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  1. https://www.facebook.com/lucasfilm/photos/a.465029866888384/4105758406148827
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  2. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/interview-john-williams-at-89-the-man-behind-the-best-and-most-hummable-film-scores-6z32zqz3h Interview: John Williams at 89, the man behind the best (and most hummable) film scores The composer tells Richard Morrison about his decades-long career — including the time he helped out a struggling LSO with ‘some sci‑fi film’ He left it late, but in January this year John Williams added another achievement to a body of work that includes more than 100 film scores, dozens of symphonic works and 52 Academy award nominations. Just a few
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  3. The Legacy of John Williams is proud to announce an exclusive online video event coming MAY 4, 2021 dedicated to one of the most iconic and beloved collaborations in the history of music. 'The Special Relationship: John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra' will explore the 40+ years collaboration between the legendary film music Maestro and one of the world’s leading symphonic institutions in a conversation featuring several former and current members of the LSO who performed under John Williams’ baton in many of his iconic scores recorded in London: CLIVE GILLINSON (former
    32 points
  4. This forum has a "report post" feature and this is now the most reported post we've ever had in the entire history of this forum. This post is a reply to one short sentence: "Seems like 2015 is when the BF slate started having really high profile releases" I am shock and dismayed that a label representative, let alone a label owner, would choose to sign in to our forum to post a reply like this to what is a very innocuous post. The post never read to me as "Boy, LLL sure sucked in the past, 2015 was the year they FINALLY got good!", it read as "Boy, 2015 is
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  6. This year, I made a chocolate chip cookie cake. Happy Birthday, Maestro Williams, the most important creative force of my life.
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  7. To all members of JWFan, Long time board member @Incanus has decided to step down from his Moderator position. This leaves Ricard and Jason as the forum moderators for the time being. We do not have any immediate plans to add another moderator to replace him. Incanus is still a member of our forums, and you can look forward to reading his review of the new "Spotlight on John Williams" album on the main page soon. We'd like to extend our thanks to Incanus for a job well done for many years! Now onto more pressing matters. In recent times, the forums hav
    23 points
  8. Definitely NOT film stems, no. I was planning to save this story for an Odyssey Soundtrack Spotlight, but now I feel like I have to silence the speculation about sources... Varese searched high and low for complete session tapes and really did their due diligence. Warner Bros, Taliafilm, Mike Ross-Trevor, Bruce Botnick...nobody had more music from this score. Nothing in Goldsmith’s own archives either. All Varese had to use was their original Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 album masters (thankfully those had been preserved in pristine condition and sounded fantastic.) So Varese actuall
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  9. PRESS RELEASE - WALT DISNEY PICTURE COMPANY, DISNEY+™ AND LUCASFILM LTD.™ (SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA) Walt Disney Pictures, Disney+™ and Lucasfilm Ltd.™ are excited to announce that visionary director JJ Abrams is returning to the galaxy far, far away. Abrams has been commissioned to remaster and reconstruct the original Star Wars™ trilogy (Star Wars™: Star Wars™, Star Wars™: The Empire Strikes Back™, Star Wars™: Return of the Jedi™) in brand-new editions exclusive to Disney+™, finally integrating the Original Trilogy™ with the beloved Star Wars™ Sequel Trilogy™. Reuniting with sc
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  10. I've been meaning to get another thread going for analyzing and appreciating a track from The Rise of Skywalker. So what does everyone think of "Approaching the Throne" (7m20), a true knock-out cue in my opinion. I can get the ball rolling by offering a section-by-section breakdown. It's a stupendously rich piece of music in terms of thematic references and developments -- at least 10 independent motivic components, and I'm probably missing a few important details. Apologies too if this is restating stuff that's already been identified and discussed. 0:
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  11. Sadly Williams didn't approve the original cover art.
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  12. Hello There, some of you maybe know my youtube channel martyprod2 where i posted around 80 Tv pro video of john wlliams conducting all kind of stuff, including his own music (or not). Some parts of my collections come from myself, and some from someone very nice from here.. I Just started to remaster each video one by one in Full HD, Widescreen, pictures improved upscaled and cleaned, colors eventually reworked and a bit of new color gradding, and sound normalized (my hearing illness actually forbidd me to do more than that for now). I take this opportunity to post the stuff
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  13. I don't know wtf you guys are complaining about. You just need to zoom in a bit.
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  14. I'm very happy to announce this. It's going to be special! Full press release: https://thelegacyofjohnwilliams.com/2021/01/25/score-masters-announcement https://iftt.co.uk/news/ift-launches-score-masters/
    21 points
  15. https://www.varesesarabande.com/products/how-to-train-your-dragon-the-deluxe-edition-cd First Solo now this!
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  16. According to the feature in this month's BBC Music Magazine:
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  18. For those who missed it, I recorded it: Chewy · Always End Credits (ClassicFM)
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  19. Starting with Daddy O in 1958 to the fifth film of the Indiana Jones franchise in 2022 (hopefully), Williams will have scored films in 8 different decades. I wonder if Williams is the first composer in history that has written film music over such a long period of time (64 years with the release of Indiana Jones 5) and the first who has produced a soundtrack score in 8 consecutive decades. Whatever the case, it is a testament to an incredible and impressive career (and Williams’ great health).
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  20. In a BBC Radio 4 interview from this morning, John Williams mentions that he "[hopes] to be in Berlin in October conducting the orchestra". Is this the first we have heard of a potential concert with what sounds like the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra?? What do you make of this? Interview starts at 7:40am (1h40min in) but JW mentions Berlin at 7:44am, (1h44min in)? https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000ph3t If this is to be true and the vaccines are here to enable us to see concerts again, it is amazing to hear JW is still able and willing to work!!
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  21. Ricard

