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    mrbellamy got a reaction from Jay in John Williams nominated for another Grammy Award   
    Congrats to JW
     
    Always think of this bit whenever he racks up another nom lol
     
     
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    mrbellamy got a reaction from Smeltington in John Williams nominated for another Grammy Award   
    Congrats to JW
     
    Always think of this bit whenever he racks up another nom lol
     
     
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    mrbellamy got a reaction from Cerebral Cortex in John Williams nominated for another Grammy Award   
    Congrats to JW
     
    Always think of this bit whenever he racks up another nom lol
     
     
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    mrbellamy got a reaction from Jurassic Shark in John Williams nominated for another Grammy Award   
    Congrats to JW
     
    Always think of this bit whenever he racks up another nom lol
     
     
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    mrbellamy reacted to Koray Savas in Lorne Balfe's BLACK WIDOW (2020) - Desplat replaced   
    You haven’t noticed how weird film score fans can be?
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    mrbellamy got a reaction from publicist in John Debney is scoring the HOME ALONE reboot (2021 Disney+)   
    John Hughes himself rewrote Miracle on 34th Street in between 2 and 3 lol.
     
    And as you say Home Alone has already been sequelized to hell and back. 3-5 were basically “reboots” anyway and the third one only used Williams in the title if I remember right.
     
    But complaining about this is like giving any attention to a TV movie or VHS release. Same financial imperative as back in the day, they’re just doing this to generate content like always. The only difference is adults inexplicably pay attention to these things like they’re big news and it gets publicized like a major release, I suppose because Disney+ is new and all, the Fox sale etc, but this is literally no different than when Fox farted out 4 and 5 for Disney’s ABC networks.
     
    Like that’s the other thing is this is technically Fox/Disney’s third Home Alone project anyway.
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    mrbellamy reacted to Bespin in Is John Williams the Bach of our time?   
    No.
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    mrbellamy reacted to Thor in Would Kingdom of the Crystal Skull be in your top 10 if it was the only Indiana Jones score/film?   
    No, it wouldn't.
     
    But for all the times I keep saying that his post-2005 scores are disappointing to me, it's always in relation to Williams' own oeuvre. Compared to most anything and anyone else, they still hold a very high standard. So, for example, INDY 4 would no doubt feature on my top 10 list of 2008 scores.
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    mrbellamy got a reaction from Once in John Williams hopes "to be in Berlin in October conducting the orchestra"   
    It’s just interesting that he’s decided to start doing this now in his late 80s when he hadn’t performed at all outside of the US since the 90s?
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    mrbellamy got a reaction from Will in John Williams hopes "to be in Berlin in October conducting the orchestra"   
    It’s just interesting that he’s decided to start doing this now in his late 80s when he hadn’t performed at all outside of the US since the 90s?
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    mrbellamy reacted to tmarps in John Williams hopes "to be in Berlin in October conducting the orchestra"   
    In a BBC Radio 4 interview from this morning, John Williams mentions that he "[hopes] to be in Berlin in October conducting the orchestra". Is this the first we have heard of a potential concert with what sounds like the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra?? What do you make of this? Interview starts at 7:40am (1h40min in) but JW mentions Berlin at 7:44am, (1h44min in)? 
     
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000ph3t 
     
    If this is to be true and the vaccines are here to enable us to see concerts again, it is amazing to hear JW is still able and willing to work!! 
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    mrbellamy reacted to TownerFan in 'Percussive Planet' - a new John Williams piece for percussion and orchestra for Martin Grubinger   
    Hmm... I don't think this is going to be a full-on new Concerto, but rather a symphonic adaptation of his own (Williams-approved) film themes medley that Grubinger already performed last year at the Schleswig-Holstein Festival with his own Percussive Planet ensemble:
     
     
    On his website, Grubinger is listing the Berlin piece as "WILLIAMS: Suite Special Edition". If it was a world premiere of sorts, it would have been surely noted.
     
     
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    mrbellamy got a reaction from crumbs in Your opinion on sequels music?   
    I agree about the trumpets. I noticed he would do this thing in the sequels where he would have them just blare out some really harsh, long note. I can't recall if it's a new quirk or something he's always done that I missed...if he did I haven't noticed it sounding like this. I don't know why I find it so irritating, both compositionally and sonically, but it's one of those things that would just pop up for a few seconds and I'd be like, why. 
     
    Reminds me of a duck. Quaaaack!
     
     
     
    It's funny the things that annoy us. The infamous comical xylophone hits in his action pieces have always struck me as a similarly awkward/random choice. On the flipside, I'm always a sucker for his false endings which people bitch about.
     
