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Because that opinion is clearly wrong when Dunkirk came out in 2017.The douchebag with the fucked up hairline known as Hybrid soldier erased my previous comment because i said Zimmer barely writes his own music. Can't even have an opinion on this website anymore? It's like I was bashing him or said anything terrible.I can't agree with Genius: Picasso. I like the score, but it doesn't have enough direction. Just a lot of soundscaping. It is like the score is just there. <br><br>Balfe has this same problem with a lot of his scores.<br><br>I am so tire of people claiming Balfe has potential. It is like a basketball fan constantly claiming that Player X is two years away from being two years away. Every year people say Balfe is going to do something great. I am still waiting for this. That said, I haven't listened to MI:6 yet.Christopher Nolan of music? You serious? You compare Balfe with Nolan, one of the most talented directors of this generation? Nolan always does his own shit. He doesn't tempt scenes from other movies and recolor them and call them his. <br><br>Has Balfe written a great score that is truly his own yet? Maybe I just haven't heard it. <br><br>The only thing Balfe and Nolan has in common is that they are both white and they are both British.So I've finally decided to give this a listen today, and it was a lot of fun! The general quirkiness, source cues that actually benefit the score, and one of the best themes that I've heard from Zimmer in Moriarty certainly make this one a keeper. A lot of people barp on the OST, but it certainly made me interested to hear the music in a better form. I'll probably have to listen to it again before forming a definitive opinion, but as is, it managed to actually live up to the hype.
Music By Harry Gregson-Williams<br>Additional Music By Stephanie Economou<br>Music Supervisor By Jabari AliTotally phoned in...I got nothing from this...Y'know, up until recently, I also thought Lorne was one of the least interesting RCP composer next to Junkie XL. Then I listened to Genius: Picasso (because of that one Balfe troll's recommendation interestingly enough), and now I see enormous potential in him. That is one of the most interesting television scores I've heard so far. The orchestrations and overall complexity is an enormous achievement for Lorne and shows that he can do much more than generic sample composition. <br><br>I'll probably skip this score because I have no interest in Mission Impossible, but I have a lot more interest in Balfe's career now thanks to his work on Genius: Picasso. If he continues on that level of composing, he may actually get some notoriety.Um.....guys, why are we acting like Kraemer doesn't have the skill to do a different sort of score? I'm fairly positive Jack Reacher doesn't sound anything like RN. Really, the reason he wasn't brought in was because, apparently, McQuarrie was pissed that he was overruled in how he wanted the film to sound, so be deliberately chose not to hire him this time. Purely a thing of spite. And a lot of the disappointment lies in those who normally don't pay attention to film music, which shows just how special that particular score was.<br><br>Really, I'm confident that had McQ had his way this time, and with Kraemer on board, he would've made something that did fit the new tone of the film. Composers should be able to challenge themselves to do something that is out of their comfort. Which is likely why a lot of Zimmer scores are the way they are, since he's allowed to differentiate every once and a while.<br><br>As is, with this logic, Cruise should not have hired McQ again if he wanted a different kind of movie for Fallout.Hot take: Cruise saying that Fallout is the best score in the franchise is the equivalent of Danny Elfman saying there is only one Batman theme. Just marketing tricks to get one more excited.<br><br>Me personally, the general M:I sound isn't something I tend to get excited for, though I definitely acknowledge it's objectively well done. With M:I-2 though, while it's technically dated and incredibly cheesy, I admire it for those reasons, and is incredibly fun for me. Not to mention that the Spanish guitar is a lovely touch, and Injection is proof that there is more to Zimmer than some might think.<br><br>Balfe as a composer, to me, seems like tbe sort of guy who's told to get synth that fit the film well enough, and call it a day. Sure, there's one or two scores that go above and beyond to actually be something of note, but otherwise he's among the least interesting of the RCP bunch. Feel free to feel however you want, but that's my two cents.<br><br>It's frustrating that you have to deal with some of the touchier fans Edmund, but I'll admit that I do get a laugh everytime it happens. I love music, but I don't feel the need to get overly defensive about. I would just enjoy it and leave it like that.
