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  1. This year, I made a chocolate chip cookie cake. Happy Birthday, Maestro Williams, the most important creative force of my life.
    25 points
  2. Ricard

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MAESTRO!

    Make sure you tune in TODAY at 9PM GMT / 4PM EST / 1 PM PST for the premiere of SCORE MASTERS: CELEBRATING JOHN WILLIAMS AND JERRY GOLDSMITH, an online tribute event to the legendary composers co-produced by The Legacy of John Williams, The Goldsmith Odyssey and Ipswich Film Theatre. Join to celebrate Hollywood's finest composers in the week of their birthdays together with an amazing array of guest panelists, including Leonard Slatkin, David Newman, Mike Lang, Bruce Botnick, Jeff Bond, Mike Matessino and Leanna Primiani. More details here.
    19 points
  3. Falstaft

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MAESTRO!

    Happy Birthday to the master! By way of celebration, I've uploaded a rare, very long interview from 1983 JW conducted with Robert Lurtsema on NPR. I've been sitting on this for awhile; not sure it's been heard since '83!
    19 points
  4. Chewy

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MAESTRO!

    Happy Birthday Mr. Williams! Hopefully Sony Classical will have a better message than the one from last year:
    17 points
  5. Thank you very much for saying this, pub. It was a lot of work, but it paid off well. I want to publicly thank Daniel Champion of Ipswich Film Theatre for reaching out to me out back in October with this idea of doing something together to celebrate Williams and Goldsmith. It was a truly splendid collaboration with him. I suggested to bring The Goldsmith Odyssey on board, as both me and Yavar were trying to find a way to do a joint episode of our shows and this looked like the perfect opportunity. As Daniel says at the beginning of the video, the original project was to have a dedi
    12 points
  6. Enjoy! https://www.classical-music.com/composers/john-williams-exclusive-interview/ @Ricard
    11 points
  7. Right, that's the insert 9M85A “Luke Looks”. The film and album use a different insert, 9M85A New “Rey Looks”, as heard in 'Peace and Purpose'. They both replace the same section of 9M85 “Finale Part I”, so there should be at least three recorded versions of Luke’s death. We don’t know whether 9M85 Alt Insert was actually recorded yet, which is the insert that uses Luke’s theme, scored wistfully for flute and clarinet. The recording status is also uncertain for 9M85B and 9M85C. 9M85B “Between Luke and the March”, which is actually an insert with an insert, replacing a f
    10 points
  8. I found the track list!!!! Track 1: The Rise of Skywalker Track2: Fanfare for Michael Dukakis Track 3: Han Solo and the Princess (Revised) Track 4: The Lost World (Revised Concert Version) Track 5: Leaving Home (Oscar Memoriam Revision) Track 7: Irina's Theme Track 9: Celebration Fanfare Track10: Song for world Peace (Revised) Track11: Double Trouble (Orchestral) Track 12: Bridge to the Past Track13: Fanfare for 10 years old Track14: NBC News Rodeo Theme Track 15: Were Lookin Good track 16: A Toast Track17: Galax
    10 points
  9. In regard to the number of participants, I think that one of the reasons it works so well is precisely the fact that it brings together so many "big names" in film music simultaneously, beyond the valuable information and anecdotes, making it, as the name suggests, a true celebration of the two great masters. The emotional aspect of such an achievement gives it a value that transcends the practical and informative sense.
    10 points
  10. Hello gents, The online event will debut Monday Feb 8 at 4PM EST/1PM PST as a YouTube Premiere on the Ipswich Film Theatre's channel. Subscribe there to be alerted: https://bit.ly/3j9nvFe In the meantime, here's a little teaser: You can also follow the event at thelegacyofjohnwilliams.com, as I will embed and stream the video from my website as well. Of course it will remain available to watch at any time right afterwards, so if you cannot tune in for the Monday premiere you can watch it at a later date. I'm very happy and honoured to have co-produced
    10 points
  11. Respectfully, this the misunderstanding of what freedom of expression is that I'm referring to. And it's rampant on social media. Any time this issue comes up, someone goes on about how free speech only applies to the government not censoring you, and if you're not going to jail, your speech isn't being censored. Which is garbage. When you can lose your job for what you say, you're being censored, period. When your livlihood is at risk for having unpopular political opinions, you don't have freedom of expression. This is stuff I go over with my 1L's in Con Law. The human right of freedom
    9 points
