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Danny Elfman


Part I - Danny Elfman - "Fifty Shades"
Part II - "Batman"
Part III - "Mission: Impossible"
Part IV - "Men in Black
Part V - "Spider-Man"
Part VI - "Terminator"

Daniel Robert Elfman (born May 29, 1953) is an American composer, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Elfman first became known for being the lead singer and songwriter for the band Oingo Boingo from 1974 to 1995. He is well known for scoring films and television shows, particularly his frequent collaborations with director Tim Burton.

In 1976, Elfman entered the film industry as an actor. In 1980, he scored his first film, Forbidden Zone, directed by his older brother Richard Elfman. Among his honors are four Oscar nominations, a Grammy for Batman, an Emmy for Desperate Housewives, six Saturn Awards for Best Music, the 2002 Richard Kirk Award, and the Disney Legend Award.


Danny Elfman's Greatest Hits (Filmography 1985 - 2017)

00:00 Pee Wee's big adventure
01:00 Forbidden zone
02:00 Back to school
03:00 Wisdom
04:00 Big top Pee Wee
05:00 Beetlejuice
06:00 Scrooged
07:00 Midnight run
08:00 Batman
09:00 The Simpsons
10:00 Tales from the Crypt
11:00 Darkman
12:00 Dick Tracy
13:00 Edward Sccissorshands
14:00 Night breed
15:00 Article 99
16:00 Batman returns
17:00 Sommersby
18:00 Army of darkness
19:00 Tim Burton's The nightmare before Christmas
20:00 Black Beauty
20:56 Shrunken heads
21:56 Pure luck
22:56 Dolores Claiborne
23:56 Dead presidents
24:56 To die for
25:56 The frighteners
26:56 Extreme measures
27:56 Mission: impossible
28:56 Freeway
29:56 Mars attacks
30:56 Flubber
31:56 Good Will Hunting
32:56 Scream 2
33:56 Men in Black
34:56 A civil action
35:56 A simple plan
36:56 Psycho
37:56 Instict
38:56 Sleepy Hollow
39:56 The family man
40:56 Anywhere but here
41:56 Novocaine
42:56 Proof of life
43:56 Spy kids
44:56 The planet of the apes
45:56 Red dragon

Danny Elfman's Greatest Hits (Filmography 1985 - 2017)
46:56 Spiderman
47:56 Chicago
48:56 Men in Black 2
49:56 Hulk
50:56 Desesperate housewives
51:36 Big fish
52:36 Spiderman 2
53:36 Charlie and the chocolate factory
54:36 The corpse bride
55:36 Charlotte's web
56:36 Nacho libre
57:36 Meet the Robinsons
58:36 The kingdom
59:36 Milk
1:00:36 Hellboy 2
1:01:36 Standard operating procedure
1:02:36 Wanted
1:03:36 Taking Woodstock
1:04:36 Terminator salvation
1:05:36 Notorious
1:06:36 9
1:07:36 The Wolfman
1:08:36 The next three days
1:09:36 Alice in Wonderland
1:10:36 Kick-Ass
1:11:26 Real steel
1:12:26 Restless
1:13:26 Men in Black 3
1:14:26 Silver linings playbook
1:15:26 Dark shadows
1:16:26 Promised land
1:17:26 Hitchcock
1:18:26 Frankenweenie
1:19:26 Epic
1:20:26 The unkown known
1:21:26 Oz, the great and powerful
1:22:26 American hustle
1:23:26 Fifty shades of Grey
1:24:26 Big eyes
1:25:26 Mr Peabody & Sherman
1:26:26 The end of the tour
1:27:26 The Avengers: the age of Ultron
1:28:26 The girl in the train
1:29:26 Before I wake
1:30:28 The circle
1:31:26 Fifty shades darker
1:32:26 Tulip fever

Part I - Danny Elfman - "Fifty Shades"
1988 Midnight Run  (Music by Danny Elfman)

2005 Corpse Bride   (Music by Danny Elfman)
2010 Alice in Wonderland  (Music by Danny Elfman)
2016 Alice Through the Looking Glass  (Music by Danny Elfman)
2010 The Next Three Days  (Music by Danny Elfman)
2013 American Hustle  (Music by Danny Elfman)
2015 Fifty Shades of Grey   (Music by Danny Elfman)
2017 Fifty Shades Darker   (Music by Danny Elfman)
2018 Fifty Shades Freed   (Music by Danny Elfman)

