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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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Andrew reply Replies: 0 || 2008-01-02 00:00:00
Dear Mr. Zimmer,

Sir, you are a truly amazing composer and musician. The melodies from all your works, especially the score from pirates of the caribbean 1 2 and 3, has inspired me and millions of other people around the world to "World's End".

Every song in the pirates soundtracks has the same origins to the several original tunes, but you have changed them and added so many additional things. I am ridiculously amazed at your work and you and John Williams have inspired me to be a film composer /performer.

I give you my undying gratitude for changing this world's music and everything in it.

Even though I am sure you do not want everyone emailing you all the time, everyone would appreciate it if you did something like set up an email account just for fans and post it here. It would inspire many more to attempt to do what you have accomplished so well.

My motto of life is : Music has given my life meaning and existence. The least we can do is give back to it.

You have truly given back to music, and for that I thank you.

Sincerely and cordially,

Andrew
An Awe-Inspired Composer

Andrew reply Replies: 0 || 2008-01-02 00:00:00
I hope he actually reads this stuff lol.

Franck Ancelin reply Replies: 0 || 2007-12-27 00:00:00
Excellent site, clear, precise and user-friendly!

Your reputation is no longer to make, you still enjoy the same.

I have not yet had the opportunity to listen to the entire team in full, but as a general rule your world music fascinates me.

Still very creative and constant. Congratulations to your team.

Franck Ancelin composer multimedia

Peter Wilson reply Replies: 0 || 2007-12-08 00:00:00
Hi I am an animation student studying an England and a great admirer of Hans Zimmer's work. I would like to use some of his music in my final year project and would like to ask his permission. Is there an email address I could use to contact him. I would be greatful for any help in this matter. Thanks Peter Wilson

Peter Wilson reply Replies: 0 || 2007-12-08 00:00:00
Hi I am an animation student studying an England and a great admirer of Hans Zimmer's work. I would like to use some of his music in my final year project and would like to ask his permission. Is there an email address I could use to contact him. I would be greatful for any help in this matter. Thanks Peter Wilson (peterandpaul@gmail.com)

Kayla reply Replies: 0 || 2007-11-20 00:00:00
Sir,

I first heard your work in the movie Spirit. Ever since, I have been completely hooked. You are a musical genius. I just need to listen to the first ten seconds of any song to feel the emotion and the story. I just wish to thank you for all that you have given to this world. Keep up the amazing work!!

Holly Neal reply Replies: 0 || 2007-11-19 00:00:00
I would love to see you in concert in the U.S. - do you have plans to come to the U.S. for a performance?

emily lavalle reply Replies: 0 || 2007-11-15 00:00:00
im doing a musice report on you and you are oviously a great person, very talented. any way this website was a big help i just turned it in today so i hope i get an A

emily lavallee reply Replies: 0 || 2007-11-15 00:00:00
I got an A+ on my report thanks to this website any one looking for great info on hans zimmer for a sixth gradeodject come here!

Bloom reply Replies: 0 || 2007-11-05 00:00:00
I think it's a very good site you made! I check this site all the time to get the latest news for Hans and the Remote Control composers. The only comment I have is about the discographies. Perhaps soundsamples of each track of the soundtracks should be posted:)

Gian Marco Ferronato reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-26 00:00:00
Hello sir,

I'm Gian Marco, I'm 20 years old and I live in Milàn, Italy.
I have a big passion for soundtracks and music in general.
Recently I've composed and I've recorded a strange mix which envolves music to tell a piece of history (just like a soundtrack)
I wonder if you would listen something about this little project.
Anyway, here is the URL: http://www.eposmetal.com

Thanks a lot sir.

Gian Marco Ferronato reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-26 00:00:00
Hello sir,

I'm Gian Marco, I'm 20 years old and I live in Milàn, Italy.
I have a big passion for soundtracks and music in general.
Recently I've composed and I've recorded a strange mix which envolves music to tell a piece of history (just like a soundtrack)
I wonder if you would listen something about this little project.
Anyway, here is the URL: http://www.myspace.com/eposmetal.com

Thanks a lot sir.

colin layfield reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-21 00:00:00
Colin Layfield
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To whom it may concern
My name is Colin Layfield and i am sending this e-mail on behalf of John and Sue Connerty, John and Sue have a young son by the name of alex.
Alex has a rare form of primordial dwarfism which means that alex who is 2 years old at the moment weighs 13lb and 7ozs and is also 2ft 4ins tall which also means that alex is not going to grow any taller than this.
Here are some of problems young alex has endured in his short life.

* technically died for just over 2 minutes
* he has had 30 siezures over one day
* status epilectus over a 2week period
* and fully paralysed for over a month

Anyway my request is a very simple one is it possible for you to send me a signed photos or anything else as i am going to try and raise money for young alex.
I hope that you can help me with this request.

yours sincerely
Colin Layfield

Link : www.walkingwithgiants.co.uk

Mark reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-19 00:00:00
I feel that this is a very well put together website. You get the updates to us very accurately and quickly. Keep up the great work

Adriaan reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-04 00:00:00
Since i can't post beneath the DHW promo score.. ill do it here, ive made a petition to get a score released from Desperate Housewives with the fine works of Mr. Jablonsky, please sign and help to get more people!

http://www.petitiononline.com/dhwscore/

thank you so much!

