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Awesome featurette shows the making of Hans Zimmer's score for Man of Steel

Jun. 19, 2013by: Paul Shirey

One of the most-praised aspects of MAN OF STEEL is the score by Hans Zimmer, who has lent his tremendous skill to a bevy of Hollywood hits, from GLADIATOR to THE DARK KNIGHT to PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN. In this new featurette, we see Zimmer working out the beats and flow of the score, as he experiments his way to the final product. For score enthusiasts (or folks that just dig the process), this is a really cool look into one of the aspects of filmmaking that often gets overlooked, but plays such a major role in the final product.

Have a listen:

I've had the MAN OF STEEL score in constant rotation since it was released and after seeing the film it only enhances the listening experience. When it was announced that they wouldn't be using original SUPERMAN composer John Williams' famous theme, many were upset. After hearing Zimmer's score, both on its own and in MAN OF STEEL, I couldn't imagine the old theme being in there. I think it fits the contemporary model and pushes things forward, rather than being stuck in the same gear for decades to come.

MAN OF STEEL is currently in theaters. Get the score here!

Extra Tidbit: Hans Zimmer also is doing the score for Gore Verbinski's The Lone Ranger this summer, although that one is said to contain the classic William Tell Overture.
Source: Warner Bros. UK

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1:15PM on 06/19/2013
"I've had the MAN OF STEEL score in constant rotation since it was released..." Absolutely.
"I've had the MAN OF STEEL score in constant rotation since it was released..." Absolutely.
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12:37PM on 06/19/2013
I love this soundtrack, especially the simple piano tune that hits on the perfect moments of the movie. That track "Man of Steel (Hans Zimmer's sketchbook) is so amazing. 28 mins long, just wish it was longer, hehe!
I love this soundtrack, especially the simple piano tune that hits on the perfect moments of the movie. That track "Man of Steel (Hans Zimmer's sketchbook) is so amazing. 28 mins long, just wish it was longer, hehe!
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12:35PM on 06/19/2013
Zimmer's "wall of sound" approach didn't appeal to me. I didn't dislike it because it wasn't John Williams, I disliked it because it wasn't very good. He spends so much time conceptualizing his approach and not writing themes, serving his own tendencies and not the picture in front of him. It was serviceable in the theatre, but on album, the flaws are really apparent.
Zimmer's "wall of sound" approach didn't appeal to me. I didn't dislike it because it wasn't John Williams, I disliked it because it wasn't very good. He spends so much time conceptualizing his approach and not writing themes, serving his own tendencies and not the picture in front of him. It was serviceable in the theatre, but on album, the flaws are really apparent.
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12:14PM on 06/19/2013
I'm not ordinarily a really big Hans Zimmer fan - it's been pointed out ad nauseum that he recycles motifs and his scores can get really repetitive - but I think his score for Man of Steel works. I liked the harsh electronic sound used to represent Zod and how that played into the sound design of the World Engine in the "Terraforming" track. My favourite motif is the one that starts at about 3:03 on the "Flight" track.
I'm not ordinarily a really big Hans Zimmer fan - it's been pointed out ad nauseum that he recycles motifs and his scores can get really repetitive - but I think his score for Man of Steel works. I liked the harsh electronic sound used to represent Zod and how that played into the sound design of the World Engine in the "Terraforming" track. My favourite motif is the one that starts at about 3:03 on the "Flight" track.
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12:02PM on 06/19/2013
I bought the deluxe edition of the Man of Steel soundtrack and it was worth every penny. Beautiful score to a fantastic film. I hope Hans Zimmer comes back to the score again for the sequel.
I bought the deluxe edition of the Man of Steel soundtrack and it was worth every penny. Beautiful score to a fantastic film. I hope Hans Zimmer comes back to the score again for the sequel.
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