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  1. I've done a bit of digging... and think that the film is going to have really cool aesthetics: The "Wolfenstein" opener: Wolfenstein Pt. 2 Cool locations: Fancy old-fashioned interiors: Old-fashioned New York, with an All-American parade: Actors looking really good, wearing suits or uniforms in many scenes, which reminds me of that polished feel of Tom Cruise and Henry Cavill's M:I: Fallout More vehicle / action eye-candy Other things: Mangold is doing a good job, he is an energetic director like Spielberg when the latter was young. He is certainly not a couch-sitting grandpa Lucas, and after Logan's handling of de-aging and CGI and the overall competence of Ford vs. Ferrari, I have full confidence that this film is guaranteed to be enjoyable, whether it ultimately rises to the level of the original trilogy or not (I have recently rewatched The Temple of Doom and I have to say that the bar is not always that high). After TROS (how technically impressive that score was despite the mess and nonsense of a film it accompanied), and with Williams's recent ambitious plans (Vienna, Berlin, Boston, New York, Violin Concerto No. 2...), I think maestro is going to really make an effort to close another series of scores with one better than KOTCS. The only missing factor influencing the potential for a soaring scoring is the for now unknown editing style of the film. P.S. A final thought, on Indiana Jones being old: in East-Asian cultures it is completely normal to have stories of 80-year old monks, warlords or martial arts masters kicking ass. People enjoy them for their symbolic value, even if a literal reading seems hard to believe. I think a ca. 70-years-old Indy, helped by guns, wits, and younger allies, is not going to look ridiculous if the fight scene choreography is done with a brain.
    11 points
  2. mstrox

    LOKI - show and score

    I’d rank it my favorite of the three Marvel series thus far. Pretty good. Definitely the best score of the three.
    3 points
  3. Mike Mattessino and John Williams should collaborate with NBC to release a compilation album of these phenomenal cues!
    3 points
  4. Time to break out the 8 bit I guess https://www.spitfireaudio.com/stargirl
    2 points
  5. John has essential been a New Englander for 30 plus years. He loves a good grinder sandwich from a nearby Jewish or Lebanese deli. At least twice a week he eats fried whole bellied Clams flown in from Ipswitch along with some steamers. Saturday mornings is a large breakfast of blood sausages with scrambled eggs. On drunken nights he's been know to hit El polo loco for all the chicken he can throw up. Back in his 70's he'd close down a Jack in the Box 😉 in Chula Vista. He "allegedly" would drive down with his buddy Jimmy Horner. They'd be drunk and once they brought along Hans Zimmer. He was so exited to be asked. They made him get sick on the loaded tiny tacos and jalapeno poppers, then when they stopped to let him out to puke they dumped his ass without his cell phone and no way back to Santa Monica.
    2 points
  6. No Williams music in this one, but it is very good. Williams is especially upbeat and smiley during the jazz orchestral pieces during the last part.
    2 points
  7. Marc

