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  1. I have 2.0 ears. I have 7.1 toes after the snapping turtle got me last summer.
    4 points
  2. I am personally disappointed this score didn't come out on a stentophone disc or phonograph cylinder.
    2 points
  3. Unfortunately, recent history would seem to suggest that he'd insist on flying Air Force One himself ... and crash it.
    2 points
  4. In Dreams (Goldenthal) - My favorite Goldenthal score. Awesome all the way through. The Lion in Winter (Barry) - See above; swap out Barry for Goldenthal.
    2 points
  5. "55 years of material from John's six decades as a film composer" 60 minus 55 = 5 years not represented. Why? Which five years don't they like?
    2 points
  6. mrbellamy

    BREAKING BAD

    Well, another one bites the dust here. Finally decided to start watching this show a month ago, naively thinking it would be something I could pick at till maybe the summer. Of course I heard it was addictive, but I've never been a huge binge-watcher, even Twin Peaks took me several months to finally get around to finishing. Needless to say I just finished watching "Rabid Dog" through "Felina" last night. Obviously everybody pretty much covered everything in this thread but yeah, incredible! Biggest surprise for me right off the bat was the near-perfect linearity with minimal time
    2 points
  7. Not Mr. Big

    America

    The "ah come on! It's not THAT BAD!" viewpoint is becoming less and less relevant now. While these people apathetically wait for Trump to do to the singular, super-duper, irredeemably bad thing, the administration is gradually checking off each mark in their agenda. I fear that by that time it happens, it will be too late.
    2 points
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  9. I just asked you what the gauge was reading. AND YOU DON'T KNOW!
    1 point
  10. Damn, he was one of those dudes that made anything he was in a little better. Damn!
    1 point
  11. Here are the last couple of films I had to watch over the last few weeks to catch up for the Oscars. Hidden Figures Typical sentimental dishwater film, pandering to Sunday afternoon TV audiences at best. Like most of these Oscar-bait types, it boasts a talented cast, but has nothing to say with it. Add to that the annoying Pharell songs that keep popping in, and its archetypal cardboard characters, and you have a bit of a snoozefest. It's moronic that this got a Best Picture nomination. That category should go back to 5 films again, or at least have nominate
    1 point
  12. Don't you mean: What an exciting toy. A radar dish.
    1 point
  13. This is cannon.
    1 point
  14. That's why I did not include her in my list. Donna came back, but not as a companion.
    1 point
  15. Who the fuck would confuse the smashing black Martha Jones with those crusty old white women?
    1 point
  16. Stop avoiding the question! Come on, we are between friends, you can tell us anything. Nobody will tell you you are wrong if you pick the wrong one...
    1 point
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  18. I like the bad girl geisha who isn't in the movie nearly enough. What kind of ruins it for me is how the story is ultimately of a young woman hooking up with an older man she met when she was a little squirt. It's just too creepy. Now, if it's the other way around, it's alright. Which brings me to my last-watched film: Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones I loved it. This movie is almost as bashed as President Trump. It's really an odd thing because it was fairly well-received at the time it was released, which wasn't that long ago. People were saying it was the best one s
    1 point
  19. It's great when you get to miss a month of high school.
    1 point
  20. Zelda is better because at one time, it had the incorrect honor of being written by John Williams back when Napster was legal.
    1 point
  21. All of us are just wildly speculating, but here is another wild speculation. Johnson began editing the film in August. There is a good chance Williams is scoring a near-final edit. Any other film would require no more than 3 months of editing and be locked. It is just that SW has a weird release date that there is more time between post-production and release. Accustomed to Lucas's and JJ's indecisiveness, people here are assuming any director would keep making substantial edits over that period, which would affect the score. Maybe Johnson is not Lucas or JJ (or maybe he is, again, just
    1 point
  22. Exactly. But there are people on one side who will always listen to the music, and other people on the other side that will always listen to the sound. I feel deeply sorry for the second category of people!
    1 point
  23. Well, he's not done just yet. The Doctor returns at Easter ... kinda like Jesus, but considerably more fun and probably easier to believe in.
    1 point
  24. Quintus

