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So this is what Mondo had to say about their massive screw up. I've never heard something so stupid in my life. If I had a direct line to Hans Zimmerman himself I'd call him about this. I'm sure he would be interested to know they butchered his album. <br><br>"Hi James,<br><br>I talked with the soundtracks department and here's what they had to say:<br><br>We’ve been made aware of a discrepancy between how the audio sounds on our album versus how it was previously released in original releases.<br><br>Our masters came directly from the studio and from original recording sessions, and we did not do any adjustments to the masters in post other than standard vinyl mastering process. But it seems any previous post production on those original releases, and cues used in the film itself, are absent from our release and may account for the differences you notice.<br><br>We currently do not have any plans on remastering the score."<br>Great. Thx.<br><br>Score has much similarities with Sherlock, so there is many of Lorne's cues...Known credits are Runaway Train for Mazzaro (was on his website), for Andrew K : The Rangers, Cannibal, Dead Rangers & Finish Him (on his Soundcloud). Geoff is the only guy with Ann Marie Simpson that got the privilege of cuesheet credit.
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<br>Battle of Aughrim arrangement (so everything lifted from "Silver") is Hans & Ann Marie.
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<br>Geoff did a good part of the score, every other classical pieces arrangements are his (so, everywhere the William Tell Overture appears). Train Chase, the End Credits, This Is A Robbery.
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<br>The stuff that sounds more or less like Sherlock have definitely Lorne. And I suspect a bit more epic drama have RGW.Hello there!<br>Hybrid, do we have some composer's credits on this score?<br>Or this is situation like on Transformers score?<br><br>Somewhere I read that Geoff Zanelli helped Hans on Train Chase (pts 1&2), Mazzaro did Runaway Train and Kawczynski did like 2 or 3 tracks (the rangers, finish him). Is that correct?<br><br>btw good score, not genius, but pretty good action score.<br><br>Made in Italy<br><br>Beautiful new score by Alex Belcher, check it out!
Oh, yes.<br><br>Maybe this month, right?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 2004
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Angels & Devils audience reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-21 00:00:00
Hi Mr.Hans Zimmer
I`m korean so..i can english a little

i wish you would understand

I see Angels & Devils at yesterday

your BGM is very very Good & Nice

So.. i find your bgm in another movies

and i found your BGM .

that is very nice movie The Dark Night , Dead Man`s Chest , At World`s End and so on.

Yet your All BGM not listening

But I`m sure that Another BGM is the best there is, the best there was and the best there ever will be

tim reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-17 00:00:00
Hello Hans,
I love your music. It really inspires me to follow in you footsteps. I think that if every composer was like you the world of music would be a lovey place to be- it is now but it would be better! Your music gets to me in all ways.
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Ibby Josef reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-06 00:00:00
Hello Hans,

Id just like to say I feel that you are the greatest composer of our time. Your music has the abillity to touch my mind, my heart and soul :)

I hope I have the opportunity to hear your scores/music for as long as possible, you should be proud of your self sir you are a master.

Take care
Ibby

oraclemtx@hotmail.com

DemonStar reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-02 00:00:00
Thanks for the Lion King score petition link banner! :)

Fred reply Replies: 0 || 2009-05-31 00:00:00
Hi RCP-Webmaster,
is there a any special reason why this Website still looks like a temporary/alternativ Page? And why is it still a unofficial Website???
It will be realy cool, when some of you guys redesign this Website to something more professional. It is really unworthy for a artist like Hans Zimmer...!
Cheers...

Pridelander / Miya reply Replies: 0 || 2009-05-30 00:00:00
I just noticed the nice banner link to The Lion King petition on the right side. Thanks! :)

Christopher Pegg reply Replies: 0 || 2009-05-19 00:00:00
Id like to congratulate you on yet another superb display of your musical talents in the soundtrack world. Went to see Angels & Demons last night and i was thrilled with the movie but not just that... the score was amazing. It matched what was happening on the movie perfectly.

Again i would like to thank you in making a great score to a great movie. Keep up the great work and i hope that if the next Langdon book gets turned into a movie that you are again at the scores helm.

