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I'll try to explain myself more with the scores I wasn't a big fan of. I really like a lot of Gears of War 3. It has a lot of faster paced, melodic action cues, and the cues from Gears of War 2 are improved. Its main problem is it's not very memorable, which Jablonsky is usually able to produce. <br><br>Ender's Game I found to be a bit of a slog. There was a lot of ambient/sound design cues which I found incredibly dull. However, it's possible I was expecting too much, or maybe I was too harsh on it. I'll try to have another listen to that one. <br><br>Gangster Squad was one where I just looked at the comments to see what people thought about it, and the consensus was "it copied every recent Hollywood score", so I just skipped that one. <br><br>TF3 had a lot of good thematic material, and the finale's action music was a lot of fun, but it lacks the memorability and excitement of the first 2, or the subtlety of 5, making it fall in the middle for me. Plus the Inception sound was pretty annoying. <br><br>Gears of War 2 falls into mediocre for me. The main theme is solid, but the action is repetitive and doesn't have much variation. Plus it also wasn't very memorable. It's basically a worse version of Gears 3 to me. <br><br>Transformers 1 and 2 don't really count to me because those were more an RCP effort than a Jablonsky one. Just to clarify, I don't hate that Jablonsky went down this route. I first learned of his existence through the Transformers scores for god's sake. It's just that listening to Steamboy, it makes me sad there wasn't more of this side of Jablonsky. Oh, and honorable mention to TMNT: Out of the Shadows, that was a great superhero score!Gangster Squad was Ok, but i prefer Ender's Game, actually the sound design in that i find it certain interesting.<br><br>In Battleship, yeah, it's nothing original, but for me, is a guilty pleasure, i love the percussion (i'm a big fan of the taiko sound)<br><br>Enderís Game isnít bad at all, there are some cool power anthems and orchestral moments in it. As for Battleship, while I find most of it generic, I genuinely do like the alien ďMRIĒ sound design he incorporated.<br><br>And one of Jablonskyís most underrated scores imo is Gangster Squad. If you want a fun Jablonsky score that strays away (mostly) from the Zimmer sound thatís it. Any score using Antz as a temp track is fine by me!I will disagree with TF3, Ender's Game, Gears of War 2 and 3, there are good scores, altough i'm a massive fan of that guilty pleasure is Battleship ;D<br><br>And A Nightmare on Elm Street was cool.John Powell to receive Henry Mancini Award. <br><br>Look it up at filmmusicreporter.<br><br>Congrats John
Edmund's right. It's really just sad that Jablonsky could have been one of the greatest composers ever, one with more notoriety and respect from the music community, but instead settled for being... a decent composer.<br><br>TF5 was a step in the right direction, D-War was a great monster movie score, Your Highness came close to Steamboy levels, and IDEA felt like Jablonsky's symphony in a lot of ways. But on the other end you have Ender's Game, Transformers 3 and 4, Battleship, Gears of War 2, Gears of War: Judgement, and a few others that range from ok, to flat out awful. Occasionally though you get some decent ones like Gears of War 3, and A Nightmare on Elm Street.<br><br>My point is, we get a composer overridden with bland projects, and musically inept directors, when he had the potential for being Oscar level.This just occurred to me. 1:44-2:10ish in Remember Who You Are kind of sounds like part of Mozartís Ave Verum Corpus...and we know Hans is a fan of that piece...@mpolonest: I'm the opposite side: BvS grown each time i listened.<br><br>Not the same for MoS ;D@DS<br><br>You are absolutely right, and it was something that I did think about while I was writing the post, I just never clarified it. <br><br>But that also has the opposite effect as well. I've had plenty of scores/songs which originally I liked that I gradually grew to dislike or simply lose interest. One of the most recent ones is BvS, which I enjoyed when it came out but looking back is probably one of my least favorite Zimmer scores.@Edmund @Ds totally agree! This days the only composer that convince me is Steven Price.
