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thanks4:05 of "STEALTH" some of the best soulful action music I've heard from a Zimmer score. I wonder who wrote that particular section. This the type of stuff I would play trying to rush a pregnant woman to the hospitalIn case he's visiting this site, I wanna say 'Thank You' to Ashton Gleckman who does the 'Behind the Score' episodes on YouTube. I loved the 1-hour episode for the Transformers scores and I actually learned a lot. Very educational. I found the video by accident and now I plan on watching his other videos as well.<br><br>Job well done, my friend.@Hybrid <br>You don't add anymore Trevor Morris things ?Probably for chronological purposes<br>even though the movie uses a shortened version of Romanian Wind at that time
i saw the movie a couple of weeks ago again and the showdown in the school is very well shot and intense and trevors music is effective there. you can hear track 8 and 19 in that scene. a really good action scene.<br>===============================<br><br><br>I agree. <br><br>And I think at the end of the day the movie itself is not the type of movie that could win people over with its score. No matter how successful and popular it is and no matter how good the score is. I Am Number 4 was part of the YA craze that took over Hollywood a few years back (we all know how people feel about those movies), and even the most successful YA movies (like Twilight) are not exactly known for their scores.<br><br>People - even film critics who are supposed to talk about all aspects of the movie - were too busy talking about half-naked characters and Kristen Stewart's acting..... and completely ignoring the good work done by Alexandre Desplat.<br><br>It was pretty much the same with I Am Number Four...<br><br>It's not that Trevor created a "bad" score, it's simply a case of a nice, little score that went under the radar. No one bothered to talk about it..... Just like his score for Torque, which as far as I'm concerned is one of his best scores.I just find it odd how people gravitate to the triumphant or inspirational music first, rather than the more subtle, unique pieces.<br>===========================<br><br><br>I totally get what you're saying. I also get kinda frustrated when a "big" track overshadows an entire score. The best recent examples are IMO the Transformers scores. I don't blame folks for gravitating towards the epic sound and the power anthems, but A LOT of subtle, equally great tracks end up getting completely ignored. And just like you, they're usually my favorite tracks. <br><br>But why most people don't think like us?<br><br>The reason I think is because those "big tracks" are presented - most of the time - during the most memorable moments in those movies. They immediately get people's attention. They're stuck in their mind along with those iconic images. And I think by nature, people are more attracted to the big and "in your face". For most casual listeners the more subtle tracks work in the context of the movie and they absolutely do notice them while watching the actual film. But unlike you and I they don't feel the need to listen to them separately. They're too busy paying attention to the "big track". That goes even for some score fans.<br><br>While tracks like the Star War theme, the Indy theme, the Transformers theme, the Gladiator theme, the Godfather theme, the Armageddon theme, the Pirates theme, the Lord of the Rings theme are so big, melodic abd easily digestable that folks simply can't resist them. And when there are vocals involved as well (like Gladiator) it's even better, because people treat it as a full-blown song. An emotional song that they can listen to over and over again.<br><br>The subtle tracks simply can't win against that. Sadly....<br><br>By the way, speaking of The Island, My Name is Lincoln (as much as I like it) is not my favorite track of the score. The more subtle opening track (The Island Awaits You) and especially the Lima One Alpha theme are my personal favorite tracks. Of course, they're nowhere near My Name is Lincoln, in terms of popularity.<br>Why is Romanian Wind not sequenced after Case Re-Opened? Is not the former 7M48 and the latter 7M47?Yeah that is true, can’t argue there lol<br><br>And is it me or does “Calypso Must Be Released” sound like Black Hawk Down?To be fair there is a lot of King Arthur in At World's End too. Just the general feeling you get from the action tracks in both scores is virtually identical. Hell, one of the main themes from King Arthur even appears when Bootstrap Bill remembers that Will is his son.
