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  1. https://www.carnegiehall.org/calendar/2022/04/21/across-the-stars-the-music-of-john-williams-0700pm
    9 points
  2. Yes, I also love the little transition at 1:18, bringing in the high strings for contrast between the two sections. It's not just the themes with Williams, Horner and Shore have great themes, it's what he does in between that separates him, and this score.
    6 points
  3. Very nice and long interview with Danny:
    5 points
  4. So far de-aging technology is much more dependent on how much preparation time has gone into the shots than how much money is being spent on them. The most impressive example in my opinion is Kurt Russell in Guardians 2. That included a lot of careful pre-production.
    4 points
  5. I consider Aliens one of the greatest films in the history of cinema. Seen it probably 70 times by now. But The Abyss is no slouch either. I’m probably at 20+ times for that. Both cornerstones of my very interest in film and/or film music.
    3 points
  6. Jay

    John Powell kicks ass

    A John Powell title is coming this Friday https://www.instagram.com/stories/johnj_powell/2592458483962334012/
    3 points
  7. Incredible read, better than television. Thank you. When you're bored, there's always Ford.
    3 points
  8. I just picked up my copy! 🙂
    3 points
  9. I know which one I am! My next releases are Kamen's "The Iron Giant" then Arnold's "Independence Day". I'm going to be a busy boy for a little while!
    3 points
  10. It was too hard for me to find some of the recordings I really wanted so I went for it. These boxes could be much better designed, practically across the board.
    2 points
  11. The Allegretto is the second movement. We then have a Presto and an Allegro.
    2 points
  12. New release (Walt Disney Records):
    2 points
  13. Paycheck would be great, it's one of the first scores that made me think John Powell was a pretty great composer. It's more fully orchestral than the Bourne scores but isn't too MV in style. The two Hog Chase cues are terrific action set pieces.
    2 points
  14. Top 5 Powell IMO. What do you think? Yavar
    2 points
  15. 2 points
  16. Not the first time JWfan has speculated about this particular cue! To complicate matters further, I wonder if Gordy Haab had Horner's "The Ride" and/or "The Train" from Zorro 1/2 in his ear when writing "Han's Kessel Run" -- which I further suspect Williams had in his ear when writing "The Adventures of Han."
    2 points
  17. She hasn't been confirmed for Indy 5 yet, so no!
    2 points
  18. I'm praying that at least one of all these concerts will be broadcast so we won't have to wait for an eternity to hear a recording of the new VC...
    2 points
  19. I clutch my heart everytime someone names ONCE UPON A TIME AMERICA. Morricone wrote MANY a masterpiece; this ain't one of them. Maybe Elfman meant.to say OITW?
    2 points
  20. I recently revisited Elfman's full unaltered work on SM2, and boy does it get better everytime. I still don't know which one I prefer between the two, given they both have their own unique qualities that make them stand out. I would've liked the first for the longest time for how effortlessly it exudes this youthful energy, but the maturity in the second is just about as strong. I guess it really just depends on how I'm feeling at the moment, but I probably would put Spidey 2 at 2nd place in the trilogy (since Spidey 3 will always be on top imo).
    2 points
  21. They're already working on a sequel: https://www.facebook.com/CityLightConcerts/posts/1113583669131823
    2 points
  22. Beautifully put, @Schilkeman. In a way, it's a shame most listeners' exposure to the score is through the concert arrangement, since, while perfectly nice, it leaves out some of the most extraordinary instrumental writing in the score proper. Just take this passage from "Dream Country," from the celesta theme at 6:30 to its transformation in the strings at 7:30. It alone is more breathtaking in terms of its orchestrational skill & imagination than basically anything by any other major living film composer in the past 40 years.
    2 points
  23. I think T2 feels more dated than T1. T2 has that unmistakable 80s SoCal feeling. T1 rises above its setting and the period genre trappings. It's simplicity is a great strength, and makes it paradoxically more complicated than T1. T2 is extraordinarily well made and complicated, but in a way that makes it the cinematic equivalent of a thrilling theme park.
    1 point
  24. I really don't like Aliens. Alien all the way for me. Bill Paxton single-handedly ruins that film. If it weren't for him, man, I might be able to get through it more often.
    1 point
  25. The Terminator is his best film.
    1 point
  26. I guessed (correctly) that he must have brought the Boston Pops there in the 80's. Here's a brief mention in the New York Times from May 3, 1988. Cover your eyes for paragraph 3, sensitive folks! https://www.nytimes.com/1988/05/03/arts/boston-pops-at-carnegie.html (You might need a subscription to read it. However, it is short, so I will paste it below.) ------- It will not do to be severe about the current provision of music from the Boston Pops Orchestra, which came to Carnegie Hall on Saturday night with John Williams on the podium and on the program. The organiza
    1 point
  27. Some people drive fast cars, I get my adrenaline from pressing Complete Purchase on Classical box sets over $100 U.S.
