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  1. 8 points
    Bilbo

    The Tablecloth

    Knock yourselves out.
  2. 6 points
    Glóin the Dark

    The Tablecloth

  3. 3 points
    Nick1066

    Potterdom Film/Score Series Thread

    “Travesty”? Don’t you think you’re overstating your case just a bit? They are, in fact, faithful adaptions. That’s indisputable. Whether you think that’s good or bad is another question. Read what Spielberg planned to do with Harry Potter and maybe you’ll appreciate what Columbus did a bit more. While in general I share your opinion that the first two films were a little bland, and perhaps too literal, I think this approach early on was probably the right one. It got the hard core fans on board, which is the first thing they needed to do. And by hewing so closely to the books initially, I think it gave them the credibility, (with both Rowling and the fans), & freedom to take more liberties with the material later.
  4. 2 points
    Not all tracks on the OST are alternates. THE MEETING IN THE CAVE, THE BAT ATTACK, DRACULA'S DEATH, END TITLES are all film versions. NB DRACULA'S DEATH is edited for the OST, for those who've never seen the film.
  5. 2 points
    I know I could have played a bit with the EQ on this... but decided to leave it as it was. The guy from who I got the rip seemed to have a top notch turntable. I only wanted to prove that the sound of the Varese CD was crap. Done. Now a professional will work on the case and manage to release a proper CD version... I hope.
  6. 2 points
    As soon as I saw this thread title, before I even clicked on it, I knew this comment was inevitable. I just wasn't expecting it to be the first comment.
  7. 2 points
    Ant-man and the Wasp So much fun! Go see it if all you’re looking for is a great time at the movies. Great humor, a surprisingly compelling villain, and standout acting; the chemistry between Rudd and Lilly practically leaps off the screen. I had my occasionally nitpicks with the movie, but overall, it’s a noticeable improvement over its predecessor, and just a really funny and likable addition to the MCU. I feel really invested in these characters, and I can’t wait to see more of them. **** and 1/2 out of *****
  8. 2 points
    Bilbo

    The Tablecloth

    You should have seen the Tablecoths in the past! Oh the wonders! Fun fact: old table cloths get reused on model workstations!
  9. 2 points
    Disco Stu

    The Tablecloth

    I used to have better things to do
  10. 2 points
    Arpy

    Potterdom Film/Score Series Thread

    Yeah, never really understood the criticism there. The impact of Voldemort's death wasn't lessened by the way they portrayed it in the films, the look on Fiennes' face as he dies is actually quite powerful - the cruel, soulless being had tears in his eyes as if for one last fleeting moment before the end he was human again.
  11. 2 points
    Nick1066

    Potterdom Film/Score Series Thread

    Does this really need explaining?
  12. 2 points
    Arpy

    Potterdom Film/Score Series Thread

    @Chen G. I didn't say all book-film adaptations required reading the source material, but I believe the films of the Potter series benefit from reading the books they're based off, that's all I was suggesting! The Columbus films are great at laying a good solid foundation on which the framework of the series was built. After seeing Columbus's other works (not counting Home Alone) I think it was a stroke of magic and coincidence that the first two films worked out so well. Percy Jackson is a mess!
  13. 2 points
    That last movie undercuts pretty much every core theme of the goddamn series. It's an awful mess of a movie even ignoring that.
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  15. 2 points
    Tablecloth. "Separate thread". That's good!
  16. 2 points
    I'm typically not much of a CD collector, but I got these used at my local 2nd & Charles for $18. All three were practically new and in great condition. Good bargain!
  17. 1 point
    Like I already said, I vote for this to be Bear McCreary's big tentpole break.
  18. 1 point
    I have every single JW OST in original format. I’ve been doing this for longer than you’ve even heard about John Williams. I have no interest in anything you do, including the socalled discography.
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    It’s probably going to be Henry Jackman or the director’s normal collaborator Douglas Pipes. I’d welcome Desplat back or Giacchino.
  21. 1 point
    I also love THE ASSASSINATION...,and I saw it at the cinema. It was my favourite film of 2007. Believe me, Alex, it holds up. Afleck's pitiable performance, the themes of the cult of celebrity, and Deakins' photography make it eminently rewatchable.
  22. 1 point
    Naïve Old Fart

