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@Hybrid, what happened with Trevor? Why his scores are not listed in the page? ThanksIt is somewhat bizarre that you all are thinking directors actually want to work with Junkie. Surely, the only reason anyone hires him is that they want Zimmer who is not available. Yes, some may have heard Mad Max but it would be silly to think anyone actively wants a Junk score.Bob Badami (as Robert Badami), Melissa Muik, Mark Wherry (as Mark Andrew Wherry are music editors!<br><br>Booklet credits<br><br>Music Editor: Melissa Muik <br>Score Wrangler: Bob Badami<br>Digital Instrument Design: Mark WherryI don't think Junkie XL picks the shittest films to work on. It's just that art film directors won't choose him to score their films. Even in RCP, a lot of his colleagues are more well respected than he is. I would argue Benjamin Wallfisch is already more well regarded. Mad Max is an exception because of its unique setting and story line.Metro Expanded Score (1997) By Steve Porcaro & James Newton Howard<br><br>I found an interesting about unreleased tracks from the whole movie by one hour and 57 minutes, it's meant something missing in the movie. But I did edit some unreleased tracks from the movie, but not in OST It could be Expanded Score. I'm sure about that!<br><br>1. Main Title (1:57)<br>2. Sam's Death (1:31)<br>3. Keep You Out Of This (0:41)<br>4. Roper & Ronnie (0:51)<br>5. Jewelry Store Heist / That's Korda (1:46<br>6. First Chase (2:41)<br>7. Cable Car Pursuit (6:18)<br>8. He's Getting Away (0:21)<br>9. Car Garage Capture (0:51)<br>10. Dinner Only (1:06)<br>11. Intruder (3:14)<br>12. Ronnie Attack (4:41)<br>13. Love Theme (1:51)<br>14. Korda's Escape (1:49)<br>15. Is She Out There ? (0:26)<br>16. Ronnie Kidnapped / Korda's Demands / The Shipyard (3:16)<br>17. Final Chase (3:11)
"I do think he knows how to place emphasis on music as opposed to Joss Whedon or any of the other studio director who treats it like a byproduct."<br><br>I agree with you, except that Snyder and I have very different ideas about what makes good (film) music, and how to emphasize it. Ridley Scott is a somewhat similar case. Somehow he has gotten a ton of great music written for his movies over the years despite the fact that his musical instincts are really strange and misguided sometimes. At least Snyder doesn't butcher the scores he gets.<br><br>You're right that a director like Whedon doesn't seem to pay that much attention to how music can enhance his movie. But as someone who cares about film music 95% of the time as albums, not in film, I often find that a director who gets out of the way and just trusts the composer to do his/her thing is preferable to one who gets overly involved with the scoring process and has lots of ideas about how things should sound. That the subsequent scores end up buried or ineffective in their films is a shame, but the music at least tends to be good on its own terms.@mrzimmerfan<br>Oh no, I mean I love the score as a whole. I was just saying my personal highlights. Man of Steel emotionally resonated with me. But thatís cool that you like BVS, I personally just think Man of Steel is more engaging.@mpolonest: But that moments are simply moments, not the entire score, i prefer BvS, because there is a variety in it: Batman, Wonder Woman, Luthor, and is more complex than MoS (also i prefer the movie over MoS).<br><br>And yes, the theme for Superman is cool, but that dosen't make the entire score cool too.and some nice boob representation, too.@MrZimmerFan<br><br>Point Break is a lousy movie, but the score and guitar main theme isn't all that bad. Those 10 minutes on the soundtrack don't do it enough justice at all.<br><br>But again - this is Junkie doing action scoring....Miles better than any of his slow stuff. For me, anyway.
@Edmund <br>Heís definitely not my favorite director, but I do think he knows how to place emphasis on music as opposed to Joss Whedon or any of the other studio director who treats it like a byproduct. One of my biggest pet peeves is when directors/composers just use music as a sonic wallpaper, instead of letting it improve  and add to the scene. John Ottman is a great example. He can write great themes, but he tends to write underscore which adds nothing to the film. Thatís why Zimmer, Williams, James Newton Howard, etc. are so good. They treat each moment with care."Zack Snyder, a director who actually understands music"<br><br>A matter of opinion, and not an opinion I share.@mrzimmerfan <br>I disagree with you there. I love Man of Steel, I think the themes and the overall bombastic nature of the score work perfectly. As for BVS, Iím not a huge fan honestly. There are some amazing highlights, but the tone of the score is so downbeat. It lacks the soaring elements of ďFlightĒ or ďWhat Are You Gonna Do...Ē and the action highlights of ďTerraformingĒ or ďEscape From ShipĒ. <br><br>To each their own though :-)For the themes mostly, this Batman and this Superman fit with the themes written by Zimmer. But the score by Elfman is miles better than MoS and BvS (for those two, BvS is much interesting and better than MoS, which is only good)<br><br>I genuinely wish we could hear Justice League, I would have loved to see what he brought to that under Zack Snyder, a director who actually understands music.
I still remember when Divergent was released, I was almost immediately dismissive of Junkie XL. Having only heard his remixes and his drum stuff for MoS/300 the first thing I expected was to hear an electronica album with percussion and sound design. So imagine my surprise when I heard several different themes, beautiful string adagios, vocals, and a pretty big variety of styles. And then Run All Night came out and blew me away. Ever since then Iíve been pretty supportive of his work, but I have to agree with everything you guys are saying.<br><br>The past two years have been pretty bad in terms of his ratio of good scores to bad. Black Mass and Brimstone, as Iíve mentioned, are solid scores that veer away from the usual JXL sound. But then we have Deadpool (abrasive), Distance Between Dreams (ok for a stand-alone album), Dark Tower (pretty fun in parts and just bland in others), and Tomb Raider (one of the most generic scores Iíve heard in recent memory). Itís frustrating to see a composer who obviously has talent and a diversity of skills write almost the same thing over and over. <br>And the weirdest thing is, his earlier scores are far more distinctive than his current ones. How did that happen?Nope he released All I see is you Soundtrack last year and it was a great soundtrack..<br><br>Are you sure you're a fan of him?<br><br>So far no project announced for this year but I think there will be at least one...What happened to Marc Streitenfeld? It's been a long time since there has been any involvement or a new score from him. Some years ago, I thought he's going to be the new upcoming star from the horizon of RCP. But then abruptly silence. Any reason or information?@Meta: Really Point Break was interesting?, it's only 10 minutes of music released, and i din't care about it, honestly, and the movie was really, really bad.<br><br>As for Tomb Raider, the music was serviciable in the movie, but i more comfortable with it than Point Break.I'm not sure JXL is picking the projects. In the case of Tomb Raider it seems like WB handed it to him when Joss Whedon asked them to replace him on Justice League. I guess they were annoyed because he had been a frequent collaborator, so giving him another blockbuster straightaway was a soft way of dealing with that.<br><br>Also yes poor JXL really seems pigeonholed. Even though, to be honest, the only style he's proven excellent so far is the rythmic stuff (see the highlights of Fury Road). His rare excursions to other styles have been quite bland to me, so the fact that he's always asked to do the same style isn't really a surprise. Directors/producters who want this specific sound will call JXL, and people who're making a comedy or romance won't even bother and will call another composer.