    BREAKING BAD

    It's about as good as Breaking Bad.
    1 point
  25. publicist

    America

    Your logical conclusion then seems to be that people should just shut up. And i'm not sure if that is exactly a great starting point for moving forward. Also you wilfully bend the context of two events that do not really share any DNA - as i wrote earlier, the fiendish logic behind the Trump administration's strategy was completely lacking in the Obama example. So let's be grateful if now people gradually wake up to the erosion of the few sturdy pillars the system has.
    1 point
  26. So were you in Sweden by any chance last week when the horrible and appalling attacks happened?
    1 point
  27. I've never understood why, in an age of surround sound speaker systems, soundtrack releases are only stereo. Why not have a 7.1 surround mix that replicates the orchestra's recording environment in the studio?
    1 point
  28. I really love Michael Daugherty. This work is very compelling to me because it mixes so many influences in such a unique way. In this work you get vintage sci-fi, John Adams style post minimalism, modernism, old school melody, etc. I don't think I've heard a piece from this composer that I didn't enjoy. Hell's Angels is a concerto for four bassoons and orchestra. I might be mistaken about this but I believe that Daugherty's background is as a rock musician first who went classical and I think that mix is part of what makes him so interesting. He LOVES pop culture (for example his Metropo
    1 point
  29. By "grown up responsibilities", obviously you mean having kids, which is something I'd rather dodge. Like Vietnam and the draft.
    1 point
  30. BLUMENKOHL

    America

    I'm just as concerned as you. But here's the thing: I always have been. Most people bitching about Trump haven't raised an eyebrow at every check that was marked before even Trump. I'm angry with those who were fine/ignorant with this stuff when it was done by people who they agreed with. They were willfully blind to the underlying damage it did to democratic foundations. Now that the purveyor of questionable actions is someone they don't like they're suddenly crying for freedom. And it goes both ways: there are plenty of Trump fans who are cheering this behavior with
    1 point
  31. I was anticipating it for many months, but waiting until the time of release to judge it. The prototype images can end up being nothing like the final product. Look at the highly-anticipated Last Crusade figures Hasbro produced years ago. The prototype images looked incredible. Like 4-inch scale NECA figures, actually. But aside from Henry Jones Senior, the figures as released looked really wonky. A similar thing occurred when Mattel released new figures based on the Tim Burton Batman movies a couple years ago. The only one that didn't look wonky was the Penguin. But this is a huge nearly 18-i
    1 point
  32. publicist

    America

    Well sure, in some parallel reality the former POTA probably also acted like a retarded bully and declared war on a huge number of conservative media outlets tweeting #shamFox! every 2 hours.
    1 point
  33. Good call - I agree. It's strange, though, that he calls it Vader's theme when it doesn't occur with his big entrance and when it does occur with him onscreen, it's usually pretty subdued. Perhaps he thought the motif better suited to underscore than big presentations, especially since he seems to associate it with softer, muted sounds as he says in the notes. And that's probably why (in addition to Vader's larger role in the film, as he has said) he felt the need to write Vader a new theme for the sequel - thank goodness!
    1 point
  34. The statement of the Rebel Fanfare with Vader after the explosion can be misinterpreted if viewed out of context. The theme is more than just a "good guy" theme, it's more of a "good guys in trouble" theme. This is how it appears in most statements in the film, especially the most prominent ones like in the opening sequence or as the Falcon gets caught in the Death Star's tractor beam. There are one or two statements where it appears with the good guys alone, like after the big Force theme statement in the binary sunset scene, but these only reinforce its good-guy association. With all this in
    1 point
  35. Will

    STAR WARS general thread

    Star Wars Celebration Will Start With 40th Anniversary Tribute http://www.starwars.com/news/star-wars-celebration-orlando-kicks-off-with-epic-tribute-to-sagas-40th-anniversary Complete score release announcement?
    1 point
  36. Really? Awesome if that's the case.
    1 point
  37. Indeed, self. I thought of this thread (and another which has vanished) when I was obsessively listening to this part over and over again today. Then I realized I'd already declared this my favorite non-Williams short musical moment. Let me also say that the entire piece and score is great and very likely my favorite Goldsmith and Trek score. 1:53 It truly is one of the greatest moments ever. It's the very essence of Star Trek, Jerry Goldsmith, film scores, music and indeed life itself. It's better than everything.
    1 point
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