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Silence and Religion <3This might come as a shock to you, but Hans Zimmer is not exactly my favourite composer and I have not watched many movies with his work in it (in truth, only two or three where I enjoyed the music). As far as scores go, The Lion King is on my top 10, but not in my top 5. My all-time favourite composer is John Williams. Michael Giacchino and Jery Goldsmith are next on my list, followed by James Horner, Alan Silvestri, Danny Elfman... Zimmer's quite low on the list.<br><br>As far as scores go, my favourite all-time scores are Star Wars by John Williams and Star Trek by Goldsmith and Giacchino. But as they're not RCP composers, there's no place to talk about their works on this site. I could write tons more on those scores than I ever could write on anything Zimmer related, and that includes this score.<br><br>Since obviously anything I write is considered a NUISANCE to you fine, upstanding folks, I think I shall just not bother with this site any more. Because how dare I participate in any discussions on the few Zimmer scores I actually like, right?<br><br>Good day, sir.Titanic is a love story in a setting of a tragic event. i havent seen Deepwater Horizon yet, but im 99% sure that there is no love story on that oil platform. Schindler's List is a bit too sentimental for my taste. btw: comparing 2 movies with the setting in 1912 and WW II with a movie and its setting in 2010 is absolutely sensless.And are you forced to jump on everything TLK related, even on something Hans will probably not score ? :PYou guys really need to make a proper forum so we can edit our own posts instead of bumping.<br><br>I stand corrected on the Debney thing: he's kind of Favreau's go-to guy (he scored 4 of Favreau's 8 films). Still doesn't make it ironclad that Debney will be the composer.
Why does it seem that everybody expects Debney to do it if Zimmer doesn't? I know he did well with The Jungle Book, but consider this: Debney has ONLY done The Jungle Book in this line of movies. The reason they went for Debney is most likely to do with the fact they couldn't get hold of the original composer. Which, seeing as that was George Bruns, is on account of the fact that he died 33 years ago. James Newton Howard did Maleficent and Cinderella was done by Patrick Doyle. <br><br>Given they got Alan Menken to do Beauty And The Beast (and is likely to be asked when they get around to The Little Mermaid and Aladdin), I would imagine they WILL be approaching Hans Zimmer, Mark Mancina, Lebo M and the whole team to do a new version.<br><br>Failing that, Michael Giacchino is Disney's current composer golden-boy at the moment, so he's a possibility too. There's a whole load of composers who could do it that I'm too lazy to list given I've actually listed several already.Above on this very page... :PCan we listen to this cue "7m44c Final Battle Pt 3" somewhere?Yeah it's interesting, I will try to add more notes from the various collaborators or Hans on his scores. Did the same with Last Samurai...Hans has to be the person who gets to decline the gig if he wants to.  His arrangement of the Circle of Life with Lebo M was the hook that got you into the movie.
If not Zimmer than it'll probably be John Debney who'll score this one.@MrZimmerFan and rockhound<br><br>So what you are saying is that Horner scored Titanic in wrong way? And Williams also got it wrong with Schindler's List?Would be very interesting if Hans Zimmer scored this. He's said numerous times that the score for the animated film could have been far better had he had more time to work on it. This could be the opportunity for him to put those final touches upon this gem of a score. Hey, I for one will welcome it even if turns out to be a note-by-note re-recording of the original, too - as long as the essences of the original is maintained, of courseYou can bet if they DON'T go for Zimmer, they might go for somebody like Michael Giacchino, especially given how much he's already done for Disney so far (quite a few Pixar scores under his belt, his Zootopia score, which is great, BTW. I'd definitely buy an expanded version, plus Doctor Strange and Rogue One to name a few he's done for Disney). Either way, they'll most likely be reprising all of Zimmer's themes.<br><br>Certainly an interesting development that pretty much everybody called after the success of The Jungle Book.<br><br>And BTW, the film is going to be all-CG, so it definitely won't be 'live action'.So we have a detailed discussion of how a cue on a HZ score comes together. Will people finally accept the idea that two composers can work on the same cue. <br><br>Maybe then we can work on getting people to understand that a credited additional arranger isn't a "ghostwriter".
Don't know but, they are gonna use original songs from the animation movie.Do you guys think Hans will return for the new live action Lion King?Hola Laura ;)<br>yes, I listened to the vocal version of 'now we are free'... (different versions in youtube).<br>there is one that I really like, but no vocal, made by Tina Guo playing the cello. I believe that the originality of Tina has respected the soul that Hans Zimmer had evoked with this magnificent music.<br> :)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9uJ2xBKfis<br><br>Here is a clip with the score (a skinny little part...)October 14th according to Amazon.com<br><br>Track lengths should be available soon!<br><br>I hope "Beauty Awakens The Soul To Act" is a long and beautiful track like Science and Religion from A&D.
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  Inferno2016-09-28 23:58:16
John
Silence and Religion <3
  The Lion King2016-09-28 23:25:16
ggctuk
This might come as a shock to you, but Hans Zimmer is not exactly my favourite composer and I have not watched many movies with his work in it (in truth, only two or three where I enjoyed the music). As far as scores go, The Lion King is on my top 10, but not in my top 5. My all-time favourite composer is John Williams. Michael Giacchino and Jery Goldsmith are next on my list, followed by James Horner, Alan Silvestri, Danny Elfman... Zimmer's quite low on the list.