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  2005, June 28
Hans ZIMMER is scoring Ask The Dust

Hans Zimmer is the third composer who has been involved in the project. Initially, James Horner was supposed to have scored the film. A few months ago, Music from the Movies reported that Christopher Young had taken over the scoring assignment and was the new composer onboard. Now, Young has left the project and Hans Zimmer is writing the score for the Robert Towne's film.
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  2005, June 26
Mr & Mrs Smith

You can listen to samples of each track here :

  2005, June 24

Into the west is a 6 parts new show scored by Geoff Zanelli and aired every week end on TNT 'till the end of july.

  2005, June 20

Batman Vs. Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard Part 1

Zimmer discusses how he and Howard tag-teamed the score for Batman Begins.
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Batman Vs. Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard Part 2

The conclusion to our interview with Hans Zimmer discussing his and Howard's score for Batman Begins.
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Thanks to zimm44 for the links !

  2005, June 19

Ramin DJAWADI is one of the best known composers who work closely with Hans ZIMMER. He started out his musical career as a guitar player in numerous bands in Germany. After deciding to move to US to earn a bachelor's degree in Film scoring & guitar performance at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, he became a member of the band My Favourite Relative. Ramin then moved to California in 2000 to join Media Ventures, and began composing and arranging for Klaus Badelt...

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  2005, June 19
An other interview by Pablo Nieto from :


Let's start talking about "Thunderbirds", how did you become involved in this project?
- Hans approached me after we had finished "Pirates". It was roughly 4 months before we actually started working on the score. We sat down together and started gathering ideas and came up with the thematic material.

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  2005, June 17
A Few News...


Back in october 2004, Hans Zimmer was supposed to score August Rush a film by Kirsten Sheridan with Liv Tyler and Robin Williams. According to, it should finally be Harry Gregson-Williams who will.
The movie will hit screens in 2006.

