What if David composed the scores to Batman Begins and TDK?

David Julyan, Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard, and Ludwig Göransson
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That surely would have made for an interesting score.

I don't think I would replace Hans and James if I could go back in time, I love what they've done with the series, but it is an interesting thought.

We know David could pull off the atmospheric side of things, but I would love to hear what he writes for action music.

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I agree, hans and james did great job of composing for both batman begins and the dark knight and i to would not change those composers for david in hindsight although it would have been really interesting to see what david would have done with it. I think david completely complements christopher nolans style of film making and the themes presented in each film and i really look foward to their next collabaration, their partnership reminds me of the great composer/director relationships akin to the likes of steven speilberg/john williams or steven soderberg/cliff martinez etc.

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I think it would have been better. I liked TDK's score (the Joker's theme is brilliant) but I wasn't a fan of Batman Begins' score.

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Personally, I like the score to BB and TDK just the way it is. When I first heard the music to the trailer of TDK, I got chills.

Not saying David is a bad composer, I love his scores as well. Both Memento and Following's scores are superb.

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I tend to think David Julyan's scores leave a brooding quality. Something mysterious and something that is inviting to curious listeners. It works very effectively for the films he has scored for Chris. I do think that the mysterious tone, that sense of foreboding, does not lend well to Batman Begins and TDK, which I think were very well done by Herr Zimmer and Mr. Howard.

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niniendowarrior wrote:I do think that the mysterious tone, that sense of foreboding, does not lend well to Batman Begins and TDK, which I think were very well done by Herr Zimmer and Mr. Howard.
What you said.

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He is talented

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I would certainly like to see Julyan get the chance to score a Batman film, but I don't know if Julyan's style of film scores would work for a Batman film. Julyan doesn't really create "themes" like Zimmer and Newton Howard do. His scores are more like "tonal washes" which work best for smaller films.

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I'd be very curious to hear it. In general, however, his scores have been more on the low-key side.

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I think Zimmer was the perfect guy for the job, Julyan works better with psychological dramas, like darker more subtle things.

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