This is geeky, even for me. The TV trailer for "Lord Of The Rings: Two Towers" has been doing my head in for a few weeks now, due to the soundtrack's surging orchestral riff being insanely familiar. I began to assume that this was due to my memory of the music to LOTR1 being unlocked a year later ... seemed unlikely - the soundtrack to the first film had the standard unremarkable 'Hollywood' schlock-but-professional-schlock sheen - even if it was by Howard "I Score Everything" Shore.
NTK to the rescue. They spotted that IMDB's trivia section indicates that the music to some of the trailers for LOTR2 is actually the soundtrack to Darren Aronofsky's relatively recent film "Requiem For A Dream", by ex-Poppie Clint Mansell. I knew it!
Don't recall that happening before ... almost as if LOTR2 is trying to trying to subtly inherit some dark brand values from the flawed-but-often-brilliant "Requiem", further suggesting it might shape up to be the "Empire Strikes Back" of the franchise. Are they being that clever? Or just lazy?