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We also know that a great composer can create amazing scores for terrible films.   Hell, if IX is a trainwreck, Williams might just throw his baton in the air and say, "to hell with restrain

Only early, but getting savaged by critics so far.   https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_book_of_henry/   Someone please tell me why this increasingly mediocre director is respons

I wonder if Quartet will be able to release any of the other Giacchino scores that were digital only (Black, Earth Days), or any of his completely unreleased ones (Looking For Comedy in the Muslim Wor

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The Book Of Henry has been delayed almost an entire year, from September 16, 2016, to June 16, 2017

 

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Well, that's one 2017 Giacchino score already in the books.  I don't think they're even doing reshoots or re-editing the movie - Trevorrow is already working on Star Wars 9 - I think they're just delaying the release of the finished product.  Weird.

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I hate to hear that. I did think it was odd that the movie was only a month away and we still hadn't seen a trailer. Oh well... This opens about a month before War for the Planet of the Apes (July 14, 2017) now.

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Looks interesting. Like a grounded and real Lovely Bones. After so many huge blockbusters, it's nice to see him go back to something small.

 

His intimate and very personal music for LOST is sensational, so I expect brilliance from him for this.

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Finally watched the trailer.  Well, I think it looks interesting - good cast and premise.  With these kind of movies, its all about if the writers actually have a good ending that is worth it after 2 hours of investigation, unknown elements, etc.  Here's hoping.

 

I find it odd that they pushed the film back from last summer to this summer; I assumed at the time it was maybe because it was more of a special effects film or something, but it doesn't look like it, so who knows why they really pushed it back.  There hasn't been any word of the studio interfering with Trevorrow's cut so who knows.

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18 minutes ago, Jay said:

I find it odd that they pushed the film back from last summer to this summer; I assumed at the time it was maybe because it was more of a special effects film or something, but it doesn't look like it, so who knows why they really pushed it back.  There hasn't been any word of the studio interfering with Trevorrow's cut so who knows.

 

According to sources, the delay was because the film was testing well with audiences and the studio felt that the film would perform better earlier in the summer (June) rather than in September.

 

From Variety:

 

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The film has been testing well, according to insiders, and the hope is that the new date will give it more room to find its audience. The summer is a bit of a wasteland for adult-oriented fare, and Focus is betting that “The Book of Henry” will be able to attract older crowds who may not be enamored of costume heroes and animated adventures. The studio still thinks the film is strong enough to warrant awards attention.

 

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Yea, see, that doesn't make sense to me, because if they didn't want it to get lost among summer blockbusters, then release it in October or November, not June!

 

Maybe the "older crowds" mentioned will come out this summer... we'll see!

 

Looking forward to Giacchino's score a lot!

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The film comes out next Friday, June 16, but we haven't heard anything about a soundtrack release yet (unlike War for the Planet of the Apes and Spider-Man: Homecoming, which come out next month and have both been announced). Could it be possible that someone announces the soundtrack and releases it by Friday, or could this mean the soundtrack is delayed or not guaranteed?

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9 hours ago, Max said:

The film comes out next Friday, June 16, but we haven't heard anything about a soundtrack release yet (unlike War for the Planet of the Apes and Spider-Man: Homecoming, which come out next month and have both been announced). Could it be possible that someone announces the soundtrack and releases it by Friday, or could this mean the soundtrack is delayed or not guaranteed?

Probably no release. Giacchino's smaller scores tend to not get them. 

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Wow, somehow managed to completely forget Giacchino has 3 big scores coming out soon.  This is just the standard pattern for summers now, eh?  I guess since I haven't been impressed with a lot of his recent offerings, my excitement before hearing new scores from his have tempered off a lot...

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10 hours ago, Jay said:

Wow, somehow managed to completely forget Giacchino has 3 big scores coming out soon.  This is just the standard pattern for summers now, eh?  I guess since I haven't been impressed with a lot of his recent offerings, my excitement before hearing new scores from his have tempered off a lot...

 

Yeah, I really dug Jurassic World, Jupiter Ascending, Tomorrowland and Inside Out in 2015, it's just that nothing he's done since has made much of an impression on me. Don't get me wrong, I still liked Star Trek Beyond and Rogue One well enough, they just didn't grab my attention (or keep it) like many of his previous scores have. And then there's things like Doctor Strange, that were mostly just boring.

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Thanks for the link, listening to samples now!

And yea, cool cover:

 

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1. Overture
2. Treehouse Inventions
3. Cheering Up the Mountain
4. Predator in Their Midst
5. Research and Development
6. Shaking, Not Stirred
7. On Mortality
8. Henry's Final Wish
9. A Tender House Call
10. Book Discovery: System of Abuse
11. Do You Have Prince Albert in a Can?
12. Target Practice
13. Forging Ahead
14. Peter's Lament
15. The Parable of the Talents
16. Christina's Dance
17. Susan for Justice
18. Peter the Great
19. Into the Fire
20. Closing the Book on Henry
21. Your Hand I Will Never Let It Go 

 

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52 minutes ago, mrbellamy said:

I tend to prefer these more modestly scaled Gia scores, though, so hope there's some good stuff.

 

Indeed. These type of films play much more to Giacchino's strengths than your big blockbuster fare. Samples sound good.

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