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Made in Italy<br><br>Beautiful new score by Alex Belcher, check it out!Oh, yes.<br><br>Maybe this month, right?The album is ready. Just waiting for legal to settle it... It'll happen.And about The Rhythm Section?, Mazzaro said the score is mastered...If there'd only been the first movie prior, I think I'd get it a bit more. But the 2nd film did have a proper score release, so the only reason at this point is that it just isn't on Nick's mind after all the delays.
Whoa, why not? Every obscure random shit gets released these days but a Hans Zimmer score to a fairly big mainstream movie doesn't?I doubt there'll be a score release.The Spongebob movie is being released next Friday here in Canada, could we see a release of the album soon? Assuming of course that there will be an album at all /:I gotta say that short film was spectacular even with I Phone 11, the score by Lorne Balfe fitted very well with the scenes introduced.I'd say that this anthem was pretty great for Zimmer to score a soccer team that has been alive for 25 years.
Cheers guys, much appreciated!<br>In my mind I had some video interview though, as I always like watching those as well. I do wonder if there was an extra section on the home release of the movie where ideally there might be.Hans Zimmer is one of the biggest film composers working in the industry today.  He won an Academy Award for his work on The Lion King, and has been nominated for six other films including Gladiator, The Thin Red Line, and As Good As It Gets. With The Last Samurai he celebrates his 100th film score, and SoundtrackNet had an opportunity to talk with Hans a few weeks ago during a rare break in his busy schedule working on Something's Gotta Give.<br><br>You've scored many projects during your career, and The Last Samurai is being touted as your 100th film score…<br><br>Well, I'm terrible with math, so I'm not doing the counting. It could be more, it could be less – but apparently it's the 100th.<br><br>So how did you get involved with the project?<br><br>If you're lucky enough to get nominated for an Oscar, you get invited to the Oscar nominee's luncheon where they hand out these little nomination certificates. There are usually 150 people standing there, and people are invited up in alphabetical order, starting with the As. By the time they get to the Cs, everybody's already back at their table chatting and eating, and while the first people called get thunderous applause, you can imagine what it's like when your name starts with Z!<br><br>So Ed Zwick and I were standing there, waiting at one of these luncheons about four years ago, and we started talking to each other. I asked him what he was working on and he told me about this movie called The Last Samurai, which I thought sounded interesting and I asked him to send me a script. After the script arrived, I didn't hear from him for a long time and I thought he'd forgotten about me, not thinking about how difficult it is to set up a samurai movie these days. The other thing I liked about the project was that Tom Cruise was involved, so it was like returning home, since I've scored a bunch of his movies – I knew we were going to have a good time.<br><br>Did it end up that way?<br><br>Ed and his editor Steve Rosenblum are such gentlemen, so together and professional, and they basically did one cut of the film, screened it, and everyone loved their work. So after this, they had plenty of time to come and hang with me, and while I usually love the re-cutting process because it's a diversionary tactic to keep the director and editor out of my life, these guys were great to have around. <br><br>Of course, my sense of paranoia made me think that something was going wrong all the time, waiting for the other shoe to drop, as it were, but it never happened. Ed phoned this morning and I thought, "Oh my god – rewrite!" It's just how my brain works. But I think he and I feel a bit odd now: we've been seeing each other every day for months, and suddenly we're done. I completely understand why people have a problem finishing a movie, because there's something really nice about the process – completion is far more boring.<br><br>For Samurai, you used Japanese percussions and ethnic woodwinds, without getting too 'Japanese'.<br><br>My problem is that I feel Japanese music is really inaccessible to Western ears, and I was really struggling with this film initially, trying to figure out what I was doing. This idea popped into my head for using Western-style themes, but applying a Japanese aesthetic to them, which sounds great of course, until I had to ask myself what I meant! Actually, I think it's just my way of not overloading certain things with too many colors, or being geometrically precise about my cues and not making them too flowery.