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Re: Film (movie) Music
« Reply #1040 on: December 20, 2016, 12:29:46 PM »
In case nobody has seen the film Manchester by the Sea, it (1) is extraordinary, and (2) uses Remo Giazotto's fake "Albinoni" Adagio in G minor with such precision and power that I doubt I'll ever be able to think of that music without thinking of the scenes which accompany it in the film.

Granted, this is very far from the best or most famous piece of music ever written - though it's appeared in movies like Gallipoli (also powerfully!), Welles' The Trial, and, uh, Flashdance. But man - as used in this exceptionally intelligent, wise, thoughtful film, and as used to add tragic restraint to a cataclysmic event, it creates something unbearable and unforgettable. Almost as if Giazotto wrote the music, not to promote himself, but just to help prepare for this movie, 60ish years later.

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[Game of Thrones] Light of the Seven (main soundtrack from the last episode)
« Reply #1041 on: February 18, 2017, 12:59:01 PM »
Hello :)

I am not sure if I can post about classical-like musics here, but I am doing so since the post is going to be reviewed by a moderator.

Light of the Seven was composed by Ramin Djawadi. Even if you're not a fan of the show, it is worth watching.
It became really popular after the episode aired, and many people made their own arrangements, but, so far, none of them reproduced the music close to the original version.
I made a MIDI this week, and that was my intention - to get close to the original version.
I then recorded playing on synthesia with a nice soundfont, and the result was good.
It is fun to see the notes being played, and I have also made an accompaniment version, where the piano sound has been removed so people can play it themselves (Music Minus One).

Check my Youtube channel (or Facebook page), I intend to upload weekly (will focus on classical music for piano, mostly solo, but will continue to post famous classical-like music I record).

Here are the links for the videos:
Complete (all instruments): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpS7fjo-eS0&t=35s
Music Minus One (accompaniment for piano): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEJ7LEkZcZM

Thanks, and enjoy :)

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Re: Film (movie) Music
« Reply #1042 on: February 19, 2017, 02:15:37 PM »
I have moved this post to merge it into larger thread, which is on the same general topic and is checked by many more people with an interest in score music in general.

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Re: Film (movie) Music
« Reply #1043 on: May 07, 2017, 05:00:16 PM »
Desplat is a genius...just another piece of evidence here:

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« Reply #1044 on: May 07, 2017, 05:49:30 PM »
Desplat is a genius...just another piece of evidence here:



Nice one!
I've fallen in love with Desplat's score from The Grand Budapest Hotel.

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« Reply #1045 on: May 08, 2017, 01:52:08 AM »
I've fallen in love with Desplat's score from The Grand Budapest Hotel.

I now need to watch again, and mind the score.  (Which probably means that the composer did his work well  8) )
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Re: Film (movie) Music
« Reply #1046 on: May 12, 2017, 10:38:01 PM »
Guilty pleasure.
First Bond soundtrack I've purchased.
I think the title song sung by Nancy Sinatra is my favourite Bond film song.
I really enjoyed listening to the soundtrack.
Purchased 50 years after I saw the film, as a child, when it first came out in 1967.


https://youtu.be/PDitUVMMzE0
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Re: Film (movie) Music
« Reply #1047 on: September 03, 2017, 02:12:19 AM »
New transfer of this fine lyrical score. It has an odd history as Malcolm Williamson was supposed to compose the music but wasn't able to complete it so Angela Morley took over. The fine prologue, with Michael Hordern's narration used Williamson's music. The soundtrack also features the song 'Bright Eyes' sung by Art Garfunkel. One of my favourite film scores - sounds like Vaughan Williams at times:


Great cover art too.
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Re: Film (movie) Music
« Reply #1048 on: September 05, 2017, 09:56:29 AM »


Because of scheduling problems Goldsmith was unable to score  Superman (1978).  Supergirl (1984) hints at what his score for Superman might have sounded like.
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Re: Film (movie) Music
« Reply #1049 on: September 05, 2017, 02:06:14 PM »
Schnittke's score for "Story of an Unknown Actor" is hauntingly beautiful, and quite a bit more accessible than his angst-ridden concert works: https://youtu.be/M3EuHTOLG8o
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Re: Film (movie) Music
« Reply #1050 on: September 08, 2017, 10:46:47 PM »
In case nobody has seen the film Manchester by the Sea, it (1) is extraordinary, and (2) uses Remo Giazotto's fake "Albinoni" Adagio in G minor with such precision and power that I doubt I'll ever be able to think of that music without thinking of the scenes which accompany it in the film.

Agreed.


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Re: Film (movie) Music
« Reply #1051 on: October 07, 2017, 07:34:19 AM »
I'm in love with Korngold's soundtrack to The Adventures of Robin Hood.
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Re: Film (movie) Music
« Reply #1052 on: October 07, 2017, 07:37:40 AM »
I’m in love with Takemitsu’s Ran. Takemitsu meets Mahler.
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« Reply #1053 on: October 07, 2017, 07:39:17 AM »
I’m in love with Takemitsu’s Ran. Takemitsu meets Mahler.

Great music, John. And a great film!

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Re: Film (movie) Music
« Reply #1054 on: October 07, 2017, 07:40:13 AM »
Great music, John. And a great film!

Embarrassingly, I haven’t even seen the film yet! I’m just so in awe of the music that I haven’t even bothered watching the film. :)
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« Reply #1055 on: October 07, 2017, 08:42:56 AM »
Great music, John. And a great film!
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Re: Film (movie) Music
« Reply #1056 on: November 17, 2017, 07:13:18 PM »
There is a kickstarter for a new recording of Rozsa's King of Kings:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/681802762/king-of-kings-new-recording/

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Re: Film (movie) Music
« Reply #1058 on: February 08, 2018, 06:08:29 AM »
Guilty pleasure.
First Bond soundtrack I've purchased.
I think the title song sung by Nancy Sinatra is my favourite Bond film song.
I really enjoyed listening to the soundtrack.
Purchased 50 years after I saw the film, as a child, when it first came out in 1967.


https://youtu.be/PDitUVMMzE0
mmm...Shirley Bassey sang some pretty kick-ass Bond themes.

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Re: Film (movie) Music
« Reply #1059 on: February 08, 2018, 06:46:31 PM »
I love both this film and its music.  Years ago my uncle met the writer Casey Robinson.  He asked Robinson how he wrote the screenplay from the book;  his reply "I was out sailing on Sydney Harbour and I threw the book overboard and just wrote the film":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhYCjl-PU_I

You can hear where John Williams was coming from with "Star Wars" when you hear this!!!

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