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Finally got around to watch this - heavily underappreciated- sequel, and listening to its fantastic score I'm almost positive Jackman had nothing to do with it and it was all Matt Margeson's work. <br><br>I liked his Jumanji, to be honest, but it "only" felt like Jackman slowly coming to his senses after years of lackluster input (Kong, Civil War, Jack Reacher etc.) - it was by no means a strong, thematic, action packed, masterfully orchestrated score as Kingsman 2 (or the first one, for that matter) was. This alone tells me volumes about the composer-listing shennanigans of this soundtrack. If this isn't Margeson through and through, I will eat my hat and chug it down with whiskey.I completely agree!Lol okay I trust you, its awesome how RGW has broken from the comedic scores and is getting some really good opportunities to create some pretty incredible musicCan't divulge the source. But it's happening.Source???? If true I'm pumped. No more of that Elfman crap lol
Rup's is scoring Aquaman!I’m talking about the Bruce Wayne Dream sequences (and at the beginning of preparation montage). They use the world engine effect in the background, im not sure if it’s the score or just the sfxI am pretty sure they were not incorporated in the film either.<br>You just hear them whenever the engine fires. And sometimes its timed pretty well with the musicQuestion for anyone whos actually heard this, are the world engine sound effects incorporated in the score like they are in the film?How do I listen to this tracklist?
Hey man could any of you please help me find the film version of harry transformation from TASM 2 complete score? I got the 3:09 long one but that's the album versionAh, ok. I didn't know that was a suite, Backbiter. Thanks!superultramegaa i think that you are missing The Knight Ship from TF4.Wow, great collection superultramega! I don't know if there are any of them missing, but with those, there is a 35-track collection. Not bad at all!The bigger question is; how many more suites did Hans record. We know about The Batman Suite, but what about Lex, etc.
So digging this scoreI think I can remember all of them for you.<br><br>TF1 - Autobots, Optimus, The AllSpark, Arrival to Earth, Frenzy, Decepticons, Bumblebee, Whitwicky<br><br>TF2 - Prime, Infinite White, The Fallen, Heed Our Warning, Einstein's Wrong, The Shard<br><br>TF3 - I can't remember the album names but for the complete score there's:<br>Death and Return Suite, Sentinel Prime, Battle Glorious Suite, Battle, Our Final Hope, Megatron in DC, Conspiracy Suite, Shockwave<br><br>TF4 - Autobots Reunite, Tessa, Hunted, Lockdown, Decision, Galvatron, (and maybe I'm forgetting a few others).<br><br>TF5 - Sir Edmund Burton, We Have To Go, Sacrifice, Purity of Heart, Izzy, Merlin's Staff, Seglass Ni Tonday, VivianCould somebody help me to create a list of all the suites from the five Transformers movies? I want to make a compilation of all of them but I cannot figure out what are all of them. Thanks!Fantastic soundtrack for an amazing film.Don't listen to them, you want this album you can say it as much as you want. I just hope they release the Batman suite along with the release (although i'm sure its just "Men Are Still Good" with three or four minutes shaved off) any album with a suite is what i'm all for!
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Hans ZimmerLorne BalfeBenjamin WallfischAndrew Kawczynski
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Dunkirk
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  1. The Mole (5:35)
    Hans Zimmer (Sir Edward Elgar)
  2. We Need Our Army Back (6:28)
    Hans Zimmer
  3. Shivering Soldier (2:52)
    Hans Zimmer
  4. Supermarine (8:03)
    Hans Zimmer
  5. The Tide (3:48)
    Hans Zimmer (Sir Edward Elgar)
  6. Regimental Brothers (5:04)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe (Sir Edward Elgar)
  7. Impulse (2:36)
    Hans Zimmer
  8. Home (6:02)
    Hans Zimmer, Benjamin Wallfisch (Sir Edward Elgar)
  9. The Oil (6:10)
    Hans Zimmer
  10. Variation 15 (Dunkirk) (5:51)
    Benjamin Wallfisch, Hans Zimmer (Sir Edward Elgar)
  11. End Titles (Dunkirk) (7:12)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe, Benjamin Wallfisch (Sir Edward Elgar)
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Mikkel reply Replies: 0 || 2018-01-16 16:13:22
is there a complete score out there? the score is so amazing!

nvictor reply Replies: 7 || 2017-12-24 02:28:04
dunkirk is far superior to interstellar, period. tired of you guys. please no more mention of interstellar on dunkirk's page. hope dunkirk wins. in my heart it did. just saving now to get a old school vinyl player and a a vinyl version. happy holidays : )


James (now James Callahan)2017-12-24 11:46:24
I think that Greenwood will take this prize for home.


Edmund Meinerts2017-12-24 13:28:51
I can't agree.

Dunkirk is a functional score that does the one thing it sets out to do (add tension) and basically nothing else. Interstellar is so much more complex and interesting, has so many more emotional facets to it. It's just as tense as Dunkirk when the scene calls for it, but it can also portray the vastness of space, humanity's triumph and ingenuity in the face of forces far stronger than it, the intimacy of family bonds...There's so much more going on in that score than in Dunkirk, which basically shakes you by the shoulders for 90 minutes, screaming "ARE YOU TENSE YET???" in your ears.


