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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 https: //www.soundtrack. net/content/article/?id=112
You can find an interview with Hans on his process for TLS on 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 premierI 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 under Anze Rozman
Mondo 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 1You 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.How to get this at all?Any news about Rebuilding Paradise soundtrack?

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  1. Half Remembered Dream (1:12)
  2. We Built Our Own World (1:56)
  3. Dream Is Collapsing (2:24)
  4. Radical Notion (3:43)
  5. Old Souls (7:44)
  6. 528491 (2:24)
  7. Mombasa (4:54)
  8. One Simple Idea (2:28)
  9. Dream Within A Dream (5:04)
  10. Waiting For A Train (9:30)
  11. Paradox (3:25)
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DvirBA reply Replies: 0 || 2020-02-14 16:01:53
To this day I think this is the best score album Iv'e ever heard

LarsF reply Replies: 1 || 2018-10-27 12:59:53
I bought a release of the film Inception which had an extra dvd with bonus features - like the soundtrack above in 5.1 dolby.

But it sound so horrible in sound quality in between that I hope if normal cd stereo version is better.

Heavy distortion like lofi bitcrushing on passages. Fluttering strings and trashed all over. So bit of a warning from me if this cd is as bad. Maybe somebody can confirm what is the case? is publisher of this dvd collection I bought.

LarsF2019-07-12 08:06:08
This is a sad story, after sending WarnerBros 4-5 emails reporting this badly rendered Dolby 3/2/1 audio - not even a response in 10 months reporting every other month.

Something in the LFE channel seems to disturb Dolby encoding making compressing flutter in the same frequencies around 20-30 Hz.

I'm done buying warner bros productions all over. Really not what I expected - getting audio in the range of 96 kbps mp3 or something buying the soundtrack to the film.

Mike reply Replies: 0 || 2019-01-26 03:01:15
Hans does some kinda interesting improv on the guitar in "Time" in this version (from 2:45-3:45). Check it out: com/watch?v=xdYYN-4ttDg

Frenchans reply Replies: 13 || 2015-04-04 21:46:26
Am I the only one not to understand the success of this score? I listened it again and again but except "Old Souls" and "Time", I'm disappointed.
Even these two tracks are not extraordinary !

I think that it has nothing to do with the masterpieces The Thin Red Line, King Arthur, Gladiator, TDK, The Last Samurai ect

Zimson2015-04-04 22:08:42
You don't have to like it. Music is experienced subjectively, the next person is going to tell you that Dark Knight or King Arthur for example, aren't masterpieces.

My suggestion: Get yourself some good speakers and listen to "Mombasa" and "Waiting For A Train" again. If possible get the files in lossless quality. It does make a difference if you play them on studio quality speakers.

Frenchans2015-04-04 23:08:30
Zimson, I agree with you, it's subjective but I'm trying to find out if some people think as me about this score beacause I'm not see a lot of other. I just find it strange that the Inception's soundtrack is more known (and renowned) than Spirit or Black Rain for example.

Adam2015-04-05 00:45:29
listen to the complete score. It's much better!!!

Ds2015-04-05 01:03:42
Frenchans, I think it also has to do with the success of the movie. Inception is one of the best movies in the last few years, combining a great original screenplay with blockbuster action and awesome cast. Its music was great a lot of people know it more than they know Spirit or Black Rain. If King Arthur had met the success of Gladiator, people would know and love its music as much as they love Gladiator ´s...

Frenchans2015-04-05 01:57:34
Ds I think you're right, it's linked with the success of the movie (amazing!) but I'm sorry to see that Inception is consistently mentioned in articles about Hans, by forgetting to mention Da Vinci Code, The Thin Red Line ect

But it's clear that I see again King Arthur ONLY to listen his wonderful soundtrack :)

Boldizar2015-04-05 15:26:47
Or you know... The score is just good

Ds2015-04-05 18:13:43
Boldizar, I think you're missing the point. Of course this score is good. Very good, even. But a lot of HZ score are also incredible, yet journalists and bloggers always mention Inception or Gladiator, rather than King Arthur, Broken Arrow, Spirit or Pearl Harbor. And that's not because Inception is better, it's only because Inception or Gladiator are much more famous and beloved by general audience.

