User Tag List

First 2345 Last

Results 31 to 40 of 49

  1. #31
    Permabanned
    Join Date
    May 2007
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Enneagram
    5w6 sp/sx
    Socionics
    ILE
    Posts
    11,925

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by anti-villain View Post
    I agree... Predator, Back To The Future, and The Mummy Returns are all awesome action scores by Silvestri. My First Bus Ride from The Mummy Returns is intense, it just doesn't let up.

    I own Inception, it was a bit of an impulse buy. I was ordering a few other CDs, the movie was still fresh in my mind, and it was cheap. I've barely listened to it though.


    One other composer that no one has mentioned yet is Danny Elfman. I never got into much of his music, but his work with Tim Burton is really popular.
    I like Elfman, and I think that he and Burton are a far more desirable consistent collaboration than Burton and Johnny Depp, who lost his quirky edge probably after Sleepy Hollow. And I tend to like Elfman better when he uses brass. Lately, he's overused electronic instruments, which are effective sometimes (like in Mars Attacks and Spider-Man), but other times, we get a mess like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

    Quote Originally Posted by Duck_of_Death View Post
    A prime example of this is the upcoming Man of Steel. I listened to snippets from Zimmer's soundtrack.
    Nowhere near the level of Williams circa 1978; wasn't expecting it to be, really.

    But this was embarrassingly bad. No triumph, no heroism, no soul, no identity. Just minimalist droning.
    Sounds like the Nolan Batman soundtrack. But at least Batman Begins didn't piss all over a franchise's past with its reboot the way Man of Steel is going to. At least the Batman series genuinely needed a reboot (though I would've loved to see Joel Schumacher get more creative control over the cancelled fifth Batman movie in the Burton/Schumacher continuity -- this is the guy who directed The Lost Boys and Flatliners -- much of what happened with Batman & Robin was because of the studio), and I suppose after Superman III and IV, that series could've used a reboot, but Superman Returns was a very solid addition to the continuity. Superman was a franchise that fell down and then picked itself up, and now they're rebooting it for absolutely no reason.

  2. #32
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2013
    MBTI
    INFJ
    Posts
    39

    Default

    What's everyone using to listen to their music? A stereo setup? iPod dock? Headphones? Earbuds?

    I got some reference headphones a couple years ago, one of my most prized possessions. They are big, look a bit funny, and aren't anything I would leave the house wearing...but I had not heard music, until I got these. Film scores especially.

  3. #33
    Away with the fairies Southern Kross's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    MBTI
    INFP
    Enneagram
    4w5 so/sp
    Posts
    2,912

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by anti-villain View Post
    I finally had a chance to give all of your clips a proper listen. I liked the Pride and Prejudice pieces, Hunger Games (shocking eh?), and The Two Towers actually surprised me. Maybe it's because I've been watching The Hobbit a lot lately... but I feel like I might need to give the LOTR scores another chance.

    The one that really struck me was the Philip Glass piece. Amazing. It's has a whimsical, yet haunting quality that I love in this kind of music. Thanks for posting it.
    Glad you liked them. "Morning Passages" is a rather lovely piece - and it reflects the tone of the film well.

    You should give LOTR another go - it's worth it. Maybe you will still dislike some aspects but I doubt it will be a total write-off. I can suggest some good tracks if you want.
    INFP 4w5 so/sp

    I've dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas;
    they've gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the colour of my mind.

    - Emily Bronte

  4. #34
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2013
    MBTI
    INFJ
    Posts
    39

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Kross View Post
    You should give LOTR another go - it's worth it. Maybe you will still dislike some aspects but I doubt it will be a total write-off. I can suggest some good tracks if you want.
    Sure! If you don't mind. I'll give them a listen.

    Sorry I'm taking so long posting those additional clips. I've picked a bunch, and am trying to narrow them down to just a few selections. Choosing just a few is turning out to be a bit difficult though.

  5. #35
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2013
    MBTI
    INFJ
    Posts
    39

    Default

    Here is just a random sampling of some of my favourites.









  6. #36
    jump sleuthiness's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    MBTI
    INFP
    Enneagram
    54 so/sp
    Socionics
    IEI Ni
    Posts
    1,860

    Default

    Antiquated concept in my mind, jamming a glut of "professionals" onto one page to recite rushed music that will require visual support. I prefer synth-based soundtracks because I feel like there's more to explore, artists who immerse themselves, creating instruments, assuming total control from start to finish while discretely shifting fashion to the backseat. These tend to be thrillers.

    thinking of you

  7. #37
    Away with the fairies Southern Kross's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    MBTI
    INFP
    Enneagram
    4w5 so/sp
    Posts
    2,912

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by anti-villain View Post
    Here is just a random sampling of some of my favourites.
    Those were great. The 3:10 to Yuma one in particular!

