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‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Soundtrack Cover Art and Track Listing
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The Dark Knight Rises

Christopher Nolan‘s Batman trilogy draws to a close next month with the much-anticipated release of The Dark Knight Rises. One of the most crucial and defining elements of the series has been the musical scores composed by Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard. For the score to The Dark Knight Rises Zimmer will be flying solo for the first time, but if you remember his stellar score to Nolan’s 2010 mind-bending blockbuster Inception, you just might be perfectly fine with that.

I’m anxious to hear what Zimmer has in store for Nolan’s final journey to Gotham City. With the movie guaranteed to be a sweeping action epic with great intellectual and emotional themes running through its narrative, the noted composer will have a lot of musical ground to cover. Jett at Batman-On-Film has revealed the track listing for the upcoming release of the soundtrack, which is available for pre-order now, and posted the album cover art as well.

You can check them both out here below.

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Make Your Voice Heard As Part Of A Worldwide Chant In ‘The Dark Knight Rises’
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Famed composer Hans Zimmer is returning to Gotham City for his third straight time to provide the musical voice of the Batman franchise for next summer’s The Dark Knight Rises, and now he has a way for Bat-fans around the world to be a part of the film’s sonic tapestry.

The website Ujam, a place for people to create their own music, is hosting in conjunction with Zimmer and Warner Bros. a special chance for people to record their voices as part of a “worldwide chant” the composer is creating for the upcoming comic book blockbuster.

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Blu-ray Review: The Lion King Diamond Edition
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The Lion King 4–Disc Blu–rayThe Lion King
4–Disc Blu–ray/3D/DVD/Digital Combo
2-Disc Blu–ray/DVD Combo
Directors: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff
Starring: Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Jeremy Irons, Rowan Atkinson, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Madge Sinclair, Cheech Marin, Whoopi Goldberg, Robert Guillaume, Moira Kelly, Jim Cummings, Niketa Calame
Walt Disney Home Entertainment
Release date: October 4, 2011

You can’t really review The Lion King. It’s one of the crown jewels of Disney’s line of timeless hand–drawn animated classics, and my own personal favorite of the bunch.

It’s jam–packed with a great cast of voice actors, gorgeous and vibrant environments, settings, and colors, and some of the most unforgettable songs any movie has ever had. Not to mention the wonderful story of a young lion cub who’s tricked into leaving the lands he was to one day become king of after an incident involving his stoic father–king and his deviously evil uncle.

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10 Situations In Which It’s Appropriate To Use The ‘Inception’ Button
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You know how they say that when you find The One (in a romantic sense, not in the Keanu Reeves in The Matrix sense), you realize you’ve been waiting for this person since before you knew they existed?

That is exactly how I feel about the Inception BRRAAAAHHHMM! button that’s been making the rounds today that gives you a familiar snippet from Hans Zimmer‘s score. It’s dramatic, exciting, attention-grabbing — and versatile, too! I intend to have this open in my browser always from now on, because I never know when I might be in a situation where a little “BRRAAAAHHHMM” could add some pizazz, some gravitas, or just some punctuation.

Here’s 10 Situations In Which It’s Appropriate To Use The Inception BRRAAAAHHHMM Button…

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The Easter Egg In Hans Zimmer’s ‘Inception’ Score
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After a recent screening of Inception, it occurred to YouTuber camiam321 that there may be some method to the madness of the dark, slow, bass-heavy theme that dominates Hans Zimmer‘s score.

He took Edith Piaf’s “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien” (which is used as a recurring motif in the film’s heist sequence), and slowed it down in Adobe Soundbooth by 300%. The result was a near exact match to the Zimmer theme.

Watch the video here below and listen to the comparison.

Thematically, this ties in perfectly with the film’s plot device in which (MINOR SPOILERS) a dream can feel exponentially longer than the time it takes to dream it, and a dream within a dream can feel exponentially longer than the dream level above it, in other words, hours within a dream can take place over the course of 20 minutes in real life.

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