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  1. Emile Mosseri is an exciting up-and-coming composer with an entirely unique and well-developed voice of his own, combining influences from Morricone, Glass, Nyman, and Elfman (he's cited Edward Scissorhands as a favourite in this interview) with a background in indie rock to not only fashion fascinating soundscapes, but also to employ pared-down ensembles and traditional instrumentation in a way that is both cognizant of prior methods and yet still very fresh. He's the latest in a line of composers whose varied musical experiences have allowed them to form their own synthesis between tried and true foundations and current techniques, with other notable examples being Ludwig Goransson and Nicholas Britell (both composers who I admire very much, coincidentally ). Mosseri's filmography consists of a number of indie and arthouse projects, including The Last Black Man in San Fransisco, Kajillionaire and Minari, in addition to HBO's Random Acts of Flyness and the second season of Amazon's Homecoming . His next project is Jesse Eisenberg's upcoming directorial debut titled When You Finish Saving the World, and with his recent Oscar nomination for Minari, he's sure to have plenty of other upcoming opportunities to explore and expand his sound in the next few years. There's something very refreshing about his music, which ranges anywhere from whacky, synth-infused pop to gorgeous lyrical piano and vocal duos. I have some thoughts about each of his scores, and because I've embedded a number of YouTube links I've decided to keep them in spoiler brackets so as not to cripple the webpages of any mobile users, as they often slow things down for me. Fortunately, his score for Random Acts of Flyness is available to stream on SoundCloud, although I don't have anything to say about it presently. In any case, let's take a look at some highlight tracks from the rest of his work thus far: Kajillionaire (2020) Homecoming: Season Two (2020) Minari (2020) The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Each of Mosseri's albums feature fairly simple presentations, but they always offer a new pallet of completely cohesive sounds and instruments grounded in his quickly forming style and surrounded by his usual furnishings. It's extremely encouraging work to say the least, and I for one find myself very much anticipating his future projects as I play these four scores on repeat. Feel free to use this thread to post about announcements, new releases, interviews, general praise and any other insightful comments. Looking forward to what comes next!
  2. I don't know if any 2021 scores are even out yet, but when they are out, discuss them here!
  3. The music in this new Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order gameplay video is pretty good. More of that Williams-y prequel sound, but it's effective enough. I'm presuming the theme at 11:42 is the score's main theme which is short but memorable. Weirdly I can't find any details of who the composer is. Presumably Gordy Haab?
  4. The Specialized Soundtrack Market has it changed or stayed the same? For me it times have change. In 1997 when the RCA Victor Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition 2 CD Releases , The 2000 Superman The Movie Rhino Records 2 CD Release and the 8 Disc Superman The Music 1978-1988 Box Set came out those where the peak of the specialized soundtrack market. Buying CD Soundtracks and expanded soundtracks is not the same now as it was in 1997 most people are streaming or buying their music off of iTunes , Amazon Music , Google Play Music , listening to it via Spotify etc. Sure you have company's and labels like Varèse Sarabande , Intrada Records and La La Land Records who put out these Limited Edition CD Soundtrack Sets but the market for buying CDs has changed. What are your thoughts on this and what is your opinion on this?
  5. Which Vangelis electronic score do you prefer; Chariots of Fire or Blade Runner? Both the scores and the films are undoubtedly iconic and great, but I personally prefer Chariots of Fire over Blade Runner, in both categories.
  6. Which film and score do you prefer; Superman: The Movie or Batman? When it comes to the films, I feel Superman: The Movie is the superior movie. For all its atmosphere and distinctive production design, Batman ultimately feels somewhat hollow. As with nearly all of Tim Burton's movies, it is a film of style over substance. I feel Keaton fails to own the role of the Caped Crusader, while Reeves completely owns the characters of both Clark Kent and Superman. The Bruce-Vicki relationship is empty and emotionally vacuous, and while Jack Nicholson's turn as the Joker is entertaining to watch, it ultimately is little more than an iconic celebrity doing his well-worn shtick in a villain costume. All this is not to say Superman is a perfect film, but it has a lot of heart, and I feel it does a lot right, arguably hitting higher highs than Batman. Both scores are excellent and undoubtedly iconic. While I concede that Williams' Superman may be the superior score, I've always preferred Elfman's Batman, which I firmly believe to be his magnum opus, and in my top ten favorite film scores.
