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  1. I was recently directed to TWO new free e-books on film music analysis self-published online just last year by a composer and university lecturer named Brian Morrell: http://www.brianmorrell.co.uk/filmbooks.html Lots of great examples (including many Williams) are taken apart here - and he clearly has access to scores! With over 700 pages worth of material, it's a phenomenal resource for anyone interested in film music, from either a compositional or analytical standpoint. And many of the insights are quite sophisticated, though the text is written in a very accessible way. Morrell even states
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  2. On impulse, I gave it a 7. It's a very good score, but I think I've always sold it a bit short because of all the baggage it carries—i.e., the general "It's TITANIC!" vibe, Celine Dion crooning the love theme to death, that kind of thing. If it had been just another movie without all the hype, I probably would've had a much more open-minded disposition toward it. I admit, it's not a very fair perspective. Just the general impression I have. Again, though, I do think it's a very good score. Not Horner's best—frankly, I think a film as big as this did deserve real vocals and a full orchestral jo
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  3. Rounded off 3rd Rock last night. Fine, fine comedy. Always enjoy the Don/Sally moments and whatever Lithgow does. In a way miffed how it ended but then them staying on Earth was never in the cards. Z
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  4. not too bad indeed, especially the pilloring of Escape to Victory which I've only ever seen the end of and features Rent-a-German (to borrow an Ed Bishop phrase and para-that phrase) Anton Diffring. I should...change my username, Blunters
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  5. There must be half a dozen themes in the Williams and LotR scores alone that are as good as Rose's theme. The fact that the movie did so well helped the score get its status. Same with PotC.
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  6. Terrific score. I don't know how many have seen the following interview with Don Davis from years ago, but I thought it provided some interesting insight into the scoring process. http://www.ign.com/articles/2000/07/17/interview-with-composer-don-davis-part-3-of-4 PLUME: On a side note to Horner, you worked with him on Titanic. There was a very famous rift between Horner and James Cameron after Aliens. Was any residual of that evident in what you observed between Horner and Cameron on Titanic? It was originally a falling out based on their differing views on the music for Aliens, wasn't it?
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  7. No love for STAR WARS? Seriously? I don't think STAR WARS is classified as a "kiddie" film. I don't give a shit what fanboys classify it as. It's a kiddie film. Plain and simple.
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  8. Seeing the words "Toy Story (20th)" sent a shiver down my spine. Where has the time gone?
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