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    Arpy reacted to cordax in Williams cues that will make for great IN MEMORIAM cues at the Oscars   
    Banning Back Home from Hook
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    Arpy got a reaction from crumbs in Harry Potter 7CD Collection - MUSIC discussion   
    There are many moments, scenes, sequences that Williams would've enhanced ten times over had he been involved in the later films. Newell's insistence that he wanted something darker that Williams couldn't offer was ridiculous when the depths of Williams' darkest, most depraved music reaches into the void of your soul like no other composer can. Revenge of the Sith is where I find myself imagining, if Williams was given the chance, where the Potter scores could've gone - there's action, adventure, quiet, intimate pieces - Sith has it all!
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    Arpy got a reaction from Jurassic Shark in Rambo: Last Blood (Brian Tyler)   
    Rambo: Aliens in the Arctic 
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    Arpy got a reaction from Jurassic Shark in Rambo: Last Blood (Brian Tyler)   
    @Edmilson Sounds like Henry Jackman, Ramin Djawadi, Hans Zimmer and Steve Jablonsky rolled into one...
     
    ...OH WAIT!
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    Arpy reacted to Jay in Upcoming Television Shows   
    Bonus webisode for The Good Place! Massive spoilers if you're not caught up, I'm sure. 
     
     
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    Arpy reacted to Montre in Harry Potter 7CD Collection - MUSIC discussion   
    I always think about what music would exist now had Williams stayed for all eight movies.
     

     
    At least we have three amazing scores though. 
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    Arpy got a reaction from Montre in Harry Potter 7CD Collection - MUSIC discussion   
    There are many moments, scenes, sequences that Williams would've enhanced ten times over had he been involved in the later films. Newell's insistence that he wanted something darker that Williams couldn't offer was ridiculous when the depths of Williams' darkest, most depraved music reaches into the void of your soul like no other composer can. Revenge of the Sith is where I find myself imagining, if Williams was given the chance, where the Potter scores could've gone - there's action, adventure, quiet, intimate pieces - Sith has it all!
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    Arpy got a reaction from Edmilson in Harry Potter 7CD Collection - MUSIC discussion   
    There are many moments, scenes, sequences that Williams would've enhanced ten times over had he been involved in the later films. Newell's insistence that he wanted something darker that Williams couldn't offer was ridiculous when the depths of Williams' darkest, most depraved music reaches into the void of your soul like no other composer can. Revenge of the Sith is where I find myself imagining, if Williams was given the chance, where the Potter scores could've gone - there's action, adventure, quiet, intimate pieces - Sith has it all!
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    Arpy got a reaction from Amer in Williams cues that will make for great IN MEMORIAM cues at the Oscars   
    The Farewell Scene from Nixon
    I think it has a nice movement from solemn and sombre to optimistic. It's a very intimate and reflective piece.
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    Arpy reacted to Disco Stu in Harry Potter 7CD Collection - MUSIC discussion   
    Gosh I love "The Firebolt and End Credits Suite" but it's been nearly a year and I still haven't been able to train my brain *not* to expect the Window to the Past section to cut to the "Buckbeak's Flight" drums.  It's really hard to shake 15 years of "Mischief Managed"!!!
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    Arpy reacted to Jay in Michael Giacchino's VOYAGE   
    Voyage premiered last year, and eventually came to CD this year.
     
    Advent just premiered at the Kennedy Center in July
     
     
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    Arpy got a reaction from JTWfan77 in Thor's Incomplete Non-C&C Thread   
    Upon reflection: Prisoner of Azkaban. I'm thankful we have the LLL set, but the OST is a pleasant listening experience.
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    Arpy got a reaction from JTWfan77 in ACROSS THE STARS - Williams / Mutter collaboration album NOW AVAILABLE - Deluxe Edition on September 27th contains 5 additional tracks & DVD   
    The packaging looks cool, but it's going to be a pain to fit into my collection! Gonna have to add it to my Blu-ray/DVD shelf. :/

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    Arpy got a reaction from The Five Tones in The Book Thief vs. The BFG vs. The Post - The "middling" JW scores from the last few years!   
    I love the ending of Mine Car Chase as it begins to slow as the mine car itself does. There's still a flurry of residual energy before it comes to a complete halt.
     
