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 Posted:   Oct 16, 2013 - 5:31 PM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

Contemptuous? I just didn't think it was that impressive as music. The movie is amazing, though. Someone on Facebook (or maybe here?) said it was like listening to Price doing the THX logo music over and over. I don't know if I'd agree with that, but that was funny.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 16, 2013 - 6:33 PM   
 By:   facehugger   (Member)

I find it odd that there were solo vocal female performances in a score where practically the only character is a female. It's like there's some weird connection there, but I can't quite figure out what it is...

One audience's says after seeing the film:

"Due to my mental condition, I didn't notice that the film had only one single female character. Hell, I didn't even notice that Sandra Bullock was female. --But thankfully, the music was really helpful. Its clever use of female vocal really cleared my confusion.

Thank you director for being so obvious! Otherwise I'd be totally lost."




 
 
 Posted:   Oct 16, 2013 - 6:39 PM   
 By:   ClaytonMG   (Member)

I find it odd that there were solo vocal female performances in a score where practically the only character is a female. It's like there's some weird connection there, but I can't quite figure out what it is...

One audience's says after seeing the film:

"Due to my mental condition, I didn't notice that the film had only one single female character. Hell, I didn't even notice that Sandra Bullock was female. --But thankfully, the music was really helpful. Its clever use of female vocal really cleared my confusion.

Thank you director for being so obvious! Otherwise I'd be totally lost."


Oh good! Glad they figured that out. I wasn't sure if you had or not since you've been in this thread spending time bashing this score so much. Go internet!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 16, 2013 - 6:59 PM   
 By:   facehugger   (Member)

I find it odd that there were solo vocal female performances in a score where practically the only character is a female. It's like there's some weird connection there, but I can't quite figure out what it is...

One audience's says after seeing the film:

"Due to my mental condition, I didn't notice that the film had only one single female character. Hell, I didn't even notice that Sandra Bullock was female. --But thankfully, the music was really helpful. Its clever use of female vocal really cleared my confusion.

Thank you director for being so obvious! Otherwise I'd be totally lost."


Oh good! Glad they figured that out. I wasn't sure if you had or not since you've been in this thread spending time bashing this score so much. Go internet!


Hey I'm just a fat dumb nerd wasting my time on the useless internet so of course I didn't figure anything out.

I should absolutely learn from YOU to spend my time on more meaningful activities, like posting stuff on this forum.

And this score is shit for this amazing film. There, I said it again. Can't help it.

 
 Posted:   Oct 16, 2013 - 7:57 PM   
 By:   Khan   (Member)

I loved the movie; the score was effective although I doubt I'd listen to it on its own (however that now applies to about 90% of the scores I hear in movies). The only thing I outright hated was the overbearing Dolby-amplified noise that opened and closed the film. Given the constant feeling of motion and momentum, if I had my choice I would have loved to have heard a Philip Glass score in the movie--which I'm sure 90% of people would have hated. smile

Actually, Philip Glass is a FAR more appropriate choice for someone else to score this movie than some of the other names that have been bandied about. His minimalist propulsion definitely would have carried things along nicely without being too bombastic (unless he went for one of his massive brass figures...).

And I say this as someone who really liked Price's score for GRAVITY.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 16, 2013 - 10:48 PM   
 By:   ClaytonMG   (Member)

I find it odd that there were solo vocal female performances in a score where practically the only character is a female. It's like there's some weird connection there, but I can't quite figure out what it is...

One audience's says after seeing the film:

"Due to my mental condition, I didn't notice that the film had only one single female character. Hell, I didn't even notice that Sandra Bullock was female. --But thankfully, the music was really helpful. Its clever use of female vocal really cleared my confusion.

Thank you director for being so obvious! Otherwise I'd be totally lost."


Oh good! Glad they figured that out. I wasn't sure if you had or not since you've been in this thread spending time bashing this score so much. Go internet!


Hey I'm just a fat dumb nerd wasting my time on the useless internet so of course I didn't figure anything out.

I should absolutely learn from YOU to spend my time on more meaningful activities, like posting stuff on this forum.

And this score is shit for this amazing film. There, I said it again. Can't help it.


Your description of yourself makes me sad :-(

Everyone is obviously entitled to their own opinion, I just thought I'd toss my opinion (which won't change) and love for this score (and the reasons why I love it) into the mix.

I do have to say Phillip Glass would've been an interesting choice as well!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2013 - 7:28 AM   
 By:   facehugger   (Member)

I find it odd that there were solo vocal female performances in a score where practically the only character is a female. It's like there's some weird connection there, but I can't quite figure out what it is...

One audience's says after seeing the film:

"Due to my mental condition, I didn't notice that the film had only one single female character. Hell, I didn't even notice that Sandra Bullock was female. --But thankfully, the music was really helpful. Its clever use of female vocal really cleared my confusion.

Thank you director for being so obvious! Otherwise I'd be totally lost."


Oh good! Glad they figured that out. I wasn't sure if you had or not since you've been in this thread spending time bashing this score so much. Go internet!


Hey I'm just a fat dumb nerd wasting my time on the useless internet so of course I didn't figure anything out.

I should absolutely learn from YOU to spend my time on more meaningful activities, like posting stuff on this forum.

And this score is shit for this amazing film. There, I said it again. Can't help it.


Your description of yourself makes me sad :-(

Everyone is obviously entitled to their own opinion, I just thought I'd toss my opinion (which won't change) and love for this score (and the reasons why I love it) into the mix.

I do have to say Phillip Glass would've been an interesting choice as well!

Are you sad because it applies to yourself and 99 percent of the "film music"-loving nerds here? Because if not, you need to fix your sarcasm detector.

Seriously man, you should listen to more Glass instead of this noise.

 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2013 - 11:29 PM   
 By:   The REAL BJBien   (Member)

I don't understand all the negativity towards this score.

I personally found it good within the film but as a stand alone listen I only liked three or four tracks.

I found the film to be pretty good. Fantastic effects and very tense. My only gripe is the long LONG takes... in CHILDREN OF MEN they were cool and very impressive and while they did draw attention to themselves the weren't too much of a crutch where in this film its essentially a demonstration reel.

 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2013 - 12:18 AM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

I thought the first half of the film was outstanding.
I could happily go to the see the film again just to have another look at the intriguing and convincing first half.
But I wouldn't hang around for a repeat viewing of the second half which I found implausible and more than a bit contrived.
Barely noticed the score for the most part, which may be a good thing or not, but the heroic flourish towards the end stuck out like a sore thumb and sounded to me more cliche-superhero than uplifting.

 
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