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

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Re: You should probably listen to a soundtrack more than once before reviewing i
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• Posted by: Nakatomi   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Tuesday, December 30, 2008, at 4:59 a.m.
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• In Response to: Re: You should probably listen to a soundtrack... (Dogan Bilge)

> Sorry but while I agree Dark Knight score is by no means a masterpiece,
> it's certainly not a 2 star score, that is, if Christian thinks Hancock
> score is 3 stars. I own both scores, listened to them more than once and I
> can't seem to find any really interesting track on Hancock which I'll
> wanna listen later on in a few months or years. It's totally a filler
> score with no significant new material, it's a rehash of old Powell,
> exactly like Zimmer and Dark Knight. But at least there are some nice
> action underscore on Dark Knight, which I already listened to like 200
> times and still like to listen. If Hancock score is worth 3 stars, how the
> hell is Dark Knight score worth less? I mostly agree with Christian's
> reviews and yes I accept that Zimmer has been doing nothing new lately but
> the reviews have not been consistent with each other. If he's blaming Dark
> Knight to be a total rehash of old scores, and gives it a 2 star because
> of that, Hancock is the same formula and it's even less interesting when
> you listen to it. Imho Dark Knight is a 3 star score, that is comparing to
> other 3 star scores here. I mean check the other 2 star scores listed
> here, most of them have absolutely no decent tracks to listen to. Dark
> Knight is no such score. There are definitely couple tracks which are fun
> and engaging.

Thats pretty well-balanced comment. Not just because I agree, but it makes a fair point about contextualising stars/5. I really love The Dark Knight score, but am happy to read negative reviews of it (i also liked M:I by Elfman and Fiedel's Terminator scores which have "infamous" reviews on here), but, to be fair, I wouldn't really blame CC for not being able to remember exactly what he'd given another score, judging by his workload on the site and how he's reviewing new scores as well as expanding older reviews.

Bear in mind he is still a human on the other end of a PC (or mac :-|), not some film score-reviewing machine... so he has to make time for having a life as well... and he's the only guy doing the site, from what i gather...

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