Part II - "Batman"
1966 Batman (Music by Nelson Riddle)
1989 Batman (Music by Danny Elfman)
1992 Batman Returns (Music by Danny Elfman)
1995 Batman Forever (Music by Elliot Goldenthal)
1997 Batman & Robin (Music by Elliot Goldenthal)
2005 Batman Begins (Music by Hans Zimmer, James Howard)
2008 The Dark Knight (Music by Hans Zimmer, James Howard)
2012 The Dark Knight Rises (Music by Hans Zimmer)
2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice  (Music by Hans Zimmer)

Part III - "Mission: Impossible"

1996 Mission: Impossible  (Music by Danny Elfman)

2000 Mission: Impossible 2  (Music by Hans Zimmer)

2006 Mission: Impossible 3  (Music by Michael Giacchino)

2011 Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (Music by Michael Giacchino)
2015 Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (Music by Joe Kraemer)
2018 Mission: Impossible – Fallout (Music by Lorne Balfe)

Part IV - "Men in Black"
1997 Men in Black  
(Music by Danny Elfman)
2002 Men in Black 2  (Music by Danny Elfman)
2012 Men in Black 3  (Music by Danny Elfman)

Part V - "Spider-Man"
1977 Spider-Man (Music by Johnnie Spence)
1978 Spider-Man Strikes Back (Music by Johnnie Spence)
1981 Spider-Man: The Dragon's Challenge (Music by Johnnie Spence)

2002 Spider-Man (Music by Danny Elfman)
2004 Spider-Man 2 (Music by Danny Elfman)
2007 Spider-Man 3 (Music by Christopher Young)
2012 The Amazing Spider-Man (Music by James Horner)
2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Music by Hans Zimmer)

2017 Spider-Man: Homecoming  (Music by Michael Giacchino)

Part VI - "Terminator"
1984 The Terminator (Music by Brad Fiedel)
1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Music by Brad Fiedel)
2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (Music by Marco Beltrami)
2009 Terminator Salvation 
  (Music by Danny Elfman)
2015 Terminator Genisys (Music by Lorne Balfe)


Part I - Danny Elfman - "Fifty Shades"

1988 Midnight Run

2005 Corpse Bride  
2010 Alice in Wonderland
2016 Alice Through the Looking Glass 
2010 The Next Three Days 
2013 American Hustle

2015 Fifty Shades of Grey 
2017 Fifty Shades Darker 
2018 Fifty Shades Freed 


Midnight Run

Midnight Run is a 1988 American buddy cop action comedy film directed by Martin Brest and starring Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin. Yaphet Kotto, John Ashton, Dennis Farina, Joe Pantoliano, and Philip Baker Hall play supporting roles.

A critical and commercial success, the film was followed by The Midnight Run Action Pack in 1994, three made for television sequels which did not feature any of the principal actors, although a few characters are carried over from the first film.

MIDNIGHT RUN (- 1988) - Danny Elfman - Soundtrack Score Suite

Midnight Run (1988) - Trailer 


Corpse Bride

Corpse Bride (also known as Tim Burton's Corpse Bride) is a 2005 British-American stop-motion animated musical dark comedy film directed by Mike Johnson and Tim Burton with a screenplay by John August, Caroline Thompson and Pamela Pettler based on characters created by Burton and Carlos Grangel. The plot is set in a fictional Victorian era village in Europe. Johnny Depp leads the cast as the voice of Victor, while Helena Bonham Carter voices Emily, the titular bride. 
The film was a critical and commercial success and was nominated for the 78th Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature, but lost to Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, which also starred Bonham Carter. 


Corpse Bride (2005) Official Trailer 

Danny Elfman - Corpse Bride - Soundtrack - 1

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Danny Elfman - Corpse Bride -Soundtrack - 4


Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland is a 2010 American dark fantasy adventure film directed by Tim Burton from a screenplay written by Linda Woolverton. The film stars Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Crispin Glover, Matt Lucas, and Mia Wasikowska, and features the voices of Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen, and Timothy Spall. Loosely inspired by Lewis Carroll's fantasy novels, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, the film tells the story of a nineteen-year-old Alice Kingsleigh, who is told that she can restore the White Queen to her throne, with the help of the Mad Hatter. She is the only one who can slay the Jabberwock, a dragon-like creature that is controlled by the Red Queen and terrorizes Underland's inhabitants.

