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#1 Jay

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 11:48 AM

The first full review of the Tintin soundtrack can be read right here.

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 12:01 PM

Great review! Enjoyed it.

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 12:22 PM

A great review Jason! :)

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 12:47 PM

Long time lurker on this fine site, first time poster. Excellent review, Jason! Highly appreciated!

I would like to comment on two things, however:

1. "Snowy's Theme" is probably not just a concert arrangement. I have a sneaking suspicion that this is in fact the "lost" track "Picking Pockets", as Snowy's music is played during the opening of the film, which deals with a pickpocket picking pockets during a flea market. My guess is that the track simply got its title changed from "Picking Pockets" to "Snowy's Theme" during the production of the CD album.

2. Likewise, the final track "The Adventure Continues", is probably not just a concert arrangement but is probably the music heard during the end credits.

These are just my two educated cents... Keep up the good work for this great website!

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 12:51 PM

But earlier tracklists had both Picking Pockets and Snowy's theme listed. And Snowy's theme really sounds like a concert arrangement, down to the ending and everything
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Posted 18 October 2011 - 12:55 PM

But earlier tracklists had both Picking Pockets and Snowy's theme listed. And Snowy's theme really sounds like a concert arrangement, down to the ending and everything

Yes I agree. Also it had listed track time which was 2:30 whereas Snowy's Theme was always 2:10.

I wonder if Williams wrote another theme for Silk as well. And also why did he want to cut that piece from the album?

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 12:55 PM

The track "Snowy's Theme" is very likely a concert arrangement based on existing cues featuring Snowy.

A portion of "Snowy's Chase" is included, after all, slightly altered.

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 01:04 PM


But earlier tracklists had both Picking Pockets and Snowy's theme listed. And Snowy's theme really sounds like a concert arrangement, down to the ending and everything

Yes I agree. Also it had listed track time which was 2:30 whereas Snowy's Theme was always 2:10.

I wonder if Williams wrote another theme for Silk as well. And also why did he want to cut that piece from the album?


It's placement was unusual to start with, between the main titles and a concert suite
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Posted 18 October 2011 - 01:11 PM

I think it's a possiblity that the cue was dropped from the movie, as well. Maybe it was scored with music originally written for another scene, or it was decided that the scene in question needed no music after all. (Or maybe it was decided to use a song or something.)

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 01:14 PM

No, I don't think so. Stuff like this has happened in the past. The track is in the movie, I'm sure, it was just dropped as sort of cd presentation decision
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Posted 18 October 2011 - 01:15 PM

No, I don't think so. Stuff like this has happened in the past. The track is in the movie, I'm sure, it was just dropped as sort of cd presentation decision


Well, I still think it's a possibility (although not a certainty, of course).

Why not?

Is there any evidence to the contrary?

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 01:15 PM

Great review Jason..! Nice to read. :)
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Posted 18 October 2011 - 01:18 PM


No, I don't think so. Stuff like this has happened in the past. The track is in the movie, I'm sure, it was just dropped as sort of cd presentation decision


Well, I still think it's a possibility (although not a certainty, of course).

Why not?

Is there any evidence to the contrary?


A movie of this sort, which has probably been edited for a very long time now, should have very little to none unused music. Exclusion from the cd nas nothing to do with its use in the movie
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Posted 18 October 2011 - 01:18 PM

Very good review, Jason. Enjoyed reading it.

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 01:21 PM


A movie of this sort, which has probably been edited for a very long time now, should have very little to none unused music. Exclusion from the cd nas nothing to do with its use in the movie


Why was it decided to include it on the album at first and then later dropped?

Again, I am looking for a possible reason. It's possible that, at the last minute, that cue was dropped from movie.

I doubt it was just a random decision... especially since they could just as easily have made PP Track 4 or 5, etc. instead of Track 2. There was ample space on the CD, after all.

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 01:26 PM



A movie of this sort, which has probably been edited for a very long time now, should have very little to none unused music. Exclusion from the cd nas nothing to do with its use in the movie


Why was it decided to include it on the album at first and then later dropped?

Again, I am looking for a possible reason. It's possible that, at the last minute, that cue was dropped from movie.

I doubt it was just a random decision... especially since they could just as easily have made PP Track 4 or 5, etc. instead of Track 2. There was ample space on the CD, after all.

