Hans Zimmer...Could He Do A 007 Score?
Posted 28 February 2002 - 01:14 AM
After I heard Pearl Harbor (no techno for that score) I thought hey, maybe he could score Bond, maybe just once. What do you guys think?
His works include:
Backdraft, Pearl Harbor, The Rock, Black Hawk Down, Hannibal, Crimson Tide
Posted 28 February 2002 - 03:14 AM
Posted 28 February 2002 - 06:25 AM
About a one-shot Bond comoser if Arnold gets sick or something...how about Danny Elfman? I don't think it would be terrible, but I don't think he would use the Bond theme much (if Mission Impossible is any hint).
Posted 28 February 2002 - 06:38 AM
Now, having said that, let me say that his recent work on MI:2 was atrocious. Not only was it overly loud and noisy, but it was almost bad as the movie itself.
So, excluding MI:2 completely, let's keep in mind that he also scored Gladiator and Face/Off, which both finely suit each film. Both, if you remember, were also a fusion of action and drama, a characteristic that Zimmer talently exploits in his scores. He has proven that he can handle both action and drama with not only originality, but with taste.
At his best, Hans Zimmer is a brilliant musical artist. Whether it be Bond 20 or future Bond movies, I think Zimmer would serve the franchise well. There's a reason he's being paid the big bucks.
Posted 28 February 2002 - 02:02 PM
Posted 28 February 2002 - 06:11 PM
PS. Musicians for BOND: BARRY, ARNOLD, or HORNER (for a great score from "PATRIOT GAMES")
Posted 07 March 2002 - 09:04 PM
away when recognizing his work is the echoing boys chorus or sorrowful lady humming in the musical background. That's sort of like his signature to me.
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Posted 08 March 2002 - 12:35 PM
Posted 08 March 2002 - 01:17 PM
If ever Goldsmith was going to do a Bond score, now would have been the time.
Friedrich Baxter (08 Mar, 2002 12:35 p.m.):
What about Jerry Goldsmith! He did most of the Star Trek scores, and like John Barry, he is a bit stucked with Star Trek. Don't forget that he also makes very much orchestral scores. And they sound very good.
Apart from from doing Under Fire for Spottiswood in '83 and Criminal Law for Martin Campbell in '88, he has also done two scores for Tamahori - The Edge in '97 and Along Came A Spider in last year.
While the others were typical Goldsmith, I felt that his score to ACAS was very good, and if Arnold wasn't already earmarked (probably) to do Bond 20, I feel that Jerry may have had a look in. I'm a big fan of his and I'd be extremely happy if he did a Bond.
Posted 02 March 2002 - 11:45 PM
Hans Zimmer seems to have no easily recognizable style. I've often listened to a Zimmer score and liked it, but been very surprised to discover it was one of his.
He's very versatile, and could, I think, tailor a score to fit in with the established Bond style.
I'd still prefer for David Arnold to continue, though.
Posted 02 March 2002 - 11:51 PM
I watched a film recently on which he did the score. It was superb and I was so absorbed by it that I totally missed half of the films plot. In fact, the score was so good, I can't even remember what the film was called!
Posted 08 March 2002 - 12:40 AM
I thought that his Gladiator score was wonderful and appropriate, and he is versatile enough to score such an epic like that after doing the likes of the Lion King.
And lets face, Barry became repetitive and tired of doing Bond scores so I feel that new blood can be a good thing.
I'm happy with Arnold at the moment, but as he gets more popular as a scorer his services may not always be available to Eon everytime.
Posted 03 March 2002 - 12:36 AM
But I think that David Arnold somehow growes with the Bond scores. His TWINE-score was better than the one of TND. And I think the score of B20 will be greater than them all.