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  1. The Fugitive 30 years after it's original release, this is still one of my favorite films of all time. It's the perfect action thriller. Harrison Ford is soo good here! But Tommy Lee Jones actually steals the film away from him. He is at times a bit menacing/scary but can also be extremely funny. And with one of the greatest comebacks in film history, I DON'T CARE!, it's one of my favorite performances. And I forgot Julianne Moore was in this, always a nice surprise. I've also always really loved James Newton Howard's score. To me, it's the perfect blend of having a score with more contemporary elements while still being thematic and using a large orchestra. The main theme is fantastic and some of the action cues are brilliant. Very much deserved it's Oscar nomination. I could watch this film every month!
    6 points
  2. John Williams' score for E.T. is too old-fashioned, too antiquated. With that in mind, Lorne Balfe will be called to provide a new score filled with all the stuff the kids like: horn BWAAAAHMS, synths, The Dark Knight ostinatos for the final chase scene and a redo of the main theme with EPIC CHOIR!
    4 points
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  4. This is really appreciated, D - thank you for the kind words and feedback. A true Labour of love and having this brief classic Star Wars blast of perfection played for our audience was a thrill: IMG_5702.mov I wish! The mics help amplify the vast RAH and its acoustic uniqueness.
    4 points
  5. In the same FSM thread, MV says: Of the Eight titles I previously wrote of... Five Titles are officially locked for Black Friday 2023 One title has been moved to 2024 And the remaining two titles are still in approvals. If they don't get cleared by months end they too will move to 2024 MV And then Mike Matessino says: My five! Or to be fair I should say four-and-a-half. One started when the president was vice president. What a year. TGIF.
    4 points
  6. Yesterday, w/ whole family, all the three of us... ...it was outstanding really, topped the LSO and film experience, in my humble opinion... <3
    3 points
  7. This is one step away from digitally adding characters and dialogues to films whose directors, etc. are long since dead. In short, it ain't right from an artistic or ethical perspective.
    3 points
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  9. I wonder what a potential tracklist would be. 1. Main Title: New York, 1932 (4:06) 2. Dead Composers Anecdote (3:54) 3. John Meets Steven (2:34) 4. George's Theme (11:38) 5. Dead Composers Anecdote (Reprise) (3:54) 6. Arrival in Boston (4:35) 7. The Microediting Montage (15:48) 8. Dead Composers Anecdote (Reprise) (3:54) 9. Scherzo for Turtleneck and Orchestra (2:49) 10. The Lasik Scene (5:23) 11. Journey To Tanglewood (3:45) 12. Dead Composers Anecdote (Reprise) (3:54) 13. Welcome To Vienna (1:42) 14. Turning 90 and The Adventure Continues (7:03) 15. Dead Composers Anecdote (For Violin And Orchestra) (feat. Anne-Sophie Mutter) (4:21)
    3 points
  10. Ha, yes ... there was a moment with 10 where he was told 'That's why we brought in an expert', he replies 'Great, who'd you get?' ... they look at him incredulously, and then the penny drops and he's all 'Oh right, ME! Yes, good'. The Doctor. Dumbest genius in the universe.
    2 points
  11. You're not being disloyal, @QuartalHarmony, you're just expressing an opinion, dude. Personally, I think that "America The Dream Goes On" is shit.
    2 points
  12. The movie could be enhanced through the digital insertion of birds with attitude. Perhaps by adding tiny sunglasses and leather jackets to them, giving a more menacing and stylish appearance as they attack.
    2 points
  13. 2 points
  14. Yeah, sorry I meant comeback. I knew domething was wrong about the word callback but couldn't think of it. And couldn't find the correct word. I meant that when they're in the sewer and Kimble says "I Didn't Kill My Wife!", Gerard says as a comeback "I Don't Care!". I meant that I just love that line. The callback at the end of the film to that is very nice indeed. So mt comment kinda works both ways.
    2 points
  15. For those with access to BBC4 - on Wednesday night at 7:30 'Talking Doctor Who', an hour-long docu presented by David Tennant in which he looks at the classic era and compares the experiences of previous Doctors in the role to his own. It's followed by the filmed version of the recent concert.
