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 Posted:   Jun 18, 2014 - 10:09 PM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

I may have written this already in the thread, but I really loved the movie and the score, but really, you could've put Mothersbaugh's name on this and no one would have ever been able to tell he didn't do it.

 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2014 - 5:36 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Shaun: Re your 50 times? I'm surprised that, for as much as I listen to music, I rarely hit 50 plays of anything.

On my first iTunes with my old Mac, I hit several things more than 50 times, mainly certain soundtrack cues. Years later, with another Mac, a friend gave me the 1st piano concerto of Russian Sergei Bortkiewicz (who moved to Germany before WWII) played by Stephen Combs, and played it over a hundred times. And the same for cues like "Bella's Lullabye" from Carter Burwell's soundtrack for the first "Twilight." In the case of the latter, I included it on several playlists, so it would often come up, adding to the frequency in which it was played.

 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2014 - 9:09 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

Shaun: Re your 50 times? I'm surprised that, for as much as I listen to music, I rarely hit 50 plays of anything.

On my first iTunes with my old Mac, I hit several things more than 50 times, mainly certain soundtrack cues. Years later, with another Mac, a friend gave me the 1st piano concerto of Russian Sergei Bortkiewicz (who moved to Germany before WWII) played by Stephen Combs, and played it over a hundred times. And the same for cues like "Bella's Lullabye" from Carter Burwell's soundtrack for the first "Twilight." In the case of the latter, I included it on several playlists, so it would often come up, adding to the frequency in which it was played.


I think I just have too much music. I don't replay tracks over and over and over, either.

 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2014 - 10:59 AM   
 By:   Penelope Pineapple   (Member)

Saw the movie and was blown away by the score, particularly the material for Willem Dafoe's character and when he was stalking Jeff Goldblum. I grabbed the "Cold Blooded Murder..." Cue, but I recall there being more in the film. Is it a shortened version of the cue for the album, or am I missing another separate cue?
I specifically remember a weird synth section when they cut to Dafoe through the bus window as he is following on a motorcycle.

Thanks.


I just watched this a couple days ago and there are maybe four or five cues in the film that aren't on the album. But they seemed to be short and/or variations of cues and themes on the album--one of which was the theme for Willem Dafoe's character. It seemed that two or three cues for his character were left off the album. I don't recall a difference between the film and album versions of this cue, though. Now I'll have to watch it again. I may have listened to the album more than 75 times by now, but I've only seen the film three times! big grin

(I really do love this score.)

 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2014 - 12:44 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Cool, thanks for the info. It is a great score.

 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2014 - 5:22 PM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

How many of us here feel the need to get up and dance during that final track? =raises own hand=

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2014 - 5:57 PM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

ONE MAN'S (Hot Off The Press) OPINION

I just got back home after seeing this film at the Arclight in Sherman Oaks. FWIW, I liked the movie very much, the score less so. In fact, not knowing much about the movie ahead of time, I was rather disappointed to learn from the End Title Credits that the composer was the talented Monsieur Desplat.

During the film, the score generally seemed to evoke the right tone for the characters and story, but it struck me that it could have and should have contributed so much more to the movie if it had been a lot less minimalistic and a lot more melodic. In fact, the music only came to life, for me, and leapt out from behind the screen, when the balalaikas were blasting away with a couple of zesty selections (presumably from folk tunes), and I found myself wishing the whole score had been that melodic and, yes, catchy.

Maybe if I hear this score in the clear on an album I'll hear virtues which eluded me in the theater, but frankly I have no plans to purchase such a disc any time soon, if at all.

 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2014 - 6:51 PM   
 By:   Penelope Pineapple   (Member)

How many of us here feel the need to get up and dance during that final track? =raises own hand=

YES! THIS! How can you not dance and clap to this track?! My wife and I both find ourselves dancing around to the last track.

big grin

 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2014 - 7:05 PM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

How many of us here feel the need to get up and dance during that final track? =raises own hand=

YES! THIS! How can you not dance and clap to this track?! My wife and I both find ourselves dancing around to the last track.

big grin


Once I get this movie for home consumption, I'll have to dance along with the little animated Russian figure during the end credits. wink

 
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