We are all pretty familiar with the ‘ta-dum’ sound we hear in those opening moments of Netflix originals all the time. Although while screening in theatres and at film festivals Netflix now uses a different extended version composed by the famous German film score composer Hans Zimmer.
The three second audio logo known as the THX Deep Note though is good enough for the small screen, Netflix didn’t find it fitting for cinemas. So it commissioned legendary Hans Zimmer, known for his work in films like Interstellar, Gladiator, The Dark Knight Series and more, to create a longer 16 second version. And this version proves yet again how amazing Zimmer is.
The Netflix "ta-dum" soundmark is one of the all time greats, but doesn't work as well in a theater because it's 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
Even after having produced some amazing cinematic masterpieces like Roma, Marriage Story, The Irishman and others that also won Oscars in some categories, Netflix has often faced criticism from the film industry. Many in the industry don’t consider Netflix or in that case other OTT platforms as well, as their own for the different format these platforms use. This new lengthened intro sound for theatres by Netflix maybe a step towards providing the traditional cinematic experience like that offered by others in the mainstream industry.
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