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He's right, it's outCheck Soulseek ;)He posted it before this site added the tracklist.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"...
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  2006, May 31
LIVE FROM THE PUY DU FOU



Tomorrow, the new attraction from the theme park will open. Time for us to present this trailer with exclusives pictures from the show on Nick GLENNIE-SMITH's original score.
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(Pictures by Nicolas, editing by Fabien FOURNIER)

Always at The Puy Du Fou, Dominique MICHONNEAU filmed this little video in september 2004, where Nick Glennie-Smith is performing "The Man In The Iron Mask" on the piano.



(Special Thanks to Dominique MICHONNEAU, Fabien FOURNIER and all the team from The Puy Du Fou).



  2006, May 30
DA VINCI CODE, once again...

Here are two interviews regarding the last Ron Howard's movie.

SFGate.com released an interview from Hans ZIMMER with some infos on Pirates Of The Caribbean 2


Hila PLITMANN & Hans ZIMMER


NPR.org completed its previous audio page dedicated to Hans ZIMMER speaking from his work with an audio interview from Hila PLITMANN, soprano from the Da Vinci Code's score.


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  2006, May 29
A Klaus BADELT audio interview


Klaus Badelt & director W. Petersen

Composer Klaus BADELT discusses his new blockbuster scores for POSEIDON and THE PROMISE, as well as looking back on his energetic, innovative scores for EQUILIBRIUM, ULTRAVIOLET, THE RECRUIT, CONSTANTINE (where he joined musical forces with Brian Tyler), THE PLEDGE, THE TIME MACHINE and INVINCIBLE. He also takes a unique look at his rise in the company of Hans ZIMMER.


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  2006, May 28
New Project For Hans ZIMMER & Klaus BADELT

According to the Gibraltar Films production, Hans ZIMMER would work on the next Werner Herzog's film : Rescue Dawn. Composer Richard Harvey will collaborate to the score and is using classical Asian musical instruments for the soundtrack.

Klaus BADELT would score for Heaven & Earth, the remarkable true story of the first woman doctor, who masqueraded as a man to pursue her career.


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  2006, May 27
A Klaus Badelt Interview : The Promise

The website Aintitcool.com released an interview from composer Klaus Badelt regarding his work on the Chen Kaige's movie.

"(...) What we wanted to do, both the director and me, was to create a film which can be felt by a global audience. That’s actually why he asked me to do it. You must know that Chen Kaige, the director, is maybe here not quite as well known…but in China, he’s a superstar more than any Steven Spielberg is in this country. He’s on TV everyday, he has a very famous actress wife, and wherever I went with him in any restaurant in Beijing, there’s a long line of people waiting for autographs(...)"

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...and Richard Harvey speaking from THE DA VINCI CODE

Read an interview from the composer about details & polemical surrounding the score.

www.nationmultimedia.com


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  2006, May 20

Hans Zimmer at Cannes 2006
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  2006, May 20
The Da Vinci Code
Latin Words by Graham Preskett




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  2006, May 19
United 93
John Powell




  2006, May 19
Bruce FOWLER in the daylight


Salt Lake Tribune released an article on the famous orchestrator/composer.
"(...)Zimmer composes the music in small segments on computer and sends them to Fowler, who opens the file onto two large computer screens on his desk. The music looks like a complex graph, with colorful bars of varying heights stretching across both screens, signifying different instruments, pitches and dynamics.(...)"

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  2006, May 15
Sound clips from FIRST FLIGHT
Music Composed by Jim Dooley

Main Title
Finale

Source : http://www.jimdooley.com/projects/film/firstflight/


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  2006, May 15
Gladiator the Musical

RIDLEY SCOTT's epic blockbuster GLADIATOR is set to be made into musical staged in London's West End.

The Oscar-winning film, which starred Hollywood hardman RUSSELL CROWE, will be adapted for the stage by WILLIAM NICHOLSON, who wrote the original screenplay.

The original HANS ZIMMER score will be used, but Crowe will not be reprising his role as MAXIMUS DECIMUS MERIDIUS. BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL will take on the part instead.

An associate of producer BRIAN EASTMAN says, "It's a terrific story which, with the right songs, will be a great show."

Source : www.pr-inside.com


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  2006, May 14
Hans ZIMMER's audio interview

The website NPR.org releases today an audio interview from Hans ZIMMER including themes like his mentor Stanley MYERS, The Future of Film Music, and of course : The Da Vinci Code.

Listen to the audio clips


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  2006, May 13
X-Men: The Last Stand
John Powell


Audio clips added



  2006, May 13
Sound clips from URMEL AUS DEM EIS (IMPY'S ISLAND)
Music Composed by Jim Dooley

Island Intro
Lullaby
Plant Fight
Sub Swim
New Shell

Source : http://www.jimdooley.com/projects/film/impysisland/


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  2006, May 13
Video about the DA VINCI CODE score with clips from the recording sessions.
Hans Zimmer and Ron Howard talk.



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  2006, May 09
Crusade against Da Vinci Code has begun

When a film goes before the censors the usual result is that producers are asked to make changes to the images on screen, particularly if the film is of an adult or violent nature. Rarely, if ever, does a film’s soundtrack and score raise the eyebrows of the censors… until now. The producers of The Da Vinci Code, wanting their film to get a 12A rating in the UK, were flabbergasted to find that the BBFC were more than a little unhappy with the sound mix and the level of tension in Hans Zimmer’s score.

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  2006, May 07
Disco Page updated





  2006, May 04
UNITED 93 CD RELEASE

The score composed by John POWELL for the Paul Greengrass' film will be released on June, the 6th 2006 by Varese Sarabande.


  2006, May 03
Musketeer of Richelieu
at the rhythm of Nick Glennie-Smith




  2006, May 02
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 2 Release

Walt Disney Records will release Hans Zimmer's original music for Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man's Chest on July 4. It will be a score album featuring the orchestral music Hans Zimmer begins to record at the Sony Scoring Stage in Los Angeles this week.

Source : FilmMusicWorld.com

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  2006, May 01
POSEIDON AUDIO EXTRACTS

You can listen to shorts extracts from the Klaus Badelt's score on Barnesandnoble.com.



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