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  1. That leap of logic about Hammond is absolutely genius. To celebrate it, I created something special: For those who are not real JWFans: 1. Krzysztof Penderecki, a classical composer born in 1933, also a friend of ASM 2. Dumbledore takes memories out of his head and puts them into the pensieve so that he does not have to remember 3. Did you know that John Williams stole from Holst? 4. Sony Classical put the photo of Guitar Williams into their Twitter post celebrating JW's 88th birthsday 5. Don Williams said that John was always only interest
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  2. Star Wars Expansions: No Hope
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  3. LOL. Check out Oma Tres' official STAR WARS Databank entry: https://www.starwars.com/databank/oma-tres "As a bartender in Kijimi City’s infamous Spice Runners’ Den, Oma Tres has heard his share of discord – and on occupied Kijimi, the drums of war are part of the soundtrack of life. Tres can only hope the present strife will reach its crescendo and be followed by an era of harmony."
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  4. We should just give Thor his own thread to repeat himself in while those of us who actually like soundtracks can speculate and build up anticipation for future releases.
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  5. I agree. For contrast, watch a movie like The Post. And watched even the side characters in any shot. Everyone has an inner life, everyone is doing something. Nobody is standing there being an audience for the leads. It's remarkable.
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  6. Let's face it, if Williams' daily routine is as he states in his interviews, the man has been practicing social distancing since long before the rest of us were born.
    2 points
  7. It has that typical Chris Columbus look. If you're familiar with the Home Alones, it looks along those lines. Gotta make those pale upper class white people look all warm and cozy in their enormous houses.
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  8. @Thor, unless they recently changed the time, they'll actually be announcing the releases in less than 30 minutes (10 AM Pacific/1 PM Eastern).
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  9. I have two fundamental problems with how Yates directs his movies. -Staging/Blocking: everyone on the frame is just standing and looking silently at the lead characters, without the slightest movement/reaction/energy. You have these flat wide shots of lots of people doing just nothing (example: in DH2 Harry comes back to Hogwarts, and after a few hugs, everyone is silently staring at Harry as if they were members of a choir on stage). -Editing: I find that there is absolutely no energy to the way he edits dialogue scenes (and many others). Long akward pauses between se
    2 points
  10. No. Flights have been cancelled only for human passengers. Not for cargo, products, and other stuff.
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  11. Twister Pretty much anything featuring Bill Paxton is good and a flick where he's a guy actually named Bill engaged to a charming beautiful southern belle played by the chick from The Lost Boys, wearing denim, driving a big red Dodge Ram chasing after tornadoes and constantly cursing sounds like a recipe for success. It was a big hit, of course. I've always liked it, even after they replaced the Ghostbusters show at Universal Studios with a reenactment of the scene where a twister rips apart a drive-in movie. It does capture not only that perfect 90s era whe
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  12. Knives Out by Nathan Johnson Listened once and thought it could use a trim from 52 minutes, so I narrowed it down to a half-hour program. It's quite good. The first track acts as a zesty and vibrant overture, as if born out of a Paganini concerto- it's certainly a keeper for shuffle playlists. What follows is a series of cues with plenty of personality, never failing to channel a classic sense of drama and mystery. There's a recognizable Herrmann-esque quality at work here (perhaps Elfman in Gothic mode, which is pretty "Herrmann" as is). There aren't many scores w
    2 points
  13. Other labels were brought up to make the point that *even if every Varese Club release is an expansion* (and that has never been the case), you still have plenty other sources to get the premieres you crave. There is literally no need for Varese to cater to your premiere-only tastes; your needs are met. On the other hand our needs (yes, they're wants really I know) for Varese to get a move on and expand their many 30 minute (and sub 30 minute) 90s albums before compact discs die as a format... these can only be met by Varese continuing to release expansions you don't care about.
    2 points
  14. If you want bad sounding CDs, just buy any Zimmer score from the last 20 years! 😅
    2 points
  15. You're thinking too logically. When the hipsters discover they can have a disc that's less than half the diameter of the LP, with better sound, and most important; that it's much less popular than the LP, they will be all over it.
    2 points
  16. I'd been wanting to see for a while now how well the "taking off" section of We Go Together would work with the similar sequence from ROTJ. Even with some editing, it's still clunky, but it might still be fun to see.
    2 points
  17. There's always someone saying that sort of thing these days, as if ok-looking printed booklets makes bad photoshop skills and crappy jpgs any more acceptable.
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  18. Lol. Yeah I certainly don't remember much beyond motifs. This is probably the Goldsmith action score I know least of all...which means it's possible it will be a revelation to me in complete form. Yavar
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  19. Trick question. I don't think there has ever been a Varese Club release yet that had no reissues or premieres. Last time it was a reissue with an expansion. Time before that it was a reissue and a premiere with an expansion. And this time it's a premiere with an expansion. Sure, but it does NOT make much sense to say, "Please, no expanded/C&C/"Deluxe" (sic.) releases!" I just learned on the FSM board that (similar to First Knight and the Lancelot theme), the original U.S. Marshals album left off entire themes Goldsmith had written, so it seems this
    1 point
  20. Dreadful cover. Is that a temp placeholder? It's riddled with artefacts.
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  21. it ain't a big deal, if any company deserves a little bit more money, it's def companies like LLL.