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    Arpy reacted to Bespin in Sony Music no longer dealing with soundtrack labels   
    Yes. 
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    Arpy reacted to mstrox in Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them 5-film series   
    Comparing Divergent to Harry Potter is apples to oranges for one reason.
     

     
    It’ll take a lot more than lukewarm box office for Warner Bros to yeet the Potterverse
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    Arpy got a reaction from crumbs in Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them 5-film series   
    The FB series is kept afloat almost entirely on the lasting power of the Harry Potter franchise. It's actually quite remarkable once you recognize it's not based on a book (a proper novel). Justice League, however had decades of comics behind it and two mildly successful characters but came out standing on crutches - but that's also because of the dominance of MCU which has cornered the market on superheroes.
     
    Crimes of Grindelwald wasn't terrible, it had some neat ideas that just weren't developed through the course of the film - and whilst I think Yates was a good choice to establish the transition cinematically between the two stories, I think there's little by way of a magical spark that really needed to be rekindled by CoG. I think we needed this series to start strong like Philosopher's Stone, which had a warmth to it that laid the groundwork for other directors to come along and add their creative touches to it that complimented the story; Yates was a good fit for Deathly Hallows in that regard because the story had progressed at that point where his filmmaking style fit.
     
    Which is why I've always admonished FB1 for not starting with a spark of magical warmth and familiarity - and that's Rowling's fault too.
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    Arpy got a reaction from bollemanneke in Sony Music no longer dealing with soundtrack labels   
    Again?
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    Arpy reacted to Jurassic Shark in The Patriot (John Williams)   
    I agree that destillation is necessary to present a score in a more listening-friendly form, but I think that destillation process often is flawed, not yielding the best presentation as seen by the composer. 
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    Arpy got a reaction from Pieter_Boelen in Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them 5-film series   
    This is how I should've phrased it:
     
    t'was a joke 
     
     
    @Edmilson The Divergent Franchise is a different beast, though. Unlike Potter, the first film of the Divergent franchise was crap. Might've made a shit-load of money, but it was another YA story that popped up to confront the mega hit The Hunger Games, and fell.
    I don't see the structure quite the same as you do, and I suppose Rowling's plan was that all of the films would show the rise of Grindelwald from the beginning. 
     
    My problem with FB1 was that they were kind of trapped in New York, whereas I thought they should've been travelling the world to some magical locations, you know, like out in the jungle somewhere. Especially when you have a compendium of magical creatures to draw from (which the films conveniently place within a TARDIS suitcase). I would've loved to have seen Newt travelling to Papua New Guinea to track down the deadly Lethifold: 

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    Arpy got a reaction from Holko in The Patriot (John Williams)   
    Thor's OST supremacy is a bit wonky because he's setting the standards by which music is and should be appreciated. There are cues not on an OST album that had just as much care and attention given to them when they were written (with original intent and purpose) for the film that are omitted that I would argue are key components to the 'listening experience' that are missing - especially when one considers the chronological narrative of a score which has themes that evolve etc. I also enjoy listening to some scores in C&C format because there are often thematic elements that are in the cues surrounding the set-pieces that lend some power to those set-pieces (building tension, foreshadowing etc.).
     
    we've had this exchange before, and last time I said the 'creative act' is the score itself - there is no greater creative act. Yes, curating and arranging an album is great, but it is a luxury and is secondary to the score as a whole. I have albums for films where I prefer the OST over the C&C but recognise that's because there are highlights or set-pieces that deserve attention - and that's going to change from listener to listener.
    As far as you can recall. I have pined for years for cues or tracks Williams has omitted that wouldn't hinder the listening experience, but expand it! 
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    Arpy reacted to Jurassic Shark in The Patriot (John Williams)   
    The problem with this mostly one-sided view is that we listeners usually don't know which compromises that had to be made in the assembly of the OST, such as cues that couldn't be included because of delayed or additional recording sessions, time constraints put on the album by higher powers (1 vs. 2 LPs, re-use fees), and so on.
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    Arpy reacted to Amer in ACROSS THE STARS - Williams / Mutter collaboration album NOW AVAILABLE - Deluxe Edition on September 27th contains 5 additional tracks & DVD   
    yeah,I know. Iam refering to Ann Sophie doing this version. Wouldnt it be cool to have it on cd?
    Here is the DELUXE EDITION packaging!

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