The Last Samurai (2003)


Warner Bros


You know it’s going to be a long gig when the reaction to the teaser you’ve been working on for weeks is “It looks like a Benihana commercial”. We hung in there and ultimately composed “Bushido”. The track featured Lisbeth Scott, a full string section, and more Taiko Drums than had ever been assembled at a Hollywood studio. Hans Zimmer later told us that our drums haunted him in his dreams as he prepared to compose the film’s score.