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 Posted:   Aug 15, 2021 - 5:02 AM   
 By:   Replicant8   (Member)

Info on Dune release from HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.



Warner Bros. and Legendary’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s science-fiction epic Dune will get two scores from Hans Zimmer thanks to the film’s behind-the-scenes companion book.
Slated to release Oct. 22, the soundtrack will accompany Insight Editions' 'The Art and Soul of Dune,' a making-of book written by 'Dune' executive producer Tanya Lapointe.
The soundtrack marks the first time the celebrated composer — who has worked on more than a hundred film scores — has written original music for a book.

Zimmer’s second album for the Denis Villeneuve-directed film will accompany Insight Editions’ The Art and Soul of Dune, a making-of book written by the movie’s executive producer Tanya Lapointe. Zimmer produced the second album of exclusive music — available to stream and download for free on the same day as the film’s Oct. 22 release — after viewing the upcoming companion material, which will be released in both a trade and limited edition version.







The album pairs with the companion books’ extensive chapter-by-chapter look at the filmmaking process, including Dune‘s environmental and creature designs, costume concepts and digital effects. The companion books will also feature exclusive interviews with cast and crew, including Denis Villeneuve, Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson and Oscar Isaac, among others, offering readers an unparalleled and candid dive into the ambitious cinematic effort.


‘The Art and Soul of Dune’ COURTESY OF INSIGHT EDITIONS
The special limited edition of The Art and Soul of Dune will include all of this in addition to a selection of other exclusive material. Beyond design upgrades like a cloth cover with ornate, foil-stamped House of Atreides and Harkonnen symbols, the companion book will be accompanied by a cloth-bound reproduction of the Fremkit instruction booklet prop created for the movie with 80 pages of exclusive, previously unseen art from the film as well as an exclusive companion volume titled Dune.

This additional volume of material, which is designed, custom printed and hand-bound with a variety of fine Japanese papers will feature candid on-set photographs from the film’s Oscar-nominated director of photography Greig Fraser alongside Josh Brolin’s personal perspective and recollections of the production.

Those who purchase one of the first 700 copies of the limited edition version will also get a signed and numbered signature card, individually inscribed by filmmaker Denis Villeneuve, author and executive producer Tanya Lapointe, stars Timothée Chalamet and Josh Brolin, and director of photography Greig Fraser.


‘The Art and Soul of Dune’ COURTESY OF INSIGHT EDITIONS
The books that inspired the acclaimed composer to complete a whole new, separate Dune score are currently available for pre-order ahead of their Oct. 22 release date. The standard edition comes at the modest cost of $50 and is available for reserve at online retailers, with a more epic price tag of $600 for the limited edition which can only be purchased from Insight Editions’ website.

With the addition of Zimmer’s The Art and Soul of Dune score, Dune‘s soundtrack total jumps to three. On Sept. 3, WaterTower Music will also debut The Dune Sketchbook (Music from the Soundtrack), a digital album comprised of extended and immersive “explorations” of the film score.

The digital album release of Dune‘s original motion picture soundtrack featuring Zimmer’s first score will drop on Sept. 17, followed by The Art and Soul of Dune in October. Speaking to the original score, Zimmer revealed in a statement that the sound is based primarily on female voices.

“Denis and I agreed that the female characters in the film drive the story,” he said. “So the score is based on mainly female voices. We developed our own language. The musicianship is extraordinary, and this is not your normal orchestral score.”

“We agreed that the music would need to have a spirituality to it… a sanctified quality. Something that would elevate the soul and have the effect that only sacred music can,” Villeneuve said. “Hans spent months and months creating new instruments, defining, creating, and seeking new sounds, pushing the envelope.” BY ABBEY WHITE

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2021 - 6:23 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

Greed merchants.

 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2021 - 6:42 AM   
 By:   Totoro   (Member)

Now... imagine a real and talented composer doing all this...



 
 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2021 - 12:45 PM   
 By:   Jurassic T. Park   (Member)

This might be the most over-saturated marketing campaign I’ve seen for a film in recent years and definitely the most for a film score. Usually this stuff is gradually released over time AFTER a film comes out. Now it just feels like a desperate cry for relevance.

Given Zimmer’s predilection for cranking out hours and hours of electronic sketches, I think this is just more distributing them across all the various forms of media and not an actual “second” score. But welcome to the age of social-media-style-hyperbole.

