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Sadly, he doesn't seem to say anything new besides the background information on the Zimmer and Harry Gregson scores he's worked on. Plus the Skyscraper information still doesn't excuse the generic committee product that score turned out to be.Does anyone know what songs Max Aruj and Steffen Thum have worked on?Though there are differences, I think HZ & NGS styles mix together rather well.<br><br>Tracks like "Fort Walton", "Goodspeed Tracks Jade" or "Jade" are exceptions for sure. Apart from these, most tracks blend very well, imo.<br>It's very different from Armageddon for exemple, when team Trevor and team Harry had very different styles (big anthems & guitars VS darker material and more subtle theme developments) and also different sound equipments (I can tell immediately who did what thanks to the sound banks they used). The Rock doesn't suffer from those extreme differences imo.<br><br>We fans here listened to those scores for over 20 years and we've learnt how to spot each composer (thanks to this website and all the infos on each track we got over the years). I'm not sure I could have noticed all those details back in 1996, or even 10 years ago.<br><br>Nonetheless, The Rock is one of the greatest action scores ever. While more coherent scores like Crimson Tide or The Fan grew on me over the years, The Rock keeps a very special place in my heart.yes i hope 2 cd!!!!Hi, <br>Ever paid tribute to Gorecki?<br>I think you should<br><br>Cheers<br><br>Mjt Sprengers
The only way I won't be able to the listen to it before the episode is if it will be released in Germany in the night to tuesday. But I don't know how I would find that.Does someone know something about the soundtrack already? Like how many songs there will be or maybe even the full track list? Or will it be a big surprise?I will, Backbiter, because I live in Germany and in my country the final episode will be released on monday. I will watch it with my friends and therefore we will watch it around 8pm in my time. If the soundtrack will be released in the night from sunday to monday, I will be able to listen to the soundtrack before I watch the final episode.Yasss<br><br>Please be 2 discsThis is an okay score. Nothing super spectacular, but it fits the movie very well. The only issue I really took is that the end credits arrangement of the Pokemon video game theme is absent from the CD - I would wager quite a few people bought the CD just for that only to be disappointed. For me, it would have ended the CD perfectly.<br><br>Anybody know why it was left off? Something Nintendo told them 'no' on?
Very interesting interview. Thanks man!Judging by the YouTube views, not a lot of people have listened to this 1-hour chat with Steve. So I'm posting it here for you folks to enjoy - have nothing against any of the composers who worked on The Rock, but to my ears, the Nick Glennie-Smith stuff sounds obviously different from the Hans Zimmer stuff, and they both sound very different from the Harry Gregson-Williams stuff. And the transitions are a tad jarring at times. I've never seen anyone else post this opinion before, though, so I may be the only one!<br>=====================<br><br><br>That's actually very interesting. Never thought of it that way. And you're right. For those who are well aware of the overall MV/RC sound, there is indeed a difference between the Zimmer style and the Glennie-Smith style. However, I think that the two styles blend pretty well in The Rock. The movie itself allows for that. So I would argue that, while watching the actual movie, the two styles work very well together and they complement each other. <br><br>But listening to the score alone, yes, I can definitely see where you're coming from. The differences are obvious. Having said that, I still consider it to be a masterpiece of action scoring. And not only action. The emotional bits are great too. JADE is an extremely beautiful and tender track :))<br><br>P.S. The Peacemaker is on my personal TOP 5 of the greatest action scores of all time. I can't believe the score is not as popular as The Rock. Same for Eraser, by the way. Watch the movie again on a good sound system and you'll be blown away by the awesome Silvestri score. I really wish those two scores were more popular with the public......The 90s had some of the greatest action movie scores ever<br>================================<br><br>Without a doubt. I grew up in the 90s and I was there for all of it. Truly one of the best decades for film music (and for cinema in general). I mean, it's the decade that changed action scores forever. Exactly because of scores like The Rock, Twister, Armageddon, Crimson Tide and The Peacemaker. Granted, Harold Faltermeyer kinda started it all in the mid-80s with his work on Top Gun, Tango and Cash and Beverly Hills Cop 2, but it was Hans and his team who really got the ball rolling. By the way, I'm super happy that Hans and Faltermeyer are teaming up for Top Gun 2. At least according to IMDb....<br><br><br>==================<br>The opening theme is probably Zimmer's best in the genre<br>==================<br><br>Agreed. It's the ultimate Zimmer power anthem. I know the younger generation knows Hans mainly from his work on comicbook movies like Batman and Spider Man, but for me, 90's Zimmer will always be the best Zimmer. And my favorite Zimmer :))I'm so excited hear that.
No you won't, the score will be released after the final episode.Yesssssssssss yessss yesCan't wait for this soundtrack.<br>Just a few days left.Oh. My. Gods. (The old ones and the new.) That's so good news. And I can't wait for sunday.<br><br>The best is, that I can here the soundtrack before I watch the final episode. And I like to hear to a score without knowing wich music belongs to what kind of scene.Yesss. Can't wait!

