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So I've finally decided to give this a listen today, and it was a lot of fun! The general quirkiness, source cues that actually benefit the score, and one of the best themes that I've heard from Zimmer in Moriarty certainly make this one a keeper. A lot of people barp on the OST, but it certainly made me interested to hear the music in a better form. I'll probably have to listen to it again before forming a definitive opinion, but as is, it managed to actually live up to the hype.Music By Harry Gregson-Williams<br>Additional Music By Stephanie Economou<br>Music Supervisor By Jabari AliTotally phoned in...I got nothing from this...Y'know, up until recently, I also thought Lorne was one of the least interesting RCP composer next to Junkie XL. Then I listened to Genius: Picasso (because of that one Balfe troll's recommendation interestingly enough), and now I see enormous potential in him. That is one of the most interesting television scores I've heard so far. The orchestrations and overall complexity is an enormous achievement for Lorne and shows that he can do much more than generic sample composition. <br><br>I'll probably skip this score because I have no interest in Mission Impossible, but I have a lot more interest in Balfe's career now thanks to his work on Genius: Picasso. If he continues on that level of composing, he may actually get some notoriety.Um.....guys, why are we acting like Kraemer doesn't have the skill to do a different sort of score? I'm fairly positive Jack Reacher doesn't sound anything like RN. Really, the reason he wasn't brought in was because, apparently, McQuarrie was pissed that he was overruled in how he wanted the film to sound, so be deliberately chose not to hire him this time. Purely a thing of spite. And a lot of the disappointment lies in those who normally don't pay attention to film music, which shows just how special that particular score was.<br><br>Really, I'm confident that had McQ had his way this time, and with Kraemer on board, he would've made something that did fit the new tone of the film. Composers should be able to challenge themselves to do something that is out of their comfort. Which is likely why a lot of Zimmer scores are the way they are, since he's allowed to differentiate every once and a while.<br><br>As is, with this logic, Cruise should not have hired McQ again if he wanted a different kind of movie for Fallout.
Hot take: Cruise saying that Fallout is the best score in the franchise is the equivalent of Danny Elfman saying there is only one Batman theme. Just marketing tricks to get one more excited.<br><br>Me personally, the general M:I sound isn't something I tend to get excited for, though I definitely acknowledge it's objectively well done. With M:I-2 though, while it's technically dated and incredibly cheesy, I admire it for those reasons, and is incredibly fun for me. Not to mention that the Spanish guitar is a lovely touch, and Injection is proof that there is more to Zimmer than some might think.<br><br>Balfe as a composer, to me, seems like tbe sort of guy who's told to get synth that fit the film well enough, and call it a day. Sure, there's one or two scores that go above and beyond to actually be something of note, but otherwise he's among the least interesting of the RCP bunch. Feel free to feel however you want, but that's my two cents.<br><br>It's frustrating that you have to deal with some of the touchier fans Edmund, but I'll admit that I do get a laugh everytime it happens. I love music, but I don't feel the need to get overly defensive about. I would just enjoy it and leave it like that.Meh on this one...Listening to it doesn't really do much for me. Maybe because I dont care for Cruise, or MIssion Impossible, or maybe because I already heard better from Inception and Fury Road....Even on last year's Dunkirk Hans wrote 90% of it. Unless you are born in the last few months there is plenty of music which Hans wrote and many can remember.Interstellar is barely 3 years old.SamualPF - there people go again misconstruing my comments about some of the posters here as negative comments against Balfe or his music. I didn't say anything about the score. But sure, keep pushing that agenda.<br><br>George, you make fair, well-articulated points and for what it's worth, I never included you among those who have, shall we say, aroused my suspicions. I'm looking forward to checking out the score for myself and rest assured I'll give it a fair shake when I do. I've liked plenty of Balfe scores in the past, I swear I'm not a hater! :p
None of Kraemerís music is reused! Thematic consistency says what?I actually always listen to a new score with an open mind. If I start expecting something and the score doesn't sound like it or doesn't have a certain thing in it I will always be dissappointed. If I don't expect anything and it turns out a score is a dissappointment, it's not such a big deal.<br><br>For example:<br>A lot of people wanted/expected a lot of individual hero themes in Infinity War. I didn't think it was necessary and I'm absolutely in love with the score.<br><br>And in the cause of reprising themes from 30+ different character in a score of 2 hours would have been chaos. If you're talking about LOTR and themes, that's different story. Those scores were almost all 3 or 4 hours.<br><br>But all and all. I don't think this is a better score than RN, but I don't think it's a bad score. It fits the movie, and I think that's what a score is all aboutEdmund ........<br><br>Yet again another negative comment about Balfe based on no fact . Sums you up really . The fact Tom Cruise who has produced the franchise has said he thinks is the best means something .we all get it that you donít like his music but simply contain yourself for always wanting to make pointless comments about him .<br><br>The reviews have been amazing for he filmmand Balfes scores . This may irritate you but at least watch the film and listen to the score then give a proper opinion.give it a goNo offense, Edmund, but if you havenít listened to it then donít make a judgement call on those of us that like it. Fallout in my opinion is the only really good RCP blockbuster score this year, and Iím going to voice my opinion on that. Pacific Rim, Tomb Raider, wrinkle in time, and Skyscraper have all been disappointments for me so when this surprisingly came out two weeks early, and I surprisingly liked it, then of course Iím going to ďflock overĒ and tell you all about how I feel. <br><br>Reviewers liking it is fun for those of us that like it. Tom cruise, who actually IS known to like film scores and has been to concerts for film scores (like Brian Tyler, even though Iím not crazy about him), liking it is also exciting for those of us that like this score and also for us who were excited to hear an updated RCP take on Mission Impossible. I root for all the RCP composers to succeed and create something memorable, and when others seem to like that too then Iím going to comment on it.<br><br>Whether it was Lorne Balfe, Henry Jackman, Ramin Djawadi, or Hans himself who scored this I would have been one of the first to tell you all if I liked it. And if I hated it I would also have voiced my disappointment... but simply put I was not disappointed and Iím glad that others are liking it, including reviewers and Tom Cruise.Once again, and not for the first time on this site, I can't help get the feeling that a Lorne Balfe score page is getting brigaded. Seems like every time he puts a new score out, a bunch of people flock to the page with glowingly positive comments (and brooking not even the slightest criticism), frequently from irregular users with very generic names who don't ever post in threads by other composers. And then using weak, tired arguments like "the reviewers love it" (I trust film reviewers on scores about as far as I can throw them) or "Tom Cruise said it's the best" (and since when is Cruise an authority on film scoring?) or "this is a new/modern/DARK M:I movie" (no excuse for a bad score). It feels, quite frankly, like shilling.<br><br>Disclaimer: haven't actually heard the score, I'm making no judgment on the music itself here. This is merely an observation of the posting patterns here.
Iím right there with you. I definitely think Balfe is very talented, although heís far from one of the best composers out there. Especially compared to Zimmer.<br><br>That being said, Iím not crazy about MI:2. The highlights are solid (Injection and Bare Island especially) but I find most of the score either schizophrenic or just not as developed as the scores that influence it. Sorta like how everybody loves ďThe RingĒ but I canít personally canít help but hear it as a lesser version of Hannibal.Right, which is why Iím ok with this. Look, I love the score for Rogue Nation as much as everyone else, but I still kept an open mind and was surprised that I enjoyed Fallout as much as I did, regardless of the influences.Thank you, Alex.  I appreciate it...Ohhh, nothing......Just here to remind folks what is the best M:I score. *cough*Balfe is not Zimmer*cough*<br><br>Seriously now.......Balfe seems to be turning into a film score version of Christopher Nolan. There are people who think he's the best thing since sliced bread, the next Jesus, and there are people who hate his guts. Personally, I don't mind him and I'm glad he gets to work on these big movies. But on the other hand, his score for the new MI movie is not even close to the greatness of Zimmer's MI2 score. At least in my opinion.I think most people listen to this score with a Rogue Nation kind of movie in their heads. But it's a very different kind of movie en the score works perfectly in the movie i.m.o.
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Hans ZimmerHeitor PereiraHenry JackmanJames Newton Howard
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It's Complicated
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    Hans Zimmer, Heitor Pereira, Henry Jackman
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    Hans Zimmer, Heitor Pereira, Henry Jackman
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Adrian reply Replies: 22 || 2009-12-23 00:00:00
@ Hybrid

