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Did you just copied and paste the tracklist above? lmaoThe 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.When are we going to see you in Chicago?Indeed, this score reminds me — in a good way — of The Rock.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.
Are there any more tour dates planned?Lord of the Rings - Shore<br>Battlestar Galactica - McCreary<br><br>Both are up there as my two favorite collection of works. GOT doesn't even compare to BSG. <br><br>For solo albums, my candidates are:<br><br>Titanic<br>The Lion King<br>Interstellar<br>Memoirs of a Geisha<br>Jurassic Park<br><br><br> <br><br>@superultramega<br>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.<br><br>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.<br><br>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.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.<br><br>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. <br><br>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. <br><br>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.  <br><br>Plus I love most of the new themes of AUJ (before they were abandoned in later films).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).<br><br>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 ;)<br><br>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.
IS * lion kingBest film score of all time in lion king. Without any doubt. ;-)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. <br><br>Unfortunately, almost none of the music as heard through the game is here. Instead, we got a bunch of shortened theme suites. :P<br><br>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.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.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.<br><br>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...
But the best film score of all time is Lord of the Rings... :>Guys... Video Game music didn't start in 2008... lol<br><br><br>Your little game is actually impossible... It's pretty much like trying find "what is the best film score of all time"...I agree with Araujo and Knorr wholeheartedly. Cannot say the same for Soule; I always found his music lackluster and unfocused, sans the main theme of course. I'd like to mention my first runner-up, which is Destiny: Rise of Iron alongside Destiny 2. I was never a huge fan of the first two scores (original game + the first expansion), but the moment a guy named Rotem Moav got on Salvatori's team, the music became incredible (even though I have no evidence that those two events are related). Nevertheless, since it's stylistically so different from old-school and symphonic LAIR, I'd probably name it my No.1 alongside it.<br><br>If you guys are looking for recommendations, be sure to check these out:<br>The Witcher 3 (Marcin Przybyłowicz, Mikolai Stroinski, and a band called Percival), LotRO: Riders of Rohan (Chance Thomas), Assassin's Creed IV (Brian Tyler), Alone In The Dark (Olivier Deriviére), Eagle Flight (Inon Zur), Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius (Noriyasu Agematsu), Ni No Kuni I/II (Joe Hisaishi), and of course Medal of Honor and Gears of War IV by Ramin ;)Gonna have to chip in for Skyrim as well, although I'm biased because I used to put hundreds of hours into that game :p<br><br>Oscar Araujo's music for the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow games is pretty good, as well as Geoff Knorr and his team's work on the last few Civ games.Donkey Kong Country 1, 2, Returns and Tropical Freeze.
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  2005, November 24


Original Score Composed by Mark Mancina
Score Produced by Hans Zimmer and Mark Mancina


  2005, November 24
The British Years

   Good Morning America !

Release Date : December 12, 2005


  2005, November 22
Narnia's CD postponed

Planned to be released today, the score from Harry GREGSON-WILLIAMS will actually be in store on December, the 13th with the 2 discs special edition.

Also visit the Narnia's Soundtrack official website at Disney.com


  2005, November 15
> Download the soundclips in a single suite <
Thanks to McBain !



by Mike Brennan

Building up his career as one of Hollywood’s top composers‚ Harry Gregson-Williams has come a long way since his days of working with Hans Zimmer in the late 90’s. Stepping off the success of his collaborations with John Powell on Antz‚ Chicken Run and Shrek‚ he broke into his mainstream solo career with Spy Game in 2001‚ which was quickly followed by blockbusters such as Shrek 2‚ Man on Fire‚ and this year’s Kingdom of Heaven. Each film Gregson-Williams scores expands his repertoire to a slightly new genre: The Chronicles of Narnia is his first journey into the world of live-action epic fantasy‚ and it gave him a wonderful opportunity to pull out all the stops.
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  2005, November 13


New original www.hans-zimmer.com versions
(medley, acoustic and orchestral)


  2005, November 08


> Video of The Promise with Klaus Badelt original music
> mp3 Audio version


  2005, November 07
Interview with James Dooley from www.filmmusic.pl

What do you think about the recent change in film music? There seems to be more interest in building overall ambience rather than elaborate thematic writing. What do you think, why did this happen? Did the overall style created by Media Ventures (Remote Control) affect this new approach?
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  2005, November 07
Two new Hans Zimmer compilations announced by Milan

Volume 1 : The British Years
contains music from his period with Stanley Myers in London

  1. Burning Secret - Suite (23:59)
  2. My Beautiful Laundrette - My Beautiful Laundrette (04:00)
  3. The Fruit Machine - Suite (20:08)
  4. A World Apart - End Title (04:55)
  5. Fools Of Fortune - The Island (17:57)
Volume 2 : Good Morning‚ America !
contains music from his early years in the US

  1. Broken Arrow - Brothers (06:00)
  2. Broken Arrow - Secure (06:50)
  3. Nine Months - It’s a Boy (09:17)
  4. Point Of No Return - Hate - (07:26)
  5. Beyond Rangoon - Beyond Rangoon (10:08)
  6. Backdraft - You Go‚ We Go (05:11)
  7. Backdraft - Fahrenheit 451 (02:59)


  2005, November 05
The Chronicles Of Narnia



Music composed by Harry Gregson-Williams

Release date : December, 09 2005


  2005, November 04
Interview with James Dooley from www.filmmusik2000.de

Mr. Dooley, you studied composition under such famous composers as Elmer Bernstein, Christopher Young and Leonard Rosenman. How did they influence your career and film scoring?
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  2005, November 04
Harry Gregson Williams - DOMINO, no cd release probably

According to the Podcast of SoundtrackNet this week, there will be no soundtrack release of the score. That's because there are over 140 cues of music.
Harry Gregson-Williams tells it is to hard to put an album together with that huge apunt of short pieces becuase the shortest last for only 1 second and the longest has the inredible length of 20 seconds.


  2005, November 02
Klaus Badelt's next project

Klaus BADELT will compose for the remake from the 1972 disaster classic "The Poseidon Adventure" (music : John Williams). The movie, named POSEIDON, directed by Wolfgand PETERSEN, will be released in 2006.
With Kurt Russel, Josh Lucas & Richard Dreyfuss...



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