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 Posted:   Apr 7, 2014 - 2:09 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

I am wondering why there was no thread for this one yet.
Seems like a fantastic opportunity for McNeely, who has just begun recording his new score at Sony Studios.





For those not familiar with the movie, here is the trailer too



The movie opens late May/early June.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2014 - 2:37 PM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

All kidding aside it looks like a great opportunity for McNeely to turn in a huge, rousing western score.

Now, cue all the McFarlane hate big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2014 - 3:03 PM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

I really fancy seeing this movie, & I don't say that about too many new films...& I'm sure the score will do the job.

 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2014 - 3:03 PM   
 By:   Mike Skerritt   (Member)

Related but unrelated, from an AMA that MacFarlane did on Reddit last month:

Hey Seth, With all the famous actors and actresses you've worked with, which ones leave you star struck?

The one celebrity in this town who's left me completely star-struck is John Williams.

Link: http://interviewly.com/i/seth-macfarlane-mar-2014-reddit


ETA to keep this on topic: Love him or hate him, MacFarlane loves and appreciates classic film music, and I'm sure McNeely will get a chance to shine on this one.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2014 - 7:06 PM   
 By:   bondo321   (Member)

Great news!! McNeely should be getting more big-budget gigs

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2014 - 7:19 PM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

Joel is really talented, and also a nice guy. He has not gotten as many big scores as he should have.

 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2014 - 10:48 PM   
 By:   scoringsessions   (Member)

Will have coverage of this session later this spring.... I'll just say, though, that - from what little of he score I've heard at the stage - Joel has nailed it and delivered a great thematic orchestral western score that hearkens back to Elmer Bernstein in his prime.

 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2014 - 11:26 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

fantastic! smile
Can't wait smile
Hopefully the CD will be announced soon considering the release date is getting close.

 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 6:36 AM   
 By:   MattyO   (Member)

Looking forward to this, but also, I don't know if this is confirmed or not, but Joel McNeely is listed on IMDb as the composer for the upcoming DreamWorks animated film Home.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 6:48 AM   
 By:   vinylscrubber   (Member)

It's great to see McNeely get some high profile assignments at long last. (This is not to denigrate his TINKERBELL work which is high grade stuff if you seek it out.)

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 7:38 AM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

Will have coverage of this session later this spring.... I'll just say, though, that - from what little of he score I've heard at the stage - Joel has nailed it and delivered a great thematic orchestral western score that hearkens back to Elmer Bernstein in his prime.


Excellent news...was hoping to hear confirmation like this. McNeely is talenter and although he seems to have carved out a nice niche for himself, the wide exposure of this film in the spotlight is a good thing

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 8:41 AM   
 By:   maximus_rh   (Member)

I'd be delighted if he was indeed scoring Home, but imdb also lists him as the composer for Pixar's next film Inside Out. Great if it's true but a sudden rush of high profile animated assignments seem a bit odd.

 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 9:52 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

He is also listed as the composer for fantasy THUNDER LORD!
Seems a bit odd, but PLEASE, let it be all true!
Such a talented and nice guy deserves some more interesting assignments!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3118462/

 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 10:05 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

Loran Alan McNeely

 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 2:25 PM   
 By:   scoringsessions   (Member)

Loran Alan McNeely

I just spit my drink out. WOW that's a memory!!! hahahhaha

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 5:20 PM   
 By:   scrapsly   (Member)

I hope this gets a CD release. Any new Joel McNeely is always welcome. He is one of my favorites working today.

 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 5:41 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

He is also listed as the composer for fantasy THUNDER LORD!
Seems a bit odd, but PLEASE, let it be all true!
Such a talented and nice guy deserves some more interesting assignments!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3118462/


The director, as I recall, mentions it on his Facebook. In an older Facebook post, he mentioned he asked three people: McNeely, Safan, and Horner. Seems he has high aspirations for the score.

 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 8:40 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

So awesome. Can't wait to see this movie and really hoping that McNeely knocks it out of the park!

 
 Posted:   Apr 10, 2014 - 5:00 PM   
 By:   Dr. Nigel Channing   (Member)

A couple of tweets from Macfarlane:

March 23: Joel McNeely KILLING IT w/ his score for #AMillionWays -- I'm very lucky to work w/ composers who really know how to write for an orchestra

April 6: @joelsephmc Joel McNeely killed it today w a 95-piece orchestra recording his magnificent score for #AMillionWays

Very promising indeed!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2014 - 12:03 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

I generally find McFarlane about as funny as diarrhoea (Family Guy and Ted made me laugh...once...no wait, that was wind) but the thought of McNeely writing up a storm of a western score with nearly 100 players does have it's potential merits and his passion for 'classic style' film scores is a plus too, I suppose.
I hope McNeely is encouraged to use his own 'voice' instead of 'temp-tracking' out, aping scores of yesteryear too closely. We'll see (or hear) soon enough I guess.

 
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