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The development of the music in season 2 is great.<br>Love the Westworld suite, a lot of Person of Interest in this cue :)<br>Listening With A Million Ears In the West :)Mike, I definitely agree with you. I think that Cornfield Chase is an excellent example of Zimmer's diversity in music. It shows that He can compose themes that are adventurous and light-hearted rather than being so dark, which is quite different from a lot of his works including his other collaborations with Nolan.So everybody talks about No Time for Caution, and that is a great cue, but I think an underappreciated track from this score is Cornfield Chase. It sounds so whimsical and uplifting. It captures the wonder and fun of childhood really well. The fact that it's so driven by the pipe organ makes it even better. I love how Hans incorporated the organ into most of the tracks.Does Paul Mounsey secretly compose everything??? He seems to be involved in so many scores.Hi guys. Do you know who will compose the score of wonder woman 1984 ? Rupert again ? Or hans ?
General Kenobi!Isolated score is coming:<br><br>https://twitter.com/chrismcquarrie/status/103052206820136140 9?s=19I hope the site hasn’t gotten in any trouble for posting the lists :-(I haven't in a long time, you'll notice...@Hybrid I don't get it. You usually post lists anyway when stuff like this happens. Why is it such a big deal when someone else does it?
"it must have been deleted."<br><br>Yes. Stop this please.true...Guess a sessions leak of a score that was already 90 minutes long on the original album isn't worth getting super excited for...Is it me or does the main theme sound a lot like Hannibal? No doubt Zanelli’s stamp on the score...Hybrid, did Zimmer composed any of the music in the second trailer? <br><br>
Interesting that nobody's mentioned the sessions leak. Pretty sure I posted a cue list but it must have been deleted.@mephariel<br>None of the styles work for me really. Most of the score comes across as a pastiche of ideas from other Zimmer scores where they were better developed (Gladiator, The Rock, Crimson Tide, etc.) and Even the action is kind of hit or miss. I just don’t find it to be an interesting score honestly.@kiki: delete inferno for me aswell......and a very good solo Balfe cue, at that. That theme and Hans' Moriarty theme are the most engaging ideas of these movies, to me. <br><br>Hey, while I'm here, any word on Hans doing the third movie?i would delete Dunkirk immediately from that library. That's the WORST score ever written from any composer out there. This isn't even a score or film music. Just pure sound effects.
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  Westworld (TV Series - Season 2)2018-08-18 18:54:43
Anonymous
The development of the music in season 2 is great.
Love the Westworld suite, a lot of Person of Interest in this cue :)
Listening With A Million Ears In the West :)
  Interstellar2018-08-18 18:35:31
Moggyman
Mike, I definitely agree with you. I think that Cornfield Chase is an excellent example of Zimmer's diversity in music. It shows that He can compose themes that are adventurous and light-hearted rather than being so dark, which is quite different from a lot of his works including his other collaborations with Nolan.
  Interstellar2018-08-18 17:46:05
Mike
So everybody talks about No Time for Caution, and that is a great cue, but I think an underappreciated track from this score is Cornfield Chase. It sounds so whimsical and uplifting. It captures the wonder and fun of childhood really well. The fact that it's so driven by the pipe organ makes it even better. I love how Hans incorporated the organ into most of the tracks.
  Christopher Robin2018-08-18 14:58:18
p
Does Paul Mounsey secretly compose everything??? He seems to be involved in so many scores.
  Wonder Woman2018-08-18 14:30:51
Peter
Hi guys. Do you know who will compose the score of wonder woman 1984 ? Rupert again ? Or hans ?
  Christopher Robin2018-08-18 11:30:23
tilibro
General Kenobi!
  Mission: Impossible - Fallout2018-08-17 21:03:34
antovolk
Isolated score is coming:

https://twitter.com/chrismcquarrie/status/103052206820136140 9?s=19
  It2018-08-17 20:12:31
mpolonest123
I hope the site hasn’t gotten in any trouble for posting the lists :-(
  It2018-08-17 20:01:51
Hybrid Soldier
I haven't in a long time, you'll notice...
  It2018-08-17 18:53:45
Cameron
@Hybrid I don't get it. You usually post lists anyway when stuff like this happens. Why is it such a big deal when someone else does it?
  It2018-08-17 17:51:43
Hybrid Soldier
"it must have been deleted."

