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  1. Harry Potter - Live to Projection Concerts

    It'll probably be Victory Celebration, though, right?
  2. Harry Potter - Live to Projection Concerts

    When I saw POA in Indianapolis they had a live women's choir.
  3. Best "ringtone" moments

    Banning Back Home
  4. Your Top 15 Films, 2010-2015

    I tried Flickchart but it was too much work whittling through everything and I can never keep the rankings consistent, anyway, feels like I just go in circles and some movies repeat more than others. Plus I already went through the whole "search and find every movie I've ever seen" chore when I started on iCheckMovies and I don't think there's an import feature on Flickchart, whereas Letterboxd had free importing for a bit when the IMDb boards shut down, so I was able to throw my ICM stuff over there and then just take an hour or so rating everything.
  5. It's a bummer but hopefully Silvestri will make us forget about it. Once it's out it'll just be whatever it is and I doubt I'll spend much time lamenting the "What ifs". Just would have been nice to have Williams doing something contemporary/futuristic again since that seemed like possibly the last chance for it amid all this period stuff. Star Wars is close enough but still more traditional adventure music than not. Hopefully Johnson's movie inspires some new colors though. And RPO kinda seems like it would have been a throwback in a lot of ways too, anyway.
  6. Star Wars: Episode IX (JJ Abrams 2019)

    Same. If Williams weren't doing the saga, then I'd be about as interested in them as the spinoffs. Mild curiosity. If Indy happens and sticks with July 2020, I suppose it would essentially be the same situation as going from Force Awakens to BFG. He didn't seem to have a problem with it at 84....88, who knows. I am a little worried he'll have to be replaced on one or the other. He obviously needs more time to do these things now. I do wonder what's going on with Spielberg from 2018-2020. Is that just gonna be all Indy time, or is he gonna try again with the Mortara movie somewhere in there? It would be just like Spielberg to make Indy at the same time as JJ does 9, and then push Mortara out for a December 2019 release on top of it. Mostly I just hope Abrams can get himself more organized than he was on TFA and Williams won't have to take up another whole year of scoring. Somehow I doubt it, though.
  7. One thing that makes me optimistic about Johnson is just the variety of influences he's been name-dropping over the course of promotion so far. Other movies he's mentioned feeding into his VIII prep include Kill!, The Bridge on the River Kwai, Gunga Din, The Letter Never Sent....just seems to be a curious, worldly fella who might have wanted to make a curious, worldly film. His previous work points towards that. Also makes me wonder what's in store for the music since on past films he's mentioned influences like Anton Karas's Third Man score, Ennio Morricone, and Tom Waits for Brick, Nino Rota and The Band for Brothers Bloom, and of course Looper had a lot of "found music" from household appliances synthesized into electronic sounds and rhythms. I mean, pretty much everything but "traditional" scores and John Williams. At the same time, he's made clear his excitement about working with our man, so you wonder where the taste overlap might be. What are his favorite Williams scores? I bet it wouldn't just be limited to Star Wars and Indiana Jones. Doesn't seem like somebody who would just ask John Williams for the usual stuff for every cue. I mean, writer/directors should be interested in lots of things. That's what makes them interesting! It helps enhance their self-expression. Part of my frustration with a talented guy like JJ Abrams is that his mantra often seems to be "I love Star Wars/Spielberg/M:I and I'm going to make a movie about THAT which is all about how much I love THAT!" TFA was a good Star Wars movie mostly about how much JJ Abrams loved Star Wars. Whenever he talked about the movie, he kept referring back to A New Hope. He did also mention rewatching Seven Samurai, The Searchers, and The Tree of Life at one point and they might have helped in different ways, but he didn't necessarily give much indication as to why other than they're great movies. At the risk of sounding snobby, they are sort of solid "established" picks...ultimately you can't help but wonder how deep his well of cinematic inspiration really goes outside of genre fare. The proof is sort of in the pudding, anyway. Same with music....I can tell that he likes John Williams, which seems to be a factor in why he likes Michael Giacchino. And I know he likes the Beastie Boys. What else in this wide world inspires him? It's hard to tell from the films.
  8. Star Wars: Episode IX (JJ Abrams 2019)

    Yes, it meant John Williams was here to stay!
  9. SlashFilm editor/reporter mentions reactions he's heard from people who have seen The Last Jedi
  10. Star Wars: Episode IX (JJ Abrams 2019)

    Eh, I think in terms of how they use music and what they've gotten out of Gia, they're about equal. Neither are all that interesting, tbh, Abrams just takes the edge for me on this purely because of the relevance of his collaboration with Williams. Actually when it comes to collaborating with Gia or Williams, and plenty of other reasons, I would have been more excited by Brad Bird.
  11. The Official Future Films Thread

    What's the third you're referring to? His only two features before Three Billboards are In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths.
  12. Star Wars: Episode IX (JJ Abrams 2019)

    I'm just glad the music situation essentially hasn't changed. Williams will get first dibs, otherwise it's Giacchino. In a way, I'm a little relieved that it's gone back to JJ since there's not really the same excitement or curiosity here as with a new collaborator. We kinda know the drill so while I want Williams to finish the saga, we already have a John Williams score for a JJ Abrams-directed Star Wars movie. It's easier to look at this one as just a nice bonus. And if worst comes to worst, then I'm at least glad the sequel trilogy is 2/3 Williams. Considering Giacchino was always on deck for TFA as well, I prefer that he'd be coming off of a foundation here, and I'd much rather have him directed by Abrams than Trevorrow, considering Abrams is personally invested in the new material and has insight into how Williams approached it. There's a better chance that they'd be more conscious of finding places for all that stuff, whereas who knows how Trevorrow would have wanted it. Abrams writing/directing, in general, I'm fine with it. He made the bed, might as well make him sleep in it. I liked TFA and actually found that his reverence for Star Wars brought out more restraint in his direction than usual, so I'm hoping he'll want to give this some suitably slower "final" quality to it. Not expecting the greatest answers to the questions of TFA, and as far as the inevitable "poetry" with ROTJ goes, I'm pretty indifferent. Hoping for more surprises but the only thing that would really make me think "Alright, fuck this guy" is a fourth Death Star.
  13. Star Wars: Episode IX (JJ Abrams 2019)

    They seemed to really get along in the 60 Minutes preview and the way they spoke about each other, and Williams seemed genuinely excited about the project as a whole. I doubt it was just PR or that his comments about the mix/editing came from a place of serious frustration. The treatment of TFA's score was absolutely nothing out of the ordinary for him. And as far as the scoring process goes, I'm guessing he didn't love the rewrites or how the film was edited, but I think he was honest when he considered it a luxury to have all year with multiple sessions, especially when his surgery became an issue. I dunno, if anything, I feel like if he was having second thoughts for any reason about his ability or desire to do IX at this point, JJ would be one of the most effective motivators.
  14. Star Wars: Episode IX (JJ Abrams 2019)

    Also worth noting that he says TLJ is just a few days from completion. Kinda refreshing when the last two were racing to meet their deadline. Also means Johnson's got some time on his hands....