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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
You know what? I love the booklet credits! Klaus Badelt is the same guy who scored Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.Thanks Hybrid soldier for the good news<br>I can't wait to see the documental film and hear the score of lorne balfe & hans zimmer.A score will be released.<br><br>You can always count on Lorne for that. It's in the works.What was the last Zimmer documentary score that they released outside of BBC? <br><br>I am still waiting for The Great Bear Rainforest.I hope they can the soundtrack release for "Rebuilding Paradise" composed by Hans zimmer & Lorne balfe, including an original song for the film. I hope there is a possibility that they will release the score.
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Valtemir N. Lourenco reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-06 00:00:00
My name´s Valtemir I´m a Brazilian people
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Mark Batch reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-25 00:00:00
Hello

My name is Mark Batch and I have recently graduated with a Ba Hons degree from The University of Central Lancashire (Preston). I am 21 years old and originally from Gillingham Dorset. I am a multi-instrumentalist being skilled on the keyboard, piano, guitar, bass and drums. I play in 2 gigging bands. One based in Preston (soon to end) and one based in Salisbury. The Salisbury based band playing functions, weddings etc. I am also a keen composer and writer recording many songs at home in a small studio set up. I have done this for many years and am well experienced. I also make small miniature films for friends and for personal enjoyment.



I am writing to you as I have recently graduated this summer and am looking for work or work experience to give me an insight in to this field. To give me experience and knowledge in the music, media world.

My aim (dream) in life is to work within some form or radio or television. Editing, composing music are large passions of mine. My ultimate dream job is to write the music for television shows and to write Radio Jingles for radio companies such as yourself.

As i'm sure you are aware, this industry is incredibly hard to get in to and I am simply looking for a way to start to make this profession real.

While at University my plan/aim afterwards was to go in to teaching. However, while at university I discovered a new passion for radio, and the realisation that this dream job may not be as far away as I first thought. I am therefore exceptionally passionate and willing to give my all to this career. I feel that I am well equipped with basic knowledge. I am also friendly, punctual and reliable.



Speaking off the record, I would just really appreciate this chance that if nothing else I could just come up for the day and see how your company works and operates.



Thank you for reading this and giving me the opportunity.

Yours thankfully



Mark Batch

Mark Batch reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-25 00:00:00
Hello

My name is Mark Batch and I have recently graduated with a Ba Hons degree from The University of Central Lancashire (Preston). I am 21 years old and originally from Gillingham Dorset. I am a multi-instrumentalist being skilled on the keyboard, piano, guitar, bass and drums. I play in 2 gigging bands. One based in Preston (soon to end) and one based in Salisbury. The Salisbury based band playing functions, weddings etc. I am also a keen composer and writer recording many songs at home in a small studio set up. I have done this for many years and am well experienced. I also make small miniature films for friends and for personal enjoyment.



I am writing to you as I have recently graduated this summer and am looking for work or work experience to give me an insight in to this field. To give me experience and knowledge in the music, media world.

My aim (dream) in life is to work within some form or radio or television. Editing, composing music are large passions of mine. My ultimate dream job is to write the music for television shows and to write Radio Jingles for radio companies such as yourself.

As i'm sure you are aware, this industry is incredibly hard to get in to and I am simply looking for a way to start to make this profession real.

While at University my plan/aim afterwards was to go in to teaching. However, while at university I discovered a new passion for radio, and the realisation that this dream job may not be as far away as I first thought. I am therefore exceptionally passionate and willing to give my all to this career. I feel that I am well equipped with basic knowledge. I am also friendly, punctual and reliable.



Speaking off the record, I would just really appreciate this chance that if nothing else I could just come up for the day and see how your company works and operates.



Thank you for reading this and giving me the opportunity.

Yours thankfully



Mark Batch

Mark reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-24 00:00:00
I think some of Hanz Zimmer's music is being used illegaly. Follow this link to a trailer and listen to the closing credits, this is the music from Hanz's Gladiator soundtrack:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LdK5jvX7cg

If they have paid a license fee to use this then fine if not then now you know.

Nathalia reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-20 00:00:00
I really LOVED the soundtrack of The Holiday. It's amazing, i'm speachless. Just ... perfect!

Imi reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-17 00:00:00
Eine schöne Internetseite - ausgesprochen gelungen, wenn man von der traurigen Tatsache absieht, dass ein erfolgreicher deutscher Filmkomponist seine Seite lediglich in Englisch ausstellt.
Aber hey immerhin das Forum verweist noch auf eine französiche Ausgabe! Wozu sich also beschweren?
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Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-11 00:00:00
So where do i go to ask permission to pay copyrights in order to use the Victory Line score in a Year 12 Media Studies film?

Ljubomir Goshev reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-08 00:00:00
wonderful site, very informative and interesting :) Thanks to all of you!!

Antas, Webmaster reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-04 00:00:00
@BBE :
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BBE reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-02 00:00:00
Hi, i'm looking for a song cald Gortos and j'attends(i think) can someone help me?