  7. I was thinking about the famous "I'm flying" scene from Titanic and, in particular, the precise moment where the music reaches its emotional climax. On paper, you might expect the score to swell at the moment Jack and Rose kiss, but it actually reaches its emotional peak a few seconds later when Rose reaches up her hand to hold Jack's head closer. The moment becomes a lot more sensual and somehow more romantic as a result. I realise this is just intelligent, intuitive film scoring, but the timing of these things always fascinates me. (2:09) Another example off the top of my head is the final scene in Home Alone when Kevin and Old Man Marley share their moment through the window. One could score it so the music swells when Marley raises his hand in greeting, but Williams holds it for that little moment longer until Kevin returns the gesture, when both characters have completed their arcs with regards to each other. This video below actually has the alternate “O Holy Night” version of the cue too, and you can see the emotional journey is exactly the same in both pieces of music. (00:47) I’m curious to know if you can think of any other examples like this. Moments where the music could reach an emotional peak at one moment, but actually climaxes at another for a stronger emotional impact.
  8. Da duh DA duh duh da daa daaa duh! DICK TRACY (2CD) http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.10632/.f CD 1 - 1990 Original Score Album 01. Main Title (3:36) 02. After The “Kid” (1:45) 03. Crime Spree (1:54) 04. Breathless’ Theme (2:14) 05. Big Boy/Bad Boys (2:11) 06. Tess’ Theme (1:13) 07. Slimy D.A. (1:41) 08. Breathless Comes On (2:53) 09. Meet The Blank (1:43) 10. The Story Unfolds (1:59) 11. Blank Gets The Goods (2:25) 12. Rooftops (2:01) 13. Tess’ Theme – Reprise (1:16) 14. The Chase (2:56) 15. Showdown / Reunited (4:07) 16. Finale (0:58) Total Time: 34:59 Unedited And Additional Original Score Cues 17. Main Title – Part 1** (1:08) 18. Main Title – Part 2** (2:25) 19. Flattop’s Entrance** (0:34) 20. Tracy’s Entrance (0:31) 21. Lips Gets Nailed (0:38) 22. And They’re Off** (1:45) 23. Meet Big Boy** (0:33) 24. Lips Needs A Bath* (0:28) 25. Lips Needs A Bath (Alternate) (0:28) 26. Lips Gets A Bath** (0:54) 27. Walnuts (0:39) 28. Breathless Comes On** (1:19) 29. Crime Lab** (0:23) 30. Crime Lab (Alternate)* (0:14) 31. Kid Montage* (1:40) 32. Love One (1:15) 33. Breathless Again** (2:56) 34. Tracy Spies (0:24) 35. Spaldoni Go Boom (1:14) 36. Tracy Gets Nabbed (0:38) 37. Boiler Go Boom!* (Danny Elfman / Shirley Walker) (2:24) Additional Cues Time: 22:29 CD 1 Total Time: 57:35 CD 2 - Unedited And Additional Original Score Cues (Cont.) 01. Badge* (0:21) 02. Badge (Alternate)* (0:21) 03. Badge (Alternate 2)* (0:21) 04. Slimy D.A**. (1:43) 05. Peach Juice* (0:57) 06. Peach Juice II* (0:38) 07. Peach Juice II (Revised)* (0:38) 08. Peach Juice II (Alternate)** (Danny Elfman / Shirley Walker) (0:24) 09. Meet The Blank** (2:02) 10. Tess Farewell (Alternate) (1:07) 11. Bug Rescued** (1:41) 12. Bug Rescued (Alternate)** (1:41) 13. At The Dock (1:20) 14. Blank Gets The