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Posted by Jason LeBlanc on 31 May 2012 - 03:22 PM
Posted by BloodBoal on 17 November 2012 - 01:49 PM
Have you ever wondered what LeBlanc's voice sounds like? Or if Publicist actually has a sweet voice? Or even if KM has asthma? Well, if you do, then this show is for you! Tonight, the very first JWFAN podcast will take place on Skype. Hear Joey's wonderful accent, Koko's noisy voice and even Stiff speaking Dutch! Tonight, at 8:00 PM PST!
PRAISE THE LORD OR DIE (Introduction by KM): In this introduction, KM introduces us to the only real composer the world has ever seen. He will remind us why we should love him and why we ought to die if we don't. By the end of that intro, you'll finally be a real JWFAN... Or you'll be dead.
THE HARD LIFE OF A VEGETABLE (Presented by Blumenkhol): Who said it was easy to be a John Williams fan AND a vegetable? In this part, the man known as The Cauliflower Boy will tell us how it feels to rot from the inside.
OPEN YOUR HORIZON (Presented by Alexcremers): Amidst all those shitty movies Hollywood keeps producing, there are still a few real gems. Once every ten years, a movie gives us real emotions, and Cremers is here to tell us which one it is. Prepare for some atmospheric journey! Listen to the silence, feel the void, be moved by the stillness... An introspective journey into the heart of filmmaking and its impact on the human psyche.
FUCK YOU ALL, YOU RETARDS: AN ODE TO JOY (Presented by Publicist): In this very short part, Publicist tells us what he likes about JWFAN and JWFANers. NOT SAFE FOR CHILDREN!
ENCOUNTER OF THE FIRST SIGHT (Presented by E&4E): What was it like to fall in love with ET? This is what this part is about. Learn how it feels to have an erection in the middle of a crowded theatre, and not be ashamed of it.
IS JOHN WILLIAMS' BODY ANATOMICALLY ACCURATE? (Presented by Luke Skywalker):
If you've ever wondered if the rumour about John Williams' right arm being shorter than his left arm is true, then this part is for you! Mr. Skywalker goes into a great deal of detail to analyze the anatomy of our beloved old man, wrinkle by wrinkle.
Note: This part will be presented in Catalan.
IS HOWARD SHORE THE NEXT JOHN WILLIAMS? (Presented by KK):
Forget Giacchino, forget Desplat, forget everyone. There is only one true Lord Of Film Music, only one who can bend it to his will, and he doesn't share power! KK explains us why Shore will be the Saviour to us all.
IS RAMIN DJAWADI THE NEXT HANS ZIMMER? (Presented by Dr. Ko): John Williams may have defined great film music, but when it comes to film sound design, no one comes even close to Mr. Zimmer. The problem is, Mr. Zimmer is not getting any younger. Can Djawadi take his place on the throne? Koko will look into that.
F**CK ME, I'M DUTCH (Presented by Stiff): He might look handsome, yet he's Dutch! Stiff never had an easy life in the land of sunflowers and tulips, yet on the Internet, he's considered as a God amongst men. The Dutchman will talk to you about his country, his women, John Williams and post counts, and he will make you realize that we all live in an orange submarine.
ET OR DIE (Outro by Joey): Superman? Indiana Jones? Star Wars? All bullshit! John Williams' magnum opus is and will remain ET! Joey closes the podcast remembering us that we're all wrong.
Note: All intermissions will feature a "short" review of an OST by Incanus.
P.S.: All JWFANers Skype accounts can be found in the enclosed PDF.
Posted by Ren on 05 August 2012 - 01:28 AM
my apologies if I forgot anyone, Blume, you're lucky to be in there with just your eyes! I think I'm missing Wojo.....
Posted by Maurizio on 09 May 2013 - 10:31 AM
Posted by Maurizio on 01 May 2013 - 03:09 PM
Yea watching it again, he basically spends a minute saying how brilliant Giacchino is, how integral to his team he is, how lucky he is to get to work with him.... Then quickly says but Williams will score Star Wars. It's almost like Giacchino is his first choice, and someone above him is making him use Williams.
If that's the case, I hope he goes in with an open mind, and trusts that Williams knows what he's doing.