As far as scores go, my favourite all-time scores are Star Wars by John Williams and Star Trek by Goldsmith and Giacchino. But as they're not RCP composers, there's no place to talk about their works on this site. I could write tons more on those scores than I ever could write on anything Zimmer related, and that includes this score.

Since obviously anything I write is considered a NUISANCE to you fine, upstanding folks, I think I shall just not bother with this site any more. Because how dare I participate in any discussions on the few Zimmer scores I actually like, right?

Good day, sir.
  Deepwater Horizon2016-09-28 22:53:22
rockhound
Titanic is a love story in a setting of a tragic event. i havent seen Deepwater Horizon yet, but im 99% sure that there is no love story on that oil platform. Schindler's List is a bit too sentimental for my taste. btw: comparing 2 movies with the setting in 1912 and WW II with a movie and its setting in 2010 is absolutely sensless.
  The Lion King2016-09-28 22:47:05
Hybrid Soldier
And are you forced to jump on everything TLK related, even on something Hans will probably not score ? :P
  The Lion King2016-09-28 22:31:30
ggctuk
You guys really need to make a proper forum so we can edit our own posts instead of bumping.

I stand corrected on the Debney thing: he's kind of Favreau's go-to guy (he scored 4 of Favreau's 8 films). Still doesn't make it ironclad that Debney will be the composer.
  The Lion King2016-09-28 22:12:41
ggctuk
Why does it seem that everybody expects Debney to do it if Zimmer doesn't? I know he did well with The Jungle Book, but consider this: Debney has ONLY done The Jungle Book in this line of movies. The reason they went for Debney is most likely to do with the fact they couldn't get hold of the original composer. Which, seeing as that was George Bruns, is on account of the fact that he died 33 years ago. James Newton Howard did Maleficent and Cinderella was done by Patrick Doyle.

Given they got Alan Menken to do Beauty And The Beast (and is likely to be asked when they get around to The Little Mermaid and Aladdin), I would imagine they WILL be approaching Hans Zimmer, Mark Mancina, Lebo M and the whole team to do a new version.

Failing that, Michael Giacchino is Disney's current composer golden-boy at the moment, so he's a possibility too. There's a whole load of composers who could do it that I'm too lazy to list given I've actually listed several already.
  King Arthur2016-09-28 21:25:02
Hybrid Soldier
Above on this very page... :P
  King Arthur2016-09-28 21:18:42
Ds
Can we listen to this cue "7m44c Final Battle Pt 3" somewhere?
  King Arthur2016-09-28 21:02:07
Hybrid Soldier
Yeah it's interesting, I will try to add more notes from the various collaborators or Hans on his scores. Did the same with Last Samurai...
  The Lion King2016-09-28 20:01:25
LP
Hans has to be the person who gets to decline the gig if he wants to. His arrangement of the Circle of Life with Lebo M was the hook that got you into the movie.
  The Lion King2016-09-28 19:05:14
trent easton navarro
If not Zimmer than it'll probably be John Debney who'll score this one.
  Deepwater Horizon2016-09-28 19:03:53
trent easton navarro
@MrZimmerFan and rockhound

So what you are saying is that Horner scored Titanic in wrong way? And Williams also got it wrong with Schindler's List?
  The Lion King2016-09-28 18:47:26
0-^-0
Would be very interesting if Hans Zimmer scored this. He's said numerous times that the score for the animated film could have been far better had he had more time to work on it. This could be the opportunity for him to put those final touches upon this gem of a score. Hey, I for one will welcome it even if turns out to be a note-by-note re-recording of the original, too - as long as the essences of the original is maintained, of course
  The Lion King2016-09-28 17:38:30
ggctuk
You can bet if they DON'T go for Zimmer, they might go for somebody like Michael Giacchino, especially given how much he's already done for Disney so far (quite a few Pixar scores under his belt, his Zootopia score, which is great, BTW. I'd definitely buy an expanded version, plus Doctor Strange and Rogue One to name a few he's done for Disney). Either way, they'll most likely be reprising all of Zimmer's themes.

