Q&A: Composer Hans Zimmer
Oscar winner on the challenges of 'The Pacific,' 'Inception'
Illustration by Chris Morris
Before he went off to compose music for Christopher Nolan's mind-bender "Inception," opening Friday, Hans Zimmer was told to let his imagination run wild. The result is a bold, experimental mix of electronic elements and traditional orchestra, which even includes a little Ennio Morricone-style guitar courtesy of the Smiths' Johnny Marr. Born in Germany, Zimmer began in London as the protege of veteran composer Stanley Myers and joined the A-list by winning an Oscar for "The Lion King." He also picked up an Emmy nomination last week for "The Pacific."
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