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(SlashFilm)   Hans Zimmer can't think of one good reason to score Batman vs. Superman   (slashfilm.com) divider line 36
    More: Unlikely, Hans Zimmer, Superman, Batman, Man of Steel, Ben Affleck, Batman vs. Superman  
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2013-10-16 08:35:12 PM  
Because he doesn't want to be compared to John Williams?
 
2013-10-16 09:58:17 PM  
he isn't high on the idea of doing sequels

This from the guy who's scored 3 Batman movies, 3 Pirates movies, 3 Madagascar movies and 2 Sherlock Holmes movies.
 
2013-10-16 10:07:09 PM  

fusillade762: he isn't high on the idea of doing sequels

This from the guy who's scored 3 Batman movies, 3 Pirates movies, 3 Madagascar movies and 2 Sherlock Holmes movies.


I liked the scores to the Pirates movies. They were kind of all alike but I liked them. I don't remember the Batman or Sherlock Holmes scores. Didn't see Madagascar .
 
2013-10-16 10:10:23 PM  
He's just cranky because he doesn't have enough fiber in his diet. He should start with a nice bowl of Raisin BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN
 
2013-10-17 12:18:10 AM  
Maybe if they back a dump truck full of money up to his house...
 
2013-10-17 04:19:36 AM  

unlikely: Maybe if they back a dump truck full of money up to his house...


He'll need it to keep his in-home studio clean...

i.imgur.com

/Shamelessly stolen from Reddit.
 
2013-10-17 04:26:33 AM  
The 'Dark Knight' soundtrack is very memorable, with lots of energy.  'Pirates', pretty good.  I don't remember 'Man of Steel's music right now, since I only saw it once, but I enjoyed the movie overall.

I don't know why he wouldn't do this one, unless he's tired of modifying the same theme over several movies, and wants to start over completely fresh.
 
2013-10-17 05:09:49 AM  
I remember being a kid thinking why doesnt superman just kill everyone......is there really a fight here?
 
2013-10-17 05:55:24 AM  

WillofJ2: I remember being a kid thinking why doesnt superman just kill everyone......is there really a fight here?


You weren't a very smart kid. The concept of Superman killing everyone has been thoroughly explored in the comics and the Justice League cartoon.

Point is, if he did that, Lex would be the good guy.
 
2013-10-17 05:59:33 AM  
Which, by the way, will probably be the theme of the new movie; Superman killed in Man of Steel and you damn well know that's why Batman will be pissed.
 
2013-10-17 06:01:33 AM  

Confabulat: Which, by the way, will probably be the theme of the new movie; Superman killed in Man of Steel and you damn well know that's why Batman will be pissed.


Possibly.  The movie is nearly 2 years out, there's not much to go on yet.
 
2013-10-17 07:33:41 AM  

Confabulat: Which, by the way, will probably be the theme of the new movie; Superman killed in Man of Steel and you damn well know that's why Batman will be pissed.


Eh, maybe, though honestly Batman doesn't have much of a problem with killing aliens usually.
 
2013-10-17 07:58:55 AM  
I would have Hans Zimmer's babies
 
2013-10-17 08:25:04 AM  
I can't think of a reason he should score any film again ever!

Two note hack!
 
2013-10-17 08:56:40 AM  

Alphax: The 'Dark Knight' soundtrack is very memorable, with lots of energy.  'Pirates', pretty good.  I don't remember 'Man of Steel's music right now, since I only saw it once, but I enjoyed the movie overall.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpBnxR2zPWk


2:20 - you're welcome.

Makes the hair on my arms stand up.
 
2013-10-17 08:59:08 AM  

Garko: Alphax: The 'Dark Knight' soundtrack is very memorable, with lots of energy.  'Pirates', pretty good.  I don't remember 'Man of Steel's music right now, since I only saw it once, but I enjoyed the movie overall.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpBnxR2zPWk

2:20 - you're welcome.

Makes the hair on my arms stand up.


Looks like the publisher got to it and blocked it.  Pity.
 
2013-10-17 09:19:15 AM  
I think Hans Zimmer's best work was on "The Thin Red Line." I really think the Dark Knight movie scoring is pretty flat, with the best of them being the first; all of the other scores are highly derivative of that one. His proteges have also done similarly uninspired work on Game of Thrones (some people like that music and I can't for the life of me understand why) and the Iron Man movies.

For what it's worth, John Williams hasn't really done anything that interesting in the last 20 years. Schindler's List is probably the most interesting and original of his scoring efforts and he's just been phoning in everything he's touched since.

Howard Shore and Bear McCreary are probably the two most interesting composers working right now.
 
2013-10-17 09:21:24 AM  
Also: Clint Mansell.
 
2013-10-17 09:41:54 AM  
Could be because everyone with a lick of objectivity can see that this film is likely going to be a pile of suck.
 
2013-10-17 09:47:47 AM  

Mugato: fusillade762: he isn't high on the idea of doing sequels

This from the guy who's scored 3 Batman movies, 3 Pirates movies, 3 Madagascar movies and 2 Sherlock Holmes movies.

I liked the scores to the Pirates movies. They were kind of all alike but I liked them. I don't remember the Batman or Sherlock Holmes scores. Didn't see Madagascar .


They were the best ones in my opinion.  Listen to "Like Dogs Chasing Cars" from The Dark Knight Soundtrack.  Brilliant stuff.
 
2013-10-17 09:48:27 AM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Could be because everyone with a lick of objectivity can see that this film is likely going to be a pile of suck.


Come with low expectations, Master Wayne, and leave satisfied.
 
2013-10-17 10:10:52 AM  

Confabulat: Which, by the way, will probably be the theme of the new movie; Superman killed in Man of Steel and you damn well know that's why Batman will be pissed.


