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December 7, 2010 | By Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times
Hans Zimmer has no research to prove his theory and no mathematical analysis to illustrate his point. He states the following as a likely matter of fact, tossing it off while he sits, cradled in a chair with his legs draped over its arm. FOR THE RECORD: Hans Zimmer: An article about Hans Zimmer in the Dec. 7 Envelope section said the composer collaborated with Howard Shore on "The Dark Knight" score. Zimmer collaborated with James Newton Howard on that film. ? " 'Inception'" he proclaims, "is probably the loudest score ever.
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December 10, 2013
When a movie has little dialogue and even fewer sound effects, what keeps the audience tethered emotionally to the story? And how can a film seamlessly blend the idea of death and a child's wide-eyed wonderment? Through its music, of course. Here are four composers whose work covers all of the above as well as a solemn spirituality and a playful pizazz. JOHN WILLIAMS, 'The Book Thief' After nearly a decade of composing exclusively for Steven Spielberg's often-epic films, five-time Oscar winner John Williams took on the gentle Holocaust-era drama "The Book Thief.
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January 6, 2012 | By Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times
As a certain British super-sleuth might observe, there was nothing elementary about the path that Hollywood composer Hans Zimmer took to bring Gypsy folk music into his soundtrack for "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. " Whether the score earns him an Oscar nomination or not, as the first "Sherlock Holmes" movie did two years ago, Zimmer hopes it will draw attention to the plight of one of the world's most maltreated and marginalized ethnic groups - the Roma people of Eastern Europe, more commonly (and pejoratively)
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February 26, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
The Oscars are like the Super Bowl meets New Year's Eve for Hollywood. And as such there was no end to the parade of parties that swept the city leading up to Sunday night's awards ceremony. Two of the most entertaining pre-parties were Thursday night's Vanity Fair Campaign Hollywood soiree at Cecconi's, and the Grey Goose pre-Oscar party at the Chateau Marmont on Saturday night. The former, called “Una Notte Verde,” was a sleek cocktail party hosted by Hans Zimmer and Ron Howard.
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February 24, 2012 | By August Brown, Los Angeles Times
The first time Hans Zimmer made Pharrell Williams' head spin was in 2005, when the former was composing the score for the Ron Howard blockbuster "The Da Vinci Code. " Williams, half of the lauded hip-hop production duo the Neptunes and a third of the experimental rock group N.E.R.D., had heard through a mutual friend, music-supervisor Kathy Nelson, that he and Zimmer (one of Hollywood's most in-demand composers, with Oscar- and Grammy-winning credits including "The Lion King" and "The Dark Knight")
BUSINESS
April 12, 1996 | JAMES BATES
For a while, Hans Zimmer's circle of life didn't seemed destined to end up in Hollywood. In 1988, the German-born, British-educated film composer arrived in Los Angeles deep in debt to work on the musical score for what would become director Barry Levinson's Oscar-winning film "Rain Man." Zimmer hoped to wrap up the job in a couple of weeks, then return to his London home, far away from the town that intimidated him with its reputation for eating alive young talent.
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December 15, 1998 | JON BURLINGAME, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Moses parts the Red Sea to a thunderous orchestral and choral climax. Young American soldiers assault a Japanese stronghold on Guadalcanal to the dark strains of a huge string ensemble. In both cases, the music is affecting, even overpowering. One is for "The Prince of Egypt," DreamWorks' animated biblical tale of ancient times, opening Friday; the other is "The Thin Red Line," reclusive filmmaker Terrence Malick's adaptation of the James Jones novel of World War II. The Fox film opens Dec. 23.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 10, 2013
When a movie has little dialogue and even fewer sound effects, what keeps the audience tethered emotionally to the story? And how can a film seamlessly blend the idea of death and a child's wide-eyed wonderment? Through its music, of course. Here are four composers whose work covers all of the above as well as a solemn spirituality and a playful pizazz. JOHN WILLIAMS, 'The Book Thief' After nearly a decade of composing exclusively for Steven Spielberg's often-epic films, five-time Oscar winner John Williams took on the gentle Holocaust-era drama "The Book Thief.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 8, 2012 | By Emily Rome, Los Angeles Times
In a recording studio on Sunset Boulevard, Thomas Bergersen and Nick Phoenix are banging on two giant taiko drums built especially for their company, Two Steps From Hell. The brawny musicians exude the fierce intensity prevalent in much of their music - until they suddenly get off-beat and let out loud laughs that reveal just how much fun this is for them. Bergersen and Phoenix revel in the world of music for movies, but not in the same way as film score maestros like Hans Zimmer and John Williams.
BUSINESS
January 6, 2004 | Lorenza Munoz, Times Staff Writer
Composer Hans Zimmer filed a countersuit Monday against Jay Rifkin, accusing his longtime business partner of embezzlement and fraud. The suit in Los Angeles County Superior Court was in response to Rifkin's claim in December that the Oscar-winning composer was trying to squeeze him out of their company, Media Ventures Entertainment. Zimmer charged in his suit that Rifkin exemplified "the age-old and ...
