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 Posted:   Mar 22, 2013 - 7:58 AM   
 By:   Dan Hobgood   (Member)

In my opinion, The Dark Knight is the strongest score, which had more of a Howard influence on it than any of the other scores in the series.

-Erik-


Absolutely. At the time, I thought that the basic thematic idea of the score (which I really dug) sounded like pure Howard. Its near-complete disappearance in the third film (until the finale), coupled with the general regression of the action music to Batman Begins riffs, only seemed to confirm my earlier impression.

Dan

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2013 - 8:06 AM   
 By:   jacky   (Member)

Ugh. Will Smith.

I know something much worser than that:

Jaden Smith wink

 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2013 - 8:41 AM   
 By:   Mike Skerritt   (Member)

What poster are you looking at? It does not say Varese on this brand new poster

http://www.comingsoon.net/imageGallery/After_Earth/large/hr_After_Earth_4.jpg


That's because you're looking at the international poster.

http://www.justjaredjr.com/wp-content/uploads/pictures/2013/03/after-earthp/after-earth-new-post-inset.jpg

 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2013 - 9:53 AM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

Ah, thanks!

Here's a more legible version

http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/screencrush.com/files/2013/03/After-Earth-Poster.jpg

 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2013 - 1:15 PM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

I actually thought Howard's Wayne Family string theme was one of the strongest aspects of the music from the whole franchise. I missed it in the final installment.

I don't think Zimmer "ruined" Howard. Given how films are more product than art, I'm not surprised but the general lack of excitement in scores. Composers are being forced into more insane deadlines, temp tracks, focus groups, etc. I think it was clear that JN Howard's score integrity for the Shyamalan films was uniformly excellent because, like him or not, Night was the biggest and most constant voice in their collaboration. When you have execs (aka tone deaf IQ deficient money whores) calling the shots, it's disruptive to the creative process. Given that all these composers work in relative solitude, it's not terrific when multiple bodies in the film process pull them this way and that way.

I enjoy all of Howard's music for M Night's films. The Happening has some truly amazing moments in it. I'm looking forward to this with the hope that the composer is given the latitude by the director that is seldom afforded to many working professionals in the industry these days for the reasons listed above.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2013 - 2:13 PM   
 By:   mnrvason   (Member)

I actually thought Howard's Wayne Family string theme was one of the strongest aspects of the music from the whole franchise. I missed it in the final installment.

I don't think Zimmer "ruined" Howard. Given how films are more product than art, I'm not surprised but the general lack of excitement in scores. Composers are being forced into more insane deadlines, temp tracks, focus groups, etc. I think it was clear that JN Howard's score integrity for the Shyamalan films was uniformly excellent because, like him or not, Night was the biggest and most constant voice in their collaboration. When you have execs (aka tone deaf IQ deficient money whores) calling the shots, it's disruptive to the creative process. Given that all these composers work in relative solitude, it's not terrific when multiple bodies in the film process pull them this way and that way.

I enjoy all of Howard's music for M Night's films. The Happening has some truly amazing moments in it. I'm looking forward to this with the hope that the composer is given the latitude by the director that is seldom afforded to many working professionals in the industry these days for the reasons listed above.


I wish FSM had a "LIKE" button. I'd like this post forever!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2013 - 2:13 PM   
 By:   mnrvason   (Member)

I actually thought Howard's Wayne Family string theme was one of the strongest aspects of the music from the whole franchise. I missed it in the final installment.

I don't think Zimmer "ruined" Howard. Given how films are more product than art, I'm not surprised but the general lack of excitement in scores. Composers are being forced into more insane deadlines, temp tracks, focus groups, etc. I think it was clear that JN Howard's score integrity for the Shyamalan films was uniformly excellent because, like him or not, Night was the biggest and most constant voice in their collaboration. When you have execs (aka tone deaf IQ deficient money whores) calling the shots, it's disruptive to the creative process. Given that all these composers work in relative solitude, it's not terrific when multiple bodies in the film process pull them this way and that way.

I enjoy all of Howard's music for M Night's films. The Happening has some truly amazing moments in it. I'm looking forward to this with the hope that the composer is given the latitude by the director that is seldom afforded to many working professionals in the industry these days for the reasons listed above.


I wish FSM had a "LIKE" button. I'd like this post forever!

