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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=112You 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 premier
I 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 RozmanMondo only offered to send me a return label and a refund. No info yet on if they plan to fix it. :-/Mine arrived today and is definitely sped up.LOL klaus badelt hardly composed pirates 1
You know what? I love the booklet credits! Klaus Badelt is the same guy who scored Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.Thanks Hybrid soldier for the good news<br>I can't wait to see the documental film and hear the score of lorne balfe & hans zimmer.A score will be released.<br><br>You can always count on Lorne for that. It's in the works.What was the last Zimmer documentary score that they released outside of BBC? <br><br>I am still waiting for The Great Bear Rainforest.I hope they can the soundtrack release for "Rebuilding Paradise" composed by Hans zimmer & Lorne balfe, including an original song for the film. I hope there is a possibility that they will release the score.
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Pirates Of The Caribbean - Dead Man's Chest
Label: Walt Disney Records
Length: 58'32 (Score: 51'30)
HZimmer.com rating:        5/5
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  1. Jack Sparrow (6:06)
    Hans Zimmer
  2. The Kraken (6:55)
    Hans Zimmer
  3. Davy Jones (3:15)
    Hans Zimmer
  4. I've Got My Eye On You (2:25) *
    Hans Zimmer, Trevor Morris
  5. Dinner Is Served (1:30)
    Hans Zimmer, Geoff Zanelli, Mel Wesson, Nick Glennie-Smith, Bruce Fowler
  6. Tia Dalma (3:57) * +
    Hans Zimmer, Geoff Zanelli, Lorne Balfe
  7. Two Hornpipes (Tortuga) (1:14)
    Skip Henderson, Tom Gire, John Sponsler
  8. A Family Affair (3:34) *
    Hans Zimmer, Nick Glennie-Smith
  9. Wheel Of Fortune (6:45) *
    Hans Zimmer, Tom Gire, John Sponsler
  10. You Look Good Jack (5:34) +
    Hans Zimmer
  11. Hello Beastie (10:15) +
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe, Tom Gire, John Sponsler
  12. He's A Pirate - Tiësto Remix (7:02)
* Contains themes from POTC 1 written by Klaus Badelt

+ Contains themes from POTC 1 written by Blake Neely
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Thijs reply Replies: 0 || 2006-07-05 00:00:00
Hans! You're my god! I listen now the first song and it is really beautifull! Thank you! And by the way, my apologies for my bad English

Dark reply Replies: 0 || 2006-07-05 00:00:00
unfortunatlyy this score fails in any level.
except track one (the jack sparrow 's theme) the music lacks of exciting elements or notable new themes ; and what are these awful electronic samples and electric guitars used in some tracks? (like in "the Kraken").
the only musical element efficient for , in this score , is the use of the Organ (great idea but it's too rare! it could be the real original stuff on this score).
the other tracks.. well it's a mix of peacemaker , crimson tide and classic hans action stuff he can uses for any Bruckeimer production.
I don't want to blame hans for averything 'cause I read that Bruckeimer didn't wants a swashbuckler score (yeah for the young people : they are stupids and only like fast , hard and electronic music as everyone knows ; thanks you Jerry the fucker).
a real disappointement..

Brand reply Replies: 0 || 2006-07-05 00:00:00
Zimmer ROCKS on this one!!!!!!!

But, is it just me or can some other people also not stand that DAMN Tiesto Remix s*it ? I mean what does this have to do with Pirates?

dlmusic reply Replies: 0 || 2006-07-03 00:00:00
"Jack Theme Suite" is the "Jack Sparrow" track from the soundtrack CD - but a sampled version without real orchestra.

Nautilus reply Replies: 0 || 2006-07-03 00:00:00
I listened the whole score.

Is one of my biggest disapointments from Hans.In the same way than Batman Begins.

(dissapointing it's not my exactly word, but the other one is too "hard")

Gabor reply Replies: 0 || 2006-07-03 00:00:00
Hi!

This music is awesome! Much more unique than the first one! Congratulation Hans!

Sylvos reply Replies: 0 || 2006-07-03 00:00:00
You meant you listened to the whole CD right? I doubt if anyone could have listened to the whole score without watching the movie unless... is there a Recording Sessions bootleg around?! :-P

Anyway, Why didn't you like it bud?

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2006-07-03 00:00:00
It is an ok soundtrack, but could be a little more action packed really. A Complete Score could be interesting as there's a lot more music in the movie (of course).

Antas, Webmaster reply Replies: 0 || 2006-07-03 00:00:00
@Nautilus , please explain

Nautilus reply Replies: 0 || 2006-07-03 00:00:00
I heard the whole score.after i come back from madrid.Where i talked a little bit with harry and Hans and I saw harry's and trevor's concerts.

Well, Zimmer said in madrid POtc2 is good because has long pieces and he likes writte on this way.And he said there are around of 2 hours of music on Potc2.

Ok.I don't know if all the music in the film is like the music from the cd, but i think the music from this soundtrack is a "crap".seriously.Since Mi2 or batman begins I wasn't so disapointed with Hans.

A lot of music still sounds likea demo, the final track is 10minutes of underscore and some pieces are simply a nothingless.

Even if you can enjoy "the kraken" track like a guilty pleasure, Zimmer has crossed the line with the "heavy metal" touch.

I was waiting for something more orchestral like Muppet treasure island or Peacamaker and I have another Zimmer score trying to avoid the orchestra.

