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Old 13-10-2008, 14:54   #1021
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I must say I prefer how Two Face is handled in the Long Halloween to the Dark Knight. Not familiar with TAS origin though, it's been many years since I've seen any of it.
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Old 13-10-2008, 15:21   #1022
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.....it's bland score.


You must be mistaking it with the 99.9% of bland scores on other movies.

This & the Batman Begins score have been the two best orchestral scores in years. I can't think of anything that comes close.
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Old 13-10-2008, 16:06   #1023
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You must be mistaking it with the 99.9% of bland scores on other movies.

This & the Batman Begins score have been the two best orchestral scores in years. I can't think of anything that comes close.

What about the LOTR movies and the Spiderman Trilogy? the had good scores.
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Old 13-10-2008, 16:58   #1024
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What about the LOTR movies and the Spiderman Trilogy? the had good scores.
LOTR yes, Spider-Man no. Not that Spider-Man was bad, just wasn't 'amazing' or very deep.
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Old 13-10-2008, 17:01   #1025
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Oh yeah, forgot about LOTR, those were good. Spidey was bland & highlighted everything that's wrong with modern day scores.
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Spidey was bland & highlighted everything that's wrong with modern day scores.

That will be Danny Elfman the one note recycle old tracks film scorer.
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Old 13-10-2008, 18:34   #1027
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Indeed, it's just too weird. The film is about as far away from typical Oscar-fare as you can get.
Wierd? It's about as mainstream as the Mississippi River!

I will admit that a scifi (ish) summer blockbuster doesn't normally get many oscar nods though...
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Old 13-10-2008, 18:40   #1028
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That will be Danny Elfman the one note recycle old tracks film scorer.
Bah. James Horner is the undisputed champeen of recycled scores. Don't get me wrong, the guy has written some amazing stuff for films that I adore, and any composer is guilty of re-use to some degree. But Horner's just so brazen about it.
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Bah. James Horner is the undisputed champeen of recycled scores. Don't get me wrong, the guy has written some amazing stuff for films that I adore, and any composer is guilty of re-use to some degree. But Horner's just so brazen about it.
He just likes his French Horns. Like Elfman likes his indistinct airy choirs.
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I'd say Horner hammers the choirs, especially the choirboys (ahem) pretty heavily too. I'm looking at you, Krull/Glory.
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They played some of the Dark Knight score while we were waiting for the film start tonight. Great to hear it in the cinema again... even though we were waiting to watch Burn After Reading, not TDK.
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New Chris Nolan interview:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/hero...opher-nol.html

On the relationship between Batman and the Joker:
We wanted the Joker’s final taunt to Batman to be that they are locked in an ongoing struggle because of Batman’s rules. There’s a paradox there. Batman won’t kill. And the Joker is not interested in completely defeating Batman because he’s fascinated by him and he enjoys sparring with him. It’s trapped both of them. That was really the meaning of it. Of course what happened is Heath created the most extraordinary character that you would love to see 10 movies about. That’s the bittersweet thing. It was incredible characterization. It is a bittersweet thing for all of us.

On the possibility of Batman 3:
There are two things to be said. One is the emphasis on story. What’s the story? Is there a story that’s going to keep me emotionally invested for the couple of years that it will take to make another one? That’s the overriding question. On a more superficial level, I have to ask the question: How many good third movies in a franchise can people name? At the same time, in taking on the second one, we had the challenge of trying to make a great second movie, and there haven't been too many of those either. It’s all about the story really. If the story is there, everything is possible.

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Old 27-10-2008, 23:32   #1034
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I hate how bloody ambiguous Nolan has to be about it, I'd be very surprised if he doesn't come back. We all know that Bale and Caine are both signed on and The Dark Knight made a ridiculous amount of money, so it's going to happen.

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They played some of the Dark Knight score while we were waiting for the film start tonight. Great to hear it in the cinema again... even though we were waiting to watch Burn After Reading, not TDK.
I saw the film twice at the cinema and can't really recall any of the score. It did the job I suppose but I can't see what all the fuss was about.

I've been enjoying hearing Elfman's score in Lego Batman recently. Now that is a truly memorable score that I've always loved, but the style of it wouldn't suit the Dark Knight at all.

Then again, I controversially hate the zither music in The Third Man so I obviously don't know what I'm talking about.
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