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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I have a friend in the film music world who is a close friend of Hans'. He has known him since before he was big, and this friend of mine also knows Lorne Balfe very well. According to my source (and this really IS inside information), Hans just did the themes and Lorne wrote the majority of the score. Such a shame; seems that Hans is getting a bit lazy as time goes on. Gone are the days where he would write most or all of a score :(
I absolutely love this movie and the soundtrack. I saw the movie at jus tthe right moment and was totally blown away; and the soundtrack really helped to do that, especially on a massive screen at ear-bleeding volumes. I was aghast with awe and totally absorbed till the end. I didn't want it to end!
I am listening to it for the third time today and felt obligated to track down a site where I can make comment on it - other than my Facebook page of course; you know, somewhere that actually matters.
The soundtrack is superb - really powerful and absorbing. It is a brilliant change for Hans Zimmer, whose soundtracks HAD become a little too ... similar. This one really changes that with melodic piano notes, beautiful use of the guitar (both electric and acoustic) ... and, of course, who can ignore the brass section working overtime to create the 'in you face' crescendo. In fact, the whole soundtrack is a break away form so many OSTs before it that I didn't believe it could be Hanz doing it. It had similarities to other people such as John Murphy and I love it for that.
It is wonderful and absorbing (did I say that already) - and best of all - it can be played without having to have the movie on at the same time.
So many times a soundtrack only fits the movie and cannot be listened to on it's own for fear of bleeding ears and complaints from other people around you. This one has it's moments but they score is so well crafted that you sincerely appreciate it magnitude.
Fantastic work Hans! I'd shake your hand right off for this one.
Was the music made before the visual effects throughout the whole movie? It sure seems like it the way everything just forms together. My favorite part? Don't have one but the absolute beginning part of the movie with the loud, heavy brass was tremendously powerful and moving. I sure would love it if a sequel is made!
Anyone who thinks Inception is stupid is ridiculous. Social Network was good but at the end it was like Okay, while Inception with its dream concepts, sleek and special effects; it was on another level. When I saw Inception everyone in the theater went crazy for that ending.could anyone have directed Social Network and come up with something similar? hmmm YES. could anyone have directed Inception and come up with something so groundbreaking and amazing? NO! Nolan is doing things these days that no-one is doing. For god sakes he took Batman and made enough people outraged that it wasn’t up for BEST PICTURE!
They will nominate Inception and the Social Network for score, but they will not win this category. They have to nominate this soundtrack beacuse are part of the best picture nominees, just for that. Both movies has greats scores, but to be Fair, Honestly and a truly movies soundtrack lover, the score of HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON(John Powell), SHOULD GET THE OSCAR. Is an extraoirdinary score. For me, the best score since the Lion King or the Lord of the Rings(WHAT MAKES A CLASSIC). Is a must-hear-score...and of course the movie.
I'm guessing you didn't read my post to Hybrid Soldier, Oneill & Levente. UNLESS The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences changes the ruling of nominating multiple composers for the same work, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross will not get a nomination. I will bring this up this again, why do you think Gladiator & The Dark Knight weren't even nominated? Becuase they weren't solely Hans Zimmer. He had Lisa Gerrard on Gladiator, and James Newton Howard on The Dark Knight. It will not happen.
what?? but then, how was The Hurt Locker nominated for his score(it has two composers)?Answer: Because it was nominated for Best Picture. It was just for that, It wasn't a remarkable score (It was a surprise at that time).And I remenber very well the nomination for Hans Zimmer's Gladiator score, the TDK was another issue.
