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 Posted:   Feb 9, 2020 - 8:46 PM   
 By:   Graham   (Member)

Liked the film.

Wasn't crazy about the score at the time.

Giving it another go.

Loved the main theme from day one.

Thoughts?

Graham

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 10, 2020 - 12:32 AM   
 By:   Dylan   (Member)

A really excellent score, probably in my top ten of the '00s.





Such wonderful writing, orchestration, and performance!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 10, 2020 - 11:48 AM   
 By:   Graham   (Member)

Two of the best tracks.

Think it would work fine at 30 minutes.

Graham

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 10, 2020 - 10:59 PM   
 By:   governor   (Member)

https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=75372&forumID=1&archive=0&pageID=1&r=943

plus Thomas Newman conducting at Berklee

 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2020 - 1:35 AM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

This was my second Thomas Newman score purchase ... after the atrocious Erin Brockovich I wasn't tempted until I read some notices, etc. about the film and score. In comparison it's excellent but ... almost instantly forgettable.

I still prefer it to his two JB007 scores ... sorry, that should read: the scores he produced for the last two JB007 films ...

The film was a huge disappointment: it could have been so very good and at times it was interesting but I found myself wishing for something else (I also found the dialogue extremely annoying).
Mitch

 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2020 - 11:47 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Liked the film.

Wasn't crazy about the score at the time.

Giving it another go.

Loved the main theme from day one.

Thoughts?

Graham


Didn't see the film. Wanted to, but watched and enjoyed other films released in 2006 set in the '40s-'50s (Good Night and Good Luck, The Good Shepherd).

The main title is a delightful Golden Age homage--it actually put a huge grin on my mug when I heard that opening blast. It's not a sound I would normally associate with this Newman. It's absolute madness that he's never won an Oscar.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2020 - 4:27 PM   
 By:   Movieman5   (Member)

This was my second Thomas Newman score purchase ... after the atrocious Erin Brockovich I wasn't tempted until I read some notices, etc. about the film and score. In comparison it's excellent but ... almost instantly forgettable.

I still prefer it to his two JB007 scores ... sorry, that should read: the scores he produced for the last two JB007 films ...

The film was a huge disappointment: it could have been so very good and at times it was interesting but I found myself wishing for something else (I also found the dialogue extremely annoying).
Mitch


If you want to buy good scores from Thomas Newman, you can't go wrong with Shawshank Redemption, Road to Perdition, Meet Joe Black, Little Women, and Cinderella Man

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2020 - 10:27 AM   
 By:   Xebec   (Member)

I remember seeing the film years ago and not being too impressed by it. I'd totally forgotten the music, but i love what i'm hearing from the links. I'll definitely check this one out again.

 
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