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  1. EnemyToo wrote
    Beowulf is a disappointment, somewhat. Good main theme, but that's about all it's got.

    I totally disagree here. Which of the two main themes do you mean? What about the scoring of the Seduction? What about the action stuff? The heroic stuff? I find nothing of that to be disappointing. This is one of the best fantasy scores ever, though I would absolutely vote against listening to it before one sees the movie. The combined experience makes it all work.
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      CommentAuthorDemetris
    • CommentTimeDec 9th 2007 edited
    Ralph Kruhm wrote
    PawelStroinski wrote
    Oh biggrin

    Yup. It sets the atmosphere for what is to come in a quite honest, blood-pumping vein. This movie is pure testosterone, and the score represents that. Quite effective, and so damn right.


    Ralph, tell me mate, honestly: weren't you feeling like an excited little boy in score heaven when that scene came up where Beowulf and the gang were sailing through heavy storm to the Grendel-land and afterwards when (SPOILER) Beowulf was crowned king, 'cause of the KICK-ASS main theme, the heavy male choir and the guitars and what was going on on-screen?!

    I.SO.DID! punk
    Love Maintitles. It's full of Wanders.
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      CommentAuthorRalph Kruhm
    • CommentTimeDec 9th 2007 edited
    I can´t tell you how much I loved it. If this score enters my house, the police will be here ten minutes later because of the level I will push my speakers to. Hell, even my wife enjoyed that thing a lot. And currently I´m even thinking about giving it another visit... KICK-ASS, very indeed.
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      CommentAuthorDemetris
    • CommentTimeDec 9th 2007
    Well i can tell you people where tapping on their legs whenever that theme came up and especially at those scenes, in the packed 3D-theater i watched it in, from the glimpses i could take; i was feeling like a little child honestly and it's been SO long since i've felt that in a cinema before!

    Can't you find a 3d-cinema to re-watch it? You'd SO love it there since you liked what you saw in the regular screen!

    off to play BEOWULF! punk
    Love Maintitles. It's full of Wanders.
  2. I checked. The closest one which still plays it is at least five to six hours away. sad

    I really hope they do something about it before Cameron´s Avatar comes out...
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      CommentAuthorErik Woods
    • CommentTimeDec 9th 2007
    Southall wrote
    Erik Woods wrote
    Southall wrote
    Scorefanatic wrote
    I guess no surprise here, but GSA has confirmed Silvestri's involvement in Stephen Sommer's G.I. Joe: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1046173/


    Jeez. Making a film of GI Joe is almost as funny as making one of Alvin and the Chipmunks (though in fairness, I couldn't hum you the score for Alvin and the Chipmunks yet, but I'm sure I could make a pretty good stab with GI Joe).


    And I'm sure you laughed when Transformers was green-lit and now look how well that film did.


    Yes, I did! Unfortunately it seems most people just don't have my exquisite taste.


    I know you are half joking... but these movies are made purely for the entertainment value and letting us fans of the toys and cartoons re-live our childhood. While I thought Transformers was a terrible movie but I must say that I was entertained. To see larger than life versions of my fav Transformers on the big screen was an absolutel thrill which I why I can't wait to see a live action version of GI Joe. I was a huge Joe collector as a kid, loved the TV show and the comic books. This is right up my alley! James, do you ever have FUN at the movies anymore?

    -Erik-
    host and producer of CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO | www.cinematicsound.net | www.facebook.com/cinematicsound | I HAVE TINNITUS!
  3. Totally agree here. Transformers was as much a silly, way-over-the-top, nonsense, implausible, unrealistic movie as I expected it to be, but it was so much fun I´m really happy I went to see it.
  4. Another new project for Alan Silvestri:
    A Christmas Carol
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1067106/combined

    Not really a surprise, but it has been confirmed by Emile from Alan-Silvestri.com
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      CommentAuthorDemetris
    • CommentTimeDec 9th 2007
    Ralph Kruhm wrote
    Totally agree here. Transformers was as much a silly, way-over-the-top, nonsense, implausible, unrealistic movie as I expected it to be, but it was so much fun (...)


