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All those people who complain that Hans isn't sticking to more traditional scores forget that at heart, hes a synth man who loves his synthesizers and keyboards. Hans is just as much as a musical artist as Bowie or Paul Mccartney, in the sense that he goes through musical trends and his style adapts or changes. That's just the way it is, enjoy it for what it is. <br><br>Crucify me for comparing a human to David Bowie!Wow! Stephen Barton worked on a lot of the important cues here, huh?I'm with Edmund in that I'd love for Hans to win more Oscars, but not this score. I feel like even Blade Runner 2049 is more deserving of an award than this. Sure, it works great in the film, but that shouldn't be reason enough for an Oscar. I feel like Desplat's nominated score is more deserving than this one. <br><br>"But this one has a unique sound and recording!"<br><br>Okay... a lot of scores have that. A lot of Zimmer's work has that. Doesn't make them all masterpieces.<br><br>"But we have to spite those evil reviewers who hate this score!"<br><br>Why do you let their opinion get in the way of your enjoyment? If you love it enough, the critics' opinions should only make you enjoy it more because you see something in it they don't. <br><br>I agree with George in that Hans needs to go back to a melodic sound. I don't think whether this score wins or not will change Hans' mind on that, but I do want his next Oscar winner to mean something other than, "Oh cool! I won this award because I made weird sounds!" (Which by the way, involves things like programming and a lot of other technical adjustments that have nothing to do with Hans' composing ability)."The thing that I'm proudest about Dunkirk is you can't separate it from the film."<br>- Hans Zimmer, GQI understand, but it does not make sense.<br>You're arguing that the score for a movie released in January this year was produced before of the score of a movie that went to theaters in July. If Balfe started working on "12 strong" a year before the movie release, the same can be said of Dunkirk. It is easy to infer that the Dunkirk's score has been working since the middle of 2016! Or even before, because of the tours that Zimmer has done.<br>The music/sound design, even being simple, was not made and recorded between January and May of last year.
Olive  that is when it was announced !!! Not when he did itBalfe's hiring came out in May, when Dunkirk's production was already at the end. No contest.<br><br><br>filmmusicreporter.  com/ <br> 2017/05/24/lorne-balfe-to-score-horse-soldiers/Hans finished the bulk of the score before he went on tour, you could find an interview where he himself says so. <br>Ben worked solely on Variation 15. <br>Scroll down on this page and you'll find the full cuesheet with the credits. <br>Edmund - how do you think Zimmer wrote Dunkirk when he was on a world tour !!!Congratulations to Ben, Lorne also .Edmund - the release dates do not matter . Check out Balfe’s Facebook page and you will see he was recording 12 Strong early last year .
I've only heard the suite Hybrid made. The only similarity I was aware of is the siren-like sound. <br><br>People don't realize how difficult scoring Dunkirk was. Just because you love Interstellar (I do too - it's my favorite HZ score) but that doesn't mean Dunkirk doesn't deserve to win. <br>Edmund, in all honesty what are the similarities between 12 Strong and Dunkirk? I know both scores and fail to see how they connect.Doesn't deserve an Oscar. Hans Zimmer is my favorite composer but if he didn't win for Interstellar, he shouldn't win for this. <br><br>I can seriously say that I object this score winning based on that principle. This winning over Interstellar just isn't right.Well, the credits say that Supermarine or the oil are pure Zimmer, and also the 3 first track I think. So Balfe helped him to develop some ideas during his tour but the majority of the score is Hans' work.<br>And it does deserve an Oscar. I never heard a score like that.. If you have a problem with the score I think it comes from the script. A classical melodical music wouldn t work for this film i think.Source? I find that hard to believe considering the release dates. Even if it is true, Balfe might have been concurrently working on Dunkirk and brought over some of the ideas. I find it spectacularly improbably that he and Hans just HAPPENED to come up with the same ideas at the same time.
Edmund - gets you facts right please . 12 Strong was written before DunkirkHere's an interesting opinion: I want Hans to win this one so that he DOESN'T continue making music like this. Sure its functional, but if he could reinvent the melodic score again and get back to writing memorable melodies I'd be pretty happy. He won for Lion King and then essentially abandoned that tone of music which transitioned into the Crimson Tide/The Rock sound... so maybe, just maybe, if he wins this year he'll completely reinvent his sound again and give us something both melodically memorable but also be a total game changer in terms of modern scores.I hope it doesn't win if for no other reason than so we don't have to go through 5 years of Dunkirk temp tracks (although if 12 Strong is anything to go by, too late).@Ahmad i only need "The Oil (Film Version)" :D Then i'll be happy :D*That was a thumbs up but it didn't work :D<br><br>^This how I feel lol.
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Madagascar
Label: Geffen Records
Length: 31'27 (Score: 10'30)
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  1. Best Friends Theme (2:24)
    Hans Zimmer, Heitor Pereira, Ryeland Allison, James S. Levine
  2. I Like To Move It - Sacha Baron Cohen (3:51)
  3. Hawaii Five-O - The Ventures (1:49)
  4. Boogie Wonderland - Earth, Wind & Fire (4:49)
  5. Whacked Out Conspiracy (2:16)
    James Dooley
  6. Chariots Of Fire - Vangelis (3:29)
  7. Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees (4:44)
  8. Zoosters Breakout (1:39)
    Hans Zimmer
  9. Born Free (1:24)
    Hans Zimmer
  10. The Foosa Attack (0:37)
    Heitor Pereira
  11. Beacon Of Liberty (2:09)
    Hans Zimmer, James S. Levine
  12. What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong (2:16)
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Anonymous reply Replies: 1 || 2013-11-18 02:39:31
How much score did this film have so that there's so many additional guys?


