill')

But still has such cool action moments (Hot Potato With a Grenade) and emotional/romantic moments, and still enjoyed that from this.


MrZimmerFan2020-02-24 12:37:36
Also, the use of the guitars by Jablonsky, are still the best since the 90s


mpolonest123 2020-02-24 16:18:57
Was pleasantly surprised by this one when I first heard it. Outside of the ‘modern scoring’ portions you get some fun noir music for the squad, solid action writing, and even some good emotional cues.

Also gotta love the rhythmic idea from Antz popping up here...

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 6 || 2013-01-12 09:55:07
There's a lot of Desperate Housewives, Texas Chainsaw and... Antz in it !


Mr. Charles2013-01-13 00:02:45
I can also hear "Whitwicky" from Transformers. But I liked the score in the film, I made it my goal to pay attention to it


Johnson2013-01-13 04:24:50
Actually, if you pay close attention, Jablonsky also seems to be channeling Thomas Newman...Big Time...

This reminds me of Road to Perdition...


Evenstar2013-01-13 09:24:42
Still an amazing score.


Ds2013-01-13 12:39:31
What track is playing just after the shooting in the street, when Ryan Gosling walks in the direction of Mickey Cohen in slow motion?


Ds2013-01-13 15:10:21
(i found it, it's You Can't Shoot Me)


Edmund Meinerts2013-02-15 22:42:31
I was wondering how the heck a score like this could sound like Antz, but it's definitely there in "Welcome to Los Angeles" and "Hot Potato with a Grenade". Bum-badum-bum bum-badum-bum etc...cool! The Thomas Newman/Road to Perdition twist is a neat touch, though considering Jablonsky hasn't exactly been adverse to throwing bits of Newman into his scores here and there in the past, I guess I shouldn't be surprised. You can definitely trace the influences but I think it's cool that it goes beyond just being a stock modern thriller score. Not a patch on Steamboy, Your Highness or the original Transformers (which is the big Jablonsky triumvirate of awesomeness for me), but it goes a long way towards letting me forgive him for Battleship.

Mr. Fate reply Replies: 6 || 2013-01-14 04:19:43
So...let me get this straight. From what I'm reading here, it seems like this score is pretty awesome what with traces of these past scores being heard in it: Battleship, Sherlock Holmes, Desperate Housewives, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Antz, Road to Perdition, Inception, Transformers and The Untouchables.

I don't think I've ever seen a single score compared to that many other scores. Is that good? Is it bad? I have no idea, but will this list grow longer?


f..k y..o2013-01-14 07:09:14
Shut Up!


Ray2013-01-14 08:45:04
Mr. Fate, I would necessarily say its bad, but it's definitely not Jablonsky's best work either. Though, I do have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it, and it absolutely has similarities to all the aforementioned scores.

Oh, and this so called "f..k y..o"... Really? I think you added an extra dot to the word you.


MrZimmerFan (Fan from Spain)2013-01-14 11:28:19
I don't think is a bad score, is a very entertaing score, reminiescenes? in every work of RC.


f..k y..o2013-01-14 16:03:18
my name! frank yam...o


ToddL2013-01-19 03:50:10
I really like the score -- going to see the movie this weekend. I hear a lot of older H-GW influences in the slow pieces. I listened to Replacement Killers, Light It Up and Liar earlier....wonderful. Just a mention....Not to take anything away from Jablonsky. He is one of my favs -- fantastic composer who can write an unforgettable theme.


ToddL2013-01-19 03:50:10
I really like the score -- going to see the movie this weekend. I hear a lot of older H-GW influences in the slow pieces. I listened to Replacement Killers, Light It Up and Liar earlier....wonderful. Just a mention....Not to take anything away from Jablonsky. He is one of my favs -- fantastic composer who can write an unforgettable theme.

T-Mann036 reply Replies: 2 || 2013-01-13 20:58:04
I've been listening to this soundtrack completely earlier today. I was completely speechless listening to Steve's composed work. Even for a gangster picture, it reminds me of a combination of the Transformers trilogy, Inception, with a touch of The Untouchables. Just like the Battleship complete film score and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen complete score, the Gangster Squad film score is truly one Jablonsky's best scores ever made.

Overall: 4.5 out of 5


Edmund Meinerts2013-01-13 22:25:58
The fact that you picked Revenge of the Fallen and Battleship as Jablonsky's two best doesn't exactly give me hope for this. You really want to hear Steve at his best, go listen to Steamboy (!!!!!!) and Your Highness, or the original Transformers, or his additional music for Tears of the Sun and Pearl Harbor. Hell, even Dark of the Moon was better than Revenge of the Fallen (and before you ask, yes, I've heard them all as completes).


