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#121 Wojo

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 09:32 PM

Does anyone have a WAV or mp3 of George Takei saying "OH MY!"? I've tried googling but come up short.


I think this guy has it down pat. Too much feedback, though.


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Posted 30 May 2009 - 03:49 AM

Okay, this was pretty surprising to me. I was in Best Buy the other day and came across a DVD box-set of The M-Squad. All I know about this show is that Johnny Williams composed a little music for it. I have the music, but I never knew there was an actual CD. On the back of the box it said it included a CD with music from the show. Does anyone have this or know anything more about it?
"Close Encounters to me is as good a piece of concert music as the 20th century has produced. Everybody fixates on... the Superman fanfare, or Star Wars - Main Theme, or the Raiders March. It's what happens after that, it's not the big popular hook where you go: 'My God John Williams is a genius.' Y'know it's the stuff which is maybe less hooky and less hummable, but is great art." - Hans Zimmer

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 04:22 AM

No but here is some album info from the Soundtrackcollector website:


http://www.soundtrac...p?movieid=17661

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 04:29 AM

Wow I didn't know it was so easily available. Available brand new on Amazon. Don't know if I'd shell out $16 for 3 Johnny cues though, especially since I already have them.
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Posted 06 June 2009 - 04:29 PM

I have a quick question concerning this SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE trailer.

What's the name of this orchestral cue that starts at 1:10? Is that original music composed by A.R. Rahman? Or is it from another movie?



Thanks (if you can tell me the answer)! :)

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 04:54 PM

Hey, I have a quick question.

This is a hilarious cover version of the oldie "Let's Twist Again"!



I have 2 questions:

1. Some parts of it are sung, I believe, in a foreign language. Is it in Polish?

2. At 1:07 the guy starts singing a different song ("laaaa-lalalalalala etc."). It's very short, but recognizable. What is this song called?

:)


1) It's not Polish, it's just English sung with over-the-top Polish accent and couple of nosense words to maintain the rhythm :blink:

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 05:39 PM

What's the name of this orchestral cue that starts at 1:10? Is that original music composed by A.R. Rahman? Or is it from another movie?



Thanks (if you can tell me the answer)! :)


It's the ubiquitous Hoppipolla by the Icelandic band Sigur Ros.
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Posted 06 June 2009 - 07:26 PM

What's the name of this orchestral cue that starts at 1:10? Is that original music composed by A.R. Rahman? Or is it from another movie?



Thanks (if you can tell me the answer)! :)


It's the ubiquitous Hoppipolla by the Icelandic band Sigur Ros.

A great song, but yes, ever since it's use in the Children Of Men trailer it is everywhere.
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Posted 06 June 2009 - 10:00 PM

What's the name of this orchestral cue that starts at 1:10? Is that original music composed by A.R. Rahman? Or is it from another movie?



Thanks (if you can tell me the answer)! :lol:


It's the ubiquitous Hoppipolla by the Icelandic band Sigur Ros.


Ahhh yes. Thanks a lot! :)

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 10:41 PM

What's the difference between the Theme from Sabrina and the reprise? The reprise is longer, but why? Is it the complete definitive piece?

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 10:43 PM

What's the difference between the Theme from Sabrina and the reprise? The reprise is longer, but why? Is it the complete definitive piece?


No. There's some additional material added at the end...

Have to listen to it again. But I prefer the 1st track.

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 02:04 AM

Just how many novel adaptations did John Williams score?


Munich
War of the Worlds
Memoirs of a Geisha
Harry Potter
Minority Repor
Angela's Ashes
Seven Years In Tibet
Sleepers
Schindler's List
Jurassic Park
The Lost World
Hook
Empire of the Sun
Dracula
The Fury
Black Sunday
Jane Eyre
Family Plot
Jaws
The Eiger Sanction
The Cowboys
The Long Goodbye
Goodbye Mr Chips
The Reivers
Heidi

I probably missed a few.


You are correct, you did miss some. Catch Me If You Can was based on a book, and Minority Report and A.I. were based on short stories, I believe. I have a feeling that the list is still not complete....

I would not really consider Hook a novel adaptation, though.


Also, Penelope.

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 03:55 AM

Does anyone know where the unused "Eddie" cue from Who Framed Roger Rabbit fits in chronological order? I'm pretty sure the "Around the Neighborhood" unused cue was supposed to come right after the "Downtown L.A." cue, but "Eddie" has me stumped. Part of me is thinking it was meant to go under the scene of Maroon hiring Eddie, and part of me is thinking it's after "Downtown L.A." and "Around the Neighborhood" cues (correct me if I'm wrong on "Around the Neighborhood," by the way).

