History AwesomeMusic / Batman

4th May '17 12:39:38 AM mlsmithca
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* Next time you watch ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', consider muting the film as the credits begin and playing [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbIdnMgfb-4 this fan-made track]] over them. It starts low and quiet but builds to a final crescendo for the trilogy that simply "must'' be experienced.

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* Next time you watch ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', consider muting the film as the credits begin and playing [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbIdnMgfb-4 this fan-made track]] over them. It starts low and quiet but builds to a final crescendo for the trilogy that simply "must'' ''must'' be experienced.
3rd May '17 3:06:43 PM SithPanda16
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*** Especially epic is the opening number, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvcezzUjCF8 "Birth of a Penguin"]], complete with a dark re-orchestration of the previous film's theme, and "The Final Controntation".

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*** Especially epic is the opening number, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvcezzUjCF8 "Birth of a Penguin"]], complete with a dark re-orchestration of the previous film's theme, and "The Final Controntation".Confrontation".



** Whilst it seems to only be on the soundtrack to ''Film/BatmanBegins'', not in the actual movie (at least, not in it's entirety),[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7Mq9UaUq2M "Lasiurus"]] possibly sums up the essential character at the heart of Batman better than any piece of music (even some of the other fine pieces listed here) ever will -- it's dark, brooding and melancholy, and yet there's a subtle note of hope weaved in there that gradually and powerfully builds to a crescendo, giving the listener the impression that the night will end and evil will be overcome...

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** Whilst it seems to only be on the soundtrack to ''Film/BatmanBegins'', not in the actual movie (at least, not in it's its entirety),[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7Mq9UaUq2M "Lasiurus"]] possibly sums up the essential character at the heart of Batman better than any piece of music (even some of the other fine pieces listed here) ever will -- it's dark, brooding and melancholy, and yet there's a subtle note of hope weaved in there that gradually and powerfully builds to a crescendo, giving the listener the impression that the night will end and evil will be overcome...



** The last minute of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oI_mDPIj4IA Aggresive Expansion]]. If "Why So Serious?" builds up the tone of the Joker, this song smashes it down on you like a 5000 pound hammer. It's impossible to listen to this song without imagining him bursting into the room and holding a knife to someone's neck at the last second, and to top it all off, the scene it's used in is when he kills the goddamned judge and commissioner.

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** The last minute of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oI_mDPIj4IA Aggresive Aggressive Expansion]]. If "Why So Serious?" builds up the tone of the Joker, this song smashes it down on you like a 5000 pound 5000-pound hammer. It's impossible to listen to this song without imagining him bursting into the room and holding a knife to someone's neck at the last second, and to top it all off, the scene it's used in is when he kills the goddamned judge and commissioner.



** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zh0Oh5zF2iA I'm Not a Hero]]. Particularly the subtle similarity to the Elfman theme around the 4 mintue mark.

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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zh0Oh5zF2iA I'm Not a Hero]]. Particularly the subtle similarity to the Elfman theme around the 4 mintue minute mark.



** The track "Gotham's Reckoning" that plays as Bane and his henchmen [[spoiler: kidnap a nuclear physicist and wreck a CIA jet in mid flight.]]

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** The track "Gotham's Reckoning" that plays as Bane and his henchmen [[spoiler: kidnap a nuclear physicist and wreck a CIA jet in mid flight.mid-flight.]]



** [[http://youtu.be/XKYM_jrTeaA "Mutants... Surrender or Die"]] is a similarly operatic piece that marries orchestra, percussion and synthesised music amazingly well.

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** [[http://youtu.be/XKYM_jrTeaA "Mutants... Surrender or Die"]] is a similarly operatic piece that marries orchestra, percussion percussion, and synthesised music amazingly well.



** In "Disappearing Inque", when Bruce activates his exo-suit, a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSbT51P92x0&t=0m31s seriously awesome rendition of the original intro theme]] is played. A pretty heart wrenching scene when you know that doing so causes such strain on Bruce's heart that even Terry acknowledges it.

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** In "Disappearing Inque", when Bruce activates his exo-suit, a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSbT51P92x0&t=0m31s seriously awesome rendition of the original intro theme]] is played. A pretty heart wrenching heart-wrenching scene when you know that doing so causes such strain on Bruce's heart that even Terry acknowledges it.



* Next time you watch ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', consider muting the film as the credits begin and playing [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbIdnMgfb-4 this fan-made track]] over them. It starts low and quiet, but builds to a final crescendo for the trilogy that simply ''must'' be experienced.

