I am am unabashed Hans Zimmer fanboy. The man is a musical deity who regularly turns this butch and bearded man into a blubbering mess with just a single note of a shakuhachi (The Last Samurai) or transforms even the most mundane of activities into an edge of your seat thriller (Inception).
And he has certainly not disappointed in his other collaboration with director Christopher Nolan, in scoring his Batman trilogy. His theme for the Joker in Dark Knight was a particular work of psychotic genius. Now, thanks to these 30 second samples of his soundtrack for The Dark Knight Rises, we can get a taste of what he’s cooked up for Bane.
I already have an early favourite in “The Fire Rises”, very Inception-y, which is certainly not a bad thing. And I’m pretty sure that “Gotham’s Reckoning” and “Mind If I Cut In” are Bane and Catwoman’s themes respectively. They both certainly evoke central aspects of the characters: The almost militaristic bombast for Bane, and the slightly tragic, slightly mischievous riff for Catwoman.
With just over a month left until this final chapter hits our screen, the wait is quickly becoming unbearable. I have a feeling that up until 20th July, I’m going to be looping these little snippets non-stop.
Last Updated: June 15, 2012
June 15, 2012 at 14:13
Dammit Zimmer, you’ve done it yet again. That whole album is win, but “Why do we fall” is my favourite so far.
June 15, 2012 at 17:11
Judging by some of the track titles and the sound of some of those tracks (with the occasional use of bells), this sounds like it might be an action film set during Christmas.
I have no idea why but I have always enjoyed sci fi, action, thrillers and adventure films set during the
Yuletide. It probably has something to do with growing up with so many of those kinds of films set during that period – Gremlins, Lethal Weapon and, of course, the mighty Die Hard