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u ask "is it from the sessions?" and you know thats rips whith sfx? :D hahah. made my dayI think we were all clear that both Snyder and Tom intended to use material from Hans. I don’t think he’s writing new music, but I do think Tom will use a lot of Hans.Is it true that Hans Zimmer is working on the Snyder Cut? That would be spectacular!Lol it’s probably low quality rips from the filmwhaaat? the complete score?? where??
where did you find it? what is it called on youtube?i found a complete album on YouTube, but the audio quality is not good as I thought. Is it from the recording session? Where can I find a high quality audio of this album to listen?just going to leave this here: el matador del mar, a great character, killed so easily because sparrow needed to be the great hero.<br><br>i disapprove, long life salazar!!What is the name of the song playing when Maggie leaves it’s beautiful and haunting.  The music from this movie is sheer genius a mix of heavy metal, jazz, and rock and roll!  Awesome...!Yes! Finally someone else who has heard it to! I am a HUGE fan of both trilogy's, do you like POTC?
R.I.P. to Ennio Morricone, dead at 91. <br><br>For those who aren’t as familiar with his material, check out Once Upon a Time in the West, easily one of the greatest scores of the past century. You can definitely hear where Zimmer took inspiration from, for Pirates/Lone Ranger/Sherlock/Rango/etc. <br><br>“Parlay” is such a love letter to the main tune from‘s unreleased...@hybrid soldier<br>Where can i hear the songs you have listed out? I can't find it on YouTubeLooks like Zimmer's abandoned Z+. It only worked on one iOS system, then because it wasn't recompiled for the next system wouldn't decode the music you paid for. Locking your purchases into an app was a VERY BAD idea. Now there's nothing out there that's as good at providing a great surround sound experience for headphones.So Lorne's mp3 uploads. Would anyone class that as an 'official' release of the music from the movie?
Currently watching this movie the first time ^^ ... and then... suddenly a music motive spontaneously pops up. Sound exactly like a little part from Armageddon "Secondary Protocol" -  really cool :) love the music in this movie. Very intense.I don't mean to pile on but do you really think that Hans touring is the only obstacle to a CD release of a completely forgotten 12-year-old film and score by a different composer?And why would Hans' tours be responsible for the fact that many albums these days don't get a physical release? While at the same time those tours even got an LP release... lolYou are aware that there's a pandemic going on right now, right?I'm pretty sure that neither did he.

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  1. A Storm Is Coming (0:37)
    Hans Zimmer
  2. On Thin Ice (2:55)
    Hans Zimmer, Jasha Klebe
  3. Gotham's Reckoning (4:08)
    Hans Zimmer
  4. Mind If I Cut In? (3:27)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe, Jasha Klebe
  5. Underground Army (3:12)
    Hans Zimmer, Andrew Kawczynski
  6. Born In Darkness (1:57)
    Hans Zimmer
  7. The Fire Rises (5:33)
    Hans Zimmer
  8. Nothing Out There (2:51)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  9. Despair (3:14)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  10. Fear Will Find You (3:08)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  11. Why Do We Fall? (2:03)
    Hans Zimmer
  12. Death By Exile (0:23)
    Hans Zimmer
  13. Imagine The Fire (7:25)
    Hans Zimmer
  14. Necessary Evil (3:16)
    Hans Zimmer
  15. Rise (7:11)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe

    Digital Bonus Tracks :

  16. Bombers Over Ibiza (Junkie XL Remix) (5:51)
    Hans Zimmer, Junkie XL
  17. No Stone Unturned (7:29)
    Hans Zimmer
  18. Risen From Darkness (4:28)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  19. The Shadows Betray You (5:20)
    Hans Zimmer
  20. The End (6:13)
    Hans Zimmer
  21. All Out War (3:21)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe

    Origins (The Dark Knight Rises Z+ Apple App Exclusive) :

  22. Wayne Manor (22:05)
    Hans Zimmer
  23. Bane (19:49)
    Hans Zimmer
  24. Orphan (4:51)
    Hans Zimmer
  25. Selina Kyle (5:41)
    Hans Zimmer
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cheesy reply Replies: 2 || 2012-07-10 04:56:44
On it includes this on the page for the CD:

"*** Enhanced CD - unlocks 3 additional tracks! 2 are exclusive to the CD:
Bombers Over Ibiza (JunkieXL remix)
No Stone Unturned (exclusive)
Risen From Darkness (exclusive)***"

Are those two tracks separate exclusives?

Uga22012-07-10 06:04:21
Awesome! But why is there a track "Risen in Darkness" when there is a similar title "Born in Darkness"? this confuses me.

Falaffel 2012-07-10 06:54:11
Boy O Boy...More douchebaggery...Now we have a CD that people are going to buy, ON TOP OF the Digital download just so they can get ALL of the released material.

On top of it, Amazon is selling it for 10 bucks...Itunes version? $13.99

What the hell is this bullshit?

Drunkenmunkey reply Replies: 1 || 2012-07-10 00:20:28
More clips are up ladies and gents!

h t t p :// M39313

rice2012-07-10 06:46:24
Same clips as before.

Joshua reply Replies: 0 || 2012-07-10 03:54:30
Theres some awesome new sections of the score heard in the 13 minute featurette. In particular Underground army at 6:19. it has a kraken vibe to it but its alot more agressive...didnt even think that was possible lol

Zimmeredge reply Replies: 0 || 2012-07-09 21:20:20
thanks for the sample hybrid soldier but god it's too short! this track will be amazing!

(good french btw ;) )

theeaglesfan005 reply Replies: 0 || 2012-07-09 17:52:21
hybrid, what are you talking about crying?

only way i will cry is if the FULL score is not released officially... i mean WaterTower said on their FB page they were releasing it digitally... someone.. asked them about a full score... now just hoping they know what that means

Drunkenmunkey reply Replies: 7 || 2012-07-07 19:53:18
This is all the music that I am going to listen to for the three days (maybe more if it leaks) before the premiere. Anyone with going to do the same thing?

Hybrid Soldier2012-07-07 20:21:51
Good idea !

Anyway the only thing I'm gonna listen, as soon as I have that OST, is just Batman music, and of course watching BB & TDK before the big finale !!!! :)

Zimmeredge2012-07-07 21:38:00
are you kidding me!? both of you guys!

I'm already listening BB and TDK again and again... and again. and also the samples (btw where can i find samples of the shadows betray you and the end because they're not available anymore on amazon).

So many memories with those two wonderful soundtracks!

I'll wait until the last moment to watch BB and TDK again. To have a genuine, fresh and clear point of view of the whole story.

Mr. Charles2012-07-07 22:25:58
My theatre is doing a triple feature

Mr. Charles2012-07-07 22:28:00
Starting at 6:30 Thursday night. Batman Begins and then The Dark Knight, leading up to the 12:01AM midnight opening show of The Dark Knight Rises. I'll so be there!!!

Zimmeredge2012-07-07 22:55:26
I hate you Mr Charles! =)

Here in France my Imax location is not allowed to make a full Batman night. WB-France refused that option. That's a shame!

Nite2012-07-08 05:40:09
Does anyone have the score yet the last one got leaked faster than this one.