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 04:17 AM

Which reading of Romeo and Juliet should I get, the Maazel performance, or the Andre Previn recording?
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Posted 08 June 2009 - 09:32 AM

So we all have those little questions sometimes that you want the answer to, but you don't think they need a whole thread. Well, this is the thread for those questions!

And to start: What should I get: The A New Hope soundtrack from 1997, or 2004? The tracklists are the same, but the '04 says it's remastered... which is better, though?

If you have the 1997 c.d.s, don't bother geting the 2004 ones, as the quality is ever so slightly better, but not much. Actually, the 1993 Anthology sounds a lot better all round, but, of course, you don't get all the music.

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 12:02 PM

I just keep the 1993 Anthology beside the 1997 Special Edition sets as companion pieces to the larger Star Wars tapestry of music. I've never been able to hear noticeable defects in the Special Edition soundtracks that disrupt my listening enjoyment, because I don't know where they are and I'm not savvy enough of a technical listener.

I'm much more interested in the musical differences between the two editions. A horn solo here, a grand pause there, something that makes the differences between tracks much more noticable. Such as between "Faking the Code" from 1993 and "Shuttle Tyderium" from 1997, the solo horn wail in the 1997 that isn't there in 1993. The grand pause when Biggs dies in "Battle of Yavin" that is just skipped over in 93's "The Last Battle" medley.

Besides, my dad spent over $60 for the Anthology at least a decade ago, so I owe it to him to continue to listen to it, in addition to the SE's. I saw it for $25 a few weeks ago used, but didn't get it.

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 03:56 PM

I listen to the Anthology because it sounds better to me, most of the time. I also like having a breather between tracks like the Hoth battle.

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 05:30 PM

Well, I'm still in the process of hacking my SE albums up into shorter tracks. I think I split up the Hoth Battle into at least two smaller tracks, and maybe one of the ROTJ battle tracks lent itself that way, too. The key edit was to hack the alternate main titles from Binary Sunset into separate tracks.

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 07:40 PM

I prefer the SEs, Ewok Celebration aside. My edits are a mixture of both, although only with ROTJ is the material primarily from the Anthology.
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Posted 08 June 2009 - 08:00 PM

You guys (and gals) do too much work to listen to your music.


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Posted 08 June 2009 - 09:01 PM

Which reading of Romeo and Juliet should I get, the Maazel performance, or the Andre Previn recording?


I'll bite, Prokofiev or Tchaikovsky?

I recommend going to your local library and seeing if you can check out a CD (or a dozen) and compare for yourself.

Tchaikovsky wrote a "fantasy overture" about 20 minutes in length, while Prokofiev composed a full ballet. And, some will say that if you have the right Horner scores, you have Prokofiev's version (i.e. "The Death of Tybalt" in "Stealing the Enterprise").
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Posted 08 June 2009 - 09:14 PM

I'll bite, Prokofiev or Tchaikovsky?


The good one, of course! ( By which I mean Prokofiev.) Apparently, both the Previn and Maazel are great recordings, but I have only enough money for one of them.
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Posted 08 June 2009 - 11:01 PM

I don't know the Maazel, but the Previn seems very good to me. Ozawa has been recommended, but I'm usually not too impressed by him. You're talking about the full version, I hope.

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 01:03 AM

Yes, I am.
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Posted 09 June 2009 - 01:18 PM

That's not to say that Tchaikovsky's R&J Fantasy Overture isn't any good, because it is. I don't think I've listened to Prokofiev's ballet yet in one sitting.

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 03:44 PM

I tend to get flak for this, but I cannot listen to Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Overture. Perhaps television is to blame, but the Love Theme severely irritates me. I find Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet to be far better. Also, it has "Dance of the Knights".
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Posted 09 June 2009 - 03:51 PM

There's no denying that it's been played so often it borders on being overplayed, and has become almost cliche for big introductory scenes of a love interest. But Tchaikovsky's my favorite classical composer so I'm more sympathetic to this.