@MrTweedy<br>That’s totally fine, everyone has their own favorite HZ scores, which is awesome!<br><br>It’s funny though, I feel like DMC is far more schizophrenic than AWE. Now don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love DMC. It’s the score that got me into Hans Zimmer. But still, I feel like a major part of that score is note-for-note reprises of cues/themes from COTBP. Not to mention the temp tracking of King Arthur.<br><br>AWE always felt far more original to me, especially considering that the entire tone of the music shifts from the “rock’n’roll” sound of the first two to a more traditional score (at least by Hans Zimmer standards lol)@MrTweedy<br><br>Just curious, what scores do you considered to be Zimmer's best?The Pinnacle of Hans' career?<br>Although I really like this score, I don't agree. But hey, I know it's just a matter of opinion, okay? ;)<br><br>Of course it shows Hans strengths in almost every area (action, drama, romance, comedy...) but for me it's too much of a medley of previous works, without much personality.<br>It feels a bit like a palette with too many colors. From the action sequences borrowed from Drop Zone, to the Morricone inspirations for Jack's Sequences, to Gladiator's duduk that ended up there with no real reason, to a beautiful Love Theme that brings another new shape to the sonic identity... it's like the score sometimes goes schizophrenic.<br><br>Though each individual idea is really enjoyable to listen to, I think Hans has made scores that are much more cohesive and enjoyable as a whole!i also think it is an underrated score. especially the action music has a couple of nice touches. i saw the movie a couple of weeks ago again and the showdown in the school is very well shot and intense and trevors music is effective there. you can hear track 8 and 19 in that scene. a really good action scene. the emotional music is nothing ground breaking, but a lovely listen.Y'know, it's funny. The big names that always get the most attention in film music are often not my favorite tracks of the scores they represent. Now We Are Free, Arrival to Earth, Like A Dog Chasing Cars, Star Wars Main Theme, Indiana Jones Main Theme, Infinite White, One Day, Circle of Life, The Fellowship. Though they are the most well known, they're usually nowhere near the peak of quality of their scores. <br><br><br>I noticed this the most in Hans Zimmer's concerts (not World of Hans Zimmer mind you). The parts he played from The Dark Knight Trilogy in particular usually had the least substance. Just the bombastic tracks. The only choice I agreed with was Time from Inception. There was no Am I Not Merciful, A Watchful Guardian, Sunrise Over Pride Rock, none of that. <br><br><br>Even with Star Wars, the main theme and the Force theme are solid pieces of music, but neither come close to the beauty of Princess Leia's theme, or the wondrous Yoda theme. <br><br><br>Same with Lord of the Rings. The Fellowship Reunited, Very Old Friends, Gollum, and The Breaking of the Fellowship are much more substantial pieces than The Fellowship Theme alone in my opinion. <br><br><br>Can't say anything about My Name is Lincoln because I haven't finished The Island score yet, but yeah. I just find it odd how people gravitate to the triumphant or inspirational music first, rather than the more subtle, unique pieces.
Thanks guys, will check out these cues.Hmm, aside from "The Guardian Suite' I don't think I've heard any other tracks from this score. And I have a feeling I'm not the only one....lol.<br><br>Speaking of.........I would most definitely put "The Guardian Suite' right up there next to "Now We Are Free" and "My Name is Lincoln". It's *that* good and powerful. Shame that the movie is not as popular as The Island and Gladiator. If it was, that suite would've been one of the most popular film score tracks with millions of views on YouTube. It certainly deserves it.Very underrated score. As already pointed out by a couple of reviewers, it's a nice, little throwback to MV/RC's Golden Years and Trevor's own scores from 1997 to 2002. Give it a listen if you can. It's not long and it's worth it.The action cue "Escape" is easily one of my favorite from Powell. And the final cue for the scene right before the ending is absolutely beautiful. Face/Off is actually my favorite Powell score I think.If we're talking about the complete score, then<br><br>The Merry-Go-Round of Life<br>Airport Chase<br>Escape<br>Mikey's Grave<br>Boat Chase<br>Homecoming<br><br>is a good sampler of the absolute highlights to get you started. "Homecoming" (called "Ready for the Big Ride, Bubba" on the album release even though a different cue has that name on the complete score) is actually a really beautiful cue, one of my favorites from Powell.
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EYESPOT reply Replies: 0 || 2011-05-12 17:59:33
Dear Mr. Zinner,

