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    Nick Parker

    JW playing Luke & Leia on Piano

    Yo I found it! Nowhere near in depth as the Empire Strikes Back documentary, as you might imagine (it even cribs from that one!). This is more of a news profile, but here's a brief little glimpse.
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    Crap, Jaws 2 is on here too!?
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    I remember when we would just answer idle conundrums like these with "the Force". That used to be enough to affectionately satiate any plot quandary, until the internet came along. Simpler times.
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    Seriously? No. Not if you have two toddlers around you, long office hours, business travels and a gym routine. You tend to pile up your newest acquisitions until you find the right time to open up your cds as well as occasionally revisit other cds from your collection. Don't make presumptuous. It's tough when you have little time and a blazing passion for your music and a Life.
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    Benjamin Wallfisch's IT: Chapter 2

    Ugh another dump of redundant filler tracks.
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    The Force was the equivalent to "He's Batman" explanation by fantrolls to explain away the plotholes in Nolan's Batman movies.
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    Have you ever heard the story of the three most powerful composers ever? I think not. It's not a story conservatoires would tell you. J.S. Bach, W.A. Mozart and L. van Beethoven were all scrappy desert dwellers. Beethoven was a farmer boy who used to scare rats with a giant tuba (they were 2 meters long), Mozart---a slave in a music shop, while Bach was an orphan, who exchanged salvaged instrument parts for food portions. Of the three, Beethoven received at best 2 weeks of private lessons with two admittedly famous teachers, Mozart went to the Academy (neeeerd) but spent a much shorter time there than the others and mostly relied on his inborn talent of over 20,000 musicchlorians anyway. Bach needed no help at all. Moral of the story? You need no conservatory.
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    Interesting new interview with Anne-Sophie: https://www.prestomusic.com/classical/articles/2824--interview-anne-sophie-mutter-on-john-williams She also reveals why the Devil’s Dance isn’t on the album.
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    I did see Williams from far after the rehearsals today! I was close to his car and had a talk with the security. They moved the car so I couldn’t come close. Then he came out and stept in the car. I was the only fan there but no chance to get a autograph! 😔
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    Just started listening to this. It's certainly an experience! Not everything in Rey's theme is played perfectly, but it's quite special to hear it all. If this level of music is kept up, I'm buying the deluxe. I'll do one half today and then continue with Boston Film Night.
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    Got my VPN set to New Zealand and now listening to the album. Wow, Donnybrook Fair is superb! That’s the first one that jumped out at me that I hadn’t heard previously. Can’t wait for the deluxe edition!
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    WTF! I have a bad feeling about this & sense a great disturbance with this force!
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    I dunno, it was pretty amazing that Luke could suddenly fly an x-wing and blow up the Death Star. Or a young 10 year old could pilot a ship and destroy a trade federation vessel. TFA was just following the trend Lucas established.
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    Asked about which classical composer he will play, in an upcoming biopic, Arnold Schwarzenegger replied: "I'll be Bach".
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    I just put Rey's ability down to the idea that she's this untapped near elemental level of power without ever realising it. Prior to that, she'd had a survivor's attitude and little option but to quickly learn how to look after herself. The "accelerated learning" thing never dawned on me as being an issue, until I picked up on it online. But then I just passed that off as the usual nerdy nitpicking you see whenever these movies so much as fart in the wrong direction.
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    Like always with Junkie's scores, you get the feeling someone's just learning the rudimentary ropes of music-making along the way. Unsuccessfully.
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    I could mystically dance to this moment on repeat for 90 years.
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    Just watched the first Spider-Man movie. Just such an awesome film. Jesus, what happened to movies?
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    Return to Oz is a great choice. The expanded version is still good, but oddly slapped together on the Intrada release. The original album is one of the best recordings I've ever heard. The expanded version is sonically a downgrade. I will agree with that one. It's a perfect album and superior to the deluxe version.
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    Oh no, JW's dog ate the score.
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    Koray Savas

