Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (soundtrack)
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the soundtrack album to the 2011 eponymous film. Hans Zimmer, who produced Klaus Badelt's score for The Curse of the Black Pearl and composed the music for Dead Man's Chest and At World's End, returned to score the fourth installment of the Pirates franchise. Collaborators included Rodrigo y Gabriela, which are listed as featured artists, composers Eric Whitacre, Eduardo Cruz and Geoff Zanelli. Zimmer said that his music for the series is "making orchestras play rock'n' roll" as he felt that "pirates were the rock'n' rollers of many many years ago", that he decided to add a "Spanish element" to On Stranger Tides. Many musicians worked with Zimmer in the score; the biggest collaborators were Mexican duo Rodrigo y Gabriela, whose music Zimmer met after being given their album by a friend. Zimmer said they were picked for the soundtrack because the duo "play rock n' roll with flamenco guitars". American composer Eric Whitacre helped with choir-based songs, most notably the mermaid theme, brought along his soprano wife, Hila Plitmann.
Penélope Cruz's brother Eduardo Cruz wrote a tango song, Geoff Zanelli contributed to many tracks. Trumpetist Arturo Sandoval is featured throughout the score; the music was recorded at the Sony Scoring Stage in Culver City, conducted by Nick Glennie-Smith, with Whitacre's choir being done at Abbey Road Studios. To make the soundtrack album stand out, Zimmer tried to focus on the Rodrigo y Gabriela tracks, as well as providing remixes that "fit the themes". Seven remixes overall are featured; the soundtrack was released on May 2011, three days before the US release of the film. Official site at Walt Disney Records Soundtrack analysis at MovieMusic.com
Paul Mark Oakenfold known mononymously as Oakenfold, is an English record producer and trance DJ. He is two-time World Music Awards nominee, he was voted the No. 1 DJ in the World twice in 1999 by DJ Magazine. Oakenfold has provided over 100 remixes for over 100 artists including U2, Madonna, Britney Spears, Massive Attack, The Cure, New Order, The Rolling Stones and The Stone Roses. Oakenfold was born 30 August 1963 at Mile End Hospital, his father delivered the London Evening News. He lived in Highbury, Greenhithe Croydon, attending Archbishop Lanfranc School studied to be a chef for four years and worked at the Army and Navy Club. Paul Oakenfold describes his early life as a "bedroom DJ" in a podcasted interview with Vancouver's 24 Hours, stating he grew up listening to The Beatles. Oakenfold's musical career began in the late 1970s, when he met Trevor Fung and began helping him DJ soul music in a Covent Garden wine bar. Here in London, he met Rumours where he played Earth and Fire and popular British bands.
In 1981, 18-year-old Oakenfold and his friend Ian Paul moved to New York City. Oakenfold worked as a courier in West Harlem. During this time, hip-hop was overtaking dance music as the most popular sound in the area. Oakenfold and Paul used fake identification to sneak into various dance clubs, like Studio 54, where they met members of the band Maze, Bobby Womack and Bob Marley, whom they interviewed, claiming to be NME and Melody Maker journalists. Returning to London, Oakenfold began breaking into the mainstream, as an A&R man for Champion Records. At that time, he signed the Fresh Prince, as well as Salt-n-Pepa. Oakenfold appeared on the Blue Peter BBC programme for children with a breakdancing crew, he became a promoter and British agent for the Beastie Boys and Run-D. M. C.. Since he appeared at The Project in Streatham playing soul and jazz music. In 1987, Oakenfold travelled to the island of Ibiza for a week to celebrate his birthday. Trevor Fung, Nicky Holloway, Ian Saint Paul, Danny Rampling and Johnny Walker accompanied him.
Oakenfold convinced the owner of a venue in England to host an "Ibiza Reunion" party after-hours. He had made an attempt, but it failed as the crowd was not prepared for the acid house style until 1987 when the party was successful. After that, the night became a classic and became one of the UK's major acid house nights, known as Spectrum at Heaven in Charing Cross; the party was best known for the "Theatre of Madness", as more than 1,500 people were present on Monday nights, until it went down. Artists like Alex Paterson DJ'd in the VIP chillout area known as the "White Room", which gave Oakenfold more free time, he began producing music under the alias "Electra" in 1988. Members included John "Johnny" Rocca and Micky. In 1988 he decided to create a place where new artists could develop their careers. At that moment, Perfecto Records was born, he collaborated with his friend Steve Osborne on various projects. In 1990, he worked with Terry Farley, Andrew Weatherall and Osborne on two remixes for Happy Mondays.
