Cue rating - 9.7/10 9.7/10 9.7/10 “Hannibal” is a 2001 American crime thriller film directed by Ridley Scott, adapted from the novel of the same name by Thomas Harris. It is the sequel to the 1991 Academy Award–winning film The Silence of the Lambs in which Anthony Hopkins returns to his role as the iconic […]
Cue rating - 9.8/10 9.8/10 9.8/10 It’s been almost two years since the last great solo Hans Zimmer score and this one has been a long time coming from my favourite composer. The third score in the “Da Vinci Code” trilogy is upon us and I’ve been waiting a long long time for this one. […]
Cue rating - 9.6/10 9.6/10 9.6/10 I am enjoying this moment right here; the anticipation has reached its peak and I finally have the score I’ve been waiting for for so long. I can honestly say that “Batman vs Superman: Dawn of justice” has been the most eagerly anticipated score for me in years. Actually […]
“Kung Fu Panda 3” is an upcoming 3D American-Chinese computer-animated action comedy martial arts film and the latest instalment in one of the most successful animation franchises ever. The film features the voices of Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, James Hong, Bryan Cranston, Kate Hudson, and […]
“Saints & strangers” is a National Geographic mini series about the Voyage of the Mayflower and the first year of The Pilgrims in America. This is a story that goes beyond the familiar historical account of Thanksgiving and the founding of Plymouth Plantation, revealing the trials and tribulations of the settlers at Plymouth: 102 men, […]
Hans Zimmer is the hardest working composer in the world right now. He is a workaholic and he loves music so much that I don’t think he ever sleeps. I will make a strange statement now, because we are talking about my favorite composer, but I wish he would take a break every now and […]
“Le petit prince” or “The little prince” is the first animated adaptation of the legendary and wonderful novel by Antoine de Saint Exupery. The story is modified a little but the novel about an aviator crashing on a distant planet inhabited only by a boy plays a big part. Richard Harvey wrote the score with […]
“M:I II” brought “Injection”, and there’s no way I am ever going to forget this score.
There’s been a lot of hype and praise around me for “Woman in gold”. I’ve been quite intrigued by how positively the movie was received and how many people noticed the score while watching it. It’s safe to say that for about two month this has been the most anticipated score release, especially when it […]
The best thing about “Kung fu Panda 2” is the action tracks
With all its faults, I am sure “Kung Fu Panda” works in the context of the movie
„Chappie” is an experimental robot built and designed to learn and feel. Apparently this upsets some forces who will try to take him down. This is the plot of the latest science fiction movie from South African director Neil Blomkamp whose next science fiction film will be a little thing called “Alien”. He gained a […]
“Sons of liberty” is a History channel miniseries dramatizing the American Revolution in Boston. A miniseries from the channel that brought us Vikings sounds very good. And when the music is written by Hans Zimmer (the main theme) and Lorne Balfe, the guys who brought us the wonderful “The Bible” score, I am getting even […]
“If I never meet you in this life, let me feel the lack”. This is the most intense quote of the movie. Sean Penn tells it close to the end of the movie. “There's only one thing a man can do - find something that's his, and make an island for himself“ he continues. This is my island
“Tears of the sun” will end up among the nicest surprises I got during Hans Zimmer month
For me, it’s the equivalent for film music of David’s statue in Florence.
“Drop zone” is not among the Hans Zimmer scores I listen to often, but not for lack of trying. It’s just that it is very good, while a lot of others are amazing.
“The Amazing Spiderman 2” is the perfect score for a superhero movie light and exciting as this one
The dark end of “The dark knight” trilogy of scores was Hans Zimmer’s responsibility. James Newton Howard and his sensitivity were gone, and we were left with no real hope and a tremendous villain, the strongest Batman had to face during the trilogy. “The dark knight rises” was a tough challenge for Chris Nolan, […]
“Angels and demons” is still fresh to me and hasn’t lost its appeal
….The score would have been great even without it….The entire atmosphere is deep, eerie, affecting and all around beautiful. There are echoes everywhere, the strings and the brass play hide and seek and the choirs bring sensitivity and emotion to a very piercing composition. “Dies Mercurii I Martius” is a poignant start to the score…”Poisoned […]
The music does for this movie what the lights and cameras do for the interviews: it subtly makes everything look just a little better.
“Paperhouse” is one of the first movies Hans Zimmer ever scored, in collaboration with Stanley Myers. The movie is a dark fantasy thriller and sounds quite intriguing, I might give it a look sometime. The “Overture” might just be Hans’ first try at an orchestral composition. In order to serve the subject of the movie, […]
For Hans Zimmer fans, this score is a must listen. You will recognize many familiar emotions…
His 90s action style almost never sounded so good
This score is a small and playful ray of light that finds its way to your face and rests there until you smile and cover your eyes.
