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  1. 2 points
    Yes, in-store you can inspect it and know that what you're getting is legit. Online purchases add that extra level of paranoia about prices and the handling of the product, and if it's a counterfeit item. Plus I think in-store purchases help the store and the keeps the demand to even have a "Soundtracks" section alive.
  2. 2 points
    I wonder if SS got the JP/TLW set and it was missing the teeth! *opens package* "Oh boy, another soundtrack set, looks good, looks good...wait...wait a minute...somethings not right here...something's missing! * looks at booklet* "They forgot to mention my involvement in the making of this soundtrack!" *chucks set in bin filled with rejected expanded releases like CEOTTK and The Terminal...*
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    I am not ashamed to say that I have always liked it too.
  4. 2 points
    One of the more recent and quite fascinating discoveries. A distant cousin to Strauss's Eine Alpensinfonie or to Liszt's Ce qu'on entend sur la montagne.
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    BloodBoal

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    This guy looks like such a movie, Star Wars, and film music fan. No way he's not respecting JW!!
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    BloodBoal

    TWIN PEAKS

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    I was speaking soley of his films
  10. 1 point
    Tell that to Samantha Gailey!
  11. 1 point
    Probably not great but I really hope he makes and releases (in some capacity) a weird little art-house personal film that He's been teasing us with since ROTS. I'd like to see another small film from Coppola too.
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    JW's Worst OST Decisions

    Only about one minute of this track is even in the film, for the scene where Harry walks through the woods with Lupin. The rest is unused, presumably a concert arrangement. Such a beautiful theme left wanting by poor representation on album. It's in, what, 3 tracks? Yet it's the thematic heartbeat of the film that carries Harry through his journey from the earliest scenes.
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    Richard Penna

    JW's Worst OST Decisions

    Does Window to the Past even appear in the film? Both PoA and The Terminal are, in different ways, examples of poor musical storytelling. Taken standalone, they're fine, but they collapse as soon as you relate them to the film.
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    JW's Worst OST Decisions

    Yes, clearly that's his intention but on his longer scores it's a total waste of disc space. Prisoner of Azkaban is brimming with unreleased versions of Window to the Past and Double Trouble (the film's two primary new themes), yet the OST has 8 minutes of recycled excerpts from earlier tracks rather than any development of either new theme. It's pretty poor musical storytelling, which is the point of Williams' album assemblies, is it not? There was zero benefit to be had by recycling random snippets of unrelated, isolated cues with no bearing on the overall musical story being told in Williams' complete score.
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    JW's Worst OST Decisions

    It seems like the total antithesis to Williams' approach to thematic development when writing a score proper. He's very careful to develop themes gradually as the score moves along, rather than being too overt at the beginning. Yet on his soundtracks he regularly sticks his concert suites, the fully fleshed out rendition of his main theme, as track 1! An approach like Rey's Theme in TFA's OST makes much more sense (barring the bizarre placement of her concert suite), as it develops across the album in mostly chronological order and its most developed, mature appearance is in the end credits. This seems to be a new approach from Williams, hopefully it carries through on TLJ.
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    Richard Penna

    JW's Worst OST Decisions

    Not really an urge, I'm just trying to understand your viewpoint.
  17. 1 point
    Thor

    JW's Worst OST Decisions

    Well, they are. One is part of my film interest, the other is part of my music interest. Why do you feel this urge to somehow prove my preference is incorrect? What does it matter to you anyway?
  18. 1 point
    Richard Penna

    JW's Worst OST Decisions

    Two completely different interests... which both concern the same music. Right.
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    Thor

    JW's Worst OST Decisions

    Richard Penna is right. In terms of soundtrack listening, the film has no relevance to me. I approach soundtracks as concept albums. But I'm obviously very interested in film music as part of my film interest (heck, I wrote my master thesis on it). To me, these are two completely different interests and activities.
  20. 1 point
    Naïve Old Fart

    JW's Worst OST Decisions

    Hmm. Thanks for that. Although I would never denigrate your decision to listen to OSTs exclusively, I will suggest that you perhaps miss the point of complete scores. They are not wasteful. Far from it. The OST is meant not only to represent the music heard in the film, it, somehow, encapsulates the mood - the intent - of the film. The complete score, on the other hand, is so that fans can understand what the composer is trying to say, and to understand it with greater clarity. Several scores that I own, have been enhanced by my buying compete scores, which give me richer insight into the composer's compositional process, and allow me to listen to the musical story - the journey, if you will - as it was meant to be heard. For me, that's a rare privilege.
  21. 1 point
    Richard Penna

    JW's Worst OST Decisions

    Yet if the album spills onto more than one CD (or violates an arbitrary limit that even you're not sure of), then your implication is that no thought whatsoever has gone into the album experience. That's what I call a narrow view.
  22. 1 point
    Thor