The remixes of "Rave On" and "Hallelujah" were released on the Madchester Rave On EP, as well as "Step On", a covered version adapted from John Kongos' 1971 hit "He's Gonna Step On You". The song reached the Top 5 position in the UK, he was invited as a guest DJ to a gig with The Stone Roses. Pleased with the last single, the Happy Mondays gave Oakenfold and Osborne the opportunity to produce their third studio album, Pills'n' Thrills and Bellyaches; the album entered the UK charts at #1 with pre-sales of 150,000. The album was named NME's "1990 Album of The Year", both Oakenfold and Osborne won the 1991 Brit Award for "Best Producer"; as they continued releasing only four singles as Electra, in Full Frequency Range Recordings founded and run by Radio 1's Pete Tong, the duo created a new alias under the name Perfecto. They remixed Massive Attack's "Safe From Harm" as well as many others. Grace was formed in the late 1990s, consisting of Oakenfold and Osborne and various singers, including jazz singer Dominique Atkins and Patti Low.
In 1992, when U2 released their song "Even Better Than the Real Thing", the Perfecto remix reached a higher charted position than the original song. In 1993 with the success of his last remix as Perfecto, he was hired by U2 to provide the warm-up sonics to their Zoo TV world tour, replaced BP Fallon on the 1993 legs in Europe and Australia, New Zealand, Japan, with more than fifty shows in Zooropa'93 and Zoomerang from 7 May to 10 December of the same year. In September 1994 and again in 1998 he teamed up with Steve Osborne and Ben Hillier to remix the Rolling Stones's song You Got Me Rocking and Duran Duran's song Out Of My Mind, he began continuing to remix songs from popular artists. He began using Goa music, something he discovered on the beaches of Goa in India, fusing it with similar-sounding European tracks to create his own distinct sound, he took this to the mainstream in 1994 and created a pair of two-hour sets for BBC Radio 1's Essential Mix the first of these was broadcast in the early hours of Sunday 20 March 1994, with the second being the legendary "Goa Mix" broadcast on Sunday 18 December 1994.
In 1995, he became the first DJ to play on the main stage at the Glastonbury Festival for 90,000 people, which he considers his favorite gig. His album Perfecto Fluoro became the #1 essential dance collection of Boston Beat during 1996 with Jamiroquai's Travelling Without Moving; the group Grace dissolved in 1997 as Oakenfold was touring as a performance DJ more and coul
Pirates of the Caribbean: Soundtrack Treasures Collection
Pirates of the Caribbean: Soundtrack Treasures Collection is a collection of soundtrack albums from Walt Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy along with some exclusive extra features including several suites of never-before-released music and a bonus DVD containing videos from behind the scenes, making of the music and interviews with composer Hans Zimmer. The set was released on December 4, 2007. Disc One: The Curse of the Black Pearl Fog Bound The Medallion Calls The Black Pearl Will and Elizabeth Swords Crossed Walk the Plank Barbossa is Hungry Blood Ritual Moonlight Serenade To the Pirates' Cave! Skull and Crossbones Bootstrap's Bootstraps Underwater March One Last Shot He's a Pirate Disc Two: Dead Man's Chest Jack Sparrow The Kraken Davy Jones I've Got My Eye On You Dinner Is Served Tia Dalma Two Hornpipes A Family Affair Wheel of Fortune You Look Good Jack Hello Beastie He's A Pirate Disc Three: At World's End Hoist the Colours Singapore At Wit's End Multiple Jacks Up Is Down I See Dead People in Boats The Brethren Court Parlay Calypso What Shall We Die For I Don't Think Now Is the Best Time One Day Drink Up Me Hearties Disc Four: Pirates, Day One, 4:56am Marry Me The Heart Of Davy Jones Lord Cutler Beckett Jack's Theme Bare Bones Demo Hoist The Colours Suite The Pirate Lord Of Singapore Just Good Business He's A Pirate He's A Pirate He's A Pirate He's A Pirate Jack's Suite Jack's Suite Pirates Live Forever Bonus DVD: Chapter 1: Hans Zimmer: The Man Behind The Pirate's Music Chapter 2: Making of A Score Chapter 3: Premiere The contents of the first three discs are identical to the released soundtrack albums.
