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wtf is this? did zimmer score a porno?why hybrid when lorne himself confirmed it? <.<@Hybrid, can you confirm Lorne is scoring MI6?I feel like the only way I could be excited about this would be if they adopted the sound of M:I-2, which I find very unlikely. Primarily because the sound is very dated, but also because Fallout is likely to be a more serious movie than II ever will be. Still, I'm cautiously optimistic, especially if it was true that he did the trailer music.<br><br>And it was Rogue Nation that Kraemer worked on, not Ghost Protocol.It's sort of been implied here before that Lorne Balfe worked on the "Bumblebee" suite... Is that correct (as far as anybody knows, at least)?
Both scores are absolutely masterpieces, personally I prefer the second one. Outstanding. <br>This story deserves a perfect close also musically.I think we may be surprised with this one, guys. Tom Cruise and JJ Abrams both are into melodic sounding scores, amd when Lorne is allowed to go all out melodic on us he creates perfection (ie: LEGO Batman, Home, parts of Geostorm, his contributions to kung fu panda and Sherlock)... I do hope he has somewhat of a throwback sound from it, but I also want that signature RCP sound too! Not gonna lie this is good news for me.I'm sure the Balfe brigade will still find some way to tar and feather me for this, but I think he could do a decent job here. After all, you can't just write a generic action score for Mission Impossible. It has to have that throwback espionage feel, the suaveness, the sense of cool, and I think Balfe will do okay with that - look at Penguins of Madagascar. I just hope he gets to use a real orchestra for once (no excuse not to on a film of this type and size), and that he doesn't ignore Lalo Schifrin's theme.<br><br>I'd still rather have had Kraemer back considering the excellent job he did on Ghost Protocol (and the fact he never gets any assignments otherwise) but Balfe could do well here.Damn I was hoping Zimmer, Giacchino or Kraemer would do this.Ha ha! Yes again and again ! This is excellent news
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO not Balfe again and again and again :(Hey, everybody!<br>Did you hear the news?<br>Check this out:<br>https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=962210980613161& id=138474459653488Yes and no.<br><br>If we take into account that King Arthur is reminiscent of Crimson Tide, The Rock, The Peacemaker and Backdraft his contributions also pale because it is fair to say that King Arthur were based with the music of these films.There's a video on YouTube. The video shows Howard Shore writing and conducting the music for the orchestra. The video also shows Howard Shore and Peter Jackson talking about the score. After that, Peter Jackson rejected the score writing one statement about that saying Howard and he discuss about the music many times, Howard recorded many cues but in the process Peter he wasn“t satisfied about the music. That thing created many discussions, they could not agree in terms of music so Peter fired Howard after that saying he prefered keep Howard as a friend. And then the hobbit came and the rest, well, the relation was not the same. <br><br>So there's like 50 to 70% percent of the music recorded by Howard Shore. He didn't finish the recordings, so, yes, there's a rejected score recorded. And then, James came aboard.Of course he's involved !
Finally some news about this movie! I really hope Powell is involved because his scores for the first two moves are fantastic. I love them so much.Well "Prime" for TF2 is part of the main theme "Knights March" from King Arthur which Jablonsky co-composed so I really don't have a problem with a lot of the temps from King Arthur in Transformers. Specifically because Jablonsky did a lot of the main tracks for that score.Yeah, specially the "Prime" track from Transformers 2Some of Transformers was temped from King Arthur.Thank you :D<br>indeed, Bumblebee has the same vibe with the orchestral and guitar sound, and I guess GoT was temp too
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  2005, June 28
Hans ZIMMER is scoring Ask The Dust

Hans Zimmer is the third composer who has been involved in the project. Initially, James Horner was supposed to have scored the film. A few months ago, Music from the Movies reported that Christopher Young had taken over the scoring assignment and was the new composer onboard. Now, Young has left the project and Hans Zimmer is writing the score for the Robert Towne's film.
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  2005, June 26
Mr & Mrs Smith



You can listen to samples of each track here : www.amazon.de


  2005, June 24


Into the west is a 6 parts new show scored by Geoff Zanelli and aired every week end on TNT 'till the end of july.


  2005, June 20


Batman Vs. Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard Part 1

Zimmer discusses how he and Howard tag-teamed the score for Batman Begins.
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Batman Vs. Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard Part 2

The conclusion to our interview with Hans Zimmer discussing his and Howard's score for Batman Begins.
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Thanks to zimm44 for the links !


  2005, June 19
INTERVIEW WITH Ramin DJAWADI



Ramin DJAWADI is one of the best known composers who work closely with Hans ZIMMER. He started out his musical career as a guitar player in numerous bands in Germany. After deciding to move to US to earn a bachelor's degree in Film scoring & guitar performance at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, he became a member of the band My Favourite Relative. Ramin then moved to California in 2000 to join Media Ventures, and began composing and arranging for Klaus Badelt...

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  2005, June 19
An other interview by Pablo Nieto from www.scoremagacine.com :

RAMIN DJAWADI: THE POWERFUL TALENT

Let's start talking about "Thunderbirds", how did you become involved in this project?
- Hans approached me after we had finished "Pirates". It was roughly 4 months before we actually started working on the score. We sat down together and started gathering ideas and came up with the thematic material.


