Hans Zimmer praat over zijn Dark Knight Rises soundtrack

Grote kans dat je in je leven een soundtrack van deze legendarische componist heb mogen beluisteren. Denk maar aan The Rock, Pearl Harbor, Gladiator, Pirates of the Carribean, The Last Samurai, Batman Begins, Inception… de lijst is eindeloos. De Batman films van Christopher Nolan profiteren absoluut van de sfeervolle muziek die hij ieder keer weer naar boven tovert.

Zimmer sprak onlangs over zijn betrokkenheid bij The Dark Knight Rises, waarvoor hij onder andere het kenmerkende thema voor Bane heeft bedacht. Dit kwam al naar voren in de diverse trailers voor de film. Hiervoor hebben honderden mensen hun stem geleend aan de componist. Zimmer zegt het volgende erover:

You have to see a sequel as an autonomous movie, otherwise you will end up with all the things that are the worst thing about a sequel. Before I even set off on ‘Sherlock,’ and before Chris Nolan started shooting, I had an idea. I went to the Warner music department and I said, ‘Have I earned the right yet to book the biggest, craziest orchestra for two days, and try this experiment for ‘”Dark Knight?”‘ And if it goes wrong, if I don’t like it or if Chris doesn’t like it, we can just pretend these two days never happened.’

And basically it worked out, and snippets of it are starting to appear in the trailer. And really I have 25 minutes of very, very radical, very different stuff.’

And isn’t that what we’re supposed to do? We’re supposed to go and surprise you. And part of the experience has to be a surprise. It feels a little bit like we’re working very hard at protecting part of what is great about movies — the surprise. Because it seems like the world doesn’t want you to do that anymore. They want to know everything, they want to know about the stars and [this and that] immediately. And it’s not important to us. To us, really, the thing is the writing and the script and the ideas and the journey, and making it into something really good.

Zimmer is een componist die, ondanks alle ervaring, nog steeds zijn publiek wil verrassen en dat is dan ook zijn grote kracht. Laat The Dark Knight maar komen!

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