As hinted by Hans Zimmer in a podcast interview with SoundtrackNet, the fourth disc comes with several suites of music that contain Zimmer's original ideas for the second sequel's new themes: "Pirates, Day One 4:56am" is a shortened and edited version of the first demo Hans Zimmer wrote for The Curse of the Black Pearl. "Marry Me" is a combination of the "Love Theme" and its variations, heard on the released soundtrack to At World's End. A notable addition here is the inclusion of the music that's played during Jack and Elizabeth's parachute escape near the end of the film when Will dies but comes back, as well as a extended version of "Up Is Down"; the last third was used for On Stranger Tides scene where Jack leaves Angelica on an island in the middle of the ocean. "The Heart Of Davy Jones" contains string variations on the theme heard on Dead Man's Chest soundtrack. No Organs were used in this cue and the Music Box only makes a cameo appearance towards the end of the cue. "Lord Cutler Beckett" contains many different variations on Beckett's theme as heard in Dead Man's Chest and At World's End.
Although some thematic ideas were used on for the climatic battle scene of the second sequel, most of the ideas in this cue remained unused. "Jack's Theme Bare Bones Demo" is a solo Piano demo of what would become Jack Sparrow's theme suite in Dead Man's Chest. "Hoist The Colours Suite" is a altered version of a same theme that appears in the end credits to At World's End. "The Pirate Lord of Singapore" is an extended version of "Singapore", released on At World's End. The lengthy cue builds the ideas of "Singapore" further, however some of these ideas too were not used in the score for the final film. A full track, utilizing traditional Asian instruments like the Gamelan and Er-Hu at the end of the track. Halfway through, a cello and gamelan are heard in a traditional gritty Zimmer style motif; the cello and gamelan continue throughout the track doubling each other. "Just Good Business" A darker and more action oriented version of Beckett's theme music. This track is a shortened and edited version of a Suite by Lorne Balfe The remix music were all released on Pirates Remixed and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Remixes.
These tracks are shortened edits of the original remixes contained on aforementioned releases
Walt Disney Records
Walt Disney Records is an American record label of the Disney Music Group. The label releases soundtrack albums from Disney's motion pictures, television series, theme parks, traditional studio albums produced by its roster of pop, teen pop, country artists; the label was founded in 1956 as Disneyland Records. Before that time, Disney recordings were licensed to a variety of other labels such as RCA, Capitol, ABC-Paramount, United Artists, it was Walt Disney’s brother Roy O. Disney who suggested that Walt Disney Productions form their own record label. Roy enlisted longtime staffer Jimmy Johnson to head this new division, it adopted its current name in 1988. Disneyland Record was conceived in 1954 for material from Davy Crockett miniseries on the Disneyland anthology television series; the "Ballad of Davy Crockett", along with three audio only episodes, were to be the initial material for the record company, but executive decide that they could not ramp up enough. Instead the label was used for a licensed Columbia Records release of the Ballad to TV and radio stations in December 1954.
With the record's success, they moved forward with the formation of the record company. The company was founded as Disneyland Records in 1956, serving as the recorded unit of Walt Disney Productions; the Disneyland company issued A Child's Garden of Verses. Jimmy Johnson brought in musician Tutti Camarata to head the Artists and repertoire of this new enterprise. In the first year, seven Disney animated movie soundtracks were issued by the company. Disneyland Records issued a Parker's "Wringle Wrangle" single from the Westward Ho the Wagons! Film with in a year of starting operations; this led the company to start recording music from outside the films. However, what was released by the company the industry categorized as children. Pricing was directed towards an adult audience, more than standard children fare; the only outside success was "Tutti's Trumpets". Thus in 1959, the Disneyland label became the children's label and Buena Vista label for the occasional pop song record. Camarata established the label's initial forays into long-form musical albums, which included jazz interpretations of Disney standards from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Cinderella, as well as original musical concept albums, he expanded the format of soundtracks by including selections from the score as well as the songs.
Tutti's connections within the music industry brought to the label the likes of Mary Martin, Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima, Jerry Colonna, Phil Harris. It was Tutti's idea that the popular Mouseketeer, Annette Funicello, become the label's first artist in residence. In 1959, the Buena Vista Records label was formed for Funicello's select recordings and for the release of soundtrack albums and other contemporary music. While looking for the right material for Annette and his team discovered the songwriting duo of Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman after hearing one of their songs on the radio; the two were brought to the Disney studio in Burbank where they became the first staff songwriters for the company. They not only penned a good deal of Annette's songs, but were responsible for most of the iconic Disney songs of the 1960s and beyond – “It's a Small World” and “The Tiki Tiki Tiki Room” for the theme parks, as well as the songs from Mary Poppins, Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree, The Jungle Book, Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day and Bedknobs and Broomsticks.