    Video Game Music

    Yesterday marked the 30th anniversary of Final Fantasy IV, a fantastic game with such a memorable soundtrack ! And so I thought it was the perfect moment to release this new little project of mine A 17-min progressive rock piece based on the FF4 OST, featuring 25 musicians and singers from all over the world
    2 points
  8. Wow. That’s so cool to see kind of a “timeline” for the various locations and sets. For my part it didn’t feel spoiled at all. Just more excited to see it. The sequence with, what appears to be, Ford’s stunt double riding a horse through the parade will be a fun musical opportunity for Williams. I imagine it will be the Basket Games-esque scene for this picture. Just please don’t score every action scene like that Mr. Williams🙏 PS- Looks like Mangold’s checked the box for the “Giant Goon/Thug” character 😃Fingers crossed he gets a grizzly end!
    2 points
  9. Yeah, I'm going to throw my hat in the ring for this competition, just because I think it'll be fun to score in a superhero style, but man that clip makes that show look like badly acted, cheesy, wannabe dramatic horseshit.
    2 points
  10. The score vote is quite clear. Would not have expected that. As if we were here in some kind of John Williams fan forum.
    2 points
  11. KotCS is very underrated.
    2 points
  12. "THE IRON GIANT" in Full Score is now available to pre-order. Expected to ship week commencing 19th July 2021. https://www.chrissiddallmusic.com/store/p58/Iron_Giant_In_Full_Score.html **PRE-ORDER** EXPECTED TO SHIP WEEK COMMENCING 19th JULY 2021 The Iron Giant is a much beloved movie that some would call a “cult classic”. Whilst it failed to find a big audience during its theatrical release run in 1999, it was loved by critics and those who saw it. The movie was nominated for, and won multiple awards including nine Annie Awards (the animation equivalent of the Oscars). With recommendations spreading by word-of-mouth The Iron Giant began to find its audience at last and in 2015 received a remastered Blu-Ray “Signature Edition” release. To this day it still has a 96% critics score and 90% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. The Iron Giant would be Michael Kamen’s first score for an animated movie. Director Brad Bird was aware of his previous work on scores such as Brazil and Die Hard, and was excited by the vision which Michael had for this project. Michael hired the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra to record the score, which was recorded in their concert hall: the Dvořák Hall at the Rudolfinum in Prague, Czech Republic. This helped to give this magical and emotional score a deep richness. Recording engineer Steve McLaughlin placed additional microphones at the back of the concert hall to capture the ambient sound during the recording sessions. That ambient sound was placed in the rear of the surround sound mix so the audience would really experience what it was like to hear the music in that awesome space. 228 pages, 9x12 inches. Paperbound, printed in the U.K. ISMN 9790900247209
    1 point
  13. Haven't seen it yet, maybe this weekend
    1 point
  14. Wow, didn't think I'd see this high a praise for Spidey 3 from some, given I would've expected some other score to be considered more technically proficient. The mid/late 2000s were definite formative years in terms of my tastes in film music, with 07 having 3 that has always stuck with me (TMNT, Bayformers, SM3). Given how much I've raved about it, I suppose Chris Young was always gonna be my pick of the year for what arguably is his biggest movie. Based on what's actually here though, I have to go with Ratatouille on the basis it's the only one that I've heard of this lot. I'm quite slow when it comes to new music, so perhaps one day I can more properly think about it.
    1 point
  15. HTTYD and Inception are a tigh for me. Other nice score: True Grit by Carter Burwell The Ghostwriter by Alexandre Desplat Predators by John Debney Black Swan by Clint Mansell Knight and Day by John Powell (a lot of fun) I haven't listen to Tron yet though but I will
    1 point
  16. I object. I hear Lotr and I react as if I drank sour milk. Don't laugh Bespin I end up looking like Ash in Alien
    1 point
  17. None of the above for Joe. Figure Dragon will win, someone here thinks its a masterpiece.
    1 point
  18. My favourite score of 2010 is INCEPTION (Hans Zimmer). But of the ones you listed, it's easily TRON.
    1 point
  19. You need more Giacchino and Powell in your life
    1 point
  20. I think so. It's an hours worth of fun
    1 point
  21. John Debney may do a decent work on the score, he is great when he is not attached to silly comedies. And Christopher Young should have done a fantasy movie/TV show long ago. Please, Lucasfilm, take him out of the low budget horror movies!
    1 point
  22. It's a Dune tradition dating back to Sting.
    1 point
  23. That one was prepared for the Barcelona Games broadcast. While I can see that the broadcast company wanted something new (not really new, but you get what I mean) I can't understand why Williams would stick with that version. Also, the recent abridged version was done to fit some visuals done for a concert in Boston or Tanglewood (same thing with Hymn to the Fallen), and again, it seems people are sticking with that one, even if it robs something from the quite perfect original.
    1 point
  24. Yes, I noticed this when I was in the US in 2012, and found myself in a sports pub in San Diego on a Sunday night. I have no clue about American football, but I was amused by the pop- and rockified versions of the theme. It's much, much younger than the news themes, though. I'm impressed that the same news theme has been used for almost four decades. There are a lot of cool versions. I have promo versions of all these, and although there are a lot of bumpers and intros/outros, there are also some longer tracks that are completely different in tone and even composition, it seems.
    1 point
  25. The "Esplanade Overture" is cute -- I've always preferred the original version over the "Meeting in Sicily" adaptation; it's a shame it doesn't exist in its original version. The bootleg recording doesn't do it justice. I remember thinking about the piece back in 2014 when I walked around the promenade area in Boston it was written for. I'm impressed that so many people put the "Olympic Fanfare & Theme" so high. I mean, it's a fine piece and I love it, but it's my least favourite of his 5 Olympic pieces. Can't really explain why -- maybe it's a little too "on-the-nose" compared to the other ones (although my favourite, which comes later in your walkthrough, is equally so, but in a different way).
    1 point
  26. What time will that be (EST)? I don't want to miss this!
    1 point
  27. I also don't have a problem with aging characters. Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea saga ends with the child character introduced in the first book in his old age. She said of the final book something along the lines of "there are not enough stories about characters aging, and we all age". So I don't mind at all an older Indy. Havig said that, is it just me or does Harrison look in better shape these days compared to when he filmed Indy 4? That photo posted earlier of Harrison walking around London with a sling on his arm, and before that a photo of him cyclying. He does not look his age at all. And thanks for all the photos. I'm here for all the spoilers I can get! Always been more of a music fan. Having said that, the Indy films - well the first three - were certainly part of my childhood. Looking forward to the movie, but looking forward to the score a million times more, and I prefer seeing all these set shots. It sets my mind wandering what possible musical gems are in store. More excited for the score and music as a result.
    1 point
  28. Nick1Ø66

