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...that response only made you look more suspicious, as it was so pre-programmed feeling.@AndrewP *Robocop voice* obey the law or get erased creepSo if I say I love the score and itís amazing then Iím a bot !!!!!!!!! What a rediculois theoryHi, I'm new to this site and a big fan of Zimmer. Blade Runner is definitely one of his best works (and don't forget Wallfisch). Anyways, I'm definitely anticipating Denis Villeneuve's upcoming Dune film and I wonder if he'll go to Zimmer to do the project. That would be awesome if that happened.This place is not exactly a democracy, if something is not of my liking I get rid of it. Plain & simple.
^^<br><br>For the sake of fairness, I think the admins should delete both the guys spamming the thread with whining, as well as the Balfe-bots spamming the thread with positivity while simultaneously denouncing "haters." (This does not apply to most people in the thread, but you know who I mean.)I created a suite of what I believe are the best cues on the album, and attempted to make some interesting variations with the cues themselves in terms of transitions and such. Tracks included are Fallout, The Exchange, Escape Through Paris, Stairs and Rooftops, Free Fall, and Mission: Accomplished. Feel free to check it out, it helps make the whole score feel more melodic in my opinion!<br><br>https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCioYxbgNsqFhZ15onqcTlFA/vid eosBalfe haters will hate this !!!<br><br>But itís amazing . <br><br>Itís emotional then EPIC!<br><br>It can only be purchased at the Kynren site in Bishop Auckland, UK, during the show season. Google Kynren and hope to see you there soon! :) Hope this helps. Kind RegardsAgree with this 100%
People are on here shitting on Giacchino and Powell saying Rouge One has a better score or people saying Solo has a better score and Iím over here like yep still listening to the Star Wars Original Trilogy And Prequel Trilogy scores over here. But I think they both gave Williams Justice and did good.@HunterTech - because Cruise and the studio *really* wanted him back after Rogue Nation's success, despite the producers' initial plan for the franchise being to have each entry done by a different director. Hence, McQuarrie's condition that he'll be back as long as he does a completely different film.<br><br>And context is important because once you realise the *film itself* is heavily influenced by Nolan with a big dash of Fury Road-esque building action momentum, then the decision to have Balfe on board and the score to sound all Zimmer/RCP as opposed to more symphonic a-la Kraemer/Giacchino makes sense.So.......why not get a new director then? I admire his efforts in trying to attempt something different for every sequel, but he's eventually gonna get tired if he keeps coming back. Plus, there's been evidence that surfaced to suggest that there was a very specific reason in Kraemer not returning, which don't necessarily contradict what McQ is saying here.<br><br>Despite all this, I'm very excited for Fallout as a whole. I've been able to enjoy films with disappointing scores before (*cough*BR2049*cough*).Mephariel, fair enough. I see your point as well.<br><br>mpolonest123, I see your point.<br><br>But looking back at the MI2 score now, compared to some recent MV/RC stuff......it's just heads and tails above them. Again, that's just my opinion. There is a clear theme here, there is an actual structure. Not just some noisy sound effects thrown in the blender.
@HunterTech - McQ said at every opportunity that a condition of his coming back would be making MI Fallout as if a different director was doing it. Which is why he got a new DoP, new composer, new costume designer etcBecause that opinion is clearly wrong when Dunkirk came out in 2017.I can't agree with Genius: Picasso. I like the score, but it doesn't have enough direction. Just a lot of soundscaping. It is like the score is just there. <br><br>Balfe has this same problem with a lot of his scores.<br><br>I am so tire of people claiming Balfe has potential. It is like a basketball fan constantly claiming that Player X is two years away from being two years away. Every year people say Balfe is going to do something great. I am still waiting for this. That said, I haven't listened to MI:6 yet.Christopher Nolan of music? You serious? You compare Balfe with Nolan, one of the most talented directors of this generation? Nolan always does his own shit. He doesn't tempt scenes from other movies and recolor them and call them his. <br><br>Has Balfe written a great score that is truly his own yet? Maybe I just haven't heard it. <br><br>The only thing Balfe and Nolan has in common is that they are both white and they are both British.So I've finally decided to give this a listen today, and it was a lot of fun! The general quirkiness, source cues that actually benefit the score, and one of the best themes that I've heard from Zimmer in Moriarty certainly make this one a keeper. A lot of people barp on the OST, but it certainly made me interested to hear the music in a better form. I'll probably have to listen to it again before forming a definitive opinion, but as is, it managed to actually live up to the hype.
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  2007, February 27
Silva Screen to release a new Zimmer compilation

Silva Screen Records plans to release a new Hans Zimmer compilation album which will be conducted by James Fitzpatrick and will contain new arrangements on Zimmer famous themes such as "Pirates of the Caribbean", "The Rock", "Driving Miss Daisy", "The Thin Red Line", "Crimson Tide" and "The Da Vinci code".

