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 Posted:   Dec 3, 2012 - 7:10 PM   
 By:   MClayton   (Member)

Any news on when Zimmer's recording the score? They have to be doing final dubbing by now... so recording the score isn't far behind.

 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2012 - 9:35 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

New trailer:

 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2012 - 10:05 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

Beautiful! Want to see this movie!

 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2012 - 10:25 AM   
 By:   Warlok   (Member)


I was expecting someone like Chris Drake. His theme for ALL STAR SUPERMAN is magnificent.



I like the initial/main of this. The composer wasn`t afraid to get loud with certain sections of the orchestra.

Hans Zimmer? Maybe. The argument could be made that as an artist, the BlackHawk Down, Black Rain, Inception composer is yet untapped by a super-positive, uplifting nobility - I`m willing to see what he does with it.

Ottman, poor?!? I thought he did a perfect job on Superman Returns. I think most of the non-love for his work is a Devil contrariness: had he not followed Williams` works, he`d be damned, but since he did, he`s damned.

Damned.

I also think Ottman is one of the most capable composers scoring film today (Valkyrie, Valkyrie...).

This reminds me of the nonsensical (!!) hatred for what Brian Tyler did for Rambo.

 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2012 - 10:29 AM   
 By:   Warlok   (Member)

New trailer:



Maybe.

I can do without the Clannagh`ish Irish chant. Which is not to be found in A History Of Scotland, btw (!).

 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2013 - 11:49 PM   
 By:   ctblass   (Member)

Haven't seen much discussion around this lately, but they've been recording the score at Fox and WB the past week.

Zimmer has tweeted that they have a theme, along with a picture of a string scoring session.

Tom Holkenborg has also tweeted about synth sessions, brass sessions, and a photo of a drum session with 10 drum sets.

https://twitter.com/Junkie_XL/status/288359503861264384/photo/1

I assume the later is for a massive toms session?

Needless to say, this should peak the curiosity (and dread) of many. Thoughts?

 
 Posted:   Jan 20, 2013 - 8:48 PM   
 By:   Michaelware   (Member)

So?

 
 Posted:   Jan 21, 2013 - 4:22 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

DP

 
 Posted:   Jan 21, 2013 - 4:23 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

Interesting. Drums sound exciting. Could be a major underlay for brass arpeggio styled cue. Rising chords with brass and drums. I think Hans Zimmer is going for a Herrmannesque sound to it.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 21, 2013 - 2:52 PM   
 By:   Mike West   (Member)

Interesting. Drums sound exciting. Could be a major underlay for brass arpeggio styled cue. Rising chords with brass and drums. I think Hans Zimmer is going for a Herrmannesque sound to it.


Those are drum sets, really hard to figure out in what kind of sound those are integrated in. Some rhythmic drum set pattern multiplied, don't know.
What do you mean by "brass arpeggio style"?

 
 Posted:   Jan 21, 2013 - 7:26 PM   
 By:   ctblass   (Member)

I'm hearing that Zimmer wrote a melody with a pretty long line, especially compared to Batman, etc. He's also been critical of how ostinatos have become the 'norm' for superhero and action films post-Batman. I wouldn't be surprised to see Zimmer attempt to give Superman a much more unique identity.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 22, 2013 - 1:39 AM   
 By:   Reeve   (Member)

