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  1. Michael Tilson Thomas opened the concert by conducting the Maestro’s Olympic Fanfare and Theme, with montage of the 2018 Olympics accompanying. Then, Excerpts from Close Encounters of the Third Kind accompanied by scenes from the film. Second movement from The Five Sacred Trees - Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra. Harry’s Wondrous World, accompanied by a montage of all eight films. Opening sequence from Raiders of the Lost Ark, matching the film. Michael Tilson Thomas celebrated the Maestro’s birthday with a performance of the song in the style of 17th century Venice. A nice treat. The Maestro himself conducted Adventures On Earth from E.T. The Maestro conducted Theme from Schindler’s List, with special guest Itzhak Perlman, a surprise to myself and everyone. After that, he shared his anecdote about seeing the film for the first time with Steven Spielberg. It is still funny every time he shares that. The evening concluded with the Maestro conducting The Imperial March. The evening was a phenomenal tribute to Maestro John Williams. The New World Symphony performed beautifully. I was able to record the entire concert, which I will upload as soon as I can. Unfortunately, I could not stay for the screening of Jurassic Park. Too late; plus the drive home.
    10 points
  2. (Photos & videos by Daniel Cape) VIDEOS: John Williams conducts E.T., introduces Itzhak Perlman, conducts Schindler's List and The Imperial March (Vertical Video) 1_-_John_Williams_conducts_E.T..MOV 2_-_John_Williams_introduces_Itzhak_Perlman.MOV 3_-_John_Williams_conducts_Schindler's_List.MOV 4_-_John_Williams_conducts_The_Imperial_March.MOV INSTAGRAM & TWITTER: John Williams conducts E.T. Williams conducts Schindler's List
    6 points
  3. As I sat reading an article on John Williams this morning...I recognized my daily go-to pencil in his hand in this photo: Ladies and gentlemen: I’m not exactly sure if he is using .5, .7, or .9mm lead, but now you can pretend to be as cool as John Williams, and better yet, your beloved Blumenkohl. Not sure what brand turtle neck to wear and match though. FWIW I use .5 mm. But I use a softer lead (2B) so it draws/writes thicker. My guess from the photo is that John alsouses .5mm. https://www.amazon.com/Pentel-EXPRESS-Automatic-Pencil-QE415A/dp/B0026ZPWS2/jwfancom-20 Make sure you stick to the Express line. The other Pentel Twist lines have a gaudy/bougie silver tip that won’t match your black turtleneck. Disclaimer: I appended what I think is the JWFan Amazon affiliate code to the URL above, so if you buy it, use that link and support JWFan. Maybe @Jay can verify link is correct?
    5 points
  4. “Music is there for everybody. It’s a river we can all put our cups into and drink it and be sustained by it” That quote is on top of a large standing poster inside the entrance of the New World Center. At the center is the Maestro conducting. The top left corner is an image of Luke, Leia, R2-D2 and C-3PO from Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. The top right corner is the iconic image from E.T. The bottom left corner is a picture of the baby raptor hatching scene from Jurassic Park. The bottom right corner is a picture of Indiana Jones and his father from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. I am probably gonna record the whole concert on my iPhone. I am thrilled to be there.
    5 points
  5. I'm no pro at custom art, but I never liked the Debney cover, so I made this one yesterday for my iTunes. (It's not the right dimensions for a double jewel insert)
    2 points
  6. In spirit.😊 I’m not poor, to answer your question directly. While I could not afford a ticket to the gala event, I am right outside the New World Center, the location of the gala event, where they are doing a free live simulcast of the concert. There is a legion of Imperial Stormtroopers right outside. They are taking pictures and mingling with guests. I honestly was not expecting that, but I was not surprised either. I am truly glad that I am able to experience this concert.
    2 points
  7. The Last Stand is my favourite of the lot, the plot is a mess, but the themes and where they were trying to go with the story weren't exactly a waste, just executed poorly. I think it's akin to the Spider-Man 3 fiasco of too many plot strands fighting for attention - with X3, it's the Jean Grey and the Cure - both interesting concepts, but both coming off as feeling rushed and out of place. I guess the writers thought the two went hand in hand, with the plight for a cure coming as a direct response to the growing threat that the Dark Phoenix was? Maybe they should've devoted those ideas to two separate films...
    2 points
  8. Hey I just received My Superman set! Wait... why the cover art is different?
    2 points
  9. 1968 - Heidi My Google Doc 1969 - The Reivers JWFan thread discussing the complete cue list 1969 - Goodbye, Mr. Chips Mike Matessino text interview by Neil Bulk on the FSM Edition, March 2006 (1) Mike Matessino text interview by Neil Bulk on the FSM Edition, March 2006 (2) 1972 - The Cowboys Score Restore videos by Holko 1972 - The Poseidon Adventure Mike Matessino audio interview by Maurizio Cashetto and Tim Burden on the La-La Land edition, December 2019 1974 - The Sugarland Express My Google Doc 1974 - Earthquake Mike Matessino audio interview by Maurizio Cashetto and Tim Burden on the La-La Land edition, December 2019 1974 - The Towering Inferno My Google Doc Mike Matessino audio interview by Maurizio Cashetto and Tim Burden on the La-La Land edition, December 2019 1975 - Jaws My Google Doc Tim Burden and John Takis discuss Jaws (July, 2012) Mike Matessino text interview by me on the 40th Anniversary Intrada Edition, November 2015 JWFan thread discussing the complete cue list Music synced to picture by Disco Stu 1977 - Star Wars My Google Doc Unused music restored to picture by Faleel 1977 - Close Encounters of the Third Kind My Google Doc Mike Matessino text interview by me, November 2017 (includes brief Close Encounters discussion) Mike Matessino audio interview by Tim Burden for Cinematic Sound Radio on the 40th Anniversary La-La Land Edition, February 2018 Music