Inspiration can come from almost anywhere. Whether it’s a stunning view out of a window, a piece of art, a mesmerising film – almost anything can get those creative juices flowing.
With that in mind, we thought it might be interesting if we got some musicians to tell us about their favourite films.
First up is Parisian producer Zimmer, having just released ‘Lost Your Mind’ via the ever-excellent Roche Music late last year, he splits his time between Paris’ fertile music scene and LA’s Hollywood – so there’s arguably no better person to ask.
The Parisian party-starte will be playing at Kitsune’s French Kiss party at Village underground on February 11 with Karma Kid, Fono, Tkay Maidza, Pat Lok and Young Franco – you can grab tickets here.
So, what are your most inspirational films, Zimmer?
The world is going to end soon because there won’t be food for anyone, and Interstellar starts by reminding us of that. This movie is beautiful in many ways, but what makes it stand out to me is the music, in particular, the final scene. Also, the whole theory behind the movie is based on gravitational waves, which were discovered this year and was the topic my dad studied for the past 30 years. So indeed this movie is really special for me.
Into The Wild
I’m fascinated by this story. Personally, I feel like it’s something I would love to do, getting lost in the wild, living on your own, connecting with nature on the most fundamental level, yet I’m too scared to do it. It also shows how much one can choose his own path and deviate from the norm, being a singular individual.
The Perks of Being a wallflower
The movie is brilliant at painting how hard it is to be a teenager. How difficult it is to fit in, fight other kid’s judgements. I love coming of age movies, and this one is my favourite. Also, the final scene, when they drive through the tunnel in an epic build up and end up with the view of the city over Bowie’s Heroes is pure magic.
Ne le dis à personne (Tell No One)
It’s an incredible story of a man looking for his wife who disappeared 8 years ago. She’s found dead but he never gives up until a sign of her pops up. It’s an incredible thriller that takes you all in. I was really touched by the pain of this man looking for the one he loves. It’s beautiful and very touching.
Eden is one of my favourite music movies ever. It paints a great picture of the French touch era, which has had a big influence on the music I make to this day. But it’s also more than that, it’s about the rise and fall of a man through music. It’s something too often forgotten in the music world. What happens when attention goes away, when you’re not in the spotlight anymore? And of course the soundtrack is amazing.
Zimmer’ ‘Lose Your Mind’ is out now.