Batman Begins - Music From The Motion Picture on Import 2LP
Music Composed by Hans Zimmer And James Newton Howard
With the 2005 film Batman Begins, director Christopher Nolan re-worked the character and the gothic/art-deco land of the previous films, replacing them with a more believable world. Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard’s moody, intense score perfectly complements Nolan’s vision, a sound palette which successfully taps into the psychological aspects of the story as well as the psyche of the main character himself.
“I really turned the orchestra basically on its head. In a funny way I made the orchestra more into the electronics and the electronics more into the orchestra. It’s hard to explain, but the orchestra never got to play the way a normal orchestra plays.” - Hans Zimmer
"The division is clear: Zimmer takes care of the action, dominated by his signature thunderous percussion and a thoroughly effective two-note motif that works a treat, while Howard’s luscious, string-drenched cues amply capture the film’s more intense, haunting moments." - Empire Magazine