With two successful films out and a third on the way, I figured now would be an appropriate time to start a thread that covers what's honestly a pretty massive amount of music with several different styles. Offhand, we have: -Batman -Batman Returns -Batman: The Animated Series & Mask Of The Phantasm -Batman Forever -Batman & Robin -Batman Beyond -Batman Begins -The Dark Knight Oof, that's alot of music. I'll attempt to start things off by grouping them into four or so major categories: Batman/Batman Returns/TAS/Mask Of The Phantasm, Batman Forever & Batman & Robin, Batman Beyond, and the Nolan movies. The Batman/Returns/Mask Of The Phantasm-TAS group is obviously all pretty closely interrelated, as Danny Elfman created with the original main title for TAS, which isn't that far from the main title for Batman. Mask Of The Phantasm & TAS continued the tradition, with almost wall-to-wall scoring for alot of TAS episodes that featured alot of honestly great music by Shirley Walker, who created what's probably my favorite piece of Batman music ever: The choral main title for Mask Of The Phantasm. It's absolutely gorgeous and soaring and dark, and it fits Batman just about perfectly. The fact that the words are the performer's names backwards just makes it that much better. Batman Forever and Batman & Robin, I have not listened to, because I absolutely detest those films. I've heard they're good, though. Batman Beyond took a decidedly different route and is certainly it's own thing, as it's mostly electronic music. Still definitely fits the story about a younger, new Batman in a completely different world. Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, well, I'm not so sure about. I think the music for Beyond fit the character rather well-he's an urban legend whose very existence is disputed-but I tend tho think that TDK, with it's overarching themes of moral relativity and monomyth-type character portrayals, sorely needs a more robust score. The quiet background music of Begins just doesn't really work well here, although I think they had the right idea for the random-esque music for the Joker. Discuss?