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How can I answer that ?<br><br><br>"At the moment ?" is my only true answer for you lolOlive, if you think Brothers In Arms is nothing more than a RCP power anthem, then you're obviously missing something... To me it's one of the most brilliant action tracks of the last few years.Ola team ! <br>Maybe you do know Joe Kramer won't return to score Mission Impossible 6. And no one seems to know who will.<br>So here's my question : any chance to see someone from RC doing this ? <br><br>Thanks for reading me. Keep goin' your good job here, it's appreciated. :)<br>Wow. Pretty solid! It keeps the core track intact and, somehow, adds even more raw power into it. Thanks for sharing!
@MrZimmerFan<br><br><Is better because there is variety and orchestration><br><br>It is not because a score is orchestrated that it is automatically superior to one half orchestrated and half electronic. My problem with JL is that it's a small score for a composer with as many facets as Elfman. The music is uninspired and (taking one or another track) ends as it begins, nothing catches yours ears beyond of the romantic moments and of the new interpretations of the themes for the heroes.<br><br>@mpolonest<br><br><I actually love that score, but I think the main issue is Elfman completely ignoring what came before and trying to force the classic themes.><br><br>Elfman had two paths: Ignore everything and do things his way or respect what Zimmer did and maintain the sound of previous films. What did he do? He made an uninspiring hybrid of both.<br><br>@HybridSoldier<br><br><Leagues above, and yet I doubt Ben will be able to write something like "Brothers In Arms" from Mad Max.><br><br>Everyone in RCP knows how to do a power anthem these days.<br><br>@Mephariel<br><br><I would not have gotten a chance to work on blockbuster films like Dunkirk, Blade Runner 2049 without Zimmer's influence.><br><br>Obviously not. It could be in smaller jobs and present some potential for years to come.<br>I think I just sharted myself. Thanks!I'm surprised to have not seen more discussion of this score; I honestly think it represents some of the best music out of RCP in the past half-decade. Yeah, it still has the Journey to the Line / Time four-chord power anthem thing going on, but outside of those themes you have some really creative material that at times doesn't even feel stylistically RCP, and hell, even those structurally-simplistic themes are unusually well-orchestrated. And there's a real orchestra!Some of you may like this guy's cover of Brothers in Arms! Pretty epic, honestly. <br><br> com/watch?v=LCIY41hopq4This score has improved my mood on more than one occasion. Nancy Meyers needs to make another movie, so Hans can score it. lol.
Hello great team of Hans Zimmer,<br><br>I was recently listening to "The Might of Rome" (Gladiator soundtrack) and I am craving to listen the long version of the piece around 2:38 - 2:48 (something like an oriental flute). Does it exist as a standalone composition? Is it inspired from some third party artist, if yes, can you please tell my which one?<br><br>Thanks!@Olive<br><br>Wallfisch's career unquestionably benefited from his involvement with Zimmer. He wouldn't have gotten a chance to work on blockbuster films like Dunkirk, Blade Runner 2049 without Zimmer's influence. Wallfisch is a very talented composer, but let's be honest here, his music doesn't immediately strikes anyone as a big action guy. Having Zimmer's name pushing you helps.Hybrid, what do you admire more: Black Hawk Down or Tears of the Sun?"Elfman's score is like Whedon, horrendous & out of place."<br><br>Out of place, yes. Horrendous, no.Leagues above, and yet I doubt Ben will ever be able to write something like "Brothers In Arms" from Mad Max.<br><br>Comparing people is kinda useless...<br><br>The only who's right is Hans in the end, he knows when to use one and when to use the other... ;)
@Edmund<br>I’m in the same boat. When I watch a movie I normally don’t pay attention to the music unless it’s really distinctive. As a stand alone listening experience I usually want to get music that fits a mood and can hold my interest throughout. Take Silvestri’s Avengers score for example. The big statements of the main theme and some of the action cues are excellent. Unfortunately it’s surrounded by generic underscore that slows the album down imo. But then you have TASM2, which constantly has something going on no matter what. I feel like that’s something which does relate to the directors, not so much the talent level of the composers.<br><br>@olive<br>Ben Wallfisch is LEAGUES ahead of JXL as a composer, partly because he’s had years of experience in film composing. Hopefully his recent successes give him more high profile projects.<br><br>As for Justice League, I actually love that score, but I think the main issue is Elfman completely ignoring what came before and trying to force in the classic themes. Had he done his own spin on Zimmer’s material there would a better connection to the previous ones.Elfman's score is like Whedon, horrendous & out of place.@Olive: Is better because there is variety and orchestration, and i'm not a purist (i liked BvS, there is more complexity in it than in MoS), but Danny Elfman has more integrity in that score than in that two scores.He did!<br><br>The action material in "Do You Bleed?" is by XL! <br>Wallfisch has shown himself to be a superior composer to XL, let's face it. I do not even see why he's running after Zimmer since he's able to run a career himself.<br><br>@TheZimmerFan <br><br><But the score by Elfman is miles better than MoS and BvS (for those two, BvS is much interesting and better than MoS, which is only good)><br><br><br>The music is less simplistic and may please the purists, but, no, MoS and BvS are better by a small margin than JL by one factor: thematic material and characterization of the movie.  Elfman should have had more freedom to work on the themes he and Williams wrote.<br>

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Batman Begins
Label: Warner Bros. Records
Length: 60'26 rating:        4/5
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  1. Vespertillio (2:52)
  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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SPIKE reply Replies: 0 || 2005-06-25 00:00:00
The only problem about the *BATMAN BEGINS*-Original Score is that it is too short. :-(
I can't get enough of it...that's really an
"--Mission:Impossible"-- ---)
There were 2 Gladiator-CD's...
so I wish it from *BATMAN BEGINS* too.

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.

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.

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.

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

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!

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.

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.


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.

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.....

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

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.

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

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

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!!

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