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    Quote Originally Posted by Helpmeiaminhell View Post
    They are working more like standard film composers, not elite ones (which they are)...They are at a level where they do not need to compose films or tv shows to pay the bills. They can be selective and choose what they want, so saying yes to Jonah Hill skateboard movies to dump out 4 songs that he can write in his sleep that he composed backstage in the most half baked way possible, or to say yes to some netflix show where 99% of the audience watching it wont give two fucks who the score came from doesnt seem prudent at this juncture of their careers. Carpenter and Morricone and Hans Zimmer do not say yes to everything that they get offered. Next we are going to hear how TR and Atticus are going to score a "very special episode" of Fuller House
    LOL. I get what you're saying but Trent IS picking and choosing. I think he's doing what he finds interesting as opposed to what will make him seem like an elite composer or whatever you mean. I do think he should be even more selective and do movies in which the music plays a larger role. These last 2 movies haven't really been about the score at all and that's disappointing. I believe there was a rumor a while back that had them scoring a musical. Now that's something I think he should do; it would be about the music and it would be an interesting challenge for him I'm sure.

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    Nowadays ETS does feel very niche-y indeed.
    Just discuss the score and the music. It's not like there's a lack of material. Trent always gives us a lot more than what's featured in the movie.
    I don't care how the film producers chose the same part of the same song over and over (Vietnam War) when TR/AR gave them whole lot more, or made the decision to feature the soundtrack in the background throughout.

    I just want the music to be good.
    I'll wait until the proper score is released, talk about it, and be grateful for the fact they managed to do it while touring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by streetman View Post
    I do think he should be even more selective and do movies in which the music plays a larger role. These last 2 movies haven't really been about the score at all and that's disappointing.
    It's only disappointing if you are someone who thinks the score should always be prominent just because it's Trent & Atticus. Trent has mentioned in a couple interviews that he appreciates it when a score doesn't overpower a movie but sits comfortably in it and supports the visual and storytelling elements (that's not a direct quote, by the way), and I feel Trent & Atticus have managed to do that very well with the projects they've worked on, especially in the last few years.

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    I don't know if this had anything to do with it, but it is the first time R & R have worked with a female director.

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    I’m surprised by all this negative feedback. I watched this last night and thought the score was really great. It felt very important to the film and really built a feeling of dread. I think the silence was important to the overall tone of the movie. If anything I felt this was a better fit for them. I really liked the contrast they built with the uneasy ambinet stuff during the flash backs and the softer more hopeful piano during the transitions to present day. The end credits is some of their best work in my opinion. Very reminiscent of At Risk from Gone Girl in terms of feel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul_guyet View Post
    I don't know if this had anything to do with it, but it is the first time R & R have worked with a female director.
    No it's not. Lynn Novick is female

    And I'm guessing most of the negative feedback is from people who haven't watched the film yet

    (edit: I haven't seen it yet either, it's not an attack. Just that it doesn't look like people are really talking about the score but just about them thinking there's probably not much of it)

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    My only point is a 3 or 4 song 10 minute score is not on the same level as those 2/3 hour scores. These last 2 projects seem like step downs compared to the big movie scores he was doing a few years ago. Which is why these last couple of scores came and went without a whimper, as opposed to Social Network or Dragon Tattoo, where people were talking about them for 6 months to a year after their release (fans and industry)

    I am still waiting for him to Atticus to score a horror film. How this has not happened yet is beyond me. A TR/AR score of a horror film would be right up there with Carpenter's Halloween

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helpmeiaminhell View Post
    My only point is a 3 or 4 song 10 minute score is not on the same level as those 2/3 hour scores. These last 2 projects seem like step downs compared to the big movie scores he was doing a few years ago. Which is why these last couple of scores came and went without a whimper, as opposed to Social Network or Dragon Tattoo, where people were talking about them for 6 months to a year after their release (fans and industry)

    I am still waiting for him to Atticus to score a horror film. How this has not happened yet is beyond me. A TR/AR score of a horror film would be right up there with Carpenter's Halloween
    David Fincher is directing a zombie film World War Z, filming begins in June - this would be horror wouldn’t it if they were involved?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helpmeiaminhell View Post
    My only point is a 3 or 4 song 10 minute score is not on the same level as those 2/3 hour scores.
    They're not supposed to be though. Also, I should point out that a lot of the music on The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo album is either not in the film at all, or is used very briefly. Trent & Atticus also took a huge headstart on that project, whereas their more recent scores were done in a more traditional manner, i.e. the film is finished for the most part and they're brought in to do their work.

    Look, it may be nice to have those sprawling score albums, but not every film they work on is going to have that. Some are going to be smaller affairs. That's just how film scoring works. Every film has different needs.

    I am still waiting for him to Atticus to score a horror film. How this has not happened yet is beyond me. A TR/AR score of a horror film would be right up there with Carpenter's Halloween
    Bird Box is, by all accounts, a horror film.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Horican View Post
    No it's not. Lynn Novick is female
    Sorry, the first SOLO female director they've worked with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WorzelG View Post
    David Fincher is directing a zombie film World War Z, filming begins in June - this would be horror wouldnít it if they were involved?
    I hope to god Fincher gets Trent/AR for that one! Now that would be epic.

