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  1. To me, one of The Rise of Skywalker's most endearing qualities is the number of short, transient melodies and motifs that are heard just once or twice. These tend to be unrelated to the series's main catalogue of leitmotifs, and they aren't really set-piece themes either since they don't draw attention to themselves like "The Asteroid Field" or "Flag Parade" do. Nevertheless, I find these little one-offs quite essential to the overall warm, humane tone of this score as a whole. Here's a sample of what I'm talking about: Leia Trains Rey. Two distinct statements, at 0:10
    7 points
  2. Since nobody seems to have posted any photos... I think it looks magnificent!
    4 points
  3. Here's my attempt at isolating the choir that plays in The Intersection Scene using the two tracks from the new release. This sounds so creepy!
    4 points
  4. I made a simple transcription that may be useful. This is definitely quite unlike the usual accompaniment heard with Leia’s theme, which I think helps strengthen the likelihood this is an intentional allusion to Kylo’s theme:
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  5. To celebrate this expanded release I sat down and arranged Ray And Rachel for solo piano. Can't find time to nurture my YouTube channel, so here you go. WotW_3m4.pdf
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  6. Bruce Marshall really isn't any good at humor, is he? No surprise there. He doesn't seem to be good at anything. He's easily one of the worst posters (*spammers) in the history of this forum, second only possibly to Sky38, but perhaps worse because he is still here. Endlessly spamming threads like an ass, making absolutely no friends here. Literally. No one likes him. Maybe Drax and I mostly have each other. I'll grant that. But it's something. Bruce has no one. It's why he'd never be in the JWFan movie aside from maybe a special features deleted scene in-joke where an annoying fly buzzing aro
    3 points
  7. This couldn't be more perfect.
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  8. This is really remarkable, @Ludwig, and strengthens my feeling that "Farewell" is one of the cues Williams pored the most effort and attention to. I'm also struck by how this semitonal figure is prefigured earlier in the score. I have to thank @BrotherSound for pointing out one particularly ingenious usage: as the counter-melody against Leia's theme during her elegy in "Healing Wounds" -- first following Kylo Ren's melodic contour, then inverting it, then combining both up and down forms at 2:10. Superb.
    2 points
  9. Here's mine, involving only those composers whose faces I recognized.
    2 points
  10. For me, one thing I love about this score is the way Williams develops not just the themes but melodic snippets that aren't necessarily leitmotifs. "Farewell" is a great demonstration of this. There, he introduces this tiny little rising semitone figure at the end of Kylo/Ben's leitmotif: 1:10-1:13: It seems like an unimportant detail at first, but then he uses it again and again (sometimes a rising whole tone instead of a semitone). I'd say it represents a kind of lamenting sound given we've just had the death of Rey and Ben coming over to grieve then try and
    2 points
  11. Arpy

    Coronavirus

    No shit, it's just many of the small businesses affected by the shutdown are the areas where transmission is more likely to occur. Indeed the US was stuffed before the pandemic, but the handling of the virus has been disgraceful. No stimulus deal to support the vulnerable and vulnerable businesses is, in 2020, the most egregious thing in the face of so much loss and hardship.
    2 points
  12. crocodile

    Black Sunday is here!

    Fortunately, the longest Star Wars score is just 223 minutes long so he'll be fine. As for Black Sunday, it works well on the FSM album. The score has a clear structure and I love it gradually builds up tension. Not quite unlike Close Encounters. Yes, the scores shares some DNA with other more famous John Williams scores but it is also quite unique in his career. Karol
    2 points
  13. As befits the season: autumnal chilly moodiness
    2 points
  14. Henry V (Patrick Doyle) - Surely destined to remain one of the finest debut scores of all time, it remains one of his finest efforts. I've always been partial to the rapturous "Wooing of Katherine", which is a prototypical Doyle melody. Just a shame that the sound quality of the album leaves a bit to be desired, surprising given that it's conducted by a world class conductor (albeit Simon Rattle wasn't quite so famous in 1989). Maybe it'll get a remastering sometime. Is it me, or does the sudden increase in tempo during the orchestral interlude during "Non Nobis Domine" not feel quite right?
    2 points
  15. My copy arrived! Ripping and reading now!
    2 points
  16. He iz Veego! Yuu aer leik ze buzzink of flies to heem!
    2 points
  17. Thank you dearly, @Incanus. I'm so glad you're enjoying this. Check the latest episode with Mike Matessino discussing WAR OF THE WORLDS: https://thelegacyofjohnwilliams.com/2020/10/12/war-of-the-worlds-podcast/
    2 points
  18. John Williams > everyone else > Giacchino. You at least got this right on the most fundamental level.
    2 points
  19. That's the prince Harry biopic, right?
    1 point
  20. JoeinAR

