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 Posted:   Jan 14, 2020 - 5:37 AM   
 By:   SpaceMind   (Member)

Ordered as well. I need to revisit the movie. I haven't seen it in years.

 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2020 - 5:59 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)


CD 1

20. Carlito’s Birthday (0:41)



...Brigante? smile


"Joor Carlito Brigante, mang! Joor a LEG-END...!"

 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2020 - 9:25 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

I thought I sampled this score on YT before the release. I was not impressed. Listening to the sound samples on Intrada's site its something completely different and awesome. Were there more than one film called "Alive"?

 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2020 - 12:52 PM   
 By:   spielboy   (Member)

donno what you listened to in YT, but JNH's score is quite impressive if you like his 90s output, both great spectacular and intimate moments

at 73 min maybe it's too long, but the unreleased finale music is A MUST

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2020 - 5:20 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

I thought I sampled this score on YT before the release. I was not impressed. Listening to the sound samples on Intrada's site its something completely different and awesome. Were there more than one film called "Alive"?

Yeah though only on Hollywood type it seems
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alive

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2020 - 9:46 AM   
 By:   BornOfAJackal   (Member)

Aside from a technically virtuoso crash sequence, I was really let down on this movie; especially since John Patrick Shanley's script (what remained of it in the final cut) did justice to the perseverance and sacrifice of the living and the dead of this horrific incident.

But director Frank Marshall brought a Hollywood action movie's sensationalism and spectacle to it, and with JNH's music having the same tone, the script and the execution were moving in incompatible directions.

This material, both film and score, required a tone-poem feel for the natural setting, a spare sentimentality for the deaths of the marooned crash victims and the interrelationships of the survivors, and a brash (but hightly selective) majesty for the expeditions and heroics that ultimately preserved the survivors.

We got little of this. With the composer going for majesty from the outset, and the director insisting on a "big score" feel throughout, it turned out that literally nothing in the movie came off as majestic, save some of the photography. The score should have built with the story.

We got too much Hollywood direction, when a more documentary-influenced style would have served the real-life setting better, and a score that sounds like Waterworld. Both wildly inappropriate for this material.

A far better adaptation awaits.

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2020 - 10:02 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)


CD 1

20. Carlito’s Birthday (0:41)



...Brigante? smile


"Joor Carlito Brigante, mang! Joor a LEG-END...!"


"I can't walk, I can't HUHHMP."

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2020 - 10:15 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

Also, I miss this JNH sound and recording quality.

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2020 - 10:29 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

"Joor Carlito Brigante, mang! Joor a LEG-END...!"

"I can't walk, I can't HUHHMP."


"I got diapers, man, diapers!"

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2020 - 10:37 AM   
 By:   Michael_McMahan   (Member)

"Joor Carlito Brigante, mang! Joor a LEG-END...!"

"I can't walk, I can't HUHHMP."


"I got diapers, man, diapers!"


"It's not what you think! It wasnt even turned ohhn. It's something else, man!"

 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2020 - 4:00 PM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

Aside from a technically virtuoso crash sequence, I was really let down on this movie; especially since John Patrick Shanley's script (what remained of it in the final cut) did justice to the perseverance and sacrifice of the living and the dead of this horrific incident.

But director Frank Marshall brought a Hollywood action movie's sensationalism and spectacle to it, and with JNH's music having the same tone, the script and the execution were moving in incompatible directions.

This material, both film and score, required a tone-poem feel for the natural setting, a spare sentimentality for the deaths of the marooned crash victims and the interrelationships of the survivors, and a brash (but hightly selective) majesty for the expeditions and heroics that ultimately preserved the survivors.

We got little of this. With the composer going for majesty from the outset, and the director insisting on a "big score" feel throughout, it turned out that literally nothing in the movie came off as majestic, save some of the photography. The score should have built with the story.

We got too much Hollywood direction, when a more documentary-influenced style would have served the real-life setting better, and a score that sounds like Waterworld. Both wildly inappropriate for this material.

A far better adaptation awaits.


Yeah, seems like an awkward way of telling this specific story. Kinda in bad taste. (No pun intended!)
Never saw the film, so I can at least enjoy the score without any outside influences.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2020 - 6:57 PM   
 By:   MCurry29   (Member)

Absolutely Glorious Music! My Cd's arrived today and I've had a listen to both discs. Huge THANK YOU to INTRADA!

 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2020 - 10:27 AM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

Also, I miss this JNH sound and recording quality.

Yes so much this. The samples sold me. I waited a few days to order because I hadn't heard of this score but now I can't wait for it to arrive.

 
 Posted:   Jan 21, 2020 - 11:54 AM   
 By:   Lewis&Clark   (Member)

Got it today. Beautiful album, well done Intrada. It's such a better listening experience than the all too short original release.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 21, 2020 - 12:27 PM   
 By:   jfallon   (Member)

Never knew I needed this expansion in my life. Sounds amazing... thanks Intrada!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 21, 2020 - 4:03 PM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

ALIVE is my favorite James Newton Howard score. Glad to have this expanded release. Thanks Intrada.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 24, 2020 - 9:07 AM   
 By:   Big X   (Member)

Just finished listening the audio thingy they did (what do we call these?). I was hoping to hear more alternate material and even a trailer. Oh well.

"obscure score" from the 1960's coming next.


We played one trailer in its entirety during the podcast.


Has anyone guessed the next title? Better still is there a podcast for the next release?

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2020 - 7:00 AM   
 By:   keky   (Member)

Those who have the expanded album: are there melodies on it not heard on the original album? I'm on the fence about it but I often get disappointed by expanded edition soundtrack because in my opinion most of the times all they offer are just longer editions without any missing or significant melodies.
So if the 30 minute album has all the important music from the film I'm not keen on buying the new one but if it offers more, never before heard music I'm probably interested. I listened to the soundclips but I found only one bit of music not on the original album, I guess.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2020 - 7:04 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

This my favourite JNH score too, and Intrada's expansion is just wonderful. So much more breathing room than the concise but all-too-short original CD.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2020 - 9:00 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Mine arrived yesterday, in a nice little bundle, with some other goodies.
Not gonna be able to listen properly until the G-kids are returned on Monday, but I can't wait to get stuck into this and Rooster Cogburn and Dolores Claiborne and Les Voleurs de la Nuit in the coming week.

 
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