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Hans Zimmer is one of the biggest film composers working in the industry today.  He won an Academy Award for his work on The Lion King, and has been nominated for six other films including Gladiator, The Thin Red Line, and As Good As It Gets. With The Last Samurai he celebrates his 100th film score, and SoundtrackNet had an opportunity to talk with Hans a few weeks ago during a rare break in his busy schedule working on Something's Gotta Give.<br><br>You've scored many projects during your career, and The Last Samurai is being touted as your 100th film score…<br><br>Well, I'm terrible with math, so I'm not doing the counting. It could be more, it could be less – but apparently it's the 100th.<br><br>So how did you get involved with the project?<br><br>If you're lucky enough to get nominated for an Oscar, you get invited to the Oscar nominee's luncheon where they hand out these little nomination certificates. There are usually 150 people standing there, and people are invited up in alphabetical order, starting with the As. By the time they get to the Cs, everybody's already back at their table chatting and eating, and while the first people called get thunderous applause, you can imagine what it's like when your name starts with Z!<br><br>So Ed Zwick and I were standing there, waiting at one of these luncheons about four years ago, and we started talking to each other. I asked him what he was working on and he told me about this movie called The Last Samurai, which I thought sounded interesting and I asked him to send me a script. After the script arrived, I didn't hear from him for a long time and I thought he'd forgotten about me, not thinking about how difficult it is to set up a samurai movie these days. The other thing I liked about the project was that Tom Cruise was involved, so it was like returning home, since I've scored a bunch of his movies – I knew we were going to have a good time.<br><br>Did it end up that way?<br><br>Ed and his editor Steve Rosenblum are such gentlemen, so together and professional, and they basically did one cut of the film, screened it, and everyone loved their work. So after this, they had plenty of time to come and hang with me, and while I usually love the re-cutting process because it's a diversionary tactic to keep the director and editor out of my life, these guys were great to have around. <br><br>Of course, my sense of paranoia made me think that something was going wrong all the time, waiting for the other shoe to drop, as it were, but it never happened. Ed phoned this morning and I thought, "Oh my god – rewrite!" It's just how my brain works. But I think he and I feel a bit odd now: we've been seeing each other every day for months, and suddenly we're done. I completely understand why people have a problem finishing a movie, because there's something really nice about the process – completion is far more boring.<br><br>For Samurai, you used Japanese percussions and ethnic woodwinds, without getting too 'Japanese'.<br><br>My problem is that I feel Japanese music is really inaccessible to Western ears, and I was really struggling with this film initially, trying to figure out what I was doing. This idea popped into my head for using Western-style themes, but applying a Japanese aesthetic to them, which sounds great of course, until I had to ask myself what I meant! Actually, I think it's just my way of not overloading certain things with too many colors, or being geometrically precise about my cues and not making them too flowery.<br><br>The Tom Cruise character is one of those nasty drunks at the beginning, who obviously has some serious problems he's trying to deal with, or not deal with. He's obnoxious and restless, suffering sleepless nights and is very un-Tom. For me, this character's journey was about his need to earn tranquility and peace, so within the score there's this very romantic, overblown and passionate theme. It's like a juvenile way of dealing with life and death – the pain and liebestod.<br><br>However, to contrast with these very relentless themes, there are a number of stark, formal and sober pieces, because I wanted to take Tom's character on a journey. He comes from America and ends up in this foreign place where he doesn't speak the language or understand the culture. But at the end of the movie, I want the audience to think that there isn't a more beautiful place for him to be, that he is at home in Japan and finally at peace.