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And about The Rhythm Section?, Mazzaro said the score is mastered...If there'd only been the first movie prior, I think I'd get it a bit more. But the 2nd film did have a proper score release, so the only reason at this point is that it just isn't on Nick's mind after all the delays.Whoa, why not? Every obscure random shit gets released these days but a Hans Zimmer score to a fairly big mainstream movie doesn't?I doubt there'll be a score release.The Spongebob movie is being released next Friday here in Canada, could we see a release of the album soon? Assuming of course that there will be an album at all /:
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
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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

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.

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

LuxurykCarnRentalshNYCd reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-18 00:00:00
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eran.a reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-15 00:00:00
Hello Hans,

I would like to get your permission to use your transformers 2 -Arrival to Earth as the BG sound of my project - this is no commertial project and I'm not getting any prophets of it.

I know that this is may not be the site to ask for this, but I don't know where else to do it.

thanks a lot,

E.A

Shelly Joseph reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-14 00:00:00
Wow had no idea he had done some of the music that you listed. Thanks for that info. The first time I noticed him was on the soundtrack for Crimson Tide. Every since then when I really like the music in a movie I look to see if it was him and I'm not surprised when I love the music and his name rolls up the screen.. Truly talented thanks for bringing this website about a gifted, gifted composer...

Anthony Rother reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-10 00:00:00
Hello Hans with the INCEPTION Soundtrack you turned into a Legend...

Elif reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-04 00:00:00
Hi!! Im 11 and from Turkey! Umm I just LOVED your work on Inception and Pirates of The Caribbean so umm I hope life gives you more opportunities for you to write music I definitely want INCEPTION to win all of the Oscars it's been nominated for cuz there's no other thing like it the music the architecture the visual effects its all just so ORIGINAL!! Thank you for writing such wonderful music that makes our lives better!! THANK UUUU!! <3 :)

Awesomeness reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-04 00:00:00
U R the bomb!!!!! I love u! I am doing U for a orchestra project..... Bye

Victhor Mendes reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-27 00:00:00
There is this history ... The child says to the mother: "When I become an adult, I want to become a musician" And she says " You can´t become both"

My dream is to know you! I´m a brazilian pianist and composer like you...I´m your fan... Your songs make me continuing the "fight" to realize my dream... Become a musician... like you!

Thanks for your music, Hans!

Samuel reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-25 00:00:00
Hans Zimmer sees the messages here? or just fans who respond to him?

GarethWyett reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-17 00:00:00
Hello! , I'm new. Better had make an introduction.

See ya! :) and Thankyou

(apologise if the wrong place to post)

terri sommella reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-15 00:00:00
Thank you for choosing a career path that has brought so much joy, energy and emotion to so many people. In January, when days are short and life drags on, my players are always filled with various discs from POTC. Other scores return to their rightful places in Spring, Summer and Fall. Your music moves with the tides of my life. Thank you.

syazwan hakim reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-13 00:00:00
hello...
my name is syazwan, i have been trying to write something about hans zimmer...
so i going to need a bit of information about him.....
really appreciate your help

syazwan hakim reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-13 00:00:00
hello...
my name is syazwan, i have been trying to write something about hans zimmer...
so i going to need a bit of information about him.....
really appreciate your help

Ezra Gabay reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-13 00:00:00
Keep up the eatable work it's just perfect!
Daddy Ez

Joanne Buttigieg reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-08 00:00:00
There should be concerts of his music...it's so passionate and simply beautiful!!!

Rik Verdegem reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-07 00:00:00
@ antonio monfermoso: if this where ever to happen, plz let me know. I LOVE his music from the dark knight (listenning to it right now, its amazing). If this is ever played in live concert then i wouldn't want to miss it for the world anywere in the world...

Kredo reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-04 00:00:00
Hy.
I am searching a song,so long.I think it is from Hans Zimmer.
I heard in in the movie "Madagascar",but its not on the Soundtrack.
It is in the Scene when the lion Alex is very hungry and he dreamed that many Steaks falling down.
The music is very slow with an art of xylophone.

so please can you help me.

Alex Powell reply Replies: 0 || 2010-12-26 00:00:00
One... im one of your biggest fans. two... can you put words in one of your songs that are as crazy as the Kraken... also on the song with words can you include Cristina Fleture.. She is your biggest fan too. and i want to give her a cool birthday present. Thanks,
Alex Powell

Antonio Monfermoso reply Replies: 0 || 2010-12-26 00:00:00
Is there any plans for Mr Zimmer to do a live concert in the Uk? Id love to hear the music from Batman Begins & Dark Knight in London live on stage maybe next to the London EyE what an amazing night.

Ember reply Replies: 0 || 2010-12-24 00:00:00
You are amazing!

Vasilis Alevizos reply Replies: 0 || 2010-12-22 00:00:00
Hallo Mr.Zimmer...I do not know if you will ever read my mail, but i wanted to write it for you...I am i 18 Greek boy and i always admired your music-scores and in general all film scores...I have already finished my music studies with an A degree in piano studies, and i also compose my own orchestral scores. People in my country, teachers everywhere in greece say that i am really good, almost a genius...I never believed them. I mean i know I have some perfect fresh ideas and i know that i am composing for a huge orchestra even though noone tought me how(i studies only music harmony and chorus composition)...And if even i believed them, how can I in this country show my talent? Plenty of music sheets, My 'Rhapsody for a dream' for a huge orchestra, chorus and piano, my piano studies, soundtracks for films and whole new ideas which i do not write them, beacause like the others will end up on my desk waiting to be played for ages...And i speak to you Mr.Zimmer beacause i do not know to whom i may speak...Who can advise me what to do??...you are one of my music idols, talented, successfull, your dream is complete! When will my dream come true?! I know you are to busy to meddle with problems like my one...but you could help me. And remember how much i want to make this dream a reality but i can not alone...Thanks Mr.Zimmer if you read this...or any other reader...And if you could help in someway please contact me...my email address is www.vasilis_al@yahoo.gr...
......a mortal teenage boy from Athens,greece...thanks

vien reply Replies: 0 || 2010-12-20 00:00:00
I hope Mr. Zimmer would win the Oscar for Inception score. Masterful and it all started with just 4 notes!

Sara reply Replies: 0 || 2010-12-17 00:00:00
Wanted to say...King Arthur's soundtrack is, in my opinion, one of your best works. Powerful, full of depth, incredible!! It gave me chills. Love it.
Great great job.
Regards,
Sara

Joel Christian Goffin reply Replies: 0 || 2010-12-17 00:00:00
Is the dream behind Media Ventures over?

Peter Lugg reply Replies: 0 || 2010-12-15 00:00:00
Hi

I came to the site because I admire your music so much. I bought The Pacific soundtrack and find that the music still evinces the sadness and grandeur of that series. Music can access the emotions so quickly and profoundly - if it's done right!

I guess you don't need the admiring comments of total strangers, but I have enjoyed putting down these remarks.

Thanks for the wonderful music.

Holger Böhm reply Replies: 0 || 2010-12-10 00:00:00
Dear Mr. Zimmer,
I admire your work and am glad that this was appreciated.

Live long and prosper

H. Böhm

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