Eleonora2015-04-05 21:11:51
same here frenchans, same thoughts about interstellar aswell. i just can't find the love for his newer scores. too much synth, too much "techno" rhythm in it, no melodies. just a huge huge huge hype.

i'm missing scores so much like thin red line, gladiator, pearl harbor, last samurai. and i always wonder why these are not so hyped.

sometimes i see how everyone screams about interstellar "woooooooooow the piano soloooo so amaaaaazing". i mean come on man, piano solo?! and i wonder if they ever heard anything else from zimmer and his past works.

Frenchans2015-04-05 23:36:35
Eleonora, I think that Hans wants to renew. Interstellar soundtrack is good but finally pretty empty; Like Chappie, Man of Steel, Inception (sorry :) )

The same musical chords which were used in The Last Samurai, Crimson Tide, POTC, King Arthur, (and more) were great !
Ok, that are alike, but it's so goood !

Eleonora2015-04-06 12:40:36
zimmer renew himself just like the whole music industry by producing only bad music. everyone wants to be "cool" by this mainstream techno thing out there. i'm always shaking my head when i see how zimmer is soooo proud to be with pharell together. to renew yourself is great, but to go that badly? to renew sth is like going a step forward, but he is going so many steps backwards. no beautiness, no epicness, no structure in his music nowadays. and the immense use of the fake orchestra is cheap. i'm sorry to say this, but it sounds totally like crap and like a cheap movie and not like something like a huge movie.

i hope he wokes up and start doing again his epic scores. because of them he became famous and not because of that techno shit. but glad to see that there are other users here aswell thinking like me.

Frenchans2015-04-06 13:14:52
I didn't think that Hans is influenced by the musical actual trend, indeed it's very possible too.

I always hope he releases a real epic and melodious score every time. Maybe Batman v Superman ? We'll see...

Gerry2015-04-06 14:21:52
I really like this score! Hans rules!

Passerby2015-11-02 11:10:15
Eleonora: I love most of Hans Zimmer's works, but about your last comment, I have to say...this soundtrack is in the techno style mainly because of the film. Techno music just suits it better. Also, I do not think Hans Zimmer became famous because of his more orchestral works, but because of how well his music fits with the films they go with. That's the main goal of a film composer.

Boldizar reply Replies: 1 || 2015-02-14 18:17:08
What ever happened to the planned Collector's Edition release on Nolan Fan...... damn it is posted April 1st... hah hah

Anonymous2015-02-14 19:42:31
Question with answer in same post. Love it.

LCB reply Replies: 1 || 2015-01-11 16:18:32
Did someone notice the intro of Don't Think About Elephants is a faster version of One Simple Idea?

NerdBoner2015-01-15 16:08:57
Yes. 4 years ago.

Zimson reply Replies: 5 || 2014-11-19 02:12:33
One question: Is the "Don't Think About Elephants" cue (Thx to Hybrid btw) exactly the one used in the hallway fight scene? I'm trying to do a isolated score video.

Zimson2014-11-19 02:25:26
I figured it out by now.

badbu 2014-11-19 09:29:12
Destabilization ?!

Medigo2014-11-19 12:16:38
Yeah "Don't Think About Elephants" is from later in the movie; the final action piece in the snow fortress
(and even then its not complete)

"Destabilization" sounds like it and it the right track for the scene. (although thats only available on the sessions, and the movie has an edit to the track anyway)

Zimson2014-11-19 13:17:27
Yep, Destabilization is the cue. Though, there is still a major difference between 1:09 and 1:16. It seems to be an alternate version of the cue used in the movie.

Zimson2014-11-19 13:22:08
Btw here's the result.
YouTube /205iJvpyRYA

Man With No Name reply Replies: 0 || 2014-08-19 18:41:23
this is true that time is one of best musics ever?

0-cool reply Replies: 2 || 2014-07-20 00:05:44
new trailer is classified. Probably attached to Guardians.

Zimmer music in it Hybrid?

0-cool2014-07-20 00:06:23
*for Interstellar obviously

0-cool2014-07-26 16:46:18
shown at comic-con...

FE reply Replies: 15 || 2014-05-16 22:36:15
chek ou the new Interstellar Trailer :)

Anonymous2014-05-16 23:02:38
GREAT new trailer for Interstellar!!! I wonder if Junkie did any of the music for the trailer -- there a melody that's awfully similar to a track from 300 I seem to hear. Perhaps not.