<br><br>There are many useless acts of bravery we do out of misguided romanticism, and this movie is full of courageous and dignified acts of bravery. So I wanted to play off these acts, since both the American and Japanese cultures have a concept of heroism, and I just wanted to see if I could play with the nature of the two different concepts.<br><br>So you didn't want to do the stereotypical Japanese thing...<br><br>Absolutely not! Take Akira Kurosawa's Ran, for example, which has this brilliant score where Takemitsu writes Western music, but with an Eastern accent. Somebody asked me a few days ago why As Good As It Gets was European – why did I write a European score for a quintessentially American story? For me, it's because Jack Nicholson was crazy in the movie, and I felt one of the great things about America is how they always think we Europeans are crazy. So by writing a European-styled score, it's my way of saying that Jack is crazy, but it's alright!<br><br>How do you feel about people who criticize your work for not fitting into the time period, like Gladiator?<br><br>The reason I take these jobs is because I'm interested in foreign cultures, and every time I get to work on a movie I'm thrown into the adventure of whatever that culture is, the time, and wherever the story's taking place. So one of the things I'm very careful about is not to be historically correct to the culture, but, on the other hand, not to insult the underlying aesthetics of that culture either. I remember watching Chariots of Fire and thinking how brilliantly the music worked, never missing that it wasn't period instruments! I grew up listening to Bach played by a symphony orchestra – it's the wrong sized orchestra with the wrong instruments, but I don't think that's the point.<br><br>With Gladiator, Pietro Scalia brought in a CD saying "this is Ancient Roman music," and I said, "Says who? You went to the Ancient Roman music store and bought an Ancient Roman music CD? Bullshit!" We're not anthropologists. Look at he costumes Ridley Scott had: they were more Napoleonic than Roman, which was perhaps fitting since Napoleon had stolen all of his good ideas from the Romans regarding how to make his generals look cool – and so did Hitler! So I got criticized for making the "Entry into Rome" cue too Leni Riefenstahl – but that was the joke! I am allowed to have a sense of humor in my music!<br><br>Earlier this summer your credit on Pirates of the Caribbean was "Score Overproduced by". What was the deal with that?<br><br>Well, I thought honesty was a virtue! But seriously, Jerry Bruckheimer quite rightly asked me not to give him "that old-fashioned Pirate music," and Gore Verbinski, who I adore and did The Ring with, said, "Well, it is a pirate movie, so we have to disguise it." In the end, I spent a day and a half writing tunes, Klaus Badelt wrote a lot of stuff, and we rolled up our sleeves, got drunk, behaved in a debauched way, and produced a score!<br><br>There was a lot of criticism regarding that score, but in the end it had to serve the film - which it did. You seem to get a lot of criticism on any project you do.<br><br>I had the misfortune of going onto the Film Score Monthly web site recently to look something up and vanity made me type in my own name. I suddenly realized that you can't ever get it right. Who do people want me to be? The guy that writes Matchstick Men? Or the guy that writes The Rock? Or the guy that writes Driving Miss Daisy? My need is ultimately to write for myself. I mock myself and I'm ironic about the way I speak about it because if I take it too seriously, it would be a pompous and boring thing to do. But at the same time I take each note I write very seriously – none of them are random.<br><br>The Internet Movie Database always lists you as being attached to multiple projects, so I was curious, what's Sharktail?<br><br>I complained to Jeffrey Katzenberg that I couldn't cross any more Red Seas, or deal with any more horses that can't speak – I wanted to do one of the fun animated movies instead. There's also a hip-hop element in Sharktail, and I haven't been there yet, so it's new territory! King Arthur is still in production, and I literally just got the first bits of footage just before you came here.<br><br>Are you working on all of these projects simultaneously?<br><br>I'm thinking about them! I'm also working with Jim Brooks on his new comedy, Spanglish.<br><br>And speaking of comedies, you recently did Matchstick Men for Ridley, which had a very Nino Rota vibe to it....<br><br>And I gave him credit! I thought, what if Nino had written the theme and I was just doing the variations? But I bet I'm going to get criticized for that because it's not like Gladiator.<br><br>So when did you last have a vacation?