Drunkenmunkey2012-07-09 00:16:01
Course I am going to listen to BB and TDK. I don't own BB but defo watching TDK. @ Charles my theater is too. Going with a couple of freinds that did not want to do the triple feature, so going at like 9:30 and chilling so we can get good seats!

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 3 || 2012-07-08 22:16:30
Prepare to get an iPhone, people...

PhilB2012-07-08 22:21:04
@ Hybird
i have one, but why?

Hybrid Soldier2012-07-08 22:25:20
In time you'll see ! ;)

Can't say much more, HZ is still working on it. Might be good for the film's release. :)

Anonymous2012-07-08 23:41:45
LOL!!! :D Love it!

Adrian reply Replies: 31 || 2012-07-02 14:27:18
In Europe, they are offering two versions. 1107322

One is 18 tracks - with one (shitty) remix by Junkie XL, and two - it seems Zimmer tracks - ''Shadows betray you'' and ''The End''.

Shame about Junkie XL, shame on you WaterTower!!!!!!

bimbo2012-07-02 14:36:30
seriously, who the fuck needs those crap remixes -.-

Adrian2012-07-02 17:47:24
Indeed - although the tracklist implies just one rmx.

Evenstar2012-07-02 18:13:19
Junkie XL does the best remixes.

Jasper2012-07-02 19:33:57
I'll take a shitty remix if this means 'The Shadows Betray You' and 'The End' are more Zimmer material. And I kinda like Junkie XL, he made a pretty decent Inception remix. I'm not particularly bothered by remixes, but in most cases (POTC4) their execution leaves a lot to be desired. I actually considered Romani Holiday Remix from SH2 to be a fantastic track.

Heath872012-07-02 20:20:27
"Bombers over Ibiza"??? how's that even related to TDKR??

Uga22012-07-02 21:20:07
Sweet, now we get more than an hour of score

shatwell2012-07-03 15:24:44
USA Preorder has the same tracks...Thats nice.

shatwell2012-07-03 15:27:11
Sorry but Im saying it....After listening to the extended samples We;re getting nothing particularly new here outside of the Bane theme that's already been leaked. Its the same old tropes...Only now he's taking cues from his Lasirius Track from Batman Begins to flesh out new material for this one.

I am gonna go ahead and say it...The Dark Knight was the best score out of all three.

Retard Spotted2012-07-03 16:20:05
I've had about enough of your pseudo intellectual pessimism, Shatwell. None of what you just said even made sense and most of the tracks on this soundtrack are brand new material.

1. Gotham's Reckoning
2. Mind If I Cut In?
3. The Fire Rises
4. Underground Army
5. Fear Will Find You (old track modded to fit bane's motif/action theme)
6. Death By Exile
7. Imagine The Fire

And most of all, nobody fucking asked for your 13 year old opinion, faggot.

Stop pretending as if you know how the tracks sound at their full length. We only have about 1:20 seconds of samples -- when some of these tracks are 7 minutes+ in length. Just calm the hell down Big Birtha.

Sato2012-07-03 17:12:31
Well said!

Al bundy2012-07-03 20:30:59
"Rise" is def. stolen from Batman Begins by Zimmer himself.

A Watchful Guardian 2012-07-03 23:09:27
Yeah, just like the opening Star Wars theme was "Stolen" by John Williams himself, for use on all 6 movies.

D A R T H2012-07-03 23:19:31
No more poop-remixes we want more score !

Shatwell2012-07-04 00:11:41
Retard Answered:

If you're so tired then take a nap.

Even with these new/extended samples cropping up i'm hearing the same thing. Sure the Tracks are "newer" but that's like saying Hans Zimmer released a new album - I don't see so much of a progression of the Batman theme that we got with the Dark Knight as compared to the one in Batman Begins, much less so with this new one. Unless you wanna count Bane's theme as not really Bane's theme at all...

My opinions are mine. If you're getting offended then go fuck yourself.

mr freeze2012-07-04 00:51:42
People like Shatwell should be required to take an IQ test before they are allowed to run rampant posting their disturbing propaganda around the internet.

(Age verification too)

milkparty2012-07-04 01:02:59
Shatwell is indeed entitled to his opinions.

But if people would just stop caring so much about what his opinions were, then they would just be lost in the wind like every other opinion that in the end has no real value other than what those who spend so much time acknowledging it allow it to have.

shatwell2012-07-04 01:58:03
You should ask yourselves why do you care about my opinion if there isn't the possibility of truth in it?

shatwell2012-07-04 02:33:04
And, one last thing...considering the preorder extended ost is 13.99 on Itunes, apart from the JunkieXL mix which doesnt interest me, I DO hope those last 2 tracks are more than the underscore samples they provided...All Ive heard from those two are sound effects and the synth-effect Zimmer created back in 06 for the Kraken on Pirates 2.

After all, I AM paying for it...

ananymous2012-07-04 12:09:21
Actually, I wanted nothing more to say on this subject, actually...

What do you want anyway?
This is a public forum, criticism must surely be allowed. What are all the insults?
Every attentive listener can hear the compositional deficiencies of this work. See the cross-references to cues in other movies writen by remote control. Whether we like it or not, is a different question.

------------------------------------------------------------ -----

@ mr freeze

IQ test? age verification? As well, some take cover.

General remarks:

"Step one, instead of ass say buns, like kiss my buns or you're a bunshole

Step two, instead of shit say poo as in bull poo,
poo head and this poo is cold

Step three, with bitch drop the T cause "bich" is latin for generosity

Step four, don't say fuck anymore,
cause fuck is the worst word that you can say.

So Just use the word "mmmkay""

shatwell2012-07-04 18:41:16
Don't start nothing. Wont be nothing.

Anyway, thanks for posting the extra extra extra samples, which rounds out the sample total to a good portion of each track.

And now, after hearing all of them...


It's like, now lacking James Newton Howard's integration, he literally took his synth keyboards from 1990 out of his garage and used them to do the music for this movie. This score literally sounds like his 1990s work...Very dissonant. Very synthy. Unless its the sampling, it seems to be lacking the layering technique and or orchestral accompaniment.

It just sounds so...retro. Simplistic. Very unlike the grandesque work he did on Pirates 3, which was a total culmination. DKR just sounds like a simple rehash done on one keyboard. Even pirates 4 had more variety.

I'd apologize about it - but that's idiotic since its costing me 13.99.

I know what it sounds like. You know what it sounds like. Its all the same music, just lacking more instruments to make it sound fuller.

Zimmeredge2012-07-04 19:21:10

with that being said, it is what makes this soundtrack particular. It's simplistic and minimalist aspect that makes original.

It truly does not sound like Begins and TDK for me. This soundtrack can be describe as epic and ambiant. Like a modern and industrial batman soundtrack. Really sounds underground. Almost Terminator-like and I find that really amazing.

but IMO

dotdotdot2012-07-04 20:40:56
What the fuck is with you man?

You just simply cannot go without trashing this album, you've repeated the same simple-minded srawman arguments again and again. Just shut it already.

shatwell2012-07-05 16:49:45
Minimalistic. Yes I do agree on that.

Trashing the album? I am paying for it, for starters.

Second, it's pretty obvious based on the samples how the tracks are going to play out, so you can get a pretty good idea by this point.

