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Recasting Batman as THE DARK KNIGHT helped reinvigorate the superhero genre; Christopher Nolan's 2008 blockbuster earned both critical acclaim and a place on the list of highest-grossing films of all time. Befitting the star-studded action movie, its soundtrack was composed by not one but two Hollywood heavy-hitters: Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard. Their contrasting styles – the stark minimalism of Zimmer's “Joker” themes vs Howard's rich orchestrations for “Harvey Dent” - provide a variety that makes this score compelling beyond the context of the film. The Grammy-winning THE DARK KNIGHT: ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK is now available at retail in a special edition on violet/green splatter vinyl.