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  1. So I finally have time to tell the tale of the weekend! Friday night after work Marcy and I raced up to the city. It was POURING RAIN in Boston Friday night, harder than I've seen it in a long while. We found parking near Boylston St and ran to The Pour House under our umbrella. There Stefan, Francis (Foxfan) and Ren (and her fiance Dan) were already eating. I ordered a cider in honor of Stefan and made sure Marcy got a picture of us: She also posed for a pic with us as well: I also got a good pic of Stefan and Francis The 6 of us had a good time chatting about a variety of topics. Stefan had arrived in the city the day, and Francis had arrived from the UK that day, but neither seemed jetlagged to me one little bit! Soon it came time for Ren, Dan, and Stefan to go to Symphony Hall (Marcy, myself, and Francis did not have tickets to that night's show and just came for dinner). On their way out I got a good picture of Stefan and Ren Unfortunately I forgot to turn my flash on for that one! Francis was nice enough to walk them there (in the POURING RAIN - with no umbrella!) and Marcy and I waited at The Pour House, finishing our dinner and enjoying more drinks. Soon Francis returned and regaled us with tales of his European vacation and other concerts he's attended. Soon her left to go to his hostel and Marcy and I returned home to get a good night's sleep for a full day of fun the next day! Saturday Marcy and I returned to the city in the early afternoon and had drinks with her cousin (that's right, I started drinking early - already had 2 in me before meeting up with any JWFanners!) and then parked at The Prudential Center parking garage so we'd be close-ish to Symphony Hall after the concert (since there were two Red Sox games that day, parking at our usual spot closer to Symphony Hall was charging $30). I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS GARAGE AT ALL! Parking was tight and as you drive around looking for spots you continually end up in dead ends and have to back up and turn around. We FINALLY found a spot and got gussied up and headed towards Symphony Hall! The restaurant of choice was Uno Chicago Grill, because it is next door to Symphony Hall. The entire place had been remodeled since last year's concerts, and the side room we had reserved for our party is now re-labeled as the "Symphony Room!" Marcy and I got drinks at the bar and soon Stefan joined us for a cider wearing an excellent tshirt made by allicebrallice featuring J-Dub on the front and his username on the back! (Ren had one too on Friday that she showed me - they are awesome!) Soon we re-located to the Symphony room and one by one others joined us - Francis, Sylvain (obiwan71), Joe (josefsuma), Joe Brausam and 2 of his friends for a nice party of 9. Unfortunately, I don't think anyone remembered to take pics at all inside Uno's! We all enjoyed drinks and dinner and conversation, including some pretty geeky ones that hopefully Marcy didn't mind! Around 7 we headed over to Symphony Hall to wait for John Williams to show up and hopefully get his autograph. Near the entrance we met Meghan (JWFangirl1992) and Damien (dfenton85). We were all among the first to arrive at the side-entrance, but soon others joined and the security split us into two sections so J-Dub could come down the middle. I got pics of the JWFanners! Here's Stefan, Meghan, Damien, Josef, and Joe on one side And Sylvain, me, Francis, and Marcy on the other: Here's Stefan waiting with his Phantom Menace LP Soon Williams' car showed up! He immediately started signing things, the first being the sheet music the women next to me had. She had told me before he arrived that she's been playing JW's music since school After singing maybe 4-5 things on my side of the line, he went over to the other side, and signed Stefan's LP! Damien got his CD signed too!! I love that last pic, of me holding my unfortunately un-signed Star Wars Anthology booklet So then I realized it was time to finally get a group pic of us all together - but Meghan and Damien had already wandered off! Then we all headed inside Symphony Hall. To be continued!!
    4 points
  2. Hi folks - I´m Markus (from Austria) I have been on the concert too - what an wonderful experience!!! Got my "Munich" cover signed by the Mr. Williams - wow
    3 points
  3. gkgyver

    Hans Zimmer's Man Of Steel

    I know I'm branded as a Zimmer hater for all eternity, but I listened to it. All. Even the sketchbook. Took me an enormous amount of time because after the first 3 or 4 tracks, the score just put me off and irritated me. The rest of the album went on for what felt like hours. And, heartfelt, honestly, I can say this is the most boring and nerve-grating Zimmer score I ever listened to. I can usually get through Zimmer's music no problem, to know what people are talking about at the moment, because I usually feel indifferent to what the music is clumsily trying to accomplish. But Man Of Steel is downright annoying to listen to. It switches between boring and overbearing often so rapidly that it gets very very tedious. And what's with the DaVinci Code copy? Just listen to "I Have So Many Questions", there is a whole theme from DaVinci Code reused 1:1, complete with the solo violin! The drum circle is nonexistent, I only picked up a few more prominent beats in "Flight". And, really, when you read Zimmer's comments about him thinking of farms and wind, and everything that is good, and oh, our film is good-natured in contrast to Batman, and then you listen to this tripe ... I'm sorry, I just feel the man is making an ass out of himself and us.
    3 points
  4. Jay

