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Comments about the soundtrack for The Dark Knight Rises (Hans Zimmer/Various)

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Re: Who is this reviewer?
• Posted by: Corey   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at 12:30 a.m.
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• In Response to: Re: Who is this reviewer? (Jacque)

> Ah, the argument that Nolan's movies only need minimalist music. I have no
> beef with minimalist music, but I can't get behind this argument because
> Nolan does not make minimalist movies. If the art director, visual effects
> designer, or cinematographer took the same approach as Zimmer, you would
> have a completely visually flat and boring movie. If the screen writer
> took the same approach as Zimmer, the movie would have no plot or
> conlflict/resolution of conflict. Everything else about this Batman
> trilogy is done on an epic scale, so why shouldn't the music? And we know
> from the history of the genre that superhero films excel on an emotional
> level when they have extravagant music.

I completely agree with that. Music is seen to be such a side note in films these days. Any other aspect of filmmaking is usually praised when it has complexity and/or asserts itself emotionally, but music is just "give me a mood" when it is capable of doing and being so much more.

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