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Re: Analysis and Appreciation of BvS score
• Posted by: Ed Chang   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Monday, April 11, 2016, at 8:39 p.m.
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• In Response to: Re: Analysis and Appreciation of BvS score (Renderman)

> I have to agree with you. Especially when viewed with the accompanying
> visuals. I too listened through the score a few days or so before seeing
> the film. I came away from it with very little desire to listen to it
> again. But after going to see the film and witnessing how it powerfully
> emphasized every visual aspect of it. I came back eager to give the score
> another try and I have to say I have been listening to it on a loop now
> for several days. It is really much better than I realized. The review
> here is definitely biased and unfair. I appreciated your take much better.
> Let's face it, this score is not in the same category with other classics
> I'm sure we all have in our collection, but it does deserve some
> recognition for doing what a film score is supposed to do: It enhances the
> experience of seeing the film.

Thanks for reading my take. Some people on the internet seem to to almost take it personally when they are faced with a score that rubs them the wrong way. The fact is, writing music for films if damn hard work, and the pressure for Hans and JXL on this film must have been tremendous. I think they came through. They got a very modern, dark, virtually humorless film and scored it without bringing attention to themselves.

You don't want winds and panflutes on this kind of film. You want bombastic sound design with moments of equally in-your-face emotional flag-waving. Even on a thematic level, I personally think Beautiful Lie and Is She With You to be 2 of my favorite cues of the year so far. Fight Night is IMHO a jaw-dropping virtuosic display of musical-visual synchronization (once seen in film with sound effects off).

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