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@Bob<br><br>Thank you for the enlightment, I will consider opening my wrists for misconduct in the next few days, thank you very much... :o<br><br><br><br>Ok seriously though, you guys should know that if there's one guy that could not care less about awards... it's Hans... :)I am really enjoying his season of the Crown.a big balfe influence in this season with hints of Churchil and Genius I think. Really excellent music/ it's me@ds "Ramin is also doing a lot of projects but is far, far behind in terms of styles and creativity."<br> <br>I think the same for Jablonsky, Zanelli, XL, Jackman and Mancina.@macejko<br><br>"All the time he acts like the hottest shit in town, refusing to score basically everything they offer him"<br><br>You said in another comment that you never read an interview with Powell, so not reason you take that kind of conclusion of your character.<br><br>"The man hides in a cave, doesn't evolve at all and for some mysterious reason he is still revered like a second coming of Jesus Christ."<br>Powell is a clearly talented composer. He suffered criticism at the beginning of his career by sounding like Zimmer, but soon showed substance. And much more than that created an identifiable style, which today is reference to other scores of modern animations (which may be good or bad to depend on of the point of view).<br>Today he is an established composer and it is common for these composers to move away for a few years or even close their careers without many explanations for the public. In recent years we watched the estrangement of Silvestri, Horner, Williams and in the past we saw Faltemeyer, Bill Conti and Brad Fiedel drop their careers when they were at the top of the game.<br><br>" Say anything you will about Lorne Balfe, but at least he is working his ass off and slowly getting better and better"<br><br>As they said in another comment, you're compared to newbies and veterans. Balfe's having the opportunity of his life now. Take it or leave it. There's no choice. Powell, as well as Zimmer others, on the other hand, is a "senior member" of the club. He can afford to go away for a few years to resolve comprehensible personal problems without affecting the hard work he has developed in the last 20 years. Will Balfe continue to be so creative in 10 or 15 years?<br><br>@ds<br><br>"<br>Powell has nothing to prove, he has already mastered all genres"<br><br>That's funny, but it's fair. Powell Is a good composer. Not the best, far from it. Your style really narrows your work down, but we can say that from all the composers out there. So it's not a problem.The problem is he wants to limit his work to animations and fantasy.because he abhors gratuitous violence.<br><br>@george<br><br>". Although, I hate to say it, we could say the same for Zimmer in my opinion"<br><br>Zimmer's at the end of his career. All the other composers when they arrived at 60 years (with the exception of JNH, Goldsmith and Morricone) reduced the amount of projects per year and went on to choose their work best. It's a natural way.Over the years, it tends to get worse with one exception here and there. Don't keep expectations like he's in his prime<br><br>"he has "nothing more to prove", he is creatively dead."<br><br><br>Powell will work with a little more frequently in the coming years (or not) that only depends on his ambitions. However, frankly, he's never going to do three again. 4.5. 6 projects in a year. It takes a lot of motivation for that.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Just listened to the whole thing, kind of a let down. Nothing interessting except for some action moments. Donít even recall hearing some sort of theme. Overall it was like listening to Cars 4: Spanish World Cup.I have already listened to The Jumanji Overture and I must say it sounds really great. Let's see how the rest of the score sounds.Tracklist with track duration:<br>01. The Jumanji Overture (03:20)<br>02. Digging Up The Past (01:43)<br>03. Brantfort High (01:09)<br>04. Into The Jungle (01:23)<br>05. Out of Character (02:31)<br>06. The Legend of the Jewel (02:23)<br>07. The Adventure Begins (01:40)<br>08. Special Abilities (01:16)<br>09. The Bikers (03:44)<br>10. Van Pelt (01:00)<br>11. A Test Of Friendship (01:22)<br>12. The Bazaar (01:16)<br>13. Snake Charmer (03:41)<br>14. The Power of Bravestone (01:04)<br>15. Seaplane McDonough (02:17)<br>16. The Missing Piece (01:46)<br>17. Lost In Time (01:18)<br>18. Flirting With Danger (01:36)<br>19. Albino Rhinos (03:44)<br>20. Retrieving the Emerald (01:54)<br>21. Out of Lives (01:49)<br>22. First Kiss (01:22)<br>23. The Jaguars (03:03)<br>24. Ring of Fire (02:07)<br>25. Begin The Climb (01:56)<br>26. Call Out Its Name (02:23)<br>27. leaving Jumanji (03:03)<br>28. An Older Friend (02:40)<br>29. Back To School (01:53)@ds the same for desplat's victory with Budapest Hotel.Maybe. I'd sure be happy for you lot ;) And I'd definitely rather see Powell attached to a project than, say, RGW, Junkie or Desplat. <br><br>That Solo movie is going to be a disaster, though.
One more thing: if indeed the reason for Powell's semi-hiatus was to be with his family as much as possible, we may well see his activity increase again in coming years now that his wife has passed away and his son is close to graduating high school (I couldn't find an exact date of birth for him but I think he's 16 or 17). Him taking on a project as big and ambitious as Star Wars isn't exactly the sign of someone who wants to take it easy. It's too early to say yet though.hans should win the oscar for best sound effects and not for the best music/score. just as a statement.And it's also unfair to use Balfe to criticize Powell. He started working on American projects in 2005 with Batman Begins, and only after 2010 did he receive individual projects. Is it accurate to compare someone who entered the party at the last minute with two others who are in it for 20 (Powell) and 30 (Zimmer)?<br><br>I'm in a hurry and I put everything into a translator. Forgive the many mistakes.<br> <br><br><br>Composers do not need to worry about the attention, acceptance of the public of the same or the same intensity as pop music artists do. There's no need to do that. Occasionally some name draws attention to the public and causes many people to be in the genre, Williams and Zimmer are the main examples that I can bring the table. However it is not because Williams or Zimmer are extremely popular and perhaps worry about the material they are offering to the public who adores them that all the composers of the world need to do equal. Most of these men and women even enxeega as "celebrity". They are more like artisans or the rest of the crew of a film that occupies with the lights, effects and costumes and that will never have the same response from the public as the main actor. And they don't even expect it. So I think it's foolish to wait for Powell to occupy himself in 2,3 movies a year to please a fanbase.<br><br>I'll agree with you when it says it's deplorable to see CPR composers who talk so much about building a single voice and giving emerging talent the opportunity to use so many additional composers (many of them with a possible promise that in the future they will work with Zimmer and thus have the opportunity to show his face in Hollywood.The sense is almost always these.You start with a secondary composer, he arrives at Zimmer and gains some kind of notoriety). But Powell is not the only one who does this. So he should not be the only one's a film score. It has no obligation to provide a pleasant or enjoyable listening experience, and for an award like this that doesn't really come into consideration. So if it works in the film, it did its job and that's all that matters.<br><br>For me personally, as someone who cares about music first and films second, a score like Dunkirk has little value. A few years ago I probably would have been pretty mad about this score winning awards and acclaim (you should have seen how salty I got when The Social Network beat out HTTYD), but these days... *shrug*. I know what I like, Dunkirk isn't it, and that's fine. It wasn't written for me. Do I wish Hans still wrote the kind of music I like? Of course. But he gets to make his own choices as an artist, just as I get to choose what to listen to as a fan.
The score is already on itunes.This score... so many mixed emotions. Does it work for the film? Heck yeah. Does it improve the film? So much so. Did Hans do what he set out to do? Totally. Is it an award winning masterpiece? Um, not so fast.<br><br>Dunkirk, while super effective within the context of the film (I wouldnít change a thing about it), I must admit, it doesnít have nearly the same effect as a stand-alone listen. Itís literally the same textures and notes over and over again, just slightly rising and falling in pitch and tempo. Does that make it ďawardĒ worthy? Iím not sure. If based solely on the film, you betcha. If based purely on the music itself, I donít think so. Thatís where Interstellar succeeds so far and away over Dunkirk. As a pure listening experience, Interstellar is interesting, multi-layered and emotional. Whereas Dunkirk is just flat, void of any sort of feeling or ďactualĒ music (again, works IN the film). Itís glorified sound FX (save for the end, which, no doubt, is in large part to Ben).<br><br>Hmm... Iíve never had a score tear me apart more than this one. I both love it and hate it. Maybe it did itís job... lol.<br><br>Excuse me while I go listen to No Time for Caution yet again.I think most of us agree that he should've won for Interstellar but I think Dunkirk deserves it too. The work Hans and the music department did on this movie is just incredible. Must've been a lot of hard work. <br>An award is an award, Hans' 2nd Oscar is long overdue so I'd be glad to see him win. But it would be weird to see him win for THAT score, after all the greatnesses of the past 20 years. Same thing with Morricone who won his only Oscar for his very light and insignificant work on Hateful Eight. Good for the man, good for the fans, but doesn't really make sense. But have Oscars ever made sense? :-phaha hybrid :D made my day

