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 Posted:   Dec 8, 2018 - 7:38 PM   
 By:   W. David Lichty [Lorien]   (Member)

...let's get some episodes based on his work with Dante...

...break the seal with 'star trek: the motion picture' ...

my hope against hope however would be 'poltergeist' – arguably the most goldsmithian of all goldsmith scores: masterful melodic and motivic writing with even a lilting, playful lullaby theme and moment of suburban jauntiness; bartokian dissonance and stravinskian rhythms galore; brass bombast, wily woodwinds, off-the-hook percussion; evocative sonic invention (using acoustic instruments instead of synthesizers no less); sublimely beautiful religioso grandeur mixed with absolutely terrifying atonal and aleatoric horror flourishes; tempo shifts and mixed meter madness – a developmentally intricate, structurally cohesive work absolutely integral to the film's tone, emotion, narrative and dramatic action, with "twisted abduction" being one of the best pieces of music ever written to film, not to mention the breathtakingly epic "let's get her/rebirth" cue. i can only imagine what the 'art of the score' crew could add to the appreciation of this awesome score!

100% agreement with every word above. Dante? Yes, delightful. ST:TMP? Sometimes the obvious choice is the obvious choice for a reason - it's a masterpiece, i say. They will cheer every track, every note.

But Poltergeist. I only don't bring that one up more often because I FORGET how grand, lovely, mysterious, warm, angry and romantic it is. I need to rank my Goldsmiths sometime just so I can make that one number four or something.

Also, I just binged the Potter episodes, right after David Carson's set on Philosopher's Stone. All good stuff, very listenable.

 Posted:   Feb 25, 2019 - 12:06 PM   
 By:   Graham   (Member)

Blade Runner.


 Posted:   Feb 25, 2019 - 1:56 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

"... how have they done 24 episodes with nothing dedicated to Jerry Goldsmith. .."[?}

Moradi has exclusive rights!

 Posted:   Feb 26, 2019 - 12:03 PM   
 By:   sajrocks   (Member)

"... how have they done 24 episodes with nothing dedicated to Jerry Goldsmith. .."[?}

Moradi has exclusive rights!

ha! i'm thinking there is some kind of interdimensional rift that doesn't allow goldsmith's music to travel between the northern and southern hemispheres of planet earth BECAUSE THERE IS NO OTHER EXPLANATION THAT MAKES SENSE. eek

 Posted:   Feb 26, 2019 - 12:15 PM   
 By:   ghost of 82   (Member)

I enjoyed the podcast, but unfortunately they spent too much time, for my liking, talking about tracks from the soundtrack album -the 1994 edition- and music not even in the film, rather than the actual music in the film. Call me a miserable old git from 1982 (which I am) but I'd have preferred a more detailed examination of the score in the film (don't believe they even mentioned Memories of Green, which is, like, crazy). I thought it was Art of the Score, not Art of the Soundtrack Album.

Rant over, I'm thankful for anything Blade Runner-related and although I thought it was flawed, it was a fun listen.

They are covering BR2049 next, which should be interesting. At least all the music (give or take minor stuff) appeared on the album, which I guess will allow them more to talk about?

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