Well it must have been on the initial CD assembly and then Williams decided that he didn't want to include it for one reason or another. Artistic license. Happened with I Am the Senate track from RotS in 2005. We would be very much blissfully ignorant of this Picking Pockets' inclusion if Sony had not sent out preliminary track lists that belonged to the first assembly of the music.


Oh and Jason. Editorial note: Change manor to manner in two places in the review!

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 01:28 PM

Well, we'll know once the movie is released in a week, either way.

Again, I thought it might just be a possibility... just speculating. ;)

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 01:43 PM

Wow, that review sucks.

The reviewer reminds me of Clemmesen. Only worse!

Again, I am looking for a possible reason. It's possible that, at the last minute, that cue was dropped from movie.

A lot of cues that were dropped from certain movies ended up being on the OST. That's certainly not the reason why Picking Pockets was removed. The reasons of this, dare I say, bold move made by Williams are obscure to say the least...

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 01:44 PM

Long time lurker on this fine site, first time poster. Excellent review, Jason! Highly appreciated!

I would like to comment on two things, however:

1. "Snowy's Theme" is probably not just a concert arrangement. I have a sneaking suspicion that this is in fact the "lost" track "Picking Pockets", as Snowy's music is played during the opening of the film, which deals with a pickpocket picking pockets during a flea market. My guess is that the track simply got its title changed from "Picking Pockets" to "Snowy's Theme" during the production of the CD album.

2. Likewise, the final track "The Adventure Continues", is probably not just a concert arrangement but is probably the music heard during the end credits.

These are just my two educated cents... Keep up the good work for this great website!


Sorry Swingsprout, but that's just not possible. "Snowy's Theme" is 100% a concert arrangement of his theme, and "Picking Pockets" was a separate track that was dropped from the international versions of the OST. No one knows why it was dropped, and no one knows if it will turn up on the US version of the OST.

As for The Adventure Continues, yes, it is definitely both a concert arrangement as well as being the start of the end credits!

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 01:45 PM

Wow, that review sucks.

The reviewer reminds me of Clemmesen. Only worse!

Wow you have an axe to grind with this Jason guy BloodBoal? Where is this coming from? Are you suffering from JW withdrawal or are unhappy that you made the vow of non-listening concerning the samples?


Sorry Swingsprout, but that's just not possible. Snowy's theme is 100% a concert arrangement of his theme, and Picking Pockets was a separate track that was dropped from the international versions of the OST. No one knows why it was dropped, and no one knows if it will turn up on the US version of the OST.

As for The Adventure Continues, yes, it is definitely both a concert arrangement as well as being the start of the end credits!

Do you know what is included in the End Credits btw aside from the Adventure Continues?

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I think music is a stream of some kind. It could be blood. It could be water. It could be ether. Whatever it is it seems to be a living, organic force that’s in motion, that serves humanity and is part of humanity and part of what describes us as humans. We sing, play, dance, all the things that we do. And there is a vibrant and great literature we have been given. ... As musicians, we join the stream. We swim in the stream with all the other millions of music makers. It’s a life force, a strong one, surrounding us and we are part of it. -John Williams-


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Posted 18 October 2011 - 01:46 PM

I wonder if Williams wrote another theme for Silk as well. And also why did he want to cut that piece from the album?


I doubt such a minor character would have had his own motif. I don't hear anything in "The Capture Of Mr. Silk" that would lead me to think there is one, either.

We still don't know if it was John Williams that chose to cut that track, or someone else. It's all just speculation.

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 01:47 PM


A lot of cues that were dropped from certain movies ended up being on the OST. That's certainly not the reason why Picking Pockets was removed. The reasons of this, dare I say, bold move from Williams are obscure to say the least...


:rolleyes:

You don't know the meaning of the word "possibility" do you?


Wow, that review sucks.

The reviewer reminds me of Clemmesen. Only worse!

Wow you have an axe to grind with this Jason guy BloodBoal? Where is this coming from? Are you suffering from JW withdrawal or are unhappy that you made the vow of non-listening concerning the samples?


Maybe he just forgot to include an emoticon. Like this: :P

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 01:47 PM

The track "Snowy's Theme" is very likely a concert arrangement based on existing cues featuring Snowy.

