Hans Zimmer adds Gypsy flavor to 'Sherlock Holmes' score
The composer journeys to Slovakia to achieve musical authenticity for 'A Game of Shadows' and to draw attention to the plight of Roma people.FROM LOS ANGELES TIMES
By Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times
As a certain British super-sleuth might observe, there was nothing elementary about the path that Hollywood composer Hans Zimmer took to bring Gypsy folk music into his soundtrack for "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows."
Whether the score earns him an Oscar nomination or not, as the first "Sherlock Holmes" movie did two years ago, Zimmer hopes it will draw attention to the plight of one of the world's most maltreated and marginalized ethnic groups — the Roma people of Eastern Europe, more commonly (and pejoratively) known as Gypsies.