Hans Zimmer Unhappy with Extensive Use of Inception Score in Movie Trailers

Ethan Peck

by Ethan Peck

Published November 11, 2013

Hans Zimmer

The legendary 56-year-old film composer, Hans Zimmer, has recently expressed his frustration with the overuse of his some of his work. A section of his Inception score named "BRAAAM" has been used in a handful of movie trailers including Battleship, World War Z, Star Trek, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and The Avengers.

In response to this phenomenon, Zimmer told Vulture, “Oh, it's horrible! This is a perfect example of where it all goes wrong. That music became the blueprint for all action movies." However, Zimmer also noted that he does have some "degree of control" on how often it is used. Interestingly enough, "BRAAAM" is not even used in the Inception trailer, and only used in the actual film. The Inception trailer's music is from "Mind Heist" composed by Zach Hemsey.

It is understandable why Zimmer, who is such a prolific composer, is not a big fan of reusing the same sound. The German born film composer seems to never run out of new material as he has composed for over 150 films, and is currently working on four other projects including The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Other than his popular Inception score, some of his past notable works are The Lion King, The Dark Knight, Gladiator, Pirates of Caribbean, Man of Steel, The Da Vinci Code, Pearl Harbor, and Rain Man. For his full filmography, visit Hans Zimmer's IMDb page.

To see a list of trailers "BRAAAM" was used in, click here.
You can purchase the Inception score on iTunes and Amazon.

Source: Vulture
Via: Indiewire

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