T-Mann0362013-01-13 22:42:29
I can't object your comment, Edmund.

abc reply Replies: 0 || 2013-01-12 09:43:16
Great Score!!! I love it

Ds reply Replies: 0 || 2013-01-09 17:26:51
I'm just back from the movie, it was very cool. Jablonsky's work was also very cool. Pretty dark, it has the funny side of Sherlock Holmes and the loudness of Battleship (but without its noisy electronics :) )

T-Mann036 reply Replies: 0 || 2013-01-09 04:53:38
5/5 Out in the new year we have the hard hitting score from Steve Jablonsky and for Varese Sarabande... Well done!
-Jeremy [Retro-Z]

Miles reply Replies: 6 || 2013-01-07 18:17:15
It sounds OK to me for the most part. Nice jazzy rhythm on "Welcome To Los Angeles," "War For The Soul," "Hot Potato with a Grenade," and "Gangster Squad" (which also has a very noirish oboe accompaniment). "He Can't Have You," "I Was Just Hopin' To Take You To Bed," and "Union Station" are nice breaks in the action for piano, and there's some nice string work (seems to be Jablonsky's strength). However, several tracks (notably "You Can't Shoot Me," "You're Talking To God," "Kill 'Em All," and "The City Of Angels") seem to have more of the "Zimmeresque" unsubtle contemporary style than seems appropriate. I'll have to wait for the full soundtrack before I pass judgment, but my impression is that it's a significant step up from the droning, dissonant mess that was Battleship, but a lighter touch would have been better in some spots.


Mr. Charles2013-01-07 21:05:50
Is this "droning, dissonant mess that was Battleship" the OST or sessions? I still haven't had a chance to listen to the sessions yet.

And does anyone know when this is out? Hopefully tomorrow in the US. cause that's usually when a film's score is released - the Tuesday before the film opens, which is Friday


Anonymous2013-01-07 21:21:45
Charles, the VS website will have all the details.


ToddL2013-01-07 22:00:59
On a different, yet somewhat related note, did anyone else read that Cutting Edge Group is going to purchase Varese Sarabande and increase soundtrack product by a good measure?


Mr. Charles2013-01-07 22:08:02
@Anonymous,

I was having a brain fart. I normally would have thought of that. Thanks.

@ToddL,

No, I didn't hear about that!! That's fantastic news!!


Macejko2013-01-07 22:25:53
This might be a good time to ask (and I'm sorry if this is a dumb question, and it probably is) - who is in charge of deciding whether a film score gets a release? Is it a movie studio, a record label, or a composer?


Ds2013-01-09 00:46:04
It's on iTunes US!

Frau Blucher reply Replies: 1 || 2013-01-06 02:50:37
Hybrid, I have 2 questions for you:

1.) When is this score being released, and when can we hear some god samples?

2.) Is the instrumental music heard in the beginning of the Pain & Gain trailer part of the score?

Thanks very much!


Mike2013-01-06 03:37:20
I can answer one thing. The release date is the 8th, so three more days (click "See Details").

jj reply Replies: 0 || 2013-01-05 10:52:17
Do yall no when clips are going to come out on YouTube?

Andy reply Replies: 6 || 2012-12-17 20:05:39
Sampler^^
colosseum.de/product_info.php/info/p2608_Gangster-Squad--Ste ve-Jablonsky-.html


MrZimmerFan (Fan from Spain)2012-12-17 21:01:13
Sounds very good


Evenstar2012-12-17 21:05:25
sounds cool


Yruama2012-12-17 21:13:26
It sounds good but a memorable theme is really missing as Jablonsky knows how to make them.

Extracts remind me moreover a lot Battleship crossed by moment with Desperate Housewives.



MrZimmerFan (Fan from Spain)2012-12-17 21:25:16
Battleship cross with Desperate Housewives? xD, for me sounds like Jerry Goldsmith crossed Hans Zimmer xD


Trent Easton Navarro2012-12-18 16:37:02
I'll wait till I've heard the whole score before I give my final judgement, but boy does this sound horribly bland and predictable. This could have come from any modern day thriller. This doesn't sound like a period set gangster film at all!


Gorast2012-12-21 00:09:58
War for the soul and welcome to los angeles seem to be the only really interesting tracks, everything else I could deal without. bleh. nothing to exciting

T-Mann036 reply Replies: 0 || 2012-12-19 03:51:28
I'm looking forward to Steve's most epic work in Gangster Squad.