I don't think we should read too much between the lines on this. As I see it, it's plain and simple, just like it seems: they're waiting for JW to say "yes". And they're confident he will.
I'm sure you all know how much working relationships are a main thing in Hollywood. Giacchino and Abrams share an exclusive relationship based on mutual respect and admiration and they appears also to be good friends (i.e. it's not just work). They both reached high level of power and success working together, so it's pretty natural for both to speak high of each other in public. They both know how much one owes to the other (in the best sense).
Now, since Abrams has to work on a franchise with a more than estabilished musical identity (i.e.: it's one of the major things that makes Star Wars what it really is) and the fact its composer is still alive and kicking, I see quite natural they want to give him first option. Well, they MUST give him first option, as I see it. John Williams is Star Wars, as much as Lucas, Ford, Hamill, Fisher, Burtt and all the others who created it are. As I said before, nobody in the world would take the job out of his hands just because the chosen director has an ongoing working relationship with another composer. Also, as much as Abrams is fond of Giacchino and his music, I think he would be more than happy if JW ends up writing music for a film he's directing. For any director, it's like winning the lottery!
Posted by karelm on 29 April 2013 - 03:01 PM
Just a note, I contacted the radio station and they'll send me the full audio CD by mail. I'll upload it somewhere when I get it so we should all have this soon. Special thanks to Jim Svejda for having a kind heart to a JW fan.
Posted by Uni on 27 March 2013 - 07:35 PM
I can't bring myself to complain about what they haven't released, or might not release, or the quality of what they have released, on a day like today. If someone had told you people on Monday you'd be swimming in eleven minutes of unreleased JP music on Wednesday, you'd have pissed yourself with glee.
I'm thrilled with this—and somehow the fact that they didn't trumpet its imminence for a month ahead of time makes it even better. Think about it: we always hear about upcoming releases these days. We're constantly ticking off the days until we're able to pre-order a new release. How great is it to wake up and find one of our grails, something we've been waiting years to get our hands on, right there in arm's reach? That alone has enhanced this experience. It leaves me that much more grateful to the folks who put this together.
I think the remastering is instantly apparent, and the sound quality is fantastic. I love the new music . . . and somehow, today, it almost seems like the "old" music has a new feel to it. Maybe that's just because I'm so happy to be getting this. Whatever. I'll enjoy this as it was meant to be enjoyed, as the Maestro clearly intended his audience to enjoy it.
Thank you, John.
Posted by ckappes on 27 March 2013 - 12:59 AM
Never seen it before. I think those ones are worth enough to open a new thread. I didn't want to put those in the youtube clips thread, because this is Williams' related and not general discussion. Hope you don't mind.
Posted by Joey on 08 February 2013 - 12:43 AM
Ten years ago I post the official John Williams top 10 as voted by members 10 years ago. It was a fun endeavor and I thought in honor of John's 81st birthday tomorrow that we again determine this boards collective top 10 John Williams scores. Since last fall I've been asking members to post their lists and I was fortunate to get 82 lists this time around.
Since then the Maestro has composed 10 more film scores. I wanted to see how many of those scores would be included and how the list would change from a decade ago. I'm happy to say that all 10 of the news scores did receive votes, and while none made the top 10 one score from the last year did come close. It stood taller than all the other scores in the last decade.
So before I give the list let me once again explain how I drew my conclusions. I took each list of 10 scores and weighted the lists. The #1 score on each list received 10 points, #2 9 points, etc until the tenth score which received a single point. Some of you provided the list as you would say in no particular order but I took them in the order you provided.
Here is the Official John Williams Top 10 scores as voted by the members here.
1. The Empire Strikes Back, 485 points, 22 first place votes, 62 out of 82 votes.
2. E.T. The Extraterrestrial, 368 points, 10 first place votes, 58 out of 82 votes.
3. Star Wars, 330 points, 4 first place votes, 46 out of 82 votes
4. Raiders of the Lost Ark, 273 points, 1 first place vote, 52 out of 82 votes
5. Close Encounters of the Third Kind, 230 points, 4 first place votes, 37 out of 82 votes
6. Jurassic Park, 223 points, 4 first place votes, 41 out of 82 votes
7. Hook, 211 points, 4 first place votes, 38 out of 82 votes
8. Superman, 211 points, 4 first place votes, 37 out of 82 votes
9. Jaws, 211 points, 2 first place votes, 36 out of 82 votes
10. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, 195 points, 4 first place votes, 34 out of 82 votes.
