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    Pieter_Boelen got a reaction from Once in Marvel's Agent Carter   
    I liked Agents of SHIELD most when it first started; when it was a team working together,
    rather than the "political shenanigans" and "chronic backstabbing disorder" that apparently seems to be required in many TV shows that I've seen lately.
    And I want to see the "Back to the Future" flying car back; that was just too brilliantly hilarious!
     
    There is a lot less needless personal business in Agent Carter and the characters are so much more fun.
    The humorous tone also does it tremendous favours. And the time setting is really very cool too.
     
    I've never been hugely into superhero stuff, but do find the Marvel films fairly entertaining.
    And Agent Carter is probably one of the best things to come from that direction.
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    Pieter_Boelen reacted to Jay in Marvel's Agent Carter   
    Agent Carter 2x05 The Atomic Job
     
    Another week, another undercover assignment for Peggy leads to a new fun American accent by Hayley Atwell.  I like how different she makes each one.  I loved the team aspect of this episode, with Peggy, Sousa, Jarvis, Rose, and that scientist guy all going on a mission together.  Fun stuff, reminded me of Alias and how this show is like a cross between Alias, X-Files, Fringe, and The First Avenger.  I'm getting tired of the intangible doctor storyline, I hope that wraps up soon with him either getting his body back or getting killed off.  That scene with Ken Marino punching the dude was really over the top violent for a 8oclock network TV show; Was their some weird Marvel mandate to be more like their Netflix shows or something?  I quite enjoyed the scene of Peggy continually zapping Leland Palmer
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    Pieter_Boelen reacted to Mr. Breathmask in ‘Star Wars in Concert’ to return in 2016 to a city near you (Cancelled)   
    I hope it comes to Amsterdam.
     
    Not likely though.
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    Pieter_Boelen reacted to Datameister in The Thematic Material of the Star Wars Saga (Possible Community Project?)   
    Yeah, I'm really curious what Williams' intent was there. As a standalone album track, the complete "March of the Resistance" works great, but I do prefer the shorter version for the credits. It's a case of "less is more."
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    Pieter_Boelen reacted to Jay in Braveheart - New 2CD Expanded 20th Anniversary Edition from La La Land   
    Cool blog about the artwork and how Jim Titus came up with the cover art
     
    https://www.behance.net/gallery/33434457/Braveheart-20th-Anniversary
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    Pieter_Boelen reacted to crumbs in Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them 5-film series   
    There were so many perfect moments screaming for references to Fawkes the Phoenix and Window to the Past which went begging. Especially some of the scenes with Sirius.
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    Pieter_Boelen reacted to crumbs in Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them 5-film series   
    Desplat tried to introduce a few nice musical ideas, and the action material in Gringotts is excellent, but I found most of the score forgettable.
     
    Then there's those direct lifts of Williams music, which are like the film screaming, "hey everyone, remember how Harry Potter music used to sound, before we sucked the life out of things?"
     
    Arguably it's thematically fitting for Harry's return to Hogwarts, but it felt strange after they seemingly spent so many films phasing the theme out.
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    Pieter_Boelen reacted to crumbs in Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them 5-film series   
    Was more referring to Hooper's 2 efforts. Desplat's scores are a big improvement but still suffer from the Yates "how can I make this magical world as sleep inducing as possible?" syndrome.
     
    I get the whole darker, grittier progression of the series, but Deathly Hallows was such a miserable slog.
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    Pieter_Boelen got a reaction from Ricard in Are you sick of the glut of superhero films   
    True, that!
     
    I remember watching "The Adventures of Robin Hood" a while back and being surprised how much "dark" stuff makes an appearance in that film (though mostly limited to the opening text).
    Likewise, the old "Captain Horatio Hornblower, R.N." film has a lot of true realism, history and "dark stuff" referenced in it, while still being an upbeat adventure.
    A film doesn't need to have a continuously dark and oppressive atmosphere and look in order to have that layer of gritty realism to it.
    In fact, if everything seems overly dark, then the contrast is gone and with it goes any real impact that it might otherwise have had.
     
    The real world can look beautiful, yet can still have dark things happening in it.
    If you want to represent that in a film, you don't need to make the look of the world match with what happens in it.
     
    I've seen film reviews that suggest people out there don't even know what the real world look like anymore.
    There was one for the 1962 "Mutiny on the Bounty" that claimed that film looked fake because of it picture-perfect scenery.
    But I have been in areas in the world quite similar to where that is set and it actually does look like that.
     
