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Because they didn't work direcly in this score, but their material from the previous one was reused.Does anyone know why some of the composer names are in brackets? Thanks!thanks4:05 of "STEALTH" some of the best soulful action music I've heard from a Zimmer score. I wonder who wrote that particular section. This the type of stuff I would play trying to rush a pregnant woman to the hospitalIn case he's visiting this site, I wanna say 'Thank You' to Ashton Gleckman who does the 'Behind the Score' episodes on YouTube. I loved the 1-hour episode for the Transformers scores and I actually learned a lot. Very educational. I found the video by accident and now I plan on watching his other videos as well.<br><br>Job well done, my friend.
@Hybrid <br>You don't add anymore Trevor Morris things ?Probably for chronological purposes<br>even though the movie uses a shortened version of Romanian Wind at that timei saw the movie a couple of weeks ago again and the showdown in the school is very well shot and intense and trevors music is effective there. you can hear track 8 and 19 in that scene. a really good action scene.<br>===============================<br><br><br>I agree. <br><br>And I think at the end of the day the movie itself is not the type of movie that could win people over with its score. No matter how successful and popular it is and no matter how good the score is. I Am Number 4 was part of the YA craze that took over Hollywood a few years back (we all know how people feel about those movies), and even the most successful YA movies (like Twilight) are not exactly known for their scores.<br><br>People - even film critics who are supposed to talk about all aspects of the movie - were too busy talking about half-naked characters and Kristen Stewart's acting..... and completely ignoring the good work done by Alexandre Desplat.<br><br>It was pretty much the same with I Am Number Four...<br><br>It's not that Trevor created a "bad" score, it's simply a case of a nice, little score that went under the radar. No one bothered to talk about it..... Just like his score for Torque, which as far as I'm concerned is one of his best scores.I just find it odd how people gravitate to the triumphant or inspirational music first, rather than the more subtle, unique pieces.<br>===========================<br><br><br>I totally get what you're saying. I also get kinda frustrated when a "big" track overshadows an entire score. The best recent examples are IMO the Transformers scores. I don't blame folks for gravitating towards the epic sound and the power anthems, but A LOT of subtle, equally great tracks end up getting completely ignored. And just like you, they're usually my favorite tracks. <br><br>But why most people don't think like us?<br><br>The reason I think is because those "big tracks" are presented - most of the time - during the most memorable moments in those movies. They immediately get people's attention. They're stuck in their mind along with those iconic images. And I think by nature, people are more attracted to the big and "in your face". For most casual listeners the more subtle tracks work in the context of the movie and they absolutely do notice them while watching the actual film. But unlike you and I they don't feel the need to listen to them separately. They're too busy paying attention to the "big track". That goes even for some score fans.<br><br>While tracks like the Star War theme, the Indy theme, the Transformers theme, the Gladiator theme, the Godfather theme, the Armageddon theme, the Pirates theme, the Lord of the Rings theme are so big, melodic abd easily digestable that folks simply can't resist them. And when there are vocals involved as well (like Gladiator) it's even better, because people treat it as a full-blown song. An emotional song that they can listen to over and over again.<br><br>The subtle tracks simply can't win against that. Sadly....<br><br>By the way, speaking of The Island, My Name is Lincoln (as much as I like it) is not my favorite track of the score. The more subtle opening track (The Island Awaits You) and especially the Lima One Alpha theme are my personal favorite tracks. Of course, they're nowhere near My Name is Lincoln, in terms of popularity.<br>Why is Romanian Wind not sequenced after Case Re-Opened? Is not the former 7M48 and the latter 7M47?
