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  1. Dude, don't worry about TGP. Every so often he descends from Mt. Olympus to grace us with his presence, and to shit marble all over some unsuspecting poster.

    I've been on the receiving end of his "wisdom" so often, I've stopped caring about what he has to say. The man is arrogant. End of.

    It seems that other posters (me included) agree with your confusion. The more you respond, the more you provoke him. Don't let it worry you.

    1. TheGreyPilgrim


      Are you fucking kidding me with this shit?

  2. The History of the One Ring vs. Hedwig's Theme

    Whoa! What did I do to you.
  3. The History of the One Ring vs. Hedwig's Theme

    The LOTR scores are a stupendous achievement in the history of film-scoring, don't get me wrong, I absolutely think so - but as a major artistic work, it is not without weaknesses. Nothing is perfect. And as Clemensen points out, the lack of a primary identity for the franchise is one such weakness, not a fatal weakness, because the work is too great, but it does have a diminishing effect. Think about it if 50 years later, someone is doing a summary of the great scores of this era, there could be a "Theme from Harry Potter" track and there is no dispute of what that theme would be. But if there is to be a track called "Theme from LOTR", we even among ourselves cannot agree what it should be and what is an appropriate representation of the entire work. Titles don't decide narrative importance, the thrust of the narrative does. Forget the titles themselves, the story as a whole, the overarching narrative is the tale of a band of heroes (mismatched and awkwardly assembled and all) but a band of heroes who finally defeat the forces of evil through various means. This story takes place over the three books and films. And the theme of this band of heroes is the fellowship theme.
  4. The History of the One Ring vs. Hedwig's Theme

    I dunno how much leverage Clemensen has with you but he in his review of LOTR3 ( designates the Fellowship theme as the Main theme of the franchise and it does make sense because it is the theme of the main heroes as I say above. It has the widest and broadest application of all the motifs in LOTR because it can be applied to multiple characters and situations, most other motifs are narrower in their scope and application and are more specific.
  5. The History of the One Ring vs. Hedwig's Theme

    The One Ring motif is NOT a theme. So the comparison isn't really fair. Even if it were longer, Hedwig's Theme is far far superior - in conception and specially in orchestration. It is also far more memorable and can be played at length and can have many variations and such. Basically it is real theme and not a motif. Unpopular opinion - but isn't LOTR basically just motifs more or less? Such a massive work of music and literally not a theme concert suite to show for it. How about pull out some of the best themes and give them concert presentation? But no - they are almost all motifs rather than themes. Also I would dispute the One Ring theme as the main theme. Infact I would call the Shire theme the main theme (if not the fellowship theme). The defacto heroes of the tale are technically Frodo and Sam and it's the Shire theme associated with them. If you want to extend the leads to the entire 9 members of the fellowship then the fellowship theme is the main franchise theme. They are both played more often and to greater effect than the one ring theme. Just my two cents.
  6. Star Wars: Episode IX (JJ Abrams 2019)

    Love him enough to destroy his score.
  7. Star Wars: Episode IX (JJ Abrams 2019)

    Come on. You guys loved it just because of Leia in a bikini.
  8. Star Wars: Episode IX (JJ Abrams 2019)

    It is extremely mediocre. I think a lot of these young upstarts forget who is boss when it comes to Star Wars. Kennedy is not pulling punches here and will bring the hammer down if she is crossed. I trust her - she really has made some very good films and is one of the most respected figures in the industry. Let's just say her experience far outstrips the experience of any of these guys.
  9. DC Cinematic Universe Thread

    And Wes Craven went from Scream 2 to.... Music of the Heart?
  10. DC Cinematic Universe Thread

    Victor Fleming directed The Wizard of Oz and Gone With The Wind - in one year. Also Speilberg directed Jurassic Park and Schindler's List - in one year.
  11. Star Wars: Episode IX (JJ Abrams 2019)

    Anthony Scaramucci? He's been a director before. And he's used to being fired, so won't take it too badly. I think centering 2 ginormous Star Wars films around female protagonists was pretty radical to start with. But tis true she deals with a heavy hand, she has her eye on the bottom line and will not rest unless the movie she is delivering is a four quartdant monster hit.
  12. Star Wars: Episode IX (JJ Abrams 2019)

    I think Kennedy should finally put her money where her mouth is. A woman is running Star Wars now. It was Kennedy who mandated that the new trilogy will have a female hero. I think now it's time to finally get a female director.
  13. JWFAN's Favourite Fantasy Epic

    It was a joke. (a reference to Ian McShane)
  14. JWFAN's Favourite Fantasy Epic

    Isn't GOT just tits and dragons? Anyways I have massively cooled on the lotr movies. Neither would make the top 10 of their respective years for me. I think they have all aged very poorly. The books are still well done and the music is a massive achievement. But easy pick here. GOT I swear I think will be rebooted within the next 10-15 years - as a movie franchise or a new series. I admire that they have managed to capture the imagination of a generation like almost nothing before it. It is definitely unprecedented if not unrivaled.
  15. DC Cinematic Universe Thread

    They are not CNN. They are by and large credible sources and most things they report on come to be true or are later confirmed as true. Both have deep connections within the industry. The film trades industry is not hard to figure out - just 3 or 4 major outlets pretty much for the entire industry. The other 3 besides these are Variety, Screen and to a lesser extent The Wrap and that's pretty much it. So scoops come often and are often true.