    Hans Zimmer's Man Of Steel

    After the hour of material on the first disc, I couldn't take any more
    2 points
  5. http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.8098/.f The Album 01. Main Title/Clear And Present Danger 5:24 Hear This Track 02. President's Mission 1:16 03. Jack's New Office 1:40 Hear This Track 04. Greer Signs Memo 0:47 05. Cortez Arrives In U.S. 1:13 06. Jack Briefs FBI/President 1:00 07. Operation Reciprocity 3:22 Hear This Track 08. Blow Up Narcotics Plane 1:59 09. Try Lindo Brand 1:23 10. Fire In The Hole 1:53 11. Moira's Fatal Phone Call 1:43 12. Ambush 9:53 Hear This Track 13. Casket Arrival 2:46 14. The Laser-Guided Missile 3:55 15. Jack Sees Bombing 0:59 16. Looking For Clues [Film Ending] 3:39 17. Cortez Is Watched 2:46 18. Greer's Last Hospital 1:43 19. Deleting The Evidence 4:43 Hear This Track CD 1 Time: 53:00 01. Greer's Funeral/Betrayal 6:22 02. Chavez Sees Prisoners 1:30 03. Escobedo's New Friend Part 2 3:21 Hear This Track 04. Second Hand Copter 2:14 05. Rebuffed [Not In Film] 1:08 06. Escobedo's New Friend Part 1 1:40 07. Cortez Kills Escobedo 2:50 Hear This Track 08. Finding The Prisoners [Film Version] 1:27 09. Jack Creates Diversion 1:35 Hear This Track 10. Woodroom/Finale 4:35 Hear This Track 11. Escobedo's New Friend Part 3 2:02 12. Truth Needs A Soldier/End Title 5:48 Hear This Track Total Album Time: 88:05 The Extras 13. Main Title/Clear And Present Danger [Album Version] 5:24 14. Looking For Clues [Album Ending] 3:28 15. Finding The Prisoners 1:27 Total Extras Time: 12:24 CD 2 Total Time: 45:38 Price: $24.99
    1 point
  6. Maybe it is overdoing it to have yet another Jurassic Park related thread, but I think this one is warranted. Today (June 11th) is the actual day Jurassic Park premiered (in the United States, at least), 20 years ago, in 1993. This movie will forever be important to me because it basically got me into everything I admire and aspire to be today. It also was what made me become a John Williams fan (and that of film scores in general), and I don't think I am alone here in saying that. Seeing the film in theaters again recently (5 times, haha!) was something I always wanted to experience again ever since 1993. It did not disappoint. For me the film is just as exciting, impressive, wondrous, tense, and fun as it always has been. It sure isn't perfect, but it's perfect for me. The digital soundtrack remaster/expansion will be the release of the year for me, no matter what else ends up getting released this year. It was something I basically always wanted to happen ever since those handful of cues missing from the CD album aggravated me to no end. I did a fan edit using the DVD channels when I was very young, thanks to this site, and actually some of my amateur work of this can be found on YouTube uploaded by other people (it had been uploaded to an old, now defunct, fan site). It's a pretty crappy rip in hindsight (what the hell did I do, make it all mono?!), but it was sufficient for quite some time before I found better alternatives. And now it's 99% obsolete as of a couple months ago! Amazing. In celebration, here is one of my favorite clips from the film, featuring one of my favorite music tracks that was originally left off the soundtrack album... but no longer! Enjoy! If Jurassic Park 3D was still playing in theaters around me, I probably would go see it today after work. Since it's not, I may watch it on BluRay when I get home, unless I'm too tired. Regardless, I know what will be blasting in my car today...
    1 point
  7. Met him coming in!!! No time for pictures, but he signed my Empire Strikes Back vinyl! Hoping to get a pic after the concert.
    1 point
  8. Here you go: And here's a zoom in of the pic of JW either signing Steef's LP or just after signing it, with Meghan and Damien looking on
    1 point
  9. Since Benedict Cumberbatch performed Smaug as motion capture, and McKellen mentioned how amazing his audition was, I'm pretty sure the voice was a big part of it. And that he's going to speak.
    1 point
  10. Personally, I most certainly don't listen to others and take their opinions into consideration when judging a movie. It's just that the whole look, the whole feel of this film puts me off completely. By the way, would it kill Zimmer to use a trumpet once in a while, at least for bloody Superman? It's a single mushy sound of a gazillion French horns.
    1 point
  11. That yelping he does in the snow? That's what Steef sounds like when he's fornicating!
    1 point
  12. Thor, Karol, Chris Afonso and me makes four. And there will be pictures. Then count me in too. Bought my ticket months ago.
    1 point
  13. Liner notes by John Takis - his 50th (released) assignment!
    1 point
  14. I also like how Zimmer said that he didn't want people to misjudge his "Ideal of Hope" track, because its an edited version of "What Are you going to do when you're not saving the world". It's the same thing. Exactly.
    1 point
  15. I oficially hate this score.
    1 point
  16. listened. Deleted. That's two hours of my life i'll never get back...
    1 point
  17. Yes, you obviously are!
    1 point
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