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so...based on what junkie says here, Elfman is basically just rehashing old shit, as well as other people's old shit....Unless you want to say he's taking his Batman theme into a whole different direction that he didn't really have a desire to do before...until now....<br><br>In that case, "whatever" is all I have to say.Nice stuff! I still can't believe this score hasn't gotten a release.That's unfortunate. With this score, I think it's obvious that the majority is Jablonsky, as it has a ton of elements from scores he's composed exclusively, but it would still be nice to know who did what, especially with the first and second films. Not sure why there's rarely any proper additional music credits for a lot of the RCP guys, especially considering Zimmer's credits are almost always complete. <br><br>However that cuesheet of the extended score is very interesting. Hopefully if it leaks, all those cues remain there.Damn that sounds different from Elfman's commentsThe funny thing is an interview he gave 1 months before being replaced... Saying pretty much the opposite of Elfman !<br><br>"Itís a massive undertaking. And I canít say anything about Justice League specifically, but Iíll tell you this, and this was exactly the same experience that Hans and I had when we did work together on Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Itís like when you see a movie like that, these iconic superhero movies, some of them have a 60 to 80 year legacy, multiple composers had a go at their themes, multiple filmmakers did their version of these charactersóitís very scary. You watch a movie and itís like, ďHoly shit, now I have to come up with something.Ē Youíve got sweaty hands and youíre nervous, and you talk about it over and over againóand I have exactly that relationship with Zack Snyderóand then Zack said, ĒThereís only one thing you can do, and that is embrace this character as if itís your own, keep it close to your musical soul, and just do whatever you feel is the right thing to do for this character.Ē Thatís the only thing we can do. Thatís what all these great directors did back in the day, and thatís what all these great composers did back in the day. It makes no sense for me to do extensive quoting of Hansí score of the really amazing Batmans. It makes no sense for me to quote Superman from John Williams. Because all fantastic composers, they all did the same thing, they did something that was close to their heart, and I have to do exactly the same thing on this movie. You know this is Movie Number 4 that Iím doing with Zack, so you build a friendship and itís built on trust and loyalty. You know how to challenge each other, you know what to expect on the other side, and itís this really open, amazing dialogue about where to take this franchise."
I can confirm that he had already worked on it quite a bit, because he said so in one of his Studio Time episodes.I wouldnít be surprised if he wrote another long sketchbook for it...I honestly have no idea... But I can't believe back in June when he left he hadn't done a bunch of the score already...The thing is with Jablonsky scores composers rarely get cuesheet credits, so you can't really draw conclusions out of it. Here's a small part of the cuesheet :<br><br>QUINTESSA PT 1<br>QUINTESSA PT 2<br>QUINTESSA PT 3 OPTIMUS REDEMPTION<br>KNIGHTED<br>WE HAVE TO GO ZERO GRAVITY<br><br>OPENING BATTLE<br>MERLIN<br>MERLIN GETS THE STAFF - BATTLE WON<br>TROUBLED TIMES<br>CADE DRIVING - AMULET<br>WE HUNT - DECEPTICONS HUNT<br>KEEP A SECRET - VIV ARRIVES CASTLE FOLGEN<br>WITWICCANS<br>ROUNDTABLE ORGAN SOURCE<br>COGMAN CHOIR<br>STAFF<br>BETTER GET CRACKING<br>PLANETARY VAMPIRISM<br>TOO OLD<br>SUBMARINE<br>TWO MOONS<br>MERLIN'S TOMB<br>SPACE STATION<br>CLAIM THE STAFF<br>SHIP RISE<br>YOUR VOICE<br>SOLDIERS TAKE POSITION - BURTON DIES<br>FALL AND GRAB<br>ENDINGrumor has it Lorne Balfe did this score<br><br>I guess if we do not get any credits then that proves it
Any chance of proper artist credits for this score?@Hybrid <br><br>Did Tom actually record anything for the film or did he just do demos?It's the same 24 tracks divided on two CDs. I'm truly hoping for a nice numbered digipak that separates the limited editions from the regular release otherwise it would be quite a crappy move from the record label. <br><br>"Joss said, ĎLetís do it [Batmanís theme] on the nose. Fans love this kind of stuff.í" Why do you have to ruin everything, Joss?This film is atrocious. Suicide Squad was a mess but that film was forgivable. What WB decided to with JL is embarrassing, to say the least. Forcing Zack to change the tone and add forced childish humor and quips, demanding a less than 2-hour runtime, extensive reshoots with Whedon in charge... wtf were they thinking?<br><br>It's interesting to note that Zack hasn't even seen this abomination yet.
Andrew loaded some cues to the movie "The Last Face" up on his soundcloud page, go & check it :)<br><br>soundcloud.com/andrewkawczynski/sets/the-last-faceNice!<br>What about the 2nd CD?Watched this movie yesterday and it didn't make the score any better. It's not the worst thing I've ever heard but after what we got with MoS & BvS it's just disappointing. There's so much missed opportunities. Both the movie and the score had so much potential but it's just flat. <br><br>The problem isn't just Elfman or Whedon, it's WB! They wanted the change in direction and that's really sad.The movie itself is bad on so many levels and adding to that in many scenes I was shaking my head as I was hearing a completely different score in my mind, but there it was, something which took me out of the movie. Disappointed.<br><br>Do you think Whedon would've convinced the producers to replace the composer(s) if Hans was scoring this along with Junkie? I can't imagine what the uproar it would've created.Yes they did.<br><br>That Phantom Stache is in 90% of the Cavill shots...<br><br><br>Warner/DC died and chose Whedon to nail the coffin...<br><br><br>I hope like Superman 2, that one day, we'll get the "Donner's Cut" of this movie as it was supposed to be, because I think it was almost finished (even the score I'm sure Tom had written a good part of it).
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  2006, February 27
DOOGAL cd release

