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  1. Couldn't have said it better myself; you raise a point which I've been trying to find the words to express lately. It feels like in the 20th century classical music hit a fork in the road (Mahler was one of the key figures to introduce said fork) and went two separate ways: the people who wholly embraced atonality as the ONLY next step for music to go in, and the people who wanted to continue the Romantic tradition (while still dabbling in newer techniques and using atonality like a light seasoning to be employed for great effect/affect). Some examples of the former would be the Ma
    6 points
  2. I know about Superman 2: Composer John Williams was originally slated to score Superman II in which he was given a screening with Ilya Salkind and Richard Lester. When Salkind left the projection room, Williams and Lester fell into an argument, and when Salkind returned, Williams told him that he "could not get along with this man". To take his place, Richard Lester's frequent composer Ken Thorne was selected to score the sequel. (Wikipedia) I want to see someone argue with him or how Williams yell at someone
    4 points
  3. Bonding with the Hippogriff is a cue JW wrote for the scene with Harry and Buckbeak after their flight; it went unused in the final cut so isn't on the BMI cue list, the sheet music for it didn't leak either for whatever reason. It is, however, included in the LLL set at the end of the track "Befriending the Hippogriff" JW never wrote a cue called Sir Cadogan Again. What happened was, he wrote a cue called Sir Cadogan meant to go with the Sir Cadogan scene, the scene that ended up getting cut completely from the final film. Later, when the cue got tracked into the end of the fil
    3 points
  4. I'm sure some of y'all have seen this before, but here's John being interviewed by the late Andre Previn in 1988. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yj4sRhY-feY
    3 points
  5. “Now there’s a Woman I can say no to!”
    3 points
  6. I've heard Williams gloats about having Story of a Woman to himself all the time at galas!
    3 points
  7. Here is the love theme for Geralt and Yennefer, 2 of the 3 main characters - OST 25. And here is a song rendition of the theme - Her Sweet Kiss (OST 7) It is quite a catchy theme.
    2 points
  8. I, of course, thought Discovery's theme was ass, but then so is the show. I also thought Giacchino's scores were ass and nothing like Star Trek, but then again, look at the movies. All the romanticism stripped away, a lame attempt to make Trek seem more epic and badass. Yeah. That's one thing about this show that works for me. The slow pace. Patrick Stewart acting and being emotional. Talky scenes. Little action. A mystery. It was like...Star Trek. Now we can forget that the last 10 shitty years happened and move on with our Trek lives. Hopefully they don't screw it up.
    2 points
  9. https://cnmsarchive.wordpress.com/2014/03/17/david-arnold-on-zoolander-and-the-musketeer/ Here is the story... Arnold's answer is confusing. He says both that he wrote the whole score AND that he wrote demos. "Yeah, I’d written the whole score. It was very unusual, because the way that film was developing, Dean phoned me when they got the script, a long time ago, and he was screaming on the phone, saying “This is it! This is the one! This is the one we’ve been waiting for! You’re on!” They were quite a ways into shooting and I think they were getting to the point where
    2 points
  10. John Williams' Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows Part 2. https://www.harrypotterfanzone.com/david-heyman-david-yates-on-alexandre-desplats-deathly-hallows-music-john-williams-returning/ Though I do like Alexander Desplat's score.
    2 points
  11. I think there's a lot of over analyzing in this thread.
    2 points
  12. I remember seeing Ashoka for the first time (the film) and disliked her...but as the series progressed and her story continued in rebels, she is really one of the best things that sprouted from the clone wars.
    2 points
  13. Arpy

