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The album is ready. Just waiting for legal to settle it... It'll happen.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 premierI 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.
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Dillon reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-28 00:00:00
Hi, my name is Dillon, and I really admire your music. I was wondering if sheet music was available for the song 'Guerilla Tactics' that you used in the video game Modern Warfare 2. Please e-mail me at d1rex@yahoo.com

Teresa-Michelle reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-27 00:00:00
Could I get an email address where I can submit a request to use some of Hans Zimmer music on a project? Please email me at teresamichelle@gmail.com.

Melanie Meier reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-20 00:00:00
Please can you tell me something about the adress of Hans Zimmer.
My Boyfriend is the biggest fan of him.He also make his own music and now i wanna have some instructions from Hans Zimmer, how to get the music from my boyfriend into the big world of music...

We love the music of films and we dont want to get a million dollar with our music, but we wanna have a way to go to puplic....

I know, my english isn´t very good, but i do my very best , to understand my text...
greets an thank you very much for help us to go the right way....
greets Mel

Michael reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-18 00:00:00
This music has helped me a lot.

Pamela reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-16 00:00:00
Thank you for the "Holiday" soundtrack. I just went through chemotherapy for breast cancer and I was getting ready to have a CT scan so I can start radiation this morning. No worries, they caught it early :-). But getting back to the soundtrack. It is in my top 3 movies so naturally I LOVE the soundtrack. I get panic attacks so the thought of the CT scan was almost paralyzing. But before I went in today I played "Anything Can Happen" and "Definitely Unexpected" on my iPod and felt calm and relaxed and did not have an episode. So thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me through this. I am positive and inspired because of your music.

Mirek Brabec reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-12 00:00:00
Hi my name is Mirek from Czech Republic, completely captivated me from the soundtrack of Inception fantastic job, hats off. Thank you

Dane reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-09 00:00:00
Dear Hans,

If this is your official site - I just wanted to say thank you. For creating such inspiring music, for giving aural life to so many great movies. Not that your music require any visual experience to give them substance. Each and every track you produce is a work of art in its own right. They give me goosebumps, and that is my measure of greatness.

Thanks
Dane

Kevin.vierhout@live.nl reply Replies: 0 || 2010-10-27 00:00:00
I am kevin from holland, (15 years) ans i was wondering of you are macking music for Cod black Ops

I Hope So !!!!!!!

Graham Baartmans reply Replies: 0 || 2010-10-13 00:00:00
Sir, you have a wonderful gift of composing music and whenever I hear any of your pieces it amazes me how good you are. In this age of new pop and hip hop it's amazing to see that one man has decided to show us what real music is.

Atul I Makvana reply Replies: 0 || 2010-10-12 00:00:00
Wonderful Nusic of INCEPTION. Very Nice. I have no words to say about your greatest creation. I hope the same performance in future.
Thank you very much

Atul I Makvana reply Replies: 0 || 2010-10-12 00:00:00
I am from INDIA. Please give us tips how u create such tunes ?

Sarah reply Replies: 0 || 2010-10-08 00:00:00
Hans Zimmer, you have the most AMAZING music! Keep composing please :)
Inception was one of my favorites so far. You are seriously my idol thank you!

Charly reply Replies: 0 || 2010-10-06 00:00:00
I'm a fan of Hans Zimmer and his music. I don't know if you guys have real contact with him, but if you do please let him know this. In Chile, my country, there is a television serie called "Primera dama"... it sucks. It aired on "canal 13" (channel 13) around 8 pm, the story is crap but what I hate most is that they use Zimmer's music on the show, like from "modern warfare 2", "the dark knight" and others. I'm pretty sure they don't pay for copyrights.
Congrats on the webpage, it's very good.
Gretting from Chile.

Jose Estrada CHIPI reply Replies: 0 || 2010-10-05 00:00:00
HI!!!! I´m from Guatemala, not much industry.. well almost NO film industry here, but I love your work!!! specially pirates of the caribbean.. it totally helped me to decide on being a film composer! i'm now studying music so i can apply to berklee or something like that. Its going to be hard to me cause i would love to work for a major studio some day! it is my goal in life!!! Your music is such an inspiration to go on! really. I also think you should have won the oscar for Sherlock Holmes....

Kevin reply Replies: 0 || 2010-09-30 00:00:00
hello mister zimmer i am a 15 year old boy from holland and i am a big fan of youre music, i wanna know if i can use youre MW2 intro on youtube.

Greetings Kevin

Petre Sorin Marian reply Replies: 0 || 2010-09-27 00:00:00
Hello,

I am a huge fan of Mr. Hans Zimer's work, and i would like to talk to him personaly for a business proposal.

Could you help me?

Best regards,

Sorin Petre

Jared reply Replies: 0 || 2010-09-21 00:00:00
Hi Mr. Zimmer,
I stayed up until 2 last night listening to some of your soundtracks. They all are amazing, but the Last Samurai songs are my favorite. Thanks for making the world a more beautiful place.
Jared

Benjámin Terdik reply Replies: 0 || 2010-09-21 00:00:00
Dear Hans, and the whole team!

