Wanna hear some of the NARNIA soundtrack? Sure ya' do!
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with a little bit of Narnia to hold you over until we all get to see the sucker next month. I was lukewarm on the production until I saw the first trailer. That first trailer didn't ease my fears, just enhanced them. I was worried (and still am) that the film wouldn't find its own identity and just ape from others. However the combination of that second trailer and the footage I saw at Comic-Con and the extended footage I saw at Fantastic Fest really has me excited for this movie.
The Comic-Con footage proved to me that the effects were being balanced well and that the kids seemed to be having a ball during the video Q&A, but it was that Fantastic Fest footage that got me. They focused on character and I got to see these kids act and they each nailed their individual characters. Especially the kid playing Edmond. He's got a fantastic journey (filled with darkness and light) in the movie and I can't wait to see him take it.
Holy crap, I'm being long-winded. Sorry 'bout that. What I'm here to show you folks is a link over to those great guys at Soundtrack.net who have a review of the Narnia soundtrack with a 30 second preview of each track. I don't know about those "inspired by" songs at the end, but I really liked what I heard of Harry Gregson-Williams' music, especially tracks 1, 3, 8 and 9. Track 9 might be my favorite (it's called To Aslan's Camp). Click below, then come on back and let me know what you think below!
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Nov. 15, 2005, 6:28 p.m. CST
Just heard through all of them cues, and NONE of them even is closely in the same goosebumps-area as that theme from that tv-series were... and I really don't trust Gregson-Williams that much either. Doesn't make more safe about this film, who has yet to get me caught up in it.
Nov. 15, 2005, 6:34 p.m. CST
...that's not true, it it? it doesn't seem to fit.
Nov. 15, 2005, 6:45 p.m. CST
another slow news day eh harry
Nov. 15, 2005, 7:52 p.m. CST
by Cash Bailey
They're all the same Bruckheimer crap, even his score for METAL GEAR SOLID 2. If I hear AN OUNCE of that crap in NARNIA I'll never watch it.
Nov. 15, 2005, 8:13 p.m. CST
by Film Whisperer
Nobody really seems excited about this one. Seems to be little anticipation. I see a few people reading the books now, but still more people reading the new Harry Potter. I dunno. I love the books. I like some of the brightly lit battle scenes, which I always imagined what C.S. Lewis was trying to convey. But the asinine pandering to the Christian Right and the general lack of buzz makes me wonder if they didn't drop the ball on this a la LEMONY SNICKET, the franchise that wasn't.
Nov. 15, 2005, 8:34 p.m. CST
and even those of u who've read the books and want to see the flicks have got to agree... yeah, you've got to, that's right.
Nov. 15, 2005, 9:25 p.m. CST
Yummy Turkish Delight.
Nov. 15, 2005, 9:30 p.m. CST
by Chief Redcock
...you deserve a Blumpkin from Tony Danza.
Nov. 15, 2005, 9:31 p.m. CST
by Chief Redcock
Nov. 15, 2005, 10:08 p.m. CST
Not LOTR huge, nor Potter huge, but $200 mill+. The same folks that ran out to see Passion of the Christ are chomping at the bit to see this one too, and they're bringing ALL of their kids with them! Who here predicted nearly $400 million for Passion of the Christ? Raise your hand - anyone? Didn't think so.
Nov. 15, 2005, 10:36 p.m. CST
Yeah, those commercials for the film that include "If you hate abortion you'll love 'Narnia'!" and "Jesus wants you to see this film!" really are annoying, aren't they? What planet you from, mate? The Christian book industry is capitalizing on the film, but I have yet to see the folks at Disney holding prayer vigils for the film's success.
Nov. 16, 2005, 12:55 a.m. CST
http://media.soundtrack.net/soundtrack.net/narnia/01.mov *** Keeping changing the numbers until you get to 17, and you'll have them all.