  12. Rant time, because I am a self-labeled aspect ratio snob. And I am saying this as someone who thinks Snyder's DC films are awful, but the aspect ratio for the Snyder Cut is basically the most image we could possibly see of the film. It is not cropped. This has been an ongoing discussion all over the place. Some people are under the impression that by releasing in 4:3 they are losing information, but this is actually adding info to the vertical while retaining the info horizontally. When you add more picture vertically to the usual 16:9 or 2.35/2.39:1 you will end up with a square m
    9 points
  13. So, I’ve found some additional information that may help solve some of the mysteries about some of the unknown TROS cues. For TFA and TLJ, the cues in the GEMA Repertoire database show in the order they first appear in the film, including instances of tracking, but TROS just had all its cues listed alphabetically. (There’s a few exceptions or omissions, but it’s fairly accurate.) However, I noticed there are publisher codes on each GEMA entry, and the ordering they produce generally matches the ordering of the cues we already know about, so it should help fill in some
    9 points
  14. It's always bothered me the way in which they temped the sequel films. For the original six films, they of course primarily used classical music accompanied sometimes by music from other films. For the sequel trilogy on the other hand, as confirmed by Rian Johnson himself, about 95% of the temp music they used was John's, and mostly consisted of his Star Wars music specifically. Basically he had to keep rewriting music over and over again that he had already written years ago, without any new inspiration. In fact, I've actually coined a term for this phenomenon: "Temp I
    9 points
  15. Happy birthday, Mr. Williams! Your music has made this past year a whole lot easier!
    9 points
  16. I think we now know why Williams chose not to put these on the album. Falcon Flight always seemed to be a little too different from the Williams sound and it seems that Haab's music laid the foundation for it. There's also similarities with Solo. Battlefront II was seemingly composed first. Haab said he was surprised when he saw Solo in the theater because of this.
    8 points
  17. https://www.indiewire.com/2021/02/martin-scorsese-streaming-lack-of-curation-1234617241/ Next up for Scorsese is “Killers of the Flower Moon,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, and Lily Gladstone. The Apple-Paramount backed movie goes into production in the first half of 2021. Head over to Harper Magazine’s website to read Scorsese’s new essay in its entirety. https://harpers.org/archive/2021/03/il-maestro-federico-fellini-martin-scorsese/
    8 points
  18. Happy 89th birthday John!!!!! Here's my orchestral score reduction of John’s “Happy Birthday Variations” composed in 1995. Allow me to promote my YouTube channel a bit guys: I’m going to post videos like this more regularly soon. Stay tuned and please subscribe if you haven’t!
    8 points
  19. MV on FSM: https://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=118900&forumID=1&archive=0&pageID=396&r=846#bottom
    8 points
  20. Well, anyone dying to see the complete cue list for Stepmom, today’s your lucky day! Found it in the SESAC repertoire, apparently in film order: 688787458 Stepmom 688787459 Ben’s Antics 688787461 Isabel’s Expertise 688787462 Luke’s Rationale 688787463 She Can Cook Too 688787464 I Trust You 688787465 Feeling Change 688787467 I Killed Her 688787468 Get Out of My House 688787469 Ben Is Lost 688787470 On Horseback 688787471 I’d Do It For You 688787472 Isabel’s Rejection 688787473 Through MRI 688787474 Hung By A Threa
    7 points
  21. That reminds me, on my New Year's walk around the city I saw this in the shop windows of the local EMI (i.e. HMV) store: I told my mother that it would make a nice birthday present if they're free to give it away once they don't display it any more (wink wink, nudge nudge, say no more), but she later told me that she'd asked and they said it's actually glued to the window and won't be usable anymore after they remove it.
    7 points
  22. Hey folks! I've spent the last few months updating my writing and getting to know the ins and outs of a basic website, and I'm now ready (and super excited ) to share the first few posts from The Music of The Mandalorian, a collection of write-ups on Goransson's score in standard blog format. The first round of posts includes a (hopefully) comprehensive thematic catalogue, covering 44 different musical ideas, as well as the isolated score videos for Chapter 8, Chapter 11, and Chapter 16. There's still a lot of editing required before the timestamps and other write-ups
    7 points
  23. No. It would simply be nice if every score got e legal release so the makers got paid when we listen to them instead of all the bootlegs floating around, or the inability to listen to something we like at all. This would also give more exposure to young composers, and help the ones doing good work keep being able to do so.
