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Christopher McQuarrie To Direct Mission Impossible 6

Yesterday, 06:20 PM



Christopher McQuarrie has announced he will direct the next Mission Impossible movie, which pretty much guarantees the return of Joe Kraemer :woop:

Patrick Macnee 1922 - 2015

25 June 2015 - 07:45 PM

Patrick Macnee, made famous for his role as gentleman spy John Steed in the British 1960s show The Avengers, has passed away at the age of 93.


I was a huge fan of The Avengers growing up in the 1990 when I had record repeats of the show that aired in the early hours of the morning and watch it the following day. I really enjoyed his role in A View To A Kill too.


Lee, Macnee and Horner - all massively important to my childhood, all passed away this month :(



One of TV's great themes too. The strings entering at 0:40 always get me!!


09 April 2015 - 08:22 PM

I listened to Earthquake for the first time in about a decade and it is mostly really enjoyable. It in much more entertaining than I remembered, probably because my musical tastes have evolved since I last listened to it.


It forms a nice trilogy with The Towering Inferno and The Poseidon Adventure. The City theme is a typical 70s JW disaster theme - heavily rooted in both the style of the era and his background as a jazz musician. I love its robust rendition in the Main Title and its development from solo piano to full orchestra in The City Theme concert track. The City Sleeps is another awesome cue with a lovely melody that slowly builds to an incredibly satisfying epic crescendo. It is surely one of the best "resolution" cues I can think of.  Miles On Wheels has a really cool 70s sound too.


So what do people here think of this score?


Also, are there any differences between the Varese and MCA releases? I have a copy of the Varese release and it seems to have a lot of clipping problems which is confirmed by the audio spectrum graph. I'm also hearing a bit of distortion at about 0:51 of track three. Does anyone else experience these audio issues?



Your Johnny Williams Collection

24 March 2015 - 11:20 PM

What CDs by JW are in your collection from the time he was still known as Johnny Williams? I have Fitzwilly, None But The Brave and How To Steal A Million / Bachelor Flat. I'm not really interested in his jazz / light orchestral work for those other screwball comedies. The sample clips do nothing for me. I quite like How To Steal A Million though.


I would like to get my hands on a copy of the Checkmate soundtrack too.

Themes / Motifs Left off OST

02 February 2015 - 04:55 PM

One of the reasons I'd love an expanded release of Prisoner of Azkaban is for the cues that feature Peter Pettigrew's theme that never made it onto the OST.


It made me wonder if there are any other JW themes and motifs that were omitted from the original soundtracks?


Mola Ram's theme came very close.