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  1. @Thor will get a motif of course, but for inexplicable reasons Williams doesn’t include it in the OST program, and that makes everyone, except @Thor himself, upset.
    8 points
  2. I think JW will write a fantastic score that will surpass Crystal Skull. Working with a new director might lead to an Azkaban-tier effort where JW was firing on all cylinders.
    5 points
  3. some possible cue titles Jay's Theme Betrayal in Bespin's Thread The Bot Invasion and the Appearance of Bruce Marshall Bruce Marshall's Dark Deeds Jay vs Bruce Marshall Quintus's Tale Enter Lord Ricard Scherzo for Gruesome Son of a Bitch and Orchestra Ah, Politics!!!
    5 points
  4. I am a huge fan of Indiana Jones. I am a huge fan of John Williams. Couldn't be more happy.
    4 points
  5. Despite being the Star Wars film that had the most music recorded—an astonishing 226 minutes!—The Rise of Skywalker must set a new record for tracking in the Star Wars films, borrowing over 7 minutes of music from 4 other episodes. There's more than 3 minutes from TFA, over 2 minutes from TLJ, about 1:30 from ROTS, and 0:45 from ROTJ. And even though there was already 6 minutes of tracked music in the November 11th cut, still more was added afterwards. I recently realized that part of the scene of Rey healing the snake appears to be tracked with 0M8 Saying Goodbye to the Fathier from The Last Jedi. Oddly, the excerpt in TROS is actually at the correct pitch; it was raised a half-step in TLJ (from the written C major to C-sharp). Here's a comparison:
    3 points
  6. Monarchs in Europe have no real, practical-political power. But they have great symbol values that unite a people; tied up to our cultural identity. I'm proud be living in a monarchy of this kind.
    3 points
  7. I've choose Indy V just for the amount of new music but I can't wait for the three other to come. So glad that the Maestro continues to write that much, he will always mesmerized me for his incredible and long carreer.
    3 points
  8. Marion's theme. It's more interesting when used in the film. My favorite statement of it: 0:13
    3 points
  9. Indy V new villain themes, new macguffin themes, new raider renditions, new action set pieces.
    3 points
  10. Nothing big here. I just appreciate the positive Williams shoutout from the asker.
    3 points
  11. I was surprised to discover how much longer the OST version of 'We Go Together' from TROS is, even accounting for how the two parts (2M6 The Medal and 2M7 Ship Trip) were separated in the film, though it seems pretty clear the original intention was for them to overlap as they do on the OST. I'm fairly certain that unused march section was meant to accompany a brief deleted scene of Maz and Leia watching the Falcon depart: this exact dialogue is found in both the novelization from Rae Carson and junior novelization from Michael Kogge, and—in my opinion—seems to fit this bit of music perfectly. I'm less certain about the longer first section: there's a brief exchange between Rey and Rose here in Rey Carson's novelization, yet it's still longer than seems to fit. I've cut quite a bit of it out. The title of 2M6 The Medal is also a mystery, because there is notably no shot of Han's medal anywhere in this scene in the finished film. My speculation is that perhaps that opening flourish accompanied a shot of it. Notably, a similar flourish accompanies the appearance of Leia's saber much later in the film (in 7M10 Leia's Sabre, the last part of 'Destiny of a Jedi'). Or maybe the medal was glimpsed later when Rey and Leia say their goodbyes.
    3 points
  12. Of the 100% confirmed works. I have combined to the two celebratory pieces to give them a fighting chance. There also might be the percussion piece and the new Spielberg movie, but the first one seems unlikely and the second is TBD. I am excited about all of the confirmed works, but Indy is at the bottom of the list. I think the violin concerto could really be special. I think he probably poured his heart and soul into the VPO piece. What fascinates me about the piano prelude is whether this becomes a 20 minutes unified piece inclusive of the scherzo. If so, I wonder if he has reworked the scherzo to bring it in line with the prelude.
    2 points
  13. Too bad they shrunk him for the LotR movies.
    2 points
  14. I don’t have much of an input on the new movie since we know zip about it, but I think it’d be super cool if it opened like Temple of Doom did(my favorite one), with the Indy typeface and music that introduces the title, versus the other 3 movies where the titles just pops up and the music is still slow and introducing itself. I want something loud and and glorious.
    2 points
  15. It's an early Hans Zimmer BWAAAAM.
    2 points
  16. Just digitally resurrect Steve McQueen and give me a fanfare and a motorcycle chase scene where I'm riding away from RCP goons.
    2 points
  17. THE REMAINS OF THE DAY is one my favourite films. Here's an old (Norwegian) article I wrote about it: https://montages.no/2012/11/the-remains-of-the-day-1993/ The score is great, and the CD sounds absolutely fine.
    2 points
  18. Now Richard is just being pretentious. The book is probably good, but the film and score try to be smarter than they really are.
    2 points
  19. It's crazy that we've gone from having nothing to now multiple works to be excited for from the Maestro in a matter of months. Happy days!
    2 points
  20. Brilliant work, @BrotherSound. Heard in the right context, like this, you can really tell how much Williams knocked it out of the park in TROS when it came to emotionally satisfying, musically coherent long spans of densely thematic underscore.
    2 points
  21. Wow, hard to choose ! Funny thing is I've actually covered them both And they are both absolutely delightful themes to play
    2 points
  22. 2 points
  23. Hildur to score of course. She will win the one prize that has alluded her so far - the Nobel Peace Prize.
    2 points
  24. https://www.facebook.com/varesesarabanderecords/photos/a.207302096128750/1667141383478140/ Who can figure out the track list? Here's hoping a CD edition is due later in the year as a Club title
    1 point
  25. All I'm saying is James Mangold is a professional who is probably gonna be working his ass off to get this thing into a 7/10 workable action romp that will get more hate and overall attention than it deserves. And Harrison Ford will probably be pretty good in it and the music will predictably be world class and generally taken for granted except by the nerdiest 10 year olds who will grow up enchanted by it because there's something special they hear that they can't define yet.
