Christopher Nolan’s Inception, which has crossed the $800-million mark worldwide, certainly will be one of this year’s ten best picture Oscar nominees. Warner Bros. will bring the movie back into the public eye when it promos the DVD release in early December. One key contributor to the film’s success is composer Hans Zimmer, who has been consistently strong of late (Sherlock Holmes marked his seventh Oscar nomination; he won for The Lion King). Released on iTunes July 9, the Inception soundtrack was a top ten bestseller.
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Nicolas de Villiers (The park's president), Nick Glennie-Smith et Philippe de Villiers (The park's founder)
How did you discover the Puy Du Fou ?
They actually discovered me after hearing the Iron Mask score which I composed. After a few meetings between Los Angeles and Vendée, we eventually worked together. I immediately loved the concept of the show and the people working there. How did you manage ?
We worked together for three years. I started from videos, scripts. Nicolas and Philippe de Villiers told me the story and gave me the color and the feeling. I personally added the orchestral music with a rock"n roll background. Tell us about your career...
I have been working with a park for the one and unique time. I usually compose for the cinema. For example, I wrote the "Pirates of the Caribbean", "Da Vinci Code", "The Iron Mask" scores. It's more or less the same universe as the cinema, with an addition of thirteen thousand spectators. After a film, the show is over whereas, in a park, it goes on. It's more lively. What are your projects ?
We are working on the 2011 Cinéscénie. We will have to recompose some musics. The show will be recorded with the London or Los Angeles symphonic orchestra. A Vendean musician, Laurent Tixier, is working with us.
Interview by Linda Benotmane (Ouest-France) Thanks to Dominique Michonneau Translation by Béatrice Cabarrou