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@superultramega It’s funny you should say that about Rogue One because, even though I do like the themes, I will agree that it definitely is weaker than any Star Wars score and seems to lack the life Giacchino normally puts into his music.<br><br>Even weirder, his music for Jupiter Ascending (another big space opera) is far more aggressive and developed, and probably one of his best. It makes me wonder if the Star Wars team wanted the safe route....Ok, not restraint on drums, but I still don't really see how exactly his music for animated films comes even close to being an RC product. When I think of RC I think of the music for the Pirates movies, the early Bay and Bruckheimer films, etc. The work on Shrek, Antz, Ice Age, and How to Train Your Dragon is much closer to a traditional Williams score than any RC product. <br><br>Plus he's working on Star Wars so he's obviously going to try his damnedest to stick to that kind of music, and to avoid the Zimmer style. I just don't understand why you think Powell, of all people is going to be the one to dilute the Star Wars sound. <br><br>Hell, I think Giacchino's score for Rogue One was pretty much nothing more than an unmemorable, and bland version of Star Wars with very little going on besides broken down notes of the Star Wars theme playing and generic Williams copy. Just like Jurassic World. I don't know how Giacchino makes Williams' style bland but he finds a way. At least with Powell we'll get more style and memorability on top of a Williams imitation.Restraint on drums? <br><br>Have you listened to Green Zone? The Bourne movies? Hancock?<br><br>Cmon...Yeah he's not Zimmer, but this isn't a Williams product we are talking about. It's an RC product. This is what I am talking about.People like Harry Gregson, Jablonsky and Zanelli, despite their melodic tendinsies, would be people chosen for going the Zimmer route. I think Jablonsky's is the closest to Star Wars but even then there's a ton of power themes, and Zimmer hallmarks that keep him away from this sort of style. <br><br>Powell is the last person I would associate with Zimmer. His techniques are very much in vain with the Williams-like composers, like Alexandre Desplat and Michael Giacchino. The complex underscore, the rapid notes, the restraint on drums, instrument variety, the jazz techniques, etc. He's the perfect RCP composer for the job.Of all RCP members, I think he is the one closest to Williams and Star Wars sound, so I think this score will be pure orchestral fun, like most of his scores usually are.<br><br>I cannot wait to listen to it!
Well, I guess that is a matter of tastes and opinion, because for me scores like The Incredibles or Up, for saying some examples, are classics inside the animation field.<br><br>But is fine. We have our own preferences and that's okay.Me too! Very fun and « guilty pleasure » score<br>After listening to this one and Todo Mal, I think Andrew is a really versatile composer, both scores are really entertaining and yet have nothing to do with each otherI like this score, altough i think it will fly (get it) under the radar..<br>Hope Andrew continues making scores like thisIMO, though Powell was Hans'protegee 20 years ago, he always had his very own style. And this style evolved so much through these decades you can't really connect any more his mannerisms to those of people at RCP!You can't call Powell "the Zimmer route". He's written some of the densest, flashiest orchestral film music of the last 10+ years!
And how is that a bad thing? :-p<br>John Powell is an excellent choice to have both a big sounding and fun RCP score, and an orchestral one which would fit with the previously established style.Cant say Im 100% invested.....<br><br>This will be the first Star Wars score to go the Zimmer route...Well maybe you guys are right, to be honest i never cared much about this composer. All i know is that i almost never noticed any kind of theme when watching movies scored by him, while usually I'm the kind of audience who pays attention to the music. It can be that his way of writing or orchestrating or mixing doesnt match with my own taste, that's a possibility. Anyway I still maintain that none of his scores or themes has become a "classic", despite the ridiculous amount of major blockbusters he had the chance to score so far...home is very very soothing. (i sound like i have said it before lol) 
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<br>it’s the one cue i can listen to a zillion times and never get tired of. i hope upcoming movies will give Hans or whoever in remote control an opportunity to do similar cues. elisabeth in inferno is the closest but is so short.
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<br>i have mellowed. i love these mellow cues.John Powell stated on his Instagram that the album will have 19 tracks, and be over an hour!
Its not a film, its an album. This was still during the days of Hans' involvement with 'The Buggles'.I don't think you have listened to the Star Trek scores properly. Giacchino has a main theme that he uses a lot, but also a theme for Spock, themes for the bad guys of each movie and even a theme for the city of Yorktown in the third movie.<br><br>Another great example of this is LOST, where almost all the characters had a theme that played through all the series and there were also themes for locations or even situations.<br><br>So I don't think Giacchino is out of the use of themes.I mean sure, but I can't think of many Giacchino scores that actually match that description. The Star Trek reboot scores for example, where he has a (pretty good) main theme that he plays the same way roughly sixteen thousand times over and over again. :pFor me, a theme is a distinguishable motif or piece of music that is related to a specific location, event or most commonly character, and that the viewer notices as such. If your score contains 20 themes that are never repeated in a similar form and are so uncharacteristic that they all sound the same, I'm just calling that orchestra noise. And I don't see any appeal in that kind of scoring...Ds, am I reading that correctly that you're using the fact that JJ works with Giacchino as evidence that the score might *not* be melodic or thematic? Because say what you want about Giacchino (and I'm far from his biggest fan either), it's an objective fact that he writes film music that is almost exclusively thematic/melodic. Whether you like those themes and melodies is another question, but they are undeniably themes and melodies.
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  2004, December 30
SPANGLISH : Hans Zimmer - James L. Brooks collaboration

