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Edmund: And posted their one-sentence review of it on the Hans Zimmer fan site.Anything missed from the official release?oh damn really? huh that would be cool. even with the ultimate edition there’s still deleted scenes and I wish they were put on the Blu ray.<br><br>it plays during the scene after the knightmare when Clark is looking through the polaroids that say judge jury executioner on them. i don’t remember if that’s an extended scene or not as I’ve only seen the theatrical cut once in theaters. one and done lol"Chicken Run really makes you FEEL like you're in a concentration camp." - IGNI guess it comes from a deleted scene where Jesse Eisenberg gets playful with his dinner. Rumor has it it's gonna be included in the Snyder Cut.
I love the notion of Barack Obama and IGN teaming up to review 20 year old film scores.Smoothly done soundtrack. IGN - 10/10what the hell is Quaker steak and lube????I disagree on Catwoman. I love Zimmer's theme and I thought it is one of his most underrated themes.Loved the new tracks!<br><br>Hans & Chris really did something special.<br><br>I enjoyed the Tenet score, but honestly Ludwig's work doesn't compare to Zimmer's. I just hope they work together again instead of Chris choosing Ludwig as his main collaborator from now on.
Agreed.<br><br>I don’t know, TDKR feels a little oppressive to me in comparison with BB and TDK , probably as a result of Nolan’s musical tastes veering away from symphonic to more abstract. Reading the new book on Nolan gives me the impression that he has a very similar approach to his music as he does his filmmaking. With that said though, TDKR is still a solid conclusion to the franchise. Bane’s theme is excellent and the culmination of the various “Bat-Themes” do feel well earned. Catwoman’s theme is solid, but for some reason is dropped from most of the movie in favor of the repeating two-note phrase.<br><br>@Moggyman<br>Honestly I feel as if JNH’s work on the first two Hunger Games sequels showed a strong improvement in writing and theme building. The last score was a bit too much of a pastiche, but orchestrally a stronger fit than the first one. And “Crimes of Grindelwald” is easily one of the best sequel scores in the past few years (alongside Star Wars and HTTYD). Unfortunately we still don’t have a good album situation for that though. -_-Counterpoint: I liked Crimes of Grindelwald more than the first Fantastic Beasts. And forget Hanging Tree - "Air Raid Drill" from the first and "Sewer Attack" from the second Mockingjay are the best cues from that series. Plus, JNH honestly hasn't worked on that many sequels so we don't really have enough to go on here. <br><br>I think having JNH on board for Catwoman would have done wonders for this score. Hans' theme is okay, but feels like a bit of an afterthought compared to Bane.TDK & TDKR have amazing theme suites.<br><br>But as for the scores in film, they don't even get close to Batman Begins !I like Tom but idk he's gone downhill in my book. Alita was boring, i was over the moon excited for Terminator cause that was a perfect mix and it was disappointed big time. I'd love to hear Steve Jablonsky tackle that and get back to being as great as he used to, he has been phoning it in big time latelyOk, before I eat my words, JNH did create the Hanging Tree in Mockingjay p1 which was good, but nothing else other than that in the sequels.
For being the so called "weakest", it's very good. And if you think that Bane's theme is repetitive, I would say the same about the Joker's theme in TDK (to me they are both good though). <br><br>Now in all fairness, JNH could have probably added good material to the score since he's a genius, but I personally think he doesn't do well on sequels. Sure, in TDK he gave harvey dent a theme that resonated with his character (but was similar to material already used in BB). Yet, if you look at his work in the hunger games, its seems to me that he couldn't bring something both new and compelling to the sequels as he did in the first movie. I will agree with you that Batman Begins has the best music of the series though.After re-listening to this one, it's clearly the weakest of the trilogy. Of course it's not bad, the new themes are pretty good (though I think Bane's theme is a bit too repetitive and dry at times), there's still emotional moments, but JNH's absence really left a hole in this score.<br><br>I get to an extent that's the point, that all of Bruce's potential for a happy life is gone, but even the emotional tracks to me have nowhere near the emotional resonance that JNH's themes brought to the films. <br><br>"Come With Me" is the best example, where the slow emotional Selina Kyle chords just don't leave much of an impact. Definitely could have used JNH's "Courthouse Pt. 1" or the main theme from "Bruce Left For Dead" to emphasize Bruce's giving up of a quiet life. <br><br>Of course I still appreciate the way the 2 note motif is developed into a theme of its own, as well as the score as a whole, but then you get tracks like "Many Forms of Immortality" which just emphasize how much more effective the thematic work in Batman Begins was.It could also be Tom, who worked on Run All Night, and is already an established DC composer<br>Either way I'll be happyI lowkey think James is gonna score the Black Adam movie. it's the same director from Jungle Cruise so I'm sure he'll be brought along for itsame
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Hans ZimmerBlake NeelyGeoff ZanelliTrevor Morris
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The Last Samurai
Label: Elektra
Length: 59'46
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  1. A Way Of Life (8:03)
  2. Spectres In The Fog (4:07)
  3. Taken (3:35)
  4. A Hard Teacher (5:44)
  5. To Know My Enemy (4:48)
  6. Idyll's End (6:40)
  7. Safe Passage (4:56)
  8. Ronin (1:53)
  9. Red Warrior (3:56)
  10. The Way Of The Sword (7:59)
  11. A Small Measure Of Peace (7:59)

