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  1. Suddenly pretty excited for this score, although @TheUlyssesian makes a great point about how Doctor Strange got some pretty high praise and then ended up being nothing special.
  2. First track is exhilarating. As some have noted, it sounds just a bit Giacchino-y. One little touch I love is the ending fade out with the piano note. Such a great tone color.
  3. @Bespin I was staring at the Terrasse Nelligan prices in disbelief until I realized that they were in Canadian dollars (or at least I assume so). When you do the conversion to U.S. dollars, they're still a little pricey but better.
  4. This? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poutine
  5. My family's going to Montreal for a couple days this summer (i.e. a very short trip). Any suggestions from those who've been there or live there? Places to visit? Foods/places to eat? What are the good neighborhoods? Where did you stay? Etc. Thanks.
  6. Something tells me Williams could make it work with variations. You're right, though, it's not a theme that exactly screams "scoundrel" or "fighting."
  7. For me it's always been War Horse where I imagine lyrics to the themes. Not character names. Not even related all that closely to the plot. But the themes of that score just seem to beg to be put to text (particularly the Dartmoor theme).
  8. I guess I phrased myself badly earlier. I love the rewrites, because it means ultimately more Williams music. The real issue is that, at least for TFA, most scenes were edited after the rewrites, causing us to end up with tons of messy microedits in the film, probably not many fewer than if Abrams had just taken the traditional approach -- record the music in a week or two late in post production.
  9. Hmm. There are definitely some ones I've liked more than others on first listen, but in general I have trouble appreciating much of anything the first time I hear it. With a few exceptions.
  10. I actually really like the Rathtar stuff (and the Falcon chase, although I find this one more challenging given its complexity). Or at least I did, before I listened to them too many times they got a little old. But I don't think I liked either right off the bat.
  11. Yeah, he did, in the Tavis Smiley interview before TFA. Although it was an offhand remark. I definitely think he would be fine using that theme for Han in this film if he was on board.
  12. I didn't really like that cue either, but let me ask you this: Have you ever really enjoyed a complex action cue on your first listen? I don't think I have, and that counts Williams. It may well still be crap, of course.
  13. All the reviews I find by major critics here are really elitist and somewhat critical or dismissive of any film music, even Williams (unless it's Prokofiev). Must be different where you are.
  14. Lovely video! The only Williams-relevant bits seem to be: 1) A brief quote at around 50 seconds in 2) At 19:20, the long section on "Music for Brass" begins, lasting until around 22:50 I believe that's it.