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 Posted:   Feb 8, 2014 - 4:31 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

TO JOHN B ARCHIBALD- There always will be love themes if the film or scene warrants it. But naturally they are not going to be common in action oriented blockbuster hits.But I don't want to open this can of worms again BIG HOLLYWOOD BLOCKBUSTERS VS FILMS AROUND THE WORLD- PEACE.

 
 Posted:   Feb 8, 2014 - 7:15 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

I also tend to frequently listen to scores before I see the film if possible. Sometimes I will enjoy a score in the film and then later hate it on its own.

Interesting, Sirusjr. Do you find that this can detract from what's happening in the narrative while viewing the film? I'm just thinking of my own experience and when I know a score before going in, I'm always saying to myself, oh there's track 2, there's track 3, and so on...


Not really, I rarely get that familiar with the score that I will recognize all of that, though it did help because I knew when The Hobbit 2 was ending because of where it was in the score. It didn't shock me as much when it was over. Generally though I like it because I tend to identify a few of the themes from listening to it before I see the movie and then later I identify some more from just seeing the movie.

 
 Posted:   Feb 8, 2014 - 7:47 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)



I don't think we'll ever go back to the venerable "roadshow" exhibits, with music for a "Prelude", "Intermission", "Entr'Acte", and "Exit Music." Now them thar wuz tha days!

Ron Burbella





In yesteryear, the cinemas were designed like real theaters and the musical presentation was meant to replicate the presence of an orchestra, like in a stage show. The preludes and intermission music etc were all part of the illusion of a theatrical "live event", like the souvenir programs they'd sell.
In the tiny cinemas today, there's no point. They are just large rooms, not theaters. It used to take a while to exit a cinema auditorium with hundreds of people in the aisles, while the exit music played. Today, the couple of dozen patrons are out of the place in 20 seconds, and any exit music would only be heard by the projectionist and the cleaners.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 8, 2014 - 8:03 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)



I don't think we'll ever go back to the venerable "roadshow" exhibits, with music for a "Prelude", "Intermission", "Entr'Acte", and "Exit Music." Now them thar wuz tha days!

Ron Burbella





In yesteryear, the cinemas were designed like real theaters and the musical presentation was meant to replicate the presence of an orchestra, like in a stage show. The preludes and intermission music etc were all part of the illusion of a theatrical "live event", like the souvenir programs they'd sell.
In the tiny cinemas today, there's no point. They are just large rooms, not theaters. It used to take a while to exit a cinema auditorium with hundreds of people in the aisles, while the exit music played. Today, the couple of dozen patrons are out of the place in 20 seconds, and any exit music would only be heard by the projectionist and the cleaners.




I agree Basil. In fact back in the 70s I often went to films with my friend Richard who liked the same films as I did. We would sit in the theatre and listen to the end credit music. We were usually the only two people still there! Sometimes the theatre ushers would give us strange looks! Sometimes the movie was shut off before the end credits/music was over!

Today I just watch dvds at home. No strange looks from ushers! No one shuts off the film prematurely! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 8, 2014 - 9:22 PM   
 By:   Eugene Iemola   (Member)

Today I just watch dvds at home. No strange looks from ushers! No one shuts off the film prematurely! smile

Yeah. Lincoln was shot in a theatre.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 8, 2014 - 9:53 PM   
 By:   Eugene Iemola   (Member)

To Ron & Basil- I hear the Coen Bros. are thinking about a film with that kind of presentation.

 
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