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I'll try to explain myself more with the scores I wasn't a big fan of. I really like a lot of Gears of War 3. It has a lot of faster paced, melodic action cues, and the cues from Gears of War 2 are improved. Its main problem is it's not very memorable, which Jablonsky is usually able to produce. <br><br>Ender's Game I found to be a bit of a slog. There was a lot of ambient/sound design cues which I found incredibly dull. However, it's possible I was expecting too much, or maybe I was too harsh on it. I'll try to have another listen to that one. <br><br>Gangster Squad was one where I just looked at the comments to see what people thought about it, and the consensus was "it copied every recent Hollywood score", so I just skipped that one. <br><br>TF3 had a lot of good thematic material, and the finale's action music was a lot of fun, but it lacks the memorability and excitement of the first 2, or the subtlety of 5, making it fall in the middle for me. Plus the Inception sound was pretty annoying. <br><br>Gears of War 2 falls into mediocre for me. The main theme is solid, but the action is repetitive and doesn't have much variation. Plus it also wasn't very memorable. It's basically a worse version of Gears 3 to me. <br><br>Transformers 1 and 2 don't really count to me because those were more an RCP effort than a Jablonsky one. Just to clarify, I don't hate that Jablonsky went down this route. I first learned of his existence through the Transformers scores for god's sake. It's just that listening to Steamboy, it makes me sad there wasn't more of this side of Jablonsky. Oh, and honorable mention to TMNT: Out of the Shadows, that was a great superhero score!Gangster Squad was Ok, but i prefer Ender's Game, actually the sound design in that i find it certain interesting.<br><br>In Battleship, yeah, it's nothing original, but for me, is a guilty pleasure, i love the percussion (i'm a big fan of the taiko sound)<br><br>Ender’s Game isn’t bad at all, there are some cool power anthems and orchestral moments in it. As for Battleship, while I find most of it generic, I genuinely do like the alien “MRI” sound design he incorporated.<br><br>And one of Jablonsky’s most underrated scores imo is Gangster Squad. If you want a fun Jablonsky score that strays away (mostly) from the Zimmer sound that’s it. Any score using Antz as a temp track is fine by me!I will disagree with TF3, Ender's Game, Gears of War 2 and 3, there are good scores, altough i'm a massive fan of that guilty pleasure is Battleship ;D<br><br>And A Nightmare on Elm Street was cool.John Powell to receive Henry Mancini Award. <br><br>Look it up at filmmusicreporter.<br><br>Congrats John
Edmund's right. It's really just sad that Jablonsky could have been one of the greatest composers ever, one with more notoriety and respect from the music community, but instead settled for being... a decent composer.<br><br>TF5 was a step in the right direction, D-War was a great monster movie score, Your Highness came close to Steamboy levels, and IDEA felt like Jablonsky's symphony in a lot of ways. But on the other end you have Ender's Game, Transformers 3 and 4, Battleship, Gears of War 2, Gears of War: Judgement, and a few others that range from ok, to flat out awful. Occasionally though you get some decent ones like Gears of War 3, and A Nightmare on Elm Street.<br><br>My point is, we get a composer overridden with bland projects, and musically inept directors, when he had the potential for being Oscar level.This just occurred to me. 1:44-2:10ish in Remember Who You Are kind of sounds like part of Mozart’s Ave Verum Corpus...and we know Hans is a fan of that piece...@mpolonest: I'm the opposite side: BvS grown each time i listened.<br><br>Not the same for MoS ;D@DS<br><br>You are absolutely right, and it was something that I did think about while I was writing the post, I just never clarified it. <br><br>But that also has the opposite effect as well. I've had plenty of scores/songs which originally I liked that I gradually grew to dislike or simply lose interest. One of the most recent ones is BvS, which I enjoyed when it came out but looking back is probably one of my least favorite Zimmer scores.@Edmund @Ds totally agree! This days the only composer that convince me is Steven Price.