Hybrid Soldier2014-05-16 23:12:39
The trailer music is the track "Evy Reborn" from V For Vendetta by Dario Marianelli...

...2014-05-16 23:12:53
Junkie didn't compose squat for this trailer.
The music is by Dario Marianelli and comes from V for Vendetta

badbu2014-07-15 19:44:18
any news about the score?? can't wait :( 4 month....

Anonymous2014-07-15 23:17:56
Hans just finished it, I was told from a friend of his

Saurabh2014-07-16 00:48:12
When can we expect something from the Interstellar front? Perhaps some mockups/demos on the official site like the version of Dream is Collapsing on the Inception site? The wait is becoming unbearable.

badbu2014-07-16 08:46:44
merci ;)

Lambegue2014-07-16 10:24:28
With Nolan and Zimmer, I suppose we won't know really what to expect until a few days before the release of the movie at best.
It doesn't bother me : first, I like the waiting. And then, there are enough good scores by other composers this year to fill the void :)

bro2014-07-16 11:41:03
Hybrid could you perhaps just figure out of Lorne has anything to do with the work on Interstellar? It wouldn't be the same to have a pure nolan-zimmer film without him around.

Hybrid Soldier2014-07-16 13:18:54
Lorne wasn't supposed to work on it, Hans wanted to do it alone, "very personal"...

In the meantime, what happened ? I can't know for sure, there are so many parameters that can change plans... So who knows... We'll see !

NM2014-07-16 21:59:00
I'm excited to see what he comes up with. The Spiderman 2 score was very inventive, despite being for a horrible film, and the interview where he said he's throwing the 'endless string ostinatos' and 'big drums' in the bin bodes well. Space and gravity and all that amazing stuff is so exciting and interesting to me, coming from a theoretical physics background, so I'm looking forward to November.

Lambegue2014-07-16 22:59:01
Hybrid, correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't it be the first time that Zimmer works all alone on a score ?

bro2014-07-16 23:02:37
probably not the first time, but it would probably be the biggest film he has done completely solo for the last 10 years

antovolk2014-07-20 00:04:09
So Hans may have been involved in trailer 2 after all it he may have recorded an additional organ layer to the Evey Reborn track which is not present in the original!

Tried to extract it from the 5.1 audio of the trailer. Then listen to the trailer. Then listen to the original Evey Reborn again closely...
*** EDITED ***

Hybrid Soldier2014-07-20 00:12:12
No he was not he didn't even know what that piece was... Probably some music editor's work...

Saurabh reply Replies: 0 || 2014-07-19 02:23:10
New trailer coming soon h t t p://

Mike reply Replies: 7 || 2014-04-17 21:09:15
I'm hoping Interstellar's score will be great. The trailer music has gotten frequent listens from me. I really hope the final product is equally good. Don't know how likely that is, but it's worth hoping for.

Ds2014-05-08 19:49:52
Any word on Hans' involvement on the upcoming Interstellar trailer? :-) I read it is supposed to premiere in front of Godzilla next week.

Hybrid Soldier2014-05-08 19:51:41
Unfortunately Ds it won't feature any score... :( They keep it super secret so it'll just have trailer music or some other piece (which Hans told me was cool though lol)...

RealFfingMusic2014-05-08 20:45:50
As long as the score (and the film) is cool, we're cool with it.

Saurabh2014-05-08 21:02:58
If they're so secretive about the score then why attach a snippet of it to the teaser trailer in the first place? I'm fine with trailer music if it's in the vein of Mind Heist. And then they can pull out the big guns with the final trailer like MOS.

Hybrid Soldier2014-05-08 21:04:54
Well the first trailer was an old idea Hans did in early 2013...

Hans is working day (and mostly night :)) right now on the score...

Saurabh2014-05-09 00:01:51
I hope Hans keeps that idea in the final score then. It was quite ethereal, poignant and yet optimistic as it builds up to the organ crecendo when the rocket soars.

Saurabh2014-05-09 00:02:44
I hope Hans keeps that idea in the final score then. It was quite ethereal, poignant and yet optimistic as it builds up to the organ crescendo when the rocket soars.

Zimson reply Replies: 0 || 2014-04-09 01:42:16
Just in case you didn't know: There's a cool site where people can vote on their favorite Hans Zimmer soundtrack(s).

The reason why I post it here is that Inception currently ranks at #1.

It would be cool to see some new lists.

