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I'll try to explain myself more with the scores I wasn't a big fan of. I really like a lot of Gears of War 3. It has a lot of faster paced, melodic action cues, and the cues from Gears of War 2 are improved. Its main problem is it's not very memorable, which Jablonsky is usually able to produce. <br><br>Ender's Game I found to be a bit of a slog. There was a lot of ambient/sound design cues which I found incredibly dull. However, it's possible I was expecting too much, or maybe I was too harsh on it. I'll try to have another listen to that one. <br><br>Gangster Squad was one where I just looked at the comments to see what people thought about it, and the consensus was "it copied every recent Hollywood score", so I just skipped that one. <br><br>TF3 had a lot of good thematic material, and the finale's action music was a lot of fun, but it lacks the memorability and excitement of the first 2, or the subtlety of 5, making it fall in the middle for me. Plus the Inception sound was pretty annoying. <br><br>Gears of War 2 falls into mediocre for me. The main theme is solid, but the action is repetitive and doesn't have much variation. Plus it also wasn't very memorable. It's basically a worse version of Gears 3 to me. <br><br>Transformers 1 and 2 don't really count to me because those were more an RCP effort than a Jablonsky one. Just to clarify, I don't hate that Jablonsky went down this route. I first learned of his existence through the Transformers scores for god's sake. It's just that listening to Steamboy, it makes me sad there wasn't more of this side of Jablonsky. Oh, and honorable mention to TMNT: Out of the Shadows, that was a great superhero score!Gangster Squad was Ok, but i prefer Ender's Game, actually the sound design in that i find it certain interesting.<br><br>In Battleship, yeah, it's nothing original, but for me, is a guilty pleasure, i love the percussion (i'm a big fan of the taiko sound)<br><br>Enderís Game isnít bad at all, there are some cool power anthems and orchestral moments in it. As for Battleship, while I find most of it generic, I genuinely do like the alien ďMRIĒ sound design he incorporated.<br><br>And one of Jablonskyís most underrated scores imo is Gangster Squad. If you want a fun Jablonsky score that strays away (mostly) from the Zimmer sound thatís it. Any score using Antz as a temp track is fine by me!I will disagree with TF3, Ender's Game, Gears of War 2 and 3, there are good scores, altough i'm a massive fan of that guilty pleasure is Battleship ;D<br><br>And A Nightmare on Elm Street was cool.John Powell to receive Henry Mancini Award. <br><br>Look it up at filmmusicreporter.<br><br>Congrats John
Edmund's right. It's really just sad that Jablonsky could have been one of the greatest composers ever, one with more notoriety and respect from the music community, but instead settled for being... a decent composer.<br><br>TF5 was a step in the right direction, D-War was a great monster movie score, Your Highness came close to Steamboy levels, and IDEA felt like Jablonsky's symphony in a lot of ways. But on the other end you have Ender's Game, Transformers 3 and 4, Battleship, Gears of War 2, Gears of War: Judgement, and a few others that range from ok, to flat out awful. Occasionally though you get some decent ones like Gears of War 3, and A Nightmare on Elm Street.<br><br>My point is, we get a composer overridden with bland projects, and musically inept directors, when he had the potential for being Oscar level.This just occurred to me. 1:44-2:10ish in Remember Who You Are kind of sounds like part of Mozartís Ave Verum Corpus...and we know Hans is a fan of that piece...@mpolonest: I'm the opposite side: BvS grown each time i listened.<br><br>Not the same for MoS ;D@DS<br><br>You are absolutely right, and it was something that I did think about while I was writing the post, I just never clarified it. <br><br>But that also has the opposite effect as well. I've had plenty of scores/songs which originally I liked that I gradually grew to dislike or simply lose interest. One of the most recent ones is BvS, which I enjoyed when it came out but looking back is probably one of my least favorite Zimmer scores.@Edmund @Ds totally agree! This days the only composer that convince me is Steven Price.
