#9 STOP! ZIMMER TIME
I’m not a musically-inclined person, so the creation of music is a science that I have no idea how it works nor do I pretend to understand it. I’m sure we can all agree that a lot of time goes into prepping and actually scoring a film, but it seems Hans Zimmer likes to take that length of time to the next level.
In preparation for his task of scoring The Dark Knight, Zimmer did a lot of experimenting and planning with the music to get everything just right, but the most work went into creating a musical score that would be fitting for Heath Ledger’s performance as The Joker. For this, Zimmer experimented with different musical …er… techniques using razors, piano wire, pencils on tables and the floor, etc. All of this weirdness combined, he created over nine thousand sample tracks of music for the film for Chris Nolan to listen and pick through. The best part? He listened to all nine thousand tracks and picked the ones that you now know as the Joker’s music.
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Opening in theaters and IMAX on July 20, the final chapter in Christopher Nolan’s trilogy stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Oldman, Marion Cotillard, Gordon-Levitt and Morgan Freeman.
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