In 1960, Camarata left the company. The dual label company started its read-along series in 1965. By 1971, Disneyland Records was called Disneyland/Vista Records. A Child's Garden of Verses was still in their line. Disneyland/Vista worked with Rankin/Bass to release six recording tied to The Hobbit 1977 animated film as Rankin/Bass had Disneyland/Vista do soundtrack for two of their earlier holiday specials, Frosty's Winter Wonderland and ’Twas the Night Before Christmas; the company was successful with Mickey Mouse Disco album found Disneyland looking to expand again into pop music by October 1980. Plus lead to the issuance of an animated theatrical short version of the album. Two such original productions were "That Waddlin' Crazy Guy" and "Partners". In 1988, Disneyland Records was renamed Walt Disney Records. About 1990, Walt Disney Records signed several youth targeted acts like Parachute Express and Norman Foote. Disney let these act go after several years as their mandate was changed to support the animated features, produce book and tape packages and compilations to take advantage of the catalog.
In May 2000, Walt Disney Records signed the label's first teen singer, Myra with her first single with the label, "Magic Carpet Ride", was released May 23, 2000 as a part of "La Vida Mickey" album. On June 24, 2014, Walt Disney Records started releasing The Legacy Collection; the series includes original soundtracks, as well as unreleased music, composer and producer liner notes. The collection includes 14 albums ranging between various anniversaries of various Disney films and Disneyland. With Disney's purchase of Lucasfilm, Ltd. in 2012, it became the official label for all Star Wars-related soundtracks, including the previous six films. Disney purchased the master recordings from Sony Classical in 2017, has re-released them under its own imprint. Notable soundtracksFrozen Moana CompilationsDisney Magic Disney Channel Holiday Pure Disney Disney Channel Playlist Disney Channel Holiday Playlist Club Penguin: The Party Starts Now! - EP Make Your Mark: Ultimate Playlist Disney Holidays Unwrapped Disney Channel Play It Loud Dconstructed Disney tunes remix by ED
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (soundtrack)
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End is the soundtrack for the Disney movie of the same title, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. It is composed by Hans Zimmer, features additional music by Lorne Balfe, Tom Gire, Nick Glennie-Smith, Henry Jackman, Atli Örvarsson, John Sponsler, Damon M Marvin and Geoff Zanelli. Circuit City's initial retail shipments of the album included a free movie poster at checkout, with a minimum ten per store. Best Buy had an exclusive ringtone code, rather than extra tracks as in the previous soundtrack; the soundtrack debuted at #14 on the US Billboard 200, selling about 35,000 copies in its first week. As of July 11, 2007, the album has sold 118,919 copies in the US. Composer Hans Zimmer estimated that he composed "over five hours of music" because he thought that it might be "a nice idea to throw out everything and start from scratch". Critical response to the soundtrack differed though the album was well received by fans. On Amazon.com, it holds a 4.7 / the highest of any Pirates of the Caribbean score.
A review by Mike Brennan on soundtrack.net, for example, praised the score as having "a level of thematic complexity that rivals most other franchises", praising its move from synthetic in the Curse of the Black Pearl score to orchestral, as well as its swashbuckling flavor, missing from the first two entries. His overall rating for the score was 4.5 stars out of 5. Not all critics were impressed, however. Christian Clemmensen, on Filmtracks.com, though he grudgingly admitted the score was "an intelligent merging of thematic ideas from all three films" and employed a "far wider orchestral and choral palette", feels that the score still did not live up to its swashbuckling cohorts, comparing it unfavorably to John Debney's effort for Cutthroat Island. He complained about the anthem-like statements of the love theme in One Day and Drink Up Me Hearties, saying, "...there is no style to that music. Only power". In the end, his score was two stars out of five, a rating that several visitors to the site were incensed by on the review's comments page.