Is there a Balfe score that is not very temped? Every single Balfe score I listened to is basically giving an old score a fresh set of paint.mpolonest123: it's difficult to compare scores that are 10 years old and that you had plenty of time to digest, with brand new scores you've only heard a couple of times.<br><br>You said it yourself, when Clash of the Titans came out you thought it was generic and forgettable. It's only later that you noticed all these themes and all the work Djawadi put into it.<br><br>And actually it works like that with any new album released by any major artist. Fans are always like "it sucks, I prefer their previous albums". And yet 5 years later they love all these songs and know them by heart. :-pEdmund: I see your point, and if everyone could become 100% objective it would be actually true. But in practice, our personal tastes play a heavy role in deciding whether a score is interesting or fun or creative or intelligent or enjoyable. Some people like very classical, orchestral music more than anything else; even if JXL was creating the craziest soundtrack ever, his sound palette and synthetic approach alone would be enough to make these people dislike the score and say it's rubbish. The level of detail he put in Tomb Raider is astonishing, but sadly it'll only be noticed by people who are not upset by this style of brutal and synthetic environment. Of course it also works the other way, dry orchestral scores like Giacchino frequently writes do nothing to me, I don't particularly like this kind of sound, so I never spent a lot of time listening to them. As a consequence, I never was able to dissect them to discover all their (I guess) richness, subtleties, etc. So from my point of view, almost all Giacchino scores sound the same way and are not interesting, and I don't understand how and why he keeps getting all those major assignments. That's to say, our personal preferences will always interfere with our judgment, even if we honestly try to be fair.I feel like I see/have this kind of conversation on film music boards all the time. The approach isn't the problem, it's the execution. For example, when Man of Steel came out:<br><br>me: "I'm a bit disappointed by Man of Steel, it has its moments but I don't think it's a very good score overall"<br>fanboys: "JOHN WILLIAMS WAS YESTERDAY, ZIMMER IS TODAY, THIS IS A DIFFERENT SUPERMAN BLAH BLAH BLAH GET OVER IT"<br>me: "...did I mention Williams?"<br><br>or else Mad Max: Fury Road<br><br>me: "Mad Max is a decent score but I feel like the film deserved much more"<br>fanboys: "THERE'S LITERALLY A DUDE ON A DRUM CAR WITH A FLAMETHROWER GUITAR WHAT DID YOU EXPECT"<br>me: "...a composer who does more interesting things with those drums and that guitar?"<br><br>All over the place. It was really aggravating. This is a similar situation A talented film composer can write interesting, engaging music in all sorts of styles, for all sorts of films and under all sorts of directorial conditions. My issue with Tomb Raider isn't that it's not a traditional Jerry Goldsmith adventure score. I never expected that from this film, and certainly not from this composer. It's just not a very interesting or intelligent or enjoyable version of what it's trying to be, and that's the bottom line.@mrzimmerfan <br><br>I completely agree with you. Tomb Raider definitely didnít need a traditional score at all. And I love all the scores youíve mentioned. I even donít have a problem with the approach he took.<br><br>But I just donít like the score as is. We just have to agree to disagree, no harm done. :-)
I don't think he means that, just that it would have been interesting if Jablonsky had gone more into animated movies like Powell did, rather than mostly Michael Bay. I think maybe we got a hint of what that could have been like with Your Highness a few years ago, a score I'll always defend, but yeah...the lack of follow-up to Steamboy is a great tragedy in Jablonsky's career.@mpolonest: I will enjoyed more Run All Night than Mad Max, hell, even The Dark Tower.<br><br>But with Tomb Raider, this movie is harsh, with a real character, and an adventure score a la Goldsmith or JNH, will not benefit anything about it. And in there, there is a lot of great sounds and ideas pop up in all the score.<br><br>And this is telling you a guy who LOVE The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, the entire Indiana Jones and Jumanji scores.@mpolonest: I will enjoyed more Run All Night than Mad Max, hell, even The Dark Tower.<br><br>But with Tomb Raider, this movie is harsh, with a real character, and an adventure score a la Goldsmith or JNH, will not benefit anything about it. And in there, there is a lot of great sounds and ideas pop up in all the score.<br><br>And this is telling you a guy who LOVE The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, the entire Indiana Jones and Jumanji scores.I don't think Jablonsky is going to be a new John Powell ;)<br><br>But this one of his most notable efforts, i will said that.This is feels like a very temped soundtrack, only that explains why the score is so generic. I wonder which movies music scenes producer-director used to make lorne do this. <br><br>Track 8 - is Tron legacy (dont know maybe he worked on it, powell was involved maybe he was too)

