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  1. TheUlyssesian

    Spielberg's long-awaited musical = West Side Story?

    To your last point, its not a major enough departure to draw the distinction, so to call it a remake wouldn't be wholly inaccurate. I also think this is a completely unnecessary remake, I would have much preferred for Speilberg for his first and only musical to try something never done before but this is fine. I think at the very least it will have great direction. I am expecting some bravura single takes from Spielberg. La La Land is an outrageously overrated musical. It also seems to abandon the musical concept is the second half which is a normal movie if I remember correctly. I think Chicago and Moulin Rouge were both very good musicals and great examples of the genre. Les Miserables was awful. It had more shouting lyrics than singing. Mary Poppins has a good score but dunno if the movie is good.
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    91st Annual Academy Awards Discussion Thread

    You cannot do that. I mean there is nothing preventing them from doing that but I have never heard of a case where the film was altered for the home release in any way. Sure they alter it for director's cut and all but for the home release, the film is basically as you see it in theaters. Some special editions do tinker... like Star Wars changing some shots or E.T. changing the guns etc. But it is usually considered very bad form to make changes and people usually have a negative reaction like they did to E.T. and Star Wars changes.
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    Patrick Doyle's DEATH ON THE NILE (2020)

    They picked Death on the Nile to basically replicate the first film - just jam pack it with movie stars.
  4. Though remember it is a very small score. It is what - like 30 minutes of music. And built around a single primary theme. It is absolutely a classic though.
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    Patrick Doyle's DEATH ON THE NILE (2020)

    I think the score is magnificent. The film is okay. A pity that the new setting and characters mean that the journey theme and Armstrong themes won't return. They were both outstanding themes. Not looking forward to the movie though. Felt very stale.
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    Harry Potter 7CD Collection - MUSIC discussion

    Just options I suppose in case they wanted to tweak the voiceover in the final version.
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    Mary Poppins Returns - Marc Shaiman & Co

    http://www.filmtracks.com/titles/mary_poppins_returns.html An unabashed 5 star rave from CC! Calls its "among the masterpieces of the children's musical genre" and "pinnacle of Shaiman long career." As I said, I think it is quite delightful and the melodies are indeed quite good and memorable.
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    Harry Potter 7CD Collection - MUSIC discussion

    It's important in context. Take note the 1st 2 films present a very wholesome version of the wizarding world. Any menace or unease is provided by the score. So Williams was doing a lot of the heavy lifting to bring a measure of weirdness to the proceedings. I think it actually works incredibly well.
  9. http://collider.com/justin-hurwitz-first-man-interview/#damien-chazelle Extraordinarily detailed interview with Hurwitz. One of the most comprehensive composer interviews in some time. My only concern is - Hurwitz describes such a complicated process of creating the music - with so many changes like that rotating cabinet and fire sounds and what not - just makes me think - just how processed is the final sound? Can it even be played by an orchestra? Like the cue - The Landing - could an orchestra concert play that cue and have it sound just like the movie?
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    In your opinion, is Avatar a GREAT score?

    She would call for a snap poll.
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    Harry Potter 7CD Collection - MUSIC discussion

    No, he plays piano with his cock.
  12. Great piano transcription of what I think is the single best cue of the year - The Crimes of Grindlewald from The Crimes of Grindlewald. The section from 1:21 is my favorite one. Really highlight a great soaring melody.
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    Harry Potter 7CD Collection - MUSIC discussion

    Found a decent transcription of the piano of the main Double Trouble Concert Arrangement for HP3 End Credits.. Impressively he even manages to get the bit that was missed on the OST.
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    Harry Potter 7CD Collection - MUSIC discussion

    I think because it constituted the only instance of them having the Family Theme on the 3rd set. Otherwise the theme would be completely absent from it.