“An everlasting peace” ends up as a very enjoyable one time listen
“It’s complicated” is a romantic comedy starring Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin. It is one of the shortest and lightest Hans Zimmer scores. He worked on this one with his frequent collaborator Heitor Parreira. You get what you expect in a score like this. Feel good music with just that small dose of […]
this is one of my go to scores when I’m in need of deep reflection
More than a year after it came out, I still listen to some tracks from “The lone ranger” on a weekly basis
“Renaissance man” is a comedy starring Danny de Vito as an advertising exec who loses his job and is sent to teach classes at an army base. I chose this score for Hans Zimmer month in order to get familiar to some of his lesser known works. My sensors are set for comedy and the […]
“At World’s end” is the third part of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. This time, Hans Zimmer took a different approach. He scratched everything and started from zero. He wrote almost five hours of music and chose the best minutes to feature on the final score. You can truly hear the difference between “At […]
After the perfect production and sound of “Curse of the Black Pearl”, Hans Zimmer took over the franchise from the second movie on. The thematic material is a little different and more varied on “Dead man’s chest” than it was on the first movie. We are introduced to the “Jack Sparrow theme”, more commonly known […]
At 43 minutes of length, “Curse of the Black Pearls” comes swinging off a chandelier, makes a mess, saves the day and heads out the window.
“Fools of fortune” is a rewarding one time listen
I love “Regarding Henry” and I consider it among my soft spots from Hans Zimmer’s 100 releases.
The movie “Pearl Harbor” got a lot of bad reviews. Personally, I enjoyed it as an easy background watch. Hans Zimmer’s score – that’s a different story. From the main theme he wrote, which was sung by Faith Hill, until the very last note of “Heart of a volunteer”, this is one of the most […]
It’s mostly atmospheric, and the atmosphere is pretty hopeless
it leaves something inside you, like the sweet memory of a dream you can’t quite place or remember, but which you know felt right
Sometimes, a steady and enjoyable quiet synth flow is all I need…
Overall, this second score pales in comparison to the first
I’m never tired of this score, “Sherlock Holmes” is a nutty and wonderful invention that worked
“Inception” was a mind bending idea and concept from Christopher Nolan. It still is one of my favorite movies ever. Same can be said about Hans Zimmer’s innovative and hypnotic score… I’ve dreamt a lot while listening to ”Inception”. I’ve imagined a lot of things while hearing this limitless composition. The music helps you fall […]
There are objects drifting forever in space without any chance of leaving their confines, and “Interstellar” will remain to orbit my heart forever…
It has guards and guns and boats and towers and rocket launchers and it’s firing from all of them, from all directions, and there's no place to hide from it. But why would you want to hide? Just enjoy one of the most awesome rides in film music history!
...Listening to Backdraft is like looking at Picasso’s early draw sketches: you see the immense talent and skill and genius that lie there, even if not fully developed yet. I listen to “Show me your fire truck” and I have a vision of one of the first beads in a long and endless string…
Get this wonderful release, because you’d be owning a piece of soundtrack history.
I hadn’t been wrong in searching for this score, and I am finally able to enjoy that music that has haunted me.
It’s an album to be played when you go for a long run, when you read at home or when you want to dream. It’s simply a score to be listened to. Your life will feel a little richer afterwards, I promise you.
Crimson Tide is a very smart and sophisticated score that needs a few listens before it really sinks in and one can truly appreciate its value.
..“The dark knight” score matches the value of the movie and its place in history. In my personal index, no matter how I twist the grades and how many ratings I add, I won’t find ten better scores than “The dark knight”...
... it works marvelously as a standalone listen when you might need to reconnect with your own faith, regardless of what it might be, or when you might need a reminder of what it means to believe in something. Among other things, I believe in Hans Zimmer and his music. ..
...The music works so well because Hans Zimmer didn’t write it to reflect the world outside. He wrote it for the world inside. It’s the soundtrack of the imaginary world we had when we were kids, and even if it’s a world we might be feeling lost in sometime, we still want to visit it as often as we can…
...Even if I’ve known it only for a year, I know this score better than I know any other score. “Man of steel” is family; it’s like a twin to me, a mirror, and a score that I will forever have inside me....
...The movie wouldn’t have worked so well if Hans Zimmer hadn’t applied his magic and enhanced most of the scenes...
...when I listen to this score, I enter a never ending dream of a warm spring afternoon. The feeling of eternity I get from this music starts right at the opening cue. Time just sort of stops…