I would like to give all of you a really big R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
I had know at the Batman Begins that you are some kinda masterpiece-generator machine, but at the TDK and now, the Inception OST…

I have to say: you made my life better with your amazing, fascinating, dark, cold, strong, genius, new and (in some part, like the Joker themes) experimental music. That is the real music. Really, thank you. Oh, and of course, you made all of the movies better. When in the TDK, at the „Then you’re gonna love me” scene… Man, that’s incredible!

I really don’t know what to say, you gave me some much emmotions. I know The Dark Knight soundtrack like my own hand. Thank you.

All of you.

Respect. You are really artists.

Benjámin Terdik, from Hungary

James Henline reply Replies: 0 || 2010-09-20 00:00:00
Hans,

Just wanted to thank you for your music and best of luck in the future. Thank you again.

Marque Williams reply Replies: 0 || 2010-09-18 00:00:00
Hans Zimmer, hows it going. My name is Marque, upcoming actor/screenwriter. Thelma and Louise, best soundtrack ever. I'm writing a script something like that and when its done, I would like a theme song like "Thunderbird". Themes can make the movie and the actors, it was the theme that "made Brad Pitt" he owes you big time.zachdaemon@live.com

Marque Williams reply Replies: 0 || 2010-09-17 00:00:00
Hans Zimmer, hows it going. My name is Marque, upcoming actor/screenwriter. Thelma and Louise, best soundtrack ever. I'm writing a script something like that and when its done, I would like a theme song like "Thunderbird". Themes can make the movie and the actors, it was the theme that "made Brad Pitt" he owes you big time.zachdaemon@live.com

schwarzaugen reply Replies: 0 || 2010-09-14 00:00:00
happy brith day lord of music oh danke u re the greatest in history

Hidden in Plain Sight reply Replies: 0 || 2010-09-13 00:00:00
One may only experience the sublimely beautiful nature of the ugly truth, when one chooses to fully perceive & accept the blinding beauty which attracts us to lies. Hans scores remind me of what my brain may feel like in the minutes or seconds before a plane crashes into the ground. Not fear, but sensory overload, I think many times it detracts from the secret truths, hidden in plain sight in these films. IE Titanic, The Aviator, The Departed, Blood Diamond, Shutter Island, Inception, BM Begins, BM Dark Knight, to name a few of my favorite. (Not all Zimmer Scores, but they all tell a linear tale of super secret conspiracy)

cmg4life reply Replies: 0 || 2010-09-09 00:00:00
Love the Pirates of The Caribbean Soundtrack - He's a pirate.


Great work and Keep it up !

Chirag Desai reply Replies: 0 || 2010-09-07 00:00:00
Dear mr. hans Zimmer.

I am your big time fan and yot are my all time favourite music director. Recently I have seen your latest movie Inception and I like it very much, the music is better than the movie. Please continue with great music.

Chirag Desai reply Replies: 0 || 2010-09-07 00:00:00
Dear mr. hans Zimmer.

I am your big time fan and you are my all time favourite music director. Recently I have seen your latest movie Inception and I like it very much, the music is better than the movie. Please continue with great music.

Movie Go-er reply Replies: 0 || 2010-09-06 00:00:00
Hello Remote Control Productions (antas@hans-zimmer.com)

Well, tonight my wife and I went to see "Inception". We left with the following:
1. The music was totally OVER PRODUCED. What I mean by that is; "Sometimes LESS IS MORE". I mean, their were numerous scenes where it was so distracting, so over-bearing... it was stupid.

2.Numerous scenes should not have has any music at all, thus making the actors of the moment more dramatic and believable. We asked ourselves... "is this for real"?

2. We loved Hans score/composition for "The Last Samurai"... but felt that much of the score to "Inception" was just a continuation of the same. Sure, composers have styles, but this was ridiculous. It was so predictable after the first 30 minutes... we just wanted it to go away.

3. The dub stage audio mixers must have been on Crack. It was so difficult to hear dialog because the pounding music score was "Over The Top"- literally. We thought we went to see a movie, it appears we went to a lesson in sound sampling and drowning orchestra. C'mon Hans, you can do better.

Knowing that this post will most likely never make to public viewing... We'll blog it elsewhere as to inform future movie go-ers to at the very least: "Buy Ear Plugs".

Sorry Hans, but this time you MISSED IT. Go back to the Drawing Board. Remember, it is a FILM your writing/scoring for, not testament to your own skills.

Rayk reply Replies: 0 || 2010-09-05 00:00:00
Mr. Hans Zimmer,

just saw Inception
YOU FUCKING ROCK

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2010-09-03 00:00:00
Mr. Hans Zimmer,

Every score you've ever done has blown me away. You should do the score for Deathly Hallows Part 2. That'd be pretty EPIC!!! Just saying. Not that I think you'll ever read this.

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