Soundtrack Review: The Da Vinci Code

Soundtrack Review: The Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Code Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score The Da Vinci Code by Hans Zimmer.

At a glance:

14 tracks
68 minutes of score
Geek Score: 95.7
Total Minutes Of Excellence: 51.43
Album Excellence: 76%
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In 2006 Ron Howard and Hans Zimmer reunited for the first time in 15 years to make the movie The Da Vinci Code based on the famous Dan Brown novel starring Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon. It’s a story about hidden clues in paintings, religious mysteries and secret societies about to be unraveled. Hans Zimmer did the score which has gotten some acclaim for a certain cue. This review is part of Composer Of The Month. The Da Vinci Code gave the birth to one of Zimmer’s most famous and best cues which is a sort of theme for the movie. You can hear parts of it in the opening cue ‘Dies Mercurii I Martius’.

Zimmer is playing hard for that religious angle and let’s face it, it’s a big one. ‘L’esprit Des Gabriel’ has a feeling of Christianity with it’s many choirs. Strangely it’s also an early sneak peak at what Zimmer and Nolan were going to do in the near future. More religion in ‘Fructus Gravis’ with another type of female choir. This score is very entertaining even though it isn’t full of fast-paced Zimmer action moments. It has a lot of things, and a lot of ostinati that I love, building up in increasing repetition is glorious when Zimmer does it. Also it has ‘Chevaliers De Sangreal’ which is possibly the best cue Zimmer has ever created.

1. Dies Mercurii I Martius
2. L’esprit Des Gabriel
4. Fructus Gravis
5. Ad Arcana
6. Malleus Maleficarum
7. Salvete Virgines
9. Poisoned Chalice
10. The Citrine Cross
11. Rose Of Arimathea
13. Chevaliers De Sangreal

GD Star Rating
Soundtrack Review: The Da Vinci Code, 9.3 out of 10 based on 15 ratings


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