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  1. Fabulin

    Princess Leia Theme's inspiration?

    Hear the bits of 1:50 and 1:57 in such a sequence. Another point of reminiscence for me. I am not acquainted with the music from Les Mis well enough to have a melodic autocorrection based on it, so I cannot confirm.
  2. I just watched the movie Carrie (1976) with a great score by Pino Donaggio. I wonder whether some bits of Princess Leia's Theme are not inspired by it. What do you guys think?
  3. The composers for Anno 1404, Anno 1701, Settlers: Heritage of the Kings, Settlers 7, Drakensang, Battle Forge, Gothic 4, The Guild 2, Spellforce 2, Black Prophecy and Paraworld sent me 11 CDs with autographs... 🤩 I think I will go chronologically...
  4. Only now did I realize, that quite literally 99,9% of my favorite photos come from real life and not from any movie... Nonetheless, here are a few nice ones: The Last Crusade: Schindler's List: Laura: In honor of cinematography of October (sorry for poor quality, couldn't find one like what I saw in the cinema); also, Gone With the Wind Cat People: Predator: Gellert Grindelwald and How to Waste a Perfectly Good Actor:
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    What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    Vabank and Vabank II by Henryk Kuźniar. 90% is the main (jazz) theme as a cabaret song, instrumental, played ragtime, as a foxtrot, as a tango, as a waltz, on an accordion, on a harmonica, as a trumpet solo in two different moods, slowed down to a blues tune, and even as a funeral march. Why not? 😎
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    What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    Around The World in 80 Days (1956). Such a fun, light-hearted score.
  7. I find the lack of prospective minor classics, or even lasting "cult following" movies from the last decade... disturbing. It might be true, that the closest to a movie that will be called a classic (for whatever reason; in this case: music), is La La Land (2016). This one gets a "minor classic" prediction from me. As mentioned before, and that I can confirm, people seem to love Tangled (2010). It will definitely remain high on a Disney Classic list in the next few decades. WALL-E and Up will not be forgotten as long as the generation that saw them as kids lives. Definitely several "serious dramas" of the last decade will be remembered. Which ones—I cannot tell, because I rarely connect with this type of appeal. The example candidates are for me The Slumdog Millionaire (2008) and Gran Torino (2008). There is the production-wonder of Boyhood (2014). This movie will be noted in textbooks for film studies, but more in the vein of what a certain Spaniard disinterestedly said in the fourth POTC movie: "someone make a note of that man's bravery"... From other movies that I have seen, my candidates for... let's say "genre classics", are as following: Batman: The Dark Knight (2008), Inglourious Basterds (2009) and Django Unchained (2012), Skyfall (2012), either Avengers: Infinity War (2018) or The Avengers (2012), The Cabin in The Woods (2012) or Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010), There are also a handful of wild cards. Maybe the guys from the future or our future A.I overlords will like them. Wild Tales (2014), Bone Tomahawk (2015), Sita Sings The Blues (2008), Serial (Bad) Weddings (2014), Midnight in Paris (2011), Such a lesser son of greater sires, this last decade. Even the 1970s probably had a better roster of minor movies. (Not to mention what else they had ) As to the dilution of what a classic even is... meh. If someone (or a group of someones) with balls had half-a-billion $ and seriously invited the current youtube film pundits and their disciples (even through polls) to a cooperation, great movies could be made every summer... Movie critics, who now waste their vocabulary on mediocre pictures, would blow up like that bird in Shrek.
  8. the way hope theme starts here after the pause (0:42)... like a call 1:10 the string magic
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    Melody, Quality and Taste - a conundrum

    Thanks for the warm welcome!
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    Melody, Quality and Taste - a conundrum

    I listened to the Rite of Spring maybe twice. Funny noise. I would call most of it melodic, although of a lesser sort. No idea what some people rioted against; good idea why it is influential.
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    Melody, Quality and Taste - a conundrum

    I feel memified alive
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    Melody, Quality and Taste - a conundrum

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    Melody, Quality and Taste - a conundrum

    Apparently I wanted to change the mood at this point It was a bit mopey. "some composers" and "not all of the time" is an unusual euphemism Hmm... I realize, that a part of the music created is going to be concerned with other goals... not to mention purely expressionist pieces and especially purely expressionist pieces written under a strong pressure of time. However, is it unfair that the less than masterminded pieces will not be among the best ones? Especially with centuries worth of competition? That is why in the first post I asked, whether it is unusual, that I think very good compositions should aim at it. All these years I have compared melody of music to the attractiveness of partners. It is not really a competition, but they need to have at least a bit of it. Now comes the twist: the most comparable would be... overratedness?