I just saw this film today and have got to say that the score was so very, very nice. It was a cross between “As Good as it Gets” and many moments from the scores of Nina Rota, especially “Shoot Loud, Louder, I don’t Understand?”. The score was different from most of Zimmers previous film scores. Although it had much of the same parts that "The Thin Red Line" did. Which turned me off the second I heard them. I felt he didn’t need to recall that music at all. He had already repeated that sort of, clock ticking in Pearl Harbor and Thin Red Line. But it didn’t bother me that much. For the most part it was jazzy and had a twist that sort of sounded like the theme song from Brazil. It had a jazzy album along with it, songs from Frank Sinatra and others. The film was also a joy to watch. It is although one of those quick fix movies. I’d say it’s a step up from Zimmers previous works. It is something new to his style and I can’t wait to own it.
After hearing the mood setting 50ish vocals; what I liked was that really intense music accompanying the confrontation in the hotel room. It was like a completely different film was beginning to take place.
Did Zimmer actually score it is the question? Or did he along with his Media Ventures cohorts score along with him. No further proof is needed at my reasoning than his Tears of the Sun album. I'm definitely glad it's a jazz type score, it's a good thing (if he actually wrote most of it) that he's gone back to his roots.
I was right! Hans Zimmer credits Nina Rota in the liner notes. I knew it sounded damn familiar. And I noticed all these cool little comments to other people involved in the making of the score. Comments in the special thanks like these:
“Much more than just additional arrangements and wicked programming by Geof Zanelli.”
Or in mentioning the instrument players like:
“Guitar and Typewriter Frank Marocco (no, really!! THE Frank Marocco)”