Here is the next 10.
11. Return of the Jedi, 167 points,
12. Schindler's List, 144 points,
13. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, 142 points
14. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, 110 points
15. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone/Philosopher's Stone, 99 points
16. A.I., 69 points,
17. Home Alone, 68 points (17 out of 82)
18, Memoirs of a Geisha, 68 points (15 out of 82)
19. The Phantom Menace, 66 points,
20. War Horse, 55 points.
Of the 82 lists there were 22 films that received first place votes, and 67 films received votes overall. It's amazing that Munich received one vote, but it was for the #1 spot.
Of the 67 films to receive votes 8 films received votes in all 10 spots.
Those films were Jaws, Close Encounters, Superman, Raiders, E.T. Hook, Jurassic Park, and Prisoner of Azkaban.
If you notice every major score from the Golden Era from 1975 to 1984 made the top 11 scores.
The original trilogy and the original Indiana Jones trilogy all made the top 15 scores.
Only one prequel film made the top 20, The Phantom Menace. Revenge of the Sith would be #25.
I'm most pleased that of the 82 lists not one contained Attack of the Clones. It did not receive a single vote. While I don't hold that film score in high regard it's clear that even the board doesn't when it comes to making these lists.
Probably my biggest disappointment was that The Adventures of Tintin received only 6 votes over all and barely registered. It's a fine score in any John Williams era.
Now who got the most scores right on their list.
No one actually got the order right but there is one who did get all ten films correctly on his list.
All bow, yield, kneel before
The next closest was our dear fozmo with 9.
Now whose list had the least, well Alan, Alice and Romao had just two,
then Koray, and Miguel each had one correct score but again
All bow, yield, kneel before
You are as unique as the come, huzza, huzza.
You two are our Regents for the moment. Bask in the aura of our great and powerful John Williams.
And for reference here is the list from a decade ago for comparison.
1. THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, 1980, 917PTS, 109 VOTES OUT OF 129
2. E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL, 1982, 754PTS, 108 VOTES
3. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, 1981, 520PTS, 85 VOTES
4. STAR WARS, 472PTS, 1977, 75 VOTES
5. SUPERMAN THE MOVIE, 458PTS, 1978 81 VOTES
6. SCHINDLERS LIST, 1993, 423PTS, 75 VOTES
7. JURASSIC PARK, 1993, 348PTS, 68 VOTES
8. HOOK, 1991, 339PTS, 66 VOTES
9. JAWS, 1975, 283PTS, 61 VOTES
10. RETURN OF THE JEDI, 1983, 281PTS, 46 VOTES
Thanks to all who participated and all those who love John's music.
Posted by Doug Adams on 06 January 2013 - 06:41 PM
Posted by BloodBoal on 11 October 2012 - 10:25 PM
Posted by Koray Savas on 02 September 2012 - 10:22 PM
This is a film that I have always enjoyed. I always thought it was great, but like many other big Spielberg films, it never rose above to a level that a lot of other members hold it on. I haven't seen it an inordinate amount of times. I saw it when I was young, certainly, and probably a handful of times in my early period, but during the portion of my life where I really became film and score conscious, I never revisited it. I last saw it at the AFI in Silver Spring on 35mm a couple years back. Enjoyed it like usual, but in this rare form of presentation I was sitting next to a deranged obsessive creepo from my first job and then screenwriting class. Plus the print wasn't that great. Lots of noise and other distracting film elements. I'll attribute those factors to the level of enjoyment I got out of Spielberg's big break.
I watched in on Blu today, and followed it up with the feature-length documentary chronicling the film's production. I tend to avoid those most of the time, simply because I don't feel like sitting down for another one hour plus after the movie. Anyway, I feel like I have finally seen this film in the way that people like Joey, Steef, and Quint see it... as a perfect film. I find it difficult to find where to start off in giving it praise, since every department plays off each other so incredibly well. From the script, to the direction, the acting, the production design, the scoring, the cinematography, and the editing. Universal's restoration is gorgeous, and the new 7.1 sound mix is incredible. At first I found it to not mesh with the visuals and sound separated from the movie, but that soon went away after the first few minutes.
