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This is a comments thread about Blog Post: Film Score Friday 8/28/20 by Scott Bettencourt
 
 Posted:   Aug 28, 2020 - 10:17 AM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

TENET is my big one too (I've lost enthusiasm for Bond for the time being.) Wes Anderson's THE FRENCH DISPATCH is my other biggie. I'm also very much intrigued about how Spielberg's WEST SIDE STORY will turn out.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 28, 2020 - 11:00 AM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

Apropos your mentioning the relative majority of lp over cd soundtrack releases: After recently catching up with RICHARD JEWELL on HBO, I'd have loved to get ahold of the Arturo Sandoval score, but discovered it's not available on cd OR lp. Surprising in this day and age when so many films get soundtrack releases, considering this was an Eastwood picture and Sandoval is such a reputable, respected musician even aside from his film work.

 
 Posted:   Aug 28, 2020 - 11:17 AM   
 By:   Scott Bettencourt   (Member)

I didn't remember there being a lot of music in Richard Jewell, but I could be wrong. It seemed like the typical low-key score you find in a Clint film, but my memory of it is vague (I did like the movie a lot, though, despite its problematic aspects).

Do you download? It seems like nearly every new score is available in that format these days, though I still opt for physical media for a variety of reasons.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 28, 2020 - 11:45 PM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

I don't know how long the score would be if divorced from the picture, but I remember what I heard was very touching. (Maybe some day in Film Score Heaven there'll be a CD with this score combined with Grusin's ON GOLDEN POND.) I don't download, thanks for asking, and that's one of many good reasons why I'm aka The Luddite Cyberpunk.

I do intend to read the book so I can see what was actual and what was added for dramatic effect. I recall at the time of the film's release the lady journalist said she'd been maligned by the film's portrayal of her behavior.

Personally, I can't understand why Kathy Bates was the only performer Oscar-nominated for RICHARD JEWELL. The young actor playing the title roll was remarkably naturalistic and believable, giving me the same feeling of discovery I felt the first time I saw Wilford Brimley in THE CHINA SYNDROME.

 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2020 - 8:29 AM   
 By:   Adm Naismith   (Member)

Scott- I'm impressed by the amount and breadth of music you have been listening to in the past 5 or 6 months. I have been unable to focus enough to listen to much, and when I do it's usually something quiet and somewhat neutral.
And I know you're probably not sitting down in front of speakers and 'listening', as much as putting stuff on while you read or do other stuff. Still, I have found it hard to do that much. Although maybe this is taking the place of going to the cinema for you.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2020 - 4:13 PM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

Now that you mention it, I too have been impressed -- amazed, really -- at the incredible list each week of things seen and heard. I find myself thinking, as Billy Chapin said in THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER, "Don't he never sleep?"

 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2020 - 7:34 PM   
 By:   Scott Bettencourt   (Member)

Since my day-job employer has virtually the entire staff working-from-home through at least the end of 2020, I have lots of time to listen to music as I sit at my computer at home, which is nearly every waking hour.

Because making decisions about what CD to play next (or what book to read, or what DVD/Blu-Ray to watch) is virtually impossible given the size of my collection(s), I have complicated systems to make these choices for me. With CDs I alternate 8 separate categories, including Broadway, concert/classical, and Morricone, which explains the eclectic nature of my listening list.

Because I'm no longer staggering home after midnight from New Beverly screenings, I have lots more time to watch movies/TV at bedtime, though I try not to take more than two nights to watch a movie.

Not having been to a movie theater for the last five months has probably saved me over a thousand dollars; I probably haven't spent all that money on CDs, but at times it feels like it.

 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2020 - 8:50 PM   
 By:   Zoragoth   (Member)

TENET is my big one too (I've lost enthusiasm for Bond for the time being.) Wes Anderson's THE FRENCH DISPATCH is my other biggie. I'm also very much intrigued about how Spielberg's WEST SIDE STORY will turn out.

No enthusiasm for Bond since the dawn of the Brosnan era, and little for TENET. I fully expect that, like so many of Nolan's other works, it will prove impressive and innovative in its conceptual and technical ambitions, perhaps even achieving a few engrossing or even breathtaking setpieces, but in the end the effect will be one of emotional vacancy and thus pretty much dispensible.

I know - speaking for myself! ;-)

 
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