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Bayhem - Balfe is one of the few that hasn’t got additional writers though.which films has this small army of ghostwriters ???!!!!!!You say Balfe worked on the last Transformers(2017). Okay. He may have been called by the Paramount. However, his involvement with the franchise in 2005 and in the following years happened because of the RCP and Zimmer's direct involvement in the project. There in 2005, 2007, 2011, 2014 he was a guest of RCP/MV and no received no call for help of the Paramount. There is no other way.he worked on the first transformers . And did a lot. Why not ask him on twitter .<br>.....................................<br><br><br>I've asked him a lot of stuff. We're Facebook friends. And yes, I know he worked on the first one. I clearly said it a couple of times in my replies here. He worked on the first one and the second one as well. But if you try to imply that Balfe deserves the credit for these scores, you are way, way off the mark. And it's very disrespectful to Jablonsky. Very.<br><br>Now, clearly you like Balfe a lot. Fine. But please don't undermine a far more experienced and successful composer like Jablonsky, just because Balfe is the "hot MV/RC composer" at the moment. We, the Jablonsky fans, certainly didn't act that way in 2007 when Jablonsky's name was everywhere and people were going crazy for the Transformers score. No one denies that Balfe worked hard on the Transformers films. But he's not the "main guy". Just like a lot of MV/RC composers have worked on HIS scores and they're not the main composers. You think Balfe scores all of his movies alone? Nope. Like any other successful and busy composer out there, he's supported by a small army of ghostwriters.Studio = Paramount and he worked on the first transformers . And did a lot. Why not ask him on twitter . I did !!!!!!Balfe never worked for Jablonsky =========================================<br><br>By "worked for Jablonsky" I meant he worked ON Jablonsky scores. And as James said, it's all MV/RC anyway. They all know each other and help each other. The first Transformers movie started post-production at the end of 2006. Back then no one knew who Balfe was (aside from the biggest MV/RC fans). His big break arguably came in 2009-2010. Years after the first Transformers movie. So no matter how we spin it, he still came after Jablonsky. Jablonsky is his senior and obviously has much more experience. And we have to respect that. <br><br>That was my point.
Should have gotten one for Interstellar, not this."Strength And Honor" is a forerunner to the main theme of King Arthur and also the theme for Transformers!<br><br>I was listening to the soundtrack and unwittingly the music sent me to these two other movies. :Dhe says he was brought in by the studio.<br><br>-----------------------------------------------<br><br>Studio = RCP = Hans Zimmer credit as producer of the score.<br>In end of day is the same thing.Maybe a honorary in the future.Bayhem - your wrong on a couple of points . Balfe never worked for Jablonsky .In a recent podcast he was asked about Transformers and he says he was brought in by the studio.seems the same with the lastest Film also.its pretty obvious the temp for the end is 13 Hours also.
A "spanish" score. This is great!An Oscar (or at lease a nomination) for Dunkirk or Blade Runner ; it would be great from the academy to reward this kind of score. In the last decade, only Gravity had also this kind of """""sound desing""""""" score.I think you're forgetting that Balfe also ghostwrote The Lord of the Rings<br>==================================<br><br>Hahaha, but of course! Howard Shore and John Williams are actually Balfe alter-egos. He's actually 155 years old and he's solely responsible for all of these iconic scores. Hell, I heard he did some additional work on Psycho as well. And Gone with the Wind. lol!<br><br><br>Now, let me say something else in regards to the claim that Balfe did this score. All kidding aside, it would've (I guess...) made sense to make such a claim if this score was done by someone UNtested. But this is Jablonsky we're talking! He's one of Balfe's mentors. Look back and you'll see that Balfe started working not only on Zimmer scores, but on Jablonsky scores as well.<br><br>So yes, Balfe is good and all, but let's not act as if he's "the greatest in the world". And let's respect and NOT undermine the more senior MV/RC composers who gave the guy a shot. Thank you.If he does I hope it's not for Dunkirk.Lynk, you should be able to just type the individual times into a column or row in Excel, select them all and the sum will be given at the bottom. Alternatively I use this sometimes: calculator. net/time-calculator<br><br>Also...HOOOOOOOOOOOLY shit that last track. My entire mouth just filled with saliva. :O
@Kusi<br><br>Each time Film Music Reporter or similar websites reveal full album details I see individual track lengths but usually total running time is not provided. I am often curious to find out what the total running time is. It is fairly straightforward to do the math myself, of course, but it takes time. What I am looking for is some web service, Excel template/formula or whatever quick and easy-to-use tool one can suggest that allows me to type in individual track-lengths and get the total running times as the output.Based on what you'd like to calculate it? MP3, CD....?jaa. but i think he will never get his second oscar...:-(Yes! I Finally found the booklet credits for Blade Runner 2049:<br><br>Original score by<br>HANS ZIMMER<br>BENJAMIN WALLFISCH<br><br>Music editors <br>CLINT BENNETT<br>RYAN RUBIN<br><br>Music production services<br>STEVEN KOFSKY<br><br>Synth programming<br>HANS ZIMMER<br><br>Synth design<br>HOWARD SCARR<br><br>Vocalist<br>AVI KAPLAN<br><br>Exotic instruments<br>CHAS SMITH<br><br>Cello, vocals<br>TRISTAN SCHULZE<br><br>Cello <br>SIMONE VITUCCI<br><br>Guitars<br>OWEN GURRY<br><br>Technical score engineer<br>CHUCK CHOI<br><br>Digital instrument design<br>MARK WHERRY<br><br>Sampling team<br>TAUREES HABIB<br>RAUL VEGA<br><br>Score techincal assistants<br>MAX SANDLER<br>NATE UNDERKUFFLER<br><br>Score mastering by<br>ALAN MEYERSON<br><br>Score mastering assistant<br>FOREST CHRISTENSON<br><br>Score mixed at<br>REMOTE CONTROL PRODUCTIONS, Santa Monica, California<br><br>Studio manager for Remote Control Productions<br>SHALINI SINGH<br><br>Assistant to Hans Zimmer<br>CYNTHIA PARK<br><br>TEARS IN THE RAIN<br><br>Written by<br>EVANGHELOS PAPATHANASSIOU (VANGELIS)<br><br>Here's the link:<br> 47d9-a452-d732122da496/mbid-149daaf9-5c9d-47d9-a452-d732122d a496-18376707127.jpgAnd I thought Varese Sarabande will pick this one up. Whatever happened to those guys I will never know.<br><br>A Little off-topic here but might I ask if there any computer geeks around here who know how I can calculate total duration of albums using Excel or some simple web service (other than Soundtrack Collector)?

