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  1. Man oh man. From other accounts it sounds like they could have just streamlined the packaging with the book containing all the CDs. I REALLY just wanted to hear the expanded Big Fish out of all those bells and whistles. But I ain’t paying $1,000 just to hear that lol.
  2. Man. What a stellar set. I enjoyed the OST. And I’m sure this sheds more light on a great gothic/horror score by Elfman. On a semi-related note, for those of you who purchased the Burton/Elfman box set, was it worth it? I love the idea of such a collection. But that darn zoetrope thingy added another $200-$300 to the set. And to purchase it today requires a small loan to be taken out:/
  3. I enjoyed the show and really thought the score was fun. I’ll need to check out this blog post now. EDIT: Just read it. I dig that he was going for Conan the Barbarian by way of Heavy Metal ‘81. That definitely came across. Also, for those lamenting the lack of original themes from the show, apparently there were “contractual roadblocks” that prohibited its use in this series. I love the breakdown of all the themes he gives in this post. This guy is so passionate and excited by what he does for a living. I love it!
  4. Oh I forgot about A Hidden Life. I agree. What a stunningly beautiful score. If there was a modern equivalent of something like Dr. Zhivago being produced where he could really sink his teeth into the beauty/romance/tragedy and then go to town on the epic sweep and scale with the battle scenes, THAT sounds like it would be the best of both worlds for JNH.
  5. I suppose yeah, Hidalgo is what come to mind for me. I think he’d definitely get the opportunity if he was willing to take on a big budget streaming show of some kind. That seems to be where all the historical epics have gone now days. He would rock something in the vein of “Marco Polo” or “Turn” or even “Outlander”. guess it just depends on if he’d be open to that much work.
  6. A full bodied superhero score from JNH would be terrific. While the score didn’t leave much of an impression, the “We’re going to fly now” track from Green Lantern was a fantastic tease of what he could potentially unleash. Personally, I’d love for JNH to get to score an old fashioned epic. In interviews when asked about what sort of film he still hasn’t had the opportunity to tackle, he often says how he’d love to do something like Lawrence of Arabia today. (We just need studios to actually be willing to make a film like that today)
  7. Finished my first full listen. It’s fun. But can kinda slip into anonymity at times. I’ll give it another listen with Anthony’s shortened prescribed playlist. Sometimes I have to listen to the highlights a ton to fall in love with a score. And then I can usually embrace the full score at some point and appreciate it all. EDIT: “Tree Fight” is a cool track. Reminds me of WaterWorld a bit.
  8. Yep! Is that just a fan-made graphic from theraider.net or something?
  9. Thanks for doing this! Yes indeed. There is such an elaborate tapestry of themes throughout all three of these scores. HTTYD 2 is actually my favorite of the three. The third score is a terrific maturation and leans into a more longing/melancholic approach that fits the film like a glove. “Once There Were Dragons” was everything I ever wanted from the final cue in this series. Perfect send off.
  10. The original is my favorite movie musical of all time. But Im excited to see Spielberg’s take. Especially considering he’s wanted to do a full on musical for some time now. Looks great
  11. This review was quite enthusiastic about the score. Calls out the Indiana Jones feel. ( Kinda luke warm on the film itself however)
  12. Huh. I confess I’ve never listened to any of the Doctor Who scores. I’ll have to give this one a spin and add it to my jogging list:)
  13. I was flying through Some great Powell cues yesterday during my jog. Bim Bam Smash Wild Hog Chase part 2 Bull Run Buck Takes the Lead I LOVE jogging to John Powell cues. Some other favorites score cues to run to are: My First Bus Ride (Mummy Returns) Like a Dog Chasing Cars ( TDK) Jungle Chase (Crystal Skull) The Huns Attack/Avalanche (Mulan) For those of you who enjoy a good run, what are some of your favorites film score cues you enjoy running to?
  14. The more reviewers call out a score for being too old fashioned and “in your face” the more excited I am to hear it
  15. I suppose the film may illuminate some thematic reason why they wanted to use Metallica’s song(?)
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