Yes. Stop this please.
  It2018-08-17 13:06:51
badbu
true...
  It2018-08-17 10:28:34
Edmund Meinerts
Guess a sessions leak of a score that was already 90 minutes long on the original album isn't worth getting super excited for...
  Christopher Robin2018-08-17 05:16:29
JohnF
Is it me or does the main theme sound a lot like Hannibal? No doubt Zanelli’s stamp on the score...
  12 Years A Slave (Complete Score)2018-08-17 03:08:31
Mephariel
Hybrid, did Zimmer composed any of the music in the second trailer?

  It2018-08-17 00:35:38
DT-2017
Interesting that nobody's mentioned the sessions leak. Pretty sure I posted a cue list but it must have been deleted.
  12 Years A Slave (Complete Score)2018-08-16 20:24:32
mpolonest123
@mephariel
None of the styles work for me really. Most of the score comes across as a pastiche of ideas from other Zimmer scores where they were better developed (Gladiator, The Rock, Crimson Tide, etc.) and Even the action is kind of hit or miss. I just don’t find it to be an interesting score honestly.
  12 Years A Slave (Complete Score)2018-08-16 18:39:09
Raphaelo
@kiki: delete inferno for me aswell...
  Sherlock Holmes2018-08-16 18:36:53
Mike
...and a very good solo Balfe cue, at that. That theme and Hans' Moriarty theme are the most engaging ideas of these movies, to me.

Hey, while I'm here, any word on Hans doing the third movie?
  12 Years A Slave (Complete Score)2018-08-16 18:31:03
kiki
i would delete Dunkirk immediately from that library. That's the WORST score ever written from any composer out there. This isn't even a score or film music. Just pure sound effects.
  Sherlock Holmes2018-08-16 17:56:53
Edmund Meinerts
No, "Psychological Recovery" is scored to picture, a bunch of cues put together from the climax of the film. IIRC the first three minutes or so are a solo Balfe cue actually.
  Sherlock Holmes2018-08-16 17:54:33
Hybrid Soldier
Nope, not a suite, a mix of about 4/5 cues.
  12 Years A Slave (Complete Score)2018-08-16 17:09:42
Mephariel
M:I2 is definitely a polarizing score. But I have to say, this is the first time I heard the criticism stylistically bland refer to this score. Because for most people who dislike the score, they think the score is too stylish.
  Sherlock Holmes2018-08-16 15:24:52
nvictor
love this score. hasn't grown on me. was listening to it on my commute today. do you guys know if the track "psychological recovery" is the "suite" that came first. and then other cues developed from it? thanks
  The Equalizer 22018-08-16 07:25:13
Josiah
Even then, I feel like its still irrelevant to post the titles for it does us no good and it will be posted here eventually. But whatever I guess
  12 Years A Slave (Complete Score)2018-08-16 02:00:49
mpolonest123
Just realized I’ve been calling the movie “Windows” instead of “Widows”.
Ugh it’s been a long day -_-
  12 Years A Slave (Complete Score)2018-08-16 01:59:02
mpolonest123
Just took a look at the trailer and am really impressed with how the film looks, not what I was expecting at all. I honestly don’t know what approach Zimmer will take either, although if I had to guess probably more sound design-ish.

And outside of “Injection” and “Bare Island” I find MI2 to be bland and all over the place stylistically. Just my opinion though, I know a lot of people love that score ;-)
  12 Years A Slave (Complete Score)2018-08-16 00:48:17
Mephariel
mpolonest123, have you seen the trailer for Widows? Zimmer created the music for that trailer and I assume it came from the movie. If that is the case, it will sound nothing like TTRL.
  12 Years A Slave (Complete Score)2018-08-16 00:46:34
Mephariel
M:I2 is a blast to listen to. I just have a hard time imagine it to be a MI score. But it is one of the most fun scores from Zimmer.
  12 Years A Slave (Complete Score)2018-08-15 20:01:11
mpolonest123
And as far Zimmer scores that I don’t like for the most part, there is a small handful (Madagascar, MI2, etc.)
  12 Years A Slave (Complete Score)2018-08-15 19:45:37
mpolonest123
That’s completely fair, and I honestly couldn’t defend this score and be genuine about it. I think it does help that I love this movie (despite being hard to watch) and have come to associate the music with it so much. Still, I can’t lie that I find portions of it to be incredibly effective, even when the music does become solely ambient. In terms of listenability/originality the best cue is, ironically, the 24-second “Washington” cue.

