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  1. I... ended up almost doing the whole shebang. At some point I'll see about the extensive list of people who contributed to the score.
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    • CommentTimeMar 28th 2021
    Thanks for your insights to the score, Pawel, and - as usual - all things Hans Zimmer.

    PawelStroinski wrote
    There is a prominent thank-you to (wrongly hyphenated) James Newton Howard, which led to rumors of ghostwriting. As Hans recalled, what happened was that Hans called JNH if he can rip off a cue of his and JNH agreed.

    Do you know which JNH cue they were talking about here?
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  2. No, actually, that was never stated. That said, I don't think he'd ever admit which one it would be.
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  3. Thor wrote
    I'm curious what you think of your new REIGN OF FIRE CD? Such an aggressive action score, I'm not quite sure it's your cup of tea, if I'm going by your previous favourites and "Now Playing" selections. But maybe it is?

    Thank you Thor, you helped me narrow down which album I'd listen to first from my recent used soundtrack haul! :D I dug into Reign of Fire while I was drawing yesterday, and well, it's quite good actually. I really enjoy the movie a lot (and own it on DVD), and it really is a play-by-play depiction of everything that happens in the movie. I think I appreciate the musical storytelling even more apart from the film. It definitely had a hint of Mark Snow's XF: Fight The Future sound to it, but that's probably most of what director Rob Bowman knew well from coming off The X-Files. There aren't too many melodies that I think I'd remember later, but there was some interesting elements. The highlights were the rickety violins in the Prologue, cool techno/percussion in "Archangels" and beautiful flute in "Rebirth" that really communicates the fresh start to be had by all the survivors.

    Overall, I can't say it's a score I'll likely revisit A TON on a regular basis, which I guess means you're mostly right, haha. But I do think it is a good score. smile
  4. I just ordered the new Drop Zone edition. Took me a whole day of pondering, but I ended up going with it.
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  5. That's exciting! I'm glad you went with it!
    • CommentTimeMar 31st 2021 edited
    No real interest in this expansion, for obvious reasons, but it has inspired me to relisten to my ol' OST. I've never really gotten into this score, so now it's a chance to do so.

    In a related vein, I just rewatched PASSENGER 57 some 3-4 days ago - another fond Wesley Snipes memory from the 90s - and although it was hokier than I had remembered, it also has some great setpieces. The Stanley Clarke score is funky and great.
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    • CommentAuthorJoep
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd 2021
    PawelStroinski wrote
    I... ended up almost doing the whole shebang. At some point I'll see about the extensive list of people who contributed to the score.

    To me, The Rock, and one by Preisner, started my fully devoted love for film music. So, like you I know all the stories and rumors, but I still don't feel anyone can really be absolutely certain of who wrote what.
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd 2021 edited
    Yeah, I think we discussed this in a Zoom chat. I still find it funny that Joep - the champion of lesser known titles around the world - got into film music through THE ROCK. But I think it just cements my earlier point about it being a gateway for a whole generation of new film score fans.
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    • CommentAuthorJoep
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd 2021 edited
    We did. Certainly I was very much aware of film music for a long time, but it really became vital part of my life with The Rock and and Trois Couleurs Rougde (Preisner), virtually at the same time The contrast could not have been greater It just took me more years to develope a definite 'taste' in film and film music focusing on the smaller, more artistic things.
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd 2021 edited
    Both are masterpieces. Although BLEU will forever remain my favourite of the colour trilogy (boring and predictable as it may be). From what I've gleaned from our conversations, you're not 'opposed' to mainstream scores or films, you've just chosen to focus you attention elsewhere. I can totally relate to that.
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    • CommentAuthorJoep
    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2021
    Indeed. I try to get a grasp of scores being composed around the entire globe, both for commercial and non-commercial projects. Yet, it works out the best whenever a film, and its score, are both more 'artistically' refined'.
    • CommentAuthorJoep
    • CommentTimeDec 28th 2022
    A series of Moviescoremedia cd's on the second hand market...

    Yes, I still buy them, not as much before, but still a cd experience is the only way to fully appreciate any given work as a listening, and the only way I will sit down, take notice, read a booklet, whle preferably take in account the in context use.

    Viva everything psychical!
  6. Awaiting my Intrada Kickstarter-funded Bernard Herrmann CD to arrive. I have been listening to the digital tracks that were sent out the other day and both ON DANGEROUS GROUND and THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH sound excellent! As part of the Kirkstarter package I could choose another CD from their back catalogue... but I can't remember what I chose. That means a nice surprise awaits!

    Also waiting for a copy of a recently released re-recording of Ralph Vaughan Williams' THE 49TH PARALLEL on the Dutton Epoch label.

