Hans Zimmer: I’ve always gone “What was the defining moment for him?” The defining moment for him was seeing his parents being killed. And that moment froze him in time. You know this sort of an emotional freeze that happened to him and that’s why i kept going back to the choir boy.
Christopher Nolan: Yeah, the choir boy with the frozen voice. It was a very intriguing idea of an arrested development of being stuck somewhere.
In batman begins he literally fell into the ice (a symbolism to bruce being emotionally frozen, maybe) and in the prologue of the dark knight rises, the ice cracking into the shape of the batman logo made it seem, to me, like bruce is finally about to be unfrozen, emotionally.
"The darkly romantic, lush score, with its strangely minimalist core that he and James Newton Howard labored over with such passion brought new ways of tapping emotion and pathos within the context of relentless action. The sound was fresh, distinctive and has been mercilessly plundered by every action movie (or at least their trailers) since 2005."
Christopher Nolan on the Batman Begins’ score.
People usually say that Bruce Wayne’s superpower is his wealth, but i think that the will to act is his superpower.