Antas, Webmaster reply Replies: 0 || 2008-05-24 00:00:00
@ Tillie : Green Card is here :
www.hans-zimmer.com/fr/disco_detail.php?id=24

Try the search option ;-)

Tillie Ray reply Replies: 0 || 2008-05-20 00:00:00
I Love this site, but was dissappointed that "Green Card" wasn't mentioned. I LOVE the music that Hans Zimmer wrote for the movie "Green Card". I purchased the CD with the soundtrack for "Green Card" which I listen to frequently.

Gaute-Hakon Bleivik reply Replies: 0 || 2008-05-17 00:00:00
I am trying to find if Hans Zimmer is going to give any concerts in Europe this year.
Do you know if he is? Where and when?

With regards
bleivik@gmail.com

Jack Manning reply Replies: 0 || 2008-05-15 00:00:00
i like the layout of the website... but i believe you should have a sheet music page where you can buy the sheet music

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-05-15 00:00:00
particularly the black hawk down music...

Sahdanny reply Replies: 0 || 2008-05-10 00:00:00
Hello Sir ,
My name is Danny. I live in a little country name Bangladesh. I am painter and graphics designer. I just completed my graduation in drawing and painting. I love movies. i love music of the movies. I have heard about you in the forum tears of the sun is my favorite movie i like your movies soundtrack a lot. The ups and down and the detailed of every emotions attract to your music. I just love your work sir .

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Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2008-04-30 00:00:00
LOL Sorry David ! :-D

If there's something else to add or change in the future, just tell us ! As Antas said, you can use directly the e-mail.

But, hey, Antas, send it to me after LOL ! :-P

Antas, Webmaster reply Replies: 0 || 2008-04-24 00:00:00
David, could you contact us directly at webmaster@hans-zimmer.com ; so we are sure you are the right person :-) Thanks !

David Buckley reply Replies: 0 || 2008-04-23 00:00:00
Hi there, this is David Buckley who you have listed on your site. Is it possible to remove my additional music credit for Narnia. I did not work on it in the end due to other commitments...

Thanks

Dave

LJ reply Replies: 0 || 2008-04-02 00:00:00
I'm curious if anybody else has noticed the eerily-identicalness of King Arthur's "Do You Think I'm Saxon?" (towards the later part) when compared to Dead Man's Chest "Hello Beastie." There are a couple of measures in there where it is the EXACT same setup, crescendos, and even tune and choir. I was very curious as to figure out what made Hans Zimmer use the same elements/tunes from King Arthur and use them on Dead Man's Chest. I wonder if he wasn't happy the first time, or realized it's potential after King Arthur was produced.

Catharine reply Replies: 0 || 2008-02-24 00:00:00
Hello!
I'm so interested in Hans Zimmer's wonderful music,and I would like to know when will he give us an amazing concert in this year?
Thank you.

Dave Cook reply Replies: 0 || 2008-02-20 00:00:00
Hello,
my name is Dave and i am a grade 12 student working on a 3D Animation for a non-profit school film contest. http://www.durham.edu.on.ca/festival/
i was wondering if i anyone knows if i can use the pirates theme song in my film. i am in Canada and i know as it is in America you can not use a song if you are making money from it. since i am not, does this mean i may use it? i would like to know as soon as possible. you can contact me by E-Mail: sk8er_dave@hotmail.com

Thanks in advance, Dave

marcus reply Replies: 0 || 2008-02-12 00:00:00
my names marcus and i am a student at rutlish school. i was wondering if i could use some of your pictures in my dida 202 project.

thank you

marcus

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-02-12 00:00:00
my email adress is marcusdanieldrinkwater1993@hotmail.com

thank you

James reply Replies: 0 || 2008-02-12 00:00:00
Mr. Zimmer- I'm a big fan of your work. I particularly enjoyed Backdraft. I was wondering if someone could e-mail me back and let me know the name of the song from the retirement reception in the movie. I bought the soundtrack and it is not on there. Thank you very much for your help in this matter.

Gayle Oliver reply Replies: 0 || 2008-01-22 00:00:00
Trying to reach Gavin Greenaway. He has uncollected residual checks from the Film Musicians Secondary markets Fund. Please contact me at 818-755-7777 ext. 827 if you have information regarding Mr. Greenaway. Thank you!

Dom reply Replies: 0 || 2008-01-11 00:00:00
Im a great fan of Hans's Zimmer music. Itis possible to get his contact address ? My email is d.stefanino@bluewin.ch.

Thank a lot in advance and greetings from Geneva, Switzerland

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-01-04 00:00:00
Happy NEW YEAR to the entire team!

cathy reply Replies: 0 || 2008-01-04 00:00:00
i am young. like a young tennager and i enjoy your music a lot. Especially the Pirates of the Caribbean soundtracks. Their amazing and i listen to your music all the time. You are an amazing composer

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