Hans Zimmer's The Dark Knight Rises Score

Hans Zimmer’s The Dark Knight Rises Score

James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer collaborated on the scores for Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. For The Dark Knight Rises, Hans Zimmer is finally allowed to fly solo and he soars. Their work on Batman Begins was atmospheric and at times evocative of being in a cave surrounded by bats. In that regard, [...]

Looking Back and Forward on The Accidental Batman Trilogy

Looking Back and Forward on The Accidental Batman Trilogy

Christopher Nolan didn’t set out to create a Batman trilogy. Frankly, I’m not sure he tried making a single Batman movie (more on that later). In the forward to The Art and Making of The Dark Knight Trilogy, he writes: People ask if we’d always planned a trilogy. This is like being asked whether you [...]

Burton vs Nolan: Who Created the Better Batman?

Burton vs Nolan: Who Created the Better Batman?

There are two versions of Batman that are generally considered to be the best. Strangely, this is such a divisive issue that internet chat rooms become virtual war zones, insults and hatred flying from all sides. Love them, hate them, or find yourself casually indifferent, Chris Nolan’s take on the Batman mythology has been the [...]

What's Next For Batman?

What’s Next For Batman?

By now, we have all seen the teaser poster and probably bootlegs of the underwhelming teaser trailer. The buzz for Chris Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises is well and truly upon us. This will likely be his last film in the series, rounding it off to a nicely wrapped trilogy and the big question is: [...]