Is there a Balfe score that is not very temped? Every single Balfe score I listened to is basically giving an old score a fresh set of paint.mpolonest123: it's difficult to compare scores that are 10 years old and that you had plenty of time to digest, with brand new scores you've only heard a couple of times.<br><br>You said it yourself, when Clash of the Titans came out you thought it was generic and forgettable. It's only later that you noticed all these themes and all the work Djawadi put into it.<br><br>And actually it works like that with any new album released by any major artist. Fans are always like "it sucks, I prefer their previous albums". And yet 5 years later they love all these songs and know them by heart. :-pEdmund: I see your point, and if everyone could become 100% objective it would be actually true. But in practice, our personal tastes play a heavy role in deciding whether a score is interesting or fun or creative or intelligent or enjoyable. Some people like very classical, orchestral music more than anything else; even if JXL was creating the craziest soundtrack ever, his sound palette and synthetic approach alone would be enough to make these people dislike the score and say it's rubbish. The level of detail he put in Tomb Raider is astonishing, but sadly it'll only be noticed by people who are not upset by this style of brutal and synthetic environment. Of course it also works the other way, dry orchestral scores like Giacchino frequently writes do nothing to me, I don't particularly like this kind of sound, so I never spent a lot of time listening to them. As a consequence, I never was able to dissect them to discover all their (I guess) richness, subtleties, etc. So from my point of view, almost all Giacchino scores sound the same way and are not interesting, and I don't understand how and why he keeps getting all those major assignments. That's to say, our personal preferences will always interfere with our judgment, even if we honestly try to be fair.I feel like I see/have this kind of conversation on film music boards all the time. The approach isn't the problem, it's the execution. For example, when Man of Steel came out:<br><br>me: "I'm a bit disappointed by Man of Steel, it has its moments but I don't think it's a very good score overall"<br>fanboys: "JOHN WILLIAMS WAS YESTERDAY, ZIMMER IS TODAY, THIS IS A DIFFERENT SUPERMAN BLAH BLAH BLAH GET OVER IT"<br>me: "...did I mention Williams?"<br><br>or else Mad Max: Fury Road<br><br>me: "Mad Max is a decent score but I feel like the film deserved much more"<br>fanboys: "THERE'S LITERALLY A DUDE ON A DRUM CAR WITH A FLAMETHROWER GUITAR WHAT DID YOU EXPECT"<br>me: "...a composer who does more interesting things with those drums and that guitar?"<br><br>All over the place. It was really aggravating. This is a similar situation A talented film composer can write interesting, engaging music in all sorts of styles, for all sorts of films and under all sorts of directorial conditions. My issue with Tomb Raider isn't that it's not a traditional Jerry Goldsmith adventure score. I never expected that from this film, and certainly not from this composer. It's just not a very interesting or intelligent or enjoyable version of what it's trying to be, and that's the bottom line.@mrzimmerfan <br><br>I completely agree with you. Tomb Raider definitely didn’t need a traditional score at all. And I love all the scores you’ve mentioned. I even don’t have a problem with the approach he took.<br><br>But I just don’t like the score as is. We just have to agree to disagree, no harm done. :-)
I don't think he means that, just that it would have been interesting if Jablonsky had gone more into animated movies like Powell did, rather than mostly Michael Bay. I think maybe we got a hint of what that could have been like with Your Highness a few years ago, a score I'll always defend, but yeah...the lack of follow-up to Steamboy is a great tragedy in Jablonsky's career.@mpolonest: I will enjoyed more Run All Night than Mad Max, hell, even The Dark Tower.<br><br>But with Tomb Raider, this movie is harsh, with a real character, and an adventure score a la Goldsmith or JNH, will not benefit anything about it. And in there, there is a lot of great sounds and ideas pop up in all the score.<br><br>And this is telling you a guy who LOVE The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, the entire Indiana Jones and Jumanji scores.@mpolonest: I will enjoyed more Run All Night than Mad Max, hell, even The Dark Tower.<br><br>But with Tomb Raider, this movie is harsh, with a real character, and an adventure score a la Goldsmith or JNH, will not benefit anything about it. And in there, there is a lot of great sounds and ideas pop up in all the score.<br><br>And this is telling you a guy who LOVE The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, the entire Indiana Jones and Jumanji scores.I don't think Jablonsky is going to be a new John Powell ;)<br><br>But this one of his most notable efforts, i will said that.This is feels like a very temped soundtrack, only that explains why the score is so generic. I wonder which movies music scenes producer-director used to make lorne do this. <br><br>Track 8 - is Tron legacy (dont know maybe he worked on it, powell was involved maybe he was too)

