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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from The Illustrious Jerry in REMIXED & RESTORED: Jurassic Park   
    Our first long video is here!
     

     
    4. Journey to the Island
    2m3-3m1 To the Island
    3m2 The Dinosaurs
    3m2A The Entrance of the Park
     
    After witnessing the shady deal between Dodgson and DENNIS NEDRY, we smash cut to a helicopter over a bright blue ocean. Williams’ first setpiece of scoring begins, kicking off nearly nine minutes of continuous score that is used in its entirety and lines up almost perfectly with the film. Williams showcases his many sensibilities in this track, starting with a playful tune for IAN MALCOLM's introduction. He then goes into full on bombast for the island approach and introduces the adventurous theme for the park. We’ll dub it the adventure theme for the purpose of this writing and it is indeed perfectly fitting theme park music. This is followed by an incidental piece for the car journey into the park, that plays around with the adventure theme.
     
    Tense strings build as Grant spots something off-camera, before the theme from Jurassic Park (which I’ll refer to as the main theme) makes its first appearance as the visitors lay their eyes on a giant brachiosaurus. After Grant's astonishment, Williams rounds out the cue with a short march that takes us to the park’s visitor’s center. As Hammond takes our heroes inside, Williams lays a sped-up version of the main theme over a playful version of his march.
     
    This track is notable for introducing the two big themes from the score (the main theme and the adventure theme) in their full force, before Williams starts offering variations. Thematically, this actually makes sense, since Jurassic Park is about to unravel. It may hold great promise at this point, but unlike a character’s journey leading from humble beginnings to a grandiose finale, this park is at its grandest during this sequence. So instead of introducing these themes in a reduced form and developing them throughout the score, Williams plays them for the first time at full orchestrated force instead.
     
    Two minor edits were made in this video. First, the pause before the main theme starts is slightly longer than on disc, so I lengthened the pause accordingly. Second, the march for the arrival at the visitor's centre is slightly longer in the film and appears to be looped. I have trimmed the beginning of the footage for the cars' arrival by about a second to maintain the integrity of the track and the flow of the music.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Yavar Moradi in Sony reissues Bernstein's Ghostbusters score   
    There's at least two cues from the film that I know off the top of my head that are not on the Varèse release: there's a short cue for them exiting the elevator at the Sedgwick hotel and a short march for them preparing to face off with Gozer during the film's climax. I believe there was also a short cue on one of the bootlegs that supposedly accompanied Mr. Stay Puft's hat falling down to the street after he has been obliterated. This moment is not in the final film.
     
    So it is possible some previously unreleased music has been dug up, but knowing Sony, I wouldn't get my hopes up.
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    Mr. Breathmask reacted to Jay in HAPPY 20th ANNIVERSARY, JWFAN!   
    This weekend my wife surprised me with this wonderful tribute
     
     

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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Richard in In your opinion, is Avatar a GREAT score?   
    No. But it's very good.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Ricard in Is Die Hard a Christmas movie?   
    It was originally released in the summer, so I'd say no.
     
    But it's a perfect antidote to all the schmaltzy saccharine Christmas family crap you'd otherwise get shoved down your throat on Christmas. So yay!
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Once in Harry Potter 7CD Collection - Pictures, unboxing videos, and art design / liner notes discussion   
    Well, this set looks gorgeous!
     
    But I'll be listening to the other sets I ordered along with it first. Save the best for last and all that.
     
    Now playing: Empire of the Sun, disc 2. 
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Ricard in Harry Potter 7CD Collection - Pictures, unboxing videos, and art design / liner notes discussion   
    Well, this set looks gorgeous!
     
    But I'll be listening to the other sets I ordered along with it first. Save the best for last and all that.
     
    Now playing: Empire of the Sun, disc 2. 
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from ATXHusker in Harry Potter 7CD Collection - Pictures, unboxing videos, and art design / liner notes discussion   
    Well, this set looks gorgeous!
     
