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 Posted:   Aug 17, 2015 - 6:33 AM   
 By:   Scott M (Oldsmith)   (Member)

Even if the series theme was quoted, the style of this score makes me think the second season Schifrin arrangement would have been more appropriate. And if you're gonna ask that Goldsmith be represented, it would be only fair for Gerald Fried to get a shout out since he composed a ton of music for the series. Rather than pay tribute to a ton of composers, the film has its own identity. It's a smooth, cool score. I like it a lot. The songs meld well within the album. Overall, a very nice surprise.

 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2015 - 10:21 AM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

As someone who is not typically a fan of the style of scores in the originals I wasn't surprised that I wasn't drawn into the music when listening to it apart from the film. However, I did watch the movie yesterday and thought the score mostly worked, except a few times when the percussion got a little too over-the-top. So while I probably wouldn't spend much time listening to the music outside the film I think it was done well for what it needed to be.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2015 - 10:51 AM   
 By:   Jon Broxton   (Member)

My review of The Man from U.N.C.L.E., for anyone who's interested:

http://moviemusicuk.us/2015/08/17/the-man-from-u-n-c-l-e-daniel-pemberton/

Jon

 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2015 - 12:41 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Bloody hell, this did half the business that Fantastic Four did last week (but reading online, most people seem to like it). I don't think there's going to be a sequel.

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/


Not really that surprised.
The show has not been seen on tv in decades and the dvd sets did not sell that well.
Truthfully, the show was not that great .

And it has no real stars in it
brm

ps I will be interested to see how it does in the UK where it more popular than in the USA

 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2015 - 1:08 PM   
 By:   Julian K   (Member)

Bloody hell, this did half the business that Fantastic Four did last week (but reading online, most people seem to like it). I don't think there's going to be a sequel.

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/


Fantastic 4 had a budget of $120*, UNCLE a budget of $75m**, so is much more likely to eventually generate a profit (especially, if you say, people like it).


* Wikipedia
** IMDb

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2015 - 1:09 PM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)



Not really that surprised.
The show has not been seen on tv in decades and the dvd sets did not sell that well.
Truthfully, the show was not that great .

And it has no real stars in it
brm

ps I will be interested to see how it does in the UK where it more popular than in the USA


I dunno, do you mean the TV show? It was very popular in the UK, I loved it (& saw all the films), but the UK is such a small player, it must have done very well in the US to get four seasons, but then, people who enjoyed it then are getting on a bit now (oh god, I'll be 65 soon!). I read it did pretty poor in the rest of the world also, it looks like people just didn't want to see it. A big loss for Warner.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2015 - 1:14 PM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

Bloody hell, this did half the business that Fantastic Four did last week (but reading online, most people seem to like it). I don't think there's going to be a sequel.

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/


Fantastic 4 had a budget of $120*, UNCLE a budget of $75m**, so is much more likely to eventually generate a profit (especially, if you say, people like it).


* Wikipedia
** IMDb


I got this from another site, - "And only $12 million from 20+ foreign territories" - With worldwide sales, it's pretty hard for a film to lose money these days, but I think UNCLE will manage it.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2015 - 1:30 PM   
 By:   SteveLatshaw   (Member)

The biggest chunk of cash that films generate these days are from foreign sales, and from all accounts, this movie is going over big overseas. I also wouldn't count out word of mouth... I think Warner Brothers did an abysmal job of promoting the film. They spent a lot of money - but in the wrong places. No social media campaign... no promotion geared to the critical twenty and thirty-something demo. The trailers were "meh" and it wasn't well marketed to younger fans. If they'd simply pitched it as MAD MEN with guns, they'd have nailed the 20 something hipster crowd. I attended a packed screening at the Laemmle theater NOHO later Saturday afternoon and the young crowd laughed and clapped repeatedly (much like the college demo that adopted the series as their own back in 1964). WB promotion also let Ritchie babble on in interviews about how unique and different his film is from the series. It's not, by a long shot. It has the vibe and similar characters and storyline from two first season episodes... "Quadripartite Affair" and "Giuoco Piano Affair."

I think the next two weeks, domestically, will be critical... if word of mouth doesn't bring it back up next weekend, then that won't bode well...

 
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