leakybucket: likefunbutnot:Pandora's Clint Mansell channel is really interesting. It crosses in to full-stop classical musi, and plenty of movie soundtracks, but then it passes through various forms of acoustic performances and any number of different sorts of ambient and electronica. Extremely eclectic for a single composer's work.I saw StandsWithAFist mention Bear McCreary, and he seems very similar to me. Especially listening over all the seasons of battlestar galactica, he brought in so many different areas of music - and unusual instruments as well. I watch 'Walking Dead', and I love the music there. Here's a video of Bear McCreary describing how they use the hurdy gurdy for the show:Link
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Zombie DJ: Favorite soundtracks?Glad you asked.
Clash City Farker: You cant say Scouring was covered in the Mirror of Galadriel, because thats what Sam saw anyway. Scouring is not even so much about Sam, he is already great by that point. Frodo is spent. Its really about Merry and Pippin handling things themselves.Leaving that out, puts more focus on the human characters (who are stiff as cardboard), and not the Hobbits. Its the Hobbit deeds that carried the day, not the acts of men. Men would have lost on their own. Seeing the movies, you think its men that handled things.
that bosnian sniper: Carousel Beast: I'm one of those. It doesn't change the fact that the movies were poor adaptations of the books.Get off your high horse. The Jackson films were the about the best adaptations you were going to be able to expect. The basic plot and the major themes were preserved, necessary concessions for the sake of a modern audience had to be made (and were without compromising plot or theme), and content had to be necessarily cut.Audiences were never going to get a translation of the books to film, only an adaptation. The very fact Jackson managed to coherently adapt the book to film was remarkable in and of itself. You sorely underestimate the amount of content in the book, the amount of it that had no way whatsoever to even translate to film let alone coherently, and let alone how much of it just wouldn't have played well on film.Would you rather have gotten nothing, or something that attempted to stay as true to the book as possible at the cost of coherence and the ability to draw in a crowd?
th0th: If you want a good adaptation at all, the 1970s-era dramatic radio play for LOTR (narrated by Tammy Grimes) was excellent. I remember listening to it on my local college radio station on Sunday nights, and it gave me a lot of late Monday mornings at school. Then Tom Baker's Doctor Who showed up on PBS a year later and it was all over but the cryin'.
Clash City Farker: that bosnian sniper: Carousel Beast: I'm one of those. It doesn't change the fact that the movies were poor adaptations of the books.Get off your high horse. The Jackson films were the about the best adaptations you were going to be able to expect. The basic plot and the major themes were preserved, necessary concessions for the sake of a modern audience had to be made (and were without compromising plot or theme), and content had to be necessarily cut.The Scouring of the Shire, a major theme, is the heart and soul of the work. It was left out completely.
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