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  1. 6 points
    Richard

    the mstrox thread

    That's your social life ruined, then Peeps, I thought I'd update everyone on the job situation. I've just survived my first week at work. It feels so strange after seven months of clicking my heels. The job is good, really good, in fact it's a little embarrassing to say how much I enjoy this job. I've found a place that wants me as much as I want it. I can't tell you what that means to me. I actually look forward to driving to work, now, and not hate it. Thanks for all the support and kind words, when I was unemployed. Its good to be back in the saddle.
  2. 3 points
    Spielberg already made Lincoln 2.
  3. 3 points
    Disco Stu

    Lando: A Star Wars Story (TBA/TBA)

    It's a vital part of the movie and a lot of fun. But eff this, I am not getting dragged into Arguing On the Internet about Last Jedi. Nooooooope. Done-ski
  4. 3 points
    And the award for best John Williams discography database goes to...me, myself and I. Well this is a shocker! I never expected this. I would like to thank myself for presenting me this award and me for coming up with this prestigious prize. Humble thanks to the academy of discographies and film score database sciences (founded by me and me as the single member) for awarding me this honor. I am truly humbled. I truly am.
  5. 3 points
    I think it is time we inform the Moderators our ability to distinguish the Han Solo score threads has diminished.
  6. 2 points
    On May 10, the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra conducted by Krzysztof Urbański performed a program including Holst's The Planets and a suite from Star Wars (Main Title, Luke and Leia, The Asteroid Field, The Imperial March, Cantina Band, The Forest Battle, The Throne Room and Finale), The concert was streamed live and is now available on YouTube (the Star Wars suite starts at 1:27:15) Program notes pdf (in German)
  7. 2 points
    I'm kinda freaking out right now... WHAT A SOUND! WHAT A PERFORMANCE! magnificent. Even the Imperial March sounded so fresh and powerful. And what about the Cantina Band, right??!?!!! I never heard a concert version that gets so real to the original. I didnt know that there is actually such an arrangement. Also, how nice to include Luke and Leia and The Forest Battle! And by the way, that's how I like filmmusic to be performed: no film clips, no light effects, no costumes, no stormtroopers, no silly presentation by the conductor or host... just the f****** glorious music.
  8. 2 points
    To those who have read the sheet music, how close is it to the King of the Hill theme song?
  9. 2 points
    That means I have to dig out the fucking thing and play it and then post where I found it for all you little ingrates and frankly Mr. Shankly I've just drived home from a 11 1/2 hr shift with no fucking break and I can't be arsed and I want a shower and i want my dinner and I'll do it tomorrow alright?
  10. 2 points
    Disco Stu

    the mstrox thread

    I'm thinkin' about seeing Book Club this weekend. For some reason, watching Diane Keaton, Candace Bergen, Mary Steenburgen, and Jane Fonda drink a metric ton of white wine is more appealing to me than Deadpool. Also, the idea of a 30-year-old schlubby dad seeing that movie by himself makes me giggle.
  11. 2 points
    Yeah, best not to take this one for Granted.
  12. 2 points
    Disco Stu

    Views on realism and relatability

    Avatar sucked
  13. 2 points
    Disco Stu

    Lando: A Star Wars Story (TBA/TBA)

    Sigh. Sigh.
  14. 2 points
    Stefancos

    Lando: A Star Wars Story (TBA/TBA)

    People don't understand The Last Jedi.
  15. 2 points
    I'm still annoyed Lando hasn't been acknowledged in the ST so far.
  16. 2 points
    Antz by Harry Gregson-Williams & John Powell: Really fun score, with some great themes. I especially love the tracks where both composer go full on referencing and they introduce lovely jazzy moments. It's a nice collaboration but it does not top... Chicken Run by Harry Gregson-Williams & John Powell: This score is fantastic. From start to finish you're engaged. The main theme (clearly referencing Bernstein's The Great Escape) appears through all the score but it never gets old because it's adapted to the different mood of the scene with such an energy and care that it stays with you long after you have finished listen to the album. Probably the best score of all of the Powell's collaborations for an animated movie.
  17. 2 points
    I know what the initials are referring to, but every time I read CE3K, I assume it's regarding a Star Wars droid I've never heard of.
  18. 2 points
    The height of the Nolan wave. Especially after The Dark Knight, almost everyone I knew into movies said I was "easy to please" for loving Batman Returns. They said the Burton films were dated, overly cartoony, and completely emtpy. My response? "You flush it, I flaunt it."
  19. 2 points
    He likes Click, though.
  20. 2 points
    There's no such thing. Ignore Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic. Those aggregate sites are one of the worst things to happen to movie criticism.
  21. 1 point
    And here I thought is was RuPaul's Drag Race Category is..... Solo!
  22. 1 point
    The gnarly parts make the few parts when it opens up big and emotional super effective. And boy Goldenthal loves deranged horns. Although this is small potatoes in that department compared to his Batman work.
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  24. 1 point
    Hey guys, just discovered this arrangement by chance, its based on the leaked theme score and its really a great effort! Have a listen:) I guess this will keep us happy until the original comes out;) https://youtu.be/2_kTInyuPVE
  25. 1 point
    27-minute suite
  26. 1 point
    Its at 1:35 on track 9 EVACUATION on the LLL.
  27. 1 point
    Stefancos

    the mstrox thread

    Glad to hear it!
  28. 1 point
    Real up-and-coming talented composer Christopher Willis has a fantastic showcase in this new silent, all-music Mickey Mouse cartoon.
  29. 1 point
    I don't think he means personal hype, I think he might mean advertising hype; in which case the answer is actually yes. We didn't hear anything about TLJ's score until the film was released.
  30. 1 point
    Irrevocably and resoundingly in the negative.
  31. 1 point
    Jerry

