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  1. TPM for both. The score is unequivocally outstanding. Top ten JW score for me. It's such a large piece of work with so much new material and yet it is still identifiable as Star Wars. JW kind of opened up what a Star Wars score could be, so much so that the other two, while still very good, feel somewhat like they're in its shadow, particularly with "Duel of the Fates". It's insane to call TPM a better movie than the rest of the PT, because it is not a good movie by any stretch of the imagination. But it feels the most tactile, the most "cinematic" in the way the OT was visually and production-wise that it wins nearly by default. The digital cinematography of the latter two just looks awful, and contains some truly terrible elements that TPM does not have, namely Hayden Christensen and the "romance" between Padme and Anakin. Plus it has easily the best lightsaber fight, the only one that's really worth a damn in the PT.
  2. Born on the Fourth of July has always been a top ten JW score for me, maybe even top five.
  3. There can't be very many solo bassoonists in the world. She's full time with the Nashville Symphony.
  4. Video Game Music

    It amazes me that almost none of its music consists of old material. It's all new and grand orchestral score and yet it still feels like Mario. That game is truly a masterpiece on every front.
  5. I was just able to get a floor ticket for $275. Nashville has become a chaotic sea of tourists on weekend nights and it was a nightmare wading through all that to get the hall. But it was worth it. It was a great concert. And more than that, a great moment in my life. Just being in the same building as the man. Hearing his voice. Seeing him in all his soft spoken candor on the stage. A really strong set list as well, mixing stuff I wasn't as familiar with with the classics. The highlight for me was the Throne Room suite at the end (prior to the three encores; in all there were about six standing ovations). Full on tears at the force theme.

    The divorce compounded it, but I think it grew from a deep-seated feeling of jealousy and inadequacy in Chuck that his ego would never allow him to face. He was the "good son" who worked hard to master his field and had the respect of friends and colleagues. He seemingly had every success in the world, and yet everyone still seemed to like Jimmy more, even his own wife. Jimmy the screw-up, the conman who had been using his charm to manipulate people his whole life. That resentment is the root of his mental illness, I think. The hidden envy of his brother. So when the things that Chuck had used to make himself feel superior fall away, he's left with nothing but self loathing. Completely alone.
  7. Video Game Thread II

    Apparently it's going to have free DLC as well. Sounds too good to be true.
  8. The prequels are worse, but both are pretty bad. I do think the PT doesn't have as perfect a piece of casting as Freeman as Bilbo. Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan comes close, but he wasn't given as much focus as Freeman had (though he didn't have nearly enough).
  9. I lean toward Empire for both, but I've always had special affection for Jedi's score. As a film it's clearly the least of the three, though the stuff with Luke, Vader, and the Emperor is pretty much perfect.
  10. Your favorite melody by John Williams

    I've always been hooked (ahem) by the banquet theme from Hook. It was the first theme and the first score that really got in me.
  11. Legion is incredible. Without question the best live action superhero show ever done. And not just a great superhero show, a great show period.
  12. Video Game Thread II

    I was really jazzed about Mass Effect: Andromeda, but after reviews have come out and the reception seems very lukewarm I think I'll pass for now. I'll probably pick up Horizon instead.
  13. Yes. It's a top ten, maybe even top five track for me. I also love "Journey to Rouge City", which has a similar feel.
  14. It has to be Empire, as great as the others all are. It flows seamlessly from cue to cue.
  15. I will be going to this concert. If possible, I'll get something signed. This is a once in a lifetime event for me.