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post #1151 of 1226

I love It Follows score.  Before this his only credit is a video game Fez. 

post #1152 of 1226

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Originally Posted by Virtanen View Post
 

Score stuff I only just realized: you can damage a film by listening to its soundtrack too much. I've seen the film X:MEN FIRST CLASS only once. I really liked it but just haven't felt the need to watch it again. But it has a great score by Henry Jackman which I've listened since then weekly, especially when I'm working or driving. The other day FIRST CLASS was on the tele. And to my horror found the score very distracting. Because I know Jackman's score backwards and forwards, it felt like the film's temp track! Still a brilliant film, though. Guess I need to watch it a few times more to get that out of my system... 

 

That has happened to me with Alexander Nevsky. Prokofiev's orchestral suite is far superior to the film's actual soundtrack. I keep flinching at the edits.

post #1153 of 1226

1980s and 1990s crime films with scores that were never commercially released...
 

TIGHTROPE (1984) Lennie Niehaus
STICK (1985) Joseph Conlan & Barry De Vorzon
HEAT (1986) Michael Gibbs
8 MILLION WAYS TO DIE (1986) James Newton Howard
DEAD BANG (1989) Gary Chang & Michael Kamen
HARLEM NIGHTS (1989) Herbie Hancock

Q&A (1990) Ruben Blades
MIAMI BLUES (1990) Gary Chang
BAD LIEUTENANT and KING OF NEW YORK (1990/1992) Joe Delia & Schooly-D
INTERNAL AFFAIRS (1990) Mike Figgis
THE ROOKIE (1990) Lennie Niehaus
THE TWO JAKES (1990) Van Dyke Parks
LIGHT SLEEPER (1992) Michael Benn & The Call
ONE FALSE MOVE (1992) Peter Haycock & Derek Holt
HARD EIGHT (1996) Jon Brion & Michael Penn
and the films of David Mamet with scores by Alaric Jans... 
HOUSE OF GAMES, THINGS CHANGE, HOMICIDE, and THE WATER ENGINE (1987-1998)

Love these to finally see the light of day in legit, complete special-edition releases with copious liner notes. Especially the Alaric Jans soundtracks, which are brilliant.


Edited by Engineer - 11/4/15 at 11:27pm
post #1154 of 1226

Just picked up a limited edition run (supposedly, anyway) of the score/soundtrack to David Lynch's BLUE VELVET.

Love this score.  Can't wait to get home and spin this thing.

 

http://www.thevinylfactory.com/vinyl-factory-news/david-lynch-angelo-badalamenti-blue-velvet-score-vinyl-reissue/

 

It's on blue vinyl, so I hope it sounds better than Invada's white-colored SOLARIS (Cliff Martinez) LP, which is a great score on an awful record.  Pops and hisses like a fifty year old LP.

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Bumping this thread just because...and because I wanted to recommend something to other score enthusiasts:

 

https://factoreight.bandcamp.com/album/dust

 

Seven tracks, very cinematic. Great production. There is some spoken word stuff - mainly in "Liberty" - but it's all good. I bought the album on the strength of "The Beginning" and loved the entire thing.

post #1157 of 1226

I can't stop listening to Danny Elfman's score for SPIDER-MAN 2 (2004).  I've always loved it, and having revisited the Sam Raimi Trilogy recently, it's really connected with me again.  There's so much fun and personality to it, so much more than most of the current superhero film scores. (*)  

 

To the makers of the upcoming SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING... How about ask Elfman to come back to the character?  It'd be interesting to see what he could create for this new version of the property.

 

 

(*) I did enjoy Patrick Doyle's THOR, Silvestri's CAPTAIN AMERICA and THE AVENGERS and Christophe Beck's ANT-MAN.  I'm really glad Silvestri's coming back to the INFINITY WAR films.

post #1158 of 1226
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 I'm really glad Silvestri's coming back to the INFINITY WAR films.

Oh wow, TRULY?  I hadn't heard about that.

 

I'm really glad it's not Henry Jackman.  I assumed it would be him since he'd done the Russos' other two marble movies.

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AW YEA

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At last!  Another Marvel score that has a chance to be memorable, even classic!

post #1162 of 1226

I give the Marvel scores a lot of shit, but at least IRON MAN 3 did have a kickass closing credits sequence and song...

 

post #1163 of 1226

The best part of the movie, really.

 

 

Also, Silvestri's score is looked down upon a lot by people.  Probably because it comes across so basic.  Even I kinda thought so.  There was a time that whenever I tried to hum the main theme, I ended up going into Poledouris' STARSHIP TROOPERS theme instead!

