Post by gothicarchiesfan on Dec 25, 2020 9:17:23 GMT -5
Merry Christmas everyone!
As a little holiday present for the forum, I have put together a complete version of the movie's score, which I have been working on for nearly a year now.
This includes all the music that the album was either missing or changed, extracted from the film using a new and improved version of my usual process with all my old work redone from scratch as well as several bonus tracks (including some music that never ended up in the movie at all).
Surprised you removed the fiddle/cello/hurdy-gurdy? bit from the market scene music, also didn't The Wide Window have an alternate film mix?
This is some impressive stuff, I wish I knew how you did this so I can do a better job with my attempts to extract the complete score from the 28 (blank) Later films and 1492: Conquest of Paradise
Captain Sham is still the full track as heard in the movie, I just had to soften those particular instruments (although it's still audible on the track, just very soft) because they were on the exactly same wavelength as the dialogue. So if I kept it, you would have heard Aunt Josephine talking over the music.
I compared the Wide Window music in the film to the one on the album, and they synched up identically.
Thanks GAF, this is very cool. Of the OST, I'm ecspecially fond of "The Baudelaire Orphans", "The Letter that Never Came", and "Drive Away". Beautiful work from Newman.
I looked up Newman's score on Google for more information, and huh - didn't realize it was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Score. I was aware the movie won an Oscar for Makeup & Hairstyling, but I was surprised to learn how well it did in other categories as well, like Costume Design and Art Direction. And for such an indifferently received film, too.
EDIT: For those who have ever wanted to hear John Travolta saying the words "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events", here you go: youtu.be/65iwvCLr3Pc?t=71
Post by urbanletteropener on Jan 3, 2021 9:46:27 GMT -5
Perhaps this is off-topic, but what is everyone’s favorite tracks from this soundtrack? Mine are “The Bad Beginning”, “Justice Strauss”, both versions of “An Unpleasant Incident Involving a Train”, “Lousy Lane”, “Cold as Ike”, “Climbing the Tower”, and “Nothing in the World Can Keep the Count From His Beloved Bride”.
(Of course, I love “The Baudelaire Orphans”, “The Letter That Never Came”, and “Drive Away” as well, but those go without saying.)