nightscape94

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  1. Yet again with the Philadelphians. https://philorch.org/press-room/news/philadelphia-orchestra-announces-newly-added-benefit-concert-featuring-john-williams#/ http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/arts/philadelphia-orchestra-adds-john-williams-concert-20171017.html
  2. The Official Pop and Rock Music thread

    Dishwalla, "And you think you know what life's about" This probably seems rather random, but out of all the stuff in my rock/non-classical collection, this one is one of a handful that I've repeatedly listened to since I purchased it. For this album, that's close to 20 years. Strangely, this is not a band that I even adore. I own one other CD, Opaline, but don't listen to it. They had a big hit in the early 90s that I liked, but never pursued them until I heard the lead single from this, their second release. It just hit a nerve musically. Most of the time it seems people latch onto certain albums because of lyrical content, but not for me. This, in my opinion, contains a stretch of songs from beginning to end that is almost impossibly solid and consistent in quality. Each has a unique character. It's bizarre to be so enamored with an album that no one ever talks about. If someone asked me to make a top 10 list of the best CDs in the last 30 years I would seriously put this on it, and people would look at me like I have antlers growing out of my head.
  3. What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (LLL) by Shearmur. First time hearing this one. I threw this one in the cart when I bought E.T., thinking "why the hell not". The first time through I enjoyed it, but it caught me more on the second run through. Nicely composed with some scattered themes, though, outside the main Sky Captain theme, I didn't feel they were used enough. Fun score, will definitely come back to it soon after I let it stew in my brain for a while. Independence Day (LLL) by Arnold. One of my favorite scores now, and after only listening to it for the first time last year. After Sky Captain I was really in the mood to listen to it again. Amazing piece of writing, brilliant leitmotif-driven score with several memorable themes, nicely orchestrated by Dodd. Say what you will about the movie, and I am not exactly a fan either, it certainly provided a good structure to write a great score.
  4. Solo: A Star Wars Story (Ron Howard 2018)

    Unfortunately it smacks of the type of title drummed up during several marketing sessions with executives instead of by a writer.
  5. Digital vs CD

    CDs. I love physical media. If I'm going to buy something I want something to show for it. As other have already pointed out, I then have the ability to rip the CD to my devices.
  6. What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Newer films)

    It's had a bit of a resurgence because of the popularity of that gif.
  7. Blu-ray News and Deals

    I recall a friend of mine buying a couple of the Batman Animated Series DVD volumes, but it'll be nice to have the whole thing in one blu ray set. Might actually buy it.
  8. In what way? Furlong is terrible and by far the most annoying aspect of the film. The fact that he was front and center made it worse. No one loves T2 because of his character. He's simply a part of the movie that you overlook to enjoy the rest of it. As far as Newt is concerned, she was young and cute enough, without a ton of dialogue, to be effective for what she represented in the film, which was to give Ripley a mother/daughter dynamic. She's not exactly a major force in terms of screen time. In both of these cases, the first films are superior. While Cameron changed the style, and made good films, he didn't prove anyone wrong any anything.
  9. Who is Karl Ulrich Nikolaus Traeger?

    The not knowing was more exciting.
  10. What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    The Accidental Tourist - John Williams I have to admit that I have never listened to this score all the way through. I had listened to the main theme a time or two over the years, but never dug into it from beginning to end. The main theme is very malleable to fit many moods, and it never grows stale in its many uses throughout, but after hearing the whole thing, it's definitely a score I have to be in a specific state of mind for. Thankfully I seemed to be in the right one.
  11. I actually never watched that bit of the AFI tribute with Abrams in full cry baby mode.
  12. I agree that on the LLL set the insert sounds about as good as it will ever sound, but when the music comes back in from the insert, and it goes back into the original recorded track, it will never quite sound perfect. The strings don't match up in a way where it sounds like the same seamless line of playing from the same orchestra.
  13. Coincidentally, I had the same thought when I was listening to Disc 2 it this morning on my car ride to work. Probably should have lead off the album with the flying theme concert rendition.
  14. SPIELBERG, Upcoming HBO documentary

    There's thread about it here:
  15. The score sound quality is incredible and extremely well balanced and beautiful, which is even more remarkable for a score recorded 35 years go. The new material is fantastic. "Stay With Me" is one of my favorite tracks, with a sweet rendition of the flying theme. The ride music is short but wonderful, despite a noticeable sound quality dip as compared to the rest of the score.