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And about The Rhythm Section?, Mazzaro said the score is mastered...If there'd only been the first movie prior, I think I'd get it a bit more. But the 2nd film did have a proper score release, so the only reason at this point is that it just isn't on Nick's mind after all the delays.Whoa, why not? Every obscure random shit gets released these days but a Hans Zimmer score to a fairly big mainstream movie doesn't?I doubt there'll be a score release.The Spongebob movie is being released next Friday here in Canada, could we see a release of the album soon? Assuming of course that there will be an album at all /:
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
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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 || 2008-07-20 00:00:00
Congratulations Mr.Zimmer & Mr.Howard You've Composed The #1 Movie From The Top 250 IMDB This is What The Movie Deserve and What You Deserve Too I'm Soooooooo Happy That The Dark Knight is #1 :) :) :)

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-20 00:00:00
I think that is I'm not a hero

emily reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-20 00:00:00
ok im just wondering which song is it when batman is in hong kong catching lau? im not sure which one it is? please let me know thanks.
dark knight was amazing. ive seen it 3 times. thursday at midnight friday evening and saturday evening. i love it!

From North Africa reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-20 00:00:00
Hi coburnbatman have you heard the End Credits Of The Dark Knight??? If So Please Is It Like Batman Begins End Credits????? Because i really loved the End Credits Of Batman Begins You've no idea how many times i listened to it i think its about 4000 times Its BRILLIANT so is it like the end credits of begins??????

Bo Digidy reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-20 00:00:00
Zimmer and Howard interview is up at Superherohype.

coburnbatman reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-19 00:00:00
Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard seriously deserve an award for the movie. I too enjoy listening to it. Especially when im on the road. Hands down, Zimmer is my favorite composer of all time. He and i are both German. Like that has to do with anything. IDK. The "End Credits" from Batman Begins i have and love. All I gotta do now is get The Dark Knight "End Credits" and i'll be happy!

Max reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-19 00:00:00
Im also looking for the song playing in Dark knight's trailer + credits

thx in advance

josh reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-19 00:00:00
For almost 30 years he gave us the most kitch, all american cheasy empty easy theme music ever. He even steal from other composer, for exemple Gustav Holst, Mars from The Planets for gladiator. And now with this Dark Knight, nothing interesting, nothing new, the score is almost the same as Batman begins. I am a big fan of Batman since I was young and this boring music makes me angry ! I prefer the Elfman score from the original Batman, 1000000 times better.

From North Africa reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-19 00:00:00
Hi Roy you can find it in batman begins original score the of the song is ''Molossus'' Or in the expanded score of batman begins too in The ''End Credits'' of begins and because you've heard it in The Dark Knight there are 3 other releases of the dark knight score coming soon i heard i think it will be there but you can find in batman begins score the Original in ''Molossus'' and the Expanded In The End Credits

Now I haven't seen the dark knight yet because it hasn't released yet in my country and i have a question the song you're talking about played in the dark knight in some scenes?????????

bruceV reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-19 00:00:00
A Sentient Being, you got me first!! I couldn’t agree more with what you‘ve said in your last post. I was about to post something here too, after seeing the movie..

Well, maybe the guys that posted an answer to what I’ve said earlier are right and I was overzealous/ passionate.. /Apologizes for that.

After seeing the movie yesterday I’d like to add something that you are probably aware of already: THE MUSIC OF Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard FITS LIKE A GLOVE to the Picture of THE DARK KNIGHT.

As for the other subject, you people Sascha and KEN s., perhaps you (think you) have such a strong name as John Williams, Ennio Morricone, Howard Shore or anyone else music composer of our time, that you can criticise and judge Hans Zimmer’s and James Newton Howard’s decisions and work?? Who are you people really? Tell us, so that we recognise you publicly and then you CAN have your opinion HEARD and written.. Maybe then you will compose YOUR OWN themes and the ONES you prefer to what H.Z. and J.N.H. have done here.