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* Next time you watch ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', consider muting the film as the credits begin and playing [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbIdnMgfb-4 this fan-made track]] over them. It starts low and quiet, quiet but builds to a final crescendo for the trilogy that simply ''must'' "must'' be experienced.
30th Apr '17 5:56:48 PM SithPanda16
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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pTQ0ZvuIr4 "Attack of the Batwing"]], people.



%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pTQ0ZvuIr4 "Attack of the Batwing"]], people.



** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZst_2xJHAI "Molossus"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZH7UpSoIT8 "Antrozous"]] from ''Film/BatmanBegins''.

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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZst_2xJHAI "Molossus"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZH7UpSoIT8 "Antrozous"]] from ''Film/BatmanBegins''.



** From Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard's ''Film/TheDarkKnight'':
** The opening track [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QjuEWsdgEc "Why So Serious?"]] sets the mood for the entire film. Amazing how much horror is contained in a single note... Listen to it over headphones, or surround sound in an acoustically perfect room; that single note jumps around, well... ''chaotically''.
** The Crystal Method's Remix of said song is not quite as creepy, yet... it is. In its own "Crystal Method way."

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** From Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard's ''Film/TheDarkKnight'':
** The opening track [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QjuEWsdgEc "Why So Serious?"]] sets the mood for the entire film. Amazing how much horror is contained in a single note... Listen to it over headphones, or surround sound in an acoustically perfect room; that single note jumps around, well... ''chaotically''.
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''chaotically''. The Crystal Method's Remix of said song is not quite as creepy, yet... it is. In its own "Crystal Method way."



** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_081gkpT8k The fire rises]], especially after 2:48.



** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqywxMzPDWI "Why Do We Fall"]].

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** %%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqywxMzPDWI "Why Do We Fall"]].
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZst_2xJHAI "Molossus"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZH7UpSoIT8 "Antrozous"]] from ''Film/BatmanBegins''.
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_081gkpT8k The fire rises]], especially after 2:48.
1st Jan '17 3:41:09 PM Anicomicgeek
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wu873F0eTjs "I Go Looney"]] sung by Creator/MarkHamill himself! It helps get us into the mind of the Joker and how he feels the way he does, as well as an EarWorm, as well as LyricalDissonance, given that it's got mice music and is about a man going crazy.

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wu873F0eTjs "I Go Looney"]] sung by Creator/MarkHamill himself! It helps get us into the mind of the Joker and how he feels the way he does, as well as an EarWorm, as well as LyricalDissonance, given that it's got mice nice music and is about a man going crazy.
1st Jan '17 3:39:59 PM Anicomicgeek
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'':
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9I-ICtgylw The main theme]]. (Song starts at beginning). Also at the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9c_ijTjKC8 end of the movie is another version]]. The weird thing is that that's not Latin; it's the names of some of the music crew being sung backwards. ''And it is still awesome.'' Considered by some to be Shirley Walker's magnum opus.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6K1qNsE9v0 The Birth of Batman.]] The close-up to the eyes and Alfred's reaction really sells it.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'':
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9I-ICtgylw The main theme]]. (Song starts at beginning). Also at the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9c_ijTjKC8 end of the movie is another version]]. The weird thing is that that's not Latin; it's the names of some of the music crew being sung backwards. ''And it is still awesome.'' Considered by some to be Shirley Walker's magnum opus.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6K1qNsE9v0 The Birth of Batman.]] The close-up to the eyes and Alfred's reaction really sells it.



%%** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wu873F0eTjs "I Go Looney"]] sung by Creator/MarkHamill himself! Is there anything we can say here?
%%Yes. Namely: why is it awesome? Do not uncomment this entry without expanding it to provide context.

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%%** ** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wu873F0eTjs "I Go Looney"]] sung by Creator/MarkHamill himself! Is there anything we can say here?
%%Yes. Namely: why
himself! It helps get us into the mind of the Joker and how he feels the way he does, as well as an EarWorm, as well as LyricalDissonance, given that it's got mice music and is it awesome? Do not uncomment this entry without expanding it to provide context.
about a man going crazy.
30th Dec '16 11:52:10 PM Anicomicgeek
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The ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries'', ''WesternAnimatiion/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', and the ''Film/DCExtendedUniverse'' have [[AwesomeMusic/BatmanArkhamSeries pages]] [[AwesomeMusic/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries of]] [[AwesomeMusic/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold their]] [[AwesomeMusic/DCExtendedUniverse own]].

