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 Posted:   Jun 26, 2020 - 12:27 AM   
 By:   keky   (Member)

I have really liked Villeneuve's films. I think he is a terrific director. On the other hand, I have never purchased any film scores from his films. He seems big on sounds or soundscapes but not on themes or motifs. Hopefully, he will see the need for more melody or themes in DUNE, but I wouldn't bet on it.

Yeah, that. None of his films so far had a particularly melodic score. I imagine a wonderful thematic, melodic score for Dune, a sci-fi epic, as well, but considering the music for Villeneuve previous films, I'm not sure that's what we will get. Hans Zimmer could definitely deliver a great thematic sci-fi score, so if the director has that in mind then we are lucky. Anyway, I'm very curious what Hans is preparing...

 Posted:   Jun 26, 2020 - 1:29 PM   
 By:   Mandlebrot90   (Member)

Well ‘iliveforhim1976’ I hope your acting is better than your writing, my previous post had no big words but just standard vocabulary, well standard for those who are capable of reading beyond emoticons. You don’t have to uppercase words to make a point as it looks infantile. You lose credibility and end up looking like a toddler having a tantrum.

Interesting how you mention “NO TALENT CLOWNS hating on someone who came from NOTHING.”

Christopher Nolan didn’t come from nothing. He was born into a middle class family with a father who worked in advertising on Madison Avenue. We are not talking about some poor Brazilian kid living in a shanty town trying to scrape money together to make a 5 mins short.
I imagine connections with Madison Avenue and commercial makers would have been advantageous in Nolan’s career trajectory.

So that then leads to the question who am I? How many films have I directed? How many screenplays and books have I written? What output have you seen of mine? How do you substantiate your argument that Nolan his ten times better?

Mandlebot is obviously a pseudonym so how can you make a comparison with my work against Nolan’s. You have nothing to compare with my work against his, other than letting your fan boy bias make assumptions that have no grounding in reality.

If you are going to contest someone’s point of view and you know nothing about them then at least challenge them through a more constructive means. Do it by giving offering an assessment of why you think Nolan films are great. Not just “Y’know.. he writes as well as directs.”
Ed Wood also wrote the movies he directed, so what is your point?

Talk about the juxtaposition of images in building mood, the timing, the character beats the use of narrative space to convey a sense of space and time. How is the lighting used? What does it evoke? A picture can tell a thousand words, so how does the director manipulate the composition of the frame to get his/her audience to feel what the narrative demands?

Take a leaf out of Grecchus book, with his post explains why he felt The Prestige didn’t hit the mark.
Primarily because Nolan undermined the very reality he strived hard to create with a contrived Deux Ex Machina ending. Which reiterates a similar point I made in my previous post.

I am actually a big fan of Imax, I was involved in a project with the format in the mid 90s. The hyper real, larger than life experience it offers can be spellbinding when done properly and the immersion lends itself to the narrative. As opposed to being a tacked on gimmick.

Shooting on Imax doesn’t automatically elevate a movie in quality, nor does it reflect the skill of the auteur. In the same way filling a movie with excessive amounts of CGI doesn’t make the rendering of a story any more cinematic. The format is just another medium to present the story in a particular way.

Unfortunately I have friends working at Imax in Mississauga who face redundancy because the big gauge format is on its arse at the moment. So Nolan's films didn’t singlehandedly save the theatre industry.

Incidentally, you were so eager to fire off your missive of righteous indignation you failed to see that my post was criticising Nolan and not Zimmer. I am a big fan of Zimmer’s and I think he will do well with Dune.

In the future I suggest you avoid driving 4 hours to the cinema, and spend the time more constructively reading books. It will improve your writing.

 Posted:   Jun 26, 2020 - 2:01 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Anything who thinks Zimmer is incapable of good music should just take a few minutes to listen to his PLANET EARTH II and THE PACIFIC themes.

you mean one decent score nearly 30 years ago and another one when he didn't almost nothing?

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