Music composed by Hans Zimmer Score produced by: Hans Zimmer, Bob Badami & Melissa Muik Executive Soundtrack Album Producers: Jerry Bruckheimer & Gore Verbinski Executive in Charge of Music and Soundtracks for Walt Disney Pictures and the Buena Vista Music Group: Mitchell Leib Music Supervisor: Bob Badami Executive in Charge of Music Production for the Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group: Monica Zierhut Music Creative/Marketing for the Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group: Glen Lajeski Music Business and Legal Affairs: Scott Holtzman and Sylvia Krask Director of Soundtracks for the Buena Vista Music Group: Desiree Craig-Ramos Supervising Technical Music Coordinator: Thomas Broderick Additional Music by: Lorne Balfe, Tom Gire, Nick Glennie-Smith, Henry Jackman, Atli Orvarsson, John Sponsler, Geoff Zanelli Supervising Music Editor: Melissa Muik Music Editors: Katie Greathouse, Barbara McDermott Supervising Orchestrator: Bruce Fowler Orchestrators: Walt Fowler, Elizabeth Finch, Ken Kugler, Suzette Moriary, Steve Bartek Music Preparation: Booker White Score Recorded by: Alan Meyerson, Slamm Andres Album Mixed by: Alan Meyerson, Big Al Clay Additional Recording by: Jeff Biggers, Big Al Clay, Greg Vines, Matt Ward Featured Musicians: Phil Ayling – Oboe Chris Bleth – Duduk Pedro Eustache – Ethnic Woods Karen Han – Erhu Lili Haydn – Fiddle Frank Marocco – Accordion Heitor Pereira – Banjo Simon Phillips – Drums Tom Raney – Cimbalom Martin Tillman – Cello Gore Verbinski – Guitar Featured Vocalist: Delores Clay Principal Musicians: Endre Granat – Concertmaster Julie Gigante – Principal 2nd Violin Brian Dembow – Viola Steve Erdody – Cello Nico Abondolo – Bass Jim Walker, Geri Rotella – Flutes Phil Ayling – Oboe Jim Kanter – Clarinet Michael O'Donnovan – Bassoon Jim Thatcher – Horn Malcolm McNab – Trumpet Charlie Loper – Trombone Doug Tornquist – Tuba Orchestra conducted by: Blake Neely, Nick Glennie-Smith Featured Musician Soloists co-produced by: Jimmy Levine, Nick Glennie-Smith Orchestra contractors: Sandy DeCrescent, Peter Rotter Technical Music Assistants: Pete Oso Snell, Kevin Globerman, Jacob Shea, Bobby Tahouri, Dan Zimmerman Digital Instrument Design by: Mark Wherry Production Coordinator for Hans Zimmer: Andrew Zack Sample Development: Claudius Bruese Sample Development Assistants: Zain Effendi, Mark McCormick Score recorded at: Todd AO Scoring Stage, Studio City, CA Fox Scoring Stage, Century City, CA Sony Scoring Stage, Culver City, CA Choir Recorded by: Geoff Foster Choir Contractor: Isobel Griffiths Choir Master: Jenny O'Grady Choir: Metro Voices Soprano: Hila Plitmann Choir conducted by: Matthew Dunkel UK Music preparation: Jill Streater UK Music Coordinator: Nyree Pinder Choir recorded at: Air Lyndhurst Studios and Abbey Road Studios, London Score mixed at: Remote Control Productions, Santa Monica, CA Music Production Services: Steven Kofsky Studio Coordinator: Czarina Russell Music Production Intern: Seth Glennie-Smith Scoring stage crew: Chris Barrett, Alison Burton, Bryan Clementes, Andrew Dudman, Mark Eshelman, Dominic Gonzales, Tom Hardisty, Sam Jones, Tim Lauber, Adam Michalak, Francesco Perlangelli, Denis St. Amand, Jay Selvester, Tom Steel, Chelley Sydow Mastered by: Patricia Sullivan at Bernie Grundman Manstering, Hollywood CA Creative Direction: Steve Gerdes Album Design: Sean Tejaratchi "Hoist the Colours" Cabin Boy Vocals by Brendyn Bell Singing Gallows Pirates: Chris Allport, Lawrence Cummings, Jim Raycroft, Robert Hovencamp, Geoffrey Alch, Ned Werimer, Samuela Beasom, Jessica-Elisabeth Lyrics by Ted Elliot and Terry Rossio Music by Hans Zimmer and Gore Verbinski Soundtrack analysis at MovieMusic.com
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest is a 2006 American fantasy swashbuckler film, the second installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean film series and the sequel to Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. It was directed by Gore Verbinski, written by Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. In the film, the wedding of Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann is interrupted by Lord Cutler Beckett, who wants Turner to acquire the compass of Captain Jack Sparrow in a bid to find the Dead Man's Chest. Sparrow discovers. Two sequels to Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl were conceived in 2004, with Elliott and Rossio developing a story arc that would span both films. Filming took place from February to September 2005 in Palos Verdes, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and The Bahamas, as well as on sets constructed at Walt Disney Studios, it was shot back-to-back At World's End. Dead Man's Chest was released in the United States on July 7, 2006, received mixed reviews, with praise for its special effects, action sequences, Hans Zimmer's musical score and performances those of Depp and Nighy, but criticism for its convoluted plot and running time.