synced to picture by Disco Stu 1978 - The Fury Tim Burden and John Takis discuss The Fury (March 2013) 1978 - Jaws 2 My Google Doc Mike Matessino text interview by me on the Intrada Expanded Edition, November 2015 1978 - Superman: The Movie My Google Doc Mike Matessino text interview by Neil Bulk on the FSM Blue Box, March 2008 Mike Matessino audio interview by Soundcheck, June 2013 Mike Matessino audio interview by Tim Burden for Cinematic Sound Radio, February 2018 (Includes brief Superman discussion) Mike Matessino audio interview by Maurizio Caschetto and Tim Burden on the 40th Anniversary La-La Land edition, February 2019 (part 1) Mike Matessino audio interview by Maurizio Caschetto and Tim Burden on the 40th Anniversary La-La Land edition, February 2019 (part 2) Mike Matessino text interview by Todd Gilchrist for Nerdist, June 2019 Score Restore videos by Faleel 1979 - Dracula My Google Doc Mike Matessino audio interview by Tim Burden on the Varese Deluxe Edition, November 2018 Score restore videos by Holko 1979 - 1941 My Google Doc Mike Matessino text interview by me on the 2011 La-La Land Expanded Edition, September 2011 1980 - The Empire Strikes Back JWFan thread discussing the complete cue list Unused music restored to picture by Faleel 1981 - Raiders of the Lost Ark A VERY OLD Google Doc Unused music restored to picture by Faleel 1982 - E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial My Google Doc Mike Matessino text interview by me on the 35th Anniversary Edition by La-la Land Records, November 2017 Mike Matessino audio interview by Tim Burden for Cinematic Sound Radio on the 35th Anniversary Edition by La-la Land Records, February 2018 Music synced to picture by Disco Stu 1983 - Return of the Jedi My Google Doc Unused music restored to picture by Faleel 1984 - Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom A VERY OLD Google Doc Unused music restored to picture by Faleel 1984 - The River My Google Doc Audio Interview by Maurizio Caschetto and Tim Burden, May 2020 Score restore videos by Disco Stu 1987 - Empire of the Sun My Google Doc Mike Matessino JWFan article on the 2014 La-La Land Records Expanded Edition (1) Mike Matessino JWFan article on the 2014 La-La Land Records Expanded Edition (2) Mike Matessino audio interview by Tim Burden, June 2014 Score restore videos by Holko 1989 - Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade A VERY OLD Google Doc 1989 - Born on the Fourth of July My Google Doc 1990 - Stanley & Iris My Google Doc Mike Matessino text interview by me on the 2017 Varese Deluxe Edition, November 2017 1990 - Home Alone Mike Matessino text interview by me on the 2015 25th Anniversary Edition by La-La Land Records, November 2015 Score Restore videos by Holko 1991 - Hook My Google Doc Didier C. Deutsch text interview by me on the 2012 La-La Land Records Expanded Edition, March 2012 Didier C. Deutsch text interview by Olivier Soude on the 2012 La-La Land Records Expanded Edition, March 2012 Tim Burden interviews MV Gerhard and Matt Verboys on the LLL edition (March 2012) JWFan thread discussing the complete cue list 1992 - Far and Away My Google Doc Audio Interview by Maurizio Caschetto and Tim Burden, May 2020 1992 - Home Alone 2: Lost In New York My Google Doc Mike Matessino text interview by 'Kevin McCallister' on the Varese Deluxe Edition, February 2003 Score Restore videos by Holko 1993 - Jurassic Park My Google Doc Mike Matessino audio interview by The Jurassic Park Podcast on the 2016 La-La Land Records Expanded Edition, December 2016 Mike Matessino text interview by me on the 2016 La-La Land Records Expanded Edition, November 2017 Music synced to picture by Mr. Breathmask JWFan thread discussing the complete cue list 1993 - Schindler's List My Google Doc 1997 - The Lost World: Jurassic Park My Google Doc Mike Matessino text interview by me on the 2016 La-La Land Expanded Edition, November 2017 Music restored to picture by Mr. Breathmask JWFan thread discussing the complete cue list 1997 - Rosewood My Google Doc 2001 - A.I. Artificial Intelligence My Google Doc Mike Matessino text interview by me on the 2015 La-La Land Records Expanded Edition, June 2015 Score Restore videos by Holko 2001 - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone My Google Doc Mike Matessino audio interview by Tim Burden on on the La-La Land edition, November 2018 Score restore videos by Holko 2002 - Attack of the Clones My Google Doc 2002 - Minority Report My Google Doc Score restore videos by Chewy 2002 - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets My Google Doc Mike Matessino audio interview by Tim Burden on on the La-La Land edition, December 2018 Score restore videos by Holko 2004 - Harry Potter and the Prisoner Of Azkaban My Google Do Mike Matessino audio interview by Tim Burden on on the La-La Land edition, December 2018 Score restore videos by ragoz350 2004 - The Terminal My Google Doc 2005 - War of the Worlds My Google Doc 2005 - Memoirs of a Geisha My Google Doc 2008 - Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull My Google Doc 2011 - War Horse My Google Doc 2012 - Lincoln My Google Doc 2013 - The Book Thief My Google Doc 2015 - Star Wars: The Force Awakens My Google Doc 2017 - The Post My Google Doc Score restore videos by Disco Stu 2019 - Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker My Google Doc Miscellanea Future Proofing The Music of John Williams - Tim Burden interviews Mike Matessino (June 2018)
    1 point
  10. Hey all - I've added Hooten Plays Williams to the Trumpet Concerto section of concert works of the wikipedia. The album drops on Friday, and as I just finished the edit of our podcast interview with Mr. Hooten, I figured I would update the listings. I'll share the link to the podcast later tonight. The mini album is great, and we learned from Mr. Hooten that the end of the first movement has been rewritten by John Williams for this recording. (JW also conducts on this.) Born on the 4th of July is included too. Here's the cover art. Sorry if it sounds like I am shilling for this! (Although I was a KS backer on it, so maybe I am entitled a bit.)
    1 point
  11. "What are your favorite shots in a movie?" I would say Tequila.
    1 point
  12. SteveMc

