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David Newman...Serenity Score

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David Newman...Serenity Score   Wednesday, December 28, 2005 (9:58 p.m.) 

Did we see the same movie?
Did we hear the same score?
Did you read Joss Wheadon's liner notes on the CD?

The Serenity movie is a cultural mash-up.
Newman's score perfectly nailed the feel of the film.

In the liner notes of the CD Joss Wheadon said he wanted "everything".

David Newman gave it to him.. and then some.

I saw an advance screening of the film without Newman's score.
Newman elevated this film 200%.

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PluckO
Re: David Newman...Serenity Score   Monday, January 2, 2006 (7:03 a.m.) 

I really got into Serenity (and now Firefly) and I like the cultural mash up feel in places, but DAMNN-- that end cue "Love" when the ship breaks thru the clouds is absolutely beautifull, powerfull & emotional..I kinda wish there had been just a little more of it in the score (of that particular cue) dont you think? I keep listening to it over & over...

> Did we see the same movie?
Did we hear the same score?
Did you
> read Joss Wheadon's liner notes on the CD?

> The Serenity movie is a cultural mash-up.
Newman's score perfectly
> nailed the feel of the film.

> In the liner notes of the CD Joss Wheadon said he wanted
> "everything".

> David Newman gave it to him.. and then some.

> I saw an advance screening of the film without Newman's score.
Newman
> elevated this film 200%.


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PluckO
Re: David Newman...Serenity Score   Friday, September 29, 2006 (5:47 p.m.) 

I think that most of the problems that reviewers have are with the album itself. Within the movie, there is far more music than on the album, and the music chosen rather poorly represents the movie's pacing and sense of humor. Sure, it starts off well enough, but after 'River Goes Wild' it begins to get a bit monotonous. Tracks seven through eleven all pretty much begin to meld together, and when the action music *does* come, it's so harsh and out of the blue that it is a little grating. It took me several listens to find *any* sort of melodic structure in it, but mostly because I was hardly prepared by what had come before. I think if they had at least used the music from Inara's rescue, it would have both broken the earlier monotony nicely, and also helped prep a little more for when the *real* action began.

Ultimately, I think this music would be *far* better served by one of those Deluxe Editions that Varese has been setting up lately. If they can rescue 'Aliens' and the 'Omen' scores, they can do it for 'Serenity.'

Newman and Whedon deserve better!

-Tim


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