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    Pieter_Boelen reacted to ATXHusker in Battle at Big Rock (2019 JURASSIC PARK short, music by Amie Doherty)   
    I really liked the Dino skeleton for the universal logo intro!
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    Pieter_Boelen reacted to MikeH in Rose’s Theme   
    Isla Luka
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    Pieter_Boelen reacted to Bayesian in STAR WARS Custom Covers thread   
    As true as that is, this is Star Wars we’re talking about. Star Wars. Have they no respect for this cultural lodestar, no sense responsibility to the millions of people whose lives were shaped or touched by this film series? They ruined the soundtracks once they got their mousy hands on them by demastering the sound and slapping shitty bargain-bin artwork on them, and now they’ve repeated the feat with their version of these video releases. And for what reason? Would it have cost all that much more in time or effort to put in even a half-assed job here? I guarantee that if Disney had put out a request for someone to do the design work for free, and zero royalties, they’d have been swamped with amazing material. But no, they’d sooner give the job to their bush-league fourth-string art department because their idiot bean-counters probably told them that the ROI on art design for relatively-low-selling soundtracks and blu-rays had to hit some minimum threshold.
     
    This is the problem with the corporatist mentality—every last stupid thing has to pay for itself. It’s not enough if one aspect of Disney’s business makes shitloads of cash; every aspect has to, or else they aren’t succeeding. No longer are things done properly just for the sake of doing it properly. Disney will pour money into galaxy’s edge because they know they can squeeze a couple grand out of each family that comes to visit it, so the ROI makes it worthwhile to make it great. They’ll pour hundreds of millions to market TROS this fall because it’ll drive asses into seats this December. But heaven forfend that they take a fraction of a sliver of a percent of that marketing budget to hire someone who isn’t a colorblind Art Institute dropout to give the two principal products of the actual films themselves the care and attention they deserve. Because think how would that look on their earnings statement.
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    Pieter_Boelen reacted to BrendanT1993 in STAR WARS Custom Covers thread   
    New blu ray covers for the films being released (or is it another re-release, I've lost count) in September this year.
     
    Perhaps someone could make these into alternate covers?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Still using Solo yak creature art for Solo artwork, despite that sequence not making it into the final cut.
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    Pieter_Boelen got a reaction from Yavar Moradi in Marvel's Agent Carter   
    I've been watching lot of TV shows lately.
    Agent Carter is easily one of my favourites.
    Adventure, historical period, some cool stuff and plenty of laughs.
    What's not to love?
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    Pieter_Boelen got a reaction from Yavar Moradi in Alfred Newman - 5CD Box Set from Kritzerland (The Black Swan / Captain from Castile / Prince of Foxes / The Gunfighter / Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing)   
    Improved sound quality for those first two are pretty welcome too! 
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    Pieter_Boelen reacted to Jay in Marvel Cinematic Universe Thread   
    Hayley Atwell's Agent Carter to Appear in 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Season 7
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    Pieter_Boelen reacted to Jay in THE ORVILLE - Music Discussion (Bruce Broughton, Joel McNeely, John Debney, Andrew Cottee)   
    John Debney confirmed for season 3
     
    http://filmmusicreporter.com/2019/09/03/john-debney-to-score-brenda-chapmans-come-away/
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    Pieter_Boelen got a reaction from Miguel Andrade in New arrangement of "Hedwig's Theme"; video recording included   
    The name of the person was mentioned on the screen, but I didn't write it down and I don't remember.
    Maybe if someone else goes at some point?
     
    I did make a video recording.
    It misses the opening because I didn't expect this at all, but otherwise I hope you'll like it all the same:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1H2DhJ6QhbgMOvdzCpr6cjg-ZaEdni-70/view?usp=drivesdk
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    Pieter_Boelen got a reaction from Cerebral Cortex in New arrangement of "Hedwig's Theme"; video recording included   
    The name of the person was mentioned on the screen, but I didn't write it down and I don't remember.
    Maybe if someone else goes at some point?
     
    I did make a video recording.
    It misses the opening because I didn't expect this at all, but otherwise I hope you'll like it all the same:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1H2DhJ6QhbgMOvdzCpr6cjg-ZaEdni-70/view?usp=drivesdk
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    Pieter_Boelen reacted to Remco in New arrangement of "Hedwig's Theme"; video recording included   
    Apparently the arrangement was created for this show specifically, but I don’t know who did it. 
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    Pieter_Boelen reacted to Arpy in New arrangement of "Hedwig's Theme"; video recording included   
    Hedwig didn't die, okay?. He's travelling the solar system right now.
     
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    Pieter_Boelen reacted to Nick Parker in Star Wars IX The Rise of Skywalker (JJ Abrams 2019)   
    After all these years of Williams seemingly unappreciated by professionals in the other fields of the industry, particularly those as in the spotlight as movie stars, isn't it sweet that we finally have a huge breakout star like Daisy Ridley as a champion in his corner? 
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    Pieter_Boelen reacted to Pellaeon in Star Wars IX The Rise of Skywalker (JJ Abrams 2019)   
    I never used to listen to audiobooks in the car, but, a few years ago when I had babies in the NICU for a month and a half, and I was back and forth to the hospital constantly, I picked up Timothy Zahn’s Heir to the Empire audiobook, and thought it was ace! This was right after The Force Awakens came out. Anyway, great narrator who nailed the character voices, fun sound effects and occasional (if a bit too occasional) music, and the author writes a fun swashbuckling yarn that feels like a seamless continuation of Return of the Jedi. I went through my whole life up to that point trying not to cross that particular nerd line, but, the Thrawn books and the X-Wing books are indeed great fun!
     
