10 reasons why you should know Hans Zimmer

10 reasons why you should know Hans Zimmer

The other day when we were habitually discussing films, and it came to soundtracks, I was dispirited that they don’t know this majestic German Hans Zimmer. Not all know Hans Zimmer by name and it seems it’s okay for them. Now here’s 10 reasons why you should know or rather hear this great German music composer – who has bagged over 20 prestigious awards for his notable works.

1. The Lion King (1994)

What Zimmer did with the score of The Lion King, takes you along with Simba to frolic and leap and emotionally indulge yourself in the Disney tale. This film won him his only Academy Award.

2. Gladiator (2001)

The soundtrack of Gladiator has the thrill of the battle field and also trances to the emotional soft tempo in barley fields of heaven. Zimmer teamed up with Lisa Gerrard to bring out some action thrilling yet emotional score in this Russell Crowe-starrer.

3. True Romance (1993)

True Romance was the gateway of Quantin Tarantino and there was no option better than Hans Zimmer to bring up the dark musky upbeat tempo!

4. Pirates of The Caribbean (2003)

Zimmer was left un-credited for the first part but was later recognized for his terrific work in this pirate-world of fantasy filled with adventurous score.

5. Sherlock Holmes (2010)

When Guy Ritchie adapted Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, he knew people would want to see a new flavor of the Victoria London. It was a wise choice to put up Zimmer for the task, as he cleverly modernized the high-octane score without dismissing the taste of old Victorian era London.

6. Da Vinci Code (2006)

This novel based film is was the epicenter of attraction and Zimmer made sure the audience, critics and the controversies were kept glued to their seats and only enjoy this nail biting suspense.

7. Inception (2010)

Nolan and Zimmer set mind stirring sound effects in this already mind stirring movie of the decade!

8. The Dark Knight Trilogy

The best of Nolan-Zimmer combination came out and elevated with the Dark Knight Trilogy. Every sound stroke is a master of genius and orchestral enchantment added to the rubble electronic soothed its way through everyone’s ears!

9. Man Of Steel (2013)

Nolan seemed to have made a pact with Zimmer as the duo set themselves up for all the Sci-Fi’s score and importantly, Zimmer didn’t even fail him with this simple inspiring theme.

10. Interstellar (2014)

Finally, we close the curtain with the film that really set Zimmer’s standard high in the industry of Hollywood music production and he ironically pulled it off with another Nolan masterpiece – Interstellar. I possibly cannot even imagine Interstellar without the orchestra of Zimmer. You can close your eyes and he is omni present. His music goes with the wind and the rain and provides much of the adrenaline rush.

In the end I’ll only say – I guess now you all know who Hans Zimmer is.


Spondan Bora

Engineering graduate, movie freak, writer.

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