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  1. publicist

    What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    Sure, but the rambunctiousness Goldsmith wrings out of this material is far ahead of Elfman, like in this wild duel of the bad guys/*good* guys themes.
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    The Notre-Dame Fire in Paris

    'Looking for attic flat'
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    What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    Befitting the season, Alfred Newman's reverential Barber-cum-Handel variation of the 'Greatest Story Ever Told' (you wouldn't guess it from the music). Apart from the adagio dirge that is the famous main theme, there are many sparse solistic moments for woodwinds that are very un-Golden-Age-like, in case you feared. It is probably the most introspective, 'minimalist' score for that genre and era - Newman often was a surprisingly transparent composer, compared to the heavy breathing of Steiner or Tiomkin. Fun fact: a 9-note-phrase of the big journey theme from this score recalls the adventure theme from the LOTR films (listen at the 9 minute mark). I hear a lot of Shostakovitch but no Tchaikovski.
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    The Classical Music Recommendation Thread

    Why not, it has the brilliant Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste which i like more than Mandarin.
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    Star Wars Disenchantment

    All along the real bad guy behind the curtain was.....drum roll...Master Yoda!
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    The Classical Music Recommendation Thread

    Lately i really get my kicks from this Chailly recording of Bartok. 'Miraculous Mandarin' is the more famous work (Goldsmith drew from it rather obviously in 'Total Recall'), but it's 'Concerto for Orchestra', with its many spooky, mysterious passages that i return to (the first minutes of Elegia must have been the inspiration for the 'misterioso' writing in the Hoth parts of 'ESB' and numerous Goldsmith's from the late 70's). The Presto finale in which a whirling perpetual-motion-main theme competes with fugal fireworks based on folk melodies also must have been studied extensively by silver age composers.
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    Star Wars Disenchantment

    It's the kind of writing 'General Hospital' or 'Knots Landing' writers earn their shekels with. And it's a befitting nod to the past that they do kinda the same stunt for the last movie (bringing the emperor back, yeah folks!) - it's a *galaxy* the size of Liechtenstein, obviously.
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    What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    It's just not music that engages me on an emotional or intellectual level, apart from the opening piece and, partly, the waltz. A smooth Gregson-Williams Disney venture, with clear nods to 'Chicken Run'
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    What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    How often you watch the same stuff?
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    Your favourite EPIC cues

    It's pretty cool. One thing i consider epic though it probably is *too flighty* for the power anthem crowd is Jerry's balloon escape form 'Night Crossing' because it packs such a wallop of exhilaration and pathos.
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    What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    It's a pop score and that was pretty much what they wanted out of it, musically (fearing it would be enough of a hard sell with ancient times and gladiators).
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    What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    Another beguiling Morricone tune for another italian drama, set in Tuscany this time. 'Rustic drama' with lots of italian belcanto is a fitting description, 30 minutes are about the right length (the similar 'Baaria' from recent times was a lot more bloated)
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    What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    It has Burgess Meredith, that's all reason i need to keep watching.
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    What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    Ain't that the one where a widowed lady has to win a poker game or something?