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 Posted:   Jun 1, 2019 - 8:14 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

https://grapevine.is/news/2019/05/29/video-chernobyl-score-composer-used-only-sounds-from-an-actual-nuclear-plant/?fbclid=IwAR2V7eImeV1DOz2ApXrX8PvGzESGDqeGgOnW314OjPbVAKp6hofBJ6cGll0


The woman is GENIUS! I'll come and kick your ass Marshall.


Is that a link or the composer's name?

 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2019 - 8:25 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

RAKE- yah - Vick

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2019 - 1:04 PM   
 By:   Morris777x   (Member)

4 parts was very interesting, looking forward to the new one smile

 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2019 - 11:23 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Watched the first two eps. Wow!

There was one memorable cue - music that played over the evacuation scene.
Wish there was more of that.
Brm

 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2019 - 11:28 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

‘Chernobyl’ Score Composer Used Only Sounds From An Actual Nuclear Plant

In a recent interview, composer Hildur Guðnadóttir, who composed the score for the HBO miniseries ‘Chernobyl’, revealed how the score came together. Namely: every sound in the score is recorded from sounds from inside a nuclear power plant.

In the interview, conducted by Score: The Podcast, Hildur went into fascinating detail about the creative process.

“They filmed most of the series in Lithuania, in a power plant that’s been decommissioned,” she said. “So right before they went there to shoot, I went there to record. I went there with my score producer, Chris Watson, who records all the David Attenborough films and episodes. So he’s a master field recording engineer. We went in [the nuclear plant] in full hazmat suits and everything. We went there to record the power plant, and we worked the score from those recordings. Every single sound in the score is made from those power plant recordings.”

When asked to clarify by the interviewers as to whether she meant they banged on things in the plant or played instruments in there, Hildur reiterated: “No, I was observing the power plant. I didn’t really want to play it as such, but I wanted to go there and experience what it’s like to be in a power plant.”

https://grapevine.is/news/2019/05/29/video-chernobyl-score-composer-used-only-sounds-from-an-actual-nuclear-plant/


If the plant was decommissioned what sounds.would it make?

 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2019 - 6:19 PM   
 By:   Scott M (Oldsmith)   (Member)

This mini series was incredibly good and terrifying. Honestly, I don't think part 4 was particularly necessary, but it did show some of the horrifying jobs people had to do.

The music was perfect for this. But I can't for my life imagine ever sitting down to listen to it on its own. It's not that kind of listening experience.

 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2019 - 6:55 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Virtually every review on IMBD is a ten!
Never seen such unanimous acclaim for ANYTHING!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2019 - 9:44 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

I agree, this is without question the most brilliant television program I have ever seen on every level. Direction, writing, performance, camera, sound, the flawless score, it is all unparalleled.

Special mention should go to the staggering production design, friends who grew up in the Soviet Union have told me they're flabbergasted, every single element is scrupulously accurate.

The way in which Mazin found a message in this story that's powerfully resonant (the deadly danger of lies, especially when they compound and compound within a society) makes it not just a document of this event, but a timeless piece of drama.

People will be talking about this show for YEARS. It is already the highest user-rated program EVER at imdb.

I really loved the music in context, but I totally missed that there was an album issued. Shame it's download-only, but looking forward to listening.

By the way, it's fiendishly difficult to find at Amazon, due to their moronic new algorithms that have put useless garbage at the top of every search I've done for weeks. Here is the link to the album, so others don't have to spend ten minutes hunting for it, as I did:


https://www.amazon.com/Chernobyl-Music-Original-Hildur-Gu%C3%B0nad%C3%B3ttir/dp/B07S9BCDHF/

 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2019 - 10:07 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

I had the rare opportunity to watch this with a great 5.1 system. The surrounds were embedded in the ceiling. Really enhanced the reality of the presentation!

 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2019 - 10:17 PM   
 By:   Scott Bettencourt   (Member)

I've heard only great things about this miniseries, so it still flabbergasts me that it's written by the writer-director of Superhero Movie (which, to be honest, was not as atrocious as Date Movie, Epic Movie, Meet the Spartans, Disaster Movie or Vampires Suck, but was still really bad).

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2019 - 10:56 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

I've heard only great things about this miniseries, so it still flabbergasts me that it's written by the writer-director of Superhero Movie (which, to be honest, was not as atrocious as Date Movie, Epic Movie, Meet the Spartans, Disaster Movie or Vampires Suck, but was still really bad).

It fascinates me that the writer of The Hangover II wrote this masterpiece, but I think part of why it's so brilliant is the hunger you can see from both Mazin as writer and Renck as director to make the most of this chance they've earned after toiling in the mines for years to show the world exactly how brilliant they are.

Usually you'll get uneven work over the course of a 5-hour piece like this. Scenes will sag somewhere, the writing will wilt or the direction will feel conventional and uninspired for stretches. That is NOT the case here. Ever single scene, beginning to end, is uniformly executed with astounding skill.

The writing is some of the most skilled I've seen in years, both on the macro level of structure, which telescopes from hours in the first episode, to days in the second episode, growing broader and longer as it goes, to the micro level of dialogue - there is dialogue in this series that is so poetic and expressive that I truly was in tears a couple of times just from joy at the use of language.

I would really say there's nothing I've ever seen on television that I can compare this to, the only things I can equate it to are Schindler's List and United 93, pieces that recreate historical tragedies, find a poetic way to find meaning within them, and place them in context while also grippingly dramatizing them.

It's that good.

 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2019 - 11:02 PM   
 By:   BornOfAJackal   (Member)

Yes, this show was excellent. I enjoyed seeing Emily Watson and Stellan Skarsgard together. They were just as good in Breaking the Waves.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2019 - 1:37 AM   
 By:   Luc Van der Eeken   (Member)

This mini series was incredibly good and terrifying. Honestly, I don't think part 4 was particularly necessary, but it did show some of the horrifying jobs people had to do.

The music was perfect for this. But I can't for my life imagine ever sitting down to listen to it on its own. It's not that kind of listening experience.


This.

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2019 - 3:01 AM   
 By:   judy the hutt   (Member)

Yes, this show was excellent. I enjoyed seeing Emily Watson and Stellan Skarsgard together. They were just as good in Breaking the Waves.

and Jared Harris (Lincoln, Pompeii)

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2019 - 7:15 AM   
 By:   Scott Bettencourt   (Member)



and Jared Harris (Lincoln, Pompeii)


That's a strong recommendation right there. Harris was outstanding in The Terror.

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2019 - 10:41 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)



and Jared Harris (Lincoln, Pompeii)


That's a strong recommendation right there. Harris was outstanding in The Terror.


Only reason to watch that show...

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2019 - 10:43 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

As I have only watched eps 1 and 2 - no spoilers please

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2019 - 2:39 PM   
 By:   Rnelson   (Member)

I just binged on this series. To hell with monsters and demons of the shock-scare era. This was true horror. Remarkable show and the music (or better described as sound characterization) works brilliantly to add to that effect.

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2019 - 2:51 PM   
 By:   Scott M (Oldsmith)   (Member)

I just binged on this series. To hell with monsters and demons of the shock-scare era. This was true horror. Remarkable show and the music (or better described as sound characterization) works brilliantly to add to that effect.

Agreed 100%. This was terrifying. The first episode alone was stark, gut punching terror.

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2019 - 2:53 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

SOLARIS without the Bach choral prelude.

 
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