<br><br>Well, I went to Japan for a couple of days at the end of November for the Japanese premiere of Samurai, but look, I love what I do! In January I'll travel to Morocco because Ridley will be shooting his next movie, Kingdom of Heaven, so that's like a holiday!<br><br>My family and I are going away at Christmas, and what we used to do would be to rent a house in the mountains and go on these skiing holidays. It would be a crappy house, not as nice as the one we live in, my wife was still going to the market, and we're still washing our plates – so it wasn't a vacation, it was a lot of work! It's taken us a long time, but we just figured it out: we're not practical with vacations – we're staying at hotels! But while the Zimmer family isn't talented when it comes to vacations, we're talented when it comes to work!<br><br>I sat through Samurai the other day, and for the first time watched the whole movie from top to tail with everything finished and completed. It felt really good, better than a vacation. But luckily there were enough things wrong for me to think that I learned something from the experience, and now I can't wait for the next project to try these new ideas out.<br><br>The soundtrack to The Last Samurai is available from Elektra Records, and the film is currently in theaters. Matchstick Men is available on Varese Sarabande Records.<br><br>With thanks to Chet Mehta at Chasen & Co, Jason Cienkus at Warner Brothers, and Nina Lynch and Mark Wherry at Media Ventures for helping with this interview. And, of course, special thanks to Hans.Mulan get his release... through Disney+, 4th September.Mulan is being released on sept 4th. Can't wait to hear Harry's score!!!!Here's an interview about Last Samurai from Soundtrack.net https: //www.soundtrack. net/content/article/?id=112You can find an interview with Hans on his process for TLS on soundtrack.net somewhere, back in 2003 or 2004
The tracklist they posted has 58 tracks and yours contains only 54<br>interesting thing, He never really spoke about Last Samurai. but you have to realize, even when He speaks, its not always the truth. <br><br>The only thing I know, in 2013 doing press for Rush, He really said the hardest job was Last Samurai, well its not true according to himself, if you watch the behind the scenes stuff from Matchstick Men from 2003, right there He says that he was working on 3 huge films, (tears of the sun / Pirates / last samurai) and Mathstick men was the absolute hardest for him.<br><br>also Ed Zwick talks about working with Hans on the dvd commentary sometimes, but nothing really fancy.<br><br>Im sure there is an interview for this film with him, since he was at the premierI am struggling to find an interview where Hans speaks about this soundtrack. Does it even exist? <br>I spent the last hours digging but nothing. I always desired to hear some comments about it, like he does for the other works he's done.<br>I know it's a far stretch for Hans To release docu scores, but am really curious as to what Brave Miss World, Believer and Jalous of the Birds sound like...<br><br><br>@Mephariel<br>You can find Great Bear Rainforest on bleedingfingersmusic.com under Anze RozmanMondo only offered to send me a return label and a refund. No info yet on if they plan to fix it. :-/
Mine arrived today and is definitely sped up.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?@Hybrid:<br>Any news about a release for Ron Howard "Rebuilding Paradise" soundtrack by Hans ans Lorne. The documentary airing today. Any info will be much Appreciated.
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Man Of Steel
Label: WaterTower Music
Length: 118'21
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CD1
  1. Look To The Stars (2:58)
  2. Oil Rig (1:45)
    Hans Zimmer, Tom Holkenborg
  3. Sent Here For A Reason (3:46)
  4. DNA (3:34)
    Hans Zimmer, Andrew Kawczynski
  5. Goodbye My Son (2:01)
  6. If You Love These People (3:22)
    Hans Zimmer, Tom Holkenborg, Andrew Kawczynski
  7. Krypton's Last (1:58)
  8. Terraforming (9:49)
    Hans Zimmer, Tom Holkenborg, Steve Mazzaro
  9. Tornado (2:55)
    Hans Zimmer, Steve Mazzaro
  10. You Die Or I Do (3:13)
    Hans Zimmer, Tom Holkenborg, Christian Vorländer
  11. Launch (2:36)
    Hans Zimmer, Steve Mazzaro
  12. Ignition (1:19)
    Hans Zimmer, Tom Holkenborg
  13. I Will Find Him (2:57)
    Hans Zimmer, Tom Holkenborg
  14. This Is Clark Kent (3:47)
    Hans Zimmer
  15. I Have So Many Questions (3:47)
  16. Flight (4:18)
    Hans Zimmer, Andrew Kawczynski
  17. What Are You Going To Do When You Are Not Saving The World? (5:27)
CD2
  1. Man Of Steel (Hans' Original Sketchbook) (28:16)
    Hans Zimmer

