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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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Ariel McCrary reply Replies: 0 || 2010-02-18 00:00:00
sorry..email for response to live concert..
ooniemme@charter.net

samuel leys reply Replies: 0 || 2010-02-13 00:00:00
Mr Zimmer.
my name is Samuel Leys, i live in belgium and i'm 18 years of age. I have made 2 movie soundtracks for Amateur films.
I wil never become such a big composer as you are, Yet it is my dream to visit you'r studio one day... and perhaps make you listen to one of the theme's i wrote. samuelleys@live.be is my e-mail adres. I know you'r very busy with you'r work.
and i know that sending an e-mail or making it possible for me to visit you'r studio is impossible. yet it is my dream so i dream on... thanks for reading this.
hope all is good.

samuel

Jacob Crabtree reply Replies: 0 || 2010-02-12 00:00:00
Mr Zimmer,

My name is Jacob Crabtree and I am a musician in western North Carolina. I will be graduating high school this year and have to conduct a graduation project and for my project I am composing, mixing, and editing a CD that has has five different movie scores on it. Another aspect of the project is to interview a person in the business. I am a huge fan of your work and would love to get in touch with you about the interview. If you feel led to do so please e-mail me at j.crabtree350@yahoo.com. Look forward to hearing from you soon!

Best Wishes,
Jacob Crabtree

Adam reply Replies: 0 || 2010-02-09 00:00:00
If u ever get the chance to respond adamdk96@gmail.Com. U John Williams and John powell are my favorite composers!!!! Keep up the good work

Adam reply Replies: 0 || 2010-02-09 00:00:00
Please release the extended version of the road to el dorado with all 39 songs!!! I can distinctly hear a lot missing in the ost that is in the movie.. I love ur music so much congrata on Sherlock homes I was actually able to figure out discombobulate on piano nice job!!!!!

giuseppe reply Replies: 0 || 2010-02-03 00:00:00
please release the burning plain soundtrack.
I love it

hossein reply Replies: 0 || 2010-02-02 00:00:00
my dear hans zimmer . i am so proud to write for you . so sorry for my poor english . i always listen your music .


my be you make a music for free iran

so love you !
so proud of writing for you !

from iran
a freedom lover .....

evan laflamme reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-23 00:00:00
Hans- You the man.

Evan Laflamme

x4m's reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-22 00:00:00
I love your song !!!

Joanne Arnold reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-11 00:00:00
Ummm...I mean because my friends although they are very good people...they are sometimes a bit outrageous and we've been called Chavs xxx
;)
It's all good hun xxx

Joanne Arnold reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-11 00:00:00
Would like you as a friend :)
I'm on facebook xxx
Hope you have a good sense of humour..you will need it xxx

June Couture reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-08 00:00:00
I loved the soundtrack to "It's Complicated." It was a painting in the background.
I need to see the movie again just to hear the music only. A movie has so many facets
to bring out all the colors of the rainbow. Your music is the rainbow of our lives

Toni reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-07 00:00:00
You're a genius my friend!

I wish I would have a studio like Hans's!

LMonkey reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-05 00:00:00
If "The Hahnenkamm-Race" ever needs a score - Zimmer is first call - Just extend the "Sherlock Holmes" end credits

Adam Zurada reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-02 00:00:00
Your music is probably as beautiful as singing on angels in the Heaven... i would like to create like You, Sir. You are my favorite composer. my dream is to meet you and to learn something. i am 17 years old and i am starting with my own improvisations, example http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBhhsIKmjBU greetings, respect. Adam Żurada, mail: adamomasz@gmail.com

Mcstr reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-30 00:00:00
Your music brings out all the human emotions in me. I never get tired of listening to your music. Thank You for making the world a better place through your passion of music.

LMonkey reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-30 00:00:00
You really threw down on the end credits for Sherlock Holmes - the final modulation coming out of the first cue that leads to the Irish ditty was absolutely fantastic.

Alberto Fabiano in Hollywood CA reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-20 00:00:00
Hans, I have been following your music since Gladiator and I even have "for Nancy" as a ringtone on my Iphone. What can I say, since I have that ringtone I smile inside everytime I get a call. Call me crazy but are the little things in life that makes it worthwhile... I have been finding myself looking, when a new movie trailer appear, the Music Composer credit to see if it is you: Now: It's complicated!
Thank you for your music... makes people like me very happy.

Joel Goffin reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-19 00:00:00
Hans,

Fellow composer here. You're pretty much the grandfather of the "BIG" hollywood sound. Much respect to you... I'm curious, did someone clone Steve Jablonsky after you,,, every theme I've ever heard of his mimics one of your themes... either from gladiator (the island) transformers (pearl harbor/the island) and those are the only two OST's i can think of coming from him. however... is this a bastard son we never knew about??? You're a good man

Fuller reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-12 00:00:00
I must say, you are a musical genius Hans Zimmerman

Marcela Mazzucchelli reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-11 00:00:00
Dear Mr Zimmer:
My name is Marcela, I´m writting to you from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
I have fallen in love with the melodies you composed for “The Holiday” Soundtrack.
I hear them in my head all day long. They are just beautiful and I believe they are similar to what heaven might sound like. Your music is special, it is diferent, it really touches your heart.
Thanks for lighting up our lives with your music!!
I hope you continue to write great music.
I dream of metting you someday,
Lot´s of love!

