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 Posted:   Aug 1, 2013 - 6:17 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Marco Beltrami suits up for another assignment with director/actor Tommy Lee Jones: The Homesman.

Not a bad cast: TLJ, Hilary Swank, Meryl Streep, William Fichtner, Hailee Steinfeld, Tim Blake Nelson, John Lithgow, James Spader.

This project has previously been announced but I wanted to go ahead and start a new thread for it. I am very much looking forward to it! Beltrami's other two efforts on projects TLJ has been involved in, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada and In the Electric Mist, were mesmerizing, game-changing scores for the composer.

 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2013 - 6:34 PM   
 By:   johnmullin   (Member)

I'm glad that Beltrami is finally getting some work this year.

 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2013 - 6:42 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

I'm glad that Beltrami is finally getting some work this year.

LOL out loud!

 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2013 - 12:36 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

Beltrami and Jones is a winning combination. Looking forward to this very much!

 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2013 - 6:39 AM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

I smell a masterpiece!

 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2013 - 7:17 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

Is there a release date already?

 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2013 - 8:45 AM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Is there a release date already?

Not yet.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2013 - 4:07 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

DP, I love the way you love Beltrami. Reminds me of Henry's love for Conti. (Okay, or mine
for Bernstein.)

"I smell a masterpiece."

Good, because I'm ready, and it is time. I am noticing him more and more and like some of his music. At first I thought he was just good at horror scores, but he has grown and scored a variety of genres. Now, with all of his opportunities, I'm ready for him to compose something famous, iconic, recognizable to most and MEMORABLE. Lay people who are not aficionados of film music recognize themes from Superman, Jaws, The Pink Panther, The Magnificent Seven, Rocky, and certainly Mission Impossible and Bond-007 music. (And others like main themes from Star Trek series or movies, Conan, Pirates Of The Caribbean, etc.) I hope he soon gets a movie and a director that allow him to compose music that will be timeless and discussed 50 or more years from now the way some of us can discuss Ben Hur, To Kill a Mockingbird, many of John Williams scores, and other memorable music in the movies.
It is his time. I hope he goes for it!

 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2013 - 7:49 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

DP, I love the way you love Beltrami. Reminds me of Henry's love for Conti. (Okay, or mine
for Bernstein.)

"I smell a masterpiece."


Thanks Joan! I appreciate that. There was another thread recently which poked fun at my love for Beltrami, saying that I call each and every one of his scores a masterpiece, which is why I jokingly predicted that The Homesman will turn out this way too. But who knows? I honestly wouldn't be surprised if it does, or at least if it does to my ears, because my adoration and enthusiasm for Beltrami's music is boundless and the man really is that good. Better!

I'm flattered to be compared to Henry Conti and Joan Bernstein! wink

I feel as though Beltrami has written themes or memorable melodies that are even better than the iconic film scores you mentioned, but I am sure there will come a day when his themes and melodies are as popular and memorable, its only a matter of time. I think his melodies for The Invisible, Soul Surfer, and I Am Dina are worthy of going down at the top of history, but they were so much lower profile, films and music. Soon Beltrami will hit that right combination of enthralling the masses, lasting impression, and musical genius.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2013 - 9:07 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

I think he has composed some very good scores like Soul Surfer, but I can't agree at this point in time that he has beat the iconic scores that I listed.....yet. (And this is only my opinion.) Maybe soon. Also, I think he has the talent to join Williams, Bernstein, Rozsa, Goldsmith, Mancini, Conti and others by composing a score or scores that will become memorable AND timeless. He needs the right movie or movies and directors that will allow him to really cut loose. I hope it is soon.

(I like the name Joan Bernstein.smile)

And keep up your boundless enthusiasm. Our obsession with great film music and composers is a Magnificent Obsession!

 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2013 - 10:37 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Well, I would say that Woodsboro theme at least is one of the most iconic and recognizable pieces of film music in the last 20 years and if Paradise Lost was actually made it would have moved his carreer into a whole new level, but that one was sadly cancelled.
Hopefully he will be on board of Proyas' ancient Egypt movie if it gets actually made.

There is hardly that many "iconic" scores being written these days, which has much more to do with the films and the filmmakers. Harry Potter is just a rip off of Home Alone and Hook and not particularly good one, but the movies and books are crazy popular so it gets so overplayed everywhere. The same with Pirates of the Caribbean, which is hardly any different than dozen others by Zimmer and his pets. If for example Drop Zone was a billion dollar hit and it was launched into a series, we would be hearing that instead everywhere now and everyone would be saying how iconic score that is.

