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 Posted:   Sep 30, 2013 - 3:12 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

If you've clicked this thread, I already salute you! (but I don't really expect any views or posts).

This is a new Norwegian puppet film, set to premiere around Christmas. The title roughly translates as "Christmas in Pinchcliffe". It's sort of a sequel or reboot of the most popular Norwegian film of all time, FLÅKLYPA GRAND PRIX (PINCHCLIFFE GRAND PRIX) from 1975.

The score is composed by Knut Avenstroup Haugen, probably most famous for his lush, orchestral score to the AGE OF CONAN computer games.

I'm going to add two Youtube clips below to give you non-Norwegians some context: The first is a clip from the original film, featuring the gorgeous, harmonica-based theme "Reodor's Ballad", perhaps the most famous Norwegian film theme of all time (composed by Bent Fabricius-Bjerre, the composer of the famous song "Alley Cat"). The second is a brand-new trailer for the new film.

Haugen is a friend of mine, and I'm very excited about this score. I'll probably add more when the film premiere draws nearer. Meanwhile, I just wanted to put it out there.




 
 
 Posted:   Sep 30, 2013 - 4:01 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

I like the second one but I LOVE the first clip.

Things were so much better in the old days. wink

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 1, 2013 - 12:20 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Well, in this case -- and without even having seen the new film -- I think I agree with you. Very few things can beat the original FLÅKLYPA, and it shines even if the above clip has a DANISH dub (grumble, grumble)! Wish more Americans got the opportunity to watch it.

By the way, Americans may be familiar with the track "Alley Cat" that Bjerre also composed:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmCsdqs-lLU

Thanks for viewing the thread and posting! smile

 
 Posted:   Oct 1, 2013 - 9:47 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

That Reodor's Ballad theme is forever damaged for me thanks to that horrible rap/r&b version by Multicyde...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5ShwTIhGyw

 
 Posted:   Oct 14, 2013 - 7:48 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

bump

 
 Posted:   Oct 14, 2013 - 8:47 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I love Age of Conan and this new film and score looks and sounds awesome.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 14, 2013 - 6:58 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Nice stuff here, thanks.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 24, 2013 - 2:47 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I've been listening to a promo of this score recently. It's quite stunning -- fullbodied, orchestral score (with certain elements of jazz here and there -- a reference to the first movie). Strong themes, slightly Barryesque at times.

Knut is preparing a regular soundtrack release next year, and I urge everyone to check it out when it comes out.

 
 Posted:   Dec 24, 2013 - 3:29 AM   
 By:   cwtlead   (Member)

I've been listening to a promo of this score recently. It's quite stunning -- fullbodied, orchestral score (with certain elements of jazz here and there -- a reference to the first movie). Strong themes, slightly Barryesque at times.

Knut is preparing a regular soundtrack release next year, and I urge everyone to check it out when it comes out.


Any word on if Kurt's third Conan video game score will have a physical soundtrack release?

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 24, 2013 - 4:06 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I've been listening to a promo of this score recently. It's quite stunning -- fullbodied, orchestral score (with certain elements of jazz here and there -- a reference to the first movie). Strong themes, slightly Barryesque at times.

Knut is preparing a regular soundtrack release next year, and I urge everyone to check it out when it comes out.


Any word on if Kurt's third Conan video game score will have a physical soundtrack release?


SECRET OF DRAGON SPINE? No, I don't know anything about a physical release, but I have three tracks from the score. It's pretty good.

 
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