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My one hope is that this doesn't mean Chris Nolan will be tying Zimmer's hands behind his back for future scores. If he wants to do that here, okay. I can get over one score. But I hope Nolan doesn't keep calling for this non-melodic approach.That was one of my favorites, wish it was on the OST.Yeah, was also looking for that track.Nolan's liner notes, which explains a lot on the score :<br><br>"British people are raised on the story of Dunkirk. The events of the evacuation are sacred ground, not to be ventured onto without great care. Daunting for a filmmaker. But the things that place Dunkirk so firmly at the heart of a nation's self-image are the very qualities that make it one of the greatest stories in human history. Irresistible to a filmmaker.<br><br>This film required a remarkable creative team, and Hans Zimmer, as well as having been a valued member in the past, knows how to assemble his own great team. From our first meeting, where I described to the percussionist, Satnam Ramgotra, the unusual rhythmic structure of the script and how it needed to be amplified by the music, through the finishing touches applied by Lorne Balfe during our last weeks of mixing, the importance of teamwork was paramount. The process nicely echoed the circumstances of the events we were trying to honour- a triumph of communal effort, not individual heroism.<br><br>When I called Hans one night with a one word suggestion- "Nimrod", I wasn't sure he'd accept experimenting with an existing theme for the climax of the film. To my surprise, he knew just who to call to achieve the deconstruction of Elgar's monumental theme, a theme as beloved to the English as Dunkirk itself, often played at ceremonial occasions and funerals. It's a theme which (I never admitted to Hans) I am incapable of hearing without feeling the surprising weight of my father's coffin on my shoulder. Hans brought in Benjamin Wallfisch, who, in collaboration with the great music editor Alex Gibson and myself, fashioned a modern reworking that grows out of the sights and sounds of the movie- tapping the original's resonances without feeling unearned. Hans's brass accents complete the piece's power to move without sentimentalizing.<br><br>Hans went on to incorporate Elgar's theme elsewhere in the score, a score that on this album has been divided into cues, but which in the film plays as one long piece with a unifying and complex rhythmic and tonal structure. The structure of the screenplay itself builds upon the shepherd tone concepts I first explored with composer David Julyan in the soundtrack for "The Prestige", but here Zimmer's team (in particular Andy Page and Andrew Kawczynski) and I added a whole new rhythmical structure. This can't be fully represented on the album, but in the film it is able to integrate sound effects and even story structure into the very fabric of the music in a new and unique manner.<br><br>The rigid structure, to which we adamntly stuck, at times proved frustrating for the musicians, but they persevered and produced extraordinary cues based on unusual solutions (such as a recording of my watch that Hans and his team adapted into many different rhythmic voices). The disciplined procedural approach stopped the music for "Dunkirk" from ever resorting to arbitrary cinematic emotionalism, something Hans and I always felt was vital, given the inherent emotional heft of the real life events. This has been a long and hard journey, but I am proud of the final results, and hope that you will share my appreciation for the talent of the artists who worked so hard for so long on this score.<br><br>CHRISTOPHER NOLANI don't think emotion and melodies = Oscar worthy. Dunkirk's score fits in with the movie far better than Chappie.
Saw the film again last night and there are a ton of great cues missing, especially from the first half of the film. It's a crime the cue when they carry the stretcher onto the ship wasn't included.The answer is: Christopher Nolan ;-)It doesn't crossfade as much as, say, The Dark Knight Rises or Inception, but there is  very rarely dead air. I haven't listened enough times to determine when it does and doesn't crossfade, but the tracks are, at least, very closely edited together.I Love Hans' stuff but this score didn't really do it for me. I don't see how people are repping this as Oscar worthy but trash something like CHAPPiEs score, something with actual emotion and melodies.This soundtrack will win an oscar . It's great to see Balfe back with Zimmer. Dream team
Does anyone know whether the cd version actually has the cues crossfading into each other? Since in the film the score plays almost as an entire cue, it would have made sense if they did that. It sounds like some cues in the digital version end kind of awkwardly, like 'Impulse' and 'Home'. These cues fade out while there still seems to be some instrumentation progression going on. Hence the crossfade thought...Oooh credits. I'm guessing from these it's going to be disqualified from entering Oscar nominations because<br>1. Use of a classical musical piece throughout<br>2. More than one guy is credited.<br><br>Anyway, that's how Hans always liked, crediting everyone.I have to agree on the soundtrack being mostly unlistenable...<br><br>This is nothing like Inception, or even Interstellar.<br><br>I seriously doubt there's going to be a big stink made about any track from this score the likes of "No Time For Caution" back in 14...<br><br>I tried...I tried real hard to find something to keep me interested in this score, but I personally couldn't find anything. Most of it is tension building noise. I'm sure it's great within the film, but outside the film? Not so much.<br><br>I guess Zimmer is on "retirement mode" now...He's slowing down and not wanting to produce the rockin stuff that he used to...I can't blame him, but still...This score sounds like a total experiment.Sorry bud...<br><br>Its not.Hi everyone, does anyone know the name of the music in the Dunkirk Trailer 1 at 01:30? It doesn't not seem to be in the score, I'm assuming it's not in the movie, I'm going to see it Sunday. If anyone knows the music or where to find it, please Comment, thanks!
Tina had a lot of work to do here!Each time I listen to "The Oil," I'm convinced it can't get any louder and larger, but it does. If you don't look at the track time, you're just constantly thinking it's about to end, and yet it somehow continues to up the ante until you almost can't handle anymore!I was on three concerts so far and just at the one at Frankfurt some band members came down from the stage after the concert. I didn'f got a autograph but I did photos with nile marr and nick glennie smith. But if you would ask some of the band members I am sure they will say "ok perhaps I can arrange it" would try it this way :)I really like it. It's a clever score that sounds like it had an awful lot of thought put into it.A fanmade.<br><br>Hybrid probably took the track from here because the guy behind the channel was stating that it was original without being. Leaving the link here would only give him more audience.
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Kick-Ass 2
Label: La-La Land Records
Length: 57'36
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  1. Main Titles (1:30)
  2. Senior Year (2:23)
  3. Honor To Serve Him (1:07)
  4. Dave's Field Test (2:34)
  5. You're Not Hit-Girl (1:38)
  6. Convenience Store (2:01)
  7. Rich As Sh*t (0:52)
  8. Justice Forever (1:44)
  9. Fat Bouncer Dismissal (2:18)
  10. First Mission (2:06)
  11. Toxic Mega-C*nts (1:18)
  12. Mindy's First Date (2:54)
  13. Real Evil (4:09)
  14. Mindy & Dave (1:36)
  15. Night-B*tch Gets It (1:27)
  16. Remembering Colonel Stars &nd Stripes (1:28)
  17. Unjust Arrest (0:53)
  18. Fatherly Sacrifice (1:50)
  19. Unpleasant Picture Text (2:40)
  20. Cemetery Remorse (0:58)
  21. Cemetery Attack - Hit-Girl Is Back (4:12)
  22. To Be A Real Superhero (2:27)
  23. Warehouse Showdown (5:57)
  24. Shark Bait - Rooftop (2:45)
  25. Girl's Farewell (2:15)
  26. Main Titles (Alternate) (1:29)
  27. Last Resort (Unused) (1:06)
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Mr Tweedy reply Replies: 1 || 2013-10-03 22:58:32
This score is pure awesomeness !