    Limited Deluxe Edition

  2. Are You Listening, Clark? (2:48)
    Hans Zimmer, Andrew Kawczynski
  3. General Zod (7:21)
    Hans Zimmer, Tom Holkenborg
  4. You Led Us Here (2:59)
    Hans Zimmer, Tom Holkenborg
  5. This Is Madness! (3:48)
    Hans Zimmer, Tom Holkenborg
  6. Earth (6:11)
    Hans Zimmer, Steve Mazzaro
  7. Arcade (7:25)
    Hans Zimmer, Tom Holkenborg
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Ds reply Replies: 0 || 2013-06-17 17:36:11
Has someone bought the deluxe edition (physical)? I'd like to know what's the exclusive content (the making of etc, not the DTS thing). Thanks :-)

elegyscore reply Replies: 0 || 2013-06-17 13:59:26
Here's the offical making of video showing Hans Zimmer creating the score
for Man of Steel:

h t t p : / / w w w . y o u t u b e . c o m/ w a t c h ? v = h R f u K C E 2 9 c Q

Please make sure there are no spaces when copying the link!

Enjoy!

Mike reply Replies: 0 || 2013-06-17 06:40:36
I just saw the movie. I thought it was great and I don't understand the mixed reviews. Though I do find it a shame that the awesome theme wasn't used enough--and in its biggest form (What Are You Going to Do When You Are Not Saving the World?) was essentially relegated to the end credits. There was the main build in the final scene, and then the big part was the beginning of the end credits.

For what it's worth, "This is Clark Kent" doesn't appear like that in the movie. It's basically there, but in little pieces.

Rene reply Replies: 1 || 2013-06-16 15:05:52
Hybrid: where is Satnam Ramgotra as Musician????


Camuflage2013-06-16 21:07:31
Richard,
Are you sure "if you love these people" is not heart twice in the movie? When Kyrpton is destroyed ...?
About "flight" , are you talking about part 1 or 2?
Thanks.

0-cool reply Replies: 1 || 2013-06-16 20:33:25
Apparently the 2nd part(starts 3:00) of Flight is slightly different on the album than in the movie(includes sweeping strings).
Can anyone confirm this?


Marco2013-06-16 21:03:01
Yeah, that's true . I mentioned that further down

Anonymous reply Replies: 6 || 2013-06-16 03:55:07
Is What Are You Going To Do When You Are Not Saving The World? used in the film or is it one of the experiments?


Everan2013-06-16 04:11:18
It's the closing track for the film, it's in there.


Anonymous2013-06-16 04:14:08
Oh good! I'd be disappointed if it weren't! And side note: Filmtracks gave this score 1 star out of 5. No surprise.


michael2013-06-16 05:14:21
Do you mean closing track as in last track in the film or is it just used in the credits??


Everan2013-06-16 05:17:59
Last track, leads into the credits. In the credits it finishes and starts with one of Zod's theme.
But it's in the film alright.


Mike2013-06-16 05:18:08
I believe Everan means it's the last track used in the film, before the credits.


michael2013-06-16 11:30:47
Alright that's great news, CANNOT wait see that played in the film

Mike reply Replies: 9 || 2013-06-15 07:07:59
Edmund Meinerts, I seem to recall you hoping for great things within the MoS score. Have you listened to any of it yet? If so, how do you like it?


Edmund Meinerts2013-06-15 10:05:41
I'm just now listening to it, just finished "Tornado". I like it! It's easily the best thing Zimmer has done in the last few years, since Inception at least. That said, I don't love it - I still have issues with how Zimmer synthifies his orchestra, and I think the 12 drummers thing is totally underused and the end result doesn't sound different from some regular old drum samples (it was mostly a marketing gimmick, it seems). But a cue like "If You Love These People" sounds like it could be from The Lion King or something, and I like that it's got a hint of that old-school 90s Zimmer sound I love. We'll see how the rest of the album turns out.


...2013-06-15 10:23:33
or wait till you can hear the sessions to make your final judgement:)


Ds2013-06-15 11:04:34
Mike, have you seen the movie now? How does the score work within the film? Is it well-mixed or buried in the noise?

... and are there a lot of missing parts in this album?


Meta2013-06-15 18:13:39
I caught a small handful of music that was not present on the album...Most notably a piano motif that plays when Lois is on Zod's ship....And then there's another bit of underscore during a preparation montage, if I recall correctly. Plus a variation where Superman saves/flies with Lois...

Mostly I just heard the themes on the album, which is good...


Marco2013-06-15 19:15:58
Yeah, exactly what I noticed and the cue when Jor El is helping lois which I enjoyed. Correct me if I'm wrong but I'm sure the flight cue on the movie was slightly different than on the album. There was a little more strings. But all in all I though Zimmers score worked well with the movie. We could have done with another theme for the action scenes and a bit more emotional cues. I cannot see the sessions offering anything more significant than what we have on the album. Even when I met zimmer. He said he has put everything we need as a listen on the album. For once I agree with him.


