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I agree that Elfman's theme fits into Nolan's films as long as they are adapted to them. However, I think the way things have gone was not bad. TDK trilogy was marked as a project fruit of Nolan's unique vision. Although the themes do not respect the orchestral tradition are more memorable than those composed for more than half of the films of heroes of the last 25 years.Zimmer's entry into the genre can be interpreted as a breath of fresh air in a saturated marketplace at the time. But I agree that the lack of originality these days falls on Zimmer and his company and that the goal of it goes far beyond bringing talents to light.Now we need something new, again.@Hybrid any news on Season 2 soundtrack release?Of cause Balfe worked on it !!! His whole team are credited !!!!!!!Honestly, the purpose of RCP is essentially to take Zimmer's style and make it widespread for use...WB not using ANY RCP to score this seems to have been deliberate, as there's literally no reason it couldn't be done.^ hahaha :D<br><br>I think you're forgetting that Balfe also ghostwrote The Lord of the Rings?
They're starting to send screeners. Finger crossed for the FYC :DThe score reflects the situation of DC movies very well. If Zimmer, like Snyder, continued, the result may not please everyone. A lot of people were unhappy with Snyder's work in the genre, just as many fans of soundtrack were with Zimmer's contributions that never followed the path taken by all the other composers who came before him.<br><br>The two left (regardless of the reason that led them to do this).<br><br>When Zimmer left everyone knew that XL would not hold the pressure or that the result would not be satisfactory for most.<br><br>When Elfman and Whedon were announced we all knew that they were hired to go against everything DC has done before to try to reach the first film of the franchise to reach 1 billion. Even if they were to follow Marvel's script and drop their originality.<br><br>But the hiring of Elfman and Whedon shows that the studio was long lost. Snyder succumbed to BvS. The only salvation for the DCEU are the solo films like Wonder Woman, the next Batman, Aquaman ...and freedom. Freedom for the directors, composers... Warner has always had this advantage over Marvel.@Edmund <br>Given the chance I think Junkie probably could deliver a pretty fun score that stayed thematically consistent with the current universe. It all depends on what the studio/director wants out of the music. The biggest disappointment to me is that this was a huge missed opportunity to do a heroic take on Zimmer’s Superman theme, something we haven’t heard since MoS. Hell, even the trailers did that.... -_-rumor has it Lorne Balfe did this score<br><br>I guess if we do not get any credits then that proves it<br>======================================<br><br>Oh, absolutely! I'm sure we will soon find out that Balfe also scored Star Wars and Titanic. And Harry Potter. And Indiana Jones.Edmund, I somewhat agree - I've seen very little from Junkie to make me think this would have been a groundbreaking, wonderful score. However, maybe it's the Zimmer fan in me, but I would have loved to hear "stock, barely-altered reprises of Zimmer's themes all over the place" in this score. So many scenes begged for just that. Compositionally it doesn't make for an interesting soundtrack or film score, I agree, but I would be willing to sacrifice that for thematic continuity.
I certainly understand the criticisms leveled at Elfman's JL score, but I'm not at all convinced Junkie would have been a better option. I've never been too convinced by him anyway (Mad Max was a situation where his sound happened to be a good fit, but even then I think a better composer could have made much more out of the same ingredients). And since anything worthwhile in the previous two (and yeah, I'm aware I like MoS and BvS waaaaaaaay less than the average reader of this site) ended up being by Hans anyway, I really doubt Junkie flying solo would have been up to much. My guess is he would have pulled out stock, barely-altered reprises of Zimmer's themes all over the place without adding much new material on his own, which would have satisfied the DC fans more than what Elfman did, sure, but would have been a lot less interesting as a score album. I mean, say what you want about the questionable thematic decisions Elfman made, the two gigantic full-length action cues are pretty solid in and of themselves. I'll take that over Junkie letting the drums pound for eleven minutes straight, any day of the week.The studio is the music owner now.There you go. So we probably will never get to hear what Tom planned/did for this movie. I really believe that it would've been great compared to the generic score we got. <br>Only two tracks stood out to me and only one was an actual cue from the movie.Gabriel Yared leaked his Troy back in 2004 but I think he got in quite a lot of trouble for that. There's a reason he hasn't done too many high profile films since then, I think. A few rejecteds have slipped out over the years but it's pretty unheard of for the composer himself to be the one to leak it I think, that would be career suicide if they got caught. Usually they come out the same way complete scores do, some anonymous person working on the scoring team probably did it.and Zimmer criticized Elfman...back and forth, etc. So what? The movie is lame, the score is about as lame as Bat V Sup
@JBSO99 you're right. It's so big and widely spread.<br><br>And you're right about me forgetting those score. I just picked these three because Elfman critized Zimmer@Iamtommie  You forgot the theme by Elliot Goldenthal for Batman Forever and Batman & Robin, for not to mention the theme from the 60's TV show and all the themes for all the different animated motion pictures such as The Dark Knight Returns, Mask of the Phantasm, or the videogames like the Arkham series.<br><br>Batman's musical legacy is very big so him saying there is only one theme and his the one he created is really disrespectful to a big amount of composers.Yeah, that's what I thought you meant. And that's what Elfman should have done if he wanted to use the old themes.I think what Elfman said is not true.<br>Batman has different themes for different movies because every Batman is different.<br><br>Michael Keaton as Batman: Elfman's Theme<br>Christian Bale as Batman: Hans' Theme<br>Ben Affleck as Batman: Hans & Junkie's Theme.<br>Of course much more but the most important.<br><br>Each one if dies Batman's have a different story and a different universe. I think that for each universe a new theme is the best thing you can do. With a different theme you can relate more to this Batman than a previous one.<br><br>By the way, I think TDK, MoS & WW are 3 of the top 10 themes by Zimmer. I think what Elfman did the WW theme is an abomination. He removed the key instrument in the theme because he thought it was childisch.<br><br>I think the Justce League score is way worse than previous DCEU or Batman movies. I hope that Lorne of Junkie will do future DCUE movies instead of Elfman.<br><br>(Seeing Justice League thursday. I am curious if it is really that bad as everyine says)GITS was unreleased, JXL's JL score was completely rejected. The real qustion is how many rejected scores have leaked in the history of modern film scoring?
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  2013, April 30
BEYOND - TWO SOULS Tribeca Trailer



