HANS ZIMMER Talks Influences in Scoring 'THE DARK KNIGHT RISES'

Hans Zimmer recently revealed a little about his preparation in scoring Christopher Nolan's final Bat flick The Dark Knight Rises. The composer has an extensive resume including Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Sherlock Holmes, Rango, Megamind, both Kung Fu Panda's, Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons, & the soundtrack to Modern Warfare 2 [all in the last six years.] Hit the jump for the details as he spoke to the BBC.

On working with Christopher Nolan.
"Chris and I do work really well together, He is my guardian angel when it comes to my music. He protects it tremendously and makes sure it gets heard. When you start the next project you have to forget everything you did before, otherwise Dark Knight will start to sound like Kung Fu Panda, I just throw myself into one thing and become a monk. I sit in my room and get grumpy and don’t answer the phone. It’s the only way I know how to do it."

On influences for The Dark Knight Rises.
"I’ve been listening to a lot of Verdi lately. And Alison Goldfrapp, and a lot of electronica as I’m heading into ‘Dark Knight’ territory again. I’ve been in the studio trying out ideas. I’m embarrassingly far advanced. I sent Chris some stuff the other day and he thought it was really unusual that I wasn’t holding the whole thing up. Of course I’ll try to make it different, but I’m not going to abandon the musical language of the previous film. It’s a matter of knocking down some walls and making it broader, wider and more epic."

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