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 Posted:   Jan 5, 2013 - 1:22 PM   
 By:   Mr. Shark   (Member)

Have you listened to any of Kip Winger's (from Winger) ballets? Or perhaps some of Paul McCartney's classical music? Or maybe Tony Banks' (from Genesis) classical works?

I sure have. Good cures for insomnia.

 
 Posted:   Jan 6, 2013 - 4:49 PM   
 By:   Rubyglass   (Member)

Kanye West would be a better choice.

However, I'm still looking forward to hearing this far more than one of the thousand by-the-numbers Desplat scores coming out next year.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2013 - 3:42 AM   
 By:   Luc Van der Eeken   (Member)

Kanye West would be a better choice.

However, I'm still looking forward to hearing this far more than one of the thousand by-the-numbers Desplat scores coming out next year.


You've got to be joking...?

 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2013 - 4:01 AM   
 By:   Rubyglass   (Member)

About which part?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2013 - 6:12 AM   
 By:   merlyn   (Member)

It has Craig Armstrong as composer on the trailer

Lyn

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2013 - 6:16 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

It has Craig Armstrong as composer on the trailer

Lyn


So this thread is basically much ado about nothing.

I wanted to see it if Jay-Z had been the score composer. Now, I'm not so sure. I'm not a big Luhrman fan to begin with. An oddball composer casting would have been an attraction right there.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2013 - 6:27 AM   
 By:   Luc Van der Eeken   (Member)

About which part?

The Desplat part...

 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2013 - 6:28 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

THIS POST WAS SENT FROM THE PAST.

 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2013 - 6:40 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

If such hatred had been applied to other non-traditional assignments over the years, we would never have seen the likes of Stewart Copeland, Danny Elfman, Johnny Greenwood, RZA, Trent Reznor, Clint Mansell, Cliff Martinez, Ry Cooder, Mark Knopfler, Toto and many others who have proven their worth far beyond the pop/rock music they were associated with before their first film assignment.

RZA hasn't done anything worthy of note. Trent Reznor is an aging, purposeless relic from another time attempting to stay in the mainstream.

Stewart Copeland? I'm reminded of that episode of Freaks & Geeks where the father said Neil Peart was a bad drummer... and then put on Buddy Rich. Same idea. Also: Highlander 2.

I'll give you Clint and Danny. The rest? Eh.

All this complaining and speculation over a Baz Luhrmann movie?

I think we're coming to the end of topics on this board if anyone gives two damns or a crap about that guy or Jay Z.

 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2013 - 6:48 AM   
 By:   Rubyglass   (Member)

The Desplat part...

I would never joke about Desplat. How he gets so much work utterly mystifies me.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2013 - 7:35 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

If such hatred had been applied to other non-traditional assignments over the years, we would never have seen the likes of Stewart Copeland, Danny Elfman, Johnny Greenwood, RZA, Trent Reznor, Clint Mansell, Cliff Martinez, Ry Cooder, Mark Knopfler, Toto and many others who have proven their worth far beyond the pop/rock music they were associated with before their first film assignment.

RZA hasn't done anything worthy of note. Trent Reznor is an aging, purposeless relic from another time attempting to stay in the mainstream.

Stewart Copeland? I'm reminded of that episode of Freaks & Geeks where the father said Neil Peart was a bad drummer... and then put on Buddy Rich. Same idea. Also: Highlander 2.

I'll give you Clint and Danny. The rest? Eh.

All this complaining and speculation over a Baz Luhrmann movie?

I think we're coming to the end of topics on this board if anyone gives two damns or a crap about that guy or Jay Z.


So much cynicism in you, young padawan.

 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2013 - 7:53 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

So much cynicism in you, young padawan.

Master Yoda told me to be mindful of the future.

 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2013 - 8:51 AM   
 By:   Buscemi   (Member)

Harsh words on Greenwood. Though a bit controversial for reusing his solo work, his voice in film scoring is a fresh one and his work with Paul Thomas Anderson is some of the best in recent years.

 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2013 - 11:44 AM   
 By:   JohnnyG   (Member)

Harsh words on Greenwood. Though a bit controversial for reusing his solo work, his voice in film scoring is a fresh one and his work with Paul Thomas Anderson is some of the best in recent years.

Harsh words on harsh works. His music on "There Will Be Blood" was unbearable and nearly drove me out of the cinema. OK, I admit things were improved in "The Master" - this time his music was nothing more than annoying at worst... (Yes, in fact PTA found in JG the ideal partner for his pretentious stuff.) If that's freshness in film scoring I'll have stale music for the rest of my life, thank you.

But to each his own...

 
 Posted:   May 11, 2013 - 10:31 AM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

Just saw this last night. The hip-hop is just too intrusive, despite the so-called clever use of it to make three party/speakeasy scenes relevant to today.* (Plus a rather cringe-inducing joke of it blasting from a car ridden by African-American flappers.) The rap works OK during the main Gatsby party sequence, but I couldn't help feeling that it will date the film in years to come. Otherwise, it's a very vibrant and sit-up-and-take-notice score. I especially love the flamboyant, spectacular use of Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" during a pivotal scene, and Lana Del Ray's "Young and Beautiful" is a haunting song. Use of score during dialogue sequences is very well spotted as well. I will certainly have to listen to the album to get it all sorted out, as most of the music is really "sticking" with me - something that happens infrequently these days for me with new films.

*As the end credits rolled, a teenaged couple behind me were having an intelligent chat about what they had just seen. One thing they agreed on was that the hip-hop didn't work.

 
 Posted:   May 11, 2013 - 12:13 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

Three hip hop songs in the film? Glad I decided to skip it. I don't know if I could stand it.

 
 Posted:   May 11, 2013 - 12:35 PM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

Three hip hop songs in the film? Glad I decided to skip it. I don't know if I could stand it.

You still might want to give it a shot. I didn't like the hip-hop in it, but it's not too overwhelming. As I mentioned, the rap used during the first big Gatsby bash works well enough - it complements the lushness and visual "noise" of the scene. The other uses are fairly brief and come fairly early in the pic. It's a failed experiment, in my opinion - although the film is very expressionistic and surreal at times (therefore hardly a serious attempt to "be" 1922), the hip-hop knocked me out of the narrative momentarily. It just made me think, "oh, how clever, yet banal," rather than keeping me "in the flow."

I still like the film very much despite its flaws.

 
 
 Posted:   May 11, 2013 - 1:52 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

I don't think I could stomach the film (although I have enjoyed previous Baz Lurhman films...well, bits of Romeo & Juliet and I did eventually warm to Moulin Rouge, despite nearly walking out after 20 minutes), but I am curious to hear the Craig Armstrong score. I assume it's his usual lush strings/piano style music that adds greatly to Lurhman's campy style?

 
 Posted:   May 11, 2013 - 2:54 PM   
 By:   yonythemoony   (Member)

The Desplat part...

I would never joke about Desplat. How he gets so much work utterly mystifies me.


Because people likes him? Because, like the other european composers working in Hollywood, he's bringing a fresh approach into a industry where everything has been divided between sounding like Williams or Zimmer?

 
 Posted:   May 11, 2013 - 3:22 PM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

I don't think I could stomach the film (although I have enjoyed previous Baz Lurhman films...well, bits of Romeo & Juliet and I did eventually warm to Moulin Rouge, despite nearly walking out after 20 minutes), but I am curious to hear the Craig Armstrong score. I assume it's his usual lush strings/piano style music that adds greatly to Lurhman's campy style?

Yes, quite lush. I think it works extremely well.

 
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