Howard Shore

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Tinuviel
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Howard Shore

Post#1 » Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:15 pm

I'd recently discovered that Howard Shore was composing the score for the third Twilight movie Eclipse. I flipped out! :oops: :lol: I was furious and ecstatic at the same time. Angered because Howard Shore was dipping his amazing talents into the filth of vampires and droopy girls who lust for them. Ecstatic because I love his music. So I'd like to dedicate a thread to him and his music.
Personally, I loved how everytime I listen to anything from LOTR, i get the chills all over and I'm swept off my feet into the world of Middle Earth. I'm curious to see what he does in Eclipse :twisted:
But what else has he done???? I'd like to know.

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Gandalfs Beard
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Post#2 » Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:19 pm

Filmography

The Brood (1979)
Scanners (1981)
Videodrome (1983)
After Hours (1985)
The Fly (1986)
Big (1988)
Dead Ringers (1988)
Naked Lunch (1991)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
Philadelphia (1993)
The Client (1994)
Ed Wood (1994)
Nobody's Fool (1994)
Moonlight and Valentino (1995)
Se7en (1995)
Crash (1996)
That Thing You Do! (1996)
Striptease (1996)
The Game (1997)
Cop Land (1997)
eXistenZ (1999)
Analyze This (1999)
Dogma (1999)
High Fidelity (2000)
The Cell (2000)
The Yards (2000)
The Score (2001)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Oscar Winner & Golden Globe nominee) (2001)
Gangs of New York (2002)
Panic Room (2002)
Spider (2002)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Golden Globe & Oscar Winner) (2003)
The Aviator (Golden Globe Winner) (2004)
A History of Violence (2005)
The Departed (2006)
Soul of the Ultimate Nation (MMORPG) (2007)
The Last Mimzy (2007)
Eastern Promises (Golden Globe Nominee) (2007)
Doubt (2008)
The Betrayal (2008)
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)[6]
Edge of Darkness (2010)
The Hobbit (2011)


Wikipedia is awesome ;) . Far better than many give it credit for :mrgreen: . Note that he is already being listed as composing for The Hobbit 8-) .

So do not despair dear Tinuviel. Weep not; Rend not your heart and your hair, for Edward's fan-girls cannot prevent the Master from fulfilling his Destiny :lol: .

GB

Joseph Dwarf
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Howard Shore

Post#3 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:47 pm

Howard Shore's a great composer! Although I can't match Gandalfs Beard's response, packed full of information, I just want to say that I love his work too. Sadly I have to admit the LotR stuff was only stuff I knew him to be involved with, your list is pretty long GB, and many of the films I've seen and thought brilliant but I never really thought about who composed the music in them, next time I'll be sure to listen. I bought some Cds of the music in LotR films when they first came out, brilliant music, it's a great he's composing music in the Hobbit.

Joseph Dwarf

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chris63
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Howard Shore

Post#4 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 5:45 pm

Didnt realize he had done so many movies, but then again apart from lotr have only
seen 2 of the movies mentioned. Only watch sci fi (or fantasy) films. mostley, nearly always.

ps. i no, my spelling is atroshus. :lol: :lol:

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Gandalfs Beard
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Post#5 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:07 pm

I've seen about 10 of those films myself ;) . And others are on my list to eventually get around to watching :roll: .

GB

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Tinuviel
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Post#6 » Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:49 am

I'd just like to mention Howard Shore's music in Eclipse, which I saw last night.
a) some of it resembled LOTR (especially shelob's lair!)
b) it made so many normally awkward moments meaningful!
c) it saved the movie!

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Post#7 » Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:53 am

I'm surprised you went to see it since you dislike Twilight so much. :lol: Was Eclipse worth seeing though? My movie-going weekend will be filled by The Last Airbender but I'm morbidly (heh heh) curious. ;)

EDIT: And yes, Howard Shore rocks. Not literally, but he does. :D

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Howard Shore

Post#8 » Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:19 pm

I thought he did an excellent job with LotR, and some interesting films on that list GB -quite a few horror orientated stuff there too (wouldn't be surprised if that is what made PJ think of him). My only small gripe would be that I was a little disappointed that the LotR music as a whole is very much of a piece- maybe he should have been a bit braver in giving a more distinct sound to each of the races- but a minor quibble really.

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Tinuviel
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Post#9 » Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:08 pm

I saw it with some friends, and also because I wanted to see how the score fit in with the movie. I give alot of credit to the director David Slade, because he saved that series. Movie was better than the book, but its not saying much :roll:
As to Last Airbender...
FAVORITE TV SHOW EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Except i heard the movie is absolutely etrocious. the local movie critic gave it half a star...

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Gandalfs Beard
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Post#10 » Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:15 pm

I thought I'd give Howard Shore his thread back :P .

We can continue general film talk in the Movie Chat thread in the Other Fantasies sub-forum, which is where I moved all the other posts to.

GB

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