Medigo2017-12-24 13:31:09
eh I'd say half of the score is about tenseness
and the other half (tracks like The Tide) is about despair


Ahmad2017-12-24 15:17:46
The way some judge scores here is skewed. Comparing two different scores for two very different movies.

To me, it's not valid criticism. Nolan wanted to make a movie that is not sentimental or theatrical therefore he instructed Zimmer to strip the score of emotion (for the most part) and it's clever. When Nimrod played, it was so effective because the movie was very tense and dark and they you're hit with this very uplifting cue. The score is all about tension and horror, and that was the intention and it totally works.

You cannot compare a space epic with a family drama at its heart to a WWII action thriller that almost plays as a horror film.

I'd like to point out that some people are judging this score like they would judge a pop album. "It's not interesting" or "It doesn't have enough melodies". Composers don't write their scores thinking about the soundtrack album and what listeners will think of it. The main purpose is how it serves the film. The soundtrack album/listening experience is a bonus thing.



Mephariel2017-12-25 01:30:16
Dunkirk is not even in the same league as Interstellar. Interstellar is quite possible the best minimalist score in the last 10 years, and one of the best scores of all time.

Dunkirk is an effective score within the film and that is all I can say about it.


dunkirk vs interstellar2017-12-26 05:44:38
lets acknowledge both films are different fingers of the same hand.
one is emotional and other is suspense, period


Boldizar2018-01-15 15:22:38
@Edmund Meinerts Hit the nail on the head. Dunkirk is great as a functional aid to the film, but doesn't extend beyond that role like Interstellar does. Interstellar's score is a masterwork. It is functional as an aid to the film, but it speaks the emotion and events of the film just as well on its own (and reordered).

Anonymous reply Replies: 6 || 2018-01-13 16:24:49
Excuse me , would you please explain what is the additional music ? And dose all of the composers have some other composers to write additional music for their project ?


Mandarin2018-01-13 17:30:05
The main composer hires a team of other composers which may work on extra themes. This is the addiional music. But hiring these people is not necessary


Mephariel2018-01-13 21:54:55
Nearly every composer in Hollywood uses ghostwriters. Horner, Elfman, Beltrami, you name it.


Olive2018-01-14 01:22:54
I've never heard of Horner or Desplat, but Beltrami, Tyler, Doyle, McCreary, Elfman, JNH, all the composers of the Zimmer team and even Williams have additional composers listed or not on CD credits.

The role of the additional composer is very clear. He writes what the lead composer does not write because of lack of time. Delivery time is short and there is a lot of work involved in producing a score. Several professionals are involved in the process. And there are composers who grab a lot more work than they can do alone. Bear McCreary is an example. The man works on several television shows at the same time and still finds time to write music for movies. And the guy has a family (children need attention xD). It is almost impossible for him to control everything himself. The same goes for the others.


Anonymous2018-01-14 18:23:25
Thank you very much for your answers. Because i never saw other composers like wiliams or elfman credit other composers i had misunderstanding that only hans has additional music. Thank you again


Olive2018-01-14 21:18:20
The ghostwriter's identification on the soundtrack is subjective. Elfman, for example, gives credit for additional composer (the best known are Steve Bartek and Debora Lurie, now in JL Geoff Zanelli and Pinar Toprak have been credited so, and there are various situations like these), Zimmer gives credit as an additional composer as well , but sometimes masks the name of one or another composer by designating it under the function "ambient designer" and "additional arrangements". And Williams gives orchestrator credit as well as Goldsmith (since the two are musicians per lineup the contribution here is far less than in the cases of Zimmer and Elfman which are songs without technical training), and that works best for them.


oliver2018-01-15 00:17:01
# who are musicians***

Max Potcats reply Replies: 2 || 2017-12-28 01:53:04
This is two differents movies with two differents tones, we can just note how well Interstellar can be warm and emotional and how well Dunkirk is tension and suspense. Hans excels at both so it's hard to choose one best but obviously they arn't ment to be compare so can we stop this pointless debat here?
However, it deserve an Oscar as Interstellar, but will be ignored (as Interstellar)?


badbu2017-12-28 07:37:56
i don't care for what...but he has to get his second oscar!!! and i think dunkirk has good chances :-)


linus2018-01-14 17:58:24
YEEEESSSSS!!!! Hans has to win the Oscar. I mean: Maybe this soundtrack is not beautiful. But it is so intense and it makes the movie so much better. The music is just perfect.

R reply Replies: 7 || 2018-01-08 06:36:31
Lost to shape of water..Guess the jury has listening disabilities


Edmund Meinerts2018-01-08 09:42:41
Shape of Water is a lovely score.


MrZimmerFan2018-01-08 11:33:54
Agreed with Edmund


Mephariel2018-01-08 18:41:27
Shape of Water is a better score than Dunkirk.


k2018-01-09 04:46:24
i cant even think of a single person who even bothered to listen to that score


HZ fan2018-01-09 07:25:39
Agreed, If you are fan of shape of water, don’t post it on Dunkirk forum


Edmund Meinerts2018-01-09 08:48:49
I wouldn't say I'm a "fan" of it exactly, but there's nothing wrong with it winning. It's a fine score, not a masterpiece, but by the standards of scores that usually win awards it's perfectly okay. As for Mr "k", what a stupid statement considering that the three replies above you clearly are from people who did, in fact, listen to that score.


