Nolan Film Score Crowned Hans Zimmer's Personal Best

Nolan Film Score Crowned Hans Zimmer's Personal Best
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Hans Zimmer, one of the best composers to live on this planet has recently revealed which of his scores he believes is his best. In a video posted on his TikTok account (yes, the composer keeps up with the times!) Zimmer shared the revelation with his fans.

"People always ask me what's my favorite score and I keep avoiding answering the question. And how about I don't avoid it this time?" the composer has said.

"I'm going to tell you that the first, the favorite score that I've ever written, I think, is Interstellar, " Hans Zimmer has revealed adding that perhaps alternatively he hasn't written his favorite score yet. "Maybe that's the better answer," he joked.

Hans Zimmer has a long-lasting partnership with Christopher Nolan as he also scored the filmmaker's Inception and the Batman film trilogy. Speaking of his music for Interstellar, the composer said back in 2014 when the film was released that a one-page explanation of the movie he had got from Nolan was enough to create his masterpiece.

In a documentary devoted to the recording process Nolan shared how it happened. "It was some dialogue that I've written for the film mixed with some ideas behind the film without any indication as to the genre or scale," he said.

The soundtrack for Interstellar took almost two years to make. It was a huge pipe organ of London's Temple Church, which was used to record the music for Nolan's movie. Organist Roger Sayer was able to convey the "feeling of religiosity" the filmmaker wanted to have in his film. Nolan believes that church organs are capable of portraying "the mystical or metaphysical or what's beyond us or beyond realm of the everyday" – something which Interstellar is all about.

Hans Zimmer worked closely with Roger Sayer searching for the right tune and once the composer realized the full potential of the organist and the church organ they set off on an exciting journey. Zimmer also said that there was something human about the organ because just like a human being needs air to breathe, the organ can only make a sound with air. Basically, the organs breathe when they make sounds. And this is why one can "hear the human presence in every sound," Nolan said in the minidoc.

The score made Interstellar even more impressive. One of the film critics, Scott Foundas of Variety, believes that "Hans Zimmer contributes one of his most richly imagined and inventive scores, which ranges from a gentle electronic keyboard melody to brassy, Strauss-ian crescendos."

The Interstellar soundtrack was released as an album available in several versions – a standard 16-track edition, a deluxe edition with 6 more tracks, a 2-disc 29-track Illuminated Star Projection Edition with a total length of more than 130 minutes and a vinyl edition.