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Olive, if you think Brothers In Arms is nothing more than a RCP power anthem, then you're obviously missing something... To me it's one of the most brilliant action tracks of the last few years.Ola team ! <br>Maybe you do know Joe Kramer won't return to score Mission Impossible 6. And no one seems to know who will.<br>So here's my question : any chance to see someone from RC doing this ? <br><br>Thanks for reading me. Keep goin' your good job here, it's appreciated. :)<br>Wow. Pretty solid! It keeps the core track intact and, somehow, adds even more raw power into it. Thanks for sharing!@MrZimmerFan<br><br><Is better because there is variety and orchestration><br><br>It is not because a score is orchestrated that it is automatically superior to one half orchestrated and half electronic. My problem with JL is that it's a small score for a composer with as many facets as Elfman. The music is uninspired and (taking one or another track) ends as it begins, nothing catches yours ears beyond of the romantic moments and of the new interpretations of the themes for the heroes.<br><br>@mpolonest<br><br><I actually love that score, but I think the main issue is Elfman completely ignoring what came before and trying to force the classic themes.><br><br>Elfman had two paths: Ignore everything and do things his way or respect what Zimmer did and maintain the sound of previous films. What did he do? He made an uninspiring hybrid of both.<br><br>@HybridSoldier<br><br><Leagues above, and yet I doubt Ben will be able to write something like "Brothers In Arms" from Mad Max.><br><br>Everyone in RCP knows how to do a power anthem these days.<br><br>@Mephariel<br><br><I would not have gotten a chance to work on blockbuster films like Dunkirk, Blade Runner 2049 without Zimmer's influence.><br><br>Obviously not. It could be in smaller jobs and present some potential for years to come.<br>I think I just sharted myself. Thanks!
I'm surprised to have not seen more discussion of this score; I honestly think it represents some of the best music out of RCP in the past half-decade. Yeah, it still has the Journey to the Line / Time four-chord power anthem thing going on, but outside of those themes you have some really creative material that at times doesn't even feel stylistically RCP, and hell, even those structurally-simplistic themes are unusually well-orchestrated. And there's a real orchestra!Some of you may like this guy's cover of Brothers in Arms! Pretty epic, honestly. <br><br> com/watch?v=LCIY41hopq4This score has improved my mood on more than one occasion. Nancy Meyers needs to make another movie, so Hans can score it. lol.Hello great team of Hans Zimmer,<br><br>I was recently listening to "The Might of Rome" (Gladiator soundtrack) and I am craving to listen the long version of the piece around 2:38 - 2:48 (something like an oriental flute). Does it exist as a standalone composition? Is it inspired from some third party artist, if yes, can you please tell my which one?<br><br>Thanks!@Olive<br><br>Wallfisch's career unquestionably benefited from his involvement with Zimmer. He wouldn't have gotten a chance to work on blockbuster films like Dunkirk, Blade Runner 2049 without Zimmer's influence. Wallfisch is a very talented composer, but let's be honest here, his music doesn't immediately strikes anyone as a big action guy. Having Zimmer's name pushing you helps.
Hybrid, what do you admire more: Black Hawk Down or Tears of the Sun?"Elfman's score is like Whedon, horrendous & out of place."<br><br>Out of place, yes. Horrendous, no.Leagues above, and yet I doubt Ben will ever be able to write something like "Brothers In Arms" from Mad Max.<br><br>Comparing people is kinda useless...<br><br>The only who's right is Hans in the end, he knows when to use one and when to use the other... ;)@Edmund<br>Iím in the same boat. When I watch a movie I normally donít pay attention to the music unless itís really distinctive. As a stand alone listening experience I usually want to get music that fits a mood and can hold my interest throughout. Take Silvestriís Avengers score for example. The big statements of the main theme and some of the action cues are excellent. Unfortunately itís surrounded by generic underscore that slows the album down imo. But then you have TASM2, which constantly has something going on no matter what. I feel like thatís something which does relate to the directors, not so much the talent level of the composers.<br><br>@olive<br>Ben Wallfisch is LEAGUES ahead of JXL as a composer, partly because heís had years of experience in film composing. Hopefully his recent successes give him more high profile projects.<br><br>As for Justice League, I actually love that score, but I think the main issue is Elfman completely ignoring what came before and trying to force in the classic themes. Had he done his own spin on Zimmerís material there would a better connection to the previous ones.Elfman's score is like Whedon, horrendous & out of place.
@Olive: Is better because there is variety and orchestration, and i'm not a purist (i liked BvS, there is more complexity in it than in MoS), but Danny Elfman has more integrity in that score than in that two scores.He did!<br><br>The action material in "Do You Bleed?" is by XL! <br>Wallfisch has shown himself to be a superior composer to XL, let's face it. I do not even see why he's running after Zimmer since he's able to run a career himself.<br><br>@TheZimmerFan <br><br><But the score by Elfman is miles better than MoS and BvS (for those two, BvS is much interesting and better than MoS, which is only good)><br><br><br>The music is less simplistic and may please the purists, but, no, MoS and BvS are better by a small margin than JL by one factor: thematic material and characterization of the movie.  Elfman should have had more freedom to work on the themes he and Williams wrote.<br>It's a half-truth to everyone who makes up the RCP team, unfortunately. <br><br>But I honestly doubt that ANYONE wants to work with XL.<br><br>Snyder worked with him 3 times. 300, BvS and Man of Steel. Sometimes I even get the impression that he's always liked Tom's approach more than Zimmer's approach. See all the percussion and synths of all those scores that are far more present in the Xl field than Zimmer's.Got this today..well not my music type so pass it...

