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    TheUlyssesian reacted to Mr. Who in James Newton Howard's FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD   
    After having seen the movie again, I've done a few changes to my list. It's still not complete as there are cues I know are missing but aren't on the updated list because I can't place them.
    Anyway, this has more detail than the last list I posted!
     
    1. The Threstal Chase (8:04)
    2. Newt and Leta (2:32)
    Theseus Ministry meeting - Grindelwald arrives in Paris Grindelwald’s Orders 3. Dumbledore (2:11)
    ”It has to be you” - Newt takes the job The baby Nifflers - newts apartment 4. The Kelpie (1:32)
    Jacob and Queenie - Queenie leaves - Jacob in the Rain 5. Newt and Jacob Pack for Paris (2:27)
    6. Nagini (4:15)
    The Portkey Queenie arrives in Paris - french ministry of magic Not an old lady 7. Newt Tracks Tina (2:27)
    8. Queenie Searches for Jacob (1:35)
    Nagini & Credence go to Irma Dugard 9. Irma and the Obscurus (2:56)
    ”For the greater good” Jacob talking about Queenie The Feather Yusuf Kama’s Trap 11. Capturing the Zouwu (1:33)
    12. Traveling to Hogwarts (1:06) (first few seconds are used), then a new arrangement and recording of JW’s music from HP comes in instead of the Fantastic Beasts/Macusa theme like in the OST cue)
    Hogwarts (slightly re-arranged and re recorded JW music). Defense against the Dark Arts (might be second part of 12. Traveling to Hogwarts) Ministry officials question Dumbledore  - Travers gets the last word 13. Leta’s Flashback (4:40)
    Leta’s Flashback (insert?) 10. Blood Pact (2:29)
    Curing Yusuf Kama Grindelwald calls his followers Polyjuice - Theseus and Leta Tina and Newt enter fresh ministry - Theseus discovers newt 14. Salamander Eyes (2:38)
    15. Matagots (2:15)
    Jacob and Nicholas Flamel 16. Your Story is Our Story (3:21)
    17. Leta’s Confession (5:14)
    Grindelwald Rally - Grindelwald Enters - Speech 18. Vision of War (3:49)
    19. Spread the Word (4:01)
    20. Wands into the Earth (4:04)
    21. Restoring Your Name (6:20)
    22. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2:40)
    End credits: First half of Leta’s Flashback, a shortened version of Matagots (where the big action part of the cue is omitted), beginning of Leta’s Confession and then a cue that is unreleased which sounded a bit like the Jacob and Nicholas Flamel cue (which also is unreleased).
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    TheUlyssesian reacted to Alex in Harry Potter 7CD Collection - MUSIC discussion   
    I will be writing a formal complaint to Mr Willliams himself
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from Once in James Newton Howard's FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD   
    Listening a few more times to the score and mulling it over in my mind with the film I saw - I see this as a very good first rate effort from JNH.
     
    Given the circumstances, I think he did extremely well. The high-lights aren't as euphoric and as abundant as in the first score but they are there if you look for them. There is indeed some more than solid fantasy music in there. JNH is also chained by the structure of the film which is much different from the last one. The last one had a lot of dialog free sections where the music could shine and JNH could let loose providing extended statements and development of his melodic material. This is a much more dialog heavy film with nearly constant exposition and such and a weird rhythm where it is constantly flashing back to backstories and such. Characters seemingly come and go at random and nobody really transforms all that much except perhaps Queenie.

    Given the circumstances, JNH performs well providing robust material where-ever he could find space to do so.
     
    Also credit where it is due - JNH is in Star Wars/Middleearth territory with the abundance of themes and motifs he is providing for this franchise. He's clearly inspired by this material and the music is flowing out of him. ONLY, the story-telling and cohesion isn't as well done as those franchises. JNH's application of themes and motifs is a bit loose and haphazard so that it is difficult to latch onto concepts. Some instances - Newt's hero theme from the first score is now his main theme, his main theme is abandoned, the conspiracy theme is only used for the title card, the rising Grindlewald theme is now a general bad-guy theme, Jacob's theme is literally never heard in either film, the healing theme is now the Tina/Newt love theme and pretty much the only representation of Tina as she doesn't have her own theme, the swing jazzy romance material from the first film is abandoned, Leta's theme is nebulous as hell and is more defined by the Ahhing female choir which is also used in other places not related to her and on and on I could go. It does right some wrongs from the previous scores too allowing the magnificent main franchise theme to shine throughout the film including action variants.
     
    So with a tighter attribution of themes and motifs, this could be a classic score series.
     
    But rest assured this is definitely a worthy effort.
     
    PS: I find myself sinking deeper and deeper into the CC hole as I feel I am beginning to sound like him in my film score analysis.
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from hornist in Score from ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Disqualified from Oscar Race   
    I think the loss for Lincoln was justified. Because while it is absolutely outstanding music - not much of it is in the film! The best score oscar is meant to reward how the score sounds in the film.
     
