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 Posted:   Oct 20, 2013 - 3:44 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

Mr. Dinogio has NOTHING to worry about!

Beltrami was just *masturbating* as usual.......

Who is Mr. Dinogio?



That's the Italian composer who lives just beneath the surface of the dirty water in the Death Star's trash compactor.



He works with DePalma a lot.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2013 - 4:59 PM   
 By:   facehugger   (Member)



Overall, it doesn't really pull me in with any of the thematic material and doesn't deviate enough from the usual horror score sound for me.


You're asking for too much. Do you think they made the remake to push the boundaries of art, to deviate from the existing norms, and to challenge the audiences so that they can be scared running out of the cinema (a la Alien)?

Me thinks for a standard remake, this score is above average, has a nice main theme, a few lovely cues ("Mind Over Matter" "House Crumbles") and is, most importantly, not dominant with crappy synth.

More than what I could ask for.

 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2013 - 5:27 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)



Overall, it doesn't really pull me in with any of the thematic material and doesn't deviate enough from the usual horror score sound for me.


You're asking for too much. Do you think they made the remake to push the boundaries of art, to deviate from the existing norms, and to challenge the audiences so that they can be scared running out of the cinema (a la Alien)?

Me thinks for a standard remake, this score is above average, has a nice main theme, a few lovely cues ("Mind Over Matter" "House Crumbles") and is, most importantly, not dominant with crappy synth.

More than what I could ask for.


I don't know about asking for too much. The main theme doesn't even stand out enough to be considered nice. But you are right we are lucky this score isn't dominated with horrible synth.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2013 - 6:59 PM   
 By:   facehugger   (Member)

The main theme doesn't even stand out enough to be considered nice.

The main theme is integrated well into many cues, often in various forms, on different instruments. It's not "in your face" so maybe it doesn't stand out too much.

It's a score that is more on the "subtle" side. Perfect as background music for reading Stephen King during the chilling Fall season.

At least as good as Chris Young's The Dark Half.

 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2013 - 3:05 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

Unbelievable. Every amazon-site offers the download for Beltrami´s Carrie. But the German site only offers the atrocious song collection.

 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2013 - 4:04 AM   
 By:   spook   (Member)



At least as good as Chris Young's The Dark Half.


Heresy!!.Chris Young's D.H. knocks spots off this weak assed effort!! smile
Nah, seriously i was pretty disappointed in this. There are some nice moments but its has that standard ominous feel for me that just lumps it in with most other horror scores. The sad almost sweet quality that was so dominant in Pino's original score doesn't seem to be very much here. The 'big destruction' scene seems to be scored in a very average fashion unlike the creepy original and i was waiting to hear the heartful anguish in the final mother-daughter scenes. Yes its a wee bit sad but the original delivered a real punch to the gut hugely helping the scene unlike the sound of this. Its probably not very fair to overly compare the two scores as I'm sure the films have totally different feels.
Don't get me wrong i quite like the score enough i just think, a bit like his OMEN remake score, its a wasted opportunity. I'm sure it serves the film well though which is what its all about. Its just seeing what he can do in certain projects ( like his brilliant DONT BE AFRAID OF THE DARK score) makes me a bit disappointed in this

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2013 - 5:21 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

Unbelievable. Every amazon-site offers the download for Beltrami´s Carrie. But the German site only offers the atrocious song collection.

Ah god bless the "future"... if this was on boring old CD we'd all have access to a nice, uncompressed, digital recording. Instead of that...

Shocked at Sony Classical. Normally so reliable.

 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2013 - 5:31 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

Unbelievable. Every amazon-site offers the download for Beltrami´s Carrie. But the German site only offers the atrocious song collection.

Ah god bless the "future"... if this was on boring old CD we'd all have access to a nice, uncompressed, digital recording. Instead of that...

Shocked at Sony Classical. Normally so reliable.


Maybe they wait for the release of the movie in Germany on December 5.

Or someone at Amazon.de is still sleeping...

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2013 - 3:44 AM   
 By:   Vermithrax Pejorative   (Member)

Now, I generally like Marco Beltrami and feel he is trying to forge his own sound, while having to obey his tin-eared paymasters, but this is incredibly weak, even by his standards.
The fact that the original Pino Donaggio score is what kick-started my love of film music - I consider it one the most beautiful and effective scores ever - doesn't do Beltrami any favours.
This score has really hammered home to me how generic modern scores have become, in relation to when composers were allowed to write MUSIC in conjunction with their particular voice and style.

 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2013 - 6:30 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

I only know the samples, of course (thanks so much, German amazon and Sony...) but generic it is definitely not.

Sure, I love the original CARRIE soundtrack, too. But Beltrami did not opt (or was asked) to deliver a copy of the famous score but to work out something different which is still haunting and interesting.

 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2013 - 4:43 PM   
 By:   spook   (Member)

I only know the samples, of course (thanks so much, German amazon and Sony...) but generic it is definitely not.

Sure, I love the original CARRIE soundtrack, too. But Beltrami did not opt (or was asked) to deliver a copy of the famous score but to work out something different which is still haunting and interesting.


Im actually warming to this more but I'm curious as to what you find not generic in it. Its worth a listen but doesn't have anything in it particularly fresh or that different from many other 'horror' scores to my ears.

