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    Brock Lovett got a reaction from Jay in What is your favorite 1997 John Williams score?   
    Obviously, Victory Celebration from Return of the Jedi Special Edition.
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    Brock Lovett got a reaction from Incanus in La La Land Records - New John Williams release coming Black Friday 2013 [UPDATE: June 2014] [Empire of the Sun]   
    Can't wait to see what Williams prevents from being released this time once he finishes The Book Thief and becomes The Cue Thief.
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    Brock Lovett got a reaction from Not Mr. Big in La La Land Records - New John Williams release coming Black Friday 2013 [UPDATE: June 2014] [Empire of the Sun]   
    Can't wait to see what Williams prevents from being released this time once he finishes The Book Thief and becomes The Cue Thief.
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    Brock Lovett got a reaction from Jay in La La Land Records - New John Williams release coming Black Friday 2013 [UPDATE: June 2014] [Empire of the Sun]   
    Can't wait to see what Williams prevents from being released this time once he finishes The Book Thief and becomes The Cue Thief.
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    Brock Lovett got a reaction from Not Mr. Big in Jurassic Park Melodica Cover   
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    Brock Lovett got a reaction from Wojo in What Is The Last Score You Listened To? (older scores)   
    Alien and Pee-Wee's Big Adventure.
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    Brock Lovett got a reaction from Craig Evans in Randy Kerber - What synth gear has he used in Williams's scores?   
    What is that at the start of Township of Eastwick? Synth?
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    Brock Lovett got a reaction from Jay in SCORE: A.I. - Artificial Intelligence (John Williams) - A Complete Score Analysis   
    Wonderful read. It goes without saying you're a top JWFan poster.
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    Brock Lovett got a reaction from ShowUStheHOOK in No longer a Williams completist?   
    I think I've finally reached that point. Going through the list of the most recently-released albums, I haven't gotten any of them. I still want Home Alone 2 for the additional tracks and the new mix. But that's one of my favorite scores. That said, I haven't purchased Missouri Breaks, Rosewood, Jane Eyre, Heidi or The Fury. I already have all of these and barely listen to them. This is a turning point for a serious Williams fan because up to this latest batch of CDs, I own almost every officially-released Williams score and concerto. But I think I'm through with this completist stuff. I think of it practically and I basically only listen to my favorite scores and a majority of stuff in my collection just collects dust or takes up hard drive space.
    All the while I can't help but feel, why are we getting all these basically obscure Williams scores and reissues when there are so many necessary Williams releases. If we're going to reissue these albums, what about the original Jaws album, which kinda sounds like shit? Why not the original Star Wars Trilogy, where we have horribly mastered/mixed Empire and Jedi? We also still need the original Empire album after all these years. I would instantly throw down for complete Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, the E.T. Adventure, prequels, etc. Yet, we keep getting scores that are basically collectors-only or generally for the hardest of the hardcore. After all these years of Williams fandom, I'm starting to agree with the man himself, who didn't even want Sugarland Express released. And Jerry Goldsmith for that matter. Not every score is necessary.
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    Brock Lovett got a reaction from Incanus in How to Murder John Williams   
    I'm gonna go listen to John Williams.
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    Brock Lovett got a reaction from Pieter Boelen in American Sniper   
    I kinda can't wrap my head around the idea of Williams scoring a Bradley Cooper movie.
    I think many of us were hoping for all these other projects Spielberg has abandoned, which could have made for good Williams scores. There was a sci-fi one, pirates, robowhatever and even a biblical picture. Of course, he ends up doing a Bradley Cooper drama.
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    Brock Lovett reacted to King Mark in How Do You Plan To Enjoy The Newly Released Jurassic Park Music?   
    The thing is with those 2 albums (Williams Collaboration and Williams on Williams}, I think they should be left as individual compilation albums. Almost everything on there is expanded compared to OST versions.
    I'm bummed there was never follow up albums to those. I'm sure it would include the re-tooled Lost World theme and Indy 4 concert versions.
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    Brock Lovett got a reaction from SingeMoisi in John Williams Action Music   
    Check out the Star Wars and Indy trilogies, Superman, Hook and the Jurassic Parks. Some top-notch action cues in there.
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    Brock Lovett got a reaction from Wojo in Star Trek: The Next Generation   
    Damn, Best of Both Worlds in theaters. That's where it belongs, too.
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    Brock Lovett reacted to publicist in Celebrity Praise for John Williams   
    Kevin Bacon once cited THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST as his favourite score.
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    Brock Lovett got a reaction from JoeinAR in The one John Williams score everyone seems to love that you just don't get...   
    E.T.
    Star Wars
    Jaws
    Superman
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    1984 Olympics
    But most of all, "The City Sleeps" from Earthquake. This is JW at his very worst.

