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Probably the only reason Goldsmith isn't in my top 3 is I haven't heard enough of his music. :pWallfisch is a good composer indeed, but BR2049 (and Dunkirk) were absolutely the wrong place for him. He's not a synth guy. He was originally a protege of Dario Marianelli, for heaven's sake - he's got a far more classical/orchestral sensibility. A score like Cure for Wellness is a much better fit for him. I'm not sure why Hans thought it was best to bring him of all people in on BR2049 when the more electronically-inclined Mazzaro/Kawczynski duo would have made more sense for a Blade Runner score (I say this based mostly on Chappie).Ian - no one is trying to compare Balfe to Zimmer !Firstly there is a 20 year age gap!!!Zimmer will always be the best in my eyes but doesnít harm saying someone else can be good <br><br>Still confused why this conversation is still troubling some.I remember saying last year that I thought Lego Batman was one of the best animation scores that year and it caused some to have heart attacks.there are a hand full of people that donít think he is either good or should be working .... we get !!!! <br><br><br><br>Edmund - given the rationality you've displayed in your comments, I'm disappointed Goldsmith isn't in your top three. ;)<br><br>In all seriousness, I'd put money on Powell fucking nailing the integration of Williams's theme. While Giacchino did a solid job on Jurassic World and Rogue One (I tend to think my assessment of the latter is a bit more positive than most), frankly I just think Powell is a far better composer - a genuine A-level guy, whereas Giacchino is moreso very competent without that spark of pure talent seen in Williams, Goldsmith, Elfman, Zimmer etcI think it's worth noting that Zimmer's popularity at this point is largely under his direct control - meaning that if he were to decide to stop touring, go back to writing full-time, and return to his 'epic' thematic style, I think we'd see a surge in his popularity of the sort we saw from Batman Begins through til Interstellar. However, I just don't think he's interested, which is totally his right.<br><br>I certainly agree that the RCP proteges at this point are, frankly, shit compared to how they used to be. I mean, even a guy like Steve Mazzaro (who I genuinely like and who wrote some of the coolest cues in Chappie, and basically co-wrote BvS - a score I actually like) just utterly pales in comparison to the Powell era.<br><br>Actually, I have to take that back a bit; Wallfisch is a very, very talented guy, honestly so much better than someone like Junkie that I weirdly tend to forget he's under the RCP roof now.
@HunterTech<br><br>"I only get annoyed when people decide he's suddenly the most amazing thing ever, which he really isn't. Even on his most competent scores, it's unlikely many would recognize him as one of the greats. Respect him, sure, but not think he's out of this world."<br><br>Exactly. Hans, for all the criticism he gets (much of it for good reason), has written some of the best film music of all time (seriously, having listened to huge amounts of Williams and Goldsmith, I still find Science & Religion my favorite cue ever). On the other hand, Lorne has written innumerable adequate-to-good scores, but none that I can recall are iconic. I'd say the closest he's come is in the form of his contributions to some of Zimmer's work (personally, I think his Kick It theme is the most interesting of those in Inception), but even then he hasn't done anything as memorable as Djawadi's theme from Batman Begins.Michael - reread the second half of my previous comment. And no, I don't think Genius or Churchill are no good; I wasn't impressed by the second, to be honest, but Genius is really cool - like an updated version of Frost/Nixon, one of my very favorite Zimmer/RCP scores.<br><br>Edmund - much appreciated.<br><br>Overall, I too am baffled by many of these comments; clearly there is a middle ground between "Lorne is shit." and "Lorne is absolutely amazing.", but this seems to be missed.