By now we all know that composer Hans Zimmer has written a score for The Dark Knight Rises that comprises of fans worldwide chanting for part of the soundtrack. And from the man himself, it is only the beginning.
“Have I earned the right yet to book the biggest, craziest orchestra for two days, and try this experiment for Dark Knight? And if it goes wrong, if I don’t like it or if Chris[Nolan] doesn’t like it, we can just pretend these two days never happened.”
–Hans Zimmer about what he said to the Warner Bros. music department.
Zimmer approached music in a way he hasn’t before; he explored a different way to compose and a different way for the orchestra to perform. But instead of telling exactly what it is, Zimmer discussed how the musicians reacted to his compositions.
” — the musicians were still talking about those two days, even though they’d done all this other stuff in the meantime. So I know I’m onto something.”
Zimmer might not have revealed much about his score for the film, but his apparent excitement about the creative direction is definitely attention-grabbing.
I still really dislike the title for Nolan’s third and final entry in his Batman trilogy — I would’ve preferred Shadow of the Bat. But I must admit that my cautious optimism in the movie is steadily growing.
The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters July 20.
Shadow of the bat means nothing as a title. The Dark Knight Rises on the other hand I’m sure has a significance for the story
Shadow of the Bat can have meaning as a title. Batman as we know it has become a public enemy wanted by the police. And his very existence is attracting more villains (Bane and his crew). From what we know so far, there’s a few parallels between Nolan’s third Batman movie and the series of comics entitled Shadow of the Bat.
There’s significance to the title The Dark Knight Rises, but I hate on it because it feels tacked on and lazy. Plus it makes Batman Begins look like the odd-man-out in the trilogy.
I’m stoked for the music. Movies are always better with awesome music. For the title, Shadow of the Bat and Dark Knight Rises have two different feels. When I think Shadow of the Bat, I would guess a negative feel like a change in progression away from the original idea. Dark Knight Rises, feels overcoming something difficult or reaching an ideal. I’d really have to see the movie to know which title is more well suited for it.