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    Morlock got a reaction from John in Why is your favorite movie your favorite?   
    The Godfather. Can't say I remember the first time. It is my favorite, I think, for the simply put reason that it gets so much so right. Great, epic tale of the rise and fall (or maybe just the fall, or just the rise, or however one cares to look at it) of an American family. I probably initially got interested because I used to love Gangster stories. But it is so much more than that.
    The characters are historic. 'Fredo', 'Sonny', 'Michael', 'Vito Corleone'- they're archetypes. But they are never just archetypes. They are always living and breathing up there on the screen, so real, I never ever see anyone but the character, even though I am very familiar with all the actors.
    The dialogue is fantastic. From the very begining, the best opening moment of any film I've seen -'I believe in America. America has made my fortune. And I raised my daughter in the American fashion.....' it sets the tone of an epic tale of America. Filled with great dialogue- epic, comic, tragic.
    The film looks ravishing. Gordon Willis creates the aura of a throne for the Godfather's office, with the King's men playing their various roles to a T. Yet the throne is private, hidden, a dark underbelly of the bright and festive atmosphere of the daughter's wedding. Everything is bright, bubbly, full of good cheer outside. We see all of the Corleone's men, murders, dancing convivialy with the kids. The colors alone tell the story.
    As you can see, I can't talk about the film without gushing...the reason I love the film, is because of it's richness. Everythin and everybody is working at maximum quality. Every time I watch it, I tell myself, I'm gonna try and focus on a sepcific element, figure out how they made such a great movie. But from the first instant, I am sucked into the experience.
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    Morlock got a reaction from Chen G. in Is Michael Kahn a good editor???   
    I think continuity errors are overrated in their importance. Better a great take with a continuity error than an ok take without one.
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    Morlock got a reaction from The Illustrious Jerry in John Powell kicks ass   
    The title says it all. I was just going through some of my Powell collection, and I was taken by just how good so much of it is. Just about all of the scores of his I've heard retain their excitment and interest time and time again. I won't say his scores are perfect or perfectly consistant...but there's more interesting music in your average Powell album than just about any other composer working today. No one can touch him action-wise nowadays. The man actually uses strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion in ways that sound individually conceived. He can have 5 different interesting things going on at once. And he can still bring it all together for a splendid moment of the big theme.

    Along with Desplat and Giacchino, Powell's the most exciting voice to be introduced to film music in my life as a film-score collector. Just needed to say that yet again.

    Tangiers from The Bourne Ultimatum by John Powell (my favorite action cue of the past couple of year, hands down)
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    Morlock got a reaction from Kasey Kockroach in John Powell kicks ass   
    The title says it all. I was just going through some of my Powell collection, and I was taken by just how good so much of it is. Just about all of the scores of his I've heard retain their excitment and interest time and time again. I won't say his scores are perfect or perfectly consistant...but there's more interesting music in your average Powell album than just about any other composer working today. No one can touch him action-wise nowadays. The man actually uses strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion in ways that sound individually conceived. He can have 5 different interesting things going on at once. And he can still bring it all together for a splendid moment of the big theme.

    Along with Desplat and Giacchino, Powell's the most exciting voice to be introduced to film music in my life as a film-score collector. Just needed to say that yet again.

    Tangiers from The Bourne Ultimatum by John Powell (my favorite action cue of the past couple of year, hands down)
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    Morlock got a reaction from bollemanneke in Patrick Doyle's original score for Stepmom   
    It preaches that dying from cancer is okay if Julia Roberts is shacking up with your ex-husband and kids. I found the movie to be very offensive to the Susan Sarandon character. It's a Julia Robert vehicle, in the worst way.
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    Morlock got a reaction from HornerIsTheMan in "The Empire Strikes Back" Thematic Analysis?   
    He is welcome to declare what ever he wants. He will simply be met with extreme resistance.
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    Morlock got a reaction from HornerIsTheMan in "The Empire Strikes Back" Thematic Analysis?   
    Methinks your career here will not las tvery long.
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    Morlock got a reaction from Not Mr. Big in What is the Best Picture scored by John Williams   
    Not nearly as many as that article has.
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