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    I guess I am wrong but There is more than 10 mins worth of score in this film. Would easily make a full length LP

    EDIT: and if I might add...this was a pretty good movie. We very much enjoyed it. And the score (while very similar to Patriots day) is very good and ominous
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    personally i'm just happy to get any music from TR/AR and the last couple years have been amazing with all the releases, NIN and otherwise.

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    Wonder if they're working on a more elaborate release than what was done for Mid90s (maybe because there's more music?) and they waited until the tour was done to put the time into it. Sequencing and mixing it as an album or something, rather than just slapping the songs together.

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    Holy fuck, this movie was wonderful. Itís like Children of Men had sex with A Quiet Place.

    The score is extensive, and itís great. If you dig tracks like ďAnother Version of the Truth,Ē ďAdrift and At Peace,Ē youíll enjoy this. Itís a great balance of pretty, brittle, somber, and unnerving.

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    Just watched it. The score was excellent. I had some complaints about the movie itself, but I still enjoyed it overall. Makes me want to pick up the book it’s based off of.

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    watched the film this morning. it was ok.

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    Is this a surprise
    edit: 2 New songs Nice
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    Bird Box was entertaining, and had several standout sequences—the birth of the kids, for instance, was riveting.

    The score was buried in the mix early in the film, but is later prominent throughout, with several new textures I’ve not heard T&A use. The piano motif used in relation to the children was pretty, and a great contrast to the cacaphony the score played as in certain intense scenes.

    Hoping against hope for a good physical release.

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    Good soundtrack, movie was ok. Malkovich's character was so obviously written it was kinda pathetic. He even says "Let's make something GREAT AGAIN" at some point.

    Hey, we get it. You hate Trump. But now let me go back to watch Sandra Bullock trying to save her kids using several types of guns and going to stores that look like current Venezuela and the socialism you love so much except for them still having food.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ROFLRICK View Post
    Bird Box was entertaining, and had several standout sequences—the birth of the kids, for instance, was riveting.

    The score was buried in the mix early in the film, but is later prominent throughout, with several new textures I’ve not heard T&A use. The piano motif used in relation to the children was pretty, and a great contrast to the cacaphony the score played as in certain intense scenes.

    Hoping against hope for a good physical release.
    Agreed--I really liked that part. The movie was surprisingly good! Reminds me of The Road and A Quiet Place.

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    LMFAO new music Friday and still no Bird Box score release of any kind. I cannot, for the life of me, understand writing an album's worth of score music for a relatively-hyped up film and then not releasing it in any way, shape or form when the movie comes out. We're looking at what's shaping up to be the great Tapeworm of TR/AR score music, I guess..

    At least Patriot's Day had a digital release before Lakeshore completely dropped the ball on a physical release of any kind. Two years later and that score is clearly never seeing a physical release, despite the ominous "coming soon" label, smh..

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    Really? Tapeworm? The film's been out for a week, and people are already comparing it to fuckin' Tapeworm?

    The hyperbole is strong up in here.

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    So, according to Netflix, something like 47,000,000 folks have watched this film, or at least started it. Does this not constitute the highest number of times a piece of music composed by the Reznor camp has been listened to?

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    Watched this tonight. Major Quiet Place vibes of course, and it suffers a bit b/c it came out after that one. Still entertaining, with good performances. The scenes shot on the river are gorgeous. Bullock is a great anchor. Really liked Tom, aka fake 50 Cent aka the dude from Moonlight.

    Thought Trent's score was excellent. The trained NIN ear can hear signature sounds, ideas & motifs that we would be familiar with. Score is prominent at times, and there is music used throughout. Would def. want to listen to this on its own.

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    Unlike previous releases I havenít seen the soundtrack on Apple Music. Anyone know anything about that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricardo View Post
    Good soundtrack, movie was ok. Malkovich's character was so obviously written it was kinda pathetic. He even says "Let's make something GREAT AGAIN" at some point.

    Hey, we get it. You hate Trump. But now let me go back to watch Sandra Bullock trying to save her kids using several types of guns and going to stores that look like current Venezuela and the socialism you love so much except for them still having food.
    So I am guessing you werenít a fan of Add Violence, Bad Witch, or any of Trentís interviews over the last three years and why exactly are you here?

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    Having to leech off a relatives Netflix account to hear this music - hopefully in next 48 hrs. Come on Trent - please release this if it's possible to.

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    FWIW the end credits do say Original score available via The Null Corporation, so something is definitely getting released, at least in digital form. And there is definitely an album worth of music in the film.

    The movie was.. ok, I guess. Plot holes all around, some cardboard characterization also involved, but an entertaining feature nonetheless.
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    maybe theyre waiting for the long holiday period to be over before they announce anything. Don't want the PR push to die while so many people aren't paying attention/in their normal routine yet?

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