I have made a short video and would like to use your theme song for the movie "Broken Arrow." I have used another non-copyrighted song that is similar in the video, but as I am sure you will agree it does not compare!

My short video is entitled "EYESPOT is the Bomb!" and can be found on YouTube.

Who do I need to contact to get permission to use a short part of your Broken Arrow Theme song?

Keep up the great work!

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sabrina.fiorani@tiscali.it reply Replies: 0 || 2011-05-08 20:24:43
Ciao Hans ,adoro le tue musiche,non hanno bisogno di immagini ,le tue note fanno volare alta la fantasia.Ho messo le parole ad alcuni brani dei pirati dei caraibi e ho costruito uno spettacolo che portiamo in giro sul lago di Bracciano(roma)se passi da questa parti ti aspetto.Un Bacio da Sabrina.

Matías reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-30 00:20:49
Hello everyone:

I always thought that the music of Hans Zimmer deleted the complexities of harmony from other classical music. For me, the most interesting thing about this composer is the way he use the instruments and orchestra. Every time I hear the soundtracks of Gladiator, Lion King, Inception, Angels and Demons ... I can understand every move, the reason of the music. It's more than music stage. Good work, Zimmer. Very good work.

Martin reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-29 13:01:05
Hello Mr.Zimmer,
my life is not very nice now, but your music,help to keep me dreams alive every day.
Thank you

Frank reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-28 21:31:01
Hello Hans Zimmer,

I'm a big fan of all of your music and I love the music you composed for Inception. "Old Souls" takes me to a different world every time I listen. As summer approaches, I look forward to Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and I have been constantly checking to see if previews would be available for your score. Today, I listened to the previews available on Amazon. Even though the previews were between 30 and 40 seconds, I'm a little concerned for the score. It's great that you are doing collaborations with other artists and creating music that you think fits the film best, but I don't understand why there is such little amount of your great original score. I'm assuming that the several remixes (included on the soundtrack) are not going to be played during the actual film because it would definitely transform the meaning and the world of the film in a significantly different way. Like you (or whoever was in charge of it) released two bonus tracks for Inception, I hope you do the same for Pirates 4. I'm also assuming that movie is at least 2 hours or even more (since the past movies have run for a great length). I'm not saying that your music is off key, I just want to hear more of it, especially if there is other music in the film. Whoever agrees with my perspective of this probably also feels that we are being cheated. Hopefully, some other tracks can be released.

Best,

Frank

xeno vulgaris reply Replies: 1 || 2011-03-26 00:00:00
hi mr.zimmer, i am an amateur musician and i would like to give you for free some songs that i 've wrote .All my songs are just the ideas that i have.
Please tell me if you are intrestred.
My email adress is voulgaris_senofonte@hotmail.com

*all my songs are inspired on midlle ages


Seppy2011-04-26 16:46:46
Hi, I simply wondered: Did you get an answer or even an email from Hans Zimmer ?

Lerenn reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-25 21:19:35
I often come on your site and I want to say that this new design is really worthy of RCP ! Bravo !

harjis@mac.com reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-24 22:51:54
Mr. Zimmer,

You music has so much emotion to it. I never knew you were the man behind every amazing movie score. One of my friends had shown me some of your work and i was beyond inspired by your music. I also produce music and after listening to some of your music i had an idea. I made a wonderful edit of your song Time from the movie Inception. I gave an already perfect track, a more electronic feel.

http://soundcloud.com/harji/hans-zimmer-time-harji-singh

Feel free to have a listen.

Cheers!

mackinac2020@mac.com reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-24 06:56:53
Mr. Zimmer,

Thank you. I am in love with the soundtrack to The Holiday. My favorite piece is Cry, a true love song that evolves taking us from sadness to pure joy with an urgency that fast is not fast enough to return to that one special person.

Thank you.

Paul reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-16 00:00:00
Dear Mr. Zimmer, I am a 23 year old college student near Boston and I want to thank you for your tremendous contributions to music in my life. I am a huge Bat-fan/Nolan follower and I must have listened to your scores a trillion times - the cave got me ready to go out into the world during my teen years. Incepton and its score...I cannot express to others how it makes me feel. The mathmathical breakdowns and relations between motifs...brilliant. My favorite piece of all is during Cobb and Ariadne's conversation about Mal's Totem through to his confession...a bittersweet, etheral 5-note tune moves me in a way no other music i have come across does. Thank you, I hope one day to meet you and discuss music and life...that would be one of the coolest things ever. Can't wait for TDKR! My email is homemovies539@yahoo.com - If by some chance you want to shoot me an email I would love to coorespond with you, even once!

Oceanside Images reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-15 00:00:00
Dear Hans,
I have listened to your scores in movies for a long time. In my personal opinion, you are one of the best. My all-time favorite one would definitely be "The Holiday" Movie. The music compliments the actors and storyline perfectly!! I love Arthur's theme! It gets me in a good mood, and makes me feel like I can do anything... Iris's theme also is just as deep, but in a more emotional way. You feel how much Miles cares for her.
I know that when I watch this movie, I instantly feel better, and I recommend it to everyone I know.
I can't wait for more!!!

Harvey J Gildea reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-14 00:00:00
Dear Mr Zimmer,
For a school project me and my partner are wondering if it would be possible to use the True Romance soundtrack. it will be highly appreciated, of course with your consent first.

