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Probably the only reason Goldsmith isn't in my top 3 is I haven't heard enough of his music. :pWallfisch is a good composer indeed, but BR2049 (and Dunkirk) were absolutely the wrong place for him. He's not a synth guy. He was originally a protege of Dario Marianelli, for heaven's sake - he's got a far more classical/orchestral sensibility. A score like Cure for Wellness is a much better fit for him. I'm not sure why Hans thought it was best to bring him of all people in on BR2049 when the more electronically-inclined Mazzaro/Kawczynski duo would have made more sense for a Blade Runner score (I say this based mostly on Chappie).Ian - no one is trying to compare Balfe to Zimmer !Firstly there is a 20 year age gap!!!Zimmer will always be the best in my eyes but doesn’t harm saying someone else can be good <br><br>Still confused why this conversation is still troubling some.I remember saying last year that I thought Lego Batman was one of the best animation scores that year and it caused some to have heart attacks.there are a hand full of people that don’t think he is either good or should be working .... we get !!!! <br><br><br><br>Edmund - given the rationality you've displayed in your comments, I'm disappointed Goldsmith isn't in your top three. ;)<br><br>In all seriousness, I'd put money on Powell fucking nailing the integration of Williams's theme. While Giacchino did a solid job on Jurassic World and Rogue One (I tend to think my assessment of the latter is a bit more positive than most), frankly I just think Powell is a far better composer - a genuine A-level guy, whereas Giacchino is moreso very competent without that spark of pure talent seen in Williams, Goldsmith, Elfman, Zimmer etcI think it's worth noting that Zimmer's popularity at this point is largely under his direct control - meaning that if he were to decide to stop touring, go back to writing full-time, and return to his 'epic' thematic style, I think we'd see a surge in his popularity of the sort we saw from Batman Begins through til Interstellar. However, I just don't think he's interested, which is totally his right.<br><br>I certainly agree that the RCP proteges at this point are, frankly, shit compared to how they used to be. I mean, even a guy like Steve Mazzaro (who I genuinely like and who wrote some of the coolest cues in Chappie, and basically co-wrote BvS - a score I actually like) just utterly pales in comparison to the Powell era.<br><br>Actually, I have to take that back a bit; Wallfisch is a very, very talented guy, honestly so much better than someone like Junkie that I weirdly tend to forget he's under the RCP roof now.
@HunterTech<br><br>"I only get annoyed when people decide he's suddenly the most amazing thing ever, which he really isn't. Even on his most competent scores, it's unlikely many would recognize him as one of the greats. Respect him, sure, but not think he's out of this world."<br><br>Exactly. Hans, for all the criticism he gets (much of it for good reason), has written some of the best film music of all time (seriously, having listened to huge amounts of Williams and Goldsmith, I still find Science & Religion my favorite cue ever). On the other hand, Lorne has written innumerable adequate-to-good scores, but none that I can recall are iconic. I'd say the closest he's come is in the form of his contributions to some of Zimmer's work (personally, I think his Kick It theme is the most interesting of those in Inception), but even then he hasn't done anything as memorable as Djawadi's theme from Batman Begins.Michael - reread the second half of my previous comment. And no, I don't think Genius or Churchill are no good; I wasn't impressed by the second, to be honest, but Genius is really cool - like an updated version of Frost/Nixon, one of my very favorite Zimmer/RCP scores.<br><br>Edmund - much appreciated.<br><br>Overall, I too am baffled by many of these comments; clearly there is a middle ground between "Lorne is shit." and "Lorne is absolutely amazing.", but this seems to be missed.<br><br>And by the way, I'm actually super happy for Lorne's success - I think he deserves it given the quality and quantity of his work, and he seems like a super nice guy to boot (how many composers regularly respond to people on Facebook?). However, this doesn't mean I can't simultaneously point out the fact that much of his work is very, very similar to work he's done previously. Indeed, I think this is more of an issue for Lorne than Hans, perhaps because he takes on sooooooo many projects.I agree. His Justice League theme is just a deconstruct of his Batman theme. Clever, yeah sure - he's done similar things with the Men In Black sequels and I'm sure there's others I can't think of right now - but I personally dont consider Elfman's involvement in this new DCEU to be very welcome. Zimmer paints a different canvas than Elfman, and I love both their works.It was a missed opportunity.<br>Yeah... I'm not sure about Elfman's wave. The guy decided to bring back his old Batman theme instead of actually writing a new one. He has to re-invent himself. <br>
Seven with ZimmerYeah, Silvestri, Newman, Goldenthal and JNH too. The six most popular "new" composers, along with Horner, of the  80's and 90's.I saw a few clips from the movie on youtube. The score sounded really good. Very unlike Djawadi and very beautiful fantasy music! Can't waitI saw a few clips from the movie on youtube. The score sounded really good. Very unlike Djawadi and very beautiful fantasy music! Can't waitHonestly, I do feel bad for Elfman, because for Chrissakes hes been doing 50 Shades of Grey these days, and the last memorable scores I have of him are from 2012. But I don't think Zimmer or even Elfman for that matter are done as yet. I predict by the end of this decade Zimmer will have a new wave in popularity wash in. I'm just waiting for Elfman's wave right now...not quite seeing it yet.
Glad you caught it Rockhound. Think the others were too wound up to notice !!i was trying to be funny.Pete you are funny, although u demand from others to talk about the actual soundtrack from this page, you start to talk also about another soundtrack. but ok.... i think Forgotten is a very boring track and adds nothing to the actual scene. a variation of his theme from the track Hero would have been much more intense for the ending. sadly we got 9 boring minutes of thematic development and instrumentation. Lorne can do much better as the track Hero from the same soundtrack shows.Zimmer got X-Men: Dark Phoenix this year. And I have a hard time believing he is only scoring that film this year. Zimmer always does more than 1 film a year.No need for petty cursing .<br><br>We can discuss the soundtrack instead ! <br><br>Forgotten is cool track.It’s definitely one of Bay’s best movies. Wish he would make more drama based film obvious with some action. Can’t cope with more robots ! The ending of the film is so emotional and this track gave goosebumps at the end. Did sound very similar to the end of The Last Knight"Boring . Talk about the actual soundtrack or change the subject."<br><br>Ok, so someone else gets us on this topic, an arguement occurs, and NOW, only when you've realized you're losing the arguement, do you decide that this page is only for 12 strong. Which it's not. This is a forum we talk about whatever we want here.<br><br>But what a childish and pathetic attempt at avoiding our points. Just dismissively saying "Boring! Change the subject! My ears can't handle this criticism!!! Wah, wah, wah!" I guarantee you the next step after this is going to be petty cursing.
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Hans ZimmerJay RifkinShirley WalkerBruce Fowler
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Backdraft
Label: Milan Records
Length: 42'50 (Score: 30'00)
HZimmer.com rating:        4/5
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  1. Set Me In Motion - Bruce Hornsby (5:20)
  2. Fighting 17th (4:26)
  3. Brothers (3:32)
  4. The Arsonist's Waltz (1:58)
  5. 335 (3:02)
  6. Burn It All (5:19)
  7. You Go‚ We Go (5:11)
  8. Fahrenheit 451 (2:59)
  9. Show Me Your Firetruck (3:31)
  10. The Show Must Go On - Bruce Hornsby (7:32)
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Dimitris Krommidas reply Replies: 0 || 2015-08-27 17:04:42
Classic. Glad to have this too.

