In 1988, Warner Brothers took a massive gamble and hired Tim Burton to bring Batman back to the big screen. What came out in 1989 was one of the biggest hits in history, and the score was surely just as responsible for its success. Brooding, dark, Gothic, majestic, booming, terrifying and one of the best superhero scores ever put on screen. If John Williams’ Superman is the light side of a hero, all reds and blues and good boy scouts, Elfman’s Batman score is it’s twisted little brother that embraces the dark and hides in the shadows.
It is without doubt one of the best superhero soundtracks ever and is the beautiful, melancholic, moody bow that ties everything together.
Originally posted 2014-06-27 06:51:26. Republished by Blog Post Promoter