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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=112
You 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 Rozman
Mondo 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 1You 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.How to get this at all?Any news about Rebuilding Paradise soundtrack?
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The Dark Knight (Complete Score)
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  1. Logo (0:59)
    Mel Wesson
  2. Bank Robbery (5:36)
    Hans Zimmer
  3. Find The Batman (1:46)
    Hans Zimmer
  4. Buyer Beware (3:06)
    Hans Zimmer, Mel Wesson
  5. Dirty Cash (0:55)
    James Newton Howard
  6. The New DA (1:04)
    James Newton Howard
  7. Hostile Witness (1:43)
    James Newton Howard
  8. Bank Warrants - LSI Holdings (2:40)
    James Newton Howard
  9. Who Appointed Batman? (1:17)
    James Newton Howard
  10. Move The Money (1:34)
    Hans Zimmer
  11. Kill The Batman (3:18)
    Hans Zimmer
  12. Halfaway To Hong Kong (1:19)
    James Newton Howard
  13. Trip To Hong Kong (1:29)
    Hans Zimmer
  14. Put A Smile On That Face (4:05)
    Hans Zimmer
  15. LSI Extraction (4:01)
    Hans Zimmer
  16. Mobsters Taken To Justice (0:59)
    James Newton Howard
  17. Are You Up To It? (1:14)
    James Newton Howard
  18. A Hero With A Face (1:25)
    James Newton Howard
  19. Joker Crashes The Party (3:05)
    Hans Zimmer
  20. Panic Room (0:33)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  21. You're Gonna Love Me (3:04)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  22. Watch The World Burn (3:19)
    James Newton Howard
  23. Loud Enough (4:06)
    Hans Zimmer
  24. Speech Ambush (1:39)
    Hans Zimmer
  25. Dent To Van (0:52)
    James Newton Howard
  26. Gordon Is Dead (1:05)
    Hans Zimmer
  27. Rachel Next (1:05)
    James Newton Howard
  28. Interrogating Schiff (2:50)
    James Newton Howard
  29. Blood On My Hands (1:41)
    James Newton Howard
  30. The Outcast (1:00)
    Lorne Balfe
  31. I Am The Batman (3:44)
    James Newton Howard
  32. Truck Convoy (1:07)
    Hans Zimmer
  33. Pod Deploys (0:57)
    Hans Zimmer
  34. Batman Down (0:51)
    Hans Zimmer
  35. We Gotcha (1:17)
    James Newton Howard
  36. Gordon Returns Home (1:08)
    James Newton Howard
  37. You Complete Me (3:41)
    Hans Zimmer
  38. Wired (8:49)
    Hans Zimmer
  39. Harvey Two-Face (2:43)
    James Newton Howard
  40. This Is My City (2:22)
    Hans Zimmer
  41. Hospital Bomb Scare (Part 1) (3:40)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  42. Hospital Bomb Scare (Part 2) (3:57)
    Hans Zimmer
  43. Explosion Aftermath (2:20)
    Hans Zimmer
  44. Dent Kills Wertz (1:15)
    James Newton Howard
  45. Sonar System (3:24)
    Hans Zimmer
  46. Unlucky Driver (1:19)
    James Newton Howard
  47. The Ferries (4:35)
    Hans Zimmer, Henry Jackman
  48. Always A Catch (2:43)
    Hans Zimmer
  49. Storming Pruitt Building (3:52)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  50. Give It To Me (3:44)
    Hans Zimmer, Henry Jackman
  51. A Little Push (2:19)
    Hans Zimmer
  52. Eye For An Eye (3:49)
    James Newton Howard
  53. Dent Defeated (0:36)
    Hans Zimmer
  54. I'm Not A Hero (3:45)
    Hans Zimmer
  55. A Dark Knight (0:37)
    Hans Zimmer
  56. End Credits (2:14)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  57. The Joker Suite (11:12)
    Hans Zimmer
  58. Harvey Dent Suite (10:22)
    James Newton Howard
  59. New Batman Theme (19:45)
    Hans Zimmer
  60. 103BPM Action Ice Theme (5:18)
    Hans Zimmer
  61. Interrogating Schiff (Alternate Intro) (2:43)
    James Newton Howard
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kakashi reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-07 00:00:00
i didnt think i would ever say this but Hybrid please give me a HEART ATTACK :)

Andrew reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-07 00:00:00
I hope everybody gets what they want but why would a "composer" come to this website and talk about bootlegs of another composer, I wonder.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-07 00:00:00
I think patience is key here...

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-07 00:00:00
That's what I did with TDK, see the result ? :P

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-07 00:00:00
> But basically I don't add secret stuff to H-Z.com, not being the first at least...

Why not? What harm is there in doing that? At least it lets people know its out there!

Bou reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-07 00:00:00
"Because trust me I could add here stuff that would make people have a heart attack & this TDK look like a "minor" bootleg... "

My god! I never want to know in this case :)

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-07 00:00:00
I didn't post it first to tease anyone (not in a bad sense anyway).

I just posted it because a couple of "covers websites" had revealed it before...

But basically I don't add secret stuff to H-Z.com, not being the first at least...


Because trust me I could add here stuff that would make people have a heart attack & this TDK look like a "minor" bootleg...

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-07 00:00:00
@Andrew

That's right, a bit weird, as the guy says he's been asked not to share it and at the same time is asking to drop him emails...

Maybe he just wants to be beheaded by his source...

