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Yorke and Santaolalla?

02.09.2009

Ah, second TERMINATOR: SALVATION speculation of the day. Sorry. In this piece we have McG doing his thing where he talks about two incredible talents and his hopes to shoehorn them into his movie. This time it is Thom Yorke of Radiohead fame and Gustavo Santaolalla (BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN), who he is hoping will write some music for the movie. Danny Elfman is of course, still composing the score.

"We talked about Gustavo getting together with Thom Yorke from Radiohead which I thought would be very interesting. And they may still do a couple of sounds for the movie."

I was gonna say that I didn't think these guys would be a good fit for a TERMINATOR movie but the truth is I don't know a damned thing about music. When Santaolalla won that Oscar for BABEL I thought (and still think) Clint Mansell should have won for THE FOUNTAIN and he wasn't even nominated. You guys can tell me how it is, I guess.
Extra Tidbit: Another score that I love: Nick Cave and Warren Ellis' THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES. Am I crazy or something??
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9:01PM on 02/09/2009
Well, now I wanna see that film.
Well, now I wanna see that film.
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8:04PM on 02/09/2009
Yeah people need to stop dissing Santaolalla. I was not impressed with his win for Babel but his score for The Motorcycle Diaries is one of my favorite scores and one where he actually branches out a bit more with several different themes. I'm also not looking necessarily for complexity in scoring but for the appropriate textures for a movie and he does his job with a unique sound. There's too much of an emphasis on the classic styles of scoring. As much as I love my Desplat, Newman, Williams,
Yeah people need to stop dissing Santaolalla. I was not impressed with his win for Babel but his score for The Motorcycle Diaries is one of my favorite scores and one where he actually branches out a bit more with several different themes. I'm also not looking necessarily for complexity in scoring but for the appropriate textures for a movie and he does his job with a unique sound. There's too much of an emphasis on the classic styles of scoring. As much as I love my Desplat, Newman, Williams, and Hisaishi, I think Jon Brion's more experimental work, ambient scores like the one done by John Murphy and Underworld on Sunshine, and Santaolalla himself are just as valid and interesting. Him and Yorke teaming up would be intriguing though I don't know if this is the film I'd like them to team up on.

But in any case, the other composers mentioned are great too. Love Mansell's work thus far and Nick Cave and Warren Ellis's score for Assassination was just gorgeous.

The score that is most underrated imo of the last several years is the one for PERFUME: THE STORY OF A MURDERER by Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek, and Reinhold Heil. That score is just flat out creepy, epic, and gorgeous all at the same time.
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7:50PM on 02/09/2009
I really don't care about this movie, but would like to defend Santaolalla.

I'm with everyone else thinking that the Babel score (and movie) was overrated, and probably my least favorite score he's done, but everything else has been outstanding.

"The Motorcylce Diaries", "Amores Perros", "21 Grams", "Brokeback Mountain" and "North Country"
I really don't care about this movie, but would like to defend Santaolalla.

I'm with everyone else thinking that the Babel score (and movie) was overrated, and probably my least favorite score he's done, but everything else has been outstanding.

"The Motorcylce Diaries", "Amores Perros", "21 Grams", "Brokeback Mountain" and "North Country"
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6:53PM on 02/09/2009

Dude.

As a guy with a personal collection of roughly 500 film scores, which i began to listen to and pick up in the early 80's, I can tell you two things: One. You are absolutely right about Mansell for "The Fountain," and Two. "Jesse James: is a haunting and beautiful score.

Santaolalla can only do one thing. Flit his fingers over the strings of a guitar. That's it! I will admit that I enjoy a couple of pieces from his score for "North Country" and one track from "21 Grams," but by and large,
As a guy with a personal collection of roughly 500 film scores, which i began to listen to and pick up in the early 80's, I can tell you two things: One. You are absolutely right about Mansell for "The Fountain," and Two. "Jesse James: is a haunting and beautiful score.

Santaolalla can only do one thing. Flit his fingers over the strings of a guitar. That's it! I will admit that I enjoy a couple of pieces from his score for "North Country" and one track from "21 Grams," but by and large, all the guy does is repeat himself - and when compared to any other true composer, he barely notes a mention.

So. Yes to Thom Yorke. Yes to Mansell and to Nick Cave and Warren Ellis and Danny Elfman.

No to Santaolalla. Oh, and how in the F*CK (!) did "The Dark Knight" not get a score nomination for Zimmer and Newton Howard???
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6:40PM on 02/09/2009
Nick Cave really needs to do a Bodn theme.

For the record I think Thom Yorke's music would be a good fit for the Terminator films, and Thomas Newman is without a doubt my favorite film composer (read:favorite, not greatest ever).
Nick Cave really needs to do a Bodn theme.

For the record I think Thom Yorke's music would be a good fit for the Terminator films, and Thomas Newman is without a doubt my favorite film composer (read:favorite, not greatest ever).
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5:17PM on 02/09/2009
With the exception of Lord of the Rings, the Oscars haven't picked a truely great score winner in a while. Elfman > Santaolalla.
With the exception of Lord of the Rings, the Oscars haven't picked a truely great score winner in a while. Elfman > Santaolalla.
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4:43PM on 02/09/2009
Santaolalla.... cool, I love music consisting of a few guitar chords repeated ad-nauseum throughout a film :(
Santaolalla.... cool, I love music consisting of a few guitar chords repeated ad-nauseum throughout a film :(
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3:46PM on 02/09/2009

Right on

The Ass of JJ score is the best score of the last few years by far.
The Ass of JJ score is the best score of the last few years by far.
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2:08PM on 02/09/2009

Thom Fucking Yorke!

that's all I have to say about that.
that's all I have to say about that.
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12:43PM on 02/09/2009

Interesting but...

Thom Yorke is fucking incredible at anything he does. If he isn't singing or writing lyrics, it would be interesting. For more soundwork, it would be cool to get Johnny Greenwood, because he is more of a "sound guy" and his score for There Will Be Blood is fucking amazing. THAT should've won the Oscar
Thom Yorke is fucking incredible at anything he does. If he isn't singing or writing lyrics, it would be interesting. For more soundwork, it would be cool to get Johnny Greenwood, because he is more of a "sound guy" and his score for There Will Be Blood is fucking amazing. THAT should've won the Oscar
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12:28PM on 02/09/2009

Just shoving names into the film if you ask me

Well I don't see why they need more than Elfman. I'm sure they will incorporate a lot of the original Terminator score anyway. Waste of time and talent if you ask me.
I would rather see them score another film where they will be needed.
Well I don't see why they need more than Elfman. I'm sure they will incorporate a lot of the original Terminator score anyway. Waste of time and talent if you ask me.
I would rather see them score another film where they will be needed.
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11:57AM on 02/09/2009

please no

and someone tell Santaolalla to give his two Oscars back, it was all a mistake.
and someone tell Santaolalla to give his two Oscars back, it was all a mistake.
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