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 Posted:   Mar 15, 2024 - 11:10 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

So basically just another wasted opportunity having once a capable composer doing copy and paste job?
and can that clip be more off-putting? I'll guess I'll rather stick with Feig's movie and its actually original score.

 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2024 - 11:16 AM   
 By:   Timothy J. Phlaps   (Member)

Early impressions (via the "Ghostbusters" fan page Spook Central) mention that Marianelli's "Frozen Empire" score is more or less another adaptation score heavily utilizing Elmer Bernstein's material.

I don't mind if it quotes and adapts themes and motifs from Bernstein, it's the dropping whole cues or cutting and pasting different cues together and dropping them over the film. It felt like they ran out of time to record new music and just used temp score (obviously I know they didn't do that).

 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2024 - 11:16 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Man -- aside from the flying trap which I said makes sense and it a good idea (previously) -- there's nothing I liked about that clip. It's just all wrong and comes across like a modern film only with Ghostbusters in it.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2024 - 11:24 AM   
 By:   DS   (Member)

Regarding the clip posted above: although it was pretty hard to tell with all of the sound effects, I couldn't really detect any Bernstein in the music except, I believe, a brief reprise of the Zuul music.

 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2024 - 12:56 PM   
 By:   Timothy J. Phlaps   (Member)

Regarding the clip posted above: although it was pretty hard to tell with all of the sound effects, I couldn't really detect any Bernstein in the music except, I believe, a brief reprise of the Zuul music.

There's definitely a quote of the GB theme, it sounds to me a lot like the Muncher chase sequence in AFTERLIFE, which was a definite highlight for me ("Trap Him" on the album)

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2024 - 11:21 AM   
 By:   Willgoldnewtonbarrygrusin   (Member)



An action clip with a bit of the score.


Loved the clip, loved the score!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2024 - 3:32 PM   
 By:   LB Makes Stuff   (Member)

What a shame about the reuse. I was really looking forward to new material for this film considering it’s a new villain and all that. I’m at least hoping the material created by Simonsen is built upon, and expanded, I really like the Spengler material a lot.

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2024 - 10:32 AM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2024 - 10:36 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Lord, miniature Ewoks.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2024 - 10:53 AM   
 By:   scatmanjack   (Member)


Local IMAX Screenings for this got cancelled for another week of Dune 2 on the big screen...

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 21, 2024 - 10:50 AM   
 By:   SoldierofFortune   (Member)

Listened Marianelli's score

Hands down, is quite great, how uses Bernstein's material into his own, and compose the horror stuff (if makes a horror score, i've have to listen immediatly) and the action, is simply great.

For the moment, one of the best of 2024

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 21, 2024 - 11:05 AM   
 By:   Willgoldnewtonbarrygrusin   (Member)

Listened Marianelli's score

Hands down, is quite great, how uses Bernstein's material into his own, and compose the horror stuff (if makes a horror score, i've have to listen immediatly) and the action, is simply great.

For the moment, one of the best of 2024


Good to hear - looking forward to it!

 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2024 - 6:17 PM   
 By:   Timothy J. Phlaps   (Member)

Saw the film tonight, it's good stuff, a huge step up from AFTERLIFE.

Was kinda underwhelmed by the score. The Bernstein themes are applied more lightly and judiciously but there's not really any memorable new material. It's a decent listen but the weakest of the franchise so far for me.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2024 - 3:57 AM   
 By:   Roy Donga   (Member)

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 Posted:   Mar 25, 2024 - 9:13 AM   
 By:   Hercule Platini   (Member)

Just got out of the film... it's not good. For crying out loud, just let the damn thing die. GB was forty years ago and never that great anyway, GB2 more of the same, Afterlife was atrocious and this is bloated, overlong, nonsensical and just plain dull and the original cast members are now far too old so it's no pleasure seeing them again. (Leaving the Paul Feig film as the best of the bunch.) And I didn't laugh once.

As for the music - there's recognisable themes, a lot of the bloody ondes martenot Elmer Bernstein was unaccountably fond of (Cynthia Millar is in the end credits) but NOTHING that makes me want to buy the CD.

Oh, and one other thing while we're on the subject: it's not GHOSTBUSTERS. It's GHOST BUSTERS: quite clearly two words on two lines, just like the 1984 one.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FLoCslPX0AAjpaj?format=jpg

 
 Posted:   Mar 25, 2024 - 9:19 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

The name depends on how you want to look at it. In the film it's broken into two lines, presumably to compact it and have bigger font, but the script has it as one word, including the drafts. That would mean that's what the writer's intended it to be.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 25, 2024 - 9:39 AM   
 By:   Hercule Platini   (Member)

The name depends on how you want to look at it. In the film it's broken into two lines, presumably to compact it and have bigger font, but the script has it as one word, including the drafts. That would mean that's what the writer's intended it to be.

Yeah, well... they also intended it to be funny, scary, exciting, entertaining... and they failed on all of those.

Two lines IS two words. And I've just checked my DVD of GBII and guess what - all one word (right at the end of the closing credits).

 
 Posted:   Mar 25, 2024 - 9:55 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Well, you don't like it, fine, but you're in a minority. The rest of us know it's funny.

And another point on the title: the studio that holds the rights, approves and signs off in merchandising. They are strict. The merchandise has it as one word. And in the respective initial films, they characters say it as one word, not two. I mean, it is entirely within the realm of possibility it was never meant to be split up, but it was, and so they decided to keep that for the second film rather than cause confusion. Also keep in mind that you point to that sequel, but ignore that Ghostbusters: Afterlife is the third film in the franchise, so how does that film display the title? One word.

You want to argue that it's two words, but it's not clear cut and the available information points/leans way more toward one word.

I know, it's silly to go on about this, but you are telling people they are wrong when you in fact don't have a solid foundation for being "right".

 
 Posted:   Mar 25, 2024 - 10:04 AM   
 By:   Timothy J. Phlaps   (Member)

Oh, and one other thing while we're on the subject: it's not GHOSTBUSTERS. It's GHOST BUSTERS: quite clearly two words on two lines, just like the 1984 one.

First point: It's one word. The handwritten sign they put on the firehouse in the first film is one word [http://i0.wp.com/img.screencaps.us/198/4-ghostbusters/full/ghostbusters84-movie-screencaps.com-2349.jpg]. Every single poster, home media cover, album, piece of merchandise spells it as one word. It's one word.
Second point: The original was TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE, the sequels and reboots are TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE.
Third point: Who gives a shit?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 25, 2024 - 10:05 AM   
 By:   Roger Feigelson   (Member)

Listened Marianelli's score

Hands down, is quite great, how uses Bernstein's material into his own, and compose the horror stuff (if makes a horror score, i've have to listen immediatly) and the action, is simply great.

For the moment, one of the best of 2024


Totally agree. I thought the piece that opens the end credits is gorgeous. I rarely stay for end credits these days but I just CAN'T TAKE THE MUSIC ANYMORE at that point....unless it's Marvel because I hate to miss a post-credit scene no matter how superfluous and in this case I wanted to hear to the end. Looking forward to the CD.

 
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