Hans Zimmer on manipulating Edith Piaf for 'Inception': 'It's how you get from one dream level to the next'
Christopher Nolan's dream-within-a-dream-heist comes with a taut, damning score, courtesy of the filmmaker's go-to-composer, Hans Zimmer. Yet the tense, minimal foghorn-like bellows take their inspiration from something far more delicate. Édith Piaf's "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien" was one of the composer's prime sources of inspiration for "Inception."
Oscar® winning composer Hans Zimmer and heralded guitarist Johnny Marr (The Smiths, Modest Mouse, The Cribs) will perform a special concert backed by a 20-piece orchestra Tuesday, July 13th. Immediately following the film’s Los Angeles premiere, the one-time concert takes place at the official after-party on the same day as the soundtrack, Inception: Music From The Motion Picture, is released by Warner Bros. Records. The performance will stream live to fans at www.ustream.tv/inceptionpremiere. Proceeds from tickets sold to the Inception film premiere and after-party event will benefit the Alliance for Climate Protection.
Zimmer will sign copies of Inception: Music From The Motion Picture at Amoeba Music, 6400 W. Sunset Blvd., in Los Angeles on Thursday, July 15th, at 8 pm. A midnight screening of Inception will follow at the nearby Arclight Hollywood Cinema, 6360 W. Sunset Blvd.
The first 200 fans to purchase the Inception Soundtrack fan pack will receive a movie poster, the CD soundtrack, a guaranteed place in line to meet Zimmer at the signing, and a ticket to the midnight screening – the first official showing of the film – at the Arclight Hollywood. Packages go on sale at Amoeba for $35 beginning on July 13th at 10:30 am.
Inception, directed by Christopher Nolan (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight) and starring an international cast led by Leonardo DiCaprio, opens nationwide in theatres and IMAX on July 16th.
We are grateful to Hans Zimmer, Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas, Warner Bros. and Warner Bros. Records for donating their time and the proceeds from the July 13 red-carpet premiere of Inception to the Alliance for Climate Protection, and thank you for your interest.
The Alliance for Climate Protection was founded in 2006 by Nobel Laureate and former Vice President Al Gore. With more than five million members, the Alliance is a non-profit, non-partisan organization committed to educating and persuading people everywhere about the urgency and solvability of the climate crisis.
Your donation will support our work. Through our programs, including Repower America, The Climate Project, and the WE Campaign, the Alliance seeks to build a movement that will inspire choices and changes that will protect our planet for future generations.
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