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 Posted:   Oct 18, 2016 - 11:21 AM   
 By:   Luc Van der Eeken   (Member)

I don't care who scored what but it's one of the best of the year imho! Good and hummable themes, beautiful and rich orchestrations and emotional without being sentimental (with a bit of a Horner-vibe). My oldest daughter and I enjoyed the hell out of this movie. Why this wasn't more succesful and people prefer all this Marvelstuff is beyond me.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2016 - 11:32 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

I don't care who scored what but it's one of the best of the year imho! Good and hummable themes, beautiful and rich orchestrations and emotional without being sentimental (with a bit of a Horner-vibe). My oldest daughter and I enjoyed the hell out of this movie. Why this wasn't more succesful and people prefer all this Marvelstuff is beyond me.

I think it is a very good movie, in the top 10 of the live action movies this year.
The score serves the picture well, not something I would buy.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 18, 2016 - 3:15 AM   
 By:   Willgoldnewtonbarrygrusin   (Member)

I passed on the movie and the score - and that was a HUGE mistake.

Hart´s score is beautiful and gripping, definitely on my top 10 list this year.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 18, 2016 - 3:54 AM   
 By:   Luc Van der Eeken   (Member)

I passed on the movie and the score - and that was a HUGE mistake.

Hart´s score is beautiful and gripping, definitely on my top 10 list this year.


You have chosen...wisely! Great movie and score and definitely in my top ten.

 
 Posted:   Dec 18, 2016 - 6:25 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

It's a fine little score... wouldn't probably reach my top 20 of the year... but still decent although a bit forgettable work... eg see Debney's Dreamer or Evan Almighty. It's definitely no Eragon.

 
 Posted:   Dec 18, 2016 - 2:12 PM   
 By:   Dalboz17   (Member)

It's definitely no Eragon.

Well, Eragon is a rare beast: a wondrous score to an abysmally bad movie. I just re-watched it this year to re-confirm that the movie is as bad as I remember. Whereas the new Pete's Dragon is a great "little" film: very intimate, charming, and with a subdued wonder. Hart's score is definitely one of my favorites of the year.

 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2018 - 2:29 PM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

It is a very fine film, it is too bad that so few will probably see Pete's Dragon as they are seeing far inferior movies. The score is occasionally effective, and yet it is obviously derivative. It is also obvious that Hart does not have formal education in orchestral composition, there is not much cohesive that would make this a single work - a complete score, with motifs and themes. There are some moments of scoring between Pete and the dragon that are charming and sweet. In any case everyone should see the movie, it is very good.

I just saw this on Netflix and loved it. A beautiful down to Earth fantasy film. It's disheartening that a film like this fails at the box office. I like the score better than you though. At least I though it had some great highlights and the rest complimented the film just fine. The music certainly served the picture far better than the droning summer franchise films. I even liked a lot of the folksy songs and that isn't a genre I'm particularly interested in.

 
 Posted:   Jun 14, 2018 - 11:08 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

Playing this again I wonder if anyone hears a similarity between the scores main theme and "The Rainbow Connection" from The Muppet Movie?

 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2022 - 1:41 PM   
 By:   Ian J.   (Member)

I just got round to watching this 2016 version of Pete's Dragon on Disney+, while waiting for my subscription to expire. I found the film enjoyable, and certainly better than the musical 1977 film, which I tried to watch afterwards and just couldn't stomach the way it was made. I'm so not a fan of musicals.

Anyhoo, I looked up and downloaded the score same day and I have to say, Daniel Hart's score stands out, the songs not so much so. But overall, a wonderful listen.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2022 - 6:47 PM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

I just got round to watching this 2016 version of Pete's Dragon on Disney+, while waiting for my subscription to expire. I found the film enjoyable, and certainly better than the musical 1977 film, which I tried to watch afterwards and just couldn't stomach the way it was made. I'm so not a fan of musicals.

Anyhoo, I looked up and downloaded the score same day and I have to say, Daniel Hart's score stands out, the songs not so much so. But overall, a wonderful listen.


I like the film quite a lot, Redford in his comfortable old leathery actor mode, and the story is sweet and nice, and there is almost no technology of any kind in the film. The score is a light and sweet thing, nice.

 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2022 - 7:40 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

I just got round to watching this 2016 version of Pete's Dragon on Disney+, while waiting for my subscription to expire. I found the film enjoyable, and certainly better than the musical 1977 film, which I tried to watch afterwards and just couldn't stomach the way it was made. I'm so not a fan of musicals.

