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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?
• Posted by: Dogan Bilge   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2008, at 10:28 a.m.
• IP Address: c-98-209-64-77.hsd1.mi.comcast.net
• In Response to: Re: How can a score for a film that is rated s... (Amuro)

> 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.

Sorry but I didn't think of it that way. I think the music agent of chaos which plays during the most dramatic scene in the movie was 100% effective and correct usage of music. Nolan didn't want to use music on the major action sequences this time, that's his choice, not Zimmers, and outside of that I think this score functioned perfectly in the film. The film lacked emotional depth, not the music. It's Nolan who is responsible for that.




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