TDK Score Discussion

Discussion in 'The Dark Knight' started by Merkel, Oct 7, 2006.

  1. Merkel Registered

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    I have no idea if James Newton Howard is involved or not.

    http://www.soundtrack.net/features/article/?id=206

    This excerpt confirmed it:

    "The first three tracks on the Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest are suites. Do you think they could be converted over to live performance?

    Well, once I've done the next Batman movie, which will finish in early 2008, I thought I'd take a year off from writing film scores and just go and do some concerts. I only started thinking about this recently, that I have these complete pieces lying around, like The Ring, Gladiator, Thelma & Louise, Crimson Tide, and they all exist as proper concert pieces. One of the reasons they've never been performed is that the percussion parts mostly exist as a bunch of samples in the films, so Bruce never had to write it into the score. So we just need to sit down, add the percussion into the score, and things like that.

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    PREVIEWS OF SCORE TRACKS


    http://www.exlibris.ch/musik/OSTVARIOUS/Dark_KnightThe/PHO/8505-9362498600.aspx
     
  2. xwolverine2 Arkham Assassin

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    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!


    now lets see if james newton howard has the balls to come back:csad:
     
  3. Boom I got nothin'

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    Nice find.

    Good to see that we'll have continuity in the score.
     
  4. Merkel Registered

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    On the next part of the interview, he will adress The Dark Knight.
     
  5. Superwoman Prime Damaged Beyond Repair

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    Gladiator was a great movie!
     
  6. Mister J Enlightened to the Great Darkness

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    It's great that he's coming back. I hope Howard does as well. I enjoyed the hell out of the Begins score.
     
  7. The Only Woj Registered

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    Howard isn't a need. If I remember correctly, Howard primarily scored the first half with Bruce away from Gotham and Zimmer scored the Batman themed parts in the later half of the movie.
     
  8. Keyser Sushi Squirrel Baffle

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    Excellent. Good news, and good thread. :up:
     
  9. xwolverine2 Arkham Assassin

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    *SLAP!*
     
  10. TRUE Registered

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  11. ultimatefan The Batman must come back

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    Cool, half of the team is set already.
     
  12. Merkel Registered

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    Actually, according to statements from both composers, all the tracks were co-written.
     
  13. batman44 Go Speed GO

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    Yay, can't wait to hear what he comes up with.
     
  14. I Am The Knight Tonight's a good night.

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    Great news, I hope Howard is in it, too.
     
  15. CConn Fountainhead of culture.

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    I dunno. I've heard statements from them saying just what Woj said.
     
  16. General Vulcun Registered

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    I read in an interview with Howard (or Zimmer...I forget), that Howard and Zimmer sat in a two recording rooms seperated by a single door. They kept the door open, and they would suggest back and forth different tunes that could be used in each scene.

    So ya, they did co-write the score together instead of doing individual parts.

    Whoever was doing the interview even commented on the fact that 2 composers on a movie would do seperate parts of the score on their own, and how that wouldn't be the case this time.
     
  17. Seen It's Been Seen

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    Does that mean James Newton Howard won't return? Hopefully he does. I felt he really added a lot of emotionality and subtlety to the BATMAN BEGINS score and wouldn't even mind if he scored THE DARK KNIGHT solely without Zimmer.

    On the other hand, I know Zimmer has a lot of detractors but I think if his score was more HANNIBAL and less CRIMSOM TIDE or THE ROCK this time (based on his clear contributions to the BEGINS score, however I liked them) then I would be more than open to him scoring the film without the assistance of Newton Howard.

    Although there's been a lot of speculation that Zimmer focused on the action components of BEGINS while Newton Howard focused on the emotional, dramatic elements (as aformentioned). So you can say that if Zimmer just returns, how will that effect the score for THE DARK KNIGHT? I don't think it would be detrimental to the score, since Zimmer can clearly handle emotional drama, but then again look at what he did for BATMAN BEGINS (which a lot complain for its electronic-over-ochestrated tonality).
     
  18. Mee 2 E's are better than 1

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    This is good. The music in BB was great, nice to have it back.
     
  19. Keyser Sushi Squirrel Baffle

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    Okay, let me be the voice of reason for a moment.

    Yeah, that's right. Reason. :p

    Zimmer didn't say anything to suggest that Howard won't be back. Howard never came up as a topic of discussion. Zimmer just made an offhand comment that his next job was Batman. That's ALL. If Zimmer's back it's a fairly safe bet that Howard is as well. Until we know anything different, don't go making assumptions or freaking out unnecessarily, okay?
     
  20. Eddie Dean Jokerfied

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    Nice to hear this.
     
  21. nosebleed. Registered

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    F all that...bring on Burton.



    i kid
     
  22. Keyser Sushi Squirrel Baffle

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    I sure as hell hope so.
     
  23. DCW Registered

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    Great news, now Howard needs to sign on and everything will be great.
     
  24. Keyser Sushi Squirrel Baffle

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    Who says he hasn't?
     
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    Yay! Hopefully more good news will follow.
     

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