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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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Shaun reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-11 00:00:00
Sorry about that, it just seems that people are really eager to get the Batman Begins complete score, so much so talkback on it is leaking onto the Dark Knight Score. Just goes to how how badly folk want it.

I wont post the link to the sites either, and chances are it is just another fake but it looked kind of legit. Anyone can really find it if you google "Batman Begins complete score". Apparently the owner of the site was only able to get a copy of the track listing/artwork.

I'm just waiting for all the "We need a Dark Knight Complete score" talkback starting. It's bound to happen seeing as theres about 2 and a half hours of music in The Dark Knight lol. Really looking forward to it. The new score is epic!!

Congrats on "Escalating" the score from Batman Bagins Mr Zimmer and Mr Howard

Littany reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-10 00:00:00
I'm glad I already pre-ordered the album, because the audio quality of the leaked album is lower than what I like and there are moments when it seems like the audio hasn't been smoothed over or run through the appropriate filters or edited. Maybe it's just a leak of the unfinished thing, like a wooden table just before it's been stained.

Matt reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-10 00:00:00
Hey can anyone tell me if they remember the theme from Batman Begins that played when bruce plays the piano to open the batcave doors? Does that apprear on the cd? And if so does it sound like it did in Batman Begins? I loved that theme

A Sentient Being reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-10 00:00:00
"Hey can anyone tell me if they remember the theme from Batman Begins that played when bruce plays the piano to open the batcave doors?"

Dear Matt, the theme you are looking for is heard on Batman Begins expanded score, "End Credits", (which I call "Ametrida", to corelate with other BB track titles). I'm not sure if that particular theme is heard on The Dark Knight soundtrack, but I think it is not there. Perhaps in the movie, so that would mean we will have to wait for The Dark Knight Complete Score.

By the way, does anyone know if there is Batman Begins Complete Score, beside the regular and expanded ones? I mean, the BB score is amazing and it would be pity not to hear every single note from it, because there we some pretty cool themes not heard on the regular score, or the expanded one (which is actually the regular with only track order changed plus few official score edits - pretty dumb, ha?).

Bring on Batman Begins Complete Score!!!


A Sentient Being reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-10 00:00:00
Matt, sorry, I realized later I had made a mistake. The theme I mentioned is when Alfred plays the piano while the mansion is burning, not Bruce. We should wait for a Complete Score to appear to hear that outstanding theme!

ema reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-10 00:00:00
I don´t like this OST than the 1st :(

I hope more than the 1st

Peter reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-10 00:00:00
Dear boys...I' GOT COMPLETE SCORE FROM BATMAN BEGINS!!!!!! box, with great artwork:D Now this is how dreams come truth :D
amazing score!

Kusi reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-10 00:00:00
@peter: do you can plz post a tracklist ? :-)

steven reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-09 00:00:00
Let's stop fighting and enjoy the beatiful music Mr. Hans composed and Mr. James hehehe and of course Mr. Williams they are all supreme but well anyways I'm a huge Hans Zimmer fan hehehe

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-09 00:00:00
This Score Is Brilliant The Best Score EVER

ZED reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-09 00:00:00
I'm in Australia and just got a copy of the soundtrack and all I can say is that it is a masterpiece! The opening track "Why So Serious?" is harsh, brutal and down right chilling, but like every track, there is a constant pulse to the music. "Like A Dog Chasing Cars" will be a highlight for many action score fans and "Harvey Two-Face" is just so full of honest passion! The end track "A Dark Knight" is 16 minutes of pure beauty, power and menace and i'd pay huge bucks just to have that one piece of music. It is by far one of the most brilliant pieces of music I have ever heard! "The Dark Knight" score is one of the most innovative and compelling scores I have ever heard. It may sound crazy but every time the Joker's theme comes in, I get a cheeky smile on my face. It is pure genius! This is a score for people who understand and appreciate the realm of sound design aswell as music itself. If this score doesn't take you to the deepest, darkest, adventurous thoughts of your mind then there is seriously something wrong with you! ;) As the Joker would say... "Why So Serious?".
This soundtrack is an absolute must for any music fan! Take care all.. :)

&#12502;&#12524;&#12488; reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-09 00:00:00
The originality of the score is amazing. I love how it still has strong ties to the first BB score, so it's more of a musical evolution than a sequel score. The duo didn't throw much out but instead added upon it and built it in layers. I love the dynamics introduced by combining Jame's pule elegance with Zimmer's very brash bombastico style. In my opinion this is by far the most intrigueing and dark scores ever written. Applaude gentleman, we've just heard the work of masters.

Saix reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-09 00:00:00
I have the leaked soundtrack and "A Dark Knight" seems to be screwed up at the last few minutes. It seems to skip a lot for some reason

mathieu reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-08 00:00:00
and in track "harvey Two Face" at 5.25-5.35 : isn't a theme of John Williams for "Hook"

-Blitz- reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-08 00:00:00

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-08 00:00:00
and in track "harvey Two Face" at 5.25-5.35 : isn't a theme of John Williams for ''Hook''

What a hell is john williams has to do with The Dark Knight Score???????????????

