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  1. 23 points
    Check out our new main page article where I interview Mike Matessino about E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial 35th Anniversary Edition, The John Williams Jurassic Park Collection, Stanley & Iris / Pete 'n' Tillie, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and more!
  2. 15 points
    Reading the title Then reading the post
  3. 14 points
    1. Main Title and The First Jedi 2. The Second Jedi 3. The Third Jedi 4. The Fourth Jedi 5. The Fifth Jedi 6. The Sixth Jedi 7. The Seventh Jedi 8. The Eighth Jedi 9. The Ninth Jedi 10. The Tenth Jedi 11. The Eleventh Jedi 12. The Twelfth Jedi 13. The Thirteenth Jedi 14. The Fourteenth Jedi 15. The Fifteenth Jedi 16. The Sixteenth Jedi 17. The Seventeenth Jedi 18. The Eighteenth Jedi 19. The Nineteenth Jedi 20. The Last Jedi and Finale
  4. 13 points
    El Jefe

    Ready Player One - Alan Silvestri

    Alan Silvestri: “my lord we are honored by your presence” John Williams: “I’m here to get you back on schedule.” Alan Silvestri: “Spielberg asks for too much, I need more time!” John Williams: “Perhaps you can explain that to him when he arrives!” Alan Silvestri: “Steven Spielberg is coming here?” John Williams: “Yes, and he is most displeased with your apprent lack of effort.” Alan Silvestri: “We shall double our efforts!” John Williams: “I hope so for your sake, Spielberg has Thomas Newman waiting in the wings.”
  5. 13 points
    I think you could be onto something here...
  6. 12 points
    Enhance... Enhance... Rotate 90°... Enhance... Enhance... Enhance...
  7. 11 points
    Here is the tracklist for those who don't want to read it to avoid spoilers: 01. Main Theme & Luke Tells Rey He Is Her Father 02. Finn Wakes Up And Meets Rose 03. Attack Of The Empire First Order On The Rebel Resistance Base 04. Escape From The Planet 05. Luke Refuses To Train Rey 06. Luke Trains Rey 07. The Meteoroids Field 08. Poe Meets Bango Fett 09. Finn And Rose Arrive On Canto Bight 10. Cantona Band 11. Finn Fights Captain Phasma 12. Rey Goes Into The Cave Grotto And Beheads Her Dopplegänger 13. Finn And Rose And Poe Are Captured 14. Rey Has Vision Of Her Friends 15. Poe Is Frozen In Carbonite 16. Rey Arrives On Canto Bight And Fights Kylo Ren 17. Luke Fights Kylo Ren And Gets His Ass Kicked 18. Force Ghost Yoda To The Rescue 19. Rey Turns To The Dark Side 20. Leia Dies & End Credits
  8. 11 points
    So we're officially getting 2 Williams scores this year (and the Kobe short). Awesome!
  9. 10 points
    I'm just glad Hans isn't involved.
  10. 10 points
    Hepatology is the branch of medicine that incorporates the study of liver, gallbladder, biliary tree, and pancreas as well as management of their disorders.
  11. 9 points
    Jay

    Danny Elfman's JUSTICE LEAGUE (2017)

    Can you try to mix in some positive posts in with all your negative ones?
  12. 8 points
    I heard the TFA score for the first time in cinema. And that was overwhelming! I remember the horn "blowout" at the beginning of "The Attack On The Jakku Village" when the shadow of the big star destroyer came into the picture.. I loved this little motif, and it felt like pure John Williams to me. Short after that I heard Rey's Theme for the first time... So it was a very great experience to get surprised in cinema. That's why I won't listen to TLJ before!!
  13. 8 points
    One of the darkest years of humanity? For fuck’s sake...
  14. 8 points
    "Williams' music is overly intrusive, the composer making it his duty to force emotions down the viewers' throats, telling them how they should feel instead of letting the visuals speak for themselves. It is sentimentality at its very worst. One wishes he would actually tone it down to let the audience appreciate the sound effects."
  15. 8 points
    MikeH

    The Post (2017) SCORE Thread

    12. Carrying the Documents and The Trip
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  17. 7 points
    crocodile

    La La Land Records Black Friday 2017

    Maybe it is The John Williams Home Alone Collection - 26th Anniversary Edition. Karol
  18. 7 points
    karelm

    The Post (2017) SCORE Thread

    Here it is.
  19. 7 points
    @Will @crumbs It's that time again! I was finally able to get rips of the TFA 3D Blu-Ray special features, so new video links will start to appear, and the old links will be going offline. First up is the possible alternate to The Jedi Steps: Unknown Cue 6 (Sorrowful)
  20. 7 points
    crocodile

    Danny Elfman's JUSTICE LEAGUE (2017)

    Danny Elfman not using someone else's Batman theme in his own score. Karol
  21. 7 points
    FCL just announced CE3K will be joining the other JW scores in being screened with a live orchestra. Personally I think this may be one of the highlights, and surely one of the most testing on the orchestra! No dates announced yet but presuming they will follow in due course.
  22. 7 points
    Will