The film was produced by Walt Disney Pictures and shot in the United Kingdom and the United States. The film premiered in London at the Odeon Leicester Square on February 25, 2010, and was released in Australia on March 4, 2010, and the following day in the United Kingdom and the United States through the Disney Digital 3D, RealD 3D, and IMAX 3D formats as well as in conventional theaters. It is also the second-highest-grossing film of 2010.

Alice in Wonderland received mixed reviews upon release; although praised for its visual style and special effects, the film was criticized for its lack of narrative coherence and overuse of computer-generated imagery (CGI). The film received three nominations at the 68th Golden Globe Awards, including Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. At the 83rd Academy Awards, Alice in Wonderland won Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design, and was also nominated for Best Visual Effects. The film generated over $1 billion in ticket sales and became the fifth-highest-grossing film of all time during its theatrical run.

The film started a trend of live-action fairy tale and fantasy films being green-lit, particularly from Walt Disney Studios.

A sequel, titled Alice Through the Looking Glass, was released on May 27, 2016.

Alice in Wonderland - Trailer 

Alice in Wonderland - Tea Party 

Alice in Wonderland - 2010 - Red Queen's Citadel

Alice in Wonderland - 2010 -| The Rebellion

Alice in Wonderland (2010) - la deliranza

Alice in Wonderland (2010) - Official Soundtrack

Alice in Wonderland (Score) 2010- Alice's Theme


Alice Through the Looking Glass

Alice Through the Looking Glass is a 2016 American fantasy adventure film directed by James Bobin, written by Linda Woolverton and produced by Tim Burton, Joe Roth, Suzanne Todd, and Jennifer Todd. It is based on the characters created by Lewis Carroll and is the sequel to the 2010 film Alice in Wonderland. The film stars Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Matt Lucas, Rhys Ifans, Helena Bonham Carter, and Sacha Baron Cohen and features the voices of Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall, and Alan Rickman.

In the film, Alice comes across a magical looking glass that takes her back to Wonderland, where she finds that the Mad Hatter is acting madder than usual and wants to discover the truth about his family. Alice then travels through time (with the "Chronosphere"), comes across friends and enemies at different points of their lives, and embarks on a race to save the Hatter before time runs out.

The film premiered in London on May 10, 2016, and was theatrically released by Walt Disney Pictures on May 27, 2016. Alice Through the Looking Glass received generally unfavorable reviews from critics, and grossed $299 million on a budget of $170 million, becoming a box office bomb.

The film was dedicated to Alan Rickman, who died four months before the film was released.

Alice Through the Looking Glass Official Trailer #1 (2016)

Alice Through the Looking Glass Official Trailer #2 (2016) 

Alice Through the Looking Glass - Soundtrack - Danny Elfman


The Next Three Days

The Next Three Days is a 2010 American thriller film written and directed by Paul Haggis and starring Russell Crowe and Elizabeth Banks. It was released in the United States on November 19, 2010, and was filmed on location in Pittsburgh. It is a remake of the 2008 French film Pour elle (Anything for Her) by Fred Cavayé and Guillaume Lemans.


The Next Three Days - Trailer

Soundtrack - The next three days - Last three months - Moby and Danny Elfman

Soundtrack - The next three days - The truth -
Moby and Danny Elfman


American Hustle

American Hustle is a 2013 American black comedy crime film directed by David O. Russell. It was written by Eric Warren Singer and Russell, inspired by the FBI Abscam operation of the late 1970s and early 1980s. It stars Christian Bale and Amy Adams as two con artists who are forced by an FBI agent (Bradley Cooper) to set up an elaborate sting operation on corrupt politicians, including the mayor of Camden, New Jersey (Jeremy Renner). Jennifer Lawrence plays the unpredictable wife of Bale's character. Principal photography on the film began on March 8, 2013, in Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts, and New York City.

