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  1. 4 points
    I won't say much, except to say that I'm still here. I didn't off myself (well, not in that sense ). I'll post longer, soon. In the meantime...THANKS!
  2. 3 points
    Updated to include Minority Report and Monsignor. Hopefully we can tick a few more off before the end of the year
  3. 2 points
    Disco Stu

    Mike Matessino Star Wars tease?

    Well, tease or not, I like the video!
  4. 2 points
    Gruesome Son of a Bitch

    the mstrox thread

    @Naïve Old Fart As you may or may not be aware, I was in a similarly dismal state in recent years. The darkest place I hope I'll ever be. But the night is always darkest before the dawn, and the dawn will come for you. I stayed in homeless shelters and did what I had to to get back on my feet and most importantly, become happy again. Nobody had my back, but I had support from JWFan. Even I managed to thrive and find joy in life and I'm an idiot who suffers from debilitating depression. As the Joker once said, put on a happy face. You're one of the favorite members on JWFan and one of the most dependable for movie quotes. I simply won't allow you to just give up. You will not be deactivated! You're an officer on board this forum and I require you to perform your duty! That is an order, commandah!
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    Chewie looks like Butt-head in the new photo.
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    The Phantom Menace is 20 years old.

    The 8-horn section on this score was phenomenal !! Here's my transcription and cover of 6m3 "Take to your ships"
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    the mstrox thread

    Richard, mate - I hate to say that I don’t know where you are currently. Please contact a free suicide help line or a local crisis center. If you tell me where you live, either here or by DM, I can find the numbers for you. If you are in a place with socialized health care, an emergency room is also a very effective option! Those people are trained and equipped to be the neutral sounding board you’re looking for and to help you work through those feelings before you do anything dire. My friend killed herself a few months ago, and without going into all the details, please believe me when I say that nobody is better off when somebody goes. Not the person who does it, not anybody who knew them. Please seek help. DM me if you don’t know how or where and I’ll be sure to assist.
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    That is JW's percussion concerto!
  9. 2 points
    We need a poll. "Would you rather listen to a one-hour loop of Banning Back Home or to a compilation of indistinguishable Hans Zimmer action cues?"
  10. 2 points
    That's what happens when Mike Matessino isn't in charge I guess.
  11. 2 points
    I didn't care for Frozen. I prefer Batman & Robin for my fix of cartoon snowmen and empowered women.
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    Mike Matessino Star Wars tease?

    Saw this pop up in my YT notifications on MM's page. This of course caused folks to ask if this meant that he was currently working on a new release to which he replied: Well? Is he telling the truth, trying to throw folks off track, or just totally messing with our fragile psyche?
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    It's way too inspired and lively for elevator music.
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    I think @DominicCobb was referring to reshoots. TFA definitely recorded the score until mid-November but I didn't think TFA had reshoots as late as TROS.
  16. 1 point
    I'll say it. I miss Chewie's nice Return of the Jedi hairdo.
  17. 1 point
    Since they are still recording and the Vienna concert will happen, I hope more Bruckner style, like the Spark. 😎😍
  18. 1 point
    Always loved this cue: Williams suspense/conspiratorial scoring was simply amazing circa 2002: the Kamino music, Presenting the Pre Cogs, The Arrival at Tatooeine (specifically when the Lars family tells Anakin what happened to his mother), the wonderful Anakin Changes, The Writing on the Wall... But Petrified Justin is by far my favorite. The low key performances of Philosopher's Stone 1M1 Prologue, the Spiders theme and the Chamber theme create a creepy, unsettling atmosphere. Then, starting on 1:36, we hear dramatic, sad strings and harp as Harry says to McGonagall he is innocent, but she says only Dumbledore can help him now (or something like that). The combination of Williams' music with Maggie Smith's performance really sells the idea of the horrible gravity of the situation, all culminating in a great fanfare for Dumbledore's office. It's very easy to fright moviegoers with jump scares and dissonant violins. But much less common is to create an atmosphere of danger and menace, specially on a kids movie - in other words, when not even the head of your house compreehends entirely what is happening and how to stop the attacks, well, you're fucked.
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    The film version is better.
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    Banning Back Home film version was one of the best tracks on the La-La Land CD because it wasn't even on the bootleg. It's a wonder it was included.
  22. 1 point
    Nice. Does it attract a lot of girls?
  23. 1 point
    They’re almost certainly from Episode 9: both posts were tagged by JKMS with #studiomusician.
  24. 1 point
    Yeah. Soon, Concord and Bozereau will make it all right.
  25. 1 point
    The film was great. The music for the reminded me a bit of Williams' approach to similar moments (in a good way).
  26. 1 point
    Mission Impossible - Fallout by Lorne Balfe Just listened to a complete edit that was circuling around. Balfe has been the most loyal and devoted Zimmer apprentice - and by that, I mean the one that followed his gospels more faithfully, instead of comitting the heresy of creating his own musical voice (like Powell, HGW and, hell, even JXL). This score sounds like a mix between The Dark Knight Rises, Inception and Mad Max: Fury Road, and him turning the classic Schifrin themes into RCP-style epic anthems is woefully misguided. It's rather funny to see Balfe posting enthusiatic pics of the big orchestra he used on his social media, when if fact the whole score sounds very overproduced, much to the way people seem to like these days. Look, this guy clearly have (some) talent. I really like the Ethan's regret theme, it is sad, emotional and gives the movie almost an apocalyptic, fateful, vibe. However, the action music, with a few exceptions is uninspired, unoriginal, boring and tiresome to hear. Anyway, it's not the worst score ever made, it's probably not even the worse of the last year. It has some good ideas and great moments. But I would really like to see Balfe developing his own identity, instead of just copying and paste his mentor on everything he does.
  27. 1 point