The film broke several records at the time, including the opening-weekend record in the United States with $136 million, the fastest film to gross over $1 billion at the worldwide box office, the highest grossing first sequel at the worldwide box office and became the highest-grossing film of 2006. It ranks as the 26th highest-grossing film of all time worldwide and held the record as the highest-grossing film released by the Walt Disney Studios for nearly four years until it was surpassed by Toy Story 3; the film received Academy Award nominations for Best Art Direction, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. Its sequel, At World's End, was released the following year; the wedding of Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann is halted when Lord Cutler Beckett, chairman of the East India Trading Company, arrives with arrest warrants for them, for Commodore James Norrington, who allowed Captain Jack Sparrow to escape. Norrington has resigned and disappeared after losing the Navy's flagship, HMS Dauntless, in a hurricane while pursuing Jack.
Meanwhile, Jack is visited by Bootstrap Bill Turner, aboard the Black Pearl. Bootstrap is now a crewman on the Flying Dutchman, captained by Davy Jones. Jack bartered a deal with Jones to raise the Pearl from the depths. Beckett, promises to free Elizabeth if Will brings him Jack's magic compass which points to whatever the holder wants most. Will frees them from cannibals. Shortly after, Governor Swann frees Elizabeth from jail, but he is captured. Elizabeth bargains with Beckett to find the compass. Disguised as a cabin boy aboard a Scottish merchant vessel, she makes her way to Tortuga where she finds Jack and a drunken Norrington. After escaping the cannibals and the crew visit voodoo priestess Tia Dalma, who reveals Jones' weakness is his heart, locked within the Dead Man's Chest. Jack must find the key that opens it. Locating the Dutchman, Will makes a deal with Jack to find the key to the chest in return for Jack's compass. Jack tricks Will, shanghaied into service aboard the Dutchman. Jones agrees to release Jack from their bargain in exchange for one hundred souls.
Will learns that Jones possesses the key to the chest. They play a game of Liar's Dice against Jones to try and win the key. Despite this, Will is taken aboard the same ship Elizabeth was on. Jones sends the Kraken after him, sinking the ship. In Tortuga, Jack hires a new crew, including Norrington. With Elizabeth's use of Jack's compass, they are able to locate the chest. All parties arrive on Isla Cruces, where the chest is buried, but a three-way sword fight breaks out between Jack and Norrington, who all want the heart for their respective goals: Jack wants to call off the Kraken. In the chaos, Norrington secretly steals the heart and runs off, pretending to lure away the Dutchman's crew. Jones attacks the Pearl with the Kraken, which kills most of the crew and destroys all but one of the Pearl's lifeboats, but Jack, who flees the battle and wounds the Kraken with a net full of gunpowder and rum. Jack orders the survivors to abandon ship, but Elizabeth, realizing the Kraken only wants Jack, tricks him and chains him to the mast so that the crew can escape.
The Kraken drags the Pearl to Davy Jones' Locker. Jones opens. In Port Royal, Norrington gives Beckett the heart and the Letters of Marque meant for Jack, allowing him back into the navy as well as allowing Beckett to gain control of Davy Jones and the seas; the Pearl's crew take shelter with Tia Dalma. Tia Dalma introduces the captain: the resurrected Hector Barbossa. In a post-credits scene, the cannibalistic tribe now worships the prison dog in replacement of Jack. Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow: Captain of the Black Pearl, he is hunted by the Kraken because of his unpaid blood debt to Davy Jones. He is searching for the Dead Man's Chest to free himself from Jones' servitude. Orlando Bloom as Will Turner: A blacksmith-turned-pirate who strike
Hans Florian Zimmer is a German film score composer and record producer. Since the 1980s, he has composed music for over 150 films, his works include The Lion King, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Original Score in 1995, the Pirates of the Caribbean series, Gladiator, Inception and The Dark Knight Trilogy. Zimmer spent the early part of his career in the United Kingdom before moving to the United States, he is the head of the film music division at DreamWorks studios and works with other composers through the company that he founded, Remote Control Productions known as Media Ventures. His studio in Santa Monica, California has an extensive range of computer equipment and keyboards, allowing demo versions of film scores to be created quickly. Zimmer's works are notable for integrating electronic music sounds with traditional orchestral arrangements, he has received four Grammy Awards, three Classical BRIT Awards, two Golden Globes, an Academy Award. He was named on the list of Top 100 Living Geniuses, published by The Daily Telegraph.
