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 Posted:   Sep 26, 2008 - 4:25 AM   
 By:   TownerFan   (Member)

I've finally tracked down a copy of this amazing Thomas Newman gem.

Wow! It's really one of his best scores. The use of choir is especially compelling. "Church of Glass" is an extraordinary cue and probably the one that stands out the most in the entire album.

What do you think?

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2008 - 6:40 AM   
 By:   Montana Dave   (Member)

I've listed it (in my profile) as one of my FAVORITE scores. It remains my favorite Thomas Newman score.
(separately, I vividly recall the screening in New York - the film caught in the gate and it was the very last time I'd ever seen celluloid burn up onscreen. The film stopped for about 10 minutes but the score's brilliance continues to resonate with me.)

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2008 - 3:52 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

I'd say it's certainly in my Top 10 scores by him. It is a fantastic main theme, with the choir and all. If memory serves me, a track called Leviathan always made me imagine how a western scored by Mr Newman would sound.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 27, 2008 - 9:09 AM   
 By:   Maggie-mogie   (Member)

His very best score IMHO.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 28, 2008 - 5:22 AM   
 By:   Morlock1   (Member)

I love it as well. 'The Church of Glass' is awe-inspiring.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2020 - 1:46 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I've never seen the film, but this score has been on my radar for years. After a recommendation in a Facebook thread, I finally decided to seek it out and acquire it some weeks back, and by GOLLY, what a marvelous score. EASILY in my top 10 favourite Newman scores of all time. Can't believe I've put it off for so many years.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2020 - 7:25 AM   
 By:   Luc Van der Eeken   (Member)

Indeed, really good score but unfortunately not the kind of writing he does these days.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2020 - 7:52 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Indeed, really good score but unfortunately not the kind of writing he does these days.

Maybe not, but he does other great things instead, like TOLKIEN (gorgeous score). I'm not judging Newman's "state-of-affairs" by the sound design of 1917.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2020 - 7:57 AM   
 By:   governor   (Member)

Indeed, really good score but unfortunately not the kind of writing he does these days.

Maybe not, but he does other great things instead, like TOLKIEN (gorgeous score). I'm not judging Newman's "state-of-affairs" by the sound design of 1917.


you're a bit harsh aren't you ?

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2020 - 8:11 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Not really. I found 1917 rather gimmicky. Vastly overrated, in any case.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2020 - 9:38 AM   
 By:   peterproud   (Member)

This should have been Newman's Oscar winning score, if only the film had been received better.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2020 - 10:03 AM   
 By:   paul rossen   (Member)

Thomas Newman should have won the Academy Award in 1995. No questions asked. Period. He was nominated for 2 Magnificent scores... The Shawshank Redemption and the 1994 version of Little Women. He lost to Zimmer's The Lion King. Don't get me started about the Academy Awards!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2020 - 11:14 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I think THE LION KING was deserved. A masterpiece. But yeah -- that was a particularly strong year, including SHAWSHANK. I'm sure Newman gets his Oscar at some point. He's still in his 60s; many more years of great scores, and he seems interested in pushing his envelope.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2020 - 12:31 PM   
 By:   paul rossen   (Member)

I think THE LION KING was deserved. A masterpiece. But yeah -- that was a particularly strong year, including SHAWSHANK. I'm sure Newman gets his Oscar at some point. He's still in his 60s; many more years of great scores, and he seems interested in pushing his envelope.


The Lion King. Really? No use going back in history. The Awards are a joke in my estimation. Goldsmith one win. Bernstein for Thoroughly Modern Millie. My God!

Yes, Thomas Newman will get his award some day a la Alex North and I believe a man named Ennio. Such is life and Awards.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2020 - 12:43 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

The Lion King. Really? No use going back in history. The Awards are a joke in my estimation. Goldsmith one win. Bernstein for Thoroughly Modern Millie. My God!

Yes, Thomas Newman will get his award some day a la Alex North and I believe a man named Ennio. Such is life and Awards.


Oh, yes, THE LION KING is fantastic. I know it's popular to "diss" the Academy, but by golly, they've made some great decisions over the years too.

If you're referring to Lifetime Achievement Awards, don't forget that Morricone didn't only get that, but also the award for THE HATEFUL EIGHT; a "proper" Academy Award.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2020 - 1:00 PM   
 By:   paul rossen   (Member)

The Lion King. Really? No use going back in history. The Awards are a joke in my estimation. Goldsmith one win. Bernstein for Thoroughly Modern Millie. My God!

Yes, Thomas Newman will get his award some day a la Alex North and I believe a man named Ennio. Such is life and Awards.


Oh, yes, THE LION KING is fantastic. I know it's popular to "diss" the Academy, but by golly, they've made some great decisions over the years too.

If you're referring to Lifetime Achievement Awards, don't forget that Morricone didn't only get that, but also the award for THE HATEFUL EIGHT; a "proper" Academy Award.


Yes, thanks for the reminder of The Hateful Eight. For once the award was richly deserved. And will leave it at that.

 
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