Third, I simply expected more from this final Batman score. Are you going to tell me you did not, either? He is just repeating the same tracks we've already heard in the last 2 albums, with little variation...Why wouldn't this concern anyone?

And you call me simple minded...

//////2012-07-05 17:54:52
I love how people are judging this just by the samples lol. Just because these tracks made it to the OST means absolutely NOTHING about how they will be played in the film. Pirates 4, anyone? Sherlock 2, guys?

What was put onto those two albums were horrid representations of the score, and in no way reflected what we heard in the film. For God's sake, Sherlock's speed and tempo were off. Just wait until the damn movie is released, THEN criticize the score. You people make me laugh lol

ananymous2012-07-05 18:04:44
@ shatwell

I'm not sure whether further discussions are useful, some members of this forum are simply resistant to arguments.

Never mind, there is much more important things in life.

shatwell2012-07-06 07:16:41
Im resistant to arguments too of this kind. I already know whats what...So it doesnt bother me. What does bother me is criticisms are not welcome, and yet everybody here can do nothing but say its a masterpiece. This I will not do....No rational mind can honestly say this.

Noble 2012-07-06 16:15:54
Nope imagine the fire is awesome and Rise makes me love Hans zimmer music even more

shatwell2012-07-06 19:13:50
Cmon guys...13.99 is a decent price.

lol2012-07-07 00:03:11
Why do we fall, Gotham's Reckoning, Imagine the fire, and Fear will find you -- are probably going to be the main songs I'm interested in.

shatwell...I2012-07-07 02:11:49
isn't Gotham's Reckoning already released in the form of that Mtv trailer music? It sure sounds like it does....

Aside from that I have to agree...That's pretty much all I'm interested in, as well. So far the rest sounds like simplistic nonsense. Imagine the Fire, Fear Will Find You, and I'll even go with Rise - just because it will justifiably end the suite I'm making for this score (even tho so far it sounds like the same damn thing)

lol2012-07-08 15:23:28
Gotham's Reckoning on the OST sounds nothing like the MTV trailer music, even though they share the same motif and melody. It's pretty different.

Noble reply Replies: 4 || 2012-07-04 22:32:15
Can someone come and help find out what is the song in the Hans Zimmer Competition he is having on sound cloud i figured out 7/8 but can't figure out the song at the 56 second mark

Andres Irias2012-07-05 01:53:32
Hi im sorry but I havent find it yet, can you help me out? I know all of them except for that one, did you find it??

Andres Irias2012-07-05 04:03:55
do you know the song at the minute 2:14???

ananymous2012-07-05 11:54:09
small note: Gladiator

Panos2012-07-05 12:47:30
at 56'' is a track taken from "As Good As It Gets". The last track is from "The Dark Knight Rises"?

Andres Irias reply Replies: 0 || 2012-07-05 01:54:53
Hi, im competing on the soundcloud competition of hans zimmer, I know 7 out of the 8 songs in there, can anyone tell me which is the song at the 56th second, its a piano tune, but I can't identify it, thanks

Radim reply Replies: 3 || 2012-07-04 15:31:30
I had one question. Generally as it is with the names of tracks, invents itself is a composer? or that someone is in charge of production? :)

Zimmeredge2012-07-04 19:42:09
normally it's sentences coming out of the movie.

Radim2012-07-04 21:00:17
I know but just with Hans, are from from the Sentences, which did not spoil too much, so I wonder who's in businness?

cheesy2012-07-05 01:51:49
Well I know that Hans joked around in an interview once with KUSC and cited a few examples of albums where he and his team were sitting around in a room with a "bit too much wine" coming up with titles like bat species for Batman Begins and insanity for Sherlock.

Mr. Charles reply Replies: 1 || 2012-07-03 23:56:52
Does anybody know if there will be a deluxe packaging edition like there was for TDK? It was in a fold-out cardboard case, had different artwork and came with 3 collectible cards.

h t t p:// qXda8V4dEA/s400/darkknightsoundtrackspecial.png

MGDrone2012-07-04 01:19:05
I was wondering the same thing, but I kinda doubt it. Wouldn't they have announced it by now? On WaterTower's FB page they promised we'd get plenty of "goodies", but so far we only know about the extra tracks.

theeaglesfan005 reply Replies: 1 || 2012-07-03 23:24:35
can hear samples of the bonus tracks here...

h t t p:// _shvl_album_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1341345362&sr=301-4

MGDrone2012-07-04 01:17:13

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 3 || 2012-07-03 20:03:49
For those looking for even more high quality & long samples => e-soundtrack-hans-zimmer/0794043160523


Jasper2012-07-03 21:46:47
Awesome! But going at this rate, we'll have the whole album available in the form of samples XD

Rate2012-07-03 22:41:37
I wish zimmer would cut the crap of album tracks leading into one another. can't we get something like how brian tyler organizes his scores? NO bleeding into the next track, ends perfectly and smoothly.

Anonymous2012-07-03 22:45:53
or michael giacchino

theeaglesfan005 reply Replies: 0 || 2012-07-03 16:29:42
on the USA iTunes now for pre-order

h t t p:// id540219507

theeaglesfan005 reply Replies: 31 || 2012-06-25 23:57:30
h t t p:// 13


Everan2012-06-26 01:19:30
Much better than the other samples!!! I'm dying for the release.

Ds2012-06-26 01:25:02
I was disappointed by the first samples, but these are just amazing! A new hope :)

MGDrone2012-06-26 04:46:37
This all sounds very interesting, but so far it's still lacking a little. There are some very nice parts to be heard though, and one interesting tidbit which is...


...that what you hear in the sample for Born In Darkness is definitely Ras Al Ghul's theme. Interesting, huh?

Sean2012-06-26 04:48:29
I noticed that. Very intelligent, I think.

Pierre2012-06-26 10:44:19
There is no sign of Ras al Ghul in the new sample of "Born in Darkness". It's playing the heroic Batman theme, with a moving harmony line in the upper strings. Not at all the same as the harmonic structure of Ras al Ghul's theme.

A Watchful Guardian 2012-06-26 11:17:18
On Thin Ice appears to be a reflection of the opening cue of dies mercurii i martius from The Da Vinci Code soundtrack. You'll know what I'm talking about.

Ds2012-06-26 11:50:34
Gotham Reckoning will be great!!

theeaglesfan0052012-06-26 15:19:13
Born In Darkness samples Prison Nightmare from BB

cheesy2012-06-26 16:27:54
Watertower Music's facebook page says they're going to be releasing new samples of the tracks each week.

Mr. Fate2012-06-26 17:00:28
That's goofy. How are they going to do that with the tracks that are less than a minute long? And for the longer-than-a-minute tracks, wouldn't someone with a little bit of editing talent be able to stitch all the samples together? A good portion of the soundtrack could already be available by the time it is officially released--or is my math off?

Fléau952012-06-26 17:06:34
Hey does anybody knows if "The Chant" will appear in the score ? Because we haven't heard it yet !

