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  1. Absolutely glorious! When the announcer was listing his accomplishments, Williams was just like "oh get on with it already."
    4 points
  2. Unless they were releasing Balfe's score
    4 points
  3. Been busy and unable to listen to much lately - this is a hell of a way to end a dry period.
    3 points
  4. I think you guys are looking far too into this, thinking it's going to be from a prominent series. I guarantee it's going to be from some dumb cartoon or something that nobody cares about, by a composer no one's heard of.
    3 points
  5. How many can you poison and get away with it?
    2 points
  6. To make something truly dramatic, you have to have significant low points where the story is downright grim, so the catharsis of the end is that much more impactful. Specifically, in the case of Braveheart, the tragedy that looms over so much of the narrative is balanced with humor that's just insanely funny, to me. Not to mention that its always delivered in just the right spots for the audience to never too deep into the harrowing nature of the story - so there's that going for it, as well. It really is a marvel of editing, because the script is much different to the final edit.
    2 points
  7. Yes! Great popcorn movies with a lot of heart.
    2 points
  8. I have 2 questions: 1) Why hasn't anyone asked yet what is the music that is playing? 2) Why does it sound like John Williams but I don't think it's Williams and can't pinpoint it either?
    2 points
  9. The dumbest thing you ever posted here!
    2 points
  10. Ehhh when social justice types demand society's normies learn 64 new genders, goes berserk when someone assumes anyone's gender, wants a "trigger warning" in university course material, and seems to be headed up by Twitter and Tumblr's finest "ALL MEN MUST DIE" representatives, you know the movement has a severe image problem.
    2 points
  11. Arpy

    Star Wars Disenchantment

    Tell me, friend, when did Nick the Wisecracker abandon reason for Mattris?
    2 points
  12. Wow John Williams looks great! So much energy!
    2 points
  13. Holko

    Star Wars Disenchantment

    If she were an SJW, she would've made a scene about the gender pronouns of hermaphroditic alien species who can't speak Basic and couldn't care less what they're called. Or how it's offensive to call Ithorians Hammerheads when they're much more concerned with Ithorian on Ithorian violence.
    2 points
  14. Arpy

    Star Wars Disenchantment

    She highlighted the slavery, the animal abuse and the corrupt nature of the war, that's not being an SJW, that's being a fucking human being.
    2 points
  15. I'm not entirely sure if that theme fits neatly into a peg. It kind of doubles for the rocket AND the Nazis. I think I can find good examples for both. Nice job on the "Exposition Montage". I kind of wish you had left some of the song after the Lucky Lindy scene. As with the gunfire following the main title it's a nice contrast. (Y'know, I've been watching this movie for over 25 years and I JUST realized that after the obvious connection of "You're a Sweet Little Headache" that the next line is "I've a good mind to spank you and thank you for all you've done." SOMEONE wasn't letting Bettie Page go easily.) Johnston really used the whole frame in an era where a lot of directors were framing for eventual consignment to television. (Looking at you, Burton.) There's a few scenes in this movie that fall apart in 4:3. Thank heavens that's all behind us. To the music! Maybe I don't pay as much attention to the films or the music these days, but Horner is working his tail off! He's scoring scenes that are going to have to work with heavy sound effects where the music is totally obscured one second and audible the next. Of course it helps that the film is mixed so you can hear what you're supposed to hear. Ah, those were the days. Cliff's theme is kind of like The Imperial March in The Empire Strikes Back. It never gets played the same way twice. These cues are the kind of "filler" that you would never dream of getting on a record or CD back in The Day.
    2 points
  16. I also stopped watching new episodes of The Angry Video Game Nerd because I felt the show had lost its edge and the humour felt forced. Sometimes these things just die off. I still rewatch the old episodes routinely though. But bloody hell, there's no point in ranting about what it could have been. This is the problem with SW fandom, a sense of entitlement. Whatever the feminithts have done to the new movies, it's nowhere near as bad as George Lucas holding the original Original Trilogy in moratorium indefinitely. The prequels are still intact though and I at least get some kitsch value from those.
    2 points
  17. The pregame concert consisted of Olympic Fanfare, Harry Potter and Superman. Williams sat by the dugout during the performance
    2 points
  18. He doesn't really think there is any magic to this so is perplexed by the question and interest. It is sort of like asking anyone who is at the master level of their craft to explain how do they do that "magic" and the answers are probably all the same. Work their asses off, study, apply themselves. The goal is not to be a great composer but to be better today than you were yesterday. JW still studies music and still finds fascination in it.
    2 points
  19. Recently I had the wonderful opportunity of having my two piano arrangement of "Welcome to Jurassic Park" played and recorded by two outstanding pianists, Joshua Tamayo and Victor Cheng (who also recorded my arrangement of The Jedi Steps & Finale). Hope you guys enjoy it!
    2 points
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  21. Another day of Spotify albums Danny Elfman - Men In Black Hadn't listened to this in years. Superfun! Though, admittedly, all the best music is towards the beginning of the album. James Horner - Aliens (Deluxe Edition) One of my favorite scores ever! Jerry Goldsmith - Link Hehhe, like a silly cousin of Gremlins. Quirky and fun!
    1 point
  22. Jay

