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  1. PawelStroinski wrote
    It's not as much as I'm enjoying it again, as I kinda liked it and it has completely come off my radar since its release! Thank God for Spotify for such scores!


    Oh, I see, I misunderstood your previous comment. And kind of similar, I was thinking about John Williams' WAR OF THE WORLDS, how I bought it when it came out, but then I don't think I've really touched it much since, so I'm going to have an intensive re-listen of that one as I clean the guesthouse today. smile I'll let you know if any gems emerge!
  2. I kind of understand why Hidalgo got so overlooked at the time (*cough*The Village*cough*), but it was a crime I didn't listen to it more.

    Same with my other most recent JNH rediscovery - Atlantis: The Lost Empire. I wish an expanded release came out, because, well, I do know the promo, so to speak.
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  3. NP: Ever After by George Fenton

    I really love the tin whistle on "Your Highness - What A Surprise" and the regal French horns throughout the score, but especially on the intro to "The Prince's Decision" with the harp, oboe, flute and strings - the mix of the most delicate instruments with the big brass is such a neat combo.

    It's also one of my favorite movies too, so I might be biased to enjoy the music more than others might.
  4. Hidalgo is a great fun and quite underrated score. A continuation of the sort of bright adventure writing he did in his Disney scores (and not much since then, sadly).
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2020
    NP: WHITE LINES (Tom Holkenborg)

    One of the best scores of the year! I really need to set aside time to review this soon.
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2020
    NP: ROMEO & JULIET (James Horner)

    A 'what's what' of Hornerisms, and surprisingly heavy on action material, but I like it. Not on Korzeniowski's level, but pretty good.
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2020 edited
    Filmscoregirl wrote
    NP: Ever After by George Fenton

    I really love the tin whistle on "Your Highness - What A Surprise" and the regal French horns throughout the score, but especially on the intro to "The Prince's Decision" with the harp, oboe, flute and strings - the mix of the most delicate instruments with the big brass is such a neat combo.

    It's also one of my favorite movies too, so I might be biased to enjoy the music more than others might.


    I've always loved Fenton dearly, and even got to interview him 5 years ago: http://celluloidtunes.no/celluloid-tune … l-edition/

    EVER AFTER has always been on my 'check out' list, but I never got around to it. Untill a couple of months ago, that is. Then I was sent a digital copy of the soundtrack, and absolutely loved it. As expected, few people do this genre better than him. I have 17 Fenton albums (and heard a great deal more), but feel like there's still a HUGE amount of things I have yet to explore and discover.
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  5. Thor wrote
    NP: ROMEO & JULIET (James Horner)

    A 'what's what' of Hornerisms, and surprisingly heavy on action material, but I like it. Not on Korzeniowski's level, but pretty good.

    There are a few bits in there that make me think Korzeniowski did in fact listen to Horner's version before (or while) writing his. Perhaps a bit of subconscious carryover.

    I prefer Horner's. It feels a bit more dynamic and anyway I've never been 100% sold on AK's romantic minimalism shtick (it wore out its welcome after just a couple scores whereas apparently my tolerance for warmed-over Horner tropes will endure until the end of time tongue ).
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      CommentAuthorSouthall
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2020
    No real comparison from an album point of view. May have heard all of Horner's before (and in some cases since) but it's him just doing his thing and is on another level. No idea how it may have worked in the film, since I've never seen it and don't suppose I ever will.
  6. Wow, I didn't even know about this rejected Horner score!
  7. NP: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan - James Horner

    One of my favourite Horner scores with some of THE best action scoring: 'Surprise Attack'. And then it is followed by 'Kirk's Explosive Reply'!
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  8. Ennio Morricone - Fateless

    Today this score is somewhat overlooked, but it's one of his prettier ones and the score that made me really notice his music. I knew some of the classics at the time, but I think that Sorstalansag was the one when I really started to feel his music, if it makes any sense. Then, Ennio was there to stay.
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  9. Makes total sense Pawel! Morricone has such a large body of work, that I've probably only heard a tiny, tiny fraction of it in comparison to what's out there. But in honor of his great life today, I'm going to listen to the classics that I have of his and soak up the iconic goodness.
  10. I think that one of the reason why Fateless was the one is that it was the first Morricone score I reviewed, I think.
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    • CommentAuthorJoep
    • CommentTime7 days ago
    Enjoying Morricone´s Chi L'ha Vista Morire?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqtQGs-XhwM

    Brilliant stuff.
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTime7 days ago
    PawelStroinski wrote
    Ennio Morricone - Fateless

    Today this score is somewhat overlooked, but it's one of his prettier ones and the score that made me really notice his music. I knew some of the classics at the time, but I think that Sorstalansag was the one when I really started to feel his music, if it makes any sense. Then, Ennio was there to stay.


