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  1. I've opened up a Wordpress blog today that I'm going to see if I can maintain. It's really just a one-stop-shop for all the various "projects" I have been doing over the years that's related to film music. Reviews (music and book), thoughts/comments, cue-by-cue notes, random Ten Track listings, etc.

    My main place I will be visiting and commenting on will still be here but I want to have somewhere where I can put things that aren't really suitable for a messageboard.

    The Reel Music site is here: http://reelmusic.wordpress.com/

    Take a look if you have time, comment (here or there) if you wish. I'd value any feedback you want to share (layout, formatting, issues, even content).
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      CommentAuthorErik Woods
    • CommentTimeJun 15th 2011
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  2. Cheers, Erik. And thanks for the publicity.

    And thank you Tom for the comment about the Herrmann release.
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  3. Will be keen to see how this evolves. smile
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  4. I am not sure where it is going to go at the moment. For now it is a place for my various "contributions" to various sites past and present.

    I am not close enough to the business to offer any insights from that perspective, but I can just comment on things from the point of view of an enthusiast. Whether anyone would find that interesting, we will see.

    An outlet for score reviews is served well here but I have read 15 or so books on film music so that may be something to do. If I can remember what I thought of them all!
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  5. I had 200 views yesterday (that would include my own) which was nice. So far number of views is 11.

    Hoping that content and regular updates will lead to a decent regular view count. And I am hoping to get some comments to blog posts.
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      CommentAuthorsdtom
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2011
    Just keep it fresh adding material daily if possible. If people like it they'll bookmark and return. If not it will be like Golden Scores.
    listen to more classical music!
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2011 edited
    I like the briefness of your reviews, Alan. I've long since desired that out there in film score review land. Just a single paragraph or two with the basics.

    (eh....strike that. I see that your reviews go on once you click "read more", sorry about that)
    I am extremely serious.
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      CommentAuthorsdtom
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2011
    Thor wrote
    I like the briefness of your reviews, Alan. I've long since desired that out there in film score review land. Just a single paragraph or two with the basics.

    (eh....strike that. I see that your reviews go on once you click "read more", sorry about that)


    agree smile
    listen to more classical music!
  6. Thor wrote
    I like the briefness of your reviews, Alan. I've long since desired that out there in film score review land. Just a single paragraph or two with the basics.

    (eh....strike that. I see that your reviews go on once you click "read more", sorry about that)

    smile

    Maybe that is a place for "capsule reviews"?
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  7. sdtom wrote
    Just keep it fresh adding material daily if possible. If people like it they'll bookmark and return. If not it will be like Golden Scores.

    Thanks for the advice, Tom.
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      CommentAuthorsdtom
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2011
    A capsule review a day would be good.
    listen to more classical music!
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      CommentAuthorsdtom
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2011
    Also thanks for the comments alan
    listen to more classical music!
  8. This may be a bit too geeky for some but I've uploaded an old cue-by-cue listing for Howard Shore's eXistenZ:

    http://reelmusic.wordpress.com/2011/06/ … ard-shore/

    It's a bit too grand to call it an "analysis" but the whole point of this was to get a better idea of what was happening in terms of on-screen action whilst listening to the music.
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      CommentAuthorBregt
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2011
    I had a busy week and hadn't looked at your site yet Alan. Finally it's there! I added it to my bookmarks. Will check out this weekend. Thanks for linking to MainTitles. smile

    Tom, about Golden Scores, we'll get it resurrected one day. Sorry for that.
    Kazoo
  9. I've uploaded what I had hoped was a short review of Donatello Pisanello's score for Il Primo Incarico.

    Who? What? Well head over and take a look! wink
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      CommentAuthorsdtom
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2011
    I like the 10 track idea Alan
    listen to more classical music!
  10. Just uploaded a few comments on my favourite score from 1925, Dmitri Shostakovich's The Battleship Potemkin
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  11. And added another Ten Tracks Today that's a bit Herrmann heavy!

    http://reelmusic.wordpress.com/2011/06/ … june-2011/
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  12. It's taking some time for my hearing to get back to normal after my cold but I've added another Ten Tracks Today of Herrmann tracks:

    http://reelmusic.wordpress.com/2011/06/ … june-2011/
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      CommentAuthorsdtom
    • CommentTimeJun 27th 2011
    Another nice 10 tracks
    listen to more classical music!
  13. Another celebration of Bernard Herrmann's music in this most recent Ten Tracks Today:

    http://reelmusic.wordpress.com/2011/06/ … june-2011/
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      CommentAuthorsdtom
    • CommentTimeJun 29th 2011
    Alan do you have the Salonen/La Philharmonic Sony release?
    Tom
    listen to more classical music!
  14. sdtom wrote
    Alan do you have the Salonen/La Philharmonic Sony release?
    Tom

    Yes, I do. It's a good recording - as everyone knows - but I do find myself listening to the originals more. But the release you mention is a great starter for new Herrmann listeners.
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      CommentAuthorErik Woods
    • CommentTimeJun 29th 2011 edited
    It's one of the finest re-recordings of all time! And when it coems down to Herrmann I would rather listen to shorter re-recorded suites than complete original soundtrack recordings.

    -Erik-
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  15. Erik Woods wrote
    It's one of the finest re-recordings of all time! And when it coems down to Herrmann I would rather listen to shorter re-recorded suites than complete original soundtrack recordings.

    -Erik-

    It is great that there's so many suites to choose from. The main thing is that as many people as possible are listening to such a composing great.
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      CommentAuthorsdtom
    • CommentTimeJun 30th 2011
    Erik Woods wrote
    It's one of the finest re-recordings of all time! And when it coems down to Herrmann I would rather listen to shorter re-recorded suites than complete original soundtrack recordings.

    -Erik-


    Couldn't agree more
    listen to more classical music!
  16. After a bit of a lull here's some personal comments on Gottfried Huppertz's Metropolis, my Favourite Score from 1927.
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  17. A bit of an unusual one this - and a score I have had for several years.

    Read my review of the unreleased score for Gerry Anderson's New Captain Scarlet, composed by Crispin Merrell.
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    • CommentAuthorTimmer
    • CommentTimeAug 1st 2011
    I thought the bits I heard were pretty good. Was SPACE PRECINCT ever released, I thought that was excellent music!
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