Ds reply Replies: 7 || 2014-03-18 20:29:14
A quick thought crossed my mind, about the Oscars of next year. Among the potential nominations:

John Powell for How to train your dragon 2...
Hans Zimmer for his new collaboration with Nolan...
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross for their new collaboration with Fincher...

It's 2010 all over again!

Mr. Knowitall2014-03-19 14:46:28
"Hans Zimmer for his new collaboration with Nolan"

It's called Interstellar -_-

"Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for their new collaboration with Fincher"

Gone Girl

Ds2014-03-19 16:18:35
Really? Are you sure it is called "Interstellar"? Wow. Didn't know that!

Mike2014-03-19 16:43:45
Speaking of Interstellar, I loved Hans' trailer music for that one. Hope the rest of the score is equally good.

Mr. Knowitall2014-03-19 16:44:13
It's implied that you didn't otherwise you would have said Interstellar

Ds2014-03-19 17:43:49
I didn't write it because I was making a parallel with the 2010 Oscar nominations, and I wanted the comparison to be obvious. It's not the title that matters, but the combination composer/director.

Arreoz2014-03-19 19:34:00
Mr. Knowitall? More like Mr. Dicknose Assface.

Edmund Meinerts2014-03-19 19:59:52
What the hell is this, third grade?

Zimson reply Replies: 9 || 2013-12-29 21:55:28
On, it says that 528491 and Paradox are by Lorne. Is that correct?

Mike2013-12-29 22:50:58
Yes (though Paradox does use Zimmer's Time theme).

MacArthur2013-12-30 00:33:33
And 528491 also uses Zimmer's Dream is collapsing

Mike2013-12-30 02:38:51
Only the BRAAAAHM. The part of the track people actually care about is Balfe. :P

thejok3rrules2013-12-30 02:52:13

Zimson2013-12-30 07:49:00
Actually the Braam is by Zimmer, the part before is Balfe's work.

Areozz2013-12-30 15:49:12
^^Yep...that's pretty much exactly what Mike said...

MacArthur2013-12-30 18:00:16
Sounds like CoDMW2. to me nothing new.

MacArthur2013-12-30 18:03:11
One other thing Why aren't the bonus tracks available anymore went on the other day to get them and it wouldn't let me.

A little help?

Mike2014-01-01 03:00:32
That offer must have expired, MacArthur.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2014-01-01 02:11:19
can the credits for each track be put on this page? they're on the complete score page, so they're known, apparently. and happy new year, everybody. :)

Anonymous reply Replies: 1 || 2013-12-29 23:28:34
i know this is very, very premature but does hybrid or anyone know which "additional composers" are attached to interstellar? i know balfe did a lot on inception and i'm wondering how much an influence (if he's on the project) he'll have on interstellar's score.

Mike2013-12-29 23:31:00
Difficult to say. He did some heavy lifting on Inception, but he barely did anything original on The Dark Knight Rises; he just copied and pasted Hans' music onto the scenes. So it could be anywhere from doing a lot to barely doing anything.

Ds reply Replies: 11 || 2013-11-29 13:18:17
The teaser for Interstellar is premiering in front of The Hobbit on December 13th. This teaser is 103 seconds long. I hope it features something new from Hans...

Joshua2013-11-29 21:03:23
I'm with you on that one sir!

Mike2013-11-29 23:52:52
Batman Begins and TDKR's teasers had Zimmer music, so maybe this one will!

Frank2013-11-30 10:56:46
Wait, I remember that Amazing Spider-man 2's trailer will debut with The Hobbit 2 too, which means we can have a sneak peak of two of the most important works of Zimmer in 2014!

Ds2013-11-30 15:31:21
I think that information about TASM2 has never been confirmed, has it? But yeah it'd be super great :-)

Ds2013-11-30 18:04:45
Well, Sony announced that TASM2 trailer will premiere online December 5th!

Spence2013-11-30 22:08:20
TASM2 will have zimmer's music, he confirmed in an interview that he was asked to score the trailer. :) Not sure about intersteller. Hybrid?

Mike2013-12-01 23:20:33
According to the ever-reliable Wikipedia, Hans Zimmer had this to say regarding Interstellar:

“We had this sort of conversation about—you know, nine years we spent in our Batman world. The textures, the music, and the sounds, and the thing we sort of created has sort of seeped into other people’s movies a bit, so it’s time to reinvent. The endless string of sonatas need to go by the wayside, the big drums are probably in the bin. So right now it’s sort of the time where I’m pondering what else we can do.”

