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  1. Hey jazz experts! Input needed!

    Bumping this old thread due to a recently renewed interest in this style of jazz. Anyone else have any thoughts?
  2. Which would you be more happy about? SW vs HP.

    Right now, at this particular moment, I'd probably pick HP, just for all the unreleased awesomeness of POA. But it could just as easily go the other way, especially since I have a slightly stronger attachment to the music of Star Wars.
  3. I personally would prefer straight sessions style, leaving me to edit the tracks together as I please. What I actually expect to get is a version with certain cues combined and others not, which isn't the end of the world. The main thing for me is that all the music is present, chronological, and well-edited (or not at all). And I'm pretty sure that's what we'll get.
  4. Williams themes are just character names "sung" by the orchestra

    A couple of these have popped into my head over the years, much more so with Williams than with anyone else. The first phrase of Rey's theme sounds like "Rey is on a journey" to me, and the Rebel fanfare can be easily interpreted as, "The Rebels/The Rebels/The Rebels are coming!" There's even a phrase in the island fanfare that sounds like "to the island we must go." All silly lyrics, of course, but it's spooky how well they fit.
  5. Raiders for both, though Temple of Doom gives it a run for its money in the score department.
  6. Which one flows better? JP or TLW?

    Couldn't have said it better myself. While I have a hard time picking a favorite between the two, I have no trouble identifying the superior flow of TLW. That being said, I do find that the finale of the first score leaves a better taste in my mouth. The end of TLW feels a little abrupt to me, though I really like all the material. I feel more satisfied after JP.
  7. Home Alone VS Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

    Haven't seen either film. I prefer the first score - in the second one, the derivative stuff is derivative, and the new stuff just doesn't especially do it for me.
  8. Jaws VS Jaws 2

    I haven't seen 2. As far as scores go, the original easily beats the sequel for me, though I do like both.
  9. Jurassic Park VS The Lost World

    When I talk about the score to a film, I mean all the music written for it, not just what the filmmakers ended up using... As far as the questions at hand, I definitely prefer the first film, but comparing the scores is super tough. I'll vote for the first one simply because I've loved it for longer, but as you vs. diamonds. Either way you win.
  10. Anyone have mental problems?

    I've sometimes wondered if I might somehow have just the slightest touch of Asperger's. I've never received that diagnosis from a professional, though. (Depression and anxiety, very much yes - although those have miraculously getting better, just when I thought I was beyond help.)
  11. Very curious to get official word on Williams' involvement in the teaser. That first half does sound like it very well could be his work, but I don't hear anything that makes me 100% sure. In any case, I like it a lot. Kudos to the marketing team for letting Rey's and Kylo Ren's themes be featured.
  12. Lost

    Interesting article. They definitely would have had to find ways to make it feel different from the climactic ROTS battle. In any case, I thought the version they thought was extremely effective - like literally everything else in the finale except that final twist. It felt like a bait-and-switch...nothing in the flash-sideways set it up as an afterlife scenario. It was all going in the direction of a true alternate timeline. A good denouement makes you go, "Aha, now this all makes sense!" I didn't get that feeling at all here. Like I said, though, I love literally everything else about the finale. I suppose you could even argue that my problem is with the way season 6 set up the finale, not with the finale itself.
  13. The Official "You couldn't make this s*** up" thread.

    This thread is very silly. From my perspective, it's pretty simple, really. Treat other people well. All people. If they have an experience that is radically different from your own, listen with compassion and an open mind. In other words, don't be an asshole.
  14. What is your soundtrack buying policy?

    I'm cautious to make purchases in general. I've never bought an album "just because" - I've gotta be feeling certain it's going to bring me joy for years to come. That's not to say everything I've ever bought has stood the test of time, but I don't regret too many of my purchases. I prefer specialty label releases, but I'll buy an OST if that's the only thing available. Either way, I almost always wait to listen till it arrives. And I usually will still make the purchase even if I disagree with some of the album production choices.
  15. Anyone have hypochondria problems?

    Low blood pressure is only a problem if you're feeling physical symptoms like lightheadedness. If you feel fine, it's not too low. (The opposite of high blood pressure, which creates long-term problems with few or no symptoms.)