Vince DiCola vs Steve Jablonsky

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  1. qwerty

    qwerty Well-Known Member

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    Vince mention he was disappointed that he was not ask to contribute to the TF movies at botcon...

    does anyone prefer his style of music over jablonsky...

    as for me, i prefer jablonsky
     
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    Its hard to say really they are both good composers
     
  3. tinspider

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    hmmm

    Out of the two I would pick DiCola. I don't particualy like either of them but DiCola's music is at least varied.

    Jablonsky, IMO is one of the blandest composers today and I really didn't care for the music in the first movie, especially the theme. The OST had a couple of good tracks on it, but the majority was just the standard Jablonsky strings loop of 'dun dun dun dun dun der' **Yawn**


    Imagine what Jerry Goldsmith could have done. RIP.
     
  4. Blitz.

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    honestly I'd love to see DiCola make a "Fallen" theme but I dunno synth stuff just aint cool in hollywood these days
     
  5. Digilaut

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    Im not all too familiar with DiCola's stuff (shame on me)..and I think Jablonsky is sometimes accused of blatantly ripping Hans Zimmer's old samples (not sure if this is jusified / if Jablonsky is one of Zimmer's students / works for Zimmer).

    I have noticed Jablonsky does alot of the 'same' stuff, for example, in Gears of War 2 there is a track that is pretty much the Autobots theme and Sam On The Roof mixed together..which is a bit of a shame.

    But I totally love the first movie's soundtrack, even if it's uninteresting or bad from a musician's point of view. So Jablonsky gets my vote. :) 
     
  6. qwerty

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    jablonsky was mentored by hans zimmer so they have similar style...

    vince dicola might still be stuck in the 80's...
     
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    While I think DiCola's music rocks, it suits an animated space feature like the 86 movie a lot more than it would've suited a modern live-action take on Transformers.

    But both composers made fantastic scores that suited the films they were made for. I will admit that I wish some of DiCola's themes and melodies were incorporated into Jablonsky's score, namely DiCola's Decepticon theme (I think people know the one I mean, the one used when Laserbeak spies on the Autobot moon base).

    And if Unicron does end up in TF3, you'd be nuts not to somehow incorporate a version of DiCola's Unicron theme. It's iconic for the character: a mechanical, precise, pulsing beat. Love it.
     
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    Riiiiggggth, And when I watch the 86 animated Movie I always get the urge to see Optimus fighting Apollo Creed instead of Megatron. :peoples: 

    DiCola did it great back then, but just like Stan Bush it should stay back then.
     
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    Dicola, is better to me , but i have respect for the efforts of both
     
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    Most of Vince's music bores me, and his comments on ROTF EXPLODE with sour grapes and jealously.
     
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    I think that both of them have their skills.
    A mix will be the perfect OST ever.

    But, We have to take the fact that DiCola composed these track in the '80, nowadays (20 years later) the Music has suffered a huge change, and that's why i think that each one has much to say.

    But to be honest with you, DiCola was much better. More Robotic, more pulse, more progresive.

    The song, Autobots Vs Decepticons is just Perfect. Every time that i listen it, i see the Decepticons attacking autobot's city.

    Old School will ever rules jaja.
     
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    Without a doubt Jablonsky. Be it for Transformers, The Island, or Gears of War 2, he knows how to make a soundtrack appropriately epic.
     
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    The only recent piece of work I have heard from DiCola is "Bound and Gagged" which I personally think is an amazing song.

    I would like to see DiCola try and make music to fit the new movies, and then I will judge. I loved his 80's music for the 86 movie, it fit perfectly. But I want to hear what he has to offer today.
     
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    Apples and oranges. DiCola did a great job with the synth-pop stuff in Rocky 4 and the 86 movie, but a Casio keyboard and sequenced MIDI arpeggios aren't going to cut it for these movies.

    John Williams would have been nice, but Jablonsky did fine.
     
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    I'm fond of both more for sentimental reasons than because I think either of them is a genuinely top-drawer composer, but of the two I have to choose DiCola. Sure, it's dated and synthy, but it's also idiosyncratic and distinctive; Jablonsky comes from that whole Hans Zimmer Remote Control composer farm, and boy, does it ever show. His music for TF is appropriate heroic and dramatic, but you can't help but feel that Klaus Badelt, Trevor Rabin or any of the other lesser-tier composers could have done as good a job.

    Don't get me wrong, I still like Jablonsky's work, but I can't help but wonder what someone a little more creative might have done with the material. People say John Williams, but to be honest I think it needs someone a bit more muscular and testosteronal than that. Harry Gregson-Williams or John Powell might have done something a bit more interesting with it...
     
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    is this a joke? DiCola is not even in the same league as Jablonsky.

    DiCola is in the Pop Warner, Jablonsky lays down crippling hits in the NFL.

    not a fair comparison.
     
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    jablonsky made "Arrival to earth".

    so fuck yeah, I prefer him.
     
  18. red4

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    But hey, we're getting an orchestrated version of the original G1 theme out of Jablonsky, aren't we? I haven't kept up with the rumors, so I'm not sure if it's been debunked, or what.
     
  19. red4

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    This is also the OST song I listen to most.
     
  20. roy_flagg00

    roy_flagg00 I want more life....

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    I hate you for being right and making me laugh at that.

    Seriously though, how about a mix of the two styles?
    Nah.
    In this musically retarded era that we live in, the lemming otherwise know as the american public would never buy it.
     

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