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 Posted:   Jul 4, 2013 - 10:54 AM   
 By:   Matt B   (Member)

I'm aware there was already a thread about Ramin Djawadi's score to the upcoming Guillermo Del Toro robot monster epic Pacific Rim. That said, I've been listening to this for a solid week now and absolutely love the energy of it. But I also think I figured out one of the inspirations for the title music / theme... if you listen to the shape and progression, and even the choice of electric guitar, it sounds like a super pumped-up Remote Control version of John Carpenter's theme to Escape from New York!

Check it out for yourself...



 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2013 - 10:59 AM   
 By:   YOR The Hunter From The Future   (Member)

No.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2013 - 11:02 AM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

I'm aware there was already a thread about Ramin Djawadi's score to the upcoming Guillermo Del Toro robot monster epic Pacific Rim. That said, I've been listening to this for a solid week now and absolutely love the energy of it. But I also think I figured out one of the inspirations for the title music / theme... if you listen to the shape and progression, and even the choice of electric guitar, it sounds like a super pumped-up Remote Control version of John Carpenter's theme to Escape from New York!

Check it out for yourself...






First off, that tune was written and performed by JOHN CARPENTER AND ALAN HOWARTH...
Let's not forget him shall we?

Also, I would be happy as a clam if you were right about them being even in the ballpark of something half as good as ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK.

Sadly they aren 't even in the same star system

IMHO of course.
s

Ford A. Thaxton

 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2013 - 11:04 AM   
 By:   Matt B   (Member)

I'm not saying they are the same. I'm saying one clearly inspired the other. I know some of the filmmakers and I'd put money on it.

And Yor... no yourself. wink

 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2013 - 11:07 AM   
 By:   YOR The Hunter From The Future   (Member)

The super pumped-up version of John Carpenter's theme to "Escape from New York" is this:



The other thing you posted sounds like someone smashing a keyboard with a cat.

 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2013 - 11:08 AM   
 By:   Matt B   (Member)

I can't argue with that. But to my ears the people who made Pacific Rim also clearly looked to it for inspiration.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2013 - 11:09 AM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

I can't argue with that. But to my ears the people who made Pacific Rim also clearly looked to it for inspiration.

Right................

rolls eyes at the statement coming from the man who can't remember who wrote the tune he says is their "inspiration"...


Ford A. Thaxton

 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2013 - 11:11 AM   
 By:   Matt B   (Member)

You're right, Ford. No one can ever remember music without knowing who exactly who composed it. And I didn't say it was my inspiration, it was the filmmaker's inspiration.

Cripes, what a sad little troll you are.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2013 - 11:14 AM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

You're right, Ford. No one can ever remember music without knowing who exactly who composed it. And I didn't say it was my inspiration, it was the filmmaker's inspiration.

Cripes, what a sad little troll you are.


This coming from someone who can't remember who wrote the tune in the first place for ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK..

I'm sorry, I have a thing about folks not giving credit when it's due.

Ford A. Thaxton

 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2013 - 11:18 AM   
 By:   Matt B   (Member)

I'm sorry, I have a thing about folks not giving credit when it's due.

Kinda like the thing you have about being a contrarian douchebag, right?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2013 - 11:19 AM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

I'm sorry, I have a thing about folks not giving credit when it's due.

Kinda like the thing you have about being a contrarian douchebag, right?


That's the best come back you got....

Wow, whose is the troll?

Look in the mirror..

:-)

Ford A. Thaxton

 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2013 - 11:28 AM   
 By:   Matt B   (Member)

Just giving you due credit for the way you treat people around here, Ford.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2013 - 11:05 PM   
 By:   bondo321   (Member)

I've been listening to this one non-stop this week, alone with Djawadi's Clash of the Titans, Iron Man, and Red Dawn big grin Great theme(s)! "Cancelling the Apocalypse" gets frequent playtime

 
 Posted:   Jul 5, 2013 - 8:46 AM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

I really enjoy the melodic moments of Pacific Rim but the Main Theme reminds me more of his Iron Man 2 theme. Aside from the flat 7 to tonic 8th note interval which is way too general to ascribe to any score as inspiration....

I like that Djawadi recaps his 3 note synth line introduced in The Shatterdome throughout the score. I think that's a cool idea.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 5, 2013 - 9:28 AM   
 By:   Kim Tong   (Member)

Both are too repetitive and PR has too much electric guitar for me.

 
 Posted:   Jul 5, 2013 - 10:01 AM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

Both are too repetitive and PR has too much electric guitar for me.

I like some of the electric guitar. The Iron Main type theme I'm not as nuts about. It's more the secondary theme and incidental music I like.

 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2013 - 2:41 PM   
 By:   Warlok   (Member)

Holy Surprise, Batman.

And what a great movie overall. Mr. Djawadi`s music was a grand chunk (not bit...) of icing on a well-produced monster-hammering cake. Loved both it and the film. I wasn`t expecting anything walking into it... very exciting, superb effects, good characterizations, and a lack of cheesiness.

To my ears this score is to Mr. Djawadi what Rambo was to Brian Tyler. Thumbs up! Solid, stirring, and heroic!

A jumbled up (!) version of the score is currently available, but I notice too that an "expanded" Japanese import is on track for some time in December. Anybody have any more information on this?

Love it!

 
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