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

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Re: How can a score for a film that is rated so highly be considered this bad?
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• Posted by: Amuro
• Date: Friday, July 25, 2008, at 9:02 p.m.
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• In Response to: How can a score for a film that is rated so hi... (Viggó Hansson)

> Anyone who visits this website shares my opionion that a filmscore is one
> of the most important element of a good movie. However, a enjoable score
> can come from a bad movie and a dislikable score can come from a good
> movie. What ever your opions are on Hans Zimmer how can you argue agains
> this score being great as the music for the movie itself? Just for within
> the film. I'm not asking why you don't like listing to it on it's own,
> that I can understand, it's not exactly easy listening.

Zimmer ignores the complexity of the characters or the emotional weight of any scene in the film, and overall, fails to establish any sort of deep emotion for the entirety of the film. Its vaguely effective in the most BASIC of senses, but fails to highlight specific actions within scenes or tie ideas together musically.

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