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  22. As far as Varese goes, I'd be happy if they tackled LA Confidential or re-did The Burbs next. Outside Varese, I'd be happiest with Mulan, Legend, and Supergirl. You forgot to remove The Swarm from the list at the bottom of your main post
    1 point
  23. That's because he's a first-rate actor!
    1 point
  24. Bill Ross has to wash his hands every time he visits.
    1 point
  25. Sad and concerned about all this. Im sure our Maestro himself is taking extra extra care at his age. Im sure he is spending quality time working at the piano keeping himself busy. 😊 And wishing everyone here safe health. As a banker managing a Contact Center I have to ensure all necessary precautions despite coming to work in my office with a major lock down in my city. Its a lot of risk but the support is essential. Be safe, everyone else.
    1 point
  26. what you call "magic" I call "twee". Yates has his ups and downs, as do the scripts he directs. But I would describe none of them as dull.
    1 point
  27. Nice idea to have a sale, getting new music can be a nice mood-elevator in these crazy times. Also, all the CD pressing plants are closed now, so the only new titles coming out in the next month will be anything pressed and approved before they closed. And once they open back up, it will be a while until new titles are ready to go... we are basically due for the slowest summer in specialty label film score releases ever
    1 point
  28. Good to see it's pretty much business as usual for Royal Mail then!
    1 point
  29. Thor walks into a sushi restaurant and bitches that everyone gets fish here, he hates fish and wants fried chicken, and the solution is for the restaurant to have a chicken only day. "Dude we have fried chicken in the corner of the menu and KFC's on the other street" "No, that's irrelevant, I'm in this place and I'm talking about this place, and me me me me."
    1 point
  30. I liked the portrayal of Umbridge and those parts of OOTP, but felt the Prophecy subplot was kind of sidelined and rushed.
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  31. Personally, I find Half-Blood Prince to be among the best of the Potter films, not the best, but among the best. The cinematography is phenomenal. The color palette isn't that bad. At the very least it brought something different to the films. It's certainly the most interesting of the Yates films and shows he does have the capacity to change things up a bit. I also agree (unlike most here) that Yates is a good director. But when you're handed a script that sort of sucks (Like HP5, HP8, and FB2) he can't do much about it. I mean the main issue with CoG was the god awful
    1 point
  32. Everyome is having huge discount sales lately. They're all trying to liquidate their inventory before Martial Law comes!
    1 point
  33. Here's another new piece of the lore by Rowling herself, now involving a mythical creature from my country's folklore:
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  34. I always found it interesting that for concerts, Goldsmith chose to use the Suite from Mulan, where his orchestral versions of the songs take centre stage.
    1 point
  35. I don't think the Hero's Journey (good person goes on quest and returns home having changed) is more superficial than the tragic hero narrative (good person with a tragic flaw spirals into corruption and/or death). I like Rey's story in The Force Awakens, and would have enjoyed it if the sequels built off of it rather than teasing Rey going evil for some esoteric reason. Also, the morals of latter-day Star Wars according to which slaying the antagonist is somehow evil, is really twisted. If Rey would have killed Palpatine, she wouldn't be in the wrong to do so, any more
    1 point
  36. Nothing much in terms of trivia or inside info. Just that I love the score; one of my favourite Goldsmiths, and that I've sung "Make a Man Out of You" (as I call it) about a million times in karaoke settings.
    1 point
  37. US Marshals, just to have it out of the way.
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  38. Probably something like this (it was a popular temp in the 90's):
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  39. I saw the film twice and I never understood that planet was supposed to be Mustafar (and I still don't understand how I was supposed to know that). Or what Kylo was doing there.
    1 point
  40. Adobe Premiere Pro for the edit, with the 5.1 audio mix removed in places and replaced with just the centre (vocal) channel from the mix (though the music track bleeds into this channel and can't be removed, it's still cleaner than leaving in the entire 5.1 mix).
    1 point
  41. Hold on, the Star Wars OST has already been reissued on vinyl not once but TWICE in the last four years. First by Sony in 2016, based on fresh scans of the album masters. Then another reissue in 2017 by Disney Records for the 40th Anniversary, but with Special™ Holograms™: That set was released 6 months before the infamous Disney Demasters, so I'm not sure whether this reused the Sony masters or was the first instance of the Disney Demasters (which recreated the OST albums using new scans of the film masters, rather than the album masters as with S
    1 point
  42. This is where it gets hard doing score restore videos because Williams clearly scored a very different version of the film for many cues on the OST. Rather than conform the music to fit the final picture (the film already does that) I've tried to find the best fit for the music with slight edit changes to help it fit. Surprisingly, not much needed to be done for either of these two cues (although I did repeat a couple of shots just to fill some dead space). Obviously Journey to Exogol went totally unused while Prologue was only partially used in the final cut (it was mostly
    1 point
  43. You find it arrogant that he asked a good friend of his to write one short piece of source music? Seems a bit extreme. Also every director on earth brings in their friends to be in their films, typically is background roles that need to be filled by random people anyway. JJ isn't some ego-driven maniac, he's just a typical director doing his job and having fun. What's so bad about that?
    1 point
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