    JW's Worst OST Decisions

    It's called a preference. And I'd call it a wider and more dynamic one than those who MUST have all of the music, exactly as it is in the movie.
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    Stefancos

    JW's Worst OST Decisions

    Such a narrow, limited view!
  24. 1 point
    Thor

    JW's Worst OST Decisions

    Yes, my view has changed a bit in the last 17 years. Back then, I was open to more music (at least important music) being included on a release, but now I don't really care about "missing" stuff, regardless of quality. All that matters is how the album holds up for what it is.
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    Holko

    STAR WARS general thread

    For anyone who might be interested: Adywan's Empire Revisited will finally be released today at 6PM GMT after 9 years of work!
  27. 1 point
    We have two Tower Records in Dublin and they're both pretty good. They have the vast majority of new soundtrack releases and they keep a good stock of the "classics". Vinyl section is also very impressive. Golden Discs and Tesco are good for latest releases and, in the case of the former, vinyl but they both be terrible for soundtracks. With Apple Music I'm ok waiting to check the shops before buying something online. Obviously for LaLaLand its online.
  28. 1 point
    Thanks for sharing, Bes. I guess it's difficult to explain, sometimes, how, or why, one likes something. I first saw THE TOWERING INFERNO in 1975, and I somehow "connected" with the music in a way that made me want to hear it, over, and over again. It spoke to me. It moved me. It made sense.
  29. 1 point
    A weird film too!!! I discovered Charles Aznavour in 1995, when I was 21... it may correspond to a first break-up at the time... I saw him in concert in Montréal the same year and after that, I had to find ALL of him, everything. I simply love what he's doing and HOW he do it: by letting flow his emotions, by open doors that are locked, in the teeth of everything (and the critic). I'm particularly touched by the theatricality of his interpretation, which certainly came from his armenian roots. On the stage Aznavour dance, love, laught, cry, he act play and gets angry. Aznavour is in motion.
  30. 1 point
    Nice, Bil! I, also, prefer to shop for CDs in-store. I know that the internet is safe to conduct business over, but I still don't trust it. Also, if I had a PayPal account, I know that I would spend all my available cash on CDs, and that's not a good thing. Also, I like to trawl charity (thrift) stores, and record fayres, and movie fayres, for soundtracks.
  31. 1 point
    I prefer to pick them up in shops if I can. Used to use Amazon quite a bit but with exchange rates against the sterling and the fact you can't get free delivery through prime in Ireland I've stopped. You can usually find a better deal on eBay anyway if you're stuck.
  32. 1 point
    I'm aware of its somewhat notorious reputation, but personally, I've always liked it. Especially early action cues (The Adventures of Mutt, The Journey to Akator, A Whirl Through Academe) are a joy to listen to. It's an Indy and a JW score after all!
  33. 1 point
    Hmm. It's a brave choice, Mag, of a much-maligned score. I'll have to give it another listen.
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    A beautiful lady in that pic, but it never ceases to amaze me how transformative a change of hair colour can be and how much of an effect it can have on a woman's overall attractiveness. I almost consider it a cheat. You wouldn't even say they were related, let alone the same person.
  36. 1 point
    Maglorfin

    What are your most used apps?

    OMG yes, those were the days!
  37. 1 point
    Kids called her Belle. The one name they agreed on. I wanted Xena tbh.
  38. 1 point
    He should have just thrown her on the lounge, ripped her clothes off with the Force and impaled her.
  39. 1 point
    What's the likelihood of Lucas making another movie, let alone hiring Dunkaccino?
  40. 1 point
    I love, LOVE this piece!! Got to see her perform it live with MTT/SFSO last fall - incredible (and she wore the same lovely dress!) With phenomenal principal trumpet as well...both soloists and the orchestra have to be really "on" for it to be stellar. Heard it live a few times now with different groups, such a fav of mine.
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    Aww. They're so cute until they suddenly maim you. Like women.
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  45. 1 point
    I just watch TPM now. It was the only good one they ever made anyway.
  46. 1 point
    Increasingly dissonant and disjointed after each drink. enjoy the concert to those who are going.
  47. 1 point
    A wonderfully inventive work from one of my favorite composers.
  48. 1 point
    Each concert will contain ten variations of "A Toast!"
  49. 1 point
    I agree! have watched their raiders and star wars episodes and the musical analysis is on point. its nice to see them take a look at the different implementations of themes as well as the action music and other fun parts of the scores. also great to hear some fellow aussies breaking out into the musical podcast scene.
  50. 1 point
    Is that bad? I love the music for both of those. I'm ready for Star Wars music to be playful again.
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