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Geoffrey reply Replies: 0 || 2018-03-19 17:13:42
Ola team !
Maybe you do know Joe Kramer won't return to score Mission Impossible 6. And no one seems to know who will.
So here's my question : any chance to see someone from RC doing this ?

Thanks for reading me. Keep goin' your good job here, it's appreciated. :)

Greg reply Replies: 0 || 2018-03-18 19:06:36
Hello great team of Hans Zimmer,

I was recently listening to "The Might of Rome" (Gladiator soundtrack) and I am craving to listen the long version of the piece around 2:38 - 2:48 (something like an oriental flute). Does it exist as a standalone composition? Is it inspired from some third party artist, if yes, can you please tell my which one?


Christian Jäger reply Replies: 0 || 2018-03-03 15:32:03
Hello Hans,

best greatings from Germany, Munich.
You are one of the greatest composer of our time. Keep on with your fantastic work! You are opening souls. Thank you very much for your creations!


Martin reply Replies: 3 || 2017-10-14 21:30:40
Hi everyone. Does anybody know where i can get the Interstellar Complete Score ? It says Unofficial Release so I can't find it in any shop.

Damien, Moderator2017-10-15 12:45:41
Take a look at top of this page
This is the reason why you can't find it in any shop and you will not get an answer here.

Martin2017-10-15 18:41:41
Thanks for reply. I asked Watertower Music and they said they did limited edition and that it may be sold out. I was looking if somebody got it from them or if it's just a mistake on their part.

ARoss292018-02-20 08:24:48
pos software comparison

MeltingBride reply Replies: 0 || 2018-02-12 21:11:28
Hans Zimmer, wow, was für ein Musiker. (Musiker sind für mich alle, die eine ausführende Rolle innerhalb dieser Kunstform spielen). Er trifft den Kern, verstärkt und bereichert, was filmisch schon da ist. Ein Faszinosum für mich, denn ich liebe Filme, besonders wenn sie mit seiner Filmmusik untermalt sind.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2018-01-30 18:24:38
Dark Phoenix.

X-MEN is a dream. Those characters are living in a dream.

Make it fun. Make it light. Keep a treadmill beat. And love at the Lord.

alan ingles reply Replies: 0 || 2018-01-28 04:01:02
Any thoughts of playing in Seattle by chance?

Louise G reply Replies: 1 || 2018-01-18 12:15:38
Any word on a release date for Batman V Superman Expanded Score?

Edmund Meinerts2018-01-18 17:53:53
No. The tracklist here is for archival purposes and to my knowledge there has been no expanded score release announced. It may or may not leak in future, but there is no way of predicting if and when that would happen.

Louise G reply Replies: 0 || 2018-01-18 12:15:38
Any word on a release date for Batman V Superman Expanded Score?

Silvia reply Replies: 0 || 2018-01-18 09:30:25
good morning, in the meantime I apologize for my English, I'm Italian. I have a wish that I would like to achieve, but I do not know how.
March 16th I marry, my husband and I love Hans Zimmer and all his works.
it would be a beautiful thing if there was a way to get an autograph with a dedication from Mr. Zimmer. it would be a joy for me and a surprise for him. can anyone advise me?

Alberto reply Replies: 0 || 2018-01-09 21:11:41
Hi, i just want to say that in my country movie composers don't come very often, not even to countries neer mine. Hans, like James Horner (RIP), James Newton Howard, Steve Jablonsky, Ilan Eshkeri, and more others, i just want to say that it would be awesome to come to my country. Chile needs some of this. I know that is almost imposible to happen something like that writing just one messege in one page, i just want to express myself. I hope it does. Greetings to all.

Bert reply Replies: 0 || 2018-01-04 10:24:57
Hi. Anybody knows if it's possible to obtain / purchase the choir sheet music from the live tour? I would love to sing along :-)

Novi reply Replies: 0 || 2018-01-04 07:55:30
Any news on the release of the complete motion picture score of Batman v Superman?

Arslan reply Replies: 0 || 2017-12-31 16:43:24
Hello! Happy New Year! Could you tell us when we can see your tour dates in 2018?

Glen Saville reply Replies: 0 || 2017-12-26 13:58:05
I just wanted to post an appreciation of Hans work I watched Dunkirk and his score really rattles the nerves to create that sense of foreboding the soldiers must’ve felt on the beaches of Dunkirk - brilliant!

TheGringe reply Replies: 2 || 2017-12-21 17:59:48
So, Hybrid Soldier = Stéphane Humez...

Hybrid Soldier2017-12-21 19:09:55
Crazy huh !!

TheGringe2017-12-21 20:12:20
nah, just cool to see you're finally showing yourself up here :)

Lee Brubacher reply Replies: 0 || 2017-12-21 17:28:08
Hi there.
Was the "Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" soundtrack score made available for purchase anywhere? Thanks

Steffen Glombitza reply Replies: 5 || 2017-11-20 16:28:21
ich hätte eine Frage zu "Man of Steel", Track 2: "Oil Rig".
Da ist bei meiner Kaufversion (Download bei google) eine Stimme zu hören bei Sekunde 17 Bevor der Beat losgeht. Es hört sich an wie eine Kinderstimme die "O...O..." ruft. Ich finde es witzig, wüsste aber gerne wie die Stimme da rein kommt.
War das Absicht, gibt es eine Story dazu, oder ist es eine Fehler in der Aufnahme?
Weiß jemand was dazu?


Bibi2017-11-27 15:29:39
It's Snyder's daughter in the studio when music was recorded.

Steffen Glombitza2017-12-08 15:36:57
Oh Thanks a lot!
How did you know this?
Is there any version without?
Although i think it's funny!

Der-Profl2017-12-08 15:55:42
Hahaha, that's funny. I didn't hear her until now. I think it's cool. Cause it's at a very fitting place in the song. Hahaha.