 

But it's really grown on me and its 'basic-ness' really suits that first movie.

post #1164 of 1226

Agree.  I always liked it from the get-go, though.  I'm of the old-guard Williams/Silvestri/Goldsmith/Kamen/Carpenter/Elfman/Horner school, myself.

post #1165 of 1226
Do the bland scores have anything to do with the now-ditched Harold Perimutter regime? Can we expect more memorable ques from Phase three and four?
post #1166 of 1226

Well, Giacchino is scoring Doctor Strange, so that film has hope.

post #1167 of 1226
Jackman's scores for FIRST CLASS and KINGSMAN are wonderful and memorable but his Marvel output isn't. I've always assumed it's a studio mandate thing.
post #1168 of 1226

I like Jackman's end credit suite for WINTER SOLDIER a lot.  But in general, I find his sound to kinda be a lower-tier John Powell and Zimmer.

 

I wasn't that taken with his work in First Class or Kingsman.  

post #1169 of 1226

I also like the quiet ambience and then then angry-chaos of some of Marco Beltrami's THE WOLVERINE.  There's some soul in there.

 

 

post #1170 of 1226

Ooh ooh. Unreleased tracks from The Lost World:

 

http://www.lalalandrecords.com/Site/JohnWilliamsJurassicParkCollection.html

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Speaking of Hans Zimmer, he's performing at Coachella!!

 

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Had a sudden urge to listen to this tonight. This is an exceptionally good performance:

 

post #1176 of 1226

I think I've said it before but it bears re-mentioning.  Jerry Goldsmith's score to L.A. CONFIDENTIAL is so damn gooooooood...

 

post #1177 of 1226

It's no Elfman but it's more interesting than the Horner and Zimmer reboots, so far...

 

post #1178 of 1226
nothing is more interesting than Amazing ZIMMERman 2!

HOW DARE YOU???
post #1179 of 1226

Haaaaaa!  I'll agree on the trumpet fanfare but not so much the whisper-whisper-zappy-zappy-gonna-getcha-Spidey-Manny stuff.

post #1180 of 1226
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 but not so much the whisper-whisper-zappy-zappy-gonna-getcha-Spidey-Manny stuff.

NO!!!!

 

it's like wubwubwub dubstep remixed with AS GOOD AS IT GETS!

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Alan Silvestri to Score Steven Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’

 

ALAN SILVESTRI has taken over scoring duties on the upcoming film adaptation of READY PLAYER ONE.  The film is directed by Steven Spielberg and stars Tye Sheridan, Oliva Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Win Morisaki, Mark Rylance, Simon Pegg and T.J Miller. The movie is based on the 2011 novel by Ernest Cline and follows a group of teenagers on a quest for riches in a futuristic virtual world. Spielberg is also producing the project with Donald De Line (The Italian JobGreen Lantern), Kristie Macosko Krieger (Bridge of Spies) and Dan Farah (Armored). John Williams who is currently busy working on his music for Star Wars: The Last Jedi was originally set to score the movie. Ready Player One will be released on March 30, 2018 by Warner Bros. Pictures. (Variety)

post #1182 of 1226

Now when it says he's TAKEN OVER, does that imply that someone else was originally hired?

 

Looking forward to seeing Silvestri work on a Spielberg film.

post #1183 of 1226

Article does say that John Williams was "set" to score it, but that could have been an unofficial agreement given their long association.

post #1184 of 1226
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Article does say that John Williams was "set" to score it, but that could have been an unofficial agreement given their long association.

Yeah, one figures that Williams and Spielberg have a handshake agreement on this kind of stuff, but scheduling didn't work out so that Williams could do both.

 

Would've rather Williams did Ready Player One - hearing him play around with the trappings of the 80s and reflect on it would have been very intriguing. The way he composed Rey's theme to musically align with both Luke's theme and the Force theme is evidence that he could have brought something pretty special to the table, IMO.

post #1185 of 1226

Having just found out that Eric Serra didn't compose the score to Luc Besson's VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS, a sizeable portion of my excitement for the film just sort of washed away.

 

Desplat is decent and all (SYRIANA, FANTASTIC MR. FOX, TREE OF LIFE, MOONRISE KINGDOM, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL) but I miss the Besson/Serra sound.

post #1186 of 1226
Yeah I was sad about that too...
post #1187 of 1226

Desplat's score for Godzilla (2014) is damn good. 

post #1188 of 1226
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Originally Posted by Engineer View Post
 

Having just found out that Eric Serra didn't compose the score to Luc Besson's VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS, a sizeable portion of my excitement for the film just sort of washed away.

 

Desplat is decent and all (SYRIANA, FANTASTIC MR. FOX, TREE OF LIFE, MOONRISE KINGDOM, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL) but I miss the Besson/Serra sound.


Damn.  That is a shame.  Serra's score for Fifth Element is one of the few soundtracks I actually went out and bought, it was so good.

post #1189 of 1226

Groovin' to this neat soundtrack (to a pretty crap movie):

 

post #1190 of 1226
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Groovin' to this neat soundtrack (to a pretty crap movie):

 


I'm a big Tangerine Dream fan, and THE KEEP is one of their most evocative scores.  My favorite, however, is FIRESTARTER...

