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  1. Nice! This actually had two CD releases scheduled for release back in 2018 before its distribution fell apart, one for the score and one for the songs (with two Bear tracks), so hopefully that score release will be forthcoming. https://www.filmmusicsite.com/en/soundtracks.cgi?id=66510 https://www.filmmusicsite.com/en/soundtracks.cgi?id=66475 This is one of the best cover images for a score CD in history!
    5 points
  2. Listen carefully in the brass, the melody constantly goes from one instrument to the other. There is the melodic line, but also you can see all of the different parts, are fragments of the original melody. The pizzicato strings, that seems to me more of an transition/ intermezzo type of thing into the big finish, so naturally it would be free-er but the piece actually has an over all form too it. The sections actually have a relatable concept, rather than just a Mozart kind of one separate variation after the other. This piece is really a testament to what a (insert word of praise here) composer he is. For such a short, little thing for HBD, he wrote a very intricate and fascinating work. I can put up the full one if people are interested, I have done many hoping to turn it into a website, but I need to put up pieces of the scores (which many i don't have anyway) and was afraid that Hal Leonard would complain.
    4 points
  3. Poltergeist, Jerry Goldsmith. I never used to like this score but I have no idea why... terrific stuff. First post, go me. Hi everyone.
    3 points
  4. I once read or heard that film music is there to remind us that what we are seeing is just make-believe and it's precisely because of this awareness that we find it more pleasurable, even comfortable. So no matter how dramatic or gruesome it gets, we always realize it's still entertainment.
    3 points
  5. Film music is essential, but do we really need the accompanying pictures and dialogue?
    2 points
  6. I was born in 1979 and discovered the beauty of film scores in 1993. I picked Hook in the other thread but both are masterpieces of the art in my opinion
    2 points
  7. THE LAST JEDI Man, I really, really, really like this movie. A sharp, witty script, good performances, poignant scenes, sly humour, and shots that approach visual poetry. I just don't get all the negativity, surrounding this film.
    2 points
  8. Jay

    The Bear McCreary Thread

    Ha! That IS the best cover in film score history!
    2 points
  9. I've often thought film scores are paradoxical; they're unnoticed when they're there, missed when they're absent. It's strange to think about some dramatic scene, something realistic or ordinary and then you hear an orchestra playing in the background, but we just accept it as a part of what makes film... work? Perhaps that's why film scores have become more minimalistic to match the realism films are trying to go for until in the future there's no musical accompaniment whatsoever which sounds depressing, but to the tastes of future generations will sound normal.
    2 points
  10. I made an LP version that I think is a great listen Total time : 44 minutes
    2 points
  11. Once I clicked "Show this post" on this, I lost all respect for... myself
    2 points
  12. I tried a few cues already, but would prefer to sit down and watch the movie all the way through with this score to get an overall picture.
    2 points
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  14. I get what you are saying about Hook's lack of menace. It feels mostly harmless. But there is a track in it which I find wonderfully evocative and conveys both menace and anticipation for a coming adventure: It's one of my favorite moments in the entire score. Works wonders in the film, with the view of the painted panel
    2 points
  15. My favorite Star Wars thing since Disney purchased it is George Lucas' thinly veiled disgust for it.
    2 points
  16. Bond is a billion dollar franchise, that’s why. Low budget thrillers can do fine on streaming services, tent pole blockbusters won’t.
    1 point
  17. You stay away from ME, you cad! ....okay I'll admit I never listen to those first two...
    1 point
  18. I would have liked to use the top row, second from the left, for my music library. Too bad he didn't include a larger image of that one.
    1 point
  19. I programmed it as an ' lp' , 45 minutes. HOMECOMING is too long for that format It's really just a recapitulation of all the themes. I listen to it as a standalone track. Doesn't work as an album track, since it's really not part of the film. But, yeah it's a great suite! Marshall don't do downloads!😠 MINORITY REPORT is a great example!
    1 point
  20. Jay

