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  • #36971
    Spider-Fan
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    OK, the DVD is out and now it’s discussion time.

    Danny gets a hefty amount of time to speak about working on the score, and he uses it well. Unfortunately he doesn’t get to speak about the rewrites because the interview was most likely held before the rescoring took place. This might also explain why he looks very tired on the DVD. Still, he talks nicely about some interesting stuff. Then, they go and show his rendition of the close-up swing after the party score and it’s magnificent. Great DVD, pick it up if you haven’t already.

    UPDATE: I’ve listened to this additional music over and over and over, and I’ve decided that I’m really really angry that it got left out. It’s so great! Also, I’ve played the soundtrack deleted tracks over the muted movie and decided that Aun May Packs fit perfectly with a bit of editing, and Train/Appreciation is not so great for the first half, but excellent for the parts from Spidey’s recovery swing and after. The Goblin Returns was also great but they took it out for no good reason.

    #52867
    rkeaveney
    Keymaster

    There’s also a shot of the cue list in the sound/music featurette that clearly shows Elfman wrote a cue for the pizza delivery scene (“Pizza Man” as he called it).

    Ryan

    #52869
    Danny Burton
    Participant

    As well as End Credits, music for Doc Ock’s demonstration and every other scene with music from the first film. A real shame.

    I hope we get to hear some of that music someday.

    #52877
    Spider-Fan
    Participant

    Today, day 3 of my ownership of the DVD, I watched the movie for the third time with the Sam Raimi/Tobey Maguire/Avi Arad/Grant Curtis commentary. Nothing revealing said by anyone about the cut music. The music was mentioned twice. The first time was between MJ’s NEW Life and Spidus Interruptus where Sam Raimi says how effective Danny Elfman’s music is. The second time is, ironically, when we see Spidey’s close-up swing after the planetarium gala where Tobey Maguire mentons how the music matches the mood but isn’t distracting (similar to what he said on the first Spider-Man DVD). As he said this, I could only have the original Danny Elfman piece for that scene, found on the second disc, playing in my head. By the way, that piece is now stuck in my head.

    I also took another look at the end credits and looked at Young’s credit. It says “Demonstration” and “Runaway Train” written and produced by Christoper Young and Danny Elfman. I’m guessing that Danny’s writing credit belongs to the fact that Young built upon earlier established themes, but wouldn’t it be something if Danny worked with Young on it a bit?

    #52888
    Danny Burton
    Participant

    “By the way, that piece is now stuck in my head.”

    GAH!! I know!!

    Someone please make an mp3 out of that soon. It can be found at the beginning of the “Spyder-Cam” part of the documentary too.

    #52896
    TenderLumpling
    Participant

    There’s also a shot of the cue list in the sound/music featurette that clearly shows Elfman wrote a cue for the pizza delivery scene (“Pizza Man” as he called it).

    There’s also a cue titled “Happy Montage.”

    Guess what sequence that was for?

    There also was an End Titles that lasted 50 seconds long — similar to the first film.

    #52907
    rkeaveney
    Keymaster

    I noticed that the end titles also credit Debney with “Cake Girl”. I remember there was a lot of confusion when the film came out and everyone was posting the cue title as “Take Girl”. Glad that’s cleared up.

    Ryan

    #52952
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Who did the rewrite of the Closeup-Swing?

    I thought that the music was really terrific in that scene, very subtle and the opening Horns are great, too.
    It really matches the mood of the images.
    I haven’t checked out the 2nd DVD that much, but maybe Elfman’s Cue suprises me by being even better.

    #52955
    D-Bo
    Participant

    It’s still Danny Elfman’s music, from the first Spider-Man. It was probably the worst cut-‘n-paste job that I noticed out of the whole movie.

    #52956
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Sorry, I’m not a Spidy-Fan and I don’t own the first score.

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