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  2005, June 17
A Few News...

Harry GREGSON-WILLIAMS

Back in october 2004, Hans Zimmer was supposed to score August Rush a film by Kirsten Sheridan with Liv Tyler and Robin Williams. According to IMDB.com, it should finally be Harry Gregson-Williams who will.
The movie will hit screens in 2006.

Always at IMDB.com, we learn that Harry will score the newest Metal Gear Solid (number four), ought to be in store in 2007. After MGS 2 et 3, this is his third participation, with Rika Muranaka, for this high profil video game franchise.

Ramin DJAWADI

After his work on Batman Begins, Ramin just finished a short film called Jonathan from Jordan Scott, which is one of the 7 short films from the project Take 7.

Klaus BADELT

MusicFromTheMovies.com announces that Klaus BADELT is involved in the creation of the next big budget action adventure from China : The Promise

John POWELL

You can have a foretaste from the single Mr. & Mrs. Smith's track composed by John Powell, released on the album edited by LAKESHORE RECORDS. Click Here.


  2005, June 13


Yesterday, on AMC Channel for The Sunday Morning Shootout, Hans ZIMMER & James Newton HOWARD were presenting their work on Batman Begins. Thanks to Yahoo!Movies, you can now watch online this interview.
If you encounter problems with the link, just click HERE and search for The Sunday Moring Shootout's link.


  2005, June 12
Hans ZIMMER speaks about BATMAN BEGINS

"There is a guy named Chris Nolan who one day phoned me out of the blue and said ?Would I like to do this movie he was working on?? and after a while he was telling me what it was but the way he was describing it was that it was a small experimental film, just like the way he?s made his movies. And I thought ?Hey, this sounds really good, this is a really interesting angle on the superhero thing? ?cos I don?t know anything about superheroes. So I sort of said ?yes? to him and then the mighty executives at Warner Bros. phoned me and they were using words like ?franchise? and ?industrial?; all those big words that get really scary and I said ?Well I don?t think I can do it because I don?t want to be responsible for ruining a perfectly good franchise, if you see what I mean..."
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Thanks to Mc Bain ! :-)


  2005, June 12
Recording Sessions from Steve Jablonsky's Island

Dan Goldwasser announces that a soundtrack from THE ISLAND composed by Steve JABLONSKY would be released by Milan in July, around the time of the film's release.
You can read an article with pictures which describes the recording sessions from the score on Soundtrack.net.


  2005, June 10
The Batman Begins Premiere : Pictures from Hans & James
June 6, 2005 - Grauman's Chinese Theatre

      

  

Images by WireImage.com, hosted by IMDB.com


  2005, June 07
Batman Begins first review by Matthew Scheller

After eight long years of anticipation and speculation, another Batman film is finally here. Acclaimed director Christopher Nolan (of Memento fame) has gone back to the roots of the character in order to "reboot" the franchise - a compromised decision made by Warner Bros. in order to apologize for the notorious Batman & Robin. Gone are the neon lights, bat nipples, homo-erotic influences and Joel Schumacher. Another ingredient that has been altered for this restart is the music.

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  2005, June 06
Hans Zimmer and Wizoo plan Mars Landing

Until now, only some people in the business knew that Oscar-winning Movie composer Hans Zimmer has been a shareholder in Wizoo since May 2004. In this interview Hans and his Partners Peter Gorges and Manfred Rrup talk about a huge project behind the scenes: the ultimate computer based orchestra system, a cooperation with the London Symphony Orchestra under Hans? auspices.

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  2005, June 06
John POWELL will score for WATCHMEN

SCOREMAGACINE announces that John POWELL is working with Paul GREENGRASS (The Bourne Supremacy) on his new movie, an adaptation from the Alan Moore's graphic novel.

Thank You Manulder ! :-)


  2005, June 06
On the AMC channel (American Movie Classics), James Netwon-Howard and Hans Zimmer will be featured on the show "Sunday Morning Shootout" on the twelve of this month. Of course, the main line of discusion would be the score they composed for Batman Begins.

Date and Time : 11am EST, June 12th.


  2005, June 05
Batman Begins

New soundclips and 2 complete tracks can be heard here : http://www.batmans.de


  2005, June 02


FROM FSM

This Japanese website is playing some of the “Batman Begins” score over streaming video footage of the movie’s early Japanese premiere the other day!

And (surprise!) it sounds like a mixture of Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard – some Zimmer-esque action music, and some Howard-like strings and piano. There’s also some really creepy, avant-garde sounds, presumably for the film’s villains. It plays for about 20 minutes non-stop, then there’s voice-over from the announcers until the 36.00 minute mark, and the music picks up again. It’s definitely from the score; the theme at the 36:05 point was in the most recent trailers (and here it has a killer string ostinato underneath it.) Check it out!


URL : http://www.so-net.ne.jp/movie/batmanbegins/


  2005, June 01
Greatest Soundtracks Of All Time

According to a new survey, The Sun Online announces that The Lord Of The Ring (Howard SHORE) arrives in first position, while John WILLIAMS' Star Wars gets the 2nd place. And a composer that we know very well takes the third place : Hans ZIMMER and his GLADIATOR's soundtrack. Good score, but it takes all sorts to make a world...

Thank you Thirdnature ! ;-)



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