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      CommentAuthorSteven
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2015
    It appears he has written an Assassin's Creed score. They're certainly rifling through all sorts of composers for this franchise (which is probably a wise decision given how same-y the actual games are).
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      CommentAuthorMartijn
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2015
    I just want more Black Sails. But do I ever get anything I want? Nooooo.
    'no passion nor excitement here, despite all the notes and musicians' ~ Falkirkbairn
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      CommentAuthorRalph Kruhm
    • CommentTimeMar 8th 2016 edited
    McCreary's blog has a new entry about his score for the new Damien TV series and how he used Goldsmith's classic Omen scores for that one.
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      CommentAuthorSouthall
    • CommentTimeMar 15th 2016
  1. My review of 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE, for anyone who's interested:

    http://moviemusicuk.us/2016/03/18/10-cl … -mccreary/

    Jon
  2. And here's my rambling on 10 Cloverfield Ln.
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  3. If anything, I might argue that it’s lacking a little bit of personality. It’s a bit like a John Debney score: incredibly well done, but you wouldn’t be able to tell by whom.

    Really? I think McCreary has a very readily identifiable style (far moreso than Debney), and it's all over 10 Cloverfield Lane!
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      CommentAuthorDemetris
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2016
    I think his style is everywhere except for 10 cloverfield lane wink i was revisiting the whole Bear catalogue the other day. It's so neutral and at parts, dull.
    Love Maintitles. It's full of Wanders.
  4. Listen to the last track again. The percussion and brass is pure Bear. So is the theme (especially on that scratchy, slightly oriental-sounding ethnic instrument...Bear really seems to favor those). I fail to see how anyone who's even slightly familiar with his career would say he can't be heard in 10 Cloverfield Lane.
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      CommentAuthorDemetris
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2016
    So 1 cue in the whole snoozy score? i'll re-listen to the last cue smile
    Love Maintitles. It's full of Wanders.
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      CommentAuthorMartijn
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2016
    I wasn't mad about 10 Cloverfield Lane either.
    I know I sound like broken record, but I cannot understand why we're not getting a release for the music from Black Sails season 2 and 3? There's SUCH fine material in there: exciting, moving suspenseful... Not sure what the delay is all about. That Scottish series thingy he does seems to get all the love and priority. slant
    'no passion nor excitement here, despite all the notes and musicians' ~ Falkirkbairn
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2016
    The score to 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE didn't do much for me either, but the film is actually quite good (despite a few warts here and there).

    OUTLANDER deserves all the credit it's getting, but BLACK SAILS is pretty damn good too (and it's a far better show, of course).
    I am extremely serious.
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      CommentAuthorDemetris
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2016
    Thor, is the 2nd film better than the first?
    Love Maintitles. It's full of Wanders.
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2016
    You mean CLOVERFIELD?

    Well, the first film was certainly more original (although the constant hand-held on a big cinema screen made me extremely nauseous -- especially since I was hung over). The second is a more typical 80s genre pastiche à la Abrams' SUPER 8. But I like it. I also enjoy "isolation dramas" in general.
    I am extremely serious.
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      CommentAuthorMartijn
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2016
    Thor wrote
    (although the constant hand-held on a big cinema screen made me extremely nauseous


    Yeah, I make it a point to never see these films in the cinema.
    I couldn't possibly enjoy it!
    'no passion nor excitement here, despite all the notes and musicians' ~ Falkirkbairn
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      CommentAuthorDemetris
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2016
    Thor wrote
    You mean CLOVERFIELD?

    Well, the first film was certainly more original (although the constant hand-held on a big cinema screen made me extremely nauseous -- especially since I was hung over). The second is a more typical 80s genre pastiche à la Abrams' SUPER 8. But I like it. I also enjoy "isolation dramas" in general.


    Woah, closer to super8 eh? that sounds like something i'd like!
    Love Maintitles. It's full of Wanders.
    • CommentAuthorJosh B
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2016
    Demetris wrote
    I think his style is everywhere except for 10 cloverfield lane wink i was revisiting the whole Bear catalogue the other day. It's so neutral and at parts, dull.


    Most people identify a McCreary score by his use of percussion. For me, it's his string writing. It's completely unmistakable as being from any other composer (10 Cloverfield Lane included).
    • CommentAuthorJon Broxton
    • CommentTimeSep 15th 2017 edited
    My review of REBEL IN THE RYE, for anyone who's interested:

    https://moviemusicuk.us/2017/09/15/rebe … -mccreary/

    Jon
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      CommentAuthorAidabaida
    • CommentTimeSep 15th 2017
    Thor wrote
    The score to 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE didn't do much for me either, but the film is actually quite good (despite a few warts here and there).


    probably my favorite score of 2016. how can't you love the horror-infused dreamscape of mcreary's metallic modern phantasmagoria???!?!?!
    Bach's music is heartless and robotic.
  5. I'm not a fan, either. "Horror-infused" will never describe something I love. Metal chairs scraping along the ground is very creative, and I appreciate what McCreary did intellectually, but I didn't enjoy listening to it.
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      CommentAuthorAidabaida
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2017
    but he chooses to represent the horror through icy beauty rather than sheer dissonance
    Bach's music is heartless and robotic.
  6. I love (love love!) the last track from 10 Cloverfield Lane, but the bulk of the score isn't something I return to all that often.
  7. My review of HAPPY DEATH DAY, for anyone who's interested. Happy Halloween!

    https://moviemusicuk.us/2017/10/31/happ … -mccreary/

    Jon