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 Posted:   Jan 31, 2014 - 9:35 AM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)


Thanks for posting. Reminds me of Addison's A Bridge To Far.


Indeed. It has been far too long since we have seen a similar style in modern war-themed films.

 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2014 - 11:23 AM   
 By:   yonythemoony   (Member)

Sounds wonderful. Definitely influenced by Desplat's previous action and animated scores like Largo Winch, Rise of the Guardians and Le Chateau Des Singes, with a hint of Saving Private Ryan. And I truly missed to hear an oboe in a score of his. I also love how organic does the orchestra sound, with the classic sound of Desplat's previous scores, but much more alive. The last part with the whistlers choir performing the main theme is hilarious.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 1, 2014 - 4:40 AM   
 By:   Kim Tong   (Member)

This sound great! We have been missing his big full scores.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 1, 2014 - 7:53 AM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

At times there is almost a light, comedic touch to this march which seems to fit some of the rather unique or odd characters assigned to save the European art. I'm sure there will be tense, action music too. I'm just so very grateful to hear a march with a REAL theme. OMG, an actual theme!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 1, 2014 - 8:00 AM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

The music sounds great. Seeing some of the reviews of the film itself starting to appear, it just might be the best part of the movie.

 
 Posted:   Feb 1, 2014 - 9:33 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

I have listened to the suite many, many times. I can't wait to listen to the whole score!!!

 
 Posted:   Feb 3, 2014 - 6:26 PM   
 By:   filmsonwax   (Member)

My review of this excellent score

http://entractemag.com/the-monuments-men/

 
 Posted:   Feb 3, 2014 - 6:59 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

My review of this excellent score

http://entractemag.com/the-monuments-men/


Great review! and cool looking site - you are bookmarked.

 
 Posted:   Feb 4, 2014 - 2:39 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

A suite of from the score:



So great.

Wanted to buy the score on amazon.co.uk - and despite being announced for Feb 4 it´s not available. So... waiting for the release in Germany on Feb 14. Hopefully it´s out then.

 
 Posted:   Feb 4, 2014 - 3:15 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

My copy should arrive sometime today, can't wait!

 
 Posted:   Feb 4, 2014 - 1:44 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

Now listening!

 
 Posted:   Feb 5, 2014 - 8:17 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

Love the score! Be aware that there's quite a bit of the solemn, subdued music as well sneaking around music but it's all very well done and full of many themes.

This is exactly the type of score Elmer Bernstein, John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith would have written in the 60s for similar films.

4/5

 
 Posted:   Feb 5, 2014 - 8:18 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

Can´t wait!

 
 Posted:   Feb 5, 2014 - 12:12 PM   
 By:   filmsonwax   (Member)

My review of this excellent score

http://entractemag.com/the-monuments-men/


Great review! and cool looking site - you are bookmarked.


Thanks!

 
 Posted:   Feb 5, 2014 - 6:51 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

Who else has listen to this great score?

 
 Posted:   Feb 5, 2014 - 7:10 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

From the reviews it sounds like the film is exactly what we would have gotten from someone in the 60s as well, minus the cast. I'm slightly scared from the reviews but I'm going to see it anyway.

 
 Posted:   Feb 5, 2014 - 7:38 PM   
 By:   TM   (Member)

It's spiffy. Brilliantly uses the tonal colors of Saving Private Ryan et al, but with a jauntiness to it that makes it incredibly fun. Fits into the canon of modern WWII sound, but does its own thing. This new Desplat guy might be going places... wink

 
 Posted:   Feb 6, 2014 - 10:15 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

Almost all the reviews for the film (which have been mixed for the most part) favorably mention the score.

I especially like this review:

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140206/entlife/702069948/

"And if you want to see the real star of "Monuments Men," just look for a French guy named "Emile." He's played by composer Desplat."

 
 Posted:   Feb 6, 2014 - 1:55 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

But then there's guy who pretty much blames the score for why he believes the film isn't all that good.

http://flavorwire.com/437299/how-monuments-men-went-horribly-wrong/

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 6, 2014 - 2:04 PM   
 By:   eggerty31   (Member)

Only played this through once so far but very impressed with what I heard. Don't get many scores like this very often.

 
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