The Dark Knight (2008) - Grammy Winner
|The Album: The Dark Knight: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack returns with the ASCAP–winning composers from Batman Begins—Academy Award winner Hans Zimmer and seven-time Oscar nominee James Newton Howard—for a powerful
The Film: The Dark Knight premieres on thousands of screens nationwide via Warner Bros. on July 18. Starring Christian Bale in the title role, Michael Caine, the late Heath Ledger as The Joker, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman and Eric Roberts, the film was directed by Christopher Nolan.
Hans Zimmer:One of film’s most sought-after composers, whose career encompasses more than 100 film and television scores, Zimmer won an Oscar for The Lion King, and has earned nominations for Gladiator, The Thin Red Line, Rain Man, As Good As It Gets, The Preacher’s Wife and The Prince Of Egypt. Recent film credits include Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End and The Simpsons Movie.
James Newton Howard:Oscar nominated for Michael Clayton, The Village, My Best Friend’s Wedding, One Fine Day, Junior, The Fugitive and The Prince Of Tides, Howard also scored King Kong, Runaway Bride, The Sixth Sense and Collateral.
Album Notes and Credits
Notes & Personnel Info
|Composers: James Newton Howard; Hans Zimmer .|
|Loaded with high energy and high tension, the follow-up to the 2005 blockbuster BATMAN BEGINS is sure to thrill even the skeptics. Once again the music is handled by the dynamic duo of Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard. Each composer's individual skill selects one aspect of the dark duality of the Batman character; Zimmer's action-savvy boisterousness is mostly tempered by Howard's brooding, introverted theming. Add to this the sinister scoring for the Joker's chaotic character, and an explosive, nail-biting score begins to emerge.|
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Associated Artists and Works
|Release Date : 07/15/2008|
|Original Release Date : 2008|
|Catalog ID : 2-511101|
|Label : Warner Bros.|
|Number of Discs : 1|
|Studio/Live : Studio|
|Mono/Stereo : Stereo|
|SPAR Code : n/a|