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Old July 20 2008, 03:01 AM   #259
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Re: The Dark Knight - Grading & Discussion

Trekker4747 wrote: View Post
Look at Indiana Jones
1980s.

Superman
1970s.

James Bond
1960s.

but a great, grand, theme is needed for Batman.
Why?

Much like cinematography, directing, acting and just about everything else associated with filmmaking, scoring has evolved with the times. Operatic scores such as John Williams' Star Wars and Indiana Jones, Jerry Goldsmith's Star Trek: The Motion Picture and even Danny Elfman's own Batman (which is quality music but an absolutely terrible score), are elements of a filmmaking age that has passed by. I don't think that a superhero movie has a pre-requisite of a "great, grand theme" in order to work -- just look at Iron Man, which had no memorable scoring whatsoever, but worked perfectly.
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