Thank You.
Chris

cpegg2210@yahoo.com

david nguyen reply Replies: 0 || 2009-05-11 00:00:00
would you please kindly advise on how I can get permission to use songs from the Dark Knight soundtrack? I am a high school student making a film for a scholarship that would help me pay for college. I have no intention of selling or doing anything illegal with the song. All I want is to use parts of the songs in my movie. Your advise would be much appreciated. thank you

email:david_n272005@yahoo.com

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2009-05-10 00:00:00
hello to everyone who enjoys the beautiful music Hans makes, and I was wondering if anyone knows the fan mail address I could write to? thanks in advance

Vesna, Croatia

Aaron Watson reply Replies: 0 || 2009-04-27 00:00:00
Hello Mr Zimmer,

I don't know if you'll have a moment to read this, but I am a Huge fan of your work. I've played trumpet with a handful of touring national musicals, but I've always dreamed of being able to play in a studio orchestra with your music on the stand. I love arranging and am always trying to figure how you create some of the colors you do, my favorites are always your massive french horns and drums.

If you are, in fact, reading this I have a question. Is there the slightest possibility that I could somehow see a sample page of one of your film scores so that I might have an inkling of how to create a similar effect for the groups that I write for here in Florida? Is there any advice you can give to a loyal fan who's dreamt of playing your music into a mic and now only wants an idea of how to create one moment in music the way you do?

Thank you dearly for your consideration, your talents, and your time for reading my post. I sincerely hope to hear from you soon.

My best,

Aaron Watson
Orlando, FL

biju reply Replies: 0 || 2009-04-17 00:00:00
u r great
plse give ur prsenal id
regads
biju

valerio reply Replies: 0 || 2009-04-16 00:00:00
hallo hans!
I am Valerio, live in Italy and very interested in becoming a professional conposer like u... I'd have just a question 4u: Do I need to take a composition degree to become a composer for movies?

thanks in advance.
please answer me to: "sennar3@hotmail.it"

valerio reply Replies: 0 || 2009-04-16 00:00:00
hello hans!
It's me again, valerio! :-)
i'd love to know if you have Howard Shore's email address....I'd like to have also your but... it's your choise... anyway thanks a lot!!!
Please answer me to: "sennar3@hotmail.it"

Toby T. Straight reply Replies: 0 || 2009-04-09 00:00:00
Hallo,

I`m inspired from you.
I come from Germany, I`m a musican - playing more than hundred gigs a year...
My english is not so good...
Listening to your soundtracks is great, beautiful.
Search for "The Crossing Storm" - this we are.
;-)
My new girlfriend gave me your music - GREAT!
Thank you for this...
RESPECT!!!

Stefan Batachko reply Replies: 0 || 2009-03-29 00:00:00
Hallo Herr Zimmer,eine Pre-production würde ich Ihnen gerne zukommen lassen..aber wie ?

Stefan Batachko reply Replies: 0 || 2009-03-29 00:00:00
Hallo Herr Zimmer,eine Pre-production würde ich Ihnen gerne zukommen lassen..aber wie ? stefanbatschko@alice-dsl.net...sorry

Sinclair Mallia reply Replies: 0 || 2009-03-12 00:00:00
Dear Mr. Zimmer,

I'm a fan of your great music. I'm a new film composer and I need some help.

Can you contact me on smallia@di-ve.com or sinclair_mallia@hotmail.com

Thanks a lot.

Yours

Sinclair Mallia

Christa Thompson reply Replies: 0 || 2009-03-06 00:00:00
I loved ypur music in Friday The Thirteen. I was screaming and ecxcited the whole movie and it was absoulely great. Sorry foe the misspellings. Keep up your good work and MAY GOD BLESS YOU

mario reply Replies: 0 || 2009-03-04 00:00:00
MpxpmP h1! nice site! oxyutelno

Russell Esmenda reply Replies: 0 || 2009-03-03 00:00:00
Hello Mr. Zimmer, I just want to thank you and James Newton Howard for making some beautiful music for The Dark Knight. It is filled with intense waves of emotion and moves me to tears sometimes. Looking forward to the Dark Knight 2's score. Regards.

amid ahadi reply Replies: 0 || 2009-03-03 00:00:00
i want to use your the two tower music in my game.
you know im from iran in our country we have not copyright rules so i want to ask you how can i use your music in my game i should pay or i dont know . . . plz contact me

eit0o@yahoo.com

Nathan Kelly reply Replies: 0 || 2009-03-02 00:00:00
I wish that I could personally thank Hans Zimmer for creating such beautiful music. There are countless emotions that flow through me every time I hear "Run Free" from "Spirit," and I would like to thank him, and tell him that no amount of words can explain how wonderful these songs make me feel.