Also, don’t let them tell you this is the first time music has been scored for a book - at the very least, Joel McNeely’s SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE already claimed that title over 25 years ago.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2021 - 1:38 PM   
 By:   ClaytonMG   (Member)

I can't wait for this! Should be enjoyable despite the typical vocal Zimmer haters.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2021 - 2:08 PM   
 By:   Mephariel   (Member)

This might be the most over-saturated marketing campaign I’ve seen for a film in recent years and definitely the most for a film score. Usually this stuff is gradually released over time AFTER a film comes out. Now it just feels like a desperate cry for relevance.

Given Zimmer’s predilection for cranking out hours and hours of electronic sketches, I think this is just more distributing them across all the various forms of media and not an actual “second” score. But welcome to the age of social-media-style-hyperbole.

Also, don’t let them tell you this is the first time music has been scored for a book - at the very least, Joel McNeely’s SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE already claimed that title over 25 years ago.


Given that Dune is supposed to be the acclaimed epic of the year, I would market the hell out of this film too. Especially since the sequel depends on it. I wouldn't leave anything to chance.

Even now, there are still people who think they are NOT doing enough marketing.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2021 - 2:17 PM   
 By:   Jurassic T. Park   (Member)

Given that Dune is supposed to be the acclaimed epic of the year, I would market the hell out of this film too. Especially since the sequel depends on it. I wouldn't leave anything to chance.

It IS interesting that now with streaming media the lifecycle of a film is extremely short, and consequently the whole marketing blitz is a consolidated frenzy. What used to be a gradual progression of word of mouth developing over weeks, with books and home releases coming out months after a film, is now basically the months leading up, a gajillion content mills write articles online, and then the film is talked about for a month or two before it disappears.

I noticed this with Star Wars after Disney bought it - I could search “Star Wars” in News and there would always be an article, no older than a week, about some “Did you know the original film was…” “Star Wars actor reveals their favorite…”

Now I miss the days of fast food toys. I’m waiting for Taco Bell to release the Spice Worm toys for DUNE.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2021 - 2:32 PM   
 By:   Mephariel   (Member)

Given that Dune is supposed to be the acclaimed epic of the year, I would market the hell out of this film too. Especially since the sequel depends on it. I wouldn't leave anything to chance.

It IS interesting that now with streaming media the lifecycle of a film is extremely short, and consequently the whole marketing blitz is a consolidated frenzy. What used to be a gradual progression of word of mouth developing over weeks, with books and home releases coming out months after a film, is now basically the months leading up, a gajillion content mills write articles online, and then the film is talked about for a month or two before it disappears.

I noticed this with Star Wars after Disney bought it - I could search “Star Wars” in News and there would always be an article, no older than a week, about some “Did you know the original film was…” “Star Wars actor reveals their favorite…”

Now I miss the days of fast food toys. I’m waiting for Taco Bell to release the Spice Worm toys for DUNE.


I think too, the problem with Dune is that the movie can't sell itself. It is not Star Wars or Jurassic Park. It is an adaption from a famous sci-fi novel that is pretty mature and certainly not with obvious mass appeal. I am not sure if Millennials and Zoomers will flock to see this film.

I also think streaming changed the game upfront as well. In the 90s, there is only so much you can do to market your movie. You put it in the newspapers and magazines and do talk shows. But now, you have YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, etc. One trailer can reach 24 million people in a month on YouTube. The competition for hype becomes much higher. With so much content and so little attention span, you need everything to keep the hype going and peaking when the movie releases. You put out a teaser to hype a trailer. You release music to hype the score. When I read that No Time to Die was going to have a world premiere, it just felt so lame. I felt like I know everything there is to know about the movie other than the plot, with so much content already released.

 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2021 - 3:12 PM   
 By:   Adventures of Jarre Jarre   (Member)

  • This might be the most over-saturated marketing campaign I’ve seen for a film in recent years and definitely the most for a film score. Usually this stuff is gradually released over time AFTER a film comes out. Now it just feels like a desperate cry for relevance.

    Given Zimmer’s predilection for cranking out hours and hours of electronic sketches, I think this is just more distributing them across all the various forms of media and not an actual “second” score. But welcome to the age of social-media-style-hyperbole.

    Also, don’t let them tell you this is the first time music has been scored for a book - at the very least, Joel McNeely’s SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE already claimed that title over 25 years ago.


    Is it for the Art book or the actual novel?

    In terms of output, Zimmer has parsecs to go to even get a glimpse of Prince.

  • Even now, there are still people who think they are NOT doing enough marketing.

