"Like it or not, The Dark Knight is going to keep popping up in headlines all the way through to the Oscars in February, so just be prepared. This latest news is rather disappointing for those who were a fan of Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard's score - that even I'd been strongly supporting since June. The executive committee of the Academy music branch has disqualified their score from Oscar consideration this year. This actually happened to their Batman Begins score in 2005 as well, so this isn't the first time. The Academy's reason behind the disqualification states that five names were listed as composers, and Zimmer and Howard were only credited for "more than 60%, but less than 70%" of the score."
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German composer Wolfram de Marco moved in 1999 to LA, capital of the international film industry. As a composer he had alot of experience in writing music for tv films, tv/cinema commercials and corporate commercials. For the latter he won an award. In 2003 he started to collaborate with composer Klaus Badelt, for whom he wrote some additional music and took care of the arrangements. In 2005 Wolfram wrote the score to The Wedding Party. His latest film is Loft, a belgian thriller, directed by Eric Van Looy, story by Bart De Pauw. This film is currently the number 1 film in Belgium.
Thanks to our founder member Etienne Grignon, we can present you a look of the exploration of the sonic world of this summer's blockbuster Batman
movie THE DARK KNIGHT presented last October 27th at the Egyptian Theatre, Los Angeles
Oscar and Golden Reel winning supervising sound editor/sound designer
Richard King ("War of the Worlds" "Master and Commander: The Far Side
of the World" "Signs") as he presents his process of creating the
film's soundscape. Excerpts of the movie were presented with
special "pre-dubb" mixes to illustrate the variety of elements used to create an environment of serious sound.
Also in the mix: award winning music editor Alex Gibson ("Natural Born
Killers" "The Prestige" "John Adams") with very special guest Hans Zimmer who revealed the way the musical score was shaped to fit the dark narrative of good and evil.
As an extra special attraction, all of the sound was played
through a state-of-the-art audio system developed by Meyer Sound Laboratories so that you could hear every subtle and explosive element.