Back on set for our last Hobbit pick ups. Our last ever Tolkien pick ups, in fact. It's going to be an intense few weeks, but we're looking forward to shooting some powerful scenes with our great cast. Our next blog is coming soon!
Sunday I was up in NH at my girlfriend's parent's place and we had a cookout for Marcy and her brother's birthdays.
Her mom had bought local chicken breasts from a local farm and marinated one in buffalo sauce and one in italian dressing.
She also had a pound of local ground beef from a different local farm, and I made them into 3 1/3-pound patties that I stuffed with cheese and bacon (you start by making six patties, making a little pile of cheese and bacon in the middle of three of them, then taking the other three and placing them on top, and pinching the sides together). I also put salt, pepper, and garlic seasoning into the patty meat.
Marcy also took asparagus (not local, of course) and tossed it in olive oil and balsamic. I grilled up all that, along with a veggie patty for Marcy
It all came out excellently. We also had a home-made salad, a home-made pasta salad, and a summer slaw and buffalo chicken pasta salad from the local Hannaford's
OK, having seen the film now, I can say this with NO question: This is a very, VERY good score!
I disagree with others who say the OST is a better representation of the score than the first. I sat there in the theater hearing cue after cue that was INCREDIBLY good and wasn't on the OST!!
The OST does a good job of covering the entire opening of the movie, and entire ending. But in between Sub Prime Directive and Ship To Ship there is just a lot, lot, lot of GREAT music there that the four OST cues for that section simply do not summarize them well.
I went from being excited about the score from the Colosseum samples and WQXR tracks, to being underwhelmed by the OST and thinking this score wouldn't end up being one of his best, to seeing the film and thinking this is one of his great scores!
I can't wait to see the film, to analyze all the music specifically, and then for the hopefully inevitable Deluxe Edition!
I'll post more about the great unreleased cues after I see the film again.
4 pages from the booklet - including a glimpse at John Takis' liner notes - as well as a complete list of the "sub-track-titles" the team came up with to label the individual cues within tracks (Williams original cue titles are unknown) are now EXCLUSIVELY available on the main page of JWFAN.COM