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    Brundlefly got a reaction from blondheim in Alan Silvestri's THE WITCHES (2020)   
    Does anybody know, why there is no soundtrack to the 1990 score by Stanley Myers? I think, we are in desperate need of an official release for that one!
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    Brundlefly got a reaction from JTN in John Williams: Unpopular Opinions   
    John Williams' Indiana Jones 5 score was more generic in-film than Lorne Balfe's Mission Impossible 7 score and had waaay less identity than Ludwig Göransson's Oppenheimer.
  3. Haha
    Brundlefly got a reaction from Jurassic Shark in John Williams: Unpopular Opinions   
    John Williams' Indiana Jones 5 score was more generic in-film than Lorne Balfe's Mission Impossible 7 score and had waaay less identity than Ludwig Göransson's Oppenheimer.
  4. Surprised
    Brundlefly got a reaction from JTN in Jerry Goldsmith's MACARTHUR (1977) - NEW! 2023 Intrada 2-CD   
    The awfully sloppy cover art was only a hint to the carelessness that would be found on the CDs:
    two alternates from the original album are missing ("The Hollow Man" and "Linda & Sebastian") some of the combined cues have very harsh transitions with background hiss blatanly fading out and in there is no real volume compression, but the separate tracks seem to be normalized - this is why the tracks with lower peak volume got amplified, which leads to very unnatural volume dips between the tracks moreover, some of the track combos have the cues within play at different volume, because each cue got normalized by its own I don't know, what the fuck they were thinking, but the film version inserts of some alternates were implemented in such shitty fashion that you would hardly be able to find on a bootleg, like for example in "Bloody Floor" and "The Big Climb" - sorry, I'm not trying to be rude here, but it really sounds horrible there are several stances of overdriving volume (the alternate opening of "The Big Climb" and the brass blast at the start of "Hi Boss" the end credits suite, which features no new music was taken from film stem and has very obvious crackling sounds All in all, this is a release that had good sounding source material available and still got the worst out of it. No one can tell me, they did quality-check this one. It feels like Intrada's main issue is the volume (and not for the first time).
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    Brundlefly reacted to Yavar Moradi in Jerry Goldsmith's MACARTHUR (1977) - NEW! 2023 Intrada 2-CD   
    Pretty sure it had unique takes. Anyhow, I’m sorry you find it so difficult to enjoy that release Brundlefly. I readily admit it’s not perfect, but I quite enjoyed it myself. Maybe one day the score will be revisited again in a more definitive edition. LLL just rectified their earlier Hook expansion after all, and that 2CD expansion had far more noticeable issues with it than Hollow Man, IMO.
     
