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  1. Yeah, I've struggled to find any reason for these honorary degrees beyond the institution just wanting some attention.
  2. Vastly less than in some other American cities though.
  3. Yes. Unless you're celebrity-obsessed, there's absolutely no reason to go there. The film studios or concert places are the only reason to be anywhere near L.A. itself.
  4. I'm probably going to end up in Vegas again in October, as a base for a camping trip. And my brother lives in San Fran, so it looks like I might use that as a flying base (free accommodation!) instead of NYC.
  5. I have a week off around the end of Sept or early Oct, so currently mulling over whether to spend the entire time in the NY/DC area or just a few days there and hop over to Utah/Arizona for a few days to give my GoPro a workout (and camp). Or going on a mini excursion to Niagara with a group. I'm shit at deciding stuff like this.
  6. I'm pretty much assuming now that any hope of seeing a release of anything from season 9 or 10 is now lost. It's huge shame, because comparing to his first release (two seasons on one CD), he's now got a popular license to put out just about anything he wants and it will sell. And now, it appears that he's stopped caring about releasing it.
  7. More than usual.
  8. As far as I can tell, coffee has zero effect on me besides functioning as a hot drink and making me need to pee.
  9. After a bad reaction to dinner in the tummy department on Weds, I had a very unsettled night and my brain decided to make me think I was in a horror movie, in which I was descending into a building filled with all the typical crap from one of those ultra-low budget horror movies. I'm afraid of the dark (shouldn't have watched Strange, But True? while sleeping in an isolated part of my grandparents' house as a kid) and while a bit of a sceptic, I kind of want ghosts to exist, so I eventually had to turn my TV on just to get back to sleep.
  10. If you mute the centre channel, that's pretty much what you'll get.
  11. Spectre was fun! Pretty stupid attempt to tie everything in the Craigiverse together in the plot, but it didn't stop me liking the film.
  12. I'd say JW is fairly alone in having such modesty that he actively doesn't want sections of cues released. The more common practice seems to me to just be removing shorter/more incidental cues, and maybe moving the odd thing around, but still largely keeping the score intact. There's not a lot of creative restructuring going on there. Random example: Contact. Silvestri removed around 4 cues, and moved one to the middle of the album. Overall it's a very accurate representation of what's in the film, and yet it works well as a listening experience.
  13. I loved the first one - I look forward to seeing this sometime (I would say renting, but LoveFilm's closing, so I'm now at the mercy of Netflix/Amazon). They're classified as Sci-Fi/Thriller apparently. While they're very violent films, there's actually very little blood or horror imagery. The 3rd one is a 15 certificate. Almost all of the more up-front violence is just people getting shot in the head. The more violent elements are from a distance, or not lingering too much.
  14. I thought that's exactly what it is. I only usually notice one or two instances in the FotE CR where it's been film-edited or the mix altered. Not something that bothers me.
  15. Oh I'm not disputing that many do need adaptation to be digestible. I'm pondering how much adaptation is enough - what's the minimum you have to do to a score to present it 'properly'? With so many variations, how can one say that yes, this album is 'finished'? Browsing quickly through my folders, in some cases it seems to be as simple as removing 3 or 4 cues and leaving the rest intact. I think the idea of combining and rearranging cues is largely restricted to JW and Zimmer.