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    TheUlyssesian reacted to Incanus in John Powell's How To Train Your Dragon (3): The Hidden World (February 1st, 2019)   
    Well that Latin is a bit wonky.
     
    I think it should be
     
    Novam domum, novam domum (domun is not Latin at all and donum would be "gift" but the case is wrong for the adjective novam for that whereas domus is a feminine which fits)
    novam dona nobis pacem
    pacem petimus pacem
    domi
    domi
     
    (Give us) A new home, a new home
    give us a new peace
    peace, we seek/ask for peace
    at home
    at home
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from Omen II in Henry V (1944) - Live In Concert   
    Love both the film and the score. 
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from Jurassic Shark in What's your dream title of a book on JW?   
    Modern day Salieri and Mozart: How John Williams stole William Ross' fame, wealth and career
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    TheUlyssesian reacted to Jay in 91st Annual Academy Awards Discussion Thread   
    Timecode and Russian Ark say hi
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    TheUlyssesian reacted to Jurassic Shark in 91st Annual Academy Awards Discussion Thread   
    ...with a score by Lorne Balfe.
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    TheUlyssesian reacted to Chen G. in Works where JW quotes himself   
    I wouldn't call using leitmotives as "quoting oneself", especially when they're varied and used in narrativelly appropriate situations. I would say however that intentionally quoting a specific variation in verbatim would count as quoting, like the Imperial March variation from Bespin in Revenge of the Sith, or Leia's and Yoda's themes from the concert arrangements in The Last Jedi.
     
    On the flipside, I'd also not dub using a little generic phrase or chord progression as "quoting oneself". Its more of an issue of style. Quotes need to be a little more substantive (like the aforementioned "Long Goodbye" quote in The Last Jedi) or, at least, much more persisent throughout a large portion of one's body of work: e.g. Horner's "danger" gestures.
     
    There's also a discussion to be had on whether specific timbral and orchestrational choices constitute "quoting".
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from Chen G. in Am I Alone? Infinity War Is The Worst MCU OST.   
    Marvel wouldn't allow it.
     
    I think Silvestri delivered the score that the producers/directors asked for.
     
    I think the score was kinda unimportant in this movie in a weird way. I remember only one thing - and that is the memorable explosion of the main theme when Thor joins the battle but that's it.
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    TheUlyssesian reacted to Jedi767 in Am I Alone? Infinity War Is The Worst MCU OST.   
    Nothing in Infinity War comes close to this track alone: 
     

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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from Timo Martikainen in Spielberg's long-awaited musical = West Side Story?   
    Would it really be interesting for Williams to work painstakingly for 6 months on 3 hours of music not his own? I think I can see that it would not be an alluring proposition for him.
     
    I would agree in the long run I would rather have new music from him than him getting tied up in an arrangement job.
     
    At this point in his career, you are not going to hire Williams to simply arrange music for you.
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    TheUlyssesian reacted to Richard Penna in THE LAST JEDI Trailer 2 MUSIC discussion   
    It kind of surprises me that with all the milking Disney is doing with SW, and that a new trailer is a big deal, they don't take the opportunity to put the trailer music on Itunes.
     
    Just advertise it on YouTube/official website and watch the $$s come in.
     
    In terms of the trailer itself, it looks and sounds pretty average to me.
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    TheUlyssesian reacted to Will in THE LAST JEDI Trailer 2 MUSIC discussion   
    Here's our first article by an utterly clueless reporter:
     
    http://screenrant.com/star-wars-last-jedi-trailer-john-williams-new-score/
     
     
    The article doesn't even mention Rey's theme or Jedi Steps! 
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from crumbs in THE LAST JEDI Trailer 2 MUSIC discussion   
    So the themes showcased are Jedi Steps, Kylo Ren, Rey and of course Force.
     
    I always thought of Jedi Steps as a trailer theme - it is just extremely dramatic sounding and very memorable. I infact predicted that they would surely use it in a trailer for VIII. Rey's Theme I also hope is now sticking with the audience because I can imagine it getting a lot of play in the film. Kyle's motif is distinctive enough and while might earn the noriety of Vader's March it can still be a good signifier of evil for audiences.
     
    I have a feeling Jedi Steps might be Luke's new theme in the Messiah mode or something. It seems to link somehow with Luke.
     
    It's a credit to Williams that THREE themes from his previous score are being used in trailers for the next one. Can't think of any other films which did that. Did even LOTR trailers use multiple themes from previous films? Will have to go and check.
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    TheUlyssesian reacted to Alexcremers in DC Cinematic Universe Thread   
    There's simply not that much to work with. He just has to look the part. 
     