Mike reply Replies: 0 || 2013-03-01 09:32:24
Interesting…Shirley Walker orchestrated a Hans Zimmer score, and Hans Zimmer was a musician for a Shirley Walker score, and BOTH have composed a Batman score. :P

Small world.

D A R T H reply Replies: 2 || 2013-01-27 14:29:16
i a have a new version : score 22 tracks (01:07:55) + source musics

01. Chicago 1971
02. Main Titles
03. 17Th
04. Investigating
05. Late For Work
06. Mannequin Fire
07. Approaching Fire
08. The Fire's Story
09. Show Me Your Firetruck
10. Love & Danger
11. Man Down
12. Brothers Fight
13. Fire Is A Living Thing
14. I Really Miss You
15. Torn Apart
16. The Arsonist's Attack
17. The Fire Looked At You
18. The Arsonist Unveiled
19. You Go, We Go
20. Funeral
21. Epilogue
22. Main Titles (Remix)
23. Hans Zimmer - Hans Zimmer Interview (Bonus Track)
24. Bruce Hornsby, The Range ''Set Me In Motion''
25. Bruce Hornsby, The Range ''The Show Goes On''
26. Los Lobos ''I Walk Alone''
27. The Smithereens ''A Girl Like You''
28. Cream ''Sunshine of Your Love''
28. Martha Reeves & The Vandellas ''(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave''
29. Edwin Starr ''War''

(4 source musics are still missing)



Magnus Rex2013-01-27 21:17:49
Useless, really.


fabien2013-01-28 17:34:33
Hell Yes !

