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Braveheart vs. Titanic - which score do you like the most?


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But a lousy boat.

It's first of all a bad version of The Patriot.

Its finished, then.   Braveheart wins!    

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It's so odd this poll popped back up today because I just watched Braveheart last night and was asking myself the exact same question.

 

For me, it's almost impossible to choose between the two. I have a lot of history with both. Both are scores I loved before I loved film scores. But the tie breaker was how much the music enhances the ending of Braveheart, from his execution to the final shot of the sword in the grass.  ("Freedom"/The Execution/Bannockburn on the expanded score) No sequence in Titanic matches that marriage of music and imagery. So Braveheart got my vote. Barely.

 

 

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Like I said, people choose Braveheart because of the movie, but it's a judgement error. It's still one of the greatest scores ever fathomed! but Titanic is better. Braveheart you can feel the whole movie and the extreme of emotions within the score. But with Titanic, the score made the movie.

 

Braveheart was also a bit more safe. Both however are duly indescribable.

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8 hours ago, Oomoog the Ecstatic said:

people choose Braveheart because of the movie, but it's a judgement error.

 

Is it, though? The score was written to complement the movie, so is it not natural for our view of the score to be informed by our impression of the movie?

 

Difficult question to answer, methinks.

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On 11/13/2020 at 2:52 AM, Bilbo said:

The forum is wrong. 

 

Yup! I had to take Braveheart out of my digital music collection...I just got annoyed whenever it came up in shuffle, and I never listened to it otherwise.

 

Titanic may be a giant ball of cheese, but sometimes that's just what I'm looking for!

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I've seen Titanic - it's fine, and while this might be damning with faint praise, I'd count it among my favorite Horner scores.

 

I have both major-label Braveheart releases - bought the More release back in the days when I still considered blind-buying Horner worth my while - thinking that there was something I MUST be missing.  Never found it.  Did find a bunch of bad dialogue sprinkled throughout, though.

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5 minutes ago, mstrox said:

I have both major-label Braveheart releases - bought the More release back in the days when I still considered blind-buying Horner worth my while - thinking that there was something I MUST be missing.  Never found it.  Did find a bunch of bad dialogue sprinkled throughout, though.

 

It took a long while before I found out it was worth getting the Braveheart OST on CD, but it's worth it for those final 15 - 20 minutes of music.

 

The Titanic OST I purchased about when the film came out.

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From memory, Braveheart is virtually untouched in terms of tracking and looping: I think there's an additional Shakuhachi riff after Wallace assasinates Mornay, and a revised ending for Betrayal and Desolation, but otherwise its as composed.

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2 minutes ago, Chen G. said:

From memory, Braveheart is virtually untouched in terms of tracking and looping: I think there's an additional Shakuhachi riff after Wallace assasinates Mornay, and a revised ending for Betrayal and Desolation, but otherwise its as composed.

 

What about micro edits?

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