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 Posted:   Nov 29, 2013 - 2:19 PM   
 By:   ABez   (Member)

To be honest,I hear a lot of the "The NewsRoom' in the score.

I hear 'The Newsroom' too!

This is the type of Newman material I love: soft strings; piano; oboe; a bit of guitar; ; light percussion; melodies and motifs but not 'hit-you-over-the-head' stuff; pensive; gentle; beautiful.

It's the type of stuff that, in my mind at least, features in perhaps just handful of tracks on a typical Newman album. 'The Help', 'The Green Mile', The Adjustment Bureau', 'The Road to Perdition' all have moments like these. Which other Thomas Newman cues share this 'Newsroom' sound? Would appreciate others' thoughts.

 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2013 - 3:22 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)



I see the price for this is $15.99 on iTunes for a digital download but $14.88 on Amazon for the 2 cd set. With Amazon Prime, shipping is free. Right now you can join Amazon Prime for free until December 31st. So, as of 12/10/13, you can get the actual cd set for $14.88. Cannot beat that.

 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2013 - 3:23 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)


Double dip

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2013 - 6:29 PM   
 By:   ddddeeee   (Member)

Wonderful movie and Newman's score really shines in it. So many times everything is completely dialed down and we just have Newman's score to tell the story.

I'll be picking this one up.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2013 - 9:52 AM   
 By:   moviescore1   (Member)

Got this yesterday and have been listening to it quite a bit. Nothing groundbreaking from Newman, but if you are fan of his earlier works, there is a lot to like here. I've heard the score works quite well in the movie so I'm anxious to see it, but I'm really enjoying this for the time being.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2013 - 9:54 AM   
 By:   moviescore1   (Member)

Got this yesterday and have been listening to it quite a bit. Nothing groundbreaking from Newman, but if you are fan of his earlier works, there is a lot to like here. I've heard the score works quite well in the movie so I'm anxious to see it, but I'm really enjoying this for the time being.

I'm still waiting for his Phenomenon score to be released from Intrada or one of the labels. I like Newman in his less dark, more dramatic mode (Horse Whisperer, Meet Joe Black, Little Women, etc)

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2013 - 10:29 AM   
 By:   dwirving68   (Member)

Lovely work by Newman. Been listening to a lot of action/adventure/sc-fi/fantasy lately, and this is a breath of fresh air.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2013 - 4:29 PM   
 By:   Jon Broxton   (Member)

My review of SAVING MR. BANKS, for anyone who is interested:

http://moviemusicuk.us/2013/12/13/saving-mr-banks-thomas-newman/

Jon

 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2013 - 4:36 PM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

When did you stop with the star ratings?

 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2013 - 4:48 PM   
 By:   spielboy   (Member)

Got this yesterday and have been listening to it quite a bit. Nothing groundbreaking from Newman, but if you are fan of his earlier works,

you dont mean his 80s scores, right? more like LITTLE WOMEN, etc...

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2013 - 4:54 PM   
 By:   Jon Broxton   (Member)

When did you stop with the star ratings?

Back in August.

http://moviemusicuk.us/2013/08/07/star-wars/

 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2013 - 5:13 PM   
 By:   spielboy   (Member)

well done

I find the "star system" lazy and unfair, for both parts, writer and reader... and composer!

 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2013 - 8:18 PM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

I usually look at the rating first, then read the review, that's all. Oh well!

 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2013 - 9:17 PM   
 By:   Senn555   (Member)

Is this movie about saving the Agent Cody Banks score by John Powell? 'Cause that really needs to be done.

 
 Posted:   Dec 14, 2013 - 7:44 AM   
 By:   johnmullin   (Member)

Senn555, I happen to love the "Agent Cody Banks" franchise, and I'm offended that you would openly mock a series of films I so adore like this. BLOCKED.

 
 Posted:   Dec 14, 2013 - 9:52 AM   
 By:   Senn555   (Member)

Senn555, I happen to love the "Agent Cody Banks" franchise, and I'm offended that you would openly mock a series of films I so adore like this. BLOCKED.

roll eyes

 
 Posted:   Dec 14, 2013 - 7:03 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Forgive the digression, but this IS about "Saving Mr. Banks," and Emma Thompson plays an important role in that film. Anybody see her this week on "KATIE"? Delightful, and Emma looked younger than she did in films like "Howard's End" and "The Remains of the Day" -- she must have this very old-looking portrait of herself in one of her closets! I recommend (sorry for the redundancy, since I've mentioned this before) the audio commentary for "Remains," where she giggles her way through much of it and has trouble controlling herself when she comments on the way that Anthony Hopkins jutted out his jaw for his character! Just love her.

And I also love Thomas Newman and want to sample once again his music for this, since I plan to buy it -- if I can find just the single disc with the Newman music and NOT the others, most of which I already have.

 
 Posted:   Dec 14, 2013 - 7:27 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

Forgive the digression, but this IS about "Saving Mr. Banks," and Emma Thompson plays an important role in that film. Anybody see her this week on "KATIE"? Delightful, and Emma looked younger than she did in films like "Howard's End" and "The Remains of the Day" -- she must have this very old-looking portrait of herself in one of her closets!


The performer best suited to play Travers as she really looked is sadly no longer with us:


Hugh Griffith (1912-1980)

But Thompson IS believable as a Mary Poppins type (she even explored this territory onscreen a little bit as "Nanny McPhee.") The dramatic/literary device of having Travers physically and temperamentally resemble her most famous character is actually very clever, IMHO. It's a jolly holiday with Emma.

 
 Posted:   Dec 14, 2013 - 8:59 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Sigerson Holmes:

Funny that you used that picture of Hugh Griffith (very funny!). I was recently watching him in the Charlton Heston version of "Ben-Hur," plus I have him as Caliban in an audio recording of Shakespeare's "The Tempest," which I had long had in an LP boxed set, until I found it on CD. Loved him.

 
 Posted:   Dec 14, 2013 - 9:59 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

Griffith steals every scene he's in, in BH. The line that got the biggest laugh, when I was lucky enough to see it on the BIG screen at the Ziegfeld in NY a few years ago was his "Bravely spoken," near the beginning of the second act.

 
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