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  1. Happy Birthday Maestro @88..... [just saw this on my facebook Sony Classical page] https://www.facebook.com/1497289083843603/posts/2489944331244735/
    29 points
  2. For over 30 years of the 88 that you have been around, I have have been enthralled by your music. I have listened to it for countless hours. I have formed many friendships because of it, and it has impacted my life in ways that are simply undeniable. Thank you John Williams Thank you JWFAN.
    17 points
  3. JW's score for The Adventures of Tintin is a stone cold masterpiece - an enormously propulsive work with over a dozen themes and motifs that power a very busy, nimble and complex score. I was disappointed to see the ambivalence people seem to have towards JW's Tintin score. That stops now. I think the score in the movie is well represented by still somewhat marred by sound effects. Here is a score only version of a riotous sea battle that Haddock recounts. Watch this to marvel at the intricacy of Williams' composition - individual punches,
    15 points
  4. As many here already know, I've created LEGO BrickHeadz versions of John Williams. Here's one of them at Williams's concert at the Musikverein: (I also photographed it at Tanglewood, but that was before the beard redesign so the model isn't as accurate). Just in time for his 88th birthday, I've finally completed the instructions and put them online so everyone can build their own: http://bricks.schedenig.name/
    9 points
  5. Happy birthday, John William. Composer of the Star Trek songs.
    9 points
  6. Perfect selection of score programs planned for today: E.T. the Extra Terrestrial (LLL) Close Encounters of the Third Kind (LLL) Jurassic Park (LLL) Happy birthday Maestro Williams!
    5 points
  7. The Marine Band just uploaded videos from this concert to Youtube! Here are the videos of Williams’ surprise introduction, remarks to the audience, and the two pieces he conducted: the 1941 March and the Imperial March. And here are videos of Lt. Col. Fettig conducting The Cowboys Overture and With Malice Toward None, with Thomas Hooten playing the solo trumpet!!!
    5 points
  8. The Sony post is gone, but not forgotten.
    5 points
  9. I keep forgetting that a video of this exists:
    5 points
  10. crumbs

    Happy Birthday Maestro @88

    As if we needed more evidence that Sony Music is run by fucking morons. Maybe it's a blessing in disguise they never did prequel expansions after TPM UE. They would've released four CDs of guitar solos.
    5 points
  11. Recording sessions now underway for the 2021 Best Score Oscar winner:
    5 points
  12. Quintus

    Happy Birthday Maestro @88

    That is disturbingly embarrassing for Sony.
    5 points
  13. Yes, the annual Jay Mike interview is way waaaaaaaay overdue (though we've gotten podcasts with often more casual questions to hold us over). But it's obvious he's just waiting for Hook to get the final signoff and go into disc production so he can ask him about that too!
    5 points
  14. Score