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The Dark Knight
Label: Warner Bros. Records
Length: 73'24 rating:        4/5
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  1. Why So Serious? (9:14)
  2. I'm Not A Hero (6:34)
  3. Harvey Two-Face (6:16)
  4. Aggressive Expansion (4:35)
  5. Always A Catch (1:39)
  6. Blood On My Hands (2:16)
  7. A Little Push (2:42)
  8. Like A Dog Chasing Cars (5:02)
  9. I Am The Batman (1:59)
  10. And I Thought My Jokes Were Bad (2:28)
  11. Agent Of Chaos (6:55)
  12. Introduce A Little Anarchy (3:42)
  13. Watch The World Burn (3:47)
  14. A Dark Knight (16:15)
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me reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-23 00:00:00
I am pretty disappointed that this score is not getting the attention that it deserves. And surely Zimmer and Howard are not getting the credit the should be merited after such an exhilarating score. The music could stand alone, but also made the The Dark Knight the movie it is. I'm glad to see that Heath is getting his due, but I really wish that Christopher Nolan, Hans Zimmer, and James Newton Howard would get theirs. It's a shame that this score will not be able to win the Oscar that it most assuredly deserves. Kudos to you Zimmer and Howard, for a marvelous piece of composition that I will listen to without end...or maybe until the 3rd installment by Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale as The Dark Knight.

jpn reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-23 00:00:00
what the hell...

