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In Topic: Cues that made you a Williams fan

01 March 2014 - 09:05 PM

Journey to the Island for me also. I remember watching the VHS in 1994 when I was 8 and constantly rewinding that scene due to the music.


It would seem that that track is responsible for a lot of us becoming JW fans. It is one of the best cues ever composed for film and it is a perfect marriage of image and music.

In Topic: Can You Feel It?

28 February 2014 - 11:48 PM

0:20 is just surreal


What has been seen can never be unseen!

In Topic: Your favorite Williams score of the 2010s and why

11 February 2014 - 10:40 PM

Tintin and War Horse absolutely blew me away when I first heard them.  The movie Tintin was actually released in Ireland on the same day that I flew to New York to see JW in concert at the Lincoln Center in New York; and I was lucky to be able to catch a morning screening before my afternoon flight. I had the soundtrack on a constant loop throughout the flight. Tintin's heroic theme is one of the best hero/action themes he has written and therefore the lack of a proper concert arrangement is disappointing. This score is definitely one of my most sought after scores for a complete release and I still can't forgive Williams for leaving 15 minutes of empty space on the OST when it could have been filled with great music.


War Horse as a body of work proves that WIlliams is not just the greatest living film composer, but the greatest living composer period.


Within the first 5 seconds of listening to Lincoln, I knew we were in familiar territory but the themes for that score are absolutely perfect. JW's love of Americana is apparent in this score and he was therefore was the best possible composer for this movie. The concert arrangement of Getting The Vote Out as performed by Williams at the Pops last year is really great fun.


The Book Thief is likely to become a rather inconsequential entry into his canon, and I simply can't see past the similarities to Angela's Ashes. It is an album that I'm unlikely to revisit often in its entirely unlike the other three, but a personal suite of about 15-20 minutes does yield a nice listen.

In Topic: Boston Pops Film Night June 6-11 2014

08 February 2014 - 07:53 PM

Just booked the Tuesday evening concert. I am unable to travel to Boston for that weekend so unfortunately I won't be able to make the JWFan dinner. Still really excited though. This will be my forth pilgrimage from Ireland to the US to see JW.

In Topic: Williams' Most Syrupy Cues

31 January 2014 - 11:51 PM

The Paper Chase