Is there a Balfe score that is not very temped? Every single Balfe score I listened to is basically giving an old score a fresh set of paint.mpolonest123: it's difficult to compare scores that are 10 years old and that you had plenty of time to digest, with brand new scores you've only heard a couple of times.<br><br>You said it yourself, when Clash of the Titans came out you thought it was generic and forgettable. It's only later that you noticed all these themes and all the work Djawadi put into it.<br><br>And actually it works like that with any new album released by any major artist. Fans are always like "it sucks, I prefer their previous albums". And yet 5 years later they love all these songs and know them by heart. :-pEdmund: I see your point, and if everyone could become 100% objective it would be actually true. But in practice, our personal tastes play a heavy role in deciding whether a score is interesting or fun or creative or intelligent or enjoyable. Some people like very classical, orchestral music more than anything else; even if JXL was creating the craziest soundtrack ever, his sound palette and synthetic approach alone would be enough to make these people dislike the score and say it's rubbish. The level of detail he put in Tomb Raider is astonishing, but sadly it'll only be noticed by people who are not upset by this style of brutal and synthetic environment. Of course it also works the other way, dry orchestral scores like Giacchino frequently writes do nothing to me, I don't particularly like this kind of sound, so I never spent a lot of time listening to them. As a consequence, I never was able to dissect them to discover all their (I guess) richness, subtleties, etc. So from my point of view, almost all Giacchino scores sound the same way and are not interesting, and I don't understand how and why he keeps getting all those major assignments. That's to say, our personal preferences will always interfere with our judgment, even if we honestly try to be fair.I feel like I see/have this kind of conversation on film music boards all the time. The approach isn't the problem, it's the execution. For example, when Man of Steel came out:<br><br>me: "I'm a bit disappointed by Man of Steel, it has its moments but I don't think it's a very good score overall"<br>fanboys: "JOHN WILLIAMS WAS YESTERDAY, ZIMMER IS TODAY, THIS IS A DIFFERENT SUPERMAN BLAH BLAH BLAH GET OVER IT"<br>me: "...did I mention Williams?"<br><br>or else Mad Max: Fury Road<br><br>me: "Mad Max is a decent score but I feel like the film deserved much more"<br>fanboys: "THERE'S LITERALLY A DUDE ON A DRUM CAR WITH A FLAMETHROWER GUITAR WHAT DID YOU EXPECT"<br>me: "...a composer who does more interesting things with those drums and that guitar?"<br><br>All over the place. It was really aggravating. This is a similar situation A talented film composer can write interesting, engaging music in all sorts of styles, for all sorts of films and under all sorts of directorial conditions. My issue with Tomb Raider isn't that it's not a traditional Jerry Goldsmith adventure score. I never expected that from this film, and certainly not from this composer. It's just not a very interesting or intelligent or enjoyable version of what it's trying to be, and that's the bottom line.@mrzimmerfan <br><br>I completely agree with you. Tomb Raider definitely didnít need a traditional score at all. And I love all the scores youíve mentioned. I even donít have a problem with the approach he took.<br><br>But I just donít like the score as is. We just have to agree to disagree, no harm done. :-)
I don't think he means that, just that it would have been interesting if Jablonsky had gone more into animated movies like Powell did, rather than mostly Michael Bay. I think maybe we got a hint of what that could have been like with Your Highness a few years ago, a score I'll always defend, but yeah...the lack of follow-up to Steamboy is a great tragedy in Jablonsky's career.@mpolonest: I will enjoyed more Run All Night than Mad Max, hell, even The Dark Tower.<br><br>But with Tomb Raider, this movie is harsh, with a real character, and an adventure score a la Goldsmith or JNH, will not benefit anything about it. And in there, there is a lot of great sounds and ideas pop up in all the score.<br><br>And this is telling you a guy who LOVE The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, the entire Indiana Jones and Jumanji scores.@mpolonest: I will enjoyed more Run All Night than Mad Max, hell, even The Dark Tower.<br><br>But with Tomb Raider, this movie is harsh, with a real character, and an adventure score a la Goldsmith or JNH, will not benefit anything about it. And in there, there is a lot of great sounds and ideas pop up in all the score.<br><br>And this is telling you a guy who LOVE The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, the entire Indiana Jones and Jumanji scores.I don't think Jablonsky is going to be a new John Powell ;)<br><br>But this one of his most notable efforts, i will said that.This is feels like a very temped soundtrack, only that explains why the score is so generic. I wonder which movies music scenes producer-director used to make lorne do this. <br><br>Track 8 - is Tron legacy (dont know maybe he worked on it, powell was involved maybe he was too)