<br><br>The Tom Cruise character is one of those nasty drunks at the beginning, who obviously has some serious problems he's trying to deal with, or not deal with. He's obnoxious and restless, suffering sleepless nights and is very un-Tom. For me, this character's journey was about his need to earn tranquility and peace, so within the score there's this very romantic, overblown and passionate theme. It's like a juvenile way of dealing with life and death – the pain and liebestod.<br><br>However, to contrast with these very relentless themes, there are a number of stark, formal and sober pieces, because I wanted to take Tom's character on a journey. He comes from America and ends up in this foreign place where he doesn't speak the language or understand the culture. But at the end of the movie, I want the audience to think that there isn't a more beautiful place for him to be, that he is at home in Japan and finally at peace.<br><br>There are many useless acts of bravery we do out of misguided romanticism, and this movie is full of courageous and dignified acts of bravery. So I wanted to play off these acts, since both the American and Japanese cultures have a concept of heroism, and I just wanted to see if I could play with the nature of the two different concepts.<br><br>So you didn't want to do the stereotypical Japanese thing...<br><br>Absolutely not! Take Akira Kurosawa's Ran, for example, which has this brilliant score where Takemitsu writes Western music, but with an Eastern accent. Somebody asked me a few days ago why As Good As It Gets was European – why did I write a European score for a quintessentially American story? For me, it's because Jack Nicholson was crazy in the movie, and I felt one of the great things about America is how they always think we Europeans are crazy. So by writing a European-styled score, it's my way of saying that Jack is crazy, but it's alright!<br><br>How do you feel about people who criticize your work for not fitting into the time period, like Gladiator?<br><br>The reason I take these jobs is because I'm interested in foreign cultures, and every time I get to work on a movie I'm thrown into the adventure of whatever that culture is, the time, and wherever the story's taking place. So one of the things I'm very careful about is not to be historically correct to the culture, but, on the other hand, not to insult the underlying aesthetics of that culture either. I remember watching Chariots of Fire and thinking how brilliantly the music worked, never missing that it wasn't period instruments! I grew up listening to Bach played by a symphony orchestra – it's the wrong sized orchestra with the wrong instruments, but I don't think that's the point.<br><br>With Gladiator, Pietro Scalia brought in a CD saying "this is Ancient Roman music," and I said, "Says who? You went to the Ancient Roman music store and bought an Ancient Roman music CD? Bullshit!" We're not anthropologists. Look at he costumes Ridley Scott had: they were more Napoleonic than Roman, which was perhaps fitting since Napoleon had stolen all of his good ideas from the Romans regarding how to make his generals look cool – and so did Hitler! So I got criticized for making the "Entry into Rome" cue too Leni Riefenstahl – but that was the joke! I am allowed to have a sense of humor in my music!<br><br>Earlier this summer your credit on Pirates of the Caribbean was "Score Overproduced by". What was the deal with that?<br><br>Well, I thought honesty was a virtue! But seriously, Jerry Bruckheimer quite rightly asked me not to give him "that old-fashioned Pirate music," and Gore Verbinski, who I adore and did The Ring with, said, "Well, it is a pirate movie, so we have to disguise it." In the end, I spent a day and a half writing tunes, Klaus Badelt wrote a lot of stuff, and we rolled up our sleeves, got drunk, behaved in a debauched way, and produced a score!<br><br>There was a lot of criticism regarding that score, but in the end it had to serve the film - which it did. You seem to get a lot of criticism on any project you do.<br><br>I had the misfortune of going onto the Film Score Monthly web site recently to look something up and vanity made me type in my own name. I suddenly realized that you can't ever get it right. Who do people want me to be? The guy that writes Matchstick Men? Or the guy that writes The Rock? Or the guy that writes Driving Miss Daisy? My need is ultimately to write for myself. I mock myself and I'm ironic about the way I speak about it because if I take it too seriously, it would be a pompous and boring thing to do. But at the same time I take each note I write very seriously – none of them are random.<br><br>The Internet Movie Database always lists you as being attached to multiple projects, so I was curious, what's Sharktail?