    On the other end of the spectrum, for a film to be "upbeat escapist fun", it doesn't actually need to also be dumb.
    The first three Indiana Jones films weren't. The first Star Wars films weren't. I don't think Jurassic Park was either. Even the first PotC film was quite clever.
    But then it all goes downhill from there. Definitely the PotC films for sure because both darker as they went along, as well as more silly, insane, far-fetched and, yes, dumb.
     
    The most fun films I remember watching last year were Jurassic World and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
    But as much as I enjoyed Jurassic World, it was most certainly quite dumb and very silly.
    While The Force Awakens on my first viewing seemed like "Playing it Safe: The Movie".
    Both went completely overboard with references and, in the case of Jurassic World, making fun of itself.
     
    That is definitely better than that "dark gritty realism" business.
    But where did the movies go that actually strike a sensible balance somewhere inbetween?
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    Pieter_Boelen got a reaction from crumbs in Are you sick of the glut of superhero films   
    On the subject of films we're sick of, nothing comes even close to that "dark, gritty, realistic" crap.
    I got sick of that basically as soon as it started and it is probably one of the main reasons why there are very few modern day films that actually truly excite me.
    How much longer before "they" stop making those and remember again that it helps if entertainment is actually, you know, FUN?
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    Pieter_Boelen reacted to Jack in Your favourite film + music moments in Star Wars: The Force Awakens   
    I really love the quirky action stuff from Follow Me / The Falcon. The 4/4 & 3/8 stuff (or whatever it is). To me, haromically and rhythmically it's markedly Goldsmithian. But with the character and Jazziness that Williams does so well. It feels so fresh and colourful to me. And clever. 
     
    Also love Rey's Theme and have had it rattling around my head since I first heard it!
     
    I'm not a huge fan of Scherzo for X-Wings in the concert cue, but the film presentation kind of opened me up to it. Very exciting. Also super fun to play. No one does those fluent, cool harmonic progressions amidst such kinetic activity quite like Williams manages. *swoon*
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    Pieter_Boelen reacted to Jay in John Williams scores to suffer the least editing?   
    I disagree.  I've synced The Hunt and The Trek to picture and both were much more effective than tracking in the concert arrangement of the main theme.
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    Pieter_Boelen reacted to Brónach in Are you sick of the glut of superhero films   
     
    My problem with that is that it's often NOT realistic. And that real life has humour in it.
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    Pieter_Boelen got a reaction from Hedji in Are you sick of the glut of superhero films   
    On the subject of films we're sick of, nothing comes even close to that "dark, gritty, realistic" crap.
    I got sick of that basically as soon as it started and it is probably one of the main reasons why there are very few modern day films that actually truly excite me.
    How much longer before "they" stop making those and remember again that it helps if entertainment is actually, you know, FUN?
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    Pieter_Boelen got a reaction from Scarpia in The Force Awakens - Score Reactions from Reviews, etc   

    Sorry, but that was too hard to resist.
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    Pieter_Boelen got a reaction from Taikomochi in The Force Awakens - Score Reactions from Reviews, etc   

    Sorry, but that was too hard to resist.
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    Pieter_Boelen got a reaction from Gruesome Son of a Bitch in The Force Awakens - Score Reactions from Reviews, etc   

    Sorry, but that was too hard to resist.
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    Pieter_Boelen reacted to Jay in La-La Land is fulfilling your requests for more Star Trek music - pick your own cues you want released!   


     
    http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=113452&forumID=1&archive=0
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    Pieter_Boelen reacted to WilliamHorne97 in Official Indiana Jones 5 Thread   
    Lets just have another heart pounding adventure movie like the first three. No need for Indy's family, just him kicking ass and discovering treasure  
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    Pieter_Boelen reacted to crocodile in Star Wars Episode 8 poll (TFA Spoilers)   
    As much as I understand the need to extend the Skywalker clan saga, it's already happening of Ben/Kylo. That's a big enough story. I think another reveal like that would just cheapen the story (as it happened with Luke and Leia in Jedi, for instance). I want a character that makes their own decision and can grow, without too much of a destiny burden. Rey is strong enough of a character to develop without the needless backstory. I like the idea that we don't know who she was, and we can fill in gaps in our minds. And I also think that the lack of identity might be a strong enough drive for her to start caring about other characters. It would have been pretty disappointing if the only people ever influencing the galaxy, and in a negative way, were Skywalkers. Why are they even allowed to breed is beyond me.
     