<br><br>And by the way, I'm actually super happy for Lorne's success - I think he deserves it given the quality and quantity of his work, and he seems like a super nice guy to boot (how many composers regularly respond to people on Facebook?). However, this doesn't mean I can't simultaneously point out the fact that much of his work is very, very similar to work he's done previously. Indeed, I think this is more of an issue for Lorne than Hans, perhaps because he takes on sooooooo many projects.I agree. His Justice League theme is just a deconstruct of his Batman theme. Clever, yeah sure - he's done similar things with the Men In Black sequels and I'm sure there's others I can't think of right now - but I personally dont consider Elfman's involvement in this new DCEU to be very welcome. Zimmer paints a different canvas than Elfman, and I love both their works.It was a missed opportunity.<br>Yeah... I'm not sure about Elfman's wave. The guy decided to bring back his old Batman theme instead of actually writing a new one. He has to re-invent himself. <br>
Seven with ZimmerYeah, Silvestri, Newman, Goldenthal and JNH too. The six most popular "new" composers, along with Horner, of the  80's and 90's.I saw a few clips from the movie on youtube. The score sounded really good. Very unlike Djawadi and very beautiful fantasy music! Can't waitI saw a few clips from the movie on youtube. The score sounded really good. Very unlike Djawadi and very beautiful fantasy music! Can't waitHonestly, I do feel bad for Elfman, because for Chrissakes hes been doing 50 Shades of Grey these days, and the last memorable scores I have of him are from 2012. But I don't think Zimmer or even Elfman for that matter are done as yet. I predict by the end of this decade Zimmer will have a new wave in popularity wash in. I'm just waiting for Elfman's wave right now...not quite seeing it yet.
Glad you caught it Rockhound. Think the others were too wound up to notice !!i was trying to be funny.Pete you are funny, although u demand from others to talk about the actual soundtrack from this page, you start to talk also about another soundtrack. but ok.... i think Forgotten is a very boring track and adds nothing to the actual scene. a variation of his theme from the track Hero would have been much more intense for the ending. sadly we got 9 boring minutes of thematic development and instrumentation. Lorne can do much better as the track Hero from the same soundtrack shows.Zimmer got X-Men: Dark Phoenix this year. And I have a hard time believing he is only scoring that film this year. Zimmer always does more than 1 film a year.No need for petty cursing .<br><br>We can discuss the soundtrack instead ! <br><br>Forgotten is cool track.Itís definitely one of Bayís best movies. Wish he would make more drama based film obvious with some action. Canít cope with more robots ! The ending of the film is so emotional and this track gave goosebumps at the end. Did sound very similar to the end of The Last Knight"Boring . Talk about the actual soundtrack or change the subject."<br><br>Ok, so someone else gets us on this topic, an arguement occurs, and NOW, only when you've realized you're losing the arguement, do you decide that this page is only for 12 strong. Which it's not. This is a forum we talk about whatever we want here.<br><br>But what a childish and pathetic attempt at avoiding our points. Just dismissively saying "Boring! Change the subject! My ears can't handle this criticism!!! Wah, wah, wah!" I guarantee you the next step after this is going to be petty cursing.
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Lorne BalfeThomas FarnonSteffen ThumQueenie Li
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Churchill
Label: Filmtrax (Digital Download Only)
Length: 48'33
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  1. The Beach (4:09)
  2. Meeting With Month (2:11)
  3. An Unsociable Hour (2:33)
  4. Eisenhower Will Listen (2:37)
  5. Back To London (2:32)
  6. Journey To The Camp (2:06)
  7. Meeting With The King (5:28)
  8. Let It Rain (3:40)
  9. The Ships Are Gathering (2:32)
  10. We Could All Help (3:45)
  11. A Cottage By The Sea (2:40)
  12. The Speech (5:48)
  13. Recovery (5:20)
  14. Purpose (3:12)
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JBSO99 reply Replies: 0 || 2017-09-10 12:37:59
Just listened to the album again and I liked it even more. Balfe this year is on top form and he has created so many different scores that he is slowly becoming one of y favourites.
The thing that surprises me is the little talk this score is getting, despite being one of Balfe's bests.

