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The CD liner for The Dark Knight Rises have been circulating for a few days now, fueling speculation based on titles. “A Storm is Coming” we heard Selina Kyle say to Bruce Wayne in one of the trailers, “Mind if I Cut In?” could allude to that dance. “On Thin Ice” could certainly allude to the ice fight between Bruce Wayne and Ducard in Batman Begins… but this is music. Words aren’t very illuminating. You have to hear it. And now you can. 30-second snippets from Hans Zimmers epic score is now streaming from “the sound cloud.”
A Storm is coming
On Thin Ice
Mind if I Cut In
The Fire Rises
Nothing Out There
Fear Will Find You
Death by Exile
Imagine The Fire
Why Do We Fall
The Dark Knight Rises is Christopher Nolan’s third and final installment of his Batman trilogy, starring Christian Bale (Batman/Bruce Wayne), Anne Hathaway (Selina Kyle/Catwoman), Tom Hardy (Bane), Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and other Nolan alums Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard, to be released by Warner Bros. July 2012
In an interview with MTV, The Dark Knight Rises composer Hans Zimmer answers a question about Selina Kyle/Catwoman’s theme saying:
She will have (one), she doesn’t yet. That’s got something to do with ‘I haven’t written it yet.”
Apparently the award-winning composer who has done all Nolan’s oeuvre, including previous Batman outings: Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, has too many ideas, which certainly sounds promising for us.
The Dark Knight Rises is Christopher Nolan’s third and final installment of his Batman trilogy, starring Christian Bale (Batman/Bruce Wayne), Anne Hathaway (Selina Kyle/Catwoman), Tom Hardy (Bane), Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and other Nolan alums Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard, to be released by Warner Bros. July 2012.
If your computer has a mirophone, and you have a voice, you can be part of The Dark Knight Rises chant. Composer Hans Zimmer is inviting you to become part of Christopher Nolan’s third and final installment of his Dark Knight trilogy.
“I’m shining the bat-signal up into the sky to call you all!
We need to hear your voices! Now and Loud! We are creating the sound of a worldwide chant. Everyone come and be part of it. It’s easy:
There is no such thing as out-of-tune, no timing we can’t fix later. If you mumble, growl, scream or whisper, it’s all good. Make it yours. If you only get halfway through, no problem! Do it alone, bring your friends, but do it with energy and commitment.
Let your voice be heard and be a part of our adventure!”
You might think that the visuals and plot of Christopher Nolan’s Inception were the inspiration for rapper XV’s new release “The Kick”, you might think a rapper would have no use for composer Hans Zimmer’s cyclic score, but Zimmer’s “Time” (which plays at the conclusion of the film) is indeed sampled in XV’s Kick.
The cover art should be the first clue as to where XV drew the inspiration from in his newest release called “The Kick”. Dig deeper and you’ll be engaged on the first listen to a passionate and personal outpouring of lyricism, that, yes, cleverly alludes to the film Inception. “The Kick” is a *Tibs Fav.™ I appreciate, but also not the first time a rapper has directly referenced the film…
Tim Burton’s Batman has more than a few flaws which have become increasingly obvious over the years, but one element which has aged well is Danny Elfman’s musical score, so iconic that there were doubts Hans Zimmer could possibly escape its gravitational pull in trying to create a unique musical identity for Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy: Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises. Both composers get a lookin on Geek Soul Brother’s survey of Sci-Fi and Fantasy musical scores.
Here are some composers that I think have added to the unique worlds they accompany, by creating an emotional landscape with the power of music at their fingertips.
Hans Zimmer – Going from Pop Music to film score, this german composer has had a long and successful career. His credits include Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, Inception and the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. First Oscar was for The Lion King.
Danny Elfman – Starting out with the group Oingo Boingo, Danny Elfman later found his love for film scoring. His friendship with Tim Burton lead to a great works including the scores of Batman and Batman Returns. Other works he did were Alice in Wonderland and Spiderman 1 and 2.
