Hero Complex: Hans Zimmer On Nolan’s Secrecy

by Matt
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Hans Zimmer in his Santa Monica studio. (Gary Friedman/Los Angeles Times)

In a wave of zero TDKR news LA Times Hero Complex swoops in to save the day. Today they posts a great interview with Hans Zimmer  where he talks about his “chant” score and more. Here is a qoute from the article about Nolan’s secrecy:

“There’s always this thing [that people say], ‘Oh, Chris is so secretive.’ Well, I think that there are two elements to this. One is, I think, to be able to do really good work, you have to have the chance to fail in privacy. And if everybody’s watching you on the Internet, I think it stifles creativity. And I think ‘Dark Knight’ is the perfect example of this idea. Everybody knew we were making a Batman movie. But until it came out they didn’t know it was going to be that sort of a Batman movie.”

Zimmer added: “And isn’t that what we’re supposed to do? We’re supposed to go and surprise you. And part of the experience has to be a surprise. It feels a little bit like we’re working very hard at protecting part of what is great about movies — the surprise. Because it seems like the world doesn’t want you to do that anymore. They want to know everything, they want to know about the stars and [this and that] immediately. And it’s not important to us. To us, really, the thing is the writing and the script and the ideas and the journey, and making it into something really good.”

Source: Hero Complex

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