The Dark Knight Rises OST, composed by Hans Zimmer (submitted by imalwaysallright)
Nine years ago, Warner Brothers announced that they had hired a man named Christopher Nolan to direct a complete reboot of the Batman film franchise. Little by little, the pieces came together. Christian Bale as Batman. David S. Goyer as screenwriter. Wally Pfister as cinematographer. Music by Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard.
How far we’ve come. The series is now a cinematic legend, both financially and critically. Loosely inspired by Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, The Dark Knight Rises brings to a close the tales of Bruce Wayne, Batman, and the people of Gotham City.
And so it is fitting that Hans Zimmer should return to send the trilogy off with a bang. Those who have followed Zimmer and Howard’s work uptil now will be pleased to see the return of old themes such as Molossus in “Imagine the Fire”, and Eptesicus in “Nothing Out There”. But Zimmer still has quite a few cards to play, especially seen in the harrowing track “A Necessary Evil.”
The result is a score that balances regretful nostalgia with an intense barrage of terror. It is sorrowful, thrilling, and unsettling all at once. A fitting final act for the trilogy.