25th Bond movie scored by Hans Zimmer!!!

LowweeK

Monkeying with libraries
Damn, well, Dan Rover got kicked out, which confirm what I thought in the first place.
I guess he was not a name big enough for EON...
 

angeruroth

Active Member
Speaking strictly about music, I think he can make something really interesting/unexpected with the well know bits everybody expects in a Bond soundtrack and make it unique, and I like that kind of surprises. But sometimes things are good and sometimes ain't so who can judge right now?
What I don't understand is this: whatever Zimmer does some people love it no matter what and some people hate it no matter what.
 

Olfirf

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I think you guys misread something ...

“Zimmer (as executive music producer) and Steve Mazzaro (as the credited composer) have previously been hired to replace another composer“

Zimmer is not going to compose but just produce the soundtrack. Well, it probably doesn’t make so much difference, anyway. ;)
 
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AllenConstantine

AllenConstantine

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I think you guys misread something ...

“Zimmer (as executive music producer) and Steve Mazzaro (as the credited composer) have previously been hired to replace another composer“

Zimmer is not going to compose but just produce the soundtrack. Well, it probably doesn’t make so much difference, anyway. ;)
You are right, just as you said, it won't make much difference. In the end, I think that most of the people at RCP had enough work for this :D
 
I think you guys misread something ...

“Zimmer (as executive music producer) and Steve Mazzaro (as the credited composer) have previously been hired to replace another composer“

Zimmer is not going to compose but just produce the soundtrack. Well, it probably doesn’t make so much difference, anyway. ;)
Why did you chop off the end of that line, which makes it clear they're talking about a different film and not Bond?

I'm interested to hear what Romer did for this - I liked his work on Maniac a lot. Hopefully Zimmer will lean towards the Wallfisch side of things if he's getting help on Bond. Ben can really write! Of course, so can Hans. He's not all crash-bang-wallop loops, and very much capable of the kind of musical and nimble score Bond needs.
 

Olfirf

Active Member
Apologies for the lazy reading on my part. The executive producer is indeed for the other movie.
However, as I said: it won’t make much difference anyway.
 

LowweeK

Monkeying with libraries
A bit glass half empty but with his tight schedule i am really afraid that it's going to be another movie with only dark zebra drones and pulses all over the place. But we will see...
I really appreciated Thomas Newman scores for the last 2 movies.

It would not be the first time composers for Bond are hired at the last moment. IIRC, Goldeneye score was a bit epic to produce with that weird Eric Serra / John Altman distribution of tracks...
 

DarkestShadow

Senior Member
Not sure I've heard much of the kind of nimble action orchestration on HZ scores that I'd like to hear in James Bond.
But maybe he goes down another road... I love Mombasa from Inception, maybe the action parts will be more "modern" like this. I hope there will be some more emotional moments as well, because the strong point of Hans scores has always been that side IMO.

I'd be beyond excited of Benjamin Wallfisch would be the one! He has just so much mastery in just about every area and could combine the Newman and Arnold approach and take both to the next level with his own take.
But well, maybe he'll still score it and we'll never know. ;):sneaky:
 

South Thames

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I think Inception has a certain degree of the Bond vibe and class in it. I'll be interested to hear what he comes up with!
Indeed. I often thought 'The Dream is Collapsing' hinted at good potential for Bond assignments - the ski scenes in that movie even made me wonder if that was a source of inspiration.

Newman somehow managed to get through two Bond assignments without creating even a single cue worth coming back to - just interminable textural noodling.

Zimmer on the other hand will hopefully rise the occasion.

It would not be the first time composers for Bond are hired at the last moment. IIRC, Goldeneye score was a bit epic to produce with that weird Eric Serra / John Altman distribution of tracks...
John Barry himself was a last minute hire to spruce up Monty Norman's Bond theme.
 
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dgburns

summer of pickles and IPA beer
Imagine for a moment that in fact YOU are tasked with the score. What to do, what to do? Do you pay hommage to the best of what’s come before? Do you venture out into uncharted territory in a bid to refresh the franchise? Do you reference those now standard definitions ( surfed gtr, orchestration with muted brass, the lavish opulence of 60’s era spy as ladie’s man gentleman ) or do you move in tandem with the approach the recent ones took, where Bond is a bit colder, dirtier, more ruthless and maybe less suave? kinda fits the modern flow that’s out there now.

I’d probably want to make it a celebration of the best of old, but I’d be satisfied with an attempt to make it very modern, whatever complexion that eventually manifested sonically.

Hey, it’s Bond, it’ll be fun either way.