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Comments about the soundtrack for Batman Begins (Hans Zimmer/James Newton Howard)

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Re: Howard would have done better alone.
• Posted by: Matt
• Date: Friday, September 16, 2005, at 1:43 p.m.
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• In Response to: Howard would have done better alone. (Tom)

> Man, would I like to hear James Newton Howard on this score ALONE. Subtle
> (and smart) uses of synths, nice string sections, a choir that emphasizes
> the dark nature (like Howard used in 'Snow Falling on Cedars'
> "Tawara"). Although I liked Zimmer when I was a younger kid,
> becoming 21 has altered my expectations and views. Howard is top, Zimmer
> is slowly decreasing boarding to the cliché, even to boredom . I would
> rather have Harry Gregson-Williams as a co-composer scoring Batman than
> Zimmer if Nolan really wants to hire a Media Venture composer.

> Of course it's only a humble opinion.

I totally agree. I think Howard would have done an awesome job on this solo. The best parts of this score are the slow sections that are obviously Howard's. I've always been a Zimmer fan myself, but he is definitely slipping into a more cliche sound and pattern. Newton Howard and Gregson-Williams would have been a great pair. Looking forward to the Narnia score by Williams.

Comments in this Thread:     Expand >>
  • Howard would have done better alone.  (2628 views)
       Tom - Thursday, September 8, 2005, at 7:05 a.m.
    •      Re: Howard would have done better alone.  (2446 views)    We're Here
         Matt - Friday, September 16, 2005, at 1:43 p.m.

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