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Dedicated to the best soundtracks and scores film has to offer.

Currently:

an Alexandre Desplat masterpost.

Stay tuned!

Question:

What exactly is a .rar file and how do I make it compatible to my computer? It always tells me that "windows doesn't have the program to whatever" or something, and I'm not sure how to actually listen to it.

Asked By: flitwickslittlebrotha

Answer:

.rar files are basically data containers with the information inside being compressed, so in order to use it you have to unpack its contents.

Winrar is a program thats used to unpack .rar files, and we have provided the link for it (you could look for it in our archives, just so you know where it’s located), and with Winrar you can also create .rar files for others to use. 

When compared to .zip files, .rar files are more versatile because you can have more multivolume archives super tight compression for your files, strong encryption, and also recovery modes should something physically happen to your files. 

You can download Winrar right here, if looking through our archives doesn’t suit your fancy. 

You thought we left and would never speak to any of you again. Wrong! Just stopped by to say a quick hello. We also have many new followers. For those who are new to the blog, we do take submissions, so you are free to drop those in our Submit box any time.

The purpose of this post is to actually let you guys know that a lot of our links still work, including the more better known films. For example, our entire Wes Anderson masterpost is still working. So dont give up hope yet, okay? 

To be perfectly honest, we miss this blog  a lot, and the second we find a way to consistently provide music, we will. Perhaps this summer. We’ll see.

In the mean time, good luck to everyone on their exams. I hope you all have a fantastic month. We’ll see you when we see you. 

-Aelya

For the past couple of weeks, we have scoured the depths of the internet, more specifically Mediafire (because it is the only site all of us trust) for the soundtracks and scores that you have asked for. You figure, hey, it’s not on the first page of your search, but it might be on the second, right? By the time you get to the fifteenth page (that is, if you’re lucky enough to get more than five pages of search results), you get desperate. The score isn’t there. The soundtrack isn’t there. Nothing is here. Sometimes you get the notification that lets you know that under the US Digital Millenium Act, some search results were omitted. By some, they mean all the ones that you wanted in the first place. Thanks Google, I could have figured that out for myself. This means both mediafire and one of our older sources, megaupload, are both inaccessible. Wonderful.

Now there are torrents. We know this. But the torrent is just a link to a link to a file which may or may not be safe. As such, we opted to use a much more accessible medium: Mediafire or Rapidshare. File-sharing sites which uploaded the files themselves in a packed folder, without any middlemen or anything of the sort. These files could be opened by all without the download of any extra software. In short, Mediafire was a safer, hassle-free alternative to the other options. Thus, it was the one we chose to use. To certify that the files were, indeed, safe, we would download them to our own computers before putting them up for you guys to download. 

We must also keep in mind that in light of the recent laws passed in the United States concerning sharing, us uploading the music we torrent and having it spread across the internet will get us into trouble. It almost did once (we were threatened by Warner Bros.), but we managed to evade it and continue running this blog. But that was when this legally mandated bullshit was in a tentative stage. Now that it has been set in stone, we, and perhaps by extension some of you, will get in lots of trouble. Aside from that, torrents take a lot of time. We both have jobs, we go to school full-time, we have to find the hours in our days to do everything we want to and then some. 

With hundreds of messages requesting the re-uploads of our files, with the difficulty of finding any scores, let alone new ones, and with the removal of various other file-sharing websites from the public eye, we are in a bit of a rut. This blog is unable to provide new material from mediafire, and is unable to post/reupload the older material. As such, we now a face a difficult decision.

We regret to inform you that this blog is being shut down. You can still contact us individually on our personal blogs. Our archives will remain and so will the accompanying links. Some of them may continue to work. Some may not. 

The both of us would like to thank each and every one of you for your support. What began initially as a sleepy idea on a summer afternoon grew to something much larger within the span of a couple of months. And while the project began as something more for the two of us, we were more than happy to include you in the process. We made some great friends through it. 

This blog came into existence because one afternoon, the two of us were thinking about how we wish we could share our favourite film scores with the world in an easy way. We were thinking about the under-appreciation of film scores and how we wanted to change that. There was never any financial gain or anything of the sort. We created Ascoltare because we love film music. And for a whole year, this was more than enough for us. 

It’s been a fantastic year and regardless of how this has ended, we wouldn’t have done anything differently. Thank you all very much for everything you’ve done for this blog. Thank you for enjoying this blog and sharing it with your friends. This was more than a blog to us: it was a reminder, it was proof that people still do listen to and love the music of the world of film. And that was the greatest gift of all.

Much love from the both of us. You all have fantastic taste in music.

-Omar and Aelya