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Kevin McCallister

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  1. Silvestri is the composer that got me IN to film music. The Back To The Future Theme is my all time favorite movie theme ever. I already have the promo, but that is still missing music. A digitally restored COMPLETE score soundtrack would be fantastic! This campaign has been going for a few months now and I hope it's making an impact. MCA, Varese Sarabande, are you listening to us? Release this now!
  2. The complete version of the Temple of Doom End Credits is fantastic, especially the rendition as Indy and Willie kiss and the kids run to them. And Williams splicing Short Round's Theme with the Raiders March was very clever. That gets my vote.
  3. Finale from Edward Scissorhands Remembering Childhood from Hook Christmas Star from Home Alone 2 David And The Supermecha from A.I. Main Theme from Cast Away Lone Pine Mall from Back To The Future (when Doc is found dead and then revives) And probably several others I can't think of.
  4. I figured this would be interesting to vote on, and later on for other movies. For this one, I have to go with the crystal motif. So mysterious, so eerie, so suspenseful! With the main theme being a close second.
  5. Batman is fantastic, but Superman is perfect. I love both scores, but Superman is just so much richer in themes and cues. And sadly, Batman still has 20 minutes of (great) unreleased music. Spider-Man comes next I think. It's no Batman, but Elfman supplies the film with an exceptional score that DOES have themes (despite what the people at Ain't It Cool News say) . I love "Costume Montage!" X-Men would be next IMO. It's not a great score to just listen to, but it suffices in the film. It'll be interesting to hear what John Ottman does (Ottman is rescoring X-Men for the new S.E. DVD as well
  6. Thank you very much for the explanations John. Actually I looked close and saw that some of the cues that were broken into multiple parts on the first boot were either minomered, or contained alternates of it inserted into the body of the score. It turns out that only the really long cues like Remembering Childhood and The Ultimate War were broken down into 4 or 5 cues. I guess seeing 3 parts for a short cue like Flight To Neverland kinda confused me. One last question though. Are the alternates for the Never-Feast on the Concorde boot identical to each other? Besides the 2 second cut off on o
  7. I've been listening to my custom made 3-Disc set for Hook and I reread John Takis's score analysis and then took a look at the assemblies on the pirated releases. A lot of questions began to pop in my head and perhaps. may never be solved, but I'd like to make some points here and see if anyone else may know or be able to figure out some of these points. Here we go - 1) I've been listening to the 3 versions of "The Arrival of Tink and Flight To Neverland" lately and I'm almost convinced that one of the alternates probably isn't real. The one that I think is real is the alternate with the film
  8. I've always thought of Christmas Star as the "Star of Bethlehem" of the second film (although I'm not sure which is better). What would've been cool is if when Williams went to score the scene where Kevin sets his traps in 2, he composed an action scene using Christmas Star rather than rehash the Star of Bethlehem/Carol Of The Bells version. That would've been interesting.
  9. DEFINTELY not a cut and paste job. And I should know! Seriously, the score is very good. Yes, some of the same cues and themes show up in the score, but there is enough new material to carry the score all the way. The fact is a lot of the best original music was unreleased. There is over 25 minutes of unreleased music, and that's in the film itself. Even some themes/motifs are unreleased. Here's a rundown of all the main themes from the film. Along with Kevin's Theme, the Villains Theme, Somewhere In My Memory, Holiday Flight, Star Of Bethlehem, and the Setting The Trap motif, the following
  10. I enjoyed the Hook score for a long time before I saw the actual movie.
  11. Get Home Alone as fast as you can!!!!!!!! -Kevin
  12. The expanded releases I have are Superman (Movie, not the re-recording) CEOT3K Raiders Of The Lost Ark E.T. 20th Anniversary The Empire Strikes Back The "unofficial" expanded releases I have are A.I. Promo Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade I made my own 3-CD set for Hook (over 190 min of music!).
  13. Here's the URL. It's still online. http://worldzone.net/music/johnwilliams/in...y2/analysis.htm Great article. We NEED this score to be rereleased!!!
  14. I want to get the Star Wars and ROTJ 2-CD sets, but at Amazon, they have 2 versions. One is the slimline, which is cheaper, and the other is the regular soundtrack which is about 10 dollars more. Is slimline the packaging where there is an outer cover and the booklet comes out with a hardcover? Or is that something else? I have the slide out hardcover booklet version of Empire, and I love it and want to get that version for the other two. Which do I get? The regular soundtrack is more expensive, so I think it may be that one since I always saw the Empire soundtrack I bought more expensive than
  15. *Indicates an unreleased cue. The Raiders March is one of the best themes John Williams has ever composed, but where do you think it was used the best? My vote goes to Underground Heroics. This rendition, with Indy pounding the Thuggee guard and Short Round pounding the Maharajah, just sends chills down my spine everytime I see it. A close second for me is The German Sub, the first full rendtion of the theme in the movies, and with a powerful scene.
  16. I agree Indy. But the pressing question is, how will the music (that I mentioned in the topic post) be presented?
  17. I think Crusade is a very strong score and a five star album, but falls short of Raiders and Temple. I think it's incredible from the beginning up until and including Scherzo For Motorcycle. After that, a handful of the cues are good, but some of the cues ARE well, not so much boring, but not invigorating by any means. Like on the 2-CD boot, I find myself skipping from Scherzo For Motorcycle...to No Ticket...to the Belly of The Steel Beast...to Indy's Return...to the End Credits. I don't necessary listen to those exact cues, but I think some cues like The Berlin Air Terminal or Reunited With S
  18. I will concede there Luke. Yoda's scene was fantastic and did top some of the F/X in Spider-Man, but as far as I'm concerned, Spidey will look more real to me than Jar Jar Binks ever will. IrishCal, I agree that some of the composite shots were weak. The film was shot in 1.85 instead of 2.35. I suppose Don Burgess is a good enough cinematographer, but I think the film would've been rendered much better had the film been shot in 2.35. Since it wasn't, I think some shots suffered, and some of which were the digital effects shots. I know Stan Winston does mostly visual effects, but I always thoug
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