Feb 28 2012, 5:04am
You and me both....you know you're "hooked on Howard" when you make it a point to go see any film he's scored in the theater, even if it isn't your genre...I'd probably even drag myself to "Saw" if he ever scored something like that....
I ued to do this with John Williams scores, as a tribute to the man who provided one of the 2 eternally running soundtracks of my life (U2 is the other)....first heard his Star Wars score in a theater in 77 when I was a VERY wee lass. Even as a kid, I promised myself, after 1980..that for the rest of my life, I would have to see any movie he wrote the music for. A promise I have to say I am proud I've kept.
After FOTR, I made that promise with Shore. And have kept it too. Only other composer I've done that with....even others I love I don't honor that way...even Hans Zimmer....But if Ennio Morricone was still with us, I'd do that for his films too.
anyway....as for Bret....OMG, I am SO HAPPY for him....funny,the twistings and turnings of fate....Kristen Thompson should have a little footnote on her blog. I remember how in the opening chapters of "The Frodo Franchise" she was estimating the long-term cultural impact of the LOTr trilogy, as well as its ultimate dollar-making potential. This might just be the strangest and most delightfully unforseen long-term impact. Sure, the Bad Seeds werent exacty a blip on the radar before LOTR, but you can't deny LOTr gave Bret global exposure f another sort, that opened the doors for him and his band in many ways, one thing led to another and...now, he joins many ther LOTR alums in having a big golden statuette on his dresser!
I wonder if he got how many congradulatory calls from Peter, Fran and all the other Kiwi Oscar winners? And to get a phone call from the Prime Minister! Sir Peter is used to this kind of thing, but I'll bet Bret isn;t...
Well, Bret, I'm not letting you off the hook now...I'm expecting to hear a full sample of Lindir's work in TH1, and I'll be critiquing it just like you critique Bilbo's work