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 Posted:   Jul 17, 2019 - 4:13 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

A 2020 Zemekis film:
http://filmmusicreporter.com/2019/07/17/alan-silvestri-to-reteam-with-robert-zemeckis-on-the-witches/


The plot sounds like a good playground for some neat scoring.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2019 - 8:11 PM   
 By:   lonzoe1   (Member)

With Zemeckis directing, who didn't see this coming? Score will probably be in the vein of Death Becomes Her.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2019 - 6:04 AM   
 By:   jwb1   (Member)

I'm looking forward to Silvestri's score.

Dahl is probably rolling in his grave though. They are changing the kid/grandma's race and the setting outside England. He disowned the original film due to its differences.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2019 - 6:29 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Aye. This is great, if not unexpected, news.
Even if the film stinks (and Zemeckis hasn't exactly been firing lately, even if I did love THE WALK), at least he lets Silvestri use all his creative juices.
WELCOME TO MARWEN (arguably Zemeckis' worst film ever) features a gorgeous score which I listen to at least once a fortnight.
So it won't all be bad smile

 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2019 - 7:15 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

Aye. This is great, if not unexpected, news.
Even if the film stinks (and Zemeckis hasn't exactly been firing lately, even if I did love THE WALK), at least he lets Silvestri use all his creative juices.
WELCOME TO MARWEN (arguably Zemeckis' worst film ever) features a gorgeous score which I listen to at least once a fortnight.
So it won't all be bad smile


Yeah, Marwen was even worse than I had feared, but the score is lively in a way that even his Avengers scores don't always achieve.

You're dead wrong about The Walk, though having seen and loved Man On Wire, my mind was already set on "What was the point of making this?" going into the Zemeckis adaptation (the same could be said for Marwen AND The Witches, for that matter).

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2019 - 8:42 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Well, my Dear Shaun, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
And in the words of a Smurf I once knew...
"BARK!! BARK!! BING!! BANG!!

 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2019 - 10:21 AM   
 By:   Adventures of Jarre Jarre   (Member)

Every time I see something of this nature, all I can dwell on is the LACK OF SYNERGY regarding... ahem... other related scores. I'm sure Silvestri's work will be fine... fine... fine... it's it's it's... fine.

*COUGHMyersCOUGH*

  • You're dead wrong about The Walk, though having seen and loved Man On Wire, my mind was already set on "What was the point of making this?" going into the Zemeckis adaptation (the same could be said for Marwen AND The Witches, for that matter).

    I'm midway in opinion about The Walk ("dead wrong?"). It's interesting overall, but the constant fourth-walling really didn't help endear me to Levin's (purposeful) plight. It's the sort of carefree self-assured-ness that's reserved for Ferris Bueller, as if Levin's character has already seen the movie and knows he survives.

    As to the point of adaptations... I guess most original screenwriters are gravitating towards streaming platforms. Who knows, the pay and respect might be better (despite the plethora of adaptations there as well).

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     Posted:   Jul 18, 2019 - 12:46 PM   
     By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

    Every time I see something of this nature, all I can dwell on is the LACK OF SYNERGY regarding... ahem... other related scores. I'm sure Silvestri's work will be fine... fine... fine... it's it's it's... fine.

    *COUGHMyersCOUGH*

  • You're dead wrong about The Walk, though having seen and loved Man On Wire, my mind was already set on "What was the point of making this?" going into the Zemeckis adaptation (the same could be said for Marwen AND The Witches, for that matter).

    I'm midway in opinion about The Walk ("dead wrong?"). It's interesting overall, but the constant fourth-walling really didn't help endear me to Levin's (purposeful) plight. It's the sort of carefree self-assured-ness that's reserved for Ferris Bueller, as if Levin's character has already seen the movie and knows he survives.

    As to the point of adaptations... I guess most original screenwriters are gravitating towards streaming platforms. Who knows, the pay and respect might be better (despite the plethora of adaptations there as well).


    Totally dead wrong! You know a movie is in trouble if even the actor's eyes look weird.

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     Posted:   Jul 18, 2019 - 1:09 PM   
     By:   dogplant   (Member)

    You're dead wrong about The Walk, though having seen and loved Man On Wire, my mind was already set on "What was the point of making this?"...

    Not wishing split hairs, but I have often seen this question posed, based on the assumption why make a movie about a great documentary? I've not seen "Marwen" or "Marwencol," so I can't speak to those; but I do know a bit about "The Walk".

    Zemeckis was inspired to make "The Walk" after reading Mordecai Gerstein's children's 2003 book, 'The Man Who Walked Between the Towers,' to his children. After that, Zemeckis acquired the rights to Philip Petite's 2002 memoir 'To Reach the Clouds' and he began developing the screenplay. James Marsh's documentary "Man on Wire" appeared in 2008, and rightly won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2009. It took Zemeckis another five years to (no pun intended) get "The Walk" off the ground, and it was a total 12 years to see it to completion after his first idea to film Petit's story. But "The Walk" was not inspired by (or trying to out-do) James Marsh's film.

     
     Posted:   Jul 18, 2019 - 1:26 PM   
     By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

    You're dead wrong about The Walk, though having seen and loved Man On Wire, my mind was already set on "What was the point of making this?"...

    Not wishing split hairs, but I have often seen this question posed, based on the assumption why make a movie about a great documentary? I've not seen "Marwen" or "Marwencol," so I can't speak to those; but I do know a bit about "The Walk".