@kakashi

... And I don't want to be beheaded myself... :)



And, as for the eternal question, 2 CD or 3 CD ? Let me tell you, the original bootleg (you can see it's actual tracklist on a cover at LostScores blogpost) is 2CD indeed, but it's the complete score as heard in film (including 25 min of (sometimes TERRIBLE) source cues/songs), so didn't contain all the unused/suite material featured in the OST...

So the 1m4 Dirty Cash (Unused), 2m13 Halfaway To Hong Kong (Unused), Interrogating Schiff (Alt intro), Batmobile Chase (well, I should have added it to the bonus as "New Batman Theme", it's actual name, I might change it someday...), End Credits from OST CD 2 & the Joker / Dente / DK suites are from the OST and not in the bootleg... What I basically did here was to compile so sort of ultimate thing... Simple as that...

Agent Smith reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-07 00:00:00
Hybrid...

heart-attack? Can you give me an heart-attack by saying, that a recording session cd exists for THE THIN RED LINE and THE LAST SAMURAI?

Please, hit mee... HIT MEEE!!!!

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-07 00:00:00
There's recording sessions out there for inception and hannibal i hope :)

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-07 00:00:00
More:

...
2M09 WHO APPOINTED BATMAN?
James Newton Howard
2M09 WHO APPOINTED BATMAN? (ALT)

Why is this ALT not listed here?

Also, if Action Ice is the same as New Batman Theme, then which piece is which?

Iceboy reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-07 00:00:00
Thanks Hybrid. Where is it from?

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-07 00:00:00
I'll tell you Iceboy... :)

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-07 00:00:00
One rec sessions has this listed:

...
7M62 A DARK KNIGHT
Hans Zimmer
103BPM ACTION ICE THEME
Hans Zimmer
HARVEY DENT SUITE
James Newton Howard
NEW BATMAN THEME
Hans Zimmer

If Acton Ice is the same as New Batman Theme, then what gives?

Iceboy reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-07 00:00:00
Can anyone tell me where Dirty Cash is on the commerial score plzz?

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-07 00:00:00
Yes they are...

I've got the sheet music of TDK and a friend capable of "reading" music, so he confirmed those cues were where I put them !!


As for Batmobile Chase, as I said, I put it there as it sounded it should have been there, but it's not... It's not even an unused cue, it's a theme suite called "New Batman Theme" or "Action Ice Theme v7". If you watch the chase with "Like A Dog Chasing Cars", it just doesn't work ! :P

Damn I sound like Jack Sparrow... :O

Takehiro reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-07 00:00:00
> So the 1m4 Dirty Cash (Unused), 2m13 Halfaway To Hong Kong (Unused), Interrogating Schiff (Alt
> intro), Batmobile Chase (well, I should have added it to the bonus as "New Batman Theme", it's actual
> name, I might change it someday...), End Credits from OST CD 2 & the Joker / Dente / DK suites are
> from the OST and not in the bootleg... What I basically did here was to compile so sort of ultimate
> thing... Simple as that...

Wait so Dirty Cash, Interrogating Schiff and Batmobile chase are on the OST?

Is Batmobile Chase in the correct place?

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Levente reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-07 00:00:00
I know Hybrid is always hiding something. :)
And I also know how he feels about these bootlegs, I would do the same.
For us "minions" we should be lucky that such bootlegs even exist, and have the rare oportunity to get
our hands on them.

Enough said. Or maybe someone else.

Mark reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-06 00:00:00
Hybrid i think everyone can say what he wants in this website
if Gavin want to share this score with the other is up to him

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-06 00:00:00
"This zone is only to post comment, not to ask for CD downloading, copying or trading !"

Sorry Mark... ;)

Gavin Salkeld - Composer reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-06 00:00:00
Hi. People, I never offered to share it here. I know thats against rules. Hybrid, go back and read my comments. There is nothing there.

All I am offering to do is confirm to people that this is indeed real, once I get it. I dont have it yet, and I have been actually been told not to share it.

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-06 00:00:00
Do people need any confirmation ?

I added it to the site 4 months ago, even added extracts myself... I've never fooled anyone on this site ! :P

As for a leak, it's not up to me, sorry... There's nothing I can do from this point... I just know that now, a lot of people have it as well... I'm actually surprised it's not "out" yet... Looks like for once people followed orders... But as always, it'll be all around sooner or later anyway...

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-06 00:00:00
So even if it is real there is no chance for us to have it? great....
its like waving a dollar to a hobo yet giving him a few pennies.

Ele reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-06 00:00:00
Wow, I didn't know that Satnam worked on this one too

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-06 00:00:00
Have we turned P2P sharing site ?

I don't think so...


Next time Gavin think twice before posting...

Dakota reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-02 00:00:00
One of the best

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-01 00:00:00
Because the score is soo awesome.

Dakota reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-01 00:00:00
EVERYONE wants it so badly

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-31 00:00:00
so the never-before-released cues i guess you could say are: 5 Dirty Cash, 9 Who Appointed the Batman?, 10 Move the Money, 11 Kill the Batman, 12 Halfway to Hong Kong, 14 Put a Smile on That Face, 18 A Hero With a Face, 3 The Outcast, 4 I Am the Batman, 5 Truck Convoy, 9 We Gotcha, 13 Harvey Two-Face, 19 Sonar System, and 20 Unlucky Driver, right? (not including cues with extended endings/segments)

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