• Categories

Vanilla 1.1.4 is a product of Lussumo. More Information: Documentation, Community Support.

 
    •  
      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd 2021
    SPEED is always a delightful watch. Seen it probably some 10 times over the years. An iconic 90s action classic, and a frequent reference point/analysis object in academia when it comes to act structure and tempo.
    I am extremely serious.
  1. I like Speed both as a movie and a score. Mancina's action scoring is energetic and aggressive but in a very listenable way (if that makes sense). And his more emotional passages (especially for the death of one of the characters (a great example of a cue title spoiler)) are, to me, quite strong.
    The views expressed in this post are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinions of maintitles.net, or for that matter, anyone else. http://www.racksandtags.com/falkirkbairn
  2. FalkirkBairn wrote
    Mancina's action scoring is energetic and aggressive but in a very listenable way (if that makes sense).


    Yes, I totally get what you mean and definitely agree Alan! I have the Speed score, but haven't listened to it for quite some time and the movie reminded how enjoyable it is! So I'll definitely be revisiting it!
  3. I saw Argo for the first time last night, and loved it so much! Very impressed by Ben Affleck as a director, and it had all the elements that I love most in movies, a little comedy, action, emotional drama...the score from it is also my favorite Alexandre Desplat score, but I had never heard it in context before. Great film!
  4. Filmscoregirl wrote
    FalkirkBairn wrote
    Mancina's action scoring is energetic and aggressive but in a very listenable way (if that makes sense).


    Yes, I totally get what you mean and definitely agree Alan! I have the Speed score, but haven't listened to it for quite some time and the movie reminded how enjoyable it is! So I'll definitely be revisiting it!


    The score gains a lot by playing it in film sequence (yes, I know Thor's stance). The original album is weird with how it puts the setpieces in the beginning and finishes with the very ambient atmospherics mostly taken from the film opening.
    http://www.filmmusic.pl - Polish Film Music Review Website
  5. PawelStroinski wrote
    Filmscoregirl wrote
    FalkirkBairn wrote
    Mancina's action scoring is energetic and aggressive but in a very listenable way (if that makes sense).


    Yes, I totally get what you mean and definitely agree Alan! I have the Speed score, but haven't listened to it for quite some time and the movie reminded how enjoyable it is! So I'll definitely be revisiting it!


    The score gains a lot by playing it in film sequence (yes, I know Thor's stance). The original album is weird with how it puts the setpieces in the beginning and finishes with the very ambient atmospherics mostly taken from the film opening.

    Perhaps an example where an album's track order has nothing to do with the chronological order in the film, nothing to do with the musical experience being the best but rather slapping a lot of exciting tracks at the start to get people to buy the album.

    Potential buyers listen to the clips from the first 6-7 tracks and think "yes, this sounds great", buys the album and then hears the rest and thinks "well, the first 6-7 tracks were good!"
    The views expressed in this post are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinions of maintitles.net, or for that matter, anyone else. http://www.racksandtags.com/falkirkbairn
  6. Watched the first episode of Mare of Easttown yesterday.

    I suppose I watched it on the back of watching cop shows such as "Scandi Noir" (whatever than means) and Cardinal - with the expectation of a show that takes it time and has a sort of depressing feel to it.

    And Mare of Easttown certainly delivered on that. It was enjoyable and I will certainly be going back for second helpings. Interesting to see Lele Marchitelli (The Young Pope, The New Pope) listed as the show's composer.
    The views expressed in this post are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinions of maintitles.net, or for that matter, anyone else. http://www.racksandtags.com/falkirkbairn
  7. Watched the first episode of Tales from the Loop. Anyone else watch it when it first showed?

    I quite enjoyed it. Maybe it wasn't executed as well as it could have been but I liked the ideas. And it's always nice seeing Jonathan Pryce - born here in my current home town.
    The views expressed in this post are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinions of maintitles.net, or for that matter, anyone else. http://www.racksandtags.com/falkirkbairn
    •  
      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2021
    FalkirkBairn wrote
    Watched the first episode of Tales from the Loop. Anyone else watch it when it first showed?


    Yes. Disliked it. A few thoughts on film and score here: http://celluloidtunes.no/tales-from-the … rd-morgan/
    I am extremely serious.
  8. Thor wrote
    FalkirkBairn wrote
    Watched the first episode of Tales from the Loop. Anyone else watch it when it first showed?


    Yes. Disliked it. A few thoughts on film and score here: http://celluloidtunes.no/tales-from-the … rd-morgan/

    I've watched only 2 episodes now and, although I do like the descending piano motif as a musical idea, I find it very distracting because it's so recognisable it drags me out of the story rather than supporting the story itself.
    The views expressed in this post are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinions of maintitles.net, or for that matter, anyone else. http://www.racksandtags.com/falkirkbairn
    •  
      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeApr 30th 2021
    Then we're on the same page.
    I am extremely serious.