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Old May 22 2013, 10:00 PM   #39
Lee Enfield
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Re: Generations was...

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Music not your thing or do you have a preference as to a film/series score?
I enjoy the music from most of the Trek movies, especially the darker, more dramatic stuff like the Klingon theme from Trek3, 5, and FC, the Borg theme from FC, and the opening shot of Nemesis as the camera is zooming in on Romulus. The theme music to the TMP is rather thrilling (of course that theme showed up again as the theme of TNG, but I liked the TMP arrangement a little more). Trek 4, FC, and Insurrection all had beautiful opening credits themes.

As for non-Trek scores, I of course love John Williams' music for the Star Wars movies, and I have a special fondness for a track from the Empire Strikes Back soundtrack titled "Hyperspace" if I remember correctly. I haven't seen the movie Last of the Mohicans, but what I've heard of the soundtrack is gorgeous. Bicentennial Man has a wonderful soundtrack, and I love that the music from the early part of the movie (when he is still mostly a robot) sounds more synthesized and computery while the music from the latter half sound more orchestral and natural. I'm too lazy to mention others.

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...when Picard talks about enjoying every moment, because it will not come back .... that doesn't get to you?
Sorry. I hear a lot of soft notes there, but nothing that resembles a melody, except for the momentary dramatic part at the very end. But hey, I'm sure that many songs and pieces of music which sound touching or gripping to me are boring to others, so I don't want to diss something that obviously works for you.

Sure, sure... I just don't think that a dominant theme all the time is actually that gainful. STG has themes, but they are brought in with much sensitivity - they get bridged and abridged, interupted and interwoven with finer notes or voices. It's definately there. It's the same with scores like Lolita('98) or Fairy Tale: A True Story. Awsome sensible scores.
And take, for example the Nolan Batman films. The themes are extremely toned down. Melodies aren't actually present. But it was very effective.

I don't want to be rude. So, please correct me if I'm wrong. But you sound like there should be a party going on in the music, all the time.
Epic stuff is epic, but sometimes it got to be the quieter notes...

....and sometimes it just got to be epic and still be moody.
Transformers - Arrival to Earth(Steve Jablosnky)
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