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Harry Gregson-WilliamsJustin BurnettLadd McIntoshMalcolm Luker
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The Equalizer
Label: Varese Sarabande
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  1. Alone (4:08)
  2. Change Your World (4:07)
  3. McCall's Decision (4:08)
  4. On A Mission (3:51)
  5. Corrupt Cops (2:47)
  6. A Quiet Voice (3:37)
  7. It's All A Lie (10:35)
  8. Concerned Citizen (2:43)
  9. Make An Exception (5:08)
  10. Torturing Frank (3:43)
  11. The Equalizer (6:39)
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Poe reply Replies: 3 || 2015-03-22 06:18:42
Does anyone know a general chronological order to put this score in for a playlist? It seems most tracks are suites but listening to it it seems to be out of order. And where would the Justin Burnett soundcloud tracks go in the same playlist as well?

Poe2015-04-17 20:49:19
Can anyone help at all with this?

Anonymous2015-04-18 00:18:09
Here's the ''cue sheets''.

Equalizer Opening [1M1]
Alone At Home [1M2]
McCall Contemplates [1M3]
Doughnuts [1M8]
Alina & McCall [1M11]
Slavi Shows Up [1M12]
She's At ICU [1M13]
Hospital [2M14]
McCall's Decision [2M15]
Killing Slavi [2M19]
Teddy Arrives [2M21]
Yes I Understand [3M24]
Little John's [3M25]
McCall & Ralphie Talk [3M27]
Teddy's Tattoos [3M28]
Corrupt Cops [3M30]
Teddy Kills Mandy [3M32]
Baseball [3M33]
Homemart Robbery [3M33A]
Sledgehammer [4M34]
The Ring [4M34A]
It's All A Lie [4M35]
Is It Just You [4M36]
McCall Escapes [4M37A]
CCTV [4M37B]
The Country [4M38]
You Were Dead [4M38A]
Susan Returns [4M39]
Susan's Intel [4M40]
Go Be Him [4M41]
Torturing Frank [5M42]
For Permission [5M42A]
Meat Packing [5M43]
Taking Andre's Gun [5M44]
Do The Right Thing Frank [5M45]
Dinner With Teddy [5M47]
Tanker Blowup [5M49]
Empty Bus [6M50]
McCall In Action [6M51]
McCall Hiding [6M53]
Buck 90 My Ass [6M54]
Killing The Russians [7M55]
Alina Thanks Robert [7M57]

Poe2015-04-18 06:31:23
Thank you very much Anonymous. I do not suppose you know which cues made their way onto the score do you? For one example, Concerned Citizen is a title that does not appear in the cue sheets list you supplied so I am assuming that the score title is some kind of compilation of cues?

Picasso reply Replies: 1 || 2015-03-13 13:59:34
watched the movie yesterday, i loved it. BUT, the whole movie and the score to it, screamed so much "Man on Fire".

"A Quiet Voice" is almost the same as "You Betrayed Me" from Man on Fire. All the sound design and effects the same over and over again.

i enjoyed it, because i liked man on fire very much, but then again... doesn't this man have any other ideas? making millions to score for a hollywood movie and giving all the years the same thing?

Hybrid-Fan2015-03-13 15:58:20
yeah, same thoughts here. interesting also to hear AGAIN a track from zack hemsey. first the inception trailer, where he stole zimmer the attention, then the transformers fiasco and then again here a cue.

why don't they just hide zack? he would be a great part of the rcp.

JamesT reply Replies: 4 || 2015-01-19 17:00:12
So according to IMDB, Harry is no longer scoring Southpaw, it's now James Horner?!?


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Hybrid Soldier2015-01-19 17:04:32
It is James Horner.

JamesT2015-01-19 19:18:53
Do we know why it went to Horner? Harry said in Sept that we was just about to start working on it.

Prott2015-01-19 20:13:19
I hope it's not because he had to take an extra time to work on Blackhat. :-/

Edmund Meinerts2015-01-19 23:30:57
Horner seems like a really bizarre pick for Antoine Fuqua. To be honest I wouldn't be too surprised if he gets rejected yet again. Still, I hope he stays and I'm curious to see how it turns out - maybe an extension of the most MV/RC-sounding parts of Avatar, which would be awesome IMO!

Felix reply Replies: 0 || 2015-01-05 23:19:10
Hey Hybrid, did they release the Blckhat Score by Harry & Atticus?

Do you know anything about that? , so please let us know

Ds reply Replies: 0 || 2014-09-27 17:30:50
This is an example of how to use a score in a movie. Audible throughout, fitting the mood of each scene and the overal tone of the movie, it's a work perfectly done. I enjoyed the movie a lot, and the score was a big part of it!

JamesT reply Replies: 0 || 2014-09-23 20:50:37
Yes! Harry is back. Some great stuff on here! Love the Light It Up-esque theme.

Ds reply Replies: 2 || 2014-09-05 08:52:46
Sounds really good!

Btw, didn't know you were working on that one as programmer, Hybrid :p

Hybrid Soldier2014-09-05 10:13:59
If only !! ;)

Though I guess I would just use ton of electro samples from the 90s... lol

Going For Gold2014-09-12 00:10:14
Clips now on I Tunes...

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2014-09-05 00:07:41
Added credits & audio... :)

Drunkenmunkey reply Replies: 0 || 2014-08-21 19:47:52

Will you be adding Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare for Harry any time soon? The score has already been confirmed in the deluxe edition of the game.

Felix reply Replies: 1 || 2014-08-14 21:41:49
soundcloud . com/justin-caine-burnett/sets/equalizer-and-un-named-project

what is this?

Marc2014-08-20 00:54:31
Yes, what is this?

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 4 || 2014-08-01 18:36:54
New Harry ! :)

Brent2014-08-01 19:51:09
Yes, I've been waiting for him to come back!

Aytekin2014-08-02 15:24:54
Can't wait, and yeah love to see a huge back.

Manulder2014-08-04 11:38:18
Yes !! great news

JamesT2014-08-04 16:14:45
Yes!!!© 2001-2017 OST 
The Equalizer soundtrack - Harry Gregson-Williams 2014