    Rey's Theme vs. Fawkes The Phoenix

    Rey the Phoenix.
  23. 6 points
    Personally, I've always been fond of that poster:
  24. 6 points
    I'm guessing none of these guys are big Home Alone fans.
  25. 6 points
    1. Main Title and the Finale (78:05)
  26. 6 points
    That also lines up a bit with the story Williams recalls from working on the film. Evidently, when he watched the first cut, he told Lucas that he was going to need a much worse composer than him for the job.
  27. 6 points
    Smeltington

    The Post (2017) SCORE Thread

    Preordered!!!!!!!!! Come through with that release date delivery Amazon. It'll be good to spend a month with TLJ before getting The Post. And now there's at least one John Williams score in 2018
  28. 6 points
    Amazon's updated the cover art: Same exact layout as TFA. No "Composed and Conducted by"
  29. 6 points
    There are rumours he's evil.
  30. 6 points
    I've been listening to the TFA score for about two years now, which is enough time for me to absorb it properly and I've had just about every kind of emotion towards this score in that time: sometimes I hate it, sometimes I love it, and sometimes I'm just not really interested. I've gotten to the point where I absolutely love it concretely now and it's mostly because I've had a lot of epiphanies about how it squares up against previous Star Wars entries. At first glance it seems lacking. The orchestrations are fairly simple overall compared to previous entries, so initially it comes across as somewhat "vanilla" and very basic. The strings/horns take front and center even MORE than they did before, with a lot of Williams' typical decorative bells and flutes not quite as present especially during action sequences. The "mickey mouse" is almost completely gone here so to speak, which initially came off as very self-conscious. It's almost as if he's somewhat stripped away a lot of what I love about his music, yet, still gave me something absolutely solid to the core. This is why I was disappointed initially but couldn't really admit it to myself. But... I couldn't stop listening Rey's theme. Rey's theme brings it all the way home. It reminds me the most of Across the Stars, not so much the melody but his placement of the theme throughout the film. It's almost used like "musical wallpaper" to give the entire picture a single theme to remember, rather than previous entries' "bottomless mug" approach. The way he scores Rey's scenes reminds me the most of how he scored E.T.'s scenes; delicate bells complimented by warm, rising strings that feel more like a hug than anything else. Curious and naive, yet also intelligent. But still, Rey's theme wasn't enough to solve the biggest puzzle in my head: why does the orchestration in this score feel so stripped down? Where are my twenty new themes like TPM? Is JW getting lazy? Was it on purpose? Wait... That's when it hit me like a brick: BACK TO BASICS. The whole approach that Kennedy and Abrams had for TFA was all about going back to it's roots; finding the essentials of Star Wars and building off of that. Well that's EXACTLY what JW did with this score. He stripped all the fat and cut a Star Wars score right to it's core giving us the basic building blocks of a AAA film score. The orchestration speaks for itself in my opinion, and perfectly reflects the spirit of the film. I can't wait to see if JW slowly builds onto the TFA score with TLJ, adding elements of the older trilogies here and there so that by the end of the trilogy everything feels well rounded. It's as if JW is reinventing himself for this trilogy by going back to his roots yet bringing us a somewhat fresh approach without feeling too derivative (the film itself is already a little too derivative, which explains why he didn't go full "Star Wars" with this one yet) I really can't put my finger on it, and might need all of my fellow JW fans to take another look at this for me, but I swear that the bouncing flute at the beginning of Rey's theme is a variation of the Imperial March. It could be a coincidence, as it usually is.... but maybe it's not. Mods: If you need to put this in the TFA thread I totally understand.
  31. 6 points
    Unknown Winds Unknown Action Cue (Possibly Finn vs. TR8R) Unknown March Finn's Trek (Extended) I Can Fly Anything (Extended Album Version) The Last Day of the Republic The Plan Planting the Charges
  32. 6 points
    Daisy Ridley's in this? Why didn't Williams muscle Doyle off the project?!
  33. 6 points
    I think it would be safe to say that neither Williams nor the copyright holders would mind if people meow their music in public.
  34. 6 points
    Disco Stu

    The Post (2017) FILM Discussion

    This is all very generalized and hypothetical. I'm sure I agree with you on some specific films but not others. The idea that no filmmakers should have a POV about anything is ridiculous. I firmly believe that all art is political. In concept, The Post does not seem preachy at all. We'll see if it is or not. But this is a true, interesting story in 20th century history that I think legitimately could be an important reflection for modern audiences. Also, the idea that every artist who works in Hollywood is some morally corrupt lothario is silly. By your logic, nobody should ever be able to criticize anyone for anything. And yes, I do think it's important to criticize this president in particular. A contemptible person if there ever was one. So sue me.
  35. 6 points
    Disco Stu

    The Post (2017) FILM Discussion

    This is not how I would put it. It’s a very serious thing when a world leader is actively undermining the credibility of a free press. I think it’s applaudable to make art that shows the importance of a press that pushes back against government power, whether it results in a good movie or not is a separate matter. The non-dumbasses on all points of the political spectrum have denounced his attacks on the press.
  36. 6 points
    Guys, I got this track leaked, SPOILERS! Apparently it's an important part of the film:
  37. 6 points
    The Doctor

    Danny Elfman's JUSTICE LEAGUE (2017)

    They can't post that! Shoot them! Or something!
  38. 6 points
    skyy38

    The Last Jedi Soundtrack.