Thank You!

Seif reply Replies: 0 || 2009-02-11 00:00:00
Give please. When they discover the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to discover they are not it.
I am from Palestinian and learning to read in English, please tell me right I wrote the following sentence: "Harvard educated professionals edit and write resumes and cover letters, web pages and web sites, business."

With love :o, Seif.

Jonathan Jehle reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-31 00:00:00
Seehr geehrter Hans Zimmer,

mein name ist Jonathan und ich bin 15 Jahre alt.
Ich finde ihre Filmmusik einfach nur genjal!
Ich spiele selbst Klarinette und Alt Sax. (Ich spiele fast nur Stücke von ihnen in meiner Freizeit. Am liebsten Pirates of the Caribbean "Up is Down")
Ich drehe im Moment mit meinen Freunden einen Abenteuer film es handelt sich um fünf Ritter die versuchen einen Magier zu stürzen. Ich will aber keine Filmmusik klauen und habe desshalb versucht mein eigenes Stück zu komponieren. (Das ging voll in die Hose - wenn ich das so sagen darf- !
Wenn ich nun jemeanden beauftragen würde, dann würde dass aber ne ganze Stange geld kosten. Können Sie mir da vielleicht helfen?
Wenn ja können Sie mir auf diese Adresse zurück schreiben:

horsesrider@web.de

Viele Grüße aus dem Schwarzwald

Jonathan Jehle

lkj reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-31 00:00:00
its fantstik

Scott Hunter reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-27 00:00:00
I am a ravenous fan of the scores to the new Batman films. I am WarlokLord from the FSM forums, btw. I was hoping someone might have a line on the *film order* of the material on the 2CD set of The Dark Knight... a number of us (fans) wish to listen to the expanded soundtrack in as close to film order as possible - as always to preserve the emotional ride. I personally have been holding off listening to The Dark Knight until I gain such information from somehwere. Sometimes I would endeavour to place the music in film order myself, but the track titles and the vast array of tracks themselves seem to make that a daunting task. I was hoping anybody might have some leads on an official film order for myself and cohorts? Thanks for any help and your time.

Addison Butler reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-21 00:00:00
Hey! I am Addison Butler and I live in America. Today, I was walking home from school, listening to the fine works of Mr. Hans Zimmer, and I realized, wow! This guy wrote every note for every instrument for each piece! I am 12 years old and I play the Trombone (Trombone girls rock!) at my middle school. So anyway, I was walking home, and I just stopped there, and savored the sensation of his music, and then there I was, looking like a total retard with my eyes shut. It was then that I just had a wierd craving to touch the original sheet music for Run Free (Spirit, Stallion of the Cimmaron) (It's my favorite song of all time). And I just came here because I want SO MUCH to tell him that I am not like all the kids at my school. I like rock music, but I like instrumental more. I like hip hop, but I

Addison Butler reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-21 00:00:00
Hey! I am Addison Butler and I live in America. Today, I was walking home from school, listening to the fine works of Mr. Hans Zimmer, and I realized, wow! This guy wrote every note for every instrument for each piece! I am 12 years old and I play the Trombone (Trombone girls rock!) at my middle school. So anyway, I was walking home, and I just stopped there, and savored the sensation of his music, and then there I was, looking like a total retard with my eyes shut. It was then that I just had a wierd craving to touch the original sheet music for Run Free (Spirit, Stallion of the Cimmaron) (It's my favorite song of all time). And I just came here because I want SO MUCH to tell him that I am not like all the kids at my school. I like rock music, but I like instrumental more. I like hip hop, but I prefer his music over anything else. He went to highschool with my uncle, Andy Hause. And now my uncle hates him because he thought Hans cheated off of him in some class.

So anyway, I was just wondering if anyone could get his email adress.

Addison Butler
addisonfirstgirl@gmail.com

Jenny reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-19 00:00:00
Hi Mr. Zimmer. My name is Jenny and I go to LaGrange College in GA. I am writing a research paper on composers for my one theatre class. Our professor Dr. Edwards suggested we try to get in touch with people in our chosen fields, and I figured it was worth a shot to try to contact you. I just have a few simple questions, and would greatly appreciate it if you had to the time to contact me! jecrawford@lagrange.edu Thank you!

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