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  1. I agree with that 100%. Also, I like the fact that Spielberg seems to truly appreciate John Williams's talent. There's always a short featurette or interview to be found on his DVDs. Kudos to Spielberg!!!
  2. Lee Holdridge: Moonlighting. One of the best!!!
  3. I know Thomas Newman is the son of Alfred Newman. But are David Newman, Randy Newman, and Joey Newman related to them in any way? Why are so many composers named Newman??? Just coincidence???
  4. I think John Williams owes Steven Spielberg more simply because it's Spielberg who keeps hiring JW. Without the movies, there would be no music. But it's nice of Spielberg to point out that without JW's music Jaws and George Lucas's Star Wars would have been only half as successful. That's inarguably true.
  5. Dunno. Maybe. Which thread would that be???
  6. Yeah!!! Great film composers who wrote TV Themes: James Newton Howard: ER Randy Edelman: MacGyver Jerry Goldsmith: Star Trek Danny Elfman: The Simpsons Thomas Newman: Six Feet Under John Williams: Amazing Stories Can you think of anything else???
  7. Yeah, the MacGyver Theme is one of the best!!! I really love that piece by Randy Edelman!!! Did he also write the actual score??? I don't think so, isn't he actually a film composer???
  8. For that matter, do I have a "documented evidence stating this fact with 100% certainty" that John Williams isn't in truth Hans Zimmer??? No! That doesn't mean I do believe it!!!
  9. There's nothing wrong with William Ross, have you heard any of his orchestrations or indeed scores? I know i'm repeating myself to many here, but check out My Dog Skip - some of the loveliest music out there! -Tim I didn't mean to put William Ross down, I just meant that if John Williams had been solely responsible for the score -- meaning if he had written the score for the entire movie instead of letting Ross adapt the score to PS -- it would have been a better score overall. In that regard, PS and PoA are surperior to CoS. But Williams did write the actual musical score to COS, Ross mere
  10. On the other hand, ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS for CoS are some of the very best. I love almost every track on the soundtrack, and I don't mean just the concert arrangements. I love Knockturn Alley (music when Hermoine shows up in the movie for the first time, makes me smile every time), I love The Flying Car (crazily spinning and heart-stopping), the Duelling Club (so funny and urgent at the same time, especially the moment when Malfoy and Harry walk away from each other and the camera pulls back from above), The Spiders (for each of the eight spider legs two descending notes), and Reunion of Frie
  11. Does anyone know anything about Dick deBenedictis???
  12. About three fifty. Neil LOL Three fifty grand? Or mill?
  13. There's nothing wrong with William Ross, have you heard any of his orchestrations or indeed scores? I know i'm repeating myself to many here, but check out My Dog Skip - some of the loveliest music out there! -Tim I didn't mean to put William Ross down, I just meant that if John Williams had been solely responsible for the score -- meaning if he had written the score for the entire movie instead of letting Ross adapt the score to PS -- it would have been a better score overall. In that regard, PS and PoA are surperior to CoS.
  14. I think none of them would have been as successful without the other. They're the perfect match. Talk about a dreamteam.
  15. For me, the answer is DEFINITELY no. John Williams owes so much to Spielberg (vice versa, as well, by the way). Ever since the breakthrough score to JAWS, JW did E.T. and SCHINDLER'S LIST with him (all of those got JW an Oscar). Also, SS introduced JW to George Lucas, the creator of STAR WARS, which, of course, proved to be another landmark score and established JW as the foremost film composer of the modern age. So, without Spielberg, who knows where JW would be today??? Certainly not where he is now, but I think that, considering his massive talent, he still would have made it all the way to
  16. Hey people, why is my poll closed??
  17. Speaking of the Simpsons, I really, really like Danny Elfman's Theme From The Simpsons. I think that's still one of Elfman's greatest achievements (along with his movie works like Batman, Edward the Scissorhands, and -- maybe -- Men in Black). I think everybody knows the Theme From the Simpsons.
  18. I think Williams's new compositions for CoS not only suffer because of the recycling but also because of Ross's conducting (not necessarily on the album, but almost certainly in the movie). But I still think CoS has some of the best themes ever (and not only in the HP series), like Fawkes the Phoenix, Chamber of Secrets, Dobby the Houseelf, Gilderoy Lockhart, and Moaning Myrtle.
  19. I just know him from The Simpsons. What else did he work on??? Any recommendations???
  20. Okay, you guys might complain that this ground has been covered already, but now that we've had several months to drink in the latest achievement by JW for the HP series, what's your favorite? A lot of people keep saying PoA is the best, but I think that's not really fair (or right, for that matter). Don't get me wrong, PoA has some of the best themes of the entire series -- I'm thinking here especially of A Window to the Past and Buckbeak's Flight -- but I think Hedwig's Theme, Fawkes the Phonix, both of Harry's Themes, and Dobby the Houseelf are equally good. To my mind, the 3rd HP score is
  21. Who is the best composer working for television??? I've been a fan of Dick DeBenedictis for a long time, who's been writing great orchestral scores for such TV shows as Columbo, Perry Mason, and Matlock. I think he's one of the best. Also Mike Post, who wrote some of the great theme songs in the 80s and 90s (i.e. NYPD Blue, The A-Team, and Blossom), is one to remember. I think that, while recent composers such as Sean Callery (24) and Michael Giacchino (Alias) are great in their own way, they're not as memorable as they could be. But, I guess, only time will tell. What other good TV series c
  22. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban The Terminal The Incredibles The Village Alexander Winner: PoA I would love to see JW beat out Vangelis at the Oscars. That's for 1981. You know what I mean.
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