Hans Zimmer talks ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ score, needs louder chants (video)

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MTV sat down with The Dark Knight Rises composer Hans Zimmer to talk about the score. If you haven’t heard, Zimmer wants the fans to record chants on his website UJAM so he can use them in The Dark Knight Rises. Zimmer had a little bit of advice though… “I need a little bit more. If you want to be heard, get a little louder, get a little more aggressive”. Check out the video for the full interview or read the excerpt below.

“Chris [Nolan] and I came up with the idea of the chant a long time ago. I had this great idea, or maybe Chris and I did, of hundreds of thousands of people chanting. Well, as soon as you say the words hundreds of thousands of people, there goes the privacy, because you have to let people know what you’re doing.”

Zimmer said the original chant that was used for the big Bane reveal was made with just a few of his closest friends, so he has very high hopes for what has been sent in from fans already. “It’s nice to have the whole world join in on a chant. My only problem is that they’re so well-behaved on the chanting right now,” he said. “If anybody goes onto UJAM right now, I need a little bit more. If you want to be heard, get a little louder, get a little more aggressive,” he encouraged.

“It’s not necessarily his through-line; it will be an aspect of it,” Zimmer said. “Right now we’re all focusing on the chant because that’s all you guys are hearing. It’s a very small part of the score, but I think there is something wonderful about finding a way of having the people who really care for this movie be participants in this movie.”