Tag: Marco Beltrami

BR: Gunman, The (2015)

BR: Gunman, The (2015)

November 24, 2015 | By

One could present a fair argument that this film version of Jean-Patrick Manchette’s novel The Prone Gunman is a film noir veiled in a series of extended action montages, mostly because its leading character, a sniper named Terrier is a ‘dogged’ figure whose past comes to bite him in the ass, and mandates fast action and revenge…

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Soundtrack Reviews

Soundtrack Reviews

September 7, 2015 | By

Reviews of three striking soundtracks: Timo Chen’s beautiful Advantageous (Good Neighbors Media), and John Paesano’s The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials and Marco Beltrami / Philip Glass’s Fantastic Four (both from Sony).

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MP3: Fantastic Four (2015)

MP3: Fantastic Four (2015)

September 7, 2015 | By

The question certainly begs, seeing the names of Philip Glass and Marco Beltrami attached to a comic book action film: What the heck does a score sound like when the two composers come from very different generational backgrounds?

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Soundtrack Reviews

Soundtrack Reviews

August 5, 2014 | By

Soundtrack reviews of Nima Fakhrara’s The Signal and Marco Beltrami’s Snowpiercer (both from Varese Sarabande) + Ceiri Torjussen’s Test (MovieScore Media) and Jeff Grace’s Hellbenders (Screamworks).

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CD: Snowpiercer (2013)

CD: Snowpiercer (2013)

August 4, 2014 | By

In a weird quirk of fate, Snowpiercer is another epic post-apocalyptic tale scored by Marco Beltrami in which a major creative force on the producing end felt the film needed some ‘fixing,’ but unlike WWZ (2013), Joon-ho Bong’s film…

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CD: Test (2013)

CD: Test (2013)

August 4, 2014 | By

After working on several high profile scores for Marco Beltrami, orchestrator-composer Ceiri Torjussen branches out with this often amusing dramatic score set in 1985, featuring ridiculously accurate renderings of Tangerine Dream…

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Marco Beltrami Talks Zombies & Action + Lecture Resources

Marco Beltrami Talks Zombies & Action + Lecture Resources

October 18, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Podcast with esteemed genre composer Marco Beltrami, who discusses his work in the zombie and action genres, plus CD and Blu-ray reviews of the Beltrami-scored World War Z (Paramount), and the 2-disc Resident Evil 6 soundtrack set (Sumthing Else / ComCast). Also added: links to reading / viewing / listening resources for my Black Museum lecture, Black Glove Ballads.

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CD: World War Z (2013)

CD: World War Z (2013)

October 18, 2013 | By

Rating: Very Good Label: Warner Music/ Released: June 18, 2013 Tracks & Album Length: 11 tracks / (44:09) . Special Notes:  n/a.   Composer: Marco Beltrami     Review: After delivering a more electronic based score, the reshoots demanded by Paramount mandated revisions to the score crafted by Marco Beltrami with Buck Sanders, and the […]

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BR: World War Z (2013)

BR: World War Z (2013)

October 18, 2013 | By

Film: Very Good/ BR Transfer: Excellent/ BR Extras: Good Label: Paramount/ Region: All / Released: September 17, 2013 Genre: Horror / Zombies Synopsis: An UN troubleshooter must help mankind and save his family from a viral assault that transforms humans into swarming zombies. Special Features: 3 Making-of featurettes: “WWZ: Production” (36 mins.) + “Origins” (8 mins.) […]

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MP3: Wolverine, The (2013)

MP3: Wolverine, The (2013)

July 18, 2013 | By

Return to: Home / Soundtrack  Reviews / V to Z . Rating: Very Good Label: Sony Classical/ Released: July 22, 2013 Tracks & Album Length: 22 tracks / (59:35) . Special Notes: n/a . Composer: Marco Beltrami . . Review: After a choice series of kinetic action films this year – A Good Day to Die Hard […]

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