– by Seth McDonald

Well known composer Hans Zimmer has created some of Hollywoods most memorable film scores,  including Gladiator, Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, Inception, among many, many others. Zimmer is probably most famously known, for the wonderful score to Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Zimmer recently spoke with Vanity Fair and talked about his initial reaction to the thought of a pirate movie:

“Really, seriously? This is the worst idea ever. I got a phone call form Gore (Verbinski) on a Sunday going, come over have a look at this thing. He showed me a movie that I couldn’t possibly have imagined you know when he was talking about it. And I loved how wrong I was and how right he was.”

It’s hard to blame Zimmer for his reaction to pirate movie. After all, Cutthroat Island had done all it could to kill the genre, yet, eight years later, Disney brought it back with a bang, and one of the essential parts of the film (in my opinion) was Zimmer’s score.

Though at times the Pirates of the Caribbean music sounds similar to the music of Gladiator, it’s a pirates life for me, and the theme will always belong to Jack and company. Personally, the Pirates theme is tied with the Back to the Future theme as my favorite piece of film related music that isn’t made by John Williams.

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Source: Vanity Fair