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  1. The FYC promo is available on this site: http://www.dwaawards.com/score/
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  2. It's been years since I've listened to these but I gave them a good long listen over the weekend. I don't recall them being discussed here in a good while either so I'm starting this thread to show some more love on these recordings and discuss them. Star Wars (I'm only talking about the Star Wars recordings, not Close Encounters but feel free to) To me, this is my least favorite of the three. The main title is a decent enough recording and performance, but is too slow for me. Princess Leia's Theme is a very fine performance, but this is a theme that is on countless other recordings so this particular one doesn't stand out but is still excellent. Here They Come is very good, but not as good as the Utah Sympony recording in my opinion. The Little People is excellent and one of the reasons to get this album. The standout piece for me on this recording is The Final Battle, why haven't other orchestras recorded this? For as classic a score as this is, very little of it gets performed other than the Main Title and Princess Leia's theme. The Throne Room and Finale is also excellent, and the closing credits are improvement over the opening main title track. Empire Strikes Back This is my favorite of the three and is an outstanding representation of the score. The main title is my favorite all time rerecording of the opening crawl. It is flawless. However, the inclusion of the unused Hoth music immediately following is perplexing. So much great music in Empire, not sure why they went with that on an album that needed to make a lot of other cuts. The OST segues into the Mynock cave music, that would have been very cool to rerecord that. Overall, the performances are on par with the soundtrack and the tempos are spot on. At one point over I listened to Luke's First Crash three times in a row. Absolutely fantastic. I'd have left off Training of Jedi Knight & Magic Tree and instead included Yoda and the Force & Hyperspace. Though not definitive, the Imperial March is excellent and I dig the added intro. Han Solo and the Princess IS definitive and one of the reasons to buy this album. The End Credits is, I believe, the only such rerecording of the End Credits from Empire Strikes Back and the performance is exhilarating. Return of the Jedi This is an album of highs and lows. This album suffers from some really poor choices, but the performances are top notch throughout. With so much ROTJ music being unavailable at the time, this was a wasted opportunity to put some more of it out there. Into the Trap/Fight In The Dungeon is excellent, a highlight of the album. However, Heroic Ewok and Ewok Battle are baffling choices to include. Heroic Ewok is centered around the Ewoks theme and is a bit redundant to include along with Parade of the Ewoks. Same with the Ewok Battle, which is just the film version of Forest Battle. To go with those two pieces with so much at-time-time unavailable music is a crime. The Emperor's Theme, the Final Duel, the Fleet Goes Into Hyperspace or Through the Flames would have been better choices. Though not the fault of Gerhardt, I personally find the Jabba's Palace music to be the dullest and most skippable music of the original trilogy. Han Solo Returns is a perfectly ok piece with a very acceptable performance of it. I'd have replaced it with either Yoda's Death or Faking the Code. Jabba's Theme is required here because I guess Williams is so high on it, but I rarely ever listen to it. It's my least favorite theme from the original trilogy. The Ewok Celebration and Finale is a real treat and surpasses the OST Yub Nub version for me, it is perfectly arranged for orchestra and percussion sans lyrics. I would have preferred if the Yub Nub version were replaced with something like this instead of 1997's Victory Celebration. (By the way I don't dislike Victory Celebration, I just prefer the original Ewok Celebration.)
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  3. KK

    The Hobbit Film Trilogy Thread

    At the very least Christopher Lee is clearly seen defeated in the first film. The scene in RotK acts more like an epilogue. That's not the case here. Not when you end the last film with cliche trailer booms and lines like "What have we done?"...
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  4. The real answer is that "we don't know". Which is what allows science-fiction to play with the concept. We don't know what happens in a black hole really, and we don't know what would happen if we could work on a higher dimension, so as long as the film largely plays by the parameters we DO know about, then it can definitely get away with being a little creative with the things we don't know much about. I do love how NDT explains the idea of higher dimensions.
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  5. For anyone who didn't quite get the tesseract or thinks it's paradoxical. http://www.businessinsider.com/neil-degrasse-tyson-interstellar-ending-2014-11
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  6. Oh yes. I remember you wanted this one.Karol
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  7. First, he must direct the Tintin sequel
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  8. That´s right. Here you can see the great Foldout-Cover from the LP: (from my collection)
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  9. It's not ironic, it's EPPPPICCCCC!
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  10. AC1

    Blu-ray News and Deals

    Interesting, that scoreless version of Gravity. It should make the movie better. Is there also a dialogue-less version?
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  11. Thank god Zimmer has only a tenth of Desplat's productiveness.
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