<br><br>I complained to Jeffrey Katzenberg that I couldn't cross any more Red Seas, or deal with any more horses that can't speak – I wanted to do one of the fun animated movies instead. There's also a hip-hop element in Sharktail, and I haven't been there yet, so it's new territory! King Arthur is still in production, and I literally just got the first bits of footage just before you came here.<br><br>Are you working on all of these projects simultaneously?<br><br>I'm thinking about them! I'm also working with Jim Brooks on his new comedy, Spanglish.<br><br>And speaking of comedies, you recently did Matchstick Men for Ridley, which had a very Nino Rota vibe to it....<br><br>And I gave him credit! I thought, what if Nino had written the theme and I was just doing the variations? But I bet I'm going to get criticized for that because it's not like Gladiator.<br><br>So when did you last have a vacation?<br><br>Well, I went to Japan for a couple of days at the end of November for the Japanese premiere of Samurai, but look, I love what I do! In January I'll travel to Morocco because Ridley will be shooting his next movie, Kingdom of Heaven, so that's like a holiday!<br><br>My family and I are going away at Christmas, and what we used to do would be to rent a house in the mountains and go on these skiing holidays. It would be a crappy house, not as nice as the one we live in, my wife was still going to the market, and we're still washing our plates – so it wasn't a vacation, it was a lot of work! It's taken us a long time, but we just figured it out: we're not practical with vacations – we're staying at hotels! But while the Zimmer family isn't talented when it comes to vacations, we're talented when it comes to work!<br><br>I sat through Samurai the other day, and for the first time watched the whole movie from top to tail with everything finished and completed. It felt really good, better than a vacation. But luckily there were enough things wrong for me to think that I learned something from the experience, and now I can't wait for the next project to try these new ideas out.<br><br>The soundtrack to The Last Samurai is available from Elektra Records, and the film is currently in theaters. Matchstick Men is available on Varese Sarabande Records.<br><br>With thanks to Chet Mehta at Chasen & Co, Jason Cienkus at Warner Brothers, and Nina Lynch and Mark Wherry at Media Ventures for helping with this interview. And, of course, special thanks to Hans.Mulan get his release... through Disney+, 4th September.Mulan is being released on sept 4th. Can't wait to hear Harry's score!!!!Here's an interview about Last Samurai from Soundtrack.net https: //www.soundtrack. net/content/article/?id=112
You can find an interview with Hans on his process for TLS on soundtrack.net somewhere, back in 2003 or 2004The tracklist they posted has 58 tracks and yours contains only 54<br>interesting thing, He never really spoke about Last Samurai. but you have to realize, even when He speaks, its not always the truth. <br><br>The only thing I know, in 2013 doing press for Rush, He really said the hardest job was Last Samurai, well its not true according to himself, if you watch the behind the scenes stuff from Matchstick Men from 2003, right there He says that he was working on 3 huge films, (tears of the sun / Pirates / last samurai) and Mathstick men was the absolute hardest for him.<br><br>also Ed Zwick talks about working with Hans on the dvd commentary sometimes, but nothing really fancy.<br><br>Im sure there is an interview for this film with him, since he was at the premierI am struggling to find an interview where Hans speaks about this soundtrack. Does it even exist? <br>I spent the last hours digging but nothing. I always desired to hear some comments about it, like he does for the other works he's done.<br>I know it's a far stretch for Hans To release docu scores, but am really curious as to what Brave Miss World, Believer and Jalous of the Birds sound like...<br><br><br>@Mephariel<br>You can find Great Bear Rainforest on bleedingfingersmusic.com under Anze Rozman
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Ramin DjawadiBrandon CampbellStephen ColemanWilliam Marriott
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Game Of Thrones (TV Series - Season 5)
Label: WaterTower Music
Length: 58'40
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  1. Main Titles (1:45)
  2. Blood Of The Dragon (1:33)
  3. House Of Black And White (5:08)
  4. Jaws Of The Viper (2:31)
  5. Hardhome, Pt. 1 (5:06)
  6. Hardhome, Pt. 2 (4:31)
  7. Mother's Mercy (2:14)
  8. Kill The Boy (2:07)
  9. Dance Of Dragons (3:08)
  10. Kneel For No Man (4:45)
  11. High Sparrow (3:23)
  12. Before The Old Gods (2:37)
  13. Atonement (2:54)
  14. I Dreamt I Was Old (2:16)
  15. The Wars To Come (4:48)
  16. Forgive Me (3:17)
  17. Son Of The Harpy (5:17)
  18. Throne For The Game (1:20)
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iamtommie reply Replies: 7 || 2019-03-11 20:25:59
Episode 1
Atonement
Kneel For No Man