    I'm curious as to how much marketing is "enough". There is such a thing as appealing to the wrong market.

  • It IS interesting that now with streaming media the lifecycle of a film is extremely short, and consequently the whole marketing blitz is a consolidated frenzy. What used to be a gradual progression of word of mouth developing over weeks, with books and home releases coming out months after a film, is now basically the months leading up, a gajillion content mills write articles online, and then the film is talked about for a month or two before it disappears.

    Yes, all that to shortly disappear into a streaming service that provides the film for a monthly subscription fee on the same release day. Villeneuve, he no happy about that, not one bit.

  • With so much content and so little attention span, you need everything to keep the hype going and peaking when the movie releases.

    And even then, you could still get snakes on your plane, hint hint.

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     Posted:   Aug 15, 2021 - 3:57 PM   
     By:   Spinmeister   (Member)

    I’m waiting for Taco Bell to release the Spice Worm toys for DUNE.

    Or the limited edition bottled water, Aguaduna™.

     
     
     Posted:   Aug 15, 2021 - 8:03 PM   
     By:   zooba   (Member)

    I’m waiting for Taco Bell to release the Spice Worm toys for DUNE.

    Or the limited edition bottled water, Aguaduna™.


    or SPICE WORM NACHO FRIES!!!

    cue Jon Lovitz!

    "Now that's the Ticket!"

    Quick cut to Hans salivating.

     
     Posted:   Aug 15, 2021 - 8:10 PM   
     By:   johnonymous86   (Member)

    and this is not your normal orchestral score.”





    NO ORCHESTRA=NO SALE

     
     Posted:   Aug 15, 2021 - 8:50 PM   
     By:   TM   (Member)

    and this is not your normal orchestral score.”





    NO ORCHESTRA=NO SALE


    That's funny!

     
     
     Posted:   Aug 15, 2021 - 10:31 PM   
     By:   Jurassic T. Park   (Member)

    The competition for hype becomes much higher. With so much content and so little attention span, you need everything to keep the hype going... When I read that No Time to Die was going to have a world premiere, it just felt so lame. I felt like I know everything there is to know about the movie other than the plot, with so much content already released.

    Yes, I am so tired of hearing about the new Bond film. It's worsened because the pandemic pushed it back but every time I see that thread pop up here or a news article I'm just like "hurry up and releasing the ****ing movie so we can stop talking about it's upcoming release!!!"

    I will say that I don't think attention spans have become biologically shorter, I think it's more of a sociological phenomenon. If social media were magically taken away, reducing the drug-like hits of instantaneous gratification, I think we'd comfortably adapt back to a slower pace of media advertising. But content creation in general, with social media, has turned it into a rat race so now everyone is a filmmaker, musician, artist, etc. which I think is where the competition comes from. I mean, if everyone is an artist, then who is there to be the audience?

     
     
     Posted:   Aug 16, 2021 - 5:15 AM   
     By:   TerraEpon   (Member)



    Also, don’t let them tell you this is the first time music has been scored for a book - at the very least, Joel McNeely’s SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE already claimed that title over 25 years ago.


    It....doesn't say that?

    It says it's the first time /Zimmer/ has written one.

     
     
     Posted:   Aug 16, 2021 - 6:06 AM   
     By:   Katsoulas   (Member)

    Who idiot will give 600 dollars for a soundtrack??? I prefer to give 500 for the Godzilla vinyl!!!! No more horse shit

     
     
     Posted:   Aug 16, 2021 - 6:41 AM   
     By:   Randy Watson   (Member)

    Who idiot will give 600 dollars for a soundtrack??? I prefer to give 500 for the Godzilla vinyl!!!! No more horse shit

    It's not $600 for the soundtrack, it's for the limited edition Making of book.

     
     Posted:   Aug 16, 2021 - 6:49 AM   
     By:   Drawgoon   (Member)

    Too bad he is no longer interested in producing scores like Gladiator or Prince of Egypt anymore. 20+ years later and those two still blow me away each time I give them a spin.

     
     Posted:   Aug 16, 2021 - 6:55 AM   
     By:   King Solium   (Member)

    Too bad he is no longer interested in producing scores like Gladiator or Prince of Egypt anymore. 20+ years later and those two still blow me away each time I give them a spin.

    Indeed! And we need expanded editions of both!

     
     Posted:   Aug 16, 2021 - 6:58 AM   
     By:   King Solium   (Member)

    The fact the sandworm's look like giant sphincters is foretelling.

     
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