Greetings! ScoreKeeper here with a little news concerning Alan Silvestri's score for the upcoming CAPTAIN AMERICA (2011) set to release in theaters on July 22nd. On Saturday night, July 2nd, selections of Silvestri's score will premiere on the weekly film music radio show "Movies on the Radio" on WQXR in New York City. The show can be heard on the radio at 105.9 FM in the New York area and streams live via the internet at WQXR's web site. The show will air from 9PM to 10PM EST.
Normally, I'm not a huge fan of checking out scores before I see the film. It happens sometimes but I don't often seek music out prior to seeing the film. Even if I get a CD I'll hold off. In this case I'm not too sure. I absolultely love what I've seen so far of CAPTAIN AMERICA through the trailers and other promotional media. The only thing that remains a big question mark is what will the score be like? I don't think music typically carries as much weight as it currently does with CAPTAIN AMERICA. While music is important in any film I believe the quality of the storytelling involved in this film hinges upon the quality of and appropriateness of the music. The score can make or break this film.
I may still wait for the movie but if you want to check out the score ahead of time, Saturday night is your first opportunity to do so.
The score will be released on CD on July 19, 2011 by Wal Disney Records.
Last week I had some fun on Twitter concering the latest trailer for CAPTAIN AMERICA. Even though I loved the visual aspects I absolutely abhorred the Tool song that was cut in the later half (this is not an indictment on Tool, just the use of their music). I felt it was woefully inappropriate for the narrative and the character. Somebody on Twitter asked me what I would have done instead. I thought about it briefly and spent a couple hours last Saturday cutting the music together. It's not perfect by any stretch. I had to take the sound effects and dialogue out but I was still able to get my point across.
A ton of different scores came to mind that could potentially work in this trailer...THE ROCKETEER (1991), AMERIKA (1987), DARK OF THE SUN (1968), THE DIRTY DOZEN (1967) and a gaggle of others. I just asked myself, "What's the most patriotic American score I can think of?"
The answer was AIR FORCE ONE (1997) by Jerry Goldsmith.
I'd really love Silvestri's score to be cut from the same cloth. I can't wait!
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