Conrad Fischer reply Replies: 2 || 2012-12-07 11:00:33
Does anyone know if Jablonsky is doing the film ''Lone Survivor''

IMDb has had him listed as doing it for a few months but I saw an interview with Director Peter Berg where said he was ''In Talks'' with the instrumental rock band Explosions in the Sky to do the music for the film.

I know IMDb is not the most reliable source so I thought I would ask here as the people who run this site often have insider info.


Edmund Meinerts2012-12-07 11:31:39
I hope the bit about the rock band isn't true. I'd rather new Jablonsky scores sound more like Your Highness/Steamboy/Transformers 1 than Battleship, thanks... ;)


Trent Easton Navarro2012-12-07 14:38:45
@Edmund - Explosions in the Sky wrote a pretty good score for Peter Berg's Friday Night Lights. Not all rock bands deliver Trent Reznor style droning ;)

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 19 || 2012-11-20 20:18:57
This will be interesting... :)


MrZimmerFan (Fan from Spain)2012-11-20 21:09:08
The wait is goint to be longer... :(


Mr. Charles2012-11-20 23:07:10
YES!!!!! Oh man, I absolutely cannot wait for this!!

If it weren't for that jackhole lunatic who shot up the theatre in Aurora, this would have opened last month


Trent Easton Navarro2012-11-21 20:37:49
I'll approach this one with extreme caution. I think Carter Burwell was a much better choice to score a period set gangster drama and it's a real shame he got replaced.


Hybrid Soldier2012-11-22 09:18:59
So you don't know what Burwell would have done, and you don't know what Jab has come up with, but it SURELY was better with Burwell ?

I'm impressed !


Ds2012-11-22 11:09:25
Just look at director Ruben Fleischer's other movies, i can't imagine this man doing an old-school movie. I'm pretty sure he wanted a modern approach to it.


Kusi2012-11-22 14:55:41
calm down Hybrid! Personally I'm loving Burwell's THE JACKAL - one of his best :) Maybe it had to be a good choice, but I'm waiting for Steve's music and let me surprise.


MrZimmerFan (Fan from Spain)2012-11-22 16:05:43
Well, i'm not a big fan of Burwell, but he is a good composer, but Steve Jablonsky is gonna a blow up with this score


Trent Easton Navarro2012-11-22 17:43:26
@Hybrid

I'm a big fan of Carter Burwell and him scoring a period set crime flick really got me excited.

But Jablonsky is probably the only real talented composer of the current RC composers. So I'm curious what the result will be, but I'll always wonder what Burwell would have done


Mr. Charles2012-11-22 19:11:08
@Trent

Is Zimmer no longer working at RCP? Is he not talented? He may be the head of RCP, but it still counts. Also, John Powell and Harry Gregson-Williams aren't talented? (Not sure about HGW stick being here, but if he is then I count him as talented)


Ds2012-11-22 20:23:19
Lorne Balfe is also όber great!


Trent Easton Navarro2012-11-23 15:41:45
@Mr Charles

Hans himself sure is talented. It just seems he just doesn't use his talents anymore these days (in my opinion that is). He seems to rely more and more on additional composers. Even for the 5 minute Simpsons short he used half a dozen additional composers!

As for Powell and HG-W. Yes, they are indeed also really talented (probably the two most talented composers to have come out of Zimmer's stable), but they are old school (from the days when Zimmer's studio was still called Media Ventures).


Hybrid Soldier2012-11-23 17:10:47
Yeah the 70 minutes of suites written for TDKR really show his big laziness !


ToddL2012-11-23 17:42:45
Looks like the release date is 1/8...


Joshua 2012-11-24 05:27:32
Go to the films official website and you'll hear some music from Jablonskys score.


Trent Easton Navarro2012-11-24 10:40:49
@Hybrid If those 70 minutes are uninspired and rehashes from the previous two installments, than yes.

And even you gotta admit that it's ridiculous that "The Longest Daycare" needed six or so composers.

I listened to Black Rain and White Fang the other day again, I really miss that Hans. Here's hoping that Hans shows up for the Man of Steel.


MrZimmerFan (Fan from Spain)2012-11-24 11:37:49
The Hans of Black Rain is so awesome :)


Hybrid Soldier2012-11-24 13:11:22
Where did you get that story about Simpsons ?

It's not even right, Jim Dooley scored it with HZ's themes.


Trent Easton Navarro2012-11-24 13:39:05
At the end credits. First it says "music by Hans Zimmer" and after that there is the infamous "additional music by" which listed at least four composers


Trent Easton Navarro2012-11-24 13:46:32
Seems like my memory is playing tricks on me. Watched it again on youtube and it indeed only lists Dooley as additional composer. Could have sworn when I saw it before Ice Age 4, there was a whole list of additional composers.

I stand corrected :)

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