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Zimmer Has Legacy in Scoring Historical Epics
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Posted on 03/03/2013 9:04:27 AM PST by Perdogg

When it came to scoring “The Bible,” creators Mark Burnett and Roma Downey went straight to the source for epic music, tapping Hans Zimmer to spearhead the score for the History mini.

Zimmer and Burnett worked together in 2006 on NBC boxing reality show “The Contender,” but Zimmer, for the most part, stays away from television. He recalls one incident that sums up his difficulty in the medium: “The last time I tried something in TV,” Zimmer says, “I didn’t even get past the pilot. I won’t name names, but it was for being too cinematic and emotional.”

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1 posted on 03/03/2013 9:04:33 AM PST by Perdogg
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To: DollyCali; Perdogg; EveningStar; Borges; Mr. K; Blondie; altura; mylife; Mama_Bear; Jack Deth; ...

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2 posted on 03/03/2013 9:07:54 AM PST by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz is my adoptive Senator)
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The Bible OST Available on Tuesday.
3 posted on 03/03/2013 9:10:34 AM PST by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz is my adoptive Senator)
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To: Perdogg

Zimmer’s score of the Christopher Nolan film “Inception” so impressed me I paused the film just to look up who did the music.


4 posted on 03/03/2013 9:13:45 AM PST by Drew68
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Zimmer will be scoring "Man of Steel" this summer. The trailer of "Man of Steel" features "Elegy" by Zimmer partner from Gladiator Lisa Gerrard. Lisa Gerrard is also feature on the OST for "The Bible".
5 posted on 03/03/2013 9:21:51 AM PST by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz is my adoptive Senator)
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To: Perdogg

Like the historically epic Miami Vice? Now that had some killer sound tracks.


6 posted on 03/03/2013 9:28:30 AM PST by rktman (Live the oath you took or get out of office!)
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To: rktman

Obviously the article is referring to Gladiator.


7 posted on 03/03/2013 9:31:30 AM PST by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz is my adoptive Senator)
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To: Perdogg
Movie scores can make or break a movie. So many don't appreciate the elaborate musical compositions that have such an impact on the storyline. The "background" music sets the tone for the moment. Even romantic comedies that touch your feelings are mostly due to the music. Try turning off the sound and see how little emotional impact the movie has.

Some of the best composers:
Williams
Zimmer
Elfman
Bernstein
Morricone
Goldsmith
Horner
Shore

Also, known pop/rock songs can have a huge impact if properly placed. However, I've seen movies where such songs distracted me. Composers, sound editors, music directors are the under rated magicians of movies and TV series.

8 posted on 03/03/2013 9:46:51 AM PST by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: Perdogg

Moricone, Zimmer, James Newton Howard and Nick-Glennie Smith are at the top of my list.

How fascinating and culturally revealing that the most beautiful and evocative music written today is for films.


9 posted on 03/03/2013 9:46:58 AM PST by Dick Bachert ("Those who hammer their swords into plowshares will likely plow for those who do not." B.Franklin)
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To: Perdogg
Blackhawk Down
10 posted on 03/03/2013 9:59:31 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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Yep. Zimmer teamed up on that one as well with Lisa Gerrard. The duet with Danez Prigent, Gortoz A Ran-J'Attends, is one of the most haunting songs of any soundtrack. Ever.
11 posted on 03/03/2013 10:06:14 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: A Navy Vet

“Movie scores can make or break a movie.”

Yes, Zimmer’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” score is the reason I enjoy those movies more than I should.


12 posted on 03/03/2013 10:15:25 AM PST by llmc1
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To: Joe 6-pack
Outstanding link... thx
13 posted on 03/03/2013 10:34:54 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Dick Bachert

I still enjoy the old ones.

Dimitri Tiomkin
Korngold
Miklos Rozsa
Alfred Newman
Bronislau Kaper
Elmer Bernstein

and way too many more.


14 posted on 03/03/2013 10:58:45 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (THE SOUND OF MUSIC at the POTEET THEATRE in OKC! See our murals before they are painted over!)
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To: A Navy Vet
Bernstein

Leonard or Elmore?

15 posted on 03/03/2013 11:00:53 AM PST by dfwgator
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Leonard Bernstein only wrote one film score but it was one of the all time best - ‘On the Waterfront’.


16 posted on 03/03/2013 11:26:02 AM PST by Borges
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Bernard Hermann


17 posted on 03/03/2013 11:30:52 AM PST by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz is my adoptive Senator)
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To: Drew68

I've got "Roll Tide" in my PSYCH MUSIC playlist. < |:)~

18 posted on 03/03/2013 12:11:55 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Perdogg

I nominate Eliott Goldenthal for the movie “Heat”.


19 posted on 03/03/2013 12:34:50 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: Perdogg

Two of my favorite movies with Zimmer scores: The Last Samurai and Gladiator. Great music.


20 posted on 03/03/2013 12:54:44 PM PST by MarDav
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To: Chode
The song is sung in Breton. I stumbled across a translation of the lyrics here.

Interestingly enough, it was while I was working on the Roland/Dark Tower painting on my home page...

21 posted on 03/03/2013 12:59:05 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Joe 6-pack
haunting is truly the right description
22 posted on 03/03/2013 1:13:41 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: A Navy Vet
Also, known pop/rock songs can have a huge impact if properly placed. However, I've seen movies where such songs distracted me.

Scorsese is one of my favorite directors but he can go way overboard with pop/rock hits. "Casino" is a perfect example. It seemed like every single cut had a different era-appropriate song playing. There must've been a hundred different songs at the end credits. The soundtrack itself was two CDs long. And it was distracting. His previous film, "Goodfellas" was a little better paced and the pop/rock soundtrack worked well.

23 posted on 03/03/2013 1:40:27 PM PST by Drew68
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