    Anyway, sequel scores = good
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    mrbellamy reacted to Thor in Most Perplexing JW OST Omissions   
    None exist.
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    mrbellamy reacted to KK in John Williams Awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society Gold Medal   
    He now sits alongside Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky, Bernstein, Sibelius and more...
     
    There's an intro by Spielberg and we get to see Williams, impeccably classy as ever.
     
    https://royalphilharmonicsociety.org.uk/awards/gold-medal/john-williams
     
    1 Hour 6min mark:
     
     
     
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    mrbellamy got a reaction from Albus Percival Wulfric in Your opinion on sequels music?   
    I agree about the trumpets. I noticed he would do this thing in the sequels where he would have them just blare out some really harsh, long note. I can't recall if it's a new quirk or something he's always done that I missed...if he did I haven't noticed it sounding like this. I don't know why I find it so irritating, both compositionally and sonically, but it's one of those things that would just pop up for a few seconds and I'd be like, why. 
     
    Reminds me of a duck. Quaaaack!
     
     
     
    It's funny the things that annoy us. The infamous comical xylophone hits in his action pieces have always struck me as a similarly awkward/random choice. On the flipside, I'm always a sucker for his false endings which people bitch about.
     
    Anyway, sequel scores = good
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    mrbellamy got a reaction from Falstaft in Favorite John Williams score of the 2010s   
    The first half of the decade, especially, really set a new vibe. There's just something very unique about those first five to me, individually and as a group. The softer pastoral qualities, ruminative and reflective, the greater effort toward his end credit suites, the use of piano, but also an exciting and more kinda brawny, stripped down action style compared to the 2000s. The latter half has a bunch of highlights and similar patterns but I feel like their identities aren't as strong individually or as a group? Like they repeat themselves a bit more or fall back into some of the older 90s-2000s tricks more often. I don't know if this makes sense, it's all a generalization. It's interesting to me, though, I just look at those first five scores and it feels like he was doing something real consistent but also totally varied there, in a way that doesn't ring as true in the latter half where I think those have less in common and bounce around more. I enjoy it all.
     
    I voted War Horse because even though I think some others actually work better in their films, overall, it just hits a lot of buttons for me. In a funny way, for whatever reason I often found myself wishing certain things from the other scores were just a liiiiiittle more like War Horse. Not literally in sound but just in principle. Melodies that are just a bit more soaring and swooning, those incidental throwaway tunes that have more a life of their own, setpieces that are more focused and emotionally grounded like Plowing and No Man's Land. Just over the years I kept thinking "This is really great but War Horse, man"
     
    I also have developed some nostalgia since I joined this forum in 2010 and was just dying for new Williams after waiting so long and the Harry Potter hopes officially dashed. So that was all just a lot of fun to finally be getting something and getting into it as a JWFan and I loved both War Horse and Tintin. They both had elements I didn't quite expect but satisfyingly so and I just kept listening to "The Homecoming" over and over. It was exactly what I wanted and what I missed about having new John Williams in my life since 2008, but actually really since Azkaban since he was in a darker and more agitated space with the 2005 stuff and Crystal Skull doesn't have those emotional highs.
     
    And I guess the proof is in the pudding because I don't return to Tintin quite as much and the rest, as much as I love and appreciate them, always have minor disappointments for me. War Horse still knocks me out and has become one of my true Williams comfort listens, one of those favorites I can just count on.
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    mrbellamy got a reaction from Jay in Lincoln SCORE Discussion thread   
    Not really hearing it in the first one but I can definitely hear a variation in the second.
     
    Compare 0:00-0:06 of "Elegy" with 1:20-1:29 of "Now He Belongs to the Ages"
     
    And then compare 0:24-0:29 of "Elegy" with 1:30-1:40 of "Now He Belongs to the Ages"
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    mrbellamy reacted to mstrox in Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (Rian Johnson 2017)   
    Damn, we’re litigating this movie again?
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    mrbellamy got a reaction from Albus Percival Wulfric in Royal S. Brown's reviews of Williams's A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back and Harry Potter   
    Idk why Lewya is so obsessed with digging through these hit pieces by obscure critics and negative quotes from random celebs 
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    mrbellamy got a reaction from Not Mr. Big in Royal S. Brown's reviews of Williams's A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back and Harry Potter   
    Idk why Lewya is so obsessed with digging through these hit pieces by obscure critics and negative quotes from random celebs 
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    mrbellamy reacted to The Big Man in Is John Williams a thief?   
    Hey! Shoplifter!
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