Edmund Meinerts2013-12-01 23:49:28
Sounds promising. But experience has taught me that Zimmer's words and his music rarely, if ever, match up...

Anonymous2013-12-02 00:27:38
Nothing wrong with Wikipedia so long as there's references cited

Mike2013-12-02 04:47:04
And there was indeed a reference here. ;) I realize I actually got the quote from Collider, not Wikipedia, because Wikipedia cut out parts of it. I went to the source and copied it.

Joshua2013-12-10 18:13:16
We get the viral trailer for Interstellar tomorrow!

Mike reply Replies: 0 || 2013-12-10 17:34:43
Wow, a decent number of people voted for this and it is now the no. 2 score on this site...

cody reply Replies: 12 || 2013-11-11 16:44:13
the score to Need For Speed Rivals sounds alot like inception heres a track from a gameplay, it sounds alot like the mombasa track with just abit of a remix,

Mike2013-11-11 17:19:59
Holy crap. First Time gets ripped off, now Mombasa, too?

Edmund Meinerts2013-11-11 19:05:54
It's not like Hans didn't rip off Mombasa himself in Rush just a couple months ago... :p

MacArthur2013-11-11 19:29:30
Rush is nothing like Mombasa.

Mike really quick on this album I don't remember. which one did you say that Lorne did on this album.

Edmund Meinerts2013-11-11 19:51:24
Listen to the last minute and a half or so of "Nurburgring" from Rush and tell me that's not Mombasa poking through.

MacArthur2013-11-11 20:15:02
Yeah Good point, The Drums are similar but I wouldn't say rip-off Safe Now is a rip-off

Mike2013-11-11 21:01:17
Lorne alone, you mean? 528491 and One Simple Idea.

MacArthur2013-11-11 21:36:27
Ok Thanks real quick though isn't the BRAAAM at the end of 528491. is that Balfe as well? or did Zimmer have a hand in it.

Ds2013-11-11 22:22:24
Edmund: sure this is exactly the same drums sound but apart from that it's a totally different piece of music!

MacArthur2013-11-11 22:54:54
Agreed Ds. I didn't want to go in any further or people on here would start saying I don't know what I'm talking about. lol.

Edmund Meinerts2013-11-12 00:04:33
I agree, it's not a shameless rip or anything, just a small influence.

Mike2013-11-12 01:03:15
Well, the concept was in the script of the film itself. I mean, I guess you could say Zimmer had a hand in it, sure, but a BRAAAAHM at the very end of the track doesn't make that track any less Lorne, really.

MacArthur2013-11-12 01:36:29
Ok Thanks Mike

Phil reply Replies: 5 || 2013-10-30 08:00:00
new X-Men Trailer featuring Time

Hybrid Soldier2013-10-30 09:32:48
Time ?

More like Journey to the Line... LOL

trent easton navarro2013-10-30 10:44:17
Looks like even the Zimmer fans can't tell one score from another :P

Frisbee2013-10-30 11:24:29
Speaking of these two cues, it's remarkable how every incarnation of Thin Red Line themes have become hits (again!) in later HZ works. Those were some gold notes.

el barto2013-10-30 12:20:16
Yeah and yet, those people who are making these new cues to these hits, don´t know about these gold notes.

a shame, his older work was so much powerful and beautiful than what we`re getting today...

Hybrid Soldier2013-10-30 12:26:12
Everyone forgot the shameful rip/temp in Matchstick Men, but HZ managed to make everyone forget ! ;)

MacArthur reply Replies: 7 || 2013-09-18 23:57:38
Hybrid I'm a little confused about this one people are saying that Balfe did a lot of this score could you list the ones he had a hand on on this score cause usually I refer to this one. So if you don't mind could you list what Composer did what and if there were any solo composers work on this one.

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Mike2013-09-19 01:54:13
I'm not Hybrid (obviously), but I can help here. I will add that now that I know you've been judging it by the contents of this 50 minute release, I can understand why you insist Lorne Balfe only did a bit. I thought you were referring to the entire film score, of which Balfe did a considerable amount. But I'll start with the CD.

