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    Trope reacted to Andy in Great Album Covers   
    Commissioning Drew Struzan to do this magnificent wrap around gatefold is pretty legendary. 
     

     

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    Trope reacted to Thor in The Shawshank Redemption 30th Anniversary - Music by Thomas Newman   
    THE GREEN MILE is the younger "brother" of SHAWSHANK, very much in that warm Americana style he does so well. It's a brilliant score that also displays a rare forray (for Newman) into straight-up horror music in "The Terrible Death of Mr. Delacroix" or whatever the track name is. Easily top 10 Newman score.
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    Trope got a reaction from Stark in The Shawshank Redemption 30th Anniversary - Music by Thomas Newman   
    These are definitely highlights, but these recordings are incomparable to the originals (both in performance and sound).
     
    Newman and his crew are masters of recording and mixing. The way he integrates and mixes subtle synths and sound design layers on top of the orchestra on his OSTs is virtually impossible to recreate in any re-recording.
     
    Check out Nemo Egg (Main Title) from the Finding Nemo OST and listen out for the subtle airy synths and chimes, and how perfectly the piano and strings are mixed. Literally perfect.
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    Trope got a reaction from GerateWohl in The Shawshank Redemption 30th Anniversary - Music by Thomas Newman   
    These are definitely highlights, but these recordings are incomparable to the originals (both in performance and sound).
     
    Newman and his crew are masters of recording and mixing. The way he integrates and mixes subtle synths and sound design layers on top of the orchestra on his OSTs is virtually impossible to recreate in any re-recording.
     
    Check out Nemo Egg (Main Title) from the Finding Nemo OST and listen out for the subtle airy synths and chimes, and how perfectly the piano and strings are mixed. Literally perfect.
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    Trope reacted to Jay in The Rise of Skywalker - COMPLETE SCORE Discussion - SPOILERS ALLOWED!   
    What a confusing mess this score is...
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    Trope reacted to artguy360 in The Rise of Skywalker - COMPLETE SCORE Discussion - SPOILERS ALLOWED!   
    TROS soundtrack album is missing music like this that flows and tells a story. I think including more of these musical moments and stuff like all the redeemed Ben renditions would dramatically improve the album.
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    Trope reacted to Chewy in The Rise of Skywalker - COMPLETE SCORE Discussion - SPOILERS ALLOWED!   
    Great discovery of the weekend!
    While remembering the Blu-Ray menu gave us the clean version of the "Rey Training" cue which is unreleased, I wanted to see what the DVD menus had since those usually contain additional screens for the "Scene Selection" and "Language/Subtitles".
     
    The amazing @crumbs found a complete DVD rip and we were able to find another previously unreleased cue, not featured on the Blu-Ray!!
     
    It is the "Meditation" cue, featured in the "Scene Selection" menu:
     
    tros-amp.mp3
     
     
    Another DVD exclusive menu for the language setup comes with the section of "Reunion" that contains Rey & Yoda's Theme, which is on the OST, so no other unreleased music there.
     
    This is all new information, right?
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    Trope reacted to Nick1Ø66 in Rey Skywalker Star Wars movie (Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy directing, Stephen Knight writing)   
    Clearly that rule didn't apply to Nanta the brave Ewok.
     

     
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    Trope got a reaction from Smeltington in Terrible album covers   
    Here's the great looking Spotify cover for The Hunt for Red October.

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    Trope reacted to Edmilson in The Shawshank Redemption 30th Anniversary - Music by Thomas Newman   
    One of my favorite film scores of all time
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    Trope reacted to Bespin in The Shawshank Redemption 30th Anniversary - Music by Thomas Newman   
    This score is a classic and is one of the cornerstones of Thomas Newman's work. It is a perfect companion to the film.
     

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    Trope got a reaction from Naïve Old Fart in Terrible album covers   
    Here's the great looking Spotify cover for The Hunt for Red October.

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    Trope got a reaction from crumbs in John Powell's HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD (2019) - 2024 Varese Deluxe Edition   
    And so they should. Glad it’s not just us “nitpickers” on this forum. Seriously, could they not come up with a consistent visual scheme across all 3 expansions of such popular scores??
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    Trope got a reaction from Tallguy in Terrible album covers   
    Here's the great looking Spotify cover for The Hunt for Red October.

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    Trope got a reaction from Tydirium in Terrible album covers   
    Here's the great looking Spotify cover for The Hunt for Red October.

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    Trope reacted to HunterTech in John Powell's HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD (2019) - 2024 Varese Deluxe Edition   
    Thing is: there is a consistent visual focus in having the covers be strictly on the bond between Hiccup and Toothless. Hell, the image chosen here pairs very nicely with that of the first movie (if maybe still a bit bootleg-y in being perhaps a little too zoomed in for the space it needs to breathe).
     
    It's everything else that really lets it down. I already hated the font choices for 2's cover, so that's not particularly surprising for this one (even if the placement and size is more my issue here). But what in the actual fuck is up with that choice of color for the DE boarder? You really mean to tell me that after two albums where it's red, you suddenly decide it should be green? Is this their way of indicating the shifting thematic focus of the score? It absolutely fails if that's the case, because orange or a different shade of red would've conveyed that much better.
     