    The THE BANGLES Thread

    The record company (Columbia) had a bit of a grudge against her after her first solo record flopped. Management around her convinced Columbia that Hoffs would be more popular on her own than with The Bangles, contributing to the band's breakup. The suits were wrong, and they took it out on Hoffs. A pity, as, by all accounts, the follow-up record she was working on was going to be a winner. I believe that Columbia still has it somewhere in their vaults. Hopefully it will surface someday. On that note, I do recommend that you give Hoffs's 2012 solo album Someday a listen. Top notch stuff.
    1 point
  13. 1941 - The Extended Cut (BluRay) It was my 2nd watching of this movie and this time, I very appreciated it.. I think the Extended Cut is better... and I laughed several times. Yes, I'll turn 45 this week, so it may be a beginning of senile dementia.
    1 point
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  15. This would be my line of thinking. Going digital not only allows you to get both releases, it sends a message to whoever has digital distribution rights to The Orville that such digital releases are worth their time to release, while also allowing you to send a bit of support toward LLL via your Superman purchase.
    1 point
  16. I had to boost the gain quite a bit just to get it to the levels you're hearing / seeing. The whole score is like that, the rears so quiet they might as well not even be there.
    1 point
  17. Anyone else prefer Inception Reloaded to the original?
    1 point
  18. Ii2

