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@Bob<br><br>Thank you for the enlightment, I will consider opening my wrists for misconduct in the next few days, thank you very much... :o<br><br><br><br>Ok seriously though, you guys should know that if there's one guy that could not care less about awards... it's Hans... :)I am really enjoying his season of the Crown.a big balfe influence in this season with hints of Churchil and Genius I think. Really excellent music/ it's me@ds "Ramin is also doing a lot of projects but is far, far behind in terms of styles and creativity."<br> <br>I think the same for Jablonsky, Zanelli, XL, Jackman and Mancina.@macejko<br><br>"All the time he acts like the hottest shit in town, refusing to score basically everything they offer him"<br><br>You said in another comment that you never read an interview with Powell, so not reason you take that kind of conclusion of your character.<br><br>"The man hides in a cave, doesn't evolve at all and for some mysterious reason he is still revered like a second coming of Jesus Christ."<br>Powell is a clearly talented composer. He suffered criticism at the beginning of his career by sounding like Zimmer, but soon showed substance. And much more than that created an identifiable style, which today is reference to other scores of modern animations (which may be good or bad to depend on of the point of view).<br>Today he is an established composer and it is common for these composers to move away for a few years or even close their careers without many explanations for the public. In recent years we watched the estrangement of Silvestri, Horner, Williams and in the past we saw Faltemeyer, Bill Conti and Brad Fiedel drop their careers when they were at the top of the game.<br><br>" Say anything you will about Lorne Balfe, but at least he is working his ass off and slowly getting better and better"<br><br>As they said in another comment, you're compared to newbies and veterans. Balfe's having the opportunity of his life now. Take it or leave it. There's no choice. Powell, as well as Zimmer others, on the other hand, is a "senior member" of the club. He can afford to go away for a few years to resolve comprehensible personal problems without affecting the hard work he has developed in the last 20 years. Will Balfe continue to be so creative in 10 or 15 years?<br><br>@ds<br><br>"<br>Powell has nothing to prove, he has already mastered all genres"<br><br>That's funny, but it's fair. Powell Is a good composer. Not the best, far from it. Your style really narrows your work down, but we can say that from all the composers out there. So it's not a problem.The problem is he wants to limit his work to animations and fantasy.because he abhors gratuitous violence.<br><br>@george<br><br>". Although, I hate to say it, we could say the same for Zimmer in my opinion"<br><br>Zimmer's at the end of his career. All the other composers when they arrived at 60 years (with the exception of JNH, Goldsmith and Morricone) reduced the amount of projects per year and went on to choose their work best. It's a natural way.Over the years, it tends to get worse with one exception here and there. Don't keep expectations like he's in his prime<br><br>"he has "nothing more to prove", he is creatively dead."<br><br><br>Powell will work with a little more frequently in the coming years (or not) that only depends on his ambitions. However, frankly, he's never going to do three again. 4.5. 6 projects in a year. It takes a lot of motivation for that.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Just listened to the whole thing, kind of a let down. Nothing interessting except for some action moments. Don’t even recall hearing some sort of theme. Overall it was like listening to Cars 4: Spanish World Cup.I have already listened to The Jumanji Overture and I must say it sounds really great. Let's see how the rest of the score sounds.Tracklist with track duration:<br>01. The Jumanji Overture (03:20)<br>02. Digging Up The Past (01:43)<br>03. Brantfort High (01:09)<br>04. Into The Jungle (01:23)<br>05. Out of Character (02:31)<br>06. The Legend of the Jewel (02:23)<br>07. The Adventure Begins (01:40)<br>08. Special Abilities (01:16)<br>09. The Bikers (03:44)<br>10. Van Pelt (01:00)<br>11. A Test Of Friendship (01:22)<br>12. The Bazaar (01:16)<br>13. Snake Charmer (03:41)<br>14. The Power of Bravestone (01:04)<br>15. Seaplane McDonough (02:17)<br>16. The Missing Piece (01:46)<br>17. Lost In Time (01:18)<br>18. Flirting With Danger (01:36)<br>19. Albino Rhinos (03:44)<br>20. Retrieving the Emerald (01:54)<br>21. Out of Lives (01:49)<br>22. First Kiss (01:22)<br>23. The Jaguars (03:03)<br>24. Ring of Fire (02:07)<br>25. Begin The Climb (01:56)<br>26. Call Out Its Name (02:23)<br>27. leaving Jumanji (03:03)<br>28. An Older Friend (02:40)<br>29. Back To School (01:53)@ds the same for desplat's victory with Budapest Hotel.Maybe. I'd sure be happy for you lot ;) And I'd definitely rather see Powell attached to a project than, say, RGW, Junkie or Desplat. <br><br>That Solo movie is going to be a disaster, though.
