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I gotta say that short film was spectacular even with I Phone 11, the score by Lorne Balfe fitted very well with the scenes introduced.I'd say that this anthem was pretty great for Zimmer to score a soccer team that has been alive for 25 years.Cheers guys, much appreciated!<br>In my mind I had some video interview though, as I always like watching those as well. I do wonder if there was an extra section on the home release of the movie where ideally there might be.Hans Zimmer is one of the biggest film composers working in the industry today.  He won an Academy Award for his work on The Lion King, and has been nominated for six other films including Gladiator, The Thin Red Line, and As Good As It Gets. With The Last Samurai he celebrates his 100th film score, and SoundtrackNet had an opportunity to talk with Hans a few weeks ago during a rare break in his busy schedule working on Something's Gotta Give.<br><br>You've scored many projects during your career, and The Last Samurai is being touted as your 100th film score…<br><br>Well, I'm terrible with math, so I'm not doing the counting. It could be more, it could be less – but apparently it's the 100th.<br><br>So how did you get involved with the project?<br><br>If you're lucky enough to get nominated for an Oscar, you get invited to the Oscar nominee's luncheon where they hand out these little nomination certificates. There are usually 150 people standing there, and people are invited up in alphabetical order, starting with the As. By the time they get to the Cs, everybody's already back at their table chatting and eating, and while the first people called get thunderous applause, you can imagine what it's like when your name starts with Z!<br><br>So Ed Zwick and I were standing there, waiting at one of these luncheons about four years ago, and we started talking to each other. I asked him what he was working on and he told me about this movie called The Last Samurai, which I thought sounded interesting and I asked him to send me a script. After the script arrived, I didn't hear from him for a long time and I thought he'd forgotten about me, not thinking about how difficult it is to set up a samurai movie these days. The other thing I liked about the project was that Tom Cruise was involved, so it was like returning home, since I've scored a bunch of his movies – I knew we were going to have a good time.<br><br>Did it end up that way?<br><br>Ed and his editor Steve Rosenblum are such gentlemen, so together and professional, and they basically did one cut of the film, screened it, and everyone loved their work. So after this, they had plenty of time to come and hang with me, and while I usually love the re-cutting process because it's a diversionary tactic to keep the director and editor out of my life, these guys were great to have around. <br><br>Of course, my sense of paranoia made me think that something was going wrong all the time, waiting for the other shoe to drop, as it were, but it never happened. Ed phoned this morning and I thought, "Oh my god – rewrite!" It's just how my brain works. But I think he and I feel a bit odd now: we've been seeing each other every day for months, and suddenly we're done. I completely understand why people have a problem finishing a movie, because there's something really nice about the process – completion is far more boring.<br><br>For Samurai, you used Japanese percussions and ethnic woodwinds, without getting too 'Japanese'.<br><br>My problem is that I feel Japanese music is really inaccessible to Western ears, and I was really struggling with this film initially, trying to figure out what I was doing. This idea popped into my head for using Western-style themes, but applying a Japanese aesthetic to them, which sounds great of course, until I had to ask myself what I meant! Actually, I think it's just my way of not overloading certain things with too many colors, or being geometrically precise about my cues and not making them too flowery.<br><br>The Tom Cruise character is one of those nasty drunks at the beginning, who obviously has some serious problems he's trying to deal with, or not deal with. He's obnoxious and restless, suffering sleepless nights and is very un-Tom. For me, this character's journey was about his need to earn tranquility and peace, so within the score there's this very romantic, overblown and passionate theme. It's like a juvenile way of dealing with life and death – the pain and liebestod.<br><br>However, to contrast with these very relentless themes, there are a number of stark, formal and sober pieces, because I wanted to take Tom's character on a journey. He comes from America and ends up in this foreign place where he doesn't speak the language or understand the culture. But at the end of the movie, I want the audience to think that there isn't a more beautiful place for him to be, that he is at home in Japan and finally at peace.<br><br>There are many useless acts of bravery we do out of misguided romanticism, and this movie is full of courageous and dignified acts of bravery. So I wanted to play off these acts, since both the American and Japanese cultures have a concept of heroism, and I just wanted to see if I could play with the nature of the two different concepts.<br><br>So you didn't want to do the stereotypical Japanese thing...<br><br>Absolutely not! Take Akira Kurosawa's Ran, for example, which has this brilliant score where Takemitsu writes Western music, but with an Eastern accent. Somebody asked me a few days ago why As Good As It Gets was European – why did I write a European score for a quintessentially American story? For me, it's because Jack Nicholson was crazy in the movie, and I felt one of the great things about America is how they always think we Europeans are crazy. So by writing a European-styled score, it's my way of saying that Jack is crazy, but it's alright!<br><br>How do you feel about people who criticize your work for not fitting into the time period, like Gladiator?<br><br>The reason I take these jobs is because I'm interested in foreign cultures, and every time I get to work on a movie I'm thrown into the adventure of whatever that culture is, the time, and wherever the story's taking place. So one of the things I'm very careful about is not to be historically correct to the culture, but, on the other hand, not to insult the underlying aesthetics of that culture either. I remember watching Chariots of Fire and thinking how brilliantly the music worked, never missing that it wasn't period instruments! I grew up listening to Bach played by a symphony orchestra – it's the wrong sized orchestra with the wrong instruments, but I don't think that's the point.