Greatest of the Week: HANS ZIMMER

Since the beginning of his tremendous career back in 1970’s as a new wave band member, German master of film music Hans Zimmer (born 1957) became one of the most influential composers, widely recognized by his memorable style and powerful scores. In the 1980’s Zimmer pertnered with composer Stanley Myers and they together worked on fusing the traditional orchestral sound with electronic instruments. A turning point in Zimmer’s career occurred with the 1988 film Rain Man (dir: Barry Levinson) which earned him his first Academy Award nomination and later his first Oscar for music score in Disney’s The Lion King (1994). Zimmer owns a company Remote Control Productions where he co-works with many famous composers, like Harry Gregson-Williams, Steve Jablonsky, Mark Mancina, Marc Streitenfeld, John Powell and Klaus Badelt.

 

TOP 10 SCORES:

1. Gladiator (2000, dir: Ridley Scott)

2. The Da Vinci Code (2006, dir: Ron Howard)

3. The Thin Red Line (1998, dir: Terrence Malick)

4. Thelma & Louise (1991, dir: Ridley Scott)

5. Inception (2010, dir: Christopher Nolan)

6. The Holiday (2006, dir: Nancy Meyers)

7. The Lion King (1994, dir: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff)

8. Driving Miss Daisy (1989, dir: Bruce Beresford)

9. The Prince of Egypt (1997, dir: Brenda Chapman)

10. The Last Samurai (2003, dir: Edward Zwick)

 

 

Hans Zimmer – Gladiator (Battle)

 

Hans Zimmer – The Da Vinci Code (Chevaliers de Sangreal)

 

Hans Zimmer – The Thin Red Line (God yu tekkem laef blang mi)

 

Hans Zimmer – Inception (Time)

 

Hans Zimmer – Thelma & Louise (Thunderbird)

 

Hans Zimmer – The Holiday (Maestro)

 

Hans Zimmer – The Lion King (This Land)

 

Hans Zimmer - Driving Miss Daisy (Driving)

 

 

Ozren K. Glaser

About Ozren K. Glaser

ISFMF, Artistic Director and Producer

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