Frisbee2013-11-18 09:34:35
I don't think it is always a question of how much music a film needs. This usually looks more like HZ's method for introducing his colleagues, their skills and their talents to the world. I'm sure it helps these guys immeasurably to land solo scoring gigs later on. Besides, what better way to go through some uninspiring project than jamming with friends?

SamFisher reply Replies: 0 || 2013-09-02 12:58:06
Madagascar (Recording Sessions)
1-Happy Birthday
Hans Zimmer & Heitor Pereira
2-Show Time
Hans Zimmer
3-Penguins Plot
Jim Dooley
4-I'll Be Here For My Whole Life
Hans Zimmer
5-Sprechen Sie Englisch?
Jim Dooley
6-Whacked Out Conspiracy
Jim Dooley
7-King of New York City
Hans Zimmer
8-Talk to Him
Hans Zimmer & Heitor Pereira
9-Thinking of a Song
10-Marty's Decision
11-Zoosters Breakout
12-Train Station
13-Horse Officer
14-Grand Central
^^Hans Zimmer -9-10-11-12-13-14 Track Composed by^^
15-Station Drummer
Ryeland Allison
16-Reunited With Marty
Hans Zimmer
17-Tranquilizer
Hans Zimmer
18-Rico
19-Penguins Infiltration
20-Status
^^Jim Dooley -18-19-20 Track Composed by^^
21-Boxes at Sea
Hans Zimmer & Heitor Pereira
22-Marty Surfing
Ryeland Allison
23-San Diego?
Hans Zimmer
24-Lemure Party
25-King Julien Moves It
^^Ryeland Allison -24-25 Track Composed by^^
26-Foosa
Heitor Pereira
27-Skeleton Aviator
Hans Zimmer
28-Ice Cold Sushi For Breakfast
Jim Dooley
29-Beacon Of Liberty
Hans Zimmer & James S.Levine
30-Lemure Plane Meeting
Hans Zimmer
31-Give It a Chance
Hans Zimmer & Heitor Pereira
32-Wild Sweet Wild
Heitor Pereira
33-Sweet Dreams Everyone
Hans Zimmer & Heitor Pereira
34-Steak Obsessed
35-Welcome To Madagascar
36-Who's the Cat?
^^Hans Zimmer -34-35-36- Track Composed by^^
37-Heaven
Hans Zimmer & Jim Dooley
38-Steaks All Around
Hans Zimmer & Jim Dooley
39-Alex Getting Mad
Hans Zimmer
40-Penguins Back In Business
Jim Dooley
41-Steak Dream
Hans Zimmer
42-Marty & Alex
Hans Zimmer
43-The Foosa Attack (Part 1)
Heitor Pereira
44-The Foosa Attack (Part 2)
Hans Zimmer
45-Penguins To The Rescue
Jim Dooley
46-Alex Hungry
Hans Zimmer
47-Showtime Again
Hans Zimmer
48-Toast to Alex
Hans Zimmer
49-Best Friends
Hans Zimmer & Heitor Pereira

Anon-e-missing reply Replies: 0 || 2013-05-15 21:20:05
Is it bad that this is one of my favorite Zimmer scores? xD

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-10 00:00:00
Zoosters Breakout - i like soooo much!!!

