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  1. Horner's Dynamic Range

    Anyone ever order a leather jacket from Wested (AKA the UK sizing thread)

    My Wested jacket has a tear in the lining.
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    New Ghostbusters film ("Ghostbusters 3" - Jason Reitman, 2020)

    Female Ghostbusters was like a painful turd that got stuck on the way out. Ghostbusters II rules. This announcement is just bizarre. While it may be possible to convince me that they want to entirely forget about that awful reboot and make an apology movie (AKA Sony being completely out of character), the whole article seems to be about how Jason Reitman thinks he's the ultimate Ghostbusters fan, with no real details about the movie and seemingly a relatively short timetable for production of a huge blockbuster GB III movie.
  3. Well aside from being a great album, it includes the song which was rather bafflingly left off the 20th anniversary version. While the other album tracks were on there at some point, it didn't feature the original album proper as has become commonplace with these "definitive" releases. It also didn't have all the tracks from Back to Titanic. So, it's not a definitive release, but rather a third release. You need them all in my opinion.
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    What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    This grail is obviously phoney. Mr. Spielberg, do you know anything about the art of film production?
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    La-La Land announces SUPERMAN THE MOVIE (3-CD Set Limited Edition)

    The source music is terrible.
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    The small talk Thread

    The fear of hair loss is a path to the dark side.
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    What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    Nobody will ever notice that! Filmmaking is not about the tiny details. It's about the big picture. Joey:
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    The small talk Thread

    Thoughts on new hairstyle? I've noticed my hairline has receded slightly, although it isn't as obvious when I use certain hair products.
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    What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    I like the music when Elsa selects the wrong cup. The score gives the impression it might be the real cup, although in my opinion Spielberg's direction makes it obvious she's betraying him. So what the fuck. Brilliant track and scene.
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    What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    I like it.
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    Which film have you seen more than any other?

    While there are a bunch of movies I've seen an exorbitant amount of times, I think my estimates are still correct. It has to be Batman, Batman Returns or Titanic.
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    La-La Land announces SUPERMAN THE MOVIE (3-CD Set Limited Edition)

    The 2CD Superman was one of my most-played soundtracks in the 2000s. It came out at a time when you could go into Strawberries or Borders and there was a sprawling selection of soundtrack CDs. I think they were also the first CDs I ripped into mp3 form. Most of the classic blockbuster Williams were reissued in those years and it was easily the most exciting period for my collecting and listening. I got the FSM set only for the original score. While it was still in my possession, I actually got the spine of the case signed by Williams in Boston and he even spoke to me, saying he thought his signature showed up.
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    What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    The better question is, why tear it apart? Red Letter Media did it to comedic effect, but people take the nitpicking too far. It's okay to enjoy Episode II because it's still chock full of all the sci-fi worlds, weird aliens, space action and memorable characters that make the genre enjoyable. As Ed Wood might say, it's about the bigger picture, not the finer details. Clones is more or less a standard Star War popcorn flick at its best, it's just that the politics, plotting and talky scenes drag it down a bit. Just take a shot every time someone says m'lady and you'll be fine during the rather bloated middle act.
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    What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones The saga continued May 2002. Episode One introduced a new Star Wars trilogy to a new generation, with Luke Skywalker's father as a little boy taking the first steps on his journey to becoming a Jedi Knight and eventually Darth Vader. This chapter is set roughly a decade later as Obi-Wan struggles to rein in his impetuous student and there is a serious threat of galactic civil war. Compounding matters, ex-Queen Padme is being targeted by mysterious forces and the collective wisdom of the Jedi council decides to assign Anakin to protect her while Obi-Wan investigates her would-be assassins. Obi-Wan takes his spiffy new space fighter and mullet hairstyle to a dreary world of cloners. The good news is that he's expected. The bad news is that they've created an army of clones for the Republic and no one seems to know why. As the plot unfolds, Obi discovers that ex-Jedi Count Dooku has formed a rebellion with an army of robots. Meanwhile, Anakin spends much of his time making the moves on Padme and who can blame him. It's obvious where all this is headed, but it takes a while to get there. Attack is a movie that gets bogged down in talky scenes (It goes back and forth between Anakin/Padme and Obi for an hour) and is notorious for some real clunkers when it comes to Lucas sayings. He does include some memorable sci-fi action scenes to break up the monotony. There's a flying car chase through the Blade Runner-esque city, a Spielbergian fight between Obi and Fett and a subsequent space chase with great sound design. Still, the constant flip-flopping through scenes of talking grows a bit tiresome. Where's the Star War? There is one extremely effective hiatus from the main story which proves crucial to the plot. Anakin is tormented by nightmares of his mother and they take Padme's sleek starship to Tatooine to find out just what is going on. In the original movie, the desert planet scenes were like a space western. The return visits in Jedi and Phantom feel decidedly more middle eastern, but Clones is a return to form, with Anakin visiting the family farm, setting out across the desert in scenes reminiscent of The Searchers and eventually returning with Mother's body and a dark secret. At this point, Padme effectively replaces Mother for Anakin and not in a Norman Bates or Oedipus way. The movie really picks up steam in the last 40 minutes, with Harryhausen and Edgar Rice Burroughs homages galore as the heroes battle monsters and a robot army in a gladiator arena. The climactic scenes certainly deliver the fast-paced action and drama you expect from the Star Wars series, although as noted a good chunk of earlier running time drags. Clones sets up so much in the closing minutes, you want it to keep going. If only we could exchange the earlier stuff for more at the end. But I guess that's what sequels are for. Public opinion of Clones has shifted rather remarkably over the years. At the time of its release, audiences were much kinder and seemed to consider it an improvement over Phantom. While it is in many ways, I think George's talky scenes in the previous one were stronger than here. Once again, the wide array of alien locales we get to visit absolutely blows away the cheap sets and obviously Earthly settings from the old movies, although it's become trendy to bash the special effects. Curiously, the choppy faster pacing of the edited IMAX version actually did the movie a disservice. The movie is notorious also for its weird performances. Ewan is good, Chris Lee and the other veterans are what you'd expect (There is some standout voice acting for the eclectic alien cast including Obi's buddy at the diner, the cloners and of course, the venerable Frank Oz, who sounds less Grover-like than in Menace), but Hayden (Doing a bizarre sort of James Dean thing) and Natalie are rather wooden and monotone much of the time. It seems like lazy ADR might be messing up their lines, but I don't know. I don't hold Star Wars to that high a standard because they're popcorn space movies that have never featured particularly great performances from the human characters. It's a space opera, after all.
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    What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    There's an almost mythic quality to the character in the first two movies. Last Crusade humanizes him a bit more. It even establishes that his relic hunting is all to gain his father's approval. I can't for the life of me understand how Joey can't have any fun with it.
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