The finale of The Dark Knight film trilogy saw composer Hans Zimmer return to score the film. Co-composer James Newton Howard declined to return for this film (as he felt Zimmer and Nolan would work better together) but the main theme that he helped create still remains in the film.
Zimmer admits that he kept Selina Kyle’s theme ambiguous and also that he took Bane’s theme in a completely different direction than what had been seen in the previous installments of the series.
This interview clip that I found features not only Zimmer, but Richard King as well, as they talk about the various sounds and musical themes heard in the film.
Like The Dark Knight (2008), I admit that I haven’t actually seen this film, but I’ve heard from so many that it is good, that I’ve placed the entire trilogy on my “to watch” list. Please enjoy this interview for The Dark Knight Rises (2012).
P.S. On a personal note, Beauty and the Beast is going to be delayed for a few days, this past weekend was very hard on me personally (I don’t want to go into details except to say that I lost a good friend) and I need some time to recover. I’ll still give some small posts on “this day in film history” and other little things, but the big series is on hold for now.
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If you’d like to learn more about the film scores of Hans Zimmer, see here
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