Album: The Dark Knight: Soundtrack

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The Dark Knight: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Artist: Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard
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Label: Warner Records

Soundtrack album for the 2008 Batman movie, The Dark Knight, an American superhero film based on the DC Comics character Batman.

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Film:The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight

Christopher Nolan

The follow-up to Batman Begins, The Dark Knight reunites director Christopher Nolan and star Christian Bale, who reprises the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne in his continuing war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to destroy organized crime in Gotham for good. The triumvirate proves effective, but soon find themselves prey to a rising criminal mastermind known as The Joker, who thrusts Gotham into anarchy and forces Batman closer to crossing the fine line between hero and vigilante. Heath Ledger stars as archvillain The Joker, and Aaron Eckhart plays Dent. Maggie Gyllenhaal joins the cast as Rachel Dawes. Returning from Batman Begins are Gary Oldman as Gordon, Michael Caine as Alfred and Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox.

Album:Batman Begins: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Batman Begins: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard

It’s rare to see two marquee-name composers credited for a score, but perhaps two people were needed to come up with something that would stand up to the memory of Danny Elfman’s work on the 1989 Batman. Just as director Christopher Nolan’s back-in-black approach is quite different from Tim Burton’s phantasmagorical one, Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard’s take doesn’t bear much kinship to Elfman’s. (You’d be hard-pressed to find any recognizable theme here, for instance.) Mostly the composers remain conservatively subtle, though coming up with the…
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