Bibi2017-12-11 14:28:39
I know this from IMDB's trivia about M.O.S. Before I knew this, I was always thinking it was some tribal dude lol

Steffen Glombitza2017-12-18 09:31:18
That's funny!
Thanks a lot!
Merry Cristmas!

FaresTdkr reply Replies: 0 || 2017-12-17 08:58:15
Any news about Hans Next project?

flovia reply Replies: 0 || 2017-12-17 01:19:23
Does Hans compose music for releasing as his own records? I wish he'll make some

Barry Wang reply Replies: 1 || 2017-12-12 05:36:51
Hello,I'm a Chinese,there is a problem coufusing me,could I define a piece of music originally composed for a movie as BGM?Looking forward to your reply or other guys.thanks

flovia2017-12-17 01:13:44
I think BGM stands for any sort of background music, e.g. caffe music, game themes and, sometimes, film scores. But, IMO, "score" sounds way beter than "BGM"

p.s. Plz, do not my English, imma russian...

Ralf reply Replies: 0 || 2017-11-28 00:34:37
Sehr geehrter Herr Zimmer,

besteht die Otpion, das CD-Cover von "Interstellar" von ihnne signiert zu bekommen, wenn man es ihnen schicken würde?

is there an option to have the CD cover of "Interstellar" signed by you when I send it to you?

Mit freundlichem Gruss,


Dear Mr Zimmer,

Andrzej Nieduzak reply Replies: 0 || 2017-11-19 16:19:34

Der 'Gladiator' ist schon langsam in die Jahre gekommen, die Musik ist aber nicht älter geworden. Genial.


Gilberto Palma reply Replies: 1 || 2017-11-09 14:22:39
Dear Hans,

I am your number one fan. Playing and listening to your music brings on me a sense of ecstasy. When the perfect song hits, an ordinary day becomes extraordinary. Even if I've heard your songs a million times before, they affect me the same way. It's the pulse of the beat, the flow of the chord structure, a repetitive keyboard part, background harmonies or the thump of a bass line.
The overall production of your tracks can bring this euphoria, making everyone wonder how you got the music to work.
I spend hours cataloging albums and genres, creating timelines, lists and graphs, as if trying to solve a physics equation. Simply trying to make sense of it all takes hours. The constant search for a new, essential artist, album or song is something I do, all for the love of music, this is why I know you and Rick Wakeman should join hands and do a project together. I am certain you and Rick have a special bond and are ready to make a great project together.

If we didn't have music, we'd have no purpose,

Kind regards and big hug from me,
Gilberto Palma.

Christy2017-11-09 22:57:27
I pretty much know you will never see this, Mr. Zimmer.
But, I feel compelled to tell you that you have positively impacted my life with your music - which touches my core.
Thank you for creating. Thank you for your vision. And, above all else, thank you for your music which invigorates me. renews me, inspires me, and makes me both smile and cry. Thank you for being.

HUBERT VENTURINI reply Replies: 0 || 2017-10-13 13:52:53
I like your music Hans!
What do you think of mine?...

Matěj reply Replies: 1 || 2017-10-01 16:16:06
Hello, Im sorry for interrupting but I think that your music from interstellar was used in the documentary film from the production of the Czech television, in Czech it's called:Na cestě po západním grónsku
I don't know if they have the permission to use it so that's why am I texting you.

Filip2017-10-01 22:09:48
Mám pocit, že tyhle věci se neřeší přímo s autory..televize mají smlouvy s organizacemi typu OSA/Intergram apod., na základě kterých mohou použít jakoukoliv hudbu (samozřejmě za ní platí). Televize obecně používají hodně převzaté hudby (v upoutávkách apod.)..

Sal Tim reply Replies: 0 || 2017-09-15 19:04:25
Sincere congrats with your recently past huge Anniversary Mr. Zimmer! I wish you siberian health, wellbeing, development in all spheres, many fruitful years of creativity and a lot of musical hits, travels, meetings, serenity of May on your soul, sea of positive emotions, be loved and happy! My mother is also was born in 1957-)

Carolina reply Replies: 0 || 2017-09-09 17:37:06
Hi, my name is Carolina, I'm from Argentina, and I have to say sorry about my english, is very bad. I'm writing to you to ask for your help, Do you have access to Hans himself?. My boyfriend's birthday is next October 1st, and he is a hugh fan of Hans, his name is Marcos. Is almost impossible to us to go to Hans shows, because of the distance and the money we need to spend to travel to those places, that are really far from our country. I really don't know what I'm asking to you, maybe a greeting, a message from him, something to make Marcos happy, I know he wolud be really happy with any of those simple things. Thank you for read this, and I really apreciate if you can help me. Thanks a lot! Caro.

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