Ian2018-01-09 09:29:22
^ LOL, classic Edmund (intended as a compliment, btw)

I've not listened to Shape of Water, but Dunkirk (although it's growing on me) is blatantly not award material IMO; it plays much more like a standalone experimental piece than a film score - a bit like Inception, but with far less substance.

Speaking of which, some of the clicking/clanging effects in cues like The Mole sound to be almost directly lifted from some of the ambient cues from Inception.

Gotham Rogue reply Replies: 2 || 2018-01-08 07:14:10
Does anyone think if a (more) complete score had been created for FYC purposes that Dunkirk would have had a better chance of winning best score at the Golden Globes? Because purely based on album experience, Shape of Water is obviously a better listen. That being said, a complete score of Dunkirk would have made a huge difference; even the first 10-15 minutes of score would have been quite a good listen compared to the first 10-15 minutes of the official soundtrack release.


Gotham Rogue2018-01-08 07:15:51
And I'm sure voters watch the film as well when deciding on best score, but they must use the included CD to some extent or it wouldn't be given in voting packets.


mpolonest123 2018-01-08 17:22:49
You are absolutely right. The album edit for Dunkirk is such a disappointment, especially considering it is a score that not only is designed to compliment its film but work as one long musical piece. You take one section out (as Nolan said regarding the editing in film) you ruin the whole. Honestly I wish they wouldn’t have even put out an album if they weren’t going to use the whole score.

As for the GG win, I’m happy Shape of Water got it. It’s a very strong score, nothing groundbreaking but definitely better than say, The Last Jedi.

nvictor reply Replies: 1 || 2018-01-07 01:33:19
just listened to Hans podcast about Dunkirk. it confirmed a few things i suspected.

Hans started afresh __but__ he took with him everything he has gathered on his score making journey. writer Stephen King said one should build a toolbox. Hans has a big one.

you guys said Interstellar many times. yes it is. DK? MoS? BvS? you are right. you forgot all that ambient sound from the Langdon series and Inception. it's all in the technique. the little things that work.

Dunkirk presented many of that in a concise form. that's why i love this score so much.

comments like the one below will come up often. but all i can wish is more scores like this. i absolutely can't get enough of it.

i don't blame you guys... really. onwards and upwards like Junkie said ; )


Max Potcats2018-01-07 13:55:27
What is the podcast name please?

Tom reply Replies: 6 || 2017-10-03 16:37:33
I hate to be a party pooper here, but IMHO Dunkirk is a horrible soundtrack. Just a couple of sustained dissonant chords played over and over and over, ad nauseum. I mean come on Hans, can't you write beautiful and epic melodies anymore? This movie screamed for an epic theme that never materialized.

Now I know I am about to be attacked by all the die-hard Zimmer drones here but I'm just voicing my opinion. I long for the days when you could always count on Hans to deliver goose bump inducing epic memorable themes.


Waymann2017-10-03 16:57:24
I will not attack you but I don't agree that this film screamed for an epic main theme. Dunkirk is an expensive indiefilm, not Hacksaw Ridge or Saving Private Ryan. I think it was pretty clear from the beginning that this would be a more atmospheric score. Be prepared for Blade Runner 2049 this friday. It will be just the same.


Ahmad2017-10-03 16:58:58
"I mean come on Hans, can't you write beautiful and epic melodies anymore? This movie screamed for an epic theme that never materialized."

I hate to be the first one to break this down for you...

but maybe, just maybe, the guy who is in charge doesn't want that? If Nolan wanted an epic melodic theme, Zimmer would've written one. What part of collaboration you people don't understand?
It's not Zimmer's film it's Nolan's, he liked the score PERIOD.
You don't like it? that's okay, but it's perfect as it is and it served the film well. #TrollHarder


Ahmad2017-10-03 17:06:51
Wow that last line came off rude.
There are many ways and approaches to score a film and it makes me sad that some people want the same thing over and over again.

Although I disagree with you, I respect your opinion @Tom


Ds2017-10-03 17:40:08
Hans himself said that this score was more like "music by Christopher Nolan".

Christopher Nolan himself said this score had to be frustrating for Zimmer because his hands were tied for the whole process.


Der-Profl2017-10-03 21:40:27
What I like about humans is, that everyone has a different taste of music. It would be so boring if everyone would like the same. So, you don't like it, Tom, it's okay and I'm fine with that, and I like the score pretty damn much, cause it represents for me the pure sound of suspense, what the film also is, pure suspense. The score suits the film so well, that it is a great score. For me, of course!


Michael Conway Baker2018-01-06 23:52:29
I absolutely agree, Tom. I feel the score ruined the film.

Sami_Fares reply Replies: 0 || 2018-01-06 22:08:44
Hello Zimmer lover just want to ask what's the next project of him if anyone know something please enlighten us.

FaresTdkr reply Replies: 3 || 2017-12-30 09:24:38
Well yesterday I watched Batman vs superman and I really (100%)heard a lot of cues similar to Dunkirk. So I believe Hans did again and just copied from his previous work...disappointed!
this cues didn't exist in the soundtrack so you don't believe me watch the movie again.