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MAESTRO!

    Make sure you tune in TODAY at 9PM GMT / 4PM EST / 1 PM PST for the premiere of SCORE MASTERS: CELEBRATING JOHN WILLIAMS AND JERRY GOLDSMITH, an online tribute event to the legendary composers co-produced by The Legacy of John Williams, The Goldsmith Odyssey and Ipswich Film Theatre. Join to celebrate Hollywood's finest composers in the week of their birthdays together with an amazing array of guest panelists, including Leonard Slatkin, David Newman, Mike Lang, Bruce Botnick, Jeff Bond, Mike Matessino and Leanna Primiani. More details here.
    19 points
  22. Falstaft

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MAESTRO!

    Happy Birthday to the master! By way of celebration, I've uploaded a rare, very long interview from 1983 JW conducted with Robert Lurtsema on NPR. I've been sitting on this for awhile; not sure it's been heard since '83!
    19 points
  23. I've been putting off starting another of these TROS track appreciation threads, because honestly talking Star Wars feels so exhausting lately. But I happened to listen the cue "Farewell" this morning and was again reminded how superb this piece is, probably the emotional heart of the soundtrack as a whole and a grand musical payoff for so many things Williams was doing in the Sequel Scores. In a way, the power of this cue has a lot to do with the fact that Williams was forced to communicate through music what the screenplay was unable (IMHO) to accomplish: make fo
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  24. Here's the original composition of The Speeder Chase cue before it was cut to pieces. It's over four and a half minutes long. (Edit: corrected bass note at 1:49)
    19 points
  25. (Note: The “Prelude” is what will be premiered; the “Scherzo for Piano and Orchestra” is a previously-existing work.)
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  26. Looks like this is fairly recent: https://www.steinway.com/news/features/owners/john-williams Short, but lovely!
    18 points
  27. Upcoming concerts 2021 Tanglewood (July / August) 2021 Hollywood Bowl (September) 2021 Boston (September / October) 2021 Berlin (October) Upcoming works The Fabelmans Hollywood Bowl Fanfare Indiana Jones 5 Percussive Planet Prelude for Piano and Orchestra Vienna Promenade Violin Concerto Recent film scores The Rise of Skywalker (2019) OST album - hype OST album - music FYC album Cue titles Complete score The Adventures of Han (Solo: A Star Wars Story
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  28. The merits and flaws of the prequels have been debated endlessly, but if there's one thing they had going for them was opportunities for musical expression. The Phantom Menace is particularly noteworthy in that sense, with its great variety of locales and set pieces, regardless of how well they actually work dramatically. Those aspects, combined with a plethora of vast establishing shots, dramatic scene transitions and numerous shots of ships taking off and landing, gave John Williams the chance to write what I think is his greatest collection of fanfares in any single score. I would even go
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  29. I'd like to throw my hat in the ring as the third moderator. Qualifications: Read multiple biographies of other famous moderators, including Stalin and Mao Tend to enforce rules consistently yet arbitrarily; fairly yet capriciously Will ban that one obnoxious Star Wars guy and bring back BloodBoal Will limit all posts about aspect ratios to six paragraphs Will expand Tolkien section and add sub-forum called "Famous Composer Follies" Bread and circuses for all!
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  30. My understanding is that the nature of the quotes in the original versions of the cues was such that JW felt it was a direct presentation of his music rather than an oblique reference to it. Basically, if the score to R1 was going to use actual pages from JW cues from other Star Wars movies, the credits for the music on the film would need to be rewritten (i.e. Music by John Williams, arranged and adapted by....), giving JW top billing on the music card. This would probably have also meant even more expense for Disney in the form of some kind of payment to JW. The easiest solution was to re
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  31. Chewy

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MAESTRO!

