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    mrbellamy got a reaction from Jay in What do you consider to be Williams “lightest” score?   
    "Searching for a Television" is easily the darkest cue, right? And the first one! Pretty weird. 
     
     
    It's mostly upbeat from there, or just pensive. 
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    mrbellamy got a reaction from Jurassic Shark in What do you consider to be Williams “heaviest” score?   
    BFG seems pretty heavy but I think I'd have to give it to Jurassic Park
     
    Unless we wanna get into how fat your Stepmomma is
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    mrbellamy got a reaction from GerateWohl in What do you consider to be Williams “heaviest” score?   
    BFG seems pretty heavy but I think I'd have to give it to Jurassic Park
     
    Unless we wanna get into how fat your Stepmomma is
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    mrbellamy got a reaction from Cerebral Cortex in What do you consider to be Williams “lightest” score?   
    "Recollections" removes CMIYC from contention 
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    mrbellamy got a reaction from Holko in What do you consider to be Williams “lightest” score?   
    "Recollections" removes CMIYC from contention 
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    mrbellamy got a reaction from crypto in What do you consider to be Williams “lightest” score?   
    "Recollections" removes CMIYC from contention 
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    mrbellamy got a reaction from Oceadge in Harry Potter 7CD Collection - Pictures, unboxing videos, and art design / liner notes discussion   
    I was shocked and disappointed when I saw Azkaban LTP how many people in the audience just got up and started walking out as soon as the credits started, chattering away over the orchestra like it was a movie theater. It's not like the lights came on or anything, people were just fumbling around in the dark. It's one thing to be more used to casual concert etiquette where you can socialize during the performance but to get up and leave while they're playing, that's some shit. It's really disrespectful, they should make an announcement at the beginning or something to please stay seated. 
     
     
    The Mugglenet site did post a review with a giveaway contest but seems that's the only mention of it.
     
    Snitchseeker also tweeted this with a link to their article, reposting the LLL press release. Honestly, though, I suspect there could have easily been confusion from fans around whether these were just the original soundtracks being re-boxed for a "cash grab". It's true that it doesn't seem like anybody paid much attention to it overall. 
     
     
    I think a lot of even hardcore fans possibly wouldn't be able to think of more than one or two things they liked that they would have wanted to hear on the soundtracks, and not enough to shell out $100 for it. It's why these things are limited but I hope the people who put all the hard work into these things feel appreciated. It's such a special market to have out there even if I myself don't often purchase them either!
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    mrbellamy got a reaction from Bellosh in Harry Potter 7CD Collection - Pictures, unboxing videos, and art design / liner notes discussion   
    I was shocked and disappointed when I saw Azkaban LTP how many people in the audience just got up and started walking out as soon as the credits started, chattering away over the orchestra like it was a movie theater. It's not like the lights came on or anything, people were just fumbling around in the dark. It's one thing to be more used to casual concert etiquette where you can socialize during the performance but to get up and leave while they're playing, that's some shit. It's really disrespectful, they should make an announcement at the beginning or something to please stay seated. 
     
     
    The Mugglenet site did post a review with a giveaway contest but seems that's the only mention of it.
     
    Snitchseeker also tweeted this with a link to their article, reposting the LLL press release. Honestly, though, I suspect there could have easily been confusion from fans around whether these were just the original soundtracks being re-boxed for a "cash grab". It's true that it doesn't seem like anybody paid much attention to it overall. 
     
     
    I think a lot of even hardcore fans possibly wouldn't be able to think of more than one or two things they liked that they would have wanted to hear on the soundtracks, and not enough to shell out $100 for it. It's why these things are limited but I hope the people who put all the hard work into these things feel appreciated. It's such a special market to have out there even if I myself don't often purchase them either!
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    mrbellamy got a reaction from bollemanneke in Harry Potter 7CD Collection - Pictures, unboxing videos, and art design / liner notes discussion   
    I was shocked and disappointed when I saw Azkaban LTP how many people in the audience just got up and started walking out as soon as the credits started, chattering away over the orchestra like it was a movie theater. It's not like the lights came on or anything, people were just fumbling around in the dark. It's one thing to be more used to casual concert etiquette where you can socialize during the performance but to get up and leave while they're playing, that's some shit. It's really disrespectful, they should make an announcement at the beginning or something to please stay seated. 
     
