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. Read more..
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. > Read more
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. > Read more
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...
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.
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.
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.
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..." Read More...
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.
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 Rrup talk about a huge project behind the scenes: the ultimate computer based orchestra system, a cooperation with the London Symphony Orchestra under Hans? auspices.
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.
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!
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...