SheriffJoe

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 16, 2013 - 6:09 PM   
 By:   goldsmither   (Member)

A soundtrack will be released by Sony not Varese Sarabande.

http://filmmusicreporter.com/2013/04/16/sony-masterworks-to-release-james-newton-howards-after-earth-score/

 
 Posted:   Apr 20, 2013 - 8:46 PM   
 By:   ctblass   (Member)

A soundtrack will be released by Sony not Varese Sarabande.

http://filmmusicreporter.com/2013/04/16/sony-masterworks-to-release-james-newton-howards-after-earth-score/


Interesting. The film just got moved up a week as well. I wonder if the soundtrack release will too.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2013 - 9:17 AM   
 By:   scrapsly   (Member)

I never saw the animated series of The Last Airbender, so when I watched the film I was completely open as to what to expect. Not a great movie, but I did enjoy it. I am disappointed the film didn't do better because Howard's score is top notch and I was really looking forward to a "trilogy" of Airbender scores by Howard. I have enjoyed every movie the director has made (some more than others of course) so I am going to watch After Earth and Howard has done some of his best work for the director.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2013 - 6:34 PM   
 By:   ryankeaveney   (Member)

AE is absolutely a return to form for JNH. smile

 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2013 - 6:47 PM   
 By:   David (Giacchino-fan)   (Member)

AE is absolutely a return to form for JNH. smile

Oooh, good to hear. Do you know where/if we can find any samples out?

 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2013 - 7:53 PM   
 By:   ctblass   (Member)

AE is absolutely a return to form for JNH. smile

Alright, everybody just calm down.

*breathes heavily*
*takes hit from inhaler *

 
 Posted:   May 6, 2013 - 10:52 AM   
 By:   David (Giacchino-fan)   (Member)

Image from Amazon.com:



http://www.amazon.com/After-Earth-James-Newton-Howard/dp/B00CDSILPI/ref=pd_sim_m_27

 
 Posted:   May 6, 2013 - 11:09 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

AE is absolutely a return to form for JNH. smile

about time after 10 years of producing garbage and ripping himself off.

 
 
 Posted:   May 6, 2013 - 11:25 AM   
 By:   mstanwick856   (Member)

Personally, I find Shyamalan to be an excellent director and writer. I have enjoyed every one of his films except The Last Airbender. As to puting himself in his films, i always thought it was a homage to Hitchcock. I also find Shyamalan in some curious way is akin to Kubrick in the way he handles plot narrative and dialogue.

JNH's music on the other hand I found a revelation for Shyamalan's films but outside of those it left me for dead - apart from Waterworld and The Postman.

 
 Posted:   May 6, 2013 - 12:53 PM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

Personally, I find Shyamalan to be an excellent director and writer. I have enjoyed every one of his films except The Last Airbender. As to puting himself in his films, i always thought it was a homage to Hitchcock. I also find Shyamalan in some curious way is akin to Kubrick in the way he handles plot narrative and dialogue.

JNH's music on the other hand I found a revelation for Shyamalan's films but outside of those it left me for dead - apart from Waterworld and The Postman.


Hitchcock didn't put himself in roles that were central to the film's plot.

 
 Posted:   May 6, 2013 - 12:54 PM   
 By:   Mick Moreau   (Member)

AE is absolutely a return to form for JNH. smile

about time after 10 years of producing garbage and ripping himself off.


Garbage to YOU and YOUR taste, but possible GOLD to others who really enjoy his work.


 
 
 Posted:   May 6, 2013 - 1:23 PM   
 By:   Mike_H   (Member)

about time after 10 years of producing garbage and ripping himself off.


Wait, so The Village, Lady in the Water, The Happening, I Am Legend, King Kong, and Water Horse are...garbage??

 
 
 Posted:   May 6, 2013 - 6:37 PM   
 By:   facehugger   (Member)

about time after 10 years of producing garbage and ripping himself off.


Wait, so The Village, Lady in the Water, The Happening, I Am Legend, King Kong, and Water Horse are...garbage??


Lady in the water, the Happening and I am Legend is just some inferior variation of The Village, Dreamcatcher and The Devil's Advocate.

King Kong is a rush job.

Water Horse ... it's so inferior to his earlier, similar works (Dinosaur, Waterworld, Verticle Limit, Atlantis, etc.) that I can't listen to it for ten minutes without reaching for my Dinosaur CD.

 
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