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Comments about the soundtrack for Batman Begins (Hans Zimmer/James Newton Howard)
Why compare?

Offtheboat
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Why compare?   Thursday, October 6, 2005 (6:40 a.m.) 

No matter how many times it needs to be beaten through their thick skulls inevtiable comparisons between Begins and the originals are going to happen. Everything compared from quality of the film-making, to writing, to the acting, to the nipples or no nipples on the suits or how tight their pants were. Why? Nolans' work, Burton's and Schumacher's own monstrosities all were results of their OWN visions of Batman. They have nothing to do with one another (I'm sorry but Forever and Robin were nightmares best left forgotten). The same goes with their soundtrack and score. I love Elfman's work with Batman. The theme was grandiose, epicly heroic, blah, blah, every cliched word you can think of because I think it epitomizes campy superhero fun. However, just because Begins score isn't as drum-pounding, and more low-key doesn't mean its anything less good. It fits perfectly well with the movie, subtle, haunting, and dramatic. Do we seriously need guitar strings for tear-jerking moments like so many badly done scores? Heck no.

And I don't know about the rest of you and the dude who wrote the above review but I thought Forever and the fourth film had HORRIBLE soundtracks.

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Offtheboat
Re: Why compare?   Monday, December 26, 2005 (4:08 a.m.) 

I agree with most of your points (except I for one liked the Burton films, but that's a different matter), but I really wouldn't argue with this Clemensen guy - it doesn't get anywhere - he won't change his review. I just generally think that if I've got a strong opinion AGAINST the review (like you have here) then I don't really need the review - I can make up my own mind.

(I also agree that we shouldn't compare the different interpretations of Batman)

> No matter how many times it needs to be beaten through their thick skulls
> inevtiable comparisons between Begins and the originals are going to
> happen. Everything compared from quality of the film-making, to writing,
> to the acting, to the nipples or no nipples on the suits or how tight
> their pants were. Why? Nolans' work, Burton's and Schumacher's own
> monstrosities all were results of their OWN visions of Batman. They have
> nothing to do with one another (I'm sorry but Forever and Robin were
> nightmares best left forgotten). The same goes with their soundtrack and
> score. I love Elfman's work with Batman. The theme was grandiose, epicly
> heroic, blah, blah, every cliched word you can think of because I think it
> epitomizes campy superhero fun. However, just because Begins score isn't
> as drum-pounding, and more low-key doesn't mean its anything less good. It
> fits perfectly well with the movie, subtle, haunting, and dramatic. Do we
> seriously need guitar strings for tear-jerking moments like so many badly
> done scores? Heck no.

> And I don't know about the rest of you and the dude who wrote the above
> review but I thought Forever and the fourth film had HORRIBLE soundtracks.


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Offtheboat
Re: Why compare?   Friday, January 6, 2006 (8:10 p.m.) 

> No matter how many times it needs to be beaten through their thick skulls
> inevtiable comparisons between Begins and the originals are going to
> happen. Everything compared from quality of the film-making, to writing,
> to the acting, to the nipples or no nipples on the suits or how tight
> their pants were. Why? Nolans' work, Burton's and Schumacher's own
> monstrosities all were results of their OWN visions of Batman. They have
> nothing to do with one another (I'm sorry but Forever and Robin were
> nightmares best left forgotten). The same goes with their soundtrack and
> score. I love Elfman's work with Batman. The theme was grandiose, epicly
> heroic, blah, blah, every cliched word you can think of because I think it
> epitomizes campy superhero fun. However, just because Begins score isn't
> as drum-pounding, and more low-key doesn't mean its anything less good. It
> fits perfectly well with the movie, subtle, haunting, and dramatic. Do we
> seriously need guitar strings for tear-jerking moments like so many badly
> done scores? Heck no.

> And I don't know about the rest of you and the dude who wrote the above
> review but I thought Forever and the fourth film had HORRIBLE soundtracks.

I asume you are talking about the academy award winning composer Elliot Goldenthal whos score for Batman Forever recieved many nominations for high end awards? Batman F and Batman + R put begins to shame! Forget "how well Begin's score matches with the movie". Forever as a stand alone score shines brightly!


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