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Hans ZimmerJames Newton HowardLorne BalfeHenry Jackman
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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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From North Africa reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-01 00:00:00
OMG Mr. Hans The Greatest Composer EVER Just Wrote A Comment On His Site Let Me Tell You Mr. Zimmer That You Have No Idea How Much I Love Your Music You Are AMAZING Really Brilliant I Love Your Music Listening To It Every Day and Minute and Second I Just Want You To Know That I Love Your Music Soooooooooooooooooooooo Much Your Music In Batman Begins Is Incredible it Makes Me Cry Specially At The End Credits Really Really Fit Nolans Batman You Are Angel Mr.Zimmer You Know Why???? Because Your Music Is Always Brilliant You Always Make A Brilliant Scores I Hope You See My Comment Because I Really Meant Every Single Word I Said

Thank You And God Bless You


Anthony reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-01 00:00:00
Out of interest, how long did it take you to write that with a capital letter at the beginning of every word? =]

DannySwede reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-28 00:00:00
What can I say Hans...
You are a pioneer in the moviemusic buiz and changed how we see and hear the things up on the screen... A BIG THANK YOU for making it a joy to go to the movies and thanks for almost 30 years of suspence and hope to see atleast 30 more years from you and the boys.

Itīs sad that alll your music arenīt available to buy as it is awesome.

Hans reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-27 00:00:00
Thanks for all your kind words and support! a very thorough website indeed.

zack reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-24 00:00:00
does anyone know which specific tracks were created by each composer?cuz i thought hz covered whhy so serious? and it siad that ha & jnh covered that as a 9 minute suite

Shant Doniguian reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-22 00:00:00
Heads dowm!!!!!!it's the best music I have ever heard!!!! I dont ever doubt hans zimmer's work

karel krom reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-08 00:00:00
again a good music score on this film,I like it verry much!!!

shadowlord reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-07 00:00:00
very addictive better than Begins and ten times better than what that "elf"man can do , all his soundtracks sound the same whether it was batman or spiderman or anything else they all sounded the same

Levente reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-07 00:00:00

Thats the very first track of the sountrack album.

luu reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-07 00:00:00

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-05 00:00:00
like a dog chasing cars

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-04 00:00:00
Where is the track that plays when the sound cuts out and Joker is driving in the police car leaning out the window? It's a very bass-driven piece I can't seem to find.

Scott reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-04 00:00:00
Does the opening bank robbery scene musical score have a title? what is it? It's one of the most intense 5 minutes in film and the music is PERFECT!thank you!

Pippa Slack reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-29 00:00:00
From first listening to this score I have been hooked! I call it music for the soul, for its intensity, depth, power and ability to captivate the listener with all of its complexities. Every time I listen to it I notice something new I had not before. Well done for a truly magnificent score - this one should definitely be an oscar winner!

axel reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-28 00:00:00
Excellent score !! Better than the first one !!! My favorite tracks : Like A Dog Chasing Cars / Introduce A Little Anarchy / Watch The World Burn. Thanks Mr Zimmer & Newton Howard !!

klugizzle reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-27 00:00:00
i thought that the opening music is a short version of "why so serious?" on the beginning of this track we have the "vacuum-cleaner-sound" and then percussions. just like in the movie. it's only that this vacuum-cleaner-sound ist not that long as on the cd.

KaijusRoyaume reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-23 00:00:00
The opening music is the beginning of "A Dark Knight", no ?

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-23 00:00:00
It's not on the CD...

It's just a Batflaps opening, but not the same as Batman Begins, it's slower... :-)

lopez reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-22 00:00:00
Does anyone know what is played when they show warner brothers and dc comics in teh Dark Knight?

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-20 00:00:00
Nice soundtrack but too close of Begins

Joe reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-16 00:00:00
The song at the end when the drums kick in (sends shivers down my spine every time I see it) is actually the very end of "Barbastella" from the Begins score.

can reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-16 00:00:00

nautilus reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-16 00:00:00
joe, It is not. it is the beggining of "agressive expansion" track.

RL-724y reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-15 00:00:00
This soundtrac will most definately put a smile on your face, you seriously need to buy this album

fabien reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-14 00:00:00
I 'd like to thanks Mr Zimmer and M Newton Howard for the quality of the score 's montage on the screen. The Joker 's suite is just awesome in the opening scene and each time the Joker appears.

Thanks so much for this moment of cinema you gave to me !

clťmfrenchi reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-14 00:00:00
The movie is very best

dave reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-14 00:00:00
Very disappointing !

Anon reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-14 00:00:00
This is a soundtrack that will Seriously put a Smile on your Face.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-13 00:00:00

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