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The ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries'', ''WesternAnimatiion/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', and the ''Film/DCExtendedUniverse'' have [[AwesomeMusic/BatmanArkhamSeries pages]] [[AwesomeMusic/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries of]] [[AwesomeMusic/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold their]] [[AwesomeMusic/DCExtendedUniverse own]].
29th Dec '16 6:22:50 PM Anicomicgeek
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The ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries'', ''WesternAnimatiion/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', and the ''Film/DCExtendedUniverse'' have [[AwesomeMusic/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries pages]] [[AwesomeMusic/BatmanArkhamSeries of]] [[AwesomeMusic/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold their]] [[AwesomeMusic/DCExtendedUniverse own]].

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The ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries'', ''WesternAnimatiion/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', and the ''Film/DCExtendedUniverse'' have [[AwesomeMusic/BatmanArkhamSeries pages]] [[AwesomeMusic/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries pages]] [[AwesomeMusic/BatmanArkhamSeries of]] [[AwesomeMusic/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold their]] [[AwesomeMusic/DCExtendedUniverse own]].
29th Dec '16 6:16:45 PM Anicomicgeek
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''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', the ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries'', and the ''Film/DCExtendedUniverse'' [[AwesomeMusic/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold have pages]] [[AwesomeMusic/BatmanArkhamSeries of their]] [[AwesomeMusic/DCExtendedUniverse own]].

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The ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries'', ''WesternAnimatiion/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', the ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries'', and the ''Film/DCExtendedUniverse'' [[AwesomeMusic/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold have [[AwesomeMusic/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries pages]] [[AwesomeMusic/BatmanArkhamSeries of of]] [[AwesomeMusic/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold their]] [[AwesomeMusic/DCExtendedUniverse own]].



* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'': In many, many ways. The show introduction is famous for the music as much as for its almost-a-storyboard art style. The second intro is less well-known, but also features some epic music. And most villains have their own (often awesome) leitmotifs. BTAS had a unique soundtrack for ''every episode'', a feature that might never happen again.
** Awesome, in part, because it's the same theme Music/DannyElfman wrote for the Creator/MichaelKeaton ''Film/{{Batman}}'' movie. Some of the best TV watching memories were when that Creator/WarnerBros logo faded away, the police headlights came on, and those horns started blaring. One of the best themes to a television show. Ever.\\
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Just to give an idea - this theme was so awesome, that even the ''staff of the show'' didn't realize that the title of the show didn't appear during it. Go ahead and rewatch if you don't believe that fact.
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yC4zKDeDkM theme]] from ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries The Adventures of Batman and Robin]]''. Shirley Walker gave Batman a {{Leifmotif}} as memorable as the 1980's movie's.
** Also, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9pXkjI5Z6U The Grey Ghost's theme]] (until about 0:51). Very short, but brilliant!
** There's a lovely theme that plays in the BTAS episode "Heart Of Ice" that makes one think of snow falling...
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Df9RJaFQ0Y The Joker's Theme]] from BTAS (the second song). [[ThemeTuneCameo He even]] [[ThemeMusicPowerUp whistles it.]]
** For many, Shirley Walker's Batman overture is even more iconic than Danny Elfman's theme (which is only heard in a few of the episode scores, like "Nothing To Fear" and "The Cat And The Claw, Part II"[[note]]but not Part I[[/note]]). It helps that the animated theme is very much a SuspiciouslySimilarSong to the film's version.
** The intro to each episode not only provides great film noir imagery but great film noir music as well, setting the tone for the episode. And thanks to La-La Land, there are now ten discs worth of music available!
%%*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOPWTjPa--0 And now we have the entire playlist.]]
11th Aug '16 8:39:47 AM mlsmithca
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wu873F0eTjs "I Go Looney""]] sung from Creator/MarkHamill himself! Is there anything we can say here?




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%%** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wu873F0eTjs "I Go Looney"]] sung by Creator/MarkHamill himself! Is there anything we can say here?
%%Yes. Namely: why is it awesome? Do not uncomment this entry without expanding it to provide context.
11th Aug '16 2:15:24 AM WasaKing14
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheKillingJoke'':
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wu873F0eTjs "I Go Looney""]] sung from Creator/MarkHamill himself! Is there anything we can say here?
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P78PyOWOqi4 "All It Takes Is One Bad Day"]] has an amazing build up as the music intensifies as it goes on.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYyXeJ03ORQ "End Credits"]] is a very quiet and subtle piece.
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