Transformers and Bay have their critics, but Jablonsky's scores are brilliant

Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by megatron6661, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. megatron6661

    megatron6661 Well-Known Member

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    Many have their hatred of Bay and and transformers, but one thing that gets overlooked when bashing bay, his scores in his films are perhaps the best. Yes bay did not compose the the music, but his choices of the composers have been one of his strengths. I will show many some of his films best scores

    First the DVD menu in DOTM, it is basic but how it is put together and the music is fantastic
    Transformers: Dark of the Moon DVD Menu - YouTube

    The highway battle in DOTM is even better than the scores in films 1 and 2
    Transformers 3 Score - 7. Battle - YouTube
    when you watch the highway scene, the score sounds better

    The final battle score, another brilliant hit
    Transformers 3 Score - 14. It's Our Fight - YouTube
    Again when optimus flys in and is about to kill shockwave is a masterpiece combination of optimus flying in, and the music makes it fantastic.

    And one more transformers score, when autobots leave earth
    Transformers 3 Score - 8. There Is No Plan - YouTube
    Again when you watch the scene, it really is one of the films best scenes

    But not just his scores in all 3 films, look at armageddon

    the launch score is perhaps one of the best scores in any film, when you watch the scene it gives you goosebumps
    Armageddon - Launch Day HQ - YouTube

    the score when ever we see the astroid, suits the tone of the astroid perfect
    Asteroid Chase (Modified) - Armageddon Score - YouTube

    when they thought they lost, how they remix the score with launch etc is fantastic
    Armageddon Original Score

    When harry says goodbye to grace, it really is an emotional scene.
    Armageddon - Harry Says Goodbye HQ - YouTube

    And the final scene, when the astroid is about to be destroyed, how they set the tone of the music is fantastic
    Armageddon Final Scene - YouTube

    There is also more films where bay gives some epic soundtracks. But what about everyone else? does he not get enough credit that some of his scores are some of the best in any film?
     
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    Nice idea for a topic, but try not to make it sound like he composed the music :) 
     
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    Yea I will highlight that to make sure. Like many blame him for the scripts in some of his films, his choices of music composers are some of the best
     
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    I agree he does a good job selecting and timing the music.
     
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    Yeah, who's the actual composer? Let's talk about that person and their work.
     
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    I thought it was easier, tie bay in with the scores of his films, and let the topic go from there
     
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    Steve Jablonsky is the composer and the man is a freaking genius. I've got all three soundtracks for the TF movies (score soundtracks, not the collections of pop and rock ones).

    You can buy all three scores on iTunes, search for Steve Jablonsky as artist. He also did the scores for Steam Boy, The Island and The Rock (Bay movies) and in video games he's the one who did the scores for Command and Conquer 3, Gears of War 2, SIMs 3, and worked on the one for Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty.
     
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    Definitely agree with this. Steve Jablonsky's work in the Transformers movies stands out to me as one of the defining aspects of the entire series. For me it it's tied with the animation for the best part of movie-formers. Without it it wouldn't be the same.

    Love it!
     
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    Thanks guys. Thread title edited to give well-deserved credit. :) 
     
  12. megatron6661

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    thanks for editing my title, I wanted to edited the title but you only get one chance at doing it
     
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    I'm amazed Jablonsky's score aren't oscar nomianted.

    Then again when Bay's name is attached to a project.....RUN AWAY!!!!
     
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    <3 Steve Jablonsky
     
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    Yeah Steve did an amazing job with the movies' soundtracks! I especially like the third one the best.
     
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    I thought all three scores were absolutely amazing. I won't even list off my favorite tracks, since I have so many, and it would take so long.
     

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