    Villeneuve's DUNE

    There is little room in Skarsgard's heart for anyone but Skarsgard.
    1 point
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  30. My favourite of 2008 is THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS (James Horner), which also happens to be my alltime favourite Horner. But Elfman's STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE is one of his best in the new millennium, and a relatively close second. I'm not a particular fan of any of the ones listed in the poll, so I won't vote in this one.
    1 point
  31. My favourite of 2009 is AVATAR. Of the poll options, A SINGLE MAN.
    1 point
  32. Yes, they are. Plus there is also Wide Receiver, the theme for NBC’s broadcasts of NFL games.
    1 point
  33. The missing second half of that show was with Maureen McGovern.
    1 point
  34. The end of the end credits is one of the best moments in KOTCS.
    1 point
  35. Phoebe Waller-Bridge in costume here: https://www.digitalspy.com/movies/a37032867/indiana-jones-5-phoebe-waller-bridge-first-look/
    1 point
  36. Strikes me more as a first act setpiece, maybe a foot chase with Indy being chased by spooks in a large crowd, weaving through the parade or something. It's nice to see a return of Indy clashing with real life historical events again.
    1 point
  37. It probably won't be that way, but I would be more than okay with a ticker tape parade set to the ol' Raiders March, with an old Indy tired but smiling, having had secretely saved the day. Like the TOD end scene.
    1 point
  38. There will be at least one glorious scene for Williams to score:
    1 point
  39. I read somewhere that an Amazon exec said that they need to make Lord of the Rings appeal to a "giant, global audience". As if a story that's sold over 150 million copies, been translated into something like 40 languages and spawned six films that made a billion dollars each needs Amazon to help its global appeal. I think Tolkien might have known what he's doing, and to my knowledge, his only focus group was The Inklings.
    1 point
  40. Very good. I suppose not just the newly found source was used but the album master/sources may have been also utilized here under the expertise of Matessino here. We should get more details whenever a new podcast comes out.
    1 point
  41. The amount of stuff JW has coming up means he must be in pretty good health. Performing at Carnegie Hall after completing his fifth Indiana Jones film at the age of 90 is impressive.
    1 point
  42. Cool.Didn't see the thread until now I hope there's enough unreleased music and alternate to make it interesting
    1 point
  43. I found this the one concert with the least amount of annoying public sounds I ever experienced (hundreds). The concentration and dedication of the listeners was palpable. I do not remember any coughs or other noises except the clapping at the beginning of Imperial march.
    1 point
  44. I heard he eats Zimmer’s scores for breakfast.
    1 point
  45. 1 point
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