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

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Re: A total lack of understand of the source material
• Posted by: Dogan Bilge   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Sunday, July 20, 2008, at 2:02 p.m.
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• In Response to: A total lack of understand of the source mater... (malevolentmuse)

> What stuck me most about this so-called review was the author's obvious
> lack of understanding or knowledge of these new Batman movies. There is a
> clear and understandable appreciation for Elfman's work; however the
> bizarre insistance that some thematic elements should have been brought
> along for the ride. Clearly, there is no understanding of the concept of
> "rebooting" a franchise, so allow me to explain: the point of
> going back to Batman's origin's was to COMPLETELY distance these movies
> from the first four. These are are not prequels and have no connection to
> the other movies. Therefore it not only wouldn't have been inapproproate
> to continue Elfman or Rosenthal's thematic approaches it would have been a
> disaster. You should really learn more about the behindp-the-scenes stuff
> before you start making comments like that.

I don't know if the same thematic approach is what Christian wanted, but a rather more interesting underscore maybe or a little bit more diversity on the action cues compared to previous Zimmer scores maybe.

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