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Alan Silvestri's AVENGERS: ENDGAME (2019)

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Same, I think it's a great score.. :blink: Very sincere, definitely not generic. Really nailed the feeling of nostalgia and just, everything coming to an end. Loved the references to other scores as well.

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I'd say this is good, rather than very good. I discovered Elfman/Tyler's Ultron score around the same time and that's getting a bit more playtime. Although that's mainly down to Elfman's material and his really catchy main theme in particular.

 

WIth Endgame it's just a bit too fragmented an experience to enjoy to the same extent.

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6 hours ago, Disco Stu said:

Welcome to Marwen was his best score of 2018 anyway.  He put out his best Zemeckis score in 20 years and no one noticed because the film was such a gargantuan commercial and critical failure.

I would say in 10 years. But yes, it is indeed the best one he's done recently. I absolutely adore this suite:

 

 

Karol

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18 hours ago, crocodile said:

I would say in 10 years. But yes, it is indeed the best one he's done recently.

 

Do you mean since Christmas Carol?  I love that one too but I dunno I group the Xmas ones separately.  Xmas music is its own other thing to me.

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7 hours ago, Disco Stu said:

Welcome to Marwen was his best score of 2018 anyway.  He put out his best Zemeckis score in 20 years and no one noticed because the film was such a gargantuan commercial and critical failure.

 

Best since Beowulf? Beowulf is a very good score. Outstanding main theme, some beautiful softer themes, strong action writing.

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1 hour ago, TheUlyssesian said:

Best since Beowulf? Beowulf is a very good score. Outstanding main theme, some beautiful softer themes, strong action writing.

 

I don’t enjoy the Beowulf score actually but I’ve known many proponents of the score over the years.  It never connected with me.

 

I was actually suggesting it was the best since Contact.  Not to say all the scores between are bad!  Just that this is the best since.  Marwen is the kind of I like best from Silvestri: sincerely sentimental and very centered on a main theme 

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1 hour ago, Disco Stu said:

 

I don’t enjoy the Beowulf score actually but I’ve known many proponents of the score over the years.  It never connected with me.

 

 

I would say a truly underrated score AND film. I think some of the material is so good that I hope Silvestri thinks about expanding some of it for concert.

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7 hours ago, crocodile said:

I should probably also add a disclaimer that the finest two Alan Silvestri scores in recent years were written by Henry Jackman. ;)

 

Karol

 

I haven't listened to The Predator yet.  I enjoy his Kong and Jumanji scores well enough for what they are, but only in my shortened '90s Varese' style playlist versions.

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I saw the movie again and Silvestri really did such a nice job with “Go Ahead.” I’ve always been indifferent to these movies/characters but 2:28 just makes me smile.

 

 

Also I don’t know if this has been discussed but is that tune at 1:50 from one of the previous scores? I feel like it must be a love theme from the first Cap movie but don’t recall...I like it, though, especially that pained phrase at 2:01.

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For who is interested in my thoughts. I have reviewed AVENGERS: ENDGAME.


https://soundtrackworld.com/2019/05/avengers-endgame-alan-silvestri/

 

I also mentioned the Captain America theme :-) In different tracks though!
 

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To stop myself from rewatching Endgame for the bazillionth time 🤪

 

Playlist name: Infinity War

  1. Help Arrives
  2. Family Affairs
  3. He Won’t Come Out
  4. The One 
  5. Porch
  6. Main On End

 

I have similar playlist for The Force Awakens

  1. Rey’s Theme
  2. Scherzo for X-Wings
  3. Finn’s Confession
  4. Maz’s Counsel
  5. The Ways of the Force
  6. The Jedi Steps and Finale

👻

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Yeah, a surprising amount of them, actually.

 

Aside from the obvious references to the original Captain America March, "Whatever It Takes" brings back the Steve and Peggy love theme and "Go Ahead" is basically a rework of "This is My Choice" (or 6M9 Goodbyes on the recording sessions) from The First Avenger (when Cap is on the Helicarrier saying goodbye to Peggy), although a little more emotional.

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Weirdly "Whatever It Takes" (which underscores Cap seeing Peggy and Tony meeting with his father on the 1970s) would have been a better name for the cue accompaning Natasha's death. Maybe originally the music for the 1970s scene was called Not Good and the one for BW's jumping was Whatever It Takes, but then somebody switched them when assembling the album?

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I'm glad that the first act of Endgame allowed Silvestri to return to his Forrest Gump/Cast Away/Contact roots, writing more emotional, touching music. I'm a fan of Totally Fine, the beginning of Becoming Whole Again (which underscores Cap's speech for the support group) and I Figure it Out, which brings back the Tony and Pepper love theme from Infinity War. 

 

But I want the score leak to come soon, because I really want to listen this short and emotional cue for Natasha. Sorry about the shit editing and the slow mixing:

 

 

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