Nah, Batman will probably be pissed at all the destruction his people caused, OR he'll be pissed that Supes becomes too much of a goodie goodie that he won't use his powers to really instill fear and/or crush the bones of the bad guys.
 
2013-10-17 10:45:43 AM  

likefunbutnot: Also: Clint Mansell.


Yup
 
2013-10-17 10:59:30 AM  
He scored "Rain Man"? I like that soundtrack, he did a great job with the music. Can't find the particular scene on Youtube, but the part where Charlie and Raymond go to Caesar's Palace has great music.
 
2013-10-17 11:14:31 AM  
He doesn't want his trailer music to become another meme.
 
2013-10-17 11:40:38 AM  
Subby has the same reading comprehension problem as /Film. He was clearly referring to reusing the Dark Knight Trilogy scores for the new movie.
 
2013-10-17 11:53:25 AM  
Hans Zimmer can't think of one good reason to score Batman vs. Superman

Well I can't think of one good reason to make Batman vs. Superman, so we're even.
 
2013-10-17 01:37:06 PM  
"I can't think of one good reason" is a way of saying "Give me a few million good reasons".

I like his work, but a lot of it is similar, even between movies. I expect a trilogy like Pirates to have themes, but when Batman and Inception sound alike, it's a little disappointing.
 
2013-10-17 03:32:47 PM  

Alphax: The 'Dark Knight' soundtrack is very memorable, with lots of energy.  'Pirates', pretty good.  I don't remember 'Man of Steel's music right now, since I only saw it once, but I enjoyed the movie overall.

I don't know why he wouldn't do this one, unless he's tired of modifying the same theme over several movies, and wants to start over completely fresh.


You're joking right? Joker would be proud.

Dark Knight is sonic wallpaper at its worst. Absolutely unmemorable, just sound to support the film. It does not stand on its own in any way, like a good film score should.

The MoS score: if you saw the trailer you heard the entire score.

I hope Zimmer stays far away from the franchises.
 
2013-10-17 04:26:15 PM  

peterthx: Alphax: The 'Dark Knight' soundtrack is very memorable, with lots of energy.  'Pirates', pretty good.  I don't remember 'Man of Steel's music right now, since I only saw it once, but I enjoyed the movie overall.

I don't know why he wouldn't do this one, unless he's tired of modifying the same theme over several movies, and wants to start over completely fresh.

You're joking right? Joker would be proud.

Dark Knight is sonic wallpaper at its worst. Absolutely unmemorable, just sound to support the film. It does not stand on its own in any way, like a good film score should.

The MoS score: if you saw the trailer you heard the entire score.

I hope Zimmer stays far away from the franchises.


I'm not a musician or a filmmaker or anything but wouldn't supporting the film be the main criteria when judging whether a score is good? That is, how much does it improve upon/add to the film experience? Attempts at making a score stand on it's own could probably even harm a film.
 
2013-10-17 05:00:00 PM  

Fafai: I'm not a musician or a filmmaker or anything but wouldn't supporting the film be the main criteria when judging whether a score is good? That is, how much does it improve upon/add to the film experience? Attempts at making a score stand on it's own could probably even harm a film.


A good score isn't just background noise. Movies like Jaws, Star Wars, The Godfather, etc are better films because of their music and their scores are iconic. The music of The Dark Knight series is not, and good luck in getting anyone to recognize it apart from the film.
 
2013-10-17 06:46:19 PM  

browneye: Well I can't think of one good reason to make Batman vs. Superman, so we're even.


Well they're the only viable DC characters, so there's that. But yeah, Batman fighting Superman? In The Dark Knight Returns graphic novel there were a lot of variables. Superman was weakened by a nuclear blast, Batman had armor and home made Kryptonite and Superman didn't really want to kill Batman. Superman still could have nuked Batman from orbit with his laser eyes though. .
 
2013-10-17 07:33:00 PM  

peterthx: Fafai: I'm not a musician or a filmmaker or anything but wouldn't supporting the film be the main criteria when judging whether a score is good? That is, how much does it improve upon/add to the film experience? Attempts at making a score stand on it's own could probably even harm a film.

A good score isn't just background noise. Movies like Jaws, Star Wars, The Godfather, etc are better films because of their music and their scores are iconic. The music of The Dark Knight series is not, and good luck in getting anyone to recognize it apart from the film.


So we agree. I'm not coming from a pro-Dark Knight stance. I find that score grating.
 
2013-10-17 10:42:21 PM  

likefunbutnot: I think Hans Zimmer's best work was on "The Thin Red Line." I really think the Dark Knight movie scoring is pretty flat, with the best of them being the first; all of the other scores are highly derivative of that one. His proteges have also done similarly uninspired work on Game of Thrones (some people like that music and I can't for the life of me understand why) and the Iron Man movies.

For what it's worth, John Williams hasn't really done anything that interesting in the last 20 years. Schindler's List is probably the most interesting and original of his scoring efforts and he's just been phoning in everything he's touched since.

Howard Shore and Bear McCreary are probably the two most interesting composers working right now.


Zimmer wrote 4 hours of music for TTRL, and not a lot of it was used.  Would love to hear what didn't make it in the film.
 
2013-10-18 03:40:00 AM  
Makes me miss Shirley Walker that much more. I would have loved to here her version of the latest Superhero movie soundtrack.

/Man this thread is making me sad
//Real reason for Elfman's success
 
2013-10-18 03:40:50 AM  

Raktastic: Makes me miss Shirley Walker that much more. I would have loved to hear her version of the latest Superhero movie soundtrack.

/Man this thread is making me sad
//Real reason for Elfman's success


FTFM Dammit!
 
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