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I have been watch Yu Yu Hakusho lately

I think this is my favorite anime show. It just hits all the right beats for me. I even love the final arc, although it does appear to get rushed pretty bad. But I really liked it. I've watched a fair bit recently, too, and it still holds up to me.

It's funny given that Toonami used to just air

6-Riku-
(Jet Presto)
Monday
Scores and Soundtracks

Sorry! I keep meaning to post my favorites, but it's soooo hard to whittle it down to just a handful. I will post some soon!

136Jet Presto
(Jet Presto)
Sunday
I have an important opinion!

I really liked Season 7, actually. It's not great, but I enjoyed what they did. It was better than the extra year of Scrubs after it reached its conclusion in season 8. But I also realize that I love Parks & Rec so much that they have to try really hard to get me to not like it. Only thing I have a

11Cetasaurus
(Jet Presto)
Sunday
Scores and Soundtracks

No, absolutely go for it. I was planning to throw some out there, too. (Was meaning to after I mentioned Disasterpeace's score for It Follows and wanted to mention his score for Fez, but got a bit side tracked. This conversation seems like it will be exhausted pretty shortly. So the video game score

136Jet Presto
(Jet Presto)
September 10th
Scores and Soundtracks

Things I require:

Main character goes on some kind of journey of self-improvement or realization (The Incredibles).
Range of emotions and choices where consequences follow.
Story cues expressed clearly, cleanly, and distinctly keeping in mind all the elements of cinema (dialogue, stag


136Jet Presto
(Jet Presto)
September 10th
Scores and Soundtracks

The first Thor film actually did a good job of trying to establish a theme for Thor himself


In as much as it is there, yeah. I'm not saying the scores were *bad.* Just that they were very much designed to be sort of generic or safe. Music in Marvel films were largely expected to ju

136Jet Presto
(Jet Presto)
September 10th
Scores and Soundtracks

Ok, would ideally like to keep this thread focused on scores and soundtracks. If we're at the point where the conversation can't continue without attacking or defending individuals, maybe we can just talk about what it is we like about some of the scores that we do.

136Jet Presto
(Jet Presto)
September 10th
Scores and Soundtracks

Closer to cynical than ideal. Why not examine both?


Because Nolan likes complexity and generally focusing on themes that intersect with each other. See, you keep trying to hyper-simplify everything as if movies exist in either two worlds: cynical or ideal. But they don't. Most of

136Jet Presto
(Jet Presto)
September 10th
Scores and Soundtracks

Not sure if I'd call Schindler's List upbeat.


I said he tends to score upbeat action-adventure films. That has generally been his bread and butter for decades. All of these composers have range and have done more than one thing, obviously.


You kidding? Memento? Incepti


136Jet Presto
(Jet Presto)
September 9th
Scores and Soundtracks

Williams' scores put a lot of positive energy into the world.


Right, because he tends to score more upbeat action films. But also, we're not talking about "putting positive energy into the world." We're talking about art, and composition as it pertains to cinema. This is a totally

136Jet Presto
(Jet Presto)
September 9th
Scores and Soundtracks

Now, Hans Zimmer scores are a dime a dozen, but John Williams stood the test of time.


I mean, John Williams stood the test of time because he's so old and we can actually say that at this point. Hans Zimmer has already proven to stand the test of time, too. Dude has scored some al

136Jet Presto
(Jet Presto)
September 9th
Scores and Soundtracks

See, I disagree. I don't think scoring for a scene is just incidental. And I totally disagree with your take on "Flight." There are so few stand-out moments to Man of Steel (in my opinion), and so little of it feels like Superman to me. But that scene with "Flight" blasting over the surround sound s

136Jet Presto
(Jet Presto)
September 9th
Scores and Soundtracks

Also, taking a moment to acknowledge we are very, very focused on western composers. Would like to take a moment to give a shout out to my all-time favorite cinematic composer in Akira Ifukube, who not everyone seems to know despite also creating one of the all-time great and memorable character ant

136Jet Presto
(Jet Presto)
September 8th
Scores and Soundtracks

It also really just depends on the movie. I really don't think John Williams would be a good fit for any Christopher Nolan film, whereas I can't think of any composer that would better capture the Nolan essence than Hans Zimmer.

Ya know, it's kinda funny because we can compare the two with their

136Jet Presto
(Jet Presto)
September 8th
Scores and Soundtracks

Should be worth noting that things don't have to be iconic to be truly amazing. I don't think John Williams could do a score like Hans Zimmer could for something like Dunkirk, for example. This isn't an "iconic" track, but "Submarine" is one of the most important songs I've ever heard in a film, wit

136Jet Presto
(Jet Presto)
September 8th
Scores and Soundtracks

Also, y'all probably already know this about me, but I fucking loooooved Baby Driver. Loved the soundtrack, loved the film. Probably something that needs no stating, but I will pretty much eat up whatever Edgar Wright does. I don't think there's a single track on the soundtrack that I don't just lov

136Jet Presto
(Jet Presto)
September 7th
Scores and Soundtracks

I don't see a difference, myself. I think both are generally pretty great, and I rely on both to get through my exercise routines. Video games tend to be a bit more action-driven as well, while movie scores tend to cover the gamut of emotional beats. (Speaking generally, obviously, not universally.)

136Jet Presto
(Jet Presto)
September 7th
Scores and Soundtracks

I think I would actually argue that, especially in the past few years, studios have been MORE willing to let composers do what they want to do. The early aughts to the early 2010s saw more studio control over almost every element of a film's development, but the past 5 years in particular really fee

136Jet Presto
(Jet Presto)
September 7th
Scores and Soundtracks

So, here are a few tracks from major blockbuster films of the past decade.

From "The Hunger Games"



From "Transformers"



From "Justice League"



136Jet Presto
(Jet Presto)
September 7th
Scores and Soundtracks

(Sorry, cut that post short because I've been having trouble signing in and didn't want to type a whole thing only to have it get lost.)

136Jet Presto
(Jet Presto)
September 7th

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