Friday, November 14, 2008

Dark Knight Score Disqualified

In a bold move, AMPAS has disqualified James Newton Howard's and Hans Zimmer's score for "The Dark Knight," citing it doesn't contain enough original music, since Howard and Zimmer both score "Batman Begins" (05) and distilled several themes from 3 other composers.  Though Howard and Zimmer planned to submit those 3 names as co-composers in order to give them royalty credits, AMPAS still rejected the bid.  The move echoes a similar treatment of "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" in 2002.

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