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 Posted:   Jan 15, 2011 - 9:59 PM   
 By:   Robert0320   (Member)

Haven't played this in a long time. I admire it even more now. For mw, Newman's best work. He should have won the Oscar fo it.

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2011 - 7:31 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Hmmm, I didn't like this one too much. I didn't feel it had the Newman elements I have come to like. Too symphonic and old-fashioned. But I guess that's what Newman wanted.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2011 - 7:39 AM   
 By:   Membership Expired   (Member)

It's what the director wanted.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2011 - 7:44 AM   
 By:   Robert0320   (Member)

Hmmm, I didn't like this one too much. I didn't feel it had the Newman elements I have come to like. Too symphonic and old-fashioned. But I guess that's what Newman wanted.

This is exactly why I love it. I could never get into the usual Newman. I guess I'm old fashioned and a symphonist at heart.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2011 - 7:50 AM   
 By:   vinylscrubber   (Member)

That love theme is one of the best things he's ever done, but I'm not holding my breath that he's ever going to return to this style of score. Probably only Soderberg could have coaxed Newman to work in this vein.

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2011 - 8:55 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

It's what the director wanted.

Duh.

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2011 - 9:04 AM   
 By:   Hermit   (Member)

I've heard wonderful things about this score but never got around to picking up a copy. Thanks to this thread, I have just remedied that. Newman can be a little austere for my tastes but I love old-fashioned symphonic scores so I'll give this one a try.

Thanks for the recommendation!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2011 - 9:22 AM   
 By:   Membership Expired   (Member)

It's what the director wanted.

Duh.


It's so painfully obvious that you failed to mention it in your original post....

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2011 - 9:35 AM   
 By:   Robert0320   (Member)

I've heard wonderful things about this score but never got around to picking up a copy. Thanks to this thread, I have just remedied that. Newman can be a little austere for my tastes but I love old-fashioned symphonic scores so I'll give this one a try.

Thanks for the recommendation!


It's far and away my favorite of his works. I think you'll love it.

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2011 - 9:40 AM   
 By:   scorechaser   (Member)

It's what the director wanted.

Duh.


It's so painfully obvious that you failed to mention it in your original post....


Thank you.

Great work, and one of the best of Thomas Newman. Wonderful classic themes and a great orchestra. Easily one of the best scores of 2006.

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2011 - 11:47 AM   
 By:   Jeff Bond   (Member)

It's one of the rare cases where a film that neither a.) made very much money or b.) earned much critical acclaim earned an Oscar nomination of this sort--clearly an example where the score was so good it demanded a nomination regardless of the film it was attached too. I wish that happened more often.

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2011 - 12:06 PM   
 By:   Scott Bettencourt   (Member)

It's one of the rare cases where a film that neither a.) made very much money or b.) earned much critical acclaim earned an Oscar nomination of this sort--clearly an example where the score was so good it demanded a nomination regardless of the film it was attached too. I wish that happened more often.

I've always assumed that the studio must have absolutely hated it and was determined to bury it. Even though I seem to be one of the few people who genuinely likes the film and have seen it twice in the theater (and own it on DVD), I have trouble believing that a Steven Soderbergh romantic thriller starring George Clooney, Cate Blanchett and Tobey Magurie can only gross $1 million without some active sabotage from Warners (even the Soderbergh/Clooney Solaris, which was probably disliked at least as much as Good German, managed to gross $14 million because Fox actually took the trouble to release the damn thing).

And man, that's a great Thomas Newman score.

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2011 - 1:58 PM   
 By:   Juanki   (Member)

It's one of the rare cases where a film that neither a.) made very much money or b.) earned much critical acclaim earned an Oscar nomination of this sort--clearly an example where the score was so good it demanded a nomination regardless of the film it was attached too. I wish that happened more often.

Same happened with
The Red Violin
The Village
Defiance

By the way, this great score became because David Holmes' was rejected. How would it sound like?

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2011 - 4:11 PM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)


Even though I seem to be one of the few people who genuinely likes the film and have seen it twice in the theater (and own it on DVD)...


I'm one of those few as well. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2011 - 7:05 PM   
 By:   Bill Finn   (Member)

This makes me wonder why I never got around to picking up this score. I adore Thomas Newman's symphonic works. Maybe now is a good time for me to buy a copy.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2011 - 7:54 PM   
 By:   vinylscrubber   (Member)

Go for it, Bill.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Good-German-NEW-Sealed-CD-Soundtrack-Thomas-Newman-/400169627753?pt=Music_CDs&hash=item5d2bf7f069

 
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