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Yes it was announced a while back, Harry returns !I can confirm that he is working on it.I'm waiting for Harry's response for returning for the sequel or not? My opinion is, I think Harry seem like working with Denzel Washington often in the movies like Man Of Fire, Deja Vu, and The Taking Of Pelham 123 and Unstoppable, The Equalizer, I think Antoine Fuqua director should hire him back again, but I don't know if his schedule conflicts with busy working with MEG Score.@superultramegaa and others<br><br>Honestly, if you take an objective look back, you can still see RC written all over Powell...And thats all well and good, because I like Powell. Well, maybe not since Hancock, but I like his style.<br><br>That being said, This will be the official first Star Wars outing with an RC score. Sure, Williams phoned in a theme...But going forward I expect RC influence to be the norm.<br><br>And, as for Giacchino...Jesus Christ. For someone who practically MADE his career apeing Williams (Jurassic Park and Medal of Honor video games spring to mind), his Rogue One was  dreadful...I cant disagree with you. <br><br><br>Powell is heavily influenced by Zimmer. The only thing that differs him from the others is that he really has a style of his own that matches the traces of the career he shared with Zimmer. If you listen to any of your action scores, you will notice that they are clearly RCP scores. Even the orchestral, especially "Pan" have some passages that are very reminiscent of Pirates, Prince of Egypt and Gladiator.
Really awesome "Is She With You?" cover by Nir Shor!Hey Hybrid Soldier, is Harry returning for the Sequel??Hybrid, Hollywood in Vienna just announced that Zimmer will be receiving the Max Steiner award. Do you know if the Hollywood in Vienna program the same as the The World of Hans Zimmer program? If it is, King Arthur is confirmed to be in the program as well.I wasn't saying Powell sounds like Williams. I'm saying he's closer in sound to Williams than he is to Zimmer for his animated movies.While John Powell is usually far more melodic and classical than your usual RCP composer, I don't see the Williams similarity. His music doesn't really sounds like Williams' scores. But I think he is perfect for Star Wars. I am much more excited about this than Giacchino's Rogue One.
Yeah, this is the best RCP action score of the year so far. Much better than Balfe's efforts and Junkie's.@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!
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  2005, August 31
A THOUSAND ROADS released

Reincarnate Music has released the music composed by Lisa GERRARD & Jeff RONA for the Chris EYRE's movie. Among a lot of performers, Heitor PEREIRA is present on this score.

Jeff's next project will be Jamie BABBIT's THE QUIET, and Lisa has just worked on songs for SORSTALANSAG, directed by Lajos KOLTAI while Ennio MORRICONE scored the film.


  2005, August 30
Bloody collaboration for Hans ZIMMER & Marc MANCINA



According to its official website, Production I.G. announces that Hans ZIMMER(as producer) & Marc MANCINA(as composer) would score the new TV anime project from the studio, BLOOD+.The opening song will be performed by Hitomi Takahashi, a talented 16 year old singer who topped the Japanese music charts with the opening song for Gundam Seed Destiny.

Production I.G. is known for having animated such titles as Ghost In The Shell, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Patlabor and the anime sequence from Kill Bill. Recently, IG has begun to produce its own original material, with Jin-Roh : The Wolf Brigade & Blood : The Last Vampire.

Blood+, directed by Jun'ichi Fujisaku and supervised by Mamoru Oshii will premiere at Japanese TV on October, the 8th. 2005.


  2005, August 29
World Soundtrack Awards' Nominations

The great annual Gent's Film Festival announced its nominees for the World Soundtrack Awards ceremony, which will take place on Ocotber, the 15th.
John POWELL is nominated for the Soundtrack composer of the year for The Bourne Supremacy(also nominated for Best Original Soundtrack of the year) while Hans ZIMMER & James Newton HOWARD's Batman Begins is nominated for Best Original Soundtrack Of The Year.
Beautiful city, beautiful Film Festival, go and see if you can !

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  2005, August 29
NEXT ZIMMER's NEXT RELEASES ; good and bad things

The tracklisting from the GLADIATOR's 5th. anniversary given by Amazon.uk seems to be just a re-packaging of the first official cd release and More Music From Gladiator.

Fortunately, Amazon.de announces the LITTLE POLAR BEAR 2's CD release, available on September, the 26th.
It would help to sweeten the Gladiator's pill.



  2005, August 29
Socom 3 : US Navy Seals & more

Jim Dooley finished the composition for this Video Game two months ago.
You can listen to the main title on the trailer link we give you to the right of this page (see below). (Skip the intro and listen to the score - trailer in the "Combat" section).

After working for Posche with the director and friend, Alexander PAUL, Jim completes the composition for a short movie, A Christmas Caper(Dreamworks), starring the Madagascar penguins. This short film will be shown before Wallace & Grommit(also composed by Dooley) in theaters this fall.

VARESE releases the music from Wallace & Gromit :
The Curse of the Were-Rabbit


Varese will release the score composed by Julian NOTT (co-composed by Jim DOOLEY & Lorne BALFE) and produced by Hans ZIMMER, on October, the 11th. 2005.

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  2005, August 28
Heitor PEREIRA composes for CURIOUS GEORGES

GSA Music confirms that this project, previously attributed to Klaus BADELT, goes to Heitor PEREIRA, who is working on ASK THE DUST with Ramin DJAWADI. CURIOUS GEORGE will be released in 2006.


  2005, August 18
Scott/Gregson-Williams : The Return

The Gorfaine-Schwartz agency confirms that Harry Gregson-Williams will score the new Tony Scott's movie (after Domino) : DEJA VU, the story of an FBI agent who travels back in time to save a woman from being murdered, falling in love with her during the process.
With Denzel Washington...


  2005, August 14
DER KLEINE EISBˇR 2

An interview from Hans ZIMMER is now available on the official website, in german. If you don't speek german, you can discover music extracts conducted by Nick GLENNIE-SMITH, and it just goes to prove that Zimmer is a german born composer. :-)

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  2005, August 09
"Never let your wife prevent you from buying equipment. A house will not buy a synthesizer, but a synthesizer can buy a house."
Hans ZIMMER

Last Thursday, Turner Classic Movies held the awards ceremony for its annual "Young Film Composers Competition", mentored by Hans ZIMMER. Over 500 people entered this year and scored a small film clip from a silent movie that has never been released. In this case, the film was Souls for Sale, a 1923 silent film. After a few rounds of judging, the entries were narrowed down to five finalists. The grand prize winner, Marcus Sjowall, received a $10,000 cash prize, and score the silent movie to be aired on TCM.

Read more on Soundtrack.net...


  2005, August 08
GLADIATOR's SOUNDTRACK 5th Birthday



DECCA will release a new edition with 2 Cds from the Gladiator's soundtrack, composed by Hans ZIMMER, Lisa Gerrard & Klaus Badelt on september, the 5th. 2005.
We'll give you more details very soon...

Pre-order now on Amazon.uk




  2005, August 04
The Great Raid



Music composed by Trevor Rabin

Release date : August, 16 2005



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