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

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Re: Why defend this mediocre score?
• Posted by: Dogan Bilge   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2008, at 10:26 a.m.
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• In Response to: Why defend this mediocre score? (Thane)

> This review has legitimate arguments that criticize the weakness of the
> score, yet many people here rush to defend the music. Why? They thought it
> sounded cool! Or they think the reviewer is being to hard on Mr. Zimmer.
> One comment suggests that all score reviews should focus on the good of
> the scores and not mention the bad. Why? That defeats the purpose of a
> review.

> For some reason many people here like to settle for the mediocre. Mr.
> Zimmer doesn't need your sympathy, he's a high paid professional and is
> expected to deliver a high quality score. Maybe he needs a few bad reviews
> so he will realize his faults and get his act together. What's the worse
> that can happen, he writes a better score next time?

This score is mediocre, but then again most of the scores which receive 4 star reviews in this website are mediocre scores as well. I certainly don't think this score was any worse than Potter 5 yet that one received 3 stars and to my ears it was a way worse score. IMHO this score deserved 3 stars, not 2. But in terms of functioning inside the movie it's a 5 star score. I can't imagine a better music for these new batman films tbh.

Comments in this Thread:     Expand >>
  • Why defend this mediocre score?  (2287 views)
       Thane - Wednesday, July 30, 2008, at 1:41 a.m.
    •      Re: Why defend this mediocre score?  (2137 views)    We're Here
         Dogan Bilge - Wednesday, July 30, 2008, at 10:26 a.m.

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