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  • #99681
    ddddeeee
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    Choir is recording in LA

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CYp7uQHrDun/

    Cumberbatch said that he just finished filming on Saturday, so there’s either going to be another session down the line or Elfman scored to storyboards.

    #99687
    ddddeeee
    Participant

    #99710
    Ryan Keaveney
    Keymaster

    We’re about 4 weeks away, where’s the score announcement!?

    #99711
    ddddeeee
    Participant

    Scores gets nothing these days; they get dumped on the usual download sites with no fanfare.

    With this being so high profile, we might get a track or two released as promo.

    #99715
    ddddeeee
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    #99717
    ddddeeee
    Participant

    Clip with score.

    #99718
    ddddeeee
    Participant

    #99722
    ddddeeee
    Participant

    #99723
    ddddeeee
    Participant

    Raimi on why he wanted Elfman to score.

    https://comicbook.com/marvel/news/doctor-strange-2-sam-raimi-explains-danny-elfman-return/

    “I loved Michael Giacchino’s Doctor Strange music and I’m sorry we didn’t get a chance to work together but I need Danny Elfman by my side,” Raimi tells us. “He’s like my long-lost brother and he’s really a storyteller. He helps me tell the story with his music, but it was wonderful. He loved the Doctor Strange theme and incorporated it into his musical score which was so funny for me because that composer incorporated some of Danny’s pieces into [Spider-Man] No Way Home.”

    #99724
    DannyBiker
    Participant

    So he will use Giacchino’s theme extensively, it seems. I’d have to give that score a listen until Wednesday then…

    #99725
    ddddeeee
    Participant

    It’s a good score. The eastern touches make it quite distinct.

    #99726
    ddddeeee
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    #99727
    ddddeeee
    Participant

    Reviews are decent and Danny’s getting really great notices. Yay!

    #99729
    Ryan Keaveney
    Keymaster

    In an exclusive interview with ComicBook.com’s Brandon Davis, Raimi says that he feels Elfman is a “long-lost brother,” and is always his go-to choice when it comes to hiring a composer on a project.

    “I loved Michael Giacchino’s Doctor Strange music and I’m sorry we didn’t get a chance to work together but I need Danny Elfman by my side,” Raimi tells us. “He’s like my long-lost brother and he’s really a storyteller. He helps me tell the story with his music, but it was wonderful. He loved the Doctor Strange theme and incorporated it into his musical score which was so funny for me because that composer incorporated some of Danny’s pieces into [Spider-Man] No Way Home.”

    https://comicbook.com/marvel/news/doctor-strange-2-sam-raimi-explains-danny-elfman-return/

    #99731
    DannyBiker
    Participant

    I’ll copy my comment from the FSM board :

    It’s definitely a thematic score. Just gave it a listen and you can clearly identify themes and motifs during the all thing.

    Now it’s certainly a very functional score too. It’s Elfman in comic book/monster music mode with brass pounding down, swirling strings and choir grandeur. Very effective but with no real risks taken, therefore a perfect fit for one of these products Disney and Marvel are committing since a good decade. I still feel we get the Elfman twist with reminiscent harmonies and colors of the monster music from the old days of cinema and some slavic influences.

    I don’t know or care about the film and where it belongs in the series and have only heard Giachinno score this week to prepare my listen. From what I understand out of it, Elfman didn’t touch Dr Strange musical personality, he uses the theme from the first film, giving it some variations and one big statement. Nothing like Avengers 2 where he wrote a new theme to lead to Silverstri’s. But I can be wrong.

    For the rest, it quotes a lot of stuff from Justice League’s Flash theme for a brief moment to…Beethoven/Bach for one crazy short track. One of the themes is also a reuse of a motif he developed in Improv for Alto Sax on the Serenada Schizophrana CD and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I wonder where that comes from.

    #99732
    ddddeeee
    Participant

    Snyder cultists going after Elfman on Twitter again….

    #99733
    DannyBiker
    Participant

    Eh…who cares about Twitter people, really. Let alone people willing to defend Snyder’s films for free.

    • This reply was modified 6 months, 3 weeks ago by DannyBiker.
    #99735
    Ryan Keaveney
    Keymaster

    They mostly come out when there’s a new MCU movie. Incredibly jealous bunch, really. Snyder’s off doing stuff for Netflix. It’s time for them to move on.

    #99736
    ddddeeee
    Participant

    It’s so…meanspirited? Put that energy to better use, kids.

    But it’s the double standards of it all. They lambast Elfman for ditching Zimmer’s Batman theme for Justice League, and then when Junkie scores the Snyder Cut he…ditches Zimmer’s Batman theme. Nada. Nothing when Zimmer ditched all previous material when he took over X-Men, Spider-Man….

    Danny does read his messages (and he clearly searches his own name on Twitter, too), so hopefully he shrugs it all off. People who have seen the movie seem to love the score in context.

    #99737
    ddddeeee
    Participant

    Anyway…I’m really starting to get into the synths in this. It’s almost like Goldsmith when they’re used to supplement the action material, but the angry, moody stuff feels like it’s from a Carpenter score sometimes.

    #99738
    Ryan Keaveney
    Keymaster

    Needless to say, this has been on constant repeat since Wednesday AM…

    I’ve created a shortened Spotify version that runs just a bit longer than 47 minutes and reorganized the cue order for flow. Check it out here:

    #99739
    ddddeeee
    Participant

    I saw the movie and to my ears only one Giacchino reference made it into the movie….

    Mix seemed great to my ears. The movie wears the score loudly and proudly. What I assumed is a new theme for Strange is actually a theme for America Chavez, and there’s a different theme for Strange. Need to spend more time with it to really break it all down.

    ‘A Cup of Tea’, a track I thought I’d probably rarely come back to, is absolutely brilliant in context.

    #99740
    ddddeeee
    Participant
    #99741
    Ryan Keaveney
    Keymaster

    Interesting fact no one asked for, this website’s original name back in 1995 was “Raimi, Elfman, Burton” 😂

    #99742
    DannyBiker
    Participant

    Thanks for the playlist Ryan.
    I wonder if we’re ever going to get some details regarding the additional composers on this one.

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