     
    The Mugglenet site did post a review with a giveaway contest but seems that's the only mention of it.
     
    Snitchseeker also tweeted this with a link to their article, reposting the LLL press release. Honestly, though, I suspect there could have easily been confusion from fans around whether these were just the original soundtracks being re-boxed for a "cash grab". It's true that it doesn't seem like anybody paid much attention to it overall. 
     
     
    I think a lot of even hardcore fans possibly wouldn't be able to think of more than one or two things they liked that they would have wanted to hear on the soundtracks, and not enough to shell out $100 for it. It's why these things are limited but I hope the people who put all the hard work into these things feel appreciated. It's such a special market to have out there even if I myself don't often purchase them either!
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    mrbellamy got a reaction from Disco Stu in Harry Potter 7CD Collection - Pictures, unboxing videos, and art design / liner notes discussion   
    I was shocked and disappointed when I saw Azkaban LTP how many people in the audience just got up and started walking out as soon as the credits started, chattering away over the orchestra like it was a movie theater. It's not like the lights came on or anything, people were just fumbling around in the dark. It's one thing to be more used to casual concert etiquette where you can socialize during the performance but to get up and leave while they're playing, that's some shit. It's really disrespectful, they should make an announcement at the beginning or something to please stay seated. 
     
     
    The Mugglenet site did post a review with a giveaway contest but seems that's the only mention of it.
     
    Snitchseeker also tweeted this with a link to their article, reposting the LLL press release. Honestly, though, I suspect there could have easily been confusion from fans around whether these were just the original soundtracks being re-boxed for a "cash grab". It's true that it doesn't seem like anybody paid much attention to it overall. 
     
     
    I think a lot of even hardcore fans possibly wouldn't be able to think of more than one or two things they liked that they would have wanted to hear on the soundtracks, and not enough to shell out $100 for it. It's why these things are limited but I hope the people who put all the hard work into these things feel appreciated. It's such a special market to have out there even if I myself don't often purchase them either!
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    mrbellamy reacted to Disco Stu in Harry Potter 7CD Collection - Pictures, unboxing videos, and art design / liner notes discussion   
    The Harry Potter LTP concert I went to the audience sure didn't seem to care about listening.  Just an expensive way to see the movie with an audience again for them.
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    mrbellamy got a reaction from Martinland in John Williams discussed on Speeding Bullitt: The Steve McQueen Podcast   
    I'm not gonna lie, I speed-read this as "John Williams discussed Bullitt on Steve McQueen podcast" and had an incredibly exciting WTF?!?! moment until my brain adjusted. 
     
    This sounds cool too. 
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    mrbellamy got a reaction from Once in John Williams discussed on Speeding Bullitt: The Steve McQueen Podcast   
    I'm not gonna lie, I speed-read this as "John Williams discussed Bullitt on Steve McQueen podcast" and had an incredibly exciting WTF?!?! moment until my brain adjusted. 
     
    This sounds cool too. 
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    mrbellamy got a reaction from Zenon in The official Alexandre Desplat thread   
    He wasn't asked about his passion projects, he was asked for a "Mount Rushmore of Desplat" which is probably embarrassing for him to consider anyway. And if you're just reaching for things off the top of your head, then of course you'll think of the things that had an impact. He clearly doesn't mull over this list in his free time. Just because he didn't think of Birth in that second doesn't mean he doesn't think highly of it. 
     
    Girl with a Pearl Earring changed his career, it was a big deal. Jacques Audiard and Wes Anderson are important partners. Harry Potter was two in a row with probably the biggest budgets and most resources he ever got, probably dealing with the studio at the highest level, obviously it would have been a high-pressure learning experience and he'd be proud of how he acquitted himself, and he got to try to measure up to his hero. The Imitation Game, whatever, maybe Turing's story means a lot to him or he is just very proud of how it came out. Maybe he just loves that score. Or maybe he did just think of it because he said Grand Budapest and they were Oscar chums. He didn't mention Shape of Water which won him another Oscar. 
     