<br><br>With Gladiator, Pietro Scalia brought in a CD saying "this is Ancient Roman music," and I said, "Says who? You went to the Ancient Roman music store and bought an Ancient Roman music CD? Bullshit!" We're not anthropologists. Look at he costumes Ridley Scott had: they were more Napoleonic than Roman, which was perhaps fitting since Napoleon had stolen all of his good ideas from the Romans regarding how to make his generals look cool – and so did Hitler! So I got criticized for making the "Entry into Rome" cue too Leni Riefenstahl – but that was the joke! I am allowed to have a sense of humor in my music!<br><br>Earlier this summer your credit on Pirates of the Caribbean was "Score Overproduced by". What was the deal with that?<br><br>Well, I thought honesty was a virtue! But seriously, Jerry Bruckheimer quite rightly asked me not to give him "that old-fashioned Pirate music," and Gore Verbinski, who I adore and did The Ring with, said, "Well, it is a pirate movie, so we have to disguise it." In the end, I spent a day and a half writing tunes, Klaus Badelt wrote a lot of stuff, and we rolled up our sleeves, got drunk, behaved in a debauched way, and produced a score!<br><br>There was a lot of criticism regarding that score, but in the end it had to serve the film - which it did. You seem to get a lot of criticism on any project you do.<br><br>I had the misfortune of going onto the Film Score Monthly web site recently to look something up and vanity made me type in my own name. I suddenly realized that you can't ever get it right. Who do people want me to be? The guy that writes Matchstick Men? Or the guy that writes The Rock? Or the guy that writes Driving Miss Daisy? My need is ultimately to write for myself. I mock myself and I'm ironic about the way I speak about it because if I take it too seriously, it would be a pompous and boring thing to do. But at the same time I take each note I write very seriously – none of them are random.<br><br>The Internet Movie Database always lists you as being attached to multiple projects, so I was curious, what's Sharktail?<br><br>I complained to Jeffrey Katzenberg that I couldn't cross any more Red Seas, or deal with any more horses that can't speak – I wanted to do one of the fun animated movies instead. There's also a hip-hop element in Sharktail, and I haven't been there yet, so it's new territory! King Arthur is still in production, and I literally just got the first bits of footage just before you came here.<br><br>Are you working on all of these projects simultaneously?<br><br>I'm thinking about them! I'm also working with Jim Brooks on his new comedy, Spanglish.<br><br>And speaking of comedies, you recently did Matchstick Men for Ridley, which had a very Nino Rota vibe to it....<br><br>And I gave him credit! I thought, what if Nino had written the theme and I was just doing the variations? But I bet I'm going to get criticized for that because it's not like Gladiator.<br><br>So when did you last have a vacation?<br><br>Well, I went to Japan for a couple of days at the end of November for the Japanese premiere of Samurai, but look, I love what I do! In January I'll travel to Morocco because Ridley will be shooting his next movie, Kingdom of Heaven, so that's like a holiday!<br><br>My family and I are going away at Christmas, and what we used to do would be to rent a house in the mountains and go on these skiing holidays. It would be a crappy house, not as nice as the one we live in, my wife was still going to the market, and we're still washing our plates – so it wasn't a vacation, it was a lot of work! It's taken us a long time, but we just figured it out: we're not practical with vacations – we're staying at hotels! But while the Zimmer family isn't talented when it comes to vacations, we're talented when it comes to work!<br><br>I sat through Samurai the other day, and for the first time watched the whole movie from top to tail with everything finished and completed. It felt really good, better than a vacation. But luckily there were enough things wrong for me to think that I learned something from the experience, and now I can't wait for the next project to try these new ideas out.<br><br>The soundtrack to The Last Samurai is available from Elektra Records, and the film is currently in theaters. Matchstick Men is available on Varese Sarabande Records.<br><br>With thanks to Chet Mehta at Chasen & Co, Jason Cienkus at Warner Brothers, and Nina Lynch and Mark Wherry at Media Ventures for helping with this interview. And, of course, special thanks to Hans.Mulan get his release... through Disney+, 4th September.
Mulan is being released on sept 4th. Can't wait to hear Harry's score!!!!Here's an interview about Last Samurai from Soundtrack.net https: //www.soundtrack. net/content/article/?id=112You can find an interview with Hans on his process for TLS on soundtrack.net somewhere, back in 2003 or 2004The tracklist they posted has 58 tracks and yours contains only 54<br>interesting thing, He never really spoke about Last Samurai. but you have to realize, even when He speaks, its not always the truth. <br><br>The only thing I know, in 2013 doing press for Rush, He really said the hardest job was Last Samurai, well its not true according to himself, if you watch the behind the scenes stuff from Matchstick Men from 2003, right there He says that he was working on 3 huge films, (tears of the sun / Pirates / last samurai) and Mathstick men was the absolute hardest for him.<br><br>also Ed Zwick talks about working with Hans on the dvd commentary sometimes, but nothing really fancy.<br><br>Im sure there is an interview for this film with him, since he was at the premier
I am struggling to find an interview where Hans speaks about this soundtrack. Does it even exist? <br>I spent the last hours digging but nothing. I always desired to hear some comments about it, like he does for the other works he's done.<br>I know it's a far stretch for Hans To release docu scores, but am really curious as to what Brave Miss World, Believer and Jalous of the Birds sound like...<br><br><br>@Mephariel<br>You can find Great Bear Rainforest on bleedingfingersmusic.com under Anze RozmanMondo only offered to send me a return label and a refund. No info yet on if they plan to fix it. :-/Mine arrived today and is definitely sped up.LOL klaus badelt hardly composed pirates 1
You know what? I love the booklet credits! Klaus Badelt is the same guy who scored Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.Thanks Hybrid soldier for the good news<br>I can't wait to see the documental film and hear the score of lorne balfe & hans zimmer.A score will be released.<br><br>You can always count on Lorne for that. It's in the works.What was the last Zimmer documentary score that they released outside of BBC? <br><br>I am still waiting for The Great Bear Rainforest.I hope they can the soundtrack release for "Rebuilding Paradise" composed by Hans zimmer & Lorne balfe, including an original song for the film. I hope there is a possibility that they will release the score.
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Evett reply Replies: 0 || 2015-09-03 23:13:01
Hello Han,
It would be so Great! if you can play at the L.a Philharmonic and do Gladiator soundtrack, Please.