Anyhoo, I looked up and downloaded the score same day and I have to say, Daniel Hart's score stands out, the songs not so much so. But overall, a wonderful listen.


I like the film quite a lot, Redford in his comfortable old leathery actor mode, and the story is sweet and nice, and there is almost no technology of any kind in the film. The score is a light and sweet thing, nice.


As I already mentioned I adore this film and score. It was really brave of Disney (or the Director) not to make it into a musical. Though it probably would've done better as a musical, because people apparently need pop songs in their family films. It's criminal when bloated tent-pole summer franchise films get high praise, while this film was ridiculously maligned.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2022 - 8:06 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

I just got round to watching this 2016 version of Pete's Dragon on Disney+, while waiting for my subscription to expire. I found the film enjoyable, and certainly better than the musical 1977 film, which I tried to watch afterwards and just couldn't stomach the way it was made. I'm so not a fan of musicals.

Anyhoo, I looked up and downloaded the score same day and I have to say, Daniel Hart's score stands out, the songs not so much so. But overall, a wonderful listen.


I like the film quite a lot, Redford in his comfortable old leathery actor mode, and the story is sweet and nice, and there is almost no technology of any kind in the film. The score is a light and sweet thing, nice.


As I already mentioned I adore this film and score. It was really brave of Disney (or the Director) not to make it into a musical. Though it probably would've done better as a musical, because people apparently need pop songs in their family films. It's criminal when bloated tent-pole summer franchise films get high praise, while this film was ridiculously maligned.


I agree, people wonder why they don't make films 'like the used to', well, because those films are not supported at the box office. And the failure of the film commercially is used as an excuse to say that the film is bad, and we should not make that kind of film again, it is a vicious cycle.

 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2022 - 8:21 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

I just got round to watching this 2016 version of Pete's Dragon on Disney+, while waiting for my subscription to expire. I found the film enjoyable, and certainly better than the musical 1977 film, which I tried to watch afterwards and just couldn't stomach the way it was made. I'm so not a fan of musicals.

Anyhoo, I looked up and downloaded the score same day and I have to say, Daniel Hart's score stands out, the songs not so much so. But overall, a wonderful listen.


I like the film quite a lot, Redford in his comfortable old leathery actor mode, and the story is sweet and nice, and there is almost no technology of any kind in the film. The score is a light and sweet thing, nice.


As I already mentioned I adore this film and score. It was really brave of Disney (or the Director) not to make it into a musical. Though it probably would've done better as a musical, because people apparently need pop songs in their family films. It's criminal when bloated tent-pole summer franchise films get high praise, while this film was ridiculously maligned.


I agree, people wonder why they don't make films 'like the used to', well, because those films are not supported at the box office. And the failure of the film commercially is used as an excuse to say that the film is bad, and we should not make that kind of film again, it is a vicious cycle.


Agreed.

BTW, based off of a deleted scene the film takes place in 1981.
I too like the lack of technology in the film.

 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2022 - 9:07 AM   
 By:   Ian J.   (Member)

BTW, based off of a deleted scene the film takes place in 1981. I too like the lack of technology in the film.

I wondered why one of the timber workers (Jack?) used a standard phone on a desk. There wasn't any other direct clue in the film to its year of setting. I suppose the road vehicles should be something of a giveaway, but I don't know U.S. cars at all well.

 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2022 - 9:28 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

BTW, based off of a deleted scene the film takes place in 1981. I too like the lack of technology in the film.

I wondered why one of the timber workers (Jack?) used a standard phone on a desk. There wasn't any other direct clue in the film to its year of setting. I suppose the road vehicles should be something of a giveaway, but I don't know U.S. cars at all well.


In the deleted scene Elliott was sneaking around town. He passed by a movie theater which was playing "The Fox and the Hound". Thus placing the film in 1981.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2022 - 10:05 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

BTW, based off of a deleted scene the film takes place in 1981. I too like the lack of technology in the film.

I wondered why one of the timber workers (Jack?) used a standard phone on a desk. There wasn't any other direct clue in the film to its year of setting. I suppose the road vehicles should be something of a giveaway, but I don't know U.S. cars at all well.


In the deleted scene Elliott was sneaking around town. He passed by a movie theater which was playing "The Fox and the Hound". Thus placing the film in 1981.


I never noticed that, good catch.
The production design is quite nice, comfortable, warm

 
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