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Any news about Hans Next project?Does Hans compose music for releasing as his own records? I wish he'll make someI think BGM stands for any sort of background music, e.g. caffe music, game themes and, sometimes, film scores. But, IMO, "score" sounds way beter than "BGM"<br><br>p.s. Plz, do not my English, imma russian...One last topic I want to cover for this score, and that's the references to past films. I've found quite a few new ones that may be interesting.<br><br>"Today We Hunt" - Reference to "Bumblebee" at the end of the track.<br><br>"History of Transformers" - Reference to "Bumblebee", the end of "Are You Ladiesman 217?", and a sort of rebuilding of the Autobot theme using it's main notes.<br><br>"Two Moons" - Contains the main 2 notes of "Decepticons" repeated through the entire track, and of course elements of "We Were Gods Once".<br><br>"Prime Versus Bee" - Contains the drum beat featured in "Optimus vs Megatron"<br><br>"Your Voice" - Reference to "Optimus", the escalation of notes featured in scenes where Optimus is almost defeated ("Optimus vs Megatron" and the beginning of "I Claim Your Sun"), the 3 notes of "We Were Gods Once" when Optimus is about to be killed, and of course "Arrival to Earth/There Is No Plan".<br><br>"Battlefield" - Basic notes of the end of "You're A Soldier Now" and the Autobot theme in the 3 note horn section.<br><br>"Did You Forget Who I Am" - Autobot theme plays in the build-up before the "You're a Soldier Now" reprise. (Also maybe a hint of "Skorponok" at the end?)<br><br>The rest has already been pointed out on this website.Bring Him Home and Future King are great
The show is very good.we managed to watch the show in two days!the music by Gregson-Williams and Balfe is perfect. The score is some of the best TV music at the moment.going to defiantly buy the album now and see what it’s like2049 is by Ben, confirmed.generalizing all direct and indirects participations in Zimmer's career, I think this role is of Glennie Smith...<br><br>Second half of 1970-forever.@Ben: "Hans' last and only Oscar-wining score was Lion King, and that one wasn't so remarkable either."<br><br>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,<br>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.What's the involvement of EW in the Mermaid Suite? I always imagined it that way: Hans being responsible for the first part of the suite, the calmest, Geoff taking care of the piece that corresponds to the moment of the sirens attack and that Eric inserted the choir to finish the composition.
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.<br>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.<br>quote: "This score is nothing compared to interstellar or even to POTC 3."<br><br>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.<br><br>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.<br><br>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".Great this is geting a release!<br>I am from Greece and the same is Nikos Mastorakis, the director.<br>He always recalls working with Hans Zimmer and Stanley Myers here.Ultimate masterpiece... 8-) lolVery impressed with the music from this season. Enjoying listening to it.there doesn’t seem to be much of the main theme used ?
man, i think i haven't listened to "A Dark Knight" deep enough. so many things i picked up from listening to it recently. oh by the way, it's Dunkirk that's making me go back and listen to the old scores.One of the most beautiful choral pieces of the 21st C. Mr. Zimmer please make this original London recording available in a cd (320kbps) or a lostless version to be able to enjoy its full beauty. The version on YouTube is just muddy cruddy. And the version on the Prague cd is not a chorus of this caliber. Plz plz plz! Gratefully, Philip...why is Eric Whitacre's credit being omitted?Music is royal and grand and the show is very good. Looking forward to more seasonsGreat score! Lots of fun.

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Batman Begins
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  2. Eptesicus (4:20)
  3. Myotis (5:46)
  4. Barbastella (4:45)
  5. Artibeus (4:19)
  6. Tadarida (5:05)
  7. Marcrotus (7:35)
  8. Antrozous (3:59)
  9. Nycteris (4:25)
  10. Molossus (4:49)
  11. Corynorhinus (5:04)
  12. Lasiurus (7:27)
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Rick reply Replies: 0 || 2005-06-24 00:00:00
I've been a fan of Batman since I was a small child and, as such, have heard every bit of music tied to the character. This is, by far, the best I've heard. It so deeply portrays the anguish, the pain, and the strength of the character.

Thank you for this wonderful soundtrack.

Gabriel Ascierto reply Replies: 0 || 2005-06-21 00:00:00
I saw the movie 3 times, and now I can tell that the score is great, seems like others but realy great, because i just sad and Dark like the movie.

Great Great Movie, Great Great Score.

Jim reply Replies: 0 || 2005-06-21 00:00:00
My only problem with the soundtrack is that there's not enough! A lot of the action cues are missing and worst of all, the end credits. Anyone know if these could be heard somewhere?

I hope sales for the CD are strong so maybe we can get an expanded version!

