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 Posted:   Jun 11, 2014 - 4:23 PM   
 By:   yonythemoony   (Member)

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

MV

Finally a good big budget action flick that isn't a reboot, remake, prequel or sequel.


It's an adaptation of a japanese manga called All You Need Is Kill.

 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2014 - 4:30 PM   
 By:   La La Land Records   (Member)

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

MV

Finally a good big budget action flick that isn't a reboot, remake, prequel or sequel.


It's an adaptation of a japanse manga called All You Need Is Kill.


I think it was just a novel, not a manga

MV

 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2014 - 7:47 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

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

MV

Finally a good big budget action flick that isn't a reboot, remake, prequel or sequel.


It's an adaptation of a japanese manga called All You Need Is Kill.


Yeah, I'm aware of that. I'm talking about remakes, etc of other films.

 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2014 - 4:34 AM   
 By:   johnbijl   (Member)

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

MV

Finally a good big budget action flick that isn't a reboot, remake, prequel or sequel.


It's an adaptation of a japanse manga called All You Need Is Kill.


I think it was just a novel, not a manga

MV


It was adapted




OT: saw the film yesterday. Excellent film -- well acted, loved that it lets you breath once in a while. Tension was believable. The film got me from the first scenes with an damn good performance from Cruise (and Gleeson). It felt like it had the good things from Groundhog Day and Aliens (and not just because of Bill Paxton.

The score did what it had to do, but nothing more regrettably. Won't be buying this anytime soon.

 
 Posted:   Jun 13, 2014 - 4:45 AM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

I'm looking forward to seeing this film in theaters (hopefully before it departs, it sucks to hear about the underwhelming box office take!), but on the album this soundtrack by Christophe Beck is woefully boring. This is actually the first thing I have heard by Mr. Beck, but after this I'm going to be rather skeptical. Do any of his listeners have suggestions on what to listen to instead?

 
 Posted:   Jun 13, 2014 - 5:13 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Do any of his listeners have suggestions on what to listen to instead?

Percy Jackson

Frozen

Maybe the Hangover Trilogy or We Are Marshall.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 13, 2014 - 5:56 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

We Are Marshal was my Beck wake-up call, despite already liking his stuff from the Buffy TV series. It was a whole 'nother level to me.
Under The Tuscan Sun is also delightful...gentle, tuneful romantic scoring.
Like David Newman, he has written many great scores for romantic comedies that haven't seen the (official) light of day.
A lot of people around here really like his Percy Jackson score, although I find it a bit underwhelming and too derivative of Alan Silvestri at times.
They're just the top of my head picks, I'll get back with a more thorough appraisal.

btw, Without A Paddle features the greatest (only?) full-on yodelling action cue you will ever hear!
His scores to Cheaper By The Dozen, Post Grad and I Love You Beth Cooper (among others) really need a proper CD release.

 
 Posted:   Jun 13, 2014 - 6:43 AM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

This is actually the first thing I have heard by Mr. Beck, but after this I'm going to be rather skeptical. Do any of his listeners have suggestions on what to listen to instead?

Despite the film's negative (*coughoverblowncough*) reputation, I thought his R.I.P.D. score was pretty good.

 
 Posted:   Jun 13, 2014 - 7:24 AM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Do any of his listeners have suggestions on what to listen to instead?

Guinevere
The Seeker: The Dark is Rising
R.E.D.
Phoebe in Wonderland
The Sentinel

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 13, 2014 - 7:32 AM   
 By:   paul rossen   (Member)

I'm looking forward to seeing this film in theaters (hopefully before it departs, it sucks to hear about the underwhelming box office take!), but on the album this soundtrack by Christophe Beck is woefully boring. This is actually the first thing I have heard by Mr. Beck, but after this I'm going to be rather skeptical. Do any of his listeners have suggestions on what to listen to instead?


Imo you're not missing much if you don't catch this film in theaters(and I saw it in IMAX3d). Oblivion was much better as a film and a score.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 13, 2014 - 9:23 AM   
 By:   lp   (Member)

I'm looking forward to seeing this film in theaters (hopefully before it departs, it sucks to hear about the underwhelming box office take!), but on the album this soundtrack by Christophe Beck is woefully boring. This is actually the first thing I have heard by Mr. Beck, but after this I'm going to be rather skeptical. Do any of his listeners have suggestions on what to listen to instead?

