Sunday, July 20, 2008

Song Of The Day - July 20, 2008

We interrupt the traditional song of the day posts to bring to you a collection of songs. In honor of the biggest opening weekend blockbuster in movie history ($155.34 million), today's serving contains small snippets of songs comprising The Dark Knight soundtrack. I saw the newest installment of the Batman series last night and came away thoroughly impressed. The late Heath Ledger (Joker) put on a performance for the ages with his dark and maniacal demeanor. If he doesn't win a posthumous Oscar I will be truly shocked and disappointed. Even though Ledger has garnered the most attention the other members of the cast were equally impressive. Christian Bale (Bruce Wayne/Batman), Aaron Eckhart (Harvey Dent/ Two-Face), Michael Caine (Alfred Pennyworth) Morgan Freeman (Lucius Fox) and Gary Oldman (Lt. James Gordon) were the ones that stood out, although Maggie Gyllenhaal (Rachel Dawes) was remarkably better than the previous Rachel played by Katie Holmes. Director Christopher Nolan has an incredible grasp on the Batman series (he directed Batman Begins, too). Go see The Dark Knight. It's worth more than the price of admission.

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