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Heart of Darkness

Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.

Posted on 2007.06.26 at 17:44
Current Location: 75070
Current Music: Clint Mansell - The Fountain
The Fountain is a fantastic score if you're completely alone and in the mood to drink wine and write poetry.



Comments:


This Is Me, Ten Sticks
lehah at 2007-06-26 23:25 (UTC) (Link)
Definitely my favorite score of 2006. Will probably be one of my all-time favorites, as well.

Did you hear his score for Sahara? Thats really fun in a ethnic / James Bond kinda way.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-06-27 05:32 (UTC) (Link)
Did you hear his score for Sahara?
I have not. I will look it up forthwith. As always, thank you for the recommendation.
galinda822 at 2007-06-27 00:17 (UTC) (Link)
That's exactly what I'm doing tonight!

Thanks for the suggestion and the soundtrack. Hopefully my poem will be posted tomorrow.
danzigfried at 2007-06-27 04:46 (UTC) (Link)
I kneel eagerly waiting
big hand, little hand on my wall clock facing
The view into Arch-Present mind
ticking, ticking a drone in time
What, in anticipation revealed, who knows?
Only the musings and mentions of
Galinda's poetry and prose.

...and im spent.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-06-27 05:34 (UTC) (Link)
...and im spent.
We need to work on your stamina.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-06-27 21:13 (UTC) (Link)
If a guy said to me "we need to work on your stamina", I'd assume he was gay, cut his dick off and shove it down his throat.

And to think, this all started over a pair of shoes!
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-06-27 05:33 (UTC) (Link)
I haven't had any alone time in ages. The wine & soundtrack however, sometimes allow me to forget that.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-06-27 13:46 (UTC) (Link)
This is definately an about face.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-06-27 16:43 (UTC) (Link)
Explain.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-06-27 17:00 (UTC) (Link)
You didn't care for the score to begin with. Then you didn't care for the movie. But now you're suddenly and openly recomending it to people. Granted, you have done so in a negative way, that is to say that you are only recommending it to people if they want to be depressed or introspective, but you are promoting the album nevertheless!

I have a song for you.


I’m so dizzy my head is spinning
Like a whirlpool it never ends
And it’s you [pony boy] makin’ it spin
You're making me dizzy
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-06-27 18:57 (UTC) (Link)
Citing references to support your theory = Good.
Babbling horseshit to persuade popular opinion = Bad.


The scenes were stunning, Hugh Jackman did do an excellent job, and the score was well done in the context of the movie (I don't foresee listening to it as a standalone CD)

Aha! I said I don't forsee listening to the score outside of the movie - but wait - there's more:

Fast forward to the mess of scores he's put out lately, and they all seem bland to me again. Some soundtracks are marvelous as standalone scores. You can listen to them day and night without ever having seen the film. They're just fantastic. But what I've noticed with me & Zimmer, is that I usually hate a score of his until I have seen the movie. Then all of a sudden it becomes exciting! I first noticed this with Batman Begins, and more recently with Pirates of the Caribbean II. I'm unsure if its entirely an emotional response of the film triggered by the music, or that its just the score in context. Either way, I'm now a big fan of Pirates.

So...Yesterday's post was the first time I've listened to the score since I'd seen the movie. It appears that in this case, the rules applying above are also applicable to this score. Either way, what kind of commie-pinko fag are you that drinking wine & writing poetry while listening to a particularly moving score is considered casting said score in a negative light?
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-06-27 20:58 (UTC) (Link)
First of all, the text for the second link you gave us is in reference to Zimmer. I see the parallel I think you are attempting to make between Zimmer scores and Clint Mansell. If I think you're saying that unless the score is catchy as a stand alone album prior to seeing the film, you may not like the music until you've seen the film and can then associate the two. Is that correct?

Secondly, from what I gather, you didn't like the movie (We sat in stunned silence for 96 minutes. The movie didn't "end" as much as it just stopped playing. After the movie, we just kinda sat around and stared at each other.). Hell, you even told Heidi you thought I would be disappointed with your post. While I agree that your words were positive in the "review", I couldn't understand why you stressed the verb tense in your descrption (The scenes were stunning, Hugh Jackman did do an excellent job, and the score was well done in the context of the movie) were confusing. When I asked for clarification of the "we sat and stared at each other" all I got was a load of horseshit.

In light of this, I am concluding that you weren't really impressed with either the score or the movie. I haven't heard a word about your subsequent reviews and we have had multiple AIM conversations as well as exchanges on LJ about The Fountain since the post that you reference. In each case, I state my undying support for both the score and the movie and you express your less then excited status on both. So when I read this post, to me it was an about face.

P.S. Does teh Wife like either The Fountain or it's score?
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-06-27 21:04 (UTC) (Link)
If I think you're saying that unless the score is catchy as a stand alone album prior to seeing the film, you may not like the music until you've seen the film and can then associate the two. Is that correct?
Yes.

...and the score was well done in the context of the movie...
The score was well done in the context of the movie.

...all I got was a load of horseshit.
That link made me laugh out loud.

I am concluding that you weren't really impressed with either the score or the movie.
I wasn't.

I haven't heard a word about your subsequent reviews...
Please consider this post just that.

P.S. Does teh Wife like either The Fountain or it's score?
My wife has not seen, nor heard it yet. However, I have an inside track on galinda822 who has very recently seen the movie for the first time.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-06-27 21:10 (UTC) (Link)
talking with you is like plowing with a mule.

That link made me laugh out loud.
It was horseshit then and it's horseshit now.

Please consider this post just that.
So what can I conclude about your feelings about the score to The Fountain? Do you like it? Do you think it is only for the depressed?

My wife has not seen, nor heard it yet.
That's too bad.

I have an inside track on galinda822 who has very recently seen the movie for the first time.
Do tell!
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-06-27 21:18 (UTC) (Link)
talking with you is like plowing with a mule.
talking with you is like a conversation with my 7-year old.

It was horseshit then and it's horseshit now.
It was funny then, its even funnier now!

Do you like it?
As previously stated, I've noticed a trend that unless the score is catchy as a stand alone album prior to seeing the film, I may not like the music until I've seen the film and can then associate the two.

Do tell!
Do ask her yourself!
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