How do you know it's not complete? The film hasn't hit the cinemas yet!
Which idiot got the idea to release only 17 minutes of a longer score? I mean, 17 minutes is... short, it has almost no point in releasing it, just like Brothers in Arms 3's 15 minutes (which was even on disc!) :P
More minutes = more money... so why only 17 minutes if there is more to make money with?

(Well technically more tracks = more money with digital releases, but let's assume more score = more tracks).

Anonymous reply Replies: 1 || 2009-11-17 00:00:00
OMG James Newton Howard is involved?? this is unbelievable.


Teddy B2011-09-30 22:09:16
There is one cue in the film, not on the cd soundtrack, that sounded very clearly - to me - like JNH.

**Spoilers**

It was when Alec says that he's leaving his wife and he needs a place to stay, but Meryl doesn't let him stay. It plays as everyone is leaving the property, driving away, etc.

Anyone else agree or disagree?

Micmic reply Replies: 1 || 2011-09-05 20:23:36
Where can I purchase the 6 background songs (Hans Zimmer and Heitor Pereira with Henry Jackson) from the movie "It's Complicated"


Phil2011-09-06 12:16:52
iTunes?

marge ceresa reply Replies: 1 || 2010-11-29 00:00:00
Loved the music....enjoyed the movie, but watched it several times to hear the instrumental. How do I purchase just the music by heitor Pereira & Hans Zimmer? Lilting sounds beautifully done. Need to hear it again. Help!


Michele Gandolfo2011-09-05 20:17:14
Would like to purchase just the instrumental part of "It's Complicated". Just love it. Absolutely makes you feel good.

Lynn reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-20 00:00:00
Would really like to be able to purchase the soundtrack for "It's Complicated" on CD format.