    This is actually a fairly recent discovery of mine. I've heard about the title forever, but only got it some 2 years ago. It has quickly risen to be one of my top 10 Morricone scores.
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  11. Ennio Morricone - Cinema Paradiso

    I rarely do that, but this man deserves it so well: today was and is dedicated only to the Master's scores. Started with The Mission, then Fateless, Secret of the Sahara, now this.

    I'll probably cap it with either Once Upon a Time in the West or The Good, Bad and the Ugly.
    http://www.filmmusic.pl - Polish Film Music Review Website
  12. I listened to Cinema Paradiso yesterday too. It's one of my favorites (along with Malena, and others) - and I was thinking about how I don't know of any other composer that used the saxophone in such a classical way. I usually hear it to add jazzy color, and it can sometimes sound dated to me depending on the score, but not with Morricone. I've never heard the saxophone featured as a solo instrument in such a melodic, classical and beautiful way as in Morricone's works. And while the saxophone is not normally my favorite sound, if anyone could persuade me to change my tune, it would be Ennio. Truly he was a master of his craft.
    • CommentAuthorJoep
    • CommentTime6 days ago
    PawelStroinski wroteSecret of the Sahara.


    Currently trying write a review. It's my number one.
  13. Yesterday:

    Ennio Morricone - La Califfa

    I actually didn't know it before. Turns out that of my selection for this day (The Untouchables, Faccia e Faccia, Questa Specie d'Amore and this), I knew only Untouchables (the de Palma score, of course, as there seems to be an Italian film of that title, too, also scored by Morricone).

    Beautiful scores, all of them. Definitely I could pick a cue or two for a playlist from all of them. I'm perusing Spotify for that.
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTime5 days ago edited
    LA CALIFFA is my third favourite EM score of all time. Alas, I only have the Music Box album, which is slightly repetitive; I would love to have the more succinct OST instead.

    QUESTA SPECIE D’AMORE is a fairly recent discovery for me too, but I adore that theme.
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTime5 days ago
    NP: LOLITA (Ennio Morricone)

    My 10th favourite EM score. Not really lyrical and melodic, more broad, impressionistic textures, but he does it so well here. I've programmed out all the source cues, though. They are disruptive.
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTime5 days ago
    By the way, 162 pages and 4852 posts. Time we start a new "Now Playing" thread already?
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  14. Sure! I never know when it's supposed to change to a new thread.

    NP: SNEAKERS by James Horner - a score that's been sort of under-the-radar for me - but listening to it today, it's like ALL the best parts of James Horner rolled into one score! It's almost like a medley of his film music career, even though it was from 1992, it includes subtle sounds, styles, and theme snippets from films way into the 2000s. It's almost like a time machine - and I'm enjoying it immensely! biggrin
  15. One of the very best Horner scores and actually at that point the whole "intellectual thriller" bits - the woodblocks, that kind of crashing piano, the string writing, was a new thing for him.
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  16. Yeah that's so cool, it’s like his earlier sound and later ideas are all hidden in it. And fully realized in future scores. It's fun to hear all those styles and ideas together!
  17. Ennio Morricone - Vamos a matar, companeros!

    While I'm listening to a lot of other stuff, the theme song gets played intermittently for last two days. I particularly like the opening, which sounds like the Jethro Tull soloist came in completely sloshed to the session biggrin
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTime3 days ago
    PawelStroinski wrote
    Ennio Morricone - Vamos a matar, companeros!

    While I'm listening to a lot of other stuff, the theme song gets played intermittently for last two days. I particularly like the opening, which sounds like the Jethro Tull soloist came in completely sloshed to the session biggrin


    It's a fun song, but I'm not that enamoured with the rest of the score.
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  18. Thor wrote
    PawelStroinski wrote
    Ennio Morricone - Vamos a matar, companeros!

    While I'm listening to a lot of other stuff, the theme song gets played intermittently for last two days. I particularly like the opening, which sounds like the Jethro Tull soloist came in completely sloshed to the session biggrin


    It's a fun song, but I'm not that enamoured with the rest of the score.

    That's probably a fair summary. But, for me, the song is one of the best songs written for film.
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  19. It is, pretty damn catchy!
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