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 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 8:01 PM   
 By:   smuli of finland   (Member)

When was this announced? How did I miss this? Why can't I find a topic of this?
I'm expecting a bit more from this than Man Of Steel, which I haven't even heard yet, but am prejudiced against, but to which I'll give it's fair chance. I'm not a fan of Hans' recent "music", but he did good stuff years ago. Perhaps this will be a bit like Thin Red Line, for instance, which was used in the trailer.
I don't mean for this to sound sarcastic in any way. I'm truly and honestly expecting a beautiful acoustic score.
Trolls, others, positivity and negativity are welcome in this thread.

 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 8:03 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I thought it was the autobiography of one of the Zimmer clones.

 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 8:04 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Curious about the score, and the movie should be excellent. Steve McQueen is a great director, I think, and has assembled a solid team of collaborators.

 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 8:05 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

I have absolutely no idea what this is, but now I'm curious.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 8:05 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

The brilliant SHAME was clearly temp-tracked with "Journey to the Line", the piece the "composer" did for the finished film basically changed a note or two but was otherwise identical. Glad to see Zimmer himself will be doing this one, my most anticipated film of the year.

I hope he gives us something really personal and different. Very excited.

 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 8:06 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 8:08 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

I have absolutely no idea what this is, but now I'm curious.

http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/watch-first-trailer-for-steve-mcqueens-twelve-years-a-slave-starring-chiwetel-ejiofor-michael-fassbender-more-20130715

Steve McQueen is, to my mind, the most gifted director to emerge in the last 5 years.

HUNGER is a masterpiece and SHAME is brilliant too.

This has easily the most star-studded cast of the year, is produced by Brad Pitt, and stars the amazing Chiwetel Ejiofor, who has been in 1000 things over the last decade+ but not yet had his big break. I'm sure this will do it.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 8:43 PM   
 By:   Sketchkid   (Member)

Yeah, his movies are hard to watch for entertainment.. but very well crafted. This one definitely has me more interested (given the story and cast). I'm hoping Zimmer delivers a nuanced gem.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 10:11 PM   
 By:   facehugger   (Member)



The use of Elfman's Wolfman in this trailer is hilarious.

Nice to see such a nuanced subject reduced to "Slavery Bad! Dam slaveowners are like werewolves!"

Btw, reading the title of this thread I thought there is a biographical movie about the relationship between Zimmer and Bruckheimer.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 3:16 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I'm quite excited and curious about this. I loved McQueen's earlier films, and ache for Zimmer in more 'artsy' mode. Sounds like a cool collaboration from the outset.

 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 3:22 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Stellar cast! Alfre Woodard and Paul Giamatti are reason enough for me to see this, nice to see Khan and David in it as well wink

 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 5:08 AM   
 By:   spanosdm   (Member)

I thought it was the autobiography of one of the Zimmer clones.

One of the funniest posts that I've read on this board for a long time big grin
I have a positive feeling about this score, I hope I won't be disappointed!

 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 5:44 AM   
 By:   YOR The Hunter From The Future   (Member)

The use of Elfman's Wolfman in this trailer is hilarious.

Nice to see such a nuanced subject reduced to "Slavery Bad! Dam slaveowners are like werewolves!"

Btw, reading the title of this thread I thought there is a biographical movie about the relationship between Zimmer and Bruckheimer.


big grin big grin big grin

 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 6:39 AM   
 By:   smuli of finland   (Member)

In my morning rush I didn't have time to elaborate as much I should have, link to trailer, link to imdb and such. Title of thread is surely humoristic to those who seek funniness in such things. I just quickly wrote the last name of credited composer and a dash and the title of the film.
To me McQueen is the best film maker since Paul Thomas Anderson. Hunger is an excellent and different prison movie. Shame is a strong drama about addiction.
I don't care for Zimmer's later efforts. I haven't heard much of anything noteworthy from Hans & team since Black Hawk Down (I have almost 30 credited compositions post-BHD), other than a few great dramatic builds in the two filmed adventures of Robert Langdon. But I'm definitely not trying to make this another thread of putting down a person whose middle name is Florian. I have never felt the need to come here and fight about Hans' music, I get to do enough of that in our pack of Finnish film score enthusiasts, among whom I've come to call Z's music team and ghost composers and previous apprentices "Remote Controlled Clones".
Back to point of thread: like I said, my expectations are a bit high. This might be a deep strong drama as was Thin Red Line (I, for one, didn't care for The Pacific). I think Hans could come up with some beautiful tunes in a drama set in the olden days. On a quick glance it seems to me Z hasn't often scored a live-action drama of 19th century or older. We'll hear what he's done soon enough.
Oh and I hope there is more original score in 12 Years A Slave than in previous McQueen films.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 7:12 AM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

I thought it was the autobiography of one of the Zimmer clones.


Made me laugh!

 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 7:22 AM   
 By:   Mike Skerritt   (Member)

The use of "Journey to the Line" as a temp for the score in SHAME was a little distracting, but it worked like gangbusters dramatically and perfectly buoyed the tone of the film. I'm very curious to see what Zimmer himself will do with a filmmaker like McQueen. There was a lot of snickering when Malick hired him too, but that produced THE THIN RED LINE, so, you know...

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2013 - 1:54 AM   
 By:   dennis   (Member)

I thought it was the autobiography of one of the Zimmer clones.

Hilarious post indeed!

I like Zimmer when he does dramas

 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2013 - 6:16 AM   
 By:   Mark Langdon   (Member)

I thought it was the autobiography of one of the Zimmer clones.

Not for the first time, Jim wins the FSM board for the month!

The film looks interesting, I hope Zimmer brings his A-game to it.

 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2013 - 8:12 AM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

This one will be great, I just know it!

 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2013 - 11:08 AM   
 By:   foxmorty   (Member)

so are we going to be stuck with a song/score hyrbid on this one? not that there's anything wrong with that but when they calls these things "inspired by" i usually get a bit nervous.

http://www.amazon.com/Years-Slave-Inspired-Motion-Picture/dp/B00FQK76TC/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1383242791&sr=1-1&keywords=12+years+a+slave

 
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