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Hans Zimmer talks Inception, Composing, Working with with James Newton Howard, and More

31 October 2010 8:43 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Last week, The Recording Academy hosted an invite-only screening of Inception, followed by a special Q&A session with the film’s composer, Oscar and Grammy winner Hans Zimmer (Gladiator, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight).  The Q&A was moderated by Mike Knobloch, President of Film Music and Publishing at Universal Pictures.  During their talk, Hans talked about his relationship with Batman and Inception director Christopher Nolan, revealed his creative process for composing, and described what it was like co-composing with James Newton Howard (on Batman).  Hit the jump to read some selected quotes from Zimmer and you can also listen to the audio.

Here’s the audio file.  You might have to run up your speakers after the opening Collider tag.

0:00 Working with Christopher Nolan on Inception during pre-production

“[The Inception script] all made sense to me, which probably means I’m really really crazy.”

4:23 Hans’ composing process

“I really »

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Got $500? Buy This Limited Edition Danny Elfman/Tim Burton 25th Anniversary Music Box

26 October 2010 12:50 AM, PDT | | See recent LRM Online news »

I thought you Danny Elfman/Tim Burton fans might like this. For $500 you can pre-order a limited edition collector's set of all 13 scores that Elfman compased for Burton's movies. But this is a pretty kick ass package that you're getting for $500.It's a 16 cd set packaged with artwork by Tim Burton, with over 19 hours of music, which include 7 hours of previously un-released masters, demos, work tapes and rarities.It comes with a ton of stuff, so I'll list it here for you from the official site.A Collectible Zoetrope Box A collection of music as unique as Danny Elfman’s for the film of Tim Burton needed to be housed in something equally special, wondrous, and whimsical. Designed to evoke a treasure chest found in a mysterious attic, The Danny Elfman & Tim Burton 25th Anniversary Music Box is a work of art in itself. Grammy-winning designer Matt Taylor has transformed »

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Mike Knobloch to Oversee Universal Film Music Dept.

17 February 2010 8:08 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

By Wrap Staff

Universal Pictures has tapped film music veteran Mike Knobloch to oversee the studio's film music department. Donna Langley, Universal Pictures co-chair, and Rick Finkelstein, vice chairman and chief operating officer, announced the hire Wednesday.

Effective March 1, Knobloch, who is executive VP of film music at Fox Music/20th Century Fox, will become president of film music and publishing for Universal Pictures.He replaces Kathy Nelson, who left Universal in January.

In his new role, Knobloch will be responsible for all creative and production aspects of Universal films&rsqu »

- Lisa Horowitz

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