 
 Posted:   Nov 1, 2013 - 3:55 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

Although Germany did not get an mp3 download option of Beltrami´s "Carrie"-score...

... now the German Amazon site offers the CD with a release date of Nov 29!

http://www.amazon.de/Carrie-Marco-Beltrami/dp/B00GCWDJ3U/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1383303120&sr=8-2&keywords=Marco+Beltrami+carrie

 
 Posted:   Nov 1, 2013 - 5:02 AM   
 By:   spook   (Member)

Although Germany did not get an mp3 download option of Beltrami´s "Carrie"-score...

... now the German Amazon site offers the CD with a release date of Nov 29!

http://www.amazon.de/Carrie-Marco-Beltrami/dp/B00GCWDJ3U/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1383303120&sr=8-2&keywords=Marco+Beltrami+carrie


What, am i invisible here?

 
 Posted:   Nov 5, 2013 - 12:27 AM   
 By:   Ray Worley   (Member)

Sony Classical has been behaving really erratically with these soundtrack releases. A few months back, I couldn't find a CD of KON TIKI and finally realized I could get it through Amazon Canada but not the US. Now amazon US has it as an import.
Now the only place you can find CARRIE as a CD is Amazon Germany (not Canada or France or US, of course).
WTF are they thinking?
I categorically refuse to purchase any music as a lossy download. I will just do without if that is the only way I can get it unless it is a super holy grail (none of which are going to be released as a download anyway).
I guess I should be grateful that I can get the import CD, but why does this have to be so f**king complicated?

 
 Posted:   Nov 5, 2013 - 6:13 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

Sony Classical has been behaving really erratically with these soundtrack releases. A few months back, I couldn't find a CD of KON TIKI and finally realized I could get it through Amazon Canada but not the US. Now amazon US has it as an import.
Now the only place you can find CARRIE as a CD is Amazon Germany (not Canada or France or US, of course).
WTF are they thinking?
I categorically refuse to purchase any music as a lossy download. I will just do without if that is the only way I can get it unless it is a super holy grail (none of which are going to be released as a download anyway).
I guess I should be grateful that I can get the import CD, but why does this have to be so f**king complicated?


Exactly. There is no (obvious) reason why some countries get only the download option while others don´t (or the CD release, in this case). If it´s a rights issue - why wouldn´t the parties involved find a compromise so they can make money of their property instead of... well, forgetting about it.

 
 Posted:   Nov 5, 2013 - 11:07 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

I haven't heard the score yet but I will get the CD from amazon.de, these days I'm happy there's a CD release at all!

 
 Posted:   Nov 5, 2013 - 11:09 AM   
 By:   La La Land Records   (Member)

Sony Classical has been behaving really erratically with these soundtrack releases. A few months back, I couldn't find a CD of KON TIKI and finally realized I could get it through Amazon Canada but not the US. Now amazon US has it as an import.
Now the only place you can find CARRIE as a CD is Amazon Germany (not Canada or France or US, of course).
WTF are they thinking?
I categorically refuse to purchase any music as a lossy download. I will just do without if that is the only way I can get it unless it is a super holy grail (none of which are going to be released as a download anyway).
I guess I should be grateful that I can get the import CD, but why does this have to be so f**king complicated?


Exactly. There is no (obvious) reason why some countries get only the download option while others don´t (or the CD release, in this case). If it´s a rights issue - why wouldn´t the parties involved find a compromise so they can make money of their property instead of... well, forgetting about it.


There is so little, LITTLE money to be made on pressed cds nowadays for NEW titles its simply not worth it

MV

 
 Posted:   Nov 5, 2013 - 10:18 PM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

Sony Classical has been behaving really erratically with these soundtrack releases. A few months back, I couldn't find a CD of KON TIKI and finally realized I could get it through Amazon Canada but not the US. Now amazon US has it as an import.
Now the only place you can find CARRIE as a CD is Amazon Germany (not Canada or France or US, of course).
WTF are they thinking?
I categorically refuse to purchase any music as a lossy download. I will just do without if that is the only way I can get it unless it is a super holy grail (none of which are going to be released as a download anyway).
I guess I should be grateful that I can get the import CD, but why does this have to be so f**king complicated?


Exactly. There is no (obvious) reason why some countries get only the download option while others don´t (or the CD release, in this case). If it´s a rights issue - why wouldn´t the parties involved find a compromise so they can make money of their property instead of... well, forgetting about it.


There is so little, LITTLE money to be made on pressed cds nowadays for NEW titles its simply not worth it

MV


I understand that. But why doesn´t Sony offer just the download then in Germany? It seems weird that they actually press a CD here where, quite frankly, only score nerds like me will pick it up. And I would have chosen the download if it had been made available like in every other country.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 6, 2013 - 12:12 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

Fantastic - my patience paid off. CD ordered!

 
 Posted:   Nov 6, 2013 - 6:14 AM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

So Amazon US has it as an import, or had it as an import? I don't see it anywhere on Amazon US. If it is currently available for import on Amazon US, could someone provide a link?

If it isn't available there, where would be the best place to order it from, as I live in the US? The Germany site? Is that Amazon Germany?

Sorry for all the questions, I do not have a lot of experience ordering internationally.

Is this CD definitely pressed, and not someone burning a CD-R and trying to pass it off?

Thanks!

 
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