Meh on this one...Listening to it doesn't really do much for me. Maybe because I dont care for Cruise, or MIssion Impossible, or maybe because I already heard better from Inception and Fury Road....Even on last year's Dunkirk Hans wrote 90% of it. Unless you are born in the last few months there is plenty of music which Hans wrote and many can remember.Interstellar is barely 3 years old.SamualPF - there people go again misconstruing my comments about some of the posters here as negative comments against Balfe or his music. I didn't say anything about the score. But sure, keep pushing that agenda.<br><br>George, you make fair, well-articulated points and for what it's worth, I never included you among those who have, shall we say, aroused my suspicions. I'm looking forward to checking out the score for myself and rest assured I'll give it a fair shake when I do. I've liked plenty of Balfe scores in the past, I swear I'm not a hater! :pNone of Kraemerís music is reused! Thematic consistency says what?
I actually always listen to a new score with an open mind. If I start expecting something and the score doesn't sound like it or doesn't have a certain thing in it I will always be dissappointed. If I don't expect anything and it turns out a score is a dissappointment, it's not such a big deal.<br><br>For example:<br>A lot of people wanted/expected a lot of individual hero themes in Infinity War. I didn't think it was necessary and I'm absolutely in love with the score.<br><br>And in the cause of reprising themes from 30+ different character in a score of 2 hours would have been chaos. If you're talking about LOTR and themes, that's different story. Those scores were almost all 3 or 4 hours.<br><br>But all and all. I don't think this is a better score than RN, but I don't think it's a bad score. It fits the movie, and I think that's what a score is all aboutEdmund ........<br><br>Yet again another negative comment about Balfe based on no fact . Sums you up really . The fact Tom Cruise who has produced the franchise has said he thinks is the best means something .we all get it that you donít like his music but simply contain yourself for always wanting to make pointless comments about him .<br><br>The reviews have been amazing for he filmmand Balfes scores . This may irritate you but at least watch the film and listen to the score then give a proper opinion.give it a goNo offense, Edmund, but if you havenít listened to it then donít make a judgement call on those of us that like it. Fallout in my opinion is the only really good RCP blockbuster score this year, and Iím going to voice my opinion on that. Pacific Rim, Tomb Raider, wrinkle in time, and Skyscraper have all been disappointments for me so when this surprisingly came out two weeks early, and I surprisingly liked it, then of course Iím going to ďflock overĒ and tell you all about how I feel. <br><br>Reviewers liking it is fun for those of us that like it. Tom cruise, who actually IS known to like film scores and has been to concerts for film scores (like Brian Tyler, even though Iím not crazy about him), liking it is also exciting for those of us that like this score and also for us who were excited to hear an updated RCP take on Mission Impossible. I root for all the RCP composers to succeed and create something memorable, and when others seem to like that too then Iím going to comment on it.<br><br>Whether it was Lorne Balfe, Henry Jackman, Ramin Djawadi, or Hans himself who scored this I would have been one of the first to tell you all if I liked it. And if I hated it I would also have voiced my disappointment... but simply put I was not disappointed and Iím glad that others are liking it, including reviewers and Tom Cruise.Once again, and not for the first time on this site, I can't help get the feeling that a Lorne Balfe score page is getting brigaded. Seems like every time he puts a new score out, a bunch of people flock to the page with glowingly positive comments (and brooking not even the slightest criticism), frequently from irregular users with very generic names who don't ever post in threads by other composers. And then using weak, tired arguments like "the reviewers love it" (I trust film reviewers on scores about as far as I can throw them) or "Tom Cruise said it's the best" (and since when is Cruise an authority on film scoring?) or "this is a new/modern/DARK M:I movie" (no excuse for a bad score). It feels, quite frankly, like shilling.<br><br>Disclaimer: haven't actually heard the score, I'm making no judgment on the music itself here. This is merely an observation of the posting patterns here.Iím right there with you. I definitely think Balfe is very talented, although heís far from one of the best composers out there. Especially compared to Zimmer.<br><br>That being said, Iím not crazy about MI:2. The highlights are solid (Injection and Bare Island especially) but I find most of the score either schizophrenic or just not as developed as the scores that influence it. Sorta like how everybody loves ďThe RingĒ but I canít personally canít help but hear it as a lesser version of Hannibal.
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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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giovanni reply Replies: 0 || 2006-02-18 00:00:00
simply...the best.

