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 Posted:   Feb 17, 2010 - 4:40 PM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

CHUD has a story with youtube clips of what is claimed to be the rejected Paul Haslinger score for THE WOLFMAN.

You can read and hear it all here:

http://chud.com/articles/articles/22588/1/THE-WOLFMAN-SCORE-THAT-WASN039T/Page1.html

James

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 17, 2010 - 4:58 PM   
 By:   ryankeaveney   (Member)

That's music ripped from the official WOLFMAN website. It's more likely production music.

http://www.thewolfmanmovie.com > Click Enter Site > Skip (top right) > the site will load. Cue production music track.

 
 Posted:   Feb 17, 2010 - 5:19 PM   
 By:   Timothy J. Phlaps   (Member)

I suspected this wasn't legit. I suspect everything since that supposed Howard Shore-King Kong promo that made the rounds.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 17, 2010 - 10:46 PM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

Well, I went to facebook and asked him...


I included the link and I hope he takes a moment to answer.

If he does, I'll let you know.


Ford A Thaxton

 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2010 - 12:15 AM   
 By:   mastersofuniverse   (Member)

well why do you think the studio suddenly changed their minds and decided not to go ahead with Haslinger and back to Elfman?

Seems like a lot of arguments were going on in this production!

 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2010 - 1:13 AM   
 By:   johnmullin   (Member)

Mastage posted this in one of the other Wolfman threads:

Interview with the director: http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/news/interviewsnews.php?id=14013

Rotten: Do you mind talking about the back and forth about the score? Elfman is back and I thought that worked out for the best.

Johnston: It does. Danny had to score a film that was half an hour longer (than what the film is now). And he had to score it very early. It was last summer, I think. He said, "This has happened to me before, and I know it's going to happen now. You're going to re-cut the film and my score isn't going to work." We re-cut the film, we put his score in. And what happened is he had themes he had spaced out and it worked great in his cut. When we took out that half hour, his themes were closer together. So things get familiar and you go, "Wait, I just heard that." We previewed the film, we all recognized it didn't work. But there was a reaction from someone high up at NBC/Universal, because a new trailer had been cut with the electronic score, someone said, "Hey, let's do the whole film that way!" It was something I reacted to pretty violently. That's the wrong idea, guys. They said they were going to try it. I had been so worn down, I said, "Okay, let's try it." They hired a guy who is a talented composer in his own right. They assigned him something that was almost impossible to do. When we put his music to the picture, even though the music was working, it was so out of context with what you were seeing. You can do anything in a trailer, put any music in and the audience doesn't see that trailer and go to the movie expecting that music. So the studio, to their credit, after they heard the new score, recognized Danny had a better score that matched the film. We then went back in to record about 15 minutes of new material.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2010 - 2:16 AM   
 By:   Niall from Ireland   (Member)

Mastage posted this in one of the other Wolfman threads:

Interview with the director: http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/news/interviewsnews.php?id=14013

Rotten: Do you mind talking about the back and forth about the score? Elfman is back and I thought that worked out for the best.

Johnston: It does. Danny had to score a film that was half an hour longer (than what the film is now). And he had to score it very early. It was last summer, I think. He said, "This has happened to me before, and I know it's going to happen now. You're going to re-cut the film and my score isn't going to work." We re-cut the film, we put his score in. And what happened is he had themes he had spaced out and it worked great in his cut. When we took out that half hour, his themes were closer together. So things get familiar and you go, "Wait, I just heard that." We previewed the film, we all recognized it didn't work. But there was a reaction from someone high up at NBC/Universal, because a new trailer had been cut with the electronic score, someone said, "Hey, let's do the whole film that way!" It was something I reacted to pretty violently. That's the wrong idea, guys. They said they were going to try it. I had been so worn down, I said, "Okay, let's try it." They hired a guy who is a talented composer in his own right. They assigned him something that was almost impossible to do. When we put his music to the picture, even though the music was working, it was so out of context with what you were seeing. You can do anything in a trailer, put any music in and the audience doesn't see that trailer and go to the movie expecting that music. So the studio, to their credit, after they heard the new score, recognized Danny had a better score that matched the film. We then went back in to record about 15 minutes of new material.


A true horror story indeed. My sympathies go out to any young, up and coming composers working in film nowadays and trying to cope with all this sort of carry-on! I thank God, I have no interest in buying any of the new film soundtracks.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2010 - 5:18 AM   
 By:   ian642002   (Member)

But there was a reaction from someone high up at NBC/Universal, because a new trailer had been cut with the electronic score, someone said, "Hey, let's do the whole film that way!"

I wish the rest of it went thus: "...so we went up and found the guy and took a large filing cabinet and dropped it on his head, and, after that, we threw him against the wall several times before finding a particularly fat cleaning lady to sit on his neck while we all shouted at him the importance of keeping the hell out of the creative process and just doing what he did naturally, which was counting the dollars as they came in. He hesitated in replying, so we dropped several paperweights on his genitals before he relented and promised to avoid any process involving the making of any movie, be it design, casting or music. What made me proud was the fact that we handled a potentially troublesome situation in a realistic, adult manner..."

 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2010 - 7:36 AM   
 By:   TominAtl   (Member)

Well, I saw the film and heard the score loud and clear in the movie and it worked fantastic and I cannot wait to get my hands on it. Elfmans best in years in my opinion.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2010 - 8:49 AM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

CHUD has a story with youtube clips of what is claimed to be the rejected Paul Haslinger score for THE WOLFMAN.

You can read and hear it all here:

http://chud.com/articles/articles/22588/1/THE-WOLFMAN-SCORE-THAT-WASN039T/Page1.html

James



I got a email back from Haslinger this morning and he confirmed that this is NOT his music.



Ford A. Thaxton

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2010 - 8:55 AM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

I sit corrected.

But someone should have told CHUD.

James

 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2010 - 9:25 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

CHUD has a story with youtube clips of what is claimed to be the rejected Paul Haslinger score for THE WOLFMAN.

You can read and hear it all here:

http://chud.com/articles/articles/22588/1/THE-WOLFMAN-SCORE-THAT-WASN039T/Page1.html

James



I got a email back from Haslinger this morning and he confirmed that this is NOT his music.



Ford A. Thaxton


No offense, Ford, but we already knew that before you confirmed it for us. This music pre-dates Haslinger's involvement with the movie.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2010 - 10:05 AM   
 By:   ryankeaveney   (Member)

I sit corrected.

But someone should have told CHUD.

James


Uh, I told CHUD, right in the comments section of their article. Have they corrected? Nope. Now the story has been picked up on other sites (The Playlist, Dread Central to name two) and in this day and age of blogs, no one seems to be confirming anything anymore. This is exactly the same thing that happened with ALICE IN WONDERLAND, where some nitwit thought the music on the official ALICE site was from Elfman's score (it's Brand X) and the official ALICE Twitter account, stupid as it is, decided to tweet the same thing. HEAD 'SPLODE.

 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2010 - 10:22 AM   
 By:   johnmullin   (Member)

Yeah, I posted a comment about how this wasn't Haslinger's score almost immediately when ScoreKeeper reposted the CHUD story at Aint It Cool News... and boy did the knives come out! Made me long for the maturity and civility that is often found on this board!

 
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