American Hustle had its nationwide release in the United States on December 13, 2013. It opened to wide acclaim from critics, who praised its screenplay and ensemble cast. The film received ten nominations at the 86th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actor (Bale), Best Actress (Adams), Best Supporting Actor (Cooper), and Best Supporting Actress (Lawrence), but did not win in any category. It received three BAFTA Awards, three Golden Globe Awards including Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

American Hustle - Official Trailer

American Hustle: Irving Montage - Danny Elfman's Music


2015 Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey is a 2015 American erotic romantic drama film directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, with a screenplay by Kelly Marcel. The film is based on E. L. James’ 2011 novel of the same name and stars Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele, a college graduate who begins a sadomasochistic relationship with young business magnate Christian Grey, played by Jamie Dornan.

The film premiered at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival on February 11, 2015 and was released on February 13, 2015, by Universal Pictures and Focus Features. Despite receiving generally negative reviews, it was an immediate box office success, breaking numerous box office records and earning over $571 million worldwide.

The film was the most awarded at the 36th Golden Raspberry Awards, winning five of six nominations, including Worst Picture (tied with Fantastic Four) and both leading roles. In contrast, Ellie Goulding's single "Love Me like You Do" was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, while The Weeknd's single "Earned It" was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

It is the first film in the Fifty Shades film series and was followed by two sequels, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed, released in 2017 and 2018 respectively.

DANNY ELFMAN Fifty Shades of Grey 'suite'

Fifty Shades of Grey Official Trailer #1 (2015)


2017 Fifty Shades Darker 


Fifty Shades Darker is a 2017 American erotic romantic drama film directed by James Foley and written by Niall Leonard, based on E. L. James's 2012 novel of the same name. The second film in the Fifty Shades film series and the sequel to the 2015 film Fifty Shades of Grey, it stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan as Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey, respectively, with Eric Johnson, Eloise Mumford, Bella Heathcote, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Kim Basinger, and Marcia Gay Harden in supporting roles.

Principal photography on Fifty Shades Darker and its sequel Fifty Shades Freed (2018) began on February 9, 2016, in Paris and Vancouver. It was released in the United States on February 10, 2017. The film grossed $381 million worldwide against its $55 million budget, but received negative reviews for its screenplay, acting and narrative, though Dakota Johnson's performance received some praise. At the 38th Golden Raspberry Awards, the film received nine nominations; including Worst Picture, Worst Actor (Dornan) and Worst Actress (Johnson), and won two for Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel, and Worst Supporting Actress (Basinger).

Danny Elfman - Fifty Shades Darker

Fifty Shades Darker - Official Trailer 1

Danny Elfman - Fifty Shades Darker

Fifty Shades Darker - Official Trailer 2 


2018 Fifty Shades Freed 

Fifty Shades Freed is a 2018 American erotic romantic drama film directed by James Foley and written by Niall Leonard, and based on E. L. James's 2012 novel of the same name. It is the third and final installment in the Fifty Shades film series, following Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) and Fifty Shades Darker (2017). The film stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan as Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey, respectively, and follows the couple as they marry, and must deal with Ana's former boss (Eric Johnson), who begins to stalk them.

Principal photography on Fifty Shades Freed began simultaneously with Darker in February 2016, in Paris and Vancouver. The film was released in the United States on February 9, 2018, including a limited IMAX release. It was a box office success, grossing over $371 million worldwide against a production budget of $55 million. Like its two predecessors, Fifty Shades Freed received negative reviews, with criticism of its screenplay and acting. At the 39th Golden Raspberry Awards, the film received three nominations for Worst Director (Foley), Worst Supporting Actress (Harden), and Worst Screenplay.

Danny Elfman – Fifty Shades Freed 2018 

Fifty Shades Freed - Trailer  (2018)

Fifty Shades Freed (2018) - (1/10)

Fifty Shades Freed (2018) - (3/10)

Fifty Shades Freed (2018) - (7/10)

Fifty Shades Freed (2018) - (9/10)

Fifty Shades Freed (2018) - (2/10)

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Fifty Shades Freed (2018) - (10/10)


Part II - "Batman"

1966 Batman  (Music by Nelson Riddle)
1989 Batman (Music by Danny Elfman)
1992 Batman Returns (Music by Danny Elfman)
1995 Batman Forever (Music by Elliot Goldenthal)
1997 Batman & Robin (Music by Elliot Goldenthal)
2005 Batman Begins (Music by Hans Zimmer, James Howard)
2008 The Dark Knight  (Music by Hans Zimmer, James Howard)
2012 The Dark Knight Rises (Music by Hans Zimmer)
2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Music by Hans Zimmer)