    Yavar
  6. Surprised
    Brundlefly got a reaction from Stark in Jerry Goldsmith's MACARTHUR (1977) - NEW! 2023 Intrada 2-CD   
    The awfully sloppy cover art was only a hint to the carelessness that would be found on the CDs:
    two alternates from the original album are missing ("The Hollow Man" and "Linda & Sebastian") some of the combined cues have very harsh transitions with background hiss blatanly fading out and in there is no real volume compression, but the separate tracks seem to be normalized - this is why the tracks with lower peak volume got amplified, which leads to very unnatural volume dips between the tracks moreover, some of the track combos have the cues within play at different volume, because each cue got normalized by its own I don't know, what the fuck they were thinking, but the film version inserts of some alternates were implemented in such shitty fashion that you would hardly be able to find on a bootleg, like for example in "Bloody Floor" and "The Big Climb" - sorry, I'm not trying to be rude here, but it really sounds horrible there are several stances of overdriving volume (the alternate opening of "The Big Climb" and the brass blast at the start of "Hi Boss" the end credits suite, which features no new music was taken from film stem and has very obvious crackling sounds All in all, this is a release that had good sounding source material available and still got the worst out of it. No one can tell me, they did quality-check this one. It feels like Intrada's main issue is the volume (and not for the first time).
  7. Surprised
    Brundlefly got a reaction from Tydirium in Jerry Goldsmith's MACARTHUR (1977) - NEW! 2023 Intrada 2-CD   
    The awfully sloppy cover art was only a hint to the carelessness that would be found on the CDs:
    two alternates from the original album are missing ("The Hollow Man" and "Linda & Sebastian") some of the combined cues have very harsh transitions with background hiss blatanly fading out and in there is no real volume compression, but the separate tracks seem to be normalized - this is why the tracks with lower peak volume got amplified, which leads to very unnatural volume dips between the tracks moreover, some of the track combos have the cues within play at different volume, because each cue got normalized by its own I don't know, what the fuck they were thinking, but the film version inserts of some alternates were implemented in such shitty fashion that you would hardly be able to find on a bootleg, like for example in "Bloody Floor" and "The Big Climb" - sorry, I'm not trying to be rude here, but it really sounds horrible there are several stances of overdriving volume (the alternate opening of "The Big Climb" and the brass blast at the start of "Hi Boss" the end credits suite, which features no new music was taken from film stem and has very obvious crackling sounds All in all, this is a release that had good sounding source material available and still got the worst out of it. No one can tell me, they did quality-check this one. It feels like Intrada's main issue is the volume (and not for the first time).
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    Brundlefly got a reaction from Tydirium in Jerry Goldsmith's MACARTHUR (1977) - NEW! 2023 Intrada 2-CD   
    I'm looking forward to the score, but I remain very sceptical after last year's Hollow Man expansion, which is a desaster, regarding its production.
  9. Confused
    Brundlefly got a reaction from bruce marshall in Jerry Goldsmith's MACARTHUR (1977) - NEW! 2023 Intrada 2-CD   
    I'm looking forward to the score, but I remain very sceptical after last year's Hollow Man expansion, which is a desaster, regarding its production.
  10. Confused
    Brundlefly got a reaction from Yavar Moradi in Jerry Goldsmith's MACARTHUR (1977) - NEW! 2023 Intrada 2-CD   
    I'm looking forward to the score, but I remain very sceptical after last year's Hollow Man expansion, which is a desaster, regarding its production.
  11. Surprised
    Brundlefly got a reaction from JTN in Jerry Goldsmith's MACARTHUR (1977) - NEW! 2023 Intrada 2-CD   
    I'm looking forward to the score, but I remain very sceptical after last year's Hollow Man expansion, which is a desaster, regarding its production.
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    Brundlefly got a reaction from JTN in HOOK (1991) - NEW! 2023 3-CD Ultimate Edition Produced, Edited, and Mastered by Mike Matessino featuring all Williams/Bricusse songs   
    It is kind of a statement to go from such a busy to such plain artwork, maybe it is supposed to make the two releases easily distinguishable. A statement à la "This is not a re-release, this one's different."
     
    La-La Land hasn't really had any of these fuck-ups. It has mainly been Intrada and Varese.
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  14. Surprised
    Brundlefly got a reaction from Trope in The La-La Land Black Friday 2023 thread   
    The president comment by MM is certainly alluding to JFK.
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    Brundlefly got a reaction from MaxMovieMan in Your opinion on Filmtracks?   
    The guy is definitely biased, for he doesn't take a film score for what it is and then tries to rate it, but instead he has a clear concept of what a film score is supposed to be like and then he looks at it and rates it accordingly.
     
    For example, The Prisoner of Azkaban or The Lost World are supposed to offer a consequent development of pre-existing themes. The question here is: Are they really? It has never been the composer's goal and the new identity of these sequel scores that undeniably contrast pleasently with their predecessors on purpose should be taken as what they are first, before you start judging their quality. Of course, one can criticize the abscence of thematic continuation, but there should be any arguments for that, other than "I expected differently".
     
    Another issue is the fact that he has an affection for traditional scores (thus any Star Wars score gets at least four stars) and doesn't really like the concept of modern ambient scoring at all (just look at the ratings for Interstellar, Arrival and Dune, for example). I don't think that's fair either.
  16. Thanks
    Brundlefly got a reaction from JoeinAR in Mission: Impossible 7 & 8   
    Well, Mission Impossible 7 made up for Indiana Jones 5, I'd say. It was great, so go watch it!
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    Brundlefly got a reaction from JNHFan2000 in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    I totally agree with you, I don't understand why people would see it on the same level of cinematic artistry as the first film. It's not even close.
  18. Confused
    Brundlefly got a reaction from Brónach in Quentin Tarantino to possibly direct next Star Trek film   
    Nope, Tenet is one of the best movies of the new 20s - that is the reason, why I'd like Nolan as Bond director or maybe John David Washington as Bond.
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    Brundlefly got a reaction from Yavar Moradi in Jerry Goldsmith’s BLACK PATCH (1957) & THE MAN (1972) — NEW RECORDINGS 2021 Intrada Kickstarter!   
    It is three times the same less than mediocre sounding stuff, so no it is not enough, even with three discs.
     
