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

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RE: Addition to Comment
• Posted by: Kiddo
• Date: Saturday, November 12, 2005, at 12:33 p.m.
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• In Response to: Great, but missing, cues [Buyer's guide to Bat... (Kiddo)

Oh, one more thing. The end credits track is available on a link under the post titled: DVD MUSIC!
Scroll down the post list, click on DVD MUSIC then click on the link and download the track.

> Okay, I've written and many others have written about what this soundtrack
> contains in terms of music. Let me tell you what cues are not included in
> the mix.
The standout cues from the film that are not on the album
> are:

> 1) Batman just finished beating up Falcone's men. From the "I'm
> Batman" moment to when he watches over Gotham is missing. (The song
> piece of the camera panning around Batman as he views the city is at the
> very end of the last song on the album release).

> 2) The very tricky, vibrating strings playing as Wayne rushes out of the
> mansion during his birthday to get the bat suit cue all the way to
> Rachel�s arrival at Arkham is missing. This is an awesome string cue.

> 3) From "Scarecrow gases Rachel" to "I'll get my car"
> is missing. This is one of the most defining moments of the score as all
> the music is fast paced, bombastic and dramatic as Batman breaks out of
> Arkham.

> 4) WARNING: !!Film spoiler!! The part where Ra's re-emerges at Wayne's
> house is scattered on the album but not the part when the mansion is set
> ablaze and Bruce complains out loud that he's failed at what he was trying
> to accomplish. Very dramatic moment as Wayne is forced to realize not many
> things will go his way.

> 5) The music moment from when "panic" is released in the Narrows
> to when Batman saves Rachel and the small boy" is missing. Between
> these events is the scene where Batman gears up and all that have seen it
> will agree that was an awesome lead up as Batman goes to Gotham's
> desperate need of help.

> 6) �Batman fires his grapple gun at the Monorail and is pulled through
> the streets of Gotham.� This is an amazing, adrenaline pumping moment as
> Batman holds on trying to get aboard the monorail to fight the bad guy. He
> eventually does, but again, all the music from when Batman latches on to
> the monorail to when he glides victoriously in front of Wayne Enterprises
> is missing.

> 7) End Credits

> Most of all the other major moments in the film are included on the album.
> Don't get the wrong impression here. I flat out love this soundtrack.
> It�s moody, dark, depressing, scary and at times victorious. I'm just
> trying to assist on the buying experience. So now when you buy the CD
> don't go "Awe, man! The music I wanted is not in here!" Consider
> yourself warned. If you don't mind all those missing cues, then buy the
> album and buy the movie to enjoy the movie and listen to the end credits.

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