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  12. The Final Charge (4:39)
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John reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-14 00:00:00
@ Hybrid Soldier: Any chances on getting a recording session or complete score from TLS? Or maybe also The Thin Red Line? Shame that these two beauties didn't get that much love as many others. Maybe you can get again in touch and see how the chances are for these two? :)

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-13 00:00:00
was listening to the final charge today - what a horrible pearl harbor lift. It's almost identical to War in a certain section. Come on Geoff a bit of creativity please! Glad it wasn't on the album, it would ruin it as the album is such a perfect listen . . .

Brad reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-13 00:00:00
@Prott: Thanks for the info. I think I checked there, but it was a long time ago and I didn't know if anyone knew different. And I thought the same thing, that the part that is nearly identical to Pearl Harbor would have been collaborated with Geoff Zanelli. Oh well.

@Anonymous: I'm sorry but I have to disagree with you here. I love that part because while it sounds nearly identical it fits perfectly within the scope of the overall score and does not detract from the listening experience a bit. I agree that the album is perfect, but it's even more perfect with the full, film-version of the final charge.

Dawn reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-13 00:00:00
Zanelli had two cues from TLS on his website : The Final Charge & Ninja Attack.
A while ago, Blake Neely had a cue called "Sake" on his website and, if I remember correctly, it was the beginning of OST track 3.

As always, we don't know what means those credits, did Zanelli & Neely made those cues all by themselves or did they helped Hans finishing the job ?
For exemple, Trevor Morris had a cue of TLS on his website, and he explained that this cue was all Hans, but he was asked to add some brass in the background... It's far from a "composing task" !

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-13 00:00:00
Exactly Dawn... ;)

I think Morris was some sort of overall music arranger, working on a LOT of cues, but mainly to add drums here, brass there etc... Because the "sound" of TLS is very close to King Arthur (which Morris co-wrote & co-produced) or recent Morris things like Pillars Of The Earth... ;)

Neely & Zanelli actually wrote cues on their own using Hans themes & style, even writing subthemes (like that Sake theme for Neely)... Ninja Attack is 100% Geoff...

You also have to keep in mind that all these guys (HZ, Geoff, Blake and a bit less Trevor) were working AT THE SAME time on POTC 1... Starting a cue for TLS right after finishing a POTC one... :P

Prott reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-12 00:00:00
According to the ASCAP, Hans wrote all the cues by himself (and I thought that - for example - Final Charge was composed by Geoff Zanelli ... at least that Pearl Harborish "charge-part" :) ).

Brad reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-12 00:00:00
Hyrbrid, any information on this soundtrack? Which "Additional Composers" helped out on each track. Thanks.

Isaac Nahakuelua reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-26 00:00:00
How do I go on about asking permission to use Hans Zimmer's music for a commercial I would like to make for my book? My book is on Amazon.com and is titled, "Afghanistan through an Infantryman's Eyes" . I am a prior Combat Veteran who has served in the United States Army for 6 years as an Airborne Infantryman. I went to Afghanistan for one year and I saw what I believe is God in the love I experienced from the Afghan people, and the beauty I felt in their land. The context of my book focuses on a soldier (Myself) looking for the truth in life--well knowing that truth can be created in the hearts and minds of people, by people. The music from Hans Zimmer fits my epic journey through life as I am in search for God. May I please use Hans Zimmer's music for my commercial for my book? Thankyou.

