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I guess it's only fair that they do shoulder the blame, considering again that releases like these aren't really the norm for them. I still wouldn't expect a recall and replacement, since it'd be a lot of money down the drain there. Their loss ultimately at the end of the day.<br><br>A bit disappointed about the content being the exact same as the leak, as I would've liked some of the film edits or at least the alt mixes I've seen pop up. I guess I'll just have to hope Disney does end up cooperating with LLL sooner than later.You gotta realize one thing, most of the time, Hans doesn't even know about these releases (and honestly I think he doesn't care). Only a few labels like LLL play ball and have him involved (but as Hans doesn't own most of his music, they have no other reason than courtesy to do so).<br><br>As for MI2, people who complained about the "content" instead of the tech aspect of it were goddamn wrong. Yes, the film mixes / OST mixes are pretty different. Because you have suites & sometimes material specifically arranged for the album or alternate cues.<br><br>Mondo having released the final mixes (and I know what Paramount provided them, it's just exactly the same 2 CD set copy that leaked years ago), I have no problem if the content is different.<br><br>And that's the topic on which they answered, James. Technically, they're not wrong, but they are ditching the REAL problem, for which they are responsible for ! The speed issue is on them, not on what they got.Considering the recent issues with the isolated score on Days of Thunder's 4K release sounding very inconsistent, I do wonder if Paramount has simply been poor in preserving stuff. Especially when they mention the studio and not the record label, which might've had a better copy on hand (they did finally put the OST on digital recently, after all).<br><br>I am not going to hold Mondo responsible for this, especially considering they normally do just press the regular OSTs onto LPs. I don't expect them to be fully privy to if a score sounds fine or not, since they're often just given the stuff prepared for them. Besides, repressing records would be a super expensive ordeal, especially with how limited they're often designed to be now.<br><br>And honestly: since no one has made the comparison to Sherlock 2 yet, how bad sounding is it really? I'd much rather it be slightly off than it being complete trash like the Perseverance release of Rain Man was. If HZ was able to let that slide once, then he won't be so worked up over a small tempo issue.So this is what Mondo had to say about their massive screw up. I've never heard something so stupid in my life. If I had a direct line to Hans Zimmerman himself I'd call him about this. I'm sure he would be interested to know they butchered his album. <br><br>"Hi James,<br><br>I talked with the soundtracks department and here's what they had to say:<br><br>We’ve been made aware of a discrepancy between how the audio sounds on our album versus how it was previously released in original releases.<br><br>Our masters came directly from the studio and from original recording sessions, and we did not do any adjustments to the masters in post other than standard vinyl mastering process. But it seems any previous post production on those original releases, and cues used in the film itself, are absent from our release and may account for the differences you notice.<br><br>We currently do not have any plans on remastering the score."<br>Great. Thx.<br><br>Score has much similarities with Sherlock, so there is many of Lorne's cues...
Known credits are Runaway Train for Mazzaro (was on his website), for Andrew K : The Rangers, Cannibal, Dead Rangers & Finish Him (on his Soundcloud). Geoff is the only guy with Ann Marie Simpson that got the privilege of cuesheet credit.
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<br>Battle of Aughrim arrangement (so everything lifted from "Silver") is Hans & Ann Marie.
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<br>Geoff did a good part of the score, every other classical pieces arrangements are his (so, everywhere the William Tell Overture appears). Train Chase, the End Credits, This Is A Robbery.
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<br>The stuff that sounds more or less like Sherlock have definitely Lorne. And I suspect a bit more epic drama have RGW.Hello there!<br>Hybrid, do we have some composer's credits on this score?<br>Or this is situation like on Transformers score?<br><br>Somewhere I read that Geoff Zanelli helped Hans on Train Chase (pts 1&2), Mazzaro did Runaway Train and Kawczynski did like 2 or 3 tracks (the rangers, finish him). Is that correct?<br><br>btw good score, not genius, but pretty good action score.<br><br>Made in Italy<br><br>Beautiful new score by Alex Belcher, check it out!Oh, yes.<br><br>Maybe this month, right?The album is ready. Just waiting for legal to settle it... It'll happen.
And about The Rhythm Section?, Mazzaro said the score is mastered...If there'd only been the first movie prior, I think I'd get it a bit more. But the 2nd film did have a proper score release, so the only reason at this point is that it just isn't on Nick's mind after all the delays.Whoa, why not? Every obscure random shit gets released these days but a Hans Zimmer score to a fairly big mainstream movie doesn't?I doubt there'll be a score release.The Spongebob movie is being released next Friday here in Canada, could we see a release of the album soon? Assuming of course that there will be an album at all /:
I gotta say that short film was spectacular even with I Phone 11, the score by Lorne Balfe fitted very well with the scenes introduced.I'd say that this anthem was pretty great for Zimmer to score a soccer team that has been alive for 25 years.Cheers guys, much appreciated!<br>In my mind I had some video interview though, as I always like watching those as well. I do wonder if there was an extra section on the home release of the movie where ideally there might be.Hans Zimmer is one of the biggest film composers working in the industry today.  He won an Academy Award for his work on The Lion King, and has been nominated for six other films including Gladiator, The Thin Red Line, and As Good As It Gets. With The Last Samurai he celebrates his 100th film score, and SoundtrackNet had an opportunity to talk with Hans a few weeks ago during a rare break in his busy schedule working on Something's Gotta Give.<br><br>You've scored many projects during your career, and The Last Samurai is being touted as your 100th film score…<br><br>Well, I'm terrible with math, so I'm not doing the counting. It could be more, it could be less – but apparently it's the 100th.<br><br>So how did you get involved with the project?<br><br>If you're lucky enough to get nominated for an Oscar, you get invited to the Oscar nominee's luncheon where they hand out these little nomination certificates. There are usually 150 people standing there, and people are invited up in alphabetical order, starting with the As. By the time they get to the Cs, everybody's already back at their table chatting and eating, and while the first people called get thunderous applause, you can imagine what it's like when your name starts with Z!<br><br>So Ed Zwick and I were standing there, waiting at one of these luncheons about four years ago, and we started talking to each other. I asked him what he was working on and he told me about this movie called The Last Samurai, which I thought sounded interesting and I asked him to send me a script. After the script arrived, I didn't hear from him for a long time and I thought he'd forgotten about me, not thinking about how difficult it is to set up a samurai movie these days. The other thing I liked about the project was that Tom Cruise was involved, so it was like returning home, since I've scored a bunch of his movies – I knew we were going to have a good time.<br><br>Did it end up that way?<br><br>Ed and his editor Steve Rosenblum are such gentlemen, so together and professional, and they basically did one cut of the film, screened it, and everyone loved their work. So after this, they had plenty of time to come and hang with me, and while I usually love the re-cutting process because it's a diversionary tactic to keep the director and editor out of my life, these guys were great to have around. <br><br>Of course, my sense of paranoia made me think that something was going wrong all the time, waiting for the other shoe to drop, as it were, but it never happened. Ed phoned this morning and I thought, "Oh my god – rewrite!" It's just how my brain works. But I think he and I feel a bit odd now: we've been seeing each other every day for months, and suddenly we're done. I completely understand why people have a problem finishing a movie, because there's something really nice about the process – completion is far more boring.<br><br>For Samurai, you used Japanese percussions and ethnic woodwinds, without getting too 'Japanese'.<br><br>My problem is that I feel Japanese music is really inaccessible to Western ears, and I was really struggling with this film initially, trying to figure out what I was doing. This idea popped into my head for using Western-style themes, but applying a Japanese aesthetic to them, which sounds great of course, until I had to ask myself what I meant! Actually, I think it's just my way of not overloading certain things with too many colors, or being geometrically precise about my cues and not making them too flowery.<br><br>The Tom Cruise character is one of those nasty drunks at the beginning, who obviously has some serious problems he's trying to deal with, or not deal with. He's obnoxious and restless, suffering sleepless nights and is very un-Tom. For me, this character's journey was about his need to earn tranquility and peace, so within the score there's this very romantic, overblown and passionate theme. It's like a juvenile way of dealing with life and death – the pain and liebestod.<br><br>However, to contrast with these very relentless themes, there are a number of stark, formal and sober pieces, because I wanted to take Tom's character on a journey. He comes from America and ends up in this foreign place where he doesn't speak the language or understand the culture. But at the end of the movie, I want the audience to think that there isn't a more beautiful place for him to be, that he is at home in Japan and finally at peace.<br><br>There are many useless acts of bravery we do out of misguided romanticism, and this movie is full of courageous and dignified acts of bravery. So I wanted to play off these acts, since both the American and Japanese cultures have a concept of heroism, and I just wanted to see if I could play with the nature of the two different concepts.<br><br>So you didn't want to do the stereotypical Japanese thing...<br><br>Absolutely not! Take Akira Kurosawa's Ran, for example, which has this brilliant score where Takemitsu writes Western music, but with an Eastern accent. Somebody asked me a few days ago why As Good As It Gets was European – why did I write a European score for a quintessentially American story? For me, it's because Jack Nicholson was crazy in the movie, and I felt one of the great things about America is how they always think we Europeans are crazy. So by writing a European-styled score, it's my way of saying that Jack is crazy, but it's alright!