Hybrid Soldier2017-12-30 21:05:40
Mmmmh... Nope.


Everan2018-01-05 23:28:12
Amazing. Every word of what you just said was wrong.


Kingfannypack2018-01-06 05:56:10
Even if he did “copy” from his past work, it’s inevitable. When you score as many films as Hans has, repeating yourself just happens voluntarily or involuntarily. John Williams does it all the time, but never gets criticized for it- he shouldn’t anyways.

Dunkirk reply Replies: 5 || 2018-01-05 10:16:48
In a Deadline interview, Zimmer reveals (at 14:45) that they had made an entirely different, orchestral score for Dunkirk and had to scrap it because it didn't pair well with the movie. Too bad it wasn't released.


Hybrid Soldier2018-01-05 10:58:06
Well it's part of the process.

Hans can write 2 or 3 scores for certain movies. Matchstick Men was written 3 times, so was I'll Do Anything... Rango too...


Dunkirk2018-01-05 13:05:21
crazy...
is there a phisycal fyc cd out there? maybe with other cues from the movie? @Hybrid


Dunkrik2018-01-05 13:05:53
edit: physical


badbu2018-01-05 13:10:19
Yes! But the standard Score!


CalendarMan2018-01-05 19:50:20
interesting to hear Zimmers oppinion about this score in that interview. "it's a strange hybrid of ... things!". it pretty sums it up.

pipin reply Replies: 3 || 2017-12-29 11:37:56
the fyc score is on ebay


Medigo2017-12-29 11:49:05
the only images I see include the regular soundtrack release


badbu2017-12-29 15:37:48
yes, but the standard score...


Der-Profl2017-12-30 22:00:00
@pipin: Can you send a link? Or isn't it allowed here?

dunki reply Replies: 1 || 2017-12-22 17:26:10
The Shape Of The Water FYC on the website is the CD, but the ones being sold on Ebay are the complete score. So maybe there's one from Dunkirk as well.


ffaa2017-12-23 15:31:39
send the link

Frank reply Replies: 18 || 2017-12-19 04:50:23
So the Academy posted 141 scores eligible for nomination and Dunkirk is in! I was so worried about the use of Nimrod might disqualify it.


JBSO992017-12-19 09:13:30
So the nomination is almost assured ( and I would say that even the winning, but that depends on the other nominations)


Cynist2017-12-19 16:42:19
if he didn't win for interstellar he's certainly not gonna win for Dunkirk


Max Potcats2017-12-19 19:30:34
the academy desn't deserve Hans


JBSO992017-12-19 21:28:21
@Cynist Yeah, I think Interstellar was a better score for winning an award. I think this year might go for Master Williams (Star Wars and The Post) but there might be some surprises.

From the RCP family, I wish benjamin Wallfisch got at least nominated. He has had a really great year (A Cure For Wellness, It, Blade Runner, and well, collaborating in Dunkirk), and he deserves some recognition.


Macejko2017-12-19 21:54:11
Yeah, sure, let's jerk Williams' old cock some more. God forbid he didn't get nominated every time he squeezes a tune through one buttcheek.


Brian72017-12-19 22:22:33
Why isn’t Balfe and Ben mentioned as co writers for the awards?


Ds2017-12-19 22:41:48
From what I remember, Interstellar was kind of snubbed for the major awards nominations (best picture, director, actors, etc.), and was only nominated in the technical categories and the score. No surprise it didn't win.

Dunkirk on the other hand has more chances to get nominated in the top categories, thereby increasing its chance to win best score.

But anyway I don't think Hans will win. There are enough Academy members who love him to secure a nomination, but not enough for a win.


Ahmad2017-12-19 23:09:54
Interstellar was perfection, but you people are ignoring how incredible Dunkirk's score is. It's not just background music, it's part of the movie. Hans and the music department did a wonderful job.

Anyway, the academy is inconsistent. There are many scores that had incredible melodies which some might call "real music" and were snubbed because the movies themselves were snubbed. This time, it seems like Dunkirk will release more recognition (best picture, best director and many technical awards probably) so I say it definitely has a chance at winning.


james (now james callahan)2017-12-20 02:38:51
The victory for Dunkirk is given as an assured thing. Good or bad, this happens several times, either to guarantee the most beloved film of the year the largest possible number of Oscars or because of social awareness policies. Tan Dun's victory in 2000 came mainly because of the latter. His score is wonderful, but Gladiator had the advantage of having been nominated for many more categories.

But I think that Matt Reeves will be remembered. Or not. The man did a great job with Apes. However he can be ignored this year to be remembered in the future. Nolan was forgotten by The Dark Knight simply because this movie was a blockbuster. Reeves will be no different. but it is sad the lack of recognition.


james (now james callahan)2017-12-20 02:49:49
About Williams, The Post has not yet been released, but I find hard he to win for any of them. He did a great job with TLJ, even not innovating with themes.But this year is not his. Maybe an honorary award in the future. As one that Morricone received years ago.

