Posted on Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 at 4:20 pm by TeddyBlass
SoundWorks Collection, an online series profiling the sound and music behind the latest and greatest films, recently profiled the team behind The Dark Knight Rises. In the video are Composer Hans Zimmer and Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designer Richard King, both of whom should be considered vital members of Team Nolan. Check out the video:
Richard King won Oscars for his work on The Dark Knight and Inception, and Hans Zimmer was nominated for his score to the latter. Will they have a shot again this year? Comment below!
The The Dark Knight Rises Z+ app is available as a free download via the App Store and iTunes. In addition to feeding you real-time augmented sound through your headphones, the app also includes new and exclusive music from the movie, as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes commentary with composer Hans Zimmer and director Christopher Nolan. If you have an iOS device, I highly recommend checking it out!
Posted on Thursday, July 19th, 2012 at 1:09 pm by TeddyBlass
On the latest episode of the Nolan Fans Podcast, Teddy and Alex talk about the promotion leading up to the release of The Dark Knight Rises, including advanced tickets, TV spots, Trailer #4, viral marketing, the IMAX poster, and Hans Zimmer’s soundtrack. They also discuss Christopher Nolan’s hand-and-footprint ceremony at Grauman’s Chinese Theater. This episode of the podcast was recorded before seeing the film, and we haven’t seen any of the trailers or spots, so this episode is spoiler-free! Perfect for you to download and listen to while waiting in line for The Dark Knight Rises!
The Nolan Fans Podcast is a periodical podcast hosted by Alex Haas and Teddy Blass. It has been running since July 2009. With over 65k downloads, the podcast is the largest and longest running podcast about director Christopher Nolan and his films. You can stream, download, and subscribe to the podcast in iTunes below. Enjoy.
Posted on Monday, July 2nd, 2012 at 5:46 pm by TeddyBlass
Today, Warner Bros. unveiled the official plot synopsis for The Dark Knight Rises, as well as new 60-second samples of Hans Zimmer’s score. The synopsis was revealed via the film’s official website, and the longer, minute-long score samples were posted on the WaterTower Music site. Check out the synopsis below:
It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act.
But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane.
Posted on Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 at 9:22 pm by TeddyBlass
WaterTower Music has revealed the official cover art and track listing for the cd release of Hans Zimmer’s The Dark Knight Rises soundtrack. The cd features just over 51 minutes of music, which is a good deal less than the original soundtrack releases for the previous two films in the series. However, there is a possibility of a Collector’s Edition release sometime in the future — like there was with The Dark Knight. As far as spoilers in the track titles are concerned, the track list is pretty safe to view. Check out the cover and track listing below: