- May 6, 2022 at 7:28 pm #99743
Just Chris Bacon credited in the end credits.
Elfman also wrote the music for the ‘Ice-Cream Song’ that Wanda’s kids sing in the movie. Really cute, lovely moment.May 7, 2022 at 11:27 am #99744May 7, 2022 at 12:40 pm #99745
I’ve seen the film twice now and the score is a lot better in the film. There are references to other themes missing from the album, as well as the pivotal ‘WandaVision’ cue which has that theme transition into Elfman’s. It’s maybe the most impactful cue in the film. The motif in ‘Tribunal’ is a recurring Illuminati theme, too.May 7, 2022 at 6:21 pm #99746
Score will be available to download on May 20th along with three extra ‘spoiler’ cues.May 10, 2022 at 7:16 am #99749
And no CD release it seems but this instead : https://mondoshop.com/blogs/news/doctor-strange-in-the-multiverse-of-madness-2xlp-on-sale-infoMay 14, 2022 at 8:09 pm #99751
I wish Strange’s theme were a bit more memorable, but this really is a brilliant score. The action music is incredible and it’s all so thematically dense. I really, really love it, and it’s absolutely dynamite in context.May 16, 2022 at 6:48 am #99752
What is Strange theme actually ? I haven’t seen the film (and don’t really plan to) and while I identified a few of them, I have no idea to who/what they relate to.May 16, 2022 at 6:26 pm #99754
Strange’s theme plays most prominently at the end of Gargantos. It’s rhe first theme you hear in ‘Multiverse of Madness’ . A softer version plays in ‘Are You Happy’ and ‘Farewell’ as an almost love theme. A snappier, darker, Wolfman-like version of it opens the main titles and plays frequently in ‘Getting Through’. It’s very similar to Wanda’s theme, which makes sense since both characters are trying to hide from their problems most of the movie.May 17, 2022 at 2:20 pm #99755
I like that theme, actually. Sure, it’s not highly original or very elaborate but I do feel like it’s a perfect fit for what I envision the character is about. But I don’t know much about it…it just has that “magician” feel.May 21, 2022 at 11:29 am #99758
I really, really love the mix in the film. It’s so present. I know the movie is stupidly high profile, but there’s a reason the music is really getting noticed – you can hear it!
Hopeful we don’t have to wait another nine years for the next Raimi/Elfman collaboration.June 22, 2022 at 4:22 pm #99774
Now available on Disney+ today!July 14, 2022 at 8:28 pm #99781sajrocksParticipant
57-minute reduction post spoiler tracks release, mostly chronological and including “a cup of tea”, curiously absent from ryan’s highlights playlist though i would argue it is a career best piece of cinematic writing. 😀
i listen to this at least once daily.July 22, 2022 at 1:29 pm #99783
🙂 I can’t explain why “A Cup of Tea” wasn’t in my playlist, other than I wanted all of the big, chunky, and LOUD cues and keep it under 50 mins (aiming for MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE perfection.) I don’t think there’s been a day since the release of the soundtrack that I haven’t listened to at least part of it. I’ll give your playlist a go.July 22, 2022 at 9:48 pm #99784
Danny is mentioned several times in the commentary.
Incidentally, Chris Bacon is also mentioned by the producer with regard to the ‘Lethal Symphonies’ scene. They go out of their way to praise Elfman for the scene, but then credit Bacon. So who knows how that went down.July 24, 2022 at 7:37 pm #99785
^Actually, there’s a brief cue before ‘Lethal Symphonies’ called ‘Strange Vs Strange’ that Bacon has a credit on, which might explain that comment. ‘Lethal Symphonies’ is all Elfman.
I rewatched the movie on blu-ray and really had a blast with most of it. There’s a big statement of Strange’s theme that’s unfortunately microedited out of ‘On the Run’. It’s probably the most overt statement of the theme after ‘Gargantos’ and it’s a shame it wasn’t included. There’s also two pretty significant ‘love’ cues and a big action cue that I think the album would’ve been nice to have.
I think the score comes across much, much better in the film. The sequencing of the album is very odd.August 5, 2022 at 2:49 am #99789
I’ve been listening to this—AGAIN— but this time in Dolby Atmos on Apple Music… and there are different mixes in this version. For example, I can say that “Only Way” on Apple Music is missing the choir from 1:57 on. Strange! Wonder how many other minor differences there are…August 12, 2022 at 3:37 pm #99795
Nominated for a Saturn Award.October 27, 2022 at 9:15 am #99817
Won the Saturn Award. Not sure if he attended as a few of the awards weren’t broadcast.November 14, 2022 at 9:53 pm #99829
This is cool.
I've talked previously about the SLIDE and F transformations in neo-Riemannian theory. Today, an example of both, with compositionality in action as a bonus, in a recent Marvel movie, Dr Strange 2. (Warning: spoilers ahead !)
— AlexPof (@YistvanPof) November 14, 2022November 15, 2022 at 8:21 pm #99830
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