    Zemeckis was inspired to make "The Walk" after reading Mordecai Gerstein's children's 2003 book, 'The Man Who Walked Between the Towers,' to his children. After that, Zemeckis acquired the rights to Philip Petite's 2002 memoir 'To Reach the Clouds' and he began developing the screenplay. James Marsh's documentary "Man on Wire" appeared in 2008, and rightly won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2009. It took Zemeckis another five years to (no pun intended) get "The Walk" off the ground, and it was a total 12 years to see it to completion after his first idea to film Petit's story. But "The Walk" was not inspired by (or trying to out-do) James Marsh's film.


    This is great intel here, but it wasn't a question of outdoing the documentary - it was that the documentary got there first and was very successful. That should have eliminated the need for Zemeckis to make the story himself. He could have jumped aboard any number of projects that he's been attached to and abandoned. Of course, that's just my opinion! McGann is nuts about The Walk!

     
     Posted:   Jul 18, 2019 - 1:40 PM   
     By:   dogplant   (Member)

    This is great intel here, but it wasn't a question of outdoing the documentary - it was that the documentary got there first and was very successful. That should have eliminated the need for Zemeckis to make the story himself. He could have jumped aboard any number of projects that he's been attached to and abandoned. Of course, that's just my opinion! McGann is nuts about The Walk!

    Thanks, Shaun. Didn't want to preach, or make it about me, but I loved BobZ's film, and enjoyed covering it. Most especially, I was proud a few years later when my father informed me, after seeing "The Walk" on TV in the UK, he had dug out a copy of the magazine, he read my article, understood it and enjoyed it! In fact, after that, I bought him a copy of Petit's book, which he also enjoyed. My Dad is soon to be 87, so I don't think I have to worry about him tying any wires between buildings, but it was gratifying for me that he dug the film, and my coverage of it. If you are so inclined, you can find that here:

    https://www.cinefex.com/backissues/issue143.htm

     
     Posted:   Jul 18, 2019 - 2:04 PM   
     By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

    The Walk is one of Zemeckis' best and most underrated films. It's beautiful.

     
     
     Posted:   Jul 18, 2019 - 2:15 PM   
     By:   governor   (Member)

    The Walk is one of Zemeckis' best and most underrated films. It's beautiful.

    I agree. EVERY Zemeckis movie is important. Whether you like him or not. He is a storyteller.
    The Walk was unique and mezmerizing. Flight was a smart film, extremely well directed but the real treasure is ALLIED, thanks to the incredible Marion Cotillard. What a movie and what a score...

     
     
     Posted:   Jul 18, 2019 - 2:17 PM   
     By:   KeV McG   (Member)

    While I can see it's faults (a bit too twee and full of whimsy), when I first viewed it in IMAX 3D, it just overwhelmed me with its bravura and immersive filmmaking.
    My stomach actually flipped when he stepped out onto the wire and my palms sweated for the next 15 minutes.
    I also adore the music by Silvestri. Those vibrating/echoing chords, describing the tranquillity of the 'air up there' resonated with me so much. I find it some of the most peaceful and soothing score music I've ever heard, and love to play it when I wanna go someplace else.
    Probably Top 5 Silvo for me.

     
     Posted:   Jul 18, 2019 - 5:12 PM   
     By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

    McGann, don’t you make me pull this album out again. I only liked about three seconds of it, from what I remember.

     
     Posted:   Jul 18, 2019 - 5:21 PM   
     By:   Adventures of Jarre Jarre   (Member)

  • EVERY Zemeckis movie is important. Whether you like him or not. He is a storyteller.
    The Walk was unique and mezmerizing. Flight was a smart film, extremely well directed but the real treasure is ALLIED, thanks to the incredible Marion Cotillard. What a movie and what a score...


    I "liked" The Walk enough, but haven't seem much of his films this decade. I'm more than willing to give them all a chance, since I seem to be the only one who champions Beowulf.

  • Totally dead wrong! You know a movie is in trouble if even the actor's eyes look weird.

    You realize that includes:

    Avatar
    Alita: Battle Angel
    The LEGO Movies
    Lord of the Rings

    any Marty Feldman movies

    Now that sounds totally dead wrong.

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     Posted:   Jul 18, 2019 - 8:28 PM   
     By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

    You got me with Marty Feldman.

     
     
     Posted:   Jul 19, 2019 - 5:16 AM   
     By:   KeV McG   (Member)

    Shaun.
    Find a quiet, safe space. Lay down (preferably on cushions).
    Cue up the title track near the end of the CD (The Walk).
    Close your eyes.
    Open your ears (and your heart).




    SEE!!!

     
     Posted:   Jul 19, 2019 - 5:21 AM   
     By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

    Shaun. Find a quiet, safe space. Lay down (preferably on cushions).
    Cue up the title track near the end of the CD (The Walk).
    Close your eyes.
    Open your ears (and your heart).




    SEE!!!


    Is that the one that’s just Beethoven?

     
     
     Posted:   Jul 19, 2019 - 5:31 AM   
     By:   KeV McG   (Member)

    Haha...no.
    The silly Fur Elise insert (which actually ruins the mood for me) is in 'I Feel Thankful', (I think).
    You can ignore that.
    The last 3 tracks are all top-level Silvestri.

    TOP!!!

    LEVEL!!!

     
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