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Guess a sessions leak of a score that was already 90 minutes long on the original album isn't worth getting super excited for...Is it me or does the main theme sound a lot like Hannibal? No doubt Zanelli’s stamp on the score...Hybrid, did Zimmer composed any of the music in the second trailer? <br><br>Interesting that nobody's mentioned the sessions leak. Pretty sure I posted a cue list but it must have been deleted.@mephariel<br>None of the styles work for me really. Most of the score comes across as a pastiche of ideas from other Zimmer scores where they were better developed (Gladiator, The Rock, Crimson Tide, etc.) and Even the action is kind of hit or miss. I just don’t find it to be an interesting score honestly.
@kiki: delete inferno for me aswell......and a very good solo Balfe cue, at that. That theme and Hans' Moriarty theme are the most engaging ideas of these movies, to me. <br><br>Hey, while I'm here, any word on Hans doing the third movie?i would delete Dunkirk immediately from that library. That's the WORST score ever written from any composer out there. This isn't even a score or film music. Just pure sound effects.No, "Psychological Recovery" is scored to picture, a bunch of cues put together from the climax of the film. IIRC the first three minutes or so are a solo Balfe cue actually.Nope, not a suite, a mix of about 4/5 cues.
M:I2 is definitely a polarizing score. But I have to say, this is the first time I heard the criticism stylistically bland refer to this score. Because for most people who dislike the score, they think the score is too stylish.love this score. hasn't grown on me. was listening to it on my commute today. do you guys know if the track "psychological recovery" is the "suite" that came first. and then other cues developed from it? thanksEven then, I feel like its still irrelevant to post the titles for it does us no good and it will be posted here eventually. But whatever I guessJust realized I’ve been calling the movie “Windows” instead of “Widows”. <br>Ugh it’s been a long day -_-Just took a look at the trailer and am really impressed with how the film looks, not what I was expecting at all. I honestly don’t know what approach Zimmer will take either, although if I had to guess probably more sound design-ish.<br><br>And outside of “Injection” and “Bare Island” I find MI2 to be bland and all over the place stylistically. Just my opinion though, I know a lot of people love that score ;-)
mpolonest123, have you seen the trailer for Widows? Zimmer created the music for that trailer and I assume it came from the movie. If that is the case, it will sound nothing like TTRL.M:I2 is a blast to listen to. I just have a hard time imagine it to be a MI score. But it is one of the most fun scores from Zimmer.And as far Zimmer scores that I don’t like for the most part, there is a small handful (Madagascar, MI2, etc.)That’s completely fair, and I honestly couldn’t defend this score and be genuine about it. I think it does help that I love this movie (despite being hard to watch) and have come to associate the music with it so much. Still, I can’t lie that I find portions of it to be incredibly effective, even when the music does become solely ambient. In terms of listenability/originality the best cue is, ironically, the 24-second “Washington” cue.<br><br>I would kill to know what Zimmer personally thinks of this score. I’m sure he had a great working relationship with Steve, hence him working on “Windows”, but I’m sure the temptrack must have been murder on his creativity...This is my least favorite Zimmer score, actually. Or else the one that I feel has the least going for it; I guess it doesn't make me mad like On Stranger Tides, but at the same time it lacks anything even remotely compelling. "Boat Trip to New Orleans" is the only halfway interesting cue and even then I don't really like to listen to it much. The experimental parts aren't interesting experiments (ooh...clapping...wow), and the Journey to the Line stuff is just tired and bland (on top of being super derivative). I get that it works in the movie or whatever but if I had a gun to my head with orders to delete one Hans score from my library and never listen to it again, I'm pretty sure this would be the one I'd go for.
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Hans ZimmerGeoff ZanelliJim DooleyClay Duncan
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Matchstick Men (Complete Score)
Label: Unofficial Release
Length: 131'19
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  1. Flim Flam (0:15)
  2. Ichi Ni San (3:03)
  3. Prizes (1:30)
  4. Victim Of Fraud (0:53)
  5. Open Window (0:57)
  6. Grocery Store (1:33)
  7. Losing The Pills (1:36)
  8. Shoes Off (0:19)
  9. Shrink (0:51)
  10. I Have A Daughter? (1:20)
  11. Suzi's Topology (0:50)
  12. Meeting Angela (2:27)
  13. Lunch (0:50)
  14. Frechette (0:53)
  15. Moving In (2:00)
  16. Obsessive Compulsive (2:05)
  17. The Club (0:43)
  18. Let Us Greed (1:17)
  19. Nosy Parker (1:35)
  20. Con Artist Teaching (2:05)
  21. Not Bad (4:31)
  22. Realizing (0:43)
  23. Scouting (1:48)
  24. In The Airport (0:55)
  25. Do You Mind If I Seat There? (1:36)
  26. Walk Him To The Plane (1:18)
  27. Airport Con (1:15)
  28. Do I Get A Cut? (1:40)
  29. Parking Escape (0:57)
  30. Angela Arrested Before (1:41)
  31. No More Cigarettes (1:18)
  32. No More Pills (1:29)
  33. Vitamins (1:02)
  34. Visiting Klein (1:45)
  35. Frechette is Shot (4:33)
  36. Heaven (0:45)
  37. Interrogation (1:27)
  38. Dear Roy (2:53)
  39. No Baby (1:53)
  40. Carpeteria (3:19)
  41. I'm Grown Up (1:16)
  42. Happy Ending (2:27)
  43. Waltz Suite (3:05)
  44. Flim Flam (Alternate I) (0:16)
  45. Flim Flam (Alternate II) (0:16)
  46. Ichi Ni San (Alternate I) (1:49)
  47. Ichi Ni San (Alternate II (2:55)
  48. Losing The Pills (Alternate) (1:35)
  49. Shoes Off (Alternate) (0:19)
  50. I Have A Daughter? (Alternate) (1:21)
  51. Meeting Angela (Alternate I) (2:31)
  52. Meeting Angela (Alternate II) (1:37)
  53. Lunch - Frechette (Alternate I) (2:33)
  54. Lunch - Frechette (Alternate II) (2/33)
  55. Moving In (Alternate I) (2:00)
  56. Moving In (Alternate II) (2:03)
  57. Obsessive Compulsive (Alternate) (2:36)
  58. The Club (Alternate I) (0:42)
  59. The Club (Alternate II) (0:44)
  60. Let Us Greed (Alternate I) (1:16)
  61. Let Us Greed (Alternate II) (1:27)
  62. Not Bad (Alternate) (4:31)
  63. Scouting (Alternate) (1:46)
  64. Do You Mind If I Seat There? (Alternate I) (1:37)
  65. Do You Mind If I Seat There? (Alternate II) (1:40)
  66. Walk Him To The Plane (Alternate) (1:32)
  67. Airport Con (Alternate I) (3:53)
  68. Airport Con (Alternate II) (2:00)
  69. No More Pills (Alternate) (0:52)
  70. Visiting Klein (Alternate I) (1:34)
  71. Visiting Klein (Alternate II) (1:25)
  72. Dear Roy (Alternate) (2:18)
  73. No Baby (Alternate) (1:59)
  74. Carpeteria (Alternate I) (2:32)
  75. Carpeteria (Alternate II) (5:06)
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Dr. Vinny G. reply Replies: 0 || 2008-03-21 00:00:00
As an accomplished composer/musician/performer, I feel compelled to enter a comment. I saw “Matchstick Men” shortly after it was released on DVD. 2004, I think. And I write this as an individual whose brain has cataloged a SURPLUS of music over many years.

