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 Posted:   Jun 21, 2022 - 6:49 PM   
 By:   Maestro Sartori   (Member)

1). Sattler? I Barely Knew Her
2). All Spell Breaks Loose
3). Chutes and Matter
4). For All Your Pennyworth
5). From Russia With Shove
6). Give Her My Budapest
7). Hack to the Future
8). Krall Work and No Play
9). Peter Parker Picked a Perilously Precarious Profession
10). Upsy-Maisie

 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2022 - 7:06 PM   
 By:   Jurassic T. Park   (Member)

All of them.

I really don't like that he keeps doing them. It's a bit juvenile and as the years have gone by his music quality has dipped to the point where the flippancy isn't justified. It has an aura of laziness about it.

 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2022 - 8:29 PM   
 By:   EdG   (Member)

We'll Fix It In Post-Haste
Aftermath Class
Dead Over Heels
Regenex Is People!
Digging Up The Flirt
Looks Like I Picked The Wrong Week To Quit Oxygen
Chill Or Be Chilled
The Blue Light Special
Carter They Come, Carter They Fall

...and my personal favorite:
Thark Side Of Barsoom

 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2022 - 8:34 PM   
 By:   funkymonkeyjavajunky   (Member)

All of them.

I really don't like that he keeps doing them. It's a bit juvenile and as the years have gone by his music quality has dipped to the point where the flippancy isn't justified. It has an aura of laziness about it.


Yup, I agree. If it tied into the nature of a film (like a comedy), then it might make sense. But, they got old fast and add nothing of note to the soundtrack experience.

 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2022 - 8:45 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

All of them.
I really don't like that he keeps doing them. It's a bit juvenile and as the years have gone by his music quality has dipped to the point where the flippancy isn't justified. It has an aura of laziness about it.


Yup, I agree. If it tied into the nature of a film (like a comedy), then it might make sense. But, they got old fast and add nothing of note to the soundtrack experience.



Thirded.
And I would add that they never got simply less funny as time went on--they were just never funny to begin with.

 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2022 - 8:51 PM   
 By:   Replicant006   (Member)

All of them.

I really don't like that he keeps doing them. It's a bit juvenile and as the years have gone by his music quality has dipped to the point where the flippancy isn't justified. It has an aura of laziness about it.


Yup, I agree. If it tied into the nature of a film (like a comedy), then it might make sense. But, they got old fast and add nothing of note to the soundtrack experience.


100% feel the same here. They were slightly amusing in the beginning but quickly grew tiresome. Now, the puns are downright childish. I mean, this is his profession, after all. You'd think he'd take his work a little more seriously and drop the puns.

As much as I hate to admit it, I can be listening to a piece of music of his, but then look at the silly track title, and honestly, it can detract from the enjoyment I am feeling in that moment.

 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2022 - 10:08 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

I'm surprised the film makers don't find it disrespectful.

 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2022 - 11:27 PM   
 By:   Timothy J. Phlaps   (Member)

Puns are meant to be groanworthy. That's how you know they're good.

I cannot imagine a scenario where the name of a track affects my enjoyment of it.

 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2022 - 1:50 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

I like the tongue-in-cheek approach to track titles, Giacchino and Goldenthal are the ones who regularly do this. Unfortunately, Goldenthal isn't doing many film scores any more.
It may just be puns and not all of them are "laughing out loud" puns, but it's more entertaining to read track titles like that than just straightforward descriptive action titles. So I'm team puns here.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2022 - 2:16 AM   
 By:   Randy Watson   (Member)

Not really a fan of Giacchino's puns either, always thought Beltrami was way better at them (and also smart enough to not make every title a pun)

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2022 - 2:50 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Surely this thread should be titled 'World's Worst Giacchino Puns'.

Missed opportunity there.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2022 - 3:16 AM   
 By:   Phil567   (Member)

Didn't Weird Al Yankovic do this?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2022 - 3:24 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Did I read that HE doesn't actually title the tracks himself, but leaves it for his music team to do (which they choose to do this way).

 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2022 - 6:29 AM   
 By:   DaveM   (Member)

I really like his pun titles. I fact, I prefer them over these endless cue titles with / or & or whatever. I mean really, this is a title from ST VOY Vol 1 collection, a track that runs just under 4 minutes:

"Recap / Comply / We’ve Overlooked Something / Neelix: Deactivate Her Alcove / Borg Were Talking to Seven of Nine / Queen Touches Seven’s Cheek—We Want You"

I had to make the titles shorter because my mobile can't handle this much metadata...

 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2022 - 6:31 AM   
 By:   DaveM   (Member)

Did I read that HE doesn't actually title the tracks himself, but leaves it for his music team to do (which they choose to do this way).

From the Rogue One booklet:

"For those of you who are used to the more "pun-filled" tales my team and I usually provide...

 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2022 - 6:43 AM   
 By:   WhoDat   (Member)

Personally, I always loved his puns. Nothing wrong with having a little fun with a project for the soundtrack release. They're supposed to make you groan. smile

From Lightyear I got a chuckle out of "Time to Space Your Fears" and "Back to Buzzness". The Batman had a few good ones too -- "Highway to the Anger Zone", "Can't Fight City Halloween", "Escaped Crusader".

 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2022 - 7:08 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

All of them.

I really don't like that he keeps doing them. It's a bit juvenile and as the years have gone by his music quality has dipped to the point where the flippancy isn't justified. It has an aura of laziness about it.


Yup, I agree. If it tied into the nature of a film (like a comedy), then it might make sense. But, they got old fast and add nothing of note to the soundtrack experience.


100% feel the same here. They were slightly amusing in the beginning but quickly grew tiresome. Now, the puns are downright childish. I mean, this is his profession, after all. You'd think he'd take his work a little more seriously and drop the puns.

As much as I hate to admit it, I can be listening to a piece of music of his, but then look at the silly track title, and honestly, it can detract from the enjoyment I am feeling in that moment.


I hate them too. Always have. Spend more time learning how to write a progressive theme and less time writing unfunny puns.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2022 - 7:11 AM   
 By:   Nicholas_DW   (Member)

Puns are meant to be groanworthy. That's how you know they're good.

I cannot imagine a scenario where the name of a track affects my enjoyment of it.


Thank you for actually understanding the concept.

And they're not his anyway. His music editor is the one behind the puns. I'm sure that'll throw those members calling him lazy right into an emotional tailspin!

 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2022 - 7:40 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

Personally, I always loved his puns. Nothing wrong with having a little fun with a project for the soundtrack release. They're supposed to make you groan. smile

From Lightyear I got a chuckle out of "Time to Space Your Fears" and "Back to Buzzness". The Batman had a few good ones too -- "Highway to the Anger Zone", "Can't Fight City Halloween", "Escaped Crusader".


Yeah, they're fun, tongue-of-cheek. I mean, lots of it is loud, noisy music for big box office blockbusters, so I don't mind a bit of "don't take this too seriously".

 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2022 - 8:16 AM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

Too bad he didn't score "Schindler's List" or "Saving Private Ryan".
My mind boggles at the comedy genius possibilities.

 
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