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    WampaRat got a reaction from Mr. Who in James Newton Howard's JUNGLE CRUISE (2021)   
    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)
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    WampaRat got a reaction from Cerebral Cortex in Princess Mononoke rescoring project   
    Ooh boy. Gonna be tough to top Joe Hisaishi. Curious to see how this plays out.
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    WampaRat got a reaction from rpvee in Hans Zimmer's DUNE (2021)   
    Very cool. It sounded way different than anything else in the score. Almost source-like. That whole moment when they cut to the various people praying and watching behind that iron grate felt like a scene from documentary. 
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    WampaRat got a reaction from pete in Official Danny Elfman Thread   
    Went ahead and did the other remaining Elfman/Burton collaboration scores:)




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    WampaRat got a reaction from JTW in Official Danny Elfman Thread   
    Went ahead and did the other remaining Elfman/Burton collaboration scores:)




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    WampaRat reacted to bruce marshall in The Patriot or War Horse?   
    Comparing these two films is like comparing CITIZEN KANE to SUPERMAN IV
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    WampaRat got a reaction from Tom Guernsey in John Powell kicks ass   
    Also been enjoying this cue today. I mean, he instills such fun and joy into a film that…is not. He certainly earned his paycheck with this one. I’d say Powell is the heir apparent to Goldsmith for the “incredible scores to dumpster fire films” category. 
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    WampaRat got a reaction from Tom Guernsey in John Powell kicks ass   
    Happy to help! Yeah this score is a blast. Perhaps a little too synth-y at times (probably due to budget, or Powell trying to blend his style to Zimmer’s) But that kinda adds to its nostalgic charm for me. 
     
    I don’t think there’s ever been a composer to come out of Zimmer’s camp to have such a distinct and identifiable musical voice. Even more than HGW. 
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    WampaRat got a reaction from Muad'Dib in John Powell kicks ass   
    Just wanted to take a moment and recognize this fantastic cue. I couldn’t stop humming this swashbuckling theme ( starting at 3:07) when I saw this as a youngster. This was the first time I wanted to know who this Powell guy was! The swirling strings that build to an explosion of that same theme (3:51) is such a joyous adventurous moment. And the rocking-zimmer-esque theme at 1:43 is a great fun too. Just a great sample of his ability to tell the story musically.
     
    Powell has become and even better composer since then! Man I love this guy’s music.
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    WampaRat got a reaction from Luka in John Powell kicks ass   
    OH yeah. Haha. I completely agree! 
     
    Also the theme at the beginning of this cue has been used liberally in many a “media ventures” score. Badelt primarily used it in Equilibrium and later in PoTC. Not sure if Powell came up with it first or if Zimmer himself used it earlier.
     
     
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    WampaRat got a reaction from Edmilson in John Powell kicks ass   
    Just wanted to take a moment and recognize this fantastic cue. I couldn’t stop humming this swashbuckling theme ( starting at 3:07) when I saw this as a youngster. This was the first time I wanted to know who this Powell guy was! The swirling strings that build to an explosion of that same theme (3:51) is such a joyous adventurous moment. And the rocking-zimmer-esque theme at 1:43 is a great fun too. Just a great sample of his ability to tell the story musically.
     
    Powell has become and even better composer since then! Man I love this guy’s music.
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    WampaRat got a reaction from Luka in John Powell kicks ass   
    Just wanted to take a moment and recognize this fantastic cue. I couldn’t stop humming this swashbuckling theme ( starting at 3:07) when I saw this as a youngster. This was the first time I wanted to know who this Powell guy was! The swirling strings that build to an explosion of that same theme (3:51) is such a joyous adventurous moment. And the rocking-zimmer-esque theme at 1:43 is a great fun too. Just a great sample of his ability to tell the story musically.
     
    Powell has become and even better composer since then! Man I love this guy’s music.
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    WampaRat got a reaction from The Illustrious Jerry in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story (2021)   
    So glad to see you loved this as much as I did. Taking a story I’ve loved since I was 5 and making me feel like I was seeing it for the first time is truly a magic act. It’s definitely the film that has moved me the most (elation and heartbreak). I’m just as gutted that it’s not doing well. When the dust settles after its bombing, I have no doubt it will be looked back on fondly and with great acclaim by people who care about this type of film. Hopefully it picks up a couple awards for it’s trouble. Especially that hungry cast. Knock-outs everyone. (Yes even Ansel!) He did a terrific job with the thankless, swooney Romance role. The script and direction gave him the necessary edge to have had a “rep bigger than the whole west side”. Just phenomenal work Mr. Spielberg! 
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    WampaRat reacted to Romão in Hans Zimmer's DUNE (2021)   
    The piece of choral music heard when Jessica is given the crysknife by the Shadout Mapes has been uploaded by its composer, Theo Green:
     