I remember distinctly watching the "making of matchstick men" where Ridley Scott gave Hans such a hard time about the score. And again, as someone who has such a catalog of music in the brain, I have found myself humming or whistling "THIS" score over and over in the last 4 years. With no likely end in sight. It's catchy. It's contagious. And it's my opinion. I even caved and got some ring tones. (Shocked all my colleagues.) I’m more curious to what the rejected scores sounded like. Maybe he used them for other films. Take that Mr. Scott!

Since, I have been more aware of Mr. Zimmer's works over the last 4 years and now I have a clearer understanding of why some of my favorite films (before and since “Matchstick Men”) are some of my favorite films, i.e. “Mission Impossible II” & “Gladiator”. Answer – “Zimmer scores”. And really, if you take away the score, "Matchstick Men" as a film, is average at its best. The score, is what makes this film. Period!! Maybe that's why Ridley pushed Hans like he did?

It’s no wonder that someone would create a web site of this like. As well, he is now someone I would like to converse and/or collaborate before I go to the other side. John Williams, take a vacation. There’s a new sheriff in town, and his name is Hans!!

Kindly,
Dr. Vinny G.
Rochester, NY
(Home to Hochstein and Eastman) schools of Music that is. &#61514;

Jack reply Replies: 0 || 2007-08-01 00:00:00
Hi everyone! I've got this question: some days ago I was listening to this score and I realised that the first part of track "Weird Is Good" has a particular style, something I've only heard in Gotan Project's songs: so, Is that an omage by Hans Zimmer to this fantastic (IMHO) group?

thanks

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Ted reply Replies: 0 || 2006-09-15 00:00:00
What is the name of the song that was playing when roy sent angela away with frank after the shooting?

BobdH reply Replies: 0 || 2005-08-27 00:00:00
Hmm... the only thing track 8 (Mines) makes me think about is Journey to the Line, from The Thin Red Line. Man, how obvious is it which track was the temp-score?!?

ABC reply Replies: 0 || 2005-08-27 00:00:00
I think the reason why Track 8 sounds like Journey to the Line is because it should sound like Journey to the Line --)

axel jespersen reply Replies: 0 || 2005-07-18 00:00:00
track 8 is what made the film what it is.

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