About Balfe and Wallfisch, they were credited as additional composers along with Andrew K, Steve Mazzaro, Andy Paige and Satnam R. That's the problem of the Academy with HZ.


isildur2017-12-20 10:47:35
Yeah. If Hans actually cared about getting an Oscar, just like other composers he would've put only his name on all his scores. Gladiator was disqualified just because Hans refused to drop Lisa's name event though she didn't compose any of the score. He values and acknowledges the contribution of all those who even remotely helped him on his scores so much and still gets the hatred for having so-called "Ghost Writers".

If it was Hans who scored the recent "Justice League" movie and had Geoff Zanelli, Pinar Topak as an additional composers everybody would've said Hans did very little but as it was someone else nobody mentions it even once. Meh.


James (now calahan)2017-12-20 11:12:01
Lisa wrote all her vocal contributions in Gladiator. Most of them along with Badelt. Hans alone is responsible for 80% of the album perhaps. "Roma is Light", for example, is Gerrard and Badelt.
People tend to relativize when other composers use additional composers. Zanelli and Toprak would appear in the eyes of these people as main composers if Zimmer signed the album.

I think the main problem is that the Hans composition process varies widely and is incomprehensible. Sometimes he makes a suite and lets several teams take care of certain parts of the score (at worlds end, angels and demons), other times he does the same and leaves it in the hands of a single composer (inception, the dark knight rises),others that he co-signs, but that clearly has almost no material truly composed by him (Boss Baby, The Little Prince) and which he works with several people, but still make up more than 50% of the song (Dunkirk, Gladiator). Apart from the fact that he needs conscious orchestrators who need to correct mistakes and improve the presentation of the music so that it can be played by real instruments.


Edmund Meinerts2017-12-20 13:01:26
Macejko, do you have to be a dick about everything?


isildur (Original)2017-12-20 14:48:46
Hey! That isn't me. Get your own name dude.


Macejko2017-12-20 16:03:29
No, but I do enjoy it, Edmund.


Jessica2017-12-20 16:05:22
@ Edmund: why is he a dick? just because he's talking about JWs ol' dick? He's right, so don't be a pussy.


Edmund Meinerts2017-12-21 17:27:37
I AM a pussy. Everyone knows.


Edmund Meinerts2017-12-22 10:18:51
^ not me, obviously.

Yes, he has a point, Williams does get nominated for everything, deserved or not (as does Thomas Newman and increasingly Alexandre Desplat), but there are less...distasteful ways to put things.

Ahmad reply Replies: 19 || 2017-12-11 15:09:10
The score is nominated for a Golden Globe!
Other nominations: Best Picture and Best Director.


badbu2017-12-11 15:21:04
YEES!!! And Best Director :-)


nvictor2017-12-11 20:27:55
hope it wins the golden globe nomination as well.


Kosto82017-12-11 21:05:39
Congratulations to Hans, Ben and Lorne.excellent music


FaresTdkr2017-12-13 20:11:49
If this nominated for golden globe or even Oscar and win the title I'll kill my self.

This score is nothing compared to interstellar or even to POTC 3.


Macejko2017-12-13 20:14:58
If only every annoying film music fan would be so willing to take his own life as this one...


Hybrid Soldier2017-12-13 23:15:02
Now I have ONE true reason to want this score to win !

PEACE ! lol


Bob2017-12-14 00:22:57
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.


JamesT2017-12-14 05:11:39
Hybrid, yes!


badbu2017-12-14 07:40:17
haha hybrid :D made my day


Ds2017-12-14 08:23:31
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? :-p


Ahmad2017-12-14 08:54:40
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.


Brent2017-12-14 10:13:49
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.

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).

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.

Excuse me while I go listen to No Time for Caution yet again.


Edmund Meinerts2017-12-14 11:00:09
Well...it's a film score. It has no obligation to provide a pleasant or enjoyable listening experience, and for an award like this that doesn't really come into consideration. So if it works in the film, it did its job and that's all that matters.

For me personally, as someone who cares about music first and films second, a score like Dunkirk has little value. A few years ago I probably would have been pretty mad about this score winning awards and acclaim (you should have seen how salty I got when The Social Network beat out HTTYD), but these days... *shrug*. I know what I like, Dunkirk isn't it, and that's fine. It wasn't written for me. Do I wish Hans still wrote the kind of music I like? Of course. But he gets to make his own choices as an artist, just as I get to choose what to listen to as a fan.


Gringo19762017-12-14 12:00:06
hans should win the oscar for best sound effects and not for the best music/score. just as a statement.


Olive2017-12-14 13:34:58
@ds the same for desplat's victory with Budapest Hotel.


Hybrid Soldier2017-12-14 21:03:24
@Bob

Thank you for the enlightment, I will consider opening my wrists for misconduct in the next few days, thank you very much... :o



Ok seriously though, you guys should know that if there's one guy that could not care less about awards... it's Hans... :)


Ben2017-12-16 11:10:12
quote: "This score is nothing compared to interstellar or even to POTC 3."

How do you know or how do you judge? By musical complexity, number of themes, etc.? I think the Dunkirk score perfectly serves the movie - which is what it's supposed to do.

Hans' last and only Oscar-wining score was Lion King, and that one wasn't so remarkable either - on its own. So it would kind of make sense for a score like Dunkirk to get him the award.

After all, when it comes to the academy, I don't think they look at a score in isolation - like we do as Zimmer fans - but rather how well it serves the film. If they love a film and let it win best picture and other categories, it's very likely they'll also give it "best original score".


