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Great this is geting a release!<br>I am from Greece and the same is Nikos Mastorakis, the director.<br>He always recalls working with Hans Zimmer and Stanley Myers here.Ultimate masterpiece... 8-) lolVery impressed with the music from this season. Enjoying listening to it.there doesnít seem to be much of the main theme used ?man, i think i haven't listened to "A Dark Knight" deep enough. so many things i picked up from listening to it recently. oh by the way, it's Dunkirk that's making me go back and listen to the old scores.One of the most beautiful choral pieces of the 21st C. Mr. Zimmer please make this original London recording available in a cd (320kbps) or a lostless version to be able to enjoy its full beauty. The version on YouTube is just muddy cruddy. And the version on the Prague cd is not a chorus of this caliber. Plz plz plz! Gratefully, Philip
...why is Eric Whitacre's credit being omitted?Music is royal and grand and the show is very good. Looking forward to more seasonsGreat score! Lots of fun.Your Majesty is addictive and could listen to this also day long.Was Theme is last year ?Now, what do you thinnk anout the score?<br><br>There are two things that made me underappreciate the score: first these full credits (upset that perhaps a good track might havenot been written by POwell himself) and the fact that Powell will score Han Solo (expectation that this might be a trial score)<br><br>But,<br><br>"Madrid Finale" is clearly 5 star track, and so many nods to classical era of film score.<br><br>There are 4 themes that i can gather:<br>Ferdinand theme <br>Flower Theme<br>"Caring" theme<br>and "bad guy" theme<br>and all of them are good ( not as powerful as HTTYD though)<br><br>But, i find some action writing to be quite generic ( Anthony B Willis is to blame i guess)<br><br>Suffice to say that this is already a 4 star score because this is as subtle as you can get from hyperactive Powell's animation scores
This score is BRILLIANT.Just started watching this season and the music is spot on especially the Princess Margaret episode. Gregson-Williams and Balfe have create a great score to this season.more intamint and emotional than before@Bob<br><br>Thank you for the enlightment, I will consider opening my wrists for misconduct in the next few days, thank you very much... :o<br><br><br><br>Ok seriously though, you guys should know that if there's one guy that could not care less about awards... it's Hans... :)I am really enjoying his season of the Crown.a big balfe influence in this season with hints of Churchil and Genius I think. Really excellent music/ it's me
@ds "Ramin is also doing a lot of projects but is far, far behind in terms of styles and creativity."<br> <br>I think the same for Jablonsky, Zanelli, XL, Jackman and Mancina.@macejko<br><br>"All the time he acts like the hottest shit in town, refusing to score basically everything they offer him"<br><br>You said in another comment that you never read an interview with Powell, so not reason you take that kind of conclusion of your character.<br><br>"The man hides in a cave, doesn't evolve at all and for some mysterious reason he is still revered like a second coming of Jesus Christ."<br>Powell is a clearly talented composer. He suffered criticism at the beginning of his career by sounding like Zimmer, but soon showed substance. And much more than that created an identifiable style, which today is reference to other scores of modern animations (which may be good or bad to depend on of the point of view).<br>Today he is an established composer and it is common for these composers to move away for a few years or even close their careers without many explanations for the public. In recent years we watched the estrangement of Silvestri, Horner, Williams and in the past we saw Faltemeyer, Bill Conti and Brad Fiedel drop their careers when they were at the top of the game.<br><br>" Say anything you will about Lorne Balfe, but at least he is working his ass off and slowly getting better and better"<br><br>As they said in another comment, you're compared to newbies and veterans. Balfe's having the opportunity of his life now. Take it or leave it. There's no choice. Powell, as well as Zimmer others, on the other hand, is a "senior member" of the club. He can afford to go away for a few years to resolve comprehensible personal problems without affecting the hard work he has developed in the last 20 years. Will Balfe continue to be so creative in 10 or 15 years?<br><br>@ds<br><br>"<br>Powell has nothing to prove, he has already mastered all genres"<br><br>That's funny, but it's fair. Powell Is a good composer. Not the best, far from it. Your style really narrows your work down, but we can say that from all the composers out there. So it's not a problem.The problem is he wants to limit his work to animations and fantasy.because he abhors gratuitous violence.<br><br>@george<br><br>". Although, I hate to say it, we could say the same for Zimmer in my opinion"<br><br>Zimmer's at the end of his career. All the other composers when they arrived at 60 years (with the exception of JNH, Goldsmith and Morricone) reduced the amount of projects per year and went on to choose their work best. It's a natural way.Over the years, it tends to get worse with one exception here and there. Don't keep expectations like he's in his prime<br><br>"he has "nothing more to prove", he is creatively dead."<br><br><br>Powell will work with a little more frequently in the coming years (or not) that only depends on his ambitions. However, frankly, he's never going to do three again. 4.5. 6 projects in a year. It takes a lot of motivation for that.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Just listened to the whole thing, kind of a let down. Nothing interessting except for some action moments. Donít even recall hearing some sort of theme. Overall it was like listening to Cars 4: Spanish World Cup.I have already listened to The Jumanji Overture and I must say it sounds really great. Let's see how the rest of the score sounds.Tracklist with track duration:<br>01. The Jumanji Overture (03:20)<br>02. Digging Up The Past (01:43)<br>03. Brantfort High (01:09)<br>04. Into The Jungle (01:23)<br>05. Out of Character (02:31)<br>06. The Legend of the Jewel (02:23)<br>07. The Adventure Begins (01:40)<br>08. Special Abilities (01:16)<br>09. The Bikers (03:44)<br>10. Van Pelt (01:00)<br>11. A Test Of Friendship (01:22)<br>12. The Bazaar (01:16)<br>13. Snake Charmer (03:41)<br>14. The Power of Bravestone (01:04)<br>15. Seaplane McDonough (02:17)<br>16. The Missing Piece (01:46)<br>17. Lost In Time (01:18)<br>18. Flirting With Danger (01:36)<br>19. Albino Rhinos (03:44)<br>20. Retrieving the Emerald (01:54)<br>21. Out of Lives (01:49)<br>22. First Kiss (01:22)<br>23. The Jaguars (03:03)<br>24. Ring of Fire (02:07)<br>25. Begin The Climb (01:56)<br>26. Call Out Its Name (02:23)<br>27. leaving Jumanji (03:03)<br>28. An Older Friend (02:40)<br>29. Back To School (01:53)
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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 : www.amazon.de


  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
INTERVIEW WITH Ramin DJAWADI



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 www.scoremagacine.com :

RAMIN DJAWADI: THE POWERFUL TALENT

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...

Harry GREGSON-WILLIAMS

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 IMDB.com, it should finally be Harry Gregson-Williams who will.
The movie will hit screens in 2006.

Always at IMDB.com, 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.

Ramin DJAWADI

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

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

John POWELL

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..."
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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 Soundtrack.net.


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

      

  

Images by WireImage.com, hosted by IMDB.com


  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 : http://www.batmans.de


  2005, June 02


FROM FSM

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!


URL : http://www.so-net.ne.jp/movie/batmanbegins/


  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...

Thank you Thirdnature ! ;-)



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