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The score has been release twice already, once in the original 1-disc form and again in November in the form of a 2 CD Special Edition that includes a second disc and a nicely done book containing photos from the movie. While the latter edition is not a complete set of the music from the movie, it is a nice package (see the Complete Recordings series for The Lord of the Rings movies to see how it should be done).
Radio station KCRW out of Santa Monica, California interviewed Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard about the creation of the score and working with Christopher Nolan. The host of the radio show is Jason Bentley:
Jason Bentley: We’re here to talk about a little film called the Dark Knight…does this film give you a unique opportunity, musically, that might be different from your prior film work?
Hans Zimmer: Well, I think being able to set up and go -- I can be provocative. I can be completely uncompromising. I can basically go back to my roots and, let me be specific about this, when you’re a kid starting out and making music, you make music for the great pleasure of it and you don’t censor yourself. You don’t try to write pretty. You write what’s in you and I think in a funny way this really allowed us to do this and to be very experimental and not hold back and scare the children with it.
The transcript of the interview as well as the full audio interview is available at the Read link below!
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