    ...and had a equally silly but DAMN FUN score! punk
    Love Maintitles. It's full of Wanders.
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      CommentAuthorRalph Kruhm
    • CommentTimeDec 9th 2007 edited
    Antineutrino wrote
    Another new project for Alan Silvestri:
    A Christmas Carol
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1067106/combined

    Not really a surprise, but it has been confirmed by Emile from Alan-Silvestri.com

    Thanks for the info. That one should be nice indeed, since I love the story, the cast looks awsome, and I had a fun time with that motion capturing in Beowulf. I guess it´s time to finally watch the Polar Express with my daughter. She already knows it (she had seen it in theatres), but I really would like to see it too, now, and she loves to show me one of "her" movies, since it´s usually the other way around. wink
  5. Christodoulides wrote
    Ralph Kruhm wrote
    Totally agree here. Transformers was as much a silly, way-over-the-top, nonsense, implausible, unrealistic movie as I expected it to be, but it was so much fun (...)


    ...and had a equally silly but DAMN FUN score! punk

    Again, agreed.
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      CommentAuthorBregt
    • CommentTimeDec 9th 2007 edited
    I will not start in detail about my dislike for the score. And the movie. I really hadn't much fun when watching it (I saw it in 3D as well). I was extremely annoyed by the porno-like theme with the harp, it was soo wrong, ALL THE TIME.

    No objections when Jolie was on screen though. biggrin

    But the whole experience was as flat as the screen where the movie was projected on. One of my friends even fell asleep somewhere in the middle (it's a very slow and boring film in the middle), I myself collapse, cringed, broke 5 nervs in my brain and needed fresh air when Beowulf was shouting 'I Am Beowulf' (i hate such lines in movies, and especially when it's a naked guy who's not even convincing). It was all so silly.

    As a whole, I don't have good rememberances of both movie and score, and I prefer a real porn movie. biggrin
    Kazoo
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      CommentAuthorMartijn
    • CommentTimeDec 9th 2007 edited
    Bregt wrote
    I was extremely annoyed by the porno-like theme with the harp, it was soo wrong, ALL THE TIME.


    ...this may be the most intriguing, surreal remark of the whole year (though I guess it makes sense to anyone who's actually seen the movie?)

    Is it OK if the whole concept of that sentence makes me feel, well, entirely uncomfortable? crazy
    'no passion nor excitement here, despite all the notes and musicians' ~ Falkirkbairn
  6. biggrin
    http://www.filmmusic.pl - Polish Film Music Review Website
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      CommentAuthorSouthall
    • CommentTimeDec 9th 2007
    Erik Woods wrote
    Southall wrote
    Erik Woods wrote
    Southall wrote
    Scorefanatic wrote
    I guess no surprise here, but GSA has confirmed Silvestri's involvement in Stephen Sommer's G.I. Joe: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1046173/


    Jeez. Making a film of GI Joe is almost as funny as making one of Alvin and the Chipmunks (though in fairness, I couldn't hum you the score for Alvin and the Chipmunks yet, but I'm sure I could make a pretty good stab with GI Joe).


    And I'm sure you laughed when Transformers was green-lit and now look how well that film did.


    Yes, I did! Unfortunately it seems most people just don't have my exquisite taste.


    I know you are half joking... but these movies are made purely for the entertainment value and letting us fans of the toys and cartoons re-live our childhood. While I thought Transformers was a terrible movie but I must say that I was entertained. To see larger than life versions of my fav Transformers on the big screen was an absolutel thrill which I why I can't wait to see a live action version of GI Joe. I was a huge Joe collector as a kid, loved the TV show and the comic books. This is right up my alley! James, do you ever have FUN at the movies anymore?

    -Erik-


    Of course! I loved both of the first two Pirates films, for instance. But there's more than one way of having fun. A couple of weeks ago I saw No Country for Old Men, a remarkable film which put me through an emotional wringer, and I've hardly stopped thinking about it since. That, to me, is even more fun!
  7. ESB, who runs the Silvestri/J.N.H. site/boards, says it's been confirmed to him Silvestri will score Zemeckis' next CGI film, for a late 2009 release, "A Christmas Carol".
    The views and opinions of Ford A. Thaxton are his own and do not necessarily reflect the ones of ANYONE else.
  8. Breaking news: Alan Silvestri has been confirmed on G.I. Joe.
  9. I recently learned that Silvestri will also score A Christmas Carol.
  10. LOL biggrin
    http://www.filmmusic.pl - Polish Film Music Review Website
  11. Oh, sorry -- I missed that.


