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 Posted:   May 27, 2014 - 2:04 PM   
 By:   yonythemoony   (Member)

"But it does not take a clairvoyant to see that this is what the director and the producers were going for."

Except for the fact that Dwajadi was supposedly hired to do that. Why replace him with a composer who can do better to do the same thing Dwajadi was going to do? And the fact that Liman's films always had a musical universe of their own (especially since these were composed by Powell). Anyway, these are samples. I still can hear some aggresive brass work between all the synth noise.

 
 Posted:   May 27, 2014 - 7:01 PM   
 By:   TM   (Member)

Why replace him with a composer who can do better to do the same thing Dwajadi was going to do? ... I still can hear some aggresive brass work between all the synth noise.

I think you just answered your own question. I tend to find that there's often more real brass when it's a mostly traditional (more orchestral) composer choosing to go with an RC kind of sound for the project...

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2014 - 9:58 AM   
 By:   spielboy   (Member)

film is suprisingly good for a pre-summer blockbuster, but the score is just serviceable, could have been written by anyone.

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2014 - 10:41 AM   
 By:   lonzoe1   (Member)

I don't know why some are surprised with the direction Beck went. After all TPTB originally hired Djawadi to score this. And I don't believe he was kicked out either. I have a feeling he backed out b/c they wanted him to take the generic droning direction with the score. Maybe he wants to break away from the Zimmer approach. I don't know but I find it odd that they would kick somebody out, who could write the kind of score Beck wrote easily.

Anyways the actual film looks good. As well as Emily Blunt. She doesn't look too bad on that photoshop heavy album cover either. I'll most likely pass on the score since I'm not much of a Beck fan anyway.

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2014 - 10:59 AM   
 By:   JamesSouthall   (Member)

I don't know why some are surprised with the direction Beck went.

My surprise is because John Powell didn't have to go that way on the director's previous films and I can't believe he would have gone that way had he done this film. "It's all the director's fault" is an easy thing to say but it's getting a bit boring hearing it. Maybe Beck wanted to write something amazing and Liman told him he wanted something rubbish instead, but surely then it's the composer's responsibility to persuade him otherwise. Maybe, maybe, maybe. Who knows.

 
 
 Posted:   May 29, 2014 - 11:15 AM   
 By:   lonzoe1   (Member)

My surprise is because John Powell didn't have to go that way on the director's previous films and I can't believe he would have gone that way had he done this film. "It's all the director's fault" is an easy thing to say but it's getting a bit boring hearing it. Maybe Beck wanted to write something amazing and Liman told him he wanted something rubbish instead, but surely then it's the composer's responsibility to persuade him otherwise. Maybe, maybe, maybe. Who knows.

What intrigues me about this whole situation is they replaced Djawadi for Beck. Only to have Beck write a score, which could easily be mistaken for any RCP score. I wonder why Djawadi was replaced? Was it b/c of scheduling conflicts or was it b/c he wanted to take a different approach than he normally does with these kind of movies? When TPTB didn't want to play ball he backed out instead. I know there's isn't any truth in that but that's what I believed happened. I also bet the reason Beck took the Zimmer route not only to keep his job but b/c he doesn't get many opportunities to score a big budget Tom Cruise sci-fi action adventure movie either.

 
 
 Posted:   May 29, 2014 - 4:03 PM   
 By:   JamesSouthall   (Member)

My review, if anyone's interested:

http://www.movie-wave.net/edge-of-tomorrow/

 
 Posted:   May 30, 2014 - 8:27 PM   
 By:   Dr. Nigel Channing   (Member)

My review, if anyone's interested:

http://www.movie-wave.net/edge-of-tomorrow/


Thanks for the warning. As much of a fan of Beck as I am, I'll skip this one and go back and listen to FROZEN again.

 
 
 Posted:   May 30, 2014 - 11:42 PM   
 By:   Warren   (Member)

Hi there,

Saw this last night and just headed over to Amazon to grab the score but can only find downloads.

Does anyone know if there's a proper CD of this coming anytime soon? I really don't have any room on my machine for downloads and I want to hear it out of proper speakers anyway. :-(

 
 
 Posted:   May 31, 2014 - 5:53 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Yes. Watertower will release the CD.
I will see the film, probably in the coming week, but I'm not sure I will be picking up the CD anymore frown

 
 Posted:   May 31, 2014 - 6:33 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Is this a SciFi soap opera?

 
 Posted:   May 31, 2014 - 6:52 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Nope. Fast-paced military sci-fi based on Hiroshi Sakurazaka's novel All You Need Is Kill.

 
 Posted:   May 31, 2014 - 6:53 AM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

Is this a SciFi soap opera?

Think GROUNDHOG INDEPENDENCE DAY.

 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2014 - 10:57 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

I don´t know... I don´t think this is terrible at all. Sure, it contains familiar elements. But it is crafted very well, has a nice theme and is pretty entertaining to me.

 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2014 - 1:03 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

I don´t know... I don´t think this is terrible at all. Sure, it contains familiar elements. But it is crafted very well, has a nice theme and is pretty entertaining to me.

Sure it is a theme but it doesn't grab me in the slightest. I couldn't even get through the complete album once before I had to turn it off and go listen to something else.

 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2014 - 2:37 PM   
 By:   La La Land Records   (Member)

The score didn't impress me but the film was a blast.

MV

 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2014 - 4:06 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

The score didn't impress me but the film was a blast.

MV



Loved the movie. You gotta hand it to that crazy little dude, he chooses solid scifi projects. Bill Paxton was lots of fun too.
Finally a good big budget action flick that isn't a reboot, remake, prequel or sequel. It was fun without being goofy and the action scenes were really well executed.
Oblivion was also top notch in my books.
I actually liked the score a lot. I don't have any of his previous work, but I think I'm gonna grab this one.

 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2014 - 9:11 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

BWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMy McBWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMMMMM...disappointing. Liked the jaunty pizzicato sections, however.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2014 - 2:57 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

I think Tom Cruise is becoming the modern day Charlton Heston, choosing his sci-fi projects not without a healthy dose of wit, grace, charm and intelligence.
Minority Report, War Of The Worlds, Oblivion and Edge Of Tomorrow (have I missed any?) are all what I would term well above average in comparison to most other efforts of the genre these days.
Like Oblivion, this one recalled other films to me (Starship Troopers, Saving Private Ryan, Groundhog Day, Source Code), but since I really liked those other films, so to with this.
Cruise is brilliant, carrying the whole film with a sense of good grace.
Blunt offers sterling support and the other characters, from Gleason, Paxton and the other squaddies, are all well defined, despite some short screen time for some of them.
The score is what it is and while I would have preferred to hear Beck fashion his own Starship Troopers-like score, this serves the audience of today, I suppose.
I did notice it on a few occasions and when I did, wished for more like it (and better developed), but while it's a missed opportunity for me, music-wise, it certainly didn't harm the film (although I would have thrilled at some romance during the first kiss, other than a high-pitched string sustain).
Great film, on par with DREDD as another recent fave of mine.
Sad to see I had to catch an afternoon showing of this, as there are NO evening showings of it after barely two weeks out, other than 3D, which I don't bother with anymore.

 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2014 - 3:12 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Agreed, Kev. It's a fun flick with solid, memorable action and a cool story.
I just grabbed the score off iTunes. Thoroughly enjoying it.
You're right, I like your Heston comparison.

 
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