Posts tagged soundtracks
Posts tagged soundtracks
The new video game score by Ramin Djawadi just appeared, Medal of Honor: Warfighter. The score is a clear continuation of his 2010 score to Medal of Honor, and uses the same main theme, and lots of Middle Eastern flavor, which is very nice. There are some new themes too, like this one.
A version which found its way to the score of a recent Sherlock Holmes movie, otherwise scored by Hans Zimmer.
And the version recently recorded by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
John Powell’s beautiful music to ‘Endurance’, film about Haile Gebrselassie, famous Ethiopian distance runner. This is the main theme from this movie, but the whole score has more beautiful tracks, deeply immersed in an African flavor.
iPhone app The Dark Knight Rises Z+: Gotham soundtrack to your life. The app analyses what you are currently doing and adds appropriate music to that. A downside: you cannot seat in relative silence, the app must here you are doing something, or else it is playing a silence theme constantly (that is, Catwoman theme).
Old and new: Catwoman theme in 1992 and 2012:
This is Danny Elfman’s Catwoman suite from ‘Batman Returns’. Personally, I think that two first Batman movies were musically (and not only) superb. The intelligence and refinement of the theme speak for themselves.
And this is the new Catwoman theme by Hans Zimmer from ‘The Dark Knight Rises’. It is not bad, but the use of violin in Danny Elfman’s theme works much better for Catwoman character. One wonders if Zimmer wanted to avoid connections with Elfman’s theme, and therefore selected piano not violin.
Hans Zimmer’s newest score, “The Dark Knight Rises,” is quite disappointing. Despite his declarations, this is not a revolution: just more of the same. He introduced two new themes, one for Bane, prominently shown in the track above, another one for Catwoman. The theme for Bane was recorded with thousands of voices of contributors of the site UJAM singing “Deh-Shay Deh-Shay Bah-Sah-Rah!,” which is quite cool. The score itself, nevertheless, does not differ much from two other scores to previous installments of the trilogy.
Harrison Ford turned 70 on July 13, an iconic actor well known from his performance as Indiana Jones and Han Solo. Here, one of my favorite themes from Indiana Jones movies composed by John Williams, Scherzo for Motorcycle and Orchestra from “The Last Crusade”:
The newest James Horner’s score just appeared: awaited ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’. It is quite traditional and sometimes even old fashioned score. And it is quite disappointing at times, not as good as some of his recent scores, ‘Black Gold’ or ‘Avatar’, but still the solid piece of work. Here, the main theme from the movie.
Finally, I have seen Prometheus. Although I still prefer Gregson-Williams’ themes over Streitenfeld’s ones, I admit that some of the pieces by the latter work very well in the movie: like this one, especially the motif which begins in 00:52, and has memorable appearances in the film. Nevertheless, the film is slightly disappointing.