Manuel O´Maly reply Replies: 0 || 2005-06-21 00:00:00
Hey Hans is the best!

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2005-06-21 00:00:00
In the interview Hans Zimmer said that there was 2 hours and 20 minutes of music in the film.

Too bad only an hour of it made it onto the soundtrack.

Vinny reply Replies: 0 || 2005-06-20 00:00:00
Zimmer movie music is about as good as it gets. And this score, what I remember from one viewing of the film and the brief clips on the web, is simply brilliant.

The relentless monotone feel matches perfectly the singlemindedness of the Batman. He is both complex yet one dimensional. And totally relentless. And Hans has created the music that matches that personna perfectly.

Thumping rhythm against relentless rhythm of the strings is just one of many examples of a master composer at work.

I can't wait for CD.


antonio reply Replies: 0 || 2005-06-20 00:00:00

Does anybody know where I can get the promo copy of BATMAN BEGINS?

antonio reply Replies: 0 || 2005-06-20 00:00:00
a FANTASTIC SCORE, I really love the other Batman music from Danny, but this was a real suprise on how
every track has such feeling, I really liked track 10 Molossus .. it was very much like a track from Black Rain
which I also thought was very goods.. if you ever get a copy of the expanded Black Rain music well worth a listin..

Vinny reply Replies: 0 || 2005-06-20 00:00:00
In listening to the longer clips (tracks 10 and 11) I am even more convinced of the brilliance of the score. Hints of Thomas Newman and John Adams (The Chairman Dances) abound.

In track 11, the piano in slight reverb reveals the sadness of a solitary soul. The strings bring in the heartfelt emptiness of the Batman. The sweep of the strings in concert with the piano complete the loneliness of a tormented soul.

Then the beating of revenge and anger and resoluteness emerges to drive the comples man and his uncomplicated mission. The crusader-like rhythm, dark in tone, low notes, searching and hovering over the city erupts into a brief passionate expression of intensity.

As I said in my previous message, this is a master at work.

zimmerito reply Replies: 0 || 2005-06-17 00:00:00
Do you want???....
Experimental music and idea:track1
Love theme:track 11
Dramatic music:4,6,12
Action music:3,8,10
this score have every style possible!!!!!!
maybe its not so easy like king arthur,or so dramatic like the thin red line or so elegant than Hannibal.But this score have everything in a good way!!
And the main theme (amazing great heroic theme) is played in trak 3,10 and in the end credits!!!
but zimmer didn't want wrote a normal superhero score.
seem 70% zimmer,20 % howard,10 %wesson

Teo reply Replies: 0 || 2005-06-17 00:00:00
Just bought the CD score. Loved it. I don't agree that the score has to have a 'principle' superhero theme-- that formula was completely avoided in the first place. It's a completely different take on your usual superhero formula. The prominent moodiness really showed how far Christopher Nolan was trying to go with this gritty film of Batman.

There was part reminiscence of the string and horn drones from the Last Samurai.

In fact, in terms of progression, in many, many past Zimmer scores, I can identify similiarities, faults, tendencies a HELL LOT more in a musical way than even the most anti-Zimmer. Yet somehow I'm just sickly drawn to his style and match for pictures...engraved in stone till and way way beyond his passing.

Oh well. Z stands for Zimmer right? :)

So hard to find people who admire style more than radio-variety.....

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2005-06-17 00:00:00
I like this score.
After the first disapointment i think its a great score.
In the end credits is played the main theme heard in the not in the cd .please.PLease if one day exists a good quality rip let me know please.
other zimmer interview.He did the boy choir.

Stamper reply Replies: 0 || 2005-06-15 00:00:00
That was my feeling after the first listen.
Music with the pictures worked well, but not as a solo listen.
Too many moody tracks kills the score. And there are not enough memorable sections to make it a wonderful Zimmer's score like Gladiator or Lion King.
The main problem is that the moody score isn't emmersive, and that the action cues are not really interesting.
The soft cues are probably the best on the album, but they are not inspired or innovative enough to make Batman Begins a great Zimmer score.

Gorjan reply Replies: 0 || 2005-06-15 00:00:00
This Batman soundtrack is by my opinion one of the best Batman or other superhero soundtracks ever. It's full with emotions, tension, fear, drama, action and endless beautiful boy voice in the 4th, 7th and partly in 12th track. Of course, there's also a little horror music in the 5th track, and endless beautiful finish, which will probablly remind you of "--The Coral Atoll"-- song from "--Thin Red Line"--. In my opinion this is a good Zimmer come-back, after the dissapointment with Madagascar.
It's worth to buy it.