1. Half-Remembered Dream = Zimmer and Balfe (Balfe arranging Zimmer's "Time" theme with the BRAAAAHM sound)
2. We Built Our Own World - Zimmer and Balfe (again, Balfe arranging Zimmer)
3. Dream is Collapsing - Just Zimmer. This one is actually a theme suite.
4. Radical Notion - Zimmer and Balfe (Balfe arranging Zimmer)
5. Old Souls - Just Zimmer. Again, this is a suite, not a cue.
6. 528491 - Just Balfe. It's a version of his Robert Fisher theme, though it does use the BRAAAAHM at the very end.
7. Mombasa - Just Zimmer. This is a suite, however.
8. One Simple Idea - Just Lorne Balfe. It's half of Lorne's so-called "Kick It" suite.
9. Dream Within a Dream - Zimmer and Balfe (Balfe arranging Zimmer)
10. Waiting for a Train - Zimmer and Balfe (Balfe arranging Zimmer)
11. Paradox - Zimmer and Balfe (Starts off with Balfe's arrangement of Zimmer's Time theme, then goes into Balfe's Saito theme).
12. Time - Just Zimmer. This is a suite.

Now, judging by these crediting, I can legitimately see why you insist Lorne only did a bit of stuff. The album is indeed mostly Zimmer music. It's the whole score, as heard in the film, where Lorne had a lot of influence. But I'll have to give examples later.

MacArthur2013-09-19 06:18:06
Ok. Thank you very much Mike. and from the Complete score It does seem like Balfe did arrange some of that for the scene and write some themes for the people. But just 1 question would you say for the complete score that Zimmer did at least 80% of that score with Balfe arranging like the dark knight rises?. (Of course I know Zimmer did the whole TDKR score). and that this cd is 95% Zimmer (The Original Release)


Mike2013-09-19 15:23:24
I would say that Lorne Balfe was notably more involved with Inception than TDKR. With TDKR, he only "wrote" music for one cue that I recall, and even that one had Zimmer music in it at the same time. The rest was arranging Zimmer material, often times just copied and pasted exactly as Hans wrote it, so all in all Balfe didn't do much in there. TDKR is 100% Hans Zimmer to me.

With Inception it's tricky, because not only did Lorne essentially do all the scoring to picture (under Hans' directions and using Hans' material), but as I've said, he wrote a few of the recurring themes. And in addition, many cues (like Thief and a Forger, Strategy, and Mr. Charles) are only loosely based on Hans' themes, being mostly Lorne. It's impossible to say precisely in those cases. But overall I would say (it might surprise you) that Inception is about 65% Zimmer, 35% Balfe.

Mike2013-09-19 15:29:54
I would say the CD release is 85% Zimmer.

MacArthur2013-09-19 17:40:54
Thanks Mike! So that's why he got the nomination is because the CD release was mostly Zimmer the Complete score is Zimmer & Balfe But Balfe Under Zimmer's direction. I get you.

Thank you very much.

MacArthur2013-09-19 17:42:05
But would you say that The 35% Balfe Did was Supervised by Zimmer. Last Question by the way and Thank you.

Mike2013-09-19 23:33:14
Of course it was. Zimmer has to give the music a pass before it's used in "his" score. ;)

matthew reply Replies: 1 || 2013-08-03 23:07:31
got a question here...
the Oblivion blu-ray's got isolated score on it, at least that's what they say at
so if you have the inception blu-ray and you have a really great home theater system, then you know that the 5.1 DTS score on the bonus disc is sooo much louder then the movie. the mix is so much more powerful. the end credits song is Dream is Collapsing. so on paper, it's the same music, not an alternate version, both 5.1, both sfx free, no different version and this and that... nothing. same music, but still the end credits version is a fart compared to the bonus disc mix. it's simply not a question of volume level. with the bonus disc I can shake up the city around me.
so is it yust an isolated film mix score or is it the album version score mixed like the inception bonus stuff??
sounds fucking ridiculously stupid if you don't know what I'm talking about I know that, but it's completely different experience.
starwaves would be cool...

Ds2013-08-13 14:31:54
Matthew, i bought the blu-ray and as a bonus you can watch the whole movie with the score only (no dialogue, no sfx, only the music). It's not the album version.

Anonymous reply Replies: 1 || 2013-08-03 01:52:42
There's an interesting alternate version of Time (neither Time itself nor "Welcome Home Mr Cobb") that the musicians are playing, at the end of one Inception video detailing the score.

cheesy2013-08-04 07:32:42
I don't think it's any different, it's just a raw recording session without the electronic elements mixed in.