A portion of "Snowy's Chase" is included, after all, slightly altered.


Exactly :)

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 01:49 PM


Wow, that review sucks.

The reviewer reminds me of Clemmensen. Only worse!

Wow you have an axe to grind with this Jason guy BloodBoal? Where is this coming from? Are you suffering from JW withdrawal or are unhappy that you made the vow of non-listening concerning the samples?

A bit of both, I guess.



A lot of cues that were dropped from certain movies ended up being on the OST. That's certainly not the reason why Picking Pockets was removed. The reasons of this, dare I say, bold move from Williams are obscure to say the least...


:rolleyes:

You don't know the meaning of the word "possibility" do you?

No.

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 01:49 PM



A lot of cues that were dropped from certain movies ended up being on the OST. That's certainly not the reason why Picking Pockets was removed. The reasons of this, dare I say, bold move from Williams are obscure to say the least...


:rolleyes:

You don't know the meaning of the word "possibility" do you?


Wow, that review sucks.

The reviewer reminds me of Clemmesen. Only worse!

Wow you have an axe to grind with this Jason guy BloodBoal? Where is this coming from? Are you suffering from JW withdrawal or are unhappy that you made the vow of non-listening concerning the samples?


Maybe he just forgot to include an emoticon. Like this: :P

I know BloodBoal's brand of humor. I was joking there myself Josh. :)

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 01:50 PM

You call what BloodBoal writes "humor"?

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 01:50 PM

I know BloodBoal's brand of humor. I was joking there myself Josh. :)


Oh, in that case :lol:

Btw, speaking of Clemmenson, what's up with him? Is he still writing reviews? (I hated his reviews, btw. Didn't he give Presumed Innocent 5 stars, and Harry Potter 4 stars? Moron!)

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 01:57 PM

Woohoo! Getting REALLY excited for this one! Great job, Jay.

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 02:00 PM

Woohoo! Getting REALLY excited for this one! Great job, Jay.


And great job, John Williams!

Who would have thunk that he'd make such a comeback after Indy4? :P

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 02:01 PM

It truly is impression how many different ideas are spread out over the CD. It's enough material to expand into the scores for like 6 different films

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 02:02 PM

Which of course leads naturally to the question...

Will JW be involved in the 2nd and 3rd movies as well (provided they are made)? I for one sure hope so! JW really seems to be in his element here.

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 02:04 PM

You call what BloodBoal writes "humor"?

Yeah, LeBlanc is right. What I write isn't "humor". It is something greater thant that.

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 02:04 PM

Which of course leads naturally to the question...

Will JW be involved in the 2nd and 3rd movies as well (provided they are made)? I for one sure hope so! JW really seems to be in his element here.


I hope so. if not scoring the whole movie, hopefully he can provide themes for new characters and then someone else can write a complete scored based on those themes as well as all the themes from the first movie

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 02:09 PM

From the sound of your review, Jay, it seems like Williams must have had some affinity for the material. That makes me happy.

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 02:10 PM

Do you know what is included in the End Credits btw aside from the Adventure Continues?


I don't have a clue. I haven't seen the movie. Most likely Snowy's Theme, then maybe something else.

Best case scenario is that it includes music from the score that wasn't on the OST, so we can easily rip it.

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 02:12 PM

I hope so. if not scoring the whole movie, hopefully he can provide themes for new characters and then someone else can write a complete scored based on those themes as well as all the themes from the first movie

I'm not gonna say his name, but everyone is thinking about the same dude... :whistle:

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 02:13 PM

I could see Michael Giacchino, Howard Shore, Williams Ross, and Conrad Pope all as possibilities. I guess it would depend more on Jackson than Spielberg, though.

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 02:16 PM

If JW agreed to do the 2nd movie as well (why not? Spielberg is along for the ride too, after all), I think it'd be pretty stupid of PJ to pick someone else.

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 02:18 PM

I could see Michael Giacchino, Howard Shore, Williams Ross, and Conrad Pope all as possibilities. I guess it would depend more on Jackson than Spielberg, though.



Conrad pope, for a big franchise film? Are you out of your mind?

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 02:18 PM

Peter Jackson has worked with many different composers in the past, and since this John Williams we are talking about, I really doubt he wouldn't want him on board
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