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    filmmusic got a reaction from carlborg in Are you currently writing, or seriously planning to write, a book on John Williams?   
    Thank you!
    As I said, it will be in Greek.
     
    it's: The film music of John Williams (1975-2018):Melody, harmony, formal archetypes and thematic unity.
    It's 248 pages, incl. bibliography.
     
     
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    filmmusic got a reaction from Biodome in Are you currently writing, or seriously planning to write, a book on John Williams?   
    Thank you!
    As I said, it will be in Greek.
     
    it's: The film music of John Williams (1975-2018):Melody, harmony, formal archetypes and thematic unity.
    It's 248 pages, incl. bibliography.
     
     
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    filmmusic got a reaction from Sweeping Strings in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    Yeah, me too. I have the Criterion bluray.
    I prefer it over  The Three Colors trilogy.
     
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    Fail-Safe (1964)
    "American planes are sent to deliver a nuclear attack on Moscow, but it's a mistake due to an electrical malfunction. Can all-out war be averted?"
     
    In the beginning I was bored a bit but thought to give it a chance till the end since it's so highly regarded.
    The second hour was quite suspenseful with the action taking place in only 2-3 rooms.
    Highly recommended!
     
     
     
    Wow!!!! I honestly have it in line to watch it tonight! Talk about coincidence!
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    filmmusic reacted to KK in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    The Double Life of Veronique
     
    It's easy to dismiss this kind of thing. Barebones "plot", meandering characters and subplots and vague flirtations with the "esoteric". And yet, when you arrive at the end, it all works. It might not have the staggering confidence of Tarkovsky in how it handles sensation, but there is a great deal of feeling nonetheless. Largely in part to Kieslowski's excellent subject, the gorgeous Irene Jacob and the beautifully evocative colours that are captured on lens. Everything feels so utterly delicate and otherworldly. As an Americanized audience, one might be scratching one's head at a narrative through-line, or poke "holes" in its plot, but even then, you can't deny the film's images work over you as you follow Jacobs' antics. I would still argue that other filmmakers have fared better in tackling this kind of idea of "spiritual" interconnectedness, but I'll take this over another Cloud Atlas. Preisner's score, in typical Polish operatic-galore, is another great asset to the film.
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    filmmusic reacted to Jay in Williams filmography in Bluray - a list   
    Not a blu-ray, but Goodbye Mr Chips is now available in HD for $5
     
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/goodbye-mr-chips-1969/id318535479
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003EG9Y9U
    https://play.google.com/store/movies/details/Goodbye_Mr_Chips_1969?id=B0_7b8ji3I0
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0_7b8ji3I0
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    filmmusic got a reaction from crumbs in The Official La-La Land Records Thread   
    Disaster movie box out of stock too! 
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    filmmusic got a reaction from Smeltington in The Official La-La Land Records Thread   
    Disaster movie box out of stock too! 
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    filmmusic reacted to Holko in Far and Away (2-CD set) is coming from La-La Land Records!   
    Yeah, it's right on the main page, quoted for anyone else affected:
     
     
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    filmmusic reacted to Holko in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    I've only seen Last Samurai before it. Those 3.5 hours flew by, I loved it. Good characters and story, looks great.
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    filmmusic got a reaction from Jurassic Shark in JW is writing a new violin concerto for Anne-Sophie Mutter   
    Although I'm not very keen on Williams' concert works (I prefer his film music), I would love a Jazz Piano concerto.
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    filmmusic got a reaction from Bayesian in JW is writing a new violin concerto for Anne-Sophie Mutter   
    Although I'm not very keen on Williams' concert works (I prefer his film music), I would love a Jazz Piano concerto.
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    filmmusic reacted to Pieter Boelen in Far and Away (2-CD set) is coming from La-La Land Records!   
    I like it well enough.
    "Love" is a strong word, I suppose, but it's got a good time setting, adventure, a good look, great music.
    Can't think of any reason to be excessively critical of it.
    It does fit my general movie preferences.
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    filmmusic reacted to bollemanneke in Far and Away (2-CD set) is coming from La-La Land Records!   
    I loved it after a first viewing. Then I really liked it. Then I liked it. Then I thought it was passable.
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    filmmusic got a reaction from Ricard in Far and Away (2-CD set) is coming from La-La Land Records!   
    Is there anyone that loves the film too? Or is it only me?
    I think it's one of the last films that reminds of the old classic Hollywood and I love it for this.
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    filmmusic reacted to crocodile in Spielberg bowing out of Indy 5, James Mangold possibly taking over - Will John Williams score the movie?   
    Given the lukewarm reception the previous Indy score received on this board, and similarly muted reaction to his last few SW scores, wouldn't it be better if Williams focused his energy on something more nourishing in his late 80's? Can you imagine a score he could to for a Terrence Malick film or some sprawling period drama? It seems to be that's where he'd excel these days.
     
    Karol
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    filmmusic reacted to JTWfan77 in Spielberg bowing out of Indy 5, James Mangold possibly taking over - Will John Williams score the movie?   
    Hope they scrap the movie completely. As bad as KOTCS was, at least Indy and Marion got their happily ever after moment. Ford is way too old at this point for another sequel.
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    filmmusic got a reaction from Jurassic Shark in Blu-ray News and Deals   
    This thread has died down it seems...
     
    Well, here's some news:
     
    Grease restoration coming!
     
    http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=22859
     
     

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    filmmusic reacted to Falstaft in The Conspirators   
    I'm teaching a class on JFK tomorrow and for fun, I put together a little supercut of all the cues from the 1990s I could think of that appear to have been inspired by "The Conspirators." Or, for a few of the more distantly related examples, at least channeling similar musical techniques...
     
    What do you all think? Am I missing any?
     
     
    Who knows how long YouTube will allow this to remain up...
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    filmmusic got a reaction from ChrisAfonso in 'John Williams: Music For Films, Television and the Concert Stage' (book by Emilio Audissino)   
    In the first book there is a whole chapter dedicated to the violin concerto with musical analysis of its themes, if this is something that interests you:
    Tom Schneller, Out of Darkness: John Williams’s Violin Concerto
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    filmmusic got a reaction from Falstaft in 'John Williams: Music For Films, Television and the Concert Stage' (book by Emilio Audissino)   
    In the first book there is a whole chapter dedicated to the violin concerto with musical analysis of its themes, if this is something that interests you:
    Tom Schneller, Out of Darkness: John Williams’s Violin Concerto
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    filmmusic got a reaction from WilliamsStarShip2282 in 'John Williams: Music For Films, Television and the Concert Stage' (book by Emilio Audissino)   
    In the first book there is a whole chapter dedicated to the violin concerto with musical analysis of its themes, if this is something that interests you:
    Tom Schneller, Out of Darkness: John Williams’s Violin Concerto
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    filmmusic reacted to TheUlyssesian in What is Williams going to compose this year? [2020]   
    I want a rarity from Williams - a score for a contemporary film set in the now. I want to hear what that would sound like.
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    filmmusic got a reaction from Tydirium in John Williams Best Score Oscar Nomination for The Rise of Skywalker!   
    I also thought the same thing.
    Before i saw the film I thought that the big new theme would be used for a wide landscape scene or something..
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