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THE DARK KNIGHT Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2008) (WARNER BROS. RECORDS) (14 TRACKS) 320 Kbps MP3 ALBUM

THE DARK KNIGHT Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2008) (WARNER BROS. RECORDS) (14 TRACKS) 320 Kbps MP3 ALBUM mp3-album-00658
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The Dark Knight: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the soundtrack album to the 2008 film of the same name, which is a sequel to Christopher Nolan's 2005 film Batman Begins. The soundtrack was composed by Batman Begins collaborators Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard, recorded in April 2008 and released on July 15, 2008.

The score won the Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media.

Composition

Zimmer originally said the main Batman theme was purposely introduced at the end of Batman Begins, and would be fleshed out in the sequel as the character develops. Zimmer and Howard both believed that creating a heroic theme that a viewer could hum would ignore the complexity and darkness of the character. The Batman theme (audible twice early in the film, once towards the end and a final time at the beginning of the end credits) creates what Zimmer described as a "red herring", a kind of musical foreshadowing, which was played by a cello.

The nine-minute suite for the Joker ("Why So Serious") was based around two notes played by electric cello, solo violin, guitars and a string section. Zimmer compared its style to the band Kraftwerk, who come from his native Germany, as well as his work with bands like The Damned. Throughout the piece, Zimmer used razor blades on string instruments to achieve the tortured, twisted sound to accompany the character on the screen. When Ledger died, Zimmer stated that he felt like scrapping his original material and composing a new theme, but decided that to do so would compromise the "evil [performance] projects". James Newton Howard composed the "elegant and beautiful" themes for Harvey Dent/Two-Face, to work as an aural contrast.

The heroic brass theme which plays when Batman leaves Ra's al Ghul to die in Batman Begins makes a reappearance when Batman hurls the Joker off the building in the film's climax. It also makes its third and final appearance in "The Dark Knight Rises" when Batman fires a missile at Miranda Tate, while her truck driver was killed, sending her and the truck to a crashing halt.

Track Listing:

1. Why So Serious? - 9:14 Suite of the Joker's various themes. This track is named after the line the Joker tells Gambol. Hans Zimmer was the composer of this piece and tried using different experiments on instruments to create a wide variety of distinctive noises for the piece.

2. I'm Not A Hero - 6:35 Directly after the bank robbery (when Mike Engel is interviewing the Mayor), when Chechen meets Scarecrow about the drugs that Crane sold to him, when the plane lands in the water to pick up Bruce and when Batman is in Hong Kong retrieving Lau. Edited slightly when Mr. Reese tries blackmailing Lucius Fox. This cue is named when Batman says "Because I'm not a hero. Not like Dent." Played in sections throughout movie. Also was used in the opening logos.

3. Harvey Two-Face - 6:17 Harvey Dent and Two-Face's theme. This track is named for when Gordon tells Harvey's nickname which is "Harvey-Two-Face". James Newton Howard was the composer.

4. Aggressive Expansion - 4:36 The first part is played at the end of movie; the scene when Batman escapes on his Batpod. The middle is during Fox's meeting with Lau in Hong Kong. The end is played when the Joker kills Commissioner Loeb, Judge Surillo, and comes for Harvey Dent at the party saying: 'We made it'! The name comes from the Joker line: "There's a lot of potential for aggressive expansion."

5. Always A Catch - 1:40 The beginning is while the Joker wildly guns down other cars demanding Batman hit him. This line is not said in the film, but would have been placed during the scene where Gordon and Batman discuss the Joker's ferry situation. The script has Gordon yelling to Batman: "Then he'll blow them both up! There's no time- we have to go in now-" and Batman responds: "There's always a catch with him-" before getting ready to rescue the hostages from the hospital.

6. Blood On My Hands - 2:17 During Harvey Dent and Gordon's first scene together. This one is named for when Bruce says: "Maybe, but I have enough blood on my hands."

7. A Little Push - 2:43 While Harvey threatens a thug using his coin and a revolver. This one is named from when the Joker says his last line in the film: "Madness, as you know, is like gravity. All it needs is a little push."

8. Like A Dog Chasing Cars - 5:03 Theme suite composed by Hans Zimmer, containing Batman's new theme in heroic form. On the complete score it is entitled "Action Ice Theme", since it uses an action variant of the theme that played in the previous film when Bruce and Ducard fought on the frozen lake.

9. I Am The Batman - 2:00 While Alfred tells Bruce a story of his time in Burma. The cue is titled after the press conference scene when Harvey says that he's Batman.

10. And I Thought My Jokes Were Bad - 2:29 When Bruce is driving around making sure Mr. Reese is not killed. The title is from when the Joker appears to the mobsters and says "And I thought my jokes were bad."

11. Agent Of Chaos - 6:55 Batman goes to rescue Rachel after the interrogation with the Joker, the Joker escapes, Rachel's death and Harvey's disfigurement, and aftermath. Named when Joker says, "I'm an agent of chaos" during the hospital scene.

12. Introduce A Little Anarchy - 3:43 Begins as Batman realizes that the Joker has dressed the hostages as his henchmen, "Clowns." Finishes when the Joker pushes Batman through a net. The line is said during the hospital scene.

13. Watch the World Burn - 3:48 Plays as Harvey Dent/Two-Face holds Gordon and his family at gunpoint. Concludes with Batman tackling Dent. The title is from when Alfred describes the Joker by saying, "Some men just want to watch the world burn." It was composed by James Newton Howard.

14. A Dark Knight - 16:15 Theme suite containing Batman's new theme, as well as some other secondary themes. Hans Zimmer was the composer of this particular piece. The title comes from Gordon's final monologue when he describes Batman as, "a silent guardian, a watchful protector, a dark knight."

The Dark Knight: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the soundtrack album to the 2008 film of the same name, which is a sequel to Christopher Nolan's 2005 film Batman Begins. The soundtrack was composed by Batman Begins collaborators Hans Zimmer an
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