    The THE BANGLES Thread

    Man! I really like it!! Why wasn't it released? Very nice melody. Thanks!
    1 point
  19. The Matrix VS Inception - regarding the movies, it's a tie - regarding the scores, this poll is a joke.
    1 point
  20. I prefer the tried and tested method of quill and ink which yields the precision and flexibility required for notating dense orchestral textures:
    1 point
  21. Return to Oz by David Shire Sinbad - Legend of the Seven Seas by Harry Gregson-Williams How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World by John Powell
    1 point
  22. It is in 5.1, it's the same mix as in the film's end credit: Dion's voice and Tony Hinnigan's kena are about the only things in the center channel along with a synthesized bass. The rear channels are silent for much of the first half except for some synth strings that come in during the chorus, and then when they appear for the second chorus, the strings play throughout the remainder of the song. See below: Have a listen here: https://instaud.io/3n7S Of course the radio version produced by Walter Afanasshole or however it's spelled had the vocal spread across the front stereo channels while the rears had those backup singers.
    1 point
  23. Dracula by John Williams: Just wonderful!
    1 point
  24. Now we all can write like John Williams!
    1 point
  25. The first one was well cast, and the first half was really good, and then the end/statue of liberty stuff was kind of a big fart. Even worse than Last Stand. but again, I had forgotten origins wolferine.
    1 point
  26. Totally forgot how much fun "Prelude And Main Title (Alternate)" is!
    1 point
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  28. Mine has arrived in the UK! Should hopefully have it on Monday
    1 point
  29. Damn, the fact that Pitchfork allowed such commercial, manipulative, unsubtle drivel as a John Williams score--particularly Star Wars--is jaw-dropping! Oh, Blade Runner is No. 1, okay. Balance has been restored. For a moment there I thought Pitchfork was going to actually list film scores by quality instead of hipster street cred! Phew. There are a lot of goodies on the list, though, I must admit, numbering being put aside.
    1 point
  30. Well I finally got my shipping confirmation last night and I ordered immediately when this was released.
    1 point
  31. Delivered today! Just some quick pics, not professional by any means. I like the idea posted earlier about a separate cardboard box ala HP-style. I have no doubt that it would look absolutely glorious! The artwork for STM is stunning in person, esp the front cover. The blue tint of the sky background really stands out! Kudos LLL, MM, and Jim Titus!
    1 point
  32. This is the only one that matters anyway.
    1 point
  33. Angela's Ashes by John Williams: Still as sublime as ever.
    1 point
  34. Thor

    The Matrix vs. Inception

    It holds up very well indeed. I think it does take itself very seriously, with some great, lofty ideas, but that's a major PLUS for me. I don't like genre films like this that "don't take themselves seriously".
    1 point
  35. I don't Wachowski's film has aged badly at all. I mean yeah, sure, technology on screen looks ancient. But because film tells a mythical hero's journey in its purest form it sort doesn't matter. I would consider it a classic. Hell, it turns 20 this year! The score (along with its two sequels) definitely marks the highpoint of big blockbuster scoring of the past few decades. I'd go as far and say it's right up there with Potter and Middle-earth music. Perhaps not in terms of popularity but quality-wise it's up there. Karol
    1 point
  36. mstrox

    The Matrix vs. Inception

    Context plays into it a lot. My age, the fact that it was new, I saw it in theaters, etc - The Matrix was for me, and not just because my phone autocorrected it to mstrox
    1 point
  37. Morpheus is fightin' Neo!
    1 point
  38. Really? You think this sounds like it might be a Christmas theme for Home Alone? Seriously!? 😂 It's subtle, maybe, so some people apparently don't understand what JW was trying to achieve, or maybe you haven't given this enough thought. Basically, "Fawkes the Phoenix" represents all that's good in the score (and the movie), it's the polar opposite of the fear, threat, and evil of "Chamber of Secrets". With "Fawkes the Phoenix," JW perfectly captures the wisdom, the dignity, the pride, the comfort... and ultimately the fragile goodness of things. It's just that the bird represents all those things in the movie, so the two bridges rather mimic the movement of birds, i.e. flutter of wings.... In my opinion it's a perfect match. It's one of JW's most recognizable, memorable, and powerful post-2000 themes. I would call it even a masterpiece. One thing that might be a little jarring is that JW wrote such a perfect little full-fledged theme for a bird that barely features in the movie (except in the end)... But then, of course, JW wrote the "Hedwig's Theme" for an owl too. Apparently JW was inspired a lot by birds... with amazing results. But Home Alone Christmas theme? No way! Listening to it now:
    1 point
  39. Frankly I question whether Ross saw them...probably had one meeting with the director and said, "Ya know, I think I'll give this the ol' Ross gloss.....C'mon, Johnny, when's your next project I can piggyback on?"
    1 point
  40. William Ross is also the reason why WWII broke out... And why the dinosaurs went extinct!
    1 point
  41. Sometimes I wonder what our world... Hell, the world in general and the future of mankind!... would have looked like if William Ross had never been born... And John Williams had worked 100% on all 8 HP movies!
    1 point
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