Klaas reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-23 00:00:00
I wish the world was more mature...

OMG reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-22 00:00:00
Haha no Oscar for Dark Knight :D

siete dei figli di puttana reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-22 00:00:00
siete dei figli di puttana...che cazzo ridete? HANS ZIMMER AND THE RC COMPOSERS ARE GODS!!
the rest is totaly a shit!!!

remoteDead6 reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-22 00:00:00

Fathallah Islim reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-18 00:00:00
Very strong music, it went straight to the heart

Jack reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-16 00:00:00
Does anyone know where to find the cue used in the third Dark Knight trailer that starts when harvey says, "rachel's told me everything about you" and keeps going through when Maggie says, "don't make me your only hope for a normal life"?

jonah Neuton reply Replies: 0 || 2008-12-31 00:00:00
u guyz rock out loud. gret music!!!!!

Mathias reply Replies: 0 || 2008-12-22 00:00:00

ELA reply Replies: 0 || 2008-12-17 00:00:00
Wonderfulllll....All of the sounds.Congratulations... every musician Especially Hans Zimmer I admire to him.Shortly Movie is great,Music is great...

LMbG reply Replies: 0 || 2008-12-07 00:00:00
Where is the end credit Sound Track
I bought the disk for here the end credit's
this Crappy OST collection sucks
End credit OS track dont belong In it
Suck The Publisher

chancth reply Replies: 0 || 2008-12-03 00:00:00
Does anyone has the feeling that "like a dog chasing cars" is too short. the cue is so powerful I wish it would be longer and more developed ?

from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia reply Replies: 0 || 2008-12-01 00:00:00
i love it
thinks you are the best

Mark reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-14 00:00:00
Great music. I love this soundtrack. among the best

Jason Allen Mac reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-09 00:00:00
Hans, I it was awesome to hear about how you developed the Jokers theme. About your method composing, and how you wanted to integrate music from Batman Begins into the Dark Knight at the MPSE Sound Show.

Take care

Jason Allen Mac

Nigel L. Vine reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-05 00:00:00
Brilliant, like all hans zimmer music truely inspiring

Elsa reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-31 00:00:00
B O R I N G !!!

B O R I N G !!!

B O R I N G !!!

Jack reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-29 00:00:00
A 3CD cover edtion of the Dark Knight, Batman Begins and several themes from the previous Batman movies has been released on 30/08/08 (Amazon says 14/10/2008). The music is performed by the Global Stage Orchestra.

See here _other_batman_movies_2329709_205885.html

and here _other_batman_movies_2329709_205885.html

Kayla reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-23 00:00:00
This is some of the most amazing music ever! I love it and I hope that Zimmer keeps on writing amazing music. I hope that I can find a score for the French Horn somewhere.

Lee reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-22 00:00:00

No idea.

Most 2 cd limited editions have price ~29$.

60$ is too much even for complete score.

Well, we have just wait for any other info

Feared reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-22 00:00:00
For this price a complete score wouldn't be enough. It's just 2 single discs for chrissakes!
Why is the price so high? LOTR Complete scores cost this much, but they included muich much more music. If they'd release 4CDs with the full score to BB and TDK, then I'd be happy with the price tag.

KaijusRoyaume reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-21 00:00:00

Do you think it's a possible complete score release ?

Lee reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-21 00:00:00
The Dark Knight-Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(2 CD Special Edition)


(December 9, 2008) cial/dp/B001HXG8PK/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1224580784 &sr=1-4

There is no more info yet.

Rena reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-18 00:00:00
I simply love the music from The Dark Knight. This soundtrack does such a great job enhancing the scenes in the movie and takes a great movie and turns it into an incredible movie! Mr. Zimmer is an incredibly talented man and with each soundtrack I listen to, his music gets better! Thank you so much for not throwing out this music after the unfortunate death of Heath Ledger! It would have been a shame to have lost all of this music. I think that your music is so beautiful. I listen to your music EVERY DAY. I can't seem to listen to anything else anymore.

Filipe Pereira reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-11 00:00:00
Hans e James, Simplesmente genial, nao esperava outra coisa, mas desta vez superaram as expectativas das 40 bandas sonoras que tanho vossas, um abraÁo

Prott reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-10 00:00:00
Yes.. interesting - FAG is similar to Harvey`s theme.. somehow (FAG: 1:00 - 1:44).

Joshua reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-10 00:00:00
Is it just me or does the opening of "Harvey two-face" sound similar to track #13 F.A.G, from the team america score? Its about 20 to 30 seconds into it but it sounds really similar.

Anthony reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-02 00:00:00

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