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 Posted:   Mar 28, 2011 - 1:48 PM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

Unless my eyes deceive me, in the small print on the new poster for Terence Malick's TREE OF LIFE, the CD is coming from Lakeshore Records.

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2986720000/tt0478304

James

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 28, 2011 - 4:43 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Since two of Malick's last 3 films had score Oscar nominations I'd say this would be ripe for one.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 28, 2011 - 7:45 PM   
 By:   Koray Savas   (Member)

I think the fact that it's Desplat gives it a higher chance of being nominated. He's the new JW in terms of nominations.

Part of me still wishes that James Newton Howard was still set to score, but these days I'd easily take Desplat.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 28, 2011 - 8:44 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

Excellent! My eyes see the same thing now, hope we're not both being deceivedsmile I missed that when I saw the poster earlier today. Great catch!!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 28, 2011 - 9:02 PM   
 By:   nxbusby   (Member)

Awesome poster by the way. Kind of different isn't it.

 
 Posted:   Mar 28, 2011 - 11:05 PM   
 By:   Oscarilbo   (Member)

by the way guys...

have you notice the second image, down directly after the one with the "OF LIFE" words ???

I just can`t wait for this next MAlick`s work.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 28, 2011 - 11:09 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)


have you notice the second image, down directly after the one with the "OF LIFE" words ???

Ah, first glimpse of one of the dinosaurs. very cool!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 29, 2011 - 8:24 AM   
 By:   Koray Savas   (Member)

Amazing poster. Can't wait.

 
 Posted:   Mar 29, 2011 - 1:32 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Being a Malick movie, I'm sure Desplat's score will be used in a "cut & paste" manner.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 29, 2011 - 2:44 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

Being a Malick movie, I'm sure Desplat's score will be used in a "cut & paste" manner.

And unlike James Horner, Desplat has made it clear he's happy with this, that the experience of working with Malick was worth it. This makes me respect Desplat even more.

Malick is a genius and a composer shouldn't go into a film with him expecting him to change his style to fit theirs. He makes art films, not mainstream blockbusters.

I still remember that Horner interview where he said that Malick could have edited THE NEW WORLD into a huge mainstream love story with the footage he had, that Horner and some of the crew even tried pushing the film in this direction. I'm glad they failed. That's not the kind of film Malick has ever made.

I'm thrilled that Desplat understands this, and that Fox Searchlight seems to understand how singular Malick's films are in their marketing. The trailer and poster are works of art in their own right. No schmaltzy TITANIC-esque imagery, like the posters for THE NEW WORLD, which totally mis-sold the film.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 29, 2011 - 6:44 PM   
 By:   Koray Savas   (Member)

The trailer is just goddamned brilliant. I probably watched it 30 times the day Apple put it up in 1080p. I then proceeded to claim it as the best film of the decade on Facebook, hahaha.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 29, 2011 - 6:52 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

Desplat has also made it very clear that he considers all the music he wrote to be raw materials for Malick to use as he sees fit.

He knows Malick isn't going to leave a series of specific cues in the exact spots they were written for. Again it seems Horner couldn't tolerate this.

Desplat appreciates that Malick's style is to mix existing classical tracks in with certain highlights of a newly composed score, all in whichever spots he thinks serve his vision best.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 29, 2011 - 6:54 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

And, by the way, I'm Facebook friends with Michael Nyman (as are 5000+ people, I'm not claiming to know him or anything).

Anyway, I loved his response to someone posting the TREE OF LIFE trailer. "One of the few directors I would kill to work for." Artists definitely do appreciate each other.

 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2011 - 10:21 AM   
 By:   KubrickFan   (Member)


I still remember that Horner interview where he said that Malick could have edited THE NEW WORLD into a huge mainstream love story with the footage he had, that Horner and some of the crew even tried pushing the film in this direction. I'm glad they failed. That's not the kind of film Malick has ever made.


The Thin Red Line could be edited into a mainstream war movie as well, and would be all the worse for it. I still have to see The New World, but the rest of Malick's movies are mesmerizing. I'm also not the biggest fan of Desplat, but seeing that he's probably deeply inspired by working with Malick, this should be something beautiful, no doubt.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2011 - 9:39 AM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

Looks like the CD is coming on May 24th according to Amazon.com.

http://www.amazon.com/Score-Tree-Life/dp/B004V9J4L2/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1302194305&sr=1-1

And yes the record label is Lakeshore Records.

James

 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2011 - 10:50 AM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)


I still remember that Horner interview where he said that Malick could have edited THE NEW WORLD into a huge mainstream love story with the footage he had, that Horner and some of the crew even tried pushing the film in this direction. I'm glad they failed. That's not the kind of film Malick has ever made.


The Thin Red Line could be edited into a mainstream war movie as well, and would be all the worse for it. I still have to see The New World, but the rest of Malick's movies are mesmerizing. I'm also not the biggest fan of Desplat, but seeing that he's probably deeply inspired by working with Malick, this should be something beautiful, no doubt.


I really found The New World to be one of the few artistic films I've seen in a while. Malick paints his films. I'm glad there's at least one Malick for every 100 Michael Bays. It keeps my world sane.

I hope Desplat outdoes himself. I love his music but I do find him in a bit in cruise control lately.

 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2011 - 3:24 AM   
 By:   Souchak   (Member)

I love his music but I do find him in a bit in cruise control lately.

even on cruise control, half asleep & with a major headache, desplat tends to outdo 90 percent of his colleagues. and unlike other composers he still tries to find a fresh, creative musical approach with each project. um, imho.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2011 - 5:44 AM   
 By:   Luc Van der Eeken   (Member)

I agree...with both of you. I found 'Largo Winch 2' a bit underwhelming but with Tree of Life, La Fille du Puisatier and Harry Potter 7, part II on the way I'm sure he'll 'redeem' himself (if that is even necesarry).

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2011 - 7:22 AM   
 By:   Koray Savas   (Member)


I really found The New World to be one of the few artistic films I've seen in a while. Malick paints his films. I'm glad there's at least one Malick for every 100 Michael Bays. It keeps my world sane.

I hope Desplat outdoes himself. I love his music but I do find him in a bit in cruise control lately.


It's funny that you say "paints." A couple nights ago I finally got around to watching The Thin Red Line Criterion Blu, and the new interview with Zimmer shed a lot of light on how he works as a filmmaker. Zimmer said after he read the script for the first time they never discussed it again, and spent the rest of their time talking about combining light and sound. He mentioned Malick was really into painting and color.

 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2011 - 7:33 AM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

I love his music but I do find him in a bit in cruise control lately.

even on cruise control, half asleep & with a major headache, desplat tends to outdo 90 percent of his colleagues. and unlike other composers he still tries to find a fresh, creative musical approach with each project. um, imho.


You are very right.

 
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