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New video interview with John Williams on Trailer Addict

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While only two minutes, that was one of the most original and heartfelt interviews Williams has given in a long time.

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Wow, when was the last time John Williams did a video interview to promote a film?

I'm at work so can't watch it; What does he say?

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That the score for War Horse is more performance oriented.

The lyrical film requires a lyrical score that you can't do with new technology.

the sessions were like playing for a concert..

about Spielberg: He's comfortable with music, enjoys music..

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Im guessing JW considers War Whores as his big Oscar shot for this year and will ignore Tin tin...

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"Tintin"

Thanks Konstantinos!

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I find it interesting what he says about filmmakers who actually aren't comfortable with large orchestral music.

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Thanks for posting this Michael. A nice small Williams moment with great insight into the music and I must say that the score does have that concert performance sensibility to it. :)

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I'm about to hit the PANIC BUTTON you guys..! This thread is STILL in GENERAL discussion????

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Thanks my friend from ελλασ!

Sorry, couldn't type a Greek e with a spiritus asper.

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Thanks my friend from ελλασ!

Sorry, couldn't type a Greek e with a spiritus asper.

;)

we don't use them now. I think it was used more than 50 years ago. But I'm not sure..

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The first time I've heard him not sound like an insane madman with bigwordphilia.

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Im guessing JW considers War Whores as his big Oscar shot for this year and will ignore Tin tin...

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Im guessing JW considers War Whores as his big Oscar shot for this year and will ignore Tin tin...

Williams scored Tintin two and a half years ago (well, mostly). He doesn't remember it anymore. ;)

Karol

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Finally got a chance to watch this. Was wonderful to watch him talk about the score this way. But damn, the editing in the video is atrocious, seemingly stopping him mid-sentence. I'd love to see the full interview instead of just these 2 short snippets.

And no indy4, there are no spoilers at all in the video or on the page itself

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Oh okay thanks! Maybe the rest of the video will be released when WH comes out on DVD, like those promotional interviews for KotCS.

I agree with Williams completely. One thing that's so great about War Horse is that you wouldn't be able to tell that it was written to fit within the paramaters of the film. It feels completely organic and natural. These types of scores are my favorites.

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That's a good point. In no way you feel the score is being held back or pushed forward due to the rythim of the film

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Willams could play Obi-Wan (in his old mentor years) in the reboot of Star Wars.

"The Orchestra?"

"Yes, Luke, the Orchestra. The Orchestra is what gives a Composer his power. It's an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us. It binds the galaxy together. For over a thousand generations the Film Composers were the guardians of peace and justice in the Music Department. Before the dark times, before the Synthesizers."

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