<br><br>How do you feel about people who criticize your work for not fitting into the time period, like Gladiator?<br><br>The reason I take these jobs is because I'm interested in foreign cultures, and every time I get to work on a movie I'm thrown into the adventure of whatever that culture is, the time, and wherever the story's taking place. So one of the things I'm very careful about is not to be historically correct to the culture, but, on the other hand, not to insult the underlying aesthetics of that culture either. I remember watching Chariots of Fire and thinking how brilliantly the music worked, never missing that it wasn't period instruments! I grew up listening to Bach played by a symphony orchestra – it's the wrong sized orchestra with the wrong instruments, but I don't think that's the point.<br><br>With Gladiator, Pietro Scalia brought in a CD saying "this is Ancient Roman music," and I said, "Says who? You went to the Ancient Roman music store and bought an Ancient Roman music CD? Bullshit!" We're not anthropologists. Look at he costumes Ridley Scott had: they were more Napoleonic than Roman, which was perhaps fitting since Napoleon had stolen all of his good ideas from the Romans regarding how to make his generals look cool – and so did Hitler! So I got criticized for making the "Entry into Rome" cue too Leni Riefenstahl – but that was the joke! I am allowed to have a sense of humor in my music!<br><br>Earlier this summer your credit on Pirates of the Caribbean was "Score Overproduced by". What was the deal with that?<br><br>Well, I thought honesty was a virtue! But seriously, Jerry Bruckheimer quite rightly asked me not to give him "that old-fashioned Pirate music," and Gore Verbinski, who I adore and did The Ring with, said, "Well, it is a pirate movie, so we have to disguise it." In the end, I spent a day and a half writing tunes, Klaus Badelt wrote a lot of stuff, and we rolled up our sleeves, got drunk, behaved in a debauched way, and produced a score!<br><br>There was a lot of criticism regarding that score, but in the end it had to serve the film - which it did. You seem to get a lot of criticism on any project you do.<br><br>I had the misfortune of going onto the Film Score Monthly web site recently to look something up and vanity made me type in my own name. I suddenly realized that you can't ever get it right. Who do people want me to be? The guy that writes Matchstick Men? Or the guy that writes The Rock? Or the guy that writes Driving Miss Daisy? My need is ultimately to write for myself. I mock myself and I'm ironic about the way I speak about it because if I take it too seriously, it would be a pompous and boring thing to do. But at the same time I take each note I write very seriously – none of them are random.<br><br>The Internet Movie Database always lists you as being attached to multiple projects, so I was curious, what's Sharktail?<br><br>I complained to Jeffrey Katzenberg that I couldn't cross any more Red Seas, or deal with any more horses that can't speak – I wanted to do one of the fun animated movies instead. There's also a hip-hop element in Sharktail, and I haven't been there yet, so it's new territory! King Arthur is still in production, and I literally just got the first bits of footage just before you came here.<br><br>Are you working on all of these projects simultaneously?<br><br>I'm thinking about them! I'm also working with Jim Brooks on his new comedy, Spanglish.<br><br>And speaking of comedies, you recently did Matchstick Men for Ridley, which had a very Nino Rota vibe to it....<br><br>And I gave him credit! I thought, what if Nino had written the theme and I was just doing the variations? But I bet I'm going to get criticized for that because it's not like Gladiator.<br><br>So when did you last have a vacation?<br><br>Well, I went to Japan for a couple of days at the end of November for the Japanese premiere of Samurai, but look, I love what I do! In January I'll travel to Morocco because Ridley will be shooting his next movie, Kingdom of Heaven, so that's like a holiday!<br><br>My family and I are going away at Christmas, and what we used to do would be to rent a house in the mountains and go on these skiing holidays. It would be a crappy house, not as nice as the one we live in, my wife was still going to the market, and we're still washing our plates – so it wasn't a vacation, it was a lot of work! It's taken us a long time, but we just figured it out: we're not practical with vacations – we're staying at hotels! But while the Zimmer family isn't talented when it comes to vacations, we're talented when it comes to work!<br><br>I sat through Samurai the other day, and for the first time watched the whole movie from top to tail with everything finished and completed. It felt really good, better than a vacation. But luckily there were enough things wrong for me to think that I learned something from the experience, and now I can't wait for the next project to try these new ideas out.<br><br>The soundtrack to The Last Samurai is available from Elektra Records, and the film is currently in theaters. Matchstick Men is available on Varese Sarabande Records.<br><br>With thanks to Chet Mehta at Chasen & Co, Jason Cienkus at Warner Brothers, and Nina Lynch and Mark Wherry at Media Ventures for helping with this interview. And, of course, special thanks to Hans.Mulan get his release... through Disney+, 4th September.
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George reply Replies: 0 || 2018-10-29 18:47:01
Completely forgot how good this score is. Nothing new or groundbreaking... but an awesome homage to classic RCP days with a more modern production sound. Such a fun score.

