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 Posted:   Mar 20, 2012 - 6:19 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Saw plenty of copies of the "inspired by" album at Best Buy today (thankfully, I've heard that virtually none of them are in the movie aside from the end credits).

 
 Posted:   Mar 20, 2012 - 7:19 PM   
 By:   jedizim   (Member)

Amazon has changed the release date on the score til next MONDAY now. Wonder what is up with that?

I thought it's always been next Monday. At least it was several weeks ago when I pre-ordered my copy.


CD's are never released on a Monday...everything comes out on tuesdays. That is what is the most confusing thing to me. When I did my pre-order it had a release date of today.

 
 Posted:   Mar 21, 2012 - 3:04 AM   
 By:   David (Giacchino-fan)   (Member)

Amazon has changed the release date on the score til next MONDAY now. Wonder what is up with that?

I thought it's always been next Monday. At least it was several weeks ago when I pre-ordered my copy.


CD's are never released on a Monday...everything comes out on tuesdays. That is what is the most confusing thing to me. When I did my pre-order it had a release date of today.


I know they're always released on Tuesday, which is what made me take notice of the odd date for this one. When did you pre-order? It's said the 26th for several weeks, maybe more.

 
 Posted:   Mar 21, 2012 - 5:47 AM   
 By:   jedizim   (Member)

Amazon has changed the release date on the score til next MONDAY now. Wonder what is up with that?

I thought it's always been next Monday. At least it was several weeks ago when I pre-ordered my copy.


CD's are never released on a Monday...everything comes out on tuesdays. That is what is the most confusing thing to me. When I did my pre-order it had a release date of today.


I know they're always released on Tuesday, which is what made me take notice of the odd date for this one. When did you pre-order? It's said the 26th for several weeks, maybe more.


I pre-ordered it back on March 1st. I guess maybe I could be wrong, and it always had that date and I just over looked it...but one way or the other, it is a weird release date!!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 21, 2012 - 10:03 AM   
 By:   ddddeeee   (Member)

Reading reviews and most of them point out that the score is very much subdued and in the background.

 
 Posted:   Mar 21, 2012 - 11:05 AM   
 By:   ctblass   (Member)

Read a review that called the music "an intriguing blend of regional and atmospheric flavors."

It also mentioned the music doesn't exactly propel the story forward - which may or may not be a bad thing imo.

 
 Posted:   Mar 21, 2012 - 11:06 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

Read a review that called the music "an intriguing blend of regional and atmospheric flavors."

It also mentioned the music doesn't exactly propel the story forward - which may or may not be a bad thing imo.


Droning? Sound Design?

Hope not...

 
 Posted:   Mar 21, 2012 - 11:17 AM   
 By:   ctblass   (Member)

Read a review that called the music "an intriguing blend of regional and atmospheric flavors."

It also mentioned the music doesn't exactly propel the story forward - which may or may not be a bad thing imo.


Droning? Sound Design?

Hope not...


Well I don't know how regional 'drones' can be, so I would doubt it being everything you're worried about. They did record a decent amount of orchestra and choir after all. I imagine stuff in the capitol, and perhaps the with the games too, to be more atmospheric and synthy, but I am expecting more organic and orchestral underscore for the various districts.

 
 Posted:   Mar 21, 2012 - 9:42 PM   
 By:   yonythemoony   (Member)

It's a blend between all that. Like a I Am Legend/Shyamalan vibe, which I was expecting. Most of the cues are orchestral, with country influence in some bits (guitar, cello, violin), and great choral moments for the Capitol, which I was hoping to hear (to represent the sense of awe). Though from the 80 minutes of music made for the movie, almost 60 sounds on it (the CD only has 43).


There's a theme played in Rue's Farewell and Teneous Winners/Returning Home (and in another scene of the movie which music it's not on the CD). And the score has a great mix on the movie, it's not buried under the sound effects and dialogue, you can hear it pretty well. And there's some moments with only music.

JNH uses Horn Of Plenty very well, especially with a amazing choral version. The only 100% minimalistic music is some of the source music but they aren't fully played on the movie.

All of the songs from the "Songs from District 12" are not on the movie. Just Safe And Sound, Abraham's Daughter and another one on the end credits.

Being honest, I can't wait to hear the score CD.

