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  1. 9 points
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    Absolutely glorious! When the announcer was listing his accomplishments, Williams was just like "oh get on with it already."
  4. 4 points
    Unless they were releasing Balfe's score
  5. 3 points
    The Illustrious Jerry

    the mstrox thread

    I am a firm believer in the positive affects of unicycling to work.
  6. 3 points
    Been busy and unable to listen to much lately - this is a hell of a way to end a dry period.
  7. 3 points
    I think you guys are looking far too into this, thinking it's going to be from a prominent series. I guarantee it's going to be from some dumb cartoon or something that nobody cares about, by a composer no one's heard of.
  8. 2 points
    How many can you poison and get away with it?
  9. 2 points
    Chen G.

    What is your go-to feel-good movie?

    To make something truly dramatic, you have to have significant low points where the story is downright grim, so the catharsis of the end is that much more impactful. Specifically, in the case of Braveheart, the tragedy that looms over so much of the narrative is balanced with humor that's just insanely funny, to me. Not to mention that its always delivered in just the right spots for the audience to never too deep into the harrowing nature of the story - so there's that going for it, as well. It really is a marvel of editing, because the script is much different to the final edit.
  10. 2 points
    Stefancos

    the mstrox thread

    I'm a postman, i do between 40 to 50 km a day.
  11. 2 points
    John

    What is your go-to feel-good movie?

    Yes! Great popcorn movies with a lot of heart.
  12. 2 points
    I have 2 questions: 1) Why hasn't anyone asked yet what is the music that is playing? 2) Why does it sound like John Williams but I don't think it's Williams and can't pinpoint it either?
  13. 2 points
    The dumbest thing you ever posted here!
  14. 2 points
    Thekthithm

    Star Wars Disenchantment

    Ehhh when social justice types demand society's normies learn 64 new genders, goes berserk when someone assumes anyone's gender, wants a "trigger warning" in university course material, and seems to be headed up by Twitter and Tumblr's finest "ALL MEN MUST DIE" representatives, you know the movement has a severe image problem.
  15. 2 points
    Arpy

    Star Wars Disenchantment

    Tell me, friend, when did Nick the Wisecracker abandon reason for Mattris?
  16. 2 points
    Wow John Williams looks great! So much energy!
  17. 2 points
    Holko

    Star Wars Disenchantment

    If she were an SJW, she would've made a scene about the gender pronouns of hermaphroditic alien species who can't speak Basic and couldn't care less what they're called. Or how it's offensive to call Ithorians Hammerheads when they're much more concerned with Ithorian on Ithorian violence.
  18. 2 points
    Arpy

    Star Wars Disenchantment

    She highlighted the slavery, the animal abuse and the corrupt nature of the war, that's not being an SJW, that's being a fucking human being.
  19. 2 points
    I'm not entirely sure if that theme fits neatly into a peg. It kind of doubles for the rocket AND the Nazis. I think I can find good examples for both. Nice job on the "Exposition Montage". I kind of wish you had left some of the song after the Lucky Lindy scene. As with the gunfire following the main title it's a nice contrast. (Y'know, I've been watching this movie for over 25 years and I JUST realized that after the obvious connection of "You're a Sweet Little Headache" that the next line is "I've a good mind to spank you and thank you for all you've done." SOMEONE wasn't letting Bettie Page go easily.) Johnston really used the whole frame in an era where a lot of directors were framing for eventual consignment to television. (Looking at you, Burton.) There's a few scenes in this movie that fall apart in 4:3. Thank heavens that's all behind us. To the music! Maybe I don't pay as much attention to the films or the music these days, but Horner is working his tail off! He's scoring scenes that are going to have to work with heavy sound effects where the music is totally obscured one second and audible the next. Of course it helps that the film is mixed so you can hear what you're supposed to hear. Ah, those were the days. Cliff's theme is kind of like The Imperial March in The Empire Strikes Back. It never gets played the same way twice. These cues are the kind of "filler" that you would never dream of getting on a record or CD back in The Day.
  20. 2 points
    Thekthithm

    Star Wars Disenchantment

    I also stopped watching new episodes of The Angry Video Game Nerd because I felt the show had lost its edge and the humour felt forced. Sometimes these things just die off. I still rewatch the old episodes routinely though. But bloody hell, there's no point in ranting about what it could have been. This is the problem with SW fandom, a sense of entitlement. Whatever the feminithts have done to the new movies, it's nowhere near as bad as George Lucas holding the original Original Trilogy in moratorium indefinitely. The prequels are still intact though and I at least get some kitsch value from those.
  21. 2 points
    The pregame concert consisted of Olympic Fanfare, Harry Potter and Superman. Williams sat by the dugout during the performance
  22. 2 points
    He doesn't really think there is any magic to this so is perplexed by the question and interest. It is sort of like asking anyone who is at the master level of their craft to explain how do they do that "magic" and the answers are probably all the same. Work their asses off, study, apply themselves. The goal is not to be a great composer but to be better today than you were yesterday. JW still studies music and still finds fascination in it.
  23. 2 points
    Loert

