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Zimmer and Newton law works here.

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Richard Kleiner
Zimmer and Newton law works here.   Monday, June 22, 2009 (8:17 p.m.) 

I say this score is awesome. Most of them may not accept with me but i do adore this score. Most interestingly, i have seen many people criticize the opening track "Why so serious?" as awful, but to me, its really superb and fantastic. You may think i am crazy but i really like this one note theme written for my favorite comic villian "Joker". There are other tracks like "Harvey Two face" ( well composed by James ), "Like a dog chasing cars", "I am not a hero", "And i thought my jokes were bad" etc are really great ones. Only one thing i don't like about this score album that just last track "A Dark Knight", which i think too long. In fact, length doesn't matter to me. but what matters to me is the music, it is just repeated again and again. Despite that, its really worth to buy this album. I always Zimmer because he just make experiment with music and comes out with brand new ideas. To talk about his opening track "Why so Serious?" which he wrote unique cue for Joker. Zimmer and Newton laws works very well here.

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Re: Zimmer and Newton law works here.   Wednesday, October 7, 2009 (5:24 p.m.) 
• Now Playing: Young Guns II theme by Alan Silvestri  

> I say this score is awesome. Most of them may not accept with me but i do
> adore this score. Most interestingly, i have seen many people criticize
> the opening track "Why so serious?" as awful, but to me, its
> really superb and fantastic. You may think i am crazy but i really like
> this one note theme written for my favorite comic villian
> "Joker". There are other tracks like "Harvey Two face"
> ( well composed by James ), "Like a dog chasing cars", "I
> am not a hero", "And i thought my jokes were bad" etc are
> really great ones. Only one thing i don't like about this score album that
> just last track "A Dark Knight", which i think too long. In
> fact, length doesn't matter to me. but what matters to me is the music, it
> is just repeated again and again. Despite that, its really worth to buy
> this album. I always Zimmer because he just make experiment with music and
> comes out with brand new ideas. To talk about his opening track "Why
> so Serious?" which he wrote unique cue for Joker. Zimmer and Newton
> laws works very well here.

> Have a nice day!

While everyone's opinion is valid, I just can't understand how one note for eight minutes can be listenable. Seriously, "Why So Serious?" is noise. No melody. If I could put a siren on for the exact amount of time, maybe that would have been my credentials to score The Dark Knight. Christopher Nolan just doesn't give a crap about music in film. But, of course, if you found it enjoyable, that means it does appeal to a certain audience.


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