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It took longer because of the covid delays and protocol problems. I heard the duffers say in an interview that they didn't intend to go past 8 months filming total. And with season 5 being smaller in total runtime, I would assume 6 months. 

 

The Duffers normally write 4 episodes before filming and then write the other 4 during filming. And considering season 5 directly follows 4, the preproduction time will be less, with sets, costume, location scouting etc.

 

 

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Does anyone recognise this piece? I swear I've heard it in previous seasons. I've searched the season 1,2 and 3 scores and can't find it. I might be imagining things, but I feel like I've heard this particular piece used before in Stranger Things. 

 

 

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20 hours ago, leeallen01 said:

Does anyone recognise this piece? I swear I've heard it in previous seasons. I've searched the season 1,2 and 3 scores and can't find it. I might be imagining things, but I feel like I've heard this particular piece used before in Stranger Things. 

 

 

Nope. It has not appeared in previous seasons.

It only appears in Season 4. Both in Chapter 5 and Chapter 7.

 

If I recall correctly, the only track on the Season 4 score that has appeared before (excluding theme reprises of course) is Track 4 of Volume 1 "Journalistic Instinct"

That cue is from Season 2 and is only slightly redone for Season 4 (see Stranger Things 2: Chapter 6 "The Spy" at 31:56)

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3 hours ago, Knight of Ren said:

Which one is your favorite out of all of this? Did you find any more melodies or ideas that I missed? Or different variations of themes I already mentioned? Feel free to correct or add anything you want.

 

Nice breakdown!

 

There's also a sort of general "romantic love" idea that appears throughout the series as well (also connects to the Kids Theme, but much slower):

 

And it even appears in Season 4 in a rather clever way:

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During Will's half confession to Mike (disguised as being about Eleven) about being different - more heartfelt and understated hints of this "Love Theme" are heard throughout. It's most obviously heard at 3:21, but there's clear elements spread around the track:

 

 

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I noticed there was a recurring motif or idea for 'evil.' It's mostly used for the demogorgon, but can be an overall evil sound - 

 

 

And it recurrs in different ways in the pieces - 'Danger Danger,' 'Something In The Wall,' 'Descent Into The Rift,' and 'To Be Continued.'

 

I haven't searched season 4 score yet. Still listening through it for enjoyment purposes before I start analysing it thematically.

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Not sure if this is an idea that has been discussed and resolved, but I have only become a fan of Stranger Things for about 2 months when I finally got Netflix and decided to check it out. I have watched all of it and love it, but as I haven't been around for the last 6 years of discussion surrounding the show, I may be repeating old theories.

Here goes -

I don't think Eleven ever knew what the Upside Down was at all in season 1. The boys are annoyed that she seems to know about it and wont tell them. And that she seems to have some knowledge about the demogorgon and its origins etc. I believe she didn't.

To show the boys where she thought Will was, she turned the gameboard 'upside down,' and showed them that he is there with the demogorgon. She isn't telling them that Will is in another dimension. I believe she is telling them where she has seen Will and the Demorgogon; not the other dimension known throughout the series as the upside down, but instead the black void where Eleven goes to find people in her head.

She turned the board over (upside down) to show a black void, and places Will and the Demogorgon onto it. That is clearly a visual representation of her black void mindscape.

So when the kids ask where Will is, she says the words; 'Upside Down.' She isn't telling them he's in an alternate hell dimension. She's telling them where she saw him; in her mind...in the black void. She's basically saying "I saw him in the black void of my mind. You know, when I turned the board upside down. He's there. I saw him there." The boys then misinterpret that as the 'Upside Down' being an alternate dimension. But Eleven never meant that. She doesn't know about the upside down and could never know. And why would she call the other dimension; the upside down? She was merely describing what she did with the board, to portray the black void of her mind she uses to find people, and Will.

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19 hours ago, dylanskie said:

Rob Simonsen uploaded four tracks from season 4 to his website:

 

https://www.robsimonsen.com/stranger-things

 

They sound identical to the tracks that appeared on YouTube a few months ago FYI

 

Awesome. Guess they were leaked early afterall.

 

Not sure if I ever mentioned this, but a cue from one of Rob Simonsen's past scores was actually used as temp music in another scene in the show it turns out.

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Managed to finally get the season 4 score CD's on pre order from Invada Records. They were sold out on Lakeshore so I guess I'm lucky to find somewhere else.

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