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  1. http://www.intrada.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=8918 Coming May 31... Something to boost you through the rest of the week:
    5 points
  2. I specifically chose to make reactions a positive only experience. The neutral face is the best you're gonna get!
    5 points
  3. New audio interview with Williams and Ma https://www.npr.org/2022/05/24/1100996754/composer-john-williams-and-cellist-yo-yo-ma-bring-together-a-gathering-of-friend "I'm told I should be counting in Celsius, which would make me 32" - that's a new one!
    4 points
  4. Overscored for the movie, sure. Fun to listen to on its own? Heck yeah.
    3 points
  5. The holy trinity of Williams, Goldsmith and Horner in one month? Intrada May have just won the month! Karol
    3 points
  6. I’m in CA for Star Wars Celebration, and took a trip to Laguna Beach. Was walking along an ocean-side path and came across a string quartet practicing the Jurassic Park Theme for a wedding. Williams music on one side, beautiful scenery and ocean waves on the other! IMG_8020.MOV
    3 points
  7. Like the previous year’s Born on the Fourth of July, the instrumentation is uncharacteristically small and economical for a John Williams score: 1 Flute 1 English Horn 3–4 Horns 1 Percussion 1 Harp 1 Piano 2 Synthesizers Strings
    3 points
  8. Jay spends way to much time here. So, he wouldn't be able to finish the Indy V score on schedule.
    3 points
  9. YO-YO MA: Hello. JOHN WILLIAMS: Oh, my dear. Oh. MA: Ludwig. Ludwig. WILLIAMS: Angel, we need a cello here today. MA: You do? WILLIAMS: Yes, we do. MA: Well, there's a cello attached to me. WILLIAMS: (Laughter) I know.
    3 points
  10. I really dislike the traditional rock rhythm section in orchestral scores (drum kit, bass and guitar). It always sounds so cheesy to me. Murray Gold was a shocker at this with many of his Doctor Who episodes; wonderful scoring but brought down by a boring rock beat. Also I really don't like how many composers use the full chorus these days. This isn't so much a dislike of the sound, but just a recognition of when it's appropriate or not. Lord of the Rings or Star Wars? Yeah sure, I'll lap it up. But I saw the latest Spiderman movie and egads, that is not a film that needs an epic choir, certainly not for the scenes it was used in. You can always rely on Giacchino to turn things up to eleven when a nine or ten would've done fine; it only serves to diminish the effect - the same happened with his Jurassic World scores. He just gets a pass for the choir in the Vader hallway scene from Rogue One, purely because of Williams' work setting it up with the Anakin/Vader scenes from Revenge of the Sith.
    3 points
  11. What was so effective and brutal about the ending was not just the fact that Lalo killed Howard, but the way the scene was presented! The acting from all 3 parties he barges into was perfect. Half-drunk Howard sort of jokingly assuming this is some guy that doesn't matter at first, and then his whole demeanor change when he sees Kim and Jimmy's reaction. Kim's reaction of being scared, and Jimmy's reaction of being scared and utterly surprised were all amazing. And then, even with Lalo pulling his gun out and slowly putting the silencer on, I truly didn't know he was gonna just pop Howard in the head real quick like that. The way it cuts to that brutal act and then the episode quickly ends is a huge part of what made it so effective. That, and its a twist that makes perfect sense, it isn't just some random death like so many other shows might do. On the Insider podcast they talked about having shot a lot more footage than they used, like closeups of Jimmy's eyes and stuff, and boy, were they absolutely right to cut that. The final edit is fantastic.
    2 points
  12. @Yavar Moradi provides information about this release in the fsm thread: Yup -- "Mobilization", Roger and Doug's favorite cue in the entire score which was left off the original album! Roger really stumped me with it a few years back, when he put it in the fun "That unreleased cue" thread at the Intrada forum. I was POSITIVE it was an unreleased cue from Twilight's Last Gleaming! Very cool that Goldsmith channelled his 60s/70s side for that.
    2 points
  13. Since we've extended into choral sounds, I'd add the "exotic" crooning woman vocals.
    2 points
  14. Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer has wrapped filming.
    2 points
  15. This is the real one, not the one based on a stupid pun
    2 points
  16. I don't understand why we need Ford's giant head floating around on the cover at all. I understand that is what the original poster/marketing material is/was, but couldn't they "reinvent" the cover to something a bit more atmospheric? Just a thought (and 5 minutes in MS PAINT!):
    2 points
  17. Semi connected visual gag… I bet this would send the Sony Classical marketing department into meltdown…
    2 points
  18. I'm beginning to think Main Titles, Multiverse of Madness and Stranger Things Will Happen are just three versions of main on end? Maybe, maybe not not. I can't decide whether it's best to open my playlist with Stranger Things or Multiverse. They both work well but I sort of like how the former serves as a more subtle and quiet overture before the chaos of the opening action sequence. But it works both ways really. The more I listen to this (and I do listen to it a lot!) the more detail and thematic subtleties become apparent. I love how the material for Wanda and Strange constantly shifts between light and dark. Brilliant dramatic work by Elfman. And while the presentation is by no means complete, it is mostly satisfying. But I also get why it doesn't appeal to so many people. It's more focused on story at hand rather than the franchise building. But I like it. Karol
    2 points
  19. How about Horner’s reliance on that darn pan flute! A couple of times, okay, but he just kept jamming it down our ears. More than once, I turned off a CD thinking, “Dude, get a new favorite spice! Not everything sounds better with it.”
