Dunkirk's Soundtrack

Christopher Nolan's action triller about the WWII story commonly known as The Miracle at Dunkirk. July 21, 2017.
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I'm sure it happens all the time. It happened with The DaVinci Code. He wrote stuff then when he played it for director Ron Howard he realized that it didn't work so he went back and started again.

It annoys me how most of those interviewers ask the same questions. How about asking him about stuff he hasn't talked about yet. I want to know more details about the score, creating the sounds etc...

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This article I posted in General also talks about the soundtrack:

LA Times: 'Dunkirk' editor Lee Smith fused a tense score and three story lines to make history new
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/mo ... story.html

Excerpt:
Much of the emotion was driven by Zimmer's score, nominated for an Oscar, which was "the most unconventional I've ever heard in a film," said Smith. It became its own character, a persistent, prickly presence that articulated the anxiousness of scared men trying to get home and others trying to save them.

When Smith arrived in Dunkirk, he was subsumed by one of the last century's defining moments and by Nolan's vision that the music's sonic beat, which included cellos and double bass, would form a permeating coda that would intensify throughout the film.

"It was basically the sound of a ticking watch doing a seemingly implausible thing," said Smith, a sound editor earlier in his career. Nolan, a frequent collaborator with Zimmer to make music and image indivisible, had described the sound in "Dunkirk" as the whirring of a projector in a movie booth. "I thought, 'Oh, boy. We're in for an interesting ride.' But we kept plowing on with it."

"This is a film where music and sound effects completely meet," said Smith. "The boat motors are exactly in tempo and beats per minute with the music. The sound of ascension and endless tension runs through the whole movie. Hundreds and hundreds of separate audio tracks were running and being manipulated on every cut." He says with a laugh: "I mean it's not something you can hum but it had the desired psychological effect."

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AhmadAli95 wrote:
February 28th, 2018, 2:03 pm
Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch will be performing something from Dunkirk tonight:
https://twitter.com/benwallfisch/status ... 66624?s=21
"The Sound of the Future: Introductions by Guillermo Del Toro, Paul Thomas Anderson, Rian Johnson, and via video, Christopher Nolan
World premiere suites from this year’s nominated films for Original Score"

Via video, huh? Too busy prepping his porn star biopic? ;)

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Insomniac wrote:
February 28th, 2018, 3:34 pm
AhmadAli95 wrote:
February 28th, 2018, 2:03 pm
Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch will be performing something from Dunkirk tonight:
https://twitter.com/benwallfisch/status ... 66624?s=21
"The Sound of the Future: Introductions by Guillermo Del Toro, Paul Thomas Anderson, Rian Johnson, and via video, Christopher Nolan
World premiere suites from this year’s nominated films for Original Score"

Via video, huh? Too busy prepping his porn star biopic? ;)
No, working on a other one.

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I down mixed the 5.1 channel, film version of the end titles to stereo - there is an emphasis on the strings at around the one minute mark (and in general) that isn't heard in the OST version. Just thought I'd share it for anyone else interested :gonf:


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ChristMAX wrote:
March 27th, 2018, 2:38 am
I down mixed the 5.1 channel, film version of the end titles to stereo - there is an emphasis on the strings at around the one minute mark (and in general) that isn't heard in the OST version. Just thought I'd share it for anyone else interested :gonf:

Thanks very much for sharing :thumbup:

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I got fed up with a the (still) lack of an official complete soundtrack so I made another score recreation thingy.

[youtube]https://youtu.be/ZGKOPDrTROE[/youtube]
Last edited by Reaveybeach on August 6th, 2018, 8:59 am, edited 3 times in total.

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Something's wrong with the video you posted. I hate to wish for things to leak but hopefully it will be out there soon.

Extracted one of my favorite cues. A cool variation of Supermarine. Love the way the tempo changes at 1:23 Edit: was able to watch the video. Beautiful work :twothumbsup: love all the textures and sounds.

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