    All in all an absolute shit show.
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    Trope reacted to ThePenitentMan1 in The Enchanted (2007) Disenchantment Thread (aka The Disenchanted (2022) Enchantment Thread)   
    I've seen Enchanted, but not Disenchanted.
     
    Enchanted was alright.  The crude humor kinda dragged it down for me, but I suppose it works for a story about fairy tale characters struggling to live in the real world.
     
    I'm not sure there's anything to be disenchanted about with Enchanted.
     
    I'm very disenchanted with the state Disney is currently in, though.
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    Trope reacted to ZackR in The Most Williams like Score by Another Composer?   
    Don Davis' Jurassic Park 3 is a favorite of mine. 
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    Trope got a reaction from crumbs in Terrible album covers   
    Here's the great looking Spotify cover for The Hunt for Red October.

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    Trope reacted to Edmilson in 20 years ago: remembering the best scores from 2004   
    We are now 20 years removed from 2004...  But hey, I was thinking today and that was a GREAT year for film scores!
     
    Lots of wonderful stuff from JNH, Newman, Debney, Giacchino, Elfman and, of course, our John Williams, who after taking a break in 2003, returned on the next year with perhaps the greatest Harry Potter score.
     
    Some of the stuff that happened that year:
    After finishing 2003 on a high note with Peter Pan, JNH began 2004 with Hidalgo, a score that mixed Western and Arab music. A few months later, he released his magnificent The Village, one of his very best collaborations with Shyamalan. Alexandre Desplat entered Hollywood through the front door with Girl with a Pearl Earring (technically a 2003 movie, but it was released on the states in January 2004 lol) and Birth. John Debney tackled the death and ressurection of Jesus Christ with his powerful score for The Passion of the Christ. Jon Brion did a nice, sensitive job for the now classic romance Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind; Marco Beltrami had a great year with Hellboy and I, Robot, two of his best action scores; Alan Silvestri delivered a powerhouse Gothic score with Van Helsing and later a classic Christmas score with The Polar Express; James Horner replaced Gabriel Yared on Troy and got some hate from the film music community, but anyway both scores were great at their own way (and I confess I prefer Horner's work); Harry Gregson-Williams scored two of the funniest comedies of the year (who also happened to be animated): Shrek 2 and Team America: World Police. John Williams' Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was a darker departure from the first two HP scores and a wonderful work on his own, one of his best for the entire decade. Only two weeks later (!) we got another quality work from JW: The Terminal. Danny Elfman was done dirty on Spider-Man 2 and yet managed to provide a great score with a memorable villain theme for Doc Ock. Christopher Young's contributions shouldn't be overlooked though - I love his music for the train battle! King Arthur featured Hans Zimmer on epic mode similar to Gladiator and The Last Samurai before it and The Da Vinci Code and Pirates 2 and 2 after, and I adore it! John Powell's The Bourne Supremacy, for better or worse, was one of the most influential action scores of the entire millenium. Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers had Bruce Broughton on swashbuckling mode. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow may not have been a hit but it sure as hell had a wonderful adventurous score by Ed Shearmur. Rolfe Ken't Sideways is very celebrated by those who heard it - I plan to someday! Michael Giacchino's career took over with two great scores: Lost (which had begun its season 1 on September of that year) and The Incredibles. It's almost unbelievable to me that such a newcomer with not many scores under his curriculum (mainly TV and videogams) like he was at the time was given a chance to score Pixar's huge blockbuster - and he succeeded briliantly! Finding Neverland had a sensitive score from Jan A. P. Kaczmarek that eventually won an Oscar. Not bad, but the other nominated scores that year deserved more the award. National Treasure from Trevor Rabin continued his long tradition of action scores for Jerry Bruckheimer. I haven't heard it on album, but those who did really like it. The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie had a surprisingly good score for such a silly comedy, written by one of the show's composers. The music for when SpongeBob and Patrick are almost dying and saying goodbye to each other is very touching! Vangelis wrote an epic score for Alexander that is controversial to this day. Shigeru Umebayashi's House of Flying Daggers was another great sensitive Chinese score for a martial arts/wuxia movie, not too different from Tan Dun's Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and Hero. Thomas Newman's blend of quirky and emotional on Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events worked really well. The Aviator was the closest Howard Shore ever got from his Middle Earth music in a movie that didn't feature Elves, Hobbits, Rings, etc.  
    Here's some of my favorite film music compositions from that year:
     
    Feel free to talk about your favorite movies, TV shows, film scores, film cues and personal memories from 2004!
     
    PS: I have a strong feeling that every year finished with 4 is filled with amazing music, including 2014. I may do another threads like this when I find the time.
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    Trope got a reaction from JTN in Terrible album covers   
    Here's the great looking Spotify cover for The Hunt for Red October.

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    Trope reacted to Tom Guernsey in James Horner's THE MASK OF ZORRO (1998) - 2023 2-CD Expanded Edition from La La Land Records, produced by Neil S. Bulk   
    I like that he never (that I can recall/am aware of) reused the extended version of the danger motif he used for Kahn (which is a brilliant villain motif) so it remains unique to that score. Unlike when the Aliens are attacked by the Klingons…
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    Trope got a reaction from enderdrag64 in John Powell's HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD (2019) - 2024 Varese Deluxe Edition   
    And so they should. Glad it’s not just us “nitpickers” on this forum. Seriously, could they not come up with a consistent visual scheme across all 3 expansions of such popular scores??
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