    Happy Birthday Mr. Williams! Hopefully Sony Classical will have a better message than the one from last year:
    17 points
  32. The former producer liked hiring a guy who brickwalled everything. Cary and I work with folks who level properly. In the case of this, 5 Cat Studios oversaw the whole process. John is a joy and knows what he wants.
    17 points
  33. IMAGES Music by JOHN WILLIAMS PRICE: 16,95€ IN STOCK Limited edition of 2000 units Quartet Records, in collaboration with Handmade Films, is proud to present a remastered CD reissue of an early mas
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  34. Mangold says Williams has read the script and is ready to go.
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  35. I somehow always feel both elated and exasperated whenever John Williams gets announced for a new project. God willing, he will be 90 years old by the time he scores this. I'm happy he's still writing movie music for Hollywood pictures. I'm happy to have another year walking around like a man possessed waiting for his soundtracks. All good things to this man.
    16 points
  36. He does listen to them. Mike burns them to CDRs and hand delivers them to Jamie Richardson. Later, Jamie and JW will sit down together and listen to them at JW's house. JW will give Jamie notes that he delivers back to Mike.
    16 points
  37. https://thelegacyofjohnwilliams.com/2020/10/12/war-of-the-worlds-podcast/ Also available as a YouTube video: Hope you'll like it, gents!
    16 points
  38. LLL waking up this morning: John Williams waking up this morning: Us waking up this morning: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1d7YdbGzdhSrh6IL_bNL_f4iZjRBHeEoV
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  39. Mike was incredibly generous with his time and stories, and he was kind enough to listen to my first edit pass to ensure we had everything as he liked it. As you can expect, he gave good notes to ensure the most intelligibility and clarity. (Nothing was lost in some big cut! There is not some story he gave us that I had to remove. And we never asked him what soundtracks were coming out soon since he would not have been able to tell us anyway.) I thought about actually releasing the interview in two parts, but I did not feel there was an obvious break to do so. Everything just flowe
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  40. Just to know JWFan has been given another Williams score to look forward to and to anticipate together is immensely exciting. I'm so thrilled. If you'd told me that in the span of 10 years, Williams would be working with the likes of Rian Johnson, JJ Abrams, and James Mangold, I would have called you crazy. It's so neat that Williams has gotten to spend what could have easily been his retirement era working with an entirely new generation of filmmakers that have all come to dominate the industry in different ways.
    15 points
  41. I received my copy almost a week ago but didn't get to share my thoughts on it. It has been one of my holy grails. I really dislike the OST which makes the score seem meandering and aimless. It wasn’t even about the missing material as much as the presentation and sequencing. I never understood why you'd have the militaristic climactic cue before the basket sequence. The music culminates by track 12 and never really recovers after that and just falls flat as a listening experience. It's clear right off the bat the score is better in chronological form. Yes, there are s
    15 points
  42. Here's my attempt at isolating the choir that plays in The Intersection Scene using the two tracks from the new release. This sounds so creepy!
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  43. Just ripping my copy now. The booklet looks nice, but I’d wish they’d make space for a full cue-by-cue chronological discussion, and there’s no notes about the alternates at all. It’s very well-written, but more high-level overview of the music. Mike Matessino does provide some tech notes. He received Protools files that still had the performance edits to conform to the picture, so he had to meticulously open these back up to be able to present the cues as they were originally recorded.
    15 points
  44. Here's the actual track list, with times, an exclusive sound sample, and 2 pages from the booklet http://www.jwfan.com/?p=13047
    15 points
  45. The album will always exist for those who love that presentation, but it is great that the entire score will also be available to the public as well, for those who are interested Every score should follow this release pattern
    15 points
  46. Another week, another underappreciated aspect of the Rise of Skywalker score to explore. This time, let's talk about the big new villain theme, "Psalm of the Sith." (Better known as "Anthem of Evil" but I just cannot stomach that name!) My first two impressions of the theme were I love the wordless acapella statement on track 7 of the OST; closest we get in this score to the "Legend of Darth Plageuis" unreleased snippet from ROTS we all love... This is kind of just an ersatz Imperial March, more technically fluent but maybe not much more original than Giacchino's Imperi
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  47. I hope he gets to finish writing it in good health. Karol
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