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Sharky

Hans Zimmer and Tom Holkenborg's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

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It'd be handy if the booklet stated who composed what in this soundtrack.

 

At least the Avengers: Age of Ultron CD was convenient in providing that information.

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People have been going off the assumption that Holkenborg handled all Batman material and Zimmer everything else. I'm not sure how accurate that is but I agree the credits should be a lot more clear.

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But do you expect the same clarity from a Floyd album's credits as to who wrote what?  That kind of thing can be hard to quantify when you're all jamming with the same material. 

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2 hours ago, Disco Stu said:

People have been going off the assumption that Holkenborg handled all Batman material and Zimmer everything else. I'm not sure how accurate that is but I agree the credits should be a lot more clear.

It's not an assumption. Hans said it himself when he announced that he was scoring the film years ago. 

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1 hour ago, TheGreyPilgrim said:

But do you expect the same clarity from a Floyd album's credits as to who wrote what?  That kind of thing can be hard to quantify when you're all jamming with the same material. 

 

This is true. Age of Ultron could credit like that because the composers worked completely separately from each other.  This one was clearly more collaborative.

 

2 minutes ago, Koray Savas said:

It's not an assumption. Hans said it himself when he announced that he was scoring the film years ago. 

 

Ah, I didn't know that was official.

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And why is this soundtrack so frightening? If I didn't know it was a score to a superhero movie, I'd have thought it was music from a horror movie.

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Batman vs Superman vs people who know good film music vs Hanz Zimmer fanz.

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When it comes to these DC Comics movies, it seems you have to be either Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard or someone connected with them in order to do the music. I'm sick of this shit.

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2 hours ago, Koray Savas said:

It's not an assumption. Hans said it himself when he announced that he was scoring the film years ago. 

 

And in a recent interview he confirmed that that was no longer the case. They collaborated on it.

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3 hours ago, Drax said:

But my DSOTM album does day who wrote what in the tracklist.

 

Sure, but if Gilmour writes a tune and some chords and maybe a riff, it's still up to the rest to actually make some music out of it.  They're not playing from scores, it's a jam. 

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15 minutes ago, Koray Savas said:

The score or the Batman material? I'm sure Holkenborg worked on all aspects of the music.

 

The Batman material.

 

Around 3:55

 

 

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Certainly better than wasting time complaining about something you were never gonna like in the first place. 

 

Don't be a Joey, ET!  You're better than that. 

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4 hours ago, TheGreyPilgrim said:

 

Sure, but if Gilmour writes a tune and some chords and maybe a riff, it's still up to the rest to actually make some music out of it.  They're not playing from scores, it's a jam. 

 

So are we talking about film scores or old bands jamming now? I'm confused.

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3 hours ago, Sharky said:

ElPelegrinoGris!

 

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That's actually Brazilian Portuguese, not Spanish

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22 minutes ago, TheGreyPilgrim said:

We're talking about film scores that are produced by bands jamming.

 

So Hands Zimmer is a band?

22 minutes ago, TheGreyPilgrim said:

We're talking about film scores that are produced by bands jamming.

 

So Hands Zimmer is a band?

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FFS, all this superiority. I just want to know who wrote what!

FFS, all this superiority. I just want to know who wrote what!

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Came back from the film now. The first 2/3rds are quite good, the last third is rather poor -- interchangeable with any given Marvel extravaganza of the last decade. Throughout the film, there are weaknesses and strenghts. The strenghts are where Snyder is allowed room to really do his stuff -- like the gorgeous dream sequences. The weaknesses are in predictable plotting, over-acting by Jesse Eisenberg and some of the run-of-mill, grating 'noise' (both visually and aurally).

 

Unlike most others, I like several elements in the score -- especially the references to MAN OF STEEL, the guitar stuff for Wonder Woman and the SHERLOCK HOLMES-like theme for Lex Luthor, which pans out as the chord progressions underlying a slow 90s power anthem. Also some of the Wagnerian choral music is fine. But the intense drumming was done much better in MAD MAX and the onslaught of action music is also "standard" and nothing to write home about.

 

Overall, a very uneven experience. 3 out of 6.

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PROMETHEUS was fantastic; the best film that year. So yeah -- a far cry from that.

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1 minute ago, Thor said:

PROMETHEUS was fantastic; the best film that year.

 

LOL

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