Tag: Hans Zimmer

Score – Film Music Under a Fresh Lens

Score – Film Music Under a Fresh Lens

June 5, 2017 | By

Review of Matt Schrader’s Score: A Film Music Documentary (2016) which is screening this week at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema.

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Film: Score – A Film Music Documentary (2016)

Film: Score – A Film Music Documentary (2016)

June 5, 2017 | By

Film scoring hasn’t been wholly ignored by documentarians, but most works have been isolated to specific composers (Bernard Herrmann, Max Steiner, Toru Takemitsu) and produced primarily for TV, making Matt Schrader’s feature-length theatrical release rather bold…

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Soundtrack Reviews

Soundtrack Reviews

March 18, 2015 | By

Soundtrack reviews of Clyde Lawrence & Cody Fitzgerald’s The Rewrite (Lakeshore Records), Ronen Landa’s Mad as Hell (Bandcamp), Patrick Doyle’s Cinderella (Walt Disney Records), and Hans Zimmer / Steve Mazzaro / Andrew Hawczynski’s Chappie (Varese Sarabande).

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MP3: Chappie (2015)

MP3: Chappie (2015)

March 18, 2015 | By

According to the P.R. material, director Neill Blomkamp encouraged Hans Zimmer to embrace the synth gear of his early years, using an array of decades-old electronic instruments to create a score that’s warm and analogue heavy, yet clearly reflecting Zimmer’s present-day writing style that’s part minimalism, contemporary electronica, and industrial grimness…

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BR: Rush (2013)

BR: Rush (2013)

April 19, 2014 | By

What’s remarkable about Rush is although the racing scenes really don’t evolve into extended montages until the end, the drama as scripted by Peter Morgan (Frost / Nixon, The Queen) is rock solid, especially the dialogue, which captures the attitude and nastiness of rival racers James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl)…

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Hans Zimmer’s Man of Steel

Hans Zimmer’s Man of Steel

July 27, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Just uploaded – a quick review of Hans Zimmer’s Man of Steel, released by Water Tower Music on CD, LP, and as a downloadable DTS Headphones: X version.

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CD: Man of Steel (2013)

CD: Man of Steel (2013)

July 27, 2013 | By

Return to: Home / Soundtrack  Reviews / M . Rating: Weak Label: Water Tower Music/ Released: June 11, 2013 Tracks & Album Length:   CD1: 17 tracks / (59:00) + CD2: 7 tracks / (59:00) . Special Notes: Limited Deluxe Edition includes booklet, extra music cues, and code to download DTS Headphone: X versions of cues on […]

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CD: Grande duello, Il (1972) / Man Called Noon, The (1973)

CD: Grande duello, Il (1972) / Man Called Noon, The (1973)

March 8, 2013 | By

Return to: Home / Soundtrack  Reviews / G . Rating: Excellent Label: Quartet Records (Spain) / Released: May, 2012 Tracks & Album Length: 27 tracks / (65:31) . Special Notes: 12-page colour booklet with liner notes by Robert Cueto / Limited to 500 copies.. . Composer: Luis Bacalov . . Review: It’s taken quite some time for Luis […]

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CD: Black Rain (1989)

CD: Black Rain (1989)

November 23, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Soundtrack  Reviews / B . Rating: Excellent Label: La-La Land Records/ Released: September 25, 2012 Tracks & Album Length:  CD1: 14 tracks / (74:09) + CD2: 18 tracs / (67:48) . Special Notes: 24-page colour booklet with liner notes by Tim Greiving / Limited to 3000 copies.. . Composer: Hans Zimmer . . Review: […]

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CD: Angels & Demons (2009)

CD: Angels & Demons (2009)

November 19, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Soundtrack  Reviews / A . Rating: Very Good Label: Sony Classical/ Released: May 12, 2009 Tracks & Album Length: 9 tracks / (54:17) . Special Notes: Full colour booklet. . Composer: Hans Zimmer . . Review: Hans Zimmer’s latest theological thriller score is showcased on Sony Classical, and like his eighties soundtrack albums, […]

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