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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 criticized.Well...it'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
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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 || 2008-07-17 00:00:00
A Sentient Being, thanks for the info. After listening to those tracks a couple of times, the theme really stood out. The more I listen to it, the more this album is becoming my favorite HZ album, even though he didn't compose all of the pieces solely.

Gr8vel reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-17 00:00:00
I love what i've heard of the extracts here but, the i'm not a hero track that i've listened to a few times elsewhere in links from this site. is not done justice here. I think it's the one track i really want to hear more of. I can see where zimmer has held back on going all out on a few of tracks, almost like someone has told him, now Mr ZImmer i like your work, i like it a lot, but the things is with this Batman movie, i don't wan't it going all Armageddon on me!! If you know what i mean!! We want people leaving the theatre thinking Batman kicks ass! not Batman saves the day again, isn't he great!!

vanessa reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-16 00:00:00
zimmer's work is BORING !

he does the same crap for every score !

And now he needs, even more then ever, HUGE teams of collaborators, to do multi-million crap !

Jesse Stipek reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-16 00:00:00
Track 8 is where it's at! Cool soundtrack :)

Zi Jie reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-16 00:00:00
The score is rather masterfull, the score captures that inner psycological fued that is seething beneath Bruce Wayne and the city of Gotham. As far as being a bombastic piece that is just fun to listen to it just won't be most people's cup of tea. For those seeking an emotional exploration of your deeper and much darker inner self then this score sounds about right. The score may not stand out for now, but once the movie has been seen I think people will associate the images with the music and thus improve the candor of the "batman" music schema. As the films evolve and the characters in them then the music will follow (as long as it's the same two composers) and enhance the experience. It does appear that Hans Zimmer has been using the same musical elements in his more recent scores, but that just means that soon these ideas will be mastered, whereas if he kept trying to "reinvent" either the musical genre or his own compositional style then we would continually be intrigued but unfulfilled. It still sounds like people are whining because there is no "batman theme" like elfmans...I like this better, my brain gets to do more of it's own work.

DemonStar reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-16 00:00:00
Well, being a Batman fan since childhood, I feel it fits the tone of the film perfectly and though it may not be as good a listening experience as, say, Elfman's Batman scores (what can you expect if Nolan doesn't WANT it to have a big theme?) but I still get goosebumps listening to parts of it. "Why So Serious", in my very humble opinion, fits the Joker's character perfectly! And "Like a Dog Chasing Cars" is probably one of the best action tracks of the year. The Harvey Dent track is also gorgeous.

Robert reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-16 00:00:00
Anyone know what is exactly included in the 2-Disc LP set of heavy-weight 180 gram vinyl version, and why it is the most expensive one?

From North Africa reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-16 00:00:00
vanessa You Look Like a batman and robin fan what a hell are you doing here and who the hell are you to judge on this MASTERPIECE ??????????

This is the most Emotional Score ever Composed

A Dark Knight = The Greatest and Most Emotional Music Ever Composed

I've Said That Already & I Will Say It Again Mr.Zimmer & Mr. Howard Are Angels Because There's No Human With There Talents God Bless Them

OKKU reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-16 00:00:00
Not to be flash soundtrack in the albŁm.

me reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-16 00:00:00
Okay, lets get this straight. Zimmer's work is by no means boring. He is my favorite composer of all time and I am a huge collector of anything he has a part of. And I don't want an Elfman score for these Batman films. Zimmer/Howard's work fits perfectly in these films and enhances the experience when watching. I guess I'm just greedy, but I want to hear this "real theme" that HZ and JNH had composed for this film and it either didn't make it on the album or wasn't used at all. This is a fantastic score, much better than the first. Like A Dog Chasing Cars is one of the best action pieces ever written. Zimmer's work is amazing and James Newton Howard is fastly becoming one of my favorite composers. Okay, maybe that clears things up.

Sylvos reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-15 00:00:00
I'm probably the last person on this board to listen to this one. To me, The Dark Knight is an example of a good score written for the film and not for album. It functions well in its purpose as it emphasizes the film's dark tones but standing alone, it does not make for a memorable listening experience. At least not for me.

Darke Ascension reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-15 00:00:00
THE DARK KNIGHT OST is great. Love all the themes, all the suites, and all the sweeping scores. A true treasure for any fan of orchestrated original soundtrack music.

=-)

Ronin. reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-15 00:00:00
I'm going out to get it now.

me reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-15 00:00:00
Let me say this. It met my expectations, but did not surpass them. If Christopher Nolan desides to do a third Batman film and he signs both Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard for the score, lets hope they finally use the "theme" that was almost used on this film. Great album, still waiting for that 10/10 album.

RemoteDead6 reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-15 00:00:00
I hav to agree with Me and Sylvos. Im sure the score is gonna sound great in the film, especially in IMAX, but it isnt enough to stand on its own. And we were promised this full, magnificent theme and all we got are the same two notes as the last album (which Jablonsky used in the Island) the Harvey Dent theme is well done, props to JNH, but the album is already sittin on my shelf... 3 out of 5!

H reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-14 00:00:00
Why So Serious? sounds like "Heat" from Elliot Goldenthal.

The rest of the score is just average...

