I didn’t label this clip in the “Awesomeness” category, mostly because I haven’t actually seen The Green Lantern movie. But this cue sort of turns a lot of the conventional epic action cue cliches on their side a bit.

What you usually hear these days are string ostinatos, but this one puts the ostinato on the brass right from the start. Huh.

Then there is this low-brass rhythmic figure – da-dah, da-dah – sounds like a cimbasso. Very prominent in the mix. It’s brash and unusual, almost so aggressive I would think it risks taking the audience out of the scene. Again, I haven’t seen it, and if it works, wow, that’s a cool original sound. Check it out:

Posted 7 years ago by John Piscitello

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