    John Williams YouTube tributes thread

    Recently I had the wonderful opportunity of having my two piano arrangement of "Welcome to Jurassic Park" played and recorded by two outstanding pianists, Joshua Tamayo and Victor Cheng (who also recorded my arrangement of The Jedi Steps & Finale). Hope you guys enjoy it!
  24. 2 points
    Goodor has no sound. Goodor needs no sound.
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  26. 1 point
    Interesting. Most of the ones I eat are dead.
  27. 1 point
    Giacchino's use of the Imperial motif in R1 was low effort copy-paste. Powell utilized the theme in a much more colorful way.
  28. 1 point
    Agree 100% with everything you wrote, Fancyarcher! (Aside from really being able to pick a favorite Rambo score; as you say all three are superb.) Yavar
  29. 1 point
    I agree with you on Warlock. If anything I find the way the synths are handled enchances that score quite a bit, really gives it a more unique feeling. Also the synths are about the only thing I would change about Legend's score. At points, they distract from an otherwise perfect listening experience. As for my favorite Rambo score, I would say the first, just because it's the most "restrained" of the bunch, but it depends on what mood I'm in. If I'm in the mood for some great action I listen to First Blood Part II, and if I want something a bit more vaguely "middle-eastern sounding", and even thoughtful at points, I listen to part III. All three scores are superb, which is the great thing about Goldsmith's sequel scores in general. He doesn't simply just rehash music, he makes it different enough, so they can all stand on there own.
  30. 1 point
    Disco Stu

    The NINTENDO Thread

    Got the Nintendo stream open, my lunch microwaved, my office door is shut. I'm settled in and ready to go!
  31. 1 point
    I'll be glad when this is OOP, then I'll no longer be able to debate buying it. UPDATE: I... actually just bought this... At least I'll be able to listen to JP on my CD system now.
  32. 1 point
    Richard

    America

    A horrible, grotesque, obese sham of a leader, with bad hair...and Kim Jong Un.
  33. 1 point
    Jay

    The Official La-La Land Records Thread

    Universal Monsters makes the most sense to me
  34. 1 point
    Nick1066

    Star Wars Disenchantment

    Perhaps. But not here.
  35. 1 point
    Docteur Qui

    Star Wars Disenchantment

    @Mattris I stopped addressing your “arguments” because they’ve become harder and harder to follow. You have barely gone a single rebuttal without resorting to using the words “SJW agenda”, which I’m obviously not convinced of. As someone who frequently has to explain to people that there is no “gay agenda” beyond achieving equal rights (which I suppose is an agenda, but why it’s a bad one is beyond me), I’m very much in familiar territory here though I understand you may not be. You also haven’t indicated at all why on earth you think social justice is a bad thing or why Kathleen’s “agenda” will have any negative impact on the films or audience besides the fact that it alienates men who are threatened by women in power.
  36. 1 point
    Shes a fish princess who lives in the ocean with a singing crab.
  37. 1 point
    The Illustrious Jerry

    the mstrox thread

    If we didn't have Mary Poppins we wouldn't have a code name for Leia's little space escapade.
  38. 1 point
    The limitation of one film per composer certainly reduces the amount of great choices, but here are some scores that would be on my list: Howard Shore's The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (best score of the century so far, in my opinion) Michael Giacchino's Up John Williams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens Hans Zimmer's Interstellar Justin Hurwitz's La La Land Alexandre Desplat's Fantastic Mr. Fox
  39. 1 point
    A girl to find me romantically attractive please!
  40. 1 point
    karelm

    Meeting John Williams

    Got to hang out with him for a few days when he was rehearsing my orchestra. Since I was in the composition program, I skipped class and attended all the rehearsals where there were plenty of opportunities to meet, shake his hand, babble some incoherent words of worship, get some advice, take pictures, watch him work, etc. That week was one of the highlights of my life and it culminated with the concert performance which was a tremendous success with a very long, enthusiastic, and appreciative standing ovation.
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    Nice! I had a Sam Adams for supper.
  43. 1 point
    Loert

    John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018)

    It's very Powell-esque. In PAN he starts the score with what sounds like a simple melody on the piano, and then in the final act he does this: And you realise just how a) versatile the original melody is and b) how good Powell is at fitting his themes into different contexts. Btw, anyone else found that The Asteroid Field just sounds wrong now? I keep expecting the music to break midway through that final trumpet segment!
  44. 1 point
    SteveMc

