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  1. The Maestro (film)

    Is a 16th September 2018 release according to IMDb.
  2. The Maestro (film)

    This has to be an early April Fools joke.... No?
  3. What's your dream title of a book on JW?

    John Williams : The man behind the guitar. ....Oh wait.
  4. What's your dream title of a book on JW?

    'Sixty Years Is A Good Start'
  5. First 20 seconds of "The Faviers" are not only the most remarkable thing I can remember from watching the movie the first time, but the only really interesting thing in the entirely OST album for me. Rose's theme is tender and warm, but far too similar to 'Anakin's Theme', and only reminded me of that whenever it appeared in the film.
  6. THE POST - SCORE Thread

    I'm still holding out for another JW score that's as rich and sweeping and thematic as the first Harry Potter. I discovered JW through that film, and it will always be his strongest work to me. Bridge of Spies had relatively little music in it to accommodate Spielberg's original intention of Disney releasing JW from TFA only for a couple of weeks to write the score. Then alas, a pace-maker operation came in the way. You'd think if Williams had to forfeit (for scheduling reasons) one Spielberg film over another, in this case RPO, he'd pick the one that offer the most fulfilling challenge to him? Unless he's really slowing down and only picking the projects that are easier (but that wouldn't explain committing to a whole Star Wars sequel trilogy)....
  7. "One-off" melodies, tunes, and ditties

    Two cues, and they both happen to be from the Indy movies. First is the moment Indy is about to step on the camouflaged bridge; we hear a beautiful, ethereal choir, with a string melody on top. Two bars is all we ever hear of it, and I thought it desperately deserved further development. Second is a cue from KOTCS; I was deeply disappointed with the film. It was silly and juvenile, and sadly JW's didn't do too much to save it. Of all fragments of the soundtrack that I did remember positively though, there was this (almost) bluesy theme from the woodwinds, that I wish could have been Mutt's main theme, rather than that grossly misinterpreted 'swashbuckler' nonsense we were given. Thankfully, Youtube has the track, as it isn't featured on the soundtrack album;
  8. I too would have liked the LA to be 2024, but I would also concede that Paris is due.
  9. Here's to the maestro being alive, and willing to compose at 96 years of age for another Olympics. Let's hope!
  10. Perhaps you'll cross paths mid-air.
  11. BBC Proms 2017

    I just watched a YouTube upload (from a user who has miraculously saved me from the pits of geoblocking). It was a nice concert overall. I'm wondering if Lockhart's own interpretations of JW music is becoming distinctive enough for me to specifically recognise him as the conductor... A few things I didn't like: As (for some infuriating reason) seems to be the case with virtually all "Best of John Williams" concerts, we have to suffer a puerile MC. I hate how their presence trying to introduce each piece somehow trivialises the music. The kids choir in 'Afrika' sounded not only tone deaf, but their elocution was shockingly bad. I LOVED the arrangement of of Canina Band. I've heard a few concert versions of this piece - they didn't say whose version this one was, but it made really good use of the orchestra and was well executed. It's certainly not the Hal Leonard Signature Edition version. I also really appreciated that Lockhart referred to the first Harry Potter film by it proper, original title, "The Philosopher's Stone".
  12. Hal Leonard Signature Editions

    Interesting. I suppose ironic to what I claimed above, I would never have picked up on those errors - only if I'm feeding the notes into Sibelius (which is something I've done for a few of the scores in their entirety!)
  13. Hal Leonard Signature Editions

    An interesting question indeed. If I may make a blunt observation; I'm astounded by the number of members on this forum who admit (despite evidently harbouring such an appreciate for fine music) that they cannot read sheet music. Is this just a lack of education, or opportunity? Where I'm from, this is a basic skill taught throughout 12 years of schooling. I own a fairly sizeable collection of the Hal Leonard Signature Edition Deluxe scores. They are quite expensive as they are, even before factoring in exchange rates and international shipping. But once they land in my hands there are zero regrets about cost. They are flawlessly engraved and published, and the ability to grab one off the shelf for instant reference is a huge pleasure. The lack of a digital version of these might very well be due primarily to legal and commercial reasons, but ultimately my guess is as good as anyone's. Making them available commercially would indeed democratise the product, and theoretically serve Hal Leonard's commercial interests. But if I were to choose digital vs paper, I'd still go paper, if for no other reason that the engraving, and the orchestrations are often so dense, that viewing them would be impractical on all but the highest resolution monitors. Maybe hire a computer wiz to hack into Hal Leonard's servers , or, if you're bold enough to go there, even try hacking into JoAnna Kane Music Service's computers .
  14. John Williams on Who Wants to Be Millionaire

    That's an oddly specific statistical question. Guess we know what CD's the question writer keeps in their collection.