    Oh, and the radio dramas of the OT, as I think everyone knows, are also very good.
     
    I tried to listen to the TFA novelization later, and it was a real snoozer.
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    Pieter_Boelen got a reaction from crumbs in Star Wars IX The Rise of Skywalker (JJ Abrams 2019)   
    Wow; that's a REALLY accurate description of my situation! You are right on the money there. 
     
    That one is written by Claudia Grey. I've read several of those new SW books and I found hers to be the best of the bunch.
     
    For some reason though, Bloodline didn't connect with me and it was a chore to get through.
    On the other hand, "Leia: Princess of Alderaan" also has a strong connection to the background and lore of the series, but I like it far, far better.
    I cannot explain why, when it's the same writer and the same character. It's weird.
     
    "Lost Stars" is an interesting one too as it basically doesn't affect the plots of the movies at all.
    Instead, it tells a completely separate story with brand new characters and the events of Episodes IV-VIII serving 'only' as background.
    It's an interesting approach and could probably be enjoyed as a fully stand-alone story even by those with no familiarity of the actual films.
     
    If you cannot enjoy "Leia" or "Lost Stars" either, I sincerely doubt you'd enjoy any of those new SW books and you're probably better off skipping them all.
     
    Could be. But I feel like there is prequel-level bashing going on while TFA does feel, at least to me, like a higher quality film than those.
    I might be wrong, but it suggests to me there is something more at play than the quality alone.
    My personal hypothesis is that there has been a culture shift between when the original trilogy was released and now, some 40 years later.
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    Pieter_Boelen reacted to TheUlyssesian in Star Wars IX The Rise of Skywalker (JJ Abrams 2019)   
    The Force was the equivalent to "He's Batman" explanation by fantrolls to explain away the plotholes in Nolan's Batman movies.
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    Pieter_Boelen reacted to theMaestraX in Star Wars IX The Rise of Skywalker (JJ Abrams 2019)   
    WTF! I have a bad feeling about this & sense a great disturbance with this force! 
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    Pieter_Boelen reacted to Quintus in Star Wars IX The Rise of Skywalker (JJ Abrams 2019)   
    I remember when we would just answer idle conundrums like these with "the Force". That used to be enough to affectionately satiate any plot quandary, until the internet came along. Simpler times.
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    Pieter_Boelen reacted to Arpy in Star Wars IX The Rise of Skywalker (JJ Abrams 2019)   
    Yeah, that shot of him playing with the T-16 Skyhopper was in there too to suggest he had an interest in flying. Rey also has that Rebel helmet!
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    Pieter_Boelen reacted to Thekthithm in Star Wars IX The Rise of Skywalker (JJ Abrams 2019)   
    Eh yeah, hardly anyone reads those books anyhow.
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    Pieter_Boelen reacted to Arpy in Star Wars IX The Rise of Skywalker (JJ Abrams 2019)   
    I'm not against you on the point of a book having the space to elaborate, however, no filmmaker is asking the audience to read the novels in order to understand something that can easily be done in a film.
     
    Rey's abilities could've been worked into a conversation, or a montage, or even a flashback to show her life beforehand. I like the small scenes of her washing the scavenged parts and seeing herself in the old woman, thinking that her life would be resigned to scavenging - that's filmmaking that's revealing more than it's showing and says a lot about the character without dialogue and lengthy exposition.
     
    Nor do I.
     
    The opening crawl of TFA doesn't do enough to show this and I kind of feel that we needed some character to be as clueless as we are to be able to ask the questions and have them answered on screen - shit, Leia or Han could've said something about the rise of the FO and Resistance and we're left to assume Rey knows about the First Order having spent her whole life on one planet...
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    Pieter_Boelen reacted to Mr. Manfrenjensenden in Star Wars IX The Rise of Skywalker (JJ Abrams 2019)   
    I dunno, it was pretty amazing that Luke could suddenly fly an x-wing and blow up the Death Star. Or a young 10 year old could pilot a ship and destroy a trade federation vessel.
     
    TFA was just following the trend Lucas established.
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    Pieter_Boelen reacted to Arpy in Jeremy Soule   
    Perhaps I should've prefaced that comment by saying there are advances made by both men and women that are truly forms of harassment and abuse - I know people who are personally affected by this in the workplace and encounter this often, however there are people who, for whatever reason, really believe you can be raped through perceived micro-agressions. Those people are who my post refers to, those who are deluded into thinking someone who looks at another person, or gives a simple greeting is the equivalent of rape. It muddies the water of real victims who suffer from rape.
     
    But yeah, ban me.
     
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    Pieter_Boelen reacted to Richard in Star Wars IX The Rise of Skywalker (JJ Abrams 2019)   
    Asked about which classical composer he will play, in an upcoming biopic, Arnold Schwarzenegger replied: "I'll be Bach".
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