The Last Samurai (2003)
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Composer

Warner Bros

Notes

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.

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