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Balfe is what in the 80s you might have called a TV composer. He has skills to get the job done but no imagination on anything. There'll be a few live bongos in the next film, a lot of supposedly live brass that sounds exactly like my keyboard, and no imagination. <br><br>That's the seemingly Chris Nolan way they want to go here. But if McQuarrie and Cruise are sticking to their mandate on making every film different, well how about (they are not going to go full Lathimos whatever), trying the Jeremy Dyson way, and go for Frank Ilfman. How about being more creative, Mansell has burned his bridges but still does excellent music but how about Richter, he can do anything, or even a Murray Gold. If you hire a pointless HZ flunkie, we'll get someone good, This used to be fine, but now with these dingdongs it is increasingly difficult<br>Balfe did produce both !!!!!!!!!!so ofcause they would sound related <br>Fallout was an excellent film and great soundtrackIn my opinion this soundtrack is very different than the others.<br>Six films and five composers, with a different styles and this soundtrack is very different.<br>For me it's a great soundtrack but the sound is too similar at the dark Knight and Dunkirk.Have to agree about Balfe and Fallout being the best mission score.would be interesting to see what he would do with bond or even Star Wars.<br>There seems to be comments on twitter that Balfe will be doing the score live at the The Royal Albert Hall.anyone know ?If you want modern, have Ludwig Göransson score the movie. Him or Don Davis. If you want to stick with RCP, I would love to see Benjamin Wallfisch take a stab at it based on his work on King of Thieves.
Hello team, i would just like to add to the thank-you's, throughout the years you've been roxxin the world.<br> anyways i particularly enjoyed "time" but not for the movie instead it was used as an AMV on youtube for the japanese anime Zetsuen No Tempest. the story is epic suffice to say that it + time blew my heart away then and there. <br>So thank you very much :D...but modernLalo Schifrin certainly didn't need Lorne Balfe to make him sound cool.Now that would be an interesting to hear what he could do with Star WarsModern and cool? Seriously Balfe is the reason why the theme works? Let’s have balfe re write Star Wars to make it modern and cool.
I think Balfe has to come back because Fallout was the first since Mission 2 the music worked.He made Lalo’s theme sound modern and cool.It's out there.Reef 2: High TideSerenity going to be released next week<br><br>https:/ / www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KZGKX4K/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl ?ie=UTF8&tag=filmusrep-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativ eASIN=B07KZGKX4K&linkId=b932ee0afd97cf3be04f644cad294734I watched again and the "thickness" in some of the low end was in fact multiple kettle drums being rapidly pounded which in fact accounts for the excess reverberation and explains why it sounded muddy to me.  I will have to get the "World of Hans Zimmer" recording that others are talking about and see if I like that one better.
Personally, I do not want Balfe or Kraemer to return. I found Kraemer's score to be too restrained, and while Balfe's score is exciting, when I watched the film, I thought the music worn out quickly by the middle of the film. Too much of the same orchestrations. <br><br>I hope they go with someone new.Please add some Interstellar, Man of Steel or Batman Begins to the 2019 tour..I was meaning in addition to stairs and rooftops is there any other segments that play that partI would rather Balfe do the next Bond.MI5 Rogue Nation was a completely breath of fresh air in the series. Thanks to McQuarry and of course Cruise. But also, Kramer take the music in a new level and for me it's one of the best scores in the series. Balfe elevate the music to the netx level. No one doubt is the best in the series, even Balfe took some motifs from Giacchino's scores. So if Balfe return it would be awesome hear what could be the next level in his music, but if Kramer returns, is sure he will take the music to all new level. One of the things Cruise take care in the series is the music, he has a good ear, so many people were surprised when he choose Balfe to score the film.
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  2006, February 27
DOOGAL cd release

The score composed by Mark THOMAS & James L. VENABLE for the french animated movie will be released by Milan Records on March, the 7th. 2006.

Here's the tracklisting :

1. "Main Titles" - Mark Thomas 1:48
2. "The Magic Roundabout" - Kylie Minogue 3:50
3. "Meet Doogal" - James L. Venable 0:43
4. "Magic" - Pilot 3:05
5. "You Really Got Me" - Bill Nighy and Catherine Batt 2:20
6. "Doogal the Mechanic" - James L. Venable and Catherine Bott 1:03
7. "Zeebad Escapes" - James L. Venable and Danail Getz 1:09
8. "Sam Marches" - Mark Thomas 0:40
9. "The Magic Roundabout" - John M. Davis 3:28
10. "Meet Zeebad" - Andrea Remanda and Goldust 1:09
11. "Setting Up Camp" - James L. Venable 2:25
12. "Spinning" - Mark Thomas 2:22
13. "Duel of the Springs 2" - Mark Thomas 1:41
14. "Simply Wonderful" - Andrea Remanda and Goldust 2:31
15. "The What-a-Snails Waltz" - Mark Thomas 0:32
16. "Zeebad Threatens" - James L. Venable 1:33
17. "Train's Back" - Mark Thomas 3:41
18. "Lost in the Cold" - Mark Thomas 1:58
19. "See the City" - Mark Thomas 0:34
20. "The Frozen City" - Mark Thomas 0:16
21. "Frozen Florence" - John M. Davis 0:59
22. "The End of Zeebad" - Mark Thomas 1:31
23. "Florence Awakes" - Mark Thomas 1:41
24. "Sugar Sugar" - The Archies 2:49
25. "I Love to Boogie" - T.Rex 2:17
26. "Lean Mean Fighting Machine" - Andrea Remanda and Goldust 2:51
27. "Believe Yourself" - Andrea Remanda and Goldust 2:33
28. "Bust this Joint" - Andrea Remanda and Goldust 2:06


