Hans Zimmer’s Favorite Batman Score Is Not What You Expect

Hans Zimmer has revealed his favorite ever Batman score, referring to the musical arrangement as “the most glorious statement of Batman” he has ever heard – and it’s Elliot Goldenthal’s work Batman forever and Batman & Robin.

Speaking of IGN, the award-winning composer who previously worked on the scintillating scores of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight series, reflects on the evolution of his career and the experiences he’s had with other music masters over the years. also the ones that shot Batman movies like Danny Elfman and Michael Giacchino.

Zimmer thought about what makes a great Batman score by thinking about the different sounds of each composition before declaring Elliot Goldenthal’s musical number “the greatest Batman score of them all”. Zimmer said he was invited to Poland to go to the concert stage to play Inception, where Goldenthal presented his superhero suite.

“It was the happiest moment of my life as his arts, craftsmanship, and beautiful audacity of writing, and imagination, completely erased the floor with my little inception piece. And his thing was just the most glorious statement of Batman I have ever made. would have heard, ”Zimmer said of the Goldenthal music. “It was just amazing. It was amazing and everyone knew it.”

“It’s nice when you can actually say that someone has done something that you are instantly, incredibly familiar with, and they’ve just done it so much better than you could ever do it, and you can just be inspired and excited,” he said. added to the room, admitting that it comes with the realization that you may be “able to study a little more” and “work a little harder.”

Goldenthal took over the reins from Danny Elfman to compose the score for Batman Forever in 1995 and later returned with director Joel Schumacher to score Batman & Robin in 1997, showing a fun and unique style that another agreement has been reached. The room gave Goldenthal the credit he felt he deserved after thinking about his own work.

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Zimmer identified his score for Tony Scott’s The Fan as one of his least appreciated notes, admitting that “no one went to see the movie” when it was released in 1996. “Maybe it was not the greatest movie in the world,” he said. “But I think it’s a pretty good score, I think it’s a pretty brave score so I’d rather like it. And it’s not for the faint of heart.”

He also portrayed Ridley Scott’s Hannibal as another film with an understated score, which he regarded as a romantic comedy. “I think I wrote my best love story in it because I always felt that Hannibal Lecter had no reason to live, were it not for his obsession with Clarice Starling, and vice versa,” he explains. “He serves their purpose.”

Well-known composer Michael Giacchino wrote the music for Matt Reeves’ The Batman, which will be released on March 4, 2022. He recently shared a clip of an orchestra performing part of the piece, which aligned itself with the visual sound present in the atmosphere the franchise reboots the first trailer, with a fittingly gothic, haunting and dramatic tone.

Adele Ankers is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow her on Twitter.

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