Oscar® winning composer Hans Zimmer and heralded guitarist Johnny Marr (The Smiths, Modest Mouse, The Cribs) will perform a special concert backed by a 20-piece orchestra Tuesday, July 13th. Immediately following the film’s Los Angeles premiere, the one-time concert takes place at the official after-party on the same day as the soundtrack, Inception: Music From The Motion Picture, is released by Warner Bros. Records. The performance will stream live to fans at www.ustream.tv/inceptionpremiere. Proceeds from tickets sold to the Inception film premiere and after-party event will benefit the Alliance for Climate Protection.
Zimmer will sign copies of Inception: Music From The Motion Picture at Amoeba Music, 6400 W. Sunset Blvd., in Los Angeles on Thursday, July 15th, at 8 pm. A midnight screening of Inception will follow at the nearby Arclight Hollywood Cinema, 6360 W. Sunset Blvd.
The first 200 fans to purchase the Inception Soundtrack fan pack will receive a movie poster, the CD soundtrack, a guaranteed place in line to meet Zimmer at the signing, and a ticket to the midnight screening – the first official showing of the film – at the Arclight Hollywood. Packages go on sale at Amoeba for $35 beginning on July 13th at 10:30 am.
Inception, directed by Christopher Nolan (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight) and starring an international cast led by Leonardo DiCaprio, opens nationwide in theatres and IMAX on July 16th.
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@Steve Plz shut up, Just tell me who has scored the batman the dark knight, king arthur, the pirates, gladiator, da vinci Coe and angels and demons , and all the big movies, what has John Williams done? Huh? Star wars, he can as well shove it up his ass,
Shame on you Victor : a composer's trilogy must be defined which contains Ennio Morricone, John Williams and John Barry (Nino Rota, Jerry Goldsmith) and you get the absolut perfection of soundtracks. Nevertheless, I completely agree with the fact that Hans Zimmer is a, or "the", new genius composer with his german romantic music's conception. The Thin Red Line is the Number 1 in the Universe.
I'm not the biggest Williams fan, but a complete orchestra is nice for a change too. If every score was synthy, all would soon sound the same. I like the simple orchestra too. Do you really think Band of Brothers or The Pacific is made with synths? I don't think so!
@ Adrian, A person who says that all synths sound the same is a person that cant even wish to be a musician. The pacific is an orchestral soundtrtack I agree with u but a synthisyser doesnt have to be a bass or weird sound, the pacific has additional synth just for orchestra, just hear it live and u'll see the difference.
And by the way, only in remote control productions you can get a sound like this, with state of the art equipment and great sound designers and music assistants, and of course with Hans Zimmer in the lead :) No other composer/studio can make this kind of music!
@cloud and everybody else, Hans zimmer is the master, he is the one, no Williams no nothing, Hans rules, I mean star wars, what the he'll guys, star wars ha sthe shittiest soundtrack ever, at least Hans comes up with new ideas in each and every movie he does, Williams not so much, he's old and still holds his old ideas,what a loser, go Hans
I like both Zimmer and Williams. Both great. I think John has just been around longer and shown up in some famous films that make him more well known that Hans to a general audience point of view. Im not saying Zimmer isnt good, I think he's a very talented composer.
Of course Hans would slap Victor, he has the utmost respect for John Williams, as he should. John Williams is a true genius who is a mile above other any other composers in this age in terms of classical, symphonic composition. He belongs with the greats like Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms, and Wagner. Yet he also has the talent of writing for film, and every note he's ever written suits the film completely. Directors just know that whatever he does will be perfect, there's no need for collaboration and he can just write everything sitting at his piano. Hans is also a brilliant musician and composer, who writes a different style of music, in a different way. You can't really compare them, they both write for film but in different genres. Just because hans is more innovative in technology than Williams, doesn't mean that Williams sounds stale. I think his recent Harry Potter music was some of the best of his career, and I can't wait to see what Tintin sounds like. Victor obviously doesn't like classical music, hence his loathing of Maestro Williams.
@Cloud: I love many composers out there but I still don't understand why everybody is so in love with John Williams. Maybe I'm not long enough in the soundtrack business with my 8 years. I guess he was good and revolutionary in his time. But now in 2010 I think soundtracks have progressed to a more modern sound which is as equally good as the previous era...
Cloud i said that cause John Williams didnt make anything original in years....all his soundtracks, from Star Wars are the same, u hear War of the Worlds and u believe u r listening star wars ost. Sorry my english xD
"@Cloud: I love many composers out there but I still don't understand why everybody is so in love with John Williams. Maybe I'm not long enough in the soundtrack business with my 8 years. I guess he was good and revolutionary in his time. But now in 2010 I think soundtracks have progressed to a more modern sound which is as equally good as the previous era..."
"@Cloud: I love many composers out there but I still don't understand why everybody is so in love with John Williams. Maybe I'm not long enough in the soundtrack business with my 8 years. I guess he was good and revolutionary in his time. But now in 2010 I think soundtracks have progressed to a more modern sound which is as equally good as the previous era.."
Sure enough Hans cannot sit down and write an entire score with a piece of paper and a pen. Williams is a classically trained guy while Hans is not. They are both very good at what they do but also very different. I beg to differ and have you check out Williams entire body of work between 1974 and 2008.
However to assess Williams work as "passe" or to say Williams should learn from Zimmer is just plain wrong. And to say that Williams work sounds 'repetitive' is laughable and ironic as Hans is basically reusing his own riffs and melodies in ALL of this scores.
Really with statements like these you lose any credibility you had and obviously shouldn't be posting on forums.
"Really with statements like these you lose any credibility you had and obviously shouldn't be posting on forums"
Why not? its my opinion, who are you? the admin? What i mean, with "Williams should learn from Zimmer" is in the evolution of compositions....yes Williams is a classically trained, i agree, but at this time, the "form?" of composition has changed from 1974. Dont be rude saying to me not posting in the forums...-.-