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1 hour ago, bollemanneke said:

I'm back. Seven Years in Tibet & Indecent Proposal. I'm inclied to watch SYIT first because of the score, but the plot seems really boring.

It is - and no rabbit stew, either - but the score is nice. APPROACHING THE SUMMIT is my favourite track.

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9 hours ago, bollemanneke said:

I'm back. Seven Years in Tibet & Indecent Proposal. I'm inclied to watch SYIT first because of the score, but the plot seems really boring.

 

Tibet is just boring, IP is gloriously awful. So you know what to choose.

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I haven't seen INDECENT PROPOSAL in years, so I have little to contribute there.

 

However, TIBET is a pretty nice film. I've always been an Annaud fan -- he's so good at contemplating landscapes; there's a raw power in that that I don't find boring at all. And obviously, the excellent score is a major draw. There were actually TWO John Williamses involved on this film.

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14 hours ago, kaseykockroach said:

You should never watch a movie solely because you like the score. That rarely ends well. 

 

I've tried that a few times and it did go south more often than not. I saw Lady in the Water purely as JNH's finale music blew me away. That didn't go well.

 

Although I watched Outlander as a result of finding McCreary's first score release. That went very well.

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40 minutes ago, Holko said:

Something tells me Bolle won't be especially taken by contemplating landscapes.

I still find it worthwile to know such things, actually. For me, the best audio description tracks are the ones where narrators try to explain things like camera movements/points of view, shots etc.

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The best Annaud films are THE BEAR and THE NAME OF THE ROSE, but plenty of individual values in his other films too. The brownish, muddy photography in ENEMY AT THE GATES is gorgeous in its own kind of dirty way, for example. He always seems to get the best out of the composers he's working with too.

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Seven Years in Tibet is one of my favorite scores and I loved the book, but the movie is regrettably very forgettable.

 

But I do agree with Thor concerning The Name of the Rose and The Bear (great scores on both)

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On 10/17/2018 at 10:21 PM, bollemanneke said:

I'm back. Seven Years in Tibet & Indecent Proposal. I'm inclied to watch SYIT first because of the score, but the plot seems really boring.

You like landscapes and Brad Pitt? - Watch SYIT.

You lile good movies? - Watch something else.

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32 minutes ago, publicist said:

If not THE Hitchcock film (it's more entertaining than Vertigo or Psycho).

 

Rear Window and North By Northwest are my favourites. I can't stand Vertigo 

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11 hours ago, Richard said:

I've got a soft spot for FRENZY. The opening shot of the Thames, and Ron Goodwin's music are great.

I even like PsOS like TORN CURTAIN, and TOPAZ.

 

Both terrible but 'Frenzy' is quite chilly in a good way. The Thames main title is a great opener indeed.

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