Nov. 16, 2005, 3:38 a.m. CST
by The True Priapic
The whole look of this is off.The soundtrack has no majesty.I dread how they're going to deal with Aslans fate and even more worried how they'll deal with his 'rebirth'.The BBC show was just terrible,I'd advise finding the animated '79 version which had a terrific soundtrack and dealt with Aslans shaving,murder and rebirth really well.I don't like the way this film version is being promoted,not just the Christian marketing but the total lack of identity for the film.It's marketing is literally ripped from The Rings marketing.Even down to having that weird looking director(ANOTHER fucking kiwi)introducing the preview.Father fucking Christmas?Bwahahahhahahahahaaha.Bet they water down that little cunt Edmund to make him more palatable.He's an unlikable cunt.Oh,and I always wondered.....as the kids grow up in Narnia-who did they fuck and snog?Incest or bestiality?Urgghhhh.Edmund up Lucy and Peter up ..er....the other one?Way hey!!!Either that or finally Mr.Tumnus gave a good pounding to 'young Lucy' or the beavers became fuck buddys for the boys!Maybe the other chick got it on with a horny centaur.Whatdya mean theres no sex in Narnia?Yeah RIIGGGHHHHHT!Bet Edmund wanked like a fucker in his teens.God,when they reverted back to kids imagine the mind fucks they'd be!!!
Nov. 16, 2005, 3:50 a.m. CST
Don't worry kids! Everything will be alright just as soon as you all die and the world ends! Eeuuucchh!
Nov. 16, 2005, 4:09 a.m. CST
by The True Priapic
Filthy fucking Lion.Bet The White Queen likes big fat cocks too.Bet her pet dwarf,Shirley("Shirley?") has a big ol' fat dwarf cock."Come Lucy,daughter of Eve......lay thy small fingers on my shaft.Now......up and down,up and down...good...good...now suck upon it.UGHHH UGHGHH ...ROOOOOOOOOAAAAAARRR!!"Perverted Lion alert....Perverted Lion alert....Perverted Lion alert.....
Nov. 16, 2005, 4:22 a.m. CST
So will there or won't there be Christian rock music in the final movie? I guess I could live with a song like that over the credits but if they use them within the film I doubt I'll be able to sit through it. And it's not even because of the Christian aspect. Pop/Rock songs need to stay the hell out of films like NARNIA, period.
Nov. 16, 2005, 5:11 a.m. CST
Thats a relief. I agree that pop songs shouldn't be in films like Narnia, let alone a christian pop song. Yuk.
Nov. 16, 2005, 5:40 a.m. CST
Stop forcing religion down my throat.
Nov. 16, 2005, 7:35 a.m. CST
You're joking, right? Because nobody could be that stupid.
Nov. 16, 2005, 7:36 a.m. CST
Has it suddenly become cool? I think I missed that memo.
Nov. 16, 2005, 8:27 a.m. CST
That may be the worst "blockbuster" score since Klauxero Blandelt's "score" for Pirates of the Caribbean. Of course *that* was a case of a bad score in a bad film, while Narnia may turn out to be a decent picture with an awful score.
Nov. 16, 2005, 11:53 a.m. CST
by Cherub Rock
yep, you know he's gotta be bad when he's double-named btw Swarmy, I agree that all opinions are equally valid. However, your opinion in this case is completely invalid. ;-)
Nov. 16, 2005, 3:14 p.m. CST
Quint now owns AICN, as he's really the only person doing anything worthwhile on the site now. Everyone else posts random reviews every great once in a while, usually peppered with little tales of eating at a barbecue restaurant with other geeks or attending a press screening. Sigh. www.unseenfilms.com
Nov. 16, 2005, 5:12 p.m. CST
That score, from those lame samples, is completely unimpressive background music. Let me throw my vote in that, based on the environment right now, I suspect a potential (and relative) failure. There might be too many big movies this holiday season. People are off school and work a week or two here and there with most of that time used up on the holiday stuff. One or two movies will be all most people try to squeeze in. This film is sandwiched between Potter and Kong too close to Kong which is better positioned relative to Xmas vacation. It's chance for big box office comes mostly on it's opening weekend. (Disney really should've pushed for Dec2 since Aeon Flux will flop.) I think the audience will also be drawn to the "quality" films coming out this season diluting Narnia's chances even more. A lot of us are starved for a great small film after the crap of the summer and fall, leaving time for only a more exciting big release. I perceive no sense of mass excitement, wonder, urgency or great desire for or about this film. A great meter being that there is little or no non-marketing budget media on this thing. (Look at the media buzz that's surrounded LotR, Kong, Star Wars, Harry Potter) The story telling in the books is dated and they're not grabbing a large new audience. I know there's some marketing to the Christians going on but they're not chomping at the bit nearly like they were with PotC; the whole fantasy world with mythological creatures will probably get in the way of the Christ message for most of the simpletons there. (They need to be spoon fed a literal Jesus not a metaphorical one. Look at The Last Temptation of Christ. A pro Christian/Christ film about Christ making the right choice in the face of that last great temptation, but they didn't get that) I love this kind of film event but for whatever reason I have very little desire to see this thing right now. I hate that the perceived failure of a film like this (I predict 150-170 mil domestic box office) will adversely affect the future of a genre I love and want more of. The marketing of this film sucks, there's no buzz, that soundtrack seems to blow, few of the main stream audiences know the actors (except us and then mostly Tilda and Liam) or filmmakers...this film has a lot, too much, going against it. Now, marketing still has time to step it up a bit and generate some mainstream hype, but today I'm not seeing it. A film like this, at this time of year, needs to be well planted in the brains of a potential audience.