    She could be related to someone we've met. I can live with that. But enough of that soap opera already. Just tell a story of a protagonist that needs to find her way in a grand galaxy without a help of genes.
     
    And I also want the galaxy far far way to be vast, and not the size of a local neighbourhood.
     
    Karol
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    Pieter_Boelen reacted to Taikomochi in The Force Awakens - Score Reactions from Reviews, etc   
    It sure is convenient that this forum we happen to be on just happens to be better than every other forum based around similar topics!
     
     
    My point is that these distinctions are pretty arbitrary.
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    Pieter_Boelen reacted to Jay in The Force Awakens For Your Consideration (FYC) Album   
    I just added a FAQ to the main post and copied all the most important information to it including my quick no-edits playlist, my chronological OST/FYC order, custom cover art, and link to my spreadsheet.
     
    Enjoy!
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    Pieter_Boelen reacted to BloodBoal in The Thematic Material of the Star Wars Saga (Possible Community Project?)   
    I Can Fly Anything -> 01:19
     
    Farewell & The Trip -> 00:35
     
    The Jedi Steps & Finale -> 5:23
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    Pieter_Boelen got a reaction from Bespin in Star Wars Concert Suites   
    I've got a personal compilation of Star Wars concert suites that contains the following:
    Indicated in BOLD are all tracks that are expanded or modified from their OST counterparts.
    Main Theme (Star Wars) from The Hollywood Sound
    The Adventures of Jar Jar (The Phantom Menace) from Themes from "The Phantom Menace" and Other Film Hits, Royal Scottish National Orchestra
    Anakin's Theme (The Phantom Menace) from Re-recording by Erich Kunzel
    The Flag Parade (The Phantom Menace) from Themes from "The Phantom Menace" and Other Film Hits, Royal Scottish National Orchestra
    Duel of the Fates (The Phantom Menace) from Instrumental Recording by the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Orie Suzuki
    Across the Stars (Attack of the Clones) from Re-recording by Erich Kunzel
    Battle of the Heroes (Revenge of the Sith) from Re-recording by Erich Kunzel
    May the Force Be With You, Piano and Violin recording by Joshua Chiu
    Princess Leia (Star Wars) from Keisuke Wakao Plays Music of John Williams
    The Little People (Star Wars) from John Williams Conducts John Williams: The Star Wars Trilogy
    The Cantina Band (Star Wars) from Re-recording by Erich Kunzel
    Here They Come! (Star Wars) from John Williams Conducts John Williams: The Star Wars Trilogy (NOTE: Includes Concert Ending)
    The Imperial March (The Empire Strikes Back) from John Williams Conducts John Williams: The Star Wars Trilogy
    The Battle in the Snow (The Empire Strikes Back) from National Philharmonic Orchestra, Conducted By Charles Gerhardt (NOTE: Includes Concert Ending)
    The Asteroid Field (The Empire Strikes Back) from John Williams Conducts John Williams: The Star Wars Trilogy
    Han Solo and the Princess (The Empire Strikes Back) from National Philharmonic Orchestra, Conducted By Charles Gerhardt
    Yoda's Theme (The Empire Strikes Back) from John Williams Conducts John Williams: The Star Wars Trilogy
    Jabba the Hutt (Return of the Jedi) from John Williams Conducts John Williams: The Star Wars Trilogy
    Parade of the Ewoks (Return of the Jedi) from John Williams Conducts John Williams: The Star Wars Trilogy
    Luke and Leia (Return of the Jedi) from Keisuke Wakao Plays Music of John Williams
    Into the Trap (Return of the Jedi) from National Philharmonic Orchestra, Conducted By Charles Gerhardt (NOTE: Includes Sarlacc Sentence and Concert Ending)
    The Forest Battle (Return of the Jedi) from John Williams Conducts John Williams: The Star Wars Trilogy
    Yub Nub (Return of the Jedi) from National Philharmonic Orchestra, Conducted By Charles Gerhardt (NOTE: Ending truncated)
    Throne Room and Finale (Star Wars) from John Williams Conducts John Williams: The Star Wars Trilogy
    What versions would you guys recommend for the following so that I complete this collection?
    "The Battle"
    "Yoda's Theme": What multiple versions are there?
    "Finale" from Empire Strikes Back
    I am most interested in versions that are as different as possible from the original film versions.
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