    Star Wars Disenchantment

    Quite true. What frustrates me is that Rey has the potential to be unquestionably the most interesting character in the franchise. As it is, I think Ridley does a quite good job with what she is given.
  45. 1 point
    There are quite a few Bond fans on this site. I have heard good things about Catching Bullets. Might be a good opportunity to check out both. Karol
  46. 1 point
    Han (Hero) "Meet Han" 0:10 "Corellia Chase" 0:05; 0:26; 1:33 "Flying with Chewie" 1:34 "Train Heist" 4:10 "Marauders Arrive" 1:28 "Is This Seat Taken?" 0:10; 0:25; 1:20; 1:45 "Mine Mission" 2:27; 3:21 "Break Out" 1:23; 1:51; 3:13 "The Good Guy" 2:43 "Reminiscence Therapy" 0:35; 3:54; 4:12 "Into the Maw" 1:07; 1:53; 3:57 "Savareen Stand-Off" 4:03 "Testing Allegiance" 0:42; 1:45 "Dice & Roll" 1:31 Han (Searching) "Meet Han" 0:48; 1:25; 1:50 "Corellia Chase" 0:47; 1:57; 2:43 "Spaceport" 0:06; 0:14; 0:25; 3:17 "Train Heist" 3:49 "Marauders Arrive" 4:41 "Break Out" 2:12 "Into the Maw" 2:02; 4:31 "Dice & Roll" 1:18 Gang "Flying with Chewie" 0:39; 0:57 "Train Heist" 1:46; 2:31; 2:54; 3:53; 4:23 "Marauders Arrive" 3:12; 3:26; 4:30 "Is This Seat Taken?" 0:36 "L3 & Millennium Falcon" 2:26 "Break Out" 2:32; 3:49 "The Good Guy" 1:51 "Into the Maw" 1:38; 2:13; 2:43; 2:56 "Testing Allegiance" 0:21 Love Theme "Spaceport" 1:56; 2:08; 2:43 "Lando's Closet" 0:18; 0:52; 1:26 "The Good Guy" 0:21; 1:11; 3:21 "Into the Maw" 1:39 "Savareen Stand-Off" 3:46 "Good Thing You Were Listening" 1:17 "Testing Allegiance" 2:11; 2:36; 3:27 Chewie "Flying with Chewie" 0:10; 1:11; 2:15 "Train Heist" 0:46 "Marauders Arrive"Â 4:07 "Mine Mission" 2:05 "Break Out" 0:43 "Reminiscence Therapy" 2:53 "Good Thing You Were Listening" 1:45 L3 "L3 & Millennium Falcon" 0:03; 0:26 "Mine Mission" 0:00; 1:57; 2:31 "Break Out" 0:11; 4:10; 4:53 "Reminiscence Therapy" 1:10; 5:23 "Into the Maw" 1:43 Enfys Nest "Marauders Arrive" 0:00; 0:46; 0:57; 4:33 "Is This Seat Taken?" 0:44 "L3 & Millennium Falcon" 2:46 "Savareen Stand-Off" 0:33; 2:30 -Cloud Riders action theme "Marauders Arrive" 0:23; 2:16 "The Good Guy" 4:54 Secrets "Meet Han" 0:00 "Spaceport" 3:39 "Lando's Closet" 1:05 "The Good Guy" 0:46; 2:59; 3:19; 3:38; 4:08 "Savareen Stand-Off" 3:19 "Good Thing You Were Listening" 0:52 "Testing Allegiance" 3:45 Coaxium "Train Heist" 2:45 "Mine Mission" 3:44 "Break Out" 5:40 ------------------------------------------ Rebel Fanfare "Is This Seat Taken?" 1:59 "L3 & Millennium Falcon" 1:59 "Reminiscence Therapy" 0:49; ("Here They Come!": 1:55; 2:08); 3:20; 4:35 "Into the Maw" 4:18; 4:36 "Dice & Roll" 0:57; 1:10 Main Theme "Corellia Chase" 3:14 "L3 & Millennium Falcon" 1:38 "Reminiscence Therapy" 3:14; 4:44 "Into the Maw" 3:47; 4:08 Imperial Motif "Train Heist" 3:34; 4;03 Death Star Motif "Reminiscence Therapy" 0:02 "Mouse Robot and Blasting Off" "Reminiscence Therapy" 0:06 "Attacking a Star Destroyer" "Reminiscence Therapy" 0:26; 0:38 "Here They Come!" "Reminiscence Therapy" 1:42 "The Asteroid Field" "Reminiscence Therapy" 2:39; 3:33
  47. 1 point
    Raisuli Attacks by Jerry Goldsmith immediately comes to mind. Especially the crazy brass at 1:19
  48. 1 point
    TFA and TLJ are sort of equals. TFA is a mediocre concept executed extremely well. TLJ is a very good concept executed... not that well. Karol
  49. 1 point
    Ironic. He could save others from irony, but not himself.
  50. 1 point
    LeBlanc and irony: a funny story.
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