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The Official Christopher Lennertz Thread

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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.

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Yeah he does almost all of those crappy spoof movies. The Comebacks, Disaster Movie, Meet The Spartans, Vampires Suck, etc. and now stuff like Alvin And The Chipmunks, Marmaduke, and Cats And Dogs. At least the music isn't that bad, Meet The Spartans and Vampires Suck even have some great moments because he scores them seriously. But I want him to get a nice big project because I know he can hit it out of the park.

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Nothing will ever top Chuck Jones' traditional hand drawn versions.

As far as Lennertz goes, I never warmed to his music. Many years ago I received a promo copy of his first MOH score and it sounded rather generic when compared to Giacchino's masterful efforts.

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As far as Lennertz goes, I never warmed to his music. Many years ago I received a promo copy of his first MOH score and it sounded rather generic when compared to Giacchino's masterful efforts.

I love his MOH scores. They're not as good as Giacchino's, but they're awesome follow-ups. Rising Sun is my favorite.

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Yes, there are a couple of new Roadrunnner shorts to be released on theaters and Lennertz is scoring them. Here's a short clip with his music:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjZIeHDfshQ&feature=search

It sounds very Carl Stalling-y! :cool:

Mmm... I don't find that to be up to the level of Stalling at all, but then again, it's only a short sample.

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Lennertz's score for season one of Revolution will be released on September 3 by WaterTower Music.

iTunes

Amazon

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I think it's interesting that this is coming out from WaterTower and not Varèse Sarabande, like other scores for Bad Robot shows. Anyway, I'm glad this score is getting a proper release. I'm looking forward to owning it!

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New Lennertz OST coming January 14th on Varese:

http://www.varesesarabande.com/servlet/the-1139/Ride-Along/Detail

Ride Along

SKU: VSD-7245

UPC: 030206724585

Artist: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Title: Ride Along

Composer: Christopher Lennertz

Release Date: 01/14/14

Ice Cube Kevin Hart

RIDE ALONG

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Music Composed by

Christopher Lennertz

(Revolution, Hop, Supernatural)

Kevin Hart and Ice Cube lead the lineup in RIDE ALONG, the next comedy from the director of Think Like a Man. When a tough undercover officer’s (Cube) future brother-in-law (Hart) joins him on an overnight shift, the wisecracking trainee gets accidentally embroiled in the seasoned cop’s latest case. Now, in order to prove that he is worthy of his future bride, he must survive the most insane night of his life. Joining Hart and Cube in the film from director Tim Story are John Leguizamo, Tika Sumpter, Bryan Callen and Jay Pharoah.

The streetwise score is from composer Christopher Lennertz, whose work can be heard weekly on the hit TV show Revolution.

Universal Pictures will open RIDE ALONG nationwide on January 17.

Varese Sarabande Catalog # 302 067 245 8

Release Date: 01/14/14

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