Composer Alan Silvestri Disavowed

The film’s director, Brian De Palma, expressed his total faith in Mr. Silvestri to several sources who worked on the film and evidently decided to leave the composer to his own devices as to his approach to scoring the film. After the spotting session, it appears that Silvestri had almost no contact with De Palma until they met at the recording sessions...

Making it Rock: The Mission: Impossible Theme

Lalo Schifrin will always be the inventor of the famous MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE theme, but as the motion pictures were released, new musicians came on board to rearrange Lalo’s music into a song for the masses. In the first motion picture, directed by Brian De Palma, Larry Mullen and Adam Clayton, the drummer and bass player for the Irish rock band U2...

Hans Zimmer: Scoring M:i-2

It was at the end of April, almost a month before the film’s release, when composer Hans Zimmer most likely began to record his film score to the new Paramount summer blockbuster MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 2. That being the case, it’s possible that Hans went creatively berserk with his band, jamming at lighting speed into the night...