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Makers of the next superman film , take note

PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:08 pm
by wotsit2
I'm not sure if man of steel was scored by hans zimmerman ( can't be arsed to look it up ) but i found the " music " very much obtrusive .

how a propah film muso feels about what film music should be and i quite agree with him :thumb:


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-34570361

Makers of the next superman film , take note

PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:39 pm
by diablo
Well I won't be watching the next superman film that's for sure but I agree with his comments. You shouldn't really be aware that the music is there, its purpose is to add to the experience not dominate it. :)

Makers of the next superman film , take note

PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:08 pm
by wotsit2
diablo wrote:Well I won't be watching the next superman film that's for sure but I agree with his comments. You shouldn't really be aware that the music is there, its purpose is to add to the experience not dominate it. :)

and for me , that's what ruined man of steel diabs : :stomp:

Makers of the next superman film , take note

PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:44 pm
by smeggypants
moving to movies :thumb:

Makers of the next superman film , take note

PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:57 pm
by Channel Hopper
wotsit2 wrote:and for me , that's what ruined man of steel diabs : :stomp:


I thought falling off a horse ruined him..... :deadhorse:

Makers of the next superman film , take note

PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:29 pm
by smeggypants
Shouldn't need music if the plot, acting and cinematography are good

Makers of the next superman film , take note

PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:07 pm
by phild05
The music is supposed to complement the movie not overpower it. I'm not really a modern movie composer buff but some of the older composers were great; John Barry (almost all the Bond movies), Bernard Herrmann (almost all of Hitchcock's films, Jerry Goldsmith (superb for the Poltergeist movie), John Williams (Jaws, Star Wars, Superman, Time Tunnel, etc, etc)



Just listen to the strings melt into the score:

[Link To Youtube Video]


:splif:

Makers of the next superman film , take note

PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:36 pm
by diablo
smeggypants wrote:Shouldn't need music if the plot, acting and cinematography are good


Plays on the radio or in the theatre rarely have any music and I like a few of them, so music isn't an absolute essential by any means.

Though as Phil says the music can add something extra. I have no idea if that movie I watched last night about Alan Turing had music or not. I suspect it did but I don't remember it, if it was there it just blended in. :rofl:

Occasionally the music plays a stronger part and that isn't always a bad thing. You may remember the film 'Taxi Driver', which although very dated now is still on my favourites list.

When I think of it I tend to remember Travis Bickle driving through the Brooklyn streets with that very sleazy music playing. Bernard Herrmann wrote it and it conjures up the atmosphere perfectly. Without the music it . . . . well it wouldn't have worked nearly as well. :)

Makers of the next superman film , take note

PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:46 pm
by phild05
Score by Alexandre Desplat

[Link To Youtube Video]





Taxi Driver was Herrmann's last soundtrack :(

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:03 pm
by Channel Hopper
Bladerunner would not be the film it is without Vangelis

My favourites though

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:54 pm
by Channel Hopper
phild05 wrote:The music is supposed to complement the movie not overpower it. I'm not really a modern movie composer buff


Thomas Newman is modern

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:24 pm
by wotsit2
Channel Hopper wrote:
wotsit2 wrote:and for me , that's what ruined man of steel diabs : :stomp:


I thought falling off a horse ruined him..... :deadhorse:

:doh: :groan: :rofl: