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

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Re: Zimmer and Newton law works here.
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• Posted by: Richard Kleiner   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2009, at 5:24 p.m.
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• In Response to: Zimmer and Newton law works here. (Joker)
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> I say this score is awesome. Most of them may not accept with me but i do
> adore this score. Most interestingly, i have seen many people criticize
> the opening track "Why so serious?" as awful, but to me, its
> really superb and fantastic. You may think i am crazy but i really like
> this one note theme written for my favorite comic villian
> "Joker". There are other tracks like "Harvey Two face"
> ( well composed by James ), "Like a dog chasing cars", "I
> am not a hero", "And i thought my jokes were bad" etc are
> really great ones. Only one thing i don't like about this score album that
> just last track "A Dark Knight", which i think too long. In
> fact, length doesn't matter to me. but what matters to me is the music, it
> is just repeated again and again. Despite that, its really worth to buy
> this album. I always Zimmer because he just make experiment with music and
> comes out with brand new ideas. To talk about his opening track "Why
> so Serious?" which he wrote unique cue for Joker. Zimmer and Newton
> laws works very well here.

> Have a nice day!

While everyone's opinion is valid, I just can't understand how one note for eight minutes can be listenable. Seriously, "Why So Serious?" is noise. No melody. If I could put a siren on for the exact amount of time, maybe that would have been my credentials to score The Dark Knight. Christopher Nolan just doesn't give a crap about music in film. But, of course, if you found it enjoyable, that means it does appeal to a certain audience.

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  • Zimmer and Newton law works here.  (2803 views)
       Joker - Monday, June 22, 2009, at 8:17 p.m.
    •      Re: Zimmer and Newton law works here.  (2909 views)    We're Here
         Richard Kleiner - Wednesday, October 7, 2009, at 5:24 p.m.

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