Tim reply Replies: 0 || 2010-08-12 00:00:00
I love the emotions this music generates

sarah reply Replies: 0 || 2010-03-15 00:00:00
I just can't get this soundtrack out of my head for years!!!!
I don't want to!
I'm afraid I'll never gonna hear another sweet perfect meaninfull inspiring music like The Last Samurai soundtrack ever...

Eddie Grinman reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-19 00:00:00
I have been a Hans Zimmer fan for a long time but his soundtrack for The Last Samurai is, in my opinion, his greatest work ever. It is, in some respects, more beautiful and meaningful to me than the actual movie. At first when I heard the music during the film I thought "what kind of genius was able to conjure up something so heavenly?" Then I saw the credits and said "Oh. Right, of course."

Nicola reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-13 00:00:00
This score has to be one of the most beautiful, peaceful pieces of music I've heard in a long time. I don't know where I've been not to have know who Hans Zimmerman was before, but I am definitely a fan now. Amazing music!

Shahrouz reply Replies: 0 || 2009-11-22 00:00:00
Do you konw when is the best minutes of your life ? Its when you play "A small measure of peace" or "A way of life" .

For your own well being , Buy the album if you have not buy it yet !!!

I hope someday hans visit this board and realize how much I appreciate his scores , you rock my world !

Salih TURK reply Replies: 0 || 2009-11-19 00:00:00
Dear Sir,

You are great composer and producer; I was follow your musics since Rain Man. There are a lot of peace in your song... THANK YOU...

Sincerely...

shiwasu reply Replies: 0 || 2009-09-17 00:00:00
I love to listen to these tracks after all these years day by day. Would love to see it live.
Really good job though. :)

D Weathers reply Replies: 0 || 2009-08-27 00:00:00
This is the most beautiful soundtrack that I've ever heard! I simply love this CD. I hope to one day see this performed in person. I love the orchestra! The did a superb job.

Damtsag reply Replies: 0 || 2009-08-25 00:00:00
Superb!!

Ele reply Replies: 0 || 2009-07-09 00:00:00
No Tillman in this one? Im suprised.

Levente reply Replies: 0 || 2009-07-09 00:00:00
Vocals : DELORES CLAY
Fiddle : CRAIG EASTMAN
Cello : STEVE ERDODY
Navajo voices : BENJAMIN HALE
Koto : JUNE KURAMOTO
Taiko drums : EMIL RICHARDS
Shakuhachi : BILL SHULTZ
Flute : FRED SELDEN
Synthesisers : HANS ZIMMER

But you can read it on this page.

Jandy reply Replies: 0 || 2009-07-09 00:00:00
Is there a list anywhere of the instruments used in the score? (i'm building a vst bank of world music instruments)

serhat civlan reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-30 00:00:00
perfect...

serhat civlan reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-30 00:00:00
perfect...

Enrico reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-19 00:00:00
Fantastic...

abed reply Replies: 0 || 2009-02-16 00:00:00
really its verry nice

heathledgermylove reply Replies: 0 || 2008-12-03 00:00:00
this is the greatest score ever made do you've any idea mr hans how amazing you really are??? do you know that you're a legend??? do you know that you're the best composer ever and no one will ever top you???
you're are incredible man really incredible i don't know what to say what i said already isn't enough i want to say thank you for all what you've done for us and god bless you

Mike reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-10 00:00:00
I couldnt agree more. There are some transcriptions out there though...

Peter M reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-28 00:00:00
I would hope that someday a piano score of the Last Samurai will be released. My wife and I regard it as one of the best soundtracks ever, as well as one of the best musical compositions ever.

James reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-22 00:00:00
Undoubtedly the best soundtracks ever ! So emotional and spiritual :) It captures your soul in every second it plays ... And my favorite track : A small measure of peace . It's heavenly beautiful .

We should thank hans for this score . A true masterpiece . well done

toma reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-16 00:00:00
i don't and will never understand why people are getting upset & angry about other comments, opinions & users...
RELAX GUYS !!!
everybody can express its opinion without fearing to be reprove by someone.
"i don't like that" "well, i do, you bastard & if you don't, you're just a fucking punk" ...
this is so childish, so full of shit... the whole story in the "transformers" pages made me want to puke...
peace on earth, come on!!!

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