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James Newton Howard's A Series of Unfortunate Events (TV series with additional music by Chris Bacon & Sven Faulconer)

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Yea the score was nice in the show and I'd love to be able to listen to it outside of it; I haven't heard of anything being released, or leaking, unfortunately.

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Well it’s a Sonnenfeld production so I assumed Bacon and the other composer were there just because of Howard. He probably wasn’t very interested to begin with so didn’t want to continue and thus they went away with him. Dooley worked with Sonnenfeld on Pushing Daisies so it makes sense. 

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I was hoping one of the Baudelaire's themes would return from the first season, but I guess they're just throwing continuity out the window...

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Watched the second season entirely yesterday. Really fun, captures the dark humorous tone of the books quite well. It was especially great to see The Carnivorous Carnival adapted.

 

As for the music, I quite liked what I heard, sounded dark and whimsical. I wouldn't mind listening to it on its own 

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Haven't started season 2 yet, but am looking forward to it.


Glad to hear the score is still good even if it's by different people now.

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Dooley is a really underrated composer. Weren’t you a big fan of Pushing Daisies back in the day?

On 3/30/2018 at 7:12 AM, Richard Penna said:

Why assume that he wasn't interested? He's just had a new score out, and has that Nutcracker thing soon - might just be scheduling.

Your assumption is as valid as mine. I just figured that if he cared enough he would have scored all the episodes and that an album would have been produced. Just my speculation. 

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True, and it is slightly odd to have no music release.

 

Although I realised that the entire season 2 is on netflix (I've watched the first two episodes so far). I hadn't realised the whole lot went on at once, which means all of the scoring must've been completed recently. That makes it feels like a scheduling thing to me.

 

If he didn't do the main theme, and only scored a handful of episodes, I wonder why he bothered doing it in the first place, when Bacon could've done the whole thing? (He managed Bates Motel on his own)

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1 hour ago, Koray Savas said:

Dooley is a really underrated composer. Weren’t you a big fan of Pushing Daisies back in the day?

 

Yea it's a good show, watched it through twice; I don't recall one thing about its original score. 

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11 hours ago, Koray Savas said:

Dooley is a really underrated composer.

 

I think in this case it's not really underrated - just unknown. I've never knowingly heard a note of his music, outside of anything he may have written on a Zimmer score.

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2 hours ago, Jay said:

That reminds me that I never watched season 2!

 

I think it's much better than Season 1. There's some REALLY good moments in Season 2.

 

I had issues with Season 1. I still liked it and enjoyed it, but I feel like the first three books were just far too short to work in two 45-minute episodes each. I will admit they made Reptile Room even better than the book I think. Plus, unlike a LOT of Snicket fans I absolutely adored the movie and found it difficult to not think about how much better I thought the movie did certain things during the first 6 episode, including the score. Thomas Newman's score for the film is wonderful.

 

Anyways, I think the show really started to find it's footing in the last 2 episodes of Season 1. Luckily, this means that Season 2 is basically very well-paced the whole time. In short, I recommend it!

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Yea I wanted to watch it, but my wife had given up mid-way through season 1, so I had to find solo free time to watch it, which is hard to find these days as I spent most of it working on HP this year

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17 hours ago, Jay said:

Yea I wanted to watch it, but my wife had given up mid-way through season 1, so I had to find solo free time to watch it, which is hard to find these days as I spent most of it working on HP this year

 

That's unfortunate. I have a couple shows I have to do that with. Luckily I have far more free time than you. Lol. 

 

I only have time on the weekends to watch those kinds of things alone (My partner works weekends). So, I have had to essentially wait a week between catching up on shows though. It's nice though! It's like the days before binge watching.

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