    2 points
  16. Never mind - I just browsed the thread for the isolated score (sorry, I’m late), but the iso isn’t on the 4K, not on the BD. I mean, it’s right there in the title of the thread but I didn’t think it would be so literal! I only see myself ever owning this movie on disc if it is included in a Indy-4K box set and I choose to upgrade from my current Indy-BD box. All though not unheard of, I guess it unlikely that a 4K box will contain BDs as well (the Hitchcock-4K box did), and if a new 4K box for Indy doesn’t - I am for sure not picking up the movie separately on BD as well. Sorry, JW! I would love to own the music and an iso for a film is a nice feature and all but that’s just not how I consume music. I’ll have to stick to my Disney CD until an expansion comes along. If it ever arrives that is!
    2 points
  17. This came up to me on Reddit. How accurate is it? Source
    2 points
  18. PS. Johnny initially thought that I would need a better composer than him for the project.
    2 points
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  20. It sounds like a joke, but it's real https://www.nch.ie/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=Alfred-Hitchcocks-The-Birds-07Nov23&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id= Matthew Nolan, electric guitar / synths / electronics / percussion Seán Mac Erlaine, reeds / piano / electronics / percussion Sharon Phelan, vocals / field recordings Eivind Aarset, electric guitar Hitchcock’s classic thriller featuring a new live score written and performed live by Matthew Nolan in collaboration with Seán Mac Erlaine, Sharon Phelan and Eivind Aarset. Wealthy reformed party girl Melanie Daniels enjoys a brief flirtation with lawyer Mitch Brenner in a San Francisco pet shop and decides to follow him to his Bodega Bay home. Bearing a gift of two lovebirds, Melanie quickly strikes up a romance with Mitch while contending with his possessive mother and boarding at his ex-girlfriend's house. One day, during a birthday party for Mitch's younger sister, a flock of birds attacks the children in what seems to be a random incident. In fact, it signals the beginning of a massive and organised avian assault on the residents of the town - a mysterious spate of violence that no one can explain... and from which no one might come out alive. The Birds is generally regarded as the last great Hitchcock movie (it was shot in 1963, when the director's reputation was at its peak). Might it also stand as the essential Hitchcock movie, the purest and most confident, a brilliant distillation of the themes that had fuelled him ever since he sent the lodger creeping to his upstairs room? Hitchcock juggles shrill B-movie histrionics with chill arthouse gloss. The formal precision of his camerawork, the deft economy of Evan Hunter's dialogue and a sense of location so sharp and assured that it feels that you’ve been there. For all that, the most impressive thing about The Birds is not what it puts in but what it leaves out. At the age of 63, Hitchcock was secure enough to dispense with the grinding gears of narrative logic. The beautiful, bruised Notorious had its plot MacGuffin in the form of its wine bottles filled with iron ore. Electrifying, insurrectionist Psycho still felt the need to wheel on a psychiatrist to explain Norman Bates to the audience. But The Birds floats free. There is no motor driving it and nothing to hold it aloft apart from that up-draft of sensual atmosphere and existential dread. The Birds I dir. Alfred Hitchcock I USA I Colour I 1963 I 119mins Presented by NCH
    1 point
  21. This is a hard pass for me. I will wait for when Matthew Nolan scores the movie.
    1 point
  22. I do. And I've gone on at length about it elsewhere. If you'd like I'll do it again. Watch the 2021 edition. Which is really easy to find now.
    1 point
  23. Of course Jerry was eminent when his eminence was merely imminent…
    1 point
  24. Ah, ah, ah, @Bespin. According to John Badham, JW was already "preeminent", before he composed DRACULA
    1 point
  25. As we anticipate the release of the "Écoutez le cinéma" 20 CD boxset, it is imperative to highlight John Williams' legendary score for E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. This iconic composition not only played a pivotal role in the success of the film but also cemented Williams' status as a preeminent film composer. Collaborating with Steven Spielberg, Williams' ability to capture the film's emotional depth through his evocative orchestral arrangements redefined the role of music in cinema. Its inclusion in the boxset serves as a reminder of the enduring power of their collaboration and its profound impact on the world of filmmaking.
    1 point
  26. the writers spent most of their excitement writing this simple moment and mostly only this one
    1 point
  27. Lust For A Vampire - early 70s Hammer number. Sadly, the gratuitous nudity was too sporadic to stop my mind wandering to thoughts like 'Hold on, why are these vampires (as is tradition) repelled by crosses and killed via a stake through the heart, but are OK walking around in broad daylight?'.