ENTERTAINMENT
April 8, 2012 | By Emily Rome, Los Angeles Times
In a recording studio on Sunset Boulevard, Thomas Bergersen and Nick Phoenix are banging on two giant taiko drums built especially for their company, Two Steps From Hell. The brawny musicians exude the fierce intensity prevalent in much of their music - until they suddenly get off-beat and let out loud laughs that reveal just how much fun this is for them. Bergersen and Phoenix revel in the world of music for movies, but not in the same way as film score maestros like Hans Zimmer and John Williams.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 26, 2012 | By Irene Lacher, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Film composer Nick Glennie-Smith, 60, attends his first Academy Awards show Sunday night as the conductor of its 60-piece orchestra. A frequent collaborator of Oscar-winning film composer Hans Zimmer, who shares the evening's music consultant credit with Pharrell Williams, his composing credits include "Secretariat" and "Ella Enchanted. " How did you get the gig? One of my very old colleagues — well, friend, really — a guy called Hans Zimmer, got approached by [show producer]
ENTERTAINMENT
February 24, 2012 | By August Brown, Los Angeles Times
The first time Hans Zimmer made Pharrell Williams' head spin was in 2005, when the former was composing the score for the Ron Howard blockbuster "The Da Vinci Code. " Williams, half of the lauded hip-hop production duo the Neptunes and a third of the experimental rock group N.E.R.D., had heard through a mutual friend, music-supervisor Kathy Nelson, that he and Zimmer (one of Hollywood's most in-demand composers, with Oscar- and Grammy-winning credits including "The Lion King" and "The Dark Knight")
ENTERTAINMENT
January 6, 2012 | By Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times
As a certain British super-sleuth might observe, there was nothing elementary about the path that Hollywood composer Hans Zimmer took to bring Gypsy folk music into his soundtrack for "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. " Whether the score earns him an Oscar nomination or not, as the first "Sherlock Holmes" movie did two years ago, Zimmer hopes it will draw attention to the plight of one of the world's most maltreated and marginalized ethnic groups - the Roma people of Eastern Europe, more commonly (and pejoratively)
NEWS
December 7, 2010 | By Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times
Hans Zimmer has no research to prove his theory and no mathematical analysis to illustrate his point. He states the following as a likely matter of fact, tossing it off while he sits, cradled in a chair with his legs draped over its arm. FOR THE RECORD: Hans Zimmer: An article about Hans Zimmer in the Dec. 7 Envelope section said the composer collaborated with Howard Shore on "The Dark Knight" score. Zimmer collaborated with James Newton Howard on that film. ? " 'Inception'" he proclaims, "is probably the loudest score ever.
NEWS
December 17, 2008 | Patrick Goldstein
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has come to its senses, reversing its misguided decision to disqualify Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard's score for "The Dark Knight." The academy had initially said there were too many composers listed on the music cue sheet. (The composers had listed a music editor, a sound designer and an arranger as a way of rewarding the people who worked with them on the massive project.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 8, 2008 | Todd Martens
With the release of "Batman Begins" in 2005, director Christopher Nolan reframed the series with true-crime grit. Yet perhaps where the film took the greatest departure was in its music. Before "Batman Begins," the franchise was marked by a grand overture created by composer Danny Elfman. "Batman Begins" instead saw a pairing of two composer heavyweights in Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard. The two shied away from giving "Batman Begins" a more traditional superhero theme; there were recurring notes heard when Batman was on the screen, but they were simple, and more rhythmic in nature.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 26, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
The Oscars are like the Super Bowl meets New Year's Eve for Hollywood. And as such there was no end to the parade of parties that swept the city leading up to Sunday night's awards ceremony. Two of the most entertaining pre-parties were Thursday night's Vanity Fair Campaign Hollywood soiree at Cecconi's, and the Grey Goose pre-Oscar party at the Chateau Marmont on Saturday night. The former, called “Una Notte Verde,” was a sleek cocktail party hosted by Hans Zimmer and Ron Howard.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 3, 2008 | Choire Sicha, Special to The Times
Wendy MELVOIN and Lisa Coleman score the music for the NBC series "Heroes." The show's soundtrack goes into wide release Aug. 19, and a Wendy and Lisa score album arrives this fall. They've just finished their first album in a decade -- it's being previewed at wendyandlisa.com. They live and work in L.A. How fast do you have to work? Don't they push the episodes pretty tight to air date? Lisa: We do probably an average of about 35 minutes per show.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 8, 2008 | Todd Martens
With the release of "Batman Begins" in 2005, director Christopher Nolan reframed the series with true-crime grit. Yet perhaps where the film took the greatest departure was in its music. Before "Batman Begins," the franchise was marked by a grand overture created by composer Danny Elfman. "Batman Begins" instead saw a pairing of two composer heavyweights in Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard. The two shied away from giving "Batman Begins" a more traditional superhero theme; there were recurring notes heard when Batman was on the screen, but they were simple, and more rhythmic in nature.
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