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Wow! Stephen Barton worked on a lot of the important cues here, huh?I'm with Edmund in that I'd love for Hans to win more Oscars, but not this score. I feel like even Blade Runner 2049 is more deserving of an award than this. Sure, it works great in the film, but that shouldn't be reason enough for an Oscar. I feel like Desplat's nominated score is more deserving than this one. <br><br>"But this one has a unique sound and recording!"<br><br>Okay... a lot of scores have that. A lot of Zimmer's work has that. Doesn't make them all masterpieces.<br><br>"But we have to spite those evil reviewers who hate this score!"<br><br>Why do you let their opinion get in the way of your enjoyment? If you love it enough, the critics' opinions should only make you enjoy it more because you see something in it they don't. <br><br>I agree with George in that Hans needs to go back to a melodic sound. I don't think whether this score wins or not will change Hans' mind on that, but I do want his next Oscar winner to mean something other than, "Oh cool! I won this award because I made weird sounds!" (Which by the way, involves things like programming and a lot of other technical adjustments that have nothing to do with Hans' composing ability)."The thing that I'm proudest about Dunkirk is you can't separate it from the film."<br>- Hans Zimmer, GQI understand, but it does not make sense.<br>You're arguing that the score for a movie released in January this year was produced before of the score of a movie that went to theaters in July. If Balfe started working on "12 strong" a year before the movie release, the same can be said of Dunkirk. It is easy to infer that the Dunkirk's score has been working since the middle of 2016! Or even before, because of the tours that Zimmer has done.<br>The music/sound design, even being simple, was not made and recorded between January and May of last year.Olive  that is when it was announced !!! Not when he did it
Balfe's hiring came out in May, when Dunkirk's production was already at the end. No contest.<br><br><br>filmmusicreporter.  com/ <br> 2017/05/24/lorne-balfe-to-score-horse-soldiers/Hans finished the bulk of the score before he went on tour, you could find an interview where he himself says so. <br>Ben worked solely on Variation 15. <br>Scroll down on this page and you'll find the full cuesheet with the credits. <br>Edmund - how do you think Zimmer wrote Dunkirk when he was on a world tour !!!Congratulations to Ben, Lorne also .Edmund - the release dates do not matter . Check out Balfe’s Facebook page and you will see he was recording 12 Strong early last year .I've only heard the suite Hybrid made. The only similarity I was aware of is the siren-like sound. <br><br>People don't realize how difficult scoring Dunkirk was. Just because you love Interstellar (I do too - it's my favorite HZ score) but that doesn't mean Dunkirk doesn't deserve to win. <br>
Edmund, in all honesty what are the similarities between 12 Strong and Dunkirk? I know both scores and fail to see how they connect.Doesn't deserve an Oscar. Hans Zimmer is my favorite composer but if he didn't win for Interstellar, he shouldn't win for this. <br><br>I can seriously say that I object this score winning based on that principle. This winning over Interstellar just isn't right.Well, the credits say that Supermarine or the oil are pure Zimmer, and also the 3 first track I think. So Balfe helped him to develop some ideas during his tour but the majority of the score is Hans' work.<br>And it does deserve an Oscar. I never heard a score like that.. If you have a problem with the score I think it comes from the script. A classical melodical music wouldn t work for this film i think.Source? I find that hard to believe considering the release dates. Even if it is true, Balfe might have been concurrently working on Dunkirk and brought over some of the ideas. I find it spectacularly improbably that he and Hans just HAPPENED to come up with the same ideas at the same time.Edmund - gets you facts right please . 12 Strong was written before Dunkirk
Here's an interesting opinion: I want Hans to win this one so that he DOESN'T continue making music like this. Sure its functional, but if he could reinvent the melodic score again and get back to writing memorable melodies I'd be pretty happy. He won for Lion King and then essentially abandoned that tone of music which transitioned into the Crimson Tide/The Rock sound... so maybe, just maybe, if he wins this year he'll completely reinvent his sound again and give us something both melodically memorable but also be a total game changer in terms of modern scores.I hope it doesn't win if for no other reason than so we don't have to go through 5 years of Dunkirk temp tracks (although if 12 Strong is anything to go by, too late).@Ahmad i only need "The Oil (Film Version)" :D Then i'll be happy :D*That was a thumbs up but it didn't work :D<br><br>^This how I feel lol.I hope Dunkirk wins just to make the so-called "reviewers" and those who say it isn't music, more frustrated and annoyed.
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Fair Game
Label: Lakeshore Records
Length: 40'11
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  1. Kuala Lumpur (1:40)
  2. The White House (2:22)
  3. Gathering Intel (3:04)
  4. Joe's Report (3:57)
  5. Bruises (1:37)
  6. Smaky (1:00)
  7. Sixteen Words (2:59)
  8. Run Up To War (2:55)
  9. Change the Story (3:08)
  10. Uncomfortable Love (6:04)
  11. Breaking Point (3:58)
  12. Ready To Fight (2:55)
  13. Testify (4:32)
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Manuel reply Replies: 4 || 2011-10-02 05:43:41
FAIR GAME COMPLETE SCORE