    Recently Purchased Video Games

    The Nintendo Switch eShop is having a HUGE sale with almost every title you've ever heard of on some kind of discount. I picked up a bunch of stuff I have wanted to get but hadn't yet The backlog, it grows and grows....
    1 point
  21. @PuhgreÞiviÞm Jerry, please tell me what's "modern and sophisticated", about films, these days.
    1 point
  22. Please no more remakes of anything
    1 point
  23. Pretty decent... I didn't remember much about it either to be honest. One working from home benefit is a LONG soundtrack heavy "up next" list and someone mentioned this so thought I'd give it a spin. It's a bit more poppy/rocky/80's but still some solid Silvestri orchesral writing... Lynch Mob has some decent action writing.
    1 point
  24. This thread inspired me to watch the trailer, then watch the No Man's Land scene, then to listen to this album during my run on Sunday night. So bummer that there aren't more concert arrangements from WAR HORSE, but thanks for bringing it up!
    1 point
  25. An American Tail Superman: The Movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade The River Dances With Wolves Karol
    1 point
  26. Sure, I'll put it up in a few days. Only have the hand written copy at the moment
    1 point
  27. Would really love to see the analyis if possible, @WilliamsStarShip2282! I've never had a chance to analyze it myself, but his movement between keys in that piece was always fascinating...
    1 point
  28. Yes, I have done a full one. What is your question?
    1 point
  29. The OST is great! Except for Banning Back Home and the songs...
    1 point
  30. Thanks guys, the full score is first on the list after the end credits! We're excited about that too because it was planned on the macro scale so hopefully that'll come across. @The River (Fal) - impressive. It'll be great to hear your opinion of the score by itself, then! We'll be including all of the cues' notes digital booklet-style if you're not opposed to basic plot summaries to follow along. MS
    1 point
  31. The problem with Gia is that it is very apparent that his scores lack the dramatic sophistication of Williams, Horner, JNH, Elfman or even John Powell. These are people who spend years studying music, learning their craft, improving their writing and listening to the classics to get the inspiration from there (literally in Horner's case). Gia, on the other hand, sounds like a fanboy who listened to Empire Strikes Back a few times and has been trying to do the same ever since. He seems to be more of an enthusiast rather than an actual music scholar. I don't like snobbing the guy, he seems a cool person, has some talent and wrote some genuinely outstanding material over the years. But it's hard to shake that feeling that he isn't in the same ballpark as someone like the Williamses and Goldsmithes and Horners of the world. Maybe the problem isn't with him personally, maybe it's more due to the fact that he does mostly the same action blockbusters which require a very specific type of music. He became so comfortable doing these action/adventure flicks that his style didn't mature enough. Great composers, from JW to JG, Horner, Elfman, JNH, etc., have worked on very different kinds of films, including those where it needs a more intimate, discrete scoring. But then again when Gia is presented with this opportunity (eg. Jojo Rabbit), he brings back just the same combo of piano and strings from Lost.
    1 point
  32. We probably all know and value wonderful Olympic hymns composed by John Williams to the Olympic Games in Los Angeles, Seoul, Atlanta and Salt Like City. In 2028, the Summer Games will be held again in Los Angeles. And of course I know that Williams will be 96 then, a lot can happen until then, but ... he said several times that he would never withdraw from music or retire (from composing). Do you believe that it's possible that he will compose another hymn? Or maybe IOC will order it from him a few years earlier? History would have wonderfully come full circle (Los Angeles 1984 - Los Angeles 2028). EDIT: I wasn't aware that there was already such a topic, that's why I started a new one. Thanks for the correction.
    1 point
  33. Jay

    The Bear McCreary Thread

    Animals Crackers (the film) is finally releasing in the US on July 24th via Netflix. No word yet on a score album, but iI have to imagine it will happen, at least digitally (Netflix is pretty good about that)
    1 point
  34. Muad'Dib

    The Birthday Thread

    Thank you kindly, @SteveMc and @Incanus!
    1 point
  35. I know, but I couldn't resist it. -----------------------#------------------------ "Negotiations"? We've lost all form of communications.
    1 point
  36. Arpy

    WESTWORLD (HBO TV)

    That's one way to lump people together who share contrasting opinions as one homogeneous group. The problem isn't with Daenerys's character (although one could argue it was) but with the way it was handled in the final few episodes. As for Westworld, I think season three was a bit gratuitous in the way it dealt with certain plotlines which deserved a more expansive view. It felt disappointing to get through an entire season and nothing feeling substantial or worthwhile, which is doubly disappointing considering the last two seasons had teased the escape to the human world.
    1 point
  37. Hi everyone! We've reached the last two cues in the movie. We hope you enjoy Cue No. 37: Cedric's Funeral, and Cue No. 38: Everything's Going to Change. Special thanks to our colleague with the Voxos choir library who allowed us to record this special cue. We have really appreciated hearing from you guys both on the thread and through messages as we've posted this project, and we're so thankful for all your enthusiasm. As always, we'd love to hear your thoughts on these cues. We also have some fun things planned for the next few weeks. On June 21st, check back for the Goblet of Fire end credits. As this is such a "by the fans, for the fans" project, it's really been amazing to have your support and we think you'll like these upcoming posts too. Thank you!!!
    1 point
  38. It is. It's nice to pop in a disc and have it go straight to the main menu or feature playback.
    1 point
  39. Oh, no, they're all accounted for They do have quite a lot in common with each other (and with generic Williams action & suspense music too). Assigning them motivic status is complicated by the fact that they interact with and may be derived from or sources for other more clearly articulated leitmotifs. But that's what the "Incidental Motif" category exists for! The tension/resistance deployed/resistance in trouble motif in particular gets an incredible work out in TLJ: nearly 40 occurences, and almost double that if you include local repetitions. I'm not sure the First Order theme gets much play after TFA, and even there is clearly a thematic afterthought whose biggest appearance didn't even make the final cut. The moments you cited in TLJ seem in the right ballpark but are inexact in terms of contour and pitch content compared to the First Order theme proper. That said, the little motif at 31:07 is quite similar to a brass figure in The Battle of Crait that I hadn't noticed until now, so you are on to something!
    1 point
  40. Luke and Leia was in Empire Strikes Back? Guess I might have missed it.
    1 point
  41. Sound effects have gotten absurdly overcooked. Listen to when Rey puts her staff in the net in that scene. Unfortunately the problem will never be solved unless you get knowledgeable directors who really understand how everything should work together.
    1 point
  42. Here's my piano arrangement of the glorious track "The Rise of Skywalker": I tried to respect the various orchestral subtleties, though listening back to it now I think I may have over-egged it in places!
    1 point
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