The following comments are opinions only! Please don't take them to heart, I am simply commenting for future reference:
The new MAN OF STEEL film is going to be dark. It won't “feel” like Superman. The opening that is related to the Planet Krypton will probably be the most memorable, and probably the only part in the entire film that will “feel” like Superman. (We might have to wait until the third film in this trilogy to get a bit of Superman optimism happening). Once Superman shows up on Earth, the public won't accept him – (the government) – they will send the army after him, lock him up etc. It won't be like for example: “Look up in the sky! It's Superman!” The John Williams idea for the Superman Theme was heroic. Once he caught that helicopter back in 1978 – the crowd cheered. If he was to that in this film – the crowd would say – who is this alien amongst us? Sort of like E.T.
Anyone who saw E.T. can remember that hospital scene when the government officials were making experiments on the alien while Elliot was saying “You're Killing Him!”
The only person whom I believe will support Superman in this new film is Lois – the rest of the world "won't accept him in MODERN SOCIETY”. This is why, there won't be much Superman heroics in the music, and it will all sound sad, and Hans Zimmer/like. This is why he was chosen. The movies identity will be something like what “Gladiator” had. It won’t be “Space Opera” – so unfortunate – because that is what Superman really is, an alien of sorts, but more in John Williams music form, (unlike what Ridley Scott did with Jerry Goldsmith in Alien). Space needs to be romantic and memorable.
Excuse me here for a moment… (cough) ~ The new film will reflect our MODERN SOCIETY… the film will be dark… the public will eat it up… It will make money! This is the correct way to do it, if you want the film to be successful. Our past incarnations of Superman have made him “too perfect” – the public wants a figure “THEY” can relate to. So let's give the public a film that deals with the psychology of what it feels like to be Superman in Modern Society.
Once General Zod shows up, and makes a bit of chaos on the planet, then they will release him from Prison, and tell him to save the world. ~ Remember GHOST BUSTERS II (?)
Why doesn't Superman break free from Jail? Because he is sympathetic to the public needs, he doesn't want to make enemies on the planet, the public are all ready against him. So he stays behind bars until they are ready to free him. Once again, the music needs to reflect this, not those big heroic – romantic cues that John Williams had given us, if the film was too mushy, and sentimental, and then it won't be a success! It's not there for the few fans of movie soundtracks, but for the general public who go out there way every Saturday night and get pissed! It is made for those people who can't remember what they did the next day. (Our Modern Society). This is why they need to relate to a problematic – MAN OF STEEL!
I don't think the word “Superman” will be used in the film either! All these opinions I wrote above comes from hearing certain interviews and reading other people's opinions to make up my own mind; none of it is official – I am staying away from seeing the trailer as well. (I will see 2 movies this year before I see Man Of Steel – “OZ” – and the new “Star Trek” film – so I'll see the trailer twice probably before seeing the actual film). These comments are from what I've seen, heard – and from what I've read in the media 20 years ago, when they wanted to make the Superman Costume black! (That was in the comics back in the early 90s – that was why they killed off Superman – to start fresh with this “new” take).
Once I do see the film, (and hear the score) – I'll find whether or not I was right – I do hope I'm wrong – but, if the film is what I believe it is, then…. I won't be happy, but I won't have a choice, I'll have to accept it for the times we “LIVE” in. Also worthy of note is that unfortunately, (?) Superman is my favorite hero, and if everything I have written above is true, then it will hurt me.
Since I'm not a huge fan of Batman as I am of The “Real” Man of Steel, then I can honestly say, that maybe – The 3 Christopher Nolan Batman films were easier to go down than this new film. I'm NOT saying that Nolan’s Batman Trilogy is actually better than the new MAN OF STEEL – because Superman is not supposed to be dark!
If I was a young teenager growing up in these modern times, then I don't think this new Superman film would mean as much to me as the Donner Film (or the 3 sequels that followed). Even Superman Returns was in the spirit of what Superman is all about – once he came out of that plane in the baseball field, the crowd cheered – and that is how modern society should feel about Earth's Greatest Hero!

 
 Posted:   Jan 22, 2013 - 1:53 AM   
 By:   Hybrid Soldier   (Member)

I wouldn't be surprised to see Zimmer attempt to give Superman a much more unique identity.

I can already see what's gonna happen. HZ gets a new cool idea, and it'll be copied/pasted in every production in the 5 years to come, and it'll be HZ's fault anyway... big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 22, 2013 - 2:20 AM   
 By:   stay-puft   (Member)

I'm hearing that Zimmer wrote a melody with a pretty long line, especially compared to Batman, etc. He's also been critical of how ostinatos have become the 'norm' for superhero and action films post-Batman. I wouldn't be surprised to see Zimmer attempt to give Superman a much more unique identity.

where did you hear this?

 
 Posted:   Jan 22, 2013 - 5:35 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

I'm hearing that Zimmer wrote a melody with a pretty long line, especially compared to Batman, etc. He's also been critical of how ostinatos have become the 'norm' for superhero and action films post-Batman. I wouldn't be surprised to see Zimmer attempt to give Superman a much more unique identity.

where did you hear this?


http://www.supermanhomepage.com/news.php?readmore=12384

 
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2013 - 5:49 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Has anyone heard anything about the score release? Is there a difference between Man of Steel (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C2U6G7C/) and Man of Steel: Origin (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C2U6EUG/), or is this just the usual Amazon catalog mistakes?

 
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2013 - 2:52 PM   
 By:   yonythemoony   (Member)

According to Hans-Zimmer.com, Atil Orvarsson wrote some additional music for the film.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2013 - 4:02 PM   
 By:   lonzoe1   (Member)

Wow additional music in a Hans Zimmer score. Didn't see that coming. embarrassment

 
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2013 - 4:14 PM   
 By:   YOR The Hunter From The Future   (Member)

According to Hans-Zimmer.com, Atil Orvarsson wrote some additional music for the film.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2013 - 5:17 PM   
 By:   jfallon   (Member)

Yada yada bashing yada. The guy isn't hired to score the biggest money making films for nothing.

 
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