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  1. If you guys Stateside are having problems with orders arriving, I guess in Britain we'll get it sometime next year?
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    The reply with a movie quote story game.

    “See, that’s your problem, Jason. You were never serious about the craft.”
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    What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    Been reading a book on Robert F. Kennedy and what with other stuff, sought out selected tracks from Williams' JFK. Something about the theme that just stirs time after time. I find it's one of those scores that to me can become quite separate from the movie it has been done for. Motorcade for example -that gradual build and frantic use of the theme conjuring images of the actual motorcade and the shots ringing out as opposed to Costner's narration/delivery. Or Arlington -hopes lost, dashed. Worthy mention to the JFK Suite that's on YouTube, in Japan I think, conducted by JW himself.
  4. I know what you mean -usually Ron Goodwin's war scores (Battle of Britain, Force 10, Where Eagles Dare) blend in my mend sometimes.
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    Who's the most famous person you have met?

    My famous folk are low end of the scale I suppose with one or two exceptions- Walter Koenig, Gene Wilder, George Lazenby, Eric Sykes, Ian McDiarmid (from afar sadly, in Waterstones the other week in London) -indeed, seen a few in passing but never said anything to -Richard E. Grant, Leslie Phillips and a bunch from the Beeb as my campus was on top of Broadcasting House virtually.
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    What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    Star Trek VI (expanded): Clif Eidelman 2001: Alex North Rogue One: Giacchino LA Confidential: Goldsmith ET: Williams now that I've seen the film, hope to get the Solo OST soon.
  7. watching it today, this shot from the Longest Day came to mind for the thread -a favourite scene from the film 49scs to 2m19
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    Lando: A Star Wars Story (TBA/TBA)

    Maybe Quincy Jones.
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    The Royal Wedding Thread!

    More like Alderney.
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    What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    and the theme, some say, bears a relation to Imperial Attack from Star Wars. I love Ice Cold though, Johnny Mills is on fine form, there's Quayle and Andrews who are always good for a quid and then of course, as the late Sir Donald Sinden remarked on a docu, Sylvia Syms in a nurses uniform. The book's worth a read, if just to see where it all came from. All of it filmed in Libya bar the odd studio set -something you couldn't do today I'd bet.
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    The reply with a movie quote story game.

    We're all prisoners chicky-baby, we're all locked in.
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    What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    Jerry Goldsmith's Star Trek First Contact (expanded)- that theme never fails to stir. Also love the music that accompanies the escape pods being jettisoned. A return to Nelson Riddle's Batman '66 The Movie score -I had to buy a new copy and it seemed only fair to go back through it. Back to the time when Batman did his stuff to Nelson Riddle's score. Imagine Michael Keaton's Batman doing that. After having the theme in my head after not listening in ages- Star Trek Generations (expanded). It's okay but I cherry picked tracks for the re-listen- including that for the evacuation of the ENT-D and crash. I wish Goldsmith had done the score with respect to McCarthy- what with the mix of original Trek (Kirk Scotty and Chekov) and TNG it might've been a rollicking score. Battlestar Galactica The Living Legend & The War of the Gods, Stu Phillips ...some believe that even now, there are brothers of Man, fighting to survive...somewhere beyond the heavens...
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    What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    in light of the news, plucked Superman off the shelf. The Trip to Earth of late reminds me of Yoda's Theme (or should that be the other way round, one coming after the other) but as mentioned elsewhere, I remain firmly in love with "The Flying Sequence". My favourite scene when I saw the film as a child and a lovely theme. My work to convert my John Barry supporting father (who previously said he thought all JW's works was the same all over) is halfway there. Loaning him my Saving Private Ryan disc he's become quite enthused by Hymn to the Fallen, loved my Jaws discs and hopefully, by now, the Summon the Heroes disc I loaned. Looking back, my first introduction to Superman's music, albeit it slightly different, was my Dad's old MECO cassette with 'can you read my mind?' and Close Encounters with "goodbye...goodbye..." at the end of that track. Anyway. The Flying Sequence makes me doff a cap to someone who on the quiet is responsible for most of the greatest themes in movie history and still coming up with distinctive love themes to boot.
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    Favorite short musical moments in Williams scores?

    sought out my Superman disc and after a couple of tracks listened to Flying Sequence and reminded of a short moment that for whatever reason always tickles. Could only find it on YouTube with the vocal for the love theme but... about 2.43 to 2.49. How it sort of dips and (to my mind) strengthens before pushing into the theme. Can't explain it but today sent a shiver down the spine but the theme generally always does that.
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    What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    Jaws: 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition my first introduction to the score long before I got hold of the Intrada one. I almost went for the McNeely copy first. One day I'm sure.