Yeah that is true, canít argue there lol<br><br>And is it me or does ďCalypso Must Be ReleasedĒ sound like Black Hawk Down?To be fair there is a lot of King Arthur in At World's End too. Just the general feeling you get from the action tracks in both scores is virtually identical. Hell, one of the main themes from King Arthur even appears when Bootstrap Bill remembers that Will is his son.@MrTweedy<br>Thatís totally fine, everyone has their own favorite HZ scores, which is awesome!<br><br>Itís funny though, I feel like DMC is far more schizophrenic than AWE. Now donít get me wrong, I absolutely love DMC. Itís the score that got me into Hans Zimmer. But still, I feel like a major part of that score is note-for-note reprises of cues/themes from COTBP. Not to mention the temp tracking of King Arthur.<br><br>AWE always felt far more original to me, especially considering that the entire tone of the music shifts from the ďrockínírollĒ sound of the first two to a more traditional score (at least by Hans Zimmer standards lol)@MrTweedy<br><br>Just curious, what scores do you considered to be Zimmer's best?The Pinnacle of Hans' career?<br>Although I really like this score, I don't agree. But hey, I know it's just a matter of opinion, okay? ;)<br><br>Of course it shows Hans strengths in almost every area (action, drama, romance, comedy...) but for me it's too much of a medley of previous works, without much personality.<br>It feels a bit like a palette with too many colors. From the action sequences borrowed from Drop Zone, to the Morricone inspirations for Jack's Sequences, to Gladiator's duduk that ended up there with no real reason, to a beautiful Love Theme that brings another new shape to the sonic identity... it's like the score sometimes goes schizophrenic.<br><br>Though each individual idea is really enjoyable to listen to, I think Hans has made scores that are much more cohesive and enjoyable as a whole!
i also think it is an underrated score. especially the action music has a couple of nice touches. i saw the movie a couple of weeks ago again and the showdown in the school is very well shot and intense and trevors music is effective there. you can hear track 8 and 19 in that scene. a really good action scene. the emotional music is nothing ground breaking, but a lovely listen.Y'know, it's funny. The big names that always get the most attention in film music are often not my favorite tracks of the scores they represent. Now We Are Free, Arrival to Earth, Like A Dog Chasing Cars, Star Wars Main Theme, Indiana Jones Main Theme, Infinite White, One Day, Circle of Life, The Fellowship. Though they are the most well known, they're usually nowhere near the peak of quality of their scores. <br><br><br>I noticed this the most in Hans Zimmer's concerts (not World of Hans Zimmer mind you). The parts he played from The Dark Knight Trilogy in particular usually had the least substance. Just the bombastic tracks. The only choice I agreed with was Time from Inception. There was no Am I Not Merciful, A Watchful Guardian, Sunrise Over Pride Rock, none of that. <br><br><br>Even with Star Wars, the main theme and the Force theme are solid pieces of music, but neither come close to the beauty of Princess Leia's theme, or the wondrous Yoda theme. <br><br><br>Same with Lord of the Rings. The Fellowship Reunited, Very Old Friends, Gollum, and The Breaking of the Fellowship are much more substantial pieces than The Fellowship Theme alone in my opinion. <br><br><br>Can't say anything about My Name is Lincoln because I haven't finished The Island score yet, but yeah. I just find it odd how people gravitate to the triumphant or inspirational music first, rather than the more subtle, unique pieces.Thanks guys, will check out these cues.Hmm, aside from "The Guardian Suite' I don't think I've heard any other tracks from this score. And I have a feeling I'm not the only one....lol.<br><br>Speaking of.........I would most definitely put "The Guardian Suite' right up there next to "Now We Are Free" and "My Name is Lincoln". It's *that* good and powerful. Shame that the movie is not as popular as The Island and Gladiator. If it was, that suite would've been one of the most popular film score tracks with millions of views on YouTube. It certainly deserves it.Very underrated score. As already pointed out by a couple of reviewers, it's a nice, little throwback to MV/RC's Golden Years and Trevor's own scores from 1997 to 2002. Give it a listen if you can. It's not long and it's worth it.
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Gangster Squad
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  1. His Name Is Mickey Cohen (2:28)
  2. Welcome To Los Angeles (3:13)
  3. He Can't Have You (1:40)
  4. War For The Soul Of LA (2:49)
  5. There Goes Our Ride (1:15)
  6. You Can't Shoot Me (3:52)
  7. Always Knew I'd Die In Burbank (2:29)
  8. You're Talking To God (0:51)
  9. The Bug (2:18)
  10. Hot Potato With A Grenade (3:19)
  11. You Know The Drill (1:07)
  12. I Was Just Hopin' To Take You To Bed (1:31)
  13. Kill 'Em All (1:59)
  14. Chinatown (4:29)
  15. Keeler (2:18)
  16. Connie Lives (1:54)
  17. Let's Finish It (2:26)
  18. Union Station (1:35)
  19. Light 'Em Up (7:28)
  20. The City Of Angels (4:04)
  21. Gangster Squad (2:58)
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Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 6 || 2013-01-12 09:55:07
There's a lot of Desperate Housewives, Texas Chainsaw and... Antz in it !