    The Official World Cup Thread

    France demolishing Croatia and a teaser for DOCTOR WHO. It doesn't get any better than this!
  23. 1 point
    It is. I'm in two minds about its thematic significance, however. On the one hand, its use seems quite intentional (especially because it also appears in the original Sail Barge composition) and its even varied between statements. On the other hand, the association amounts to little more than a generic, "triumphant" motif. That makes it extra baffling because both Luke's two themes, the Rebel Fanfare and Throne Room theme all carry that association, as well, and all feature in Return of the Jedi, so why have another leitmotif (if were are to assume it is one) along those lines? I don't think Williams even spoke about it, and Matessino's liner notes to the special edition make no note of it whatsoever. Lehman only classifies it as an incidental, "Lydian" fanfare. Adams, however, labels it as the "Victory Fanfare" motif. I dunno.
  24. 1 point
    Gives "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" a whole new meaning!
  25. 1 point
    If you're ever in San Francisco, for your own sake, please, don't call it "Frisco". Or next time you vanish from this place we probably won't hear from you again.
  26. 1 point
    Nick1066

    The Tablecloth

    Not dentistry.
  27. 1 point
    Thekthithm

    Potterdom Film/Score Series Thread

    Just a bunch of friggin kids books/movies.
  28. 1 point
    Chen G.

    Potterdom Film/Score Series Thread

    And how do these, very specific plot elements undercut the narrative of any of the books, much less the entire series? Which is exactly why I'm cutting the first film a lot of slack - the second film, not so much.
  29. 1 point
    Disco Stu

    Potterdom Film/Score Series Thread

    Unforgivable
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  31. 1 point
    More like “A Stinkle in Time.” Don’t forget to smash that like button.
  32. 1 point
    Quintus

    The Tablecloth

    Here, have a bag of likes, thanks and laughs for your low effort post. For your trouble. Place has gone downhill. It's low quality Reddit memery at best.
  33. 1 point
    Stefancos

    Potterdom Film/Score Series Thread

    Agreed. A good adaptation might encourage a person to seek out the work its based on. But it must stand on its own.
  34. 1 point
    Stefancos

    The Tablecloth

    JWfan doldums, mate.
  35. 1 point
    Bilbo

    The Tablecloth

    Yes. Except for Xmas where we have a different tablecloth.
  36. 1 point
    Bilbo

    The Tablecloth

    It covers the table.
  37. 1 point
    Stefancos

    the mstrox thread

    We need a separate thread for it.
  38. 1 point
    Arpy

    Potterdom Film/Score Series Thread

    I wouldn't describe it as having 'barely anything' to do with the book, I think it's one of the better examples of how a film adaptation can take from the books and make changes without sacrificing the integrity or the core plot and themes. I think the films, all of them, deserve to be watched as companion pieces to the books and vice versa, where things better left out for time's sake can be answered by the books.
  39. 1 point
    BDH seems more marryable than EW.
  40. 1 point
    I'm starting to suspect it's 3019.
  41. 1 point
    I don’t think the same will happen to The Last Jedi. Namely, because Empire Strikes Back is that good, whereas The Last Jedi - meh. Honestly, the “The Last Jedi is great and in time all will know as much” argument is just as infantile as the “The Last Jedi ruined my childhood” one is. Putting aside the fan criticisms, it’s overwrought, often boring, and inappropriately comedic. Oh, and... That.
  42. 1 point
    Holko

