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  1. BTR1701

    Williams donates all his scores to Juilliard

    The music belongs to the studio, yes. But absent a contractual requirement that the composer turn over all notes, sketches, and scores at the end of the project, the physical pieces of paper that the composer writes it all out on belong to the composer.
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    Williams donates all his scores to Juilliard

    The studios only own the intellectual property-- the music itself. Williams owns the physical pieces of paper, so if he donates them to Julliard, then yes, Julliard will own those paper sheets.
  3. Well, it's not big band, but Spielberg is doing a theatrical remake of WEST SIDE STORY. Perhaps JW will do the arrangements for that.
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    How good is John Williams as a conductor?

    Speaking as someone who used to be a professional musician (trumpet) many years ago, I'd say you have to be a pretty good performer to play under Williams because his conducting from what I've seen isn't very technically accurate. That doesn't matter, though, given the high level of talent in the musicians he works with. I think a more amateur orchestra would have a tough time following his style. Having said that, I have noticed that JW's conducting style on stage vs. how he conducts during recording sessions is different. He's much more technical on the soundstage, whereas I think I he conducts more for the audience on the concert stage.
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    John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018)

    *That* post was about SOLO. The subsequent post referencing RAIDERS and talking about the use of percussion in general was not.
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    John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018)

    I wasn't talking about this film specifically, but rather the modern trend in general, i.e., any of the Marvel film scores.
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    John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018)

    So we've reached the ad hominem part of the discussion already, have we? Well, that was quick. You have fun with that. I'm out.
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    John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018)

    Well, he used real snares, for one thing. Not drums created by a computer and played by a computer with none of the human quality a real player brings to a performance.
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    John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018)

    Percussion, when used effectively and musically, is wonderful. ('Desert Chase' from RAIDERS, for example) But when it's just one big copy/paste, often from an a loop library, it's *is* generic and repetitive and boring.
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    John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018)

    Yeah, that's it. Not enough endless looped booming electronic drums! Williams' problem is that he just hasn't made his music generic and repetitive enough.
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    John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018)

    What legal reasons? All they had to do was pay the ASCAP fee. Simple.
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    John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018)

    I very much disagree. When music is recorded in separate chunks that way, it sounds 'wrong' to me. I can never put my finger on exactly what is off, but it doesn't sound like an orchestra should. It doesn't sound like a real performance by a full orchestra.
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    John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018)

    These scores don't just exist in a vacuum. They complement films which are part of a larger universe and that universe has already been musically established. It would be odd indeed for a STAR WARS score to be completely divorced from the larger universe to which it belongs. It's like questioning why every movie has to have stormtroopers in it, or the Force, or the Empire. The answer is obvious: because it's STAR WARS.
  14. He didn't fall because he took a wife. He fell because he felt guilty for doing it and needing to hide it from the other Jedi. If he'd been allowed to date and marry openly, no one would know the name Darth Vader.
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