    Quote Originally Posted by sleuthiness View Post
    Antiquated concept in my mind, jamming a glut of "professionals" onto one page to recite rushed music that will require visual support. I prefer synth-based soundtracks because I feel like there's more to explore, artists who immerse themselves, creating instruments, assuming total control from start to finish while discretely shifting fashion to the backseat. These tend to be thrillers.
    I was thinking we hadn't paid enough attention to soundtracks with synth elements. Films like Heat, TRON:Legacy, and The Dark Knight.

    Quote Originally Posted by anti-villain
    Sure! If you don't mind. I'll give them a listen.
    OK well, here's just a few of the good ones (it's so hard to choose!). I'll try to give bit of range:




    INFP 4w5 so/sp

    I've dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas;
    they've gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the colour of my mind.

    - Emily Bronte

  8. #38
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2013
    MBTI
    INFJ
    Posts
    39

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Kross View Post
    Those were great. The 3:10 to Yuma one in particular!


    I was thinking we hadn't paid enough attention to soundtracks with synth elements. Films like Heat, TRON:Legacy, and The Dark Knight.


    OK well, here's just a few of the good ones (it's so hard to choose!). I'll try to give bit of range:

    I liked them actually. I think it's because I haven't seen the movies in ages, so even though I still remember the scenes where these pieces played, I can dissociate the score from the movie a bit easier. Do you typically enjoy fantasy scores?

    Hopefully I don't end up liking the LOTR scores TOO much. I'm a sucker for expanded editions, and those things are expensive! Gah. Thanks a lot!

  9. #39
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2013
    MBTI
    INFJ
    Posts
    39

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by sleuthiness View Post
    Antiquated concept in my mind, jamming a glut of "professionals" onto one page to recite rushed music that will require visual support. I prefer synth-based soundtracks because I feel like there's more to explore, artists who immerse themselves, creating instruments, assuming total control from start to finish while discretely shifting fashion to the backseat. These tend to be thrillers.
    I'm not sure what you mean by [jamming a glut of "professionals" onto one page], and I don't see how the writing process of synthesized music would be any less "rushed". All music is written under a time constraint. And as far as requiring visual support, yes, the composer is writing the music for the movie, and if they do it well, the music, as was said earlier in this thread, triumphs as a standalone piece as well.

    To me, synth-based music sounds cold, sterile and lifeless, with little depth, or nuance to it. I hear it as 1's and 0's. Whereas an orchestra has an organic, lush, and warm timbre. There's a natural, earthy resonance that only woodwinds, strings, brass, and percussion possess, which can't be emulated or replaced. Some of my favourite scores employ the use of synthesizers, but they are always balanced with the use of an orchestra as well. I can appreciate Tron Legacy, but it drains me quickly, and I wasn't able to connect with The Social Network (no pun intended). There's no accounting for taste I guess!

  10. #40
    Permabanned
    Join Date
    May 2009
    MBTI
    ISFP
    Enneagram
    6w7 sx
    Socionics
    SEE Fi
    Posts
    25,301

    Default

    It depends. I watched Lars and the Real Girl last night on Netflix and I was struck for some reason by the instrumental piece at the end. A lot of film scores are annoying or forgettable, though, which is probably why I pointedly realized that I was enjoying some music thrown in at the credits.

    I love soundtracks, though. Some soundtracks are instrumental as well, you know, like David Lynch had Angelo Badalamenti do a lot of instrumentals for his film and tv.

    Laura's Theme is my ring tone on my cell phone right now.

    The Great Gatsby (2013) actually has a fantastic soundtrack, but Jay Zs music dominated too much of the actual film, overshadowing far superior pieces by far superior artists that you can listen to separately, in full, on the soundtrack (or on-line).

Similar Threads

  1. [Other] does anyone else like to say weird or random things
    By whimsical in forum The NF Idyllic (ENFP, INFP, ENFJ, INFJ)
    Replies: 51
    Last Post: 06-29-2014, 11:14 PM
  2. [NF] Does anyone here have trouble remembering names?
    By Cloudblue in forum The NF Idyllic (ENFP, INFP, ENFJ, INFJ)
    Replies: 37
    Last Post: 01-31-2010, 11:00 PM
  3. Does anyone know how to make soap?
    By paperoceans in forum Home, Garden and Nature
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 11-04-2009, 05:42 AM
  4. [NF] Does anyone else forget to breathe?
    By Silent Stars in forum The NF Idyllic (ENFP, INFP, ENFJ, INFJ)
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 06-17-2009, 10:37 PM
  5. So... Does anyone here keep alpacas?
    By WobblyStilettos in forum Home, Garden and Nature
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-12-2008, 10:14 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO