Tyler Bates to Score Watchmen

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  1. Catman Registered

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    I can't believe this guy got hired after it was confirmed that he stole music from Elliot Goldenthal for 300.
     
  2. Rust First Son Of Yesterday

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    Where was that confirmed? Is that really true and do you know which track it was? Just curious since I'm a soundtracks buff...
     
  3. Luchastyle is awesome

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyler_Bates
    Just a little thing on his wiki, i searched it for you =D

    I had never heard of this myself. Apparently the tracks sound eerily similar, it says which on the page. I guess you'll have to find them and judge for yourself.
     
  4. Agentsands77 Registered

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    Yeah, they're almost identitical.

    Seriously, I wish Snyder had given this to a more talented composer.
     
  5. Rust First Son Of Yesterday

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    Whoa, they really are. That can't be a coincidence. What a f**kin ripoff!

    Crap! And I was looking forward to something unique with WATCHMEN. I guess WATCHMEN will sound like HEROES or The Incredibles now. :whatever:
     
  6. Catman Registered

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    Agreed. There's atleast a dozen composers who could do a better job.
     
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    Well, the Incredibles did have a veritably badass theme. If entirely inappropriate for Watchmen.

    But let's hope Watchmen sounds nothing like 300--talk about inappropriate.
     
  8. The Guard Registered

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    Hey, Eliot Goldenthal stole his own music more than once.
     
  9. Carmine Falcone So it goes.

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  10. The Guard Registered

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    Maybe both tracks are just real, real uninspired.
     
  11. Carmine Falcone So it goes.

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    That's a ****ing excellent explanation aswell.
     
  12. Killing Joke926 Registered

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    I was thinking more towards Hans Zimmer or John Williams, but I'm gonna take a guess that Watchmen is out of their league (not that I have any doubts).
     
  13. The Guard Registered

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    Really?
     
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    What music did you guys hear during watchmen?

    During the Manhattan scenes most of what i was hearing was Kamen's stuff from X-men, more organic than techno, but had a very non-human feel without being too distancing.

    Nite owl definetly deserves his own Thomes Newman-esque piano-clarinet stuff

    How the but *hell* do you do Rorschach? Or the rest of the book for that matter?
    And a better question...
    How is tyler bates in terms of doing intimate scenes, scenes of dialogue, scenes of romantic tension or complete tragedy? During the flaming building scene, is Bates just gonna go all-out, trumpets and brass blaring? When the Comedian falls, is their going to be some even more over-the-top choir wailing? This has potential to suck, guys...I'm worried.
     
  16. Sawyer High King

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    Umm...didnt we already know he was scoring this??? :huh:
     
  17. The Guard Registered

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    Couldn't we worry about a professional composer's music fitting the movie after we see the movie?
     
  18. Luchastyle is awesome

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    I didn't hear any music while reading Watchmen. Other than any music i happened to be listening to while reading of course.
     
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    Well, none of us did but I mean in terms of like reading the book while thinking about "what music could be used?"

    awesome avy btw. wanna explain?
     
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    I always got a kind of Rorschach vibe from the music and lighting in the scene from Return of the Jedi when Boushh(sic) sneaks thru Jabba's throne room to free Han Solo from the carbonite. I'd like something like that except maybe not quite so John Williams-y nice if you know what I mean, a little bit grittier but the same sneaky, mysterious, nighttime vibe.
     
  22. Rust First Son Of Yesterday

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    Or howsabout a dark saxophone-theme oldschool style? :cwink:
     
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    You mean like this?...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w14DoxRIXW4

    :cwink:

    Bit too 'Sin City' though for my liking, that was good for that movie but of course I'd prefer something that was unique to Watchmen. It does worry me if the guy's a knock-off artist, but I like to think it was just a couple of musicians going for the same kind of composition having been taught similar methods and having listened to the same composers all their life.
     
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    Rorschach strikes me as the type of character who would merrit kamen-y techno to reflect not only the images on his face, but his twisted, bizarre sense of reality and the world at large. But if he didnt get gooey techno like mystique from X-men did, then he would probably get a dark cello theme, heavy on strings that can be played in a big way when he's unmasked, and then on a high-pitched solo fiddle for when he's meeting Mal Long, the psychiatrist. Maybe with some soft piano stuff, just as long as it pulls at our heartstrings, showing us what a tragically fragmented man Walter Kovacs (the comic book character, por favor) really is.
     

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