    Memoirs was his best chance at winning. Followed by Star Wars 7. He would have won but for the terrible and needless Morricone gimmick thing.
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from Falstaft in Score from ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Disqualified from Oscar Race   
    It does show an immense lack of courtesy. And you know what, I think he could have made the shortlist. Remember this year they are going to do a shortlist of 15 first. He's respected by his peers. Even a short list mention would have been great.
     
    But honestly, the score would either have been disqualified had they submitted in time or Williams wouldn't have recieved credit anyways.
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from ins in The Adventures of Tintin SEQUEL Anticipation thread   
    Williams score for the first Tintin is a masterpiece. It is a dazzling tour de force from start to finish with dozens of themes and motifs running across the score. The tempo is often exhilarating and the orchestral complexity is Harry Potter level. 
     
    How is it just an okay score?
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from ins in The Adventures of Tintin SEQUEL Anticipation thread   
    Williams score for the first Tintin is a masterpiece. It is a dazzling tour de force from start to finish with dozens of themes and motifs running across the score. The tempo is often exhilarating and the orchestral complexity is Harry Potter level. 
     
    How is it just an okay score?
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from ins in The Adventures of Tintin SEQUEL Anticipation thread   
    Williams score for the first Tintin is a masterpiece. It is a dazzling tour de force from start to finish with dozens of themes and motifs running across the score. The tempo is often exhilarating and the orchestral complexity is Harry Potter level. 
     
    How is it just an okay score?
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from ins in The Adventures of Tintin SEQUEL Anticipation thread   
    Williams score for the first Tintin is a masterpiece. It is a dazzling tour de force from start to finish with dozens of themes and motifs running across the score. The tempo is often exhilarating and the orchestral complexity is Harry Potter level. 
     
    How is it just an okay score?
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from ins in The Adventures of Tintin SEQUEL Anticipation thread   
    Williams score for the first Tintin is a masterpiece. It is a dazzling tour de force from start to finish with dozens of themes and motifs running across the score. The tempo is often exhilarating and the orchestral complexity is Harry Potter level. 
     
    How is it just an okay score?
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from ins in The Adventures of Tintin SEQUEL Anticipation thread   
    Williams score for the first Tintin is a masterpiece. It is a dazzling tour de force from start to finish with dozens of themes and motifs running across the score. The tempo is often exhilarating and the orchestral complexity is Harry Potter level. 
     
    How is it just an okay score?
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    TheUlyssesian reacted to Quintus in The Adventures of Tintin SEQUEL Anticipation thread   
    I'm thinking more about his distinct verve and economical orchestration rather than his actual thematic material. Although he has shown he is capable enough to come up with at least one decent and suitable melody per movie, on occasion. I'm no big Desplat fan, but I still recognise his strengths, given the right material (I don't think Star Wars was ever it).
     
    Williams provided an okay score for the first film, but I wouldn't exactly call it ideal.
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from Will in John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018)   
    Still it is a ridiculous fail that they were late to enter the paperwork. Mortifying.
     
     
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from Will in John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018)   
    Still it is a ridiculous fail that they were late to enter the paperwork. Mortifying.
     
     
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from Will in John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018)   
    Still it is a ridiculous fail that they were late to enter the paperwork. Mortifying.
     
     
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from crumbs in The Adventures of Tintin SEQUEL Anticipation thread   
    They HAVE to use the Williams themes. HAVE TO. Williams did not write an entire boatload of themes just for one film.
     
    I think they can do a Williams Ross Chamber of Secrets kind of thing where Williams can write maybe 3-4 new themes and then Ross can orchestrate and apply all the old themes that still are applicable. Tintin, Snowy, Haddock, Thompsons, the treasure - all have their themes which HAVE to be used.
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    TheUlyssesian reacted to Alexcremers in The best movie villains of the 21st century so far?   
    I hope so, it's getting tiresome.
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    TheUlyssesian reacted to Alexcremers in The best movie villains of the 21st century so far?   
    Not a villain. 
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    TheUlyssesian reacted to crocodile in The best movie villains of the 21st century so far?   
    I think Theresa May is not bad. Not as good as Maggie but still decent enough.
     
    Karol
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    TheUlyssesian reacted to Dzadza in Hymn to the fallen played on George H.W. Bush state funeral   
    starting around 55:00
     
     
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    TheUlyssesian reacted to Richard in Hymn to the fallen played on George H.W. Bush state funeral   
    4 1/2 hours for a fucking funeral!?
    When we buried my granny, we were in and out of the cemetery, and down the hotel bar, within 45 minutes! She wouldn't want us to get cold.
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from TSMefford in Harry Potter - The John Williams Soundtrack Collection 7CD boxset from La-La Land Records (2018)   
    Williams must be fucking minting money with the royalties flowing in through the use of music at all these parks and properties.
     
    Atleast I hope he is. 
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    TheUlyssesian reacted to Alex in Harry Potter 7CD Collection - SAMPLES and clips discussion   
    Wish these directors would edit their damn movies to the music.
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from TSMefford in Harry Potter - The John Williams Soundtrack Collection 7CD boxset from La-La Land Records (2018)   
    Williams must be fucking minting money with the royalties flowing in through the use of music at all these parks and properties.
     
    Atleast I hope he is. 
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