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  1. crocodile

    What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    He's the next John Williams alright. Karol
  2. Glass. I never knew that cinema like that was possible! One watches such images, and what can one say but... Shyamalan! Karol
  3. crocodile

    What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    The Predator by Henry Jackman (and four other guys). It is actually a very solid sequel. What makes it a cut above Debney (and the second one too, to be honest) is that it doesn't rehash the material verbatim and instead uses the Silvestri sound as basis for more original take...sort of like Jackman's own Jumanji. So it sounds like Silvestri...and it doesn't. Great art it ain't but certainly an entertaining 55 minutes nonetheless. Fahrenheit 451 by Bernard Herrmann. Such a wonderful score. Karol
  4. crocodile

    What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    Conceptually, this film should have worked. And there's a lot of the individual components I actually like about it. But it's just...doesn't. Perhaps it's too high concept for its own good? Bit worried because I'm seeing Glass in about an hour... Karol
  5. crocodile

    What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    Watched Split last night. It was....well...it was. Karol
  6. crocodile

    What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    The Egyptian by Bernard Herrmann and Alfred Newman. Now I have both the La-La Land edition (itself an upgrade over the Varese) as well as the Stromberg/Naxos re-recording. The latter arrived in the post today. It's quite a wonderful album and probably the best one for casual listener. Shame it's not the complete score but the 72-minute selection is more than a healthy dose. But, then I do have the other album which sounds just fine (and looks gorgeous too!). Thanks @Romão for the recommendation! The score itself is great. It's especially interesting to hear Herrmann adapt his own distinctive style to the requirements of the genre and Newman's material (as the latter set the tone for the score and developed main thematic material). It's probably some of the lushest and most lyrical music in Benny's his career. It's also amazing how cohesive the entire work feels. It's really odd because it's sometimes hard to tell who did what... the two composers with distinctive styles decided to share certain elements and the results are quite impressive --- that sweet spot somewhere between the lushness and romanticism of Newman's Golden Age splendour and Herrmann's hypnotising moods and textures that penetrate deep into the fabric of the story. It's hard to believe that Herrmann wrote this: Karol
  7. crocodile

    RIP Nick Redman

    This is massive loss to us film music fans. This man did so much for our community and paved way to a golden era of archival releases. I've read before that he was ill but was hoping he can pull through. First Beth Krakower, now him... really sad. Karol
  8. crocodile

    Anyone here succumbed to Ultra HD Blu-ray?

    Well it's a newer thing. Karol
  9. crocodile

    What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    Violin Concerto/Flute Concerto by John Williams Karol
  10. crocodile

    Anyone here succumbed to Ultra HD Blu-ray?

    It is probably better though. Overall. Although I heard HDR10+ is close. Karol
  11. crocodile

    Anyone here succumbed to Ultra HD Blu-ray?

    Generally yeah, but it depends on the disc as well. Some HDR versions look better that DV. Karol
  12. Bohemian Rhapsody. It's constricted a bit by the played out biopic format conventions.. and the first act especially feels more like a montage... a hodge-podge of a story that skips some of the chapters. Having said that, as it picks up pace and some dramatic weight along the way the film becomes very enjoyable. Not sure how accurate it is but it seems to have heart in the right place. I had a good time and got bit teary-eyed in a couple of places (didn't cry though!). While watching the film, I kept wondering how much of the film was reshot after Singer was fired and how it affected the finished product. The film jumps around stylistically quite a lot so it's hard to tell. We'll probably never know... Karol
  13. crocodile

    The Birthday Thread

    Thank you good people of JWFan! Karol
  14. In the times of digital libraries this doesn't really matter. Karol
  15. crocodile

    The Official Intrada Thread

    I wouldn't mind a reissue of The Land Before Time. Karol
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