Nov. 16, 2005, 8:04 p.m. CST
by Amazing Inframan
Meesa tinkin' someone caught a case of temp track envy (there is a treatment for that, by the way) & hammered poor Gregson-Williams to ape Brian Tyler's excellent CHILDREN OF DUNE score.
Nov. 17, 2005, 1:08 a.m. CST
There simply is not enough in these brief soundclips to judge the Narnia soundtrack, much less the film itself. Instead of the prejudiced viewpoints of the Christian bashers, one should look at Quint's comments. Despite his early fears, (perhaps because of an arguably lackluster marketing campaign), the more he sees of the film, the more he sees its potential. I've heard much about its 'identity', and being too much like LOTR. First of all, is that such a bad thing? LOTR has set the bar, not just in its genre. Also, LOTR is not a children's story, like Narnia and Potter, therefore LOTR could appeal to more 'fanboys'. Unlike Potter, Narnia is written by one of the great philosophers in history. The children's story of Narnia, therefore will contain layers of meaning behind the children's story and appeal to what Lewis understood as true, objective desire(as mythology does). The element of the Christian philosophy adds depth and meaning to the story, as it did for Lord of the Rings. Although Lewis admits to being influenced by his good friend Tolkien, Lewis tells his own story, and the story will create its own identity. As reflected by the previous ignorant Christian bashers, there is a misconception of the Chronicles of Narnia being a direct metaphor. Lewis himself points out that Aslan is not a representation of God, but God himself, and how he would enter a magical land such as Narnia if it were a real place. Therefore, Narnia will share many of the themes with Lord of the Rings, and the Passion, along with there depth in meaning. Both are closer to mythology, as opposed to Potter, which is a one layered story for the kiddies, and a fad for adults and fanboys(Potter rides a broomstick, doesn't he?) Anyway, to bury this film is premature. I don't see LOTR numbers, but being a good story with real depth could still make it a huge success , if done right. I am also seeing more tv spots, but not hearing much news about upcoming trailers.
Nov. 17, 2005, 3:05 p.m. CST
To be honest, when I was a little kid, reading these books I completely didn't notice the Christian mythology... I just thought it was a kool fantasy series. It's only now I'm older and gone through school, college and University that I've been introduced to the fact. But nevertheless, I'm not gonna view this whole thing as a Christian film or series of films at all. It's just a dive back into my childhood. I'm a complete Athiest and 'His Dark Meterials' fan, so the religious messages in this film are completely wasted on me. But I think this really shows the story's universal appeal. I think the film is looking ace, and will nicely fill the gap left by LOTR finishing (TBH, Kong will probably kick ass, but it's not a fantasy film, so it doesn't count!!). I think the score is sounding pretty good, generic maybe, but certainly not of a low quality. Stop bitching people!! Also, I think the guy that posted before about AICN shoving religious beliefs down his throat was being IRONIC!! Jeezus. I guess it's true that americans have trouble grasping irony.
Nov. 20, 2005, 11:43 a.m. CST
The main theme from the BBC series was amazing. They should have negotiated the rights to use it.
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