Hybrid Soldier2012-06-26 17:17:05
Don't worry it'll be in Gotham's Reckoning. :)

Agent Smith2012-06-26 17:17:37
@ mr fate: yes that would be goofy, if the release date would be in some months, but don't forget, this will come at july 17th out, so it won't be that long. in 2-3 weeks, we can hear the ost, so it's not thaaaaat goofy anymore with releasing something every week. :)

Sean2012-06-26 23:37:47
"Born In Darkness" sounds exactly like "Prison Nightmare" from BB.

shatwell...2012-06-27 07:36:42 already have 2 minutes of Imagine the Fire with whats been released so far....

bimbo2012-06-27 09:45:42
2 minutes? have i missed something? where do have another 1 minute of that track? ;)

Sean2012-06-27 14:46:03
Two minutes...? I'm completely lost.
(and by the way this is completely irrelevant but why is Hybrid Soldier's name in blue...)

bimbo2012-06-27 15:44:45
for me it's light green. and with that we can identify wether it's the real hybrid or the fake hybrid when he posts something like "for me this is some old news" ;P

shatwell2012-06-27 19:19:56
Oh wait. My bad. I have 2 minutes of that track...I know how to finagle 30 second tracks to make them bigger...

Peter2012-06-28 20:08:45
Track; Gotham's Reckoning sounds like TDKR Nokia Trailer Debut Mnsic..!!

theeaglesfan0052012-06-28 23:07:31
Peter... no it doesn't

Gotham's Reckoning is the prologue track

A Watchful Guardian 2012-06-28 23:59:50
Well to be fair to him, they both are variations of Bane's theme, with the motif and melody from Gotham's Reckoning. So yeah, in a way, he's right -- do they sound the same? Not particularly.

shatwell2012-06-30 16:15:01
So its safe to say this Trailer 4 track pretty much IS Bane's theme....Which sounds like Inception's Time track, only action based...

Now if only someone could remix Time as an action track...That would go well with this theme....

lolz2012-07-01 13:19:08
It really doesn't sound like "Time" at all, and musically, it's written in a different time signature/scale/key. The motif is wildly different and none of the notes are even close to being the same in the progression

Shatwell2012-07-01 19:29:16
First Two (only two?)chords of the music sounds like Time. Im not the only person who has made this connection....

Put em together and see for yourself. It sounds like Time. As s matter of fact I'll bet you can put this track right after Time and it would seem like a natural progression.

batman2012-07-02 01:20:38
You should get your head checked.

It doesn't.

cheesy2012-07-02 03:24:53
To be fair, I have heard the Time comparison before. I've never really seen any connection whatsoever, though.

A Watchful Guardian 2012-07-02 11:20:29
Time (at it's beginning) was basically the left overs of the Gladiator theme. There's even an old video of Hans while he's trying to write new shit for Pirates: Dead mans chest, and he starts playing the first 3 notes of the Gladiator "earth" theme and then eventually what he plays eventually turns into a early version of "time". (while still retaining those first notes of the gladiator theme at the beginning)

So when I hear people compare it to this new Dark Knight material I have to face-palm a little, because that shit is closer to JNH's wayne theme from the first film than any thing else

Agent Smith2012-07-02 11:50:11
"time" is a re-interpretation of "journey to the line" from the thin red line. and that comes even from hans zimmer directly, that he wanted to re-create "journey to the line" and making it more "modern" with his new knowledge.

you can read this at his facebook page.
so, no gladiator, no pirates, no tdkr. it's the thin red line!

A Watchful Guardian 2012-07-02 15:08:09
All I know is that he had that material sitting around for a good amount of time(2006) before it was finally used on inception

Sylvia Lover2012-07-03 00:09:57
The samples on have been extended to 1 minute each.

Lots of them sound like old-school Zimmer, especially "Mind If I Cut In?". There seems to be even more electronics in this one than the first two. Some of it reminiscent of Inception. Here we have the Zimmer of the late 80's/early 90's and the late 2000's in the same score. I like it. And "Imagine The Fire" sounds very promising :)

Miles reply Replies: 46 || 2012-06-15 07:42:35
Samples are available at this site called ExLibris. It seems that Zimmer has retained the sound he employed on the first two films, but he also seems to be moving in a more lyrical direction at certain points. "On Thin Ice," "Nothing Out There," "Imagine the Fire," and "Rise" are good examples of this. I'll have to hear a bit more before I'm fully convinced to buy it, but there is promise here. My favorite piece so far is the slinky and memorable Catwoman motif heard in "Mind If I Cut In?"

Miles2012-06-15 07:43:26
(Info comes via Film Music Reporter)

shatwell 2012-06-15 08:29:02
I disagree. Now that he is at a loss with Howard's undertones and scoring, he is left to scoring his usual BS...I think the samples pretty much say it all...Tonally speaking Howard has more prowess in that arena than Zimmer, and the previous Batman scores shined as a result...

This one? My only guess is he's gonna employ another rock guitarist to back him up or some other crazy shit, because this sounds like "Pirates 4 score" if you catch my meaning.

FYI Zimmer's claim to fame on this score was his abition to have millions of people sing the chant all at once....

BIG DEAL....I sez. A chant doesn't make a score great. The sum of its parts do.

tomPoland2012-06-15 08:45:44
I agree, Howard gave beauty to BB and TDK.

Finale to Nolans trilogy deserves better, Mr Zimmer. A lot better.

PS But I hope I'm wrong.

MGDrone2012-06-15 17:59:01
@shatwell: If you think that a score is great because of the sum of its parts, then the previous Batman scores are great because of Zimmer. JNH's contributions make up about a fourth of the scores.

shatwell2012-06-17 03:40:19
To which Zimmer expanded upon through the rest of HIS scoring and in effect provided more depth to said score than his two-note main theme for Batman, all alone.

ananymous2012-06-17 13:42:25
Obviously am not the only one who doubting the compositional skills of Mr Zimmer ...


"Batman scores are great because of Zimmer."
Please? I do not understand something?
"JNH's contributions make up about a fourth of the scores."
True, the decisive fourth. The rest is generic.

Bye the way, HZ was NEVER on the same level like John Williams.
HZ wrote one perfect score, "Broken Arrow". JW wrote, what can i say, "Jaws, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, E.T., Jurassic Park, Shindlers List, ... All musical icons of their time.
We want to please stick to the truth. Any questions?
I ask for counter-arguments.

Ds2012-06-17 15:14:13
ananymous, how much scores from Zimmer did you listen? 2? 3?

ananymous2012-06-17 15:31:18
Probably all. From "Rain Man, Black Rain, Driving Miss Daisy, Green Card, Days of Thunder" to "Black Hawk Down, Pirates ..."
And before anyone asks, yes i listen BB and TDK too, even the recording sessions. I know what I’m talking about.
Not all of his scores are bad, but many are not very good,
especially in recent years. That's not a secret.

Ds2012-06-17 16:44:01
And what do you think about Pirates 3?

ananymous2012-06-17 18:32:26
What can I say? How many tracks has he written himself?
The first track is the best, original and exciting. The
beginning of the second one is good, the subtheme in "Up is down" is really funny or the tragic one in "I see Dead ...".
"Parlay"? This is "Once Upon A Time In The West", written by Ennio Morricone. A really bad piece of music is "I don't think...".
We've already heard a thousand times, in every HZ action score of the last 20 years. And in certain cues the ideas of the two composers John Barry & Ennio Morricone. Why?
Some good ideas and the maintheme written by Klaus Badelt. Everything else is replaceable, noisy and not particularly intelligent. The whole thing is rather confusing. It's a shame.

