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Most of the album is comprised of suites, with one consistent tempo per track. <br><br>The material that was scored to picture was scored using the risset rhythm technique, which gave a lot of those tracks their "infinitely getting faster" feeling in the film, so the tempo is always climbing in the film versions. The suites have a stable tempo (except for a couple normal tempo changes, which are different)Not really any... "Nothing Out There" contains the sad piano theme from Begins and Dark Knight, but otherwise the themes that get reprised are pretty much Hans stuff. <br><br>Speaking of credits, any chance the complete score page could be updated with what's out there and official?Could somebody tell me in what cues JNH's themes appear on album?Thanks MIKE, Any ideas of how can I Google it?Yeah, that cue was either a last minute rewrite or one of the music editors did it.... As for where you can find it...Google is your friend. But it's not going to be available anywhere officially.
I think it will be in between NOT ORDINARY CITIZEN / THE SLOW KNIFE and IMAGINE THE FIRE, Does anybody know where can I find it?<br>I noticed that this score doesn't has the soundtrack of the part where Blake is taking the people to the bridge and he is discusing with the other police officer before he blows the bridgeThat's right, I forgot about that... And I totally agree about the score vs. the album. I had no use for this score on album at first, but now that I've watched the movie a few times, I can really hear the logic behind the score and I "get it." <br><br>I still don't get the music as heard on album, though. Are the longer pieces some early suites Hans wrote? Or did he specifically make these arrangements for the album? Do you know the answer to that one, Hybrid?I wanna say I heard the full Cat Suite somewhere... I can't remember if it was legit, but it was 15:39 and it was indeed quite repetitive. It was basically the Selina Kyle Suite from the Z+ app, along with demos of several of the Catwoman-related cues in the final score. If you've listened through the score, you've basically heard the unreleased stuff.@Mike<br>Zimmer has said in interviews that he “mapped out” the film with one long piece of music to establish the changing tempo of the story, and apparently the script was written to capture the rhythmic feel of the film. So from the very beginning the story was always split up between the three.<br><br>I think a big part of the initial disappointment with the score was the album presentation, which gives off the impression that the music is just some sound design that Zimmer threw together (this is how I personally felt when I first gave it a listen). In actuality it’s a technically impressive score, I really can’t think of any other film score that is so synchronized with a film’s tempo and flows as one long piece of music. Apparently it was a nightmare for Hans, especially when the smallest edits to the film would ruin the flow.<br><br>Doing the 59-minute album was a pretty big disservice to the whole purpose of the music. If you remove one piece the whole thing falls apart, which is part of the reason the album feels so disjointed.
Anyone here listened "The Predator" FYC score? <br>Any chance to compare tracklist and running time with official release?These versions suites haven't been officially released, but maybe you can find them somewhere around the Internet unofficially.<br><br>As for the Cat Suite, the most important parts of it can be found in "Selina Kyle" (it's a shortened version of it actually) and "Mind if I cut in?" from the OST. I remember that Hybrid once said that the 15mins Cat Suite was too repetitive, that's why a 5min only version was released, so maybe you are just fine with those two.<br>Where can I listen to the Cat Suite? Or is it literally: Selina Kyle Theme? <br>The Mole P1 (0-1:57)<br>Regimental Brothers P1 (0-1:19)<br>The Mole P2 (1:57-3:44)<br>Regimental Brothers P3 (2:44 onward)<br>We Need Our Army Back<br>Shivering Soldier<br>Supermarine P1 (0-2:47)<br>The Mole P3 (3:45 onward)<br>We Need Our Army Back (again) <br>Supermarine P2 (*5:33)<br>Impulse<br>The Tide<br>Home <br>The Oil <br>Variation 15<br>End Credits <br><br>As everyone said already, the album is made up of suites that combine several cues and several "sounds" used in various places. For example, the is a sound in The Mole (At 2:05) that sounds like a fuse being ignited. This sound is actually right after The Tide in the film.