Andy reply Replies: 3 || 2018-02-26 15:06:43
Are you arseholes dumb? This score sounds like the samples got molested by a bunch of alligators.

What the fuck. 20 years ago this would have had an awesome score by a David Arnold or even a Hans Zimmer. Now it sounds like my nephew did it on yuotube, except they have better samples. What the fuck. This was a 150 million film. How could Balfe make it so, so, so, so, interminaly CHEAP.



Scorefan2018-06-25 22:48:10
The answer is the way hollywood producers want the music.
First, Pinar Toprak was the chosen one to score the film. After, with the film in a mess, Jerry Bruckheimer came to add more money and Danny Canon to reshot the film. Bruckheimer is a RCP fan, so, he rejected Pinar and Lorne came to score. The product is a score like in the old days of MV. Not bad or epic, just a good and enjoyable score.


MirisMusic2018-06-25 23:44:55
Andy - you are stupid

Scorefan- from what I have heard from those connected to the project , the Warner Brothers wanted the score replaced .Many test screenings occurred and the music was an issue .Balfe has always been a reliable composer to bring in and fix scores.From all accounts Balfes score was a massive improvement.


Carlos2018-06-26 09:03:10
Your nephew must be doing well then Andy !

Andy reply Replies: 30 || 2017-10-19 23:02:53
Yes ! Now this is ACTION MUSIC . Not just loud drums or Baaaaaaams!!!


JBSO992017-10-20 09:45:49
Well, there is a bit of BAAAAM in some tracks, see Lightning Chase, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing in action music if it's not overused.
I like this score but the people in this page I think they overreact a little woth every Balfe score. I mean, they're great, but I don't think all of them are the best score of the year. It also looks like most of this people does not listen many score apart from RCP scores.


Edmund Meinerts2017-10-20 13:25:14
I couldn't agree with you more JBSO99. I don't know what's up this year because a ton of Balfe fanboys seem to have crawled out of the woodwork. He's having a very solid year but people are acting like every score he puts out is a masterpiece or something, which...nah.


Mike2017-10-20 13:41:47
Your right Edmund ..... how dare we take about any other composer apart from Zimmer or John Powell! Thankfully your point of view is in the minority. There is obviously a reason why he is one of the busiest composers . Geostorm isn’t original BUT it’s great music and I like it at least


Edmund Meinerts2017-10-20 13:57:15
I like it too but I don't understand why this thread is full of slobbering fanboys while nobody is talking about, say, Kingsman 2 which is just as good. I don't want to stop anyone talking about his music but did we really need every day this year for someone to go "oh my god I can't wait for Lorne to release another unreleased cue from Ghost in the Shell"? It doesn't contribute anything meaningful and makes this site look even more like a YouTube comments section than it already does.


Waymann2017-10-20 15:04:50
I agree, I'm shocked no one is talking about how great Ramin Djawadi's score is for The Mountain Between Us. Much better than this new Lorne Balfe score, I'm mean really, this Geostorm score is just a constant reminder to other scores from RCP from the past. Nothing original here. Only the track May Day is memorable.


Peters2017-10-20 15:24:10
How pathietic that it bothers some ,that some of us are excited about another composers music. Get a life people. Balfe has become a great composer this year so give him a break . If you don’t like it , you can find another forum


Ando2017-10-20 15:33:34
Due to Edmund getting upset !!!! I’m scared to ask about if anyone knows about The Florida Project ????