FaresTdkr2017-12-16 11:28:54
In the last 7 years or so the only Oscar that I think was deserved is Gravity by Steven price. By the way hybrid it was a tough comment for me. Thanks to all people here who think it was.
I totally agree that the music fit the movie perfectly Hans always did great job in this but as a standalone music for me and again (for me) the docking in interstellar do all the job on Dunkirk ( I mean suspense) so for me all Dunkirk soundtrack = docking in interstellar.


James2017-12-16 14:57:37
@Ben: "Hans' last and only Oscar-wining score was Lion King, and that one wasn't so remarkable either."

The original presentation, of 1994, is not very good to confess. They left out the score to emphasize the songs. However the latest launches "expanded score" and "Legacy Collection" (in my opinion) are among the best as Gladiator, the last Samurai,Prince of Egypt, House of Spirits, Rain Man,
Backdraft, regarding Henry,Beyond Ragoon, the Rock, King Arthur, Interstellar, Rush, At worlds End and the Dark Knight (The Collector's version). I like many themes by Hans, but when I come to head the organization factor of the albums most satisfactory these are some of the few that comes to mind.

George reply Replies: 3 || 2017-12-12 19:17:52
From the bonus features, Turning Up the Tension is indeed about Hans' score. Very interesting, definitely watch it if you can!


AndrewP2017-12-13 00:52:59
Strange Balfe is not mentioned ?


RR2017-12-13 02:49:05
hope we get the complete score soon..It's just adding salt to the wound watching this features


badbu2017-12-13 07:36:20
And Hans say nothing about the score :D The Complete Score...i don't think so...the FYC Score is the standard Score...maybe in 2-3 years...fml

badbu reply Replies: 1 || 2017-12-11 09:52:13
is there any making of out there? (making the score)


babdu2017-12-11 15:38:06
okay there is a making of out there :-)
(youtube making of dunkirk)

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 21 || 2017-12-03 12:06:14
Full Dunkirk cuesheet (in alphabetical order) :