    Coronavirus

    M-m-m-my coronavirus
    2 points
  14. Bilbo

    Star Wars - The Clone Wars

    Maul looks cool so therefore he must be the most badass. also, Ahsoka is a girl so that probably rankles with his fragile masculinity.
    2 points
  15. I'm not casting doubt, but most composers would say that if an interviewer asked them about collaborating again.
    2 points
  16. Here's a featurette about the music in the game (in this case embedded in a longer documentary, but it looks like it's from a stand-alone clip):
    2 points
  17. Simple: he is old and doesn't want to put the time into it. Look at the number of concert works he has composed in the last 25 years and the number in the 25 years before that. Clearly those and conducting across the US has been his greater interest.
    2 points
  18. Spotify was in shuffle mode, and this came up. I always assumed the score was mostly unlistenable away from context, but was pleasantly surprised by this:
    2 points
  19. Agreed. Russo is one of these new composers that are getting a lot of projects, but I simply can't get into his music.
    2 points
  20. Trevorrow's idea of Finn leading a rebellion of defected stormtroopers to fight against the First Order and the opulent greed of the higher-ups in a battle at Coruscant seems like such a logical next step for his character. Not all of his ideas for Episode IX sit right with me, but that's a great one. I mean, there's that one line about Jannah being a former stormtrooper in Episode IX, sure, fine. Does the film even remember that fact past the one scene she mentions it in? No.
    2 points
  21. My father bought this album back on the day. It was probably what introduced me to the music of John Williams.
    2 points
  22. In any case - this will be a quality memento of this incredible event we were part of. <3 Still proud that we managed to let the Maestro know in no uncertain terms how welcome he was! :-D
    2 points
  23. He doesn't have as many fart trombones in his scores as Hans Zimmer.
    2 points
  24. Some breaking news about the recording from Anne-Sophie Mutters website: https://www.anne-sophie-mutter.de/en/news/john-williams-und-anne-sophie-mutter-in-wien/ The essentials: It‘s going to be on ServusTV (Austrian TV) in the spring, DG is going to release a CD later in 2020. A film recording will also be distributed by DG. A conversation between ASM and JW will also be shown in the TV broadcast.
    2 points
  25. Just finished the interview, it's really great. Because of their personal history, Previn feels freer to really push Williams, to try and break through the shield of modesty, so he gets more novel reactions/answers than most interviewers.
    2 points
  26. @Yavar Moradi I was already familiar with Wintory's excellent demo for Discovery. Obviously, they did not go in that direction, tonally, unfortunately. If I'm honest, I despise Russo's music for Discovery so much, it kinda sours me on him as a composer overall. The main title is really obviously modeled on Game of Thrones and it annoys me so much that they did that in a franchise with such a rich musical history. My problem with Kurtzman-era Trek generally is that he's reduced Star Trek to trend chasing, to just aping the style and tone of modern "prestige" television instead of letting Tr
    2 points
  27. Damn some of those images are pretty incredible. As cheesy as it is there’s something moving about Leia sending one last hologram to the galaxy to ask for their aid. It certainly packs more or a punch than Lando showing up out of nowhere with an entire fleet for some reason
    2 points
  28. mstrox

    STAR WARS general thread

    Ah yes, Stinky the Hutt. My kid and I just watched that movie this weekend! Was just reminded of one of my favorite George Lucas stories, from the time of The Force Unleashed.
    2 points
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  30. Every article I see about this delay (is it a delay?) seems to conflict with the other in some way.
    1 point
  31. Ah, Scottish cuisine.
    1 point
  32. Arpy

    Obi-Wan TV show confirmed

    Yeah, one of my gripes with any Obi-Wan spinoff is just how exactly do you do something with a character who's meant to be keeping his head down and embracing the hermit life in order to protect Luke. Then... Introducing Kid LukeTM everybody!
    1 point
  33. Bilbo

    Coronavirus

    I’ve been telling people these lads were a virus for years. Glad to see it’s finally being accepted.
    1 point
  34. Holy cow, that release is 3 hours long! That's astonishing for a new series with unknown composers.
    1 point
  35. If they did all that for the scene, they could have let it last a little bit longer than 3 seconds. But then again, that's a general problem with the film.
    1 point
  36. Sweet interview. I like how Previn pushed Williams out of his humble zone.
    1 point
  37. Also many of these 90's selections were not director decisions, per se. Williams likes literary properties and with his diminishing interest in current cinema that's all he has touched for decades now, except his old cronies' stuff.
    1 point
  38. Is there are a SW project by Disney that hasn't had production woes? I don't recall any drama from The Mandalorian, but I'm not sure. It just seems like everything I hear about Disney Star Wars involves rewrites, reshoots, people being fired etc.
    1 point
  39. Well, time to get writing, then.
    1 point
  40. It was the album that got me into film music, really.
    1 point
  41. There’s a Masterclass episode that I’d love to get my hands on that aired in 1998 (on ITV) featuring John Barry coaching a young film scoring student. I’m still surprised it hasn’t ended up on YouTube. The rights holder said it can never be aired again or uploaded online because the license was locked to one broadcast only. Apparently there’s one Barry fan who has it but they’re a bit of a recluse and have no interest in uploading it. Shame, really. This stuff really does deserve to be out there. https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/17283431.the-day-i-met-bond-composer-john-barry/
    1 point
  42. They are fun together, Previn clearly loves John in his gruff way and it's amusing to see him frustrated by Williams' extreme humility about his gifts.
    1 point
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    1 point
  44. New trailer and poster for the final season of The Clone Wars
    1 point
  45. A tranthgendehhh Bond whothe obthethed with pronounth
    1 point
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