Matej Briskar reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-07 00:00:00
Hello,
I was wondering if we can use hans zimmer music in a small movie maker competition. We just need a permission if we want to compete.. Here is the link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkL8YlrM8Eo&feature=channel_v ideo_title .. In other case, we dont have any other option for the music in background, we are not music composers :(

Matej Briskar reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-07 00:00:00
Hello,
I was wondering if we can use hans zimmer music in a small movie maker competition. We just need a permission if we want to compete.. Here is the link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkL8YlrM8Eo&feature=channel_v ideo_title .. In other case, we dont have any other option for the music in background, we are not music composers :(

I forgot to give here an email, if someone would answer us. It is sproductiond@gmail.com (we are not a real production , we just make videos for fun)

Alexander Razmoski reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-05 00:00:00
hi i was wondering if i could get an email from hans zimmer , or maybe get in contact with the company he works with ?

i look forward to hearing your reply alexraz01@hotmail.com :)

fs reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-04 00:00:00
the webradio is absolutely fantastic!!

Suman Patra reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-30 00:00:00
Dear sir,
I loved the songs composed by you. In every movies the songs are too good matches with movie and makes the movie a sparkling one.

nancy reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-30 00:00:00
wow........... best music ever

FLAVIA MUGNA reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-26 00:00:00
HANS
LA MÚSICA DE INCEPTION ES INCREÍBLE!
FLAVIA

Anne reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-22 00:00:00
Hello,

I have heard an amazing music score today, the title was "Hymn to the Fukushima 50" on an Internet radio. I couldn't find the composer's name listed, but it sounded really Zimmer-ish, big, deep, emotional, melodic... does anyone have any information whether Hans or a colleague of his created this score?

Thanks much!

Anne

Hannah Walsh reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-12 00:00:00
My love for Hans Zimmer's music began when I was ten and Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl came out. I am eighteen now and ever since that movie I have developed an extreme love for movies and soundtrack scores and when I go to see new movies, as well as immersing myself in the plot of the film, I pay close attention to the music that accompanies it.

After seeing Inception last year I decided that yes, it is now one of my favourite Zimmer scores. Especially 'Time'. I just finished watching the live performance on Youtube and I'm not going to lie, I was sitting in my chair weeping like a little child. I cannot express my love for Hans Zimmer and it's times like these, crying in my chair, that I wish I wasn't in Australia. We do not get live concerts from composers like Zimmer.

Oh man if I saw a live concert, I honestly don't think that any experience I would or could have in the future could EVER top that. It truthfully is my one and only wish.

BRILLIANT, BRILLIANT WORK.

Roland reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-12 00:00:00
cool site

Rafael reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-07 00:00:00
Thank You Hans Zimmer for every second of music.
I´m a great fan from Portugal.
Keep the work and Good Luck.
Respect Rafael

Shirley reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-02 00:00:00
This is your best topic yet!

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-27 00:00:00
I am a little fraze of momment. One day music will provide. Just, thank you. Remember this moment, and we will remember you.


Music is what feelings sound like.

Paul Davies reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-26 00:00:00
Hi Hans

(I hope you sometimes find the time to read these comments).

While on a recent business trip to Mongolia, I took with me a selection of your music. This was a terrific combination of the wild, exotic and freezing (-35°) panoramic views, and your highly entertaining, emotive and classical (to me) music.

I particularly enjoyed The Dark Knight soundtrack as the soundtrack to my Mongolian visit.

I'm listening to it now (while in my office in Switzerland), and I feel like I am transported; not only back to Mongolia, but also to a very special and passionate place.

Long may you continue to entertain!
Thank you very much Hans!
Paul Davies.

Bubble101 reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-26 00:00:00
I'm not sure if you actually ever read this, but I would like to applaud your work in pretty much every movie you've been in lately. The quality of the music is amazing, and I don't think people give the musicians behind everything enough credit. Anyway... You probably don't want to hear this from a 16 year old girl, but I think it's pretty amazing what you add to these movies, and I would die (not literally, of course) to be in a band or orchestra like yours.
- geeky1

Krystal Holmes reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-25 00:00:00
Hans rules. I don't think there anymore left to say.

Lindsey reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-23 00:00:00
Dear Mr. Zimmer,
I am a 17 year old girl who lives in Reno, NV. I know how unlikely that it is that this will receive any individual attention, but I could not stop myself from telling you how much your music has changed my life. Its powerful and raw, full of so much emotion. When I was a kid I used to watch movies over and over just to listen to the music. Now I actually have the majority of your soundtracks on my ipod. When I found this site I was ecstatic and thrilled like the band kid I am that there was a place where it all was. It is put together simply and easy to figure out. Basically, I just wanted to say thank you for bringing the wonders of your music into the light for all to hear.
Lindsey

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