James2017-10-20 17:20:09
I do not think anyone here is hurting because another composer besides of the HZ - JP - HGW triad is being well received by the audience. Well, I agree that this behavior in any session regardless of who the composer is, is very uncomfortable. But we have to understand that each an of the RCP guys has its glory days. Balfe is conquering his. The problem is the proportions of compliments. Many people liked PoTc 5 (best RCP score of the year in my opinion, of course), for example, many also hated, the justifications were many, but the discussion was balanced. If you enter on the forum of any score of any composer you find diverse but balanced opinions, what is missing in the forums about Balfe scores is this balance. Nothing against the growth of his popularity or the reception of his scores, only the judgments that seem a little too exaggerated. It's even a little weird.


JBSO992017-10-20 17:31:04
I'm not saying that I don't like his music, because I really do, but I think there are also a lot of composers this year that have created amazing scores and they don't get the same talk. Let's mention Ramin Djawadi for The Mountain Between Us, Benjamin Wallfisch for A Cure For Wellness and It, and even outside of RCP like Giacchino with his fantastic War for the Planet of the Apes, Beltrami with The Snowman or the recent Ragnarok by Mothersbaugh (well, this does not belong in this page, so I understand why there is no talk about him).
And I repeat that I like Balfe, but not everything he does is perfect, and for example this, I don't consider it too original, because it reminds me to a lot of older scores. And for example, from Balfe I think one of the best was Churchill, and that didn't get much talk or praise neither.


LP2017-10-20 17:36:19
Just wondering, why would anyone have an issue with people who go into a Lorne Balfe soundtrack page to rave about the work of Lorne Balfe?


LP2017-10-20 17:40:33
> Waymann - Ramin did good work on A Mountain Between us. Completely atypical of his recent outputs, and showed more range. It is rooted a bit in his work on Hans' rom-com scores (i.e. The Holiday) and sounds excellent overall.


James2017-10-20 17:54:00
Anything, @LP. I myself have spent several hours of my life listening Balfe's work and, of course, commenting here.

It's okay to get on a page and say "this is the best score of all ages" or "this is the worst shit I've ever heard", as long as this behavior is restricted to a minority who has make the mistake of making this kind of comment because not listened to many jobs of the same composer or of other composers or who do not respect his efforts to carry out the work.



...2017-10-20 18:28:30
Everybody is free to love whatever music they want, but I agree that the Balfe praise is a bit over the top. I mean I saw a comment that said that all of Balfe's scores from 2017 were the best of their genre which I think is over the top. I mean nothing against Balfe, he's a very good composer, but I just don't think he deserves all that praise about him being the best.


Edmund Meinerts2017-10-20 18:39:01
This is already a much more interesting conversation than all the blind praise that was being spilled earlier. Thanks guys! :D


Miguel 2017-10-20 19:23:49
If you have an issue with Balfe simply don’t click on Geostorm etc! Just ignore it . God knows why Edmund gets so upset !!!! You don’t have to read the posts


GavFilmmusic2017-10-20 19:34:25
Have to agree because if you haven’t an interest in Lorne’s work then just don’t goto his films topics ! Either way I like the suite here good old school MV


Edmund Meinerts2017-10-20 19:59:27
I'm not upset, nor am I disinterested in Balfe's work. Don't get me wrong. I welcome any and all discussion! But there's a difference between "discussion" and "blind fanboy gushing", and I've seen way more of the latter here this year than the former.


Ds2017-10-20 23:48:59
I think we all agree, Lorne Balfe is getting better and better, he's working at the speed of light and handles many different genres. Plus, he seems to be a very cool person. I'm really happy he got there, and I believe he'll be getting some major movies in the next few years (Terminator Genysis, Geostorm & Ghost in the Shell don't count, they were predicted failures undergoing a damage control process).

But anyway, I think his best solo score is still Home.


James2017-10-21 00:10:14
Yep. He will be in Nightwing's next solo movie


rockhound2017-10-21 07:57:55
hybrid created a very good suite from this movie, also because he left out the more uninteresting action stuff. the whole score is not original, but the themes are great because they transport emotions and excitement. the quiter parts are also very nice. im sure the actionmusic is very functional in the movie, but as a stand alone listening experience it is not very convincing. too much electronics which make too much noise. when the themes kick in, it sounds good, but a better mix of orchestra and electronics would have helped. sadly you won't find a second "Burn around the moon" or "Goodbye/Landing" from Armageddon in this score.


