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crocodile

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In Topic: What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

Yesterday, 11:59 PM

If you take away the fact it was written in his golden years and the fact the film stank, it's actually pretty handsomely executed music.

 

As if we should expect less from Williams. ;)

 

I'm listening to James Horner's A Far Off Place again after somehow not trusting my initial impressions yesterday. I'm still befuddled at the complete lack of self-plagiarism. Even shakuhachi is used in a different ways that he typically does it: more melodic (think Goldsmith). Theme is more Barry/Morricone territory. What a weird score from him. I can't say Intrada disc makes for an excellent listening experience, it's a tad too long for that. But the score is really well crafted. Surprisingly moody and low-key for a children film. Recommended.

 

Karol


In Topic: What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

Yesterday, 05:23 PM

Well, obviously, I'm not saying there was anything groundbreaking released in 2014. But I had pleasure listening to a lot of strong stuff - either on a cerebral or purely emotional level. It was a very diverse group as well, as it should be (film music is hardly a genre). And some of those came from really unexpected places. The fact that I would have hard time narrowing my best list (if I were to make one) to only 10 titles... well... that's a really good sign.

 

Karol


In Topic: What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

Yesterday, 04:55 PM

Yes, it is quite a cool score, this one. What a fantastic year this was.

 

Karol


In Topic: The Themes of Howard Shore's The Hobbit

Yesterday, 10:41 AM

Yes! Always thought it was that!

Karol

In Topic: James Horner's A Far Off Place - new Intrada Complete edition

19 December 2014 - 08:52 PM

Strange score, almost doesn't sound like Horner. There is more of a Goldsmith vibe to it and all the usual Hornerisms are curiously absent.

 

Karol