     
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    WampaRat reacted to Ludwig in Michael Giacchino's THE BATMAN (2022)   
    Elfman (1989) --> 6 notes
    Zimmer (2005) --> 2 notes
    Giacchino (2022) --> 4 notes
     
    So we should be back to a 6-note Batman theme in only 17 more years, in 2039. Something to look forward to!
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    WampaRat reacted to Tom Guernsey in Favorite composer(s) who made their big breakthough after the year 2000?   
    John Powell by a margin. Chicken Run was probably the first score by him that I really loved (even though it’s co-written with HGW) and I was disappointed that Julian Nott didn’t get the gig having scored all of the Wallace and Gromit shorts (and I’m still a bit annoyed they felt the need to get Hans involved in the feature that Nott did score but I digress…). Listening back to Chicken Run I’m still firmly of the view that JP probably contributed the most interesting thematic material and had the stronger influence on the overall tone of the score. I can only imagine how the Narnia scores might have turned out done by JP as I can’t remember much HGW’s work on them (and I do like HGW).
     
    Unlike, say Michael Giacchino who would probably have been my first pick a decade ago, JP has got better and better in his writing whereas MG has got broader and clunkier. Sure JP perhaps writes too many notes but his orchestration, thematic material and the intricacy of his writing is superb. His writing is ambitious in its detail and he has worked hard to ensure his ability matches his ambition. I really hope he does get some more non-animated films to score that allow him to write the kind of thematic orchestral film music we all love but for now I’ll take what I can get as he rarely disappoints.  
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    WampaRat got a reaction from Brando in Indiana Jones 5 (James Mangold, June 30 2023)   
    Man. I’m so glad it’s done! Are they doing pick-ups
    /reshoots at all? Those tend to be normal occurrences on big films like this right?
     
    Seeing an 80 year old Ford doing press for this movie next year will be interesting. He’s gonna have to field a lot of tactless interviewers asking him “ So what were you guys thinking with ‘Crystal Skull?’”
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    WampaRat reacted to Groovygoth666 in Which score is more evocative of childhood: ET or Hook? Or another score?   
    Hhhmmm I think E.T is more evocative of childhood. E.T definitely has a sense of wonder and curiosity to it whereas Hook has a kind of melancholy feel. Williams theme's are perfect in both and work within their narrative and for what Spielberg needed. I'd say E.T captures the world from a child's POV perfectly, Hook is more of looking at childhood through adult eyes and lamenting the lose of that wonder and imagination.
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    WampaRat got a reaction from Tiburon in "The Ugly Truth of How Movie Scores Are Made" - Vanity Fair article 2/21/22   
    Very cool to see this get a spotlight. Also glad Powell and Elfman are, reportedly,  “one of the good guys” 😊
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    WampaRat reacted to leeallen01 in Michael Giacchino's THE BATMAN (2022)   
    Making my way through it now. I adore the minimalist approach and relentless building-to-a-crescendo style he uses in his Matt Reeves Films. This score sounds just right for his and Reeves collaborations. 
     
    Reeves clearly has a minimalist and raw approach to filmmaking, so this score reflects what I expected.
     
    I'm very much looking forward to this film. I haven't been attracted to a cinema in years, but they have been an effective and highly visceral collaboration so far, so this really intrigues me.
     
    Specifically Cloverfield speaks for itself in its rawness by being hand-held and brutally loud and strobe-like visually. And his Apes films are just sensational pieces of work visually and musically. 
     
    I can already see how his style will influence the Batman world, for example that wonderful shot in Dawn where the camera is fixed to the tank turret as it spins and destroys the human settlement, and then again as the camera is fixed to the side of the Batmobile as it chases the Penguin through the flames. 
     
     
     
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    WampaRat reacted to Arpy in Michael Giacchino's THE BATMAN (2022)   
    This kind of score seems to jive with Reeves' Apes films, so I don't know what else to expect - or what other people were expecting. It can't have the wonder and mystery that a symphonic score like Elfman's had because it doesn't fit today's minimalist scoring nor can it be too synth heavy like Zimmer's rhythmic material lest it interfere with the tone and style this film is going for. 
     
    Plus, I can count more scores I've loved after I've seen it with the film, than those I've heard before watching them.
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    WampaRat reacted to Alex in Michael Giacchino's THE BATMAN (2022)   
    I just listened to all 2 hours of this for the first and last time.
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    WampaRat reacted to Arpy in Michael Giacchino's THE BATMAN (2022)   
    Bat in the Rafters is very evocative of 'Up the Cathedral', and I love it.
     
    I've given a few tracks a listen, but will wait until I see the film to properly appreciate the score.
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    WampaRat reacted to Holko in Ludwig Göransson & Joseph Shirley's THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT (2021)   
    My edit ended up like this:
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