1966 Batman (Music by Nelson Riddle)

Batman (often promoted as Batman: The Movie) is a 1966 American superhero film based on the Batman television series, and the first full-length theatrical adaptation of the DC Comics character Batman. Released by 20th Century Fox, the film starred Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin. The film hit theaters two months after the last episode of the first season of the television series. The film includes most members of the original TV cast, with the exception of Lee Meriwether as Catwoman, the character previously played by Julie Newmar in two episodes of the series' first season.  Music by Nelson Riddle. Theme Neal Hefti.

Batman: The Movie (1966) - Trailer

Batman - Soundtrack Suite - Nelson Riddle


1989 Batman (Music by Danny Elfman)

Batman is a 1989 American superhero film directed by Tim Burton and produced by Jon Peters and Peter Guber, based on the DC Comics character of the same name. It is the first installment of Warner Bros.' initial Batman film series. The film stars Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne/Batman and Jack Nicholson as the Joker, alongside Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl, Pat Hingle, Billy Dee Williams, Michael Gough and Jack Palance. The film takes place early in the title character's war on crime, and depicts a battle with his nemesis the Joker. Music by Danny Elfman.

After Burton was hired as director in 1986, Steve Englehart and Julie Hickson wrote film treatments before Sam Hamm wrote the first screenplay. Batman was not greenlit until after the success of Burton's Beetlejuice (1988). Numerous A-list actors were considered for the role of Batman before Keaton was cast. Keaton's casting caused a controversy since, by 1988, he had become typecast as a comedic actor and many observers doubted he could portray a serious role.[3] Nicholson accepted the role of the Joker under strict conditions that dictated top billing, a high salary, a portion of the box office profits and his shooting schedule.

The tone and themes of the film were influenced in part by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland's The Killing Joke and Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns. The film primarily adapts the "Red Hood" origin story for the Joker, in which Batman creates the Joker by dropping him into Axis Chemical acid, resulting in his transformation into a psychopath, but it adds a unique twist in presenting him specifically as a gangster named Jack Napier. Filming took place at Pinewood Studios from October 1988 to January 1989. The budget escalated from $30 million to $48 million, while the 1988 Writers Guild of America strike forced Hamm to drop out. Warren Skaaren did rewrites. Additional uncredited drafts were done by Charles McKeown and Jonathan Gems.

Batman was a critical and financial success, earning over $400 million in box office totals. It was the fifth-highest-grossing film in history at the time of its release. The film received several Saturn Award nominations and a Golden Globe nomination, and won an Academy Award. It also inspired the equally successful Batman: The Animated Series, paving the way for the DC animated universe, and has influenced Hollywood's modern marketing and development techniques of the superhero film genre. Three sequels, Batman Returns, Batman Forever and Batman & Robin, were released on June 19, 1992, June 16, 1995, and June 20, 1997, respectively.

Batman (1989) Official Trailer #1

Batman - Soundtrack (1989) - Danny Elfman 

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1992 Batman Returns (Music by Danny Elfman)

Batman Returns is a 1992 American superhero film directed by Tim Burton, based on the DC Comics character Batman. It is the second installment of Warner Bros. initial Batman film series, with Michael Keaton reprising the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film, produced by Denise Di Novi and Burton, also stars Danny DeVito as the Penguin, Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman, and Christopher Walken as corrupt businessman Max Shreck. In Batman Returns, Batman must prevent the Penguin from killing all of Gotham City's firstborn sons.

Burton originally did not want to direct another Batman film. Warner Bros. developed a script with Sam Hamm which had the Penguin and Catwoman going after hidden treasure. Burton agreed to return after they granted him more creative control and replaced Hamm with Daniel Waters. After a falling out, Waters was removed from the project and Wesley Strick was chosen to do an uncredited rewrite shortly before filming. This included normalizing dialogue, fleshing out the Penguin's motivations and master plan and removing scenes due to budget concerns. Strick continued working as the on-set writer all through filming, an early trailer credited Strick as co-screenwriter with Waters having sole story credit but after a dispute from Hamm he received no credit whatsoever. Annette Bening was originally cast as Catwoman but became pregnant and was replaced with Pfeiffer.

