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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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badbu reply Replies: 2 || 2020-07-30 17:10:45
can't wait to hear some cues... :(
come on hans drop one on youtube :D


Anonymous2020-07-30 18:34:36
well you gonna have to wait. it’s rumored the film won’t open until spring 2021 now, which will put it at having been delayed nearly an entire year.


badbu 2020-07-30 20:51:50
yes i know :/

Anonymous reply Replies: 9 || 2020-06-24 14:29:04
Steve Mazzaro is co-composer ?


Mr.Unbreakable2020-06-24 19:55:29
I imagine Steve has played the same role as Lorne in inception.


ThePhantasm2020-06-24 20:35:55
I think it's a bigger role than that. from an interview hans just did it sounds like he did more than Hans... a lot more. I could be wrong but that's the vibe i got from it. I'm really glad Steve is getting his time to shit. JB is a huge name and he's flow low key for too long.


Edmund Meinerts2020-06-24 21:39:22
"I'm really glad Steve is getting his time to shit."

Yeah constipation can be pretty rough


Hybrid Soldier2020-06-24 22:29:09
Be careful of the natural tendency Hans has to put some light on the role of others... :)


Mephariel2020-06-25 07:05:47
Yeah, Zimmer has already say things like that. That is how he build his empire.


Macejko2020-06-25 10:41:49
I remember Hans directly responding to me on Facebook saying that this score is gonna be mostly him. Oh well, from the "Kawczynski - Mazzaro" duo, Steve is at least a much, much better choice. And as Hybrid says, it might be embellished.


Macejko2020-06-25 10:42:27
Oh, sorry, I thought we are talking about Dune here.


ThePhantasm2020-06-25 21:26:02
i did not realize i put shit instead of shine lmaoooo fml I'm out of here lol


Anonymous2020-07-12 03:08:15
“natural tendency to put light on the role of others” hahahah...

Anon reply Replies: 1 || 2020-06-24 12:31:11
Zimmer did an interview with Variety about this - variety.com/2020/music/news/hans-zimmer-interview-bond-dune- lion-king-ascap-awards-1234646855/

god, I hope we get to hear some of it soon


e2020-06-24 17:20:25
Sounds like he was challenging himself to write a ton of scores this year. He sounds really inspired lol.

James reply Replies: 8 || 2020-03-20 06:51:39
I don't suppose the Bond producers would allow you to do a preview of 30 seconds clips from 4-5 tracks (and maybe the gunbarrel) to tide us over until November?


badbu2020-03-20 14:40:58
that would be amazing :D


Hybrid Soldier2020-03-20 16:45:42
Guys............ Come back in november... (And who knows what happens until then...)


1232020-03-20 23:33:06
Hybrid, probably a stupid question, but I would love to know, is there any chance you could add back the player with music to this website? At least to albums that are older, there were some gems that I could never find on albums (extended version of training montage from Flyboys, Bible, etc), so thats why I am asking. Thanks


Hybrid Soldier2020-03-21 09:55:09
Unfortunately, that's not possible... Even if I would love to... :(


1232020-03-21 10:38:40
I understand *cough cough* maybe you could add some to your youtube channel *cough cough* :D :D


J2020-03-22 01:12:55
Out of curiosity - what tracks in particular would you want to hear most?


1232020-03-22 12:54:28
I would love to listen to an extended version of "Training Montage" from Flyboys, It´s just few more additional seconds, but I love film version the most and If I recall correctly, it was on this website :/


e2020-05-16 22:09:11
I know there's probably nothing you can tell us but Hybrid do you have any stories about this score or any of the upcoming ones to whet the appetite?

Mr.Unbreakable reply Replies: 5 || 2020-03-01 00:40:05
Hans Zimmer for mission impossible 7 !!! This is incredible although I wanted to see Lorne again.


Felix2020-03-01 01:09:51
My god.....
McQuarries Post was just because of TopGun, this habe nothong to do with MI7


Mr.Unbreakable2020-03-01 01:11:38
I correct before anyone says anything. Hans is not doing M:I 7


Thomas2020-03-01 04:28:11
I hope Lorne Balfe is doing it again.I think this is about Top Gun.Fallout was the best of the franchises soundtrack.


Hybrid Soldier2020-03-01 10:12:49
Stop spreading nonsense... Can't you read, THINK & analyse before you post anything ?

There's a high probably Lorne will return.


Mephariel2020-03-02 05:17:47
It is crazy to think that both James Bond and M:I franchises are under RCP control. At least M:I is. Not sure about Bond after this.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2020-03-01 15:23:53
Oscar Senén and Joan Martorell orchestrate the score ?

Andreas reply Replies: 11 || 2020-02-20 22:29:24
Will the Song "No Time to Die" from Billie Eilish on the CD release of this Album?


Anon2020-02-20 23:11:50
doesn't look like it but per the announcement on 007.com an 'epic sweeping instrumental orchestral version' of it will be


Andreas2020-02-21 11:07:58
Well ok, but how to get the song itself on physical cd, if its not on this soundtrack. There is now official Single CD yet for the Song ... :/


Felix2020-02-21 15:33:08
Who needs CDs?? LoL


Lejti2020-02-21 15:39:22
Felix: some people buy CD-s yet nowadays, some people thinks, if a music is a masterpiece in it's own, then they can appreciate the composer's work with some money, even that money going to the publisher


Macejko2020-02-21 15:39:26
I do. And other collectors too. LOL.


Lejti2020-02-21 18:40:04
Macejko: i do too


Andreas2020-02-24 19:18:16
It's not only to appreciate the work, its to have something "real" in your hands, for your music collection. I don't like only to have a digital music archive. Of course, i rip all the cds i own to WAV and MP3. But i want to have them in my physical music collection.


mpolonest123 2020-02-24 19:40:15
It all comes to personal preference I think. Personally I’ve moved on from collecting cd’s (or anything really) and would rather have everything digital simply to utilize space.

That being said, I completely understand the appeals of having physical media, it would be sad to see that go away for the people who really love it.


Andreas2020-03-01 11:33:32
So, there are still no hints or something that tells if the Song itself will be on this soundtrack release, or not?


Hybrid Soldier2020-03-01 12:53:47
Press release was clear : it'll contain a more orchestral arrangement of it. But not the single as released a few days ago.


Andreas2020-03-01 15:06:22
So it will not be on it. So as it seems there will be no official Single CD release, i decided to buy a promo cd from "no time to die" on ebay. Would the Song had been on the album release, i could have dispense the promo cd. Btw, thank you for you reply!

Ian Brown McCarthy reply Replies: 2 || 2020-02-20 07:04:19
LOL @ 1/5 star rating, before release.

Good job, Internet.


dingoutback2020-02-21 18:38:48
I for one believe they should not allow user ratings until the album has been released.


J2020-02-22 13:04:33
And even then, people rate before listening to it...

badbu reply Replies: 0 || 2020-02-20 09:29:25
oh yes!!! :-)

mpolonest123 reply Replies: 0 || 2020-02-20 02:28:12
Shaken.... Not Stirred ;)

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