Ditze reply Replies: 0 || 2010-04-21 00:00:00
Zoosters Breakout......I have got the CD since only a month(I didn´t get it before!!) but I´ve listen to it over 600 times!! Hans Zimmer, you and your music are inspiration for everyone!!! You´re music is the best ever!!!

sjoerd reply Replies: 0 || 2010-04-02 00:00:00
this is coming from a boy in the netherlands
thank you sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much you helped my with seeking for years i am so thankful so thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yash reply Replies: 0 || 2009-05-27 00:00:00
I just cant believe the coincidence but I happened to find this link in google when I was searching for the xylophone song. I didnt know that the instrument was called 'xylophone' in google so I typed in 'madagascar soundtrack when alex dreams of steaks' haha. Managed to hit this site in the first shot. Went through the comments and what do you know - the first 2 describe the song that I am looking for. :D Cheers guys!

Nik! reply Replies: 0 || 2009-03-11 00:00:00
I found the xylophonic song! It is called Dead Already from American Beuty.

Pieter van Vliet reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-06 00:00:00
Hello mr. Zimmer,

Can you tell me the name of the xylophone song in the movie Madagascar. This song is also played during the Genesis tour just before the starting of the concert. This was a inmens sound to listen it over a great set of speakers. I have enjoyed it at the movie and at the concert very much. It took me more than a year to put a link between the movie and the concert. This xylophone song stayed somewhere in my brain somewhere between my ears....

All the best regards,
Pieter van Vliet
Breda
Holland
at: japiemaloe@casema.nl

Reoko reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-09 00:00:00
hey, does ANYONE know what the music is when alex is at the zoo and everyone is loving him? its just like zoosters breakout, but more adventurous. i love it. if you can tell me it, ######### ill be apreciating it!

jack reply Replies: 0 || 2007-12-18 00:00:00
can someone please tell me the name of the song in alexs dream of steaks, its the xylophone one. =)

Tetris reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-25 00:00:00
WHOA! ZOOSTER BREAKOUT IS THE SONG! my fav instrumental composition actually.

THANKS HANS ZIMMER! CREATE MORE compositions like this one and i'd go buy it :D

Alesha Leggo reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-07 00:00:00
Hey,

This is truley an amazing song and i have chosen it for my ice sk8ing music that how good i thought it was so i was thinking of buying the CD but its a lot cheaper on itunes so yer we g2g and do something and not be sittin in frount of the computer all day ok bye!

Kathers reply Replies: 0 || 2007-03-23 00:00:00
I &#9829; Zoosters breakout - amazing!
Love this composer, can't get enough of his music :D

Caliber reply Replies: 0 || 2007-03-09 00:00:00
My favourite song.. I just love it! ;)

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2007-02-19 00:00:00
Zooster's Breakout is awesome. Whatta strings, and piano is interesting too. My brain works all the time when I'm listening Zooster's. Hans is genious.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2006-12-09 00:00:00
Chef, it is rigt. Im angry, too.

The Chef reply Replies: 0 || 2006-12-02 00:00:00
Only 1 Track is from Hans. Im very angry. I dont will hear Levine, Dooley or a other. I will only hear the music of hans.

Becaus Zooster ist very good. Thank you Hans.

tom reply Replies: 0 || 2006-10-11 00:00:00
does ANYONE know the name of the song that's playing when all those steaks are falling in alex's dream? it's mainly an xylophone playing. PLEASE tell me

Paul reply Replies: 0 || 2006-10-11 00:00:00
Dead Already from Thomas Newman
From the movie American Beauty!!

Wonderfull song

hi reply Replies: 0 || 2006-08-31 00:00:00
Zooster's Breakout is great! It perfectly matches with the movie. But I like the this track, because even the music, without the pictures, is funny...reminds me a funny machine, a completely senseless machine, with a lot of little mechanisms and wheels. The sound creates a great atmosphere :D (btw: I'm listening to the track, while writing these lines^^)

alex reply Replies: 0 || 2006-08-14 00:00:00
id like to call myself a movie star

garrett reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-23 00:00:00
this is another one of my favorite movies other than
finding nemo.

garrett lawrence reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-23 00:00:00
I LLLLLLLOOOOOOOVVVVVVVVEEEEEEE!THIS MOVIE

Emma Blokkeerus reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-19 00:00:00
i think Madagascar is a great chrildrens movie and a family full of laughs , a all round winner and plenty of laughs and smiles.

Emma Blokkeerus
the Age reveiw (chrildrens movies)

Tree reply Replies: 0 || 2006-04-26 00:00:00
Hey! It's cool!
Where can I download the songs?

Raul reply Replies: 0 || 2006-03-08 00:00:00
helo

adam reply Replies: 0 || 2006-03-02 00:00:00
mada whoaaa ?
not whoaa , gascar
I luv it , I realy luv it
it is the best

steven reply Replies: 0 || 2006-03-01 00:00:00
where can i buy these scores with sfx

mi 2

expanded score mi 2

gladiator

please let me now

my email is #######

film fan

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