Kevin2014-07-21 03:29:14
Yeah i agree the movie was casual but if there is one thing that made it rock is the score. So heroic the composer made an amazing work

Ds reply Replies: 4 || 2014-05-20 20:50:40
"Kingsman: The Secret Service", the new movie directed by Matthew Vaughn, will be scored by Henry Jackman & Matt Margeson! Yes!


Hybrid Soldier2014-05-20 21:00:40
Yep !!! :)


Anonymous2014-05-21 13:21:54
More likely Matt Margeson alone.


Hybrid Soldier2014-05-21 13:49:03
Absolutely not... Very collaborative this time... ;)


RealFfingMusic2014-05-21 15:27:40
Never contradict Hybrid. Except when he's too convincing.

dark prince reply Replies: 2 || 2014-02-01 03:44:17
Terrible score by Henry Jackman and Matthew Margerson, wait for a jewel it's too much after hear Kick-Ass: The Score, but at least, that score have a couple of remarkable themes. On Kick-Ass 2, Jackman and Margerson abuse of the Kick-Ass Theme, and use it for all, exist some good themes, but aren't the enough good like to save this soundtrack of the mediocrity


thejok3rrules2014-02-01 04:20:06
Well, everyone has an opinion... You can say you don't like it, but who are you to say it is not good?


dark prince2014-02-01 04:31:32
You're right, that are my likes XD

thejok3rrules reply Replies: 5 || 2014-01-04 21:22:03
Does anyone know if there's any kind of video or interview of Margesson about this score?


Lambegue2014-01-04 22:05:41
I haven't watched it yet, so I don't know what it's worth, but here :

h t t p://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=RSjVzl7M5o8


thejok3rrules2014-01-04 22:43:46
Your link leads to a 404 error page...


Lambegue2014-01-05 00:47:52
It works for me...Maybe you didn't take off all of the spaces ?


Russel2014-01-05 01:54:04
thejok3rules, there is a space after com


thejok3rrules2014-01-05 22:23:23
Thanks, it worked! Still, the video is not quite interesting...

Klaus Mikaelson reply Replies: 8 || 2013-10-04 00:58:49
Hybrid, little Hybrid... Let's not waste time, just give us the credits. Now. Please ;)


Edmund Meinerts2013-10-04 01:25:06
For goodness sakes. Leave off. If Hybrid had anything more specific, he would have told us by now. Sheesh.


thejok3rrules2013-10-04 04:44:16
Are you serious? Did you forget how Hybrid can sometimes be... not nice at all? I like him, but sometimes he doesn't tell us everything....


