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  1. Didn't Davis and the Wachowskis had a falling out during Revolutions? Perhaps they will ask him to return nonetheless. However, I fear Don Davis' M.O. doesn't fit much with the current Hollywood standards of team-composing, so he might be off the mark. I can see the Wachowski asking Giacchino or Heil & Klimek (who did Cloud Atlas and sense8 with them) to take scoring duties.
  2. Nothing completely unreleased. Perhaps some of his TV stuff. There are film scores that could be improved though, at least sound quality-wise (The Paper Chase, Conrack, The Towering Inferno)
  3. Concert program for the Film Night is out: https://www.bso.org/Performance/Detail/100154 JOHN WILLIAMS, host DAVID NEWMAN conducting JOHN WILLIAMS’ FILM NIGHT WHITING/arr. WILLIAMS Hooray for Hollywood WILLIAMS “The Cowboys” Overture WILLIAMS Two selections from “Jane Eyre”: Reunion—To Thornfield WILLIAMS Marion’s Theme from “Raiders of the Lost Ark” Celebrating Alfred Newman NEWMAN 20th Century Fox Fanfare NEWMAN Theme from “How the West Was Won” RODGERS The Carousel Waltz (film orchestration supervised by Alfred Newman) {Intermission} WILLIAMS Theme from “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” Opening sequence from “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” Excerpts from “Jurassic Park” Excerpts from “Saving Private Ryan” Dry Your Tears, Afrika, from “Amistad” TANGLEWOOD FESTIVAL CHORUS, JAMES BURTON, conductor Three Selections from “Star Wars” The Adventures of Han from “Solo: A Star Wars Story” Luke and Leia from “Return of the Jedi” Star Wars Main Title
  4. It was Mike Matessino who replied to you explaining how the process works. I copy/paste here because it's definitely interesting stuff to share:
  5. Here's the program for the Bowl concert: John Williams’ history with the Hollywood Bowl is legendary. This year, our beloved master of cinematic scores introduces a memorable evening of his movie music to be conducted by his colleague and friend, maestro David Newman, including some selections performed with film clips. It’s an unforgettable concert you won’t want to miss! Program WHITING, arr. John WILLIAMS : “Hooray For Hollywood” from Hollywood Hotel John WILLIAMS : Overture to The Cowboys John WILLIAMS : Two Selections from Jane Eyre John WILLIAMS : “Han Solo and the Princess” from The Empire Strikes Back (with film) Alfred NEWMAN : 20th Century Fox Fanfare Alfred NEWMAN : Theme from How the West Was Won (with film) Richard RODGERS : “The Carousel Waltz” from Carousel Film Score Suite Intermission John WILLIAMS : Theme from Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge John WILLIAMS : Opening Sequence from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (with film) John WILLIAMS : Excerpts from Jurassic Park (with film) John WILLIAMS : Excerpts from Saving Private Ryan (with film) John WILLIAMS : “Dry Your Tears, Afrika” from Amistad John WILLIAMS : “The Adventures of Han” from Solo: A Star Wars Story John WILLIAMS : “Luke and Leia” from Return of the Jedi John WILLIAMS : Star Wars Main Title https://www.hollywoodbowl.com/events/performances/794/2019-08-30/maestro-of-the-movies-the-music-of-john-williams Some interesting choices! Lovely to see Jane Eyre and also pieces by Alfred Newman (including Carousel, which was one of JW's first orchestrating gigs). JW is listed only as a "host", but If I were a betting man, I'd put some money on him conducting at least several selection in the second half.
  6. No, he secretly hired Frank Lehman (aka @Falstaft) to point and remind him of every single theme and motif he's going to use
  7. Again, people here are not focusing on what was the point of Don Williams speaking about that episode: when you record with JW, you just focus on doing your best performance, because that's what you're requested to do. It's not up to you (even if you're concertmaster) to stop the take for any reason--"iron fist in a velvet glove" is probably an apt definition when it comes to JW (or any other great conductor) on the recording stage.
  8. Yes, for the moment, they're both there. But they won't be for much longer.
  9. There is no "dark side", he's just a top professional who requests a certain kind of behaviour and attitude from the people who work for/with him. He doesn't fire musicians just because they accidentally drop a pencil on the floor. What Don and Dan Higgins said in the clips above is that, if you're recording with JW, you as a player don't call to stop the take for any reason. JW might even ignore a performance error, a pencil dropping, or a noisy pageturn because he might like the energy and the feel of that particular take, so he might want to continue and get to the end. He's the "commander in chief" on the recording stage, so it's up to him calling the shots and decide if the take has to be stopped or not. He might prefer to do a full take, even if there are performance errors, check it, address the various issues, and then doing another full one. If you ends up making a zillion of stops during a single take, you lose more time, hence more money. And you also lose the musicality and the feeling of the actual performance from the players.
  10. The only thing this poll is proving is how ridiculous Netflix's behaviour on social media has gotten. Oh, and the irony that both film series won't stream anymore on their service at least for many years to come!
  11. I’m sure he will conduct at least 2 or 3 pieces Here’s more videos from the Jurassic Park score study lecture: https://scoringarts.com/eventlibrary/john-williams-jurassic-park/
  12. Some REAL updates from Don Williams (JW’s brother and his usual timpanist) grabbed during a meeting at theAcademy of Scoring Arts lecture: Looks like the sessions began a couple of weeks ago and will continue through August and September, with a couple of weeks break because of JW’s commitments at Tanglewood. Don talks about 135 minutes of music (gasp!)
  13. The only thing missing is The Devil’s Dance from Witches of Eastwick, which was performed during the concert last month (but perhaps it wasn’t recorded). Aside from that, it seems to contain everything that was mentioned in the various Facebook posts by Mutter over the last few months. .
  14. According to Amazon Germany, the deluxe edition will have a CD with 17 tracks, plus a DVD with video content: Disc 1 Rey's Theme (From "Star Wars: The Force Awakens") Yoda's Theme (From "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back") Hedwig's Theme (From "Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone") Across The Stars (Love Theme) (From "Star Wars: Attack Of The Clones") Donnybrook Fair (Based On "Blowing Off Steam" From "Far And Away") Sayuri's Theme (From "Memoirs Of A Geisha") Remembrances (From "Schindler's List") Night Journeys (From "Dracula") Theme (From "Sabrina") The Duel (From "The Adventures Of Tintin") Princess Leia's Theme (From "Star Wars: A New Hope") The Chairman's Waltz (From "Memoirs Of A Geisha") Luke And Leia (From "Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi") Nice To Be Around (From "Cinderella Liberty") Theme (From "Schindler's List") Markings A Prayer For Peace (From "Munich") Disc 2 Anne-Sophie Mutter in Conversation with John Williams Menu / Across The Stars https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B07T4RYM68/
  15. I guess film composers, more often than not, have to grapple on anything that could work as source of inspiration, even if that bring them a bit far from the actual thing (much like Leia’s theme seems to score more Luke’s idealistic vision of the female character than the character herself). But that’s the fascinating aspect of film music—there’s always more than one solution to the problem.
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