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“it’s our fight” … steve jablonsky or zack hemsey?

Very recently Transformers 3 “Dark of the Moon” was released worldwide. I have not seen it, but from the trailers it looks visually jaw-dropping.

Yesterday it was brought to my attention that a track featured in Transformers 3 (2011) called “Its our fight” by Steve Jablonsky sounds EXTREMELY similar to a “Mind Heist” by Zack Hemsey featured in a trailer for Inception (2010). 

Now it could be the case that this is mere coincidence or Steve Jablonsky was inspired by “Mind Heist” and other works from the past year. Either way to make sense of it all it is definitely worth reading Zack Hemsey‘s thoughts on the tracks on his blog:

I’ve posted the two track below for you to have a listen and to make up your own mind.

Inspired or Imitated?

Zack Hemsey – “Mind Heist”

Transformers 3 Score – 14. It’s Our Fight

mind heist by zack hemsey

Ever since I can remember I been a fan huge fan of film scores. Be it

Lord of the Rings, The Last Samurai, SAW, The Matrix, Shawshank Redemption etc.

Something behind the intelligence of this type music which has the ability and strength to take you on a sound driven journey and push your emotions to different boundaries.

The other day I was introduced to Zack Hemsey by a Producer/Director/Editor friend Vishesh Sharma based in NYC …

Zack Hemsey is an American composer and music producer, best known for producing and composing music for film trailers. One notable piece was is his work on ‘Trailer 3‘ for the 2010 movie Inception which included his composed piece ‘Mind Heist‘.

It is a common misconception[2] that the piece for this trailer was composed by Hans Zimmer because he composed the offical score for the movie itself. Hemsey has also worked on trailer scores for The Town, Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood. He has also worked on a large number of television commercials and has made his own studio albums.

Mind Heist‘ is filled with thrumming, pulsating strings and awe-inspiring crescendos: matching perfectly the feel and look of the film!

Hope you enjoy it as much as I do:

Mind Heist by Zack Hemsey

Zack Hemsey – Empty Room (Trailer Version)

Other projects by Zack can be found at: and

On that note. I must share one more video with you – taken on the premier of INCEPTION.

This is an excerpt from a live performance at the Inception premiere in Hollywood. The track is “Time” from the Inception soundtrack. Hans Zimmer (piano) and Johnny Marr (guitar). Enjoy. PS: If you want to see the whole performance go to:

TIME by Hans Zimmer: truly blowing and epic sounds …