Tower Heist was an eye-opening score. One of my favorite of all time, in fact.

 
 Posted:   Jun 13, 2014 - 9:25 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Favorite cues are:

Angel of Verdun

Again!

and

Solo Fight


Does anyone know which cue is from the scene where Cruise rescues his platoon (again) and the Australian guy asks "What's the new guy's name again??"

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 13, 2014 - 10:24 AM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

I first noticed Beck in Buffy The Vampire Slayer. There was a CD out of his best cues which were great. Loved We Are Marshall and Under The Tuscan Sun. He can be very thematic if a director will let him use themes.

 
 Posted:   Jun 13, 2014 - 10:28 AM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

Joan, since I always make a point of reading your posts, just wanted to chime in - what you said!

Loved Beck's Buffy work (most expensive CD I ever bought was the promo released years before the official soundtrack score album). And Tuscan Sun is one of my very favorite listens from the last 10-15 years - just a beautiful score. (Even watching the film didn't sour me on the score - that's how good it is.)

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 13, 2014 - 11:54 AM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

Sean, how nice of you. Thank YOU so much.

 
 Posted:   Jun 13, 2014 - 1:14 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

Tower Heist was an eye-opening score. One of my favorite of all time, in fact.

Damn. Forgot about TOWER HEIST. Terrific score.

 
 Posted:   Jun 13, 2014 - 2:22 PM   
 By:   Valiant65   (Member)

Favorite cues are:

Angel of Verdun

Again!

and

Solo Fight


I would add track #21 Welcome to London Major
and track #22 Live Die Repeat (End Titles)

Now, that's not a bad miniscore. The rest is just sfx.

After hearing so much bad about the score, I saw the film the other day and was surprised to hear that very calming piece toward the end (track 21). But mostly all of this is forgettable and only services the battle scenes.

Terrific film and some welcome humor that isn't always found in these kind of films.

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2014 - 3:20 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Huh. I just realized the Beck also scored at least the pilot of the show Day Break back in 2006, which was also a Groundhog Day-style story of a man repeating the same day over and over again.

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2014 - 4:03 AM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Honestly I avoided posting anything in this thread when I listened to the score but now that it's been bumped to the top of the pile I might as well say something...

I try not to be too negative about particular film scores on this forum; either I praise a score as something I love, like, or enjoy...or I just don't really mention it.

In this case I have to say that Edge of Tomorrow is one of the most disappointing and dull scores I've heard in a very long time. I used to be a fan of Beck's work, although that enthusiasm has waned in recent years, and I thought that he could bring at least something to EoT. I honestly barely enjoyed one track on the whole album, none of it was memorable, and I have no interest in hearing it again.

I rarely feel that strongly about a film score -- especially contemporary film scores featuring electronics and edge, suspense and action -- but this one was just lifeless to me. Maybe I was unfairly hoping for some of the creativity and energy that Beck brought to previous actioners The Sentinel, Elektra, Seeker: Dark is Rising, or R.E.D and had some unfair high hopes going in.

I experienced a similar situation with Beck's Runner Runner score recently also...I thought the composer could bring a unique Latin flavor, some suspenseful energy and perhaps a playful propulsion to that score but it too was just monstrously D.O.A. and even someone like me couldn't find redemption in even the more ambient/textural tracks -- that says a lot, because I can get a lot of enjoyment and mileage out of ambient/textural tracks of orchestral or synthetic variety that most people write off as boring or filler.

Comedy scores and animation scores are not usually my thing and Beck's forays into action/sci-fi/suspense have floundered lately, so I am not sure I'll be following his career as closely as I once did.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2014 - 1:01 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

The score was a major let-down, from what I consider the best film of the year so far.
I like 3 tracks on the album (Angel Of Verdun, Welcome To London and Live Die Repeat).
They were the only bits of real music that stood out while I was watching the film and they are my music-only reminder of it now. The rest was just more Clang-Bang Industrial Sound Design that passes for a lot of film scores these days.
But, as Beck says above in the video, every time he tried to write long line melodies and such, the producers resisted it and deemed it old-fashioned.
Fortunately, he was allowed to write in his more traditional orchestral mode for FROZEN and that score is a charm.
I will still maintain my interest in Beck and look forward to any future scores he writes, moreso if the producers don't tie his hands behind his back.

 
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