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 Posted:   Feb 3, 2014 - 9:12 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

I hope this score turns out to be good.
A big summer sci-fi actioner starring Tom Cruise and directed by Doug Liman.
Beck has just had a real break-out mega success (Frozen) after a string of duds (The Watch, RIPD, Runner Runner). He also has the Endless Love remake coming out next week (he normally writes lovely romantic scores).
At one point, I thought he was going to be the new David Newman, scoring endless brain dead comedies, but hopefully his career could now go stellar!
His modern vibe on scores is more agreeable to me than the drone programme of Remote Control and co.
Looking forward to it.

 Posted:   Feb 3, 2014 - 9:25 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

I really like Beck's Percy Jackson (the only good thing about the movie), so I hope we get another strong score from him here.

 Posted:   Feb 3, 2014 - 4:41 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

I have been waiting SO frickin' long for Beck to get back in the contemporary/modern/futuristic action/adventure game! I love his scores for The Sentinel, Elektra, RED. He's so very good with electronics and thrills and although he does excel in multiple genres, I've wanted him to work in this area more for quite some time. I made sure to point this out to him at the recent Fans of Film Music 3 event, told him how much I loved The Sentinel and I want more of that stuff!

 Posted:   Feb 3, 2014 - 4:42 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

I really like the look of this from the trailers.

 Posted:   Feb 3, 2014 - 7:13 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

Based on the subject matter I don't expect we will see a big orchestral thematic score similar to Percy Jackson but something more like RED. I'm still cautiously optimistic that it will turn out interesting.

 Posted:   May 5, 2014 - 2:30 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

The film opens in a few weeks and I think the CD is coming out on Water Tower.
Quite excited for this one.
Beck must be coining it at the moment, with all those royalties flying in from the Frozen sales (that film and it's soundtrack have become a phenomenon, it would seem).

 Posted:   May 8, 2014 - 10:27 PM   
 By:   losher22   (Member)

...I think the CD is coming out on Water Tower.

Hey Kev. Where did you see that Water Tower was releasing the score? Not doubting you, just curious. Quite excited also!

Do you, or does anyone else, know if the song in the trailer, Fieldwork's "This Is Not the End," will be featured on the CD/album as well? Had it in my head ever since - great tune!

 Posted:   May 9, 2014 - 1:32 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Hi losher, I think I saw it at the bottom of the poster in my local Odeon.
I don't know if it will feature that song. I haven't seen the trailer or any clips for this film yet, but I like the Twilight Zone-like vibe of the story, Liman can be trusted in this genre and Beck doing the score is an added bonus (in fact, I don't even have a problem with Cruise in action mode).

 Posted:   May 9, 2014 - 5:27 AM   
 By:   losher22   (Member)

Thanks Kev. I highly recommend you check out both the extended trailer and Fieldwork single (the latter of which was remixed from over 6 minutes to over 3 for the trailer). Really looking forward to seeing what kind of sound this score exhibits.

Out of curiosity, have you seen last year's Oblivion with Tom Cruise? Great flick, and my personal favorite score for the year barely over Steven Price's Gravity. Highly recommended!

 Posted:   May 26, 2014 - 1:44 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

 Posted:   May 26, 2014 - 4:13 AM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Score release by Watertower Music.


 Posted:   May 26, 2014 - 9:13 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

"Score release by Watertower Music"
Good to see I'm not going completely mad! smile

 Posted:   May 26, 2014 - 9:26 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

"Out of curiosity, have you seen last year's Oblivion with Tom Cruise? Great flick, and my personal favorite score for the year barely over Steven Price's Gravity. Highly recommended"
Hey losher, sorry mate, just noticed your question.
Yes, I did see Oblivion at the cinema when it came out and pretty much enjoyed it.
The distraction of many other Sci-Fi films (Moon, Wall-E, Total Recall) eroded the fun a bit, but overall it was enjoyable enough.
I thought the score worked okay in the film too, but it isn't the kind of score I would listen to that much on it's own. Too MV/RC-like for me.
I suppose I would say the same about the Gravity score, which I thought worked wonders in the film, but haven't gotten around to picking up on CD either.
EOT opens in the UK this Friday so I will be back soon with my torts!

 Posted:   May 26, 2014 - 9:35 AM   
 By:   JamesSouthall   (Member)

Man of Steel 2 (the score, that is)

 Posted:   May 26, 2014 - 9:38 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! frown

 Posted:   May 26, 2014 - 11:12 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Can't wait for this!

 Posted:   May 26, 2014 - 11:18 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

I can't say I am overly optimistic after Beck's comments during recent panel discussion at Newport Beach festival... but perhaps it won't be that bad after all...

check at 33:00

 Posted:   May 26, 2014 - 1:49 PM   
 By:   desplatfan1   (Member)


 Posted:   May 26, 2014 - 11:35 PM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

I can see why many people will claim that this is "another Zimmer droning, mainly a derivative soundscape".

But judging from what I have seen from the trailers the score seems to be a perfectly fine and appropriate accompaniment. And since Beck is absolutely capable of delivering moving scores for a variety of genres, this will be an interesting experience. Sure, you can detect elements familiar from the usual blockbuster suspects. But it does not take a clairvoyant to see that this is what the director and the producers were going for.

Looking forward to this, too.

 Posted:   May 27, 2014 - 1:37 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

'Filmmakers these days are a little allergic to melody'
'Everytime I tried to put in a long-lined melody it just sounded old-fashioned to them'

So he scored the film with his hands tied behind his back.
I'm sure it will work fine in the film, 'cause it won't draw attention to itself and it will provide everyone with those 'safe sounds' they've grown accustomed to.
But damn, I can only imagine the score we could have heard if they'd have said 'Chris, you've proved you're pretty good in a number of styles, BLOW US AWAY MAN!!'

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