Good scores this year

Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by Mastadge, Mar 23, 2009.

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  1. Mastadge Manager Emeritus

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    Haven't been many great scores so far this year, although the blockbuster season seems promising with Elfman, Giacchino, etc.

    But there have been some nice surprises:

    Debbie Wiseman was in top form for Lesbian Vampire Killers, which I'd never heard of and don't intend to see, but has a robust score from one of my favorite modern composers.

    And best action score of the year so far is Stephen Endelman's, Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, which despite by all accounts being a terrible movie has a fine melodic score from a composer not known for this genre but who clearly has the chops.

    Both recommended.

    What other scores have you enjoyed so far in 2009?
  2. Darth_Vader-Anakin Jedi Master

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    I actually haven't heard a single new score from this year. Nothing has interested me.
  3. Mastadge Manager Emeritus

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    Check out clips from the two I mentioned, maybe you'll find them interesting. :)

    http://www.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm?ID=11681

    http://www.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm?ID=11706
  4. Mastadge Manager Emeritus

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    Marco Beltrami's Knowing is his best score in quite some time. Also worth checking out.
  5. Well_Of_Souls Jedi Grand Master

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    Same here. In fact, my enthusiasm for new film music in general has gone way down lately.
  6. Darth_Vader-Anakin Jedi Master

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    Yeah, I would agree. They only thing I really find myself looking forward to lately are scores by a very select few composers - Giacchino, Marianelli, Hisaishi, and Desplat. Other than that, I've really been expanding my collection with great scores from the past.
  7. Cerrabore Jedi Master

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    Yes!

    Of up and coming composers, Jonny Greenwood's music completely blows me away, but he's only done two film scores.
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