Zimmer has collaborated on multiple projects with directors including Ridley and Tony Scott, Penny Marshall, Ron Howard, John Woo, Michael Bay, Gore Verbinski, Antoine Fuqua, Steve McQueen, Zack Snyder, Denis Villeneuve, Christopher Nolan. Zimmer was born in West Germany; as a young child, he lived in Königstein-Falkenstein, where he played the piano at home but had piano lessons only as he disliked the discipline of formal lessons. In one of his Reddit AMAs, he said "My formal training was 2 week of piano lessons. I was thrown out of 8 schools, but I joined a band. I am self-taught, but I've always heard music in my head. And I'm a child of the 20th century, he moved to London as a teenager. During his childhood, he was influenced by the film scores of Ennio Morricone and has cited Once Upon a Time in the West as the score that inspired him to become a film composer. In a speech at the 1999 Berlin Film Festival, Zimmer stated that he is Jewish, talked about his mother surviving World War II thanks to her escape from Germany to England in 1939.
In an interview with Mashable in February 2013, he said of his parents "My mother was musical a musician and my father was an engineer and an inventor. So, I grew up modifying the piano, shall we say, which made my mother gasp in horror, my father would think it was fantastic when I would attach chainsaws and stuff like that to the piano because he thought it was an evolution in technology." In an interview with the German television station ZDF in 2006, he commented: "My father died when I was just a child, I escaped somehow into the music and music has been my best friend." Zimmer began his career playing keyboards and synthesizers with the band Krakatoa. He worked with the Buggles, a new wave band formed in London in 1977 with Trevor Horn, Geoff Downes, Bruce Woolley. Zimmer can be seen in the Buggles' music video for the 1979 song "Video Killed the Radio Star". After working with the Buggles, he started to work for the Italian group Krisma, a new wave band formed in 1976 with Maurizio Arcieri and Christina Moser.
He was a featured synthesist for Cathode Mamma. He has worked with the band Helden. Both Zimmer and Cann, were invited to be part of the Spanish group Mecano for a live performance in Segovia in 1984. Two songs from this concert were included in the "Mecano: En Concierto" album released in 1985 only in Spain. In 1985, he contributed to the Shriekback album Gold. In 1980, Zimmer co-produced a single, "History of the World, Part 1," with, for, UK punk band The Damned, included on their 1980 LP release, The Black Album, carried the description of his efforts as "Over-Produced by Hans Zimmer." While living in London, Zimmer wrote advertising jingles for Air-Edel Associates. In the 1980s, Zimmer partnered with Stanley Myers, a prolific film composer who wrote the scores for over sixty films. Zimmer and Myers co–founded the London–based Lillie Yard recording studio. Together and Zimmer worked on fusing the traditional orchestral sound with electronic instruments; some of the films on which Zimmer and Myers worked are Moonlighting, Success is the Best Revenge, My Beautiful Laundrette.
Zimmer's first solo score was Terminal Exposure for director Nico Mastorakis in 1987, for which he wrote the songs. Zimmer acted as score producer for the 1987 film The Last Emperor, which won the Academy Award for Best Original Score. One of Zimmer's most durable works from his time in the United Kingdom was the theme song for the television game show Going for Gold, which he composed with Sandy McClelland in 1987. In an interview with the BBC, Zimmer said: "Going. It's the sort of stuff. God, I just felt so lucky because this thing paid my rent for the longest time." A turning point in Zimmer's career occurred with the 1988 film Rain Man. Hollywood director Barry Levinson was looking for someone to score Rain Man, his wife heard the soundtrack CD of the anti-apartheid drama A World Apart, for which Zimmer had composed the music. Levinson hired him to score Rain Man. In the score, Zimmer uses synthesizers mixed with steel drums. Zimmer explained that "It was a road movie, road movies have jangly guitars or a bunch of strings.
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