    I recently learned -- though confirmed sources -- that you all suck. wink
    The views and opinions of Ford A. Thaxton are his own and do not necessarily reflect the ones of ANYONE else.
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      CommentAuthorScribe
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2007
    Martijn wrote
    Bregt wrote
    I was extremely annoyed by the porno-like theme with the harp, it was soo wrong, ALL THE TIME.


    ...this may be the most intriguing, surreal remark of the whole year (though I guess it makes sense to anyone who's actually seen the movie?)

    Is it OK if the whole concept of that sentence makes me feel, well, entirely uncomfortable? crazy

    I find that remark to be more cynical than surreal...I loved that theme.
    I love you all. Never change. Well, unless you want to!
  12. Erik Woods wrote
    Southall wrote
    Scorefanatic wrote
    I guess no surprise here, but GSA has confirmed Silvestri's involvement in Stephen Sommer's G.I. Joe: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1046173/


    Jeez. Making a film of GI Joe is almost as funny as making one of Alvin and the Chipmunks (though in fairness, I couldn't hum you the score for Alvin and the Chipmunks yet, but I'm sure I could make a pretty good stab with GI Joe).


    And I'm sure you laughed when Transformers was green-lit and now look how well that film did. Move along... move along. Real fans only!

    -Erik-


    I only laughed when Michael Bay was announced. That movie found it's perfect soulmate. And guaranteed I could never tear it to pieces - for I would never see another Michael Bay movie after THE ISLAND. wink
    A butterfly thinks therefore I am
  13. biggrin
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      CommentAuthorRalph Kruhm
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2007 edited
    Martijn wrote
    Bregt wrote
    I was extremely annoyed by the porno-like theme with the harp, it was soo wrong, ALL THE TIME.


    ...this may be the most intriguing, surreal remark of the whole year (though I guess it makes sense to anyone who's actually seen the movie?)


    It does not. I have NO idea what he´s talking about. The seduction motif is pure genius. Totally different from what I expected, but so damn spooky and perfect. Bregt obviously had a very bad time with this movie, which is his own problem, not the movie´s or score´s, because both of them were so much better than I expected from a full-CGI-fantasy-movie. Yes, he´s nude during the fight. So what? It is explained, it is funny (he´s even doubted about that by other characters!), but it is totally in character.
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      CommentAuthorMartijn
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2007
    Nude?
    Like, totally?
    With all the dangly bits hanging out while razorsharp swords are being swung all over the place?

    shocked
    'no passion nor excitement here, despite all the notes and musicians' ~ Falkirkbairn
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      CommentAuthorBobdH
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2007 edited
    Martijn wrote
    Nude?
    Like, totally?
    With all the dangly bits hanging out while razorsharp swords are being swung all over the place?

    shocked


    Jups, and no. He tosses his razor sharp knife away for the obvious reasons. Lots of teeth, though, from Grendel... (don't even go there!).
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      CommentAuthorMartijn
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2007
    Oooooh. Dangly bits and teeth.
    A so much better combination (and, if I remember my Psychology classes correctly, one of the archetypical Freudian male fears of emasculation and the main reason men want to marry their mothers. Or something. Freud was a very disturbed individual, obviously.)
    'no passion nor excitement here, despite all the notes and musicians' ~ Falkirkbairn
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      CommentAuthorDemetris
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2007 edited
    Martijn wrote
    Oooooh. Dangly bits and teeth.
    A so much better combination (and, if I remember my Psychology classes correctly, one of the archetypical Freudian male fears of emasculation and the main reason men want to marry their mothers. Or something. Freud was a very disturbed individual, obviously.)


    biggrin
    Love Maintitles. It's full of Wanders.
  14. Well, talking about a guy, for whom woman dreaming of a balloon or plane dreams of a penis because all of them can go up against gravity... biggrin
    http://www.filmmusic.pl - Polish Film Music Review Website
  15. Actually, you never get to see the dangly bits. They make a show out of it to conceal it with everything they have which is part of the fun, even if a bit distracting at times.

    And the Witch has enough mud left on her body to conceal what isn´t real anyway. biggrin