Batman Returns was released on June 19, 1992. It grossed $266.8 million worldwide on a budget of $80 million and received positive reviews. Critics praised its action sequences, performances, Danny Elfman's score, effects, and villains, although its dark tone was criticized. The film was nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Visual Effects and Best Makeup, as well as two BAFTA awards. A sequel, Batman Forever, was released in 1995, with Val Kilmer replacing Keaton as Batman.

Danny Elfman - Batman Returns (1992)

Batman (1992)  Trailer


1995 Batman Forever (Music by Elliot Goldenthal)

Batman Forever is a 1995 American superhero film directed by Joel Schumacher and produced by Tim Burton, based on the DC Comics character Batman. It is the third installment of the initial Batman film series, with Val Kilmer replacing Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film also stars Tommy Lee Jones, Jim Carrey, Nicole Kidman, and Chris O'Donnell. The plot focuses on Batman trying to stop Two-Face (Jones) and the Riddler (Carrey) in their villainous scheme to extract confidential information from all the minds in Gotham City and use it to learn Batman's identity and bring the city under their control. He gains allegiance from a love interest—psychiatrist Dr. Chase Meridian (Kidman) and a young, orphaned circus acrobat named Dick Grayson (O'Donnell), who becomes his sidekick Robin.
Music by Elliot Goldenthal.

Batman Forever's tone is significantly different from the previous installments, becoming more family-friendly since Warner Bros. believed that the previous Batman film, Batman Returns (1992), failed to outgross its predecessor due to parent complaints about the film's violence and dark overtones. Schumacher eschewed the dark, dystopian atmosphere of Burton's films by drawing inspiration from the Batman comic book of the Dick Sprang era, as well as the 1960s television series. After Keaton chose not to reprise his role, William Baldwin and Ethan Hawke were considered as a replacement before Kilmer joined the cast.

The film was released on June 16, 1995, receiving mixed reviews, but was a financial success. Batman Forever grossed over $336 million worldwide and became the sixth-highest-grossing film worldwide of 1995. The film was followed by Batman & Robin in 1997, with Schumacher returning as the director and George Clooney replacing Kilmer as Batman.

Elliot Goldenthal - Batman Forever

Batman Forever (1995) Trailer

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1997 Batman & Robin (Music by Elliot Goldenthal)

Batman & Robin is a 1997 American superhero film based on the DC Comics characters Batman and Robin. It is the fourth and final installment of Warner Bros.' initial Batman film series. The film was directed by Joel Schumacher and written by Akiva Goldsman. It stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Chris O'Donnell, Alicia Silverstone, and Uma Thurman. Batman & Robin tells the story of the titular characters as they attempt to prevent Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from freezing all mankind to death and repopulating the earth with mutant plants, while at the same time struggling to keep their partnership together. It is also to date the only live-action film appearance of Batgirl, who helps the title characters fight the villains. Music by Elliot Goldenthal.

Warner Bros. fast-tracked development for Batman & Robin following the box office success of the previous film, Batman Forever. Schumacher and Goldsman conceived the storyline during pre-production on A Time to Kill, while Val Kilmer decided not to reprise the role over scheduling conflicts with The Saint. Schumacher had a strong interest in casting William Baldwin in Kilmer's place before George Clooney won the role. Principal photography began in September 1996 and finished in January 1997, two weeks ahead of the shooting schedule.

Batman & Robin premiered in Los Angeles on June 12, 1997, and went into general release on June 20, 1997. While it performed moderately well at the box office, making $238.2 million worldwide against a production budget of $125 million, the film was a critical failure and is often considered to be one of the worst films of all time. It is also the lowest-grossing live-action Batman film to date. Due to the film's negative reception, Warner Bros. cancelled a sequel, Batman Unchained, and rebooted the film series with Batman Begins in 2005. One of the songs recorded for the film, "The End Is the Beginning Is the End" by The Smashing Pumpkins, won a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance at the 40th Annual Grammy Awards.