 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2013 - 6:16 AM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Well, I would say that Woodsboro theme at least is one of the most iconic and recognizable pieces of film music in the last 20 years and if Paradise Lost was actually made it would have moved his carreer into a whole new level, but that one was sadly cancelled.
Hopefully he will be on board of Proyas' ancient Egypt movie if it gets actually made.

There is hardly that many "iconic" scores being written these days, which has much more to do with the films and the filmmakers. Harry Potter is just a rip off of Home Alone and Hook and not particularly good one, but the movies and books are crazy popular so it gets so overplayed everywhere. The same with Pirates of the Caribbean, which is hardly any different than dozen others by Zimmer and his pets. If for example Drop Zone was a billion dollar hit and it was launched into a series, we would be hearing that instead everywhere now and everyone would be saying how iconic score that is.


Really Lokutus do you also call Zimmer's colleagues and students "pets" too? It's so disrespectful to so many people. C'mon dude.

I do think the Woodsboro theme is great and memorable but if I had to pick one that was Beltrami's most iconic I'd have to go with Sid's theme instead, hands down. At least in the horror genre. Catchier, more melodic, more omnipresent.

It's also too bad Proyas' Dracula Year One film hasn't gotten off the ground, or whatever it's called. How can a guy this brilliant go so long without making films? I know one doesn't necessarily have anything to do with the other, but I wish he would make more movies, he's such a unique and intelligent and distinct voice in cinema.

I've had a chance to hear Beltrami's choral and vocal recordings when he was experimenting for Paradise Lost before it was axed. Amazing stuff. Makes me also wish he'd work more in the concert writing/concept album/non-film composition arena too, adding to the few concert pieces he's posted on his official site. The posted pieces are good but many, many years old.

Random Beltrami Rants and Raves, end transmission.

 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2013 - 7:18 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

I've had a chance to hear Beltrami's choral and vocal recordings when he was experimenting for Paradise Lost before it was axed. Amazing stuff.

Perhaps he could dig up some of those and use them on Seventh Son... smile I wish I could hear those... and his TNMT score too, of course.



Makes me also wish he'd work more in the concert writing/concept album/non-film composition arena too, adding to the few concert pieces he's posted on his official site. The posted pieces are good but many, many years old.

If I remember correctly most of his concert work was written during college years and later he adapted and recorded some of them in various scores including Deep Water, Mimic, I am Dina, I Robot... the only "more recent" concert piece I know of is the piece for two pianos recorded around T3 days... or anything else more recent?
Too bad his site no longer includes the description and brief history of some of his concert pieces... it was available there yeeeeeeeeeeeeeears ago. Quite interesting... I wish I had a back-up of some sort...

 
 Posted:   Feb 6, 2014 - 6:16 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Marco's score for The Homesman finishes sessions this Friday, February 7th and Monday, February 10th.

 
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2014 - 8:32 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

The movie will finally open in France on May 21st and will be also a part of Cannes Film Festival next month.

 
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2014 - 8:33 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Marco's score for The Homesman finishes sessions this Friday, February 7th and Monday, February 10th.

Have you heard it yet? smile
Any comments on the score or the others finished recently?
Of course 1864 is by far the score I am looking forward to the most this year... Hopefully he will have opportunity and budget to employ bigger forces than on Turn.

 
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2014 - 8:35 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

ok... and one last time!
The trailer was JUST released and here it is!


 
 
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2014 - 9:38 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

This looks like a rather unique movie, a different kind of western. The trailer has unusual music. Not sure if it is Beltrami. Release date?

(Deputy Riley, do you know when Snowpiercer will be released? It has reviews at IMBD, but I'm beginning to think it may go directly to DVD if it isn't released soon.)

 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2014 - 7:59 AM   
 By:   Mike Skerritt   (Member)

This looks like a rather unique movie, a different kind of western. The trailer has unusual music. Not sure if it is Beltrami. Release date?

This looks fantastic.

Seemed like the music was split down the middle. The lullaby in the second half of the trailer sounds like something that might have been sung in the film, so I'd guess that's Beltrami? But the first half is altogether different. It sounds really familiar, not unlike THE VILLAGE, but I can't place it. Anyone?

 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2014 - 10:37 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Unfortunately neither of the two pieces used in the trailer is from the score.
I am definitely wondering what they both are - as the first one especially is very close to what I expected the score might actually sound like.



Anyway, watching the trailer for like 20th times now... it does sound familiar... could be perhaps something Johnny Greenwood might have done? THE MASTER, perhaps? There is not that many (film) composers who would be courageous enough to go this route (besides Marco himself and Greenwood). Or maybe it's a part of some classical piece like anything from Arvo Part?

 
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