One more thing: if indeed the reason for Powell's semi-hiatus was to be with his family as much as possible, we may well see his activity increase again in coming years now that his wife has passed away and his son is close to graduating high school (I couldn't find an exact date of birth for him but I think he's 16 or 17). Him taking on a project as big and ambitious as Star Wars isn't exactly the sign of someone who wants to take it easy. It's too early to say yet though.hans should win the oscar for best sound effects and not for the best music/score. just as a statement.And it's also unfair to use Balfe to criticize Powell. He started working on American projects in 2005 with Batman Begins, and only after 2010 did he receive individual projects. Is it accurate to compare someone who entered the party at the last minute with two others who are in it for 20 (Powell) and 30 (Zimmer)?<br><br>I'm in a hurry and I put everything into a translator. Forgive the many mistakes.<br> <br><br><br>Composers do not need to worry about the attention, acceptance of the public of the same or the same intensity as pop music artists do. There's no need to do that. Occasionally some name draws attention to the public and causes many people to be in the genre, Williams and Zimmer are the main examples that I can bring the table. However it is not because Williams or Zimmer are extremely popular and perhaps worry about the material they are offering to the public who adores them that all the composers of the world need to do equal. Most of these men and women even enxeega as "celebrity". They are more like artisans or the rest of the crew of a film that occupies with the lights, effects and costumes and that will never have the same response from the public as the main actor. And they don't even expect it. So I think it's foolish to wait for Powell to occupy himself in 2,3 movies a year to please a fanbase.<br><br>I'll agree with you when it says it's deplorable to see CPR composers who talk so much about building a single voice and giving emerging talent the opportunity to use so many additional composers (many of them with a possible promise that in the future they will work with Zimmer and thus have the opportunity to show his face in Hollywood.The sense is almost always these.You start with a secondary composer, he arrives at Zimmer and gains some kind of notoriety). But Powell is not the only one who does this. So he should not be the only one criticized.Well...it's a film score. It has no obligation to provide a pleasant or enjoyable listening experience, and for an award like this that doesn't really come into consideration. So if it works in the film, it did its job and that's all that matters.<br><br>For me personally, as someone who cares about music first and films second, a score like Dunkirk has little value. A few years ago I probably would have been pretty mad about this score winning awards and acclaim (you should have seen how salty I got when The Social Network beat out HTTYD), but these days... *shrug*. I know what I like, Dunkirk isn't it, and that's fine. It wasn't written for me. Do I wish Hans still wrote the kind of music I like? Of course. But he gets to make his own choices as an artist, just as I get to choose what to listen to as a fan.
The score is already on itunes.This score... so many mixed emotions. Does it work for the film? Heck yeah. Does it improve the film? So much so. Did Hans do what he set out to do? Totally. Is it an award winning masterpiece? Um, not so fast.<br><br>Dunkirk, while super effective within the context of the film (I wouldn’t change a thing about it), I must admit, it doesn’t have nearly the same effect as a stand-alone listen. It’s literally the same textures and notes over and over again, just slightly rising and falling in pitch and tempo. Does that make it “award” worthy? I’m not sure. If based solely on the film, you betcha. If based purely on the music itself, I don’t think so. That’s where Interstellar succeeds so far and away over Dunkirk. As a pure listening experience, Interstellar is interesting, multi-layered and emotional. Whereas Dunkirk is just flat, void of any sort of feeling or “actual” music (again, works IN the film). It’s glorified sound FX (save for the end, which, no doubt, is in large part to Ben).<br><br>Hmm... I’ve never had a score tear me apart more than this one. I both love it and hate it. Maybe it did it’s job... lol.<br><br>Excuse me while I go listen to No Time for Caution yet again.I think most of us agree that he should've won for Interstellar but I think Dunkirk deserves it too. The work Hans and the music department did on this movie is just incredible. Must've been a lot of hard work. <br>An award is an award, Hans' 2nd Oscar is long overdue so I'd be glad to see him win. But it would be weird to see him win for THAT score, after all the greatnesses of the past 20 years. Same thing with Morricone who won his only Oscar for his very light and insignificant work on Hateful Eight. Good for the man, good for the fans, but doesn't really make sense. But have Oscars ever made sense? :-phaha hybrid :D made my day
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Hans ZimmerJames Newton HowardLorne BalfeHenry Jackman
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The Dark Knight
Label: Warner Bros. Records
Length: 73'24
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  1. Why So Serious? (9:14)
  2. I'm Not A Hero (6:34)
  3. Harvey Two-Face (6:16)
  4. Aggressive Expansion (4:35)
  5. Always A Catch (1:39)
  6. Blood On My Hands (2:16)
  7. A Little Push (2:42)
  8. Like A Dog Chasing Cars (5:02)
  9. I Am The Batman (1:59)
  10. And I Thought My Jokes Were Bad (2:28)
  11. Agent Of Chaos (6:55)
  12. Introduce A Little Anarchy (3:42)
  13. Watch The World Burn (3:47)
  14. A Dark Knight (16:15)
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From North Africa reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-01 00:00:00
OMG Mr. Hans The Greatest Composer EVER Just Wrote A Comment On His Site Let Me Tell You Mr. Zimmer That You Have No Idea How Much I Love Your Music You Are AMAZING Really Brilliant I Love Your Music Listening To It Every Day and Minute and Second I Just Want You To Know That I Love Your Music Soooooooooooooooooooooo Much Your Music In Batman Begins Is Incredible it Makes Me Cry Specially At The End Credits Really Really Fit Nolans Batman You Are Angel Mr.Zimmer You Know Why???? Because Your Music Is Always Brilliant You Always Make A Brilliant Scores I Hope You See My Comment Because I Really Meant Every Single Word I Said