    1 point
  28. I have the complete Columbia Album collection and it has an absolute ridiculous number of CDs but I haven't gotten the others yet. His work with the Cleveland Orchestra is rightfully legendary. Recommending specific recordings out of that box would be a post unto itself. But Szell is like Williams: even his three-star efforts are worth hearing over others so I recommend anything with his name on it. Warner, among other labels, does tend to just re-release the last remasterings rather than do new. Andreas K. Meyer is a name to look for in booklets. Great remastering.
    1 point
  29. This wouldn’t be JW’s first appearance at Carnegie Hall, would it? I think just to see his and Mutter’s names on the concert poster outside the box office, with a large “sold out” sticker slapped across it, would be pretty amazing. It’d be another totem of his conquest of the classical/art music world, like that time he dropped by the Musikverein and spent the weekend bringing down the house.
    1 point
  30. Eh...I still think Varese did pretty well during the Townson era...after all in his last year there we got awesome Deluxe Editions of Dracula and The Cowboys by Williams, Small Soldiers by Goldsmith, and On Deadly Ground and Under Siege 2 by Poledouris, among others. All very treasured albums by me. I mean, would I have loved if they did this Two Club Titles Every 4-6 Weeks thing? For sure. But they were hardly The Dark Years or something. (Except occasionally when it came to brickwall mastering... poor Gremlins 2, Runaway, and Peggy Sue Got Married...) I can hear what y
    1 point
  31. Well, Rachel's Theme (heard in string quartet in Rachel's Party) is IMO one of Powell's most beautiful works ever, and there is a TON more variation on it in the complete score. Truth! Varese has been really knocking it out of the park with Club titles this year! Yavar
    1 point
  32. Thing is, I used to love that final movement in my early years of classical music obsession. I loved that theme so much I just went with it even though the movement lasts forever. (This coming from someone who enjoys Mahler, ha!) Maybe I got burnt out on it over time just like I did with the whole of the fifth symphony, but it just didn't hold up to repeat listens the way the first three movements did, for me. Not that bad, no (one of my most hated pieces of classical music ever... I'd rather listen to Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, lol!) But it does wear out its welcome fo
    1 point
  33. Yavar I think it makes sense to delay "regular" episodes and do Soundtrack Spotlights while all these releases are new and fresh. You know eventually there will be months and months with no new Goldsmith release and the regular episodes will have no interuptions then
    1 point
  34. This. But I see the recording is on the lengthier side, so I fear he didn't get the energy right.
    1 point
  35. While waiting for the sequel I've decided to play this back and it's damn fun. Nice compilation of song and a really good original score by Örvarsson. A little personnal favourite from 2017!!!
    1 point
  36. Hackers was my first guess as well, but its actually already on CD https://www.varesesarabande.com/products/hackers I also thought maybe Sneakers for the first one
    1 point
  37. 1 point
  38. With my lockdown syndrom I expect to hear that shower music anyway everytime I leave the house.
    1 point
  39. Jpc is my first choice for Bluerays and CDs. It's a small company from Germany and helps you avoiding Amazon. Prices are sometimes a bit higher but at least they pay their taxes.
    1 point
  40. I'm gonna need you to get all the way off my back#!
    1 point
  41. Luke on Mandalorian was awful indeed. I don't know how a movie released in 2015 (and thus probably made in 2014) has a better CGI character than a high budget TV show released in 2020. Shouldn't this things get better with time?
    1 point
  42. I am wondering what a Prague re-recording would sound like.
    1 point
  43. That was terrible. Killed the moment for me. The app needs to be so good that people say "I don't know how they did it but that is Indiana Jones".
    1 point
  44. I'm sure ILM have spent the last year fine-tuning the system specifically for Ford. I thought the work on Ant-Man a couple of years back with Michael Douglas was exemplary. Luke Skywalker on the Mandalorian... not so much.
    1 point
  45. This shot is probably the best example of how grading can change the entire feel of a sequence. The top version looks absolutely nothing like an Indiana Jones movie. Absolutely, but that's what happens when you shoot half your major action sequence in front of a blue screen. The entire opening sequence looks better now too. The rocket sled explosion actually looks quite realistic and violent now:
    1 point
  46. Phew, the magenta tint in TLC has been fixed. Bluray: UHD: No idea what Kaminski was thinking with that hideous green/teal tint on KOCS, but (mercifully) it hasn't been replicated on the new master: Bluray: 4K: Actually looks like a film now -- not some processed, smeary digital mess. Drastic improvement (shame they can't fix the film itself). That sharpening/
    1 point
  47. Do people think we should begin a parallel thread for discussion of leaked set photos (a spoiler thread basically), leaving this one to be spoiler-free?
    1 point
  48. This would be awful if it was vinyl only. It's like finally getting all 9 Star Wars full scores and them putting it only on cassette.
    1 point
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