<br>The only tracks that are almost identical to the film are: The Tide, Variation 15 and End Credits, the rest is different. <br><br>So if you were to order the tracks as first heard in the film it would be: <br>The Mole <br>Regimental Brothers <br>We Need Our Army Back<br>Shivering Soldier <br>Supermarine <br>Impluse <br>The Tide <br>Home <br>The Oil<br>Variation 15<br>End credits<br><br>As much as I enjoyed listening to this release, I wish they didn't butcher the score the way they did. I like the suites but there are so many great cues in this film that weren't released. If only they released an isolated score track on Blu-ray. Listening to film extracts is just not enough.I noticed that as well — the ticking goes all through the movie, except for the boat scenes, and only stops when they get on the train. <br><br>I wonder...could the film have originally been shot so that the beach, sea, and air sequences were there own arcs, and the longer album tracks were written for that? And then Nolan went in and turned the movie into the frenetic, constantly cutting-back-and-forth final product? <br><br>While the album is fine, I personally don't understand why we couldn't have just gotten the film cues. They might have had to stitch several together for each track, but it could have worked.
Does anyone know where you can get a digital version of the Japanese versions 2 bonus tracks?Comparing it to YFM’s sfx edit this is what I’ve got;<br><br>“The Mole” seems to be an alternate of the opening sequence. The first minute or so is used, while the rest isn’t. “We Need Our Army Back/Regimental Brothers” are both made up of several cues from different points in the film. <br>“Home” is completely different in the film, which makes me think it may have been recorded specifically for the album. Similar situation with “Oil”. <br>“Supermarine” is definitely a suite. The rest is chronological.<br><br>Interesting thing to note, it seems like a lot of the tempo changes/ticking effects/bass overlays were removed from the album release, making almost every track sound different from the actual film versions. The music in context has a constant pulse going, especially in the way cues segue into each other and change tempo.It's not really possible to chronologically order the album because the album doesn't use the same tracks as the movie. Plus, the album is more or less chronological anyway, given the areas where they are the same.<br>With the complete cue sheet out now. Does anyone know what the chronological order of the album would be?Movie credits:<br><br>Music Composed and Mixed by:<br>TOM HOLKENBORG<br><br>Additional Music:<br>ANTONIO DI IORIO<br><br>Music Supervisor:<br>DAVE JORDAN<br><br>Music Editor:<br>PETER MYLES<br><br>Score Conducted by:<br>CONRAD POPE<br><br>Score Orchestrated by:<br>EDWARD TRYBEK, HENRI WILKINSON, JONATHAN BEARD, TOM HOLKENBORG<br>Score Copied by:<br>EDWARD TRYBEK, HENRI WILKINSON<br><br>Score Contracted by:<br>PETER ROTTER<br><br>Choir Contracted by:<br>JASPER RANDALL<br><br>Score Recorded by:<br>ALAN MEYERSON, BRAD HAEHNEL<br><br>Digital Recording by:<br>KEVIN GLOBERMAN<br><br>Technical Score Engineers:<br>ALEX RUGER, EMILY RICE,<br><br>Synth Programming by:<br>JACOPO TRIFONE, JONAS FRIEDMAN, MAX KARMAZYN<br><br>Score Recorded at:<br>NEWMAN RECORDING STAGE<br><br>Music Production Services by:<br>MICHIEL GROENEVELD<br><br>Score Mixed at:<br>COMPUTER HELL CABIN<br><br>Newman Stage Engineer:<br>MARC GEBAUER<br><br>Newman Recordist:<br>TIM LAUBER<br><br>Newman Stage Managers:<br>DAMON TEDESCO, PETER NELSON
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Hans ZimmerJames Newton HowardLorne BalfeHenry Jackman
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The Dark Knight
Label: Warner Bros. Records
Length: 73'24
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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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Michael reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-31 00:00:00
I'm still not sure about Harvey 2-Face track. I'd have to see the movie again. I can't picture where it best fits in the film.

