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

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You should probably listen to a soundtrack more than once before reviewing it
• Posted by: LinknCork   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Thursday, July 31, 2008, at 6:30 p.m.
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Two stars? Really?

I bought this soundtrack before I even saw the movie. I'll admit that the first time I listened to it I didn't really hear much. Every track seemed to blend into the next and I couldn't detect a theme of any kind. The one thing that stood out was the climax of Like a Dog Chasing Cars. The rest was just confusing. But I was patient. I went back to the beginning and kept listening to it over and over until my mind could comprehend it. I find it horrifying, dark, moody, thrilling, desperate, and one hell of a soundtrack. Perfect for the movie which it accompanies. For it to be dismissed as a bunch of recycled crap really steams my broccoli. I'll admit that Why so Serious? is an aquired taste, but the Harvey Dent theme is amazing, and A Dark Knight is perhaps the most epic journey I have ever listened to on a film score. It's not a popcorn movie, and it's not a popcorn soundtrack. For those people who take the time and effort, it will be a masterpiece.




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