The beauty of Hans Zimmer scores is what makes a movie complete. That is why we know how important it becomes to add exclusive scores in movies. Let’s take a look at some of the Best Hans Zimmer Scores.
The mixture of good music with the scenes and cinematography just become a soothing tone for our ears. These tunes then help us remember and connect with the scenes emotionally.
Today at The Hollywood Tribune are going to speak about one man whose work in this field has been extraordinary and that person is no other than Hans Zimmer.
Fans cant tell when a particular score belongs to Hans Zimmer just from a single scene. He has a knack for mixing scenes with soulful music, and it always sounds just right. Hans Zimmer has had a long and storied career in Hollywood, and today we shall rank the top 13 scores of his career.
13. CRIMSON TIDE (1995)
Crimson Tide’s score gets the 13th Rank in our list of scores by Hans Zimmer. As the music director of the film, Zimmer made it to go with the speed and war theme of the film. This score is one of Zimmer’s personal favourites and won a Grammy Award in 1996 for Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or Television.
12. MADAGASCAR (2005)
Madagascar’s score gets the 12th Rank in our list. The soundtrack of this animated film was focused on elevating a joyful tone with a sense of adventure. It was fun, and the new-age concept of the movie worked perfectly for Zimmer.
11. BLADE RUNNER 2049 (2017)
Blade Runner 2049’s score comes in at number 11 on our list of Top 13 best Hans Zimmer scores. Many music directors were given a chance but failed to provide the correct score that the film needed. In the end, Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch teamed up to deliver the perfect tunes for the film.
10. DUNKIRK (2017)
Dunkirk’s score comes in at spot number 10. This score took more than ten months to make, as Zimmer put a lot of effort to make it perfect. An acoustic delusional idea was implemented, some of the tunes even have Nolan’s own pocket watch sound. That is why fans find the score adds to both the suspense and illusion and increases the sense of anxiety.
9. PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF BLACK PEARL (2003)
The score of the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie takes the number 9 spot on our list of Best Hans Zimmer Scores. Hans Zimmer was given the position of music producer alongside Klaus Badelt as a composer. The duo worked well together and gave fans one of the best scores in this movie. The score was focused and adventure-themed along with a bit of fun, suspense and action.
8. THE DARK KNIGHT (2008)
The Dark Knight’s score gets the 8th Rank on our list of the Best Hans Zimmer Scores. James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer teamed up once again to compose the music of the second film in the Dark Knight Trilogy. During production, Christopher Nolan received a file with 10 hours worth of recordings from Zimmer. With the Joker as the centre of inspiration, a perfect score was composed, that amplified the suspense and drama of the Dark Knight’s war on crime.
7. PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN’S CHEST (2006)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest’s score takes number 7 on this list of Top 13 scores by Hans Zimmer. This time Hans Zimmer took sole charge of the music department and delivered high-quality tones that amplified the sense of adventure, fun and a bit of folly fitting perfectly with the story and characters of the film.
6. INTERSTELLAR (2014)
Interstellar’s score gets the 6th Rank in our list of Top 13 best Hans Zimmer scores. An interesting fact is that Nolan gave Zimmer no idea about the script and only gave him a summary of the film. Zimmer did 45 scoring sessions with a 1926 four-manual Harrison & Harrison organ, to achieve the perfect music needed for the film.
5. GLADIATOR (2000)
Gladiator’s score comes in at number 5 on our list of Top 13 best scores by Hans Zimmer. This score was also nominated for the Oscars as the duo of Hans Zimmer, and Lisa Gerrard delivered outstanding work. The tunes go perfectly with the emotions of the film, picking up with the victories, and becoming more solemn for the emotional scenes in the movie. Some of the NFL matches also played Gladiator’s score in the playoffs.
4. INCEPTION (2010)
Inception’s score comes in at number 4 on our list of Top 13 best Hans Zimmer scores. The score was also nominated for Academy Awards for Best Original Score in 2011. Zimmer used a dense concept of nostalgia and sadness to match the theme of the film. The score featured surrounding sound to make it more immersive.
3. SHERLOCK HOLMES (2009)
Sherlock Holmes’ score comes in at number 3 on this list. A piano worth 200 dollars was purchased by Has Zimmer and used throughout the production. The tunes were made nostalgic with a sense of mystery; fans fell in love with the scores as Zimmer composed every bit of the music to perfection.
2. THE LION KING (1994)
The original Lion King’s is number 2 in our list of Top 13 Hans Zimmer scores. It was Zimmer’s first animated film score; the director was thrilled with the way he composed the score using African settings. The film won an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for best original music score in 1995 and will forever be known as one of Zimmers best works.
1. THE LAST EMPEROR (1987)
The Last Emperor’s score gets the 1st Rank in our list of Top 13 best scores by Hans Zimmer. The score was put together by more than 12 composers, and Hans Zimmer was one of them. He was not as famous then as he is today, but his work in The Last Emperor is absolute heaven to the ears.
The score was so beautifully made that it won Academy Awards for Best Original Score and Best Sound and is regarded as Zimmers best work till date.
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