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What Worked & What Didn't In 'The Dark Knight Rises'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 23, 2012 3:20 PM
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Over an unexpected and sad weekend, "The Dark Knight Rises," a film anticipated by millions for several years at this point, finally came to theaters. And judging by the film's opening weekend, thought to be around $160 million and the biggest ever for a 2D film, most of you caught it this weekend, unbowed by the sad events of early Friday morning in Colorado.

Listen To Hans Zimmer's Entire Score For 'The Dark Knight Rises'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 10, 2012 10:25 AM
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....because there hasn't been a story about "The Dark Knight Rises" in the last twelve hours or so, here's another helping from the movie, although we're not sure what the benefit is of listening to the score before you see the flick.

Listen: New Samples From Hans Zimmer's 'The Dark Knight Rises' Score; Is There A New Trailer On The Way?

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • June 26, 2012 11:37 AM
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Perhaps it’s due to the fact that the summer hasn’t had the one requisite film that wholly delivers on spectacle arrive yet, but anticipation for director Christoper Nolan’s third and final installment in his “The Dark Knight” franchise seems to be continuously mounting – and the film’s studio, Warner Bros., seems to enjoy fanning the flames.

Hans Zimmer To Add Some BRAAAAHM By Scoring Zack Snyder's 'Man Of Steel'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 18, 2012 7:33 PM
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"It's Zack [Snyder]'s movie so it'd be a bit rude of me to turn up and say I've got a few ideas now," Nolan recently said about when asked about his producing role on "Man Of Steel." "My big point of responsibility was helping shepherd David [Goyer]'s script. When I'm finished with this I'll be there for whatever Zack wants from me, but it's very much his movie." Really, Chris?

New TV Spot For 'The Dark Knight Rises' Plus Tracklist & Samples Of Hans Zimmer's Score

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 11, 2012 1:31 PM
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If you have anyone in your family who is English or French, or if you have a friend who is a diehard football (soccer) fan, you already know that England is playing France today in opening rounds of the Euro Cup. It's easily one of the biggest matches of the tournament (at least so far), between two major rivals, so it's makes sense to put a new TV spot in there for what will be one of the biggest movies of the year as well.

Hans Zimmer Says He Riffed On Mozart, Schubert & European Gypsy Music On 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows' Score

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • December 15, 2011 10:58 AM
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Since making a name for himself with the scores for films like “Rain Man,” “Backdraft” and “Crimson Tide,” Hans Zimmer has become one of the most in-demand composers in the entertainment industry. Remarkably, he’s not just prolific, but enormously acclaimed. In addition to composing sixteen scores -- in 2010 and 2011 alone - Zimmer won an Oscar for “The Lion King” and earned seven more nominations for everything from “Rain Man” to “Inception.” Amazingly, even when it comes to even sequels, Zimmer told The Playlist he’s not interested in resting on his laurels, much less his past accomplishments.

Hans Zimmer To Bring Some BRAAAM To Ron Howard's 'Rush'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 13, 2011 5:40 PM
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Steven Spielberg has John Williams, J.J. Abrams has Michael Giacchino and Ron Howard has Hans Zimmer. At least lately. The latter helmer has hired on Zimmer for this last four movies -- "The Dilemma," "Angels & Demons," "Frost/Nixon" and "The Da Vinci Code" and they are set to team up once again.

BRAAAM & Beats: Hans Zimmer & Pharrell Williams Are Music Consultants For The Oscars

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 8, 2011 4:18 PM
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Damn son, the Oscars are going to get some serious swagger.

Hans Zimmer Talks Scoring 'The Dark Knight Rises' & Says He's Not Confirmed For 'Man Of Steel'

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • December 5, 2011 9:58 AM
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During his 27 years in Hollywood, Hans Zimmer has produced hundreds of film scores, sometimes five or six in the span of one year. But what’s interesting about his work is that it’s become more eclectic and undefinable, not less, as his career has progressed. Listening to his more recent work on films such as “Inception” and “Sherlock Holmes,” there are few traces of the synthesizer-heavy material he made his name with in the 1980s, and remarkably, few similarities even between those two recent examples. But even with expectations for his score for “The Dark Knight Rises” looming large over his work for the forthcoming film, Zimmer told The Playlist that he’s not sure how much the score will share in common with its atonal predecessor.

Hans Zimmer Decides To Sit Out The Oscar Race This Year

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 24, 2011 1:40 AM
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With eight Academy award nominations leading to one win for "The Lion King," composer Hans Zimmer certainly doesn't have anything to prove. Prolific and inventive, he's one of the best in the business, and even with nearly three decades of work tuning up movies, his works remain continually fresh and creative. This year alone has the fifty-four year-old composer taking some fascinating strides, teaming with the Mexican guitar duo Rodrigo Y Gabriela for both "Rango" and “Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.” Of course, we don't have to tell you that the man behind the excellent scores for (the Oscar nominated) "Inception" and "The Dark Knight" is preparing "The Dark Knight Rises," and he's already given a peek behind the curtain, saying that influences as disparate as Verdi and Alison Goldfrapp are playing a role in the composition. But this year, he won't be making his way to the Kodak Theater.

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