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 Posted:   Jun 2, 2021 - 5:20 AM   
 By:   moolik   (Member)

I know there are a couple of discussion on this kind of topic here on the forum already. In fact ,I myself started one back in 2000something about really inappropriate or just annoying underscoring.
Back then it was SHADOW OF A DOUBT by Dimitri Tiomkin, which was ( in my humble opinion) really bad for the movie.It ruined some scenes almost.

So , yesterday I saw OKLAHOMA CRUDE on TV.
This was almost ridiculous in some scenes.
Faye Dunaway and George C Scott are almost beaten up to death....yet Mancini ( or Stanley Kramer just put the score on top of this scene don't know ) underscores this with a jolly theme ( The Oklahoma Crude theme).
And this was not as a counterpoint to the action...like in some Tarantino like movies.
At least it didn't feel like it.It was just bad....


 
 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2021 - 5:26 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Cue someone mentioning LADYHAWKE, and then cue me disagreeing and defending it for the millionth time by referencing this old 2006 thread:

https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=34448&forumID=1&archive=1

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2021 - 5:42 AM   
 By:   moolik   (Member)

Yes ..I remember this threadsmile Big issues.

Maybe my point is...I like MANCINIs score ..I like TIOMKINs Score...apart from the movie I guess.
But for the scenes and underscore it just didn't serve the picture very well.

But yes all a matter of taste...no shadow of a doubt here..

 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2021 - 7:23 AM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

The score for Sharky’s Machine was very ill-fitting. I couldn’t help but imagine what Lalo Schifrin or Bill Conti would’ve done with this project.

 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2021 - 7:36 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

Dragonslayer wink

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2021 - 7:43 AM   
 By:   keky   (Member)

I really enjoy the score of The Humanoid by Morricone except that it was written for the wrong movie. The fight scenes with Morricone's jolly music are really-really weird. (Actually, the entire movie is weird as hell, so it can be that Morricone was eventually right...)

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2021 - 8:00 AM   
 By:   Mark   (Member)


Toshiro Mayuzumi's score for Street of Shame. Just horrible.

 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2021 - 8:06 AM   
 By:   Mike Esssss   (Member)

Morricone's DISCLOSURE makes for a decent album but I never thought it fit the movie. Morricone is doing his thing - mixing tones, leaning into the melodrama and perhaps winking at the silliness of the plot - but Levinson and especially Douglas take a much more straightforward and self-serious approach to the material.

 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2021 - 8:06 AM   
 By:   PollyAnna   (Member)

Pino Donaggio's jazzy bluesy score for Ordeal By Innocence bugs me in the movie.

 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2021 - 8:15 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Les Baxter's upbeat, jazzy score to Panic In The Year Zero strikes the wrong chord for a movie about a family fleeing from a looming nuclear holocaust. There's a fight scene where one character gets punched, and its accentuated with a big blast of horns (BAP...!), that's unintentionally funny.

 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2021 - 8:18 AM   
 By:   steffromuk   (Member)

The killing fields - Plain horrendous score that forbids you to ever connect with the story

Solo - Epic music but sounds horrible on the picture. Mostly due to the gap between the intention of the score and what the movie (doesn't) delivers.

The last Starfighter - Super dusty and outdated music for a movie that wanted to be ahead of its time

 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2021 - 9:16 AM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

Pino Donaggio's jazzy bluesy score for Ordeal By Innocence bugs me in the movie.

That's Dave Brubeck's music. Donaggio's rejected (?!) score is a lot more brooding.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2021 - 9:47 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Morricone's DISCLOSURE makes for a decent album...


Did you re-sequence it, Mike? Because to me it’s a set of really good cues thrown together in the least listener-friendly way imaginable!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2021 - 9:48 AM   
 By:   Paul MacLean   (Member)

Desplat's music for the motorway chase in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. He scores the sequence as if it was a comedy.

 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2021 - 9:51 AM   
 By:   Mike Esssss   (Member)

Morricone's DISCLOSURE makes for a decent album...


Did you re-sequence it, Mike? Because to me it’s a set of really good cues thrown together in the least listener-friendly way imaginable!


Fair point; I guess what I meant is that it's pretty good music away from the movie.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2021 - 9:54 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Morricone's DISCLOSURE makes for a decent album...


Did you re-sequence it, Mike? Because to me it’s a set of really good cues thrown together in the least listener-friendly way imaginable!


Fair point; I guess what I meant is that it's pretty good music away from the movie.



It’s actually put me off playing it for some years but your mention of it has decided me to hunt it out, so thanks for that!

 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2021 - 9:57 AM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)


Amazed nobody has said Never Say Never Again—again!

Lukas

 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2021 - 9:59 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

I've said it before and I'll say it again (and some folk will disagree with me again): "Gravity".

All these later I'd still rejected Price's score and replace it.

 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2021 - 10:03 AM   
 By:   David Mueller   (Member)

Doctor Who Series 11 and to some extend 12. Music should enhance a scene, but drones are just not capable of doing it. To be fair, I like the new Albums by Segun Akinola but compared with Murray Gold's stuff are they nothing (but Chibnall's writing is also nothing compared to RTD's and Moffat's so it kinda works...).

but my point is that simple synthi-chords or drones not work with emotional scenes (or just normal scenes), at least not for me.

Character: Oh no, he is dead (Jim)
Music: eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

I'm not asking for an complete orchestral masterpiece with complex texture and harmony but something memorable would be nice. Something with more than one note that isn't changing for 2 minutes.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2021 - 10:23 AM   
 By:   Broughtfan   (Member)

Parts of "Mission to Mars" really made me wonder what Morricone had been thinking. Also, the quasi-Baroque stuff in "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home."

 
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