 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2012 - 1:34 PM   
 By:   ctblass   (Member)

It's a blend between all that. Like a I Am Legend/Shyamalan vibe, which I was expecting. Most of the cues are orchestral, with country influence in some bits (guitar, cello, violin), and great choral moments for the Capitol, which I was hoping to hear (to represent the sense of awe). Though from the 80 minutes of music made for the movie, almost 60 sounds on it (the CD only has 43).


There's a theme played in Rue's Farewell and Teneous Winners/Returning Home (and in another scene of the movie which music it's not on the CD). And the score has a great mix on the movie, it's not buried under the sound effects and dialogue, you can hear it pretty well. And there's some moments with only music.

JNH uses Horn Of Plenty very well, especially with a amazing choral version. The only 100% minimalistic music is some of the source music but they aren't fully played on the movie.

All of the songs from the "Songs from District 12" are not on the movie. Just Safe And Sound, Abraham's Daughter and another one on the end credits.

Being honest, I can't wait to hear the score CD.


Thank you for the review. Going tonight with my sister. I'm really looking forward to the score.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2012 - 5:35 PM   
 By:   ddddeeee   (Member)

As a huge fan of the books, I loved the movie. Very, very satisfied with it.

Can't say the same for the score. There were three instances when I thought it added to the movie, and the rest ranged from uninteresting padding to flat out distracting. Very disappointed.

 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2012 - 7:07 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

As a huge fan of the books, I loved the movie. Very, very satisfied with it.

Can't say the same for the score. There were three instances when I thought it added to the movie, and the rest ranged from uninteresting padding to flat out distracting. Very disappointed.


I'm going on Sunday with my boyfriend. Can't wait big grin I enjoyed the book a lot when I read it with my boyfriend recently.

 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2012 - 1:40 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Just saw the movie and the Parade of the contestants is pretty damn spectacular! I only hope it is on the CD, can anyone confirm that? What a brilliant and truly epic jawdropping cue. Now, if only the rest of the score would be this good. Except for this cue and maybe one or two also incorporating choir, the rest of the score is pretty much forgettable. There are some nice touching moments spread through the movie, but nothing really special. The action music is just typical mess heard everywhere these days.

Fingers crossed, JNH will surprise again with Snow White and does something truly special for that one.

 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2012 - 4:55 PM   
 By:   yonythemoony   (Member)

Just saw the movie and the Parade of the contestants is pretty damn spectacular! I only hope it is on the CD, can anyone confirm that? What a brilliant and truly epic jawdropping cue.

It's on the CD. It's Arcade Fire's Horn Of Plenty. JNH uses it through the score as a theme for the Capitol. That one, Deep In The Meadow, and Katniss's theme (the one played on Rue's Farewell, the berry scene, and Teneous Winners/Returning Home) are the only themes of the movie.

I really want to hear the score on CD (and a leak of the recording sessions with the 20 minutes of unused music), because it's difficult to say which is the score, and which is the source music, but like JNH said, he focused on the emotions of Katniss, and that's when you knew which is his music, and thank God, he didn't went for the Green Lantern route.

I think that the sequels are going to bring a lot more room for thematic material since that there's new characters and a change of tone in the story.

 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2012 - 6:31 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Saw the film, enjoyed both it and Howard's score.

 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2012 - 6:34 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Hey Mr. Jack, could you email me at:

s w w 7 (at) h o t m a i l (dot) c o m ?

I have something I wanted to run by you that might interest you.

smile

 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2012 - 8:12 PM   
 By:   yonythemoony   (Member)

Samples:

http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Hunger-Games/Original-Soundtrack/X602527954387?id=5309436313182

I can't get through, but it worked to some people.

 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2012 - 9:10 PM   
 By:   book1245   (Member)

Just saw it earlier today. After seeing both, I gotta say I prefer Battle Royale, but anyway.

Music was better than I've heard from JNH as of late.

When they were parading the Tributes in the Capitol, it kept reminding me of "Leto Atreides II" from Children of Dune.

 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2012 - 11:26 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

More samples.
http://www.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/17476/THE-HUNGER-GAMES/

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2012 - 3:59 AM   
 By:   jfallon   (Member)

Wow really impressed by those samples. Howard brought it to this score...

 
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