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 Posted:   Aug 19, 2013 - 7:47 AM   
 By:   Vermithrax Pejorative   (Member)

I couldn't find any threads about this score.
As far as I know, it's Elfman's ONLY completely electronic feature film score.
It's quite industrial sounding, but does have some resonant piano keyboard moments to offset the cold sparse-sounding mood.
It's a unique score in the Elfman canon and one I would like to hear opinions of from others here.

 
 Posted:   Aug 19, 2013 - 7:54 AM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

I like this one quite a bit! In general (and I'm sure there are exceptions), I prefer my synthy scores to be percussive, like this one is. To me (and before anybody objects, this is only to me), it plays to the strengths of the form, as opposed to long synth melodies that seem to be trying to emulate an orchestra, and typically sound thin to me.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 19, 2013 - 8:11 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Here's an earlier thread on film and score. I give my own thoughts within:

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=16754&forumID=1&archive=1

By the way, I LOVE this one!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 3:17 AM   
 By:   Vermithrax Pejorative   (Member)

Damn!
The search engine here baffles me!
I checked the word 'WISDOM', plus about 6 pages of 'Danny Elfman' threads and also tried that google FSM trick, but....zilch!
Well done Thor, you da Search Engine Man.

 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 3:21 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

I entered this into Google and this thread and the other, came right up:

site:filmscoremonthly.com Wisdon Elfman


You put site: before a site you want to search.

Words or phrases in quotation marks, like "Danny Elfman", and a minus symbol before terms you want excluded, like: -Elfman

 
 Posted:   Aug 23, 2013 - 6:05 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Wisdom sounds like a great score. I have to buy the CD by the way...

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 23, 2013 - 6:51 AM   
 By:   Vermithrax Pejorative   (Member)

I didn't know about that google 'site' thing. Thanks.

 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2013 - 11:00 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Saw the movie this week, this thread sparked my interest smile

The movie is so so, but the score is definitely out there; very dominant synth and percussion; I can't say I liked all of it, but there were some standout tracks and definitely had a unique style to it. The somber piano theme was nice.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2013 - 11:11 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

I can't remember the film at all (did Estevez direct it?) although I must have watched it on video back in the day.
I like the score for what it is, a Danny Elfman synth score which, as noted above, uses the percussive elements in the forefront. The piano theme is cool too and offers some respite from the pounding nature of the score.
That opening of the last cue on the CD always reminds me of a Smiths song that featured some ace Johnny Marr guitar work (can't remember the title of it).

 
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