Hybrid Soldier2013-10-04 18:36:54
The funny think jok3r is that Matthew actually came here and noticed your comments. I told him to come here & answer you directly but he was too shy... :)

Anyway I have nothing more to add, didn't what I say give you all you need ?


thejok3rrules2013-10-04 20:55:53
Really? You gotta be kidding me! How could I contact him?


thejok3rrules2013-10-04 20:57:25
thejok3rrules@hotmail.com is my email adress, so I hope this great composer will talk to me, as, like I said previously, Kick-Ass 2 is my favorite score this year! :D


thejok3rrules2013-10-04 21:02:44
And besides, I would have appreciated more specific details concerning the credits, but thanks anyway, Hybrid!


Hybrid Soldier2013-10-04 21:11:23
More people than you'd think actually take a look around. That's why I just go total "facepalm" when I see some stuff being said around ! :P


thejok3rrules2013-10-04 22:52:08
Hahaha! Don't worry, I understand xD

thejok3rrules reply Replies: 4 || 2013-10-02 22:41:16
Hybrid, I remember you said once the credits were actually difficult to give... Any new information about that? I just want to know everything from the best score I've heard this year!


Hybrid Soldier2013-10-02 22:45:59
It's mainly Matt. All the new themes are his. Henry was doing Turbo...


Edmund Meinerts2013-10-02 23:32:19
That's interesting because the score sounds totally like Henry Jackman's style. Margeson's only previous score sounded more like a cross between Brian Tyler and Transformers. Maybe that just goes to show how much input Margeson has had on Jackman's recent scores though.

What new themes, though? I didn't hear any...only the main theme carried over from Kick-Ass and that villain theme that's basically an adaptation of 28 Days Later.


Hybrid Soldier2013-10-03 00:06:08
Mindy's theme and the Mofo's theme.


thejok3rrules2013-10-03 02:48:09
Hybrid, any kind of credits to give us? :D

thejok3rrules reply Replies: 0 || 2013-09-08 18:32:34
Watched it again, and ther is some missing material... But nothing amazing, actually :p Stick to this version, you'll be pleased ;)

Paul G reply Replies: 0 || 2013-09-08 04:01:32
Soundtrack missing when mother russia injects hit girl with the last resort injection?.....

Prott reply Replies: 1 || 2013-08-20 23:52:14
Fantastic score! It works greatly with the picture... and it's much more coherent than the previous one (despite it often references it's predecessor).


thejok3rrules2013-08-27 03:00:52
If there's anything missing, I don't know what it is... Btw, it might be one of the most pleasant score I've heard in years! :D I don't remember the last time I had so much fun listening to music! xD

Anonymous reply Replies: 1 || 2013-08-18 15:24:46
It looks like "Fatherly Sacrifice" is lifted note by note from the chorale tune that starts around 2m34s of "You're My Hero" from Wreck-It Ralph soundtrack. I wonder if it was a temp-track thing.


KaijuRoyaume2013-08-18 22:22:25
The track "Honor To Serve Him" uses John Murphy's theme for Big Daddy (adapted from 28 weeks later), right ?

Ds reply Replies: 0 || 2013-08-18 13:14:28
This is a cool score. I don't think it tops the 1st one but it's still very good. Margeson tried to keep a tone that's like a mix of Jackman and Murphy's tracks from the 1st movie, that's cool :)

Ds reply Replies: 2 || 2013-08-13 14:50:48
Awesome track!

youtube.com/watch?v=BO0m3CCXIOM


Macejko2013-08-13 15:36:38
Sounds totally like First Class.


Cody2013-08-14 16:57:52
So freaking epic I love it!!!!!

Ds reply Replies: 2 || 2013-08-10 15:05:48
I read somewhere that the physical version will contain "additionnal music not featured in the digital edition". Any info about that?


Hybrid Soldier2013-08-10 15:07:16
This is the tracklist of the LLL release... The digital will have less tracks.


Ds2013-08-10 16:45:51
Thanks. Is the digital release earlier?

There's a very cool sample at the official movie website!

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 7 || 2013-06-24 23:08:20
Will be released by LLL in August ! :)


Felix2013-06-24 23:24:11
Fine! :)


Edmund Meinerts2013-06-24 23:28:31
Henry Jackman as "composer"? As opposed to just "main theme"? I thought this was Margeson alone.


Hybrid Soldier2013-06-24 23:30:19
It's... complicated... :)

Henry/Matt is fine... ;)


Edmund Meinerts2013-06-24 23:48:17
These Kick Ass movies seem to specialize in overly confusing composer situations... ^^


Hybrid Soldier2013-07-22 23:58:23
Info !


Macejko2013-07-23 13:59:38
What a lame cover.


al bundy2013-07-23 19:13:39
do a better one Macejko

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