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 Posted:   Dec 23, 2013 - 10:13 AM   
 By:   MikeyKW   (Member)

His non-Bond scores are too monotonous for me...even when he came up with a good theme, he nothing to develop it, but tried desperately to keep things moving my churning out a lot of tedious, musical wall-paper. I'm not sure his style; old-fashioned, florid and narrow, has aged that well, considering how many times his latter scores were dumped by film-makers who were no doubt horrified when they heard what he produced.



...

Barry doing Bond as well. Barry's non-Bonds are frustrating for me: like watching a sports car revving up its engine and going nowhere.


Nah ... more like: the best Bordeaux or --- wines: the JB007 scores are the aroma which pull you in ... the other scores are the lovely flavour, the enticing taste, the feeling of satisfaction as you take each sip ...

And they age so well.

smile

Provided you have the palate for them, of course!

Mitch

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 23, 2013 - 10:40 AM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

His non-Bond scores are too monotonous for me...even when he came up with a good theme, he nothing to develop it, but tried desperately to keep things moving my churning out a lot of tedious, musical wall-paper. I'm not sure his style; old-fashioned, florid and narrow, has aged that well, considering how many times his latter scores were dumped by film-makers who were no doubt horrified when they heard what he produced.

Nothing could be further from the truth, for me.

But each to their own ... we must agree to disagree.

Mitch

 
 Posted:   Dec 23, 2013 - 12:27 PM   
 By:   spook   (Member)

Got to also say Dario Marianelli. I don't think the man gets the recognition he deserves. Each of his scores so far have been winners for me. Fantastic stuff standing out from today's often 'wall of sound' approach.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 23, 2013 - 1:40 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

John Barry is probably closest for me although I much prefer his 60s and 70s stuff, Bond or otherwise. It all works for me, though.

My honest answer would be Morricone but for his psychedelic period! It's all interesting, but I can't say that I seek it out.

Ron Goodwin hits the spot 90% of the time as well.

TG

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 23, 2013 - 4:20 PM   
 By:   follow me   (Member)

considering how many times his latter scores were dumped by film-makers who were no doubt horrified when they heard what he produced.


I´m not sure this speaks against Barry. Considering the state of most of today´s film music and the (lack of) taste of many of today´s directors (at least in Hollywood), I guess it is rather some kind of big honour when such film-makers (Luis Llosa) get horrified. big grin

 
 Posted:   Dec 25, 2013 - 5:37 AM   
 By:   Warunsun   (Member)

It is funny to use that baseball analogy here.

In baseball if your batting over .300 that is considered good. Or one hit in three attempts. No one actually bats 1.000 in baseball. Would you consider your composer a favorite if you only liked 1/3 of his scores? Cause that's fantastic in baseball. Miguel Cabrera and Andrew McCutchen were named the Most Valuable Players in baseball this year and they batted .348 and .317 each respectively.

Everyone please have a nice and safe holiday season. smile

 
 Posted:   Dec 25, 2013 - 8:57 AM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

Sergei Prokofiev
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Igor Stravinsky
Bernard Herrmann
John Williams (or 99%of his stuff is stellar)

 
 Posted:   Dec 30, 2013 - 10:24 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Mark Shreeve
Paul Hertzog
Keith Forsey
Stephen Hague
Vince DiCola

 
 Posted:   Dec 30, 2013 - 1:04 PM   
 By:   scottthompson   (Member)

The only ones that come to mind as 100% are those that have done very little work in films or are represented by only a few releases:

JOHN CORIGLIANO
BRIAN LOCK

All my big favorites have at least one or two scores I do not like (I can think of a lot of these). It seems these days if I get more than 10 scores by anybody chances are one will not be likeable. This, of course, is not to say that those scores are desultory to the project intended... just that I don't like them as a listening experience.

SCOTT

P.S. I can also think of some "one-hit-from-one-release" guys, but will not count them.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 30, 2013 - 1:08 PM   
 By:   Dennis Brain   (Member)

Without doubt: Bernard Herrmann, his Genius is near perfection. Followed by Miklos Rozsa

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 30, 2013 - 2:30 PM   
 By:   Doc Loch   (Member)

Philip Sainton

Claudio Gizzi

 
 Posted:   Dec 30, 2013 - 4:24 PM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

God I wish "barryfan" would fix this thread title.

 
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