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  1. I... ended up almost doing the whole shebang. At some point I'll see about the extensive list of people who contributed to the score.
    http://www.filmmusic.pl - Polish Film Music Review Website
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeMar 28th 2021
    Thanks for your insights to the score, Pawel, and - as usual - all things Hans Zimmer.

    PawelStroinski wrote
    There is a prominent thank-you to (wrongly hyphenated) James Newton Howard, which led to rumors of ghostwriting. As Hans recalled, what happened was that Hans called JNH if he can rip off a cue of his and JNH agreed.


    Do you know which JNH cue they were talking about here?
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  2. No, actually, that was never stated. That said, I don't think he'd ever admit which one it would be.
    http://www.filmmusic.pl - Polish Film Music Review Website
  3. Thor wrote
    I'm curious what you think of your new REIGN OF FIRE CD? Such an aggressive action score, I'm not quite sure it's your cup of tea, if I'm going by your previous favourites and "Now Playing" selections. But maybe it is?


    Thank you Thor, you helped me narrow down which album I'd listen to first from my recent used soundtrack haul! :D I dug into Reign of Fire while I was drawing yesterday, and well, it's quite good actually. I really enjoy the movie a lot (and own it on DVD), and it really is a play-by-play depiction of everything that happens in the movie. I think I appreciate the musical storytelling even more apart from the film. It definitely had a hint of Mark Snow's XF: Fight The Future sound to it, but that's probably most of what director Rob Bowman knew well from coming off The X-Files. There aren't too many melodies that I think I'd remember later, but there was some interesting elements. The highlights were the rickety violins in the Prologue, cool techno/percussion in "Archangels" and beautiful flute in "Rebirth" that really communicates the fresh start to be had by all the survivors.

    Overall, I can't say it's a score I'll likely revisit A TON on a regular basis, which I guess means you're mostly right, haha. But I do think it is a good score. smile
  4. I just ordered the new Drop Zone edition. Took me a whole day of pondering, but I ended up going with it.
    http://www.filmmusic.pl - Polish Film Music Review Website
  5. That's exciting! I'm glad you went with it!
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeMar 31st 2021 edited
    No real interest in this expansion, for obvious reasons, but it has inspired me to relisten to my ol' OST. I've never really gotten into this score, so now it's a chance to do so.

    In a related vein, I just rewatched PASSENGER 57 some 3-4 days ago - another fond Wesley Snipes memory from the 90s - and although it was hokier than I had remembered, it also has some great setpieces. The Stanley Clarke score is funky and great.
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    • CommentAuthorJoep
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd 2021
    PawelStroinski wrote
    I... ended up almost doing the whole shebang. At some point I'll see about the extensive list of people who contributed to the score.


    To me, The Rock, and one by Preisner, started my fully devoted love for film music. So, like you I know all the stories and rumors, but I still don't feel anyone can really be absolutely certain of who wrote what.
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd 2021 edited
    Yeah, I think we discussed this in a Zoom chat. I still find it funny that Joep - the champion of lesser known titles around the world - got into film music through THE ROCK. But I think it just cements my earlier point about it being a gateway for a whole generation of new film score fans.
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    • CommentAuthorJoep
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd 2021 edited
    We did. Certainly I was very much aware of film music for a long time, but it really became vital part of my life with The Rock and and Trois Couleurs Rougde (Preisner), virtually at the same time The contrast could not have been greater It just took me more years to develope a definite 'taste' in film and film music focusing on the smaller, more artistic things.
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd 2021 edited
    Both are masterpieces. Although BLEU will forever remain my favourite of the colour trilogy (boring and predictable as it may be). From what I've gleaned from our conversations, you're not 'opposed' to mainstream scores or films, you've just chosen to focus you attention elsewhere. I can totally relate to that.
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    • CommentAuthorJoep
    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2021
    Indeed. I try to get a grasp of scores being composed around the entire globe, both for commercial and non-commercial projects. Yet, it works out the best whenever a film, and its score, are both more 'artistically' refined'.