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July 22nd, 2011, 4:55 am #51

Silvestri is incredibly dependable. One of his other most recent scores I've enjoyed is Night at the Museum 2. It's a really fun score.

Have you seen this?:
http://www.varesesarabande.com/servlet/ ... ens/Detail
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July 26th, 2011, 3:07 am #52

A few observations:

1.) You may have noticed that I wasn't nearly as harsh on Alexandre Desplat's score to Deathly Hallows Part 2 in the film review as I was here. Desplat's score isn't as bad as I made it seem. It's a solid score with a very nice main theme and some much needed thematic connections to previous films in the series. It works much better in the film than on the album, which omits the most notable of these connections.

2.) Blood Diamond and Defiance are two excellent scores by James Newton Howard.

3.) Is there any more bizarre score than Alan Silvestri's The Abyss? It is a complete and utter bore...until the last 12 minutes, which is some of the most monumentally epic scoring I have ever heard.

4.) Very much looking forward to Harry Gregson-Williams' Cowboys & Aliens.
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July 30th, 2011, 12:28 am #53

Mahito Yokota, the man behind the incredible music of the Super Mario Galaxy series, will compose the score to this year's The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Skyward Sword is not only the first Zelda game designed from the ground up for Wii, but it's looking like the system's swan song before Wii U launches next year.

As if just the knowledge of Yokota working on Zelda wasn't enough of a thrill, he arranged a fully orchestrated suite for the credits of the 3DS remake of Ocarina of Time. Zelda has NEVER sounded better than this!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRapMAQOBh0
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August 4th, 2011, 1:32 am #54

Between Chicken Run and How To Train Your Dragon John Powell has composed some fantastic, heroic themes. Lost in the shuffle is his score to Hancock; which features this gem. It gets me amped up every time!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZoXzqetAfQ
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August 5th, 2011, 6:02 am #55

Yes! Powell always gets me riled up. While not his best work may I add in:

Horton Hears A Who
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August 15th, 2011, 1:26 am #56

Why wasn't JNH's The Sixth Sense nominated for an Oscar? What a great score. Yes, the last cue is amazing, but the whole score really is fantastic.
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September 4th, 2011, 2:29 pm #57

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=248ggPoK158

As much as George Lucas has tinkered with these films- Star Wars is still Star Wars and John Williams is still the greatest film composer in history. I can't wait for my blu-rays!
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September 12th, 2011, 4:05 am #58

OOO Bombastic!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rN9Ace1pukY

I love this thread!!!!
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September 12th, 2011, 4:09 am #59

I also just had a mental image of greg self hosting the greggies and every award had the throne room scene as the winners came up
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September 12th, 2011, 5:34 pm #60

Burge, you love Mohicans waaaay too much.

Best track this summer?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrrZhxPBJPY
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