Thai Hung reply Replies: 0 || 2007-09-30 00:00:00
Dear Sir Hans Zimmer!
Surely that you never know about me. But it seemed to be that I had loved your works for "Pirates of the Caribbean" since the first time I enjoyed them in the series of these films (Pirates 1,2 and 3).
I listen to those songs day after day! I never feel boring with them
I write this message in order to show my love for your works.
Thank You!
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Name: Thai Hung
Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Student of Hanoi University of Technology
Email:hoatuylipdenqb@gmail.com

GratefulHead reply Replies: 0 || 2007-09-29 00:00:00
THANKS so much for the downloads of The Contender variations!!! Really adds a new dimension to my understanding of the song. Much Appreciated!

Andrea reply Replies: 0 || 2007-09-25 00:00:00
Ciao!!

Hans Zimmer e il mio compositore preferito. Sono un compositore anche. Io cerco compositori giovani italiani. Se scrive musica e vuole un amico chi scrive anche il mio msn e andreagiuseppe@hotmail.com

Joanne from N.C. reply Replies: 0 || 2007-09-22 00:00:00
Mr. Zimmer, would you possibly be the son of Wilhelm Zimmer who moved to charlotte, N..C. tp build Zimmer pipe organs.

Willhilm had two sons, Hans and Jens. I recently contacted Zimmer Organ Co. because our church bought a pipe organ and my father bought a pipe organ for my mother to us in their home.

My Parents Joe and Lib Talley were special friends of Wilhelm and his wife and kept up
with them until their deaths.

Your music is wonderful and I love it all. I was just wondering if you were the same Hans Zimmer who worked on my mothers new pipe organ back then with his father.

Thank you for all your talents and please respond

Natali reply Replies: 0 || 2007-09-20 00:00:00
I love the music of Hans Zimmer because allways that you listen it, you can feel the sentiments that he wants to express. Congratulation Hans, and maybe sameday you will can see john Williams behind you.

Matt reply Replies: 0 || 2007-09-20 00:00:00
If anyone knows how to contact mr.zimmer can u email me please my girlfriend lives far away from me and i would love to surprise her with a visit and then take her to meet him she would die she loves him and she plays the bassoon and he is her idol if anyone can do this for me let me know at Zim9354@aol.com Thanks So Much

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2007-09-12 00:00:00
die besten glückwünsche zum 50ten aus deutschland..
auf die nächsten 50 jahre mit einem der besten komponisten der neuzeit. happy birthday hans !

Kimberly & Samantha reply Replies: 0 || 2007-09-09 00:00:00
We think you are the coolest!!!! you do so much! Spider pig, Spider pig, does whatever a spider pig does! I mean seriously with all this stuff we're like Oh, he must be ugly considering he does all this stuff but then we come here and we're like DUDE he's not Ugly! We Love you!!!! AND your music!!!!

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2007-09-07 00:00:00
that cool

jjhammerle reply Replies: 0 || 2007-09-04 00:00:00
What ratio are the soundtracks, (live irchestra vs. synthesisors) ? Thanks

Martina reply Replies: 0 || 2007-09-01 00:00:00
I like this page very much. I held a presentation about Hans Zimmer at school(in Switzerland) and found lots of information about Hans Zimmer hier.

jeff reply Replies: 0 || 2007-08-25 00:00:00
Hans,

I personally love the At World's End song "Hoist the Colours" the only problem I have with it is that the FULL song is not on the CD, and it can't be found anywhere else. I hate the chain rattling at the end, it takes away from the song. But if I had my way I'd have the FULL song from the movie, where verses 2 and 3 are included, not just verse one.

If you make a special CD that has the full song (or have but haven't released it...) please post the news so I can go buy it!

Other than that, I love your music. Hymn to Red October, You're So Cool, everything basically.

Keep making amazing and powerful music,
-Jeff

Ash Aryal reply Replies: 0 || 2007-08-23 00:00:00
Hans,

Your music is by far one of the greatest and most inspirational that I have ever experienced.

I don't know if you can fully comprehend what you have contributed and how much you inspire the planet through your music. I always found myself buying the soundtrack to a few of my favourite movies, it wasn't until 4 months ago that i realised they were written by the same brilliant man - you.

You are truly gifted, and I look forward to experiening more of your inspirational work in the future.

Keep up the amazing work. You will truly go down as one of the greats.

An inspired fan,
Ash

Michael Sömnes reply Replies: 0 || 2007-08-22 00:00:00
Hans Zimmer, a finger in everything that has existed since my birth!
Stunning talent, awesome creativity!
Just swinging by, showing my appreciation to your work.


Greetings from a beginner' composer from Sweden!

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