    I never liked the idea that only obscure projects can be passion projects, anyway, and it's pretty cynical to suggest he's thinking about awards and money...he only mentions awards once, anyway, in the context of Girl with a Pearl Earring getting him a Golden Globe nod and opening up his career. He never said anything about box office in that quote. 
     
    But even so, I do think a lot of creative people rely on what other people say about their work or other feedback they get on it, because they try not to think about it or just don't trust their own evaluations. It reminds me of when Paul Thomas Anderson was asked about Boogie Nights and how he would define it, thematically, and he said it's been too long that now he just finds himself parroting what other people have said about it for 25 years. 
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    mrbellamy reacted to Disco Stu in The Justin Hurwitz Thread   
    I guess measuring how big a "splash" is is completely subjective but... Hurwitz won two Oscars and the La La Land soundtrack album actually went gold so it's sold at least 500,000 copies in this day and age.  That's a much much bigger splash IMO.
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    mrbellamy got a reaction from Arpy in The official Alexandre Desplat thread   
    He wasn't asked about his passion projects, he was asked for a "Mount Rushmore of Desplat" which is probably embarrassing for him to consider anyway. And if you're just reaching for things off the top of your head, then of course you'll think of the things that had an impact. He clearly doesn't mull over this list in his free time. Just because he didn't think of Birth in that second doesn't mean he doesn't think highly of it. 
     
    Girl with a Pearl Earring changed his career, it was a big deal. Jacques Audiard and Wes Anderson are important partners. Harry Potter was two in a row with probably the biggest budgets and most resources he ever got, probably dealing with the studio at the highest level, obviously it would have been a high-pressure learning experience and he'd be proud of how he acquitted himself, and he got to try to measure up to his hero. The Imitation Game, whatever, maybe Turing's story means a lot to him or he is just very proud of how it came out. Maybe he just loves that score. Or maybe he did just think of it because he said Grand Budapest and they were Oscar chums. He didn't mention Shape of Water which won him another Oscar. 
     
    I never liked the idea that only obscure projects can be passion projects, anyway, and it's pretty cynical to suggest he's thinking about awards and money...he only mentions awards once, anyway, in the context of Girl with a Pearl Earring getting him a Golden Globe nod and opening up his career. He never said anything about box office in that quote. 
     
    But even so, I do think a lot of creative people rely on what other people say about their work or other feedback they get on it, because they try not to think about it or just don't trust their own evaluations. It reminds me of when Paul Thomas Anderson was asked about Boogie Nights and how he would define it, thematically, and he said it's been too long that now he just finds himself parroting what other people have said about it for 25 years. 
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    mrbellamy got a reaction from Once in The official Alexandre Desplat thread   
    He wasn't asked about his passion projects, he was asked for a "Mount Rushmore of Desplat" which is probably embarrassing for him to consider anyway. And if you're just reaching for things off the top of your head, then of course you'll think of the things that had an impact. He clearly doesn't mull over this list in his free time. Just because he didn't think of Birth in that second doesn't mean he doesn't think highly of it. 
     
    Girl with a Pearl Earring changed his career, it was a big deal. Jacques Audiard and Wes Anderson are important partners. Harry Potter was two in a row with probably the biggest budgets and most resources he ever got, probably dealing with the studio at the highest level, obviously it would have been a high-pressure learning experience and he'd be proud of how he acquitted himself, and he got to try to measure up to his hero. The Imitation Game, whatever, maybe Turing's story means a lot to him or he is just very proud of how it came out. Maybe he just loves that score. Or maybe he did just think of it because he said Grand Budapest and they were Oscar chums. He didn't mention Shape of Water which won him another Oscar. 
     
    I never liked the idea that only obscure projects can be passion projects, anyway, and it's pretty cynical to suggest he's thinking about awards and money...he only mentions awards once, anyway, in the context of Girl with a Pearl Earring getting him a Golden Globe nod and opening up his career. He never said anything about box office in that quote. 
     
