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On 10/13/2018 at 3:49 AM, Amer said:

If it isn't Apollo 13 what other mid 90s Horner score is out there, since Roger had hinted on a couple of Horner titles that are expected before year end ? 

He did...but he also said the plans have shifted.

 

Karol

 

 

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10/14/2018

It’s the 90’s and Disney… actually Touchstone to be more accurate, but who’s counting? For our purposes, they both come from the same “mouse house” today. I write of our next new CD release, available this coming Tuesday, October 16. It’s a world premiere with an hour of fantastic music from a fantastic composer. Artwork, contents and sound samples will be posted here tomorrow eve.

 

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54 minutes ago, crocodile said:

I like the score on album but didn't think it worked that well in the film. I'd be interested to hear the work in its entirety though.

 

Karol

 

Why didnt you think it worked in the film?

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10 minutes ago, Stefancos said:

 

Why didnt you think it worked in the film?

Because, as amazing as John Williams is as musicians, he has this tendency to score serious in very broad strokes and from a bird-view perspective of infinite wisdom. Almost as if he's composing a concert piece meant to encapsulate the entire concept rather than follow the narrative. As a result his scores for these films often feel bit too wise for their own good - they're ahead of the characters. It often feels quite preachy. It's not always the case. With Nixon, there is something really caricature-like about the score which doesn't help me immerse in the story.

 

Karol

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Epic could be one of those subjective words. Epic to you might be nothing to the next guy. 

I would bet that no one will guess that second title accurately. How often does it happen where it's not guessed?

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A 2-CD set from the late '80s features an expanded presentation of a film that's...how do I describe it, actually? Let's say this release is a score to a sci-fi/fantasty epic in a tea cup is hot off the griddle and ready for you to move in! Oh and there was a slice of music that didn't make it into the film.

 

Karol

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7 hours ago, Bryant Burnette said:

There are John Williams fans who don't like the score to Nixon?  What an odd world.

 

I don't know if I like it or not. I've gone this long without experiencing the score or film. Keeping it going. 

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7 hours ago, crocodile said:

Because, as amazing as John Williams is as musicians, he has this tendency to score serious in very broad strokes and from a bird-view perspective of infinite wisdom. Almost as if he's composing a concert piece meant to encapsulate the entire concept rather than follow the narrative. As a result his scores for these films often feel bit too wise for their own good - they're ahead of the characters. It often feels quite preachy. It's not always the case. With Nixon, there is something really caricature-like about the score which doesn't help me immerse in the story.

 

Karol

 

The Imperial March part always gets a laugh out of me!

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Right, the mid 90s comedy crime drama sequel has obviously been Another Stakeout since the initial cue.

 

The only unsolved mystery is the first title mentioned, the mid 90s bio pic that is not Apollo 13 or Nixon.

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Both titles were mid-90s, and originally the Biopic was coming out first. Then they announced it was dealyed by the manufacturer and both would come out, then this mid-90s sequel came in early.

 

Between this and the *disc2 not included error, their manufacturer seems to have some serious organisational and communications issues.

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There are less and less pressing plants existing on the planet all the time, and the ones that are left don't have to be competitive because they know there are no alternatives (most of these specialty label CDs are contractually required to be pressed by a plant connected to the film studio in some way)

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