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  1. Must be coincidence, right? Columbia doesn’t have anything to do with Disney.
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    Star Trek Discovery

    Yeah, like two seasons. 😂😂😂
  3. Curious. Sounds dubious to me that “budget reasons” would be behind a blunder like this. That is no reason to put out a sub-par release. Furthermore, I doubt that “ancient digital masters” would be the better explanation - it’s probably a worse one - no one would record music in such a way. Curious. And disappointing.
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    Across the Stars for Anne-Sophie Mutter

    I have no idea about ASM, her career, or the range of her talents. But in general, performing well doesn’t equal writing/producing/arranging (or directing) well.
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    Across the Stars for Anne-Sophie Mutter

    I also read it as she arranged it herself, taking the next step and expanding her talents. Like an actor who wants to direct. That always works out, right? 😅 But I’m sure it’ll be fine, she seems to have an intimate work relationship with JW and I am sure he’s guiding her every step of the way.
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    Star Wars Disenchantment

    Star Wars is, at heart, for kids. Or if you want, young adults. Why argue about semantics? So, it’s for kids - and so what? - so are most blockbusters. The movies/trilogies are written independently of each other. Probably, the only ones that had an overarching theme/idea were the prequels, with the end goal being that Anakin had to turn in to Vader. All else is just fluff. I don’t even think the filmmakers had decided that Leila was Luke’s sister in Empire. So, they’re for kids. If you’ve made a hobby out of liking them, worshipping them or analyzing them - fine, good. But don’t fool yourself. A fancy, multi million dollar, high-tech children’s book, is still a children’s book. Star Wars movies are made to be fun. Great and entertaining as they may be, some people take them way too seriously. It’s just a couple of movies. The Star Wars franchise has no deeper meaning. It is not philosophy. It is not a comment on life with clever subtext or metaphorical meaning. Star Wars is for kids. That is fact. But it’s fine, it doesn’t diminish the value of the entertainment they provide. You can still enjoy them. Like what you like! The “Leia is Luke’s sister, is dumb” is an opinion. Some people agree, some don’t. There’s no right or wrong here. I agree with the people who think it’s dumb.
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    STAR WARS Custom Covers thread

    Yeah, that is also how the movies were/are marketed in their original posters. Cool idea!
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    Shazam John Williams credit?

    The Superman theme in Justice League was not hidden... Didn’t you see the movie? It’s right there! It’s just not as blatantly used as it is in the Reeve movies. Harder then to pick up Batman ‘89. Overall, I thought they were small, but noticeable, references and well managed. (Although, I personally wouldn’t have minded if Elfman had leaned harder into both classic themes.) I don’t at all agree that the statement that the “Justice League score was atrocious and the fucked up rendition of the JW theme was just a completely out of place easter egg.” The JW reference in Shazam is, if anything, obvious. Superman walks on screen. The fanfare plays. The scene brought the JW theme back in a way that told the audience it was not ashamed of using it. Nothing “warped” about it, as perhaps it was in JL. It put a big smile on my face!
  9. This thread should be renamned the “Dias Irae thread”.
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    Star Wars Disenchantment

    Jeeez, but nobody believes an obvious lie, like that, right??? What a load of BS to try and fool people who don’t know any better. Just own up to it instead. Say: “We looked at a bunch of different alternatives, but kept coming back to the source. In the end, it kind of makes sense, everybody will understand when the movie’s out.” Or something like that.
  11. Hahaha, you know what they say: art styles changes over time. The art for TROS couldn’t be held back by the constraints and rules that were still in place back in 2015, when TFA was released. A concept is nothing more than a prison for ideas! Such dark times. We are wiser now. More evolved.
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    Star Wars Disenchantment

    How sad it is to see the new trilogy pan out this way. TFA actually did a good job, introducing new characters, new villains, saying goodbye to some old ones and still keeping enough of them around to still feel like Star Wars in a familiar setting. Then TLJ came and f-ed it all up with “subverting expectations.” Making a big deal of Rey’s parents being nobody. Killing off Snoke. And now Disney and JJ are trying to save it by bringing back that “Star Wars-feeling” - which means introducing old characters. The Emperor! Lando! Didn’t we move on from these guys already? Isn’t the movie set in a huge galaxy that should contain unlimited adventures for unlimited characters (or at least the ones from TFA)? Can we just have a movie that feels like Star Wars and is set in the same universe without them bringing back every damn character from the OT?
  13. You guys are exaggerating about the sound. It’s fine. Now let’s hope for a volume two with a more “deep cut” tracklist! Bring on the new arrangements of HS&TP, Leaving Home, the Oscar arrangement of The Book Thief! Monsignor! Yes, Giorgio! Botanicus! I would love a new recording of “Training With George” from Eiger Sanction.
  14. Nah, from a listening point of view, it makes sense. It also makes each side distinct, since A already opens with Hymn for the Fallen.