Dark Knight nears 1 billion

Its been a while since I’ve posted any REAL Dark Knight info. Below (or above) is a posting about a lawsuit about the Batman name. Read it, its…um…really stupid. Anyway. Here is a posting from darkhorizons.com about not only how the music from The Dark Knight will not be nominated but the fact that its about to pass the 1 billion mark, worldwide!

“Knight” Gets $1 Billion, Loses Oscar Chance
By Garth Franklin
Thursday, November 13th 2008 7:32am

Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard’s musical score for “The Dark Knight” has been disqualified from Oscar contention by the executive committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences reports Variety.

The move is not unexepected as the pair’s previous collaboration on “Batman Begins” was similarly disqualified in 2005.

The issue comes down to the fact that five names were listed as composers on the official studio music cue sheet, something that was done as “a way of financially rewarding parts of the music team who helped make the overall work successful” said Zimmer a few months ago. The cue sheet is often used to distribute royalties to composers.

Zimmer, Howard, music editor Alex Gibson, ambient music designer Mel Wesson and composer Lorne Balfe all reportedly signed an affidavit to AMPAS stating that the score was primarily the work of Zimmer and Howard – thus allowing it to qualify for an Oscar.

That wasn’t enough though as documentation indicates the pair were only responsible for around two-thirds of the final work (under the rules they have to have done over 70% of the work).

The news comes as the film stands at a $997.6 million global haul so far – just shy of the $1 billion mark which it will likely cross shortly. It currently stands as the second biggest grossing film of all time domestically and fourth highest internationally.

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Marcos Cosme has had a love for writing and film since he was little. By combing those two passions, he started studying film early on in Middle School and High School writing screenplays and working in his High School television production studio. When it came time for college he decided to pursue a bachelors in Electronic Film making from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Marcos continues to be an avid watcher of movies and scripted television series, although he does, on occasion, watch some reality shows. He has watched hundreds of movies during the course of his life and has worked in various roles on small independent film projects, including writing, producing and directing. In his spare time Marcos loves to write screenplays, read books, contribute articles, blogs and reviews on various topics including (but obviously not limited to) movies, television, books, and wrestling; just to name a few. He is a Rabbit aficionado (he has a dwarf rabbit named Peanut-who is the logo of Cos' Blog) and is a Golden Retriever connoisseur (he has two Goldens named Cassie and Chloe). He also love to spend time with his wife and as of July of 2015 they welcomed their first child, Miles, who can occasionally be seen on the blog.

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