    But even so, I do think a lot of creative people rely on what other people say about their work or other feedback they get on it, because they try not to think about it or just don't trust their own evaluations. It reminds me of when Paul Thomas Anderson was asked about Boogie Nights and how he would define it, thematically, and he said it's been too long that now he just finds himself parroting what other people have said about it for 25 years. 
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    mrbellamy reacted to Jay in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    I've seen Spinal Tap a few times, but he didn't direct that one. 
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    mrbellamy got a reaction from WampaRat in Indiana Jones 5 Spoilers & Set Photos Thread   
    I don't think it was ever announced if it has. They may still be going. 
     
     
    Reminds me of the posters for two of my favorite movies by the director Wojciech J Has, also Polish...
     

     

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    mrbellamy reacted to Jay in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    Best In Show
     
    I had somehow never seen this before - I've actually never seen any of the Christopher Guest movies other than A Mighty Wind.  I liked this one a lot, the cast really excelled frequently and a lot of the improv really worked.  It was also very well paced, a nice quick 90 minutes with every scene being funny and no excess.  It's also very 90s which I enjoyed.  Nice work by everyone, but I'd say Fred Willard, Larry Miller, Ed Begley Jr, and Parker Posey probably made me laugh the most.  Really enjoyed this and want to watch the other Guest improv films now!
     
    It's on HBO Max
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    mrbellamy reacted to Tom in JW Interview on Vimeo   
    Imagine being these kids' other grandpa.  
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    mrbellamy got a reaction from Once in Harry Potter 7CD Collection - Pictures, unboxing videos, and art design / liner notes discussion   
    The Daily Prophet art would in a way make more sense for a Hooper box since those fly-through newspaper montages are such a visual motif in OOTP. A Desplat set could use the great "burning Hogwarts" one-sheet somehow. Target used it for their exclusive DH:2 Bluray which is what I have, it's rad. 
     
    The Harris vs Gambon debate is always fun lol, it even extends to soundtrack art. I guess an alternative would be to put Harris and Smith on COS which is always a cute pairing, and then bump Rickman to POA where he has more iconic moments anyway. But I like having Gambon on Azkaban, I think it makes sense, he's a unique color of the movie. Poor Thewlis, even though he's the heart of the movie, he loses on overall points to Dumbledore and the POA himself. 
     
    Actually I would say arguably the bigger miss than Harris is Robbie Coltrane. There's an argument for replacing Smith or Rickman on COS since Hagrid is more crucial to that movie than either, but who wants to lose those two? Choices, choices. 
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    mrbellamy got a reaction from Holko in Harry Potter 7CD Collection - Pictures, unboxing videos, and art design / liner notes discussion   
    The Daily Prophet art would in a way make more sense for a Hooper box since those fly-through newspaper montages are such a visual motif in OOTP. A Desplat set could use the great "burning Hogwarts" one-sheet somehow. Target used it for their exclusive DH:2 Bluray which is what I have, it's rad. 
     
    The Harris vs Gambon debate is always fun lol, it even extends to soundtrack art. I guess an alternative would be to put Harris and Smith on COS which is always a cute pairing, and then bump Rickman to POA where he has more iconic moments anyway. But I like having Gambon on Azkaban, I think it makes sense, he's a unique color of the movie. Poor Thewlis, even though he's the heart of the movie, he loses on overall points to Dumbledore and the POA himself. 
     
    Actually I would say arguably the bigger miss than Harris is Robbie Coltrane. There's an argument for replacing Smith or Rickman on COS since Hagrid is more crucial to that movie than either, but who wants to lose those two? Choices, choices. 
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    mrbellamy reacted to rough cut in JW's Liner Notes   
    Although no physical release exists, John seems to have penned some program notes for his concert work For Seiji! (1999) that can be found on The John Williams Collection Webpage.



    Also, it might be interesting to include these two letters written for the concert in London (2018) and Vienna (2020) respectively.
     
    John Williams’ message due to his absence during the concerts in Royal Albert Hall, London (2018):
     
     
     
    John Williams’ personal message included in the limited golden 2 LP edition of “Live In Vienna” (2020):
     
     
      Lastly, John’s contribution to Anne-Sophie Mutter’s Across The Stars from 2019 is not yet mentioned:      
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    mrbellamy got a reaction from Yavar Moradi in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story (2021)   
    It's missing the Montezuma movie which always seemed like the coolest one. 
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