Until then, maybe you should KEEP your PERSONAL opinion on Hans Zimmer’s WORK for YOURSELVES..

Because there are a few of us who believe that if there’s something out there in the world that we don’t like, then the first thing that should be changed would be our stance / OURSELVES ...

Greetings!!! : - )


* And by the way, RemoteDead6 you are completely out of the subject... Maybe it’s not A Sentient Being who is an idiot, but someone else...

You are right about what you said on Beethoven’s being deaf, BUT was Beethoven BLIND or incapable to READ too???.....

Max reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-19 00:00:00
From North Africa :

I have seen the movie 2 times in 24h (yeah thats how good it is my friend) and I recall enjoying that song of some very similar variation of that song during several action scenes.

Hope you can enjoy Heath Ledger's Joker as soon as possible.

From North Africa reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-19 00:00:00
I Really Can't Wait Max Until This Movie Release In My Country 23 July I'm So Sad That Heath Has Gone I Loved him Sooooo Much We Lost The Best Actor EVER My Friend I Hope He Gets Oscar For His Rule This Movie Is My Favorite Movie EVER Before I EVEN See It & Heath's Performance Is The Greatest Performance EVER May God Rest His Soul :(
I Hope He was Still with us to See How AMAZING He Was
ICan't Wait I Can't Stand The Wait I Feel Torture From Waiting I Can't Wait Anymore

I Cry Everytime I Hear Track 14 A Dark Knight Absolutely Brilliant Soooooo Emotional

Cameron reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-19 00:00:00
Zimmer: Nothing he does seems to be special to him. He seems to have no sense of occasion (which is weird because he's German and lived in England for a long time). He treats everything the same. For god's sake, his action music for the Dark Knight is almost the same as The Peacemaker.

He knew this was going to be a special film and yet he brought nothing special to the table. No great themes. Nothing. Just a vascillating 4-note figure that can only be the musical representation of Bruce Wayne/Batman's singularity of purpose and focus and a siren-like motif in the brass that can be a "help is on the way" idea.

Really I think old Hans has actually just composed himself out and may never have anything fresh to say again (that, of course, if your argument states he ever had anything fresh to say in the first place).

PJ2 reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-19 00:00:00
I can't wait the movie, but here in France it realises August the 13th!!! It's torture!!!!!!

A Sentient Being reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-19 00:00:00
bruceV, thank you so much for your support! You got the words out of my mouth regarding RemoteDead 6's post. He missed my point entirely!

Truly, guys, we may love it or hate it, but it sure does not mean it's bad.

Here, in Serbia, The Dark Knight has its premiere on July 23. I'm gonna eat my shorts (and everything that's in it) until then!!! Hopefully, my copy of TDK score arrives from Amazon.com on 22nd!

:-)

Cheers!

Geoffrey reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-19 00:00:00
August the 13TH in france? in belgium it's july the 23th ...weird.

Ratheesh reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-19 00:00:00
Thanks for tracks!!

From North Africa reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-18 00:00:00
Hi Roy Which end credits do you mean the end credits of the dark knight or batman begins???

is the music that in the trailer of The Dark Knight in the end credits of The Dark Knight??????

bruceV reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-18 00:00:00
Right….

I suppose, Sascha, (who you are a big fan of H.Z.) you are angry - about the soundtrack of The Dark Knight, is that so??

Well, since I consider myself too as a ‘fan’ of H.Z. and his music, I’d like to state a little something here too…

First of all, Sascha, would it be possible to indicate to me how many of these people that post a comment here are ‘angry’ with the soundtrack of The Dark Knight?...

Furthermore – and most important – is my second question to you AND to ALL of those ‘so called’ fans and big lovers and collectors of H.Z. music:
Beyond those comments of yours about this particular music (The Dark Knight) is there anything hiding?? I mean did you HAVE to pay (a lot of money) or had you been paid to criticize Hans Zimmer’s music and NOW WITH THIS SOUNDTRACK all of these stop to function and make your life so miserable that you can’ stand, despite the fact that you are a fan of H.Z. and judge his choices in this way??..
Because if it is so, you could simply stop hearing to this (insulting) soundtrack, TOSS IT AWAY and never buy a H.Z. soundtrack in your life again….