Ds2013-06-15 19:50:11
Thanks for your answers Meta & Marco. Another question: are the 6 bonus tracks featured in the movie, or are they only suites/demos/experimentations?


Mike2013-06-15 20:05:26
Ds, no, I haven't seen the movie yet, unfortunately. Too many conflicting schedules, haha. I think it'll have to be some time next week.


Marco2013-06-15 20:28:06
@ds

Yes they seem to be in the movie but I couldn't locate the earth cue at all.


Meta2013-06-15 22:46:03
The second disc are like demos...or variations...

The sketchbook track is demos of the main score...

Personally, I just bought the entire deluxe because why the hell not, but really, out of the extra tracks I only bother with Arcade and Earth and Zod...

But the sketchbook is nice because it features a variation of If You Love These People that has a different ending...

Blu reply Replies: 1 || 2013-06-15 08:51:38
Boy, I wish the mastering house had touched this stuff more gently. Maybe it is me but I think the sound level is too loud and irritatingly "sharp" in most cues. It is alright on a regular stereo I suppose, but definitely not a portable-music-player-friendly kind of mastering for me.


Ds2013-06-15 11:02:53
I noticed that too. The volume variations are sometimes huge. The mid-section of "This Is Clark Kent" is almost inaudible, while the drums at the end are much louder... The ending of "Flight" is also much louder than the rest of the album.

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 5 || 2013-06-12 08:45:16
BTW there is a difference between the physical & digital version.

On CD the tracks are shorter because crossfaded (Oil Rig for instance is 1:31 while it's 1:45 on the digital one).

Tracks are all independent from the others on the digital one. First time ever I see this !


Mike2013-06-12 08:47:35
I noticed that too. You'd think there'd be crossfading, then the song ends entirely. Oh well. Not complaining. Crossfading was never my favorite anyway, because then you need to edit the tracks if you want to put them in chronological order.


Master2013-06-12 11:11:29
They did it with paul haslinger's three musketeers score as well, CD was crossfades, digital iTunes was not... weird indeed o.O


Hybrid Soldier2013-06-12 12:04:06
Well it can be understandable. Someone with CD would listen the whole thing.

While people buying track by track on iTunes would listen those individually.

I'm personally all for the not crossfaded one !


Mr Tweedy2013-06-13 01:05:06
Well, basically, crossfades do only work during a listening experience on CD, because it's like one big track split into segments.
When you compress/encode audio files, the data at the beginning/end of tracks is altered, thus you have "clicks" between tracks. That's why they probably choose to have separate tracks on digital download. Plus there's no purpose on having individual files that feature no real beginning or end !


Anonymous2013-06-15 04:58:34
Tweedy, that's not entirely true. The clicks only happen with MP3s because they append minute bits of data to the ends of files.

Anonymous reply Replies: 1 || 2013-06-15 01:38:17
I find it refreshing to see new posters in the "COMING SOON" slides. :P


Guitwo2013-06-15 01:50:45
the interstellar one is a fan art ;)

... reply Replies: 0 || 2013-06-15 00:41:04
Interview about Man of steel:
h t t p ://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHvamU98GhA&feature=player_embedd ed'

Marco reply Replies: 2 || 2013-06-14 16:46:08
Some of the albums I got signed when I met Hans Zimmer. Great guy to speak to!

http :// s21.postimg. org/ivqzhxu3r/image. jpg


Marco2013-06-14 16:47:09
Please make sure there are no spaces in the link when you paste it in address bar


Ds2013-06-14 22:03:47
Lucky man!

matthew reply Replies: 1 || 2013-06-13 21:49:32
in the booklet you can see Hans wearing a black t-shirt with the original Superman style, it says: SuperHans


Mike2013-06-14 03:31:36
Haha...Thanks for mentioning that. I wouldn't have noticed otherwise.

julien reply Replies: 1 || 2013-06-13 09:52:38
Theres a particular and really short cue in "If you love these people" (1:58 - 2:07)I found very thrilling !!
I really hope this one gets extended in more complete releases !


