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Henry Buck

Member Since 27 Mar 2004
Offline Last Active Nov 28 2015 10:52 PM

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Red Letter Media Reviews (Plinkett & Half in the Bag)

22 April 2010 - 04:50 PM

Absolutely hilarious movie reviews that I stumbled upon. You'd think it would be hard to sustain the humor after over an hour, but not for this guy. Check them out, unless you're turned off by profanity and, um, disturbing sequences:

The Phantom Menace

Attack of the Clones

He's also done Avatar and various Star Trek films.

Zelda: Ocarina of Time Reorchestrated

03 January 2010 - 07:00 AM

While I'm not a fan of using imaginary words in titles of projects, the musicality of this is rather impressive... The "Zelda Reorchestrated" team has just completed their Ocarina of Time album: every single piece of music from Ocarina of Time rendered with modern synthesizers and samples. For those bothered by the very dated sound hardware of the N64, this can really illuminate the strength of Koji Kondo's work. Some of the tracks are too embellished or orchestrally overdone, but for the most part the tracks are faithful to the originals and sound great. The only one that really horrifies me is "Battle," which is given the Zimmer treatment.

Fairy Flying
Hyrule Field Main Theme
Zelda's Theme
Kakariko Village Orchestral Version
End Credits

Full album page

There Will Be Blood Extended Score

15 October 2009 - 01:01 AM

In case anyone is interested in knowing, I've compiled an extended version of Jonny Greenwood's There Will Be Blood. This score got almost no attention around here, but I think people would like it if they knew it. Track list:

1. Open Spaces
2. Future Markets
3. Prospectors Arrive
4. Stranded the Line
5. Detuned Quartet
6. Arvo Pärt: Fratres for Cello & Piano
7. Prospectors Quartet
8. Proven Lands (Extended)**
9. Henry Plainview
10. HW / Hope of New Fields (unused in film)
11. Oil
12. Eat Him by His Own Light (Extended)**
13. Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77 - 3. Poco Piu Presto
14. There Will Be Blood
15. Future Markets (Chamber Version)**
16. HW / Hope of New Fields (Orchestral Version)*
17. Prospectors Quartet (Orchestral Version)*

* Nonesuch Records digital bonus track
** ripped from DVD documentaries

I didn't include the concert pieces Greenwood infamously borrowed from because his adaptations were not direct. Everything here is an original recording from the film (or the appropriate licensed track). It's mostly in chronological order, except where I didn't like the sequencing ("Prospector's Quartet" followed by "Prospector's Quartet (Orchestral Version"). I think the highlight is the material added to "Proven Lands." Boiling strings, I call it. There's unfortunately more such music that remains unreleased. Anyway, as per the rules of the forum, I'm simply... saying that I've put this CD together for my own listening.

Rate "A.I. - Artificial Intelligence"

31 July 2009 - 08:10 AM

I noticed that we haven't had a poll on A.I. in a while. How do users feel about this score these days? Personally, I think it's a masterpiece, but that opinion could change. If it does, I'll start another poll to reflect it.

FOX Makes Typically Brilliant Decision in Regard to Futurama's Return to Television

19 July 2009 - 02:44 AM