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52 minutes ago, Disco Stu said:

The BFG - John Williams

 

I still like this score.  The themes and character of the score are more thoughtful than given credit for.  It’s very curious to me how it is both ebullient and subdued at the same time.

I feel like we were all a bit too hard on it upon its release.  It may not be a top 10 or top 40 Williams score but it has good orchestrations, long-lined melodies, a listenable album arrangement, and even a few affecting heartfelt moments.  All this is more than you can say for the vast majority of 2016/2017 scores (in fact, most of them don't even have one of those qualities! (or any qualities to speak of)) 

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You wouldn’t like it

 

As much as I like many of the changes JW made for the concert arrangement of the BFG suite, I really do miss the “Friendship theme” or whatever we ended up calling it.  That theme especially struck me on this listen of the OST.

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3 hours ago, Disco Stu said:

The BFG - John Williams

 

I still like this score.  The themes and character of the score are more thoughtful than given credit for.  It’s very curious to me how it is both ebullient and subdued at the same time.

I have confess a certain affinity for the "and they lived happily ever after" finale of the score which Williams channels with the typical warm glow of closure he is so good at.Things like Sophie's Future, Finale and Sophie and the BFG are quite beautiful.

 

Ben-Hur (Tadlow Re-recording) by Miklós Rózsa: Yet another superb re-recording from the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Nic Raine and James Fitzpatrick.

 

The Book Thief by John Williams: Such a beautiful and quiet score with typically deft John Williams melodies that really get to the heart of the story elements.

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21 minutes ago, Richard said:

Also...where's MONSIGNOR?

Must have been out of print by the time Bespin started collecting everything John Williams.

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:music: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by Patrick Doyle. I will never quite understand why people dislike it so much. Surely, it is the most distinctive of non-Williams sequels. I know it does adjust some things in Hedwig's theme but at least it sounds like someone doing their own thing instead of slavish aping. Complexities of that approach aside, at least it is artistically viable. It is also a very well put-together album (I'm ignoring songs, of course).

 

Karol

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It's better than expected. Not feeling strongly about it one way or another but I haven't finished my listen yet. Some things in this score surprised me in very positive way. The synth work is cute and doesn't bother me like it did in Desplat's Valerian earlier this year. But then, it sort of buys into that nostalgic 80's trend of late so all that seems quite calculated. Not sure if it makes a good album, it might require more than one listen. Some section sound bit bogged down by big blockbuster trends. But a pleasant surprise overall. 

 

Curious how it works in the film. Seeing it on Tuesday night.

 

Karol

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Thor Ragnarok - Mothersbaugh - When I heard Doyle's Thor theme I almost lost it, an actual returning Marvel character theme, such a fitting theme for the character too. The rest of the scores pretty good as well, and the synth work is actually very enjoyable as a listen on its own, even if there are sections that aren't "necessary". Definitely one of the stronger Marvel scores.

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2 minutes ago, Fancyarcher said:

Thor Ragnarok - Mothersbaugh - When I heard Doyle's Thor theme I almost lost it, an actual returning Marvel character theme, such a fitting theme for the character too. The rest of the scores pretty good as well, and the synth work is actually very enjoyable as a listen on its own, even if there are sections that aren't "necessary". Definitely one of the stronger Marvel scores.

 

Fancyarcher losing it:

 

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On 10/18/2017 at 4:49 PM, Bespin said:

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Oh hello, perfection. 

 

On 10/13/2010 at 5:58 PM, Koray Savas said:

How can you not be grabbed by this? It oozes awesomeness and genius.

 

 

This is some of G's best work.

 

On 10/13/2010 at 5:47 PM, The Doctor said:

I've said before how the Giacchino Trek main theme just drives me nuts. I find it completely obnoxious.

 

 

I love it and hate it. I can't explain why. Solid theme, lame orchestration. That's usually G's style.

 

On 10/13/2010 at 7:36 PM, John Crichton said:

Ever since last spring or so I've come to regard the whole Giacchino MoH series as one fabulous body of work.

 

 

Have you checked this out yet?

 

 

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