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Topic: New GoldenEye Soundtrack

Hello,

If you are interested, please look at my new score for the GoldenEye Intro.
I uploaded it at facebook, because I failed several times to upload it at youtube (contact-ID).
https://www.facebook.com/immi.waver/pos … 9908255567

Kind regards

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I think we need to be Facebook friends with you to see that

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You're right.
Sorry!!
It should work now!

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(I'm writing as I'm listening to it. I don't really think that this part of the movie should be re-scored as Serra did a good job but it's always interesting to see how someone else would've scored it.)
The gunbarrel music is very good but what follows during the dam preparation sequence, I find a bit unnecessary. The music doesn't follow the action, for example when Bond straps the shoe thing to the steel fence. It feels like it is too fast for what is happening. Bond is cooling down after his annual cardio routine. The Nightfire-like Bond theme used when Bond starts falling down the dam should've been continued instead of it cutting out when Bond is halfway to the bottom of it. You can either create tension or capitalise on the action. You can't have both.
I like the Licence to Kill-ey theme that plays as Bond watches over the Russian military guy.
The mean theme that follows has a very revenge-y sound to it that should've been reserved for the end sequence, after Trevelyan had been "killed", and it lacks the coolness that Pierce's smooth moves should be accompanied with. At least it is properly timed and stops at a good moment. Trevelyan sneaking up on Bond was a good John Glenn-esque jumpscare and you handled it very well.
What sounds a bit like a sax when Trev speaks seems to be unnecessary and distracts a bit from the dialogue. The slowdown after the scientists are shot and they enter the bottling room, I quite like. The ti-ri-ru should've been timed to the alarm going off but I don't really care about that theme, to be honest. I love the classic Bond theme (like the Company Car track from TND) and the cue when the bomb starts counting down is quite good too but it's a bit of an unnecessary jump scare. It should be toned down a bit.
The army bit when Ourumov walks in is a good, unexpected twist that adds to the action and lends the scene some "White Knight" to it.
I don't get the slow down when the door opens because we are viewing it from Bond's perspective. It should start slowing down when Bond asks "Alec?". Then we know that something's off. When Bond sees Alec being held at gunpoint, the fshhh and Bond's surrender feel like they belong to a B-Movie when they are accompanied by that music. I like the "hiding behind barrel music" and the piano just adds to the action. To be honest, I sort of like these cues a bit more than I like the base music (if that makes any sense).
Again, with a bit of the Nightfire-ey theme. It would work a bit better here if it had been better timed.
The music doesn't feel as loud here as say when Trev and Bond snook up to kill those scientists, it is even lower when it pans away to the faraway mountain runway, which is a nice addition that should've been added for when it pans away to a birds-eye view of Bond running atop the dam. The stakes are higher here. The music should reflect that. A bigger deal out of half the soviet army pursuing Bond should've been made, even if Bond manages to shoot most of them. The pilot being smashed by the motorcyclist is very well timed. Bond pursuing the plane as he fell off the mountain, again, doesn't really feel like the stakes are that high.
We know Bond will survive but with the direction that the movie has at that point, an upbeat theme feels a bit out of place.
When we find out that Bond did survive, the Bond theme didn't have as much of an impact due to the upbeat music.
Mixed feelings about this one.

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-Roger Moore's James Bond. RIP.
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Hi,
Thank you very much for your feedback.
(I am from Germany, so probably there will be some mistakes in my answer)

"The music doesn't follow the action, for example when Bond straps the shoe thing to the steel fence. It feels like it is too fast for what is happening."
Bond seems to me to be in a hectic rush; he is breathing heavily and fixes the hooks like he is hunted. The origin video has a very low audio-track, so the breathing is not heard :-(

"The Nightfire-like Bond theme used when Bond starts falling down the dam should've been continued instead of it cutting out when Bond is halfway to the bottom of it."
You are convincing... But regrettably, I did not really know how to continue it, because it is - basically - one chord, and so I decided to end it with the "Bond-main-chords" and tried to make it fitting by ending the Bond-chords just on the cut in the video-track.

"The mean theme that follows has a very revenge-y sound to it that should've been reserved for the end sequence, after Trevelyan had been "killed", and it lacks the coolness that Pierce's smooth moves should be accompanied with."
I also think that Pierce has a cool and smooth attitude, and I tried to sound the music like it - but you are the viewer, the audience, the customer... - if you say so, I obviously have to work on my music to catch Pierce's coolness with my score :-)
(it is the first score I ever made in my life, just bought the Hollywood Orchestra from EastWest a few months before^^)

"At least it is properly timed and stops at a good moment. Trevelyan sneaking up on Bond was a good John Glenn-esque jumpscare and you handled it very well"
Thank you.

"What sounds a bit like a sax when Trev speaks seems to be unnecessary and distracts a bit from the dialogue."
All in all, the music is too loud, due to the fact that it's my intention to show the music, not a well-balanced movie. I think you're right that the scene would work well without music, concentrating on the dialogue. Probably I was interested in writing not only action- and spy-music, but also a little bit of "emotional" music, because at this time, Bond and Trev are some kind of friends, meeting in an enemy-environment.

"It should be toned down a bit."
Yeah, maybe it's "too much".

"The army bit when Ourumov walks in is a good, unexpected twist that adds to the action and lends the scene some "White Knight" to it."
Thank you. It took me a long time to create an Ourumov-sound.

"the fshhh and Bond's surrender feel like they belong to a B-Movie."
;-( Honestly, I was happy - not especially with the "fshhh", but with the surrender-music. It's the Ourumov-Theme again (in another mood), and for me it was a sad "surrender-music", expecting something bad. But I like hearing how it appears to other people.

"To be honest, I sort of like these cues a bit more than I like the base music (if that makes any sense)."
It makes sense, and I feel the same way.

"The music doesn't feel as loud here as say when Trev and Bond snook up to kill those scientists."
Yes, the balance should be improved.

"The stakes are higher here. The music should reflect that. A bigger deal out of half the soviet army pursuing Bond should've been made."
I did not think of it that way until now, but I agree.

"We know Bond will survive but with the direction that the movie has at that point, an upbeat theme feels a bit out of place."
:-O Oh, it was intended to sound the opposite, in some way dramatically, incalculable and so on...

Thank you so much for your effort writing this statement! For me it's exciting to read your feedback and helps me to recognise how the result of my score appears to other viewers.

Kind regards