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 Posted:   Dec 1, 2011 - 10:34 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

I'm still stunned this album came out so far in advance when most score CDs now seem to lag a month -behind- the film.


Because it's JOHN FUCKING WILLIAMS, that's why. wink

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2011 - 9:27 AM   
 By:   Adam S   (Member)

Tough to wait so long to see the film. If I'm not crying in the movie during the music of track 15, Speilberg has really screwed up the film because I'm loving that payoff musically. There's the understated beauty of the theme on piano and then the more dramatic version of a main theme with horns and gorgeous string counterpoint. That's bittersweet, orchestral bliss right there for me - the kind of thing I was hoping for when I first heard about this project.

If there's any surprise for me it is that the music sometimes has a very youthful or even comedic energy to it at times. Changes my expectations a bit for the movie but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

- Adam

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2011 - 9:51 AM   
 By:   Loverozsa   (Member)

Mr. Jack,
Is it really necessary to interject crude vulgarity into your response, using the "F" word. It's also very
insulting to Mr. Williams.

 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2011 - 10:00 AM   
 By:   bdm   (Member)

"why is TINTIN so late?."

I agree, but in Calgary, the score is on the shelves in the HMV stores for $14.99; I think - as HMV is a British company - this is the European version on sale as an import.

Still, you would think that Sony would release the other Williams score early too; I'm sure their plan seemed a good idea at the time...

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2011 - 10:27 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

I saw this a couple nights ago. It probably is most satisfactory Spielberg film in awhile. But far from those early Spielberg masterpieces. The emotional impact was all at the end. The film seemed long and the whole thing kind of meanders about. For me the father in the film should have been drunker for him to be doing some things he does in it. For awhile I thought it was going to be THE YELLOW ROLLS ROYCE with a horse. Anyway if AI was Spielberg's Stanley Kubrick film and EMPIRE OF THE SUN his David Lean film, this has got to be his Disney film. And just like THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY (first one) or OLD YELLER, the tears may no longer stream down my face but my eyes did get quite watery.
The look and music is the best part. Breathtaking stuff. And despite it not hitting me like his alltime greats do, William's definitely has a nomination here and, who knows, maybe a win. Especially if the other scores don't start hitting us where we live like this one does.

 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2011 - 10:28 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Mr. Jack,
Is it really necessary to interject crude vulgarity into your response, using the "F" word. It's also very
insulting to Mr. Williams.


You'd think two smilies would indicate I was joking.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2011 - 5:36 PM   
 By:   Pawel P.   (Member)

I listen to film scores since 1992 and I must say that I do not remember many moments that could be compared to listening to the ‘War Horse’. This is one of the most beautiful CDs I have ever had the honor to listen to.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2011 - 3:47 AM   
 By:   Erik Donovan   (Member)

I listen to film scores since 1992 and I must say that I do not remember many moments that could be compared to listening to the ‘War Horse’. This is one of the most beautiful CDs I have ever had the honor to listen to.

Ditto! The best part - it is not "LIMITED"!

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2011 - 8:29 PM   
 By:   Dr. Nigel Channing   (Member)

I listen to film scores since 1992 and I must say that I do not remember many moments that could be compared to listening to the ‘War Horse’. This is one of the most beautiful CDs I have ever had the honor to listen to.

Ditto! The best part - it is not "LIMITED"!


Ditto! Its a masterpiece.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2012 - 8:26 AM   
 By:   Adriansfilmmusicblog   (Member)

A beautiful score

http://musicatthemovies.wordpress.com/2012/08/06/war-horse-2011-john-williams/

 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2021 - 7:14 AM   
 By:   Henry Jones   (Member)

OST to be released as a 2-LP on Feb 19th.

https://www.amazon.fr/gp/product/B08R4FR6S4/

180 gram audiophile vinyl / Gatefold sleeve / PVC PROTECTIVE SLEEVE / MUSIC COMPOSED BY ONE OF THE GREATEST FILM COMPOSERS OF ALL TIME, JOHN WILLIAMS (STAR WARS SAGA, JURASSIC PARK, SCHINDLER'S LIST) / 2011 AMERICAN WAR FILM DIRECTED AND CO-PRODUCED BY STEVEN SPIELBERG / NOMINATED FOR SIX ACADEMY AWARDS, TWO GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS AND FIVE BAFTAS STARRING EMILY WATSON, DAVID THEWLIS, PETER MULLAN, NIELS ARESTRUP AND JEREMY IRVINE / AVAILABLE ON VINYL FOR THE FIRST TIME / 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION ON SILVER BULLET COLOURED VINYL

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2021 - 5:25 AM   
 By:   Rick15   (Member)

The best part - it is not "LIMITED"!

I can’t find the track “it is not LIMITED” on the album......




OK - I don’t know what the bigger crime is here

My pathetic attempt at humour above...

Or the fact that it took me nearly 10 years to listen to this gorgeous album.

 
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