This film affected me on a level that it never has before. I got chills from the opening scene and the attack on the fourth of July. The editing and camerawork when Brody is looking on from the beach chair, the Hitchcockian zoom when Bruce strikes, the beautiful sunset shots, particularly the one of Quint on the Orca's bow. The cabin scene with Quint's monologue, which I always loved, was even better this time around. Shaw's delivery, and entire performance, is flawless. Filmmaking at its finest.
Posted by Jason LeBlanc on 25 February 2013 - 09:30 PM
I'd like to welcome Incanus to the fold as the newest Moderator here at JWFan!
As Moderator, he has all the power to edit/delete/move posts, ban/suspend members, and most importantly - kill the spambots that have still been finding ways to get in here. I remain the only Administrator (who has the additional abilities to merge/delete members, change usernames, create new forums, etc). Andreas and Ricard are of course still here as Root Admins with additional abilities beyond that.
Incanus will be a great help with getting rid of spam right away and keeping our trouble-makers in line when necessary. He and I will be the daily rule-enforcers around here, and we hope him being on European time and me on American time will provide excellent coverage every day.
Let's all give him a warm welcome and try not to drive him away like Mark O and John C, alright?
Posted by Incanus on 19 January 2013 - 08:14 AM
Just another happy day at JWFan dawned and the moderator went to work. Until...
Moderator: Well color me purple and call me the antichrist! Who the hell left this petition for Lord of the Rings subforum on my desk?!!! And in Sindarin no less! This devilry has to stop!
Moderator: Damn! I didn't know changing the fonts to Tengwar-only would have this much backlash!
Suddenly everybody is acting like the devil had invaded. But this is a JWFan MB after all! Perhaps I will have to do something about those LotR threads!
Moderator: Honey why is there a heap of LotR threads sticking out from under the bed?
Have you been cavorting with the enemy? In my bed?!!! This devilry has to stop! I am contacting KM. He'll know what to do.
Joey: [Referring to all the LotR threads at JWFan] Look, I'm not just some bystander. I was the one that found them.
Moderator: And I'm the one that's supposed to kill them.
[Revealing daggers from King Mark]
Moderator: These are knives. He wants me to stab them! He wants me to delete the threads, the children of the MB.
Joey: Those are not children.
Moderator: How can he know that? Maybe he's wrong. It's insane. I won't have anything to do with deleting little LotR threads. They are not responsible. I won't do it!
Moderator: [Tosses the knives away]
Joey: Well, if you won't do it... I will!
The powers of the evil Shore/LotR threads were still at large and unfortunately Joey couldn't carry out his task as he was mere moments after taking up the Daggers of KM decapitated by a very sharp and heavy 8 page sheet of the Tolkien thread, which fell off a passing truck transporting it to the MB. And so the evil devilry continued to haunt JWFan.
But there was no escape for the Moderator of his destiny and eventually he accepted the Daggers of KM and with heavy heart set to perform his bloody but necessary business.
Moderator (sobbing hysterically): Die LotR threads! Die!!!
Posted by Martyprod on 27 November 2012 - 11:40 AM
yesterday i put online my new piano tribute, a medley on the music of E.T
here is the link.
soon, will come 2 new tribute on star wars.
it's called episode 7 for hook and episode 8 for E.T because the episode 1 2 3 4 5 6 will be exclusively done on star wars (logic !! ). episode 1 has already be done on Yoda. you can find it as well on my channel at www.youtube.com/didiermartini , including other tributes to christopher reeve, john barry, alan menken, etc ...
thanks for watching and your comments.
Posted by Jason LeBlanc on Yesterday, 11:52 AM
Watch this video below to hear this exchange:
Kaya Savas: "So I have to ask, are you coming back for number 7, Star Wars, has JJ talked to you?"
John Williams: "I certainly plan to, and fully expect I'll be there and to be able to do it."
(Starting at 1:33)
Well there you go, it doesn't get too much more definitive than that!
Posted by Blumenkohl on 18 April 2013 - 08:23 PM
Oh man, I almost forgot. Inside a government/corporate/jail/industrial building?
BLUE GREEN AMBIANCE!