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Welcome to "comPOSERS The Movie Score Podcast", where three old musician friends of dubious talent enjoy some movie-themed drinks while discussing film scores and the films they're in. Our goal is to find the perfect movie score, and our journey takes us some really weird places. Each episode, one of us chooses a film score to analyze and review, grading it out of a score of 40 based on four categories: Enjoyment,, Originality, Music to Film, and Cultural Importance. Join us on this bizarre musical trek to...somewhere? Follow us on the socials (Twitter and Instagram, currently) @composerspod, then sit back, pour yourself an adult beverage and enjoy some comPOSING.

Welcome to "comPOSERS The Movie Score Podcast", where three old musician friends of dubious talent enjoy some movie-themed drinks while discussing film scores and the films they're in. Our goal is to find the perfect movie score, and our journey takes us some really weird places. Each episode, one of us chooses a film score to analyze and review, grading it out of a score of 40 based on four categories: Enjoyment,, Originality, Music to Film, and Cultural Importance. Join us on this bizarre musical trek to...somewhere? Follow us on the socials (Twitter and Instagram, currently) @composerspod, then sit back, pour yourself an adult beverage and enjoy some comPOSING.
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Canada

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Welcome to "comPOSERS The Movie Score Podcast", where three old musician friends of dubious talent enjoy some movie-themed drinks while discussing film scores and the films they're in. Our goal is to find the perfect movie score, and our journey takes us some really weird places. Each episode, one of us chooses a film score to analyze and review, grading it out of a score of 40 based on four categories: Enjoyment,, Originality, Music to Film, and Cultural Importance. Join us on this bizarre musical trek to...somewhere? Follow us on the socials (Twitter and Instagram, currently) @composerspod, then sit back, pour yourself an adult beverage and enjoy some comPOSING.

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English


Episodes

INDEPENDENCE DAY - Series 1: Episode 013

6/23/2019
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WELCOME TO EARF! On this week's episode we have a close encounter with the criminally underrated score for Independence Day, composed by the once great David Arnold. Side note: Maybe if Roland Emmerich kept Dave Arnold around as his go-to composer, his films wouldn't be so shit these days.

Duration:01:15:44

SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS - Theme Song Special

6/20/2019
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On this special midweek episode of comPOSERS we sit in front of the telly watching cartoons until we go blind, just like the old days. This is the Saturday Morning Cartoon Spectacular, where we rank our favourite cartoon theme songs from a time when Saturday mornings meant something more than just a horrible hangover.

Duration:01:34:51

MARS ATTACKS - Series 1: Episode 012

6/16/2019
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This week comPOSERS discusses the Danny Elfman score for 'Mars Attacks', a Tim Burton film that proves illegal aliens really are a threat to America.

Duration:02:12:31

LOTR: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING - Series 1: Episode 011

6/9/2019
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On this week's episode we're in Middle Earth, wherever the hell that is, as we discuss the highly acclaimed score for 'The Fellowship of the Ring', composed by Toronto's very own Howard Shore.

Duration:00:56:59

ALADDIN 2019 vs 1992 - Soundtrack Special

6/6/2019
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On this special midweek episode of comPOSERS we listen live to the soundtrack of the new Aladdin film and compare it to the classic 1992 version with the hope that it retains a fraction of the quality. How does Will Smith's genie size-up against Robin Williams'? Hopefully the new version doesn't leave us feeling BLUE.

Duration:01:35:38

THE ARTIST - Series 1: Episode 010

6/2/2019
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The film may be silent but we are certainly not on this week's episode of comPOSERS, as we discuss the critically acclaimed score for the equally praised film, "The Artist", composed by Ludovic Bource.

Duration:03:42:47

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE - Series 1: Episode 009

5/26/2019
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Somehow we forgot to release this episode as our 007'th episode. This week we're talking James Bond and the 1963 spy classic 'From Russia With Love', the first of many in the series to be scored by the great John Barry. Join us as we try to figure out who actually wrote the main themes and how we're supposed to attribute them to the film.

Duration:01:10:44

HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE - Series 1: Episode 008

5/19/2019
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On week 8 of comPOSERS, we travel to Hogwarts with special guest and local Harry Potter freak Katrina Kelly. The film is of course scored by the same guy who did Minority Report, SpaceCamp, Sleepers, and maybe a few others...

Duration:01:11:47

WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT - Series 1: Episode 007

5/12/2019
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On this week's episode we discuss Alan Silvestri's wacky cartoon / jazz score for the live action / animated comedy film 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit'. It was a childhood staple for the 3 comPOSERS, but does the film and its score still hold up after all these years? Join us in Toon Town as we continue our search for the perfect movie score.

Duration:00:35:25

THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES... - Series 1: Episode 006

5/5/2019
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This week we discuss Nick Cave's score for the gourmet-pasta-western, 'The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford', starring Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck. That was a lot of names in one sentence. Does our quest to find the perfect score finish here? Hell no.

Duration:04:12:05

NES & SNES SOUNDTRACKS - Video Game Special

5/2/2019
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We know what you’re thinking. “Boy this Movie Score Podcast sure would be great if it wasn’t for all these boring old movie scores.” Well, have no fear! On today’s very special episode we take a well deserved break to listen to some bleeps and bloops as we uncover some of our favorite Nintendo music of the NES and SNES eras - and perhaps some childhood trauma as well!

Duration:01:18:18

THE PRINCESS BRIDE - Season 1: Episode 005

4/28/2019
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On episode 5 of comPOSERS, we take on the movie score from the classic fantasy, adventure film 'The Princess Bride', composed by Mark Knopfler. "The very same Mark Knopfler from Dire Straits?" you ask. That's correct. "But why is he scoring a film?" you also ask. We don't know either.

Duration:04:04:40

GRAVITY - Series 1: Episode 004

4/20/2019
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This week on 'comPOSERS' we kick back with some space related drinks and discuss Steven Price's film score for the science fiction thriller Gravity, a score that actually deserved an Academy Award, unlike some recent winners...

Duration:04:08:34

VERTIGO - Series 1: Episode 003

4/20/2019
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On this week's episode of 'comPOSERS', we're talking Vertigo, the masterpiece by the master of suspense. Bernard Herrmann's film score is often considered a masterpiece itself and one of the most iconic soundtracks in the history of film, so it may even get a positive rating from Alex. Oh, and for some reason a djembe drum makes an appearance.

Duration:00:57:29

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL - Series 1: Episode 002

4/20/2019
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This week on 'comPOSERS', we're discussing the Disney blockbuster 'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl' by Hans Zimmer. How will we take to this score composed by the pop star of modern day film composition and his merry band of ghost-writers, you wonder? Pour yourself a glass of old, stinky rum and find out.

Duration:04:24:59

STAR TREK II - THE WRATH OF KHAN - Series 1: Episode 001

4/20/2019
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In episode #1 of 'comPOSERS', Alex, Jay and Aaron discuss Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, composed by James Horner. While tossing back some Romulan Ale, we find out that 'Mr. Horny' indeed lived up to the nickname we've so lovingly bestowed upon him. Sit back and enjoy while Alex and Jay reminisce on one of their favourite movies while Aaron occasionally and awkwardly chimes in.

Duration:01:13:14

A Super Serious and Informative Intro to comPOSERS - Series 1: Episode 000

4/20/2019
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Welcome to 'comPOSERS: The Movie Score Podcast'. In episode 0, Alex, Jay and Aaron, the co-hosts of comPOSERS, give an intro of what's coming up in the very first series of the podcast.

Duration:00:02:23