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dfenton85

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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.


ET: 1996 v 2002 Releases

25 January 2015 - 03:49 PM

For ET, Is there anything on the 1996 release that isn't on the 2002 release, or anything that the 1996 release does better than the 2002 release?

 

Thanks.


Score Survey

05 April 2013 - 12:04 AM

I have created a 20 question survey and I would be very grateful if you could participate. It shouldn't take more than 3 minutes. The first page has general score questions and the second has composer specific questions. Once a satisfactory number of responses have been recorded, I will share the results which I believe will be quite interesting.

 

Click to take survey.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

(Also posted to Filmtracks and FSM)


Worst Microedits

04 April 2013 - 04:26 PM

With the recent release of the Jurassic Park score, I decided to rewatch the trilogy. It has been a while since I've listened to TLW's OST from start to finish so I'd forgotten how crazy that microedit in Rescuing Sarah is. That heroic fanfare, the bells when the T-Rexes appear and the subsequent drama on the strings is arguably the best part of the whole cue.

 

When producing an OST, I can understand excluding entire cues (not that I agree with it) but chopping up a cue to omit one minute or less is crazy especially when that omitted music contains some of the cue's best parts or any thematic material. That Rescuing Sarah microedit is especially puzzling because the moment at which the edit is made (2:12) isn't a natural edit point because the cut music flows very coherenty with the uncut music. It is a single coherent cue recorded as such (8m2).

 

So, what do you think are the worst microedits JW has made?