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I think there are a few subtle hints within the music and there's two instances that I picked up on, were it was front and centre
...wow. I'm finding new things to love every time I listen to it. There is so much going on here that's classic Bond, and ruthlessly modern Zimmer, and everything in between.
I'm surprised how much that "danger theme" (or whatever we're calling it) actually powers the score throughout. It's like a slight variation on the NTTD chord progression, which Hans turns into a melody he repeats everywhere. Very prominent, for example, when the DB5 screeches it tires and takes off in Matera -- or as the evil backing in Poison Garden, or even the underlying hype strings in Gearing Up.
I might just refer to this as the "Hans theme." I'm just amazed how it's everywhere. Essentially his own OHMSS that he repurposes in different contexts.
I'm also shocked, hearing them more clearly now, how much of The Dark Knight finds its way into the finale cues.
I also...want to love Final Ascent. I mean, I do. It's probably his best cue here. It's just so sad and hard to listen to. But it's classic Barry through and through, and one of Hans' best works. Amazing.
Any cues you can remember specifically that aren't there? The only major one I can recall is the opening scene in snowy Norway, and
Whatever music is playing on the boat during the fight, and Felix's death
Bond and Madeleine at the Hotel Room
Bond on the Way to Vespers Grave (that's really good cue)
Vespers Theme (Another Variation)
Primo kidnapping Valdo
Fight between Bond and Logan Ash
Death of Felix/Sinking the Ship
Bond at M's Office
Safin and Madeleine
Madeleines Home (Version on the OST is different)
Some unreleased Cues at Safins Factory
Death of Primo
Another Variation of "We have all the time in the world"
But there's a lot more i think
Hope we get an Ext. Release of the Complete Score, i like the Score
Instead Zimmer plays it relatively safe and overuses cues from OHMSS, which gets tiring after a while. I'll need to make a note of it when I next go through the tracks but I'd guess OHMSS is being sampled in around half of the album. It doesn't help that Zimmer refuses to do the same with other classic scores. Why not include some FRWL/YOLT for the sake of variety instead of solely OHMSS?
At least I could enjoy some of the romantic atmospheric tracks. The title song is well used too especially with the faint vocal. When it comes to the action cues I guess they are alright. The wavering action melody that is frequently used is the best part. Of course, it still doesn't come close to what Arnold or Barry were capable of doing. Shame really.
Yep, it's the french song at the begining I believe
The last part of 'Square Escape' ('Final Ascent' variation) is not in the movie. But a variation of it is played during the last part of the boat sequence. Probably one of my favorite moments in the film.
Yes, that's right. And a short cue where Nomi tells Bond she is the new 007 is also missing (scene at Jamaica)
Yes at the end-titles, but a little bit different of the version on the OST, a little bit shorter
Time features in the film but they cut the part with Billie’s vocalisms…
Edit: The Hums of the Track "I'll be right back" (2:43-3:05) made his way into the film
It's the music of the Jamaican Nightclub btw