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  1. Disco Stu

    Justin Hurwitz's FIRST MAN (2018)

    I liked your idea of having "Docking Waltz" at the start. But I also generally didn't care much for chronological sequence except for the last few tracks. This is my attempt at a short, sweet OST listening experience. I was maybe a bit too brutal with my cuts, but it's a very nice half hour listening experience I must say. I essentially think of "End Credits" as a nice summation of the NASA material. I like introducing the grief theme with "I Oughta Be Getting Home." and introducing the main version of the ostinato with "The Armstrongs." Personally I love the sequence of the last 5 tracks. "Crater" and "Quarantine" are the perfect note to end on, rather than the bombast of "The Landing."
  2. Dudley Dursley has a plum role in the new Coen Bros film, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. A very strange role, but he’s really great in it. Playing opposite Liam Neeson, no less. I didn’t even know he still acted.
  3. Within the first 10 minutes, I was prepared to name The Ballad of Buster Scruggs my film of the year. By the end, I was sure.
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    FilmStruck Shuts Down

    I'm probably the only person here who uses it, but FilmStruck has secretly been the best streaming service for a couple of years now. It was a joint venture between Turner Classic Movies and The Criterion Collection and it was a vast, wonderful treasure trove of classic Hollywood and foreign films. I just watched Hammer's first Dracula film on there the other night! Anyway, it's shutting down next month and I am sad about that. https://variety.com/2018/digital/news/filmstruck-shutdown-warnermedia-turner-1202998364/ With this and The Dissolve shutting down a few years ago, it seems that nothing gold can stay when it comes to media aimed at classic movie fans.
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    Art of the Score: The Force Awakens Podcast.

    Welcome to JWFan! Y’all are still my favorite film score podcast running. I especially enjoyed the Bond episodes, even if you weren’t overly kind to my personal favorite Barry score, The Living Daylights. Drum machines are better than everything!
  6. If he's not conducting in August, he probably won't be earlier in the season. There goes any hope for a Boston meetup.
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    FilmStruck Shuts Down

    It won't amount to anything in the face of cold corporate calculation, but a letter has been signed by many notable filmmakers, in addition to the already reported support of Spielberg and Scorsese, adding to the petition to "Save FilmStruck." The letter is officially "signed" by: Paul Thomas Anderson, Ana Lily Amirpour, James Brolin, Damien Chazelle, Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo Del Toro, Leonardo DiCaprio, James Gray, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Bill Hader, Karyn Kusama, Barry Jenkins, Rian Johnson, Christopher McQuarrie, Reed Morano, Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Barbara Streisand, and Edgar Wright The letter itself: https://www.indiewire.com/2018/11/paul-thomas-anderson-christopher-nolan-letter-filmstruck-1202020846/
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    Official Discord Thread

    Ok people! I set up a Discord chat server. If you've never used Discord, I know it brands itself as being "for gamers" but I know lots of people that use it just for general interest chat groups. Here is the server, very easy to set up an account https://discord.gg/ZbGgQ7d Come chat! Rules/Announcements/FYIs: 1. If you are banned on JWFan, I ban you from the Discord 2. If you use a screen name different from your JWFan name, you MUST let me know who are you on JWFan or you will be banned. If you are banned for this reason, you can PM me here on the forum to be re-invited
  9. Clue - "Step by Step" - John Morris One of my favorite comedy score cues of all time.
  10. I like working on isolated score videos! See the Williams edition of the thread here! http://www.jwfan.com/forums/index.php?/topic/28480-disco-stus-isolated-score-videos-john-williams-edition/ But hey, I also like film composers who are not John Williams! This thread is for those people. Back to the Future Part III (Alan Silvestri) Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (James Horner) Willow
  11. You're allowed to say my name if you want to make fun of me, I know I'm an over-emotional idiot sometimes. It was really mostly because he implicitly insulted Herbie Hancock, a personal idol of mine, that it rubbed me the wrong way in the first place. The score for 'Round Midnight is awesome and a perfectly reasonable choice to give an Oscar to.
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    The Official La-La Land Records Thread

    Crikey, when did it get to be mid-November already?!
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    Favorite score per year

    I'm avoiding going back another decade because forcing me to decide between AI, Philosopher's Stone, and Fellowship is cruel and unusual. They're in a tie.
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    Black Friday! - What do you believe in? - Part 2

    Classic song. Also an accurate description of JWFan when Potter isn’t announced
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    What are you drinking tonight?

    It's just for foam, Richard. Egg white foam by itself doesn't really taste like anything
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    The Official La-La Land Records Thread

    Black Friday’s fun to wake up to soundtrack announcements
  17. Yeah I didn’t mind that part. Composers complaining about directors is a rich tradition.
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    Favorite score per year

    Empire of the Sun maybe?
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    What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    I’m beginning to think it’s just a buncha wiseacres in this forum.
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    Favorite score per year

    I'll just do this decade right now. 2018: Solo or God of War, can't decide 2017: Ferdinand 2016: 10 Cloverfield Lane 2015: The Force Awakens 2014: How to Train Your Dragon 2 or Grand Budapest 2013: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 2012: Lincoln 2011: War Horse 2010: How to Train Your Dragon
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    What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    You must join the cult of Paddington! Both movies are exquisite, but the second is best. They radiate joy without ever being cloying.
  22. I fixed the original post. It was just a picture of the CD.