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Re: Batman Begins Score
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• Posted by: Ivan orozco   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Thursday, January 19, 2006, at 2:42 p.m.
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• In Response to: Batman Begins Score (Ethan)

> It is a shame that Danny Elfman was unable to write the score for this
> movie. But on the other hand, we got to see a far more experienced and
> better composer take the wheel. Hans Zimmer's work throughout the years
> can be seen as a legendary achievement in movie music history. Zimmer
> cleary has an originality that can not be challenged as seen in movies
> like "Gladiator" and "King Arthur" etc. Hans Zimmer
> has a way of completely defining the human spirit with a lot of his work.
> With Batman Begins, Zimmer changes into a darker mood than usual. This
> gives the movie a felling of newness and modern style. It is cleary a
> score that can flow with the picture as usual with Hans Zimmer. Anyone who
> thinks Hans Zimmer has failed at recreating Batman to the modern tone of
> filmaking is wrong. Zimmer instead gives the audience a feeling of
> interest. It keeps them waiting for what is yet to come. Danny Elfman did
> not invent anything with the first few batman scores. He simply used a
> method of switching from major to minor on and off and vice versa. This
> can be seen in a different, more powerful form with Batman Begins. Batman
> Begins is a great movie with a great score, deal with it, and get over
> Danny Elfman.

i strongly agree with you

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