«ağ--lar reply Replies: 0 || 2006-02-10 00:00:00
i have never felt this before....
so pure,fantastic,and effective....

Lei reply Replies: 0 || 2006-01-29 00:00:00
Wow.. simply one of the best i heard..I love the movie and love the soundtrack even more! It's very moving and it got that delicate, graceful feeling when you listen to it.. also "--A Small Measure of Peace"-- and "--Idyll's End"-- are some of my favs...

mauro reply Replies: 0 || 2006-01-27 00:00:00
I only want to ask a question: If I heard correctly the Trailer music for Memoirs of A Geisha was taken from the Last Samurai. Can Anyone confirm this? This might be a big step in Zimmer's career because if it is in that way, John Williams listen's to Zimmer as well and loves this score as many people do. If that is so, as I always said, this album is one of the best Orchestral efforts by Zimmer and this may result in loving this score much much more. This score is 5***** of 5*****. Its ingredients are superb :) Great Melody, Haunting orchestrations and the use of the man shouting and the anvil sound in the action music makes it really dramatic. I also love very much the Taiko Drums and the other Oriental Instruments like the shakuhachi. A great job and I cannot recomend this score enough.

Adri reply Replies: 0 || 2006-01-08 00:00:00

GREEEAAAATTTT!!!!!!!I love it!!

Robert Eric Clark reply Replies: 0 || 2006-01-08 00:00:00
I have said it before and I will echo here again...The musical scores from the movie, are without doubt in complete semblance with the message of the movie... I keep listening to the scores... over and over again and I still feel the same emotions.....as if I am still watching the film.... This is what every composer should aspire to... The soundtrack.....is one with the film..each and every bow stroke and flute accent the actions and emotions on screen....... Take notes Horner You could learn a thing or two... From what I hear in this music Zimmer understood the spirit and meaning of the film the film is just that much better because of it... Thank Hans

Heike Leopold reply Replies: 0 || 2006-01-05 00:00:00
I will thank Hans Zimmer for composing such a wunderfull music, what is touching my heart.

Erik reply Replies: 0 || 2006-01-02 00:00:00
oohh man!! This is so good!!

Shaun reply Replies: 0 || 2005-12-02 00:00:00
Every time I watch the film it brings tears to my eyes.

Truly beautiful.

This soundtrack is a must!!

Orni reply Replies: 0 || 2005-11-14 00:00:00
This is a real masterpiece of composition.
After I watched "--The Last Samurai"-- the first thing I thought was, I have to get the soundtrack ! I like music from Hans Zimmer, especially this one.

a (german) fan


david reply Replies: 0 || 2005-11-09 00:00:00
must say, very good soundtrack. Movie would not be the same with out it

marik reply Replies: 0 || 2005-10-20 00:00:00
magnifique.

Annika reply Replies: 0 || 2005-10-19 00:00:00
I love this score! It is just a bit sad that the music of the end credits is not on it! But there so great songs! Everyone has to buy it!

Austin reply Replies: 0 || 2005-09-30 00:00:00
Hans Zimmer makes music for all of my favorite movies..gladiator,Last Samurai,Pearl Harbor

hes the best

Ori reply Replies: 0 || 2005-09-30 00:00:00
Hans Zimmer makes a lovely job in this movie. This was the main reason that I started interesting in his work and heard more soundtracks of him.

