9-12-2012 Happy Birthday Hans Zimmer!

German-born film composer Hans Zimmer’s unique blending of synthesizer with string ensemble has led him to the forefront of Hollywood’s most highly soughtafter makers of movie music.  His knack for writing exhilarating action scores garnered the attention of director Michael Bay and producer Jerry Bruckheimer, and he soon found himself writing music for THE ROCK, PEARL HARBOR, and PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN.  An Academy Award came his way for his efforts on THE LION KING, and he has proven to be creative visionary Christopher Nolan’s composer of choice for films like THE DARK KNIGHT and INCEPTION.  Extremely popular with the younger crowd, Zimmer’s whispers of retirement in early 2008 seem to have fallen on deaf ears, as the composer is routinely selected to write music for some of Hollywood’s most high-profile films, including the upcoming Superman sequel, THE MAN OF STEEL.  Although some have criticized his often derivative and self-admonishing style, Zimmer remains one of the best-selling soundtrack artists of all time.


Music by Klaus Badelt and Hans Zimmer

2.) “Discombobulate” from SHERLOCK HOLMES


3.) “Now We Are Free” from GLADIATOR

Music by Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard

4.) “Paradox” from INCEPTION

Music by Hans Zimmer

5.) “Chevaliers de Sangreal” from THE DA VINCI CODE

Music by Hans Zimmer

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