Eva reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-30 00:00:00
I don't like it !

catalack reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-30 00:00:00
It has been more then 10 years since my very 1st Hans Zimmer "The Rock" cd. At present I own more then 50 Hans Zimmer soundtrack. Been a big fan of his, I must say not every of the soundtrack of nice. I can listen to 100 times of The Rock and maybe just once of the other not so nice one. And due to hectic work and other lifestyle, I have neglected the much of Hans Zimmer works since the superb last samurai. I watched the dark knight and was blow away by the music. It sounded zimmerish was what I strongly felt during the credits. Due to Dark Knight I enthusiastically search for Hans Zimmer news and that was what bring me to this website for the very 1st time. True enough it is Hans Zimmer work!! Rush down the next day afterwork to HMV to find it. OUT OF STOCK. Was very glad when found it in borders. The soundtrack is EXCELLENT and definitely belongs to one of Hans Zimmer BEST work. A pity I didnt watch Batman Begins last time, else will have definitely get the CD. Now cant find it in CD stores. I have listen to many soundtracks including Video game music. Hans Zimmer is definitely someone who can tickle your emotions Up and Down and all around with his music.

Grace Hong reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-30 00:00:00
Someone....please......I can't find the track title for the End Credits.... Can someone help me find the track title?? I know very well it is NOT in track 14-A Dark Knight. Starts like how Batman Begins' End Credits but it's abit different than Batman Begins.

A Sentient Being reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-30 00:00:00
The end credits has the beginning from BB, something like Star Wars always having the same End Credits opening in each episode. The opening of the TDK End credits is the same as in BB End credits, but in TDK it is followed by The Dark Knight cue.

Gaurav Dhar reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-29 00:00:00
Ladies and Gents,

The Dark Knight is fantasitic.

"Your" sound has come a long way from the days of the original Bad Boys soundtrack with Mr. M Mancini amongst others that I could mention that you have been a part of in the many soundtracks in my collection.

Well done.

I am off to the shops to buy my copy.

Best Regards,

Krazykaleb reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-29 00:00:00
Loved this Soundtrack. the Batman Begins soundtrack is the prelude to this score. But this one pounds you with the chaos and emotion.

From begining to end this soundtrack owns. It's a Dark Knight indeed.

A Sentient Being reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-28 00:00:00
Joshua, maybe I can help you with my own track list. You can later check it to see if I got it right :

1. Why So Serious? (9:14) - The opening scene (bank robbery), shorter in the movie.

2. I'm Not a Hero (6:34) - The Hong Kong mission, preparing and capturing of Lao.

3. Harvey Two-Face (6:16) - Harvey and Gordon/Fox and Bruce/Gordon captures mob bosses.

4. Aggressive Expansion (4:35) - The very end of the movie/murders of Loeb and the judge Surillo/The Joker crashes the party.

5. Always the Catch (1:39) - The only track I can't place anywhere; it is possible it is not used in the movie (It contains both The Joker's theme and a fragment of Nycteris from Batman Begins).

6. A Little Push (2:42) - Batman interrogates Maroni/Harvey interrogates Thomas Shiff.

7. Blood on My Hands (2:16) - Bruce and Rachel

8. I Am the Batman (1:59) - Harvey publicly "admits" that he is the Batman.

9. Agent of Chaos (6:55) - Batman rushes to save Rachel/Rachel and Harvey talk/The Joker escapes/The explosion (Rachel's death)/Aftermath (Rachel's goodbye letter).

10. And I Thought My Jokes Were Bad (2:28) - Bruce drives Lamborghini/The evacuation of hospitals/Bruce saves Coleman Reese.

11. Like a Dog Chasing Cars (5:02) - First I thought this cue was intended to appear during the Batpod chase but was never used; however, this cue was used, but in another moment. When Batman crashes into the Pruit building to save the hostages (clowns). However, only the first half was used, right before the appearance of the Batman heroic theme.

12. Introduce a Little Anarchy (3:42) - This track picks where the last one left off. It goes during the Batman's fight with the terrorists (doctors) and police, while using his sonar. It ends during Batman's fight with the dogs and The Joker.

13. Watch the World Burn (3:47) - Harvey holds Gordon's family as hostages/Tossing the coin/This track is abrubtly ended as the theme from the end of "I'm Not a Hero" enters.

15. A Dark Knight (16:15) - This track is pretty much divided throughout the final scenes of the movie. First, it appears when Batman shows his sonar gimmick to Fox; then, it appears when police search the bridges; then, during the ferries situation; it ultimately makes its appearance at the end of the movie, while Gordon and Batman discuss how to cover Harvey's crimes; when Batman sits on his Batpod in the final scene, the first blast from the beginning of "Aggressive Expansion" pick up; it is then followed by End Credits intro from Batman Begins.

You can see I oredered these track according to their appearances in the movie. I honestly hope this is helpful.

Cheers!

A Sentient Being reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-28 00:00:00
I'm terribly sorry because of my English. I was writing this after midnight :-)

A Sentient Being reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-28 00:00:00
I'm terribly sorry because of my English. I was writing this after midnight :-)

Becca reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-28 00:00:00
There is a score that is used over and over again in the movie, during the fight scenes with the joker, it's also in the preview. Does anyone know what that song/score is?

dahlah13 reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-28 00:00:00
Best Batman Movie ever. Best score. The wait was almost unbearable but really worth it - the music so suits the film. Mr Zimmer & Mr Howard are to be congratulated on another masterpiece.
Thank you for making this happen

joshua reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-26 00:00:00
Heres my track order with where the cues are used in the film. Like i said, i need help with a few of them because i dont have them all.

