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    • CommentAuthorJosh B
    • CommentTimeOct 8th 2016
    The middle section is a worrying omen of how the action music will be handled (not dissimilar to Desplat's work on HP VII Part 2) but I really liked the opening and especially the closing. I also liked his alternating 5/8, 7/8 ostinato running throughout the cue.
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      CommentAuthorErik Woods
    • CommentTimeOct 9th 2016 edited
    SIGNS SCORE GUIDE
    via Sideshow Sound Theatre Radio

    I had the pleasure to join the fine folks over at SIDESHOW SOUND THEATRE RADIO to discuss in detail James Newton Howard's brilliant score to SIGNS. It's a hefty two-hour program but if you love SIGNS as much as I do you'll make it a priority to listen.

    https://sideshowsoundtheatre.com/2016/1 … igns-2002/

    Enjoy!

    -Erik-
    host and producer of CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO | www.cinematicsound.net | www.facebook.com/cinematicsound | I HAVE TINNITUS!
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeOct 9th 2016
    Sounds cool, Erik. Doing more detailed, analytical shows is something I've been toying with myself (finally making use of all those years of scholarly research).

    By the way, If you love to enter the world of SIGNS on an extreme micro-level, check out the mammoth, 4-part article by my colleague Dag Sødholt (in English):

    http://montagesmagazine.com/2015/02/sig … h-meaning/
    http://montagesmagazine.com/2015/02/sig … ror-shows/
    http://montagesmagazine.com/2015/02/sig … and-birds/
    http://montagesmagazine.com/2015/03/sig … ual-style/

    Funnily enough, I dreamt about Mel Gibson tonight. I was showing him around in the town where I grew up...
    I am extremely serious.
  1. Thor wrote

    Funnily enough, I dreamt about Mel Gibson tonight. I was showing him around in the town where I grew up...


    Did you show him the entire town, or just a short version of it? wink
    waaaaaahhhhhhhh!!! Where's my nut? arrrghhhhhhh
  2. While you were showing him around, did he see the signs?
    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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      CommentAuthorBregje
    • CommentTimeOct 26th 2016
    Bregt wrote
    JNH is doing a European tour next year with "3 Decades of Music for Hollywood", a concert in which he himself also is conductor.
    http://www.frontview-magazine.be/nl/nie … -antwerpen (dutch)

    I know he'll be performing in Antwerp (11 November), Geneve (3 December) and Bilboa. Other dates will appear later.

    I ordered tickets for Antwerpen (saturday 11-11). Closer than Amsterdam for me.

    Now we wait. For one year...
  3. Two cues from "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them":

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-AhstR6Rvo
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBOMpfxsUpk
    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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      CommentAuthorSteven
    • CommentTimeNov 1st 2016
    I hope the rest is as good as these tracks imply. This is exactly the sort of film JNH is made for.
  4. Everything I've heard so far sounds like people are being blown away by this score. I'm surprised, we haven't had JNH really do anything above-average in years. smile
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      CommentAuthorErik Woods
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2016
    Morgan Joylighter wrote
    Everything I've heard so far sounds like people are being blown away by this score. I'm surprised, we haven't had JNH really do anything above-average in years. smile


    Were you absent when he wrote Maleficent?

    -Erik-
    host and producer of CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO | www.cinematicsound.net | www.facebook.com/cinematicsound | I HAVE TINNITUS!
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2016
    MALEFICENT is far superior of FANTASTIC BEASTS, at least what I've heard so far. Don't get me wrong, there are some smokin' good tracks on BEASTS, but after hearing the whole thing, it sorta falls inbetween the cracks of everything; a bit too whimsical for its own good.
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  5. Thor wrote
    MALEFICENT is far superior of FANTASTIC BEASTS, at least what I've heard so far. Don't get me wrong, there are some smokin' good tracks on BEASTS, but after hearing the whole thing, it sorta falls inbetween the cracks of everything; a bit too whimsical for its own good.


    I agree that MALEFICENT is stronger. Those last few tracks on FANTASTIC BEASTS are really good, but there are quite a few tracks all through the album that just didn't do much, imo.
  6. I admit I completely forgot about Maleficent. shame There's something about that album that makes me uncomfortable and I've never really managed to include it in my mental JNH pantheon along with his older great scores. Not really sure why? confused
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      CommentAuthorCristian
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2016
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      CommentAuthorArtworks
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2016
    Didn't know Graham Norton had a radio show smile But nice interview - hope to go to one of the concerts.
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      CommentAuthorLSH
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2016
    That was rather a good interview. Nice to hear James in a more relaxed, light-hearted environment. He always seemed a bit 'serious' in his nature in other interviews.

    Definitely going to that concert though!
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2016
    JNH is actually in Stockholm right now, for the film festival there. I considered going, but I didn't have accreditation to the festival, and I've already had an interview with him, so I decided against it. But nice to see him in our neck of the woods!
    I am extremely serious.
  7. Ah, so that's what Stockholm syndrome is -- when you don't have accreditation. tongue
    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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      CommentAuthorBregt
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2016
    Cristian wrote
    Interesting interview with JNH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04g32q0

    Hi Cristian! wave
    Kazoo
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      CommentAuthorCristian
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2016
    Bregt wrote
    Cristian wrote
    Interesting interview with JNH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04g32q0

    Hi Cristian! wave


    Hi Bregt! beer
  8. Enjoyable interview, really hoping to make the concert!
  9. Feel like I'm spamming the board this afternoon but did anyone pick up the Intrada release of 'Collateral' earlier this year? Any thoughts on the score?
    • CommentAuthorTimmer
    • CommentTimeNov 15th 2016
    Film is decent and watched it twice. The score made no impression but I haven't heard it on its own.
    On Friday I ate a lot of dust and appeared orange near the end of the day ~ Bregt
  10. The majority of the score was dropped from the film and replaced with scoring by other people and some tracked stuff, so watching the film wouldn't help.
    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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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeNov 15th 2016
    Timmer wrote
    Film is decent and watched it twice. The score made no impression but I haven't heard it on its own.


    The film is more than decent; it's bloody brilliant!

    The score is pretty good too -- I owned a promo for some time; typical JNH in urban mode, which is a mode he does extremely well.
    I am extremely serious.
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      CommentAuthorCristian
    • CommentTimeNov 16th 2016
    Next JNH projects are:

    Jumanji (2017) - adventure/fantasy - Directed by Jake Kasdan
    Inner City (2017) - drama - Directed by Dan Gilroy
    Red Sparrow (2017) - spy thriller - Directed by Francis Lawrence
    The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) - adventure/fantasy - Directed by Lasse Hallström
    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2 (2018) - fantasy/adventure/magic - Directed by David Yates

    Some interesting projects, as a JNH fan I'm excited by all of these.
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeNov 16th 2016
    Yes, he's surely getting his adventure movie kicks these days.
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeNov 17th 2016
    ...and he's apparently coming to Oslo with his concert series next year!
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      CommentAuthorCristian
    • CommentTimeNov 17th 2016
    Thor wrote
    ...and he's apparently coming to Oslo with his concert series next year!


    Lucky you smile
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeNov 17th 2016
    Yeah, looking forward to that.

    I just declined a phone interview with JNH tomorrow. Several reasons, mostly to do with time, but I'm hoping to do one when he gets to Oslo in one year's time.
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