Marco2013-06-13 11:52:10
yeah, this is one of my favourite cues. reminds me of his early works from 'drop zone'. Still not embracing the album though. Need to watch how it works on screen (which i should have done in first place) but my will power is bad for waiting when its right in front of you screaming at you to listen haha

Marco reply Replies: 3 || 2013-06-13 01:58:06
Had a fine exclusive one on one chat with hans this afternoon at the London premiere of man of steel. Really nice guy. Signed over 20 albums for me.


Mike2013-06-13 02:30:21
Nice! Which albums?


Marco2013-06-13 11:16:51
Add me on Facebook 'Marco Rea' pics are on there matey


Marco2013-06-13 11:17:52
I'll upload them as well

Anonymous reply Replies: 1 || 2013-06-13 08:42:52
Hans' Original Sketchbook is a great suite no doubt, but it doesn't reach the sheer awesomeness of his A Dark Knight suite. :)


Mike2013-06-13 08:53:43
I concur. It's a great piece of music for a great score, but "A Dark Knight" is truly one of Zimmer's masterpieces. :)

Lucius reply Replies: 1 || 2013-06-13 08:14:10
I love the demo version of Launch in the Sketchbook suite!!!!


Mike2013-06-13 08:35:26
As for me, I prefer the 28 minute suite's version of "If You Love These People" over the cue version of it.

Anonymous reply Replies: 2 || 2013-06-13 06:16:06
The last two minutes of Terraforming, as well as the whole track Earth, are b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l!


Mike2013-06-13 06:21:42
This is very, very quickly becoming my favorite Zimmer score! :D


Aragorn2013-06-13 08:02:35
Does anyone else hear the Crimson Tide choir in the latter part of Terraforming?

IamBoDigidy reply Replies: 2 || 2013-06-12 03:39:11
Anyone having issues with the z+ app? i am having issues downloading the additional tracks. I put in the voucher code and all the names come up. However, when I press download, nothing happens.

I uninstalled the app and tried to put in the code again. It won't allow it. Very frustrating.


Jean-Denis Haas2013-06-13 01:29:07
I had no problems on my iPhone. The only weird thing is that the drums sound like they're all funneled through a pipe in DTS mode, while the rest sounds nice spatially. As of now, it's a mixed bag. There seems to be more detail in the stereo version, especially during the drum parts, but other sections are really nice in DTS mode.


RoboY2J2013-06-13 03:08:23
I too am having problems. I've yet to be able to download a single track. I contacted support and they say they are working on a fix. I've been so excited to check these out, so I too am frustrated.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2013-06-13 02:31:18
Am I the only one who feels like 2:09-the end in Track 1 sounds like something by Danny Elfman?

Guitwo reply Replies: 0 || 2013-06-12 19:22:48
hybrid soldier: do you know if the Hans Zimmer's after party of the world premier will be streamed at one point? :(

Kent reply Replies: 4 || 2013-06-12 06:49:38
Just not really feeling this one :/ same with the bible, though this is just, I dunno, parts of terraforming sound like it belongs on doctor who actually lol is it better then some things I've heard (examples being dubstep, justin bieber and Carter Burwell's twilight scores) Yeah, but not fantastic for this kind of film, too repetitive. I don't hate zimmer, never will, I just miss his more melodic scores :(


Mike2013-06-12 08:42:47
Did you listen to all of the tracks? I actually think the last track on CD 1 (What Are You Going to Do When You Are Not Saving the World?) fits this film perfectly--or at least, it fits what the trailers convey the film as. Haven't seen the movie yet, of course.


Kent2013-06-12 11:10:26
To be honest that was the best cue from the whole thing. It's the only track that'll have repeat listens from me


Kent2013-06-12 11:25:37
Wait was a real orchestra even used???


Ds2013-06-12 13:48:38
Kent: i suggest you to re-listen "Goodbye my son" and "If you love these people". These are exactly the kind of melodic music HZ did earlier.

Ds reply Replies: 2 || 2013-06-12 01:12:07
If you are French speaking, here's my brand new review for Man Of Steel: www.musiquedefilm.be/soundtracks.cgi?id=16698&view=6488&lang =fr


Guitwo2013-06-12 01:45:44
quelques coquilles de-ci de-l&#224; mais je partage ta critique.