The news come from tadlowmusic.com


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  2007, February 26
The 79th Academy Award Winners

Gustavo Santaolalla won the Best Original Score Academy Award for his work on Babel. Congratulations to Gustavo as this is his second win after having won for "Brokeback Mountain" last year. The other nominees for the same category this year were Alexandre Desplat with "The Queen", Javier Navarrete with "Pan's Labyrinth", Philip Glass with "Notes on a Scandal", and Thomas Newman for "The Good German".

The Oscar for Best Song went to Melissa Etheridge for "I Need to Wake Up" from An Inconvenient Truth.

Check out the complete winners' list at: oscars.com


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  2007, February 25
IMFCA Awards for 2006 announced

For Immediate Release

JAMES NEWTON HOWARD'S "LADY IN THE WATER" RECEIVES 2006 BEST SCORE HONORS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC CRITICS ASSOCIATION

February 23, 2007. The members of the International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) have announced the winners of the 3rd Annual IFMCA Awards, honoring achievements in film and television music in 2006.

Hans Zimmer, who led the 2006 nominations with six nods, wins two awards: Best Original Score for an Action Film for Ron Howard's "The DaVinci Code" (Decca Records) and for Best Original Score for a Comedy Film for Nancy Meyers' "The Holiday" (Varese Sarabande), which coincidentally includes a main character played by Jack Black who is a film composer.

The Best Original Score in an Animated Film goes to John Powell's score to the tap-dancing penguin hit, "Happy Feet," directed by George Miller (Atlantic Records).

The complete list:

FILM SCORE OF THE YEAR
Lady in the Water (James Newton Howard)

FILM COMPOSER OF THE YEAR
Alexandre Desplat

BEST NEW COMPOSER OF 2006
Brett Rosenberg (Half Light)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A DRAMA FILM
The Black Dahlia (Mark Isham)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A COMEDY FILM
The Holiday (Hans Zimmer)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR AN ANIMATED FILM
Happy Feet (John Powell)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR AN ACTION/THRILLER FILM
The Da Vinci Code (Hans Zimmer)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A FANTASY/SCIENCE FICTION/HORROR FILM
Lady in the Water (James Newton Howard)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR TELEVISION
Planet Earth (George Fenton)

BEST SINGLE CUE OF 2006
"The Great Eatlon" from Lady in the Water (James Newton Howard)

FILM MUSIC RECORD LABEL OF THE YEAR
Intrada (Douglass Fake, producer)

For more info, the full press release, IFMCA awards' history, complete members' list and even more, please visit filmmusiccritics.org


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  2007, February 25
Trevor Morris to score HILL HAVE EYES 2

The sequel to the 2006 horror movie "The Hill Have Eyes" which received a score by TomandDandy, will be entitled "Hill have eyes 2" and according to the the Gorfaine-Schwartz Agency and filmmusicweekly.com it will be scored by composer Trevor Morris.

Wes Craven, Peter Locke and Marianne Maddalena produced while Martin Weisz is the director.


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  2007, February 05
John Powell to attend ŕbeda

7 times ASCAP award winner and 2007 BAFTA nominee John Powell has further announced his intention to attend this yearís International Film Music Conference Ė City of ŕbeda.

Born in London in 1968, John Powell is best known for his outstanding scores to some of the biggest Hollywood box office hits in the last decade. His scores for films like Shrek, Antz and Chicken Run are nowadays a unique point of reference in the animation genre as is the case with his music for action flicks such as The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy and X-Men: The Last Stand.

John Powell is currently involved in yet another Jason Bourne movie (The Bourne Ultimatum) as well as in Jimmy Haywardís adaptation of a Dr. Seuss book Horton Hears a Who.

