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    Scarpia reacted to BloodBoal in Jurassic Park and The Lost World Complete Release coming from LaLa-Land Records on 29th of November   
    JWFAN member toothless still hasn't chimed in to give his opinion on the matter. I wonder how he feels about all that...
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    Scarpia reacted to Luke Skywalker in Jurassic Park and The Lost World Complete Release coming from LaLa-Land Records on 29th of November   
    Ashamed?
     
    That's going to be a great experience.
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    Scarpia reacted to Disco Stu in John Williams will begin recording Star Wars VIII this month   
    Somewhere, maybe at this very minute, John Williams is sitting somewhere writing or orchestrating new Star Wars music.  Squeeee!
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    Scarpia reacted to BloodBoal in Jurassic Park and The Lost World Complete Release coming from LaLa-Land Records on 29th of November   
    One thing's for sure: no one can pretend the guys at La-La-Land didn't sink their teeth into this project.
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    Scarpia got a reaction from Josh500 in Jurassic Park and The Lost World Complete Release coming from LaLa-Land Records on 29th of November   
    I will buy directly from La-La Land records, and optimize the shipping cost by ordering also Empire of the Sun.
     
    Going directly to bankruptcy, but with an excellent score to lead the way! 
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    Scarpia reacted to Lockdown in Jurassic Park and The Lost World Complete Release coming from LaLa-Land Records on 29th of November   
    Admin note: This thread is largely hype for the release before it's release date, and then ordering/shipping/"it's arrived!"  talk afterward; Please relocate to the following thread to discuss the actual musical content of the release:
     
    http://www.jwfan.com/forums/index.php?/topic/26866-the-john-williams-jurassic-park-collection-actual-music-discussion/
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Scarpia reacted to BloodBoal in Star Wars. The Music (New Book)   
    Yeah, wright!
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    Scarpia reacted to BloodBoal in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (JJ Abrams 2015)   
    I think you should expect nothing more than JJ gushing about JW's music: "This scene was one that was really hard to get right. We had to work on it for a long time... Oh, by the way, the music Williams wrote for the film is absolutely brilliant. Rey's theme is gorgeous, Ren's theme is pure genius, the March Of The Resistance is tremendous... OK, so, to accomplish the special effects in this scene, what we did was blablabla..."
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    Scarpia got a reaction from Marcus in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Gareth Edwards 2016)   
    Despite the dialogue, I liked the trailer, but the music transported me immediately out of the Star Wars universe, right into the world of generic action films that I'm never interested on seeing.
     
    Each trailer makes me realise more and mroe that lovely visuals are not enough to make a Star Wars movie.
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    Scarpia reacted to Jay in Superman IV Theme Releases?   
    Honestly, I consider the 8CD box set to be worth the money
     
    http://www.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/8874/
     
    Superman: The Movie sounds better than the Rhino release, and contains a bunch of cool alternates that weren't on that Superman II & III are actually pretty fun.  II is primarily comprised of Superman: The Movie material, but its all arranged together in new ways.  Superman III is a pretty wacky comedy score Superman IV is a SURPRISINGLY good score.  Like you I was originally only interested in the JW tracks, but it turns out that Courage's score is honestly quite good, all the way through! The Ron Jones cartoon scores are like a nice bonus feature Just my humble opinion.
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    Scarpia reacted to Incanus in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Gareth Edwards 2016)   
    I hope Vader gets max 2 minute cameo. The anatomically incorrect pre-Episode IV armour is causing way too much heartache for it to be worth it.
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    Scarpia reacted to Alex in John Williams confirms he's scoring Star Wars Episode VIII at Tanglewood Film Night   
    Kathleen Kennedy: "So do you want to do all three?"
    JW: "Well I..."
    Kathleen Kennedy: "That settles it. HE'S SCORING ALL THREE EVERYONE"
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    Scarpia reacted to mrbellamy in John Williams to Score Kobe Bryant short film "Dear Basketball"   
    Randomly got excited about this and went looking around to see if a release date had been announced, since it should be coming up soon. Couldn't find anything, but I did see that the original Sports Illustrated announcement mentioned this, which I don't think any of us caught at the time?
     
     
    http://www.si.com/nba/2016/05/05/kobe-bryant-sports-illustrated-partnership-dear-basketball-film-project
     
    So hopefully that means a score featurette!
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    Scarpia reacted to BloodBoal in John Williams confirms he's scoring Star Wars Episode VIII at Tanglewood Film Night   
    His exact words were: "The score has been completed and recorded. The OST will be released in a month."
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    Scarpia reacted to Stefancos in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Gareth Edwards 2016)   
    The droid seems to be a mix of Chewie and 3PO.
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    Scarpia reacted to Dixon Hill in How would you convince someone that John Williams is the best film composer of all time?   
    One can surmise two possibilities for your and Will's situation.  The first is that the people you're talking about are extremely knowledgeable on the subject, but are sadly infected by a vapid elitism which causes them to turn their noses up at film music.  The second is that these people aren't in fact all that knowledgeable or interested in classical music, but put on a front of cultured-ness, and have latched on to the aforementioned vapid elitism without truly understanding it. 
     
    In other words, they're either not as smart as they think they are, or know they're not as smart as they want to appear, and compensate by criticizing an easy target.
     
    There is no middle ground on this issue.  There is no room for the usual platitudes about taste and opinions and agreeing to disagree and hurr hurr hurr.  You don't have to like Williams or any other film composer, but there is no excuse for someone of true intelligence to allow themselves to fall into the trap of snubbing an entire art form - one which, beyond any argument, is largely responsible for keeping the core traditions of classical music and the performers thereof relevant, more than the world of classical music itself now is.
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    Scarpia reacted to Jay in ASK JW.   
    Gold star!
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    Scarpia reacted to Jilal in ASK JW.   
    Do you dream music?
     
    What's your favorite pizza topping?
     
    How much erasers do you use per year, on average?
     
    Have you ever thought of writing a book on film music?
     
    How many times do you fold your toilet paper, if so?
     
    What deodorant do you use?
     
    You love trees, but nevertheless choose to write music with pencil and paper? Why?!
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    Scarpia reacted to Jilal in "Scherzo for Piano and Orchestra" - new Williams concert work debuting July 1 2014   
    Here's a direct link to the MP3 file: http://7jpnhc.com1.z0.glb.clouddn.com/002-CPO-John Williams-Scherzo for Piano and Orchestra.mp3
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    Scarpia reacted to karelm in What year did John Williams grow his beard?   
    The answer to this topic is obvious that the more hair he had on top of his head, the less need he had for hair under his chin. As he lost hair, he grew the beard to compensate.  As proof, note this photograph with partial baldness and partial beard.
     

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    Scarpia reacted to Dixon Hill in THE BFG OST ALBUM Discussion   
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    Scarpia reacted to mstrox in Alexandre Desplat's Star Wars: Rogue One score   
    Can somebody wake me when people actually start talking about "Alexander Desplat's Star Wars: Rogue One Score" so that I don't keep getting excited when this thread is bumped?
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    Scarpia reacted to Will in Anyone Else Have Nerdy JW Traditions?   
    Yesterday while traveling I managed to continue the two above traditions. 
     
    I actually almost forgot to listen to Midway March, but fortunately I remembered while sitting in the plane waiting to take off. 
     
    And then I Can Fly Anything: I tried to sync real-world take off with Finn and Poe's TIE fighter take off and it was marvelous. Williams's action music is so fun and exhilarating. I was trying very hard to suppress a silly grin from breaking out on my face. 
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