Exclusive: Christopher Nolan On Zimmer

In the studio with Inception's scorer

Among Inception's many wonders, from Christopher Nolan's labyrinthine plotting to those extraordinary folding citiscapes, Hans Zimmer's epic score has often gone unmentioned. No longer! Here, to mention it in person, are Zimmer and Nolan, offering an intriguing glimpse of their work together.

Brimming with soaring soundscapes and brooding menace, the score took Zimmer in a more electronic direction than his previous Nolan collaborations, Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, and further building his partnership with the filmmaker. It also boasts the prodigious talents of ex-Smith Johnny Marr, a big win in anyone's book.

Interestingly, Zimmer wrote the music sight-unseen. Nolan, as he explains here, prefers his composer to work from the script alone, a strategy that paid off with one of the best scores of 2010. We're filing their partnership in our handy 'More reasons to get excited about The Dark Knight Rises' file.