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Comments about the soundtrack for Batman Begins (Hans Zimmer/James Newton Howard)
Howard would have done better alone.

Tom
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Matt
Howard would have done better alone.   Thursday, September 8, 2005 (7:05 a.m.) 

Man, would I like to hear James Newton Howard on this score ALONE. Subtle (and smart) uses of synths, nice string sections, a choir that emphasizes the dark nature (like Howard used in 'Snow Falling on Cedars' "Tawara"). Although I liked Zimmer when I was a younger kid, becoming 21 has altered my expectations and views. Howard is top, Zimmer is slowly decreasing boarding to the cliché, even to boredom . I would rather have Harry Gregson-Williams as a co-composer scoring Batman than Zimmer if Nolan really wants to hire a Media Venture composer.

Of course it's only a humble opinion.

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Tom
Re: Howard would have done better alone.   Friday, September 16, 2005 (1:43 p.m.) 

> Man, would I like to hear James Newton Howard on this score ALONE. Subtle
> (and smart) uses of synths, nice string sections, a choir that emphasizes
> the dark nature (like Howard used in 'Snow Falling on Cedars'
> "Tawara"). Although I liked Zimmer when I was a younger kid,
> becoming 21 has altered my expectations and views. Howard is top, Zimmer
> is slowly decreasing boarding to the cliché, even to boredom . I would
> rather have Harry Gregson-Williams as a co-composer scoring Batman than
> Zimmer if Nolan really wants to hire a Media Venture composer.

> Of course it's only a humble opinion.

I totally agree. I think Howard would have done an awesome job on this solo. The best parts of this score are the slow sections that are obviously Howard's. I've always been a Zimmer fan myself, but he is definitely slipping into a more cliche sound and pattern. Newton Howard and Gregson-Williams would have been a great pair. Looking forward to the Narnia score by Williams.

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