And What a hell is hook theme has to do with Harvey Two Face?????? people Makes Me piss off with Stupid comments like that

And No It isn't a Theme Of John god damn williams why should howard take a theme from a composer not as genius as him

A Sentient Being reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-08 00:00:00
"And No It isn't a Theme Of John god damn williams why should howard take a theme from a composer not as genius as him"

First of all, John Williams IS the GREATEST COMPOSER EVER! However, the theme heard in "Harvey Two-Face" is NOT from "Hook". That is simply a musical idea, or a motif, which occured to James Newton Howard, which concidentally sounds like a theme from "Hook". But, frankly, I cannot recall any such theme in "Hook".

By the way, The Dark Knight music is so good, I already have it pre-ordered at weeks ago!

I think this soundtrack has more action than Batman Begins, also BB themes are here somewhat more developed and much more defined, as if Hans and James attentionally did not allow those themes in BB to fully develop, thus emphasizing the movie's "Begins" character. Here, Batman is stronger, more defined, non-compomising and such is the music, as well.

The theme for the Joker is excellent. It depicts the character as not just some clown, but rather as a real psychotic murderer, also prone to theatricality as is Batman.

"Blood on My Hands" is one of the reare good love themes heard in 2008, or in couple of years. Harvey's theme is very good, nice, ellegant, but foreboding. Newton Howard used one of the themes from Batman Begins for Harvey Dent.

"Like a Dog Chasing Cars" is yet another brilliantly composed chase sequence theme, almost as a sequel to "Molossus" (which I call "Rooftops and Highways").

"A Dark Knight" could have been more thematically developed. However, I should wait for the CD to arrive to judge on that one.

So far, I'm not disappointed. The movie will be undoubtedly the best Batman movie and the best of 2008. Great work!


A Sentient Being reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-08 00:00:00
"I think this soundtrack has more action than Batman Begins, also BB themes are here somewhat more developed and much more defined, as if Hans and James attentionally did not allow those themes in BB to fully develop, thus emphasizing the movie's "Begins" character."

I'm sorry, I meant "intentionally" instead of "attentionally". Lapsus! :-)

Mathieu reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-08 00:00:00
I am wrong, it's not Hook but Jurassic Park this ground reminds me a little.

Mr. J reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-07 00:00:00
So I heard the Leak..and besides the quality, I can't help but notice how repetative the score is..nothing fresh and exciting..I'm hoping that the leak is just stiched together clips, because if not, I'm so dissapointed

Cloud reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-07 00:00:00
I don't think so, it's a masterful sequel score. People who liked the Batman Begins score are going to love this one.

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-07 00:00:00
100% true Cloud !

The ones who liked BB are gonna LOVE it...

The ones who disliked BB are gonna HATE it even more ! :-P

Deakins reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-07 00:00:00
I listen the score and I'm a little disapointed to no hear real new things! The score is always between Da Vinci Code, King Arthur and some scores of James Newton Howard and there is cues very exciting (I think "Like A Dog Chasing Cars" and "A Dark Knight") but some tracks like "Why So Serious?" or "Blood On My Hands " are definitely boring).
However, it's a pleasure for those who have like the "Batman Begins" score. The themes are here and with a good arrangement but it lacks a piece of novelty.
But maybe 'Dark Knight' is the "Dead man's Chest" of Christopher Nolan's Batman serie.
I wait his "World's End".
Now, it seems that music of "Dark Knight" is very effective in the movie and it's the main objective!! :D

African Master reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-07 00:00:00
The ugliest music ever composed !

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-07 00:00:00
I heard the leak, and even though I was waiting for something more I still think it's brilliant and it grows on you. Just one wasn't there s theme for Harvey Dent that James Newton Howard worked on while Hans worked on the Joker's? I'm just asking

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-07 00:00:00
African Master you know nothing about music and thats true

hans batman-zimmer reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-07 00:00:00
I love this score.
We can't find any music like this from other composers.
Good job!

PJ2 reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-07 00:00:00
Tracks like "Harvey Two-Face", "Agressive Expansion", "Like a dog chasing cars" or "A Dark knight" are really brilliant. However maybe I'm a little bit disappointed by the rest of the soundtrack; although I think the Joker's theme will be perfect in the movie, it's really unlistenable as a music cue... (forgive my uncertain english I'm french^^)

fabien reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-07 00:00:00
Track 14 is a masterpiece. It sounds like Chevalier of Sangreal and Am I not merciful. A perfect mix between these two tunes added over the Batman theme give a amazing sound for The DARK KNIGHT one. Brilliant.
And it's also the case for the joker's theme. It 's unbelievable how it works well with the batman theme in track 8 : Like A Dog Chasing Cars (5:02)

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