Batman: The Dark Knight
note: this fanedit has nothing to do with Chistopher Nolan’s THE DARK KNIGHT.
The musical score has been completely revamped. Though not the intention to completely abrogate Goldenthal’s score, Mostly cut out is the revamped Batman Forever Bat Theme, replacing it with Elfman’s theme. Goldenthal’s score has been left alone in the development sections, as it mostly isn’t bothersome or cheesy. Action sequences have been sourced mostly from Danny Elfman’s themes from the original Batman, and Shirley Walker’s score from Batman: Mask of the Phantasm. A Khachaturian Ballet Suite is utilized as a theme throughout the film. A Prince song also enjoys a short cameo, a nod to the original film.
I am sorry but this was just not a very good edit. I had high hopes for seeing this and keep in mind I have not viewed The Red Book Edition yet…although now I wish I had. Paul, you can really tell this was one of your earlier works, the editing is nowhere as good as it was in Batman: Year One or Batman vs. Superman. There are many terrible cuts containing images that are on the screen for less than a second, the music gets repetitive and you can also hear the original score trying to be hidden. Your best bet would have been separating channels. And one of the biggest things that urked me and knew that this wasn’t going to be good was a typo in the credits, “Jim Carey” rather than Jim Carrey. Thank god you have gotten so much better.
i think most of the creative processing of the film works quite well, but the story really suffers here. unlike the mentioned “red book edition”, this doesn’t seem complete, and unfortunately seems to be the edit with the most potential. 3/5
I watched this after watching the Red Book edition and I have to say that I preferred that version. This version is just to damned short. Before I knew what was happening, it had finished. I like what you did in toning down this campy nightmare and adding the Burton score, but I’m not entirely convinced it works. It feels like a TV episode, rather than a film. Perhaps insertion of some deleted scenes? But then again, the Red Book edition already does that.
Anyway – well done for this attempt.