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  1. Strangways

    What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    Listened to John Williams' War of the Worlds via YouTube and then Sleepers (a cheap copy I found from a charity shop along with LA Confidential) but this week with my writing project listened a few times to Jerry Goldsmith's Players again and more I listen the more I like it. Maybe not a top 10 Goldsmith but the theme and sound of it overall chimes pleasingly.
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    What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    Got round to listening to Legends of the Fall (Horner) and the first Harry Potter. So tired, the latter put me in mind of Hook and some of the prequels (Quidditch Match shades of Zam Chase from Attack of the Clones) and the former, in "Off to War" made me think of Barry's John Dunbar Theme. Legends of the Fall on the quiet is a beautiful score. First score I listened to fresh of Horner that didn't immediately summon other scores to mind.
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    What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    watched The Eagle Has Landed last night, the extended version. Great little film -the first Schifrin score I brought/listened to. Love Duvall in this film as well as Caine, Sutherland and Hagman. This is Mallory...I got the truck with a bazooka. Truck? For crissakes! what does he want, a Silver Star? Rewatching The Black Hole. Darkest Disney movie? I guess it's a certain point of view. Great score though. Yvetette Mimieux seemed to have a habit of needing rescuing in films and sometimes to a memorable score (i.e Time Machine).
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    What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    John Williams' Lincoln. Something about this score that pleases in a quiet sort of way. Personally, my favourite of his recent non-Star Wars works. And though not the whole score, revisiting parts of Time Machine. Mister Filby, do you think he'll ever return? One cannot choose but wonder. You see, he has all the time in the world.
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    Anyone else love John Scott?

    I fear I like him solely for Final Countdown. We had a bunch of films recorded onto VHS tapes in the 90s and Final Countdown was one we always seemed to watch (right down to the late 80s commercial breaks just about cut out of the recording). Nothing like that main theme or the music accompanying the Tomcats 'playing' with the Zeroes and then destroying them or the Laurel & Owen theme and finally, the music for when the squadron returns to the Nimitz after the storm.
  6. Alfred Newman's music for the emergency landing in Airport is one of my favourite pieces out of any disaster movie. Even if Airport isn't an out and out disaster movie for the reasons listed above.
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    What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    Jerry Goldsmith's The Sum of All Fears -couple of listens and can't quite get into it. Most of it seems to pass by -somewhere between Air Force One and his later Star Trek's. Feels sacrilegious to dislike a score but doesn't have much of an effect yet. John Williams' Black Sunday. Not bad, certainly parts of the score lasted in the memory long after listening during my shift. Always partial to this era of Williams' scores -in, around and before Star Wars.
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    What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    Checked out Magnificent Seven (1960), Fierce Creatures and the Birds over the weekend thence onto Crimson Tide tonight. Above anything, just love Gene Hackman.
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    How do you rate JFK?

    Much prefer the score to the movie. From a young age I've been interested in Kennedy and his presidency, to me the main theme suits as a theme to the man himself. I am always stirred by "Arlington" and the portion of "The Motorcade" where the theme starts to kick in. The remainder of the score is okay, not a top 10 Williams OST overall. 3/5 for the score 2/5 for the film.
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    What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    at the moment yes, I've not seen All That Jazz yet.
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    What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    Jaws on Blu-ray, for the first time. Like seeing the film for the first time. Only trouble is I've rewatched 2 & 3 this year so it sort of taints the original. Amazed at the quality, personally. Little things still impress such as how on the beach, every time someone walks in front of Brody, the camera angle zooms in or the first sighting of the shark past the Orca and Williams' music. Watched the docu- "The Shark Is Still Working" after. Made me, if anything, realise just how big the fandom is and also what a loss Scheider was. He'll always be Frank Murphy ahead of any other role.
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    Anyone else more disenchanted with Star Trek?

    I fear I gave up on Star Trek ages ago. Probably around the time I saw Into Darkness at the cinema.
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    Have you ever bought OSTs after an expanded release?

    I managed to buy Star Trek Beyond the day I eventually read of the Deluxe's release on this here forum. I had been waiting and waiting, figured long enough I'll make do until the intevitable release of the expanded but didn't figure it'd be the same day. Otherwise I've never brought OST's after the expanded came out- OST's like Red October, Clear and Present Danger, most of the Star Trek's (up until reboots) I had ages before the expanded's came out.
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    What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    John Barry's The Living Daylights. Love Ice Chase but the music for after they reach Afghanistan is top notch -Airbase Jailbreak and Hercules Take-Off personal favourites.
  15. Master and Commander, Legends of the Fall and Harry Potter (first). Found them in a charity shop, figured what the heck. Found some gems that way before.
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