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alicebrallice

Hello from Sweden!

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Hi everyone! Thought I should show some good manners and introduce myself. I'm Alice from Sweden, a huge film music-fan and John Williams is definitely in my top 5 of favorite film music composers!

The scores I like most are probably The Terminal, Harry Potter, Home Alone and of course Star Wars. I'd say The Terminal is my all-time favorite Williams score, it's incredibly warm, clever, genuine and at the same time funny. Genius!

I'm really glad I found this network, almost lost hope when I saw the official site being all... blank?

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Welcome Alice!

I too am a big fan of the Terminal's score. I think it's an underappreciated gem, especially around here!

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I too am a big fan of the Terminal's score. I think it's an underappreciated gem, especially around here!

Not by me....

Welcome!

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Welcome to the boards Alice!

And The Terminal is a lovely score indeed.

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The Terminal is Williams' worst score since the beginning of his career.

BloodBoal - who was starting to get sick of all this Terminal score praise

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The Terminal is Williams' worst score since the beginning of his career.

BloodBoal - who was starting to get sick of all this Terminal score praise

Ah you delightful counterbalance at the other end of the scale BloodBoal. Are you the one who was said to bring balance to the Score?

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Welcome aboard Alice. :) Maybe now Miss Padmé won't feel so lonely here as being one of the other only active female posters. I'm only kidding though.

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The Terminal is Williams' worst score since the beginning of his career.

BloodBoal - who was starting to get sick of all this Terminal score praise

Ah you delightful counterbalance at the other end of the scale BloodBoal. Are you the one who was said to bring balance to the Score?

No, it was Djawadi. Unfortunately, he was corrupted by Hans Palpatine. Obi-Williams Kenobi didn't have enough time to teach him the ways of the Score and now, Djawadi, also known as Darth Ramin, is killing every composer that uses an orchestra. He already killed Mace Goldsmith, and made it look like an accident. His next target is Kenobi, and I'm not sure the old general has enough strenght left to fight him. I've got a bad feeling about this.

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Welcome! The Terminal is indeed a lovely score, particularly the love theme, which is one of Williams' all time bests. "Jazz Autographs" is one of the most inspired cues of the 21st century.

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yeah, I'd probably say the love theme is my favorite. I love the fountain scene!

and 0:30 always reminds me of zelda's lullaby... hah

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The love theme in The Terminal is one of my favorite Williams' love themes. The rendition in Jazz Autographs is awesome.

Tim

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0:30 always reminds me of Zelda's Lullaby... hah

It can't be all bad BloodBoal ;)

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Totally agree with you, Alice. One of JW's best romantic/comedy

scores. This wasn't a drawback to his 60s soundtracks, but is one

highly original and charming musical treasure box that just got

better with every listen.

People who only buy in to Williams' more grand and fanfare stuff

usually tend to not understand at all the beauty of his comedy

music.

There's just the right balance of satire & romance in this sound-

track to make it a classic, while they missed that balance in (the

second part of) the film.

"The Fountain" ist just a killer cue.

Augie

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Williams himself called it an "Elllis Island Poem". A soundtrack for immigrants.

The more romantic tunes are connecting to the 40s and 50s, to the music of

Harold Arlen, Rodgers & Hammerstein and even the Gershwins. If you listen

to the old records from the late 50s and early 60s where Williams is billed as

a pianist or as arranger (sometimes both), you can see where it is all coming

from. In "The Terminal", Williams is clearly channeling the old time broadway

sound he performed as a youngster and in his twenties in night clubs and on

records...

He also wrote the main theme for clarinet, which I personally love. He did it

once before in "The Fury", which is another classic nobody talks about.

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yeah, I'd probably say the love theme is my favorite. I love the fountain scene!

and 0:30 always reminds me of zelda's lullaby... hah

Welcome Alice and you have a good taste :)

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Mae govannen, Alice. It's lovely to have another lady here! ;) The Terminal is indeed a great score, very colourful and I must say I'm proud of Guy Klucevsek (the accordionist who plays on this score) because of his Slovenian roots! :) But it was very saddenning to learn that the great clarinetist Emily Bernstein who also perfoms solos, has passed away some years ago.

Anyway, Alice, have a good time here on JWFan; I wish you a lot of constructive and informative debate (I learned tons here)!

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Hi everyone! Thought I should show some good manners and introduce myself. I'm Alice from Sweden, a huge film music-fan and John Williams is definitely in my top 5 of favorite film music composers!