    Again, I think that score could get much more love if it was re-recorded and sounded acceptable.
     
    I'm not longing for those two scores, but it is definitely necessary to re-record those two in order to complete the Goldsmith catalogue. Black Patch is now the last feature film score (excluding TV) that hasn't got an official release yet.
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    Brundlefly got a reaction from WilliamsStarShip2282 in The Composer's Thread   
    I did another mood album trying to create a world of sound that grasps the vastness and emptiness of space - an attempt which is naturally doomed to fail, because we ain't able to grasp on such things. I've been reading a lot of scientific papers and articles, lately, which you may notice looking at the track titles.
     
    In the end, this album might just be the sonic expression of a sense of romance and threat that I have in mind, when I'm reading astronomy. If there is any inspiration from contemporary film music, it got to be Hans Zimmer's Dune and Jerry Goldsmith's Alien. At least, I feel likes elements from these two shine through at times.
     
     
    Enjoy, while watching the skies at night!
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    Brundlefly got a reaction from Yavar Moradi in New Goldsmith Lionheart recording coming in 2024   
    Sounds fantastic, this is, besides Inchon, one of the two Goldsmith scores that I would love to have a re-recording of!
  22. Really Sad
    Brundlefly reacted to Romão in Villeneuve's DUNE   
    Delayed to March 15, 2024
     
    https://variety.com/2023/film/news/dune-2-delayed-2024-strikes-1235703991/
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    Brundlefly got a reaction from Brónach in What are your 3 favorite tracks in a row on any JW score   
    Very substantial and working perfectly as one piece:
    Saving Willie
    Slave Children's Crusade
    Short Round Helps
    The Mine Car Chase
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    Brundlefly got a reaction from iamleyeti in First Impressions: The FILMS of 2023   
    I'm referring to the scene, when Oppenheimer is in front of the little audience cheering at him and celebrating victory? This scene terrified the hell outta me, so that any other horror film can only hide in shame. I remain immensely impressed and stricken by this film after two days.
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    Brundlefly got a reaction from iamleyeti in First Impressions: The FILMS of 2023   
    The greatness of this "biopic" is the fact that it is not a classic biopic in the sense that it just puts the most prestigeous stations of a famous person's life on film, going from event to event and then checkboxing it. Nolan is able to grasp on all the complexity that lies within the thematic core of Oppenheimer's story: the tension between science and politics, the abstract discourse about warfare and the concrete suffering of real people, the possibility of creating something and the necessity of creating something. And he uses all these fields of tension to create a disturbing and intense narrative that is ultimately not that easy to break down in a few sentences. I feel incapable to finish a phrase that starts with "This film is about..." and therefore, I can definitely say that Oppenheimer is a great film that demands a lot from the mainstream audience that is flooding in the cinemas, mainly due to the director's name. Tenet had equally relevant questions at its core, but at the same time, it had a thematic clarity (beneath its overpowering surface), a very succinct message about activism - however, Oppenheimer doesn't give us that constructive and motivating outlook. It leaves us disturbed and restless.
     
    There is that one scene that had me react in a way I never had before in cinema. One can easily guess which one I'm refering to, it had me panic in some way, it was unbearable and I felt like I couldn't breathe for a moment. It was the moment, when it became clear - there was something that we completely forgot, that Oppenheimer lost to focus on and that the audience forgot to think of: the human tragedy. From there on, I was thinking, maybe Oppenheimer is a horror film.
     
    Regarding the score, since Dunkirk I kind of respect Nolan's approach as a concept that contradicts my usual ideal of a score being used sparsely to its maximum effect. It seems to work out in Nolan's specific case - I feel like he knows what he is doing and how to use music to bring his point across. In this particular case, I was heavily reminded of John Williams' JFK.
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