Hans Zimmer Explains the Intersection Between Edith Piaf and the Inception Score

SlashFilm: Over the past week a section of the internet has blown up thanks to a YouTube clip (embedded below) that shows the relationship between some of Hans Zimmer’s score for Inception and the Édith Piaf song “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien,” which was one of his inspirations and ended up used in the film, essentially becoming part of the score and helping shape it.

The relationship between the song and the score isn’t new or secret, as Zimmer mentioned it in interviews before the film’s release. But the clip does a great job of showing how Zimmer’s inspiration became part of the film, and now the composer is talking about how his manipulation of Piaf’s song came about, and what it means...

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