Gusmariner reply Replies: 0 || 2015-09-02 10:55:17
Hi, I think that the music is awesome ! I make my personal diving movies ( not for sale and just for me and my friends ) and I think that the music of Zimmer fit 100% the scenes but I don't want to break the copyrights...so how can I do it ?

Thanks

PheonixShadow reply Replies: 0 || 2015-08-28 23:17:12
HI Hans and gang,

You are exactly the kind of hero I like - an unsung hero !

Your music is brilliant. Gladiator, Last Samurai, and my all time favourite Black Rain. The closing theme is just unforgettable, where did you get the inspiration ?

KC reply Replies: 1 || 2015-08-13 02:21:07
Though I would much prefer to ask the composer himself, that option seems to be unavailable, so I shall ask the community of fans instead. In the song "Deliver Us" from The Prince of Egypt, around 5 minutes in, is a solo. The instrument that plays that solo sounds like a flute crossed with a recorder, and I would like to know what that instrument is. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know.


Steve2015-08-21 08:35:56
Probably a Picolo

eddaleher@web.de reply Replies: 1 || 2015-08-06 11:15:13
guten tag herr zimmer.

in dem film "die frau in gold zitieren sie ganz kurz ein lied von franz schubert.

nun meine frage mit der bitte um antwort: wie heißt der titel des liedes?

vielen dank und freundliche grüsse edda leher


Guhan2015-08-18 10:55:01
hi

Rahul Gandhi reply Replies: 0 || 2015-08-05 11:22:22
Thanks Sir from Legendary Music. You are Living Legend. Greeting from India

Shiva reply Replies: 0 || 2015-07-31 16:38:20
Hello Mr. Zimmer, I am a very big fan of you .
I am just curious to know if you are aware of music maestro Mr. Ilayaraja , the master composer from India. Have you heard his compositions (both songs and BGMs) ? .
I am really curious to know if you have heard about him and that's because I consider him as my GOD of music.
I'll be really shocked if the answer is NO. Thanks .


Tony reply Replies: 0 || 2015-07-31 00:12:52
I enjoy listening to music and instrumentals. My comment to Hans Zimmer and his team is that I really enjoyed listening your music, especially from the soundtrack of Regarding Henry and Green Card. I really enjoy it. Thank you.

