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  1. 4 points
    Chen G.

    Films you wish were scored by Williams

    No. Just...no.
  2. 4 points
    aj_vader

    STAR WARS Custom Covers thread

    I'll amend and re-upload with the prequel ones. Jedi with less colour saturation and the prequels.
  3. 3 points
    Holko

    STAR WARS Custom Covers thread

    It was blue until relatively late in post production (even in the trailers I think) and I heard somewhere the change to green was made so it would show up better against the sky in the Sarlacc fight scene. TPM and AotC price also fell on Amazon UK. By the time they come out, they'll all be 4 Pounds!
  4. 3 points
    Score

    Films you wish were scored by Williams

    Everything.
  5. 3 points
    Josh500

    Films you wish were scored by Williams

    The entire Harry Potter movie series Titanic Avatar Ready Player One Bridge of Spies
  6. 3 points
    I've made these because I hate those Disney ones so much.
  7. 2 points
    It’s all well and good discussing the library of movies John Williams has scored over the years - but what about the films he hasn’t? Which films do you think would have been improved if JW had scored them? My opinion on this matter is that the rest of the “Potter” films would’ve been much improved with a score by Williams. what do you guys think?
  8. 2 points
    It just feels generic to me, Trajan at least has some character. A single LP from 1983 with much information crammed onto it is different from a special remastered CD rerelease. Thank Eru for Amazon preorder keeping the lowest price then!
  9. 2 points
    I've always liked Padmé's buns
  10. 2 points
    aj_vader

    STAR WARS Custom Covers thread

    Photoshop Which font do you think would work better? i'll try it out. Yes, Darth Vader was spoiling the aesthetic, he's a big feature on 3, 4 and 5, I didn't think anyone would miss him. Return of the Jedi was the most difficult to adapt due to the posters available.
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  12. 1 point
    I'm kinda surprised there has not been a discussion topic about Ludwig Goransson's score to Black Panther. For those who have seen the latest chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, what was your impression of the score? I feel not only is Black Panther another fantastic entry in Marvel Studios' repertoire; it is a little more than that. Black Panther is a history-making film in the way it presents itself, from the characters, cultural influence and iconography, to the story. I was amazed, not just as a fan of Marvel Studios, having seen all the films since the beginning with Iron Man, but as a film enthusiast in general. The score adds to this as well. Ludwig Goransson's use of African instrumentation and chorus combined with traditional western orchestra makes it stand out. I was also fond of his use of techno beat and rhythm in combination with brass, string and choir for the character of Killmonger. T'Challa's theme is the definitive highlight of the score. I was amazed at how much research Goransson put into crafting the score, even going to South Africa to look into the music. One of my favorite tracks is "Wakanda." That vocal solo by Baaba Maal gives me chills. The images that accompany the track in the film are phenomenal. Ryan Coogler and all involved really made a great film. Anyway, those are just some of my reactions to Black Panther.
  13. 1 point
    Yes, the few times I've been in an environment with loud music, the volume is insanely loud, such that I couldn't stay in the room without putting ear plugs in (or trying to - my ears don't like invaders). I don't understand why.
  14. 1 point
    Unusual choices, but I love them!
  15. 1 point
    The Lure It's definitely unique and original... but the pacing is off and it never really gels narratively. The songs grind the film to a halt or incorporated at strange intervals. Certainly the first rock opera with homicidal mermaids I've seen. Only thing I remember about that movie is Jamie Lee Curtis's tits. They were nice.
  16. 1 point
    Any further collaboration between Williams and Altman would have been great.
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  19. 1 point
    Still trying to figure out if i can listen to a 5.1 mix of this score (And whether or not that would be of any value, or if the mix was ever intended to be 5.1)?
  20. 1 point
    You forgot roasted Porg. My understanding is that Ewoks like to eat roasted human as well. What a sight that would have been. Anyway, I'm not interested in being fair to Denny's, or Warner/New Line's, crasser forms of marketing for The Hobbit. I understand product tie-ins are just a reality for big tentpole pics like this, but you can do a lot of marketing around these films without being completely tasteless (pun intended). I actually think the Tolkien estate sued New Line for some of their more obnoxious forms of marketing, because they hurt the Tolkien brand in general. On whether the Green Dragon or Prancing Pony served "Gandalf's Gobble Melt" one can only speculate. I actually mind the Han Solo menu less than The Hobbit one. Star Wars went down this road from almost day one, there's no dignity there left to protect.
  21. 1 point
    Bilbo

    The SPORTS Thread.