Episode 2
Blood Of The Dragon

Episode 3
Kill The Boy

Episode 4
High Sparrow

Episode 5
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Episode 6
House Of Black And White
Before The Old Gods

Episode 7
I Dreamt I Was Old

Episode 8
Hardhome, Pt. 1
Hardhome, Pt. 2

Episode 9
Forgive Me
Son Of The Harpy
Dance Of Dragons
Blood Of The Dragon

Episode 10
The Wars To Come
Jaws Of The Viper
Mother's Mercy

Not in Episode
Throne For The Game


Medigo2019-03-12 10:35:27
Me again
Son Of The Harpy also played in episode 4 I think


Iamtommie2019-03-12 13:00:30
Yeah, I know, but in Episode 4 there are a lot of different varations in the cue especially when Barristan fight.

In the dragon pit scene almost the entire cue is heard apart from the last minute or so.

That's why I put them this way


Medigo2019-03-12 14:32:34
I guess I didnt pay a lot of attention to the arena scene.
I think its more likely that the album track is a suite anyway.


Bondo 2019-04-04 06:28:26
FYI Atonement appears in episode 10. It’s Cersei’s “atonement”


Medigo2019-04-04 10:15:23
You'd think so. But the atonement scene is perfectly quiet for most of it.


Iamtommie442019-04-04 10:39:57
Atonement is from the first episode when Cersei & Jaimie are standing next to Tywin's body in the Sept of Baelor


Backbiter2019-04-04 12:31:12
Not exactly, is an unused track. The conversation between Cersei and Jaime is accompanied by a more quiet version of Rains of Castamere.

Jerry reply Replies: 0 || 2019-03-10 23:46:45
Any idea of a Chronological Order? Including Episode numbers?

kingfannypack is the MILFcommander reply Replies: 0 || 2018-04-20 08:25:19
The Stark theme always left a big impression on me, but the way it plays when Jon Snow dies gives me the chills


... reply Replies: 0 || 2016-05-16 23:12:14
OMG the music was great in episode 4! The ending piece has to be on the OST!

... reply Replies: 1 || 2015-09-06 23:36:27
Wow. Ramin has done it again. I think that the new themes work brilliantly and that the development of old themes blends perfectly. Son of the harpy is such a great track. Too bad we don't have the version that plays in episode 9. It's a bit different.


Alan2015-09-07 14:21:59
the season 3 score is better

Felix reply Replies: 0 || 2015-06-19 23:15:48
Hello Hybrid, do you have a cue from Ramin's The Srain: Season 1 Score?

Phil reply Replies: 2 || 2015-06-16 18:28:04
soo many Cello-Solo parts :) very nice


Edmund Meinerts2015-06-16 20:58:41
That's not such a surprise considering Djawadi plays the cello and thus eliminates the expense and effort of hiring a soloist. :p


Hybrid Soldier2015-06-16 21:07:12
The POTC 1 cello !

