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 Posted:   Feb 6, 2014 - 4:57 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

By the way and I would love to find it on you tube MORT ADLER devoted a whole show years ago about how music affects different people in different ways. It really was fascinating.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 6, 2014 - 5:09 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

I would also like to say that I also understand BASIL WRATHBONE'S point as well, sometimes you do gradually accept something because it becomes so common to you not because you really like or love it or it's good It is because it sought of becomes a part of your life. SAM ARKOFF,[remark] after a while if you hear or see anything long enough you will accept it. Now this can be dangerous because one can become addicted to something that their spending their time on it instead of trying something new that they would really like a lot better by more honest means. Again some diversity would be beneficial. That is why I thought it was sad decades ago with just the 3 network choice on TV against the endless choices this generation can now have do to technology. It's sad how many people spend their lives watching LEAVE IT TO BEAVER OR the ED SULLIVAN SHOW OR ADAM 12, not because they really, REALLY LIKED IT,but because what else am I going to do. That is I feel a waste of life.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 7, 2014 - 12:27 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Occasionally. I seriously flip-flopped on Previn’s Rollerball score; initiated, I guess by hearing it before having seen the film. I’ve always been and still am ambivalent about scores which rely heavily on classical music. I’m often unsure as to the motivation of the composer in those cases. For the Rollerball score I was okay with Toccata and Fugue to open, and enthralled with Allegro Non Troppo at the end with my mind envisioning “Jonathan” skating around the rink in victory as the music rises to a glorious finale.
Upon seeing the film I was really frustrated with the way the score was utilized and didn’t listen to it for years as a result. I’ve since mellowed on it and have come once again to embrace it. I still think it was very poorly utilized for the film, though.


A little off topic, but too good a chance to turn down... It was the LP of ROLLERBALL that introduced me to Shostakovich and especially the fifth symphony (the allegro non troppo being the fourth movement finale) and made me the man I am today!

Although seemingly triumphant, the music was intended to represent a hollow victory - a perfect use for this particular film.
TG

 
 Posted:   Feb 7, 2014 - 1:18 AM   
 By:   danbeck   (Member)

Back in 1997 I purchased Mimic and Alien Resurrection. I remember loving the svore to Mimic and disliking Alien.

After watching the movies my opinion changed and nowadays I like Alien Resurrection a lot, specially in its complete edition and listen to it much more oftenly than Mimic (wich I still like).

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 7, 2014 - 7:39 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Two scores off the top of my head I didn't care for at the beginning but I fell in love with was THE WAY WE WERE- 73 MARVIN HAMLISCH-THE HAPPIEST MILLIONAIRE- 68- SHERMAN BROTHERS.

 
 Posted:   Feb 7, 2014 - 1:16 PM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

I find that it's not only composers I can warm up to, but also styles that had previously left me cold. For example, when I was initially getting into film music, I wasn't much into the sort of thing that Henry Mancini did because I didn't appreciate that sort of idiom as much as I do now. Now that style of score represents one of my favorites.

Regarding the Media Control/Remote Ventures sound, I am still not happy that it is the default approach for an action/adventure film, but I have found more people doing things with that sound that I do like. And while I used to rail against Hans Zimmer for starting it all — or at least making it the norm, I have to admit that there are too many scores of his that I like to make any broad, sweeping generalizations about him or his style anymore.

That, ultimately, is the big difference between myself now and myself of probably-not-as-long-ago-as-it-seems; by this point, I've encountered too many “exceptions” to my “rules” to put too much stock in what I think my own “rules” are anymore. I've also found that in some cases my tastes have changed. This makes me somewhat more open-minded when approaching a title, even one I was formerly ambivalent about.

 
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