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This is a comments thread about Blog Post: Film Score Friday 11/20/20 by Scott Bettencourt
 
 Posted:   Nov 20, 2020 - 12:56 PM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

If you'll forgive me for offering you some uninvited advice, you might want to change "C." Young to "V." Young, as I'm sure you originally intended.

 
 Posted:   Nov 20, 2020 - 3:43 PM   
 By:   Scott Bettencourt   (Member)

If you'll forgive me for offering you some uninvited advice, you might want to change "C." Young to "V." Young, as I'm sure you originally intended.

No, I made sure to add the C. because the score I listened to was Christopher Young's score for the 2009 The Uninvited, the underrated remake of A Tale of Two Sisters, and not Victor Young's score for the 40s classic of the same name (which, I don't need to tell you, gave the world "Stella by Starlight.")

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2020 - 1:53 AM   
 By:   Joe Caps   (Member)

the original version of The Uninvited is one of the great scary movies. That score still exists in two different forms and it would be great if they could be released. It would be great to see more Victor Young this year..

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2020 - 8:48 AM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

"If you'll forgive me for offering you some uninvited advice, you might want to change 'C.' Young to 'V.' Young, as I'm sure you originally intended."

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"No, I made sure to add the C. because the score I listened to was Christopher Young's score for the 2009 The Uninvited, the underrated remake of A Tale of Two Sisters, and not Victor Young's score for the 40s classic of the same name (which, I don't need to tell you, gave the world 'Stella by Starlight.'"

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You did need to tell me, however, that there was another movie called The Uninvited (I had no clue) and it was scored by Christopher Young (what are the odds?). I stand corrected, with deep and abashed apology. PS: I also never heard there had ever been a movie called A Tale of Two Sisters, let alone that it had been re-made.

 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2020 - 3:15 PM   
 By:   Scott Bettencourt   (Member)

That was the reason I included the first initial. It's one of the few times where multiple films have the same titles and the composers also have the same last name (father and son Newmans scoring the two Anastasias is the only other one that comes to mind).

A Tale of Two Sisters is a Korean horror film from the director of I Saw the Devil and The Good, the Bad and the Weird. I've heard good things about the latter, but I didn't especially like Sisters or Devil. As far as Korean directors go, Kim Jee-woon is no Bong Joon Ho (or even Chan-wook Park).

One of the biggest frustrations of the LA theater shutdown during the pandemic is that I already had a ticket to see a sold out 35mm screening of Bong's first movie, Barking Dogs Never Bite -- the only one of his films I've never seen -- at LA's local Alamo Drafthouse, on the first Sunday of the shutdown. Someday...

 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2020 - 3:21 PM   
 By:   Scott Bettencourt   (Member)

The new Uninvited has a well-done version of one of those big twists 21st century filmmakers love (I actually guessed it while watching the film, which made me feel smart, but the filmmakers didn't cheat). It also has an overqualified cast -- David Stathairn as the dad, and Elizabeth Banks (in a rare non-comedic role) as the stepmother who may or may not be a villain.

Sadly, the Christopher Young score is a little forgettable. Like his work on somewhat similar The Glass House, the craft is there but the inspiration is lacking.

 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2020 - 3:22 PM   
 By:   Scott Bettencourt   (Member)

The new Uninvited has a well-done version of one of those big twists 21st century filmmakers love (I actually guessed it while watching the film, which made me feel smart, but at least the filmmakers didn't cheat, unlike in Goodnight Mommy). It also has an overqualified cast -- David Stathairn as the dad, and Elizabeth Banks (in a rare non-comedic role) as the stepmother who may or may not be a villain.

Sadly, the Christopher Young score is a little forgettable. Like his work on somewhat similar The Glass House, the craft is there but the inspiration is lacking.

(forgive the repetition - this was meant to be an edit, not a whole new post)

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2020 - 4:56 PM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

The new Uninvited has a well-done version of one of those big twists 21st century filmmakers love (I actually guessed it while watching the film, which made me feel smart, but at least the filmmakers didn't cheat, unlike in Goodnight Mommy). It also has an overqualified cast -- David Stathairn as the dad, and Elizabeth Banks (in a rare non-comedic role) as the stepmother who may or may not be a villain.

Sadly, the Christopher Young score is a little forgettable. Like his work on somewhat similar The Glass House, the craft is there but the inspiration is lacking.

(forgive the repetition - this was meant to be an edit, not a whole new post)


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Roger Wilco. Happy Thanksgiving, and here's hoping we all start having our Somedays again in the near or at least foreseeable future.

 
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