Goods** (1:49) 15. Tess Nabbed* (0:21) 16. Tess Nabbed (Alternate) (0:14) 17. Bait** (0:54) 18. Gasser** (0:57) 19. Fletcher Shot/Framed (1:35) 20. News Montage* (0:16) 21. Crime Spree Montage* (1:54) 22. Jail Cell (0:41) 23. Kid/Tracy Hits the Street (0:43) 24. Chief Gets A Call (0:29) 25. Tracy Finds Tess (A/B)** (0:46) 26. Tracy Finds Tess (A/B/C)** (1:55) 27. Tracy Finds Tess (A/B/C) (Revised)** (2:05) 28. Mine Enemy (Revised)** (0:57) 29. Rescue – Part I (0:22) 30. Rescue – Part II (0:15) 31. Rescue – Part III (0:15) 32. Rescue – Part IV/Rescue – Part V (0:57) 33. Blast Out (0:25) 34. Tracy To The Rescue II** (2:57) 35. Mano A Mano** (2:21) 36. Revealed / Reunited** (2:32) 37. Revealed / Reunited (Revised)* (2:29) 38. Finale (Revised)** (0:58) 39. Finale (Alternate) (0:58) 40. Finale* (1:08) 41. Breathless #1* (0:58) 42. Breathless #2* (0:48) CD 2 Total Time: 46:22 *Not featured in film. **Includes music not featured in film.
  9. http://filmmusicreporter.com/2016/09/22/watertower-music-to-release-fantastic-beasts-and-where-to-find-them-soundtrack/ Score released November 4th by Watertower. Apparently we're getting a Vinyl edition too. They must be excited by the score if they're putting money into a Vinyl release.
  10. http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.10541/.f?sc=13&category=22848 Sadly the newly unearthed end credits is from a terrible tape dub but is an 80's heroic gem if there ever was one.
  11. Don't think we have a thread for this yet, but this will be out next week. Amazon has cover art and tracklist up. 1. Kelpcake (Thomas Newman) 2. Finding Dory (Main Title) (Thomas Newman) 3. Lost at Sea (Thomas Newman) 4. One Year Later (Thomas Newman) 5. Migration Song (Thomas Newman) 6. "O, We're Going Home" (Thomas Newman) 7. Jewel of Morro Bay (Thomas Newman) 8. Gnarly Chop (Thomas Newman) 9. Squid Chase (Thomas Newman) 10. Sigourney Weaver (Thomas Newman) 11. Hank (Thomas Newman) 12. Nobody's Fine (Thomas Newman) 13. Rebecca Darling (Thomas Newman) 14. Meet Destiny (Thomas Newman) 15. Joker at Work (Thomas Newman) 16. Becky Flies (Thomas Newman) 17. Hands! (Thomas Newman) 18. Almost Home (Thomas Newman) 19. Open Ocean (Thomas Newman) 20. Two Lefts and a Right (Thomas Newman) 21. Everything About You (Thomas Newman) 22. Quarantine (Thomas Newman) 23. Warp (Thomas Newman) 24. All Alone (Thomas Newman) 25. ...Shells (Thomas Newman) 26. No Walls (Thomas Newman) 27. Okay with Crazy (Thomas Newman) 28. Hide and Seek (Thomas Newman) 29. Quite a View (Thomas Newman) 30. Unforgettable (Sia) 31. Three Hearts (End Title) (Thomas Newman) 32. Loon Tune (Thomas Newman) 33. Fish Who Wander (Thomas Newman) 34. Release (Thomas Newman) Love the first score as well as Wall*E, so looking forward to this! ETA: Went browsing around Andrew Stanton's Twitter... From a question about reuse of old themes: Presumably from a question about temp tracks....wonder if we'll be able to spot that
  12. Announced via his twitter I would have thought Christopher Young would have gotten the gig, but this could be a fun score for him after Zootopia and Star Trek Beyond.