    Official Danny Elfman Thread

    New video on the violin concerto
    1 point
  23. Depends on what percentage of that money Lucasfilm actually gets.
    1 point
  24. At least, in that one, she didn't fall out of any tall buildings.
    1 point
  25. The other day I was defending Rogue One. Someone was talking about how they liked Powell using that SW 1977 Imperial theme in Train Heist. And I was like... Now hold on just a second: EDIT: Just to confirm, Solo>Rogue One score wise. But Rogue One's not all bad.
    1 point
  26. Dumbo, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Great Muppet Caper... Though this is a bit redundant, as these are among my top ten favorite movies. Since, well, my favorite movies make me feel good! Duh!
    1 point
  27. Any Wes Anderson movie is my go-to feel good movie
    1 point
  28. Holko

    Star Wars Disenchantment

    Except for his statement that 9 could still fix things and Star Wars is not yet completely dead, he's only been regurgitating the circlejerk Youtube bullshit that everyone else has. Of course the one thing he hasn't responded to yet is where I ask him to point out and explain some flaws himself.
    1 point
  29. John

    Star Wars Disenchantment

    You... you didn’t even directly respond to my post. You literally just rehashed the same old talking points you’ve been spewing in this thread thus far. You really are getting desperate.
    1 point
  30. That we don't have equal outcomes in most work environments doesn't mean that the concept doesn't affect our lives and may very soon start to affect our films.
    1 point
  31. I think we're an extraordinary way from seeing any real equality-of-outcome occur within our society due to the fact that we're still suffering from an abundance of basic inequality which doesn't seem to be going away. The fear of a concept that hasn't had any meaningful impact on our society is puzzling to me, because it often detracts the conversation from the existing problems that are very much affecting people. But back to the topic, one white woman in charge of a multi billion-dollar company which in turn answers to a large conglomerate of the most rich and powerful white men who have ever lived, and she's what we should be worried about in the world?
    1 point
  32. Awful movie, (mostly) great score. A bit mushy, a bit melange of older stuff, but conceptually, it shows a real pro at work - Horner had 10 days to write it and though it is very Hollywoodized (Ron Howard was responsible, after all), the different idioms come together beautifully.
    1 point
  33. The Golden Compass by Alexandre Desplat: While I still think Desplat's style is a bit prissy for fantasy outings this one is among his best. The Lost World: Jurassic Park by John Williams: Excellent, simply excellent. Snow Falling On Cedars by James Newton Howard: Mesmerizing atmosphere with a lot of quiet beauty to it.
    1 point
  34. John

    Star Wars Disenchantment

    Relevant post:
    1 point
  35. If that's the case, judging by your circular rants in this thread, it sounds like new Star Wars is a write off. So why not move on? Plenty of people have moved on from The Simpsons despite it still being produced - they just can't be arsed watching it anymore, but you don't see relentless ranting about it online (that stopped years ago). But maybe timing is at play here - SW fans feel like they're breaking up with a lover, which for some people results in long, angry (and futile) rant letters until they finally give up and pack up.
    1 point
  36. The Grand Synth beware. Return it shall.
    1 point
  37. We can only hope that tree book made it to him.
    1 point
  38. I'm excited for the new LLL/Universal series: "The Jurassic Park III Collection." Every month for the next two years, a new release of Jurassic Park III.
    1 point
  39. You should be thankful people at TORN aren't as lazy as you or I: That last quote should strike fear into all our hearts. I had to laugh at her answer when pressed on examples of the 'characters we love' - 'I can’t give that out, I don’t have anything for it.'. We could probably guess, even without the TORN spy reports. And if it transpires that Tauriel is in this, we can sue her for false advertising.
    1 point
  40. Zimmer CD = a coaster for my drink.
    1 point
  41. Why don't we star our own record label? JWFan Records - Bigger, Better & Uncut.
    1 point
  42. They are performing the original Star Wars (A New Hope) in Concert here in Helsinki on the 8th of September 2018. Naturally I'll be there. There also seem to be plenty of tickets left. Not that I think many would make the trip outside of Finland. But hopefully other Finnish JWFans have their tickets already.
    1 point
  43. Agreed...but WYATT EARP blows both out of the water.
    1 point
  44. But Obi Wan is keeping an eye on her, even though he's got the lower ground.
    1 point
  45. Hey Bryant - thanks for that! I never thought Catching Bullets would get mentioned on a JW fan site (!). Oh... now if he had done a Bond... #wishfulthinking
    1 point
  46. Anyone a fan of shitty old DOSBox games? https://drive.google.com/open?id=1LiJhR2HlA0MpkMF8nKLqrbMcziHyounK
    1 point
  47. Maybe this will get the ball rolling, here are some cues that I like as work-out/exercise motivation. Concert Arrangements/Pieces The Raiders March Scherzo for Motorcycle and Orchestra Duel of the Fates The Asteroid Field Olympic Fanfare and Theme The Olympic Spirit Summon the Heroes Call of the Champions Celebrate Dicovery March from Superman March from 1941 Flight to Neverland Main Title from The Cowboys The Dance of the Witches Main Title from Spider-Man Theme from Back to the Future Score Excerpts Ben Kenobi?s Death/TIE Fighter Attack The Battle in the Snow The Forest Battle Panaka and the Queen?s Protectors Setting the Trap To the Plaza, Presto! The Quidditch Match The Flying Car The Spiders Dueling the Basilisk Buckbeak?s Flight Quidditch, Third Year The Werewolf Scene The Ultimate War The Hunt Visitor in San Diego Sea Attack Number One Anderton?s Great Escape The Land Race To Thornfield Escape from the Dragon (Shrek) Almost anything from Van Helsing Hummel Gets the Rockets (The Rock) Flying (Peter Pan) Many tracks from Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas Ray Barnsbury
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