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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Astonishing - Get this if you like the Last olf the Mohicans Soundtrack
There are a few things you need to know about this score. First off, Zimmer composed it "blind", essentially being made to work off the script, and not the finished film. This makes it an unpredictable and utterly separate work, with different pacing to the film.

He also hunted down a French sound-engineer to digitally rip out the opening trumpets from Je Ne...
Published on 3 Sep 2010 by Hypernation

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3.0 out of 5 stars Third time lucky?
The score represents the third collaboration between Hans Zimmer and Christopher Nolan. Building on the excellent work presented in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, could this album possibly top the magnificence of the score for The Dark Knight - specifically the two-disc expanded edition?

Brooding, epic, grandiose and easily Zimmer's darkest score, what we...
Published on 3 Jan 2011 by S. Hurford


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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Astonishing - Get this if you like the Last olf the Mohicans Soundtrack, 3 Sep 2010
This review is from: Inception (Audio CD)
There are a few things you need to know about this score. First off, Zimmer composed it "blind", essentially being made to work off the script, and not the finished film. This makes it an unpredictable and utterly separate work, with different pacing to the film.

He also hunted down a French sound-engineer to digitally rip out the opening trumpets from Je Ne Regrette Rien and wove it into the opening Foghorn style attacks. Slow down the Edith Piaf original and you'll hear it's the same.

Why did he do this? Well, since time stretches in a dream, so does the music. Remarkable.

Also brilliant is the track Mombassa, which has an unusual moment around 3/4 in where the brass section blast out 3 notes, all exactly an octave apart - a very unusual and uncommon moment in music. Again, it seems Zimmer may be pointing to 3 "levels" or planes within the music - of course if you compare the music to that point in the film, this "3 level" note makes perfect sense.

A wonderful, intelligent and ass-kicking album. GET IT.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Zimmer's Genius Matches Nolan's, 20 July 2010
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Mr. Warren M. Fisher (East Grinstead, West Sussex United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Inception (Audio CD)
Right up there with Zimmer's finest work on 'Gladiator' and 'The Dark Knight'. Christopher Nolan's films always feature fascinating scores and this is no exception. Dark, forbidding and utterly compelling, Zimmer's massed synthesier and orchestra conjure an almost physical wall of sound that is unrelenting and transcedent. The film is an instant classic and the score deserves to be judged likewise. A must for all movie soundtrack buffs and music lovers of any ilk.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!! And all the rest..., 18 July 2010
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I cannot stop listening to this score. Absolutely outstanding. Nolan brings out the best of Zimmer. Like the movie, it is so layered and original. The best of the year..so far. Score and movie cannot be missed.
For a further treat, look up the Inception Premiere and Live Concert. About 7 minutes of interviews but 20 minutes of live performance. Just watch and listen.... and be moved. Emotional.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Time, 19 July 2013
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Time is probably the best known and remembered track but give the others a chance. The album is hans at his usual best.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Probably Hans Zimmer's best, 3 July 2013
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Walking out of the movie and realising that half my experience was the soundtrack. It's just amazing. Better than some of this others.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hans Zimmer at his best!, 12 April 2013
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I love this soundtrack and find the score written by Hans Zimmer leaves me wanting to listen to it over and over again. A must for any soundtrack collection, made me go looking for more of his work and buying more too!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Haunting, 26 Mar 2013
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Watched the film recently and just had to have the soundtrack. I don't normally buy film music but why not when it is as good as this?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bringing the Film To Life, 15 Feb 2013
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I absolutely love this film & the score to.
The score encourages empowerment, particularly making housework, Epic!
Turn it up load, let it surround & enjoy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Short & Sweet, 28 July 2012
This review is from: Inception (Audio CD)
It makes me cry. Music hardly ever does that, it must mean something. I don't know anything about the composition or creation of music, but this album is amazing however it's been made.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Robbed of the Oscar, 1 Mar 2011
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Less than a month after John Barry died, and fearful that the world had lost its single greatest film score composer, what relief to find that Hans Zimmer has shown, through his collaboration on the soundtrack to the HBO series The Pacific, and now here with Inception, that the world has a new master.

Many modern film scores (particularly action films) comprise simply a series of cues and breaks which, when only a few seconds in length rather than minutes, combine to produce soundtracks that are really just noise, and difficult and inaccessible when listened to in isolation. Celebrate then the great score composers who use melodic themes, texture and the luxury of (no pun intended here) "Time" to develop their music. Inception being a truly worthy example of this given that it was written and arranged based only on sight of the shooting script and not (as is usually the case) crafted to fit the completed film. Perhaps more film scores should be done this way - it is quintessential proof of how a marriage of creative film-making and creative score can be constructed independently and yet blend together so perfectly.

Over 60 minutes, Zimmer traverses peak after emotional peak, from the intensely bombastic "Mombasa", the beautifully mournful "Old Souls" to the slow-building "Waiting for a Train" which leads inexorably to the show-stopping masterpiece that is "Time". Undoubtedly the quality of the entire score is in part attributable to the production, with every switch seemingly flicked to "Max" or "Loud". But then that is how this entire aural feast should be heard.

The film itself is, of course, uniquely original and breathtakingly immense. The score not only matches the lofty ambitions that were set it by the film, but succeeds in elevating the entire project to mythical status.

Easily the best soundtrack so far this century, that it (like the movie itself in the competition for Best Film) was denied an Oscar two days ago is an unjustifiable injustice. But I bought the soundtrack on the strength of the snippets heard during the Oscar ceremony, and a consequent rewatching of the film. And Je ne regrette rien.
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