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On 22/5/2022 at 4:31 AM, bruce marshall said:

Currently learning this piano piece.

Surprised to see two co- authors!

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Btw

If Hans scored BOURNE , that thread would be filled with.carping about how " tuneless, repetitive, noisy, sound designy...."😉

 

Did a little google and apparently these are the music editors of Interstellar and many more HZ and RCP works

 

Is it an industry norm to credit music editor on the music sheet?

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4 hours ago, Naïve Old Fart said:

It took three people to write two notes?!

If I remember correctly, the Wonder Woman battle cry theme was credited to 5-6 people on the Justice League soundtrack album.

 

Karol

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1 hour ago, Jaaaackified said:

 

Did a little google and apparently these are the music editors of Interstellar and many more HZ and RCP works

 

Is it an industry norm to credit music editor on the music sheet?

I guess they are credited on the album.

Zimmer gives credit to folks who contribute extensive sound design work.

Nice guy!

5 hours ago, Naïve Old Fart said:

It took three people to write two notes?!

Listen to the WHOLE piece, id..id...idi...

12 minutes ago, Naïve Old Fart said:

Whatever happened to "one composer writes one score"?

Whatever happened to staying out of an " appreciation" thread if you have nothing but insults to offer?

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11 minutes ago, bruce marshall said:

I guess they are credited on the album.

Zimmer gives credit to folks who contribute extensive sound design work.

Nice guy!

 

Repentance, no doubt.

20 minutes ago, Naïve Old Fart said:

Whatever happened to "one composer writes one score"?

 

And what happened with a composer writes a good score?

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6 minutes ago, Jurassic Shark said:

And what happened with a composer writes a good score?

 

And what happened to three guys write a great score?

 

We're seeing good here and there though. I like the theme for Prehistoric Planet.

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Sorry, this is not the Michael Giacchino thread!

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36 minutes ago, crocodile said:

If I remember correctly, the Wonder Woman battle cry theme was credited to 5-6 people on the Justice League soundtrack album.

 

Karol

 

And just like INTS, four of those people are music editors and not actual composers. 

 

I'm starting to wonder if HZ's reputation would be slightly improved if he wasn't so credit happy to the point of not being too far off from including the RCP caterer in his cue credits.

 

5 hours ago, Naïve Old Fart said:

It took three people to write two notes?!

 

So then we wouldn't have factually inaccurate statements like this (which admittedly stems from nobody bothering to actually look things up).

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27 minutes ago, Brónach said:

And what happened to three guys write a great score?

 

Rarely happens. The only one I can remember now is Conquest of the Skies.

 

27 minutes ago, Brónach said:

We're seeing good here and there though. I like the theme for Prehistoric Planet.

 

Haven't heard of it. Any good?

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55 minutes ago, Brónach said:

My appreciation will start when everyone is credited on the cover, meanwhile i will just say things are good.

 

Cool, then you have an issue with the industry, not Zimmer. 

33 minutes ago, Jurassic Shark said:

 

Rarely happens. The only one I can remember now is Conquest of the Skies.

 

 

Haven't heard of it. Any good?

 

You decide:

 

 

 

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29 minutes ago, Jurassic Shark said:

 

HanZ basically is the industry.

 

 

Tell that to Michael Giacchino. 

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2 hours ago, Jay said:

Guys, this is a an appreciate thread.  If you have negative things to say about Zimmer's music, do so in other threads.

 

Thanks.

Sadly, Nobody ever listens to you on.this matter.

They just retreat only to return like skunks in.night.

Bring the hammer down on these rebels!😠

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Did they use any real footage or is it all cgi?

 

The images were so sharp I thought the damn DNR was on.

But, even after I turned it off it still had that ' live' look!

 

Maybe they used the same 48fps format Peter Jackson uses?

 

 

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Can someone explain to me what this format is for a CD?:huh:

 

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15 hours ago, bruce marshall said:

Did they use any real footage or is it all cgi?

 

The images were so sharp I thought the damn DNR was on.

But, even after I turned it off it still had that ' live' look!

 

Maybe they used the same 48fps format Peter Jackson uses?

 

 

 

There are a variety of live action elements used for landscapes and some closeups

Apparently the album releases next Friday

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  • 3 weeks later...

I was watching one of my old guilty pleasures yesterday, Crimson Tide, and got curious about the soundtrack.

 

The heroic theme is very similar to Pirates Of The Caribbean - but the melody is not yet chiseled into the memorable theme it will “become” - so it wasn’t vey hard to deduce that it was Zimmer who was behind the score.

 

However, this is such a great movie - and a great score!

 

Upon googling a little bit about it, the score for Crimson Tide is credited as being behind “the sound of the modern blockbuster”, as much thanks to Zimmer as to its producer Jerry Bruckheimer. And I guess this is correct, it hits all the marks where it’s “supposed” to, in a way that I suppose is more standard (or “cliche”) in every big movie since. I thought this was really cool, that one movie and one composer is able to transform the industry this way.

 

By comparison, I recently watched Top Gun, another Bruckheimer production, and - while an excellent movie - 80’s movies were scored differently.

 

Any thoughts whether this is actually the case, that Zimmer is the one to set the “modern blueprint”?

 

I saw some argumentation that it wasn’t Crimson Tide, but rather The Rock - but that makes it a moot point, since Zimmer scored that movie as well… ; )

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I think there’s no doubt that Zimmer has set the modern blueprint for film scoring (for better or worse).  Not sure if it was one score that did it, but his work through the mid and late 1990s especially for Bruckheimer ended up being very influential.  I don’t know if it was cemented as THE thing until Pirates or even Batman Begins, though.

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2 hours ago, rough cut said:

I saw some argumentation that it wasn’t Crimson Tide, but rather The Rock - but that makes it a moot point, since Zimmer scored that movie as well… ; )

 

I'm going to argue Crimson Tide. I think people like The Rock more so they might elevate that one. But Crimson Tide was everywhere. It was being used in trailers. It was being used in temp tracks. I even remember Spielberg talking about it. If he didn't have Williams I'm sure he would have hired Zimmer at that point.

 

It was really a game changer.

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I love or enjoy a lot of HZ's work. The original Lion King score is great, Gladiator is a personal favorite, and almost all of his Nolan work is powerful and effective. But the best use of HZ's music will forever and always be in Iron Chef. His score for Back Draft elevates the melodrama and epic-nature of Japanese Iron Chef to a whole other level. 

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The complete Score from Crimson Tide is one of my favs! <3

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I think it's fair to say that HZ created (for better or worse) the sound of modern blockbusters not just once, but rather three or four times, depending of how you count.

 

Crimson Tide influenced the late 90s movies, then Batman Begins and Inception influenced the music for the 2000s/2010s.

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On 27/06/2022 at 5:25 PM, Muad'Dib said:

The full album!

 

 

The theme's been stuck on my head a lot lately. It's got a great fantasty/awe quality to it that I love.

the theme is great. voice is the only thing i don't like in this iteration of the theme

 

the non zimmer material which i assume is the rest is hit and miss

19 hours ago, rough cut said:

By comparison, I recently watched Top Gun, another Bruckheimer production, and - while an excellent movie - 80’s movies were scored differently.

 

That is kind of how Crimsom Tude and The Rock sound to me now, ironically. Like from the nineties.

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29 minutes ago, bruce marshall said:

I get CT confused with RED OCTOBER.

Didn't both use a ' Russian' chorus?

 

CT used the hymn "Eternal Father, Strong to Save" in nearly unintelligible English.

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