Macejko2017-10-22 13:11:39
I find all of this extremely strange. Just about two years ago people were almost universally hating on Lorne every time he became attached to a new project. And now? Orgasms everywhere. I mean, I liked Lego Batman as much as the next guy, and I adore Beyond: Two Souls. But such a blind praise for Geostorm, of all scores? It is, in my opinion, pretty mediocre and overall forgettable. Could this be a PR campaign for that piece of shit movie nobody wants to see?


Hybrid Soldier2017-10-22 14:36:48
That's pretty funny to hear "blind praise" from you, considering how much you think Ramin reinvented powder after every single note of music he wrote ! ;) lol


Macejko2017-10-22 15:10:56
Now that was just a low-hanging fruit, Hybrid :P :D


Bibi2017-10-22 21:21:19
Another dropmic from Hybrid !


james2017-10-22 21:57:13
Well... Waymann and LP are The only ones to refer to Djwadi...

And yet no one shouted:

"Amazing!" "Revolutionary!" "I can die tomorrow, my life is complete!"



SPECTER2017-10-28 04:54:52
Lorne is good composer but a lot of his solo stuff to me sounds average. He is missing that little touch of HZ magic


PeterM2017-10-28 11:21:20
You think Churchil sounded average ?


Andreas2017-10-28 17:32:10
Average !!!!!!! Genius is defiantly not average and what about Ghost in The Shell.a truly amazing score


Ian2017-10-28 21:15:07
I'm with SPECTER - Lorne is undoubtably competent, but man does a lot of his solo stuff sound generic and use extremely similar mannerisms and structure from score to score. Admittedly Zimmer does this too, especially recently, but Zimmer's best scores are among the best scores ever, while Lorne's best scores are simply very good.


Miguel2017-10-28 22:17:27
I don’t think anyone is comparing Balfe to Zimmer . Zimmer is best in the world but Balfe has many years to improve .also if Balfe wasn’t any good then why does Zimmer still have him help out ?????

stevefilm reply Replies: 2 || 2017-10-27 11:37:30
Not the best film!!!!!BUT the score is so good.after hearing this I want to hear what balfe would do with a big DC movie


Stevemusic2017-10-27 16:23:30
Loving the score more than the film.balfe needs to get better films than this !


Mich2017-10-27 23:24:03
it can’t beat Lego Batman but pretty close

Bolidzar reply Replies: 1 || 2017-10-26 15:01:22
Uh... why is the cover of Inception up there?


Zoldar2017-10-27 04:33:12
Dreadful isn't it?

Scorefan reply Replies: 2 || 2017-10-25 20:09:23
Saw the movie yesterday, and it was exciting, just like to see a new king of Armageddon film, nothing like Roland Emmerich 2012 and the day after tomorrow. The score was superb. It has de classic Media Ventures/Remote Control tune, and i hear some references to Trevor Rabin's score like Armageddon, Deep BLue and National Treasure.
By the way, not Danny Cannon and Jerry Bruckheimer had credits on the film. Why is that?


Peter882017-10-25 22:10:49
Loved the film and score even though it has bad reviews. The end music was amazing


rockhound2017-10-25 23:37:53
i guess they got no credit, because nobody shall know, that the production was in big trouble. but lorne thanks both in the album credits, so they were involved for sure.

Sandor reply Replies: 0 || 2017-10-23 13:51:37
Saw the movie over the weekend.The music was the best thing about the movie.not the best but the score made it 1000 times better for sure

badbu reply Replies: 0 || 2017-10-20 11:45:28
Great Score from Lorne :-)

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Iamtommie reply Replies: 0 || 2017-10-20 10:28:48
12 Strong. A movie about The Hirse Soldierz after 9-11.
Film scored by Balfe

614 reply Replies: 0 || 2017-10-19 02:32:53
Okay. I'm on the Lorne Balfe bandwagon now. I don't care if this movie is trash, this is a great listening experience, which is sometimes difficult to find in a score these days.

SPECTER reply Replies: 3 || 2017-10-18 01:09:43
can anybody recommend the absolute best themes on this score to me please!


james2017-10-18 01:51:52
Listen all the score and make the list yourself with the best moments for you, guy! Lol


Anton2017-10-18 08:37:11
Just listen to all of it !!!! It’s a great classic soundtrack with cool electronics and great tunes- balfe is the top


Mikey2017-10-18 19:11:42
$$$$$$ the soundtrack is FANTASTIC

Andreas reply Replies: 1 || 2017-10-17 10:27:07
Saw the film last night and the music score was really good . Big and epic . It is how more scores should


PeterM2017-10-17 17:48:53
Balfe is doing a Reddit interview in 2 hours time . Hopefully we can get to the bottom of Why he replaced Pinar and Clint Mansell on Ghost in The Shell

T-Mann036 reply Replies: 3 || 2017-10-14 08:02:46
This is ultimately Lorne's best soundtrack since Modern Warfare 2!