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 01:50 PM

I found a recording of Charles Fox conducting Goldsmith's works in Japan, and for the penultimate piece he conducts his own track, 'Killing Me Softly'. Anyone know if the arrangement he conducts is his own, or is it Jerry's? It sounds very much like Jerry, to the point where it could have come straight from one of his scores.
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Posted 12 June 2009 - 11:01 AM

I have 3 quick questions, or, rather 3 quick questions, and one that, I suspect, will probably take a little longer to answer. Here goes:
1/ on my copy of "Cinderella Liberty"/"The Reivers", there is a jazzy arrangement of the "Cinderella..." Love Theme. Does anyone know who recorded it, and when (it is definately a modern recording).
2/ does anyone know what the "overture" to "The Towering Inferno" is on the 2-disc set. I saw this film at the cinema, and there was no overture, nor entr'act, nor exit music (though it did have the most brilliant intermission point that I have ever seen!).
3/ what is the music in the second half of the "Lost World" trailer (Zimmer, perhaps?).
...and lastly 4/ why, oh why, does "...Jedi" sound sooooooo awful? Even the 1993 anthology doesn't sound too good, but the 1997/2004 re-issues are just terrible.

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 11:02 AM

I have 3 quick questions, or, rather 3 quick questions, and one that, I suspect, will probably take a little longer to answer. Here goes:
1/ on my copy of "Cinderella Liberty"/"The Reivers", there is a jazzy arrangement of the "Cinderella..." Love Theme. Does anyone know who recorded it, and when (it is definately a modern recording).
2/ does anyone know what the "overture" to "The Towering Inferno" is on the 2-disc set. I saw this film at the cinema, and there was no overture, nor entr'act, nor exit music (though it did have the most brilliant intermission point that I have ever seen!).
3/ what is the music in the second half of the "Lost World" trailer (Zimmer, perhaps?).
...and lastly 4/ why, oh why, does "...Jedi" sound sooooooo awful? Even the 1993 anthology doesn't sound too good, but the 1997/2004 re-issues are just terrible.


#3: I think you mean Hans Zimmer's "Backdraft".

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 11:23 AM

I have 3 quick questions, or, rather 3 quick questions, and one that, I suspect, will probably take a little longer to answer. Here goes:
1/ on my copy of "Cinderella Liberty"/"The Reivers", there is a jazzy arrangement of the "Cinderella..." Love Theme. Does anyone know who recorded it, and when (it is definately a modern recording).
2/ does anyone know what the "overture" to "The Towering Inferno" is on the 2-disc set. I saw this film at the cinema, and there was no overture, nor entr'act, nor exit music (though it did have the most brilliant intermission point that I have ever seen!).
3/ what is the music in the second half of the "Lost World" trailer (Zimmer, perhaps?).
...and lastly 4/ why, oh why, does "...Jedi" sound sooooooo awful? Even the 1993 anthology doesn't sound too good, but the 1997/2004 re-issues are just terrible.


#3: I think you mean Hans Zimmer's "Backdraft".

Ooh, thanks for that; I'll check it out, although I have no desire to get in the way of Hans Zimmer's backdraft, f'nar, f'nar!

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 05:51 PM

I have a quick question:

f'nar, f'nar


What on earth is this supposed to mean?
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Posted 12 June 2009 - 05:56 PM

Smnol?
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Posted 12 June 2009 - 05:57 PM

Wait, what? Stop confusing me! There has to be some sort of dictionary for Internet vernacular.....

To Google.com, I go!
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Posted 12 June 2009 - 05:57 PM

Smnol's a JWFan original, you won't find it anywhere else.
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Posted 12 June 2009 - 06:02 PM

Hm. Well, I did find that "f'nar" is apparently an acronym for "for no apparent reason". Which leads me to another question...

...Although I have no desire to get in the way of Hans Zimmer's backdraft, [for no apparent reason], [for no apparent reason]!


Is this sentence considered proper English?

(Another question: are the woodwinds in "Anakin Vs. Obi-Wan" awesome or what?)
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Posted 12 June 2009 - 06:18 PM

I have a question: What does God want with a starship?
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Posted 12 June 2009 - 07:24 PM

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 07:32 PM

1/ on my copy of "Cinderella Liberty"/"The Reivers", there is a jazzy arrangement of the "Cinderella..." Love Theme. Does anyone know who recorded it, and when (it is definately a modern recording).


Richard, the version on that CD is Fred Karlin's arrangement recorded for his 1997 Varese Sarabande album Cool & Classic: Great Film Themes from the 70's.

@ Nick Parker, try googling 'Finbar Saunders' and you will get the correct answer to your question. :)
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Posted 12 June 2009 - 07:42 PM

@ Nick Parker, try googling 'Finbar Saunders' and you will get the correct answer to your question.


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