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 Posted:   Mar 8, 2008 - 3:27 PM   
 By:   Jostein_H   (Member)

I really hope WB records and studios sees the hysteria and sales surrounding this box release because I really think a 4 CD Batman/Batman Returns box would be such a great follow-up to this!

But that music isn't even close to being of the same caliber, entertaining though they are

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2008 - 3:35 PM   
 By:   mtodd   (Member)

I really hope WB records and studios sees the hysteria and sales surrounding this box release because I really think a 4 CD Batman/Batman Returns box would be such a great follow-up to this!

But that music isn't even close to being of the same caliber, entertaining though they are


Well, its apples and oranges in a way. I mean I hear what you are saying, but that first film has quite an iconic score and established a very strong mood with a variety of interesting themes. I'd venture as far as superhero music goes, Elfman's Batman theme is almost as well knows as the Superman March.

 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2008 - 4:06 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

I'd venture as far as superhero music goes, Elfman's Batman theme is almost as well knows as the Superman March.

I'd disagree. Elliot Goldenthal got it right when he said that no matter what he wrote for Batman Forever - no matter how epic or perfect he could write it - if you asked a guy on the street what the theme is to Batman, they'd whistle Neal Hefti

 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2008 - 4:31 PM   
 By:   Jostein_H   (Member)

I'd venture as far as superhero music goes, Elfman's Batman theme is almost as well knows as the Superman March.

I'd disagree. Elliot Goldenthal got it right when he said that no matter what he wrote for Batman Forever - no matter how epic or perfect he could write it - if you asked a guy on the street what the theme is to Batman, they'd whistle Neal Hefti


Very very good point

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2008 - 4:39 PM   
 By:   mtodd   (Member)

I'd venture as far as superhero music goes, Elfman's Batman theme is almost as well knows as the Superman March.

I'd disagree. Elliot Goldenthal got it right when he said that no matter what he wrote for Batman Forever - no matter how epic or perfect he could write it - if you asked a guy on the street what the theme is to Batman, they'd whistle Neal Hefti


Yes, but they've already released that!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2008 - 4:49 PM   
 By:   Pedestrian Wolf   (Member)

I'd venture as far as superhero music goes, Elfman's Batman theme is almost as well knows as the Superman March.

I'd disagree. Elliot Goldenthal got it right when he said that no matter what he wrote for Batman Forever - no matter how epic or perfect he could write it - if you asked a guy on the street what the theme is to Batman, they'd whistle Neal Hefti


Very very good point


For some context, not as many people in the world outside of film music know the Superman theme as we might think. When I saw Superman Returns with my friends, they rolled their eyes over the opening credits and muttered, "Oh look, it's Superman versus the Rebel Alliance." I had to explain to them that this was John Williams' Superman theme from the original movie, and not something from a new person ripping off Star Wars.

As for Elfman and Batman, I'd argue that while the theme might not have lingered as long in the public consciousness, the impact of Batman was far greater on the genre than Superman. Williams essentially only confirmed the approach to scoring action/fantasy that he introduced with Star Wars when he scored Superman - it was phenomenal, but it didn't radically change the way people scored films, because Star Wars had already done that. Batman's gothic and brooding romance, however, seemed to come out of nowhere - people had written "dark" action/fantasy scores before this, but never in this manner. The idea of treating the action hero as a symbol of terror rather than heroism was unheard of in a mainstream movie. Action and superhero scores to this today use Batman as the template, (and yes, that includes the scores not composed by Danny Elfman).

Pedestrian Wolf

 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2008 - 5:03 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Aren't we due for a new Silver Age Classic release?

C'mon, throw a bone to those oF us who didn't get SUPE!
smile

 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2008 - 12:16 AM   
 By:   Socks   (Member)

I could never turn down the Dark Lord Sauron.

Thank you kindly smile.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2008 - 7:20 AM   
 By:   Nick Haysom   (Member)

I suspect a Batman set would sell. The Superman set isn't selling just to score collectors; there are lots of people who will buy anything "Superman" and the sames goes for Batman.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2008 - 7:27 AM   
 By:   Nick Haysom   (Member)


Database entry?!
My vote goes to Ron Pulliam for "geek of the year"


It's not geeky, it's a sensible way to keep track of things. These days of course it is very easy with gracenote et al. Thinking of getting myself a barcode reader to save even the hassle of putting discs in the drive (except club releases don't have barcodes!).

 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2008 - 7:37 AM   
 By:   Jostein_H   (Member)


Database entry?!
My vote goes to Ron Pulliam for "geek of the year"


It's not geeky, it's a sensible way to keep track of things. These days of course it is very easy with gracenote et al. Thinking of getting myself a barcode reader to save even the hassle of putting discs in the drive (except club releases don't have barcodes!).


a bar code reader is pretty nerdy dude

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2008 - 7:55 AM   
 By:   Intro to Jar Jar Binks   (Member)

This set is a revelation! I hope FSM gets the permission to strike up another batch.




Wait... did Supercoif just say that out loud to John-John???? Kal, yer slippin'!

 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2008 - 11:23 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)


Database entry?!
My vote goes to Ron Pulliam for "geek of the year"


It's not geeky, it's a sensible way to keep track of things. These days of course it is very easy with gracenote et al. Thinking of getting myself a barcode reader to save even the hassle of putting discs in the drive (except club releases don't have barcodes!).


you're all a bunch of slaves- to your gadgets!

remember those sf stories set in the future? humanity/aliens have evolved into nothing more than intellect from lack of physical interaction...

think about it

have a nice daysmile

 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2008 - 11:35 AM   
 By:   Joe Sikoryak   (Member)


Database entry?!
My vote goes to Ron Pulliam for "geek of the year"


It's not geeky, it's a sensible way to keep track of things. These days of course it is very easy with gracenote et al. Thinking of getting myself a barcode reader to save even the hassle of putting discs in the drive (except club releases don't have barcodes!).


you're all a bunch of slaves- to your gadgets!


Hey, it's our hobby and we can play if we want to. It's another way to have fun with your collection. And isn't that the point?

 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2008 - 11:40 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)


Database entry?!
My vote goes to Ron Pulliam for "geek of the year"


It's not geeky, it's a sensible way to keep track of things. These days of course it is very easy with gracenote et al. Thinking of getting myself a barcode reader to save even the hassle of putting discs in the drive (except club releases don't have barcodes!).


you're all a bunch of slaves- to your gadgets!


Hey, it's our hobby and we can play if we want to. It's another way to have fun with your collection. And isn't that the point?


You wont think it's "fun" when you awake one day and look in the mirror only to find you have a GIANT, HAIRLESS CRANIUM!!!!


AGGGGGhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!

 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2008 - 11:44 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

I have fun with my collection.
I constantly re-arrange it.*
It's called obsessvive compulsive dis-order.

Time to take my pills.
bruce

*i aint kiddin'!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2008 - 2:27 PM   
 By:   soop   (Member)

Time to take my pills.
bruce


Take the ones with the skull and crossbones prominently displayed on the label. Please.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2008 - 2:41 PM   
 By:   Nick Haysom   (Member)


You wont think it's "fun" when you awake one day and look in the mirror only to find you have a GIANT, HAIRLESS CRANIUM!!!!


I already have that. It's called ageing. razz

 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2008 - 4:19 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Time to take my pills.
bruce


Take the ones with the skull and crossbones prominently displayed on the label. Please.


time to change my will (see"who are leaving your collection to?)

 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2008 - 5:01 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

That's our little Brucie. Oh, he's such a nut!

big grin

 
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