    Upcoming Films

    It's a tv movie. It's not cinema. Do you honestly think that the only movies are the ones listed in your stupid comments. Do you really think a Birdbox is as cinematic as The Quiet Place? What about a film on Lifetime. It's a movie just like a movie on Netflix or a movie at the theatre just as worthy. Next you'll tell us a burrito at Taco Hell is the same as a burrito La Hacienda's. Distinguish between levels for a change. I bet you were that kid that said Duel was a real movie like JAWS, not a tv movie.
    1 point
  21. If you act like a troll on our forum, it's not entirely unexpected that people are going to respond negatively to your posts If you call someone a dick out of the blue, that's a completely different thing How about trying to be friendly and on topic, instead of constantly trying to push everyone's buttons? Do you expect anyone to believe that?
    1 point
  22. Yeah, we need more grown-up dick jokes around here.
    1 point
  23. John Williams - Far and Away (La la land) Nice score Jerry Goldsmith - The Swarm (LP via LLL disc 2) You know what, I'm starting to warm up to this score! Basil Poledouris - Starship Troopers (Complete) One of my favorite scores of all time - one of those scores where I love every second of every cue, no need to change a thing John Williams - War of the Worlds (Intrada complete) Good stuff, I really like the Epilogue cue. Love the new sound quality of the Intrada release
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  24. My copy arrived, but the postman passed by in the 30 minutes i was away from home....so its at the post office. Pretty quickly. Karol, Between the 10th and 15th i did not get any tracking updates. Literally it leaved the US and then appeared at the local post office
    1 point
  25. AC1

    Coronavirus

    This proves that The Boys is about Trump.
    1 point
  26. They probably found it too embarassing to write CPPO. After all, this is from the days when this ensemble was highly variable in quality...
    1 point
  27. The film version end credits is an edit that replaces JW's intended cue. Mike recreated it for the last track (revised mono finale+these new editorial credits) because why not. The intended credits cue is still presented with and without percussion.
    1 point
  28. Bilbo

    Coronavirus

    By the looks of things you’re the only one! 😛 We’re adding restrictions in Donegal, Cavan, and Monaghan because of the spread from the North.
    1 point
  29. I believe out of print means they've printed and sold the maximum number of copies they had a licence on, while sold out means that they didn't manage to print and/or sell all the copies they had a licence on before the license expired.
    1 point
  30. If it's any consolation, JAWS2 and FURY osts can probably be had for decent prices. The former is a very good listen!
    1 point
  31. Don't deny us our Force Awakens and Rise of Skywalker alternate scores!
    1 point
  32. There's no excuse for moments like this! (not mentioning the mickey mouse moment like 15 seconds before this) Get the hell outta here, John! I've come to terms, after years of fighting it, that The Last Jedi is one of my least favorite John Williams scores, ever. All the Escapes and Canto Bights just can't redeem it in the end. The Post roasts this score alive like a porg......And after listening to BFG for the first time these past few days, it kicks Force Awakens' ass, too. What happened on these first two se
    1 point
  33. For me, it's the melody. SUPE uses an upward, stepping styled melody with wonderful chord changes ( major seventh iirc). The E.T. theme uses the leap of a sixth , also present in the much warmer " E.T and Me " cue. But, it's a good, not great melody. It works better in quiet moments like when the flower comes back to life. God, i love that film ( and score)😍!
    1 point
  34. Paging Mr. Marshall! Mr. Marshall, you have a telephone call at the front desk.
    1 point
  35. Jay

    Video Game Thread II

    I started Ori and the Blind Forest. Holy hell, it's good
    1 point
  36. Nick Parker

    Video Game Thread II

    I told you to check out Silent Hill 3! See what happens, Big!? This is what happens when you fuck a strange game from the past!
    1 point
  37. To answer the thread title, all the Mickey Mousing and cutesiness in The Last Jedi.
    1 point
  38. Tom Hanks will play me. He doesn’t look like me but he’ll capture my essence.
    1 point
  39. Got mine yesterday and listened through. Love the sound quality and the new programme really enhanced the score for me.
    1 point
  40. Watched it yesterday and there definitely were Dementoresque strings!
    1 point
  41. I always used to think of WOTW as a brother to ROTS but there are so many cues that are very similar to PoA actually! Regarding mood/atmosphere, instrumentation, sound...
    1 point
  42. SLEEPERS - " Reliving the Past"
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  43. Worst part is, I doubt these new people behind the new movie will call JW to score it.
    1 point
  44. Koray Savas

    Upcoming Films

    I like The Bourne Supremacy and Ultimatum. That makes me a Greengrass fan?
    1 point
  45. Probably a good time to re-post this very generous scoring featurette on the film: Williams discusses several things of note here, including the low male chorus and the high-pitched female 'scream' in the Intersection Scene (that I think was absent from the OST version of that cue, but is included on the Intrada version).
    1 point
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