All Netflix subscribers should be aware of the short, flourishing “da-dum”; sound that accompanies certain programs and movies. It’s a powerful introduction that sets the mood for the Netflix late at night, even if you do not see it at festivals or theater events. No, Netflix commissioned Hans Zimmer to create an expanded version of the Netflix theme for cinematic arenas.
You may not know Hans Zimmer’s name, but you’ve heard his music in movies like Dunkirk, The Dark Knight Rises, Pirates of the Caribbean, and also The lion King. The composer’s recording of Netflix’s short “da-dum” theme is 16 seconds and has a full orchestra. It builds up slowly and then attaches in place when the Netflix logo appears on the screen.
The Netflix “take-stupid” soundtrack is one of the greats of all time, but does not work as well in a theater because it is only 3 seconds long.
So Netflix commissioned Hans Zimmer to extend it for theaters and … it’s … so … good.pic.twitter.com/RGw26vCAGY
– Siqi Chen (@blader) August 9, 2020
Netflix intends to use its cinematic theme in large venues, although we may see it in Netflix Original movies in the future. The academy plans to recognize streaming films at the 2021 Oscars to feature the COVID-19 pandemic, and Netflix’s new film theme could help it appear more “professional” alongside traditional film studios.
Source: Netflix via TechRadar