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  1. The Simpsons Theme (Orchestral Version) (1:27) *
  2. Trapped Like Carrots (2:14)
  3. Doomsday Is Family Time (2:27)
  4. Release The Hounds (2:19)
  5. Clap For Alaska (1:55)
  6. What's An Epiphany ? (2:07)
  7. Thank You Boob Lady (2:45)
  8. You Doomed Us All... Again (5:52)
  9. ...Lead, Not To Read (2:05)
  10. Why Does Everything I Whip Leave Me ? (3:05)
  11. Bart's Doodle (1:01)
  12. World's Fattest Fertilizer Salesman (5:05)
  13. His Big Fat Ass Could Shields Us All (1:46)
  14. Spider Pig (1:04) **
  15. Recklessly Impulsive (5:27) +
  16. Homer, Bart, And A Bike (2:24) (US iTunes Exclusive)
*The Simpsons Theme written by Danny Elfman

**Based on the Spiderman Theme written by Bob Harris and Paul Webster. Parody lyrics by James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Al Jean, Ian Maxtone Graham, George Meyer, David Mirkin, Mike Reiss, Mike Scully, Matt Selman, John Schwartzwelder and John Vitti.

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mark reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-23 00:00:00
ummm....its definitely zimmers score. no doubt. they even have interviews on tv with zimmer about the simpsons movie. ive seen it tbs and fox so far. and if you guys wanna hear someone who actually copies holst listen to the main theme from that jupiter I hear!?

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-19 00:00:00
Nick Glennie-Smith also wrote a little bit of additional music... ;-)

Cloud reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-19 00:00:00

Me reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-19 00:00:00
They should write: Baked by James Dooley not by hans zimmer, is all Dooley's stuff

Anthony reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-16 00:00:00
I'm hearing the last track is some sort of remix...?

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-16 00:00:00
Absolutely, by Ryeland Allison... :-S

Anthony reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-15 00:00:00

I know I don't list the producer, but EVERYONE involved in writing music, even additional, is listed there, and there is clearly no Zimmer.

mark reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-14 00:00:00
batman5 how many people have to correct you. zimmer was the producer of antz. he told them (gregson-williams & powell) the sound he wanted where and they wrote it.

batman5 reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-14 00:00:00
im telling you I know zimmer helped write antz.

mark reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-13 00:00:00
yeah very understandable. I think its weird someone getting on and not knowing their stuff before they comment. I know what you mean. cuz zimmer did not write antz. although I adore batman and the number5 is a coolnumber, batman5 you are wrong.

Anthony reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-12 00:00:00
Hey Mark,

I'm not trying to argue here, I'm just trying to correct any misinformation that's posted.

I'm not fussed about wat Zimmer did on Gladiator, I never even brought that up, but when someone says outlandish things such as "Zimmer wrote Antz" I'd prefer to correct that.

