If you were the one of many who watched The Dark Knight Rises in glorious IMAX, then you may have noticed the genius music and the booming sounds coming from explosions, The Bat hovering over Gotham City, and Bane’s terrifying voice. And all of that came together perfectly thanks in part to director Christopher Nolan, music composer Hans Zimmer, and sound editor/sound designer Richard King. Now Soundworks Collection has released a video of how it all came together and you can check it out below.
King reveals that Nolan was playing this one pretty close to the chest, and went as far as not revealing the last few pages of the script to those who were involved with the filmmaking process. Despite not knowing how the film was going to end, King praises Nolan for being very involved with the science of the sound for The Dark Knight Rises. The sound editor also talked about how the different sounds pieced together the different elements (The Bat, Bane, etc.) of the film.
In memory of the victims of last week’s horrific shooting massacre in Aurora, CO, during a screening of The Dark Knight Rises, the film’s composer Hans Zimmer has released an original track online to benefit the Aurora Victim Relief Fund established by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and the Community First Foundation. Zimmer recorded the track in London in the days following the shooting and announced its availability on his Facebook page this week.
The haunting, eight-minute-long track is called “Aurora” and you can preview it here below.
“Aurora” is available to order internationally on iTunes for $1.29. Residents of the U.S. can also purchase the track by going to the WaterTower Music website and making a minimum donation of ten cents. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Aurora Victim Relief organization.
With less than two weeks to go before the long-awaited release of The Dark Knight Rises, the epic final chapter in Christopher Nolan‘s Batman trilogy, the film’s Hans Zimmer-composed score – due to be released by WaterTower Music next Tuesday – is now streaming in full online for free thanks to the good folks over at the UK movie magazine and site Empire.
Sounds like Zimmer is bringing the sonic thunder once again with a fantastic score that features many callbacks to his collaborations with James Newton Howard on the scores for Batman Begins and The Dark Knight as well as his score for Nolan’s previous film Inception. The most prevalent motif in the score is Zimmer’s theme for the character of Bane (Tom Hardy), a symphony of brooding and ominous tones building to a climax of complete chaos. The track “The Fire Rises” at times recalls the “Mombaasa” cue from Inception and it’s good to hear Zimmer and Newton’s Batman Begins theme about 2.5 minutes into “Despair.”
Hans Zimmer is one of those magnificent composers that any director would like to have working on the score of their film. The thing about Zimmer is that he makes distinct and significant work for each of the projects he is assigned to and its because of his method of work, that you can really tell one of his soundtracks from the others.
So in a move that is sure to get everyone excited, Zimmer has been hired to compose the soundtrack for Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel. Zimmer is recognized for many soundtracks, but this isn’t the first time he’s composed a score for a superhero film.
A few days ago we got our first look at the cover art and track listing for the forthcoming release of Hans Zimmer‘s orchestral soundtrack to The Dark Knight Rises was released.
Today we have for you a selection of 30-second samples from each of the album’s fifteen tracks. You can listen to them here below.
The chilling chant that serves as the theme for the film’s villain Bane (Tom Hardy) is quite prevalent in several of these tracks, but in the final track “Rise” there is a subtle callback to a piece used to underscore the death of Bruce Wayne’s (Christian Bale) parents in the early moments of Batman Begins. A hint of rumors to come true, perhaps?