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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. It is and it isn't. Whole workdays have been known to become wasted due to an ill-concieved (if utterly satisfying) trip to the nearby Shawarma place...
    1 point
  13. Tron Legacy, no contest.
    1 point
  14. Of the ones you picked, HTTYD - although I’m not its biggest supporter. Tron is fine. Social Network is the pits. Haven’t heard the others. I do like Inception, True Grit, and Black Swan better than HTTYD of the ones others have mentioned.
    1 point
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. HTTYD and Inception, with Tron in a close second place.
    1 point
  18. 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
  19. Someone? I'd say everyone. I like the score just fine (although I prefer the sequel more), but I never got the intense love for this as so many others.
    1 point
  20. I think it will be available on Wednesday on WCRB since the DG stream is only available until Tuesday.
    1 point
  21. It's a Dune tradition dating back to Sting.
    1 point
  22. I enjoyed it at that time and the acting and production were fine but it didn’t feel more than the sum of its parts. I did enjoy the music though. A little eclectic at times but think I’ll invest in the albums (which are pleasingly not every single note but seem to be curated albums). I think too many years of time travel and end of the universe Doctor Who stories means that such an apocalyptic setup seems a bit meh. I mean. The universe will be saved. Eventually.
    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. Because they are a giant turd.
    1 point
  27. A reminder that the premiere of the concerto will stream live Saturday night at this website: https://www.classicalwcrb.org/show/the-boston-symphony-orchestra/2021-06-11/a-world-premiere-with-anne-sophie-mutter In addition, the website states that "broadcasts are available on demand for a limited time, beginning the Wednesday following the performance at the links below" (https://www.classicalwcrb.org/blog/2021-05-28/tanglewood-2021-on-the-air-and-online). Really excited for this!!
    1 point
  28. 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
  29. Nick1Ø66

    Villeneuve's DUNE

    There is little room in Skarsgard's heart for anyone but Skarsgard.
    1 point
  30. 1 point
  31. The clip they chose is absolutely dreadful.
    1 point
  32. My favourite of 2009 is AVATAR. Of the poll options, A SINGLE MAN.
    1 point
  33. Yes, they are. Plus there is also Wide Receiver, the theme for NBC’s broadcasts of NFL games.
    1 point
  34. Where's the Clone Wars movie?
    1 point
  35. Esplanade Overture(1983) We continue now with a "comedic" concert overture that Williams wrote for the Boston Pops sometime in 1982, which was premiered in 1983, after he had repurposed some of the material for his score to Monsignor . The piece is another showcase for orchestra that blends some of Williams's concert sensibilities with the lyrical and rhythmic hallmarks of his film work, leaning a bit more on the latter. There are two central themes, a choppier scherzo type motif, and a lyrical theme that calls to mind The Mission a couple of years ahead. It is an interesting piece, one which hopefully will be recorded in the future. The only audio we have is apparently taken from a Boston Pops radio broadcast. Here it is:
    1 point
  36. The end of the end credits is one of the best moments in KOTCS.
    1 point
  37. Phoebe Waller-Bridge in costume here: https://www.digitalspy.com/movies/a37032867/indiana-jones-5-phoebe-waller-bridge-first-look/
    1 point
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. Only just occurred to me, we'll get new parade/march source music (maybe intertwined with score, ala Nightclub Brawl from TOD)! I guess the question is whether Williams will write something original, or just record music that would have played at the actual event?
    1 point
  41. 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
  42. I heard he eats Zimmer’s scores for breakfast.
    1 point
  43. And what a great combo that is!
    1 point
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