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

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Re: QUIT the Zimmer bashing, Filmtracks!
• Posted by: John C
• Date: Wednesday, July 23, 2008, at 8:23 p.m.
• IP Address: 189.101.236.220
• In Response to: Re: QUIT the Zimmer bashing, Filmtracks! (CP)
• Now Playing: Tha Dark Knight

> True, because they can't defend it. I personally generally agree with
> Clemmenson, but then, I'm also a classically trained orchestrator - guess
> my standards are too high for most Remote Control crap.

Personally, I disagree with the review exposed. First of all, I would say an score must adapt what director and the film is trying to show people. The idea of a crazy man totally irritable and obscure is what is defined by such single note "theme", electronically modified and mixed and used to remind us its constant presence all over the film. An anti-element created to fight against the hero, as an illness to a cure.

Once again weve got typical (an interesting) music tunes from excelent Howard, reinforced by the evolution of a human character taken by chaotic percussion elements created by genious Zimmer. But on the other hand, we cannot forget the way this kind of new hero scores are created in 2000s, in a "little" bit different way that music for this kind of action characters was created in the past (Character motivs Vs. Situation motivs).

Congrats for Zimmer/Howard. A great evolved score in that electronic-action-style for a more complex sequel. Other kind of listeners, please refer to any other kind of compositions.




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