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James Newton Howard's THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS (2018)

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43 minutes ago, Jurassic Shark said:

 

He's a famous name! And he knows JW!

He is a rather famous name in classical music. The fact that he knows Williams doesn’t make him famous lol

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It’s a movie based on one of the most famous and popular pieces of classical music in history,  the story is presumably heavily built around the score, and it is conducted by probably the most famous current director of a major orchestra in America.  Makes sense to me.

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They do not want to turn tha masses off with weird stuff like Pyotr or Ilyich on the front cover.

How many Tschaikovskys do you guys know anyway?

I was more taken by Lang Lang, He shot me down.

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1 hour ago, Holko said:

I was more taken by Lang Lang, He shot me down.

He shot you down, Lang Lang

 

One thing is certain: the contrasts in the score whenever Tchaikovsky's inventions end and James Newton Howard's begin will be painful to hear. Still I think the movie will be enjoyable... (Keira Knightley + Tschaikovsky? The day I heard about it was a good day.)

 

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I assume they have a Solo/JW/Powell type arrangement, where Tchaikovsky wrote all the main themes for JNH to adapt, plus some incidental cues like 'The Big Nut,' 'Grabbing the Tissues,' and 'The Shower.'

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I'm really excited to hear that score!

James Newton Howard being my favourite movie composer and Tchaïkovski one of my favourite romantic composers! 

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I found Maleficent surprisingly enjoyable, like it wasn't good but the mega-budget fairytale aesthetic was pleasing to watch.  I'm hoping I can get the same enjoyment out of this.  If I was still a teenager I'd definitely go see this movie stoned.

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9 minutes ago, Disco Stu said:

I found Maleficent surprisingly enjoyable, like it wasn't good but the mega-budget fairytale aesthetic was pleasing to watch.  I'm hoping I can get the same enjoyment out of this.  If I was still a teenager I'd definitely go see this movie stoned.

 

What did you think about the score on its own? The movie might not be good, but I definitely think the score is great!

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3 minutes ago, kaseykockroach said:

It's been forever since I last played any JNH, but Maleficent was my favorite of his.

 

Did you listen to his score for King Kong? I think it's another really good one!

 

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Some gorgeous melodies. His use of Woodwind just gets better and better. 

 

I'm not enormously familiar with Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker, only the well known melodies, so I'm not sure which moments are adapted by JNH or entirely original. Some things are obviously JNH.

 

 

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