    7 points
  24. I finally got around to taking pics of my collection I'm gonna listen to and post my thoughts on each starting soon!
    7 points
  25. I don't care at all about these ratios of aspect, I'm just happy the trailer finally answered one of my most lingering questions... We do in fact live in a society.
    7 points
  26. Elmer Bernstein - The Unused Scores This set spans three Bernstein rejections, starting in 1985 - probably his first - to 1995, when he already became notorious for being thrown off as much as kept on new releases to, finally, 2002 when his style was the dying breath of a bygone era. Bernstein scored big on last time in 2003 with 'Far from Heaven', tellingly a deliberate love letter to swooning 50's style of Frank Skinner and Co. For PR reasons, the first score featured is a warm-up Scorsese's Weinstein extravaganza 'Gangs of New York', and it sure was a costly way to
    7 points
  27. Neither nor. Even theory is a too sophisticated word. I think, the technical term is "conspiracy bullshit".
    7 points
  28. Thank you all for your kind words! So glad you appreciated and enjoyed. The panel is now up for everyone to enjoy on demand: We recorded two weeks ago. I was in charge for editing and doing all post-production. A lot of work, but incredibly satisfying. I was lucky enoug this happened during a 10-day hole in my working schedule
    7 points
  29. Happy Birthday to a gifted artist and incredible human being who brought joy to the lives of billions of people. You're already in the pantheon, John T.
    7 points
  30. Send him another copy of Fiddler of the Roof
    7 points
  31. The Asteroid Field played by no less than... 24 horns Easily the most insane I've done in terms of range
    7 points
  32. Reznor and Ross winning their second Oscar when the likes of Newman, Powell, Elfman, Silvestri, Newton Howard have none is a travesty. Heck, even Goldsmith and Morricone only won one and it took Morricone almost 90 years to do so!
    7 points
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  34. Nah it functions sorta like an intermission between the two halves of the movie!
    6 points
  35. I think that cancel culture as a whole is an interesting topic, someone being let go for a job because of something they posted to social media is certainly worthwhile of discussing. But this particular forum has a no politics rule in place. This makes it harder to discuss an instance of this happening when the cause of the controversy is a political statement. For example, in the current thread about Joss Whedon no one has broken any rules, probably because he's accused of being a creep, not for anything political he said. Anyway, a lot of people i
    6 points
  36. Well, 1-3 they got an actual wizard to write the music. That's why it works. (Strangely I think HP2 is my favorite of the scores. I mostly like the rehashes in there.)
    6 points
  37. What a shock.
    6 points
  38. I don't think Disney fired Carano because of the responses to her posts. I think they fired her because of the content of her posts.
    6 points
  39. Twitter itself is ridiculous.
    6 points
  40. Thanks for the kind words! I hope we will do this again; heck maybe we'll even make it a yearly thing? Yavar
    6 points
  41. In preparations of today's event SCORE MASTERS, read this beautiful in-depth essay on the art and the legacy of the two legendary composers written exclusively for The Legacy of John Williams by Roberto Pugliese, one of the most distinguished film critics and film music historians from Italy: https://thelegacyofjohnwilliams.com/2021/02/08/williams-goldsmith-essay-pugliese/ (available both in English and Italian) It's a true honour to host Mr Pugliese's writings on my website, as he has always been a source of inspiration for me at how to tackle the subject matter.
    6 points
  42. Happy 89th!
    6 points
  43. @BryonDavis already posted here on JWFan that one of his goals at Varese is to produce a 2CD set of Brainstorm with the album re-recording and complete film recordings in one package.
    6 points
  44. If people like these scores they should definitely support Gordy and the whole process buy legally buying them instead of just continuing to listen to the Soundcloud versions or gamerips
    6 points
  45. So two releases being announced today... but what time? It's 10.30am on Feb 2 for me. I'm always hooked waiting to hear LLL's announcements... I wasn't born on the fourth of July but I still consider myself a patriot of film scores. That said, if I have to wait much longer, I'll be taking the Sugarland Express to JFK and catching the first flight to Munich. At that point, you'll have to catch me if you can, I guess. At least I bought a copy of The Amistad Rebellion to read while waiting in the terminal.
    6 points
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