I would kill to know what Zimmer personally thinks of this score. I’m sure he had a great working relationship with Steve, hence him working on “Windows”, but I’m sure the temptrack must have been murder on his creativity...
  12 Years A Slave (Complete Score)2018-08-15 19:18:31
Edmund Meinerts
This is my least favorite Zimmer score, actually. Or else the one that I feel has the least going for it; I guess it doesn't make me mad like On Stranger Tides, but at the same time it lacks anything even remotely compelling. "Boat Trip to New Orleans" is the only halfway interesting cue and even then I don't really like to listen to it much. The experimental parts aren't interesting experiments (ooh...clapping...wow), and the Journey to the Line stuff is just tired and bland (on top of being super derivative). I get that it works in the movie or whatever but if I had a gun to my head with orders to delete one Hans score from my library and never listen to it again, I'm pretty sure this would be the one I'd go for.
  12 Years A Slave (Complete Score)2018-08-15 17:52:38
mpolonest123
Even 5 years later, I’m still not sure how I feel about this score.

On one hand, the music complements the film extremely well. “Boat Trip to New Orleans” and “Soap” are both incredible in context, and even some of the more ambient cues are pretty effective. Alongside Interstellar probably Hans’ most minimilastic score, something which actually suits him well.

On the other hand, the Time/Journey to the Line temp is extremely blatant, and it definitely doesn’t help that 60% of the music used in film is basically a variation on that one idea (and some cues are purely sound effects). I still admire the score though, regardless of the familiarity issues.

With Windows coming out I’m very curious to see what approach will be. Personally, I like seeing Zimmer tackle a project with minimalism. Hopefully McQueen (who is a very talented director) doesn’t box Hans in with another TTRL temp... or any temp for that matter.
  The World Of Hans Zimmer - A Symphonic Celebration (Shows)2018-08-15 15:44:57
Alina
Are you going to visit Russia?!) We are waiting for very much!)
  The Equalizer 22018-08-15 09:58:22
Edmund Meinerts
He posted it before this site added the tracklist.
  The Equalizer 22018-08-15 06:27:00
Josiah
Did you just copied and paste the tracklist above? lmao
  The Dark Knight Rises (Complete Score)2018-08-14 21:05:08
Mike
The reprise of "Batman on Fire" from Begins (1:59-2:30 in the Transfiguration suite) is good stuff! I wonder why Hans decided to reuse that particular idea.
  The World Of Hans Zimmer - A Symphonic Celebration (Shows)2018-08-14 19:58:16
Jan3Sobieski
When are we going to see you in Chicago?
  Call Of Duty - Modern Warfare 2 (VG)2018-08-14 15:19:43
Mike
Indeed, this score reminds me — in a good way — of The Rock.
  Call Of Duty - Modern Warfare 2 (VG)2018-08-14 13:34:31
Ro
Track 11, Onwards, here is my most favorite cue from the CoH franchise. It has that old school "power anthem" thing going on about it with full force. I truly wish this style is brought back to life again soon.
  The World Of Hans Zimmer - A Symphonic Celebration (Shows)2018-08-14 09:41:07
Rebecca
Are there any more tour dates planned?
  Call Of Duty - Modern Warfare 2 (VG)2018-08-13 22:28:02
Mephariel
Lord of the Rings - Shore
Battlestar Galactica - McCreary

Both are up there as my two favorite collection of works. GOT doesn't even compare to BSG.

For solo albums, my candidates are:

Titanic
The Lion King
Interstellar
Memoirs of a Geisha
Jurassic Park




  Call Of Duty - Modern Warfare 2 (VG)2018-08-13 22:12:11
mpolonest123
@superultramega
Honestly I feel like most of the issues with AUJ (and the other two hobbit films) were stemming from Peter Jackson editing the hell out of the music after the fact. It could be why they ended up dumping some themes in the following films.