    I still think Christopher Reeve is the only actor who somehow transcended all the limitations that go with playing a superhero. He found a way to make it human. 
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    TheUlyssesian reacted to Fabulin in What are your favorite "obscure" scores?   
    You got a stranger to hear a magnificent brass version of "Speak Softly Love", and the rest of Rota's wonderful album for Fortunella.
    you can consider your insignificant faux pas absolved  
     
    Right, @TheUlyssesian ? ☺️
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from Once in What are your favorite "obscure" scores?   
    You mean the love theme! The Godfather Waltz is the main theme.
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from Once in What are your favorite "obscure" scores?   
    Not obscure to anyone who has seen the godfather! 😉
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    TheUlyssesian reacted to Once in What are your favorite "obscure" scores?   
    I too have a hard time deciding what is considered "obscure". I guess it differs from person to person. These are some of my favorites I don't see get mentioned often;
     
    "Valhalla" by Ron Goodwin (1986)
    "Fortunella" by Nino Rota (1958)
    "Himalaya - l'enfance d'un chef" by Bruno Coulais (1999)
    "Bébé(s)" by Bruno Coulais (2010)
    "Flåklypa Grand Prix" by Bent Fabricius-Bjerre (1975)
    "Hannibal & Jerry" by Thomas Hass (the songs excluded) (1997)
    "Stato interessante" by Ennio Morricone (1977)
     
    There are plenty of others, but I'm unsure how "obscure" they are (some of them were Oscar-nominated, after all). Like "Avalon" (Randy Newman), "The Secret Garden" (Zbigniew Prisoner), "Les triplettes de Belleville" (Benoît Charest), "Sunshine" (Maurice Jarre), "Nebraska" (Mark Orton), "Far from the Madding Crowd" (Craig Armstrong), "Mr. Bean's Holiday" (Howard Goodall), "In Bruges" (Carter Burwell), or the television scores for "Poirot" (Christopher Gunning), "Midsomer Murders" (Jim Parker) and "30 Rock" (Jeff Richmond).
    Okay, I might have included some quite known scores. 😅 They're all worth a listen, anyway, I guess.
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    TheUlyssesian reacted to Jurassic Shark in John Williams scores that use the organ?   
    I think JW uses his organ for all of his scores.
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from Timo Martikainen in Spielberg's long-awaited musical = West Side Story?   
    Would it really be interesting for Williams to work painstakingly for 6 months on 3 hours of music not his own? I think I can see that it would not be an alluring proposition for him.
     
    I would agree in the long run I would rather have new music from him than him getting tied up in an arrangement job.
     
    At this point in his career, you are not going to hire Williams to simply arrange music for you.
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from Timo Martikainen in Spielberg's long-awaited musical = West Side Story?   
    Would it really be interesting for Williams to work painstakingly for 6 months on 3 hours of music not his own? I think I can see that it would not be an alluring proposition for him.
     
    I would agree in the long run I would rather have new music from him than him getting tied up in an arrangement job.
     
    At this point in his career, you are not going to hire Williams to simply arrange music for you.
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from Timo Martikainen in Spielberg's long-awaited musical = West Side Story?   
    Would it really be interesting for Williams to work painstakingly for 6 months on 3 hours of music not his own? I think I can see that it would not be an alluring proposition for him.
     
    I would agree in the long run I would rather have new music from him than him getting tied up in an arrangement job.
     
    At this point in his career, you are not going to hire Williams to simply arrange music for you.
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from Timo Martikainen in Spielberg's long-awaited musical = West Side Story?   
    Would it really be interesting for Williams to work painstakingly for 6 months on 3 hours of music not his own? I think I can see that it would not be an alluring proposition for him.
     
    I would agree in the long run I would rather have new music from him than him getting tied up in an arrangement job.
     
    At this point in his career, you are not going to hire Williams to simply arrange music for you.
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from Timo Martikainen in Spielberg's long-awaited musical = West Side Story?   
    Would it really be interesting for Williams to work painstakingly for 6 months on 3 hours of music not his own? I think I can see that it would not be an alluring proposition for him.
     
    I would agree in the long run I would rather have new music from him than him getting tied up in an arrangement job.
     
    At this point in his career, you are not going to hire Williams to simply arrange music for you.
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from Timo Martikainen in Spielberg's long-awaited musical = West Side Story?   
    Would it really be interesting for Williams to work painstakingly for 6 months on 3 hours of music not his own? I think I can see that it would not be an alluring proposition for him.
     
    I would agree in the long run I would rather have new music from him than him getting tied up in an arrangement job.
     
    At this point in his career, you are not going to hire Williams to simply arrange music for you.
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