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  1. 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!
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  2. Updated to include Minority Report and Monsignor. Hopefully we can tick a few more off before the end of the year
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  3. Well, tease or not, I like the video!
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  4. @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 m
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  5. Chewie looks like Butt-head in the new photo.
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  6. 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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  7. 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,
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  8. 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?"
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  9. That's what happens when Mike Matessino isn't in charge I guess.
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  10. I didn't care for Frozen. I prefer Batman & Robin for my fix of cartoon snowmen and empowered women.
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  11. Okay, so apparently this just happened!? I don't have Disney+ (not available in Australia) and details appear to be scarce, but apparently the entire saga from the prequels to the sequels has just dropped in 4K with Dolby Atmos exclusive to Disney+ Disney+ gets every 'Star Wars' movie in 4K, Dolby Vision and Atmos
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  12. 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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  13. I like Banning Back Home, it's a nice change of sound from the rest of the score.
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  14. toothless

    John Powell kicks ass

    Once again a nice interview of Powell! He really his a composer I like and easily take the second place after John Williams imho. BTW: he talks a bit about Williams
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  15. 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.
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  16. I'll say it. I miss Chewie's nice Return of the Jedi hairdo.
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  17. Even if they didn't, if they still had to prepare and send even a couple dozen copies of film to various theaters, they were damn quick!
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  18. 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 sa
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  19. It's John Williams mimicking corporate music: the bassline is tasty, and it has some cool drum fills. Could've been way worse.
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  20. TFA is an educational example how, from the writing, editing, recording, and mixing perspectives---to diminish the potent effects of music in a Star Wars film.
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  21. 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.
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  22. They’re almost certainly from Episode 9: both posts were tagged by JKMS with #studiomusician.
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  23. The film was great. The music for the reminded me a bit of Williams' approach to similar moments (in a good way).
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  24. Amer

    The Birthday Thread

    @ATXHusker HBD!
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  25. How do you know it's boring if you haven't read it? How else do you plan to obtain enlightenment? With the Sequel Trilogy, many are already claiming "amateur storytelling". Perhaps they just don't understand the trajectory of the Saga and that this continued story is consistent with the previous episodes, with and abundance of clues that foreshadow events to come. The truth is, Lucasfilm conceived a plan for the Sequel Trilogy and stuck to it. The risk they took was in the manner of its presentation: Playing peoples' expectations and preconceptions against the
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  26. I doubt it's in-house stuff. They likely bought it from a stock music company, as they usually do for these adverts.
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  27. 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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  28. 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.
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  29. yep, it sure did. https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/charlie-angels-fell-grace-box-144129679.html
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  30. That wouldn’t be an agent’s influence. Writing credits are taken pretty seriously by the Writers Guild of America and when there are multiple writers, they often arbitrate those credits by having a volunteer panel of veteran writers/guild members look at anonymously labeled drafts (Writer A, Writer B etc) to determine the authors of the final screenplay. Pretty sure it’s mandatory when the director or producer is a co-writer, specifically to avoid power plays, and those guild members are vetted to make sure they’re not acquainted with the filmmakers in question (obviously gotta be hard to find
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  31. The 2020 Oscars are, unusually early, on the 9th of February, a day after Williams' 88th birthsday. Voting will happen between the 2nd and 7th of January, when TROS should still be raging in cinemas. By musical hook or Disney's crook, I hope he receives a nice birthsday gift.
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  32. 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 conversat
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  33. 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.
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  34. Y'all sure know how to keep it positive... It’s like King Mark vibes. ”This cue will probably be unreleased for decades”
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  35. Tell me they’re preparing a LTP score or something, not that they’re still recording.....
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  36. Arpy

    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 'n
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  37. 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!
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  38. 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 Adam
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  39. http://www.jwfan.com/forums/index.php?/topic/27927-the-last-jedi-score-segments-premiere-in-new-last-jedi-star-tours-update/ http://www.jwfan.com/forums/index.php?/topic/27805-the-last-jedi-trailer-2-music-discussion/ http://www.jwfan.com/forums/index.php?/topic/25623-does-anyone-think-is-new-tfa-music/ http://www.jwfan.com/forums/index.php?/topic/28050-the-last-jedi-verizons-death-star-360-promo-music/ For those who want to relive the madness
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  40. 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. N
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  41. This is the most majestic batch release set from La La Land ever. I just feel so overwhelmed with the the entire titles here. Incredible and to top it off.Its my 46th Birthday! What a day !!!!!! WOhOO!
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