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 Posted:   Jun 22, 2018 - 2:23 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Thor. It's true. You do have a problem with your hearing wink

I don't think he heard you.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 4:36 AM   
 By:   SoldierofFortune   (Member)

Coming the same day as the movie

https://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/mortal-engines-original-motion-picture-soundtrack/1445111042

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 4:42 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

Read a story yesterday where Peter Jackson was asked why they made this movie now as the rights were obtained in 2009. He said simply/ “so they don’t lose the rights.”

I will hold of seeing this one but am curious about the score.

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 4:46 AM   
 By:   davefg   (Member)

Read a story yesterday where Peter Jackson was asked why they made this movie now as the rights were obtained in 2009. He said simply/ “so they don’t lose the rights.”

I will hold of seeing this one but am curious about the score.



Clips of the score:
https://twitter.com/mortal_engines/status/1069758543883001856

Seems ok, nothing ground breaking.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 4:59 AM   
 By:   Machionic   (Member)

Coming the same day as the movie

https://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/mortal-engines-original-motion-picture-soundtrack/1445111042


Well, at least the orchestra doesn't sound as paper thin as it was in The Dark Tower. I heard that Conrad Pope is the conductor/orchestrator on this one and Alita: Battle Angel. Is it true? If so, good.

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 5:24 AM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

Read a story yesterday where Peter Jackson was asked why they made this movie now as the rights were obtained in 2009. He said simply/ “so they don’t lose the rights.”

Holy Hellraiser sequels, Batman!

The Conrad Pope news is encouraging, though.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 5:59 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I saw the film yesterday. Quite disappointing, even though the premise itself is intriguing. If you're looking for any Peter Jackson trademarks here, you'll be disappointed.

I was also disappointed in the score, even though I'm a huge fan of JXL in general. Pretty standard RC-isms, too busy and loud in competition with the myriad of sound effects.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 6:36 AM   
 By:   SoldierofFortune   (Member)

As for i listen from the samples, you can expected something big with a lot of brass and there is a certain thing about that London theme that remain me to the Valkerie Ride from Wagner

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 6:37 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

As for i listen from the samples, you can expected something big with a lot of brass and there is a certain thing about that London theme that remain me to the Valkerie Ride from Wagner

That's a deliberate reference, a sequence that sort of mirrors the helicopter scene in APOCALYPSE NOW.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 6:58 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

From the clips and trailers I've seen, the film looks like one long, really bad video game.
It makes the gloomy looking City Of Ember look positively sparkling.
I will be avoiding this one.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 7:11 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

From the clips and trailers I've seen, the film looks like one long, really bad video game.
It makes the gloomy looking City Of Ember look positively sparkling.
I will be avoiding this one.


bad video game, bad music=perfect match - I guess

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 1:58 PM   
 By:   Adventures of Jarre Jarre   (Member)

  • Any new JXL is welcome to me. He's one of the best around at the moment. Do you have a link to the trailer?

    He comes and goes for me. I love his contribution for Batman V Superman and his score for Mad Max Fury Road, but others... many, many others... ?

  • From the clips and trailers I've seen, the film looks like one long, really bad video game.
    It makes the gloomy looking City Of Ember look positively sparkling.
    I will be avoiding this one.


    The first trailer seemed interesting until more of them arrived. Now they're just selling the one conceit, and I can't help but to feel that the film will play out the same way. It does "look" grander than most Young Adult Dystopias (TM).

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     Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 2:16 PM   
     By:   Thor   (Member)

    He comes and goes for me. I love his contribution for Batman V Superman and his score for Mad Max Fury Road, but others... many, many others... ?

    For me, BRIMSTONE and DISTANCE BETWEEN DREAMS (gorgeous!) in addition to the ones you mentioned. I think he's best when he's not doing mainstream, big Hollywood things (FURY ROAD is more an auteur film than a big Hollywood thing, for example, so is Zack Snyder).

    There were good bits scattered about in MORTAL ENGINES -- a very pronounced main theme, a beautiful love theme. But a lot of it is pounding RC ostinati, unfortunately. But I've only heard it in the film. I need to listen to it on album as well.

     
     
     Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 2:57 PM   
     By:   Stalker Vigil   (Member)

    I heard that Conrad Pope is the conductor/orchestrator on this one and Alita: Battle Angel. Is it true? If so, good.

    In the Making Of video, Pope is specified only as a conductor. Don't know anything about his involvement on Alita: Battle Angel, but maybe there he works also as a orchestrator.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZxdLq81FMA

     
     Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 3:51 PM   
     By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

    FURY ROAD is more an auteur film than a big Hollywood thing, for example, so is Zack Snyder

    We can certainly debate the auteur theory forever, and I kinda get why you're excluding "Fury Road" from a big Hollywood thing, but I can't agree with you about Zack Snyder, who seems about as Big Hollywood as one can possibly get.

     
     
     Posted:   Dec 7, 2018 - 1:25 AM   
     By:   Thor   (Member)

    We can certainly debate the auteur theory forever, and I kinda get why you're excluding "Fury Road" from a big Hollywood thing, but I can't agree with you about Zack Snyder, who seems about as Big Hollywood as one can possibly get.

    Yeah, I understand what you mean. Perhaps 'generic Hollywood' is a better term than 'big Hollywood'. Snyder is a love/hate director, but he's certainly not generic. His extravaganzas always bear the stamp of an auteur director. BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN is certainly not his best film (although the score is fine), but it definitely bears his stamp too.

     
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