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  1. So, a friend gave me a copy of an old Intrada CD "Hider in the House" for my birthday... and it's breathtaking. After listening to it and doing a little forum-digging, I came to the realization that Young isn't really discussed much here. Anyway, without further ado, I'll do what I can to alleviate this deficiency. A clip from Hider in the House: "Birth of Sandman" from Spider-Man 3: "Concerto to Hell" from Drag Me to Hell:
  2. The Official James Horner Thread

    CINEMASCORE COMBINED HORNER ARTICLES http://jameshorner-filmmusic.com/cinemascore-combined-horner-articles/ We’d like to thank Randall D. Larson and Steven Simak in their seminal efforts to bring the insights and experiences of film composers to the small but dedicated public that appreciates film music. These early looks into the career of one of Hollywood’s best known and prolific composers are a treasure, and we are grateful they have allowed us to republish their works of yesteryear. COCOON (OR EMOTION) BY JAMES HORNER http://jameshorner-filmmusic.com/cocoon-or-emotion-by-james-horner/ In 2013 we have definitely been spoiled by Intrada, with three James Horner albums: after the vibrant and unpublished In Country, the valiant and percussive Clear and Present Danger, here is the emotional and sensitive Cocoon. This is the perfect opportunity to revisit this outstanding music composed at the beginning of the Maestro's career, and look at the new elements of this edition. VIENNA 2013: INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC SYMPOSIUM http://jameshorner-filmmusic.com/hollywood-vienna-2013-international-film-music-symposium/ For an hour and twenty minutes, before an audience of 200, the composer answered questions from Robert Townson and the public. The conference featured five video clips from the following films: A Beautiful Mind (Creating "Governing Dynamics"), Braveheart (A Gift of a Thistle), Legends of the Fall (The Ludlows), Avatar (Jake's First Flight), and finally Titanic (Rose).James Horner's emotion during each sequence, the precision of his answers and the proximity of the composer made this conference a special and unique moment.We are pleased to provide you our impressions, accompanied by three video excerpts.
  3. Well it's definitely been a busy last few years for Mr. Silvestri! I addition to scoring new films Captain America, The Avengers, Flight, The Croods, and Red 2, there have also been a lot of re-issues, expansions, and world premieres of some of his older scores: On 2011-09-20, 1990's Young Guns II had its world premiere on Intrada Records. On 2011-11-02, 1987's Overboard had its world premiere on Music Box Records On 2012-03-06, 1987's Predator was finally given the definitive, unlimited treatment from Intrada Records. On 2012-05-14, 1986's Clan Of The Cave Bear was re-issued by Varese on their ENCORE line.On 2012-10-09, 1992's The Bodyguard had its world premiere on La-La Land Records. On 2013-06-25, 1985's Fandango had its world premiere on Intrada Records. On 2013-07-16, 1994's Clean Slate and 1995's The Perez Family had their world premieres on Music Box Records.Phew! And it's not stopping! According to an FSM poster: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=98085&forumID=1&archive=0 It's a good time to be a Silvestri fan!
  4. Thomas Newman has been confirmed to be scoring Pixar's 2014 movie "The Good Dinosaur", as confirmed by Film Music Reporter, which I am about to quote. But pay attention to the part I bolded http://filmmusicreporter.com/2013/03/15/thomas-newman-to-score-pixars-the-good-dinosaur/ What the heck is the other major film he is scoring this year?
  5. I was surprised to find out that there wasn't an official thread for this musical genius that (in my opinion) is just as good as Williams, if not slightly better... What are your opinions on this awesome composer and what are your favorite pieces? Personally, I'd like to start with something practically unknown from him. Not his best of course, but a truly funny piece!
  6. It surprises me there never was a Howard Shore thread...
  7. Here's a lengthy interview with Danny Elfman where he discusses his whole career http://www.buzzinemusic.com/interviews/music-interview-danny-elfman-tim-burton-25th-anniversary-music-box-grammy-museum-06122011 Note there's 3 pages
  8. Chris Lennertz has been one of my favorite composers for awhile now, but he has only recently become more popular in Hollywood and among the film score community. I'm afraid he was instantly typecasted into doing awful family films, but his occasional video game score gives him room to breath and compose some really awesome stuff. Some of you may have heard from either here of FSM (I know a thread was posted), but he has a section on his website entitled "For A Good Cause" in which he asks his fans to donate some money to a charitable cause in return for an autographed promo of one of his scores that never made it to the market. The first "thank you" was the promo for his score to the Quantum Of Solace video game (a superb effort which surpasses Arnold's work on the film IMO). It said on the page that the item would change every few months, so you should check back often. I've been checking back every few weeks since it was first put up, but it never changed, and I was always kinda "meh" about it. Yesterday I decided to stroll through his site and discovered that a new item has been posted up, a signed promo for his score to Gun. I was ecstatic to say the least, because not only was it never released, but I find it to be one of the best modern Western scores to date. A true gem, and definitely worth any amount of donation. The first 200 to send a check of $15 or more to the American Cancer Society will receive a copy of this outstanding score. For details, visit his site: http://www.christopherlennertz.com/goodcause/ I hope this becomes a regular habit, because it's a great win-win situation for the fans and the causes.
