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  1. On 1/29/2021 at 8:21 AM, Docteur Qui said:

    Care to elaborate?

    Life is stacked against most of us from the outset. Only a very few privileged number “get what they want”. For every success story in Hollywood there are tens of thousands, if not more, that never even got a chance, largely due to economic and social inequality. In this industry, hell, in this world, if you weren’t lucky enough to be born in the right place at the right time to the right parents your dreams are worth jack shit. 

    There’s nothing wrong with having lofty goals in life, but true wisdom is knowing when your dreams are impossible and focusing on building what you can with what you already have. 


    That's sheer and utter bullshit. 

    Most people fail in life because they set the goals for themselves too high to start with, and then set themselves up for frustration because they always see what they don't have, instead of what they could have. 

    If people focused on making the most out of their situation at any given time, they'd have the feeling of success, and the motivation to move further.

    But the truth is that people are being trained to receive instant satisfaction, and collapse at the prospect of having to work really hard for a goal, and dealing with failure. If your goal is for example to be great with attracting women, and getting your perfect wife, you need to go out constantly, talk, socialize, get rejected a few hundred times, learn social skills, how to talk etc. But it's just easier to download an app and swipe right. Bam, I'm awesome! 

    Society in 2021 and real life don't match. 


  2. 10 hours ago, Unlucky Bastard said:

    A true film score fan loves every film score, no matter how shitty it is.


    A true film score fan will play a score at home, turn it off with disgust after 5 minutes, be depressed about the state of the industry for another 5 minutes, then go on JWFan to write "it's decent, it works in the film, might have to give it another listen to get it", and be mad at someone who says he doesn't like it. 

  3. 42 minutes ago, superultramegaa said:


    Well, if he really is responsible for the lack of thematic continuity in Harry Potter, and not just the studio heads failing to pay for the rights to use his themes, then I'm certainly not a fan of that mindset. I get why he'd be pissed about composers plagiarizing his orchestrations, but not allowing them to just use his themes seems a bit over-protective. 


    He may not be convinced the composer can do his music justice. 


    And neither would I, if I looked at Nicholas Hooper. 

  4. On 4/23/2021 at 10:45 PM, WampaRat said:

    I remember walking out of the theater as a 9 year old in 1997 wondering why Williams score to aJurassic Park sequel felt so different. Where was the “predator/raptor” motif? Where’s the wondrous/frightening choir work? Why not use the established themes more?


    Up to that point (again as a 9 year old) I felt like John Williams generally kept the same sound/colors/themes for sequel scores and simply added to those musical tapestries. 

    But the Lost World (and I’d also add Prisoner of Azkaban) show he’s not afraid to shift gears in the middle of a franchise.


    Were you initially disappointed in Williams follow up to Jurassic Park? Are you still? Has the expansion of TLW score changed your opinion?


    You wondered about a Raptor Motif as a 9-year old? 

    As a 9-year old, I just wanted more f*cking dinosaurs. 

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