Intrada has reissued the LP of Maurice Jarre's Shōgun score!
I had a conversation with marinshellstone the other day about the score for The Early Mixes. It was an interesting contrast to the talks I've had at the rehearsals; while an actor needs to be aware of the arc of their role, the act of directing them is more about getting them into that specific moment for the character. My notes to marinshellstone tended to be much more general, reflective more of my approach to the film than to any specific musical cue that I might want.
This is not to say that there aren't obvious requirements of the score, but those particulars are relatively minor; to say that I'll need a commercial bumper style reduction of the main theme for when the film is broken up into web-friendly segments is a more a technical detail than anything else. While when working with an actor, a performance can often be built by nailing certain character-based 'keystones' in their behavior, with the music, it was more important to discuss what I wanted in theory, how the music would reflect the main character's perceptions, and then let marinshellstone build on that.
This is gonna be good. :)
With the strike question still up in the air, I'm maintaining another low profile this weekend, maybe work on my Mummy compilation (I have quite a few ideas on how to handle the music from The Mummy and The Mummy Returns, but I might have to see Tomb of the Dragon Emperor just to get an idea as to what the music from that film is doing) and inserting a very young Ethan Rayne into school_is_hell and cleaning up some of the mess on my iPod.
Yoinked from paintedponyxox is an LJ survey thing:
- How has LJ changed your life?
It has been a great outlet for many of the thoughts that I've had floating around in my head but have no other venue for. I've also met some very interesting people here, including some that I will be working with on The Early Mixes.
- What do you do before bedtime?
Brush my teeth, put the phones on the chargers and read.
- What is your favorite meal?
Whatever I'm in the mood for at the time. Right now, that would probably be French toast.
- What is the ONE place you want to go to before you die if you had the money and the time?
You won't catch me out that easily. Because I know that if I answer this question and ever go there, I'll die soon afterwards with a few glib comments from Rod Serling.
- Are you a big perv?
No, not really. I probably should be, though. It adds character, I hear.
- What do you do in your free time?
Make mixes, watch and analyze films, read, putter about on the internet, take inane surveys.
- Do you trust easily?
- What personal belonging do you have with you everywhere you go?
My keys and my wallet.
- Is there anything that has made you unhappy these days?
The threat of impending strike is the big one, but there was also some online drama recently that wasn't fun.
- What is your best quality?
No matter how depressing things get, there's always another movie to see, another record to listen to, another book to read, another exhibit at the museum.
- Is being tagged fun?
I don't mind it when people tag me because I'm a meme sheep and would probably take the survey or do the test anyway, but I don't like tagging others.
- How do you see yourself?
At the moment, the image is changing; ask me again in a few months.
- Do you prefer rain or snow?
Rain. Snow can be fun, but in New York you need a lot of it in order for it to be worthwhile, and then you have to deal with a lot of snow. It's a catch-22.
- What kind of person do you think the person who tagged you is?
I wasn't tagged, but I think paintedponyxox is very sweet.
- Poor but loved, or rich but hated?
Poor but loved. The kind of hated that comes with rich would make me feel very uncomfortable.
- How many children do you want?
Just a leg and a thigh combo, with the spinach and butternut squash. Oh... you meant children I'd sire... one would probably be enough, two would be okay. Three is too much.
- What's better; to give or to receive?
They are both rewarding in different ways.
- What do you feel about sex without love?
It has its place. Frankly, I've gotten so used to the loneliness that I don't mind it so much, but I wouldn't mind scratching the itch from time to time.
- Name a song you were obsessed with in your teens.
Would "Riddle of Steel/Riders of Doom" from Conan the Barbarian by Basil Poledouris count?
- What would you name yourself if you'd been born the opposite gender?
What would I call myself? Probably what I would have been named had I been a girl. Some variation of a J name, probably Julia or something like that.