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Jilal

The Official Strictly Non-Williams Favourite Short Musical Moments Thread™

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The ebbing string voices in the opening 15 seconds:

 

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0:53-1:27

The perfect culmination of all the Ring-related material.  I wouldn't mind getting the chance to ask Jackson what the hell he was thinking dialing that out in the final cut.

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Somewhere during post production of TTT he lost his mind and was never the same again

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He's such an underrated, under used composer. EXCALIBUR, THE DARK CRYSTAL, THE LAST PLACE ON EARTH, LABYRINTH: they are all fine scores.

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Indeed. If anything, he's a fantastic orchestrator. He really knows how to bring out the most out of all the sections. The orchestra rarely sounds so rich or large in modern scores (take note Djitichino!).

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45:27 - 45:58

 

King Kong falls down the Empire State Building.

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Just heard about this score yesterday when Filmtracks named it best score of 2016! Listened to the whole OST last night. 

 

1:41 - 2:48

 

 

Love the War Horse-like melody, then the cool wind transition, and then the awesome-y optimistic and exciting segment after that (particularly the first melody in the exciting segment). Marvelous.

 

Some of the best chords remind me a bit of this awesome (IMO!) CBS golf theme music:

 

 

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58:18 - 59:11

 

One of the more hair-raising moments in the opera, especially when you follow along with the words. The way Strauss replicates the sound of "giant beating wings" with the gong always puts me on edge!

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0:56-1:13

 

 

That AT-AT music afterward is also really fun. 

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You should listen to some non-Williams, non-Star Wars scores sometimes, Will.  There's some good stuff out there...

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On 3/30/2017 at 9:04 PM, Will said:

Just heard about this score yesterday when Filmtracks named it best score of 2016! Listened to the whole OST last night. 

 

Hey thanks for the tip Will; I haven't heard this score either but I see its on Spotify, so I'll check it out!

 

https://open.spotify.com/album/5F31pDxBHGjmuvxtPkFnHT

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01B3RXIKM/

 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/id1078917117

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3 minutes ago, BloodBoal said:

Yes, like... LA-LA-LAND!

 

Or the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Collection!

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4 hours ago, Disco Stu said:

You should listen to some non-Williams, non-Star Wars scores sometimes, Will.  There's some good stuff out there...

 

4 hours ago, BloodBoal said:

Yes, like... LA-LA-LAND!

 

4 hours ago, Jay said:

 

Hey thanks for the tip Will; I haven't heard this score either but I see its on Spotify, so I'll check it out!

 

 

 

Thanks for saving me, Jay! :P

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So you listened one non-Williams, non-Star Wars score.  What do you want, a party? :P 

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I've posted about him several times!  I started getting into the wind band repertoire a couple of years ago (when I started playing with a community band) so naturally Mackey came up pretty quickly in my discoveries.

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My favorite moment in the entire score because it's so brief.  It's the only time in the entire film Kane is allowed to be uncomplicatedly happy and the music reflects that.  It lasts only a few seconds, like Herrmann is teasing us with a bit from an entirely different, more bucolic score.

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On 23/05/2017 at 9:34 PM, TheGreyPilgrim said:

Funky!

 

 

 

#FilmMusicNeedsTubaphones

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5 minutes ago, Disco Stu said:

My favorite moment in the entire score because it's so brief.  It's the only time in the entire film Kane is allowed to be uncomplicatedly happy and the music reflects that.  It lasts only a few seconds, like Herrmann is teasing us with a bit from an entirely different, more bucolic score.

 

Exactly! Well said.

 

Always the first moment that comes to mind when I think of that score - it sticks in your head throughout the film even when Kane and Herrmann have moved on so far from it.

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40:17 - 40:27

 

Sounds like the kind of music that would accompany a transition to a Star Destroyer floating across the screen with the Death Star in the background...

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Shit! Now Strauss is ripping-off Giacchino! This will not stand, man, this ripping-off will not stand!

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10:10 - 10:34. I love the orchestration here. Fun and catchy, going from Brass to Winds, back to Brass, then to strings, all whilst a string ostinato continues in the background with repeating Woodwinds. It's like all the instrument groups are having a conversation with each other.

 

 

 

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That opening fanfare of Jupiter Ascending has always reminded me of the music that plays in Super Metroid when you load up a save point

 

 

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Been running through my head for the last hour. One of those little moments of delicious-ness that the best action cues have.

 

3:46 - 4:01 (particularly the pay-off at 3:58)

 

 

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Something absolutely wondrous and CE3K-esque about this moment:

 

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