  13. Anything about this yet? Besides the video of him conducting
  14. Intrada first released the complete version of Part 1 in 2009; Today they have re-issued disc 1 of that set in a new edition re-built from the original elements (disc 2 contained earlier versions of cues and an unused source cue and isn't included here). Samples & Direct Order: http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.9907/.f Also can be ordered at: http://www1.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/30180/ http://www.moviemusic.com/soundtrack/M10122/back-to-the-future/ Today Intrada announced for the first time a new 2CD complete edition for Part 2 Samples & Direct Order: http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.9908/.f Can also be ordered from: http://www1.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/30181/ http://www.moviemusic.com/soundtrack/M10123/back-to-the-future-2/ Today Varese announced for the first time a new 2CD complete edition for Part 3 Samples & Direct Order: https://www.varesesarabande.com/collections/cd-club/products/back-to-the-future-part-iii-the-deluxe-edition Can also be ordered from: http://www1.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/30179/ http://www.moviemusic.com/soundtrack/M10119/back-to-the-future-3/ http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.9946/.f In addition, to these CD versions, Mondo Records has gotten the rights to assembled a 6LP vinyl box set containing the complete scores of each (no alternates) http://mondotees.com/blogs/news/70236355-were-releasing-the-back-to-the-future-trilogy-on-vinyl Here is the full press release, with track list: Universal even had Dan Goldwasser (Warm Butter Designs) put together a website showcasing all the releasing and linking to the Intrada, Varese, and Mondo pages http://www.backtothefuturemusic.com/
  15. SAMPLES: http://www.intrada.net/sound/NIMH_JG.m3u ORDER LINKS: http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.9739/.f http://www1.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/29618 http://www.musicbox-records.com/en/cd-soundtracks/2176-the-secret-of-nimh.html http://www.moviemusic.com/soundtrack/M10024/secret-of-nimh/
  16. About Star Wars 7 music department , do we have to take imdb info seriously ??? Matt Ashbeck ... composer: additional music Ramiro Belgardt ... music editor Alejandro de la Llosa ... orchestrator Sandy DeCrescent ... orchestra contractor Felix Erskine ... additional composer: teaser trailer Mark Graham ... head of music preparation Gregory Jamrok ... music preparation Randy Kerber ... musician: keyboards Shawn Murphy ... score engineer / scoring mixer Victor Pesavento ... music preparation Conrad Pope ... orchestrator Brian Popkin ... composer: additional music William Ross ... conductor John Williams ... conductor Robert Wolff ... scoring editor Joe Zimmerman ... music preparation
  17. Anyone got any theories about the "signature" piece of TFA? The equivalent of Duel of the Fates, Across the Stars or Battle of the Heroes? I'm sure the film will have at least 4 new themes, but I'd love to know what's been cooked up for the main theme.
  18. Do we know if Williams is conducting any of the Force Awakens? If someone else is conducting, will that have a major effect on the outcome of the score?
  19. Of course nobody knows as of yet but if you had to hazard a guess, what direction do you think Williams will take with the Force Awakens score? From the footage so far of the film, it looks more like the originals. Do you think Williams therefore may return to his writing style that he did for the originals or do you think we will hear something more akin to the prequels and his more modern style?
  20. https://www.facebook.com/lalalandrecords/photos/a.181243738754.155532.56031953754/10153584443678755/?type=1&theater
  21. His fourth of five 2015 scores, after One Day In Auschwitz, Living In The Age of Airplanes, and Wolf Totem, and to be followed by The 33. OST CD coming Monday July 27th in the UK - probably Tuesday July 28 in the US, but its not on Amazon US yet. http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00X0WIU2A http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B00X0WIU2A
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