Ds2012-06-17 19:16:55
"I don't think now's the best time" is imo one of the best piece of music Zimmer has ever written, mixing in an epic way a lot of themes from the trilogy.

Aren't you impressed by the music playing during the death of Lord Cutler Beckett?

Hybrid Soldier2012-06-17 19:28:26

Which main theme is written by Klaus Badelt ? o_O

shatwell2012-06-17 19:31:32
PIRATES 3 - the culmination of Zimmer's Pirates music and the heaviest it was ever going to get.

Pirates 3 was Super-Mega-Overproduced, and worked.

BUT...When you're stuck with a Two-Note theme for Batman, and your score is designed with the backbone of Black Rain, what else can you possibly do?

Toss in a little more piano...Hark back to Batman Begins motifs you didn't use in the Dark Knight. Bring back the solo boy singer ...because this movie's score really was lacking of that boy's voice from the first film.


Im sorry, but all these 2-3 minute pieces don't impress me...The ending music sounds like Zimmer's best effort was to toss in the super chant and as just the orchestration/tempo a bit for his typical Batman Action music.

I like Zimmer, but I can't help but say to myself the Dark Knight is his most inspired work of this series. And JNH played a pretty large part of that.

fabien2012-06-17 19:43:06
I expect a very epic score as Hans said himself, "extraordinary epic". When you know his talent for epic scores i am not worried about beauty as well...

A Watchful Guardian 2012-06-18 00:08:06
shatwell, that post was cringe-worthy and hard to read.

Anyway, it's a sequel, obviously 50% of the music is expected to make some type of reprisal. The only people in the world that want "hours of new music" are the people posting on this website.

If this had been a standalone movie like Inception, and we clearly heard music copied from TDK in the samples -- then MAYBE all of this speculative pseudo hating/crybaby bullshit might be justified.

I'm pretty sure all of the Star Wars films had roughly the same material throughout with a few new suites here and there. (i.e. duel of the fates)

Pierre2012-06-18 09:54:08
@A Watchful Guardian

No, you're wrong. Star wars is not full of the same recycled material. All the films are chock-a-block full of new material, and it's not just themes, it's new underscore and new textures. Old leitmotifs get quoted but it's always fresh and not note-for-note copy and paste. Repeating himself is not something Williams does very often, except of course for set pieces such as credits and titles. He knows how to approach writing for a franchise. Just look at Harry Potter. Ok, the second one was partly tracked from the first films score, but that was because Williams had a lot of other scores to do, and basically wrote (quite a lot) of new material and then gave it to his assistant to combine with old music and fit it to the picture. But when he came back to do the third film it was a fresh approach with a whole host of new themes, and a very original voice for the film.

Mr. Fate2012-06-18 14:46:08
An acute observation: why is ananymous (as well as several of the rest of you) so firm on establishing his opinions, thoughts, and beliefs as true, rock-hard, 100% truths?

I won't go into detail--as the rest of you have done that sufficiently--but there are just certain sentences that pop out to me in several posts that are written to sound like facts but are, in actuality, only opinions. And this is how heated arguments get fueled and--hooray!--logical fallacies abound!

ananymous2012-06-18 15:36:32
I am not in possession of the only truth.
Would anyone like a music-theoretical analysis of Hans Zimmer's work?

I'm interested why someone prefers his music and why not.
I do not want hearing "Oh this is fantastic, best ever, ...".
I want to know why.

Much of the comparisons are just plain wrong,
opinions, not arguments. "Star wars is full of the same recycled material". Absurd. The thematic diversity is unique. "Main, Imperial, Force, R2D2, C3P0, Princess Leia, Java, Jabba's Theme" & subthemes in the first movie. The new themes in the second one "Darth Vader, Joda, Bespin, Love Theme, Emperor, Lando's Theme + subthemes". The third ... Everyone can think well, what's coming. Incidentally, I'm not a Member of the JW Fan Club.

@ Hybrid Soldier
"Singapore" & "Drink Up ...". The Main Theme from "POTC".

Hybrid Soldier2012-06-18 15:43:42
... Which was written by Hans Zimmer. That, my friend, is a fact... ;)

ananymous2012-06-18 15:51:36
Sorry. "Singapore" & "I Don't Think Now Is the Best Time", not "Drink Up ...". My fault.
In order to clarify the facts:

Hybrid Soldier2012-06-18 15:57:56
Yeah I know the page quite well since I'm the one who made it the way it is...

I just wonder if you know which themes you are talking about... ;)

Mr. Fate2012-06-18 18:19:07
@ananymous: In your first post in this topic, you say "I ask for counter-arguments." In your second most recent post here, you say "Much of the comparisons are just plain wrong, opinions, not arguments." What gives? People are arguing with you and then you say they are not arguments...? What IS an argument to you?

Continuing on...quotes from you:

"HZ wrote one perfect score, Broken Arrow"--Simply absurd. Have you not listened to classics such as The Lion King, Black Rain, Rain Man or some of the newer works such as Pirates 3, Sherlock Holmes, and Inception?

"A really bad piece of music is 'I don't think...'.
We've already heard a thousand times, in every HZ action score of the last 20 years"--absolutely absurd. Point us to the other 1000 times we've heard a ten-minute long piece that's as loaded full of action and emotion as 'I don't think..." that sounds just like it.

With Hybrid: ananymous clearly doesn't understand the principles of what a theme really is. This is the second time he's had difficulty in that area.

shatwell2012-06-18 19:09:13
I like how people like to compare Zimmer's work in Pirates over the work he did in Batman...

Clearly the two are different animals and one's score GREW exponentially from its predecessors, and so far, based on the samples, it's not Batman...not yet at any rate?

Again mind you he now is lacking JNH, so he has to do something else with this score to make it "epic". All he tooted about of late was the huge chant of a million voices blah blah blah. Nothing personal, but I'll take the entire score for Pirates 3 over some revolutionary chant that is supposed to make this Batman score more epic than the last...

Based on the information presented thus far? Simply not impressed. I might be wrong once the cd/movie comes out, but I doubt it.

ananymous2012-06-18 19:17:12
@ Mr. Fate
Nonsense. You have not yet made &#8203;&#8203;a single argument. Criticism thrives on the comparison. Where is yours? No comparison, nothing.
It simply not enough to say: "You have no idea". A quote is not a argument.
And my friend: I do not think you understood HS correctly.

@ Hybrid Soldier
"Singopore" at 2:52.

Ds2012-06-18 20:36:49
Haha sorry ananymous but this time you're f*cked! The theme you speak about was written by Zimmer in the famous "demo" he did for the firt Pirates (if i'm not wrong, Hybrid can you confirm this?)

Mr. Fate2012-06-18 20:55:30
God damn! It's like we're talking to a solid brick wall here, and the only thing this brick wall is capable of saying is, "No, shut up, you're wrong. Anything and everything you say is wrong, invalid, and irrelevant and I am always 100% right."

ananymous, if you want to devolve this argument into arguing over what an argument is and how we are all doing it wrong except you, by all means please go ahead. You and others like you are one of the reasons this site is declining. I'm sorry, but there's no point in arguing with a block of wood such as yourself. Other people come here to have constructive intellectual conversations here, but not you! No sir!

