The Music of No Time To Die - Original Score By Hans Zimmer

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  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
    edited February 5 Posts: 5,641
    GadgetMan wrote: »
    Ryan wrote: »
    For the first time in a long time I'm genuinely excited for a Bond score. I had worries for Skyfall but I was happy enough with Skyfall's music. Not enough to want Newman around for a number of films, but I do enjoy the score. I was really let down by the SPECTRE score so it was truly music to my ears to know he wasn't returning. I realize the reuse of Skyfall cues in SPECTRE wasn't all on Newman, but it was still a very underwhelming experience. That's not to disrespect Newman's work or talent. I just don't think he was right for Bond.

    Yeah, true...I think Newman was better with the romantic & quieter pieces....with tracks like 'Severine', 'Donna Lucia', 'Secret Room' amongst others....and I also think 'Old Dog, New Tricks'...is one of Newman's Best, if not his Best Bond track...even if it was rejected. A great deal of his action music felt like noise-making to me....I know Newman is Mendes' friend....but I can't help but think Mendes should have done the wise thing by pairing Arnold & Newman....am sure the scores would have been much better....with Arnold focusing on Action & Newman on emotion....I can't wait to hear the first few seconds of a Zimmer Bond track.

    Same here on all counts except the collaboration idea. Though in theory there's logic to what you're saying, one consistent voice is usually better for a project.
  • edited February 6 Posts: 188
    I always felt that Newman's action tracks felt a bit samey and never really matched the eccentricity of his other work. That might have been an EON thing, or it could possibly have been of his own volition.

    I actually thought his action work for The Good German and Lemony Snicket or even Mendes' Jarhead was far more interesting and, if not actually Barry-like, then certainly not generic and far more original than what ended up in the movie.
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    Yeah I didn't dig Newman's action tracks at all. Made me miss Arnold.

    His other tracks on the SF score have a few gems though.
  • GadgetManGadgetMan Nigeria
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    David Arnold in his Tomorrow Never Dies interview, did say the James Bond theme is a safety net....coz it's already there....and that whenever a Composer is in trouble, he can play a variation on it....and it will work for the score....If Newman used the Bond theme in different ways, we would have had better action tracks than 'Snow Plane', 'Tempus Fugit', 'Granborough Road' and a host of others. Funny enough, I've always thought Newman was the one composer who needed the use of the Bond theme more....considering he's not an action composer by default. Well, why am excited for Zimmer is, apart from using the iconic Bond theme....Zimmer might create an alternate Bond theme which will be played in and around the already existing Bond theme.
  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded Dancing at midnight under the BeBop Moon
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    Why am I not surprised to see Arnold and Newman mentioned on this thread again, and again, back and forth. I understand comparing Newman (who did the latest 2 films) to Zimmer's past work, though.

    Anyway, I think Zimmer genuinely cares about doing a great job (not just passable) for Bond. With him working with only one person, I think that makes sense and gives a concentrated effort with someone whose feedback he trusts. I'm hopeful for a good score. I did enjoy Zimmer's Inception score.
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    Why am I not surprised to see Arnold and Newman mentioned on this thread again, and again, back and forth. I understand comparing Newman (who did the latest 2 films) to Zimmer's past work, though.

    Anyway, I think Zimmer genuinely cares about doing a great job (not just passable) for Bond. With him working with only one person, I think that makes sense and gives a concentrated effort with someone whose feedback he trusts. I'm hopeful for a good score. I did enjoy Zimmer's Inception score.

    And Zimmer's inclusion of his top guitarist bodes well for the final product.
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    delfloria wrote: »
    Why am I not surprised to see Arnold and Newman mentioned on this thread again, and again, back and forth. I understand comparing Newman (who did the latest 2 films) to Zimmer's past work, though.

    Anyway, I think Zimmer genuinely cares about doing a great job (not just passable) for Bond. With him working with only one person, I think that makes sense and gives a concentrated effort with someone whose feedback he trusts. I'm hopeful for a good score. I did enjoy Zimmer's Inception score.

    And Zimmer's inclusion of his top guitarist bodes well for the final product.

