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Exactly - Lego batman could easily be for any D.C. Film not just for an animation . One of my favoritesGot to agree with you . Legit batman is in my top 5 for sure . It out a lot of super hero film soundtracks to shame . Excellent scoreWell.. I saw the movie, and I liked though not as much as the trilogy, but its very enjoyable in its own right. Capture much more of the firsts movies feeling that OST did. What I think I missed the most was Verbinski's weird sensibilities, grittiness and timming, but oh well as long as he doesn't want to return to this series, it will be something to miss for ever. <br><br>As for the Zanelli's score I loved it. I think is much better than Curse of the Black Pearl, which I think is the one we should compare with. Remember this new movie is, in theory the 1st one of a new part of the saga, so... compare it to AWE I think is very unfair... Not just the characters but the story itself must earn the epicness just as AWE did, thats how Zimmer desceibed it at the time. So this new one is the lowest end of Pirates epicness yet, or at least is the way I see it. If they keep doing more and Zenlli is still there, I'm sure it'll have to grow in scope and reach AWE highs and maybe even more.Agree with Edmund, (Shrek, Ice Age, Kung Fu Panda, Jungle Book...,) but each to his own... <br>What's the name of that celestial music when Volmer gives Hannah a new dress and says to her "You're a woman now" ?
I can think of like fifty animated scores that beat out Lego Batman, but okayI Was Just Trying To Be Brave ,Wonderful.Agreed . Apart from how to train your dragon , Lego batman is second best animation score alsoIt's not in the OST release... :/Do anyone know what was that soundtrack that plays at opening scene? There where The Flying Dutchman rises from the sea, adn will and Henry have a little discourse. I think it`s some variation of "one day".
I love this musicStill doesn't beat Lego Batman for best soundtrack this year. But a close secondI saw the movie tonight and I think that the music is great on the album, but in the movie it's fantastic. It gives something special and something extra to a lot of scenes. I think Zanelli did a great job on the score, with the use if new and old themes."This is the best score of the franchise since At World's End."<br><br>Watch out you don't trip over that low bar. ;)Maybe because it is IDENTICAL the another theme of the same series?
I haven't seen the movie yet, but I will soon, but I've heard the soundtrack and I have only one thing to say. This is the best score of the franchise since At World's End. I had tears in my eyes every time an old theme played. I liked the score for On Stranger Tides, but I didn't like how it relied too much on older themes. I appreciate this score for not using the Ship battle theme and the rolling cage chase motif which I'm kinda tired of hearing them. I love the clever use of One Day as a theme for Henry Turner. Of course, everytime Jack's Themes (both the intro theme, the cello theme, and his DMC theme) and He's A Pirate show up, I can't help but smile and jump up and down. What about the new stuff? A lot of people have criticized Salazar's Theme for sounding like Blackbeard. It does don't get me wrong, but Zanelli isn't the first person to do this. The Winter Soldier is derived from Why So Serious. Optimus Prime's theme is IDENTICAL to the Knights March from King Arthur. Discombobulate from Sherlock Holmes, Absurdity from The Lone Ranger, and The Red Capes Are Coming from Batman v. Superman ALL SOUND THE SAME. They're awesome, but similar. Why is it so bad now? I like the rock elements in Salazar's theme and it makes it quite scary. Carina's Theme (The Brightest Star in the North) is also the main theme of the movie and it is perfect beyond belief. Her theme very much resembles past love themes, but it has a sense of herorism to it. I always gravitate to composer's themes for female characters (John Williams with my girls from Star Wars). The new adventure theme is epic! It does sound like He's A Pirate, but it is very catchy. I don't know what the score sounds like in the movie, but it sounds really good on the official soundtrack. To end this, all the action music is incredibly fun. Hans should be proud. Here are my top  5 favorite tracks:<br><br>1. Beyond My Beloved Horizon<br>2. The Brightest Star in the North<br>3. No Woman Has Ever Handled My Herschel<br>4. My Name is Barbossa<br>5. The Dying GullThe orchestrators are the same.<br><br>You really think the other composers aren't busy enough these days ? It was 10 YEARS ago ! lol*necessary (sorry about my english)This composing lacks on every important aspect that make a film music score so nessesary to the movie itself. This music has no evolution, has no entity or identity.<br><br>You only know that you are listening the "WONDER WOMAN" ost when you listen the references to the now mythical (Zimmer) theme from Batman v Superman. And when this theme sounds in this composing it feels totaly out of place, really a shame.<br><br>Beyond, this music could easily work with another summer blockbuster like Transformers, Pirates of the Caribbean or a generic action flick.<br>For years Iíve been defending "DC" music works against the  Marvelís (MCU) soul-less soundtracks. And now after three awesome ost (DCEU) I have to eat my words.<br>Is not necessary to talk about how great are Man of Steel, Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad (ok, this last less, but with a epic main theme). You only need to listen Rupert Gregson-Williams Wonder Woman, and then play one of this three compositions.<br><br>But the most disappointing thing, is the great missed oportunity with the Wonder Woman Theme last year. That exotic tone, that woman strengh that you feel when you are listen this epic theme. Here all this feelings are lost. At the end, another Zimmer-Like Šlbum. <br>But like always in the "Zimmer-Like" longtime Šlbum library, not that height, not that quality, because if Wonder Womanís score remebers us something, is one and clear truth: Only Exists One Hans Zimmer.<br>What I don't understand is why couldn't they at least aim for the best soundscape this franchise have had by bringing the rest of the team from AWE of composers, arrangers and orchestrators back. If we look at AWE, apart from Zimmer, there was Zanelli, Jackman, Glennie-Smith, Balfe, ÷rvarsson, Gire and Sponsler on board. If they could choose one lead composer in Zimmer's absence, then whatever some dude wrote would at least sound interesting because of the colorful instrumentation and big, fresh orchestral sound AWE had. Or maybe, just rearrange old themes from the other movies in true AWE style would work just as well. There's plenty of material from POTC 1 that hasn't been used in the other films, and much of it would shine if orchestrated and performed in AWE's sonic fashion rather than the cheap sound the first film had.
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  2006, March 31
The SONCINEMAD Organizer Committee has just announced some very important news about the Harry Gregson Williams' Symphonic Concert for Orchestra and Choir, taking place in Madrid, Spain on the 30th June.