RS11 reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-13 00:00:00
Amazon MP3-Download, that's the way i got the Soundtrack...

Carlota from Barcelona reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-15 00:00:00
I just wanna know where I Can buy the soundtrack of "It's Complicated".
Thank you!!

Darlene Smith reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-27 00:00:00
I loved the music as well as the movie! Why won't they release a CD Soundtrack? Not everyone has an IPOD, etc. I understand that the music written by Pereira & Zimmer resulted in about 6 short selections, but they could include the other songs that were heard in the movie as well. Other movie soundtracks have included the popular songs as well as the originally composed songs specifically for the movie. Please reconsider and release a CD Soundtrack from the movie, "It's Complicated"!!!

ronnie reply Replies: 0 || 2010-09-05 00:00:00
great music!

fabio guidon reply Replies: 0 || 2010-07-31 00:00:00
beatifull

Tatiana reply Replies: 0 || 2010-07-25 00:00:00
I just wanna say that the IT'S COMPLICATED SOUNDTRACK IS AWESOME! Congrats!!!

Carmen reply Replies: 0 || 2010-05-12 00:00:00
I just want to know where Ican buy the soundtrack to "it's complicated"

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2010-04-20 00:00:00
why is there not a full soundtrack for this movie . The music was just great and Zimmer and Pereira well what can I say, they just continually out do themselves..

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2010-03-06 00:00:00
because they are cool

Adrian reply Replies: 0 || 2010-03-06 00:00:00
Why do the Germans still offer a CD?
www.amazon.de/Wenn-Liebe-So-Einfach-W%C3%A4re/dp/B002YH6FCO/ ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1267871398&sr=1-4

Jack reply Replies: 0 || 2010-02-11 00:00:00
Maybe I'm mistaking, but I think that at the very beginning of the movie (like 1:37) Heitor Pereira and Ramin Djawadi are making a small cameo. They are the guys playing at the banquet...

Anyone noticed them?

theshiatsulady reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-09 00:00:00
very much the same as The Holiday soundtrack - loved it! All of Hans music is fab. Saw Sherlock Holmes and that was inspired.

When I saw The Da Vinci Code I wanted the music more than I wanted the film.

Thank you!

tchaney reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-09 00:00:00
I love the score in this movie, but I keep having this feeling of I've heard this before! No wonder, he did the soundtrack to "The Holiday" both were great movies and the music was the perfect back drop for these films!

OKKU reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-08 00:00:00
I want old zimmers music.

Barbara Donnelly reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-08 00:00:00
I APPLAUD the soundtrack and song selections for this film. As one of my favorites of all time is the soundtrack from Somewhere in Time......the movie in this film It's Complicated was moving me just as much as the storyline! I was so tuned in to both. The parallelisms of the movie and my current life, saddened me, and yet blew me away....there were SO MANY parallelisms in my own situation, that I was completed taken in by this films story line, and the music.....which empowered its presentation to a music lover like myself.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.....finally....some incredible music with chord changes that could be felt all the way down to the bottom of my heart!

Barbara Donnnelly, Media, PA

kathy reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-06 00:00:00
I totally loved the musical score for the fantastically funny "It's Complicated" movie. Hans Zimmer is brilliant!

cynthia satcher reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-31 00:00:00
What was the cd that Meryl put in the player in the hotel?

dan reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-29 00:00:00
good point.

Adrian reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-27 00:00:00
Or Nancy didn't want so much music, remember: the director is the employer, the boss, so he or she decides what's happening and how much is happening.

dan reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-26 00:00:00
Hans probably was more interested in sherlock holmes than this film. my guest.

Adrian reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-25 00:00:00
@ Sylvos:
Option 1, he says so in his interview. I think VarŤse turned it down because the score lacks minutes.
Releasing short scores is just... silly, at least, perhaps that's what VarŤse thinks. The official reason says so actually.

Sylvos reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-25 00:00:00
Possible reasons:
1. The rest of the music was more of the same with one or two instruments added or taken out.
2. Hans wasn't happy about the way the rest of the music sounds like. (Based on these 6 cues, that's unlikely)
3. The rest of the cues were very, very short and not really album friendly.
4. Some silly legal issues.

Still curious about the thing with Varese and their "Insufficient music in the final cut of the film" excuse for canceling their album for this. And why did Hans turn to another label to get the download only release out? Varese's done quite a number of Download Only albums in the past.

mmm... yet another RC mystery. Guess Hollywood should make a movie about the things that are happening at this company, at some point. :-P

Skyler reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-24 00:00:00
Can anyone confirm James Newton Howard's involvement in this? He's not listed on IMDb as contributing anything.
And I can't imagine why he would feel the need to work on it when there are already at least three composers, especially if these 17 minutes represent the entire score...

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-24 00:00:00
Damn guys don't you listen to interviews ???


HZ said there's 45/50 minutes of music in the film... That 16 min release is Hans' choice !


And about JNH, feel free to trust me or not, but it wasn't supposed to be made public in the first place, cause it's more "the help from a friend to a friend"...

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