Certainly an interesting development that pretty much everybody called after the success of The Jungle Book.

And BTW, the film is going to be all-CG, so it definitely won't be 'live action'.
  King Arthur2016-09-28 17:29:20
iii
So we have a detailed discussion of how a cue on a HZ score comes together. Will people finally accept the idea that two composers can work on the same cue.

Maybe then we can work on getting people to understand that a credited additional arranger isn't a "ghostwriter".
  The Lion King2016-09-28 16:59:36
Waymann
Don't know but, they are gonna use original songs from the animation movie.
  The Lion King2016-09-28 16:58:00
ei18
Do you guys think Hans will return for the new live action Lion King?
  Fan Covers2016-09-28 14:35:29
NotaPix
Hola Laura ;)
yes, I listened to the vocal version of 'now we are free'... (different versions in youtube).
there is one that I really like, but no vocal, made by Tina Guo playing the cello. I believe that the originality of Tina has respected the soul that Hans Zimmer had evoked with this magnificent music.
:)
  Inferno2016-09-28 14:35:06
Allur
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9uJ2xBKfis

Here is a clip with the score (a skinny little part...)
  Inferno2016-09-28 13:34:29
Hedon
October 14th according to Amazon.com

Track lengths should be available soon!

I hope "Beauty Awakens The Soul To Act" is a long and beautiful track like Science and Religion from A&D.
  Deepwater Horizon2016-09-28 11:58:58
Ben
"a really untalend composer" !!!! You must be deaf !
  Inferno2016-09-28 11:49:29
isildur
What is the exact release date of the score?
  Deepwater Horizon2016-09-28 09:29:03
rockhound
an orchestral or very melodic bombastic score shows the audience always, that they are just watching movie. for a story based on a real tragic event is no score or this kind of score here more realistic. it puts you more in the "reality", because this kind of music sounds more "natural" without giving the audience the feeling, that they are just watching an entertaining movie.
  Deepwater Horizon2016-09-28 09:13:09
Edmund Meinerts
Not the anti-Balfe clown again...
  Deepwater Horizon2016-09-28 08:31:11
MOMO
Lorne Balfe 13 Hours Score is only 8/15
a really untalend composer... no passion for music!
this score is so hypnotic and heart pushed
  King Arthur2016-09-28 00:13:58
Prott
Great note! Very insightful. :) Thank you Hybrid.
  Deepwater Horizon2016-09-27 23:56:04
Ben
13 Hours is much better
  King Arthur2016-09-27 23:52:33
nvictor
thx Hybrid!
  King Arthur2016-09-27 23:18:10
Hybrid Soldier
I found back Trevor Morris' note about this score. I wrote it in the details, pretty interesting on the process. :)
  Deepwater Horizon2016-09-27 19:15:55
Mk
I LOVE this score, it's like Nine Inch Nails, a mix of industrial/rock ambient sounds. This and the dark-ambient music of Blair Witch (2016) by Adam Wingard, two of my favorite scores of this month.
  Deepwater Horizon2016-09-27 19:07:26
Joshua
I think Steve just seemingly confirmed he's scoring Transformers 5 on his Instagram. Not that i was worried. :))))
  Deepwater Horizon2016-09-27 18:32:32
Anonymous
And on that note, this is actually one of the more emotionally-driven sound design scores I've heard.
  Deepwater Horizon2016-09-27 18:21:40
Anonymous
Well said, Edmund. And ultimately, the final decision really does come down to the director and his preferences. It must be hard being a film composer right now. Write a score that sounds great on its own but doesn't fit with the tone of the film, it gets bashed. Write a minimalist, more sound-design oriented score, it gets bashed.
  Deepwater Horizon2016-09-27 17:32:14
Edmund Meinerts
I don't really see how the movie's subject dictates that the score be dark and electronic either. I think both approaches have possible merits and possible disadvantages. You might say that an orchestral, thematic score is tasteless because it would play tragic deaths for "cheap" drama...but if that's your case, then isn't the entire movie also guilty of the same thing? You might just as easily say that by going the electronic route, Jablonsky is neglecting the human cost of the disaster and focusing too much on its mechanics.