We mentioned Beyond - Two Souls a few days ago. Watch this new trailer featuring Lorne Balfe's music.




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  2013, April 30
HANS ZIMMER JOINS THE VARESE SARABANDE 35TH ANNIVERSARY GALA!


Varese Sarabande announcement :

"Another of our oldest friends joins the big party! We are thrilled to announce that Hans Zimmer will perform at the Varese Sarabande 35th Anniversary All-Star Concert Gala with the Golden State Pops Orchestra. We've been working with Hans since Driving Miss Daisy and have been honored to be part of so many of our favorite Zimmer scores from Green Card and Pacific Heights to Drop Zone and Tears of the Sun. From The Holiday and Frost/Nixon to Kung Fu Panda 2! This is a film music concert for the history books! One night only! Don't miss Hans Zimmer performing as part of Varese Sarabande's historic 35th Anniversary Gala with the GSPO May 11, 2013 ! What a night this is going to be!"

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  2013, April 29
PACIFIC RIM trailer



Watch the trailer for Ramin Djawadi's Pacific Rim.




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  2013, April 23
Harry Gregson-Williams' tribute to TONY SCOTT



"Today felt like a good day to share an edit I made of some of the music I'd written for Tony Scott films that I had hoped to have played at his Memorial Celebration held in LA earlier this year. Although I did indeed have the honor of speaking at that event, there was no chance for this to be heard. So rather than have it fade away on the cutting room floor, here it is. I hope it evokes dome decent memories from his wonderfully diverse films for one or two of you, and it makes you smile just a bit.

It did me!"


Harry (from his official Facebook page)

soundcloud.com/hgw


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  2013, April 18
New THE LONE RANGER trailer



Watch the new trailer for Hans Zimmer's latest project, The Lone Ranger.




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  2013, April 17
New RAMIN DJAWADI interview


New interview with Ramin Djawadi about the season 3 of Game Of Thrones currently airing on HBO.

Read the article HERE


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  2013, April 17
New MAN OF STEEL trailer



Check out the last trailer for the upcoming Man Of Steel, featuring the first bits of Hans Zimmer's new score.




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  2013, April 14
Lorne Balfe to score the video game BEYOND - TWO SOULS


Lorne Balfe (Assassin's Creed III, The Frozen Ground) will compose the score for Quantic Dream's (Heavy Rain) groundbreaking new game, Beyond: Two Souls. The revolutionary game will also feature the vocal talents of Academy Award-nominees Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe and is set to release October 8, 2013 for Playstation 3.

Recently announced, Beyond: Two Souls will have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 27th. After a preview of the game, creator David Cage and actors Ellen Page, Kareem Hardison and Eric Winter will share behind-the-scenes information and answer questions as part of the festival's program, Tribeca Talks: After the Movie. Beyond: Two Souls, garnering praise for blurring the lines between film and game, is the first video game of its kind to be featured at the Tribeca Film Festival.




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  2013, April 12
Atli Örvarsson News



The Mortal Instruments - City Of Bones

Atli Örvarsson has been hired to score Harald Zwart's new film, The Mortal Instruments - City Of Bones, set to release on August 23rd, 2013. Atli previously worked with Zwart on The Karate Kid (2010) but was ultimately replaced by James Horner...

Among his other projects, Atli recently completed the score to the upcoming czech film Colette. He also completed in 2012 two films yet to be released : A Single Shot and Evidence. Atli also helped Hans Zimmer writing music for the upcoming Man Of Steel.

Other than film scoring, Atli has started a band, Torrek, "fusing Gaelic & Scandinavian folk elements under the umbrella of cinematic electronica" with Hilda Örvarsdóttir, the Neff brothers (who had worked with Atli on The Eagle score) and Satnam Ramgotra (regular percussionist at Remote Control).



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  2013, April 12
Dominic Lewis to score FREE BIRDS


Dominic Lewis has been hired to score Jimmy Hayward's next animated feature FREE BIRDS.

It is Dominic's first feature film assignment. He previously worked with John Powell, Hans Zimmer, Ramin Djawadi or Henry Jackman on a wide variety of projects such as Rio, How To Train Your Dragon, Wreck-It Ralph or X-Men - First Class.

Hayward previously directed Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears A Who! and Jonah Hex. Free Birds is set to release on november 1st, 2013.


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