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 Posted:   Mar 25, 2014 - 9:41 AM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

Did I read that Red Dragon is good ?
Seriously ??
Ratner had an amazing team, from DP to composer and cast, but he totally fucked up, as usual. Manhunter forever. And the new series are captivating. Mikkelsen is the best Hannibal so far.


This post.

Red Dragon LOOKS great, SOUNDS great, however it is tedious and overwrought. Mann brought real pathos and tension to his original adaption, which Jonathan Demme extrapolated and expanded upon for his phenomenal sequel, The Silence of the Lambs.

Everything else is chopped liver (especially Ridley Scott's hilariously bad Hannibal film), though Bryan Fuller's new television series based around Thomas Harris' characters is really something.

 
 Posted:   Mar 25, 2014 - 9:47 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

But chopped liver is delicious . . . especially with a fine Chianti.

 
 Posted:   Mar 25, 2014 - 10:03 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

And here we go. Looks dreadful, but less bad than the year's other Hercules movie.

 
 Posted:   Mar 25, 2014 - 10:04 AM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

But chopped liver is delicious . . . especially with a fine Chianti.

I do admit to loving a perfectly seasoned and sauteed chicken liver bunch! And chianti is a lovely and flavorful wine.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2014 - 4:42 AM   
 By:   trstnvnk   (Member)

Wikipedia apparently lists Lorne Balfe as the composer. Hopefully, that's not true

 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2014 - 5:01 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Wikipedia apparently lists Lorne Balfe as the composer. Hopefully, that's not true

I doubt it. Hasn't been reported anywhere reliable. Or really anywhere at all. But even if it is true hopefully Ratner can get Balfe to deliver the goods.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2014 - 5:36 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Judging by Balfe's attitude to film composing and score structure techniques in general (that recent interview by him was reprehensible), the only goods Balfe should be delivering are Amazon parcels!

 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2014 - 10:46 AM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

It's Fernando Velazquez

http://filmmusicreporter.com/2014/03/26/fernando-velazquez-to-score-brett-ratners-hercules/

 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2014 - 10:51 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

It went from one of worst composers to one of the best! Great News!

 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2014 - 10:56 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

wow! That's a great news!

 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2014 - 1:04 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Awesome!

 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2014 - 2:15 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

While I'm happy for Fernando, is it not possible to get a new big score from Schifrin anymore? Is he not being asked? Is he turning things down?

Ratner shoudl really branch out and hire him for thigns other than a Rush Hour sequel. Lalo was scoring before Ratner was even born, and was an estalibhsed composer with well known films and TV shows before Ratner was even 21.

 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2014 - 3:44 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

No offense to Messrs. Elfman, Powell and Beck, but this is better news than I could've hoped for.

Definitely going to be checking out the movie now.

 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2014 - 6:09 PM   
 By:   David (Giacchino-fan)   (Member)

While I'm happy for Fernando, is it not possible to get a new big score from Schifrin anymore? Is he not being asked? Is he turning things down?

Ratner shoudl really branch out and hire him for thigns other than a Rush Hour sequel. Lalo was scoring before Ratner was even born, and was an estalibhsed composer with well known films and TV shows before Ratner was even 21.


I'm pretty sure that Schifrin retired from writing film scores. Fairly certain I've heard that from a reputable source, but can't recall exactly where right now.

Anyways, fantastic news about Velazquez. He deserves to be doing big movies (even if the movies are simple popcorn flicks) for some mainstream exposure.

 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2014 - 7:58 PM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

I'm surprised Ratner didn't take James Horner's advice and tap Gabriel Yared in his TROY vein since Horner said his score to the 2003 Peterson film sounded like a Hercules score...

Anyhow, this is good news. Will keep an ear out for the score now.

smile

 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2014 - 9:54 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Any news about the score release?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2014 - 10:07 PM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

Missed this announcement a while back, but this is indeed great news.

I just hope it doesn't turn into the situation we had w/ Javier Navarrete on CLASH OF THE TITANS 2 where a talented composer, new to big-budget American films, is muscled into writing a dumb and cheap-sounding Media Ventures score.

 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2014 - 10:27 PM   
 By:   La La Land Records   (Member)

Any news about the score release?

Sony, I hear

MV

 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2014 - 11:11 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

great! Thanks!!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2014 - 11:18 PM   
 By:   moolik   (Member)

Looks like a dumb movie, but sounds like a great score might be attached to itsmile
Velazquez is always a treat for the ears.

 
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