I don't agree with either line of thinking, though. A good score is a good score no matter what it's made of. I *personally* don't much like listening to sound-design scores, and I wish Jablonsky had gone for something a bit more expansive for purely selfish reasons. But that doesn't mean I think his approach was an invalid one, and I don't think you should say that an orchestral approach would have been invalid either. It's all about the execution.
  Deepwater Horizon2016-09-27 16:30:01
Dimitris Krommidas
Thanks.
  Fan Covers2016-09-27 16:01:46
Laura
Hahaha no, I haven't done any cover at the moment. I'm searching the score from the vocal version (there's a version in youtube, I don't know if you know it) from "now we are free" and the orchestal score of "Chevaliers de Sangreal". I really love that theme!

And also sorry for my bad english, I'm spanish studying english :D
  X-Men - First Class2016-09-27 14:15:37
Vivien
There is some "Incredible Hulk" reprise in "Not that sort of bank"
  Deepwater Horizon2016-09-27 11:30:58
MrZimmerFan
The movie is about a disaster with real people, don't fit a orchestral epic dramatic score, more a electronic, dark, gritty score.

Everyone expect orchestral when don't fit in every movie...
  Deepwater Horizon2016-09-27 11:16:54
Evenstar
Looks like it's digital only :(
  Deepwater Horizon2016-09-27 11:16:26
Waymann
People here seem to forget that scores and soundtracks are made for a movie. They are not made as a music album in the first place. Some composers make like more than 2 or 3 scores a year. That's not the same like an artist or band who makes an new album once in 2 or 3 years).

Scores are a really nice extra thing you get from a movie and yes some albums are great to listen to, others with more like an ambient and underscore type of sound can be seen as disappointing and boring. I think it's wrong to give Jablonsky a hard time here because he made a score that will fit this movie, but when listening to it without the movie it can be kind of boring... Composers don't make this music just to bring out a new album for us! They make music for movies and afterwards they can share it with us.

About the movie, I don't think this movie needed some kind of memorable heroic themes. It's a serious thriller and giving this some theme's like Transformers would look and sound ridiculous. I was expecting a score like this.
  Deepwater Horizon2016-09-27 11:15:55
Evenstar
Steve said in an interview that they didn't want a orchestral score, so he made it completely on his computer. Check interview here: youtube.com/watch?v=Glr-dgumGgo
  Deepwater Horizon2016-09-27 09:55:46
MOMO
Love this Score Great Work!!!!
  Deepwater Horizon2016-09-27 09:12:18
Brent
Don't always blame the composer. More often than not, it's a combination of director, producer(s) and studio.
  Deepwater Horizon2016-09-27 09:11:49
Morgan Joylighter
I realize there are some harsh tracks akin to Battleship but if you just skip to the end you will find the final cue is one of the most gorgeous and emotional of Jablonsky's career :)
  Deepwater Horizon2016-09-27 05:12:28
Bondo
...or more likely the director/producers wanted something more akin to sound design than melody.
  Kung Fu Panda 32016-09-27 04:32:34
Mike
Well...John co-wrote the main themes from KFP 1/2.... :P
  Kung Fu Panda 32016-09-27 04:17:14
Anonymous
So then why is John mentioned on every cue ? Surely he contributed something to these view also ?
  Deepwater Horizon2016-09-27 00:10:20
jjluffy
ggggrrrrrrrrrr, tictictictic, ccrrrrrrrrrssssshhhhhhh ... that's all I heard listening to the Deepwater Horizon. The movie makes me want but compsition Steve Jablonsky is unbearable listen-only. Gone is the time of the first Transformers. Jablonsky disappoints me more and more to serve us sound design. to believe that he knows more compose MUSIC ...
  Mad Max - Fury Road2016-09-26 20:18:11
bm1893
Bit late to the party but IMO you're absolutely right. If you listen to these pieces back to back with the Crimson Tide score, which is phenomenal, you'll notice how present Zimmer's influence is.
  Fan Covers2016-09-26 19:11:16
NotaPix
x Cyberpunk88
yes, I will put on youtube.
However, this site belongs to Hans Zimmer.
I here are just a guest.
I do not know if I have the permission of the admin Antas to put the link.
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