The score composed by Mark THOMAS & James L. VENABLE for the french animated movie will be released by Milan Records on March, the 7th. 2006.

Here's the tracklisting :

1. "Main Titles" - Mark Thomas 1:48
2. "The Magic Roundabout" - Kylie Minogue 3:50
3. "Meet Doogal" - James L. Venable 0:43
4. "Magic" - Pilot 3:05
5. "You Really Got Me" - Bill Nighy and Catherine Batt 2:20
6. "Doogal the Mechanic" - James L. Venable and Catherine Bott 1:03
7. "Zeebad Escapes" - James L. Venable and Danail Getz 1:09
8. "Sam Marches" - Mark Thomas 0:40
9. "The Magic Roundabout" - John M. Davis 3:28
10. "Meet Zeebad" - Andrea Remanda and Goldust 1:09
11. "Setting Up Camp" - James L. Venable 2:25
12. "Spinning" - Mark Thomas 2:22
13. "Duel of the Springs 2" - Mark Thomas 1:41
14. "Simply Wonderful" - Andrea Remanda and Goldust 2:31
15. "The What-a-Snails Waltz" - Mark Thomas 0:32
16. "Zeebad Threatens" - James L. Venable 1:33
17. "Train's Back" - Mark Thomas 3:41
18. "Lost in the Cold" - Mark Thomas 1:58
19. "See the City" - Mark Thomas 0:34
20. "The Frozen City" - Mark Thomas 0:16
21. "Frozen Florence" - John M. Davis 0:59
22. "The End of Zeebad" - Mark Thomas 1:31
23. "Florence Awakes" - Mark Thomas 1:41
24. "Sugar Sugar" - The Archies 2:49
25. "I Love to Boogie" - T.Rex 2:17
26. "Lean Mean Fighting Machine" - Andrea Remanda and Goldust 2:51
27. "Believe Yourself" - Andrea Remanda and Goldust 2:33
28. "Bust this Joint" - Andrea Remanda and Goldust 2:06


  2006, February 27
A new Jim Dooley Interview

The website Xanga.com has released an interview from Jim DOOLEY who speaks from his past, current and futur works. Extract...

Clark DOUGLAS: What do you have coming up in the not-too-distant future?

