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 Posted:   Jul 27, 2013 - 11:25 PM   
 By:   Luc Van der Eeken   (Member)

Like I said earlier this year, Beltrami was not one of my favorite composers. Not that I disliked the guy, his music just didn't do much for me. But his score for the latest Die Hard-movie boasted some of the best action music I'd heard in a while, a perfect mix of Goldsmith and Kamen. And then 'World War Z' came along and I liked what I heard. But I saw 'The Wolverine' yesterday and all I can say is...wow! This is something else. I like it when a score surprises me in a movie and this was not your typical comic book hero-score. Sure, there's some great big orchestra stuff but it's full of little and intricate details and extremely well written and orchestrated. I ordered it the moment I came home together with 'World War Z' (which I think got a bit butchered in the movie). I am now really looking forward to 'Snowpiercer' and this composer is on my radar from now on.

 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2013 - 7:01 AM   
 By:   Talos   (Member)

Beltrami can write some pretty great music... I really like Hellboy (the full version) and the Thing.

 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2013 - 3:29 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Now here's a score that works much better in the film than on album. It complements the film perfectly and has big heroic passages where it needs them. I'm hoping that having seen the film I can delve into the score with more success!

 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2013 - 3:50 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Just saw the movie and it was AMAZING!!!!

Definitely grabbing the score. Be sure to stick around for the end credits.

 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2013 - 9:50 PM   
 By:   Michaelware   (Member)

Loved the movie. The score struggled to have its say. It always seems like these guys- composers- live in fear of standing out.

 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2013 - 12:00 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

Loved the movie. The score struggled to have its say. It always seems like these guys- composers- live in fear of standing out.

You must be joking.


 
 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2013 - 12:44 AM   
 By:   Jon Broxton   (Member)

You must be joking.

No, if he was joking, he would have said "A horse walks into a bar, and the barman says 'Why the long face?'".

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2013 - 4:22 AM   
 By:   dwirving68   (Member)

Any hi res album art of the US disc? albumartexchange has nada.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2013 - 4:30 AM   
 By:   stay-puft   (Member)

for those who have seen the film, is there music missing on the album?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2013 - 2:50 AM   
 By:   Mink   (Member)

for those who have seen the film, is there music missing on the album?

About 7 minutes of action scoring for the first half of the silver samurai confrontation at the end are missing. Pretty cool stuff. Also the film version of "Where to?".
But I think that's about it. The rest is most likely just smaller stuff.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2013 - 4:26 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

"Euthanasia" is a largely "quiet" track -- meaning you guys complain when music is "loud" but don't ever highlight when a composer chooses to provide a more melancholy approach


That's a pity - I was hoping for something light and jaunty from this track eek

I always think of my good pal Oblicno (Xebec on the first page of this thread) when I think of Beltrami. I'd not been much impressed, and in fact offered my copy of Watcher to anyone on the board who wanted it. Oblicno spoke up, and we started correspondence which resulted in me completely altering my view of Beltrami and becoming a fan. I'm looking forward to hearing this score from the detailed discussion of the music in this thread but suspect I'll have to wait for the bluray that my youngest will inevitably want for Christmas, she being a big X-Men fan.

TG

 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2013 - 6:21 AM   
 By:   The REAL BJBien   (Member)

"Euthanasia" is a largely "quiet" track -- meaning you guys complain when music is "loud" but don't ever highlight when a composer chooses to provide a more melancholy approach


That's a pity - I was hoping for something light and jaunty from this track eek

I always think of my good pal Oblicno (Xebec on the first page of this thread) when I think of Beltrami. I'd not been much impressed, and in fact offered my copy of Watcher to anyone on the board who wanted it. Oblicno spoke up, and we started correspondence which resulted in me completely altering my view of Beltrami and becoming a fan. I'm looking forward to hearing this score from the detailed discussion of the music in this thread but suspect I'll have to wait for the bluray that my youngest will inevitably want for Christmas, she being a big X-Men fan.

TG


Dear TG,

Would you like a copy of the score?

 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2013 - 7:13 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

It sure is worth purchasing!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2013 - 9:31 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)


Dear TG,

Would you like a copy of the score?



Of course - but only above board! Don't want a broadside from Commodore Norrington...

 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2013 - 11:04 AM   
 By:   The REAL BJBien   (Member)


Dear TG,

Would you like a copy of the score?



Of course - but only above board! Don't want a broadside from Commodore Norrington...


Are you in the US? I can Amazon Prime it to you in the next 48 to 56 hours.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2013 - 12:08 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)


Dear TG,

Would you like a copy of the score?



Of course - but only above board! Don't want a broadside from Commodore Norrington...


Are you in the US? I can Amazon Prime it to you in the next 48 to 56 hours.



No - the UK. Please feel free to continue this by email - addy in profile.

Best

TG

 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2013 - 7:47 AM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2013 - 7:48 AM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Wow, the first 20 seconds of "Silver Samurai" sound straight out of a Scream score! Just noticed that. Same fluttering woodwinds, same whining highpitch strings, same tinkling percussion.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 12, 2013 - 5:14 AM   
 By:   Mink   (Member)

Wow, the first 20 seconds of "Silver Samurai" sound straight out of a Scream score! Just noticed that. Same fluttering woodwinds, same whining highpitch strings, same tinkling percussion.

Very much indeed! Brings back some old memories ;-) Also the stinger at the end is totally SCREAM.

The track is so good. Marcus Trumpp at his very best! Too bad the first half of the confrontation didn't make the CD. Cues like "The Snare", "The Offer" and "Whole Step Haiku" could've been left off in favor of this one IMO (the latter because it's basically just a repition of previous material).
And the iTunes bonus track is a joke...

But all in all the album is freaking great! This is the best action blockbuster score since 2009's STAR TREK. Actual themes! Who would've thought scores like these still exist ;-)

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 23, 2013 - 7:04 AM   
 By:   Mink   (Member)

James Mangold on the extended cut:

MangoldVerified account?@mang0ld @moviemaster1993 Yes... 12 more minutes of film. More blood. The longer cut even has a new cue Beltrami wrote for an excised sequence.

I guess he could be talking about the Ninja fight scene. There was an extremly cool piece of action music in the credits that didn't apppear in the movie, so that could be it...

 
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