    It really does. Can't wait to hear it. But this time, I'll really wait to hear it on the film, and not before.
  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded Dancing at midnight under the BeBop Moon
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  • NectouxNectoux São Paulo, Brazil
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    The new spot first half sounds like something Zimmer would do. Reminds me of Man of Steel. Maybe it's a tiny little snippet.
  • GadgetManGadgetMan Nigeria
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    Yeah, I think music from the first few seconds of the New TV spot is Zimmer's music....before it transits into music from the old trailers....Maybe we're getting an Electronic/Orchestral Bond score.
  • SatoriousSatorious Brushing up on a little Danish
    edited February 11 Posts: 183
    Meh, sounds like bog standard Zimmeresque trailer score music to me... ;)
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
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    GadgetMan wrote: »
    Yeah, I think music from the first few seconds of the New TV spot is Zimmer's music....before it transits into music from the old trailers....Maybe we're getting an Electronic/Orchestral Bond score.
    Seems more like an alternate mix of the end action montage music from the first trailer to me.
  • GadgetManGadgetMan Nigeria
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    jake24 wrote: »
    GadgetMan wrote: »
    Yeah, I think music from the first few seconds of the New TV spot is Zimmer's music....before it transits into music from the old trailers....Maybe we're getting an Electronic/Orchestral Bond score.
    Seems more like an alternate mix of the end action montage music from the first trailer to me.

    Yeah, anything's possible....but listening to it deeply with a headset....the Zimmeresque Bond music ends once Safin starts shooting the ice....then we hear music from the old trailers...although, what furthered my suspicion of it being Zimmer's music was, I think there was news that we might be getting a hint of Zimmer's music in the coming trailers.
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    Yes, there was a comment from the Zimmer team that the upcoming trailers would feature Zimmer's score.
  • GadgetManGadgetMan Nigeria
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    Yeah, thought so.
  • SatoriousSatorious Brushing up on a little Danish
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    If that's part of the score - was expecting more - have to be honest! I know Zimmer has his fans - but that sounded very generic (going through the motions). Hopefully this isn't properly representative of the what the final score will be like...
  • Guys, it's just the same music from the first trailer played at a different pitch. And that clip that was posted on Billie Eilish's Instagram was NOT a sample of her Bond title.

    I get it, we're very hungry to hear any musical elements that would be used in the film. Heck I remember the first behind the scenes footage featuring that one pop song everyone was over-analyzing it as if that music was going to determine the musical direction of the score.

    Let just sit back and wait. We're likely not going to hear any of the score until very late in March, regardless of rumors are spread on twitter.
  • SatoriousSatorious Brushing up on a little Danish
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    It might well not be Zimmer, but the opening part sounded a bit different to what we heard before (perhaps it's just remixed from the same track)? I can't say I really noticed/cared because - meh! Doesn't Zimmer sometimes share tracks early (I think he did with Dunkirk/Submarine if I recall)?
  • That's because for those films he finished the scores much earlier in the production process. For example, he's already been finished with WONDER WOMAN 1984 for awhile now and that's not coming out til June.
  • GadgetManGadgetMan Nigeria
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    Yeah, He does that....Yeah, Zimmer shared Submarine from Dunkirk....and what an inventive war track!....got me really hyped for Dunkirk....and I wasn't disappointed.
  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
    edited February 14 Posts: 5,145
    Solid work from Hans and Matt Dunkley on the Bond theme.
    They certainly got the vibe right, now i'm excited to see what they'll do with the movie.
    I expect to hear the theme in the movie a lot.

    If you listen closely from 2:20 onward, you can hear Hans' signature staccato violins in the Background, very TDK and Inception like.
  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
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  • edited February 14 Posts: 130
    So these are the first few seconds of the soundtrack that we get to hear, right?


    I love the film-noirish trumpet Bond-theme at the end.
  • silva13silva13 Australia
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    Gosh that sounds so zimmer and so bond.
    I can't wait to hear it and see it accompanied by what's on screen in April. Even if the movie is a mess atleast it will flow with great music, like The Dark Knight rises.
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    silva13 wrote: »
    Even if the movie is a mess atleast it will flow with great music,
    Haha, my feeling is exactly the other way round :-)).

  • silva13silva13 Australia
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    boldfinger wrote: »
    silva13 wrote: »
    Even if the movie is a mess atleast it will flow with great music,
    Haha, my feeling is exactly the other way round :-)).

    I hope we're both proved happy then!
  • OctopussyOctopussy Piz Gloria, Schilthorn, Switzerland.
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    xolani wrote: »
    So these are the first few seconds of the soundtrack that we get to hear, right?


    I love the film-noirish trumpet Bond-theme at the end.

    Now that got me excited. The Bond theme at the ends sounds like vintage Bond. The beginning reminded me a bit of Casino Royale a little.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    00Agent wrote: »

    That's fun: I'm hoping Marr gives us a bit of Bond theme riff to kick off!
  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
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    I was looking for the release date of the soundtrack and according to this page it's 03. April. Not sure if legit.

    https://soundtracktracklist.com/release/bond-25-soundtrack/
  • HildebrandRarityHildebrandRarity Centre international d'assistance aux personnes déplacées, Paris, France
    Posts: 218
    That would make sense. Records are usually released on a Friday.
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