FlorianSteinfurtNews reply Replies: 1 || 2012-02-04 00:14:57
Sehr geehrter Herr Zimmer,

ich und mein Kumpel vom YouTube-Kanal FlorianSteinfurtNews werden zur Mitte des Jahres 2012 hin einen Film anlässlich des Jubiläums der örtlichen Feuerwehr produzieren.
Dürfen wir das Lied "Show me your firetruck" in der Audiospur des Filmes verwenden?

Mit freundlichen Grüßen,
L. Bienbeck
FlorianSteinfurtNews


Phil2012-05-05 22:43:03
ich denke nicht, dass Hans Zimmer das hier zu lesen bekommt! ;)
bin mir zwar nicht sicher, aber ich denke du solltest direkt an den Administrator eine Mail schicken? ;)
nur ein Tipp

Anonymous reply Replies: 5 || 2012-03-10 21:41:38
00:28 to 00:35 in track 5 sounds like gladiator.


iPhil2012-03-11 07:42:07
that's true!
sounds like Honor Him!


tomPoland2012-03-12 09:14:02
Glaiator sounds like Backdraft, don't you think? 1991 and 2000...


Anonymous2012-03-12 15:58:49
Glaiator? I don't know if there is a movie called glaiator, don't you know?


Mycroft2012-03-12 17:19:06
Oh boy: everyone has stooped so low on this site that there are now grammar Nazis? How pathetic. What a dick.


Anonymous2012-03-14 10:02:36
But it's worth an answer...

Aggelos reply Replies: 0 || 2010-07-23 00:00:00
Leonidas Leonardi FTW!!!!

Lou reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-03 00:00:00
Agree, Zimmers best piece is this one ! !!! i mean he can make your hart pull out of your chest!!!!!!
i woluld really love to see him live!

DannySwede reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-28 00:00:00
This is absolutely Zimmers best piece...the mood , the feel the emotions...PERFECT

Graham reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-13 00:00:00
After just listening to Backdraft soundtrack in a long time. I am still grasped by the amount of emotion there is in this score. My two favourite composers are Hans Zimmer And James Horner. Both when give a good script can perform above and beyond. Where have the massive themes and romance gone out of movies today.

Mikel S.i.W (from Spain) reply Replies: 0 || 2008-02-04 00:00:00
Hans, you are the best. Ypur score for BACDRAFT is a piece of History. Thanks MAESTRO. 10/10

Eric Gabriel reply Replies: 0 || 2007-11-11 00:00:00
Im fann of your music... just extreme... Backdraft... ufff. no words... keep going.. exelent work.

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batman5 reply Replies: 0 || 2007-04-18 00:00:00
i love show me your fire truck. you do an excellent job of always picking the right melodies and finding the flow between the low brass and it. you are the best composer ever

Gabe reply Replies: 0 || 2007-01-14 00:00:00
Simply the Best Score of our time! The greatest work in film music!

Türk reply Replies: 0 || 2006-07-15 00:00:00
thank you very much
for every music you made!

Adam reply Replies: 0 || 2005-12-16 00:00:00
I have listened to this soundtrack countless times. It can really get you going. I've pumped it in my truck (pickup not semi) on long trips by myself. It sounds great with 3 big 12"-- subs pounding the lows and getting the full effect of the cd....

Laq reply Replies: 0 || 2005-10-28 00:00:00
Best soundtrack ever. "--You Go, We Go"-- is my absolute favorite from Zimmer. I suggest everyone to get your hands to this awesome soundtrack. Just beautiful. Movie was really great too --]

Paulette reply Replies: 0 || 2005-03-13 00:00:00
I've always been a big fan. This is one of my favorite soundtracks and its what really got me looking into all the other stuff he has done.

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