    1 point
  28. Jackson's biography suggests the main reason for cutting the extended Arwen subplot was that Liv Tyler didn't make a very convincing fighter on the screen. I think they were ultimately wise to cut it.
    1 point
  29. You could assemble "expanded" tracks from the existing ones, and I'd wager it would take at least a year for someone to notice. And the first one to notice would be Jay. And then it would take another week or so for someone to care.
    1 point
  30. Linked Horizon would be awesome! As for Sawano, I think there's a track from the last release that hasn't been used in the show yet, so perhaps they will use in the finale, which btw is already to be confirmed 1 hour and 30 minutes long approximately! And I agree that Yamamoto's music has been as good for the most part. All the variations on Ashes on the Fire are brilliant, and I also loved his piano tracks like The Reason or Guilty Hero.
    1 point
  31. I think she handles it well enough, and she certainly looks the part. What end? And Uruks can tolerate the sun, but they don't like it. To support the last stand against Sauron before he departs himself (if he survives). Not eternity, just for the rest of her no longer immortal life. Which is pretty much what happens. Two hours?
    1 point
  32. They should interview Abrams and ask him about nothing except the tracking in TROS, then scold him accordingly.
    1 point
  33. These are supposed to be dropping in Japan 1 week from today, and there's still no cover art available at either Ark Square or Tower. The releases are not up on Amazon JP yet, either. HOWEVER, Tower Records' website has been updated with the tracklists, and guess what? It's not the OST albums for the original trilogy, but the 2008 Concord programs. https://tower.jp/item/6194577/Raiders-Of-The-Lost-Ark https://tower.jp/item/6194515/Indiana-Jones-And-The-Temple-Of-Doom https://tower.jp/item/6194599/Indiana-Jones-And-The-Last-Crusade https://tower.jp/item/6194503/Indiana-Jones-And-The-Kingdom-Of-The-Crystal-Skull So there you go.
    1 point
  34. NEW SCORES AVAILABLE: Amazon Studios Burial, The (Michael Abels) [36 cues, 37:44] [NO LINK FOR THE SCORE SITE AVAILABLE YET] Silver Dollar Road (Alexei Aigui) [23 cues, 28:52] Note: When grabbing the links for Silver Dollar Road, I discovered that the score cues for The Burial have been uploaded even though the score site is not active yet.
    1 point
  35. You are going to need someone better than a JWFanner to compose this piece.
    1 point
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  37. Early, pre-A SINGLE MAN Korzeniowski, from 2006. He was really developping into his own at this point, and all the trademarks are there -- the post-minimalist romanticism, with loads of swirling strings, moving beyond the somewhat "starker" sound of his earliest works (featured on Caldera's excellent 2CD set). Quite lovely.
    1 point
  38. I have a feeling that one of this year's titles is Born on the Fourth of July but it is taking a long time because there's too many Tom Cruise photos for the liner notes.
    1 point
  39. This really is a magnificent piece of music--the perfect encapsulation of Williams's "bittersweet send-off" mode of the last decade.
    1 point
  40. They told us to take no pictures, no video or audio recordings, and to not post about the event on social media. Without going into the actual content, I can say that the LSO musicians and Mike were amazing to listen to. You can really feel the love they have for John Williams as a composer, conductor and musician. I remember @bigjimwilson asked about the elitism/snobism that is prevalent within some Classical music academic circles and orchestras, such as the Berliner Philharmoniker. Well, there was none of that LSO! I can also mention that my brother was lucky enough to win one of the smaller prizes. He didn't have enough space to take everything aboard the plane, so we split the loot! It was several CDs, Blu-rays, booklets, artwork, a Legacy of John Williams t-shirt and a box with E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial merchandise.
    1 point
  41. The giant disembodied head of Mike Matessino revealed the momentous news of Wompi to a stunned audience over Microsoft Teams. The sense of shock and disbelief in the room were palpable as we tried in vain to come to terms with the bombshell and to make some sense of it all. The humanity!
    1 point
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  43. The Gerhardt TESB is a stunning album!
    1 point
  44. If only Gerhardt directed the movie as well. Imagine the Moon of Endor without Ewoks!
    1 point
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