    1 point
  26. They don't have a story they want to tell, they just have an Indy 5 they want to make. Standard Hollywood practice. I'm guessing it'll be perfectly watchable and inoffensive and will somehow create a renaissance of Kingdom of the Crystal Skull appreciation online.
    1 point
  27. The film is very smart. It doesn't have the depth of the T.V. show, but it's still very good. THE REMAINS OF THE DAY should have romped off, with Oscars for Best Film, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Score, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, and Best Costume Design. It's a work of art.
    1 point
  28. Do you mean physical CDs ? If so I haven't, but some of my works are available digitally like this album : https://didiermartini.com/1m1/
    1 point
  29. I was thinking of another genre…
    1 point
  30. I feel the opposite apparently. I think the show is strongest when it's not trying to shoehorn in an action scene. Sure. They're cool, but I actually find the story very intriguing. I don't really care about the action and I don't feel like they need to force any. Only one that felt earned was the finale of this week's episode.
    1 point
  31. Is anybody else's phone going bonkers with these Flickr images? Mine are stretched out like Elastic Man!
    1 point
  32. Flawed analogy. The SW example came within the same score where all the material was being introduced, whereas we had full years for us to sit with the BvS material before it got used in WW84. There is a lot of intrigue in trying to figure out what Williams was exactly going for with that particular scene in ANH. Zimmer fully deciding to just keep it from the temp track wholesale because it's the "same universe" leaves little to the imagination, and just makes you wonder how the man goes about making these sorts of decisions often. At least with the Pompeii track at the end, the arrangement is changed enough to where it fits in solidly with the rest of the score. Beautiful Lie essentially is just needle dropped, and I feel it's particularly frustrating because the following track (The Beauty In What Is) manages to capture the exact same emotions of that cue in its own way (particularly the alt version on the complete).
    1 point
  33. It's a great score. Some of the best seafaring music I know.
    1 point
  34. I've only heard Hidden Figures once, and I thought it was okay. Need to revisit it soon. The score for the Lion King remake was as great in 2019 as it was in 1994, lol. Yeah, the score is much better than that movie deserves. Zimmer tells the story through his music better than the screenwriters.
    1 point
  35. I'll give it to Leia's theme, but Marion's theme is very, very good as well. Both of them are much better at broadly evoking the old-fashioned adventures these films emulate than they are at specifically representing these characters. Leia's theme just pushes it a little further, in a good way.
    1 point
  36. Maybe more unpopular opinion: I care FAR more about a new Indy score more than I care for another Indy movie at this point I realized after this announcement Friday that I was somehow not super familiar with his CRYSTAL SKULL score. I revisited/listened to it again Friday and was (almost) surprised how solid/good it is! It's not a sexy "introduce several new amazing themes" type of score (though the 'crystal skull' motif is striking!), but the score works well for the film and there are some great moments. IMO his score is easily the highlight of the entire film (though the campus chase scene is a legit Spielberg all-timer as far as staging and the way it's shot)
    1 point
  37. Princess Leia's Theme is one of Williams' most complete compositions ever. The climax is second to none. Incredible piece that never gets boring (at least for me). Marion's Theme, even though I like it a lot, always felt like the "little sister" of Leia's Theme. It's a great composition too, but lacks the incredible climax that Leia's Theme has.
    1 point
  38. Marion's theme is good. Leia's theme is one of the best things Williams has written. Marion's theme isn't.
    1 point
  39. Hi, sorry for the slow response to the recent posts on this thread. I've had my head down editing and proofreading The Iron Giant, which is coming along very nicely (see below)! You're right about having access to the original manuscript, and also about podium changes. I did try to catch everything but if you have any specifics you want to let me know about, please drop me a PM and I'll review them for any future reprints. With regard to the Engine Room sound in 9m1 it is there, but it's just a low rumble. With regards to shipping prices, both Tim at Omni Music Publishing and myself are well aware of that being a deciding factor for some, though the potential "solutions" aren't really that great either. It's unfortunate that a combination of the book size, paper weight and retail value (for import tax if it is charged where you are) can lead to a high total price. Neither of us add anything to the shipping price, you're paying what it costs and unfortunately that may mean a test of how much you want the book. Both of us have worked hard to find solutions that keep the costs as low as possible. The alternatives of printing or shipping stock overseas and storing/fulfilling "local" orders from these locations would still incur a cost to us that we would have to pass along to you. It might be different if we were selling in the kind of volumes that big online retailers do, that we could absorb that cost, but this is a very niche market and we are essentially "boutique" publishers. Finally, with regards to publishing Star Wars, it'd be a dream, but publishing full scores by John Williams is simply off the table at the moment due to licensing restrictions. That's true of a few specific composers and specific film franchises. Thankfully there are enough other interesting, beautiful and exciting scores out there to keep the like of Tim and I busy for a very long time! Personally, I have The Iron Giant and Independence Day coming over the Spring/Summer, with other titles that I'm not ready to announce yet lined up right through to the end of 2022.
    1 point
  40. I just took a look at the main page. Quite an impressive series of updates. Williams is amazingly productive at any age.
    1 point
  41. I personnaly prefer the Whedon cut. Not because it's a better movie but because it's only 2 hours long! #RestoretheWhedonverse
    1 point
  42. Say what now? If this doesn't get a CD release, the music publishing world has really gone bonkers.
    1 point
  43. Varese please do a CD for this release; vinyl records are for “bung holes.” Thank u
    1 point
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