    But I'll be listening to the other sets I ordered along with it first. Save the best for last and all that.
     
    Now playing: Empire of the Sun, disc 2. 
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Incanus in Harry Potter - The John Williams Soundtrack Collection 7CD boxset from La-La Land Records (2018)   
    Mine arrived yesterday. It was delivered at the neigbors'. I just got it. I just wanted to rub that in your faces.
     
    Hurray!
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from TSMefford in Harry Potter - The John Williams Soundtrack Collection 7CD boxset from La-La Land Records (2018)   
    I purposely limited the amount of albums I ordered with the Potter box set in order to not get flooded in music.
     
    Also, this stuff is expensive.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Yavar Moradi in Netflix "The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance" Prequel Series!   
    I'm excited for this. Labyrinth gets all the love, but The Dark Crystal is the more ambitious and daring of Henson's non-Muppet films. I love it.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Bespin in What Live To Projection concerts have you seen and not seen?   
    I recently watched E.T. at home and realized I had forgotten how fantasticly that score supports the film and hiw it grows bigger and bigger towards that amazing climax. They did a live to projection performance of it in Brussels last year and since watching the film again I really regret not going.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from mahler3 in Elders of JWFan, what were the forums like during the Dark Ages (2005 - 2011)?   
    I remember there being a lot of polls.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Quintus in Netflix "The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance" Prequel Series!   
    I'm excited for this. Labyrinth gets all the love, but The Dark Crystal is the more ambitious and daring of Henson's non-Muppet films. I love it.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from redishere in Harry Potter and the PHILOSOPHER'S STONE - OFFICIAL alternate covers courtesy Jim Titus   
    Tom Marvolo Riddle became Marten Asmodom Vilijn in the Dutch translation. It's an anagram of "Mijn naam is Voldemort", which translates back to "My name is Voldemort". 
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    Mr. Breathmask reacted to Jay in Jay's Score Information Collection (John Williams Edition)   
    1968 - Heidi
    My Google Doc 1969 - The Reivers
    JWFan thread discussing the complete cue list 1969 - Goodbye, Mr. Chips
    Mike Matessino text interview by Neil Bulk on the FSM Edition, March 2006 (1) Mike Matessino text interview by Neil Bulk on the FSM Edition, March 2006 (2) 1974 - The Sugarland Express
    My Google Doc 1975 - Jaws
    My Google Doc Mike Matessino text interview by me on the 40th Anniversary Intrada Edition, November 2015 JWFan thread discussing the complete cue list Music synced to picture by Disco Stu 1977 - Star Wars
    My Google Doc Unused music restored to picture by Faleel 1977 - Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    My Google Doc Mike Matessino text interview by me, November 2017 (includes brief Close Encounters discussion) Mike Matessino audio interview by Tim Burden for Cinematic Sound Radio on the 40th Anniversary La-La Land Edition, February 2018 Music synced to picture by Disco Stu 1978 - Jaws 2
    My Google Doc Mike Matessino text interview by me on the Intrada Expanded Edition, November 2015 1978 - Superman: The Movie
    My Google Doc Mike Matessino text interview by Neil Bulk on the FSM Blue Box, March 2008 Mike Matessino audio interview by Soundcheck, June 2013 Mike Matessino audio interview by Tim Burden for Cinematic Sound Radio, February 2018 (Includes brief Superman discussion) 1979 - Dracula
    My Google Doc Mike Matessino audio interview by Tim Burden on the Varese Deluxe Edition, October 2018 1979 - 1941
    My Google Doc Mike Matessino text interview by me on the 2011 La-La Land Expanded Edition, September 2011 1980 - The Empire Strikes Back
    JWFan thread discussing the complete cue list Unused music restored to picture by Faleel 1981 - Raiders of the Lost Ark
    A VERY OLD Google Doc Unused music restored to picture by Faleel 1982 - E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
