From “I Thought My Jokes Were Bad” to “A Little Push,” there are many memorable pieces of music in The Dark Knight, as well as the other Batman films directed by Christopher Nolan. But if there’s one thing that enhances a film, it’s the score. Such is the case when you have a composer like Hans Zimmer working on the music.
In a recent discussion with Vanity Fair revolving around The 25 Most Influential Movie Scenes In The Last 25 Years, The Dark Knight was highlighted for the final scene where Gordon describes Batman as the hero that Gotham deserves. However, Hans Zimmer had one small complaint with the score: he found it to be too loud. He said as much to Christopher Nolan:
“I told Chris the music was too loud—you couldn’t hear the lines. He said, ‘I wrote them. I can do what I want.’ He was right; people do remember the lines. He could have done 200 different cop-out endings, but he put that ending on. It’s hard to pull off a satisfying ending, if you’re that ambiguous. One second longer, or one sentence or note different, and it would have been a different movie.”
The idea of sound in the Christopher Nolan Batman films sometimes feeling or sounding imbalanced is a sort of constant. Think back to how many said that, on some viewings, they could not understand what Bane was saying in The Dark Knight Rises. Indeed, in The Dark Knight, there are a few times when the music can feel…overpowering. But then, as Nolan said, it’s his script. Plus, on repeat viewings, the music and ambience don’t really overpower the dialogue in the film itself.
But based on Hans Zimmer’s words, what did you think about the music in The Dark Knight? Did you find it to be too loud, or of an appropriate level? Also, how do you feel about Hans Zimmer returning to scoring superhero films with Dark Phoenix and Wonder Woman 1984? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Directed by Christopher Nolan and released in 2008, The Dark Knight stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Morgan Freeman. The film is available now on Digital HD, 4K, Blu-Ray, and DVD.
Source: Vanity Fair
Clay Enos Shares Hi-Res Stills Of ‘Batman v Superman’, ‘Justice League’ & More
Photographer Clay Enos has shared a huge batch of new hi-res stills from DCEU films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Justice League, and Suicide Squad which includes several new images of Jared Leto as The Joker.
The hi-res images range from stills to behind the scenes photos featuring directors Zack Snyder and David Ayer working with cast members including Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Will Smith as Deadshot. In addition to the new images of Jared Leto's Joker, a new image of Gadot as Wonder Woman in her own standalone film is included among the hi-res stills.
You can check out the images in the gallery below.
Warner Bros. and DC Films have many projects currently being developed including The Batman, The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.
The DCEU continues this month with Aquaman which is now playing and will be followed by Shazam! on April 5, 2019, Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. A standalone Joker film set outside of the DC Films universe starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime is also set to hit theaters October 4, 2019.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director, James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Aquaman is now playing. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the current DC cinematic universe as we learn it.
Source: Clay Enos