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  1. There's Kramer and Darin...there's the giant ball of oil!
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    Pet Peeves

    Was it a great beast like this?
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    What Brightens Your Day?

    My kids.
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    Pet Peeves

    I don't really know, but apparently it was taught as a holdover of typewriter convention and doing it shows one's age. Guess I'm an oldster now?
  5. The Thin Red Line is a sublime experience for me, film and score. Torturous is a wildly unexpected adjective for it but there you go. I can't think of any scores I hate just plenty that are boring and unremarkable or worse, fell short of expectations. The last time I remember actively disliking music in a theater was Ant Man. And Rogue One. But I wouldn't say hate.
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    The Official La-La Land Records Thread

    Don't be naive. Zimmer clearly paid off everyone involved. He is a monstrous hack, remember.
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    Pet Peeves

    Anyone else learn to type leaving two spaces between sentences, and go cross eyed when other people don't do it?
  8. Good afternoon Steve - if that is your real name. I am partial to this performance.
  9. 1:42-2:00. Those "dense minor harmonies" as Doug calls them have always transfixed me. Anyone want to venture an analysis? Bonus points for getting the voicings correct and not just deciphering each harmony's type.
  10. They will never know the strange and wonderful fate of BloodBoal!
  11. Clearly you are not a member of JWFan Platinum.
  12. It is since that subject is the JWFan equivalent of the Schindler's List story.
  13. As I understand it it started as his own samples for Dunkirk and ballooned into a full commercial product with his involvement. I forgot that Spitfire got their start with Zimmer's legendary bespoke libraries. No surprise they still work together.
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    Star Trek is better than everything

    Clearly I was not paying attention and didn't realize this was speculation. I want this show to be good.
  15. Didn't want to say anything until I was sure but I'm gutted I couldn't make this work out. We'll already be there in mid October and it wasn't feasible to extend the trip or stay longer myself. Gkgyver in attendance could be motivation to spend the extra cash needed though.
  16. One for every room, and a few more as Christmas gifts for the family.
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    Star Trek is better than everything

    So they have the chance to work with the great Captain Picard, and they still shit it up? Christ.
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    John Williams' Magnum Opus

    I'll not argue with that. Really though between the lengthy posts on greatness and threads for ranking your 17 favorite 15 second long cue sections, I realize that it was years ago that I had my fill of such discussions and even then it was a chore. If I happen to see old posts of mine I cringe at the intellectual masturbation going on in some. Made all the worse because little of it is original. Listen to Leonard Bernstein and John Corigliano talk for a few minutes, or to anyone else who's ever heard them or my other sources on matters musical and technical, and the second hand nature of my "wisdom" as imparted to JWFan is laid bare. I tell you, one of my strangest experiences was hearing some of my "own" thoughts shared here echoed back to me by a young composer who didn't realize I was their source until I owned up to it. I pray I've not damaged too many minds.
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    The Birthday Thread

    Happy birthday Stu and best wishes for the new kid.
  20. Wow I always thought Williams wrote basic piano sketches which were passed off to orchestrators to be fleshed out.
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    John Williams' Magnum Opus

    First we must ask ourselves, what is art?
  22. Lincoln - John Williams It is that time of year again.
  23. Yes thanks Karelm, very informative all around. I'm not worried about system performance since my recent hardware upgrade which I took care to be as future proof as possible. Plenty of RAM and CPU power to go around. Cinematic Studio seems to be in my future and I'll suffer along with my current libraries for the rest of the orchestra until their catalogue expands. Noticing plenty of less traditional choices from Spitfire which are highly intriguing as well. How can I not own Hans Zimmer Strings?
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    The Official La-La Land Records Thread

    Yes the draw here for me wouldn't be that the score desperately needs a complete and lengthy presentation, I just want access to all of that material.
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