Ramin influence everywhere !! :P ;)

Macejko reply Replies: 13 || 2015-06-14 13:51:32
Awesome as always. "High Sparrow", "Son Of The Harpy", "Dance of Dragons" and "Hardhome" are simply astounding. Too bad there's some music missing, like the cue from Brienne's chase sequence, the Stone Men theme and more from Dorne - I expected more than just a little bit of guitar in "Jaws Of The Viper".
P.S.: I really hope that once the series is over we'll get some giant expanded edition of music from all the seasons.
P.P.S.: I've never been more ready for you, Warcraft!


Ds2015-06-14 14:37:00
I'll never understand why you're so crazy about this music, Macejko. Probably you like so much Djawadi that everything he puts out HAS to be great. The whole thing about the Game of Thrones music is that it is ambient music that doesn't take a big place, that remains in the background, providing dark and tense atmosphere, but that's it. I find these albums to be a rather boring listening experience, except for a few great cues of course, and a magnificent main theme. If only the actual score for this series sounded more like its main theme...


Macejko2015-06-14 15:08:35
Not all music needs to be a spectacular one like the main theme. In fact, it mustn't be, for obvious reasons. What can I say, I enjoy both types, be it the spectacle in "Dance of Dragons" or the eerie, mysterious quality of "House Of Black And White".
Of course, everything Ramin comes up with DOESN'T have to be great and there is stuff I consider only serviceable. But he doesn't compose to please ME personally, so who am I to complain if there are few tracks that don't blow me away? I find his albums to be amazing as an OVERALL work of art, with MAJORITY of the cues being great. I never said that I worship every single cue he's ever done. That would be impossible, and not just for me, but for everybody who has a favourite composer of their own, be it Hans, Goldsmith, Mansell or literally whoever else.


Hybrid Soldier2015-06-14 15:10:18
Wow Belgian / Slovakian showdown ! Let me grab my popcorn !!


Macejko2015-06-14 15:17:51
Oh, come on :D
Ds and I actually see eye to eye on most of the topics :)


Ds2015-06-14 20:17:56
Yeah we agree on almost all topics, except when it comes to Ramin. I dont hate his music but I just dont understand why Macejko worships him :-D

I get your point and I agree. I also like ambient scores, but Game of Thrones' music is too simplistic, too sober for my own taste. Scores like Broken City or Pain and Gain I find really pleasant on album, because they are much more layered. GoT, not so much...


Adam2015-06-14 23:28:47
There's a lot more than just ambience in Game of Thrones, Ds! There are actual themes! Like Daenerys' theme (Mhysa) and Jaqen H'ghar's theme (Valar Morghulis)! They're great stuff. So good!


Edmund Meinerts2015-06-15 11:01:17
The thing about Djawadi's themes for Game of Thrones is that (with some exceptions) they're so basic, so unmelodic, that hearing references to them in ambient/underscore cues doesn't do a whole lot to raise the interest level of that cue. Yeah, it's nice that there's recurring motifs and such, but when the motifs themselves are so dull that doesn't do much for me. People say the same about Howard Shore's Hobbit scores but Shore's themes are much more interesting and cleverly manipulated than Djawadi's.


Hybrid Soldier2015-06-15 12:56:05
Unmelodic ? How so ?


Macejko2015-06-15 15:15:27
Not even Shore developed his themes like Ramin did. Rearranged? Sure. Developed? Listen to "King's Arrival" from Season 1, then to "The Throne Is Mine" from Season 2 and finally to "First Of His Name" from Season 4, just to name a few. THAT'S development. A true emotional shift, a brand new context.


Edmund Meinerts2015-06-15 15:44:43
Unmelodic in the sense that a lot of the motifs (eg Stannis' or the White Walkers) are just very short ascending or descending patterns or textures, rather than full melodies with distinct phrases. Yes, it's a recurring theme, which is nice, but the theme itself is so short that it doesn't carry any emotional weight. It doesn't make the music more interesting beyond "oh, there's that theme".