And I'd like to believe that isn't because of a language barrier, but the specifics don't matter to you, do they?

@everyone else: I strongly recommend that you stop arguing with this troll, as well; our conversation is deteriorating more and more the longer we feed him.

jimmies2012-06-18 21:23:21
Ananymous clearly has unresolved mental health issues, I think we should stop trolling him before we rustle his jimmies and he goes off the deep end.

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MGDrone2012-06-18 21:53:24
@ananymous, shatwell, Pierre, and the other Zimmer haters: You guys clearly reek of the overly-analytical, nitpicky, missing-the-point Filmtracks opinion. I'm tired of all this nonsense.

First of all, IMO, Zimmer's scores since 2000 are as equally good (if not better) than his scores before 2000. He clearly has more projects to work on now, and not all are great, I can admit that. But, many are, and those that are great are quite better than his scores in the 90's. The ones I have in mind are Gladiator, Hannibal, Black Hawk Down, The Last Samurai, King Arthur, Spanglish, The Holiday, The Da Vinci Code, Pirates 3, Frost/Nixon, Angels & Demons, Sherlock Holmes, Megamind. In between all these great scores he's also written fantastic themes for The Ring, Matchstick Men, the other Pirates films. Something's Gotta Give, Tears of the Sun, The Simpsons Movie, Kung Fu Panda, Rango. Those scores weren't as great overall, but they were certainly above average. The reasons I mention these scores is because Zimmer's sound is much more evolved and grounded than in the 90's. He's improved quite a bit on his sound palette, his electronics, the orchestration etc. You guys also don't seem to consider that Zimmer works on more projects in a year than any other composer. In the last twelve years he has composed 56 scores and been involved in dozens of other projects as producer, consultant, arranger, musician, etc. Let me emphasize that: 56 SCORES! This is why I argue that he is just as good as John Williams most of the time. Perhaps Zimmer could have taken different choices and chosen to work only on one or two scores a year, and it would have given us different scores. Perhaps better scores. But, and I do say this cynically, if he's approached by dozens of projects every year, that's obviously a lot of money. And I say, cynically again, that any composer in his shoes you choose the same. All composers have to make a living. Zimmer has been smart throughout his whole career and he's lucky now to have so many directors and producers coming to HIM. I don't doubt that if he denied more projects he'd have more energy to put into making one or two GREAT scores every year. But again, he has to make a living just like every other person, and he has to let his business flourish. I admit that many times he gets things wrong. I can think of several scores that I've been disappointed with. But it's wrong to generalize and say that he's losing it and that those scores reflect on his entire career in general. AND EVEN THEN, he still finds time to write FANTASTIC themes. Yes, sometimes he leaves the arranging to other people, but that's my next point...

The subject of the additional music guys has led many fans to think that Zimmer hardly works on his projects anymore. This is absolutely wrong! Hybrid Soldier has told us on many occasions that Zimmer usually writes over an hour or so of music and lets the arrangers copy and paste it to the movie. I don't want to belittle the role of the additional music guys, but they do little more than just "copy and paste". This is apparent because when you listen to the theme suites that have been released on album, and listen to the rest of the score, most of it is taken from those theme suites, in the case that a lot of additional music people are on the project. And, not all of Zimmer's suites are released, so there's more music that's given to the "goons" to copy and paste. So, ultimately, when I listen to an album that lists 5 or so additional music writers, I know that 90% of what I'm listening to is Zimmer and 10% or so is variations by the "minions" on ZIMMER'S THEMES. It's still HIS NOTES. That's an absolute truth. Another thing to take into consideration is that Zimmer gives a lot of credit to others, even when their contributions are minimal. There's the usual common misconception that Lisa Gerrard wrote part of Gladiator because she's given equal credit. Yet, Zimmer himself said that she wrote NOTHING, he just felt her contributions were deserving of that kind of credit. Occasionally, he credits musicians and vocalists, even though they wrote NOTHING. This is my problem with you guys being so nitpicky and overly-analytical. You reach wrong conclusions ("Zimmer's lazy, he writes nothing now-a-days, he lets a gazillion ghostwriters do the rest") and you miss the POINT of the music.

I'd like to stress again that Zimmer is just as capable as the great modern film composers. He's certainly the most diverse, he's approached all kinds of movies and projects and established fortes in them. The typical problem is that many people just don't look at his lesser known projects and they interpret what he tried to do wrongly. When the notes are there and the style is there, I'm satisfied, just as I would be with any other composer. The thing is that sometimes Zimmer sees something in the movies that you don't immediately see, and exploits it in marvelous ways. When he gets it right, the themes are great and the sound is great. He's not John Williams only in terms of style, but he CAN and HAS written music as complex as Williams, and other great composers.

Let's get back to Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. I think this is an example where he got the sound right, but the notes and themes are lacking a bit. But, frankly, among Zimmer's career, those make or break it. They don't reflect his entire career, they're not the best or the worst (IMHO), and, really, James Newton Howard didn't play as big a role as you guys think. I don't dismiss his work, because he DID write beautiful themes for those scores. But you can easily see that Zimmer's creative influence over-shadowed JNH's work. I think the scores would have been better off if JNH hadn't been there. The styles just don't mesh. Let's wait til the TDKR album comes out to talk about it in depth, shall we?

Poe2012-06-18 22:49:15
Well said, MG. And people also forget that all the John Williams and Jerry Goldsmith's out there all have or had additional music composers - they just never get credit.

I should also say that additional music composers do more than just fit Zimmer's music to picture. They DO write original cues as well., sometimes If you like to some of Jablonsky's cues from Hannibal, they are definitely Jablonsky through and through :)

MGDrone2012-06-18 23:32:55
Thanks! Yes, I agree. I especially enjoy Lorne Balfe's input. I was just trying to make the point that Zimmer doesn't do it because of laziness.

A Watchful Guardian 2012-06-19 00:18:00
Lorne Balfe is a cool guy and an amazing music writer, I would be more upset to see him left out of a HZ score

shatwell2012-06-19 08:02:58
Zimmer managed to write 56 scores because he applied a system that was as simple as John Carpenter's style, yet easily produced by employing proteges, and therefore efficient and affordable...

Then you have his industry, where he now incorporates actual symphonic instruments with his simplicities to make it more robust sounding, when in reality it is what it is...

nut what it certainly is NOT is comparable to the work of Williams by any measure, because Williams did the polar opposite of Zimmer, using synth music to accentuate the orchestra he conducted on a regular basis...

You could argue old vs new in this case, but I wouldn't waste my time.

shatwell2012-06-19 08:05:52
I still think its pretty much a rehash of the last 2 scores, minus JNH of course.

Sorry Zimmer...Love your work, but over time it all starts to sound the same. Such is the way with trilogies, I suppose.

A Watchful Guardian 2012-06-19 08:41:46
Well I guess you'll have to wait until the score of Man of Steel for your dose of freshly hated "not-J. williams" music then.

I find it ironic that you write a long constructive post about how John Williams is more impressive because he conducts his own pieces/doesn't need synths, and then backpedal by saying pandering things like "sorry hans, love ur work but...".

Make up your fucking mind.