Fernando reply Replies: 0 || 2005-06-14 00:00:00
Nicolas .. you're idiot
I just wanna hear to know if is so good

Nicolas, Webmaster reply Replies: 0 || 2005-06-14 00:00:00
At home, after buying the score ! ---)

Fernando reply Replies: 0 || 2005-06-13 00:00:00
Where can I hear the soundtrack ?!

fabsan reply Replies: 0 || 2005-06-13 00:00:00
hi all. I'm an old OST fan, ive managed over the years, listening to the music while watching movie, to catch glimpses of Hans ZIMMER, Jerry GOLDSMITH, James HORNER, James NEWTON HOWARD, Eliot GOLDENTHAL, Dany ELFMAN (and so on )music cause in each score u can find the touch of the composer. I BOW before the monumental work u, Mr ZIMMER, have done with GLADIATOR...maybe it has become a standard for me when im thinking of ur work, but excuse for saying so : BATMAN BEGINS IS NOT the OST that will stayed in my mind forever....It's PURE standard HANS ZIMMER music....I could listen to it and see BLACK RAIN, MI2 or USS ALABAMA...and couldnt see the difference....Ans so what ? u played with BATMAN letters for titles ???? what gives ???? titles u cant refer to for moments in the films...true there is emotion and darkness in this score but where is a principal theme for the hero or else ... i may be too harsh because u would say that creating music is a long and hard process and so i think. but listening to this makes me think that either it had to be done quick and fast, either u're listening to u too much... In any case it won't become my standard of a Batman Music even if I DO like these percussions moments that caracterize u so. I expected a lot lot more from the cooperative work of 2 exceptional composers....BLAST....

z reply Replies: 0 || 2005-06-11 00:00:00
A zimmer interview:

Madono_x reply Replies: 0 || 2005-06-11 00:00:00
I can't understand how so many fans like this score.
I ve heard whole score...and i think its not very good.
Maybe the tracks selection..
I don't like this mood music.Are just voice effects.
I think its a very uninspired score.
Maybe because is composed by zimmer and howard.
But i'm a very dissapointed.I think is the worst thing i heard from both composers
I'm sad

byte19 reply Replies: 0 || 2005-06-11 00:00:00
i am in love with this score!!!

Andrea reply Replies: 0 || 2005-06-10 00:00:00
I've already listend to some song on Klassik Radio yesterday. Sounds quite good. Let's see!

Ali reply Replies: 0 || 2005-06-08 00:00:00
No doubt about it. The score for this film is excellent.

Fabián Ek reply Replies: 0 || 2005-06-06 00:00:00
Excelente fusión de ritmos... Podría esperar con ansia alguna composición de Hans Zimmer y John Williams żPor qué no? Además los dos son amigos de Steven Spielberg... Hubiera estado "--Cool"-- que los dos hayan creado una partitura oscura y heroica para "--War of the Worlds"--

zimmerito reply Replies: 0 || 2005-06-05 00:00:00

2 complete tracks!!!!for listen
the heroic theme is pure old zimmer..with some string section ripped from black rain!!!
i was waiting something more complex,but im enjoying like a child this pure old zimmer!!!
zimmer is back!!!!!

Paul reply Replies: 0 || 2005-06-03 00:00:00
I've just heard the music from that Japanese Site en OH MY GOD i can't wait untill the soundtrack is out !!!!!
Does Anyone know when the soundtrack is coming te Europe ????
Greeting from Paul From Holland

zimmerito reply Replies: 0 || 2005-06-03 00:00:00
I don' t like what i heard...
too simple,too synth(horrible synth).
I just like the dramatic part with vocals and piano and the Bruce wayne theme played with horns(like in the trailer).
Please...i will be praying for the best ,but i'm afraid..really afraid.
is the worst thing I heard from zimmer.And is by 2 great composers!!! the best composers of these days!!!
I'm sad

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2005-05-31 00:00:00
I just watched the 10 minute preview! All i can say... i want the CD now!!! Cant wait!!

D.W. reply Replies: 0 || 2005-05-26 00:00:00
Weird... It's like Christopher Nolan and David Goyer were inside my head, creating the Batman movie I had always dreamed of seeing. (That's right, Tim Burton fans: his films remain an INTERPRETATION of Batman, not a definitive version.) Every image-- from Bruce Wayne engulfed in a cyclone of bats, Batman crouching on the roof of a car-- is iconic and gratifying. And the story's theme of overcoming fear and turning it back onto those who would cause it, is everything that the Batman should encompass. The cast is great, the filmmaking is great... and now Hans Zimmer has a hand in the music as well (and at the insistence of Nolan himself, no less)? It's almost too good to be true! June 15th seems a lifetime away...

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