And are you seriously going to suggest, Macejko, that Shore's thematic development in LotR/The Hobbit is in any way inferior to Djawadi's in Game of Thrones? Seriously? Don't make me laugh. What you cited with "The King's Arrival" is smart, admittedly, but there are literally hundreds of similar developments running all through the LotR scores. Look at what he does with the Fellowship theme. It starts out heroic but still subdued when it's just the Hobbits and Aragorn, then gets huge and fanfare-ish once the entire company is assembled in Rivendell, falls apart towards the end of FotR after Gandalf dies and then picks up steam again in TTT and RotK. You never hear that theme played the same way twice. In comparison, all Djawadi ever does with his main theme is play that same damn ostinato over and over again...different speeds, maybe, but always the same feeling (the only exception, and it's a great one, being "Three Blasts" from season 2). The way Shore's different themes have shared melodic fragments that connect the concepts to one another (e.g. the half-step opening of the Ring theme, Sauron's theme and the Ring's seduction theme) is another compositional nuance that's entirely lost on Djawadi.


Hybrid Soldier2015-06-15 16:16:03
In The Hobbit ? Let me think... YES... lol


Macejko2015-06-15 16:38:48
IMHO, all those nuances mean pretty much nothing when they are so buried in the soundscape that you have to be extra attentive to even notice them, or listen to the soundtrack a thousand times to discover them. From my point of view, the basic layout is this: in LoTR, the melody encapsulates the change, however in GoT, it's the change that encapsulates the melody. What this means is that while in LoTR you seek for a emotional differences in theme-variations that sound really similar to one another, in GoT you search for a theme in cues that couldn't be more emotionaly distinct from one another. I consider this to be a huge difference, and also one of those that separates the "old school" (Shore, Williams...) from "new school" (Hans, Ramin...), if you will. I think you rely a little too much on musical theory and missing a bigger picture. The way the things are done nowadays is not bad simply because it differs from the past methods, and you shouldn't say that something "is entirely lost" on Ramin. He and many others from RCP studied music and they are certainly well aware of the "old school" methods the critics are blaming them for not using. They might have simply CHOSEN to not use them.


Ds2015-06-15 19:17:39
Macejko I agree with your last post, about those old and new views on film music. However, while I fully appreciate Hans' method (actually I'm in love with it), I often find Djawadi to be too simplistic. I'm not looking for musical complexity (for instance I didn't enjoy the Hobbit scores at all, and I'm a huge fan of the heavy, brutal sections of Man of Steel), but I want the music to float in my ear, to move me somehow, I want a "full" sound with many layers, some crazy rythms. In my opinion Hans has got an amazing sense of entertaining, crowd-pleasing music (and I mean that as a compliment). Djawadi's music often lacks depth, it's like he's trying so hard to become Hans but stops at the "demo" stage. And the result is often kind of cheap-sounding and hollow.

Macejko reply Replies: 5 || 2015-05-12 11:38:53
It's only half of the season and we've already been introduced to three new themes. I can only imagine what awaits us down the road, and I can't wait for the score to come out :)


Zimson2015-05-12 12:03:21
I can't wait for his Warcraft score to come out. They keep delaying the release, but I'm pretty sure they're going to show the trailer at gamescom and hopefully include some of his music.


Anonymous2015-05-12 14:57:26
Well, I can't wait for POI season 3 & 4 soundtrack. What's going on with these?


Mark2015-05-12 15:02:54
Wow, great news. I think 'July 17' will be for the CD release. So the digital version will come out earlier on June, like the year past.


Medigo2015-06-04 15:11:20
woo samples
woo Kill the Boy


Radik2015-06-09 19:19:22
Son of the Harpy, what a excellent track! that moment when it's start plays in the show freaks me out. Pretty creepy and scary moment of entire season :)

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