1.Why So Serious? (9:14)-The opening bank robbery and parts are used pretty much through out when ever the joker is about to appear. (kinda like the jaws theme)

2.I'm Not A Hero (6:34) - The scene with gordon and the batsignal at the beginning and it spills over to when batman goes to hong kong to retrieve Lao from hong kong. Also the last few seconds of this track are used again at the end of the film when batman tackles dent off the ledge.

3.Harvey Two-Face (6:16) - pretty much when ever Dent is on screen ( the first time we meet him in the courtroom, when they arrest the mob, after his accident)

4.Aggressive Expansion (4:35) -the first minute or so is when batman is running away and the police are chasing him at the end of the film. The rest of this track are when the judge and commissoner are getting taken out and the joker attacks waynes party.

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) When dent and rachel are kidnapped and batman and gordon are driving to save them

12.Introduce A Little Anarchy (3:42) The building fight at the end between batman the joker and the cops.

13.Watch The World Burn (3:47) when dent kidnappes gordons family

14.A Dark Knight (16:15) the first few minutes are when batman take responsibility for dents crimes at the end and i think the rest of the track is the end credits but im not sure....

EvilBlaDe reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-26 00:00:00
somes tracks that missing in the dark knight come from batman begin, like the song Eptesicus

A Sentient Being reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-26 00:00:00
Joshua, could you post your track order for The Dark Knight? Thanks :-)

From North Africa reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-26 00:00:00
Hi Ashley you can find the End Credits Of Batman Begins
In The Expanded Score Of It

Ashley M. Pruitt reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-25 00:00:00
Are the tracks on the album listed in the order they are played in the movie? They're listed in order in my iTunes, but some of them seem a bit out-of-place..

But about the music, everything's fantastic. I especially like "Like a Dog Chasing Cars;" you have both Batman's theme and the Joker's; the layout and dynamics of this score are completely blowing the soundtrack for Batman Begins out of the water. The harmonics are fantastic, as well as everything else about the album. Love it. Absolutely and utterly.

Anthony reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-25 00:00:00
The "music" for the Joker is immense when heard in the movie! Bravo!

Ashley reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-25 00:00:00
A few of you mentioned that you frequently listen to the End Credits of Batman Begins. I was disappointed it was not on the soundtrack. Anywhere it can be found?

joshua reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-25 00:00:00
Ok, so ive seen the film now 4 times and im still having alittle trouble putting the tracks on the score with the scenes in the film. The majority i got, but there are some track titles that are alittle misleading. Does anyone know what cues are used in the different parts of the film.

Tejas reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-24 00:00:00
What is the title of the song played during the end credits of The Dark Knight?

me reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-23 00:00:00
This is a good soundtrack. I've listened to it almost every day for the past couple of days and I'm loving every cue in the album. Watch The World Burn is a great piece and reminds me of a darker version Am I Not Merciful? from the Gladiator score. Like A Dog Chasing Cars is a great action cue and A Dark Knight is so epic and so emotional. I am loving this album more and more the more I listen to it!

Valerij reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-23 00:00:00
Hans Zimmer is God !!!

brenden reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-23 00:00:00
i like the dark knight

Tara Dawson reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-22 00:00:00
wow. I love every minute of this soundtrack. Definitely my favourite movie soundtrack ever. Amazing, exciting and dark score. Love it!

Brian reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-21 00:00:00
Anyone else think that Cameron, has no clue what he or she is talking about? I know I do. This soundtrack is pure genius, from the mind that changed music in film forever!!! You don't belong here, Cameron. Be gone!!!!! Viva la HANS!!!!

Antony reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-21 00:00:00
I haven't seen a comment by Hans Zimmer on this, but in two places of the score (tracks 2 and 16) there are subtle but all too obvious nods to Elfman's theme! Listen closely "A Dark Knight" between the timings 7:20 and 8:14. Between 8:04 and 8:14 is almost blatant.

Overall a great score overall, and this little touch makes it even more complete. You aknowledged the "jolly happy theme" that came before, Hans! :)

Sachsa to Ken!!! reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-21 00:00:00
If the music is great in the movie for my, then i can listen this music isolated from the movie.If the music is bad she will be bad everyvere.This is not about this score.
Ken who are you really?(
Maybe whe can speak a lot more about all other scores. I mean a real opinion about music, time by time on email.(if you understand)
Ukraine.

Bradley in PA reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-21 00:00:00
This score is excellent... among the bests in Motion pictures...just like , superman, star wars, jaws & crouching tiger, hidden dragon. Well done, Hans Zimmerman is a musical Genius, anyway.

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