I find it exciting and rather fascinating that Hans Zimmer is probably the closest we have right now to a rock star film composer. Ever since The Dark Knight came out Zimmer managed to make a mark not only for us film score fans, but even people outside of that world. He’s up there with John Williams as far as social recognition is concerned and I think he’s earned it. Inception, his newest collaboration with Christopher Nolan, is surprisingly understated for the most part but immensely powerful when it needs to be. Here we have "Time", which I can’t say much about it now other than it’s a beautiful piece of work that I cannot wait to hear in context with the film tonight!
“No, Mr. Huxley was not an anti-Semite. Of course the Nazis were wrong to hate the Jews, but their hating the Jews was not without a cause. It’s just that the cause wasn’t real. The cause was imagined. The cause was fear. Let’s leave the Jews out of this just for a moment. Let’s think of another minority. One that can go unnoticed if it needs to. There are all sorts of minorities. Blonds, for example. People with freckles. But a minority is only thought of as one when it constitutes some kind of threat to the majority. A real threat or an imagined one. And therein lies the fear. And if that minority is somehow invisible then the fear is much greater. That fear is why the minority is persecuted. And so you see there always is a cause. The cause is fear. Minorities are just people. People like us.”—George (A Single Man, Christopher Isherwood)