    My Google Doc Mike Matessino text interview by me on the 35th Anniversary Edition by La-la Land Records, November 2017 Mike Matessino audio interview by Tim Burden for Cinematic Sound Radio on the 35th Anniversary Edition by La-la Land Records, February 2018 Music synced to picture by Disco Stu 1983 - Return of the Jedi
    My Google Doc Unused music restored to picture by Faleel 1984 - Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
    A VERY OLD Google Doc Unused music restored to picture by Faleel 1987 - Empire of the Sun
    My Google Doc Mike Matessino JWFan article on the 2014 La-La Land Records Expanded Edition (1) Mike Matessino JWFan article on the 2014 La-La Land Records Expanded Edition (2) Mike Matessino audio interview by Tim Burden, June 2014 1989 - Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    A VERY OLD Google Doc 1990 - Stanley & Iris
    My Google Doc Mike Matessino text interview by me on the 2017 Varese Deluxe Edition, November 2017 1990 - Home Alone
    Mike Matessino text interview by me on the 2015 25th Anniversary Edition by La-La Land Records, November 2015 1991 - Hook
    My Google Doc Didier C. Deutsch text interview by me on the 2012 La-La Land Records Expanded Edition, March 2012 Didier C. Deutsch text interview by Olivier Soude on the 2012 La-La Land Records Expanded Edition, March 2012 JWFan thread discussing the complete cue list 1992 - Home Alone 2: Lost In New York
    My Google Doc Mike Matessino text interview by 'Kevin McCallister' on the Varese Deluxe Edition, February 2003 1993 - Jurassic Park
    My Google Doc Mike Matessino audio interview by The Jurassic Park Podcast on the 2016 La-La Land Records Expanded Edition, December 2016 Mike Matessino text interview by me on the 2016 La-La Land Records Expanded Edition, November 2017 Music synced to picture by Mr. Breathmask JWFan thread discussing the complete cue list 1993 - Schindler's List
    My Google Doc 1997 - The Lost World: Jurassic Park
    My Google Doc Mike Matessino text interview by me on the 2016 La-La Land Expanded Edition, November 2017 Music restored to picture by Mr. Breathmask JWFan thread discussing the complete cue list 1997 - Rosewood
    My Google Doc 2001 - A.I. Artificial Intelligence
    My Google Doc Mike Matessino text interview by me on the 2015 La-La Land Records Expanded Edition, June 2015 2001 - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
    My Google Doc 2002 - Attack of the Clones
    My Google Doc 2002 - Minority Report
    My Google Doc 2002 - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
    My Google Doc 2004 - The Terminal
    My Google Doc 2005 - War of the Worlds
    My Google Doc 2005 - Memoirs of a Geisha
    My Google Doc 2008 - Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
    My Google Doc
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Taikomochi in John Williams to conduct the Vienna Philharmonic - November 3 & 4, 2018 (CANCELLED)   
    There's even more now. Sadly, I found myself there without a pen and unable to add a message myself.
     
    Get well soon, Maestro.
     

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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Marian Schedenig in The Official European JWFAN Pre-Concert Meetup Thread (London, October 26, 2018)   
    I'll be there.
     
    Sadly, my +1 can't make it.
     
    We hope to see some of you in Vienna the week after!
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Marian Schedenig in The Official European JWFAN Pre-Concert Meetup Thread (London, October 26, 2018)   
    I'm trying and hoping it will all work out.
     
    Whatever happens, I will be at the first Vienna concert the weekend after.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Jay in The Official European JWFAN Pre-Concert Meetup Thread (London, October 26, 2018)   
    I'm trying and hoping it will all work out.
     
    Whatever happens, I will be at the first Vienna concert the weekend after.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Incanus in The Official European JWFAN Pre-Concert Meetup Thread (London, October 26, 2018)   
    Much to my disappointment, it's looking very much like I will not be able to attend the London concert.
     
    If this is indeed the case, I'll have two tickets to sell to whoever is fortunate enough to be able to go.
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