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Everything posted by DreamTheater

  1. To me Jerry was very inspired. Watch the film, then listen to it again... it will all make sense. The way he uses synths as a part of the film's sound design. It's a fun 80 minutes and a release I was waiting for years to happen. And that cowboy theme !!!
  2. Yep, Goldsmith is also the one that came to mind while listening to L.A. Noire. It's a really good score. Gotta love that sultry main theme.
  3. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (Joe Kraemer) Well, it starts well enough, two great tracks holding some excellent writing and a stunning recording mix. I thought I was in for a hell of a ride. After those two tracks, my interest takes a serious nosedive and from track 7 onward it's pretty much suspense cue after suspense cue, where nothing much happens. So I fall asleep mentally until track 15 where it becomes action-packed again, but then we're already at the end of the album.
  4. Well I like his score from Godzilla vs Biollante. I will need to check that out. Is it as melodic as Dragon Quest?
  5. Superb job UBT ! I wasn't expecting such good music to be honest, it really enhances the mood and increases the emotion. This is the kind of trailer that makes me say, I want to see the movie. With that generic music playing, I wasn't so sure, as strange as that may sound. But what I want to know, how in the hell did you make like it was played by a big orchestra?
  6. I had this happen with CE3K, Superman, Hook and Jurassic Park and A.I. But not every time.
  7. I'll admit they're hardly works of art, the dialogue can be childishly simplistic, and the comedy too silly and slapstick-like. They're all centered around the one character which is a simpleton with a heart of gold. The kind of naive and uncomplicated man you once wished you were when you still looked at the world with a sense of wonder, and bad shit never seemed to happen. When the world was still a happy place. Still I like em a lot for what they are, worth it for Varney's expressions alone... Yes at times the man can make me well up, because he had that quality, a sort of genuine honesty and earnestness ( ) in his eyes. In these dark days of moody, unsympathetic films, and terrible things happening in the world, he can be the perfect medicine. Definitely Christmas. Followed by Goes to Camp, or in reverse order. Then one can decide whether to watch Goes to Jail and Scared Stupid.
  8. OMG... It was rumored, but now it's official. 2+ hours of absolutely gorgeous and thrilling music. I've always preferred the film version of the main title with that haunting opening on synths. Immediately puts me in the right mood! I'll be able to throw away my customized and way shorter edition. In the year Horner dies his number one masterpiece (IMO) gets the best possible treatment.
  9. This is an underrated Horner gem... but I there's only a couple of minutes extra material, and the old CD already has great sound, so I won't be getting the new edition. Anyone that hasn't yet... get it !
  10. Are you familiar with the Ernest films? Do check out Ernest goes to Camp and Ernest goes to Jail for some big laughs and a really good time. Ernest has been with me since I was a kid and sometimes the kid in me wants to see Ernest again...
  11. Why? I mean, Wanker is such an easily recognizable name. You become famous in the blink of an eye. I'd give my pinky for a name like that... That reminds me I still can't get over the fact he will co-compose the sequel score to one of the very best symphonic scores ever written. What a travesty that is...
  12. OK, I believe you. It's on IMDB, so it's the absolute truth. No lies are contained therein.
  13. It may be a silly comedy, but this christmas movie has a big heart. And who in their right mind doesn't love Ernest ??? Jim Varney was a genius, bless his soul.
  14. Star Tracks II, The Big Picture, The Great Fantasy Adventure Album, Round-Up, Symphonic Star Trek. I own about 20 of them in total, but these are some of the very best. Edit: NP: Not a score, just a selection of cues by Hans Zimmer, from my favorite period of his (the 90s). Cool Runnings, Thelma & Louise, Drop Zone, Renaissance Man, A League of Their Own, Millennium. Extremely entertaining.
  15. So he's the man responsible for making some of my favorite Williams scores sound the way they do? The way they simply don't anymore. RIP.
  16. It is a cool flick, not relying on cheap scares, but a sort of creepy horror buddy movie hybrid which works on multiple levels. The practical effects are topnotch.
  17. I know of Simply Red and some of their songs, but they're not the type of band I want to spend time with.
  18. AFAIK he hasn't scores Knights of the Old Republic but he has worked on Star Wars: The Old Republic from a few years ago, which is a MMORPG (Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) but he was not the sole composer on that (along with Mark Griskey, Lennie Moore, and others). There was a bit of reworking of classic SW themes, and some original compositions, combined with Williams style action music. It's a well-rounded effort that clearly takes its inspiration from the prequels. I believe an album was produced (I'm not sure if it's available commercially). The problem with that album is that it doesn't include some of the best music written for the game. You have to find the gamerip which is all the music ripped from the audio files. I send you a PM btw.
  19. Yes didn't you know??? Bob Z had Tom play 100 lookalikes, and 97 of them were cut, along with around 60 minutes of modern takes on christmas carols. I read Tom was plenty pissed about that, after the many long days of shooting and doing the voice overs. Plus singing a couple of carols himself, and losing his voice in the process.
  20. Good movie, though it's far too long. Indeed, stay away from 3 hour 20 minute director's cut... it has way too many carols, not enough Silvestri. Not to mention all the Tom Hanks lookalikes which became ridiculous. My favourite Christmas Carol rendition is the 1984 TV movie with George C. scott. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087056/reference Funny... also directed by a Donner.
  21. Battlefront the game does not feature a Han Solo and Leia love scene, or a Luke using the force for good moment, or Artoo being the comedic sidekick, or a dramatic duel between Vader and his son. Actually I might be wrong about that last one, but you get the picture.
  22. Haha ! I didn't mean to post the cheap sounding MIDI version of "Into the Legend", my bad. I've edited my post.
  23. I second this, Mr. Sugiyama has written some stunning music for the DQ series, or rather adapted for orchestra from the base material which was MIDI. Really glorious stuff !!!
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