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  1. For an hour and twenty minutes, before an audience of 200, the composer answered questions from Robert Townson and the public. The conference featured five video clips from the following films: A Beautiful Mind (Creating "Governing Dynamics"), Braveheart (A Gift of a Thistle), Legends of the Fall (The Ludlows), Avatar (Jake's First Flight), and finally Titanic (Rose). James Horner's emotion during each sequence, the precision of his answers and the proximity of the composer made this conference a special and unique moment. We are pleased to provide you our impressions, accompanied by three vid
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  2. Jay

    The Hobbit Film Trilogy Thread

    I bought it for myself earlier this year, but haven't had a chance to check it out yet. It was discussed here on JWFan in the "JRR Tolkien Thread" http://www.jwfan.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=19868
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  3. It would be helpful if the JWFAN filmography page listed Williams's level of passion for each project on a scale from 1 to 10. A glaring omission on Ricard's part.
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  4. Maybe Shore is having anxiety attacks related to reading about himself on the JWFAN.com message boards
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  5. Indeed. The man is nearly 70 years old. If he wants more time for himself, he certainly deserves to take it. I can only imagine the toll these hectic schedules have already taken on him.
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  6. Sometimes it's nice to hear someone talk, with no accompanying music.
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  7. Great stuff! The dissonances sound like Charles Ives.
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  8. Just listened to the clips on the Intrada page. I had no memory whatsoever of the unreleased stuff, and it turns out to be magnificent! This is definitely a must-have score for any serious film music collector.
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  9. Which Britten plagiarized in WAR REQUIEM (listen at 10:01, thanks to crocodile for unmasking the charade ):
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  10. Memoirs of a Geisha - Suite for Cello and Orchestra by John Williams: A fantastic re-imagining of the score's central ideas in an extensive concert suite in 6 movements. You could almost think of it as Williams' second cello concerto.
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  11. Wow. Intrada's really on a roll. Weren't we just wish-listing this one recently around here. . . ? The beauty of this score is that it belongs to Horner's early days, back before he had a broad pool of his own music to draw from when attempting to create more scores. (That's not to say he was completely innocent of his habits even back then. Those of you listening for the first time--and paying attention--will hear an entire 60-second section during "The Chase" that is lifted note-for-mutherluvin'-note out of "The Genesis Countdown" from Star Trek II.) But that kind of thing never bothered me
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  12. 70 minute Zimmer interview:
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  13. Kamen's theme for Logan and Rogue is just exquisite -- one of the best things Kamen wrote in his lifetime. Expansive with a sense of fragility and poignancy. It's a shame Ottman didn't reference it in X2, but I don't think there was a chance to use it either.
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  14. it would be rather awkward if she played the father don't you think?
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  15. I gather your question is rhetorical, but Watson is typecast is in these sorts of Oscar-friendly period melodramas -- growing up in Western Europe amid turmoil and privation -- to which Williams seems to have a literary penchant.
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  16. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dciPjcWFjwo A B-roll for The Book Thief. I think this has music from the movie too.
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  17. LEGEND (1985) Director's cut I think this would be great for a Halloween family viewing (goblins, fairies, elves, monsters, witches etc..) Whatever is the negativity towards the script/story etc., one cannot deny that this is a gorgeous looking film with an excelletnt atmosphere and some goosebump moments! The Jerry Goldsmith score is a masterpiece (his best for me - although not used in the film in its entirety). I viewed aferwards some scenes with the Tangerine Dream score from the American theatrical version. Inappropriate, out of place, out of context, out of everything. I can't understand
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  18. I don't get why that one doesn't make sense. The idea that the NR theme evolves into a kind of general "force of good" theme sits well with me. Yeah sure. After it was tracked during the Forth Eorlingas scene... It was originally scored with Gandalf The White (in Nature), meaning Gandalf acts as an agent of nature to aid Rohan. It's not too big of a jump to assume it was eventually decided Nature has a more direct hand in it, with the Huorns coming to Helms Deep and all, so Nature Reclamation was then used. The use in RotK is then just consequential. I don't think it's used twice for Rohan in
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  19. But he is (most likely) still part of the Mordor theme designation, like the Nazgul (from Numenor!) are in Doug's book. You're starting to sound like Doug trying to explain the use of Nature's Reclamation during the charge of the Rohirrim! I don't get why that one doesn't make sense. The idea that the NR theme evolves into a kind of general "force of good" theme sits well with me.
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  20. It's obvious that the Nazgul music was never originally put there for contextual purposes, moreso to amp up the "badass" factor of the scene. But if this rung theory is true, then this will be the excuse used to "explain" it's use in the scene. Doug did say he had an explanation...maybe this is it? If so, it is most concerning. And I would not buy that bs. No matter how eloquently expressed in writing The Witch King was called that in LotR, and we got no stupid explanation why he is called that, with him dancing around a brooding fire. LOL If LotR was made today, we could have possibly
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  21. Yeah, with the Lothlorien theme! I mean, Thorin is in possession of a ring of power, and Galadriel as well, so, you know, they're kind of connected! Yeah, it makes perfect sense! We might as well always go with Nature's Reclamation since all those characters live in Middle Earth and are all trapped in the eternal "circle of life" thing (said in Mufasa's voice) Karol Why not score it with "Concerning Hobbits" because the outcome of the fight will, you know, concern a hobbit.
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  22. Stanley and Iris Lovely, intimate. Perfect for an Autumn afternoon, with the leaves starting to fall... Above and Beyond (Hugo Freidhofer) His music for the atomic bomb is much akin to his searing main/end titles from The Sun Also Rises (as heard on the Gerhardt Errol Flynn album). I really need to check out more of his stuff. The Jayhawkers (Jerome Moross) This is The Big Country: Part Two. I'm not complaining. The Hobbit: AUJ War Horse Plowing
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  23. He recommends the score a few posts after saying the original album was enough and that the upgrade isn't required. That's THORoughly nice of him.
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  24. I disagree. It's surely a sentimental scene, but it's heartfelt and sincere. It's a cathartic moment that is absolutely earned at that point of the narrative. Williams' music follows the scene accordingly with achingly beautiful sensibility.
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  25. Uhm, no. Don't ever say that again. Ever.
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  26. I am reminded of a quote from LotR, a conversation between Gandalf and Pippin, where the wizard explains something and only gets another question as a reward: "But I should like to know---" Pippin began. "Mercy! cried Gandalf. "If the giving of information is so to be the cure of your inquisitiveness, I shall spend all rest of my days in answering you. What more do you want to know?" "The names of all the stars, and of all living things, and the whole history of Middle-earth and Over-heaven and of the Sundering Seas," laughed Pippin. "Of course, what else?" It is very much the situation here,
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  27. Doug has said nothing at all regarding Hobbit Complete Recordings because he knows this isn't even up for discussion yet, and won't be for a long time.
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  28. Contact by Carl Sagan
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  29. Rubbish! Absolute tosh! The latest Celine Dion CD also just had her name on the front cover, not all the lyricists, music writers, arrangers and backing vocals. Zimmer is a POP artist who happens to do film now. Just crediting him on the CD doesnt mean he is deceiving people. Most albums only credit one artist or a single group on its front cover!
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