Peter812017-10-14 08:15:11
Have to agree - Balfe’s Best


Mikos2017-10-14 09:00:25
The music is inspirational and epic


Pk2017-10-15 23:38:58
include the bible and i agree

MichaelP reply Replies: 5 || 2017-10-15 13:04:37
Defiantly the best action score his year


Andreas2017-10-15 13:45:15
New to this web site and came across it because of this score .can not wait to actually watch the movie but for the moment the score is the best


Will2017-10-15 13:48:54
Have had the album on constantly all weekend and it’s the best


dessagstdunicht2017-10-15 17:14:49
The Best Action Score of the Year??? Please hear more Score!


PeterFilm2017-10-15 20:31:28
It really is an excellent soundtrack with cool action and big epic tunes .


andy2017-10-15 22:03:47
Balfe is with all this year.
Best tv score of the year: Genius
Best movie score of the year: Lego Batman
Best action score of the year: Geostorm
Best drama score of the year: Churchill
And best scifi score: Ghost in the shell
2017 has been a hell of a year for him

Der-Profl reply Replies: 2 || 2017-10-14 13:09:22
I can't help myself, but whenever I hear this score, I feel this little Inception vibe. Is it just me?

Also, my favorite track is "Hong Kong Falling". It's so cool how the action part ends.


Paul2017-10-14 17:36:31
Balfe did write a lot on Inception and produced it so that makes sense . Looking forward to the film next week - the soundtrack is very enjoyable and classic


Andyfilmmusis2017-10-14 22:30:21
Yes yes yes yes

Meta reply Replies: 0 || 2017-10-14 16:28:02
Reminds me of Armageddon...

Must be the source Material that's interfering.

AndrewS reply Replies: 1 || 2017-10-13 09:40:09
This soundtrack is is exactly why I love filmscores - fun, action and beautiful epic melodies . The best yet from Balfe


Miguel2017-10-13 17:29:23
Brilliant !!!!! Now I want to see the movie

GP1995 reply Replies: 3 || 2017-10-10 03:00:31
Wow Lorne has had one heck of a year with Lego Batman, Churchill, Genius, and now this? He's one guy I'd pay a thousand bucks just to spend a day chatting with


Filmboy2017-10-10 08:07:48
I would pay 10 thousand bucks to spend a day chatting with him !!!!!!This suite sounds like CLASSIC Jerry Bruckheimer


MrZimmerFan2017-10-10 12:52:19
Confirmed by Lorne: This Friday, digital download


Waymann2017-10-13 09:03:01
The first half of "President Meeting" sounds like a slowed down version of that track they made for the Zatlan Volvo advert.

JBSO99 reply Replies: 11 || 2017-10-11 07:13:31
On official preview video of the score has been posted in Water Tower Music YouTube channel. Check it out here: https://youtu.be/U8T9_XVkesQ


Kravos2017-10-12 00:07:59
Great to hear BIG themes back again in films. Love this suite


Waymann2017-10-12 08:33:29
It's like themes have been gone for ages?? There is much more out there than what RCP puts out you know.


rockhound2017-10-12 09:36:12
in this kind of movies, you haven't heard strong themes for many years. the last desaster movies with lots of strong themes were Armageddon and Deep Impact.


Iamtommie2017-10-12 11:41:43
Maybe not in dksaster movies, but if you are talking about BiG themes again in filmmusic.
If you listen to a few scores of Michael Giacchino, there are enoigh themes in there


Kravos2017-10-12 13:52:05
I ment themes you can actually remember !!!


Iamtommie2017-10-12 17:00:11
Like?


MrZimmerFan2017-10-12 18:05:37
If we speaked of Giacchino, there is a plenty: John Carter's theme, Jyn Erso's theme, Krennic's theme, Vulture's theme, Tomorrowland Main Theme...

Even Speed Racer (one of my favorites)


Hybrid Soldier2017-10-12 19:01:50
Giacchino talk ?