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Marc StreitenfeldBruce FowlerSuzette MoriartyWalt Fowler
Body Of Lies
Label: Varese Sarabande
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  1. White Whale (2:14)
  2. Punishment (1:36)
  3. To Amman (2:42)
  4. Aisha (2:11)
  5. All By Himself (1:32)
  6. Burning Safehouse (1:46)
  7. Al-Saleem (2:05)
  8. Manchester Raid (2:40)
  9. Chased (1:35)
  10. NSA Speech (2:46)
  11. Tortured (2:13)
  12. Dead Sea (1:16)
  13. No Touch (1:21)
  14. I Am Out (2:37)
  15. Rabid Dogs (2:49)
  16. Lost Vision (2:00)
  17. Never Lie To Me (1:14)
  18. I Shutter To Think (2:27)
  19. Half Steps (1:28)
  20. Making The Call (1:11)
  21. My Fault (1:53)
  22. Betrayal (3:31)
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Marc reply Replies: 1 || 2018-03-17 12:28:55
What happened to Marc Streitenfeld? It's been a long time since there has been any involvement or a new score from him. Some years ago, I thought he's going to be the new upcoming star from the horizon of RCP. But then abruptly silence. Any reason or information?

FaresTdkr2018-03-17 12:57:42
Nope he released All I see is you Soundtrack last year and it was a great soundtrack..

Are you sure you're a fan of him?

So far no project announced for this year but I think there will be at least one...

Dennis reply Replies: 0 || 2010-05-14 00:00:00
I am sure it is not perfect and mistakes/omissions could be there
I would be happy if someone has a different opinion so we can discuss (although I don't have the movie anymore as it was a rental). Times in the movie are not 100% precise but indicative

Manchester Raid 2.40 (0:00 or opening of the movie)
Nsa Speech 2.47 (03:58) Hofman prepares his speech and NSA speech
White Whale 2.14 (11:55) Do you have a computer?
To Amman 2.43 (25:04) So you go to Amman?
Never Lie to Me 1.15 (31:20) You are smarter than the Americans usually coming to Amman
Rabid Dogs 2.50 (32:40) Hoffman looking Ferris in the market. Chase. Rabid dogs bite Ferris
Punishment 1.36 (40:00) Amsterdam
Chased 1.36 (53:00) Chasing Karami. Karami escapes
Aisha 2.11 (57:00) Aisha and Ferris sitting at a table drinking tea (not entirely used??)
Burning Safehouse 1.47 (57:57) They take Ferris to see the burning safehouse
No Touch 1.23 (01:17:51) Ferris and Aisha after lunch at Aisha's place
Making the Call 1.28 (01:26:54) Al Saleem makes the call
Al-Saleem 2.05 (01:29:30) Sadiki cought and killed
I Am Out 2.37 (01:32:19) Ferris: I am looking straight. You're a facking bureaucrat
Lost Vision 2.01 (01:40:45) Ferris in the desert arrested
Tortured 2.12 (01:45:38) Al Saleem talkes to Ferris
Betrayal 3.31 (01:48:08??) Al Saleem leaves room.Ferris ready to be executed etc
I Shudder to Think 2.27 (01:51:00) Ferris at hospital talking to Hani
All by Himself 1.33 (01:54:50) Ferris talking to Ed. Say hey to wife and kids

I think the following 3 tracks are not used (or used in deleted scenes) but I may be wrong

Dead Sea 1.16
Half Steps 1.11
My Fault 1.55

Bondo reply Replies: 0 || 2010-05-12 00:00:00
anyone got a chronological tracklist?

Lasse reply Replies: 0 || 2010-04-18 00:00:00
i have never heard about : gone baby gone.

in fact i got some few American Gangster unreleased soundtrack but not much. but yeah i hope there will come a complete score for body of lies and american gangster :)

Dennis reply Replies: 0 || 2010-04-13 00:00:00
I fully agree that soem good music is still missing
I think they messed even more with American Gangsters
I hope some day we will have the complete scores of those 2 movies
I started watching Gone Baby Gone. Do you have a track list in chronological order?

Lasse reply Replies: 0 || 2010-04-13 00:00:00
some of the really good soundtrack for body of lies isnt on the CD and thats very sad. The coolest soundtrack is still unrelesaed.
like when the car explodes in the begining and the helicopter lands to rescue them.
The Dubai and Incerlick soundtrack ( Wich i in fact got now )
And the score from the scene when they kidnapp the guy on the bike and Ferris shots him.

unreleased soundtrack is really sad for the fans, like me and your other guys and girls

Dennis reply Replies: 0 || 2010-04-12 00:00:00
Thanks Lasse!
That was very useful. The DVD I have is a rental version and contains no deleted scenes :)
I have watched the movie 3 times carefully but I couldn't identify the scenes of those tracks
I have made a track list in chronological order. I really like dong this!
It is a pitty some nice music is still missing although I'm happy with the CD
I may contact you for some other films in the future if you don't mind

Lasse reply Replies: 0 || 2010-04-12 00:00:00
the soundtrack dead sea is from a deleted scene from Body of Lies when Ferris and Aisha travels on a "date" to the dead sea.
My Fault i havent heard in the movie, i dont think they used it.
Half Steps is a diffrent version of the soundtrack from the begining of the movie when the guy said to ferris "you cant even protect yourself"

Dead sea = 1:16
My fault = 1:55
Half Steps = 1:11

Dennis reply Replies: 0 || 2010-04-11 00:00:00
Anyone knows in which scenes the following tracks are heard?