    It has been a while since I bought so many CDs!!
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    • CommentAuthorJoep
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2023 edited
    I recently went out for an old-fashioned rural second-hand hunt, and while adding some seriously worthy CD's to my collection, I mostly purchased 100+ inferior re-recording compilations of film music. There's so much schmaltz, inferiority to these releases, but I kind of like them. Some show a lot of curious choices in their tracks at display, going from the usual suspects, combined with surprisingly unusual choices, combinations that shriek me.
    • CommentAuthorJoep
    • CommentTimeJul 13th 2023
    A lot of CD's, mostly 20 Euro cents each, including scores like Wolfram de Marco's Loft and Vangelis' Entends-Tu les Chiens Aboyer?, and 50 more.

    I might be the only one, but it still is so much better to have psychical copies and have oldfashioned experiences, reading a booklet, doing nothing else than listen to the music. I am affraid even I, when it concerns download-only releases, I tend to listen to them while doing something else. CD's still force me to do otherwise.

    For example, the De Marco score.... I never listened to the semi-generic Casino cue (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drYY3lu-BUo) that I still love so much, but apart from within the film, this is the first time I actually did nothing else else but listen to it. I find this both disturbing and positive.
    • CommentTimeJul 14th 2023 edited
    First of all, where did you find those CDs to 20 cents? Online or in a physical store in the Netherlands? Seoncd, that's a great Vangelis CD. Congrats!

    I'm also a firm believer in physical media, especially for the composers to whom I have a completist relationship. Alas, endless searches online have been futile, as I've been struck with various hindrances:

    1. The CDs themselves have been expensive. No deals to be found anywhere.
    2. Shipping is crazy, often twice the price of the CD itself.
    3. Exchange rate is curently terrible for the Norwegian krone, compared to the dollar or euro (or anything else)
    4. Places like Amazon add an 'customs tax' to the online ordering for Norway, even if there is a rule about orders below 350 NOK being tax-free. They don't care.
    5. A lot of online stores don't want to deal with Norway at all.

    There are other issues too, but that's the gist of it. Anyway, here is my want list that I've been struggling to complete:

    John Williams - Goodbye Mr. Chips (3CD)
    John Williams - Stanley & Iris/Pete'n'Tillie
    John Williams - Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (2CD)
    John Williams - Solo (theme)
    John Williams - Live in Vienna (Blu-ray)
    John Williams - Live in Berlin (Blu-ray)
    John Williams - Across the Stars
    John Williams - Violin Concerto No. 2
    John Williams - A Gathering of Friends
    John Williams - The Fabelmans
    John Williams - Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

    Danny Elfman - The End of the Tour
    Danny Elfman - Avengers: Age of Ultron
    Danny Elfman - Goosebumps
    Danny Elfman - Before I Wake
    Danny Elfman - Fifty Shades Darker
    Danny Elfman - Fifty Shades Freed
    Danny Elfman - Justice League
    Danny Elfman - The Grinch
    Danny Elfman - Dolittle (upcoming physical release?)
    Danny Elfman - The Woman in the Window (upcoming physical release?)
    Danny Elfman - Big Mess
    Danny Elfman - Bigger Messier
    Danny Elfman - Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (not the LP, but upcoming CD release?)
    Danny Elfman - Aliens, Clowns and Geeks
    Danny Elfman - White Noise (upcoming physical release?)
    Danny Elfman - Wednesday (upcoming physical release?)
    Danny Elfman - 65 (upcoming physical release?)

    Elliot Goldenthal - Othello Symphony
    Elliot Goldenthal - Jabberwocky
    Elliot Goldenthal - Symphony in G Minor
    Elliot Goldenthal - A Midsummer Night's Dream
    Elliot Goldenthal - The Glorias

    Alan Parsons - From the New World
    Rammstein - Untitled
    Rammstein - Zeit
    Jean Michel Jarre - Snapshots from EON
    Jean Michel Jarre - Amazonia
    Jean Michel Jarre - Oxymore
    Bob Siebenberg - Glendale River (upcoming physical release?)
    John Helliwell - Ever Open Door
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    • CommentAuthorJoep
    • CommentTimeJul 16th 2023 edited
    In physical stores. In my experiences, being a completist, or in the search of specific titles, is often not worth it; I would already be bankrupt.

    Ironically, I own several of your thereformentioned titles, and they did come cheap.
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2023
    Joep wrote
    Ironically, I own several of your thereformentioned titles, and they did come cheap.

    Just rub it in, why dontcha! wink
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    • CommentAuthorJoep
    • CommentTimeJul 18th 2023
    To help you out in your hour of need, I will send you a private message.
  7. I just found Hans Zimmer's Tears of the Sun for 50 cents at my local thrift store - was so surprised! I haven't listened to it yet though.
    • CommentAuthorJoep
    • CommentTimeJul 20th 2023
    I think the Jablonsky variation, while a bit generic, is the best of that entire score.
    • CommentTimeJul 21st 2023
    Filmscoregirl wrote
    I just found Hans Zimmer's Tears of the Sun for 50 cents at my local thrift store - was so surprised! I haven't listened to it yet though.

    Absolutely STUNNING, gorgeous score from the tailend of what I consider Zimmer's best period. 50 cents for that is an incredible deal; envious! smile
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