    Happy Birthday Maestro @88

    What some might not know is that Williams is also a talented writer! He even won the 1973 U.S. National Book Award for Fiction for his novel "Augustus": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augustus_(Williams_novel) Later, starting with Jaws, he decided to focus on composing (and playing guitar, of course). Happy Birthday, Maestro!!
    4 points
  15. Happy Birthday, Maestro. My favorite artist of any medium, of all time.
    3 points
  16. Even Bärenreiter joined the mockery:
    3 points
  17. Don't know if this has been posted here yet, but you can download the covers for the albums in high resolution (3000x3000) and as well some high-res press photos from the recording session from ASM's website:https://www.anne-sophie-mutter.de/en/page/media/anne-sophie-mutter-photos/
    3 points
  18. The harpsichord take that was used in the film was not found on any of the elements Mike had, so he used a different take rather than having no harpsichord at all.
    3 points
  19. Seems like JJ, in all his fanboyism, thought it was enough for Williams just to be involved in the film, like his name was more important than his work. Johnson was more interested in actually collaborating with Williams. Of course, TFA is still a masterpiece to my ears and the best of the three in score, but it’s faults (low mixing, short/choppy cues) speak to that different approach. I think TLJ has more going on under the hood.
    3 points
  20. You know the worst term in modern film criticism and discussion? Needle drops! What a punk ass hippy term. "The needle drops are pretty good in this film." But yes, modern film critics have zero idea what a good film score is. Ask this people about the greatest score of all time and Social Network and Dunkirk will be in Top 10.
    2 points
  21. Maybe it's good that they don't handle the Vienna concert release. Could you imagine unwrapping a package only to see a confused Guitar Williams staring back at you?
    2 points
  22. The HP3 plot thickens. Can't wait for Prisoner of Azkaban Complete (For Real This Time) 20th Anniversary Edition coming in 2024
    2 points
  23. 2 points
  24. Happy Birthday maestro. Thanks for bringing so much good in my life.
    2 points
  25. Happy birthday! In honour of this day, I've finally put my LEGO Williams building instructions online:
    2 points
  26. 88 it's the infinity!!! Happy Birthday!
    2 points
  27. Ultimate proof that they're the same person.
    2 points
  28. There could be many many versions written, then rewritten before they would have been recorded.
    2 points
  29. He's referring to the obviously incomplete digital masters Mike used instead of the analog tapes. And probably wondering why they're so incomplete that Mike had to use wrong takes or pull things from the OST master. Come on, Warner, this was only recorded 16 years ago in the digital age, it's not like it's a 1953 score with one person alive who was there in the booth.
    2 points
  30. I like (not love) Joker's score, but Hildur's other amazingly acclaimed score, Chernobyl, I think this one is actually more dangerous to scores in general than Joker. When you see a score that is basically the sounds of nuclear plants, indistinguishable from the SFX, being that beloved and awarded by these fucking idiots, it means that they want more scores like this going forward: pretty much just sound effects, no emotion, no comment about the characters or the narrative, nothing, just the same sounds the characters are hearing.
    2 points
  31. I am told this sold extremely well, better than expected, which is wonderful news. It's pretty great that JW has fans for all eras of his work, and that the labels can continue to work on scores from all his periods rather that one era being such a better seller they might have to make choices about what to expand. It really feels like every score the man ever wrote will be expanded by Mike within the next 10 years - or less!
    2 points
  32. It's so weird because, in the case of Abrams, the admiration would seem to be at odds with the results. Abrams can't say enough good things about Williams, talks about growing up with his music, spoke about how surreal it was getting to work with him, etc. That somehow doesn't translate over to the films he worked on, especially with TROS. I don't doubt Abrams when he says the things he does concerning Williams, but it's just hard to rectify the discrepancy when you getting to work with your childhood hero somehow equates to insufferably moving around, cutting up, and dialing out their pieces
    2 points
  33. I think we all dreaded the sound team from TFA returning, and for good reason. Neither they nor Abrams show Williams any respect with his score, unlike Johnson and his sound team (who went to great lengths to protect and showcase John's music). Johnson got Star Wars. Abrams didn't have a clue.
    2 points
  34. JWFan drama is always enthralling. Wish I was here during the infamous Vanishing Tyrannosaurus Teeth impeachment.
    2 points
  35. I certainly felt like the end of Farewell was meh in the film after listening to the FYC for a week and the OST for 2 days. Something about the mixing or I dunno. Could have just been the cinema?
    1 point
  36. That wasn't the case for me; I remember someone here pointed that out back when the film first came out, how the Farewell cue frlt like it was wasted, however when I finally saw it, and heard it, it was one of the few times they let the score breathe! It works well with the falling star destroyers, and then picks back up when they spot Rey - it was a brilliant moment both visually and musically. The Speeder Chase (film cue), Falcon Flight, Fleeing Kijimi and most of the other cues mixing was far more egregious!
    1 point
  37. Isn't it similar of what Lucas did in the prequels? There's a lot of micro-editing, tracked music (with weird decisions: I still can't understand why Lucas thought reprising the area music during Anakin's march to the Jedi temple was a good idea, or even an ok idea), etc. I think that Johnson did a better job because he's a very good director, he understands all the aspects of his movie whereas JJ simply is not that good. Despite of TLJ being a less interesting score with less themes, it works so well in the movie that I like it more.
    1 point
  38. I totally agree. In contrast to this, this is the soundtrack from the 2010s I return most to because it is so endlessly entertaining and full of little details. My kids love it also, so this was playing during car trips more often than I can count.
    1 point
  39. Nothing wrong with you at all. That's your opinion and you are more than entitled to it. Don't let us weigh you down with our negativity!
    1 point
  40. Is it already out of stock? What the hell. I thought this would last at least a few years...
    1 point
  41. I don't care about the award in the slightest, but i find it fascinating that all major media (and people from that sphere) describe this score (and Chernobyl) with adjectives that are the total opposite of what the thing is. Alive? Freshest? Made you get into the character? They basically say what they want it to be, what it really *is* starts to become a rather fascinating question (i had a typically lengthy exchange with Thor about it that went nowhere). The score is, as i said, mostly static and more decorative than actively shaping any narrative by musical means. What makes al
    1 point
  42. I'm sure it'll be more listenable!
    1 point
  43. JW Forum: As you know, our site, the JW Fan Network, is very interested in that FYC, but what I don't understand is why you would sell out to a faceless person that you've never met. I mean, you don't even know his name. FYC Seller: At the stupid high price that he offered for this CD, I hope it's Custer!
    1 point
  44. Don't know where else to post it, so here it goes: another plot twist on the Johnny Depp/Amber Heard controversy. Cancel culture gone wrong, again.
    1 point
  45. For all the shit that's heaped upon this trilogy, I absolutely love the main cast. In all the interviews they do, post on social media etc. they seem like great friends and genuinely good people.
    1 point
  46. Sometimes I ask myself if people realize the ones who are constantly reducing actors and films down to ethnicity, color and sex, and evaluate them based on that, are the actual racists and sexists. People demanding a black Bond because of his blackness are out of this world blind.
    1 point
  47. She at least writes her own damned music, which is more than what most pop musicians these days can say. She's talented. Not just for how young she is, but compared to most pop musicians out there right now. I also have a rule: it's idiotic to judge a person's talent and skill based on their point of view. Not the same thing. I apply this equally to fools who try to dismiss Wagner, Walt Disney, one day John White Man Williams, and yes, even Billie Eilish by the likes of you and weepy strings up there. Don't turn into the crap you're trying to opp
    1 point
  48. The Indiana Jones cinematic universe! We can cover all timelines, from before Raiders to the unexplored period between Crusade and Crystal Skull! The final movie takes place in modern times, with a genetically cloned Indy sent undercover to prevent Kim Jong-Un from launching a nuclear missile at the US.
    1 point
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