    The Birthday Thread

    @ATXHusker HBD!
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    Parasite - Jung Jaeil Surprised that I haven't seen this show up much on this forum yet. The film is fantastic, and the score a big part of why the tonal shifts are able to work so well. Jaeil is in full command of his music, love both the classical first half and the thriller/drama second.
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    Completely disagree, TLJ sounds nothing like ROTS in my opinion, it's very much a continuation of the leaner sound he established in TFA. I'm not saying he's not capable of recapturing his previous styles, I'm saying that he's chosen not to for Star Wars. The march in that video is clearly modelled after the Droid material from TPM. It's too much of an emulation to be his new music. Could be a Gordy Haab for all we know, but I'll bet the farm it's not JW.
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    When the concerts were scheduled for last year, several people emailed the ticket office to ask if there was a chance that they would be recorded, and got the reply that the plan was to record and release them. At least one person asked if that plan was still current and got a a reply confirming that it was. Not an actual official announcement, as I said, but presumably from a sufficiently official source.
  34. 1 point
    yep, it sure did. https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/charlie-angels-fell-grace-box-144129679.html
  35. 1 point
    The Illustrious Jerry

    The Birthday Thread

    Happy birthday @ATXHusker!
  36. 1 point
    The dark knight. I feel really conflicted about it, so I’ll start with the two things that can’t be disputed: Heath Ledger is simply fantastic and Gary Oldman is brilliant. Other than that… I don’t know. Maybe I’ve watched too many Marvel movies, maybe I’ve just become too critical over the past eight years or maybe this movie just isn’t as spectacular as I once thought it was. I especially found the beginning rather disjointed and one or two sentences explaining motivations would have been really welcome. Then, there’s this growling Batman driving me up the walls and the conversations about what a hero is, might be, shouldn’t be, but could be. It’s all food for thought, but it somehow just didn’t work for me. Rachel’s death still made me sad, but only very briefly. If the movie failed to capture my attention, the score certainly didn’t help either. D minor, D minor, A minor, tracked Batman Begins material and some interesting James Newton Howard moments. The Joker’s identity would have been so much more interesting if this hadn’t been Zimmer’s 56th score in D minor. And then two scenes that could have been really emotional get truly horrible music: Dent mourning Rachel in hospital and the prisoner disposing of the detonator. In conclusion, my mother’s exasperated sighs said it all.
  37. 1 point
    At this point I don't care who composed this because it sounds great and I want to hear it in its full glory. Now, my bet is that it's Williams.
  38. 1 point

