ASW

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  1. Happy Birthday Maestro!

    Agh a day late....Happy Birthday JW! :flameblob:
  2. 10 Years of JWFan

    More of a reader than a poster here, but a big thank you its creators and contributors, and happy birthday to the site ASW
  3. Favorite JW Piano moments

    That bit in ESB when Luke is following Lando, Leia and co at Bespin. I think it's around where Boba Fett first fires at him
  4. Wasn't it FDR's that said that the only thing America had to fear "was fear itself" or something?...that's sort of a catch phrase. It might have taken a while for it to become a catch phrase though, as you pointed out, history is not immediate and takes a while to crystallize. Could be the same for this recent speech perhaps? Good points about the use of the Shaker hymn though.
  5. I don't post here a lot, but I this was the first score that came to mind when I saw the thread title. Guess you beat me to it! A great score for a great film.
  6. The Official Music Cameo Thread

    Sorry if someone's already posted this...I thought I'd read it on this board before but did a quick scan of at least this thread and couldn't find it Brahms' "Academic Festival Overture" in "A Whirl Through Academe". Based on what little I know of the Brahms piece, I think this is intentional. Does anyone know? ASW
  7. That's a really cool story WilliamsFan301! I actually watched this film last night as well. It's always been a favourite of mine that I'll watch from time to time....it really is an amazing film: beautifully shot, acted, scored etc. I also watched WOTW recently (the Spielberg film) and noticed that Spielberg seemed to borrow certain images from Empire of the Sun for the ferry scene and the mob crowding around the car - right down to a shot of the characters' hands getting separated in the mob. I'm not complaining, of course, and they work well in both films, but it was nice to see where it may have come from originally. ASW
  8. RIP Stargate Atlantis, 2004-2009

    Well, in fairness, having Chuck Norris actually sing the theme to his own TV series could be considered ambitious.
  9. The Official Music Cameo Thread

    Raiders March in The Holiday (well, all the other cameos in that film too)...not sure if these qualify given the context of the film though. I guess since CE3K in Moonraker was brought up, might as well add The Magnificent Seven's cameo in that film as well ASW, who loves the aforementioned King Kong reference in TLW too
  10. The Official Music Cameo Thread

    Cool, where's that? During the scene where one of the talking gargoyles tells the birds to "Fly! Fly!"...they purposely try to make it look like Wizard of Oz, visually and aurally. But the cue itself is unreleased (at least it's not on the OST =/) OH this is the Disney version of the film, just for clarifcation
  11. The Official Music Cameo Thread

    Not themes from another film, but there's a lot of good ones in 1941, apart from the Jaws appearance already mentioned. Offhand, I can think of Anchor's Aweigh, The Marines' Hymn, the German National Anthem (is that Deutche Uber Alles?) and Deep in the Heart of Texas (I think that's the title of the song, but it's the one Belushi sings)....too bad only two of those are on the OST
  12. The Official Music Cameo Thread

    The Witch's theme from The Wizard of Oz in The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Dumb and Dumber oh, and The Quiet Man in E.T.
  13. WTF!?!?

    sigh it's not just at Amazon either, alas. http://www.filmtracks.com/comments/titles/...ndex.cgi?read=9
  14. The Great Movie Heroes

    LOL. Seconded. He is....a modest man!
  15. Jaws 3-D: Dolphins In Love

    Indeed. The roaring shark in Jaws: The Revenge is also quite amusing
  16. Soundtrack to Life

    There was this one occasion where I was in my room doing homework listening to "The Battle of Hoth" and my dad opened my door to tell me something and just as I swiveled around in my chair to face him, that bit in the track where Vader turns in his chair thing to face Ozzel in the viewscreen came on at that exact moment. A friend of mine also had an interesting experience with that same track. Apparently he was walking along a sidewalk listening to the passage where Wedge's snowspeeder is making its final pass around the AT-AT's legs on his iPod and then saw a bee or something circling around his legs at that moment. There's probably a lot more incidents I've forgotten about....I suppose with the sheer volume of music people like us listen to, stuff like this is bound to happen a lot
  17. Kaboom Kraassh! THWOCK!

    The swordfight between Captain Thorpe and Lord Wolfingham in The Sea Hawk
  18. Beethoven's Symphony 6, any of Mozart's Piano Concerti, or perhaps his Requiem Mass in D minor. On that note, I wonder if Williams has ever performed a Mozart piano concerto... I'd love to hear that. Anyone know? ASW - who saw Bramwell Tovey conduct the Vancouver Symphony in a performance of Beethoven's 6th a few weeks back, and enjoyed it immensely
  19. 2008 - Star Trek vs. Star Wars

    Indeed, in addition to the strong talents of the many fine actors to work on Trek, SW films, if at least where the Prequels are concerned, can't beat the chemistry between Kirk, Spock and McCoy. That said, I'd say the OT cast had exellent chemistry On a different note, how would one compare the console/PC games? Just curious...I'm familiar with a number of the SW titles, but haven't played a Trek game. ASW, who loves both SW (OT and the scores anyway) and ST
  20. This is a choral effect. The directions for the female chorus on the conductor's score are “closed mouth, nasal sound thru teeth, with menace, tone waver”. See Bill Wrobel's score rundown here Cooool
  21. SW films, LOTR films, Toy Story, a number of Spielberg films, various Trek quotes, The Blues Brothers, Ferris Beuller's Day Off, Ghostbusters....too many to name ASW, who enjoys selecting quotes from these to apply real-life occasions as they occur
  22. Indiana Jones News!

    ...although aside from being a really small guy, Nurhachi was an emperor, and founder of, the Qing Dynasty, which came after the Ming
  23. I'll check this out when I come home for the weekend, I've forgotten what happens at the end of that cue. Something similar to the end of Hannibal, I suppose? I'm actually not familiar with Hannibal...but it seems even some non-Zimmer fans like it so it sounds like I should check it out. Btw, did you get a chance to listen to that Poltergeist cue? What did you think? ah yes, that sounds about right. There's a somewhat similar effect in "The Intersection Scene" from WOTW....same orchestration, perhaps?
  24. The Best Scored Episodes of Television

    I can't seem to recall that many off hand for some reason, but I remember liking "What You Leave Behind" from DS9, especially that lovely arrangement of "The Way You Look Tonight" mixed in with McCarthy's theme. Another one I do remember is "Sightings" from JAG's first season...it had some neat percussion reminiscent of TLW. I also enjoyed a lot of the scores for Magnum P.I....yeah they're a little dated but they work, imho.
  25. My Sweet 16

    Funnily enough that came to mind as I was reading the posts! And I agree Swing, Swing, Swing sounds like an excellent choice...if Moonlight Serenade is ok then I'm sure this isn't too outdated at all, unless there's another Moonlight Serenade besides the Glenn Miller one I'm not aware of. Also, why not some of the celebratory music from the SW scores....perhaps the Ewok song, or......Lapti Nek! ...or not...