ACTIVATE SMALL VESSELS POOL
Hans Zimmer

APPROACHING TRAWLER
Hans Zimmer

ATTACK AFTERMATH / NAVY REQUISITION
Hans Zimmer

BANDIT 11 O’CLOCK / OFF YOU GO
Hans Zimmer

BOARDING DESTROYER / BELOW DECK
Hans Zimmer, Andy Page

COLLINS CRASH LANDING
Hans Zimmer

COLLINS STRUGGLES / DITCH BALLAST
Hans Zimmer

COLLINS TRAPPED
Hans Zimmer

COLLINS UNDERWATER
Hans Zimmer

COLLINS WATER LANDING
Hans Zimmer

COVERED IN OIL / ABANDON SHIP
Hans Zimmer, Andrew Kawczynski

DECENT ALTITUDE
Hans Zimmer

DESTROYER BY
Hans Zimmer

DUTCH SAILOR COMES BACK
Hans Zimmer

END CREDIT - 5MEC1
Hans Zimmer, Benjamin Wallfisch, Lorne Balfe

END CREDIT - AIR v31.07
Hans Zimmer

END CREDIT - LONG NOTE HARMONICS v12.7
Hans Zimmer

END CREDIT - TOMMY v8.00
Hans Zimmer

ENGINELESS FLIGHT
Hans Zimmer, Benjamin Wallfisch

FARRIER ATTACKS HEINKEL
Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe

FARRIER CHASED BY 109
Hans Zimmer

FARRIER CHASING 109
Hans Zimmer

FARRIER FLY BY MINESWEEPER
Hans Zimmer

FARRIER HEINKLE FLY-BY
Hans Zimmer

FARRIER TURNS BACK
Hans Zimmer

FORTIS LEADER DOWN
Hans Zimmer

GEORGE FALLS
Hans Zimmer

HEINKEL 11 O’CLOCK
Hans Zimmer, Satnam Ramgotra

HEINKEL CRASH
Hans Zimmer

I CAN’T SEE
Hans Zimmer, Alex Gibson

I’M NOT GOING BACK TO DUNKIRK
Hans Zimmer

LITTLE BOATS
Hans Zimmer, Benjamin Wallfisch

MEETING REAR ADMIRAL
Hans Zimmer

MINESWEEPER BOMBED / TRAWLER FLOATS
Hans Zimmer, Andrew Kawczynski

NIMROD
Hans Zimmer, Benjamin Wallfisch

ONE BANDIT DOWN
Hans Zimmer

OPENING PT 1
Hans Zimmer

OPENING PT 2
Hans Zimmer, Steve Mazzaro

PLUG THE HOLE
Hans Zimmer

RAIL YARD
Hans Zimmer

SAUERKRAUT SAUCE
Hans Zimmer, Ryan Rubin

SHIVERING SOLDIER
Hans Zimmer

SHOULD WE TURN BACK
Hans Zimmer

SMOKE FROM THE SPITFIRE
Hans Zimmer

SOLDIER LOCKED BELOW DECK
Hans Zimmer

STRETCHER CARRY
Hans Zimmer, Andrew Kawczynski

STUKA ATTACK
Hans Zimmer

STUKA BOMBING MEDICAL SHIP
Hans Zimmer, Andy Page

TARGET PRACTICE
Hans Zimmer

THE AIR
Hans Zimmer

THE BEACH PT 1
Hans Zimmer

THE BEACH PT 2
Hans Zimmer, Andrew Kawczynski

THE BODIES COME BACK
Hans Zimmer, Alex Gibson

THERE WAS NO CHUTE
Hans Zimmer

TORPEDO
Hans Zimmer, Satnam Ramgotra

TORPEDO AFTERMATH
Hans Zimmer

TURN IT AROUND!
Hans Zimmer

U-BOAT
Hans Zimmer

VARIATION 15
Hans Zimmer, Benjamin Wallfisch

WAIT FOR ANOTHER LIFEBOAT
Hans Zimmer

WAITING FOR THE TIDE
Hans Zimmer

WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
Hans Zimmer

109 APPROACHING
Hans Zimmer


badbu2017-12-03 12:22:00
WOW! Thanks :-)


Ian2017-12-03 13:36:19
I get the sense many of the above cues are variations of one another, but nonetheless it's cool to see that Hans seemingly did the bulk of the work here.


Ahmad2017-12-03 14:36:56
Thanks for cuesheet! "Sauerkraut Sauce" LOL!
"STRETCHER CARRY"... That's the one I want the most!


babdu2017-12-03 14:39:55
ich liebe Sauerkraut...aber was zum Teufel soll Sauerkraut Sauce sein? :D


Mike (OTM)2017-12-03 14:59:02
That's pretty interesting... I wouldn't have guessed that Zimmer did 95% of this alone.

Also, I never understood the logic that the film arrangement of these cues couldn't be put on album. Why not? Stitch two or three together at a time if need be. I think it would work fine.


...2017-12-03 15:40:03
I really hope we get a FYC score like we did for Interstellar. There's so much interesting stuff in the score that isn't on the OST.


Der-Profl2017-12-03 22:07:15
Is there a reason why the cuesheet is leaked now? Does this mean that we get the full soundtrack leaked in the next time? I hope so. Like Ahmad, I want to listen to "STRETCHER CARRY".


Hybrid Soldier2017-12-03 22:30:26
"Is there a reason why the cuesheet is leaked now?"


...

Because ASCAP finally added it to its website ? Mayyyyyyybe ?


Der-Profl2017-12-04 00:58:57
Haha. Sorry, I don't know how that all works with leaking information about soundtrack and scores. Dunkirk and Ghost In The Shell are the first ones, which I follow. (I don't know, if I can say that like that and you know what I mean.)


mpolonest123 2017-12-04 01:27:23
@hybrid

Are suites ever included on the cue sheets?


Hybrid Soldier2017-12-04 08:45:48
Cuesheet shows exactly what appears in the film, from the first to the last second of this film... Whatever was written for it but doesn't appear in it won't be in the cuesheet.


isildur2017-12-04 11:40:38
Want. Want. Want. It will be glorious if we get the whole thing.


...2017-12-04 12:43:44
We won't get a FYC version because WB has added the OST to their For your Consideration site. I wonder how this is even allowed, being as there's so much on this OST that isn't in the film (suites etc)


Medigo2017-12-04 13:00:10
well screw WB then
greedy bastards


...2017-12-04 13:22:20
Yeah why the hell would they upload the OST:/


Mike (OTM)2017-12-06 02:00:54
Anyone know what the chronological order of this would be?


Mike (OTM)2017-12-06 02:00:54
Anyone know what the chronological order of this would be?


badbu2017-12-08 07:52:35
The "alternate" version from "Oil" when Tom attacks the german plane oO it's soooo much better! <3 The extra strings, the ticking...gosh


Ahmad2017-12-08 09:58:03
I really love the variation of Supermarine that plays right before the torpedo scene. I'm guessing it's either HEINKEL 11 O'CLOCK or FARRIER ATTACKS HEINKEL.

I love the album but I wish we got more. So many good varations.
At least, I wish they would release STRETCHER CARRY like they did with NO TIME FOR CAUTION.


badbu2017-12-08 10:03:09
Ahmad you're so right :-)
Maybe we get the FYC :D


Ahmad2017-12-08 11:17:14
After watching the scene again, I'm sure it's HEINKEL 11 O'CLOCK.

@badhu Unfortunately, WB has been sending the commercial albums to critics and voters for Dunkirk and BR2049, so I kinda lost hope on an FYC unless things change.

Goodness Hans, do you have to do this to us on almost every movie? :D

isildur reply Replies: 0 || 2017-12-06 06:25:57
So, as the rumors of Nolan directing the next Bond movie haven't died down yet, do you think we'll finally get a Hans' Bond score. I really hope we do. It would be so kick ass.

Mephariel reply Replies: 3 || 2017-11-23 18:09:18
Should have gotten one for Interstellar, not this.


nvictor2017-11-30 14:41:51
should have got a nomination for this, not interstellar.


Edmund Meinerts2017-12-03 15:35:18
Should definitely have gotten one for Interstellar, not this.


Ian2017-12-04 08:39:45
I've never found Interstellar compelling as a whole (although it has a couple of very strong cues), but it is indeed drastically superior to Dunkirk.