    Oh, that's right.
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    Brock Lovett reacted to scallenger in John Williams at the Hollywood Bowl August 30 and 31, 2013   
    Both days at 8PM and feature special guest... Julie Andrews? Not sure how she connects with John Williams, but I like her nonetheless! She is there for a tribute for director Blake Edwards and composer Henry Mancini.
    http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/john-williams-maestro-of-movies/2013-08-30
    http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/john-williams-maestro-of-movies/2013-08-31
    I'm assuming tickets will be available at some later time. Since I missed out on this concert last year (and have been regrettably angry about it ever since), I MUST make it to this one on one of those days. Anyone else think they may go?
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    Brock Lovett reacted to BrĂ³nach in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (JJ Abrams 2015)   
    The prequel trilogy looks terrible.
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    Brock Lovett got a reaction from Andy in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (JJ Abrams 2015)   
    Even before we can attempt to get anything good out of this, Lucas needs to stay the hell away or we'll get his influence ruining this just like it contributed to ruining Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. The most he should influence this:
    1. John Williams does the music
    2. No lens flares, in fact dump your DP altogether
    3. No computer generated cartoons everywhere
    4. Nothing from the prequels
    5. Raping Han Solo and all characters from Star Wars, Empire and Jedi is strictly forbidden
    6. No Shia or any of these shitty popular modern actors
    7. No awful storylines that don't make any sense and/or plot holes everywhere
    That will never happen, so I'm going to go ahead and predict we're screwed, but I'd be ecstatic to be wrong
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    Brock Lovett got a reaction from Hedwig in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (JJ Abrams 2015)   
    So Giacchino will do this, meaning we won't get a new JW score, the entire movie will be lens flares and it will likely go against all the established canon.
    It could be good, but who cares if there's no John Williams score. Seriously.
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    Brock Lovett reacted to King Mark in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (JJ Abrams 2015)   
    John Debney can't really write good themes. except Seaquest DSV
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    Brock Lovett got a reaction from Jay in FILM: Skyfall   
    You know, I think the guys who wrote Die Another Day really nailed the first 30-40 minutes of that movie. I'll have to review it to be sure, but I remember it being pretty good until he meets Halle Berry.
    As for the villain's schemes to kill M...well, I was reminded of Joker in The Dark Knight, where it seemed that everything he did in that movie was surrounded by coincidence. What the hell would have happened at Bruce Wayne's party if it didn't turn out Bruce Wayne was Batman? What if Joker never got a hold of his girlfriend and threw, in essence, the both of them out of the window? He even gets deliberately captured with a ludicrous escape plan. It basically worked in that movie because the Joker was so cool and we were actually witnessing a pretty great interpretation of a classic character of pop culture not being raped like everything else in modern films. Quite the opposite, actually.
    Okay, I'm focusing too much on other movies, but Skyfall is a movie that on the surface appears to be another "serious" and/or "gritty" Bond flick. However, there are so many points throughout where you have to basically turn off your brain and accept whatever's occurring as-is (like in, say, Nolan films). No questions asked. There comes a point where you stop analyzing it and just go along for the ride. You know, like Indy, Star Wars or, say, the older Bond films that did the thinking for you in between all the scenes that made the character and his adventures completely cool and iconic. As for whether the film delivered in that regard? Well, I was entertained. There were several moments where I just had no clue what the hell Bond was doing, but he looked cool doing it. Whatever he was doing also advanced the plot somewhere. Means to an end.
    Perhaps I'm something of a simpleton, but for me, the Bond flicks have never really been about the plot (which usually amounts to whatever the villain is doing). It's more the character and all the things he does, the people he encounters, neat action scenes, awesome musical score and babes. The villains are usually inconsequential, unless the performance by whoever portrays them is really great. I mean, really, it's usually the same damn thing in almost every Bond movie. Villain with a plan, Bond investigates, kills guys, bangs women, car chase and Bond eventually defeats the villain. Always. So fuck the villain. I liked the focus on Bond himself, which is probably why I liked Skyfall.
    Plus, it handled the hero getting older thing really well, unlike a certain sequel from another major franchise.
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    Brock Lovett reacted to #SnowyVernalSpringsEternal in Congo by Jerry Goldsmith (New Intrada Complete)   
    Congo is a great guilty pleasure.
    "My name is Monro Kelly, your great white hunter on this trip....though i happen to be black."
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    Brock Lovett reacted to Quintus in BBC Radio 3 Composer of the Week - John Williams (14-18 January, 2013)   
    Bit rich of a Pops orchestra to act all high and mighty anyway. They're not exactly playing in the Boston Symphony Orchestra, after all.
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