MrZimmerFan reply Replies: 2 || 2017-07-06 19:06:29
Geostorm soundtrack released by Watertower Music


Adam2017-07-07 12:17:37
Is there a track listing ??


MrZimmerFan2017-07-07 12:55:17
The score release is 20th October

Andrew reply Replies: 10 || 2017-06-30 02:36:13
Just seen Balfe got 5/5 from Film Music Media filmmusicmedia.com/reviews/churchillbylornebalfereview


Peter2017-06-30 03:31:54
Well deserved . Churchill is one of the best scores this year so far .


Alexandre2017-06-30 05:05:18
That web site rarely give 5 Stars !!!! Well done to Lorne . He deserves it and the score


PetriM2017-06-30 05:44:11
In my humble opinion this music is what I yearn for when I listen to film music . That review is 100% . It's perfect


ABoshn2017-06-30 06:22:41
After having not heard of this film I was surprised to see this review . I have now purshaced the soundtrack and agree . The score is everything one would wish for . 5/5


Mike2017-06-30 17:55:09
Impressive !


StephM2017-07-01 04:28:35
Strange that when a fantastic score like this doesn't get as many people talking about it like Transformers !!!!!!! Come on people !


Edmund Meinerts2017-07-01 12:52:10
Are you kidding, StephM? 2017 at this website has been nothing but slobbering all over Lorne Balfe.


James2017-07-01 16:41:30
Lol
This is funny and curious at same time. He is not like a Michael Giacchino. But...


Miguel2017-07-01 23:46:05
The slobbering is well deserved . Slobber away !!!


PetMusic2017-07-02 01:55:19
I'm interested to know what other scores has received 5/5 ? An enjoyable score for sure

Peatmusic reply Replies: 1 || 2017-06-17 16:11:04
Saw the film last night and Balfe's music is solid . It is one of the stars of the film and truly elevates the film . 9/10 nice change of writing for him


Ants@yahoo2017-06-17 23:49:44
Love this score . Beautiful

Peter81 reply Replies: 2 || 2017-06-08 13:23:38
Love this music and not what I would expect from someone from Remote Control


Thomas2017-06-08 23:28:24
Agree it's beautiful . Have listen to this album over 5 times already love it


KiosM2017-06-09 14:02:43
Amazing soundtrack from the Meastro . 5/5 again by Balfe

AndrewP reply Replies: 3 || 2017-06-07 00:29:09
We just watched the live performance of the score with an orchestra to the film in London and it was great. Lorne was playing piano with an orchestra . Emotional score . Hope he gets a nomination for this score . Brian Cox is unbeliable in the film playing Churchill


Anonymous2017-06-07 03:50:31
Superb score! Esp love The Beach - many parts remind me of The Coral Atoll from The Thin Red Line...


Mephariel2017-06-07 09:01:37
Also Interstellar. The cue "Purpose" sounds very similar in parts, to the "Where We're Going" in Interstellar.


...2017-06-07 14:26:25
is there any chance to watch it on youtube or something?

Peteift reply Replies: 0 || 2017-06-07 09:09:42
Really great soundtrack and beats his Crying with Laughter . Simple and very emotional

Hedon reply Replies: 0 || 2017-06-06 13:20:36
Amazing how many projects that has Lorne's name attached to it these days. The guy is everywhere!

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zulu reply Replies: 1 || 2017-06-06 03:39:03
Lorne is the worst compser from rc! sounds like frost/Nixon! i know he was there the additional composer. but every time the same thing?


Miguel2017-06-06 10:16:08
Yes . That's why Lego Batman sounds identical to Frost Nixon !!!!! Very funny Zulu!

Rian reply Replies: 0 || 2017-06-05 19:51:57
Lorne is performing this with an orchestra live to the film tomorrow in London. Is anyone going ? We tried for tickets but it sold out last week!! Sounds really good.

Andreas reply Replies: 0 || 2017-06-04 02:35:48
Lorne nails it again !!!!!!! I though Genius was fantastic but this great

PeterMarksfilm reply Replies: 0 || 2017-06-03 23:55:09
This music is everything I love with film . Emotional and makes me imagine images to the music . Breathtaking . Balfe has a voice that is unique

Mike reply Replies: 0 || 2017-06-03 21:52:46
Beautiful .

Peter reply Replies: 0 || 2017-06-03 21:31:24
Great score and very moving .

Micheal reply Replies: 0 || 2017-06-03 00:33:55
Not the type of RCP score I would expect !!!! Balfes score is amazing and very teastful and memorable .

Antin reply Replies: 0 || 2017-06-02 23:49:54
What a beautiful score and very sensative . The last cue the most beautiful I have heard

Manulder reply Replies: 0 || 2017-06-02 22:27:10
A Great score again i love it. Congratulations mr BALFE

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