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Comments about the soundtrack for The Dark Knight (Hans Zimmer/James Newton Howard)

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Re: 89' Batman not a Happy Jolly theme!
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• Posted by: Flo   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Thursday, September 18, 2008, at 5:41 a.m.
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• In Response to: 89' Batman not a Happy Jolly theme! (John Somebodiy)

I concur with your statement about Elfman's theme. It's not happy jolly, I always thought it fit the character, setting and style of that 80s batman style perfectly. And it's very energetic.
Zimmers new theme for the dark knight is a Zimmer thing, totally. I like some of his ideas and think they fit the movie in a way. Especially that idea for the joker is very interesting and I wouldn't have imagined that something like this would come from Hans Zimmer, so in a way, he really managed to impress me here. But his batman theme... well, a Zimmer thing, it could have been played in a movie about a presidential affair or another action flick. I associate it more with Hans Zimmer than I would associate it with batman, something that would never happen - at least for me - with Elfman's theme, which is batman.

Hope any of this makes sense.


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  • 89' Batman not a Happy Jolly theme!  (2405 views)
       John Somebodiy - Friday, August 22, 2008, at 12:05 p.m.
    •      Re: 89' Batman not a Happy Jolly theme!  (2581 views)    We're Here
         Flo - Thursday, September 18, 2008, at 5:41 a.m.

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