A short video interview based upon questions asked by fans to director James L. Brooks can be seen at˙Spanglishmovie.com. Just click on Ask the director at the bottom of the page. Then‚ again on the handwrited text at the bottom and you will hear James L. Brooks talk about actors‚ his hopes and collaboration with his composer and friend Hans Zimmer.


  2004, December 17
Spanglish
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  2004, December 17
Golden Stellite awards nominations have been announced and this time, it is John Powell turn to be on the list of possible winners for the Best Original Score and Best Original Song.

His collaboration with Dave Stewart and Mick Jagger on ALFIE seems to be more appreciated by people in the business than by fans.

17. Original Score
a. Michael Giacchino - The Incredibles (Disney/Pixar)
b. David A. Stewart, John Powell, Mick Jagger - Alfie (Paramount)
c. HOWARD SHORE - The Aviator (Miramax)
d. Danny Elfman - Spiderman 2 (Columbia)
e. John Swihart - Napoleon Dynamite (Fox Searchlight)
f. Jan A.P. Kaczmarek - Finding Neverland (Miramax)


18. Original Song
a. "Million Voices" - Hotel Rwanda - Wyclef Jean, Jerry ?Wonder? Duplessis & Andrea Guerra
b. "The Book Of Love" - Shall We Dance - Stephen Merritt
c. "Blind Leading the Blind" - Alfie - Mick Jagger & Dave Stewart
d. "Shine Your Light" - Ladder 49 - Robbie Robertson
e. "Learn To Be Lonely" - The Phantom of the Opera - Andrew Lloyd Weber
f. "Believe" - The Polar Express - Glen Ballard & Alan Silvestri


  2004, December 17
Classic Zimmer
by Fabrice Roux


  2004, December 16
METAL GEAR SOLID 3 Interviews at www.music4games.net

Interview with Justin Burnett, Composer for Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.
Justin Burnett has co-composed the original soundtrack for Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, along with Harry Gregson-Williams and Norihiko Hibino. His previous game credits include additional music for Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty as well as films such as Man On Fire and Dungeons & Dragons: The Movie.
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Interview with Harry Gregson-Williams, Composer for Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.
Last time we chatted to Harry Gregson-Williams he was based at Hans Zimmer's Media Ventures group and was busy working on the score for the game. Having completed one of this year's most anticipated game scores and established a new studio, we caught up with the composer to discuss his latest adventures with Snake and co.
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  2004, December 13
SPANGLISH on the road

Hans Zimmer received his 6th nomination to the the Golden Globes for the new comedy score he composed for Spanglish, the new James L. Brooks movie, yet director of As Good As It Gets for which Hans Zimmer received an Oscar nomination.

But because Spanglish is not in theatre right now (Official release date : 17th December), people can be surprised by the nomination of the German composer. A true strange thing maybe due to the press-screening already done in order to warm the audience and newspaper writers.

By the way, another good reason the await this score which will close a year of Hans Zimmer filmmusic in a good way.

Golden Globes Original Score nominees
The Aviator Composed by Howard Shore
Finding Neverland Composed by Jan A. P. Kaczmarek
Million Dollar Baby Composed by Clint Eastwood
Sideways Composed by Rolfe Kent
Spanglish Composed by Hans Zimmer

More Infos on The Golden Globes Website


  2004, December 12
Hans ZIMMER to score MADAGASCAR

Hans ZIMMER will score the Dreamworks next animated movie‚ and replaces Harry GREGSON-WILLIAMS who was thought to be on this project until now. Another project for Hans for the year 2005‚ after Ring 2‚ The Weather Man‚ & Batman Begins.


  2004, December 04
Jeff Rona
Earthsea


  2004, December 03
King Arthur DVD
Director's Cut



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