Still, I don’t understand some of the criticism that the Hobbit trilogy scores received. DoS has some of the best action material imo, and the interpolations of Smaug’s theme(s) throughout the films are personally some of my favorite music from any LoTR project.

And this might be controversial, but I would put PoTC (the first three at least) on the level of Lord of the Rings in terms of the sheer amount of themes and development they receive. Maybe not quite as complex but they shouldn’t be overlooked.
  Call Of Duty - Modern Warfare 2 (VG)2018-08-13 21:22:52
superultramegaa
The Lion King and The Last Samurai are good choices, but I'm not as much of a fan as Zimmer's aesthetic or thematic work nearly as much as Howard Shore, or even Jablonskly at times. Game of Thrones I still can't comment on as I've never watched the show, or payed attention to Djawadi in general.

I would say Shore's heart wasn't in Desolation and Five Armies, but to say that about Unexpected Journey doesn't really feel right to me. Even themes like Gondor Restored and Nazgul's uses have some logic to them.

Gondor Restored was also used when the Ring is destroyed, meaning it also has a secondary meaning of victory against evil, (yes I know it affected Gondor too, but Gondor it isn't as direct). Which also applies in The Hobbit, as Bilbo saving Thorin was not only important for their relationship but also the future of Middle Earth as Thorin is vital to the battle against the orcs in Five Armies.

The Nazgul theme also makes sense as its first appearance is in Fellowship's opening, playing over Sauron's army of orcs, then Sauron himself. So it's linked both to Sauron himself and his servants, which includes Azog. Plus the version that plays in the film is the exact same variant (and lyrics) that plays in the Fellowship prologue. It serves almost as a precursor to the Nazgul. Plus I don't see why themes can't have several meanings anyway.

Plus I love most of the new themes of AUJ (before they were abandoned in later films).
  Call Of Duty - Modern Warfare 2 (VG)2018-08-13 20:44:25
Macejko
Not really a fair comparison, Hybrid, since videogames as a medium are much younger than films, and their scores weren't using real orchestras right until... mid 90's, would be my guess (feel free to correct me, guys).

The all time best film score for me would be a battle between The Last Samurai and Lion King. If "movie" includes TV shows, then it's Game of Thrones without a doubt, but I'm not gonna have this argument again ;)

Btw. I wouldn't mention Hobbit in the same sentence with LotR, even music-wise. A couple of great cues cannot hide the fact that Shore's heart wasn't in it.
  Call Of Duty - Modern Warfare 2 (VG)2018-08-13 17:26:55
Peter
IS * lion king
  Call Of Duty - Modern Warfare 2 (VG)2018-08-13 17:26:11
Peter
Best film score of all time in lion king. Without any doubt. ;-)
  Call Of Duty - Modern Warfare 2 (VG)2018-08-13 16:43:35
Mike
Can I just add, the album presentation for MW2 is really lame? It's a big, dare I say "epic" score in the 1990s Media Ventures mold. I think it's really solid. There are lots of different ideas from the first mission to the last, and a lot of them are written in the power anthem style that Hans ans co. don't really use much these days. Even Opening Titles is a throwback for Hans himself.

Unfortunately, almost none of the music as heard through the game is here. Instead, we got a bunch of shortened theme suites. :P

But the Gulag mission, the oil rig stuff, The Enemy of My Enemy, and lots of other missions all have pretty engaging and powerful music. I wish the RCP guys would do scores like this one more.
  Call Of Duty - Modern Warfare 2 (VG)2018-08-13 16:32:15
superultramegaa
Lord of the Rings (and even The Hobbit), are the only film scores that I'm buying an entire book for, just to fully understand the themes and motifs.
  Winter's Tale2018-08-13 15:36:14
mpolonest123
Every time I revisit this score the first cue I automatically go back to is “This Isn’t Right”. Something about RGW’s string writing always stuck with me, even if he isn’t the most memorable when it comes to themes.

As for this score itself, I feel like it might have become a classic had it not been paired with such a shitty film. It’s funny, the score sounds less like Hans’ style to me and more like James Horner’s. Granted he only wrote one cue apparently...
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