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 Posted:   Feb 10, 2019 - 7:30 AM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)

Saw this movie a couple of weeks ago and it really is delightful. A film about friendship.....ultimately pretty sad. Wonderful lengthy opening shot of the pair walking through the studio talking about contracts, with so much going on around them.
I'll be honest, Kent's score didn't make a massive impression on me but I'll listen again on the album release.

Yes, that opening scene is by far my favourite, and I would have loved have seen more of that. Hopefully the dvd/Blu-ray will have extra scenes to enjoy, I'm sure I read something about that somewhere, and I hope there's more of when they were still at Roach. Love the line about " a parvenu". "Look it up Hal, there's a picture of you".

I did take more notice of the score this time and there are some lovely moments. I hope we get some of Kent's takes on the famous L&H theme, and even some of the song renditions. That last dance at the end to At the Ball That's All, where his music swells to the song had me in tears!

 Posted:   Feb 10, 2019 - 8:25 AM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

Very nice, appropriate score. The film was absolutely perfect, a complete joy. My favorite film of the year, along with Death of Stalin.

 Posted:   Feb 10, 2019 - 8:39 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

No need to expand on the prologue... since it provides completely sufficient contrast to their final years attempting a comeback without much of a luck. More would be unnecessary.

The montage of their final performance together is where Kent really shines. Hopefully the album won't take much longer and will get released soon.

 Posted:   Mar 14, 2019 - 12:07 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

 Posted:   Mar 15, 2019 - 12:04 PM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)

So no physical one then. No good to me. What a f*****g shame.

 Posted:   Apr 10, 2019 - 4:45 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

This makes for a lovely little 35 minute listen.
It's amazing how distinctive Kent's voice is/has become, as I've followed his music down the years.
He relies on his customary strings and percussion sound for this, as he has done for many of his scores.
It's generally always melody with Kent, and very acoustically so.
He's not really one for moody/textural ambience.
He's quite 'old school' in that respect.
The early 'bouncy/bucolic' cues give way to some really sad/tender/heartfelt tracks later on.
Like the film, just lovely stuff all round.

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