    They have camogie on before the hurling for you @Richard
  22. 1 point
    Naïve Old Fart

    America

    Brilliant, @Holko! A few weeks ago, I was in my local major-chain music store. A man was standing at a till, waiting to pay for his purchases, failing to see a sign, not six inches from his face, saying THIS TILL IS CLOSED, PLEASE PAY UPSTAIRS
  23. 1 point
    Holko

    America

    Just voted in my first election. It was damn anticlimactic. Somehow we're breaking voter turnout records, when the campaign wasn't even long or intense. The best part was seeing what kind of idiots have voting rights. The usual place is closed for renovation, the voting is held in a back room in the village sport hall. Even though this was written down in the invitation letter, on Facebook, and many arrows were glued to the walls pointing to that room, the local policeman couldn't even find it. On the way back, we saw an old woman trying to break down the fence of the regular voting place, failing to notice the sign in huge letters in front of her face saying "VOTING'S NOT HERE, STUPID!" or something along those lines.
  24. 1 point
    Olivia was pretty in that one.
  25. 1 point
    Women have a right to equal opportunities, not to equal outcomes. Equalization of the cast (or equalization anywhere) is not, nor has it ever been, an ideal in the western world. That’s the point. It makes sense that an action film would, usually, have a predominantly male cast. It’s a masculine genre with characters that are usually required to be very masculine themselves.
  26. 1 point
  27. 1 point
    JTWfan77

    STAR WARS Custom Covers thread

    Love the Trajan myself. And the desaturated Jedi is ace! I like the fact that you took Vader out, it suits the square cover aspect better. @aj_vader, which application do you use for your covers?
  28. 1 point
    Holko

    STAR WARS Custom Covers thread

    OK, so I'll now have double-backed covers (@aj_vader's wonderful poster covers on one side and @Chewy's matching OST covers on the other) to flip at my any whim!
  29. 1 point
    rough cut

    STAR WARS Custom Covers thread

    I agree that Jedi looks better with less saturation. Both on its own, but also as a whole with the other two. Good work!
  30. 1 point
    Disney's Robin Hood by George Bruns Hey, this is actually pretty fun! The movie's a minor guilty pleasure of mine (one of the only fun ones from Disney's dark age at least), so I wasn't expecting anything great from the score on its own.
  31. 1 point
    Pellaeon