Hmm...maybe. That could be. Because along with The Hurt Locker, Avatar & Up were other films that were nominated for both Best Picture & Original Score. I never noticed this. Well, I found the ruling for nominating a score, have a look. So maybe I was right - it looks like they did change it, as I mentioned below. The A.M.P.A.S. must have changed the ruling. Here: http://www.oscars.org/awards/academyawards/rules/rule16.html
Well you see it doesn't matter how many times I listen this score it always lets me down. Almost a failure. :( The last tim ein the past 5 years Zimmer impresed my was Angels & Demons only and only. You could wonder how many times I waited a great soundtrack from "the German". Maybe that is also I have mixed feelings for this one, not to mention Megamind, which I thought a funny score, but still nothing special. I'm still impresed by others who says Inception best of the year, Oscar for him! Narnia, How to Train, Tron, The Last Airbender, Salt, The Expendables for me the years best. But if Inception gets a nomination, I'll only cheer for Zimmer if Powell will not get a nomination. :)
I completely agree with Dakota, HOW COULD INCEPTION WIN NO GOLDEN GLOBE?!!! NOT FOR MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA IS OUTRAGEOUS, BUT FOR MUSIC, JUST NO... ¬¬ Ah, whatever, it doesn't matters if it wins or not awards, what it matters is that it's one of the best (or THE BEST) movie(s) and soundtrack(s) EVER
Agreed. It's just such an awesome movie. I was hoping it would win ALL the Globes it was nominated for, but it was The Stupid Network that won instead. Well, there's always the Academy Awards. And Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross will not even get nominated due to academy regulations, so there's a plus =)
I also heard the rumor that the score to "The Social Network" would be disqualified from the Oscar running (from slashfilm.com), but I was unable to find official information on the net about that getting DQed. I think it's still in the running which really ticks me off. I think the judges at the Academy Awards are as stupid and easily swayed by popularity as the ones at the Golden Globes are.
"The Social Network" could be disqualified from the Oscar since two people are credited to scoring it. And it is possible that the amount of music is misisng for each credit. For example Lisa Gerrard wasn't nominated for Gladiator since she didn't had the amount of music credited to her. If you have the DVD listen the commentary by Russel Crow and Ridley Scott they talk about it.
And I knew this score (Inception) wouldn't win. This isn't a fantastic score, it is only a well amde soundtrack that fits perfectly for the movie. Nothing special. If I had to chose I would say: Powell - How to train Your Dragon.
It's just that we want to see our (atleast mine) favorite composers win for their outstanding achievement, ie Hans Zimmer for Inception. My favorite film and score of 2010.
@Oneill & Levente,
It will be disqualified as far as the contenders for Best Original Score, because it is Trent & Atticus. They don't credit multiple composers for one score. An that IS why Hans Zimmer & Lisa Gerrard couldn't get an Oscar nom for Gladiator, or Hans & James Newton Howard for The Dark Knight. And Levente, in your opinion it's not a fantastic score. To me, it is. I've heard How To Train Your Dragon is very very good, but I still haven't seen it. I'll have to watch it soon & download the soundtrack. Anyway, if Inception gets a nomination I hope with all my heart is wins.
@Iceboy, I completely agree with you about everything you just said. I finally got a hold of it, it's pretty sweet. I'd like to chat with you, but not constantly posting on here. Shoot me an email so we can discuss this elsewhere - ##########
I bought the special edition version of the DVD of Inception and was extremely pleased to see that the 5.1 soundtrack is on the second disk. I hoped that the disk may have also included these tracks in MP3 format so I can play them while out and about (when not able to carry a dvd player!). I will probably pick up a copy of the soundtrack on CD though as it really is once of the most fantastic film scores I've ever heard, since listening to these tracks I have also downloaded the iphone/ipod app, if you haven't already it is well worth checking out if you are a fan of the music.
@Dakato, in response to "And, how is it? Worth a look? Any SFX?"
No SFX at all. The track "Inception" is the real treat, featuring the end credits in lossless quality (ie not ripped from DVD). The suite is nice, but nothing really new there, and the trailer music is great too, also in good quality. Its a step up from the commercial album but nothing amazing.
@Anone, in response to "can you guys all stop talking about bootlegs ALL THE TIME it's really annoying. The album is for listening to and the rest of the music is in the film."
I guess your love of the music isnt as great as ours, who want to be able to listen to a complete score without dialog or FX. Theres nothing wrong at all with that wish. Its so disappointing when you find a commercial CD is lacking music or is mixed differently. For example, Edelman's score to xXx is terrible on the commercial CD - its clipped, completely out of sequence, is missing around 70% of the music and some of the music on there isnt even in the film. Whilst the 2CD bootleg is in film order, contains all the right music, is not mastered overly loud and is complete. Its so much better. Granted not every score release is as badly arranged as that but sometimes a bootleg is all you need.