    2 points
  20. I don't think we need a thumb down button, you can just add Jurassic and Bruce on your ignore list instead!
    2 points
  21. Ironically I wanted the thumbs down because I thought the angry face was too aggressive.
    2 points
  22. Woah, I can't believe I didn't notice that the first time... that's really bad
    2 points
  23. This is how you display your collection: VERTICALLY! 😎 Non- soundtracks Whole thing. Lps are 1/4 scores, 3/4 non- scores Soundtracks
    2 points
  24. Banjo is wonderful in Reivers, what are you talking about? In that time period and location.
    2 points
  25. Just want to post a public thumbs up for Varese International Store customer service. I ordered both new releases and totally forgot about their sale. Seems you can’t cancel an order through the website (as far as I could see) and so I ordered half a dozen sale items then sent an email asking if they could combine orders to reduce postage which they kindly offered to do. However one of the orders got posted before they could combine but they offered to refund the full cost of the postage on one of the orders (a not insignificant £18). Very helpful and appreciated!
    2 points
  26. This. For every instrument mentioned in this thread, I can think of numerous passages that put it to wonderful use. There are plenty of contexts where a given instrument could sound out-of-place, and plenty of contexts where it's exactly the flavor that's needed.
    2 points
  27. None, its all about context, techniques, and recording mixing.
    2 points
  28. Thomas Hooten's tone is so beautifully pure on the studio recording. But also this is my "home" John Williams sound, as in I consider myself most at home listening to "Long Road to Justice," "With Malice Toward None," "Omaha Beach", etc. The Copland informed sound. On the sheet music for "With Malice" he even used the same performance directive that Copland used for the opening of the Third Symphony: "With simple expression." So you know... I'm predisposed. In Copland's hand: In Williams':
    2 points
  29. Damn May is going to be such an expensive month Thanks again to everyone at Intrada for the great job
    1 point
  30. No one can join the cast anymore. 😭 Karol
    1 point
  31. I don't like reading books and such from a computer screen. I find it better for the eyes reading from paper.
    1 point
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  33. This right here. Although the "T-1000 running" material of that mall cue was in a sense "copied" into Escape From The Hospital, there is loads of stuff missing that is not related to the chase.
    1 point
  34. I don't like hearing HanZ in orchestral scores.
    1 point
  35. Vangelis - Direct (Spotify) Zimmer - Sherlock Holmes (Spotify) Elfman - Real Steel (Spotify) Shore - Fellowship of the Ring OST Goldsmith - L.A. Confidential OST
    1 point
  36. I just added "Black Gold" to the lot.
    1 point
  37. I listened to it today and im amazed at how williams in his prime this score is. Its a well round up complete score from beggining to end.
    1 point
  38. Thinking of it within the context of Williams' orchestration, sometimes the use of glockenspiel and xylophone can sometimes be annoyingly bright within very dark pieces: I'm thinking for instance of some of the Mustafar pieces from Revenge of the Sith. You'll get this oppresively dark music, interspersed with these odd twinkles. Its part of the way Williams evokes a "mechanical" sound of grinding gears, but in these cases...
    1 point
  39. Thats what I like about Williams as that he takes the main theme from any of his films and recreates them for the classical concert setting whilst making it more elegant and worthy of the concert reportire. Its one of the reasons why his music survies the movies and goes beyond that limitation. It begets a new life in the concert world. This is some thing I noticed early in the 2000s when almost every film he did thereon had a major performance of theme which was designed not just for the album but for the concert hall.
    1 point
  40. Thank you everyone for your nice words of appreciation, it’s really sweet. I am glad that you like the show. And it’s very fun seeing some of you combing through every word out of Mike’s mouth when he’s on the show 🙂 But I agree that he’s always a joy to listen to, knowledgeable, insightful and fun. Since you love guessing games, let me tell you that we’re going to have a couple of really terrific musician episodes and also a very special video feature that will “complete the trilogy” after London and Los Angeles…
    1 point
  41. "Deraan" in this sentence in Flemish dialect ("eraan" in Dutch) means they're all finished/dead.
    1 point
  42. It's a beautiful, masterful mirage, @aj_vader. Serious kudos on this. I just can't understand what the problem is with moving this project forward. Everyone and everything seem to get definitive treatments -- just look at the proliferation of CD box sets of famous conductors, soloists, orchestras from the classical labels over the last decade -- yeah, they're just repackaging the same content in a pretty box, but they demonstrate that there's a market for this kind of collecting. Star Wars x9 will need plenty more work than your typical box set, but at the same time the market for such a box set will be vastly larger than for your typical classical box set. And it truly would be one of the few things left in the cultural firmament where Disney could name their price and we would pay it. Even if it was highway robbery, we would pay it. This is a pop cultural project that would make newspaper headlines, just like when the Far Side and Calvin & Hobbes got their definitive multi-volume hardcover complete editions in the early aughts and they both landed on the NYT bestseller list. Disney, if you won't do it for the greater good (by giving the world the definitive editions of the greatest lifelong musical journey ever created for film by a single man), then do it for the money. Because you'd make a killing on this.
    1 point
  43. Bespin

    Show us your music collection

    I had to make place in my non-Williams Film Music section, so I put my boxsets on the top of my shelves. And I put others in another shelves.
    1 point
  44. Are you seriously complaining about this one friggin' elephant that you as you said "like"?! Please, let me keep this one fucking plushie that keeps the CDs from falling off the shelf! It has a tiny school bag, never forget that!
    1 point
  45. In comparison to most of the other collections mine is tiny: upper shelf - Goldsmith (60s, 70s, 80s) lower shelf - Williams tiny shelf - Goldsmith (90s, 00s) There's also a bunch of CDs from other composers, but it's not worth showing.
    1 point
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