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  1. The famous: "No, I've never done that and how do you do it?"
    5 points
  2. A Hidden Life Malick is one of my favorite directors ever, and he doesn't disappoint here, with this beautiful, melancholic and spiritual study about faith, suffering and love (for another person and for/by God). Non-Malick fans can be turned off by the Christian themes and the way he frames his movies like they're meditations and a chain of thoughts instead of trying to reproduce the real life. Everyone speak in monologues, like they're just avatars for Malick to reproduce his own internal musings inside his mind. Cinematography is not exactly iconic like Lubezski's contributions for the director, but newcomer Joerg Wiedmann still makes the movie wonderful to watch. Every frame of it could be on the favorite shots thread. JNH score works great in the movie alongside the classical selections, and absolutely should've been nominated last year. In terms of impact on the movie, it's indeed his best work in years.
    3 points
  3. From The Lost World: 1. In the Trailer On the Glass Rescuing Sarah 2. Finding Camp Jurassic The Raptors Appear High Bar and Ceiling Tiles 3. Monster on the Loose Visitor in San Diego Ludlow's Demise
    3 points
  4. 3 points
  5. this is so unbelievably cool, it's like a glimpse into an alternate universe where John Williams scored the ST but it was the Thrawn Trilogy:
    2 points
  6. It would be the first love theme of the franchise!
    2 points
  7. Website and Wiki updated with the 'Far and Away' expansion!
    2 points
  8. What are you talking about? I have listened to the whole thing -- in the movie itself. Multiple times. I even sampled the expanded release, which wasn't really necessary, but just for curiousity's sake. As always, the evaluation is a combination of how the score works as a listening experience on album (the OST) and how it works in the film.
    2 points
  9. YouTube sucks nowadays, so authoritarian and pro-censorship.
    2 points
  10. No love for War Horse? * The Reunion * Remembering Emilie / Finale * The Homecoming Nevermind, someone already said that.
    2 points
  11. This. And this. Amazing that two people already got my top 2 choices here, with only half a dozen replies.
    2 points
  12. Very substantial and working perfectly as one piece: Saving Willie Slave Children's Crusade Short Round Helps The Mine Car Chase
    1 point
  13. This makes the first time I wish I had a Blu-ray player! I never knew there was an extended cut, but man how I would love to watch that right now. I love that movie.
    1 point
  14. What, you said you want more?
    1 point
  15. Nah. Malick is probably one of the few directors who would still have the balls to push Williams outside of his comfort zone. Whether it would all make it to the film or not is a different matter, but the music would probably be some of the most meaningful work of his late career. Neither are probably at a stage in their careers where they're willing to put up with Malick's process anymore. It's why he sticks to the younger guys. I would love to hear Williams take on a Malick film though. It's basically carte blanche for a composer, without being beholden to cumbersome blockbuster technicalities. I'd argue that Lubezski's modern style is actually more informed by Malick than the other way around, though it's clearly a symbiotic relationship. A Hidden Life is still gorgeous to look at, as all Malick films are. But I really liked the way the film played with light and darkness, and the return of more classical framing (as much as you'd expect in a Malick film). Felt like it stood apart from the Lubezki-shot films.
    1 point
  16. That cue is just astoundingly good. Blows me away every time (and I've probably listened to it several hundred times). For me the real awesome part there is at 11:36, when JW sort of breaks off from the melody into a heroic little fanfare as the boys get ready to land. THIS THIS THIS. Absolutely brilliant action writing.
    1 point
  17. Definitely the better sequence to get 'Plowing' in there.
    1 point
  18. Malick is one of my favourite directors too. Haven't seen this yet, but I'm planning to. But most of all I'm so looking forward to his next movie about the life or something of Christ. Imagine that Malick movie with a John Williams score! I think it would be something sublime!
    1 point
  19. SteveMc

    The Composer's Thread

    Very nice!
    1 point
  20. This classical composer has a name ?
    1 point
  21. The only release I did not expect at all and was utterly surprised about.
    1 point
  22. Not sure if this is really my #1 favorite, but it's pretty great and hasn't been mentioned yet: War Horse Learning the Call Seeding, and Horse vs. Car Plowing
    1 point
  23. 1 point
  24. Agreed. I was baffled with how well received it was
    1 point
  25. Thor

    James Newton Howard thread

    No. I hate it.
    1 point
  26. Yes, it's on my 10th place of best soundtracks of all time. I could speak for hours on why, but let's not! I'm just thrilled to know that this new film was temped with it. Brings hope!
    1 point
  27. If anybody says it, you'll shoot me? That's not fair!
    1 point
  28. Moore wouldn't have been upset, but Leiter getting hurt would have been scored with a slide whistle.
    1 point
  29. Eh. Battle is just bits of other SW battle music mashed together badly. I'm no huge fan of the books, but isn't Thrawn a calm, cultured, calculated art enthusiast? Who arrives and knows exactly what your preferred maneuvers will be and just watches his already perfect plan unfold into his victory? Who reacts to his servant stabbing him to death with "Ooh, nicely done!" How the hell do you arrive from that to a meh big threatening brassy Imperial March wannabe? At least make it an Emperor knockoff, the low moody scheming would fit better. Or even something like Anthem of Evil would for him better. Luke and Mara is royalty free Across the Stars down to the exact structure and instrumentation of the concert piece, just without a good melody.
    1 point
  30. Star Wars 2CD - A New HOPE
    1 point
  31. Yeah, what he criminally cut out of the concert suite
    1 point
  32. A normal person: Wow, just magical, he's going to make them fly. A JWFan: Can you hear the triangle????
    1 point
  33. The correct answer, although I officially start with "ET Is Alive" for the amazing final 22 minutes of music.
    1 point
  34. So many and certainly agree with E.T. and Close Encounters, but I'd like to add War Horse too: The Reunion Remembering Emilie, and Finale The Homecoming
    1 point
  35. Another one I would add, from one of my all time favorite scores. What an opening for an album: Sleepers Sleepers at Wilkinson Hell's Kitchen The Football Game
    1 point
  36. Complete no-brainer for me: Star Wars V special edition soundtrack Carbon Freeze/Darth Vader's Trap/Departure of Boba Fett The Clash of Lightsabers Rescue from Cloud City/Hyperspace 25 minutes of greatness. You can even add The Rebel Fleet/End Title and you'll have a contender for best 4 tracks in a row. Great choice! And generally speaking, any 3 tracks from Schindler's List can't but be very special, IMHO.
    1 point
  37. In attempting to list my favorites, Raiders was probably the hardest, unless you use the OST. Raiders of the Lost Ark (OST) Flight from Peru The Basket Game The Map Room: Dawn Raiders of the Lost Ark (Concord) Indy Rides the Statue The Fist Fight / The Flying Wing Desert Chase
    1 point
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  39. The new feature should give us a few of these
    1 point
  40. Empire of the Sun Cadillac of the Skies Mrs. Victor and James The Return to the City Schindler's List Making The List Give Me Your Names Yeroushalaim Chel Zahav (Jerusalem Of Gold) A.I. The Specialist Visits The Reunion Where Dreams Are Born
    1 point
  41. Dreadful cover. Is that a temp placeholder? It's riddled with artefacts.
    1 point
  42. 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.
    1 point
  43. "Air Music" - Ned Rorem (3:28 - 3:37) The entirety of that 10th section is just intoxicating. But I love that woodwind phrase of the main theme at 3:28 while violins play that shrill trill
    1 point
  44. Williams putting together the OST for The Rise of Skywalker after all the edits to the score by JJ and co.
    1 point
  45. Heard this rather engaging piece for the first time today:
    1 point
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