Richard Penna

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  1. Remasters of the First 6 Star Wars Soundtracks Coming May 4

    How many reissues of SW can you possibly have without adding any new music? This is insane.
  2. Yep, I spent time some a while back trying to find a copy of Snow Business that sounded better than the copy from his site. I'd probably buy an expansion. I'm sure I read somewhere a suggestion that Arnold was unhappy with the album assembly he was asked to do for DAD (focusing on the more electronic cues) and leaked the sessions. Could explain why it's his only Bond score with such a leak.
  3. Hah, yep. Pretty much everyone involved must know it was going to be ripped within 2 nanoseconds, but the non-downloadable nature must be enough to reassure the right people that at least there won't be perfect digital copies flying around.
  4. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Self Driving Cars

    Code that no one wrote and hence no one knows how it will behave...
  5. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Self Driving Cars

    Google says: The problem with artificial decision making, is that when I do it, it's affected by everything from my mood to my mental state. All those things could subtly change how I feel about a situation. Computers don't have those distractions - mistakes they make are entirely within the programming they're given. Hence it's only intelligent as far as the rules that the programmer gave it when it was built.
  6. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Self Driving Cars

    My co-worker preaches that we'll all have driving self-driving cars, and normal 'human' cars will be illegal within 5 years. Bullcrap.
  7. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Self Driving Cars

    Absolutely f**k yes! Fellow programmer here, and I have to make daily decisions in the absence of anything resembling a specification. And who gets to decide the 'precedence' of things to potentially run over? And that's assuming the programmer doesn't make a mistake.
  8. When you say that the primary difference is in channel separation, does that mean that the vocals are entirely confined to the centre (i.e. only vocals, no music), or that it's just mixed more in that direction?
  9. Which Powell scores has he dismissed?
  10. I think it's reasonable to ask a major soundtrack reviewer to treat all types of scores on their own merits, and if you have such disdain for a certain type of score, then... don't review it? The guy who runs MovieMusicUK has none of these issues.
  11. The point where he gave Clones 5 stars. I'd give it a generous 3. Yes, Clemmenson has a very clear bias towards symphonic music, and really turns his nose down at anything more experimental. Newman's early 2000s period was particularly badly received, and Clemmenson ignored the fact that many of those films just didn't need orchestral music, and worked with more quirky material.
  12. James Bond #25

    I enjoy some parts of GoldenEye. Most of that score was misjudged.
  13. Some serious JW fanboysim from Clemmenson here. So many potential composers to award
  14. Alan Silvestri's READY PLAYER ONE (2018)

    Aren't we only discussing this because it's spread across two CDs? We're still only getting one CD of material. That feels very reasonable for a major action film.
  15. Alan Silvestri's READY PLAYER ONE (2018)

    But you're saying that you no longer trust the composer to do it because if they feel their work is good enough for an 80 minute release, they're wrong? Apparently we're not qualified to do it either. So... who is? Every single person here could take Silvestri's 2-CD set and come up with a unique way of reconceptualising it so it plays better. Whose are you going to take? I mean all of us have to do some pruning here and there, and sometimes I end up with a very Thor-like album, but the point is that I started from a point where largely more people can have a personal say over the music they want.