Batman's movie and TV adaptations have had varying degrees of success over the years, but one aspect of the DC Comics franchise that has been almost universally good for the past five decades or so has been the music.
As if to prove it, the Piano Guys -- a duo consisting of a pianist and a cellist (shouldn't they be the Piano and Electric Cello Guys?) -- have taken three iconic Batman themes, arranged them for their own instruments, and mashed them up in a really creative and compelling way. Not only that, they put it all in an absolutely beautifully shot video.
As part of the ongoing celebration of the 75th anniversary of Superman, Warner Bros. Animation'sBruce Timm and Man of Steel director Zack Snyder collaborated on a two-minute film that observes some of Superman's more memorable adventures. The animation includes homages to original creators Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster to contemporary artists like Jim Lee, with stops along the way that give props to Curt Swan, Dan Jurgens, Neal Adams, Andy Warhol, Fleisher Studios, Alex Ross, the Smallville television series, Christopher Reeve, George Reeves, Henry Cavil and Timm's own work on Superman: The Animated Series.
Film composer Hans Zimmer participated in a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" on Tuesday in which he discussed numerous topics including digital audio gear, favorite works of his own, musical heroes like Kraftwerk, the challenges of working as a composer in Hollywood, and of course his music for the new Superman film Man of Steel. One of Christopher Nolan's key collaborators on the celebrated Dark Knight trilogy of Batman films, Zimmer said viewers/listeners can "Expect hope" from his Man of Steel score. "Hope and not cynicism. The opposite of The Dark Knight."
"I am devastated by this tragedy, and my heart is with the victims, survivors and their loved ones. Words fail me," wrote Hans Zimmer on Facebook in the early days following the shocking events of July 20, when 12 people were killed and dozens wounded by a masked gunman at a midnight screening of Zimmer's new film
We might still be over a week from being able to see The Dark Knight Rises, but at least we can hear it right now - Well, kind of. Warner Bros. has released Hans Zimmer's soundtrack to the movie online, to give you the chance to imagine w
Warner Bros. in partnership with Nokia have released a new full-length trailer for The Dark Knight Rises, the third and final Batman film by Christopher Nolan. The clip, which you can see below, features previously released footage along with a number of new shots and dialogue and a thrilling piece of music by Hans Zimmer to create the most exciting -- and indeed, most humorous -- trailer we've seen yet for the film.
Even across five separate installments of ComicsAlliance's The Dark Knight commentary, we referenced the musical score by Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard only once or twice. This seems unjust, and it is, but the truth is that most media sites like ours don't give mus
Although Christopher Nolan has officially handed off the forthcoming Superman movie and all its responsibilities to director Zack Snyder, it seems the as-yet-untitled film may yet retain some of that Nolan flavor in the form of its music
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