 

post #1191 of 1226

My Top Tangerine Dream Soundtracks

 

1. THIEF

2. RISKY BUSINESS

3. MIRACLE MILE

4. THREE O'CLOCK HIGH

5. THE KEEP

6. FIRESTARTER

7. THE PARK IS MINE

8. WAVELENGTH

9. FLASHPOINT

10. SHY PEOPLE

 

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I'll even go one further...

 

Top Ten Synth Movie Scores/Soundtracks (Individual Films)

BLADE RUNNER (1982)

APOCALYPSE NOW (1979)

THE SHINING (1980)

KOYAANISQATSI (1982)

SOLARIS (2002)

TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A. (2005)

MANHUNTER (1986)

THE TERMINATOR (1984)

DRIVE (2011)

TRON LEGACY (2010)

 

Lifetime Achievements (Most Solid Synthwork, Career)

JOHN CARPENTER

HAL HARTLEY

JAN HAMMER

HAROLD FALTERMEYER

GIORGIO MORODER

TANGERINE DREAM

JERRY GOLDSMITH

MAURICE JARRE

ANGELO BADALAMENTI

THOMAS NEWMAN

HANS ZIMMER

 

This was helpful:  https://mubi.com/lists/a-chronological-list-of-synth-scores-soundtracks


Edited by Engineer - 7/19/17 at 2:28pm
post #1193 of 1226
Koyaanisqatsi isn't synth.
Edited by Hammerhead - 7/20/17 at 12:30pm
post #1194 of 1226

Ah, right you are.  I always think it's total synth, mistaking Glass's keyboard/synth work elements for the score as a whole.

post #1195 of 1226

I get exhausted just imagining the orchestra playing that stuff.

post #1196 of 1226

Was Howard Shore's score for After Hours ever released on any format?  I shockingly can't find it anywhere.

post #1197 of 1226

Let's talk favorites.

"Favorite Film Scores In Order of Release by Specific Composers"  (*)

 

WILLIAMS:  Jaws, Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Superman: The Movie, 1941, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, The Witches of Eastwick, Jurassic Park, Memoirs of a Geisha

 

GOLDSMITH: The Detective, Chinatown, Alien, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Poltergeist, Gremlins, Explorers, Innerspace, Basic Instinct, L.A. Confidential

 

KAMEN:  Brazil, Lethal Weapon, Die Hard, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Let Him Have It, The Krays, Hudson Hawk, The Last Boy Scout, Last Action Hero, The Iron Giant

 

HORNER: Battle Beyond the Stars, 48 HRS, Brainstorm, Cocoon, Commando, Aliens, Field of Dreams, The Rocketeer, Sneakers, Apollo 13

 

ZIMMER: Rain Man, Black Rain, Backdraft, True Romance, The Rock, The Thin Red Line, Crimson Tide, Gladiator, The Dark Knight (and Rises), Interstellar 

 

ELFMAN:  Beetlejuice, Midnight Run, Batman, Darkman, Dick Tracy, Mission: Impossible, The Frighteners, Men In Black, Sleepy Hollow, Spider-Man

 

BERNSTEIN:  The Man with the Golden Arm, The Ten Commandments, The Magnificent Seven, Airplane!, Heavy Metal, Stripes, Ghostbusters, Legal Eagles, The Grifters, Far From Heaven

 

SILVESTRI:  Romancing the Stone, Back to the Future, Predator, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, The Abyss, Young Guns II, Ricochet, Contact, Cast Away, The Polar Express

 

 

(*) - To save time and expand possibilities, sequels are all combined as entries with the first-released film in their series.  Example:  As an entry, "Star Wars" also encompasses all the sequels into the one entry.   An alternate example above is "The Dark Knight (and Rises)," which means that I prefer the scores to those particular two films to their predecessor, Batman Begins.

post #1198 of 1226

I'll play.  In order of release.

 

Williams:  JAWS, STAR WARS, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, E.T.: THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL, HOOK, JURASSIC PARK, HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE

 

Goldsmith: PLANET OF THE APES, CHINATOWN, THE OMEN, STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE, ALIEN, POLTERGEIST, GREMLINS, HOOSIERS, INNERSPACE, RUDY

 

Horner: STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN, KRULL, WILLOW, THE LAND BEFORE TIME, GLORY, FIELD OF DREAMS, THE ROCKETEER, APOLLO 13, BRAVEHEART, THE MASK OF ZORRO

 

Pretty conventional top 10s.  It's the next tier where things would get really difficult to narrow down, especially with John Williams.


Edited by Belloq87 - 8/8/17 at 2:04pm
post #1199 of 1226

Expanded remastered versions of...

 

E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL (Sept 12)

SKY CAPTAIN AND THE WORLD OF TOMORROW (Sept 26)

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (soon)

ROMANCING THE STONE (available now)

 

La La Land Records kicking all sorts of ass these days.

post #1200 of 1226
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Expanded remastered versions of...

 

E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL (Sept 12)

 

Oh shit!  How did I not know this?

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