The 160 piece Chamartin Symphonic Orchestra and the Tal°a Choir will be conducted by Harry Gregson Williams and Silvia Sanz Torres (Official Director of the Orchestra).

The total timing for the concert will be 120 minutes with a single intermission. The suites that will be presented have been specially orchestrated and specifically adapted for this very concert.

The final program of the performance has the following structure:

1. CHICKEN RUN
2. ANTZ
3. SPY GAME
4. THE TIGGER MOVIE
5. KINGDOM OF HEAVEN
INTERMEDIO
6. SINBAD: THE LEGEND OF THE SEVEN SEAS
7. THE MAGIC OF MARCIANO
8. SHREK & SHREK 2
9. THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBEFINAL
10. BRIDGET JONES 2: THE EDGE OF REASON
11. BISES
12. BISES


Sources :
www.scoremagacine.com
soncinemad.com


  2006, March 28
The Chronicles Of Narnia - Recording Sessions
Harry Gregson-Williams

   When a Stranger Calls
Jim Dooley



  2006, March 28
Sony will release the soundtrack of Over the Hedge on May 16th.

  2006, March 27


  2006, March 27
Lisbeth Scott & Martin Tillman will attend at SONCINEMAD

Soncinemad is very pleased to announce the presence of two highly talented and well-known international artists, as solo performers in the Harry Gregson Williams symphonic concert in Madrid, 30th of June, 2006.

Lisbeth Scott, the renowned singer, vocalist and songwriter has been working with film music?s top names such as John Williams, Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard, John Debney, Harry Gregson-Williams, John Powell, and Mark Mothersbagh among other with her unique voice and personal musical style being heard in numerous films and television shows, like "Munich", "The Passion of the Christ", "Batman Begins", "The Last Samurai", "The Chronicles of Narnia", "Simbad", "Kingdom of Heaven", "Shrek" and "Shrek 2", "Sinbad", "Bruce Almighty", "Agent Cody Banks", "Spy Game", "Atlantis", "Dinosaur", "The Scorpion King", "A Perfect Murder", "The Sixth Sense", "Sleepy Hollow", among other. Also featured in Tv-shows like "ER", "CSI", "Alias", "Touched By an Angel", "Party of Five", "Survivor" and "Felicity". Her most recent film music credits include "Ithuteng" and "Canvas" together with composer John Debney.

Martin Tillmann will be also taking part as a soloist playing the electric cello.
The film music credits from this renowned cellist include (among others) "The Fan", "Hannibal", "Gladiator", "Pearl Harbor", "Black Hawk Down", "The Ring", "The Last Samurai", "Batman Begins" and "The Da Vinci Code". For the later, he also shared co-composing credits with Hans Zimmer and Henning Lohner. Other film music credits include "King Arthur", "Cold Mountain", "Passion of the Christ", "Something?s gotta give", "Pirates of the Caribbean", "Bad Boys II", "Armageddon", "Face/Off", "Kiss the girls", "Replacement Killers" and "Bait".

The tickets for the concert will be available very soon through Telentrada of Caixa Catalunya and SONCINEMAD


  2006, March 24
LAURA'S CHRISTMAS STAR

A new chapter for this story is currently in pre-production. Directed by Thilo Rothkirch & Piet De Rycker, this 45 minutes animated movie will be scored by Henning LOHNER.
Release date : December 2006.


  2006, March 24
FIRED IN THE NIGHT ! ;-)

A little joke to try to explain the Hans ZIMMER's withdrawal of THE SIMPSONS MOVIE in the GSA list. Announced though yesterday by Zimmer's Agency, the news did spark off many discussions.
To be continued...