DemonStar reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-14 00:00:00
Just 1 day to go! :D

Feared reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-14 00:00:00
As far as I know, only the package is different. The music is exactly the same.

Seth reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-13 00:00:00
Just echoing ronin's question - does anyone know the difference between the standard and limited edition releases yet? Is it just the jewel case vs. digipak, or is there gonna be some extra music? Warner's site doesn't have any extra info yet...

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-12 00:00:00
May i ask you one question Mr.Zimmer????

WHY THE HELL DO YOU HAVE ONLY ONE OSCAR???????
YOU SHOULD BY NOW HAVE 11 OR 12 AND I TALKING SERIOUSLY 13 WITH The Dark Knight

You Are Simply THE BEST COMPOSER EVER

ronin reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-12 00:00:00
Can someone tell me the differences between the regular north American edition and the deluxe one?
thanks.

Steve Deneault reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-11 00:00:00
Oh Momma! Just heard some of the new score for THE DARK KNIGHT. I thought the first one was good. Chills, Mr.Zimmer, you gave me chills.

Peter reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-11 00:00:00
Track List:

CD/1

01 - batman
02 - legend
03 - are you ready to begin
04 - wayne empire
05 - folletto!...folletto! (from opera mefistofele)
06 - the wayne tragedy & training
07 - revenge
08 - facing fear
09 - bat cave
10 - return of bruce wayne
11 - fox department
12 - base jump
13 - first attack
14 - capture
15 - scarecrow
16 - batsuit
17 - escape
18 - chase
19 - unmasked

CD//2

01 - ...all that's left
02 - immortal
03 - invasion
04 - attack on gotham
05 - train fight
06 - aftermath
07 - final
08 - end credits
09 - medley suite
10 - lasiurus (bonus track)
11 - barbastella (album edit)
12 - macrotus (album edit)
13 - eptesicus (album edit)
14 - preparation
15 - augustus (trailer music #1)
16 - monk with bell (trailer music #2)
17 - nightwatcher (veigar music from the trailer)
18 - backend (veigar music from the TV spot)

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-11 00:00:00
@A Sentient Being

Please, stop asking that kind of things, it's not the right place for that...

@Peter

Well, I'm a bit disappointed... It's just an expanded with SFX tracks and lots of useless bonus tracks... :P

A Sentient Being reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-11 00:00:00
IT'S HIGH TIME SOMEONE MADE A DECENT BATMAN BEGINS COMPLETE SCORE, NOT THIS JUNK WITH SFX!

WE NEED IT BADLY!!!

Shaun reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-11 00:00:00
Hi there,

This one seems to be the most complete version Ive come across. It must be out there somewhere. Only thing is the sites I found this on only had the artwork/track listing etc

DISC I

01 OPENING TITLE/YOUNG BRUCE
02 MEETING WITH DUCARD
03 TRAVELLING THE WORLD
04 LEAGUE OF SHADOWS
05 GOTHAM
06 FATEFUL NIGHT
07 TRAINING
08 YOUR ANGER GIVES YOU GREAT POWER
09 NOT HOME FOR LONG
10 VENGEANCE PT1
11 VENGEANCE PT II
12 WE DONíT NEED TO SEE THIS
13 THIS CITY IS ROTTING
14 SHAME
15 CONFRONTATION WITH FALCONE
16 TRAVELS
17 THE HEIST
18 WHAT IS NECESSARY
19 COURT
20 BRUCE SEES RACHEL
21 THE CAVE PT1
22 WAYNE ENTERPRISES
23 MEETING WITH LUCIOUS FOX
24 THE CAVE PT II/COSTUME MONTAGE PT I/MEETING WITH GORDON
25 BRUCE SPIES FALCONE/COSTUME MONTAGE PT II
26 ďWHERE ARE YOU?Ē
27 ďIíM BATMANĒ
28 ATTACK ON RACHEL/FALCONE ARRESTED

DISC II

01 THEFT ON WAYNE ENTERPRISES
02 ITíS WHAT YOU DO THAT DEFINES YOU
03 CRANE & FALCONE
04 ON THE ROOF
05 ONE MORE CONTAINER/THE KID
06 LIGHTEN UP (FILM VERSION)
07 LIGHTEN UP (ALBUM VERSION)
08 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BRUCE
09 BATMAN PREPARES
10 YOUíRE FIRED
11 RACHEL & CRANE/ESCAPE
12 ASYLUM FIGHT
13 POLICE
14 BACKUP
15 THE CHASE
16 RACHEL IN THE CAVE
17 RAíS AL GHUL AT THE PARTY
18 CONFRONATION WITH RAíS AL GHUL
19 ALFRED SAVES VRUCE
20 YOU STILL HAVENíT GIVEN UP ON ME?
21 VAPORISATION
22 BATMAN JOINS NARROWS
23 A NARROWS RESCUE
24 TRAIN FIGHT
25 ITíS OVER
26 REBUILDING
27 END CREDITS

Deakins reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-11 00:00:00
And the site is???
fakkkkkke lol

Antas, Webmaster reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-11 00:00:00
please don't post any bootleg link here

Sylvos reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-11 00:00:00
People, this page is for THE DARK KNIGHT! Stop posting Batman Begins related stuff here.

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