    Solo: A Star Wars Story (Ron Howard 2018)

    Apparently Solo appears to set up for sequel(s). I think I would like that, especially with the way this one apparently ends off.
  32. 1 point
    Jerry

    the mstrox thread

    I have a long weekend-the Victoria Day weekend. Might see some fireworks, but dangit if they go late and keep me up all night.
  33. 1 point
    Ricard

    JW fan starting CD collection

    That's a rather nice selection and I totally agree with your comments on the last inclusion. BTW am I the only one that keeps reading "JW farting CD collection"?
  34. 1 point
    Lincoln 2: The Lincolning
  35. 1 point
    Jay

    the mstrox thread

    My brother! I'm in the exact same position. The lawn has NEVER been this tall EVER! Everytime I am home and can mow, it rains. Everytime it's perfect mowing weather, Marcy and I are away from the house with plans. It's insane! I managed to get part of the front lawn done last Friday after work, but then the sun was setting so I stopped. I wish I hadn't because we've had so much rain since, the rest of the front yard and the backyard is insanely tall now, I can't stand it. I should have taken a half day off work today to get it done!
  36. 1 point
    Just CGI them onto the rock island as freaky mountain goats, and bob's yer uncle, still have your music.
  37. 1 point
    Crikey! The youth of JWFAN strikes again. I mean, Menken is a great hero of mine, and late 80s and 90s Disney is probably my favourite too, but I'm surprised so few of you acknowledge the previous 60 years of brilliant Disney scores. Of those, I have a particular fondness for "The Five" (SNOW WHITE, PINOCCHIO, DUMBO, BAMBI and FANTASIA [OK, classical music, but still]), as well as LADY AND THE TRAMP, SLEEPING BEAUTY (gobsmackingly beautiful!), THE FOX AND THE HOUND, THE GREAT MOUSE DETECTIVE (arguably Mancini's best orchestral score) and THE RESCUERS DOWN UNDER (one of Broughton's alltime best, coinciding time-wise with the Menken revival).
  38. 1 point
    Until the actual threat of the movie kicks in (I turn off when Superman gets the high frequency message), Superman is a beautiful movie. Light-hearted, good-natured, and purely exhilarating in large part due to John Williams' profoundly and genuinely heroic score, it made me finally proud to share a name with the Man of Steel. Batman was the first date, and then Burton stole home base with Batman Returns.
  39. 1 point
    I guess i'd rather have someone new try it than Giacchino,Doyle or Desplat
  40. 1 point
    I think he was agreeing with what you and Tom said...
  41. 1 point
    I think his point is that it is odd that on a JW fan board, there are several people who clearly would have preferred that Williams stayed out of the project altogether and are, thus, disappointment that he did write a couple of themes.
  42. 1 point
    Haven't you ever heard of the healing power of laughter?
  43. 1 point
    The earthquake that tears apart Krypton is dated and somewhat cheesy, but Jonathan Kent's death is beautifully handled by Donner, Unsworth, Williams and the cast. I don't know about "dark" (whatever that means), but it's certainly sombre and poignant. which is more than I can say for anything anything in Burton's Batman.
  44. 1 point
    Jerry

    The Official Jerry Thread

    Who wants a Solo: A Star Wars Story review from Jerry next week?
  45. 1 point
    So...who wants to start a JPfan forum with me?
  46. 1 point
    JTWfan77

    JW fan starting CD collection

    In no particular order: No doubt the last inclusion will be controversial, but it does offer a very broad cross-section of Williams music from a range of films and covers all the highlights, even if a few of the performances are iffy.
  47. 1 point
    Jerry

    JW fan starting CD collection

    Indeed. It was where I started off.
  48. 1 point
    He looks like he's about to say "Yub Nub".
  49. 1 point
    Couldn't have happened to a better John Williams, IMO.
  50. 1 point
    Regarding the two Boston Pops albums, none of the arrangements are from John Williams (except for the Home Alone tracks of course). No indication of that on the two LLL Home Alone sets either... About the origins of these carols, I'm not a specialist, it's hard to tell if any of these albums showed some carols or arrangements as "premières"... Of course, some are traditional carols and some are from the 50's and 60's... The arrangements of the christmas carols for the Home Alone soundtracks seems to have been made especially for the soundtracks (and by many arrangers)... but hey, there's nothing very special to say about them, the recordings are great, but the arrangements are pretty "classical"! You can make a great playlist selecting all those christmas carols recorded by John Williams... but that's pretty much all there is to say about these recordings... ;-) Now, whistle the Jaws Theme instead of Christmas Carols... we are still in july!