To sum up my comment I’d like to ask you Sascha and all of those people I mentioned before: Do you REALLY think you NEED to pay/ get/ hear to this soundtrack?? Or else something really serious will happen?....

I think there is still freedom of choice and there’s not an obligation to hear this PARTICULAR CD!!!!! If you don’t like it for some reason go on and hear anything else and don’t criticize the work that has been done here.

Greetings to ALL HANS ZIMMER and his Music fans!!!! : - )

Sascha reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-18 00:00:00
I'm a big fan of H.Z.
But like everybody here i'm angry.

Roy reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-18 00:00:00
hey great track but I am looking for the music in the trailers and also in the End credits of the movie.

Anyone has an idea which track that is?

Renan reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-18 00:00:00
Zimmer and Howard talked a lot about that THEME in many interviews...

I was really expecting something really COOL...as Howard keep saying "Zimmer wrote a wonderful big theme...". But it seems that the THEME wasn't used in this score.

At least I couldnt find it.

There has been, indeed, some evolution in Batman's Two Note Motif. In track 2, there is a Bass/Cello line added to the main Motif. Its very beatiful, emotional and touching. But it doesnt really made any difference. It worked more as a fulfilling line.

Someone said that track 8 "Like a Dog Chasing Cars" featured the THEME. Thats not true, what we have at track 8 is Variations on Track 2 (I'm not a Hero) motifs and "themes". The opening for track 8 is a motif very similar to what we heard at 44 seconds on track 2, but now its fast-paced and harmony is more tense.

For the Joker theme, come on! We cant even say its a theme. There is no such thing as an "One note" theme. Its a motif...nothing but that.

I loved the score, thats true. Its a masterpiece, on its own purposes. But there are definitely many flaws.

Steve reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-18 00:00:00
I don't like it. The joker theme is the worst. The rest is just reprise of the "molossus" theme from batman begins... Very disappointing.

Sascha reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-18 00:00:00
sorry for my bad english.
Angry i meen disappointed
what track plays first in intro on this site???

Sascha reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-18 00:00:00
I dont care about his ways. He makes music for maney and for as and he must do it well,but this score is bullshit. I think time of Mr. H.Z have past. ########

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KEN s. reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-18 00:00:00
I like this Batman Dark Knight soundtrack, but only the hero theme song (Like a dog chasing cars and Introduce a little anarchy).

But somehow I think H.Z. work is not as good as before. I'm a big fan, but I think Pirates of the Caribbean 1,2 (not 3), Gladiator is a lot better than his latest work.

Just a note, I don't agree that "if i don't like his work, don't buy and stop listen" I think if I'm H.Z. I will listen to the angry people, try to find the problem and fix it, rather than listen to the big fan that always say "H.Z. is the best composer in the world" He will have no improvement, if he don't listen to comments

From Noth Africa reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-18 00:00:00
Am i the only one who think that this soundtrack is a MASTERPIECE I've heard every single soundtrack for Mr.Zimmer and He has never disappointed me in any score this guy is angle i think he is the King Of Music
This Score is The Most Emotional Score EVER have you listened to A Dark Knight The Track 14 Its BRILLIANT

Thank You Mr.Zimmer For Your All Music You Are The King Of Kings

roy reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-18 00:00:00
hey from north africa

the end credits of dark knight.

Brian reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-18 00:00:00
I believe this soundtrack is the finest music ever to grace a film screen. It's brilliance, with the brilliance of a solid script, and solid acting makes this film the ultimate movie going experience. Mr. Zimmer, and Mr. Howard have outdone themselves. Bravo, Maestro's. Genius!!!!!!

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