    The Official Intrada Thread

    Damnit, I thouht I settled with myself that I won't post after midnight when I'm not thinking straight... I guess I was too enmoured with Sand Castles. What I think I meant is that Goldsmith's soundscape is more uniform than I'm currently used to, I never said Silvestri's is different because I'm yet to hear the complete score on its own. I uphold that Goldsmith's themes are more simple, which works better is entirely a matter of taste. Example: Goldsmith's Rick is AABBCCD, which gets repetitive fast, but is easy to quickly quote. Silvestri's is a more traditional ABA'C, it gets repetitive when played over and over again, not when simply played in full like the former. The Medjay/Journey theme taps into something deep with me. This may sound bullshit, but the only way I can describe it: most themes are just a bunch of notes. Notes that someone talented selected and paired up so they would sound nice. And that's completely OK. But every once in a while one comes along which feels like it existed since the beginning of times and I always knew it, those notes purely exist to form that melody - I feel that way with a lot of Shore's LotR material, a number of Williams' themes, and now this. It's so organic and natural, of course it goes this way, it cannot be any other. I may get this half-blind just so I'd have all renditions of it.
  43. 1 point
    Yavar Moradi

    The Official Intrada Thread

    I am super excited to get official complete releases for both scores, but I will admit I will be editing them down because I don't think either one plays best in complete form. The Goldsmith is AMAZING...but about halfway through it hits a more boring patch of samey suspense/horror music...whether Jerry started to not care about the project as much or that's just what the film called for in those places, I find the music less engaging than the amazing first half and finale, so I'll probably be editing out about 25 minutes or so there. Silvestri's score is not as good, IMO. He wrote some wonderful themes but in terms of varying and developing them he just...doesn't, enough for me. I know few can compare with Goldsmith in this regard, but Silvestri in particular is just like, "here's my big over the top heroic action theme again, huzzah!" That said, it IS a very fun theme, but for me Silvestri's best themes are the one in Sandcastles and this love theme which is very sweeping and Golden-Agey. We should get more variations of both of those themes on this expansion (including the great end credits cue) which is what I'm most excited about. Sadly, I find Silvestri's horror/suspense music much less engaging than Goldsmith's so I'll be editing out most of that too. But the existing albums for both leave off enough highlights that we really needed these complete editions to work from in whittling down the best possible albums. Yavar
  44. 1 point
    mstrox

    The Official Intrada Thread

    I have a special connection to The Mummy Returns, which really isn't a very good movie (especially the end), but it is fun. It was a movie that opened right when I started working at a movie theater, so I would spend my lunch breaks sitting in that movie for pretty much the entire summer.
  45. 1 point
    crocodile

    The Official Intrada Thread

    This fine pair of releases makes me almost as excited as when the JP set was first announced. Karol
  46. 1 point
    Oh, sure. My issue is with the concept that to romanticise a heroine is anathema, as if it degrades the character in some esoteric way. Not that I'm a huge fan, but Wonder Woman was a good film (by a woman director), with a good female lead, who was played by a model, and walked around in a mini-skirt and corset and had a romantic relationship in the film. Rey, on the other hand...
  47. 1 point
    I just cannot understand people who think female characters who aren't defined by a male/romantic interest are a bad thing. I think Chen's stance here is really naïve. You don't have to be an "SJW" (or whatever the term is nowadays) to see that it's a good thing to have female heroes and role models in movies. You just have to be a human being.
  48. 1 point
    same reason we keep shouting for Azkaban
  49. 1 point
    Give us John Williams: The Complete Collection 1000 CD Boxset!
  50. 1 point
    I think one of the reasons why Williams rejected the idea of these early scores from coming around today, is that they are highly dated and primitive from his own evolution point of view as a composer. I think he is a bit embarrassed about them. We all know how we feel as an artist if something that was created ages ago and revisiting it becomes a moment of anguish. Also another reason would be the sonic quality of those tapes which were not up to the mark or the performances of that orchestra/ensemble. I remember the original recording of the JAWS score was not possible for release because Williams didn't want it out But now we know it was primarily a pseudo-mono styled recording made to fit the dynamics of the film. Thankfully technology allowed it to happen with Mike Matessino at the helm (And we know how the first cd release of that score turned out to be) Speaking of Matessino, it seems that Williams is now unusually warming up to many new expansions as Williams and his management team trust his expertise, ethics, skills and insight into the restoration process. This new THE COWBOYS is another example of this fruitful relationship blossoming. Each new release gives us hope and edges up a notch for more projects to happen. So, yes, give it some time and and many more wonderful surprises are in store for us. I will wait and champion my support to Mike and the labels.
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