    Star Trek: Discovery Soundtrack

    That would require rewatching the episodes. Are the episodes rewatchable? They seem to rely on “shock” value (though you can see all the “surprises” coming after the first few episodes).
  32. 1 point
    Nice. But the more I listen to it, the more I think that the Kempe/Vienna Philharmonic version (which I've posted before) has to be among the best performances (of anything) I've heard: Love that hectic string sound that's always there but never distracts from the brass melody.
  33. 1 point
    I get it. There are many movies that feel a bit forced nowadays: Rogue One, Shape of Water, Post, ... Either your film needs a gay, black, female lead which is a jew or not. But decisive therefore should merely be the film itself and not the current social trends, hypes and controversies.
  34. 1 point
    If someone hasn't bought a limited set one year after it was released, it's his own fault!
  35. 1 point
    What’s so mysogynistic here, I have no idea. It always helps when you, the individual watching the film, can relate to the characters further through something you share: whether it means having characters of different age groups so you can find the one that you share your age with; different genders and yes, different ethnicities. Female characters can also help men watching the film, certainly. It gives the film a sense of variety. Since it is a feminine trait by nature, women in films tend to serve as the emotional core and/or the conscious of the film. That’s not sexist on the part of the filmmakers. But, if you were to point out in the current social climate that women in film also serve as eye-candy for men (which they absolutely are), that too would be hastly classified as misogynistic and sexist, so....
  36. 1 point
    Berserk over gender roles? You mean tolerating all people? If a writer is interested in making a protagonist gay, why does that bother you? Why does there need to be an explicit reason for that decision? We don’t demand that being straight requires a narrative explanation? Honestly, the sooner viewpoints like yours die the better this world will be.
  37. 1 point
    Ferdinand by John Towner Powell Karol
  38. 1 point
    One of the downsides of being into film music is that you get a LOT of tunes and melodies lodged into your head and find yourself whistling said tune involuntarily. The situation worsens when doing such in public, and an unfortunate pedestrian curiously questions what you're whistling, and you're forced to come out with the devastating truth that, in fact, you're whistling Sid the sloth's theme from John Powell's Ice Age.
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  40. 1 point
    First clip with Silveatri score. Do ya like it? Is it yet another new spiderman theme?
  41. 1 point
    But no though. Allow me to translate: "I didn't like the movie, and am so incapable of dealing with the loss of the entitlement I feel that I compensate for it by saying ridiculous, hyperbolic things about it. See, it's not enough for me to simply say that I didn't like it, and then explain why; THAT might accidentally create a dialogue about it, which is the last thing I want. I'd rather just say that the movie raped my grandmother and decapitated my grandfather, because THAT'S HOW YOU WILL KNOW I MEAN IT."
  42. 1 point
    That certain films have a tendency to overplay the diversity card is one thing. But I can't see what warrants this impassioned, and quite frankly, misguided tirade on gender characterizations and generalizations. No one is arguing that the male and female sex are biologically different. But I would love to read the paper that shows a qualitative biological measure of "assertiveness" (whatever that means...) between both sexes. Or more importantly, what that has to do with film at all, let alone this thread. Do you have specific examples of movies that do this supposedly great disservice to the accurate portrayal of females and their "assertiveness"? - KK, who's just a little confused at where this thread ended up
  43. 1 point
    It's a set of scores that feels like it should be available in perpetuity. The idea that, once this sells out, people can only buy the OST again... that's just not on
  44. 1 point
    Jay

    The Top 10 users on your ignore list this week

    I don't like the entire idea of this thread. I don't like announcing to the forum what other users you don't like, all that leads to is hurt feelings (for people who were genuine in their posts, but you don't happen to like what they say) or troll-feeding (for true trolls who make troll posts and know it, and get off on other people expressing their dislike of their posts). The better thing to do is simply ignore the users you don't like reading, and use the Report button on posts that are true troll posts. In this specific case, there's nothing whatsoever wrong with people sharing fan-made covers, that has been done on this forum for the entire 19 years it has existed. It could be argued that there could be a separate fan cover thread and a separate News thread for the Star Wars remasters, but let's be honest; We've had one announcement, and then its just been pages of speculation since. When actual news about that release happens, it will be posted, but is it really that hard to ignore general chit chat about the release until it happens? Star Wars scores have always and will always be the biggest discussion generators around here; of course people are excited about these remasters and it is an active thread. I'm not sure anything has to actually be done about it though. Is the solution to really break the discussion into multiple threads instead of containing it all to one?
  45. 1 point
    Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet is perfect.
  46. 1 point
    It would disqualify a lot of awesome music too. Why so down on longer tracks?
  47. 1 point
    Here you go
  48. 1 point
    Will

    Alan Silvestri's READY PLAYER ONE (2018)

    My God, the ending of "There's Something I Need to Do" is absolutely magnificent. You just don't hear that classic, big romantic sound very often these days. Those rich harmonies... Also love the Christmas-y bit earlier in the cue -- the bells-with-emotional-solo-woodwinds thing is of course far from original in film music, but it always gets me. I assume the RPO bit must be for when the snow starts falling and a certain two characters kiss. I think this film will stick with me for a long time, and a large part of that is because of just how well the film merges with the score in certain key moments. I can't even really say I regret JW not doing this. Silvestri did very well.
  49. 1 point
    Nick Parker

    America

    Well, as long as I can still get my news magazines at the checkout aisles, I'm fine. In fact I just got my newest one last night! Did you guys know Bill Clinton deliberately sabotaged his wife's campaign by arranging coke parties with aliens and Angelina Jolie?
  50. 1 point
    I'm assuming we'll get no mentions of Elfman's addendum to Silvestri's Avengers theme in Infinity War, which is a bit of a shame.
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