This years guests include :

JOHN POWELL
JOHN DEBNEY
DAVID ARNOLD
PASCAL GAIGNE
JAVIER NAVARRETE
and more names to be added soon!

Source : congreso.bsospirit.com


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  2007, February 04
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  2007, February 03
James Dooley scores new videogames

Composer James Dooley has a couple of exciting new projects in his agenda, namely the upcoming Xbox360 game Def Jam: Icon by Cinematics and Castle Wolfenstein by Activision.

For more info you can visit James Dooley's official website and the Gorfaine-Schwartz Agency.


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  2007, February 03
Harry Gregson-Williams, at the bright nexus between sound and picture, manages to make musical magic for a life on and off the silver screen that sounds like it should: GREAT

Read the full interview at: http://www.eqmag.com/story.asp?storyCode=13266


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  2007, February 02
INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC CRITICS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES ITS NOMINEES FOR THE BEST FILM SCORES OF 2006

2 February 2007. The members of the International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) have announced their nominees for the 3rd IFMCA Awards, honoring achievements in film and television music in 2006.
The nominees are:

FILM SCORE OF THE YEAR
- The Black Dahlia (Mark Isham)
- The Da Vinci Code (Hans Zimmer)
- The Fountain (Clint Mansell)
- Lady in the Water (James Newton Howard)
- Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (Tom Tykwer, Reinhold Heil and Johnny Klimek)
- X-Men: The Last Stand (John Powell)

FILM COMPOSER OF THE YEAR
- Alexandre Desplat
- James Newton Howard
- Mark Isham
- John Powell
- Hans Zimmer

BEST NEW COMPOSER OF 2006
- Caine Davidson (An American Haunting)
- Nicholas Dodd (Renaissance)
- Mark Orton (Sweet Land)
- Douglas Pipes (Monster House)
- Brett Rosenberg (Half Light)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A DRAMA FILM
- The Black Dahlia (Mark Isham)
- The Departed (Howard Shore)
- The Good German (Thomas Newman)
- The Nativity Story (Mychael Danna)
- The Painted Veil (Alexandre Desplat)
- The Queen (Alexandre Desplat)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A COMEDY FILM
- The Holiday (Hans Zimmer)
- Little Miss Sunshine (Mychael Danna)
- Miss Potter (Nigel Westlake and Rachel Portman)
- The Pink Panther (Christophe Beck)
- The Shaggy Dog (Alan Menken)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR AN ANIMATED FILM
- Cars (Randy Newman)
- Charlotte's Web (Danny Elfman)
- The Ant Bully (John Debney)
- Happy Feet (John Powell)
- Ice Age: The Meltdown (John Powell)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR AN ACTION/THRILLER FILM
- Casino Royale (David Arnold)
- The Da Vinci Code (Hans Zimmer)
- Firewall (Alexandre Desplat)
- Mission: Impossible III (Michael Giacchino)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (Hans Zimmer)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A FANTASY/SCIENCE FICTION/HORROR FILM
- Eragon (Patrick Doyle)
- The Fountain (Clint Mansell)
- Lady in the Water (James Newton Howard)
- Superman Returns (John Ottman)
- X-Men: The Last Stand (John Powell)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR TELEVISION
- 24 Season 5 (Sean Callery)
- Battlestar Galactica Season 2/3 (Bear McCreary)
- Lost Season 2/3 (Michael Giacchino)
- Planet Earth (George Fenton)
- The Ten Commandments (Randy Edelman)

BEST SINGLE CUE OF 2006
- "Evey Reborn" from V for Vendetta (Dario Marianelli)
- "The Great Eatlon" from Lady in the Water (James Newton Howard)
- "Chevaliers de Sangreal" from The Da Vinci Code (Hans Zimmer)
- "Eragon" from Eragon (Patrick Doyle)

FILM MUSIC RECORD LABEL OF THE YEAR
- Film Score Monthly (Lukas Kendall, producer)
- Intrada (Douglass Fake, producer)
- La-La Land (MV Gerhard and Matt Verboys, producers)
- MovieScore Media (Mikael Carlsson, producer)
- Varese Sarabande (Robert Townson, producer)

Source : www.soundtrack.net


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