Mark reply Replies: 11 || 2013-05-07 19:12:41
01. 1m00 Logos 0:44
02. 1m01 Cobb Meets Saito 2:05
03. 1m02 Extraction 7:04
04. 1m03 Audition 1:16
05. 1m06 I Don't Like Trains 1:05
06. 1m07 Hotel & Helicopter 6:06
07. 2m08 Miles Introduces Ariadne 4:52
08. 2m10 Physics & Subconscious 3:47
09. 2m11 Totem 1:14
10. 2m12 Thief & A Forger 1:48
11. 2m13 Mombassa Chase 2:37
12. 3m14 Penrose Steps & Sleepers 5:08
13. 3m15 Vultures Are Circling 3:14
14. 3m16 Strategy 7:02
15. 3m18 Dreams Or Memories 5:55
16. 4m19 En Route 3:30
17. 4m22 Insert 0:53
18. 4m22 Looking Into Limbo 5:57
19. 4m23 Saito's Fate 0:43
20. 4m24 Disappointed 1:38
21. 4m25 Mal & Cobb 6:57
22. 5m26 Into The Van 3:12
23. 5m27 Insert 2:45
24. 5m27 Mr. Charles 12:36
25. 5m28 Destabilization 2:42
26. 6m29 Planning The Diversion 1:21
27. 6m30-33 To The Complex 3:25
28. 6m35-36 It's A Trap 8:50
29. 6m37 Walking Through Limbo 4:43
30. 7m38 An Idea Is Like A Virus 2:22
31. 7m39-43 Truth Once Known 8:00
32. 7m44 Fischer & Son 3:27
33. 7m46 Honor Our Agreement 4:47
34. 7m47 Welcome Home Mr. Cobb 3:40
35. Kick It Suite 4:07
36. Mombassa Suite 4:59
37. Riff Suite 2:43
38. Time Suite 4:37

Nightmare2013-05-07 20:53:54

Ryan2013-05-07 23:44:47
Sadly, the sooner this gets released, the sooner all this dumb drama will be over with and we can go on with our merry lives

Drunkenmunkey2013-05-08 00:15:37
Hi Mark G?

wessell2013-05-09 20:58:14

Mr. Fate2013-05-09 21:44:13
"fake"--says the guy who clearly hasn't heard any tracks that have recently leaked which line up perfectly in slate number, title, and run-time to this list ans which also contain no sound effects whatsoever.

Mal2013-05-09 21:50:30
and what you think Mr.Fate, it is gonna to leaked or not ..... in the far future00

Nightmare2013-05-09 21:54:45
Previous patterns suggest that when a tracklist is posted here, it will soon leak.

...2013-05-09 23:22:53
This tracklist was posted ages ago, on another site...

Mr. Fate2013-05-10 00:18:30
If "ages ago" means one and a half months, two months tops, then yes, this track list was to be found on another site ages ago.

Clyde2013-05-14 06:01:22
I don't know if you guys are aware yet, but this has been leaked, and it is, so far, fully legit.

Anonymous2013-05-14 06:03:27
Oh yes, listening to it now... :)

Captain Kidd reply Replies: 1 || 2013-05-02 20:59:34
And just like that, everything is gone. Nothing like a good cleansing

thejok3rrules2013-05-06 16:34:29
Well, gladly it is over with this Garage (If it's not the one we know, he might be as sucker as the one we all hate). Fair enough: When the complete score is out, talk about it. While we wait, well... let's... wait... more? xD

... reply Replies: 0 || 2013-05-01 00:30:06
I just love dream is collapsing!

but the film version is so much nicer!

Anonymous reply Replies: 1 || 2013-04-16 08:46:23
"Choose to be here...Choose me." The music in the part was fantastic.

...2013-05-01 00:25:36
Yes it's beautiful!

David reply Replies: 2 || 2013-04-18 21:48:33
Y'all are so cute

Mr. Fate2013-04-20 04:20:54
I am almost embarrassed to say that it took over a day to figure out the significance of this post. I just thought that it was some random fuck that's who's just poking fun at a situation that nobody involved has any control over.

But then I remembered who David was and what he did. And now I am giving him attention that he does not deserve.

Greg2013-04-21 16:05:51
Please tell us Fate what he did.

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