Zimmerian reply Replies: 0 || 2006-07-03 00:00:00
Everyone knows that Hans Zimmer prefers electronics to orchestra so this one came at no surprise. Though I don't really appriciate the sound of electronic guitar (or whatever that is called) I thought this confounded instrument worked well here even though it was a bit overused at some points.

Remember, this is a Jerry Brukheimer movie, and this type of music is what he prefers the most. Brukheimer is not looking for creative, unique piece of composition but something that helps promoting the effectiveness of scene you watch. I'm sure if they would ask Zimmer to create something big, he could deliver something even better than 'Muppet's Treasure Island'. This score was what director and producer wanted so it's not Zimmer to blame.

The album is fun to listen to for a non die-hard soundtrack lover like me. What I seek in soundtracks is fun, something to cheer me up in this stressful world, and this one does the job for me. The only thing that let me down a bit was the final score track, 'Hello Beastie' only because it was almost like listening to the second half of "Do You Think I'm Saxon?" from King Arthur.

Levente reply Replies: 0 || 2006-07-03 00:00:00
I'm asking everyone, who knows the answer, what happened the guy on filmtracks.com. His reviews are always about perosnal feeling about Zimmer, and not the score itself. I'm also asking the hans-zimmer.com fellows here.

Sylvos reply Replies: 0 || 2006-07-03 00:00:00
I asked the same question early on in the forum. Apparantly the guy is a Zimmer Hater, pre-programmed to say "I Hate Zimmer's Works" using different vocabulary and sentences. The wired thing about this is that he is always first in line for reviewing the newest work of Hans Zimmer which is not the right attitude for a Zimmer hater :-p

Sylvos reply Replies: 0 || 2006-07-02 00:00:00
Feared man, the Jack Sparrow theme that it on this soundtrack CD is also 6 minutes long. I think this is the same thing you find on Tiesto's Remix Promotional Disc. Disney hasn't release extra, never-before heard material so far and I think this one is no exception.

Niv reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-29 00:00:00
Hi im from israe=]. the first pirates of the caribbean soundtrack was my favorite soundtrack i liked the main theme so much and the music was great. i think this score will be great too cause hans knows what hes doing guys trust him. its gonna be a great adventure score.go hans!!

Niv reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-29 00:00:00
*Israel.And by the way The Rock score is also great the chase music is awsome!!.

ralph@breda.nl reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-28 00:00:00
Trance is the absolute successor to classical music in the modern world of music. I ncan't think of any other style where pure classical components can be insert into a new jacket! Tijs did a very nice job! The first DJ to get a dance remix onto a soundtrack. The next step is to insert one into the movie itself!! Yeah yeah it's only a matter of time.

His birthtown is proud of him! Yeehee!

Feared reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-27 00:00:00
Hm I should also get the Tiesto remix album, because it has a Hans Zimmer score track entitled "Jack Theme Suite" and it's 6 minutes long.

F. Ayuso reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-27 00:00:00
The Kraken is incredible...

Obsessed reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-26 00:00:00
I really, really enjoyed the first soundtrack and I must admit, I was disappointed when I didn't see Klaus Badelt's name on the trailer for Dead Man's Chest. After hearing these, though I think the new soundtrack will be great. I like how some of the same themes from the first film are used. I think I still like the soundtrack for the first movie better, but I'll make my decision after I hear the whole thing. As for the remix... it just doesn't fit. At all. It wasn't meant to be in a pirate film, or any film of the eighteenth century. Rather disappointed there.

zimm44 reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-26 00:00:00
Sorry Nautilus but how can you be so sure that it was Zimmer who wrote the themes for The Curse of The Black Pearl? Everybody knows that he produced the score and programmed the sythesisers but there is nothing to be found about writing the themes for the movie. He is not even mentioned in additional music credits. So if you write such an information maybe you could tell what's the source of this inf.
Plus it's not the closed site devoted only to true Zimmer/Media Ventures (or Remote Control) fans.
The score and the movie will have wide appeal and you can expect many opinions not necessarily from desperate Zimmer collectors

Feared reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-26 00:00:00
It is true that Hans wrote the main themes for POTC1, it's also mentioned in the dvd commentary by the director and Hans himself admitted it in an interview.

Remco reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-26 00:00:00
mijn naan is remco en doe woodywoodpecker na

Nautilus reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-26 00:00:00
I can't understand Why people who isn't a true Zimmer/Media Ventures score writte on this forum, but for these people I will say : ZIMMER WROTTE THE MAIN THEMES FROM THE FIRST PIRATES OF CARIBBEAN.
ok?

Nautilus reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-23 00:00:00
http://disney.go.com/disneyrecords/Soundtracks/pirates2/index.html

Sounds pretty damn good!!!!

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-23 00:00:00
The music featured in the trailer is so nice, will be in this CD?¿

Thijs reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-23 00:00:00
Proud to be Dutch? Kom op gozer, open je ogen, dit is echt heel slecht! Tiesto verdient hier bakken geld mee, en hij heeft echt serieus geen flikker uitgevoerd! Heb ik ook al verteld op Radio 538

DJ EJ reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-21 00:00:00
hello all

this soundtrack is really looking great
i've heard the He's A Pirate - Tiësto Remix track

it is mindblowing... really good

proud to be dutch to...

keep up the good work...

greets,
DJ EJ

J!mmy reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-20 00:00:00
WONDERFUL ! Can,t wait to listen it completely !

Dinner is served is my favorites, look so intense and the waltz is beautiful ! And the techno remix don't look so bad that a lot of peaople think.

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