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"Thought I'd Never Call?" by James Newton Howard

One of my favorite tracks from a movie score. Such an underrated movie, too.

Friday, February 22, 2013

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where do we go from here? - The Pacific soundtrack

I never finished this mini series, but I love the soundtrack.

Sunday, September 2, 2012
"Define Dancing" by Thomas Newman

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Define Dancing by Thomas Newman from Wall·E (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture)

LOVE this track.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Man Of Steel (2013) - REAL Official Teaser / Trailer- By MSN (HD) (by Rohon Nag)

This trailer is absolutely amazing if only for the fact that it uses one of my favorite cues from the Lord of the Rings (the moment after Gandalf’s “death” in the first movie). The new Superman movie was not really something I was anticipating, but this trailer changes that quite a bit.

Saturday, July 14, 2012
"Why Do We Fall" by Hans Zimmer

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Why Do We Fall? | Hans Zimmer
The Dark Knight Rises

Wednesday, July 11, 2012
"Fate and Destiny" by Patrick Doyle

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Fate and Destiny by Patrick Doyle from Brave

Saturday, July 7, 2012

In which I am a film score geek…

I just saw The Amazing Spider-Man and I spent the whole movie playing my favorite game: Guess the Film Score Composer. After more than a few hints of Casper and several other trademark motifs (use of a wordless chorus, “clanging” sounds at climactic moments), I correctly guessed James Horner! I was surprised, since he hasn’t done much lately and this doesn’t seem like the kind of movie he’d score (movies by either James Cameron or Ron Howard seem to be his bread-and-butter lately).

Even though Horner tends to recycle a lot of his themes and instrumentation, I still love most of what he comes out with (I mean, Titanic, Braveheart, Legends of the Fall, Apollo 13…need I say more?). Spider-man’s score was fairly cliche, but it still had some good moments.

Oh, and I thought the movie itself was very good! I love Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. I had a mild obsession with Spider-Man 2 back when it came out, so I was a little wary of a reboot, but I think they did a great job establishing its own new voice. This post, however, offers some food for thought (spoilers!).

Monday, June 18, 2012

The Hobbit (2012) Main Theme - Over the Misty Mountains Cold
Composed by Howard Shore.

Guys, this literally just made me start crying. Howard Shore, you talented bastard. It’s hard to find the words for how emotionally tied I am to this music and these movies/books.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012
"Test Drive" by John Powell

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Test Drive by John Powell from How to Train Your Dragon (Music from the Motion Picture)

 
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