    Is THIS to be recorded in LA also, in "pieces parts?" And if it IS, then WHY does "Modern Technology" PRETEND to know WHAT it's "talking about" in terms of an "orchestra" or WTF? THE FORCE AWAKENS was recorded with an LA Orchestra. And IT was met with derision and rightfully SO! I mean, YOU have ALL this money to spend on the VISUALS, yet, hey "I love LA!!!" YET , the producers of such, in THIS day and age, could NOT come up with an appropriate "REVERB" setting to at least TRY to approximate the legendary LSO's recordings of PREVIOUS STAR WARS recordings? I can FAKE the LSO, with just my TINY KIT! And through ALL of this, WE want to go to MARS??????? We don't have the money, or the inspiration........F*ck MARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And really FUCK DISNEY!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't CARE anymore!
  39. 6 points
    crumbs

    The Last Jedi Soundtrack.

    Oh, you again. It's a complete mystery what JW will do with TLJ. He's yet to record it and rumours suggest he hasn't even started writing it. It remains to be seen if the LSO will be involved. With any luck, Disney will consider it financially viable to fly the entire orchestra to live in LA for the next two months to record the score in 24-hour, 7 days a week sessions, with Williams only having 3 hours sleep a night for the rest of the year.
  40. 6 points
    Lincoln - John Williams A fine autumnal score. I'm a believer in clarity and economy of means, and this may be Williams' strongest effort to abide by those principles. It's exceptionally restrained music by his standards, which is appropriate for the historical figure and scenario it is paired with. Humble, quasi folky hymning sits comfortably alongside the resolute but transparent evolution of the Copland Americana idiom that Williams has toyed with throughout his career, fully explored here. In stripping away the superfluous - in notes, orchestrations, and dramatic thrust - a composer lays bare what their true musical constitution is. Here is proof of the musical elegance innate in John Williams, one of the finest scores of his career. Even in some of his spare, intimate chamber music, there isn't as much of that laying bare going on. This score is perhaps the closest we'll get from him to that musical striptease that is a string quartet.
  41. 5 points
    1. The Shape Of Water 2. You’ll Never Know (feat. Renée Fleming) 3. The Creature 4. Elisa’s Theme 5. Fingers 6. Spy Meeting 7. Elisa And Zelda 8. Five Stars General 9. The Silence Of Love 10. Egg 11. That Isn’t Good 12. Underwater Kiss 13. The Escape 14. Watching Ruth 15. Decency 16. He’s Coming For You 17. Overflow Of Love 18. Without You 19. Rainy Day 20. A Princess Without A Voice 21. La Javanaise – Madeleine Peyroux 22. I Know Why (And So Do You) – Glenn Miller & His Orchestra 23. Chica Chica Boom Chic – Carmen Miranda 24. Babalu – Caterina Valente, Silvio Francesco 25. A Summer Place – Andy Williams 26. You’ll Never Know (feat. Renée Fleming) According to Film Music Reporter, the album will be released on December 8.
  42. 5 points
    mrbellamy

    The Post (2017) SCORE Thread

    Williams should just go back to being younger. Getting old was a bad idea.
  43. 5 points
    Two collectible cards, and people aren't happy? Fuck's sake, it's really impossible to please film score fans...
  44. 5 points
    It was very melodically, beautiful, and "French" too. It was even dark at points. My favorite bit of music played during the dance sequence, which much like the film was very "magical", and "whimsical" sounding.
  45. 5 points
    Hardy har —————————— Related to my post: Of course we know Kennedy wouldn’t be shy about firing him if TLJ reception is lukewarm!!
  46. 5 points
    The most important question is: how does Thor feel about that? A complete release rearranged to try to create a better listening experience. Talk about a mindfuck for him...
  47. 5 points
    mstrox

    The Post (2017) FILM Discussion

    All news has bias. It's impossible not to. You can present facts, but the way you present them, and the stories you choose to report on, is always biased. The idea of completely unbiased journalism is a fallacy. However, just because something is biased doesn't mean that it must be propagandized, and we do see that a lot across the spectrum here. Opinion shows and personality shows are the pits. There is zero reason to have a 24-hour news network.
  48. 5 points
    Here are the Hns & Tpts from one of my favorite JW cues
  49. 5 points
    Rogue One was an enjoyable yet forgettable movie. Even with its flaws, TFA was better in my opinion. Sure, the Rogue One end battle was way better anything Abrams puted in TFA in terms of action. Yet, I didn't care about any character on Rogue One and the first act felt pretty bizarre and… boring. I think it lacked some coherence between the scenes. Every scene felt detached from the next one. Perhaps I didn't like the editing.
  50. 5 points
    BloodBoal

    The Post (2017) SCORE Thread

    I want a Scherzo For Paperwork And Orchestra cue and a March Of The Washington Post cue.