The combination between authentic sounds and modern sounds was great and realy emotional.

Music.of.Movies.Lover reply Replies: 0 || 2005-09-25 00:00:00
If I had the privilige of ever making a movie...I would only worry about getting one man. I have so much to say, but I can summarize it all in a few words-- Genius at work.

The greatest composer known as Hans Zimmer is a true legend...his work has been acknowledged and loved all around the world. And yet again he comes up with a new score sounding so powerfull and dramatic that you instantly fall in love with it. If only I could know what goes on in his mind. To the best in the business....Hans Zimmer.

-fan-

nicke,sweden reply Replies: 0 || 2005-09-17 00:00:00
I discovered H Zimmers music not trough motion pictures,but through a metal band called NIGHTWISH from Finland.They use one of the "--songs"--from THE LAST SAMURAI as introduction tape to their live concerts.
And i asure you its powerful,their music really goes hand in hand with Hans Zimmers work.
Nightwish combine heavy metal with opera,using a female singer called Tarja Turunen.(she is a professional educated opera soprano).
I really hope that Toumas Holopainen (the brain behind Nightwish)get the chans to work with H Zimmer on their next album.
Youre great Hans,because of you i expanded my heavymetal-brain towards another style of powerful music.
Greetings from SWEDEN!!!!!!!!!!

rick reply Replies: 0 || 2005-09-08 00:00:00
i love this soundtrack, without it then the film wouldn't have had the effect that it had.

sevda reply Replies: 0 || 2005-08-13 00:00:00
This Album is quite excellent album

Wonderfully work!

Thank YOu

xinxin reply Replies: 0 || 2005-07-20 00:00:00
If can download the movie then so good lor! any one agree with me? reply to ... that my email



Bye bye

Mike reply Replies: 0 || 2005-07-05 00:00:00
This is the greatest soundtrack music ...

Spectres in the Fog is the greatest instrumental song i've ever heard!

Yao reply Replies: 0 || 2005-05-23 00:00:00
the CD was absolutly wonderful, i listen to it everytime i feel stressed out
very powerful, yet still soothing...LOVE IT!
thank u so much for this wonderful track

one who loves your music reply Replies: 0 || 2005-03-22 00:00:00
A very rich and very beatiful cd , inspirational and very heartwarming thankyou so much.


never let go of such a blessed gift.

keremkobul reply Replies: 0 || 2005-02-17 00:00:00
amazing
every timei listen to it i get relaxed
it makes therapy effect on me.
it takes you to the world of samurais
the music contains lots of cultural elements and reflects the sense very well.
it takes you to a spiritual world

johncarter reply Replies: 0 || 2005-02-08 00:00:00
incredible
i absolutely love it

but , "--the Final charge"-- track is totally useless, it sounds like "--War"-- from Pearl Harbor

Epology reply Replies: 0 || 2005-01-22 00:00:00
i really love this score, it was the first one in which Zimmer combined very quiet and emotionfull and the heroic and powerfull drumm sounds in one score or in one track. and another thing about Zimmer is that his scores are never the same, like Horner, who repeats including his "--Duell"-- sounds in every score he creates...--)

Simone reply Replies: 0 || 2005-01-14 00:00:00
Absoluetly the best soundtrack i even heard!

Wonderfully work!

MisterBark reply Replies: 0 || 2005-01-11 00:00:00
extremely wonderfull !!!
To listen !
extrŤmement magnifique !!!
A ťcouter !
- @ bientot
- Mister Bark
- http://MrBark.fr

Emre reply Replies: 0 || 2005-01-02 00:00:00
This Album is quite excellent album, the most important feature of this soundtrack is all tracks are harmonized with scenes...When I was watching the film, I can easily match the scenes with IDs after I listened the Soundtrack Album.I think it shows that this album is definitely succesful....

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