For fans of Hans Zimmer‘s SHERLOCK HOLMES score, here’s a treat. As the last days of Oscar voting wind down (ballots are due March 2), Zimmer has pulled together a music video in a unique attempt to garner votes for his score. (Thanks to the folks at RopeofSilicon.com.)
The video is the first track on the album, “Discombobulate.” Zimmer plays the score’s main theme on the Hungarian cimbalom and the film’s star, Robert Downey, Jr., can be seen plunking the piano. Director Guy Ritchie is also featured as well as a score of musicians who sent in their segments from around the world.
It’s all very tongue and check and a lot of fun. And you got to love any video that features a guy playing the violin while riding an elephant.
Will the video result in a surprise win on March 7? We’ll have to see. But kudos to Zimmer for coming up with something a little different to shake up the Longest. Oscar. Season. Ever!