  2006, February 27
A new Jim Dooley Interview

The website Xanga.com has released an interview from Jim DOOLEY who speaks from his past, current and futur works. Extract...

Clark DOUGLAS: What do you have coming up in the not-too-distant future?

Jim DOOLEY: Well, I'm working on "The Da Vinci Code" with Hans Zimmer right now, that'll keep me busy until about March. I do have a video game I'm scoring from March to July, but I can't say which one that is, because it hasn't been announced yet. I have a German animation film which they'll be releasing in Europe in May. It's got some really interesting songs.

CD: For "The Da Vinci Code"... that's a storyline with a lot of varied and different elements involved. What sort of direction are you and Hans taking musically with that film?

JD: Hans has all ready... pardon the pun... cracked the code, so to speak. Before I came in to lift a finger, he'd written a 700-bar suite for this score, it's pretty breathtaking, my participation in this is not so much the upfront writer, but more the extension due to the slightly accelerated schedule of production, we've been scoring four weeks from yesterday, so it's pretty tight.


Read the complete interview


  2006, February 24
Interview from Jim DOOLEY

Jim Dooley recently did an interview with IGN talking about When a Stranger Calls.
You can listen to it HERE


  2006, February 24
Zimmer, Harvey & Dooley to compose THE DA VINCI CODE

According to West One Music, British composer Richard Harvey has joined the music team on The Da Vinci Code, ?co-writing the music score? with Hans Zimmer. Harvey and Zimmer has worked together before on Beyond Rangoon.
Also, James Michael Dooley is writing additional music for the film. Recordings of the music for is scheduled to take place at London?s Air Lyndhurst Hall this month.
Hans Zimmer?s much anticipated original score for The Da Vinci Code will be released on CD by Decca Records on May, the 15th.

More infos on Film Music Radio


  2006, February 17


Ask The Dust and after...


After finishing Ask The Dust, Ramin DJAWADI began scoring for the TV series Prison Break

Listen to the Opening Title


  2006, February 17
Ice Age 2 Cd Release

John Powell's score will be released by Varese on March, the 28th. 2006.

"John Powell has composed a score brimming with melody. The soundtrack itself is an epic adventure, overflowing with a sense of wonder and fun."


  2006, February 17
Trevor joins the Gang

Trevor RABIN will score the new film from Phil JOANOU, The Gridiron Gang, starring The Rock & Xzibit. Release date on September, the 15th. 2006.
More details...


  2006, February 17
Prinz und Paparazzi

Composed by Henning LOHNER, the score from this German Film for TV has been composed in 2005.

Extracts are available Here


  2006, February 17
Batman Begins' Score nominated

The score composed by James Newton Howard & Hans Zimmer is nominated for Best Score by the Academy of Science Fiction Fantasy & Horor Films(The Saturn Awards).
Also nominated, John Williams for two scores (no, it's not Memoirs of a Geisha, no it's not Munich !) : War Of The World & Star Wars III
...And Patrick Doyle's Harry POTTER & the Goblet of Fire, Danny Elfman's Charlie & the Chocolate Factory & john Ottman's Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang.

Results on May, the 2nd.


  2006, February 11
James Dooley
SOCOM 3 composer shares his musical secrets

by Spence D

James Dooley got his foot in the door, in regards to film, television, and videogame composition, by becoming a protege of noted Hollywood composer Hans Zimmer.
Under the tutelage of Zimmer Dooley worked as an additional composer, arranger, and orchestrator on several of Zimmer's film projects. Since then he's successfully branched out into the niche realm of composing music for theatrical trailers (he's crafted scores for the previews of Elf, Man on Fire, and King Arthur).

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  2006, February 07
According to http://www.filmmusicradio.com, James L. Venable is composing the music for Scary Movie 4

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  2006, February 01
FILM MUSIC MAGAZINE COVER STORY :
Harry Gregson-Williams: Zen, Hard Work and Destiny

By Jerry McCulley


decade after he left his native England for Los Angeles with little more than hand luggage, a visitor?s visa and but the vaguest of career prospects, Harry Gregson-Williams counts himself extremely fortunate to be amongst Hollywood?s most successful and in-demand film composers. Working from his sprawling new state-of-the-art scoring/recording complex just blocks from the Venice Beach boardwalk, Gregson-Williams has just completed director Andrew Adamson?s adaptation of author C. S. Lewis? The Chronicles of Narnia, and is already preparing to resume longstanding collaborations with directors Tony Scott and Joel Schumacher in 2006.
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