Jim DOOLEY: Well, I'm working on "The Da Vinci Code" with Hans Zimmer right now, that'll keep me busy until about March. I do have a video game I'm scoring from March to July, but I can't say which one that is, because it hasn't been announced yet. I have a German animation film which they'll be releasing in Europe in May. It's got some really interesting songs.

CD: For "The Da Vinci Code"... that's a storyline with a lot of varied and different elements involved. What sort of direction are you and Hans taking musically with that film?

JD: Hans has all ready... pardon the pun... cracked the code, so to speak. Before I came in to lift a finger, he'd written a 700-bar suite for this score, it's pretty breathtaking, my participation in this is not so much the upfront writer, but more the extension due to the slightly accelerated schedule of production, we've been scoring four weeks from yesterday, so it's pretty tight.


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  2006, February 24
Interview from Jim DOOLEY

Jim Dooley recently did an interview with IGN talking about When a Stranger Calls.
You can listen to it HERE


  2006, February 24
Zimmer, Harvey & Dooley to compose THE DA VINCI CODE

According to West One Music, British composer Richard Harvey has joined the music team on The Da Vinci Code, ?co-writing the music score? with Hans Zimmer. Harvey and Zimmer has worked together before on Beyond Rangoon.
Also, James Michael Dooley is writing additional music for the film. Recordings of the music for is scheduled to take place at London?s Air Lyndhurst Hall this month.
Hans Zimmer?s much anticipated original score for The Da Vinci Code will be released on CD by Decca Records on May, the 15th.

More infos on Film Music Radio


  2006, February 17


Ask The Dust and after...


After finishing Ask The Dust, Ramin DJAWADI began scoring for the TV series Prison Break

Listen to the Opening Title


  2006, February 17
Ice Age 2 Cd Release

John Powell's score will be released by Varese on March, the 28th. 2006.

"John Powell has composed a score brimming with melody. The soundtrack itself is an epic adventure, overflowing with a sense of wonder and fun."


  2006, February 17
Trevor joins the Gang

Trevor RABIN will score the new film from Phil JOANOU, The Gridiron Gang, starring The Rock & Xzibit. Release date on September, the 15th. 2006.
More details...


  2006, February 17
Prinz und Paparazzi

Composed by Henning LOHNER, the score from this German Film for TV has been composed in 2005.

Extracts are available Here


  2006, February 17
Batman Begins' Score nominated

The score composed by James Newton Howard & Hans Zimmer is nominated for Best Score by the Academy of Science Fiction Fantasy & Horor Films(The Saturn Awards).
Also nominated, John Williams for two scores (no, it's not Memoirs of a Geisha, no it's not Munich !) : War Of The World & Star Wars III
...And Patrick Doyle's Harry POTTER & the Goblet of Fire, Danny Elfman's Charlie & the Chocolate Factory & john Ottman's Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang.

Results on May, the 2nd.


  2006, February 11
James Dooley
SOCOM 3 composer shares his musical secrets

by Spence D

James Dooley got his foot in the door, in regards to film, television, and videogame composition, by becoming a protege of noted Hollywood composer Hans Zimmer.
Under the tutelage of Zimmer Dooley worked as an additional composer, arranger, and orchestrator on several of Zimmer's film projects. Since then he's successfully branched out into the niche realm of composing music for theatrical trailers (he's crafted scores for the previews of Elf, Man on Fire, and King Arthur).

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  2006, February 07
According to http://www.filmmusicradio.com, James L. Venable is composing the music for Scary Movie 4

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  2006, February 01
FILM MUSIC MAGAZINE COVER STORY :
Harry Gregson-Williams: Zen, Hard Work and Destiny

By Jerry McCulley


decade after he left his native England for Los Angeles with little more than hand luggage, a visitor?s visa and but the vaguest of career prospects, Harry Gregson-Williams counts himself extremely fortunate to be amongst Hollywood?s most successful and in-demand film composers. Working from his sprawling new state-of-the-art scoring/recording complex just blocks from the Venice Beach boardwalk, Gregson-Williams has just completed director Andrew Adamson?s adaptation of author C. S. Lewis? The Chronicles of Narnia, and is already preparing to resume longstanding collaborations with directors Tony Scott and Joel Schumacher in 2006.
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