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    filmmusic got a reaction from Jay in What are the most uninteresting themes of Williams?   
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjiP57ma0yY
    This is among my 5 best scores of all time!!
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    filmmusic got a reaction from Once in A Controversy from 1993/4 - Who Wrote The Better Music?   
    I didn't even think about it..
    Schindler's List!
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    filmmusic got a reaction from ShowUStheHOOK in Empire Of The Sun (OST)   
    I just finished the film..
    yes, the music is wonderfull..
    Looking at these old films with such music, you really feel "you're watching a movie"! You feel you have a cinematic experience!
    Something that I cannot say for today's films with heavy drone and pedal music, and hand-held cameras..
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    filmmusic got a reaction from Fal J. M. Skywalker in Introduce Me To Eastern Influenced Scores by Western Composers   
    Well, the eastern ethnic sounding cues in The Last Emperor were David Byrne's (and the western symphonic ones by Sakamoto)



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    filmmusic got a reaction from Craig Evans in E.T. filming location Fan documentaries!   
    How beautiful locations with lots of green..
    I wish I was living in such a place..
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    filmmusic got a reaction from Craig Evans in E.T. filming location Fan documentaries!   
    I just found these 2 Fan filming location documentaries which seem very interesting indeed!
    (edit: Just watched them both. The first one is better assembled)


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    filmmusic got a reaction from Gruesome Son of a Bitch in E.T. filming location Fan documentaries!   
    I just found these 2 Fan filming location documentaries which seem very interesting indeed!
    (edit: Just watched them both. The first one is better assembled)


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    filmmusic got a reaction from Craig Evans in Electronic music in E.T?   
    From what I know he didn't use any electronics.
    The low frequency sounds you hear in Main Titles, and Elliot explores are scratches of gongs (with various mallets).
    They produce exactly that sound..
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    filmmusic got a reaction from Brónach in JW's Oscar prospects   
    It's sad that nowadays the word "unique" in film music (and I'm not referring to you Taikomochi but the general notion that prevails), means "unique in orchestration".
    because there's nothing unique about harmony and melody which are the 2 most important attributes of music.
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    filmmusic got a reaction from indy4 in JW's Oscar prospects   
    It's sad that nowadays the word "unique" in film music (and I'm not referring to you Taikomochi but the general notion that prevails), means "unique in orchestration".
    because there's nothing unique about harmony and melody which are the 2 most important attributes of music.
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    filmmusic got a reaction from Omen II in NPR: John Williams' Inevitable Themes   
    I don't think he'll be able to read them!
    Did you see his 2nd comment?
    You're a little bit ignorant as to what John Williams' job actually is. He is usually hired to compose the melody to the main themes. The orchestration and implementation are done by a team of other people, usually credited as "music editor", "music supervisor", "orchestrator", or "music director". Williams, of course, is not the only Hollywood composer that gets paid big bucks to write a handful of notes.
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    filmmusic got a reaction from Once in Hans Zimmer in a forum!!!??   
    Well, the strange thing is that, in that forum, noone seems to have swamped him with questions and stuff, which would be the logical thing to do.
    All talk like it's a regular thing without asking him anything..
    maybe it's because some of them are already working in the business? I don't know
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    filmmusic got a reaction from Ren in Hans Zimmer in a forum!!!??   
    LOVE that song by the way!!
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    filmmusic got a reaction from ShowUStheHOOK in My Piano Transcriptions   
    williamsmusiclover I was thinking:
    maybe you should apply for a job in Hal Leonard, so that they have good piano transcriptions of John Williams?
    and another suggestion:
    maybe all the transcriptions should be in the first post and edited there.. In that way, they will be all together...
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    filmmusic got a reaction from Salacius in Modern Film Scores Are Terrible   
    well, i understood it like:
    self-taught= person who just learned to play and compose by experience but he doesn't really know what he's playing/composing and can't read/write music
    and ok, that "5 year old", i took it as a way of speech.. Did Williams start from 5 years old?
    edit: ok, I found it. He started from 7.
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    filmmusic got a reaction from Salacius in Modern Film Scores Are Terrible   
    Well, if he knows music, he certainly knows how to hide it well!
    (except for a very few exceptions)
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    filmmusic got a reaction from airmanjerm in John Williams' FIRST film cue ever! (?)   
    I thought this was typed, or printed in a computer.
    Doesn't the ink dries instantly?
    At least in my printer it does (and i have a cheap thing).
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    filmmusic got a reaction from Gruesome Son of a Bitch in Weird incident with film music maniac (?)   
    to tell you the truth, now that I think of it, I would like to be there, and If I see him, to ask him about that theme and that i was wondering why he likes it so much.
    I hope you won't find me afterwards with a Knife stuck in my throat!
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    filmmusic got a reaction from Gruesome Son of a Bitch in Weird incident with film music maniac (?)   
    Hello all.
    I wanted to describe a weird thing happening to a close friend of mine.
    He has moved to a house 2-3 months ago, 3 blocks near my house.
    Every once in a while ( every 2 days approx. or maybe more - my friend doesn't stay all the time in his house), a red SMART passes by the street and its driver listens to his cd player in the highest volume possible with opened windows, the musical theme of Halloween!
    this goes on for 2-3 months that my friend is in this house.
    He has put this in facebook, and another person that lived some time ago near there, said he heard it too..
    Yesterday, while we were talking in the telephone, i heard it too, and he said that was the 2nd time it was passing by that day.
    What do you think?
    the driver just loves this piece so much?? and he must have been playing it non-stop. I mean it mustn't be a coincidence that he hears it only when he passes by that neighbourhood.
    Spooky, isn't it?
    [media=]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMLPnk9-6MM
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    filmmusic got a reaction from Muad'Dib in Zimmer Sued by Holst Foundation   
    Is there any Carl Orff foundation?


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    filmmusic got a reaction from Ricard in In what JW scored film, it gives you the shivers when his name appears?   
    Weird question, eh?
    (by the way, i don't know if this is the right expression. If something is more appropriate, please corrrect.
    I believe you know what I mean. When your body hair is up! hehe. well, you might not have any body hair, but you understand again!)
    this question came into my mind, because i was making a top 10 of films of all time in another forum, and I watched the beginning of Indiana Jones and the temple of Doom (incidentaly it is in my top 10)
    I don't know why, but when Williams' name appears on screen it gives me the shivers..
    and I don't remember feeling this in other JW scored film.
    it's the modulation in music, the upward quick scales, I don't know..
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    filmmusic got a reaction from Ren in Terminator Genisys   
    Totally agree.
    They should leave it at T2.
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    filmmusic got a reaction from Ricard in Blu-ray News and Deals   
    7 movies released (5 new Bluray releases) in July 31
    The Misfits
    Some Like It Hot
    How to Marry A Millionaire
    Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
    The Seven Year Itch
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    River of No Return

    http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Forever-Marilyn-Blu-ray/46688/
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    filmmusic reacted to JoeinAR in What movies make you emotional or cry by their craftmanship?   
    there are few moments in the history of film that evoked such great joy as the first sight of the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park. I remember getting chills down my spine. The whole sequence featured great effects, great acting, GREAT MUSIC, great direction, storytelling etc. The whole chorus, the perfect blend...
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