You guys stop right there... lol


James2017-10-12 21:45:48
There are so many greats musical voices besides Zimmer, your pupils and Giacchino. This conversation turns out to be shamefull. Come on! Open yours minds and ears!


james2017-10-12 21:46:45
Shameful*


Kingfannypack2017-10-13 07:20:21
And if we are talking about Giacchino, the entire Jurassic World score- that is a great score that used alot of original themes. It had callbacks to John Williams' contribution but stood on its own very well- especially the suite!

Bibi reply Replies: 0 || 2017-10-12 23:07:37
Well it's available and it's really good ! I'm not fan of Lorne but this is an old-fashioned score as I love them. I want to see the movie now :)

George reply Replies: 7 || 2017-10-08 21:43:46
Hybrid, random question.. do you think this music represents a trend of Hollywood wanting more thematic music once again rather than soundscapes? We had some good melodic scores this year like LEGO Batman, Wonder Woman, Pirates 5, TF5, etc.. and then this. And was just wondering if you think we can start expecting this to become the norm once again?


Waymann2017-10-09 08:52:19
I don't think they are a norm again. It just depends on what's best for the movie. It's not like composers think like hmm let's make a thematic score when the movie doesn't need one.


...2017-10-09 10:00:51
Composers in general probably find it more rewarding to write melodic thematic music, unless you're someone like Trent Raznor... but whatever is good for the film is the composer's job.


AP19802017-10-09 12:36:13
Finally some melodies !!!!! The tracks sound fantastic .


Waymann2017-10-09 14:11:13
I have to say this sounds like 52 minutes of epic fun. But nothing really sticks in the end. Read on twitter this is going to be released this friday digitally.


James2017-10-09 16:41:36
Nah!

1. This is a Bruckheimer movie, just like Potc5. Then it will sound like the old MV scores.
2. Transformers is a Bay movie, which makes it a twin movie to those produced by Brckheimer. Soon...

3. RGW has adopted the old MV sound as their "personal style" for years.

Conclusion: There is nothing new under the sun.


Andrew2017-10-09 18:45:58
The music tracks so really great and strong melodies . Really loved Balfe's Ghost In the Shell but this beats it . Big epic themes -LOVE IT


Miklos2017-10-09 20:06:54
Classic

Frank reply Replies: 0 || 2017-10-09 07:42:41
Seems like Lorne is posting about The Florida Project on Twitter recently and on IMDb it shows he's the composer. I watched the film in New York Film Festival and it doesn't have a score except at the end scene. So did Lorne write that part for the film? I didn't remember see his name during the end credits but I might miss it.

Bibi reply Replies: 2 || 2017-10-08 23:32:14
Thanks for the suite, Hybrid, I love it !


james2017-10-09 01:10:37
"The contender theme" aka "Thor theme" in 3:45!


Jake2017-10-09 02:28:17
I noticed that too. Clearly was temped with that, but he did a decent job at making it unique-ish

mpolonest123 reply Replies: 0 || 2017-10-08 19:20:00
This is really taking me back to that classic MV sound, albeit with better production. It's like a mix of Armageddon/Transformers with a tiny dash of Mark Mancina.

JamesT reply Replies: 0 || 2017-10-08 19:07:08
@ Hybrid: SOUNDS GREAT! Thanks for making a suite!! Loving it.

FaresTdkr reply Replies: 2 || 2017-10-08 16:54:40
Sorry but I can't feel it or honestly I hate it I mean the suite. for me the only melody that make me really shaking and full of adrenaline is "seglass Ni Tonday" by Steve jablonsky TF 5. Zimmer this year is inconvenience &#128542; at all. May be the blue planet by him soundtrack will change my mind?!!!


Hybrid Soldier2017-10-08 16:58:28
What has HZ to do with this score... ?


rockhound2017-10-08 18:09:46
thanks for suite hybrid. the music sounds very entertaining and makes me want to see the movie. i love the theme that starts around 3:57. and the theme at the end of the suite sounds a bit like the ALL SPARK theme from Transformers. also great. cant wait for the score.

Bou reply Replies: 0 || 2017-10-08 18:02:28
F... me! sounds like an awesome old-school MV score with bunch of heroic motifs!
I dig it!

superultramegaa reply Replies: 0 || 2017-10-08 16:20:20
Well the suite alone is a lot more interesting to me than most Balfe scores, but it still has too many Zimmer vibes to me. It sounds like a combination of Gladiator and MCU scores with a very hard to identify melody.

Phil reply Replies: 0 || 2017-10-08 13:12:41
thanks for the suite
Appreciate it

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