Jochen Ketterer reply Replies: 0 || 2015-07-26 19:54:39
Hello Mr.Zimmer, I really love your music.
I know you hear it all the time,it is so difficult to describe in words. Power, tears and all the time goose bumps. How music can wake up so many feelings is your magic. Thanks first for this.
I'd like to hear you live in concert. I see there is a concert in Poland, are you personally there? I'll be the happiest man on earth to see you playing TIME on the piano.
I'm from Germany, are there plans to give concerts in Germany with you?

Emily reply Replies: 1 || 2015-07-25 20:29:50
Hi, I am interested in creating a short film. Would it be possible to get permission to use music from the Interstellar soundtrack in the video?

Thank you


Hybrid Soldier2015-07-25 20:37:04
I see a loooooooooooot of people requesting music... Well, you guys have to ask music publishers !

In the case of Hans, go to ASCAP, request THEM !

Javier reply Replies: 0 || 2015-07-25 10:05:50
Hi Mr Zimmer and team,
I'm a big fan of your music, you bring an extra dimension to each film you work with. One of the best works I' ve seen (or listened to, actually) is "Inception", the 2010 Chris Nolan's motion picture. An outstanding job you did here, really. Along with the film there was an iphone app released. Something awesome. I use it a lot. Whenever I travel, or try to sleep, or having a "siesta", or when I need to be focused at work, or when I ride my bike, or walking home.... However, since I upgraded to iphone 6, the app doesn't work as it should. I was shocked there is no way to contact support to report the problem, other than the app store where no problem is ever solved. I was wondering if you could assist on this. Maybe you can get me in touch with the developers team to report the bug, or escalate the issue. It would be great and I'll be more than grateful.
Thanks in any case.
Cheers
Javier
Javier_diazp@me.com

Vivek reply Replies: 0 || 2015-07-19 14:26:05
Dear Mr. Zimmer,
There is a bollywood movie that is about to be released named 'Bajirao Mastani'and they have copied your music from the movie,Man of Steel(Arcade soundtrack). I am a big Man of Steel fan and and this is just ridiculous as firstly they copied your music and have the audacity to modify and use it in the mainstream. Here is the link to the trailer
https://youtu.be/NDEExEhvk1Y

Mark reply Replies: 0 || 2015-06-25 14:22:32
I heard this theme which I found great and thought you would like it (especially from 0:20 to 0:50)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXJq1h51JEc&list=PLsLNGNs4pG C_1NHro85ZDCUEYbTmUJTta&index=6

Thanks for you rgreat music soundtracks.

Best regards.

Philip reply Replies: 0 || 2015-06-14 14:36:13
Thank you for your music

JamesT reply Replies: 4 || 2015-06-03 04:50:13
What happened with Harry scoring Southpaw?


Edmund Meinerts2015-06-03 11:32:56
Don't know, but James Horner was announced on it quite a while ago, so I think people were only assuming Harry would be on it because of his previous Fuqua collaboration The Equalizer. I don't think he was ever officially attached, was he?


Hybrid Soldier2015-06-03 11:35:23
No Edmund, Harry stated in an interview like 2 weeks before Horner's interview, that he was going to start it... Don't know what happened.


Edmund Meinerts2015-06-03 12:01:08
Hm, weird indeed. James Horner seems like the last guy you'd expect to see scoring an Antoine Fuqua movie, that's for sure!


Anonymous2015-06-03 12:54:39
"The Martian" happened? ;-P

Jeremy Pierce reply Replies: 0 || 2015-06-02 18:32:21
Briefly, where did Hans get his Telecaster? What model and options are on it? I'm a guitar geek and a Fender collector.

Thank you for your time.

My email is black55sedandelivery@gmail.com

Joshua Boudan reply Replies: 0 || 2015-05-20 13:43:09
Dear Mr. Zimmer

I am currently studying in my Final year at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, majoring in film composition. For my mini-dissertation I am analysing the developmental characteristics of your film scores. It would benefit my research immensely if I could email you a short questionnaire regarding my work.