    What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    Lady and the Tramp (2019) by Joseph Trapanese Really enjoyed this one. More than warm and pleasant, I think it has some substance to it that hits the right spot. The orchestrations are lovely, crafted with some care. The enveloping "A Home" is a notable example. And there are some moments of surprising harmonic vitality, like in the opening of "Busting Peg and Bull" A nice listen indeed.
  39. 1 point
    Y'all sure know how to keep it positive... It’s like King Mark vibes. ”This cue will probably be unreleased for decades”
  40. 1 point
    What saddens me is not that they are still recording and asking Williams to write new music or do rewrites due to scenes changing until the very last minute. What bothers me is that it won’t prevent the music to be butchered in the editing process.
  41. 1 point
    The Stones are all holy grails of mine.
  42. 1 point
    Tell me they’re preparing a LTP score or something, not that they’re still recording.....
  43. 1 point
    Just in time for the 2020 election: The John Williams / Oliver Stone Boxed Set. The complete scores to Born on the Fourth of July, JFK, and Nixon. All of the Americana music to express the hope and promise of the process, the sinister music for the dirty tricks and unspoken realities of the process, and the edgy modern music to underscore the monster clusterfuck that we all know this election will devolve into. Whaddya think? Too bleak? I don't think we'll get any more JW music than we know about currently. But I will be glad to be wrong.
  44. 1 point

    The Simpsons on Disney+

    Disney is beginning to go down a very dangerous path with its newfound power. Imagine in the future when Disney's dominance is all-encompassing and their streaming service is the only one which future generations will be acquainted with, and episodes, seasons, films etc. are all purged from history without any democratic process or deliberation. No one has DVDs anymore, or any way to play them and the state propaganda is all they will know. Yeah, it's their platform and service so they can cut what they want, but why not let the viewer decide for themselves? Why must we be told 'no, this is bad!' like we're children?
  45. 1 point
    King Mark

    Anyone else sick of Disney?

    Without disney we wouldn't have 3 new Star Wars scores
  46. 1 point
    In Jeff's latest episode of "The Baton", I joined him as a co-host to discuss one of JW's most underrated scores, The Fury https://thebatonpodcast.podbean.com/e/episode-48-the-fury/ It was lovely to be a guest of Jeff's show, he's very dedicated to this thorough job. I look forward to join him in other episodes in the future!
  47. 1 point
    That tremolo in uplifting chords reinforced with brass.. amazing. The repeat in the bass line as Legolas prepares to leap onto the Oliphaunt is a great example of Mickeymousing. And then the triumphant melody that follows is a perfect resolution to the fearful and dwarfed by behemots beginning of Dernhelm in Battle. I like the double arc in play here: 1) Eowyn starts in a disguise and ends as an identified heroic warrior - it's even in the titles of the two tracks 2) The menace of the first track are the Oliphaunts. The second finishes with their defeat. Doug Adams said about it: The music dives steeply into crackling fanfares reminiscent of the great tradition of cinematic spectacle. Shore recalls, “If I was ever going to write in a Max Steiner vein, this was it!” Before turning Berliozesque it sure resembles the big Warner Bros fanfare! Edit: Warner Bros is the holding company of the film's distributor, New Line Cinema. An awesome coincidence. Edit2: As if all that wasn't enough, when Legolas dangles beneath the Oliphaunt and cuts the ropes, Shore mimicks the fanfare from when Luke dangled under the AT-AT and used his lightsaber.
  48. 1 point
    BOTFOJ 30th Anniversary would be a welcome surprise! But considering JFK has been tied up for so long... Would an Oliver Stone box set be possible this year instead?
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    I recently watched The Reivers on blu-ray (actually really liked the film a lot - the score fits it well). I was not keeping track of the score and comparing it to the CD release, but I am almost 100% sure that the music that plays at the end of the horse race is not represented on any release. There is likely more missing, but that definitely stood out to me particularly because the first part of the horse race is not scored at all (or at least if it was scored, the music was not used in the film mix). So, I am hoping there is more to get from that film should sessions be found. Next year is the 50th anniversary. I think it's a very, very important part of JW's output being around the point when he went from his TV work and comedy films to full time big film projects and because the score was a big influence on Spielberg hiring him. (And also Mark Rydell and JW did 4 films together which is 3nd most (tied with George counting only his 4 directed SW movies) for a director collaboration behind Chris Columbus and Steven Spielberg.) Anyway, I want more Reivers!
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