Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by lordvader10, Aug 13, 2005.
I seriously listen to those two tracks all the time.
Gladiator- Hans Zimmer
Right now I'm loving ANH and POTC3. On top of that, my mom bought me John William's Greatest Hits for my birthday, so I'm loving that! And then of course... I LOVE ROTS!
Return of the Jedi
I'm on a Bond kick right now. I just heard the REAL "Tomorrow Never Dies" theme, written by David Arnold and sung by k.d. lang. It's an actual Bond song, not the crap that is the Sheryl Crow version. It was renamed "Surrender (Tomorrow Never Dies)" if anyone intends to look for it, and it also plays over the film's end credits.
Yeah, it's unfortunate they didn't use Arnold's original song. Not only is it simply better than the one by Crowe, but Arnold also worked it in quite nicely with the score which was always a hallmark of the earlier Bond films.
Now Playing: Kilimanjaro - To The Roof Of Africa by Alan Williams
A wonderful score to the IMAX documentary. It certainly draws a lot of influence from JNH's Dinosaur, but never over does it. Although, he does shamelessly rip the main theme from Horner's Legend's of the Fall in two of the tracks. What is it about that theme? It seems a lot of composers derive quite a bit of material from that one.
John Debney's score for the video game Lair.
Debney is a hack, but an incredibly entertaining hack. This score is big, bold, brassy, and very thematic (even though it sounds like Williams a little too much here and there).
How can something sound "too much like Williams"? The range is only "sounds nothing like Williams" to "sounds JUST like Williams", and when you reach the top you're pretty much good to go I'd think...
If it sounded exactly like Williams, then I wouldn't listen to the score. I'd just listen to Williams.
My point is that Debney's writing has no real style of its own and tends to sound like Williams a little too often (as well as other composers). But not so much that I can't enjoy the music.
Bridge to Terabithia (Promo)
I'm very impressed with Zigman's work on this score. He definitely has a unique style that he's bringing to the table, though some of his action music is a little too reminiscent of the stuff John Williams writes. Not a bad thing in and of itself, but its already been done.
Glad to see someone else enjoying Bridge to Terabithia; one of this year's few highlights. I would also recommend the expanded album of The Notebook. A wonderful score with a gorgeous main love theme.
Now playing: Sabrina by John Williams
I'm trying to finish up writing a paper, and I'm finding this album to be a great compliment. I've never really understood the criticisms against this score. Sure, it's not Williams' finest hour, but I can't find any faults in it. It's simply enjoyable.
I love listening to the Pirates of the Caribbean music as well has John Williams' Harry Potter Score. I don't listen to the new scores by the other composers who did the other two HP's cuz it's nothing like "the" John Williams score. My friends all laugh at me cuz I listen to movie scores while they listen to rap. They think it's "elevator music"
love it! me too. Operas do have scores! the title doesn't say film scores.
A View To a Kill. Well, technically I'm watching the movie, but ya gotta love Barry's bringing back the OHMSS bass line.
Empire of the Sun - John Williams
I had forgotten how good this is. It's nice to revisit a remarkable score after a year or so of not hearing it. Kind of like discovering something new yet familiar.
Transformers - Steve Jablonsky
Not exactly a movie score, but I'm currently listening to the soundtrack of the BBC's new version of Robin Hood, which is quite good
Beowulf - Alan Silvestri.
Color me disappointed. By no means is it horrible, but considering this is a Silvestri/Zemeckis film, I was expecting a lot more. It's fairly basic Silvestri with a few highlights. It's comparable to Williams' score to The Patriot -- pretty much auto pilot all the way through.
Been bouncing between 300, RotS,and BSG.
does anyone take tracks from different soundtracks & place them on a CD or playlist to make their own story?
That sucks, I was really looking forward to this one. I'll still give it a listen, though.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Promo) by James Horner and Home Alone 2 (Complete) by John Williams, to get me into the Christmas spirit.
Yeah, I was listening to Miracle on 34th Street[/b] by Broughton yesterday when it was snowing outside.
Now Listening to: Dark City - Trevor Jones
A great score to an even better movie. The relentless pounding and brass in "You Have the Power" is absolutely amazing.
I've got the ROTK CR ripped into iTunes now, so that will get some play over the holidays.
For sure. That's the ONLY score I am listening to right now. It's also the first new score I've bought in a while.
My CD for the Water Horse arrived yesterday, and I've given it quite a few listens and...
After scores like Freedomland, The Lookout, Michael Clayton, and to a certain extent Blood Diamond, James Newton Howard is back with a lovely thematic score brimming with emotion. There's a great mix of quiet emotion, thumping action, and Celtic influences throughout the entire score. One of the tracks, "Swimming", literally gave me goosebumps the first time I heard it, and that rarely happens. There are two moments of moaning/wailing woman that are unfortunate, but they are short lived.
Overall, it doesn't set any new ground, but it's a shining light in a fairly dismal year. I put it behind Atonement and Ratatouille as one of my favorites of the year.