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 Posted:   Jan 27, 2020 - 11:28 PM   
 By:   moolik   (Member)

Well...this one is just like the other ones by Newman.I think he is a bit like Horner.Awesome yet repetitive.
And this one definitely doesn't deserve the Oscar and not even a nomination in my opinion.
He should have gotten it for SHAWSHANK.( But than again there was another contender called Zimmer that year and a very strong year...)
But it´s like in the boxing championships..when you are a contender or a champion you always get in the ring and receive the high points even though the other one was better.
So some guys no matter what they compose are always contenders like:
Desplat_Newman_Zimmer_Williams_Johanson ( If he`d be still alive )

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 27, 2020 - 11:44 PM   
 By:   keky   (Member)

And this one definitely doesn't deserve the Oscar and not even a nomination in my opinion.

Is your opinion based on listening the score only or did you watch the movie as well? Because if you listen to it without the movie I might agree with you but in the movie the score works wonders and definitely deserves a nomination. Or even the award.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 28, 2020 - 1:50 AM   
 By:   moolik   (Member)

Judgment for soundtracks are always connected to the movie.They are not meant for a listening at home in the first place.
So yes I did.
It works well...but still nothing exceptional.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 28, 2020 - 1:51 AM   
 By:   moolik   (Member)

But who are we anyways...just creepy nerds on a forum..so doesn't matter anyways what I or anyone else thinks...just fun.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 28, 2020 - 7:41 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

I agree, it works, mostly, quite well in the film. As it is intended. When I have read extensive interviews with Newman he does not really even advocate for his scores as standalone scores.

 
 Posted:   Jan 28, 2020 - 4:15 PM   
 By:   johnbijl   (Member)

It is a very good film, and a 'good' score. But calling this the 'best score in years' is rather silly.


Nobody here called it that.

 
 Posted:   Jan 28, 2020 - 4:37 PM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

It is a very good film, and a 'good' score. But calling this the 'best score in years' is rather silly.


Nobody here called it that.


Exactly. It was called "his" (Newman's) "best score in years."

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2020 - 5:15 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

It is a very good film, and a 'good' score. But calling this the 'best score in years' is rather silly.


Nobody here called it that.


Exactly. It was called "his" (Newman's) "best score in years."


It is not that either, Bridge of Spies has a lot more thematic and musical richness across the whole film.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2020 - 6:21 AM   
 By:   keky   (Member)

It is a very good film, and a 'good' score. But calling this the 'best score in years' is rather silly.


Nobody here called it that.


Exactly. It was called "his" (Newman's) "best score in years."


It is not that either, Bridge of Spies has a lot more thematic and musical richness across the whole film.


For me it is definitely his best in years since the last Newman score I bought was probably Lemony Snicket. As opposed to Bridge of Spies I actually noticed the music in 1917 and it helped the film a lot. But, as I had said before, I'm not the biggest Tom Newman fan in the world so probably that's why I find 1917 better than many of his scores - it's different.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2020 - 7:55 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

It is a very good film, and a 'good' score. But calling this the 'best score in years' is rather silly.


Nobody here called it that.


Exactly. It was called "his" (Newman's) "best score in years."


It is not that either, Bridge of Spies has a lot more thematic and musical richness across the whole film.


For me it is definitely his best in years since the last Newman score I bought was probably Lemony Snicket. As opposed to Bridge of Spies I actually noticed the music in 1917 and it helped the film a lot. But, as I had said before, I'm not the biggest Tom Newman fan in the world so probably that's why I find 1917 better than many of his scores - it's different.


Yes, we are probably similar, I have found a lot of his music not much more than effects. His philosophy I have read is almost entirely against the grain of his musical family history, I guess it makes a certain amount of sense. In any case I agree that it serves this film quite well, my one issue was it was a wee bit overscored, which of course is a directorial decision, and a few electronic sprinkles, which drew attention to themselves as incongruities.

 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2020 - 8:20 AM   
 By:   johnbijl   (Member)

Bridge of Spies is a *very* different score then 1917.

Bridge.. much more follows the action of the film where as 1917 is more introspective. As a whole, I found Bridge.. a fairly regular score in it’s technique (and an enjoyable album). As far as introspective scores go, I found 1917 amazing and Newman’s best since American Beauty (which also has strong introspective moments).

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2020 - 9:24 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

Bridge of Spies is a *very* different score then 1917.

Bridge.. much more follows the action of the film where as 1917 is more introspective. As a whole, I found Bridge.. a fairly regular score in it’s technique (and an enjoyable album). As far as introspective scores go, I found 1917 amazing and Newman’s best since American Beauty (which also has strong introspective moments).


Yes, I can certainly see what you are saying

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2020 - 7:46 AM   
 By:   Damian   (Member)

Just got round to buying this cheap. I'm glad I didn't pay full price as I think it's shit, on the whole. Maybe 2/3 listenable tracks.

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2020 - 8:50 AM   
 By:   acathla   (Member)

Just got round to buying this cheap. I'm glad I didn't pay full price as I think it's shit, on the whole. Maybe 2/3 listenable tracks.

It might need some time to grow on ya. At first listen I found it all very boring and it did nothing for me.
But then I watched the movie and it all kinda made more sense so I gave it another swing, and today its one of my favorite score albums. Listen to it alot!

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2020 - 10:05 AM   
 By:   Damian   (Member)

I don't plan.on seeing film but miss Tom's woodwind and tinkly stuff.

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2020 - 10:11 AM   
 By:   judy the hutt   (Member)

Just got round to buying this cheap. I'm glad I didn't pay full price as I think it's shit, on the whole. Maybe 2/3 listenable tracks.

It might need some time to grow on ya. At first listen I found it all very boring and it did nothing for me.
But then I watched the movie and it all kinda made more sense so I gave it another swing, and today its one of my favorite score albums. Listen to it alot!


I have done that even with John Williams. At first hearing, did not care for the Patriot but after the third listening, I love it. but I would suggest listening more than once from any score and/or composer you might have a pleasant surprise

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2020 - 11:54 AM   
 By:   acathla   (Member)

Just got round to buying this cheap. I'm glad I didn't pay full price as I think it's shit, on the whole. Maybe 2/3 listenable tracks.

It might need some time to grow on ya. At first listen I found it all very boring and it did nothing for me.
But then I watched the movie and it all kinda made more sense so I gave it another swing, and today its one of my favorite score albums. Listen to it alot!


I have done that even with John Williams. At first hearing, did not care for the Patriot but after the third listening, I love it. but I would suggest listening more than once from any score and/or composer you might have a pleasant surprise


Exactly! And I also have learned through the years that I need to actually watch the movie in order to "connect" to the score. I need to know why it sounds like it does. I can think of only one score album that I instantly fell in love it without having watched the movie. Which was Max Richter's Mary Queen of Scots. I just couldnt hold myself and wait for it to be released on bluray so I took a chance listening to the score anyways. But that's the only one I can think of.

And back to 1917:

I see that according to my last.fm profile, I have listened to "Sixteen Hundred Men" 88 times and "The Night Window" 55 times! That's a lot of time spent! lol!

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2020 - 12:22 PM   
 By:   Gold Digger   (Member)

Love The Night Window. Newman at his best.

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2020 - 1:30 PM   
 By:   acathla   (Member)

Love The Night Window. Newman at his best.

Get chills everytime I listen to it!

Has done any other scores in this style before?
(I havent listened too much to his work yet, but working on it big grin )

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2020 - 2:43 PM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

Just listened to the score on Tidal; amazing work, very moving. I imagine it must have worked especially well with the imagery of the movie. I should finally get around to seeing this.

 
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