Anton reply Replies: 0 || 2017-12-02 16:47:22
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/geniussoundtrack

What a great gift from Maestro Zimmer for a charity

Miguel reply Replies: 0 || 2017-12-02 03:56:05
Here is a great auction on for a signed soundtrack by Zimmer lorne and Ron Howard and it’s personalised

Mephariel reply Replies: 7 || 2017-11-28 18:15:45
2018 Grammy Nominations:

Arrival — Jóhann Jóhannsson, composer
Dunkirk — Hans Zimmer, composer
Game Of Thrones: Season 7 — Ramin Djawadi, composer
Hidden Figures — Benjamin Wallfisch, Pharrell Williams & Hans Zimmer, composers
La La Land — Justin Hurwitz, composer

Zimmer nominated twice but this is a tough field with La La Land and Arrival.


Olive2017-11-28 18:40:19
La La Land, Arrival and Hidden Figures are not recommendations from last year?


Dom2017-11-28 18:40:47
Why are the Grammys so weird? Hidden Figures, La La Land and Arrival are 2016 film and Dunkirk is a 2017 film. It opened 7 months later.


Olive2017-11-28 19:05:42
And still mixes television series with films


Olive2017-11-28 19:06:59
La La Land will win, anyway.


Ian2017-11-29 02:57:01
^ Yeah, although I can appreciate that folks have different tastes, I really struggle to see how one could reasonably argue for anything else winning.


Edmund Meinerts2017-11-29 10:14:44
I'd argue against it because taken on its own, the actual score for La-La Land is nothing special. It's only going to win because it's carried by the songs.


nvictor2017-11-30 14:41:01
nomination acquired. now we just need to win right? ; )

badbu reply Replies: 5 || 2017-11-22 12:26:59
They're starting to send screeners. Finger crossed for the FYC :D


nvictor2017-11-22 21:02:15
this one is my pick for the oscar as well. hope it wins : )


badbu2017-11-23 08:09:53
jaa. but i think he will never get his second oscar...:-(


Edmund Meinerts2017-11-23 12:02:06
If he does I hope it's not for Dunkirk.


Max Potcats2017-11-23 13:06:01
An Oscar (or at lease a nomination) for Dunkirk or Blade Runner ; it would be great from the academy to reward this kind of score. In the last decade, only Gravity had also this kind of """""sound desing""""""" score.


Olive2017-11-23 15:50:00
Maybe a honorary in the future.

nvictor reply Replies: 2 || 2017-11-11 02:44:41
i listened to Blade Runner. for that, i want to take a minute to say my deepest admiration for Ben Wallfisch for his collaboration with Hans Zimmer (Ben is truly amazing!).

i came back to this soundtrack after Blade because i needed to understand. and after that, i went back to Batman v Superman, Inferno, and Rush.

now, i understand. i think understand it all. where the music is going, in my own uneducated opinion. and i am very happy to live in this day and age with such great composers.

i wish i can meet you all one day and tell you in person all the things i have found and discovered that make me so happy.

love you all : )


Olive2017-11-11 12:16:31
"now, i understand. i think understand it all. where the music is going"

I do not understand.


nvictor2017-11-18 01:04:13
Olive i love your pseudonym : ) i wrote that comment in a rush, i was overwhelmed by the music!

listen to the latest soundtracks by the remote control people, slow each of them a tad bit, and let me know if you still don't understand : )

YFM reply Replies: 4 || 2017-11-17 10:12:39
I'm working on my own version of "The Mole", "Escaping The Mole", or whatever the long warped/over music edited tension cue is named.

nightly demos will be posted every day until I finish it, but it sounds fine now if you "must have" it.

soundcloud.com/yourfavoratemusic/hans-zimmer-dunkirk-escapin g-the-mole-nightly-demo


badbu2017-11-17 13:07:10
the fyc is comming soon ;-)
maybe we get the "film version"


...2017-11-17 13:39:25
I really hope we get the FYC! The score needs to be heard in full

Great work btw!


Mike (OTM)2017-11-17 18:28:02
YFM, your work is awesome. Long time lurk-listener. Looking forward to this,


nvictor2017-11-18 00:57:47
oh noes can't find that page!?

Jacob reply Replies: 1 || 2017-11-11 13:42:47
Hey guys,

I found this track on youtube. its the Mole (film Version)
Its quite good. I wish they would release the real version sometime.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_995VzM9FYg


bro2017-11-13 04:39:30
pretty good but it is missing several layers/tracks of strings over the main track

Mike (OTM) reply Replies: 0 || 2017-11-11 20:10:19
Hybrid, I assume the above credits are incomplete? We're missing three names...

Dudu reply Replies: 2 || 2017-10-29 23:13:13
Hi Hybrid!
Don't know where else to post this but do you know more about Andrew K's involvement in the thor ragnarok score? I also saw that it was mixed by Alan Meyerson; did RCP did a rescue mission there?
And still about Andrew, do you know if there are any plans for a release of his score for sky hunter?
Thanks ;)


Hybrid Soldier2017-10-31 19:36:15
He worked on Thor... I have honestly no more info...

As for Sky Hunter, there are talks about a soundtrack release, if that happens of course you'll know about it here !


Dudu2017-11-02 14:05:21
Okay thanks for the info!

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