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 Posted:   Mar 24, 2014 - 3:43 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Opinions please.

http://www.quartetrecords.com/tom-a-la-ferme-1.html

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2015 - 1:32 AM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

Finally got this CD, after putting it off for too long. Simply stunning.

Yared writes the kind of scores I love - hugely melodic, sweepingly orchestral.

This is like his Talented Mr. Ripley score, which I adore, on steroids.

An epic thriller score, with hints of Bernard Herrmann.

Highly recommended.

I'm finding that I don't like many current scores anymore. Five or ten years ago there would be one or two a month I wanted, now I'm lucky if I buy five a year. I've switched over to buying older scores that I put off getting. On a Yared binge right now. Can't believe I missed this one.

 
 Posted:   Jan 27, 2015 - 9:04 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Finally got this CD, after putting it off for too long. Simply stunning.

Yared writes the kind of scores I love - hugely melodic, sweepingly orchestral.

This is like his Talented Mr. Ripley score, which I adore, on steroids.

An epic thriller score, with hints of Bernard Herrmann.

Highly recommended.

I'm finding that I don't like many current scores anymore. Five or ten years ago there would be one or two a month I wanted, now I'm lucky if I buy five a year. I've switched over to buying older scores that I put off getting. On a Yared binge right now. Can't believe I missed this one.


Agreed. Scores that are interesting, to me that is, are few and far between these days.... unless you consider foreign - and when I say foreign - I mean non-mainstream American film scores. There are still many good ones to be had, but you have to actively pursue them,

As for Yared, I consider myself fortunate to have been exposed to his music in the late eighties. Now, thanks to wonderful labels like Quartet and Music Box, his music - non US film music that is - is experiencing a renaissance of sorts. Great work guys!

Edit: I was astounded to hear a Qu├ębecois film with such a great score as film music isn't exactly ingrained in our cinematic mores here... yet! wink



 
 
 Posted:   Jan 28, 2015 - 12:29 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I had high hopes for the film after Dolan's excellent LAURENCE ANYWAYS. Alas, both this film and MOMMY disappointed me for a variety of reasons.

As for Yared's score, that didn't quite grab me either. But I'm willing to give it another chance.

 
 Posted:   Jan 28, 2015 - 6:39 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

I had high hopes for the film after Dolan's excellent LAURENCE ANYWAYS. Alas, both this film and MOMMY disappointed me for a variety of reasons.

As for Yared's score, that didn't quite grab me either. But I'm willing to give it another chance.


Laurence Anyways? Really? As it happens, the subject of Dolan and his films came up during a break today and even though the four of us are as different as can be in tastes and outlooks, we spontaneously erupted in a roar of laughter, giggles, snickers and guffaws... and we are Dolan's compatriots!

As for Yared's score, please give it another listen. If you like finelly crafted suspense scores - in a Herrmannesque vein - you should eventually enjoy this one. (Incidentally, Dolan claims to have never seen a Hitchcock film - yeah right!).

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2015 - 12:18 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

LAURENCE was a masterpiece, IMO, and was unanimously loved among my colleagues (I work for a film site) -- several of them had it at the very top of their yearly list, while it was my own no. 10. Still high. Of course, they also loved MOMMY and TOM, but I wasn't quite as taken by them for several reasons.

But yeah...I do have a promo of Yared's score, and I'll give it another spin.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 8, 2015 - 11:05 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

I CANNOT stop listening to this CD. Most contemporary score CDs these days leave me underwhelmed. Even scores from my favorite composers get two or three listens, out of a sense of obligation, before they get filed on the shelf. However this one keeps jumping to the top of the pile to be replayed, and at 42 minutes, it's an ideal length, which I'm sure Thor will appreciate. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 9, 2015 - 1:12 PM   
 By:   Leo Nicols   (Member)

The spirit of Bernard Herrmann is alive and well in "Tom at the Farm"
Superb score from Gabriel Yared !

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 9, 2015 - 2:06 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

The spirit of Bernard Herrmann is alive and well in "Tom at the Farm"
Superb score from Gabriel Yared !


If you enjoy this, check out his score for THE TALENTED Mr. RIPLEY, which I feel is his masterpiece, and Anthony Minghella's too. Yared himself recently said on Twitter that it's one of the greatest films he has ever worked on. It's a shame the commercial album only has a few tracks of the score, but they cover all the key pieces. (Indeed, as he said on Twitter, the whole score is built from only two themes).

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 10, 2015 - 2:26 PM   
 By:   Leo Nicols   (Member)

The spirit of Bernard Herrmann is alive and well in "Tom at the Farm"
Superb score from Gabriel Yared !


If you enjoy this, check out his score for THE TALENTED Mr. RIPLEY, which I feel is his masterpiece, and Anthony Minghella's too. Yared himself recently said on Twitter that it's one of the greatest films he has ever worked on. It's a shame the commercial album only has a few tracks of the score, but they cover all the key pieces. (Indeed, as he said on Twitter, the whole score is built from only two themes).


Thank you James, I'll check that one out.

 
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