Batman Composers Profiled in Geek Soul Brother’s The Music of Sci-Fi and Fantasy
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.
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