Again, I'm not trying to say "I'm right, you're wrong" here, I'm just trying to say "Actually that's not quite true..." and presenting the facts and not the "opinions".

mark reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-12 00:00:00
ok this is crazy. these pages are to comment about each individual album zimmer puts out. not for anthony and batman5 to argue over like little children. me and my best friend tyler both admire zimmers work and my know most everything there is to know. zimmer was the producer of antz. not composer. ok batman5. anthony zimmer wrote gladiator except for a few solo parts...I mean few. and he gave writing credit to someone else. why dont you too exchange emails if you wanna argue. dont use up our space to comment zimmers work to act like immature children.

batman5 reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-12 00:00:00
if you read into what I said you will notice I told you zimmer admits to giving written by credit to other composers. I didnt say antz was in that. I also said other interviews, articles, etc.

Anthony reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-11 00:00:00
Yeah batman5, that's a great interview. There's absolutely NOTHING about Antz.

batman5 reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-11 00:00:00
its easy. interviews!!! read them sometime. you want proof that hans zimmer gives credit to everyone. go to and find the dark knight. there is an interview where zimmer in fact admits to giving written by credit to others when he in fact wrote himself. also magazine articles. zimmer books, research. been a zimmer fan since the 80's.

Anthony reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-10 00:00:00
Ok batman5, and you know this how exactly?

roderick reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-10 00:00:00
actually I do understand where batman5 is coming from. this site is for zimmer fans. why is everyone arguing about all of zimmers accomplishments. it is hard to compare zimmer and elfman. they have 2 very different styles of writing. elfmans music is very fantastical and zimmers is very dark. there was an interview where zimmer said he was calling danny elfman up and had him listen to his score for the simpsons movie to make sure elfman would approve of zimmers interpretation of his melodies. batman5 zimmer did help write antz but it wasnt the melodies. he generally helped with the progression layout.

batman5 reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-10 00:00:00
hans did the same thing in antz he did in the first pirates film. he did take part in creating the score. not the first time zimmer didnt take full writing credit.pirates as I already mentioned and gladiator. the ring 2. if you guys wanna do nothing but bash zimmer then why are you on this page?

Anthony reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-08 00:00:00
batman5, what the heck are you talking about?

"They (Powell & Gregson-Williams) just orchestrated Antz. The melodies were all Zimmer."

Zimmer produced Antz i.e the film makers went to him and said "we want this specific tone in the music" and he relayed this to Powell & Gregson-Williams who then did everything else.

Zimmer was practically the reason those two got the gig, but he didn't participate in the production of the score.

batman5 reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-08 00:00:00
actually they just orchestrated antz. the melodies were all zimmer. and gladiator was not stolen from holtz. concert scores do not fit movie scores. the chord progressions arent even the same as any of holtz

Cloud reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-08 00:00:00
...and it's Holst, not Holtz :)

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-05 00:00:00
"hans zimmer has never ever stolen from anyone else, including gustav holst."

Gladiator, anybody?

Pridelander reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-02 00:00:00
batman5 - "Antz" is not Zimmer's... it's by John Powell & Harry Gregson-Williams! But if you want jazzy Zimmer score, how about "A League of Their Own" or "The Critic"? ;)

Sylvos reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-02 00:00:00
hehehe, "Danny Elfman is much higher than Zimmer" but still Hans is taking over the franchises that brought Danny to the top, one after each other... First Batman now Simpsons... what's next? ;-) C'mon Danny, it's your turn now!

teoperseo reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-01 00:00:00
we hope that he is not a music stupid thing because Danny Elfman is much higher than Zimmer and I do not

batman5 reply Replies: 0 || 2007-06-30 00:00:00
im sorry anthony do you have ears? if so I highly suggest you make an attempt to use them. hans zimmer has never ever stolen from anyone else, including gustav holst. if you would pay attention to other film scores zimmer has done you will see he can right anything. what about his jazzy score to ants!? where were the big trumpets with the strings? they werent there. what about driving miss daisy. very relaxed. had a very public park sound to it. when you prove to me you can do better than zimmer, wnich you will never do, then you and everyone else who bashes him can say what they want. until then, keep your negative comments to yourself. zimmer I cant wait for this score to release

simpsons fan reply Replies: 0 || 2007-06-26 00:00:00
The simpsons movie is the best movie of the world...and thank for hans zimmer for have do playing green day in the simpsons movie

Pridelander reply Replies: 0 || 2007-06-25 00:00:00
Listen to more "The Critic", until the Simpsons are coming ;)

End Credits version (last 1 min.)

I like the violin :)

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2007-06-23 00:00:00
Levente - yes, that's what i meant by 'un-bruckheimer' like. in fact that musical approach with the man himself already shows Hans' versatility.

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