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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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Mr. & Mrs. Smith (Soundtrack)
Label: Lakeshore Records
Length: 65'40 (Score: 4'02)
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  1. Love Stinks - The J. Geils Band (3:36)
  2. Nothin' But A Good Time - Poison (3:44)
  3. Tainted Love - Soft Cell (2:41)
  4. Baby, Baby - Alana D (3:14)
  5. Express Yourself (Mocean Worker Remix) - Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (4:31)
  6. Mondo Bongo - Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros (6:13)
  7. Lay Lady Lay - Magnet & Gemma Hayes (4:39)
  8. I'll Melt With You - Nouvelle Vague (4:02)
  9. Nobody Does It Better - 8mm (4:56)
  10. Let's Never Stop Falling In Love - Pink Martini (3:01)
  11. Assassin's Tango (4:02)
  12. Used To Love Her (But I Had To Kill Her) - Voodoo Glow Skulls (2:36)
  13. You Are My Sunshine - Stine J. (2:22)
  14. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - Righteous Brothers (3:42)
  15. Making Love Out Of Nothing At All - Air Supply (5:41)
  16. You Give Love A Bad Name - Atreyu (3:18)
  17. Love Will Keep Us Together - Captain & Tennille (3:22)
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Aya reply Replies: 0 || 2006-03-05 00:00:00
Hi, everybody. This note is almost half a year too late but Schoeun's right, Camille. Title of that song you're asking about is "--Mondo Bongo"-- by Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros. Thing is, the version of "--Mondo Bongo"-- that I want, with the orchestra accompaniment (thanks to John Powell), is not in the film's second soundtrack. This is the one playing during the shootout at the mall towards the end of the film.

Anyone has any idea where to get that track? It's very brief but I love it nonetheless. Thanks!


Aya
(HUGE Hans Zimmer fan)

b's mom reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-10 00:00:00
peter...the name of the song you want is (Who discovered) America by Ozomatli... awesome song :)

taylan reply Replies: 0 || 2009-11-03 00:00:00
sory

peter reply Replies: 0 || 2009-08-22 00:00:00
whats the name of the song called before they are shooting ducks at the fair? it goes like "--ah-ah-ah....america....."--. from mr and mrs smith

malek reply Replies: 0 || 2007-02-05 00:00:00
it is cool songs

Schoeun reply Replies: 0 || 2005-07-14 00:00:00
hey camille

i think that's song number six on the soundtrack, "--mondo bongo"--. not totally sure though...

camille reply Replies: 0 || 2005-07-13 00:00:00
hey quick question..which song is the one they played in the beginning when they are sitting in the rain drinking, and falling in love, and then again later when they are fighting, and then again in the end when they are fighting again?

the one thats like "--I was patrolling the pachinko in the nafarious zone...la la la la la la, la la la la la la la la lala..such is life"--


i really liked that one...thanks!

Schoeun reply Replies: 0 || 2005-07-05 00:00:00
hey

does anyone know the name of the song that's played in the beginning of the movie when you see the city of bogota and still goes on while they're shooting ducks at the fair? it goes like "--ah-ah-ah....america....."--. thx for your help! btw: it's not on the soundtrack.

schaeppi reply Replies: 0 || 2005-06-14 00:00:00
I'm really glad that I've read here that the score will be released as well. And it seems that we in Switzerland got it earlier than everybody else. The score has been released yesterday here, but I haven't had the chance to buy it yet.

You can listen to every track here: http://www.citydisc.ch/music/detail.cfm?lang=d&--art_nr=9371571

Teena reply Replies: 0 || 2005-06-12 00:00:00
Say the movie last night and I can't wait to buy this score (and the DVD)!

Loved all the music (and the movie, of course) Thanks for the info!

Gabriel Ascierto reply Replies: 0 || 2005-05-20 00:00:00
http://www.moviemusic.com/soundtrack/mrandmrssmith-score.html

There Antas....Good to see you.

Antas, Webmaster reply Replies: 0 || 2005-05-19 00:00:00
Hi Gab !

Where did you read that ?

Gabriel Ascierto reply Replies: 0 || 2005-05-19 00:00:00
The score will be released on 28/06/2005!

By the same Label. Thanks to God!

Fakry reply Replies: 0 || 2005-05-17 00:00:00
Only one score cue ???

Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy ???

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