  9. There's so many threads with Giacchino love and ZImmer love on this forum I thought it wouldn't be out of line to start a Desplat thread. The funny thing about Desplat is how his music has grown on me. When I first heard his stuff, it was while reviewing Hostage for FSM years back. I thought he had a good style but perhaps a little melodramatic for that film. I said at the time that his music would have fit a comic book film very well though. The Painted Veil was the next score I heard and I became more interested but, like a few here, I was left a little cold by his music- like I enjoyed it on a technical cerebral level but couldn't "feel" it. Then The Curious Case of Benjamin Button came out and I was instantly transfixed by it. All of the quirky elements that initially didn't resound with me did. I loved his use of the flute section (something I also enjoy on Birth), the long themes, the evolving harmonies that recall Satie, Debussy and Saint Saens, and the exquisite sense of orchestral coloration. Even his use of the rhythm from the opening motif from Rachmaninov's 1st Symphony (some would ascribe as Horner's "danger motif") wasn't stale or chliche'd because he had the sense to alter the intervalic relationships between notes. Then came New Moon which at first I didn't care for because the main theme was a little sappy and too basic, especially for a composer who had exhibited a high degree of musicality and breadth of styles up to then. But I kept listening and as the score unfolds, the latter cues especially give way to some amazing, energetic action writing, the likes I hadn't heard from Desplat, even on things like Largo Winch. I also really enjoy Lust Caution. The main theme for that is truly moving to me. Something about how he constructs his lines, balances them with their harmonies, and applies a clear sense of orchestration- he also uses countermelodies, something that I haven't heard in ages. I won't say that Desplat is the next John Williams. I have learned my lesson well about those kind of declarations. But, I will say this composer, above anyone else, has given me back that sense of joy, excitement, and expectation for his upcoming releases the way Williams did when he was actively composing. I cannot say that about any other composer out there...well, except for Yared, Chris Gordon and Jonny Greenwood. But that's another thread...
  10. His name is Abel Korzeniowski. He is a polish composer, he has done a few well-received scores here and now he has been making his way in the US. So far he's been working on rather small-budget/independent movie, but his latest project, Tom Ford's A Single Man , mainly due to Colin Firth's award-winning role, may earn some recognition, and so may the music (it's already mentioned as a possible contender for the award season this fall). Korzeniowski's style is minimalistic when it comes to melodic lines, but at the same time he doesn't refrain from using rich orchestral palette. Here are some of the clips from his various scores (from his website - so they are legal): A Single Man - Sunset Battle of Terra - Journey through Space Confessions of a GoGo Girl - Especially You Fritz Lang's Metropolis - Symphony of Fear (trailer suite) If you like it, I recommend you to check out his web site. Under every project of his there are always cues to listen (often 5 or 6, which - in case of smaller movies - is perhaps the whole score).
  11. O.K. The guy deserves his own. He's the next Giacchino, who is the next John Williams. So basically HE IS John Williams. I just actually really want to know what's going on with the Mercenaries 2 score. It's not up on iTunes yet.
  12. The title says it all. I was just going through some of my Powell collection, and I was taken by just how good so much of it is. Just about all of the scores of his I've heard retain their excitment and interest time and time again. I won't say his scores are perfect or perfectly consistant...but there's more interesting music in your average Powell album than just about any other composer working today. No one can touch him action-wise nowadays. The man actually uses strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion in ways that sound individually conceived. He can have 5 different interesting things going on at once. And he can still bring it all together for a splendid moment of the big theme. Along with Desplat and Giacchino, Powell's the most exciting voice to be introduced to film music in my life as a film-score collector. Just needed to say that yet again. Tangiers from The Bourne Ultimatum by John Powell (my favorite action cue of the past couple of year, hands down)
  13. Recent posts have shown me that there are people here who truly like his music. Even if it's not all of it. This thread is to discuss his music properly, rather than just arguments or mentions or small side discussions in different threads. Talk about your favorite scores, cues, or anything else. I think the main problem on this forum is that people criticize what they don't know. Hans has so much good music that no one discusses. It's always the bad, and rarely the good, sometimes the ugly His non-action scores are brilliant, and I think those barely get discussion here.
  14. If you watched Battlestar Galactica or The Sarah Connor Chronicles, you might recognize this guy. I think he does a great job. Anyone else buy his albums for Battlestar Galactica? He also does an admirable theme for Sarah Connor Chronicles but that's unreleased.
  15. Alright, I figure this guy needs his own thread. The one thread that is all about JNH and his music. We need a place that is centralized and not scattered throughout several threads. Case-in-point, the "What's the best JNH theme" thread is already starting to morph into something else, and I'm afraid we're going to lose a lot of great debate and study. This way, we can go off on a tangent, and everything is still in one place. So, hopefully we, as fans, can gather here and talk about his scores, in detailed analysis, and discuss upcoming pojects and their potential (like Lady in the Water, to name one) and whatever else floats your boat! Have Fun! Tim
  16. He, if I need to keep my LOTR talk limited to one thread then ?-man can do all his Michael Giacchino praising in here, were I'm not bothered by it. Comments, complaints? indysolo@comcast.net Stefancos-