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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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United 93
Label: Varese Sarabande
Length: 43'41
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  1. Prayers (6:02)
  2. Pull The Tapes (4:14)
  3. Take Off (3:07)
  4. 2nd Plane Crash (2:27)
  5. Making The Bomb (3:57)
  6. The Pilots (1:21)
  7. The Pentagon (1:43)
  8. Phone Calls (10:49)
  9. The End (5:50)
  10. Dedication (3:51)
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Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-24 00:00:00
By the Way i'm Form Mexico City

Rodrigo Ortíz Gasca reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-24 00:00:00
I WANT THE DAMN CD NOWˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇ

Rodrigo Ortíz Gasca reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-24 00:00:00
What a Awsome Music.

Mikel Carmona-S.i.W (from Spain) reply Replies: 0 || 2006-12-28 00:00:00
Congratulations Powell, you have composed a great score for an excelent movie.

Ant reply Replies: 0 || 2006-08-13 00:00:00
I agree with you Martin. This film doesn't want, or need a big brassy heroic score. It needs and underscore and that's what it got. This is a film where the music isn't trying to draw attention to itself.

I'd just like to congratulate Powell on pulling off such a difficult project. It's always a challenge to write a convincing underscore, but on this one, being in a touchy genre must have been harder than we expect.

Martin reply Replies: 0 || 2006-07-12 00:00:00
I saw the film recently in Sydney and found the score to be a sensitive accompaniment to the film. The references to - unwittingly or not - New York minimalism (especially Steve Reich) are very canny and appropriate. A film like this doesn't need a psychologically manipulative or lavish score. Underscoring is what's required and congratulations on delivering just that with no loss of sophistication.

Craig Lowe reply Replies: 0 || 2006-07-03 00:00:00
Hey um i donno what to say because well i only watched the trailer and well i live in the Bahamas and they did not bring the movie here :( and i really wanted to watch it because even though i don't kno anyone that died on september 11th i still feel pain in my heart :( and i really want to watch United 93 and well i bet the soundtrack is awesome because i've heard some of the extracts but i really want to watch the movie...can anyone help

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-22 00:00:00
UNITED 93 - PRESS RELEASE

(Los Angeles, CA) John Powell scores the much-anticipated United 93 for Universal Pictures and writer-director Paul Greengrass. The film is a real time account of the heroism in United Flight 93, the fourth plane to be hijacked the morning of September the 11th, 2001. The film premiered at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival, screened at Canned and opened April 28. United 93 marks the second collaboration between Powell and Greengrass; the two had collaborated previously on The Bourne Supremacy and will rejoin in The Bourne Ultimatum. For United 93, Powell created an ambient score which he recorded in London with a live orchestra. Varese Sarabande will release the score CD June 6.

As the Powell-scored Ice Age: The Meltdown continues its march to the $200 million mark at the box office, audiences have turned out for another summer box office monster Powell has scored, X-Men: The Last Stand, which has broken records to gross over $175 million in just two weeks.

Powell's long and storied career in music began in Britain where he joined performance art group Media Arts while attending Trinity College of Music. While composing music for television and commercials for Air-Edel Music, he worked alongside composers Hans Zimmer and Patrick Doyle and made his first foray into feature films. After Powell co¬founded the commercial music house Independently Thinking Music (ITM) with longtime collaborator Gavin Greenaway, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue feature film composing.. He immediately scored several projects for DreamWorks Television, but it was his stirring score for John Woo's blockbuster Face/Off that put him in Hollywood's short list. He has since scored a wide variety of films and is well known for his scores to actioners Mr. and Mrs. Smith, The Italian Job, The Bourne Identity and Bourne Supremacy as well as jazzy scores for Be Cool and Alfie.

In addition to Jason Bourne's next adventure, Powell's upcoming slate includes the animated musical Happy Feet, and the film adaptation of the graphic novel The Watchmen.

Paul reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-12 00:00:00
This Sounds Great !!!!. When does it come to Europe ( Holland ) I Hope it comes very fast.

I Think the score sounds better if you have the images from the film in your head...........

Ant reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-11 00:00:00
I don't think it comes close to an orchestra - I've only listened to it a couple of times because it's so boring and all I remember is some violins and the occasional percussion.

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Koala Lin ( http://spaces.msn.com/koalalin120674/ reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-11 00:00:00

This time Mr. Powell makes me wanna sleep at all...

There is no orchestra in this project , right ?

Ant reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-06 00:00:00
Rather bland - it just sounded like the Bourne scores without any action.

Dark reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-01 00:00:00
my thoughts exactly .. the end and dedication are decent but the rest..
and during this time no release for the dynamic klaus badelt score for "Ultraviolet".. ts ts ts

Nautilus reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-30 00:00:00
very, very, very atmospheric score.
Just percusion and ambience music.

Some string and Powell's son vocals.

"the End" is a moving track.But the rest is like nothing.I can't understand why powell has wanted release this score.

Sylvos reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-22 00:00:00
Though it seems to be way too short, I'm glad to see this coming out at last.

Indeed, "Thanks Varese!"

YES! reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-21 00:00:00
YES!!!!!

Kiddo reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-20 00:00:00
Yes! I began to lose hope of an album release. THANKS, VARESE!!!!

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