Pierre2012-06-19 13:08:14

Please do not pool me in the category of "Zimmer haters". I am not a Zimmer hater at all, I'm a big fan, and I love his music. You think because I defended a weak attack of John Williams music (somebody said Star Wars was full of recycled material) that I'm automatically on the "side of the bad guys." I love Zimmer and I love Williams. But on another note, I don't think zimmer's additional music composers are the same deal as Williams orchestrators. Williams orchestrators will never write out a whole cue, they will simply transcribe the notes into a full 32 line score, which is quite time-consuming. Much like Bruce Fowler. Zimmer's assistants will write original material, action tracks which use elements of Zimmer's initial musical ideas, but still a LOT of original notes on the part of the assistants. This is in stark contrast to Williams who virtually writes EVERY note in one of his scores. This has been confirmed by Conrad Pope and many other of his orchestrators, it's merely a logistical copying job.

ananymous2012-06-19 13:22:40
Well I probably stirred up a hornet's nest ...
This is so funny. And it really works.


Who is the bigger fool?
The fool? Or the fool who follows him? y-award-consideration/

@ Hybrid Soldier
"Singopore" at 2:52. Right or wrong?

shatwell2012-06-19 17:23:58
Guardian lives in a world of black and white, apparently...if it's not one or the other then it's illogical.

I listen to both Williams and Zimmer. I can love one, both, or neither at the same time, whenever I want. Problem?

MGDrone2012-06-19 18:25:13
@Pierre: I apologize, that was a stupid thing to do.

@shatwell: I'm not arguing old vs. new. To be honest, I don't think of Williams' music as old-fashioned or anything like that. My point is, Hans could've have made decisions back in the 90's that might have led him to be in a different position than he is in now. If he'd have chosen to decline many projects, to score only one or two movies a year in order to focus more on the individual scores, his career would be quite different. But, again, he made cynical choices, choices all of us would have taken if we were in his shoes. And, you know what? Maybe they weren't so cynical. As early as the late 80's he was cultivating friendships with a LOT of directors, directors that he still works with today. He has DOZENS of friendships in the industry, with people that crank out movies all the time. This year alone, all of the scores that he's done or will be doing will be with directors or producers he's worked with before. He could say no to those projects, and perhaps that might not even hurt his connections. But, if he had said no to, say, Ron Howard on his upcoming movie, Rush, Howard would have to go with another composer and that might ruin Zimmer's chance of getting hired by Howard later on. Again, he's doing what ay other composer would do in his shoes, making a living.

I won't argue the old vs. new thing extensively because I know you will typically dismiss it. In case you're wondering I don't think Williams' music is old fashioned. But, even he has a comfort zone. There are plenty of examples where Zimmer's music is just as complex. I always think of The Battle from Gladiator. And please, don't give me the tired argument that he copied off Holst. Plenty of people now have comprehensively proven that it's not copied or plagiarized. They interpret it as it was meant to be, an inspired piece of music. In case that's not good enough, I recommend you listen to The Burning Heart and To Every Captive Soul from Hannibal, The Banker's Waltz from Matchstick Men, A Small Measure of Peace from The Last Samurai(and the whole album for that matter), Bus Stop from Spanglish, Daniel's 9th Cipher from The Da Vinci Code, Why Does Everything I Whip Leave Me? from The Simpsons Movie, First Ideas from Frost/Nixon. This is just a handful of examples I can think of where the complexity and sound are perfect.

I think my arguments have been perfectly reasonable and I've provided many examples, but you still stick to your initial arguments, while I've given you comprehensive arguments. We're going nowhere! I've said before that I don't consider Zimmer's Batman scores his best or his worst, can we move on past that, at least? On the Williams vs. Zimmer issue, you're dead set on thinking that Zimmer has never nor will ever be as good as Williams. I can't prove you wrong, because this is all subjective. But, I've given you clear examples of music that Zimmer has written that is on the Williams level.

MGDrone2012-06-19 18:27:23
@ananymous: I'm sorry, I simply don't understand where you're going with that comment. Care to explain?

A Watchful Guardian 2012-06-19 23:14:19
Whatever you just posted has nothing to do with what I said.

I listen to them both too. You just come off the same as the owner of filmtracks, comparing JW to Hans (essentially bashing him the whole time) then at the end of your reply you add something like:

"oh yeah I totally adore Hans Zimmer, but this score isn't going to be good because I can tell the future"

It appears you are just here for the subtle trolling, not for the sake of the argument. You're saying just enough to ensure you get people to complain about what you write.

shatwell2012-06-21 10:18:57
actually Drone I'm not really arguing if you like this or that...You can like whatever you want.

I certainly do.

And on top of that I'm also prone to liking a composers work for one score (example: James Horner with Legends of the Fall or say, Aliens), and then condemning him the next (James Horner for Spiderman wtf was that all about).

Its all subjective, really. Depends on what I'm in the mood for...That's just how I roll, because I choose the music they make that I WANT in my life...It doesn't HAVE to be all of it.

MGDrone2012-06-21 16:41:59
That's fine, and it's the point I've been trying to make all along, that we shouldn't generalize a composer's career (he's generally good, generally bad, etc.). I think we've finally reached an agreement.

shatwell2012-06-22 06:57:49
I agree...I love Zimmer when I love him...But when I hate him, his music just simply sucks.

Batman Begins had tracks in it that were OK...But I found myself flocking more towards JHN's contributions which really gave the score its heart...and then I realized the badassed Zimmer End Title track was nowhere to be found on the cd...That sucked.

Dark Knight was the best of this series thus far, sans Joker's music, because it just seemed too one-note (pun intended). At least with this score Zimmer expanded on his two note motif...

So far from what Ive heard he's just giving the themes a newer tempo and expanding a tiny tiny bit on the Dark Knight theme.

Not sure if THE final evolution for Batman's theme is the piece used in the MTV Awards trailer (the track that sounds similar to Inception's Time track), but I guess we'll see...

You realize I just mentioned a theme sounds similar to another theme, I might add..

lol2012-06-22 10:28:32
Well that's your opinion, which you have stated and re stated enough times now. Give it a break, go to your local JNH circlejerk if you want to express your praise for that guy.

shatwell2012-06-22 21:51:28

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2012-06-20 00:39:26
Hans Zimmer Will Score The New Superman Movie "Man Of Steel"
This marks the first collaboration between Director Zack Snyder And Composer Hans Zimmer.
Director Zack Snyder worked in his previous films with Composer Tyler Bates.
Superman "Man Of Steel" is produced by Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and the script was written by David S. Goyer.
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cheesy reply Replies: 0 || 2012-06-19 20:39:45
Extended version of the Deshi Basara chant...

h t t p://

cheesy reply Replies: 1 || 2012-06-19 17:55:52
Hate to interrupt this battle of the egos but Nokia has sponsored a new full-length TDKR trailer, with what sounds like an alternate mix of the MTV trailer... I'm hoping this means we'll hear something like it on the album.

h t t p://

Heath872012-06-19 18:07:28
That should be Gotham's Reckoning for sure...^^

MGDrone reply Replies: 12 || 2012-06-19 01:25:32
Hans is going to score The Man of Steel!!! HECK YEAH!! :D

Anonymous2012-06-19 01:28:13
Source: Variety. Can't post link :/

A Watchful Guardian 2012-06-19 02:18:09
its on the wiki too

cheesy2012-06-19 02:41:57
Ha. And we thought the Williams/Zimmer debate was bad before.

