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  1. AMAZING show on Sunday! I saw him with the CSO in 2007, which was much more of a "Greatest Hits" program, I thought, as opposed to the selection of comparatively "deep" tracks he played today. There were a higher proportion of classic crowd-pleasers in '07, but I didn't enjoy this one any less. I was in the upper balcony, and with my trusty pair of binoculars, I had the best seat in the house, with clear views of everyone but the trumpets and some of the percussion, who were camped out behind the screen. (Can't the CSO afford a retractable screen? There's an awfully long donor list in the
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  2. Well written, informative, detailed, and to the point. Well done, Inky. You know, it's funny. You said the score "might be best described musically as meeting an old and welcome friend." I read another review just this morning that said the score is "almost like a comforting letter from an old friend." Given the subjectivity of interpreting music, it's fascinating to see that Williams' music can evoke such similar imagery in listeners. A sure sign of quality music, especially for film.
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  3. Inky's review is now on the main page http://www.jwfan.com/?p=6325
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  4. Nicely put! My CD just arrived and I'm listening to it right now. It's nicely diverse with a wide range of moods going from bittersweet remembrance to harsh atonal action. Really unusual for a "Hollywood" film score these days, sure. Perhaps too unusual for the studio's tastes? And it's not because he's not a gifted writer, it's just that he doesn't know how to write film scores, real film scores like that. ...SCNR A pity that scores like this are so rare these days. One thing that tripped me up a bit was the passage right out of his percussion concerto in the track "Pursuit". I wonder which
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  5. I think he meant it makes sense because Orlando Bloom is a decade older, and it's hard to hide that fact.
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  6. That theme in "Where's Bilbo" is what Shore2Shore over on Doug's blog was talking about
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  7. Look at his Avatar!
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  8. I have to admit, I liked that scene. Wish there was a clearer version so I could the music better, though from what I could hear, sounded like good menacing stuff. They might just pull off the whole Sauron business in this film (unlike AUJ).
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  10. If it wasn't Shore's, we would moan about the use of source music.
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  11. BOOM! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iV_eMbwC8UA&feature=youtu.be
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  12. Though I've not seen the movie, I bought the OST today and absolutely love it! It's a winner. All the same finger prints of the master composer in non-bombast mode are here. It is truly lovely - especially enjoyed "Revealing the Secret" and "The Visitor at Himmel Street". The score definitely has a sense of wonder, innocence, and bittersweet longing. Somewhat reminds me of the slow music from A.I., Lincoln, and War Horse. In some small way, I also hear Prokofiev Symphony No. 7 (which I absolutely adore) without the manic nor Russian qualities, but rather the faery tale sweep of the big
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  13. The LP owns them all!
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  14. Harrison Ford conducts the Raiders March on Spanish TV.
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  15. I'm not too thrilled about Jamie Foxx being in the movie (then again who is?). Either way shooting the film down BEFORE seeing it...I mean seriously? Like the old saying "Don't judge a book by its cover". Why not wait to see the movie before saying, "it sucks!"?
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  16. Fantastic third movement, starting at 23:10, but listen to the whole piece if you can.
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  17. Just came across this. Interesting. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eP9c6NvI_Bs
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