Film Score Monthly
FSM HOME MESSAGE BOARD FSM CDs FSM ONLINE RESOURCES FUN STUFF ABOUT US  SEARCH FSM   
Search Terms: 
Search Within:   search tips 
You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2012 - 2:01 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

The rejected score is now officially released.

http://store.fortytwotradingco.com/losan19cresc.html

 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2012 - 2:08 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

Interesting.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2012 - 2:12 PM   
 By:   Nicholas_DW   (Member)

I wonder why the cover doesn't indicate Chinatown specifically...

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2012 - 2:19 PM   
 By:   Joe Brausam   (Member)

I wonder why the cover doesn't indicate Chinatown specifically...

Read the blurb.

 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2012 - 2:50 PM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

Listened to the one sample and it's possible to hear why it was rejected. Doesn't come close to Goldsmith's main title.

I'm happy to pass.

 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2012 - 2:57 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

Listened to the one sample and it's possible to see why it was rejected. Doesn't come close to Goldsmith's main title.

I'm happy to pass.


I agree. There's just way too much going on in that music.

 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2012 - 3:12 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

Ordered, sure hope I get an autograph Sir Robin!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2012 - 3:15 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

One sound sample?

As for 'too much going on', that's an odd complaint. Though I do see what you mean, it's very....noisy, but I wonder if that's because of the music or because of the source.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2012 - 3:29 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

regardless of its intended film, it's a pretty intriguing listen. Dismissing it because of the Goldsmith score is self-defeating for any soundtrack fan. And at $14, it wont hurt the wallet.
My only concern is how it will be listed on sites, since "Chinatown" may or may not be mentioned in the title.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2012 - 3:35 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Sounds like the type of thing Polanski would have asked from a composer.

I also agree Goldsmith's score has a simple beauty that is pure genius.
But Goldsmith had the advantage of having no time to write it. When you are thrown into a situation as Robert Evans threw Jerry into, you have no choice but to go for the simplest and most streamline approach.

Having heard other music from Lambro he is no schlockmeister. There is definite ability there. And seeing how many complex scores Goldsmith wrote that were also dumped by other producers I make no harsh judgments. In fact I ordered this just to hear the alternate score to such a seminal movie.

 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2012 - 4:46 PM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

Just too much noise, like walking down a street in the French Quarter and hearing various jazz music and random noises coming from different directions. Not bad, really, but I think he had the wrong movie. It lacked the melancholy of Goldsmith's score, which imo was a key element in the atmosphere of the film. I think Lambro's main title sets a confusing tone for the experience to follow, while Goldsmith puts you in exactly the right space.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2012 - 10:53 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

But all that doesn't mean it's necessarily a bad listen on CD.

 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2012 - 11:15 PM   
 By:   Anthony Marose   (Member)

Oh, boy. I'll... refrain.

 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2012 - 11:37 PM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

But all that doesn't mean it's necessarily a bad listen on CD.

As always, simply a matter of personal taste.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2012 - 1:11 AM   
 By:   Dennis Brain   (Member)

Sounds like the type of thing Polanski would have asked from a composer.

I also agree Goldsmith's score has a simple beauty that is pure genius.
But Goldsmith had the advantage of having no time to write it. When you are thrown into a situation as Robert Evans threw Jerry into, you have no choice but to go for the simplest and most streamline approach.

Having heard other music from Lambro he is no schlockmeister. There is definite ability there. And seeing how many complex scores Goldsmith wrote that were also dumped by other producers I make no harsh judgments. In fact I ordered this just to hear the alternate score to such a seminal movie.


Same here. Gave Lambro and Robin a chance

 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2012 - 1:48 AM   
 By:   chriss   (Member)

Having heard other music from Lambro he is no schlockmeister. There is definite ability there. And seeing how many complex scores Goldsmith wrote that were also dumped by other producers I make no harsh judgments. In fact I ordered this just to hear the alternate score to such a seminal movie.

Same here. Gave Lambro and Robin a chance


Yes, a judgement after hearing only one clip is not possible.
At the first few seconds it reminded me of Billy Goldenberg's experimental scores for Universal from that period.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2012 - 3:48 AM   
 By:   Erik Donovan   (Member)

Although CHINATOWN is one of my least favorite Goldsmith scores, it is always interesting to hear a replaced score to see how it compares to what was used. Might have to give this a shot, signed copies available also! The price is right at $13.95 and we have a record company that is honest about what the source material stating, "Tracks 1-14 are in mono. Tracks 15-18 are in stereo. This is an analog recording from 1974. Tape noise is inherent." Wish all labels would do that.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2012 - 5:44 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

As always, simply a matter of personal taste.

Not if you're rejecting the score because you're mentally comparing it to Goldsmith, which is what you wrote before this.
If the score was introduced as being for a film most people had never seen, with no mention of another composer, some of the naysayers would have had a different reaction. Yes, the cue is busy; I wouldnt say "noisy" which suggests some kind of chaos. I'm not saying it would work better in "Chinatown," only that it's an intriguing score for something.

 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2012 - 7:00 AM   
 By:   lexedo   (Member)

I'm interested in this, tbh.

 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2012 - 7:04 AM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

Yes, a judgement after hearing only one clip is not possible.

Totally agree.
Very interesting release, btw. The cover watercolor art is so&so but I do like the caption: "the unused score of a film by..."

 
You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
© 2014 Film Score Monthly. All Rights Reserved.