Probably not since Danny Elfman on the Time Burton’s first Batman movie has there been a definitive superhero movie theme music, usually it’s all about mood and ambiance in these movies. But is all that about to change? Looking at the X-Men movies specifically, a wide-range of composers have taken a crack at putting the tales of Marvel’s merry mutants to music, from Michael Kamen (X-Men), Harry Gregson-Williams (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) to John Ottman (X2, and Days of Future Past). But what sounds can we expect to hear for Deadpool? What kind of score, and what kind of composer, would be suitable for “the Merc with the Mouth”? Answer: Junkie XL. (more…)
I know a lot of people are hopelessly beholden to the John Williams Superman theme from 1978, so much so that it prevents them from seeing the score being produced by Hans Zimmer for the upcoming Man of Steel with anything less than contempt. Understandable, the Williams score has been the “voice” of Superman for more than a generation, but a) Can’t we give Zimmer a chance? and b) Wasn’t Bryan Singer being overly respectful of the ’78 movie one of the prime sources of nerd rage in regards to Superman Returns?
Well, maybe this will change your mind. Click here to listen to a sample of Zimmer’s Steel score.
Come on, even you have to admit it sounds good. Unless I’m mistaken, this is the isolated score from the most recent Man of Steel trailer. It reminds me very much of Michael Giacchino’s score for J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek, it’s both a bold departure, yet somehow thematically faithful to the music used in previous movies. And with all the drums, I couldn’t help but think of Bear McCreary’s score for Battlestar Galactica, another case where an upstart composer had to follow-up a classic John Williams theme and create something sonically new. From my point of view, it’s another reason to get excited about Man of Steel, now a little over one month away from release.
You can pre-order the album now before its June 11th release.
What do you Bastards think of the new sound of Superman?
Source: Cinema Blend
Empire Magazine has done the nerdy among us a solid by posting the entire score to The Dark Knight Rises by Hans Zimmer to their website, free for all to listen. You won’t be able to download the music or buy it on vinyl (yes, vinyl!) till next week, but why buy tomorrow when you can listen today?
The score is really, truly epic, and listening to it stand on its own as a piece of really great music, it makes me even more regretful that The Avengers had such a forgettable score. Zimmer seamlessly combines cues and themes from Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and entirely new music created for TDKR to create a truly fantastic sound to accompany the film. Considering what he’s done with the Bat-music, especially with this latest score, I’m really excited to see (or hear, I guess) what Hans will do with The Man of Steel next summer.
All 15 TDKR are available to be browsed and listened to in the player below.
- A Storm Is Coming (0:37)
- On Thin Ice (2:55)
- Gotham’s Reckoning (4:08)
- Mind If I Cut In? (3:27)
- Underground Army (3:12)
- Born In Darkness (1:57)
- The Fire Rises (5:33)
- Nothing Out There (2:51)
- Despair (3:14)
- Fear Will Find You (3:08)
- Why Do We Fall? (2:03)
- Death By Exile (0:23)
- Imagine The Fire (7:25)
- Necessary Evil (3:16)
- Rise (7:11)
Source: Ain’t It Cool News
Some dude plays the comedian Richard Lewis in this video where he actually chats with Bear McCreary, the mastermind behind the scores for Battlestar Galactica, The Walking Dead, Human Target and others. It’s actually pretty damn funny; he ribs McCreary for being a fuckin’ nerd (which is totally awesome) and poses “who would win?” scenarios like John Williams vs. Hans Zimmer (I’m rooting for Zimmer).
It’s totally worth watching – check it out! “He Shoots, He Scores” is a pretty clever title. If anything, watch it for that!
So it says that that’s the TV-PG version… As far as I can tell, a non-PG version doesn’t exist. Having to point that out makes it all very misleading; I was looking forward to some non-PG shits and giggles.
Source: The Mary Sue