A Watchful Guardian 2012-06-19 03:40:58
Hans Zimmer will do just fine.

JW is awesome, but the world needs new music.

cheesy2012-06-19 03:47:16
No doubt he'll be brilliant. It's those provocative internet dwellers I'm worried about.

Intellectuals2012-06-19 04:19:04
Most of them appear to be 60-70+ year old in the post-retirement stage of their lives, they'll die off eventually and let us enjoy other aspiring artists.

Intellectuals2012-06-19 04:20:05
years old*

Hybrid Soldier2012-06-19 10:34:33
It's indeed real, Hans told me about that. :)

tomPoland2012-06-19 12:24:31
Well, Batman will verify his capacity for good scores.

Huge project like this should be treated very seriously. No other movies. No helping minions, no game involvement. Nothing, Superman and only Superman.

Ds2012-06-19 12:30:54
Haha, last year Zimmer said in an interview that he wasn't going to score Man of Steel! :D

Hybrid Soldier2012-06-19 12:34:28
And don't think it's possible to be more dedicated to a project than Hans was on TDKR... ;)

Pierre2012-06-19 13:14:57
I think what Zimmer was saying in that interview was that he wouldn't be REWRITING Williams Superman theme. Much like he didn't use Batman's theme by Danny Elfman.

I'm fine with that, I'd like to see a completely fresh approach. This is good news, I'm looking forward to something new from Zimmer. The last non-franchise score was Rango, and it wasn't that great.

Anonymous reply Replies: 3 || 2012-06-17 20:22:18
Anyone guess the full complete score will leak or somehow be out months after the film's release? I'm guessing it will be. If I'm wrong, well, it was an interesting prediction.

cheesy2012-06-17 20:33:54
For all we know, they could be releasing it officially by the end of the year.

Drunkenmunkey2012-06-17 22:01:57
At least a two disc expanded.

Anonymous2012-06-18 03:06:30

ShatgoodNProper reply Replies: 1 || 2012-06-18 01:20:03
I just adore how people come out of the woodwork to bash Zimmer O_o

Everyone is, of course, entitled to their opinion but the disturbing thing is that these people bashing him are already frequenters to the board. They are simply posting under different names to get a rise out of people. Sad, really.

A Watchful Guardian 2012-06-18 01:38:39

Pavlos reply Replies: 0 || 2012-06-17 19:24:13
'Born in Darkness' is the same with 'Duduk of the North' of Gladiator

cheesy reply Replies: 1 || 2012-06-17 18:33:41
Can we just wait the month that we have left for the score and the movie to come out before we judge every aspect of Hans Zimmer's career based on 30 second samples?

I'll admit at first I wasn't BLOWN AWAY by the samples, but they're starting to grow on me quite nicely. So I'm just going to sit like a patient Zimmer fan and wait for the entire album, which I already know I'm going to like, doing other things with the life I have besides arguing over this man's career and his situation in the film composing legacy.

cheesy2012-06-17 19:04:15
Whether you appreciate his music or not, Hans Zimmer and his goons (affectionate nickname, as I find a way to appreciate all of their flairs) have created music in the 21st century film composing world that's most widely recognized by mainstream audiences abroad. This is not an opinion.

What also isn't an opinion is that John Williams did the exact same thing in the 20th century. He's in a different league of his own; that much is obvious. Hans Zimmer has immense respect for Williams, as he should. The man is a legendary musician. Whether or not you find that he is best suited for the film composing world or his talent would be better off allowed to roam free without the constraints of tailoring music to film IS up to personal opinion, and I personally believe the latter.

But what you also have to remember is that they're both playing for the same team. At the end of the day, all film composers want to do is serve the film they are presented with. Compliment it, drive it, move it forward. Create something that either stays with the audience or doesn't distract them. No film composer should try to be the next Mozart, and if they do, they're not serving the film, they're serving themselves.

All fandoms aside, if I had a big film I wanted to make, I would ideally want to work with HZ and his team to design the score. Yes, above Williams or most others. Remote Control, regardless of personal taste or style, gets the job done, and they get it done well. They are mainstream 21st century film composing.

A Watchful Guardian reply Replies: 1 || 2012-06-17 03:48:50
Is it just me or does anyone else feel that this is the biggest/most hyped soundtrack release in Hans Zimmer's career? People seem to be coming out of the woodwork in support of his new music for this film.

Anonymous2012-06-17 11:47:23
It is getting a lot of attention because all previous Zimmer/Nolan collaborations have been hits. People now think that anything with these duo's stamp on it just can't go wrong.

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 10 || 2012-06-16 08:57:44
Hi there people !

I stole 20 minutes of HZ's time discussing with him. As usual the guy is great, trust me. :D

Was the first time I was able to tell him our frustration regarding some of his releases... :P

Anyway regarding TDKR, this OST is definitely not the only thing coming. Hans told me that "one way or another", he'll release the complete score + his suites. :)

So wait & see ! For now let's enjoy that CD coming.

Oh and in other news, I did ask about The Lion King haha, but he honestly has just totally been focused on TDKR in the past few months... :)

PhilB2012-06-16 09:09:00
sounds great! ;)

A Watchful Guardian 2012-06-16 09:42:11
That is fucking awesome.

I just wish it came out at the same time as the regular soundtrack.

Ds2012-06-16 09:43:46
Thank you Hybrid! :)

Hybrid Soldier2012-06-16 10:05:04
Don't worry, like I did with the Inception bonus tracks 2 years ago, I won't leave him in peace until it's true !!! haha

You can expect some features "&#224; la Inception or Sherlock Holmes 2" to follow TDKR as well... HZ is cooking in the Batcave as we speak... :)

Sato2012-06-16 10:41:59

smith2012-06-16 14:42:30
oh man, another good news, thanks hybrid!!!

thanks for asking also for the lion king hehehe :P
and telling him our frustrations, you've knocked it out. i hope he understands it and will do something different for his releases.

thanks again hybrid, this have made my day now! :)

theeaglesfan0052012-06-16 15:08:21
so does that basically confirm this post?

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Uga22012-06-16 16:24:13
most amazing news yet! I hope we get something during the fall, at least before next year starts. Hopefully this summer!

cheesy2012-06-16 16:53:13
Wow, that's great! Thanks Hybrid, Hans does sound pretty awesome. Looks like we have a lot to look forward to.

theeaglesfan0052012-06-16 19:26:42

hope we get something on July 17th when the soundtrack comes out... release the FULL score then as well

A Watchful Guardian reply Replies: 4 || 2012-06-15 22:17:38
Warner Bros. Released the full stems and a longer digital version of the trailer #3 music for download. Enjoy.


Ds2012-06-16 00:40:18

Sato2012-06-16 09:58:21
@A Watchful Guardian
Thank you!

fabien2012-06-16 12:54:02
hell yes thanks !

smith2012-06-16 14:41:24
haven't expected something like this from warner. this get my hopes high for a full or recording session release for tdkr!!!

Peter Jacobs reply Replies: 0 || 2012-06-16 04:25:28
I can't wait for this. I love the work done for the other two Hans Zimmer Batman films.

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