Mr. Charles2013-01-13 00:02:45
I can also hear "Whitwicky" from Transformers. But I liked the score in the film, I made it my goal to pay attention to it


Johnson2013-01-13 04:24:50
Actually, if you pay close attention, Jablonsky also seems to be channeling Thomas Newman...Big Time...

This reminds me of Road to Perdition...


Evenstar2013-01-13 09:24:42
Still an amazing score.


Ds2013-01-13 12:39:31
What track is playing just after the shooting in the street, when Ryan Gosling walks in the direction of Mickey Cohen in slow motion?


Ds2013-01-13 15:10:21
(i found it, it's You Can't Shoot Me)


Edmund Meinerts2013-02-15 22:42:31
I was wondering how the heck a score like this could sound like Antz, but it's definitely there in "Welcome to Los Angeles" and "Hot Potato with a Grenade". Bum-badum-bum bum-badum-bum etc...cool! The Thomas Newman/Road to Perdition twist is a neat touch, though considering Jablonsky hasn't exactly been adverse to throwing bits of Newman into his scores here and there in the past, I guess I shouldn't be surprised. You can definitely trace the influences but I think it's cool that it goes beyond just being a stock modern thriller score. Not a patch on Steamboy, Your Highness or the original Transformers (which is the big Jablonsky triumvirate of awesomeness for me), but it goes a long way towards letting me forgive him for Battleship.

Mr. Fate reply Replies: 6 || 2013-01-14 04:19:43
So...let me get this straight. From what I'm reading here, it seems like this score is pretty awesome what with traces of these past scores being heard in it: Battleship, Sherlock Holmes, Desperate Housewives, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Antz, Road to Perdition, Inception, Transformers and The Untouchables.

I don't think I've ever seen a single score compared to that many other scores. Is that good? Is it bad? I have no idea, but will this list grow longer?


f..k y..o2013-01-14 07:09:14
Shut Up!


Ray2013-01-14 08:45:04
Mr. Fate, I would necessarily say its bad, but it's definitely not Jablonsky's best work either. Though, I do have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it, and it absolutely has similarities to all the aforementioned scores.

Oh, and this so called "f..k y..o"... Really? I think you added an extra dot to the word you.


MrZimmerFan (Fan from Spain)2013-01-14 11:28:19
I don't think is a bad score, is a very entertaing score, reminiescenes? in every work of RC.


f..k y..o2013-01-14 16:03:18
my name! frank yam...o


ToddL2013-01-19 03:50:10
I really like the score -- going to see the movie this weekend. I hear a lot of older H-GW influences in the slow pieces. I listened to Replacement Killers, Light It Up and Liar earlier....wonderful. Just a mention....Not to take anything away from Jablonsky. He is one of my favs -- fantastic composer who can write an unforgettable theme.


ToddL2013-01-19 03:50:10
I really like the score -- going to see the movie this weekend. I hear a lot of older H-GW influences in the slow pieces. I listened to Replacement Killers, Light It Up and Liar earlier....wonderful. Just a mention....Not to take anything away from Jablonsky. He is one of my favs -- fantastic composer who can write an unforgettable theme.

T-Mann036 reply Replies: 2 || 2013-01-13 20:58:04
I've been listening to this soundtrack completely earlier today. I was completely speechless listening to Steve's composed work. Even for a gangster picture, it reminds me of a combination of the Transformers trilogy, Inception, with a touch of The Untouchables. Just like the Battleship complete film score and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen complete score, the Gangster Squad film score is truly one Jablonsky's best scores ever made.

Overall: 4.5 out of 5


Edmund Meinerts2013-01-13 22:25:58
The fact that you picked Revenge of the Fallen and Battleship as Jablonsky's two best doesn't exactly give me hope for this. You really want to hear Steve at his best, go listen to Steamboy (!!!!!!) and Your Highness, or the original Transformers, or his additional music for Tears of the Sun and Pearl Harbor. Hell, even Dark of the Moon was better than Revenge of the Fallen (and before you ask, yes, I've heard them all as completes).


T-Mann0362013-01-13 22:42:29
I can't object your comment, Edmund.

abc reply Replies: 0 || 2013-01-12 09:43:16
Great Score!!! I love it

Ds reply Replies: 0 || 2013-01-09 17:26:51
I'm just back from the movie, it was very cool. Jablonsky's work was also very cool. Pretty dark, it has the funny side of Sherlock Holmes and the loudness of Battleship (but without its noisy electronics :) )

T-Mann036 reply Replies: 0 || 2013-01-09 04:53:38
5/5 Out in the new year we have the hard hitting score from Steve Jablonsky and for Varese Sarabande... Well done!
-Jeremy [Retro-Z]

Miles reply Replies: 6 || 2013-01-07 18:17:15
It sounds OK to me for the most part. Nice jazzy rhythm on "Welcome To Los Angeles," "War For The Soul," "Hot Potato with a Grenade," and "Gangster Squad" (which also has a very noirish oboe accompaniment). "He Can't Have You," "I Was Just Hopin' To Take You To Bed," and "Union Station" are nice breaks in the action for piano, and there's some nice string work (seems to be Jablonsky's strength). However, several tracks (notably "You Can't Shoot Me," "You're Talking To God," "Kill 'Em All," and "The City Of Angels") seem to have more of the "Zimmeresque" unsubtle contemporary style than seems appropriate. I'll have to wait for the full soundtrack before I pass judgment, but my impression is that it's a significant step up from the droning, dissonant mess that was Battleship, but a lighter touch would have been better in some spots.


Mr. Charles2013-01-07 21:05:50
Is this "droning, dissonant mess that was Battleship" the OST or sessions? I still haven't had a chance to listen to the sessions yet.

And does anyone know when this is out? Hopefully tomorrow in the US. cause that's usually when a film's score is released - the Tuesday before the film opens, which is Friday


Anonymous2013-01-07 21:21:45
Charles, the VS website will have all the details.


ToddL2013-01-07 22:00:59
On a different, yet somewhat related note, did anyone else read that Cutting Edge Group is going to purchase Varese Sarabande and increase soundtrack product by a good measure?


Mr. Charles2013-01-07 22:08:02
@Anonymous,

I was having a brain fart. I normally would have thought of that. Thanks.

@ToddL,

No, I didn't hear about that!! That's fantastic news!!


Macejko2013-01-07 22:25:53
This might be a good time to ask (and I'm sorry if this is a dumb question, and it probably is) - who is in charge of deciding whether a film score gets a release? Is it a movie studio, a record label, or a composer?


Ds2013-01-09 00:46:04
It's on iTunes US!

Frau Blucher reply Replies: 1 || 2013-01-06 02:50:37
Hybrid, I have 2 questions for you:

1.) When is this score being released, and when can we hear some god samples?

2.) Is the instrumental music heard in the beginning of the Pain & Gain trailer part of the score?

Thanks very much!


Mike2013-01-06 03:37:20
I can answer one thing. The release date is the 8th, so three more days (click "See Details").

jj reply Replies: 0 || 2013-01-05 10:52:17
Do yall no when clips are going to come out on YouTube?

Andy reply Replies: 6 || 2012-12-17 20:05:39
Sampler^^
colosseum.de/product_info.php/info/p2608_Gangster-Squad--Ste ve-Jablonsky-.html


MrZimmerFan (Fan from Spain)2012-12-17 21:01:13
Sounds very good


Evenstar2012-12-17 21:05:25
sounds cool


Yruama2012-12-17 21:13:26
It sounds good but a memorable theme is really missing as Jablonsky knows how to make them.

Extracts remind me moreover a lot Battleship crossed by moment with Desperate Housewives.



MrZimmerFan (Fan from Spain)2012-12-17 21:25:16
Battleship cross with Desperate Housewives? xD, for me sounds like Jerry Goldsmith crossed Hans Zimmer xD


Trent Easton Navarro2012-12-18 16:37:02
I'll wait till I've heard the whole score before I give my final judgement, but boy does this sound horribly bland and predictable. This could have come from any modern day thriller. This doesn't sound like a period set gangster film at all!


Gorast2012-12-21 00:09:58
War for the soul and welcome to los angeles seem to be the only really interesting tracks, everything else I could deal without. bleh. nothing to exciting

T-Mann036 reply Replies: 0 || 2012-12-19 03:51:28
I'm looking forward to Steve's most epic work in Gangster Squad.

Conrad Fischer reply Replies: 2 || 2012-12-07 11:00:33
Does anyone know if Jablonsky is doing the film ''Lone Survivor''

IMDb has had him listed as doing it for a few months but I saw an interview with Director Peter Berg where said he was ''In Talks'' with the instrumental rock band Explosions in the Sky to do the music for the film.

I know IMDb is not the most reliable source so I thought I would ask here as the people who run this site often have insider info.


