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Could Have Been Better

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Jonathan Broxton
Could Have Been Better   Tuesday, December 30, 2008 (9:04 p.m.) 
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I am a music Fanatic and have always loved music!!

This is one of my fav. books of all time (right up there with Harry Potter, Eregon, and others) I knew the moment I heard that they were making a movie adutation of the books I just knew that the movie would not compair to the books. What the movie turned out was a horrifid desater, but once I saw it couple more times it stared to grow on me. One thing that caught my attention the first time I saw it was the score! It was nothing I EVER thought it could have been... The score was very bland and untransitional from what was on the screen and what was happening in the music. I think this young new composer (Burwell) tried to do a more teen sound with placing more "hipp" instermataion into the score that in MY opion could have done without! The score is fine but it was a very big let down. Bella's Lullaby was not what I wanted it to be from the get-go... I think the movie producers should have gotten a older more experanced composer such as John Willaims, Patrick Doyle, and even Danny Elfman. These very talated musicans could have brought more life and fullness and musical transtion to the already fixer-up movie. The movie was not that great and Burwell could have blamed it, but his music could have put that "whip cream" on top and made the movie fantastic!! No one will ever know if the movie soundtrack will ever recover from its fallen state. We have the next three books to fid out (New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn.)

My opion on the soundtrack is not worth the buy but if you seem to like the movie have at it!

Only one persons opion not everyone fills this way...

Take Care,
BigTwilightFan

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Chris Kou
Re: Could Have Been Better   Monday, January 5, 2009 (4:24 p.m.) 

> I think the movie producers should have gotten a older more
> experanced composer such as John Willaims, Patrick Doyle, and even Danny
> Elfman. These very talated musicans could have brought more life and
> fullness and musical transtion to the already fixer-up movie.

Doyle and Elfman are only two years older than Burwell (born 1953 vs 1955), and Burwell is actually more experienced than both of them; Burwell scored his first film in 1984 (Blood Simple), whereas Elfman didn't make his proper debut until a year later (Pee-Wee's Big Adventure), and Doyle didn't make his debut until 1989 (Henry V)!


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Re: Could Have Been Better   Friday, February 13, 2009 (8:26 a.m.) 

> Doyle and Elfman are only two years older than Burwell (born 1953 vs
> 1955), and Burwell is actually more experienced than both of them; Burwell
> scored his first film in 1984 (Blood Simple), whereas Elfman didn't make
> his proper debut until a year later (Pee-Wee's Big Adventure), and Doyle
> didn't make his debut until 1989 (Henry V)!

Yeah, I would not have put any of those three on this project. What Twilight needed was James Newton Howard. I am hoping at least of Alexander Desplat for New Moon, since Chris Weitz (Golden Compass) is directing. Marco Beltrami might be interesting, but he's already done vampires. I'd even take James Horner if he could manage not to produce another self-quoting rip-off.



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Re: Could Have Been Better   Saturday, June 27, 2009 (7:31 a.m.) 
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> Yeah, I would not have put any of those three on this project. What
> Twilight needed was James Newton Howard. I am hoping at least of Alexander
> Desplat for New Moon, since Chris Weitz (Golden Compass) is directing.
> Marco Beltrami might be interesting, but he's already done vampires. I'd
> even take James Horner if he could manage not to produce another
> self-quoting rip-off.

I have never liked the Twilight books, and never will - probably because I'm a guy - and thought that the score was one of the worst things about the (terrible, even worse than the books) movie. The person who spoke before me is absolutely right - James Newton Howard would have been a perfect choice for Twilight - but then we wouldn't have gotten Defiance, would we, and that would have been a shame.

As for John Williams - forget it. Williams scores intelligent movies, which instantly rules Twilight out. I'm just glad that Hans Zimmer's studio wasn't forced upon this movie. That would have been a scarring experience for me, as I am in complete awe of Zimmer's sound (repetitive as it may be).

Finally, James Horner? Sorry, but the man's done Titanic. If you want to see a REAL romance, go for Titanic. Twilight is a few MILLION steps down from that, and if I were Horner I would find it humiliating to say the least.


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