Batman & Robin (1997) Trailer 

Soundtrack - Batman & Robin - Overture - Elliot Goldenthal


2005 Batman Begins (Music by Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard)

Batman Begins is a 2005 superhero film based on the DC Comics character Batman, directed by Christopher Nolan and written by Nolan and David S. Goyer. It stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman, Cillian Murphy, Tom Wilkinson, Rutger Hauer, Ken Watanabe, and Morgan Freeman. The film reboots the Batman film series, telling the origin story of Bruce Wayne from the death of his parents to his journey to become Batman and his fight to stop Ra's al Ghul and the Scarecrow from plunging Gotham City into chaos.
Music by  Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard.

After a series of unsuccessful projects to resurrect Batman on screen following the critical failure of Batman & Robin (1997), Nolan and Goyer began work on the film in early 2003. Aiming for a darker, more realistic tone compared to the previous films, a primary goal for their vision was to engage the audience's emotional investment in both the Batman and Bruce Wayne identities of the lead character. The film, which was principally shot in the United Kingdom, Iceland and Chicago, relied heavily on traditional stunts and miniature effects, with computer-generated imagery being used in a minimal capacity compared to other action films. Comic book storylines such as The Man Who Falls, Batman: Year One and Batman: The Long Halloween served as inspiration.

Batman Begins opened on June 15, 2005, in the United States and Canada in 3,858 theaters. It grossed over $48 million in its opening weekend in North America, eventually grossing over $374 million worldwide. The film received highly positive reviews and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Cinematography and three BAFTA awards. It was followed by The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012), which constitute The Dark Knight Trilogy.


Batman Begins (2005) Official Traile


2008 The Dark Knight (Music by Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard)

The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero film directed, co-produced, and co-written by Christopher Nolan. Based on the DC Comics character Batman, the film is the second part of Nolan's The Dark Knight Trilogy and a sequel to 2005's Batman Begins, starring an ensemble cast including Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Morgan Freeman. In the film, Bruce Wayne / Batman (Bale), Police Lieutenant James Gordon (Oldman) and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Eckhart) form an alliance to dismantle organized crime in Gotham City, but are menaced by an anarchist mastermind known as the Joker (Ledger), who seeks to undermine Batman's influence and turn the city to chaos. Music by Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard.

Nolan's inspiration for the film was the Joker's comic book debut in 1940, the 1988 graphic novel The Killing Joke, and the 1996 series The Long Halloween, which retold Two-Face's origin. The "Dark Knight" nickname was first applied to Batman in Batman #1 (1940), in a story written by Bill Finger. The Dark Knight was filmed primarily in Chicago, as well as in several other locations in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Hong Kong. Nolan used IMAX 70 mm film cameras to film some sequences, including the Joker's first appearance in the film. Warner Bros. initially created a viral marketing campaign for The Dark Knight, developing promotional websites and trailers highlighting screenshots of Ledger as the Joker. Ledger died on January 22, 2008, some months after the completed filming and six months before the film's release from a toxic combination of prescription drugs, leading to intense attention from the press and movie-going public.

A co-production of the United States and the United Kingdom, The Dark Knight was released on July 18, 2008 in the United States and on July 25, 2008 in the United Kingdom. Film critics considered it one of the best films of its decade and one of the best superhero films of all time; the film received highly positive reviews, particularly for its action, score, screenplay, performances (particularly Ledger's), visual effects, and direction, setting numerous records during its theatrical run. The Dark Knight appeared on 287 critics' top ten lists, more than any other film of 2008 with the exception of WALL-E, and more critics (77) named The Dark Knight the best film released that year. With over $1 billion in revenue worldwide, it became the highest-grossing film of 2008 and is the 37th highest-grossing film of all time, unadjusted for inflation (4th at the time of release); it also set the record for highest-grossing domestic opening with $158 million, a record it held for three years. The film received eight Academy Award nominations; it won the award for Best Sound Editing and Ledger was posthumously awarded Best Supporting Actor. In 2016 it was voted 33rd among 100 films considered the best of the 21st century by 117 film critics from around the world. The Dark Knight Rises, the final film in the trilogy, was released on July 20, 2012.

Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard - The Dark Knight - Soundtrack

The Dark Knight (2008) Trailer


2012 The Dark Knight Rises (Music by Hans Zimmer)

The Dark Knight Rises is a 2012 American-British superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, who co-wrote the screenplay with his brother Jonathan Nolan, and the story with David S. Goyer.[5] Featuring the DC Comics character Batman, the film is the final installment in Nolan's The Dark Knight Trilogy, and the sequel to The Dark Knight (2008). Christian Bale reprises the lead role of Bruce Wayne/Batman, with a returning cast of allies: Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth, Gary Oldman as James Gordon, and Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox. The film introduces Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway) and Bane (Tom Hardy). Eight years after the events of The Dark Knight, merciless revolutionary Bane forces an older Bruce Wayne to resume his role as Batman and save Gotham City from nuclear destruction.
Music by Hans Zimmer.

Christopher Nolan was hesitant about returning to the series for a second time, but agreed after developing a story with his brother and Goyer that he felt would conclude the series on a satisfactory note. Nolan drew inspiration from Bane's comic book debut in the 1993 "Knightfall" storyline, the 1986 series The Dark Knight Returns, and the 1999 storyline "No Man's Land". Filming took place from May to November 2011 in locations including Jodhpur, London, Nottingham, Glasgow, Los Angeles, New York City, Newark, and Pittsburgh. Nolan used IMAX 70 mm film cameras for much of the filming, including the first six minutes of the film, to optimize the quality of the picture. A vehicle variation of the Batplane and Batcopter termed the "Bat", an underground prison set, and a new Batcave set were created specifically for the film. As with The Dark Knight, viral marketing campaigns began early during production. When filming concluded, Warner Bros. refocused its campaign: developing promotional websites, releasing the first six minutes of the film, screening theatrical trailers, and sending out information regarding the film's plot.

The Dark Knight Rises premiered in New York City on July 16, 2012. The film was released in the United States and the United Kingdom on July 20, 2012. It received positive reviews; the consensus at Rotten Tomatoes calls it "ambitious, thoughtful, and potent". The film has grossed over $1 billion worldwide, making it the second film in the Batman film series to earn $1 billion. In addition to being Nolan's highest-grossing film, it is the 25th highest-grossing film of all time (7th at the time of release), the third highest-grossing film of 2012, the highest-grossing Batman film of all time, the ninth highest-grossing superhero film, as well as the second highest-grossing DC Comics film of all time.

The Dark Knight Rises - 2012 - Soundtrack Suite - Hans Zimmer

The Dark Knight Rises - Trailer 


2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Music by Hans Zimmer)

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is a 2016 American superhero film featuring the DC Comics characters Batman and Superman. Directed by Zack Snyder, the film is the second installment in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU), following 2013's Man of Steel. It was written by Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer, and features an ensemble cast that includes Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, and Gal Gadot. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is the first live-action film to feature Batman and Superman together, as well as the first live-action cinematic portrayal of Wonder Woman. In the film, criminal mastermind Lex Luthor (Eisenberg) manipulates Batman (Affleck) into a preemptive battle with Superman (Cavill), whom Luthor is obsessed with to defeat him. Music by Hans Zimmer, Junkie XL.

The film was announced at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con after the release of Man of Steel. Snyder stated that the film would take inspiration from the Batman comic book series The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller, but clarified that it would follow an original premise. The incarnation of Batman in the film is different from the character's previous portrayal in The Dark Knight Trilogy, serving as a cinematic reboot of the character. The film is also inspired by narrative elements from the "Death of Superman". Pre-production began at East Los Angeles College in October 2013, with principal photography starting in May 2014 in Detroit. Additional filming also took place in Illinois and New Mexico, concluding that December.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice premiered at the Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City on March 19, 2016, and was released in the United States on March 25, 2016 in 2D, Real D 3D, IMAX 3D, IMAX, 4DX, premium large formats, and 70 mm prints by Warner Bros. Pictures. Following a strong debut that set new box office records, the film experienced a historic drop in its second weekend and never recovered. Despite turning a profit, it was deemed a box office disappointment and received generally unfavorable reviews from critics for its tone, screenplay, and pacing, though some praised its visual style and acting performances. An extended cut dubbed the "Ultimate Edition", which features 31 minutes of additional footage, was released digitally on June 28, 2016, and on Blu-ray on July 19, 2016 to comparatively more favorable reviews. A direct sequel, titled Justice League, was released in November 2017.

Hans Zimmer, Junkie XL - Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice - Soundtrack

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Official Trailer #1 (2016)

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Official Trailer #2 (2016)

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