Saturday, January 26, 2013

Bonus: Talking Top 10 James Newton Howard Scores


Bonus Episode:  Talking Top 10 James Newton Howard Scores

Christopher Coleman and Helen meet, face-to-face, for the first time and discuss Christopher's Top 10 scores from the prolific composer, James Newton Howard.


Episode Highlights:


00:31 Intro and sitting down with Helen San
04:12 Top 10, 9, 8, 7 and Helen Hatin' on M. Night.
11:17 Top 6, 5, 4 - Newton Howard and Kevin Costner
15:55 Top 3, 2, 1 -
32:02 Helen's Picks
34:18 After Earth, "the dip," Green Lantern
37:59 Wrapping it up


Music Selections:

00:00 "Horn of Plenty" (The Hunger Games) by James Newton Howard
00:57 "Gnomeo & Juliet" (Gnome & Juliet) by James Newton Howard
03:34 "Beautiful" (King Kong) by James Newton Howard
04:47 "Noah Visits" (The Village) by James Newton Howard
06:46 "The Great Eatlon" (Lady in the Water) by James Newton Howard
08:20 "The Egg Travels"(Dinosaur) by James Newton Howard
09:47 "Visions" (Unbreakable) by James Newton Howard
11:23 "Main Titles" (Signs) by James Newton Howard
13:27 "Main Title" (Wyatt Earp) by James Newton Howard
14:22 "Main Titles" (The Postman) by James Newton Howard
16:02 "Flow Like Water" (The Last Airbender) by James Newton Howard
28:08 "End Titles" (Snow Falling on Cedars) by James Newton Howard
36:05 "Drone Dogfight" (Green Lantern) by James Newton Howard
38:29 "Visions" (Unbreakable) by James Newton Howard



Helen's additional picks:

1. RESTORATION. One of my fav JNHs. I used to listen to this cue (Fire) ALL the time. This rivals Flow Like Water.
http://youtu.be/Xr3Wo1-u5DM

2. PRINCE OF TIDES. Sweeping romantic. I forget how versatile he is.
http://youtu.be/mJVEPxGN8jY

3. DAVE. Again, versatile.
http://youtu.be/bKhFa-4Je9w


Helen's Honorable mentions:

OUTBREAK.
http://youtu.be/a5OdcdYZtMs

SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN
http://youtu.be/Ol55atpyCes

DEFIANCE
http://youtu.be/hhfy7VkR3ws

MICHAEL CLAYTON
http://youtu.be/MGZTrE070tk




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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Episode #54 - The Hobbit: A Game of Themes

Episode #54 - The Hobbit: A Game of Themes

Author Doug Adams returns to the SoundCast to talk about Howard Shore's score for part one of THE HOBBIT trilogy.  Find out which Tracksounds staffer has yet to see the film, how the presentation format of the film effected our experience, how the score caused some headscratching, and how this whole thing is just a huge "game of themes."


Episode Highlights

00:00 Blunt the Opening and Doug Adams Intro
05:46 What we were expecting from this film
19:58 General reactions and comparing to Lord of the Rings
11:45 Reacting to the film and it's music (spoilers)
31:21 Headscratching: Reacting to the score
49:56 A Game of Themes?
78:50 Wrapping it up

Music Selections

00:00 "Blunt the Knives" (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey SE) by Howard Shore
00:40 "The Adventure Begins" (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey SE) by Howard Shore
05:23 "The World is Ahead" (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey SE) by Howard Shore
19:25 "Warg-Scouts" (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey SE) by Howard Shore
31:04 "A Thunder Battle" (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey SE) by Howard Shore
50:40 "The Crack of Doom"(LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring) by Howard Shore
57:41 "Out of the Frying-Pan" (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey SE) by Howard Shore
59:40 "The Breaking of the Fellowship" (LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring) by Howard Shore
72:47 "02_Old Friends (Extended)" (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey SE) by Howard Shore
76:58 "Radagast the Brown (Extended)" (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey SE) by Howard Shore
83:29 "Dreaming of Bag End" (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey SE) by Howard Shore


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Friday, January 4, 2013

Bonus Episode: Les Misérables


Bonus Episode:  Les Misérables

Christopher Coleman and Helen San tackle the latest incarnation of Les Misérables by director Tom Hooper, which is currently raking in the accolades and bucks! Do they love it? Hate it? Is it getting so much praise because of what the movie offers or because of Victor Hugo's powerful story and Schönberg and Boublil's unforgettable music?


Episode Highlights:

00:30 Opening and Welcome
02:48 Our History of Musicals and Les Mis
10:00 What we were expecting from this film
11:45 Reacting to the film and it's music (spoilers)
16:15 Actor by Actor
23:47 Movie or Musical and Hiring Stars
30:24 Evaluating this as "a film"
44:07 How about the official soundtrack release?
47:05 The new song: "Suddenly"
51:26 Final thoughts and close
08:48 The score. Where's the point?


Music Selections:

00:00 "The Bishop" (Les Misérables) by Claude-Michel Schönberg, Alain Boublil
00:50 "At The End Of The Day" (Les Misérables) by Claude-Michel Schönberg, Alain Boublil
16:00 "Look Down" (Les Misérables) by Claude-Michel Schönberg, Alain Boublil
18:04 "Valjean's Soliloquy" (Les Misérables) by Claude-Michel Schönberg, Alain Boublil
21:48 "Master Of The House" (Les Misérables) by Claude-Michel Schönberg, Alain Boublil
24:46 "In My Life - A Heart Full Of Love" (Les Misérables) by Claude-Michel Schönberg, Alain Boublil
47:05 "Suddenly" (Les Misérables) by Claude-Michel Schönberg, Alain Boublil
52:46 "Epilogue" (Les Misérables) by Claude-Michel Schönberg, Alain Boublil


Additional Notes:

Watch the 25th Anniversary Concert in full on Youtube
Watch the 2000, 2-Part Series on Netflix Watch Instantly
Buy or Rent Les Miserables: The 25th Anniversary Concert [Blu-ray] (2010) from Amazon

Buy the Original Soundtrack from Les Miserables: The Musical Phenomenon at Amazon
Buy the Les Miserables Complete Symphonic Recording at Amazon
Buy the 1998 Les Miserables Blu Ray (Liam Neeson) at Amazon


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