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 Posted:   Sep 18, 2018 - 11:05 AM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)

Despite his rather good body of work I'm not actually familiar with any of it. Anyone know if it seems a good fit? Rather passionate about Laurel and Hardy, and looking forward to the new movie so just wondered..

 Posted:   Sep 18, 2018 - 11:13 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Inspired choice.
He's like a modern day John Barry.
He writes lovely, memorable heartfelt themes and his comedy touch can be quite light and delightful (Portmanesque).
Should be good.

 Posted:   Sep 18, 2018 - 11:16 AM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)

Thanks Kev. Just the sort of reply I was hoping for. Any album will be a must buy of course.

 Posted:   Sep 18, 2018 - 11:38 AM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

I agree with Kev. This is a good choice and I look forward to hearing this.

 Posted:   Sep 18, 2018 - 1:02 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

Happy to see Kent getting more work! He's a unique voice, and his score last year for "Downsizing" was one of my favorites.

 Posted:   Sep 18, 2018 - 1:22 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

A better choice than the unconfirmed composer attached to the film originally: Clint Mansell.

 Posted:   Sep 19, 2018 - 6:54 PM   
 By:   TominAtl   (Member)

Another great score by Kent is "Sideways', one of the best cool jazz scores period. Fun and melodic.

 Posted:   Dec 3, 2018 - 12:19 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

 Posted:   Jan 29, 2019 - 7:20 AM   
 By:   AndrewH   (Member)

Any news on a soundtrack release for this?

Excellent film IMO and seems to be doing solid business everywhere EXCEPT the USA. From those I have spoken to stateside, Laurel and Hardy seem largely forgotten now...which is a great shame.

 Posted:   Jan 29, 2019 - 8:03 AM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

Any news on a soundtrack release for this?

Excellent film IMO and seems to be doing solid business everywhere EXCEPT the USA. From those I have spoken to stateside, Laurel and Hardy seem largely forgotten now...which is a great shame.

I'm guessing that's true, but in addition, the film was barely released here. I never saw a single commercial or trailer for it.

I am a big fan of Laurel, Hardy, and Kent, and would have been interested in seeing this. I'm sure I'll catch up with it at home. I would definitely be interested in a soundtrack.

 Posted:   Jan 29, 2019 - 9:22 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

saw the movie for 2nd time today... one of the best Kent's scores to date.
The main theme is just beautiful.

 Posted:   Jan 29, 2019 - 10:58 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Just got the confirmation:

Hi Petr -
Yes, the score is being released through Entertainment One. I don't have a release date yet, but it's in the works, and I imagine the next few months!

Thanks for inquiring and so glad you liked it.


Savannah Wheeler
Rolfe Kent's Assistant

 Posted:   Jan 29, 2019 - 11:19 AM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

Ah! Good news! Thanks for posting.

 Posted:   Jan 29, 2019 - 11:38 AM   
 By:   AndrewH   (Member)

Thanks for the update

 Posted:   Jan 29, 2019 - 9:37 PM   
 By:   Traveling Matt   (Member)

I hope to see the movie soon, but it was originally "released" on Christmas Day yet was nowhere to be found. I too did not see local trailers or advertisements, and still haven't.

It's probably harder to keep Laurel and Hardy in the public consciousness if a new Laurel and Hardy movie can't be seen in theaters.

 Posted:   Jan 30, 2019 - 7:43 AM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)

Pretty ashamed to admit I don't recall much about the score. Unusual for me and I remember going in and as is more usual, making a conscious effort to listen out. I was supposed to watch it again the day before yesterday but it fell through and have rescheduled for next week, if it's still out, and I WILL take notice of the score. We have to remember that even Shore's Fellowship of the Ring didn't click the first time 'round, and when I saw it the second time I was amazed I'd not noticed it!

I am dismayed to hear of the film's lower profile in the US. It's been well advertised in the UK with tv trailers and spots, newspaper ads and (rave) reviews, and huge ads on the double decker buses. It's been great seeing such high profile promotion.

Tv showings of the originals here have dwindled over the years although L&H classics got a boost on a channel we have here called Talking Pictures.

The kids aren't seeing them anymore though the way I was brought up on them. They were on every Saturday and school holiday mornings when I was a kid, and grew up with them.

I fear it will be ignored at the Oscars too. Sad, because I know it's been nominated for three BAFTAS and one Golden Globe. I see Chaplin was nominated for three Golden Globes and Oscars but only got a BAFTA, and that had pretty big guns in charge with Dickie Attenborough, John Barry and some kid called Robert Downey Jr...

 Posted:   Feb 7, 2019 - 3:42 AM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)

Managed my second viewing yesterday - it's still in the cinemas here - and loved it even more. The music is indeed lovely too and I shall be picking it up when it comes out.

 Posted:   Feb 8, 2019 - 12:58 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

I noticed this had gone down to matinee showings only, so made a quick dash to our Odeon to catch it before it left.
It's a lovely little film. Melancholic and bittersweet. It's what me mum used to call a nice Sunday afternoon fillum.
It's a shame it focuses on the waning popularity of the duo in their later years, but I suppose it makes for better drama than their earlier decades of huge success. I know conflict and such has been invented or enhanced to big up the drama.
While Coogan seems to have garnered most of the accolades and nominations, I think Reilly is just as good. Both were brilliant to me.
There are times when I think Rolfe Kent and Rachel Portman were separated at birth. Their music can be so similar at times. The jaunty, bucolic stuff. Later, Kent comes into his own with some lovely and tender scoring moments.
A good little film overall. I enjoyed it very muchly.

 Posted:   Feb 9, 2019 - 7:44 AM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)

In terms of the best actor awards they both get the gong from their respective countries of origin, with Coogan in line for a BAFTA and Reilly a Golden Globe. Can't find it now but there was some comment from Coogan the other day about how it's a shame that in films where there is indeed a genuine double act or two-hander in co-lead roles, there isn't the system within most award bodies to reflect this in certain cases.

I'm also not sure if it was the same source of a comment by the director getting some advice from his buddy Martin Scorsese during filming. The latter was especially impressed apparently by the movement of the shadows of 'The Boys' on the scenery behind them, in their last dance scene (which I find incredibly emotional just thinking about it), about it indicating that they were winding down..

This limited release business seems to be a problem for some British films in the US. There are similar comments on Ken Branagh's Shakespeare film elsewhere on here.

 Posted:   Feb 9, 2019 - 7:54 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (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.

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