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 Posted:   May 23, 2013 - 4:22 PM   
 By:   robtoliver   (Member)

Maybe I shouldn’t post anymore, since everytime I write up an honest opinion – some people seem to defend this score, because it’s simply their kind of taste in film music!

Only you are entitled to an honest opinion?

 
 Posted:   May 23, 2013 - 4:43 PM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

These tracks are so bad that...

questionable

Snyder and Nolan, both of which have lousy taste in scores...

just your opinion

 
 Posted:   May 23, 2013 - 9:54 PM   
 By:   The REAL BJBien   (Member)

its not like anything i've heard before from Zimmer and Company truth be told...it seems like that "new" take that will soon spread over the film score world in about 2 months after the release of this film [if its a hit!]

so far I am digging it truth be told but then again I dug Bear McCreary's DARK VOID!

 
 
 Posted:   May 23, 2013 - 10:22 PM   
 By:   captain_avis   (Member)

Have you guys seen James Southall's new post at Movie Wave? :-)

http://www.movie-wave.net/?p=3591

Chris.

 
 Posted:   May 24, 2013 - 4:25 AM   
 By:   Warlok   (Member)

I suspect I`m going to have to get this score. The core of the Flight theme seems to be a marvellously plunderable "epic rage"... again, I sincerely hope this forms the bulk of the musical heroics to be found in this film. It would suffer for such an absence.

I am however fearful of what could be that weary drum-jam approach to action pieces. As with film-making/storytelling, one ought to try that which is not expected, otherwise that which is delivered can become worn out, and unwelcome.

Will have to see.

 
 Posted:   May 27, 2013 - 7:46 PM   
 By:   TM   (Member)

FYI Itunes has listed tracks 3,5,&7 of the second CD as Hans Zimmer/Junkie XL. Of course such things should be taken with a grain of salt, but could be fun!

 
 
 Posted:   May 30, 2013 - 10:37 AM   
 By:   MClayton   (Member)

I've been listening to the 90 second clips, and I'm disappointed at what I hear. The main idea presented in the third trailer (and has a minor presence in the score) has big potential to be an enjoyable Zimmer power anthem, but it's not developed or repeated over the course of the album.

Some of the more ambient cues remind me of rejected cues from James Newton Howard's Green Lantern, but even that had a more identifiable theme than Man of Steel does. And I doubt the MOS album will have its answer to "We're Going to Fly Now" like GL did.

I'm still pumped for the movie, maybe the score will work gangbusters in it.

 
 Posted:   May 30, 2013 - 5:43 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

I've been listening to the 90 second clips, and I'm disappointed at what I hear. The main idea presented in the third trailer (and has a minor presence in the score) has big potential to be an enjoyable Zimmer power anthem, but it's not developed or repeated over the course of the album.

How do you know it's not developed or repeated over the course of the album?

You just said you've been listening to 90-second clips!

It's astounding how judgmental people are of this score (or any score, really) based on mere clips and samples.

Illogical.

 
 Posted:   May 31, 2013 - 7:34 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

I retract my scepticism about this score based on the samples. The samples for AFTER EARTH were lackluster as well but the score turned out very well.

 
 Posted:   May 31, 2013 - 8:31 AM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

It's astounding how judgmental people are of this score (or any score, really) based on mere clips and samples.

Illogical.


It's a shame this board doesn't have a Face-Book style "Like Button" sometimes...I'd be hitting it quite a few times for that post alone...

...I mean, I can't stand the thought of a Zimmer "Superman" score...makes my blood boil...but I like what I've heard so far and gotta give it the chance...

 
 
 Posted:   May 31, 2013 - 6:07 PM   
 By:   cdelelee   (Member)

My review of the 1-CD version :
http://melomad.wordpress.com/2013/06/01/man-of-steel-hans-zimmersony/
In French, sorry.

 
 Posted:   May 31, 2013 - 7:36 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

It's astounding how judgmental people are of this score (or any score, really) based on mere clips and samples.

Illogical.


It's a shame this board doesn't have a Face-Book style "Like Button" sometimes...I'd be hitting it quite a few times for that post alone...

...I mean, I can't stand the thought of a Zimmer "Superman" score...makes my blood boil...but I like what I've heard so far and gotta give it the chance...


Like wink

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 5, 2013 - 10:20 AM   
 By:   alexp   (Member)

Here is the image of the future vinyl-LP release of the Man of Steel soundtrack.



It will be a double disc edition with 180 gram vinyl. At this point the configuration of the tracks hasn’t been announced but the release date is set for July 3, 2013.

About the gatefold design, IMO: although having any recording session photo on an album is appreciative, I would not use it as the sole photo of the gatefold. Some color photo stills from the film would look better on a LP record jacket.

 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2013 - 1:47 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Well, that is more electronic sounding than I would even expect from Zimmer. Really sounds "cheap", like a SyFy movie of the week score. But who knows, maybe it will sound epic in the film. The film from the latest trailers looks like Superman 1 & 2 combined into one movie.

 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2013 - 6:44 AM   
 By:   Other Tallguy   (Member)

Here's a Zimmer quote.

"For instance, the scene where Krypton explodes — I don’t think it’s giving anything away, we all know that — the idea was huge, epic orchestral, because that’s what the images are, and I suddenly thought what if we go the other way. What if we stay focused on Mom. What is that? To save the world, to save your child, to give your child away, to send your child across the universe. What must you be feeling? I went for the smallest, just a single violin, middle e stradivarious, but that violin going for the epicness, we kept focusing in on the small, the personal. I try to just keep my eye on that, don’t ever let go of that, don’t ever let go of the characters. Quite honestly my way into this movie, having grown up with Superman and knowing that Kryptonite can kill him, I never thought about what else could kill him. I finally figured it out, it’s very simple: he has feelings. You can break his heart. That’s his vulnerability. He’s a decent man, or Kryptonian. This idea of wanting to be a part of the human race, that struggle that people have go through."

It does sound like Zimmer has some decent thoughts on the subject. We'll see if he can pull it off.

I never get tired of hearing Williams' Destruction of Krypton.

 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2013 - 7:14 AM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

Once again, interesting....thanks for posting that.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2013 - 7:26 AM   
 By:   jfallon   (Member)

Yes incredibly insightful. The more I read about this film and score the more it sounds like they got it all right. And from the latest Nokia trailer Zimmer definitely brought it.

 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2013 - 6:17 PM   
 By:   Superman1701   (Member)

Looks like no orchestra...all drums. lol and I couldnt help but notice the download code at the bottom. LOL

 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2013 - 7:46 PM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

I couldnt help but notice the download code at the bottom. LOL

Yes! It's a great addition for those who would like to own the vinyl (I'm definitely getting it) and also have a digital copy to keep on their MP3 player. Great forward thinking from the publishers!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 8, 2013 - 2:45 AM   
 By:   stay-puft   (Member)

Looks like no orchestra...all drums.

because it's a picture of the drum session and not of the other recording sessions...

 
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