Edmund Meinerts2012-12-07 11:31:39
I hope the bit about the rock band isn't true. I'd rather new Jablonsky scores sound more like Your Highness/Steamboy/Transformers 1 than Battleship, thanks... ;)


Trent Easton Navarro2012-12-07 14:38:45
@Edmund - Explosions in the Sky wrote a pretty good score for Peter Berg's Friday Night Lights. Not all rock bands deliver Trent Reznor style droning ;)

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 19 || 2012-11-20 20:18:57
This will be interesting... :)


MrZimmerFan (Fan from Spain)2012-11-20 21:09:08
The wait is goint to be longer... :(


Mr. Charles2012-11-20 23:07:10
YES!!!!! Oh man, I absolutely cannot wait for this!!

If it weren't for that jackhole lunatic who shot up the theatre in Aurora, this would have opened last month


Trent Easton Navarro2012-11-21 20:37:49
I'll approach this one with extreme caution. I think Carter Burwell was a much better choice to score a period set gangster drama and it's a real shame he got replaced.


Hybrid Soldier2012-11-22 09:18:59
So you don't know what Burwell would have done, and you don't know what Jab has come up with, but it SURELY was better with Burwell ?

I'm impressed !


Ds2012-11-22 11:09:25
Just look at director Ruben Fleischer's other movies, i can't imagine this man doing an old-school movie. I'm pretty sure he wanted a modern approach to it.


Kusi2012-11-22 14:55:41
calm down Hybrid! Personally I'm loving Burwell's THE JACKAL - one of his best :) Maybe it had to be a good choice, but I'm waiting for Steve's music and let me surprise.


MrZimmerFan (Fan from Spain)2012-11-22 16:05:43
Well, i'm not a big fan of Burwell, but he is a good composer, but Steve Jablonsky is gonna a blow up with this score


Trent Easton Navarro2012-11-22 17:43:26
@Hybrid

I'm a big fan of Carter Burwell and him scoring a period set crime flick really got me excited.

But Jablonsky is probably the only real talented composer of the current RC composers. So I'm curious what the result will be, but I'll always wonder what Burwell would have done


Mr. Charles2012-11-22 19:11:08
@Trent

Is Zimmer no longer working at RCP? Is he not talented? He may be the head of RCP, but it still counts. Also, John Powell and Harry Gregson-Williams aren't talented? (Not sure about HGW stick being here, but if he is then I count him as talented)


Ds2012-11-22 20:23:19
Lorne Balfe is also Łber great!


Trent Easton Navarro2012-11-23 15:41:45
@Mr Charles

Hans himself sure is talented. It just seems he just doesn't use his talents anymore these days (in my opinion that is). He seems to rely more and more on additional composers. Even for the 5 minute Simpsons short he used half a dozen additional composers!

As for Powell and HG-W. Yes, they are indeed also really talented (probably the two most talented composers to have come out of Zimmer's stable), but they are old school (from the days when Zimmer's studio was still called Media Ventures).


Hybrid Soldier2012-11-23 17:10:47
Yeah the 70 minutes of suites written for TDKR really show his big laziness !


ToddL2012-11-23 17:42:45
Looks like the release date is 1/8...


Joshua 2012-11-24 05:27:32
Go to the films official website and you'll hear some music from Jablonskys score.


Trent Easton Navarro2012-11-24 10:40:49
@Hybrid If those 70 minutes are uninspired and rehashes from the previous two installments, than yes.

And even you gotta admit that it's ridiculous that "The Longest Daycare" needed six or so composers.

I listened to Black Rain and White Fang the other day again, I really miss that Hans. Here's hoping that Hans shows up for the Man of Steel.


MrZimmerFan (Fan from Spain)2012-11-24 11:37:49
The Hans of Black Rain is so awesome :)


Hybrid Soldier2012-11-24 13:11:22
Where did you get that story about Simpsons ?

It's not even right, Jim Dooley scored it with HZ's themes.


Trent Easton Navarro2012-11-24 13:39:05
At the end credits. First it says "music by Hans Zimmer" and after that there is the infamous "additional music by" which listed at least four composers


Trent Easton Navarro2012-11-24 13:46:32
Seems like my memory is playing tricks on me. Watched it again on youtube and it indeed only lists Dooley as additional composer. Could have sworn when I saw it before Ice Age 4, there was a whole list of additional composers.

I stand corrected :)

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