Kind Regards

Josh

My email address: Joshboudan@gmail.com

Hong Chul reply Replies: 0 || 2015-05-19 10:18:41
hello.! nice to meet you.!
i'm korean and i'm student
my major is classic composer But my Dream is
Film Composer (i wanna be Like ,Harry grace williams,Hans zimmer, brian tyler,..ect)
there is not film scoring information in korea..
i want to share info,music, ect.... and my dream is king in hollywood film music market!!!!!!!!!!! i Get inspired your music (narnia1 - all track!! .. sometime i climb listening your music...
i really really wanna be your student.... i will graduate univ, and go to USA,, (UCLA,NYU Film scoring!!)
.. last year .. i worked part time job.
and i bought speaker(ADAM A7X),computer(WINDOW),audio card(RME -BABYFACE), keyboard(YAMAHA),Cubase(7.5)
what do you think i should do? i really really wanna be like you..(i wanna be remote control production member...)
Please answer me as soon as possible. Thank you (please you understand me that i cant speaking english very well.. Sorry...)

fgfdg reply Replies: 0 || 2015-05-19 10:17:42
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Vivien reply Replies: 2 || 2015-05-09 16:52:34
I know the site since 2007 when there was the HZ radio lol a very cool fansite but there is too much censoring and I found the admin very unpleasant.


Hybrid Soldier2015-05-09 19:10:46
Thank you !


Damien, Moderator2015-05-11 22:13:56
Why are you hidding under another name Bibi?

Michael reply Replies: 5 || 2015-05-01 21:37:06
To everyone here! This is not the page of Hans Zimmer. It is only the site of some guys from France. Hans Zimmer can't hear you okay!!!!! It's just a fanpage nothing more, nothing less. Look at the label upper left! "almost".


Hans2015-05-02 02:34:43
How did you find out?


Michael2015-05-02 08:27:48
Hello Hans,
and you are not Hans Zimmer, as I am sure.
1. the label upper left "almost"
2. this page is registered in France
3. the real official page of Hans Zimmer is the page of Facebook
sorry I don't believe that.


Macejko2015-05-02 09:20:13
The jig is up, guys, we've been busted. Damn you, Scooby-Doo!!!


Hybrid Soldier2015-05-02 09:40:44
Yeah that's terrible... I'm a fraud ! :(


Ds2015-05-02 11:15:52
Hahahahhaahahahaha bien vu Sherlock!!

Michael reply Replies: 0 || 2015-05-01 21:33:34
To everyone here! This is not the page of Hans Zimmer. It is only the site of some guys from France. Hans Zimmer can't here you okay!!!!! It's just a fanpage nothing more, nothing less. Look at the label upper legt! "almost".

Valerie Chatman reply Replies: 0 || 2015-04-27 04:45:44
April 26, 2015 (Sunday)

Wow, I can't think of anyone the best of the best other
than Mr. Hans Zimmer! Luckily I stood next to him, if
recalled correctly, at a film showing for the Italian
Film Festival a few years ago. To experience Mr. Zimmer
and his music in so many films keeps getting better.
Music is "a universa language" and it makes all alright,
alright. Bravo, and wishes for a long, healthy life to
you (Mr Hans Zimmer).

Wangwei reply Replies: 1 || 2015-04-25 05:28:45
Dear Zimmer and staff:
I am an composer from China, I have admired you many years ago, At the begining, I am a pop song writer.Although I have seen so many films, I even don't even noticed any music you films.Until one day, I lisened your music from the film DARK NIGHT.I was shocked.From that time, I love film music deeply.I learn how to write film music in any way.My dream was to join your team oneday, to contrubite every amzaing film for my whole life.Can you give a public email,I will send some of my music to you? First sorry to bother you, because I know you are busy.Can you taking time out of your busy schedule to listen some of my music.I really want an internal opportunity please! My email is lw123997@sohu.com


Anonymous2015-04-26 04:32:28
Wangwei, you're wasting your time trying to connect with Hans Zimmer on this website. This is just a fan site and no one here has any real connections with him. This is NOT an official Hans Zimmer website. Sorry.

Brian reply Replies: 0 || 2015-04-23 08:51:19
Attached is a piece I composed after watching Interstellar entitled "Matthew McConaughey in SPACE!" It is for solo saxophone and looping device. I hope you enjoy.

https://soundcloud.com/brian-lambert-1/matthew-mcconaughey-i n-space

Brian reply Replies: 0 || 2015-04-23 08:48:07
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I96x4WqjtLM

Attached is a trio for Tenor Sax, flute, and electronics I composed. enjoy!

Toni reply Replies: 0 || 2015-04-20 22:34:23
Hans Zimmer...
thank you for all of your works. I wrote many pieces which are inspired by your music. Also other Amateur-componists. Hope you will continue your fantastic work for many years.

Krain reply Replies: 0 || 2015-04-16 22:17:55
You're just a fucking genious. Keep on the way to being the new god of our world. Your music trasncends every religion, every word, and every others songs. T H A N K S

Daniel reply Replies: 0 || 2015-04-10 16:57:17
Your music is fantastic! if only your music were as mainstream as all the bs out there.

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