Superman est, &#224; mon avis, une bande originale qui est composé de ce qu'il a fait de mieux dans les 90's mais aussi dans les années 2000. J'ai parfois eu l'impression d'écouter un bout de POTC et il est vrai que le th&#232;me Arcade (que l'on peut rattacher &#224; Zod) est d'une furie incroyable.


Ds2013-06-12 10:34:02
Thanks Guitwo! Mais... j'ai relu et je ne trouve pas les coquilles :D

pureocean reply Replies: 5 || 2013-06-11 21:09:08
Geoff Zanelli not mentioned in Digital Booklet. Your source?

Composing related the informations from Digital Booklet:

Music Composed and Arranged by: Hans Zimmer

Additional Music and Rhythm Design: Junkie XL

Additional Music by: Andrew Kawczynski, Steve Mazzaro and Atli Örvarsson

Ambient Music Design: Mel Wesson
Album Produced by: stephen Lipson
Album Co-Produced by: Hans Zimmer and Peter asher

All music written by Hans Zimmer
except "General Zod", "This is Madness" and "Arcade"
written by Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL.


Hybrid Soldier2013-06-11 22:24:18
Don't always believe what's written... :P

Was Steve Jablonsky credited on King Arthur, or NGS on Gladiator ? ;)


Ds2013-06-11 22:47:07
So "Arcade" is written by HZ&Junkie, but the parts of "Arcade" in "You Die Or I Do" and "I Will Find Him" are written by HZ?


pureocean2013-06-12 07:22:43
@Hybrid Soldier:

Thanks for reply and infos. ;)

Speaking of about Jablonsky, let me ask you:

About "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron"
(Wonderful score & songs. Hans & Bryan's teamwork excellent.)

Track #5 "Brothers Under The Sun"
Credited Bryan Adams, Gretchen Peters, Steve Jablonsky

In this song main melody (starting in 56 second), besides in "The Long Road Back" (starting in 2:17') used but credit only Hans Zimmer. So, who composed the that (new age-style) melody? Is Zimmer, is Jablonsky?

P.S.: Sorry, my bad english.


Hybrid Soldier2013-06-12 08:41:54
Jablonsky wrote that. :)


pureocean2013-06-12 09:31:32
@Hybrid Soldier:

Thank you for the info. ;)

Mike reply Replies: 2 || 2013-06-12 08:43:54
Oh, Hybrid, you still haven't heard anything, right? Two more days! It's a great score.


Hybrid Soldier2013-06-12 08:48:05
Still not ! 6 days for me... :)

I'll see it on tuesday next week (films come out on wednesdays in France)... :P


Mike2013-06-12 08:51:54
I guess we're lucky in the U.S., then.

Guitwo reply Replies: 5 || 2013-06-11 18:05:35
am i the only one who think that 28 minutes is too short :D

I just don't want this track to stop.


ananymous2013-06-11 19:45:21
...too long my dear, too long.


Guitwo2013-06-11 20:20:53
oh no i adore it. except the beginning that i found... well... i don't how to qualify it but when the "what are you going to do" part starts then goes to the "if you love these people" part til the "terraforming" part ends the whole thing. i wanted to go on n on and finish with "what are you going to do" or with a mood of "look to the star"

it's a superb suite really


Jor_El_Hans_is_the_fucking_master2013-06-12 02:01:13
The first 7 minutes of the Sketchbook are AWESOME.
It's like being in Krypton, dude!
-peace,love, music and weeeeeed-


Guitwo2013-06-12 02:18:02
I rather prefer the last 21 minutes. but it's a matter of taste pale ;)

btw i didn't say they were bad. Just not as good as what's following. :)


person2cool4u2013-06-12 06:12:53
welcome to the club buddy

TRU4T reply Replies: 0 || 2013-06-12 04:40:41
hi, Hybrid. When will the Z+ for Android be released? thx

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Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2013-06-12 03:22:26
Mr. Zimmer has now composed great scores for the two best superheroes!

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2013-06-12 02:11:01
For anyone wondering who did what, we can at least feel certain that "Launch", "This is Clark Kent, "What Are You Going to Do When You're Not Saving the World?" are 100% Zimmer material. They appear exactly like that in the suite.

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