Thank You And God Bless You

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Anthony reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-01 00:00:00
Out of interest, how long did it take you to write that with a capital letter at the beginning of every word? =]

DannySwede reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-28 00:00:00
What can I say Hans...
You are a pioneer in the moviemusic buiz and changed how we see and hear the things up on the screen... A BIG THANK YOU for making it a joy to go to the movies and thanks for almost 30 years of suspence and hope to see atleast 30 more years from you and the boys.

It´s sad that alll your music aren´t available to buy as it is awesome.

Hans reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-27 00:00:00
Thanks for all your kind words and support! a very thorough website indeed.

zack reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-24 00:00:00
does anyone know which specific tracks were created by each composer?cuz i thought hz covered whhy so serious? and it siad that ha & jnh covered that as a 9 minute suite

Shant Doniguian reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-22 00:00:00
Heads dowm!!!!!!it's the best music I have ever heard!!!! I dont ever doubt hans zimmer's work

karel krom reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-08 00:00:00
again a good music score on this film,I like it verry much!!!

shadowlord reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-07 00:00:00
very addictive better than Begins and ten times better than what that "elf"man can do , all his soundtracks sound the same whether it was batman or spiderman or anything else they all sounded the same

Levente reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-07 00:00:00
Scott:

Thats the very first track of the sountrack album.

luu reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-07 00:00:00
thnxx

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-05 00:00:00
like a dog chasing cars

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-04 00:00:00
Where is the track that plays when the sound cuts out and Joker is driving in the police car leaning out the window? It's a very bass-driven piece I can't seem to find.

Scott reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-04 00:00:00
Does the opening bank robbery scene musical score have a title? what is it? It's one of the most intense 5 minutes in film and the music is PERFECT!thank you!

Pippa Slack reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-29 00:00:00
From first listening to this score I have been hooked! I call it music for the soul, for its intensity, depth, power and ability to captivate the listener with all of its complexities. Every time I listen to it I notice something new I had not before. Well done for a truly magnificent score - this one should definitely be an oscar winner!

axel reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-28 00:00:00
Excellent score !! Better than the first one !!! My favorite tracks : Like A Dog Chasing Cars / Introduce A Little Anarchy / Watch The World Burn. Thanks Mr Zimmer & Newton Howard !!

klugizzle reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-27 00:00:00
i thought that the opening music is a short version of "why so serious?" on the beginning of this track we have the "vacuum-cleaner-sound" and then percussions. just like in the movie. it's only that this vacuum-cleaner-sound ist not that long as on the cd.

KaijusRoyaume reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-23 00:00:00
The opening music is the beginning of "A Dark Knight", no ?

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-23 00:00:00
It's not on the CD...


It's just a Batflaps opening, but not the same as Batman Begins, it's slower... :-)

lopez reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-22 00:00:00
Does anyone know what is played when they show warner brothers and dc comics in teh Dark Knight?

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-20 00:00:00
Nice soundtrack but too close of Begins

Joe reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-16 00:00:00
The song at the end when the drums kick in (sends shivers down my spine every time I see it) is actually the very end of "Barbastella" from the Begins score.

can reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-16 00:00:00
excellent.....

nautilus reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-16 00:00:00
joe, It is not. it is the beggining of "agressive expansion" track.

RL-724y reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-15 00:00:00
This soundtrac will most definately put a smile on your face, you seriously need to buy this album

fabien reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-14 00:00:00
I 'd like to thanks Mr Zimmer and M Newton Howard for the quality of the score 's montage on the screen. The Joker 's suite is just awesome in the opening scene and each time the Joker appears.

Thanks so much for this moment of cinema you gave to me !

clémfrenchi reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-14 00:00:00
The movie is very best

dave reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-14 00:00:00
Very disappointing !

Anon reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-14 00:00:00
This is a soundtrack that will Seriously put a Smile on your Face.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-13 00:00:00
Never.

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