    Benjamin Wallfisch's IT: Chapter 2

    It’s the composer’s desired presentation, Thor. You will listen to it front-to-back and you will like it!
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    The Fury, Honey I Blew Up the Kid, E.T, Jaws 2, The Omen, Return to Oz, The Rocketeer...
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    I quite liked the first score, but then again I haven't listened to any other horror film scores (mainly because I don't generally watch horror films at all anwyay).
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    Or just plain uninterested, as far as adults go. These books as leisure reading are primarily for kids and teenagers. Even working people who are genuinely into the lore surely struggle to find the time to read the damn things.
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    Forbes article. Nothing really new, but this collaboration is sure getting some publicity. More than any other Williams album I think.
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    A million ways to die in the west. I AM LOVING THIS!
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    It's the 5 tracks not in the version just released now.
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    Only 4 tracks in but this album is stunning! The additional material for Hedwig's Theme isn't the lush orchestral presentation I expected, but something far darker and twisted. Suited to the more violent aspects of the Potter series post-Williams; I had to keep reminding myself this was a theme from film one because this arrangement for violin has great echoes of Azkaban far more than either Columbus score. Across the Stars is a revised version of the arrangement we heard last year. The tweaks are subtle in places, more obvious in others, but they're still interesting! Haven't done a direct comparison with the last performance yet, but just so taken aback by the clarity of this gorgeous recording. Again, a far darker and more melancholic interpretation of this piece than originally envisioned for AOTC. This version has an extended violin solo towards the end I don't recall hearing in the previous revision. This makes me yearn for more exploration of this theme, beyond the customary cameos we got in ROTS. This arrangement is far less a love theme, far more an elegy.
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    Chen G.

    FILM: The Last Jedi (2017)

    Return of the Jedi isn't an awfully good movie. I wouldn't use it as an example for anything, really.
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    Flesh+Blood by Basil Poledouris Damien: Omen II by Jerry Goldsmith Sleepers by John Williams Hard Rain by Christopher Young
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    Yeah, that shot of him playing with the T-16 Skyhopper was in there too to suggest he had an interest in flying. Rey also has that Rebel helmet!
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    Like I said, it sounds to me to be one of the buildup phrases in Forest Battle, somewhere either halfway or in the end. I _know_ I've heard it in the score somewhere.
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    Makes us look more American.
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    Koray Savas

    Jeremy Soule

    Kotaku’s investigation into the matter.
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    I'm not against you on the point of a book having the space to elaborate, however, no filmmaker is asking the audience to read the novels in order to understand something that can easily be done in a film. Rey's abilities could've been worked into a conversation, or a montage, or even a flashback to show her life beforehand. I like the small scenes of her washing the scavenged parts and seeing herself in the old woman, thinking that her life would be resigned to scavenging - that's filmmaking that's revealing more than it's showing and says a lot about the character without dialogue and lengthy exposition. Nor do I. The opening crawl of TFA doesn't do enough to show this and I kind of feel that we needed some character to be as clueless as we are to be able to ask the questions and have them answered on screen - shit, Leia or Han could've said something about the rise of the FO and Resistance and we're left to assume Rey knows about the First Order having spent her whole life on one planet...
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    Makes it look more cinematic.
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    I would watch Schwarzenegger in a wig pretending to play a church organ and then running around and punching people.
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    A lot of Rey's skills are explained in a pre-TFA book that was released before the movie was out. Therefore it cannot be a reactionary retcon based on fan complaints, but has to be part of the actual story as originally intended. They must simply have decided that a limited length means that explaining/showing EVERYTHING works against the flow of the movie. And I agree. Nothing wrong with leaving some things to the imagination. Define "excel". It's quite possible to be pretty good at something right from the start. But you're right that practice can make it better still.
  46. 1 point
    You know that you could be missing one cd or have duplicated CDs...and you never know...just in a few years when you decide to open the cd...
  47. 1 point
    Nick Parker

    JW playing Luke & Leia on Piano

    We should fill this thread with as many clips we can find of Williams playing his tunes solo! Where's that clip of him playing Long Goodbye for Last Jedi? Here's a short one from Superman:
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    Jurassic Shark

    JW playing Luke & Leia on Piano

    Here you go!
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    Eh yeah, hardly anyone reads those books anyhow.
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    Naïve Old Fart

    The small talk Thread

    Today, I found out that a good friend, whose acquaintance I had made since moving to the Western Isles, died, yesterday. Tomorrow, I have to tell ten others the news. I'm not looking forward to it.
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