Goran Skugor, Croatia reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-02 00:00:00
Dear Hans,

these days I am fully in Hans Zimmer mode. Wherever I go, I have your music on my ears. Gladiator. Fantastic. Your incredible ability to put the exact emotions into vibrations is simply...... well, I am speechless. You have produced authentic feelings in me while listening to battle pieces. Like I am there in this very moment. It is even more interesting to me, since I research the expansion of consciousness, through integration of polarities, and this experience produced deep and genuine feelings - a pure jewel in my work.

I am completely overwhelmed with inspiration, joy and strong feelings. I and my every cell that has been enjoying these days - deeply bow to you!!

And looking to your site, I realize that I have just started to discover your work :-))

Greeting from Croatia
Goran Skugor

Francesco Armillei reply Replies: 0 || 2009-11-30 00:00:00
If you need a younger composer, i'm here (i'm only 13)
thebestcomposer@hotmail.it

You can find my music here:
http://www.youtube.com/RoyalSoldier96

ethan minkovsky reply Replies: 0 || 2009-11-28 00:00:00
Dear M.Zimmer,
iam a shame to say that i only recently discoverd you and your music and i wish i could say that i folow your work for years but it is not the case.

However in the short time that it took me to folow your work and realy listen to it, i have to say that its nothing more than a divine privilege and only now i know that music can reach inside your soul and spark something deep that hide behind so much physical and emotional walls.In relevance to the movies aspect it work wonderful in a way that the music just somehow take you and pot you inside the drama and just make you feel apart of the movie.

The strongst feeling i ever got from any movie soundtrack was in " Chevaliers de Sangreal " ,that music that scene just changed something in me and i felt love and a very strong feel of sacrifice, long after iv seen the movie still every time that i hear that beautiful pice.... can make an adult man to almost cry from feelings that just awake in a spark.

thank you for the opportunity to enjoy such brilliant and deep emotions.

minki4186@hotmail.com

Lea de Melo reply Replies: 0 || 2009-11-26 00:00:00
Dear Mr.Zimmer,
My name is Lea de Melo. I am a student in Year 11 at the International School of Geneva and taking the International Baccalaureate.
In Year 11, every student has to do a Personal Project which consists of taking responsibility for our own learning by researching and investigating a topic that interest us.
My Personal Project will attempt to answer the following question: “How does the soundtrack of a film enhance or manipulate the emotional response of the viewer?”
Mr Hand , my project supervisor and the Campus Principal, suggested I contact you because of your significant contribution to film soundtracks.
I play the piano and love film scores. For the practical / creative side of my project, I will be composing the soundtrack for a scene in a film being made by the Head of Performing Arts and some students. I thought it could be interesting to combine the two and learn about how composers go about their work and inform my own composition at the same time. I have already started conducting research by seeing how music enhances the emotion in a movie scene. I have also researched film composers and I am hoping to get some of their professional advice.
I was wondering if you would be willing to answer the few questions below so that I can try to understand and compare the different approaches to process and techniques composers use to create a film score.
1) What process(es) do you use in writing music for a film? Do you discuss the film first with the director? Do you read the script? Do you choose the scenes to be scored or does (s)he or is it a collaboration? Do you view the relevant scenes for your inspiration?
3) How do you choose the style of music you will adopt? Do you work thematically in terms of the whole film?
4) How do you choose the key, rhythm, tempo and dynamics?
5) How do you decide on the instrumentation? Do you believe that certain instruments stimulate or enhance certain emotions? Is the oboe, for example, a ‘plaintive’ instrument?
6) Do you think music can “cover up” a weak scene?
6) Has there been any time during which you were not inspired? How did you find inspiration?
7) What other advice can you give me?
If you would prefer to do this over skype we could conduct the interview verbally but that might be more time consuming for you.
Any help would be very much appreciated.
Thank you very much for your time.
Lea de Melo

email: leademelo@hotmail.com

MW2 sucks reply Replies: 0 || 2009-11-24 00:00:00
Thanks for scoring MW2 so we don't get an option to turn the music off if we don't feel like hearing it. MW1's music team was as good if not better than your score.

Hypton reply Replies: 0 || 2009-11-16 00:00:00
I love Hans Zimmer !!! :-)

alexg143 reply Replies: 0 || 2009-10-27 00:00:00
Very nice site!

Blayne Taylor reply Replies: 0 || 2009-10-19 00:00:00
Hello

I am a fan of the music. My only complaint is that there is a song that was in King Arther that I can not find any where. We will go Home. It is something that both me and my wife love hearing in acopello. if there is anything you can do ... #########

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