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 Posted:   Dec 11, 2011 - 8:26 AM   
 By:   KonstantinosZ   (Member)

It's a great score!
If John Williams doesn't win for War Horse, I would prefer this to win!
(of course it must be first nominated, which I doubt it a bit..)

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2011 - 8:56 AM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

It's a great score!
If John Williams doesn't win for War Horse, I would prefer this to win!
(of course it must be first nominated, which I doubt it a bit..)


Having seen the film, which isn't nearly as big a disaster as some would have you believe, the score is very much front & center but the problem lies in that there is a lot of anachronistic music in the film that is quite jarring. For instance, party sequences in the 1930s have lounge music by Henry Mancini or a song by the Sex Pistols.

Also, as I stated above, there are quite a few instances of temp track love. A piece from Philip Glass' score to MISHIMA is used for a fight scene and the "Clock Tick" track (including the car crash sound effect) from A SINGLE MAN is used for another.

I don't know if that would hurt recognition for the music more than the fact that The Weinstein Company doesn't seem to be promoting the film as much as others.

I love the music and think Korzeniowski is a great talent and look forward to more from him. I just wish that he wasn't asked to write a sequel score to A SINGLE MAN. Madonna was very obviously looking for that same score to be in this film.

So while I'm a bit critical of the basis for the music hopefully, there will be a CD release of this so others can experience the it without having to see the film. It's worth hearing and does have merit.

James

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2011 - 9:00 AM   
 By:   KonstantinosZ   (Member)

James since you saw the film, did it had the 2 pieces of the trailer (the one I posted in the previous page of this thread)?
Because i didn't hear them in the soundtrack and they sounded a lot like Korzeniowsky and the rest of the score.

 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2011 - 9:16 AM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

You can listen to Abel Korzeniowski' W.E. score here: http://twcguilds.com/film/we#score

One of my favorite score of the year, stunning music!

If you liked A Single Man there is a good chance you will like this one.


Thanks for this link. I am really loving listening to Korzeniowki's score this afternoon and I'm anxiously anticipating owning it.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2011 - 9:36 AM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

James since you saw the film, did it had the 2 pieces of the trailer (the one I posted in the previous page of this thread)?
Because i didn't hear them in the soundtrack and they sounded a lot like Korzeniowsky and the rest of the score.


Thank you form asking me that because it made me go look at that "in production" trailer you posted above and I forgot to mention that the 2nd piece in that trailer (the one by Yann Tiersen from AMELIE) is also temp tracked into the film. It's a piece that is supposed to be performed by one of the characters in the film and I knew I'd heard it before but forgot what it was. So yeah, there's that too.

As for the other two pieces, I don't know that they are in the film. If you listen to the score via the awards site linked above, you'll hear the score as a whole and can make your comparisons there. What is in the film is VERY much like the music in that trailer which is they type of score Madonna obviously wanted.

James

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2011 - 10:55 AM   
 By:   eggerty31   (Member)

This is another great score from Korzeniowski. I really hope it gets a physical release.

 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2012 - 2:32 AM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

W.E. is a masterpiece (as well as Copernicus Star btw) and Korzeniowski is a real genius.

I do hope he could win the academy award!

 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2012 - 2:35 AM   
 By:   Uhtred   (Member)

Looks like there is a CD release although it doesn't specify whether it's the score or a collection of songs from the film.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/W-Music-Motion-Picture/dp/B006WXW0BG/ref=sr_1_27?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1326969076&sr=1-27

Watching this tonight. Hope it's good.

 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2012 - 2:45 AM   
 By:   Buscemi   (Member)

My question on the movie: who thought it was a good idea to make a movie on the most unlikeable character in The King's Speech?

Also, the characters look unnaturally sepia.

 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2012 - 5:38 PM   
 By:   Uhtred   (Member)

The film wasn't great but the score was superb. I shall have to check out more of Mr. Korzeniowski's work. Any recommendations?

 
 Posted:   Jan 20, 2012 - 2:23 AM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

The film wasn't great but the score was superb. I shall have to check out more of Mr. Korzeniowski's work. Any recommendations?

LaLaLand COPERNICUS STAR of course.

Korzeniowski's W.E. and Desplat's "Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close" are stunning romantic-style scores. Such valuable scores have a mood which reminds me even Williams' JANE EYRE.

I wonder if current composers are going back to romantic style.

