Re: The Dark Knight - Grading & Discussion
Ledger was great but I do feel that he is overshadowing the others a bit.
To be fair, Ledger's performance still
probably would have overshadowed the others even if he hadn't died. Even before his death, most of the buzz regarding The Dark Knight
was about how disturbingly awesome he was.
Regarding some of the criticisms about the music: as much as I love Danny Elfman's score with its easily recognizable and hummable theme song, the minimalist approach taken by Zimmer and Howard works here. It works with this kind of film. Is it catchy and hummable? Not really, though I do find that it kind of sticks in my brain. I'm certainly not going to buy the soundtrack to either Begins
or Dark Knight,
but nor do I see the need for so much hate for it.
"For those of you playing the home game, this is what is known as a 'Prince Albert'. And I'm sure that was his last wish. 'Victoria, I'm dying. I want you to name a museum, a performance hall, and a bolt through the cock after me.'"
—Robin Williams, Live on Broadway