The scores I like most are probably The Terminal, Harry Potter, Home Alone and of course Star Wars. I'd say The Terminal is my all-time favorite Williams score, it's incredibly warm, clever, genuine and at the same time funny. Genius!

I'm really glad I found this network, almost lost hope when I saw the official site being all... blank?

Welcome to the board!

Yeah, The Terminal definitely has its moments . . . although I can think of at least 3 dozen John WIlliams scores that I like more! :P

How about Sabrina? Catch Me If You Can? Munich? Do you like those?

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Welcome to the board!

Yeah, The Terminal definitely has its moments . . . although I can think of at least 3 dozen John WIlliams scores that I like more! :P

How about Sabrina? Catch Me If You Can? Munich? Do you like those?

thank you!

I do like munich, although it takes a special dark-score-mood for me to listen to those kind of scores. I really like "remembering munich" with the vocals, beautiful! Haven't listened too much of catch me if you can, but I really enjoyed it while watching the film. Maybe I should listen through the whole score?

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I do like munich, although it takes a special dark-score-mood for me to listen to those kind of scores. I really like "remembering munich" with the vocals, beautiful! Haven't listened too much of catch me if you can, but I really enjoyed it while watching the film. Maybe I should listen through the whole score?

"Thoughts of Home" is my favorite piece on the Munich soundtrack, although it's actually the same theme as the one heard in "Remembering Munich" (in the movie it's heard over the end credits). That cello solo at the beginning, and the brief French horn solo toward the end, give me chills. So melancholic, disturbing, thoughtful, and tragically beautiful. One of Williams's masterpieces.

Yeah, if you have the CMICY soundtrack, you should definitely listen to it all the way through! The opening track, "Learning the Ropes," and "The Float" are the highlights!

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The Krakhozia National Anthem and Homesickness from Terminal, specifically the nostalgic sounding accordion solo just melts your heart away. :) It is a shame Williams did not use that melody more often in the score.

Josh don't forget Recollections (Father's Theme) from CMIYC. It is a stunning rather jazzy meditation full of melancholy and nostalgia.

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Josh don't forget Recollections (Father's Theme) from CMIYC. It is a stunning rather jazzy meditation full of melancholy and nostalgia.

Indeed! :)

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Do I see more traffic here than the other welcome threads?

Maybe...

But for heavens sake we have another female member on the MB. We should be nice so as not to alienate her or drive her away. ;)

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But for heavens sake we have another female member on the MB. We should be nice so as not to alienate her or drive her away. ;)

So that explains it. I was thinking that it was weird that suddenly, everybody loved The Terminal. Pfff...

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But for heavens sake we have another female member on the MB. We should be nice so as not to alienate her or drive her away. ;)

So that explains it. I was thinking that it was weird that suddenly, everybody loved The Terminal. Pfff...

Hey it's a great score Bloodboaly! Don't you try to twist my words!

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But for heavens sake we have another female member on the MB. We should be nice so as not to alienate her or drive her away. ;)

So that explains it. I was thinking that it was weird that suddenly, everybody loved The Terminal. Pfff...

Hey it's a great score Bloodboaly! Don't you try to twist my words!

Agreed. The Terminal is a brilliant comedy score! Love it!

Oh and welcome Alice! A woman of fine taste deserves some recognition ;)

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But for heavens sake we have another female member on the MB. We should be nice so as not to alienate her or drive her away. ;)

So that explains it. I was thinking that it was weird that suddenly, everybody loved The Terminal. Pfff...

Hey it's a great score Bloodboaly! Don't you try to twist my words!

I'm not twisting anything!

I never liked The Terminal. This score feels like Williams was going through the motions. It has no heart, no soul. It's just an empty shell that Williams was trying to fill with random noise, and this is the Maestro greatest failure, in my opinion.

Welcome to the boards Alice!

And The Terminal is a lovely score indeed.

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:lol: You jokester you BloodBoal. Fiendishly clever jokester but one none the less.

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I respect Alice's taste and opinion (and yes, The Terminal does have its moments, I wasn't lying there), but I myself just can't really get into it. "The Tale of Viktor Navorski" is the only track that I sometimes listen to. Maybe it's because the movie itself was so weak? Dunno, maybe.

I think I even prefer the score of Stepmom over The Terminal. "The Days Between" is quietly and heartbreakingly soothing. Certainly quite different from Williams's usual output.

O dear.

I think I just PISSED on your Terminal CD...

:|

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