  2006, March 23
GSA ANNOUNCES...



Hans ZIMMER and Dave STEWART are both going to work on the music for 20th Century Fox upcoming animated feature film version of The Simpsons. Work on the animated film is expected to begin later this summer, and according to the IMDB, The Simpsons Movie currently has a 2008 release date. (Thanks to S. Alves for those precisions).

Steve JABLONSKY will score for the South Korean Movie D-WAR directed by Hyung-rae Shim.
Official Website

Harry GREGSON-WILLIAMS will score for the SHREK 3. (Release date May, the 18th 2007)
This same Harry will compose for the new collaboration between director Joel Schumacher and Jim Carrey, ten years after Batman forever. Their new film, named THE NUMBER 23 relates the story of a man who becomes obsessed with a book that appears to be based on his life but ends with a murder that has yet to happen in real life.


  2006, March 22
THE DA VINCI CODE
New Trailer
featuring original score from the movie
by Hans ZIMMER


Watch trailer - Score By Hans ZIMMER

also featuring "Requiem For A Tower" by Simone Benyacar, Dan Nielsen & Veigar Mairgersson based on Requiem For A Dream by Clint Mansell

Source : Soundtrack.net


  2006, March 21
POSEIDON : Interview with Klaus BADELT

The suite from the Soundtrack.net article, the Mp3 interview from the composer, by Dan Goldwasser.
Download (Mp3 - 3.75 Mos - 8'11)


  2006, March 20
Klaus BADELT records POSEIDON



Soundtrack.net presents a review with pictures from recording sessions from upcoming scores POSEIDON composed by Klaus BADELT.


  2006, March 17
THE GUARDIAN

Filmmusicradio announce that Trevor RABIN will score the next Andrew DAVIS's movie, THE GUARDIAN.


  2006, March 14
LMO score Klaus Badelt's 16 Blocks

Klaus Badelt has teamed up with legendary Hollywood Director Richard Donner (whose credits include The Omen and the Superman and Lethal Weapon movies as well as vintage TV series such as The Six Million Dollar Man and Kojak) for the new Bruce Willis Movie 16 Blocks.

Klaus used a 40 piece string section over 3 sessions, supplemented by 4 horns, 3 trombones and tuba for 1 further session. Andy Brown was the Musical Director, Steve McLaughlin the engineer and Klaus Badelt and Chris Brooks (music editor) monitered the sessions from a studio link to Los Angeles.

Source : http://www.lmo.co.uk


  2006, March 14


With Tokyo city Philarmonic Orchestra
Featuring Violet UK


  2006, March 14
Disco page updated



  2006, March 13
AFTER OVER THE EDGE...

Rupert Gregson-Williams will score It's A Boy Girl Thing directed by Nick HURRAN.
The project revolves around two teenage next-door neighbors (Samaire Armstrong & Kevin Zegers) who are sworn enemies. Waking up one day to find themselves in each other's bodies, each sets out to destroy the other's high school reputation before going from infuriation to infatuation.


  2006, March 13
ULTRAVIOLET MP3 Extract



As it seems to be no plan for a cd release, we decided to present the opening title online in a very bad quality (to prevent illegal copy) (MP3-mono-96Kbs) in order to share with you one of the most exciting Klaus Badelt's piece of music ever composed...


  2006, March 12
A KLAUS BADELT VIDEO INTERVIEW
By M-AUDIO.com




  2006, March 12
Upcoming scores

Ramin Djawadi will score the Sony animation movie OPEN SEASON.

John POWELL has been hired to score for the next Paul GREENGRASS' movie(The Bourne Supremacy), FLIGHT 93 on one of the planes that was hijacked on 9/11 and crashed in Pennsylvania. The film will be released on April, the 28th.
Read more infos...


  2006, March 12


BLOOD + CD Release

Produced by Hans ZIMMER & composed by Marc MANCINA, the score will be released on April, the 26th. 2006





  2006, March 02
Hans Zimmer and Mark Mancina to Write August Rush Theme

The music-driven drama August Rush, starring Freddie Highmore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Keri Russell (The Upside of Anger, Golden Globe winner for Felicity), Jonathan Rhys-Meyers (Match Point, Golden Globe winner for Elvis), with Terrence Howard (Crash, Oscar nominee for Hustle & Flow) and Academy Award winner Robin Williams (Good Will Hunting), has commenced production in New York for Warner Bros. Pictures. The announcement was made today by Jeff Robinov, President of Production, Warner Bros. Pictures.

The film's main theme will be created by award-winning composers Hans Zimmer (Oscar winner for The Lion King) and Mark Mancina (The Lion King, Brother Bear), and the score will be composed by Mancina. Legendary music producer Phil Ramone will produce three of the nearly three dozen music tracks in the film.

source : http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=13383

Mancina's involvement with August Rush was mentioned back in December's ScoreMakers profile for Steve Erdody, who will be providing many of the cello solos for the film.



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