01 FG_1m10v_Bruises
02 FG_1m11a_Gathering_Intel
03 FG_1m11v_Late_Night
04 FG_1m12v_To_Clearance
05 FG_1m13v_To_Niger
06 FG_1m3v1_Kuala_Lumpur
07 FG_1m6v1_You_Have_No_Idea
08 FG_1m7av_Passport
09 FG_2m18v_Report_From_Niger
10 FG_2m19v_Cairo
11 FG_2m20v_Who_Are_You
12 FG_2m23v_All_The_Vps_Men
13 FG_2m24v_Dr_Hassan
14 FG_2m25v_They_Are_Back
15 FG_2m29v_Amman
16 FG_3m30v_Coordinated_Leak
17 FG_3m32v_Baghdad_Arrival
18 FG_3m33v_Run_Up_To_War
19 FG_3m34v_Sixteen_Words
20 FG_3m35v_We_Wont_Let_You_Down
21 FG_4m36a_The_Article
22 FG_4m36v_Be_Smart
23 FG_4m37v_Change_The_Story
24 FG_4m38v_Outed
25 FG_4m39v_Val_Escapes
26 FG_4m41v_A_Shot_Across
27 FG_4m42v_Hate_Call
28 FG_4m43v_Broken_Trust
29 FG_4m44v_Director
30 FG_5m47v_Rove_Delivers_Findings
31 FG_5m48v_Talking_Heads
32 FG_5m49v_Breaking_Point
33 FG_6m50v_Cab_Hail
34 FG_6m51b_Capitol_360
35 FG_6m52v_What_They_Did
36 FG_6m53v_Reconciliation
37 FG_6m54v_Ready_To_Fight
38 FG_6m56v_End_Credits


Anonymous2011-10-24 03:48:41
yes it's true. by the way, what can you say for this Hybrid. Completely fake as you say for everything who win to post tracklist like this before you do it?


Mr. Fate2011-10-24 04:09:58
^^^The guy above me seems to be problematic and a non-believer.

Take care of him, please.

Of course, we could never know if it is continually the same guy who refuses to believe that Hybrid Soldier really does have anything: he's Anonymous. Yeah, good job genius.


Karambaru2011-10-24 14:32:58
I don't know for Hybrid, but for me at least this one's not a fake. But that's very old news, definitively. :)


Hybrid2011-10-24 20:16:39
don't be stupid. anyone can take my name and clai to be the 'real hybird'. just like now. stop acting pathetic and grovelling over someone who may not even exist. I claim to have the music, yet I do not share??? odd, eh?

Ele reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-04 00:00:00
Ready To Fight and Testify is fine, rest is boring. Also Kuala Lumpur is Green Zone copy-paste.

RuthlessGravity reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-03 00:00:00
To be fair, I think the director wasn't seeking a bombastic score, let alone a melody driven orchestra. The story is sorta bleak, with all odds against one individual. I think the electronics resemble the highly evolved state of the CIA along with all the red tape that comes within this very story. It's simple, but at the same time very complex.

I think overall, it's music that was more or less used just to keep up with the story, the characters, and that's about it. It isn't like John's prievous scores where his music carries the soul of movies. This score was to carry the enviroment of the film - nothing more nothing less. And to be quite frank, it does the job. I certainly enjoy most of the music on here. Specifically "The White House" "Ready to Fight" "Uncomfortable Love" and "Testify"

Bou reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-02 00:00:00
The only interesting track on this album is "Testify" , the rest is pure crap ambiant and drone s...
looks like Powell wasn't interested at all

Zahn reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-01 00:00:00
@Evenstar
+1 ... I don't know what is wrong with Powell's magic here. It's disappointing!

Evenstar reply Replies: 0 || 2010-10-31 00:00:00
really disappointing score :(

kakashi reply Replies: 0 || 2010-10-22 00:00:00
@ mis and dawn. Hans zimmer likes composer to get a foothold in the business cause that the hardest thing to do, you always learn from each other and get inspiration from each other thats how the world works.

Mis reply Replies: 0 || 2010-10-12 00:00:00
Ok, ok you're right ! I don't deny this ! :D

Dawn reply Replies: 0 || 2010-10-12 00:00:00
@Mis

Zimmer, along with Jay Rifkin, created a music company called Media Ventures, later renamed "Remote Control". Powell was hired in this company for a while... working on projects where Zimmer was the main composer / producer.
Now Powell has his own trademark and is more a master than a student, but he definitely began his hollywood carrier thanks to Zimmer, being some kind of a member of Zimmer's team. You cannot deny it ! :D

Mis reply Replies: 0 || 2010-10-11 00:00:00
I don't know, they were only partners, not "teacher and student". Maybe it's more correct if I say that they are both student, and they can learn about each other ! Is is better ? :)

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2010-10-11 00:00:00
Mis, what about El Dorado, what about Antz, what about Chill Factor, Prince of Egypt, Endurance, The Thin Red Line, or Kung Fu Panda ? :P

Mis reply Replies: 0 || 2010-10-11 00:00:00
"...ex-team members of Hans Zimmer" Powell as a ex-team member of Hans Zimmer.... I don't know, but I consider Powell as a separate composer. Zimmer and he had a job (Face off) but then they split up. That's all :) He learnt everything by ownself I think.

Dawn reply Replies: 0 || 2010-10-09 00:00:00
I have a problem with this movie being called Fair Game, like the mid-90's actioner with Cindy Crawford, both films being scored by ex-team members of Hans Zimmer ! :)

aldan reply Replies: 0 || 2010-10-09 00:00:00
You can hear the samples at amazon.
this is the link:
http://www.amazon.com/Fair-Game/dp/B0045X1GLK/ref=tmm_other_ title_0

another action-electronic music from john powell that sounds like doug liman' previous film score and recent greengrass' greenzone score. it sounds good, but i love powell scoring in animation world better.
(i want to be a composer in the future, and john powell is my main inspiration, so i love all john powell score)

Dani reply Replies: 0 || 2010-10-06 00:00:00
I don't know about samples yet :( And I agree, I can't wait ! Anyway, you can hear one or two tracks in the movie's trailer :)

Roger reply Replies: 0 || 2010-10-05 00:00:00
Awesome! Can't wait to hear this one! Any samples yet?

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