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 Posted:   Oct 7, 2013 - 12:51 PM   
 By:   Synchrotones   (Member)

On the eve of its (US) release, here are samples from Korzeniowski Romeo & Juliet score

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Romeo-Juliet-Abel-Korzeniowski/dp/B00FNSFPBI/ref=mb_oe_o
(from Amazon.co.uk)

Heavy on the strings; and a bit of piano. Sounds beautiful!

 
 Posted:   Oct 7, 2013 - 2:03 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

Based on the samples, it sounds great!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 7, 2013 - 3:11 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Abel's a great composer,

but for some reason I still weep for Horner. I'll get over it.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 7, 2013 - 3:19 PM   
 By:   Kim Tong   (Member)

I believe with what I am hearing that Korzeniowski wrote a better score than Horner would have written.

 
 Posted:   Oct 7, 2013 - 3:22 PM   
 By:   JohnnyG   (Member)

Abel's a great composer,

but for some reason I still weep for Horner. I'll get over it.



Yes, you will!...

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 7, 2013 - 4:28 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Abel's score may turn out to be the best thing about the movie.

I've seen Middle School girls give better line deliveries than the gal playing Juliet. Sheesh.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 7, 2013 - 5:44 PM   
 By:   crogrr   (Member)

I know nothing about this film or score......but for (old) me - nothing can surpass the Franco Zeffirelli/Nino Rota combo....

 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 8:09 AM   
 By:   The Projectionist   (Member)

My Amazon order was supposed to ship today, but Amazon has informed me that they didn't get it instock. Anyone know what happened?

 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 8:12 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Nope. Still waiting here, too. They probably just didn't get a shipment when they were expecting it.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 8:41 AM   
 By:   moviescore1   (Member)

My order got delayed too. Shows an estimated delivery date for Thurs (10/10), but we'll see if that is actually the truth...

 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 9:35 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

It's going to be a hard decision for me, because, as much as I like this composer, when I listened to all those samples, I didn't hear much that I craved hearing again, with none of it reaching the heights of what he wrote for, say, "A Single Man" and "W.E." But maybe it'll grow on me, as music sometimes can do, so I'm not going to dismiss it prematurely.

As for the repeated references to Rota's score, that was a classic, a magical moment in history captured forever for the eye and the ear by Franco Zeffirelli and Nino Rota, and this new movie, however great it may or may not be, will never erase that.

 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 9:35 AM   
 By:   Mike Skerritt   (Member)

The samples are typically lovely and I'll absolutely get this, though I'm growing increasingly desperate for him to get a shot at another genre.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 12:52 PM   
 By:   moviescore1   (Member)

I listened to this on Spotify today and overall it's not bad, but not great, Nothing that really blew me away. The whole time I'm listening to it I kept wondering what Horner must have come up with. I would love to hear that and compare. It's the same way I feel when I listen to October Sky. As much as like Isham's music for that film, I always wondered what James Horner could have done with that score.

Abel's Romeo and Juliet suffices, but I heard a lot of similarity to Copernicus’ Star. The score is very heavy on piano and strings. It doesn't have much of a finale, it just ends the way it starts...

 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 1:40 PM   
 By:   JohnnyG   (Member)

With all respect to Korzeniowski's talents (his score is predictably good but nothing more), I think that even the mention of the 1968 masterpiece alongside this effort seems almost like an insult to Nino Rota...

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2013 - 12:01 AM   
 By:   stay-puft   (Member)

The samples are typically lovely and I'll absolutely get this, though I'm growing increasingly desperate for him to get a shot at another genre.

he really wants to score an action movie although I can't see that happening anytime soon

 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2013 - 9:15 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

JohnnyG:

Re: "With all respect to Korzeniowski's talents (his score is predictably good but nothing more), I think that even the mention of the 1968 masterpiece alongside this effort seems almost like an insult to Nino Rota...

But how can we not discuss a new soundtrack for a film based on Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" without mentioning Nino Rota's enchanting score? I was long a Rota fan, during his lifetime and afterwards, and I think it's quite proper to make the point that the new one won't erase my love for the old one. Right???

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2013 - 9:33 AM   
 By:   Jon Broxton   (Member)

With all respect to Korzeniowski's talents (his score is predictably good but nothing more), I think that even the mention of the 1968 masterpiece alongside this effort seems almost like an insult to Nino Rota...

Seems a bit unneccesarily harsh.

 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2013 - 12:46 PM   
 By:   JohnnyG   (Member)

With all respect to Korzeniowski's talents (his score is predictably good but nothing more), I think that even the mention of the 1968 masterpiece alongside this effort seems almost like an insult to Nino Rota...

Seems a bit unneccesarily harsh.



Yes, I know. It is harsh - for a composer I do like. It's just that Zeffirelli's film had such a superlative score by that giant of a composer. It really makes every similar effort these days seem not only uninspired but unnecessary...
It's not Korzeniowski's fault - it's a wholly different world 45 years later...

 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2013 - 4:02 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)



I like what I am hearing!

 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2013 - 4:23 PM   
 By:   La La Land Records   (Member)

A CD might be coming out stateside. smile

MV

 
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