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 Posted:   Jun 23, 2013 - 8:43 AM   
 By:   cinemel1   (Member)

From what I read, the original 3rd act included a typical action sequence with lots of fighting and
explosions. In a short coda there is a brief montage which may include some scenes from that
original ending setting up the sequels.

 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2013 - 10:12 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

EPK

 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2013 - 10:39 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

Beltrami comes across as very down-to-earth, intelligent and a really nice guy. No annoying show off, just focused and relaxed.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2013 - 12:53 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

Having seen the film, while Beltrami's score works effectively, the most prominent musical motif is definitely Muse's piece "The 2nd Law: Isolated System", which is used as the main theme in the film, over and over again, to great effect. It adds an urgency and an epic scale to every scene it touches.

Here is a music video Warner Bros Records released to promote the film using the song. Sadly it's not on the soundtrack album.



Here's an article about how Muse was inspired to write their recent album by reading the novel "World War Z" and what a natural fit the song ended up being for the film:

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1708665/muse-world-war-z-2nd-law-album.jhtml

Brad Pitt says: "Two years ago, we wanted to find -- remember the theme from 'The Exorcist'? It's called 'Tubular Bells,' " he said. "We wanted to find something like that. At the same time, these guys were reading the book, unbeknownst to us, and were fans of the book. They wrote the album ... [and] on it, we found the song, 'The 2nd Law,' that we thought was exactly what we were looking for for the film. It just kind of worked out in a nice, kismet kind of way."

 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2013 - 4:46 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Thanks for that bit of info! I had assumed it was Beltrami's score. I'm gonna try to find this on itunes...

 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2013 - 3:03 PM   
 By:   Superman1701   (Member)

I enjoyed the film and score.

 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2013 - 5:33 AM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Have we posted this one yet? A bit of it rehashed from previous interviews.



Man these articles and interviews are coming out of the woodwork...

 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2013 - 10:35 AM   
 By:   BackToTheFutureFan   (Member)

Picked up the score today. Listened to it once through. Lots of generic synth? percussion which surprised me coming from Beltrami. I loved the track "Wales" and is definitely worth the purchase for me. Short album, though.

 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2013 - 2:22 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Saw the film today, too bad so much of the score was buried in the mix. Oh well. Great film and the score worked fantastically.

 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2013 - 3:19 PM   
 By:   The REAL BJBien   (Member)

For those who think this will be Beltrami's year, think again because what else must the man do?!

He has for the last 5 if not 10 years produced good/great work and at least 2 scores that deserved spots in the top 10 if not 20 of the past years.

SOUL SURFER alone shows how much he can add to a mediocre project and how great and refreshing he is without falling into the wall of noise sound.

He ranks with Clint Mansell, John Murphy, and Dario Marionelli in my book for always dependable scores and puts more work then all of them combined on most years.

I am rooting for him of course but it is maddening that he doesn't have a stronger legion or more work [the kind that goes to the MV/RC folks].

 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2013 - 9:42 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Well, he obviously have ENOUGH of work considering over the last 12 months he has finished 8 major scores pretty much back to back. And we are not talking about Carnage type of movies, but many of them are very long scores.

 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2013 - 2:30 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

For those who think this will be Beltrami's year, think again because what else must the man do?!

He has for the last 5 if not 10 years produced good/great work and at least 2 scores that deserved spots in the top 10 if not 20 of the past years.

SOUL SURFER alone shows how much he can add to a mediocre project and how great and refreshing he is without falling into the wall of noise sound.

He ranks with Clint Mansell, John Murphy, and Dario Marionelli in my book for always dependable scores and puts more work then all of them combined on most years.

I am rooting for him of course but it is maddening that he doesn't have a stronger legion or more work [the kind that goes to the MV/RC folks].


I think that having big blockbuster movies this year will get him even more work on high profile films, and deservedly so.

I had pigeonholed him before as someone who specialized in horror movies and other low-budget films - regardless of the high quality he brought to those scores.

With WWZ and THE WOLVERINE he will be recognized as one of the leading film composers of his generation.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2013 - 10:36 AM   
 By:   lonzoe1   (Member)

With WWZ and THE WOLVERINE he will be recognized as one of the leading film composers of his generation.

Hopefully! It's been long overdue, imho.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2013 - 1:46 PM   
 By:   facehugger   (Member)


With WWZ and THE WOLVERINE he will be recognized as one of the leading film composers of his generation.


Unlikely. Even though WWZ (and don't forget Warm Bodies) and Wolverine might be smash hits, Beltrami is unlikel to get more assignments for blockbusters.

Why?

Because essentially he got the WWZ (and Warm Bodies) assignment because of his genre specialization. Think about it, if you're making a "serious" zombie film, and you don't want to use electronic groove AKA John Murphy's 28 Days Later style, which current composer are you gonna call? And if you're making an unorthodoxical zombie comedy/love story, which other composer can do the job better?

As a result, the success of these films will only further pigeonhole him into the genre.

On the other hand, he got the Wolverine assignment because of his connection with the director. Would it lead to future collaborations with the same director? Maybe. Will it lead to other directors calling him for more assignments? Not necessarily.

Comparing to someone like Djawadi or Henry Jackman, Beltrami is unlikely to be the first composer a director wants to call if he wants to make a blockbuster with a score of the mandatory "popular" style.

Along with Giacchino, Beltrami is still going to find assignments for unorthodoxical films and his regular collaborators.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2013 - 8:14 PM   
 By:   Jon Broxton   (Member)

My review of the score for WORLD WAR Z, for anyone who's interested:

http://moviemusicuk.us/2013/06/27/world-war-z-marco-beltrami/

Jon

 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2013 - 10:26 PM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

This is one hell of a score. Magnificently done, great themes, intelligently orchestrated, full of subtle tension - a must have.

One of the best scores of the year.

On constant loop for me today.

 
 Posted:   Jun 29, 2013 - 6:12 PM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

After my first complete listen: purely fantastic score.
(very zimmer-esque also!)

 
 Posted:   Jun 29, 2013 - 10:31 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Is 2nd law the only Muse piece used in the film?

 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2013 - 6:11 AM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

After my first complete listen: purely fantastic score.
(very zimmer-esque also!)


I personally don't hear the Zimmer. What makes you say that?

I think I remember sirusjr saying the same thing. Is it the thick, hard-hitting percussion? The anthemic "Like a River Around a Rock" cue? Even those options don't seem to match anything I've heard Zimmer do in recent memory. I'm curious what Zimmer-isms people hear?

 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2013 - 7:29 AM   
 By:   spook   (Member)

Saw the film last night. Really enjoyed it..much more than i thought i would. The music is absolutely spot on in the movie. Marco really nailed this one. The use of the 'Muse' track also really works well and its there quite a bit in the film.

 
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