Dead Sea
My fault
Half Steps

Please describe the scene or indicate the time the tracks start (e..g. 44 min 20 sec)

Lasse reply Replies: 0 || 2010-02-25 00:00:00
when is welcome to rileys soundtrack release ?
i look forward to it

Lasse reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-14 00:00:00
i like booth zimmer and streitenfeld.

but hans zimmer is my favoritte, and i agree whit you Skyler, marc streitenfeld does not have the epic themes like zimmer does.

but the best soundtracks from marc streitenfled isnt on the orginal score. american gangsters end title, and the part when russelle crowe are driving after the money.

body of lies, the nice drum sequens in Dubai and in Incerlick. hope marc streitenfeld is coming out whit some bootlegs for those soundtracks

Skyler reply Replies: 0 || 2009-05-27 00:00:00
I also would have liked Zimmer to compose Robin Hood, but I'm afraid it would have sounded too much like King Arthur.

Ridley Scott is working on another Hannibal movie, and I cannot imagine Marc Streitenfeld replacing Zimmer for that one.

Streitenfeld is good, but I don't think he has the "epic" sound necessary for a project like Robin Hood.

I'm hoping he proves me wrong.

yondaime reply Replies: 0 || 2009-05-26 00:00:00
it could have been Gadiator 2

sorry for the double post

yondaime reply Replies: 0 || 2009-05-26 00:00:00
I was hoping zimmer would compose it,

Lasse reply Replies: 0 || 2009-05-25 00:00:00
marc streitenfeld is gonna compose the music for rieldy scotts robin hood 2010 whir russell crowe :D

JP reply Replies: 0 || 2009-03-05 00:00:00
The GNR song is called 'If The World' for the individual who was wondering.

Lasse reply Replies: 0 || 2009-02-02 00:00:00
some of the realy good soundtracks from the movie should have been on this CD, like when Ferris is in Dubai, and when that guy on the bike are shoot down and when the soldier arrives in the begining in the desert and find ferris in the destroyed car.

pleeeeeez give me bootleg marc streitenfeld, love your music,

David Quiroga reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-27 00:00:00
Great Movie...the music...much better

666nemesis reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-24 00:00:00
Ask your questions to the composer on

lasse reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-14 00:00:00
i got this CD and its a bite boring :S

i expected somehing looping like american gangsters hundred percent pure, but this was a bute boring soundtrack. marc did a good job whit the soundtrack of a good year and american gangsta but this one wasnt so good :S sorry marc :S

Feared reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-12 00:00:00
I like the music. It has a fine atmosphere.
No themes indeed, and no memorable cues, but good instrumentation.

Ruthlessgravity reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-12 00:00:00
I agree with ZED, the music acted like some sort of background music you would hear on documenteries. No present themes, and the action cues was a bit weak.

Personally, Harry Gregson-Williams could have done a better job. Seeing how he did well on Enemy of the States and very good on Man on Fire and Spy Game. He could have handled this film very well.

ZED reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-11 00:00:00
Great film! Only downer was the music. It worked ok in the film but lacked any real power and there were no themes. It was very much the same as American Gangster but with different instruments. I miss the Zimmer/Scott days. Marc Streitenfeld has yet to excite my ears and show he can write themes. Hopefully he does soon... See the movie though! It's EXCELLENT!!!

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-11 00:00:00
which song is played right before the last song on the soundtrack when the credits start rolling...

Feared reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-07 00:00:00
Any samples yet?

zakblue reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-04 00:00:00
hans zimmer is the big composer 22 song thats the score

Martin reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-03 00:00:00
The GN'R song in the film is called "If The World." It is not going to appear on the sountrack but it will be on the end credits of the film.

hooshidar reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-26 00:00:00

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Estranged9 reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-25 00:00:00
Ok so im guessing this is the score of the movie,

but betrayal would be a great Gnr title !!

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