 
 Posted:   Jan 20, 2012 - 11:56 AM   
 By:   Hercule Platini   (Member)

The film's a mess. But there's an interesting niggle about the music:

I stayed for the end credits because I wanted to know what the Henry Mancini piece was (it's "Lujon"). But also credited was a piece entitled Nostromo, composer not listed but performance credited to Mark Ayres, courtesy of Silva Screen. Was this a re-record of Morricone's NOSTROMO score, or a re-record of part of Jerry Goldsmith's ALIEN score? I probably wouldn't recognise the Morricone but I certainly didn't hear any Goldsmith.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 20, 2012 - 8:12 PM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

Information on the digital release is already up at Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/W-Music-Motion-Picture/dp/B006ZUBTC2/ref=sr_1_29?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1327118903&sr=1-29



There's about 43 minutes of score, so not as much as what was on the website.

1. Charms 4:03
2. Duchess Of Windsor 3:09
3. Revolving Door 4:19
4. I Will Follow You 2:32
5. Abdication 5:22
6. Six Hours 3:30
7. Brooklyn Faces 4:53
8. Evgeni's Waltz 3:34
9. Satin Birds 4:29
10. Letters 4:19
11. Dance For Me Wallis 3:08
12. Masterpiece (Madonna) 3:58

James

 
 Posted:   Jan 21, 2012 - 4:54 AM   
 By:   Jonathan   (Member)

There's about 43 minutes of score, so not as much as what was on the website.

Yet, I really appreciate, that a score will be released at all. I've been listening to the website's FYC over and over. Too bad it's not all there, but I love that there will be something!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 21, 2012 - 9:01 AM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

There's about 43 minutes of score, so not as much as what was on the website.

Yet, I really appreciate, that a score will be released at all. I've been listening to the website's FYC over and over. Too bad it's not all there, but I love that there will be something!


It's only about 5 minutes more of score on the website. One of the missing tracks is "Fight" which is almost a direct copy of Glass' MISHIMA.

Here's the website's full tracklist with times:

1. Six Hours 4:18
2. Duchess Of Windsor 3:02
3. Umbrellas 0:58
4. Drive To Belvedere 1:13
5. Revolving Door 1:20
6. Impotency 0:45
7. Security Office 1 0:45
8. Charm/Cartier Montage 3:27
9. Diner 0:49
10. I Will Follow You, Part 1 1:57
11. I Will Follow You, Part 2 0:40
12. Security Office/Kilt 1:02
13. Evgeni Date 1 1:51
14. Evgeni Date 2 1:32
15. Auction 1 1:02
16. Auction 2 1:31
17. Fight 1:43
18. Abdication 3:46
19. Evgeni Runs 1:34
20. Apartment 1:26
21. Brooklyn Faces 2:02
22. Typewriter 0:24
23. Satin Birds, Part 1 1:47
24. Satin Birds, Part 2 2:02
25. Paris Walk 0:43
26. Letters 4:01
27. Park 2:47

James

 
 Posted:   Jan 21, 2012 - 6:49 PM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

The film wasn't great but the score was superb. I shall have to check out more of Mr. Korzeniowski's work. Any recommendations?

The only things I could recommend are his score to the 2009 film A Single Man (a lovely, romantic score) and his commissioned score for Fritz Lang's Metropolis which is sadly unavailable on disc but can easily be sampled by searching for Korzeniowski and "Metropolis - City of Fear" using iTunes. It's listed as a podcast but there is about 45 minutes of music which can be downloaded for free. It's very mesmerizing and I'd love to be able to see the film alongside AK's score.

 
 Posted:   Jan 23, 2012 - 10:18 AM   
 By:   Uhtred   (Member)

Thanks for the recommendations. I'm certainly looking forward to future works from Mr. Korzeniowski.

 
 Posted:   Jan 23, 2012 - 11:03 AM   
 By:   Neimoidian   (Member)

You can check out Abel's home page for more info and samples of his music (full tracks!).

http://www.abelkorzeniowski.com/

I also recommend Battle for Terra. The action material in this one is superb.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 23, 2012 - 1:55 PM   
 By:   eggerty31   (Member)

I don't suppose that his full 147min Metropolis will ever see a release. Such a shame that such beautiful music remains locked away, it sounds incredible.

Come on La-La Land, you brought us the magnificent Copernicus' Star. Any chance of Metropolis or Battle for Terra?

 
 Posted:   Jan 24, 2012 - 12:11 AM   
 By:   cwtlead   (Member)

Come on La-La Land, you brought us the magnificent Copernicus' Star. Any chance of Metropolis or Battle for Terra?

This would be an instant buy for me!!! I don't think there are any scores in Abel Korzeniowski's backlog that I wouldn't immediately put my hard-earned cash in the hands of said record company!!! (hint, hint La La Land ;-)

 
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