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 Posted:   Sep 30, 2013 - 3:21 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Another highly anticipated Norwegian film with great international appeal, this is a straightforward adventure film in the mold of Indiana Jones, utilizing Norwegian and Norse mythology as base.

The score is by Magnus Beite, one of the most promising young Norwegian film composers who previously did the FRITT VILT horror trilogy, among other things.

Very promising indeed. Can't wait to see the movie. Here's the trailer:

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 30, 2013 - 4:58 PM   
 By:   Regie   (Member)

Thor, you're not an original after all!! A man named Thor came to my house yesterday to quote on tinting the windows to stop the glare. He was covered in tatts from head to toe!!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 30, 2013 - 5:48 PM   
 By:   betenoir   (Member)

Do you know if the trailer music is from the score? Or is it just generic trailer music not actually from the film? What are the chances of a CD release?

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 30, 2013 - 6:00 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

I'm liking the trailer music a lot. Hope the movie plays in my area.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 1, 2013 - 12:24 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Do you know if the trailer music is from the score? Or is it just generic trailer music not actually from the film? What are the chances of a CD release?

I don't know, actually.

There is a second, longer trailer that even shows bits of a JURASSIC PARK-like monster, but I didn't want to post it as I think it shows too much. It can be easily found on Youtube, though.

I'll ask Beite about a possible soundtrack release. I met him once (at a wedding, of all places!) and we've communicated a few times.

(I'm thrilled that the posting about these two latest Norwegian films and scores have gotten 50 views!)

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 12, 2013 - 4:12 PM   
 By:   Per   (Member)

Finally got around to check this out. I actually wasn't aware it had got a release until a few days ago. Although I hadn't really looked for it either.

It's quite a cool score. Very thematic (which is a must for me to enjoy a score), with the use of choir, drums and those "string-rythm--riffs" (or what you wanna call them).

Reminds me a bit of Narnia (the HG-W one(s)) and National Treasure. It does sound a bit Rabin-like (or very Rabin in parts), and Zimmer'ish (that is, Zimmer pre-2004-07). For me that's a good thing.

But it for sure kicks anything from Zimmer & co the last few years in the **... It's way more listenable, and enjoyable, that's for sure.

Too bad it's such a short release (~30 min.). I haven't seen the film, and maybe there's not a lot of music in it, but for that kind of film, it would be strange if it's not at least that much more... I wouldn't mind hearing more of the variations of the themes though.

I think I've never heard this kind of (big/hollywood/zimmer-/rabin-style) "sound" from a norwegian film/score before. If I had heard the score without knowing what it was, I would never have guessed it's from a norwegian film.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 12, 2013 - 11:37 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I love the film, which I wrote about (in Norwegian) here:

http://montages.no/2013/11/analysen-gaten-ragnarok-2013/

And the score is great too -- especially the main theme which sounds like a cross between Silvestri's NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM, Djawadi's GAME OF THRONES theme and Beite's own excursion into ancient viking music!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 15, 2013 - 12:49 PM   
 By:   Per   (Member)

There's a review of this on some italian site, http://jonman492000.wordpress.com/2013/10/26/ragnarok/, and he compares it, or something, to for instance Williams, Goldsmith, Barry, Silvestri and Howard ... maybe that'll make more people (wanna) check it out, lol

 
 Posted:   Dec 15, 2013 - 12:50 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

I'm curious, but I'll have to wait until the film is rentable locally or until funds are less tight!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 15, 2013 - 12:56 PM   
 By:   Per   (Member)

It's on Spotify.

Btw. It seems the reviewer / runner of that site is a user here wink

 
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