Zimmer: Batman 3 score must do more than rehash The Dark Knight
Hans Zimmer tribute | Sputnik Reviews
Batman Arkham City The Album
A Tale of Two Gothams: Burton v Nolan | Batman’s City in the Movies
Batman in concert
Danny Elfman knows the score: Tim Burton ‘opened every door for me’ | Hero Complex, LA Times
Bloggers and social networks aren’t as quick to note the contribution of a movie composer like Hans Zimmer. He may not be as telegenic as Leonardi di Caprio in Inception or Christian Bale and Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight, nor is his contribution to a musical movie like the Lion King as flashy as Elton John’s, but at least one blogger noted his birthday yesterday with a suitable tribute.
One of the most important things in a movie is not the script, not the acting, but the score. One of the best composers in the business today was born in West Germany 54 years ago and has been working in film for the last 28. He has scored some great films with amazing score. He has scored: Driving Miss Daisy, Thelma & Louise, The Lion King, Mission Impossible II, The Dark Knight, Sherlock Holmes, Inception and many other movies in between. Like Akira Kurosawa, if you do not know this Academy Award Winning composer, then stop here, go listen to his scores and come back and agree with this post. May I honour, Hans Zimmer.
Here are some songs from his soundtracks:
Happy 54th Birthday to German-born composer Hans Zimmer.
Zimmer has composed music for over 100 films including Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and 2012′s The Dark Knight Rises currently shooting in Los Angeles, as well as Nolan’s non-Batman projects like Inception.
Disney fans may be more familiar with “The Lion King” (due for a big-screen re-release in 3D), “Muppets Treasure Island” and “The Pirates of the Caribbean Series”.
Composer Hans Zimmer has said the musical score for Christopher Nolan’s third and final Batman outing The Dark Knight Rises will have to do more than rehash the familiar themes from The Dark Knight and Batman Begins.
The score of the first Nolan Batman film did not make a great impact on viewers. While virtually every other aspect of the movie was lauded for restoring Batman after the Joel Schumacher fiascos, the iconic Danny Elfman theme from the original Tim Burton Batman in 1989, reinforced in Batman: The Animaed Series, remained the musical signature in the public’s mind. When WB’s Smallvilleintroduced a character with a Batmanesque backstory, the musical accompaniment was unmistakably Elfman influenced.
Smallville was forced to scrap plans to introduce a young Bruce Wayne when the Justice League cartoon (Bruce Timm, Dwayne McDuffie, Paul Dini) portrayed Batman so poorly, other shows were locked out of using him in order to protect the big screen relaunch of the franchise. Smallville creators Alfred Gough, Miles Millar garnered considerable respect in the way the show adapted to the mandate late into production when the young Bruce Wayne had been cast. More »
German-born composer Hans Zimmer is recognized as one of Hollywood’s most innovative musical talents, having first enjoyed success in the world of pop music as a member of The Buggles. The group’s single Video Killed the Radio Star became a worldwide hit and helped usher in a new era of global entertainment as the first music video to be aired on MTV See full bio »
As Danny Elfman was growing up in the Los Angeles area, he was largely unaware of his talent for composing. It wasn’t until the early 1970s that Danny and his older brother Richard Elfman started a musical troupe while in Paris; the group “Mystic Knights of Oingo-Boingo” was created for Richard’s directorial debut… See full bio »
The second installment in Nolan’s Batman Trilogy, The Dark Knight, garnered much more critical and fan acclaim and substantially higher box office earnings. While the musical themes were now more familiar, it is the video game Batman: Arkham Asylum which has made the Dark Knight score too familiar to rehash. Arkham Asylum plays homage to nearly all Batman incarnations, musically as well as visually. The nature of video games exposes players to far more dead time when they are exploring the gamescape. Gamers log many more hours than film viewers, and as a result, the music becomes overly familiar. This poses a challenge for Zimmer when The Dark Knight Rises is only now in production with another game in the Arkham Asylum series released in October.