Always at, we learn that Harry will score the newest Metal Gear Solid (number four), ought to be in store in 2007. After MGS 2 et 3, this is his third participation, with Rika Muranaka, for this high profil video game franchise.


After his work on Batman Begins, Ramin just finished a short film called Jonathan from Jordan Scott, which is one of the 7 short films from the project Take 7.

Klaus BADELT announces that Klaus BADELT is involved in the creation of the next big budget action adventure from China : The Promise


You can have a foretaste from the single Mr. & Mrs. Smith's track composed by John Powell, released on the album edited by LAKESHORE RECORDS. Click Here.

  2005, June 13

Yesterday, on AMC Channel for The Sunday Morning Shootout, Hans ZIMMER & James Newton HOWARD were presenting their work on Batman Begins. Thanks to Yahoo!Movies, you can now watch online this interview.
If you encounter problems with the link, just click HERE and search for The Sunday Moring Shootout's link.

  2005, June 12
Hans ZIMMER speaks about BATMAN BEGINS

"There is a guy named Chris Nolan who one day phoned me out of the blue and said ?Would I like to do this movie he was working on?? and after a while he was telling me what it was but the way he was describing it was that it was a small experimental film, just like the way he?s made his movies. And I thought ?Hey, this sounds really good, this is a really interesting angle on the superhero thing? ?cos I don?t know anything about superheroes. So I sort of said ?yes? to him and then the mighty executives at Warner Bros. phoned me and they were using words like ?franchise? and ?industrial?; all those big words that get really scary and I said ?Well I don?t think I can do it because I don?t want to be responsible for ruining a perfectly good franchise, if you see what I mean..."

Thanks to Mc Bain ! :-)

  2005, June 12
Recording Sessions from Steve Jablonsky's Island

Dan Goldwasser announces that a soundtrack from THE ISLAND composed by Steve JABLONSKY would be released by Milan in July, around the time of the film's release.
You can read an article with pictures which describes the recording sessions from the score on

  2005, June 10
The Batman Begins Premiere : Pictures from Hans & James
June 6, 2005 - Grauman's Chinese Theatre



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  2005, June 07
Batman Begins first review by Matthew Scheller

After eight long years of anticipation and speculation, another Batman film is finally here. Acclaimed director Christopher Nolan (of Memento fame) has gone back to the roots of the character in order to "reboot" the franchise - a compromised decision made by Warner Bros. in order to apologize for the notorious Batman & Robin. Gone are the neon lights, bat nipples, homo-erotic influences and Joel Schumacher. Another ingredient that has been altered for this restart is the music.

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  2005, June 06
Hans Zimmer and Wizoo plan Mars Landing

Until now, only some people in the business knew that Oscar-winning Movie composer Hans Zimmer has been a shareholder in Wizoo since May 2004. In this interview Hans and his Partners Peter Gorges and Manfred RĀrup talk about a huge project behind the scenes: the ultimate computer based orchestra system, a cooperation with the London Symphony Orchestra under Hans? auspices.

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  2005, June 06
John POWELL will score for WATCHMEN

SCOREMAGACINE announces that John POWELL is working with Paul GREENGRASS (The Bourne Supremacy) on his new movie, an adaptation from the Alan Moore's graphic novel.

Thank You Manulder ! :-)

  2005, June 06
On the AMC channel (American Movie Classics), James Netwon-Howard and Hans Zimmer will be featured on the show "Sunday Morning Shootout" on the twelve of this month. Of course, the main line of discusion would be the score they composed for Batman Begins.

Date and Time : 11am EST, June 12th.

  2005, June 05
Batman Begins

New soundclips and 2 complete tracks can be heard here :

  2005, June 02


This Japanese website is playing some of the “Batman Begins” score over streaming video footage of the movie’s early Japanese premiere the other day!

And (surprise!) it sounds like a mixture of Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard – some Zimmer-esque action music, and some Howard-like strings and piano. There’s also some really creepy, avant-garde sounds, presumably for the film’s villains. It plays for about 20 minutes non-stop, then there’s voice-over from the announcers until the 36.00 minute mark, and the music picks up again. It’s definitely from the score; the theme at the 36:05 point was in the most recent trailers (and here it has a killer string ostinato underneath it.) Check it out!


  2005, June 01
Greatest Soundtracks Of All Time

According to a new survey, The Sun Online announces that The Lord Of The Ring (Howard SHORE) arrives in first position, while John WILLIAMS' Star Wars gets the 2nd place. And a composer that we know very well takes the third place : Hans ZIMMER and his GLADIATOR's soundtrack. Good score, but it takes all sorts to make a world...

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