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robthehand

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  1. Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark. Alec Guinness as George Smiley in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Sigourney Weaver as Ripley in Alien. Peter O'Toole as T. E. Lawrence in Lawrence of Arabia. Clint Eastwood as Blondie in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Jason Miller as Damien Karras in The Exorcist. Philip Quast as Javert in Les Misérables. Christopher Reeve as Clark Kent and Superman in Superman: The Movie. Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates in Psycho. Boris Karloff as The Monster in Frankenstein. These are all examples (for me) where I completely forget that I'm watching an actor playing a role - the actor and the character are inseparable. I'm sure I'll think of lots of others as soon as I've posted this. In fact I've thought of one already: Joel Grey as the MC in Cabaret.
  2. For the UK it's cheaper from Colosseum (for once). £47.50 for the CD + £7 postage = £54.50. Varese would be £45 (approx.) for the CDs including postage, but also an international transaction fee and the dreaded import duty (£9 + 20% of the value) brings it to about £63.
  3. Damn, that Bernstein box is going to cost me £55. I'll have to think about that one.
  4. Fantastic, well done! You must feel great. And Greg was spot-on:
  5. http://jwfan.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=6042
  6. I missed this thread too. I only really know him from Blazing Saddles, but he was good in that. "I want you to round up every vicious criminal and gunslinger in the west. I want rustlers, cut throats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, con men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswogglers, horse thieves, bull dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass-kickers, s**t-kickers and Methodists!" R.I.P.
  7. I'd say simply a bad score one that lessens the effectiveness of the film. One that makes it worse than it was before. For that it would have to not only be bad/inappropriate, but also noticable. Good/bad stand-alone music is a different matter entirely. Many a good "score" is not particularly good "music", and vice versa. <_< Someone on the FSM board started screaming at me when I said that a while ago. I enjoy the album, but I was apalled at how badly it worked in the film. Not sure what you're referring to here - do you mean like in "The Ecstasy of Gold" (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly) or the theme from Once Upon a Time in the West? If so, I'm amazed that you could watch the film and think that that's bad scoring. I disagree with that too. The Exorcist's score could mostly be described as "noise", but it works, that's all that film needed. A more elaborate score would have weakened the film.
  8. Tommy it is. Nicholson's singing in that scene was... interesting.
  9. Finally got around to buying the new Bond novel (Devil May Care) today. Anyone here read it yet? I've heard mixed things about it, but I'm still looking forward to reading it.
  10. There's one really great cue missing, when Mrs. Baylock appears at the hospital. That's pretty much the only bad thing about that album IMO.
  11. why didnt they co-nominated courage for the academy award? Because the nomination was for the "adaptation", not the orchestration, and Williams was the only one credited for that:
  12. I know he's been ill for a while, but still sad news. Rest in peace. I don't want to sound trivial, but I do think it's nice that he lived to see his Superman IV score released, and finally get the recognition it deserves.
  13. I believe Scott considers the original versions of Alien and Gladiator to be the definitive versions. Not sure about Gladiator, but Alien certainly.
  14. Star Trek: The Motion Picture for me. I never thought it was bad, but it took lots of listens before I understood why it was so well-loved. Now it's one of my favourites.
  15. Does the pitch problem affect all the versions of that album, or just the CD?
  16. Fantastic! Didn't see this one coming at all, nice surprise. I'll order it ASAP, there's some other stuff I need to get too.
  17. Josh. Really, truly, honestly, what on earth are you talking about?
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