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 Posted:   Feb 26, 2012 - 3:59 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I'm hoping to compile a list of cues from various films that underscore the artist at work, ideas being formulated, and montages of same. In fact, the cues don't necessarily have to accompany the images, just so it has that same sound.

To get things started, here's one from Jeff Beal's score to POLLOCK (which inspired the thread):




What I like about Beal's effort, in that it not only underscores the scenes brilliantly, but it also captures an Americana vibe, seeing as the film is about an American artist.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2012 - 4:03 AM   
 By:   JSWalsh   (Member)

There's a sad cue in Carter Burwell's sad score for BARTON FINK played during the writing montage scene. Very cool.

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2012 - 4:37 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

"The Creation" from my favorite John Ottman score, Incognito.

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2012 - 8:15 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

"The Creation" from my favorite John Ottman score, Incognito.


Never heard of the film, but in reading its synopsis, I'm guessing the above cue underscores the forging of the Rembrandt?

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2012 - 8:52 AM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

"Genesis" from The Agony and the Ecstasy by Alex North, scoring the spirituality of the work as much as the effort.

I'm looking forward to seeing what some of the other responses to this thread will be. Great topic!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2012 - 10:35 AM   
 By:   Mikal   (Member)

Off the top of my head, James Horner's "The Machine Age" from Bicentennial Man, and "Creating 'Governing Dynamics'" and "Cracking the Russian Codes" from A Beautiful Mind, seem to fit the bill. Here are the cues, along with the scenes they accompany, respectively:



From about 2:40-5:00:



And lastly:

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2012 - 9:19 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

"The Creation" from my favorite John Ottman score, Incognito.


Never heard of the film, but in reading its synopsis, I'm guessing the above cue underscores the forging of the Rembrandt?


Correct. Not as especially good movie (despite a topless Irene Jacob big grin), but a great pallete for film music.

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2012 - 9:28 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

Try the FSM clips of Rozsa's music for Van Gogh in Lust For Life.

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/cds/detail.cfm/CDID/220/Lust-for-Life/

 
 Posted:   Feb 27, 2012 - 2:53 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Try the FSM clips of Rozsa's music for Van Gogh in Lust For Life.

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/cds/detail.cfm/CDID/220/Lust-for-Life/


I have the score but haven't listened to it in so long that I couldn't recall exactly which cue it was that does this.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2012 - 8:58 AM   
 By:   ANZALDIMAN   (Member)

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 Posted:   Mar 16, 2012 - 10:18 AM   
 By:   Sean   (Member)

Khachaturian via Burwell. Brilliant. I weep every time.



Also -- my least favorite film in the Three Colors trilogy, but very much about creativity and rebirth. All three films featured beautiful, inspired compositions by the woefully underappreciated Zbiegnew Preisner.



cool

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2012 - 12:08 PM   
 By:   nerfTractor   (Member)

Perhaps not the creative process exactly, but the way that Horner scores the chess game scenes in SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISCHER always seemed to me like a great musical statement of the internal life of the mind.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2012 - 12:10 PM   
 By:   nerfTractor   (Member)

"The Creation" from my favorite John Ottman score, Incognito.



Another great cue called "The Creation" is from Patrick Doyle's MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN. Ridiculously over the top, in a totally enjoyable way.

 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2012 - 12:18 PM   
 By:   orion_mk3   (Member)

Absolutely right about Pollock. That score is one of the great unappreciated gems.

My vote would be for "Costume Montage" from the original Spider-Man:

 
 Posted:   May 5, 2012 - 10:06 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Any others?

 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2012 - 11:34 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Bumping for the Benefit of Mr. Kite...

 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2012 - 1:44 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Second half of the cue "You have the power" from Dark City by Trevor Jones.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2012 - 3:28 PM   
 By:   Robert0320   (Member)

Alex North's The Agony & The Ecstasy

 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2012 - 5:19 PM   
 By:   Colonial Marine   (Member)

'The Construction' from Explorers by Jerry Goldsmith




Edit: I could also see 'Dirty Money' from Road to Perdition being a good fit for the creative process.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2012 - 5:22 PM   
 By:   franz_conrad   (Member)

I can't find the scene on youtube, but the 'Graysmith Obsessed' sequence from David Shire's ZODIAC is a great piece of scoring. In it, Graysmith (Jake Gyllenhall) pores over the evidence from the Zodiac attacks.

 
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