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    Romão reacted to publicist in What Is The Last Score You Listened To?   
    THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS - John Barry
    Still the most satisfying Barry/Bond on an album (others have better songs but the incidental score often is not that great). It's romantic Barry galore - even cues like "Mujahadin and Opium" have that gloomy romantic feel - with several strong themes playing off each other. Obviously, Barry presented several song-suitable thematic ideas to the producers and when most of them were rejected he decided 'to hell with 'em' and used them anyway. So we have an action theme that's a song (The Pretenders' "Where has everybody Gone"), a song love theme (The Pretender's "If there was a Man") that seems to have been Barry's favourite and a-ha's "Living Daylights" (co-written with Barry) that is used sparingly in the underscore, too. To go with the times there is a rather humdrum 80's beat behind the action scenes, but if you survived Arnold's nerve-wracking basement DJ techno assaults that shouldn't bother you. Top all that with even more sweeping motivic ideas ('The Sniper was a Woman'/'Airbase Jailbreak') in the usual high Barry style (it's hardly new but just so classy) and you have a hell of an expanded EMI album which is just fine with it's 68 minutes.
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    Romão reacted to Hlao-roo in What Is The Last Score You Listened To?   
    "Anderton's Great Escape" aside, it's an album that has really grown on me. I think the scoring from the opening scenes up through Howard's arrest is absolutely first-rate.
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    Romão reacted to Sharkissimo in Return of the Jedi   
    I love the quote of Jabba's theme (AKA Jabba More Sinister Insert) with the flanging Moog bass.

    @1:39
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    Romão got a reaction from who cares in .   
    It's wonderfully atmospheric, I love it
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    Romão got a reaction from Quintus in Henry Jackman - Captain America: The Winter Soldier   
    The theme is predictable in a very bad way. Generic is exactly the adjective I'd use. There's absolutely no idiosyncrasy at all. It could be the theme for dozens of films and characters. It actually reminds a lot of this

    But at least that one is suposed to be making fun precisely at this sort of theme
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    Romão got a reaction from steb74 in NEW Williams title coming from La-La Land Records June 16th 2015   
    Whatever it is, I'm sure it will be most welcome. I wasn't exactly sighing for a an expanded Rosewood, and what a treasure chest that turned out to be
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    Romão got a reaction from Marian Schedenig in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    I love everything about the score except Varinia's theme Go figure
    Those shots of the Roman army marching and doing battle formations in plain of sight of the slave army are alone worth watching the movie
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    Romão got a reaction from Sharkissimo in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    I love everything about the score except Varinia's theme Go figure
    Those shots of the Roman army marching and doing battle formations in plain of sight of the slave army are alone worth watching the movie
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    Romão reacted to TownerFan in Williams to conduct "The Book Thief" at pre-Oscar Film Music ceremony on February 27th   
    Very interesting to hear about JW breaking his usual "rule" for this movie and reading the script before taking the assignment. It looks like he pursued the project just out of his own instinct for good dramatic material to write interesting music.
    Sorry, on a purely musical level there is NO comparison between the two works. And it's not just about "technical" knowledge vs. improv, nor a simple matter of taste. Williams is really the last of a disappearing breed, i.e. composers who apply their own dramatic instinct to the movie narrative to produce a musically coherent piece of work that makes sense in itself, both within and outside the film's borders. Price's work for Gravity has its own musical sense, but it works mainly (if not only) on a pure superficial level, i.e. heightening tension and anxiety with some (clever) musical tricks, because that's what the composer was asked to do by the director, of course. Within the movie, the music has much of its own sense, but when listened outside, sorry, it just doesn't stand up. And heard live in concert setting, like these clips show, the comparison it's even clearer. Gravity sounds like good, effective film music, with nods and steals from a variety of sources (the huge climactic cluster crescendo sounds like a rip-off of Beatles' A Day in The Life), while The Book Thief is more akin to a newly-discovered suite composed by Brahms, or even an unpublished Bernard Herrmann's concert piece.
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    Romão got a reaction from KK in What Is The Last Score You Listened To?   
    This post of yours made me want to discover this score. It's fascinating music. I'm now on my 3rd listen in a row and it still intrigues me greatly
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    Romão got a reaction from Incanus in The Book Thief (2013) - New Williams film score!   
    I saw the movie yesterday, with Miguel, and I found it to be a moving, tastefully done little story. Very well acted and shot, with impecable production design. It's not groundbreaking by any means, and some of the emotional scenes fall flat, but I always felt it was earnest and with its heart in the right place. Williams score works wonderfully.
    The death theme worked particularly well with the narration
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    Romão got a reaction from Muad'Dib in Williams's Most Badass Cues   
    Neptune's Bar from Cinderella Liberty

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    Romão got a reaction from theBT in Williams's Most Magical Cues   
    TV Reveals from Close Encounters
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    Romão got a reaction from Sharkissimo in Williams's Most Badass Cues   
    Neptune's Bar from Cinderella Liberty

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    Romão reacted to Quintus in Best Music Score Oscar Nominations 2014!   
    Nah, George Clooney's character was a crap caricature and the sledgehammer visual symbolism was cheesy as hell: *circus announcer* "See Sandra as a baby in the womb of space! Gasp as Sandra crawls out of the ocean onto land like the first life did millions of years ago!"
    Clever or subtle it was not. The film would have been stronger if it just stuck to the visceral emersion.
    I didn't need IMAX 3D to cringe at that stuff.
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    Romão got a reaction from Once in What 2014 films are you most interested in seeing?   
    Any movie by Mike Leigh makes me instantly curious
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    Romão got a reaction from Dixon Hill in What Is The Last Score You Listened To?   
    It's like Scott ignored the movie all together and just scored chapters of the book. The score is so much "grander" than the movie
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    Romão reacted to mrbellamy in Terry Gilliam Talks The "Simplistic" Films Of Steven Spielberg   
    The whole problem with everyone who throws that quote around is that it wasn't ever meant as a criticism of Schindler's List. According to Jan Harlan (edit: Frederic Raphael, actually, my mistake) who it should be noted, is the actual source of the quote -- he was paraphrasing a private conversation, Kubrick never made the statement publicly -- Kubrick was frustrated about his Aryan Papers film and became convinced that a movie that encompassed the scope and tragedy of the Holocaust could never be made. When Raphael brought up Schindler's List, Kubrick's argument was that it wasn't about the Holocaust, but about success, and only gave relative glimpses of the horror in order to set up Schindler's story. His point was that even Schindler's List had to approach the Holocaust from a different, more specific angle, and likely no film could ever truly confront the subject, and that realization led Kubrick to abandoning Aryan Papers. But people like Gilliam have twisted it since then to mean that Kubrick thought Spielberg had somehow failed as a responsible artist and had made a gooey movie based on tragedy and laced it up with a bow made out of thousand dollar bills.
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    Romão got a reaction from Omen II in Eusébio (1942-2014)   
    I know many of you don't particularly care about football (the European type), but yesterday of the great icons of the beautiful game passed away.
    Eusébio was the greatest player my country has ever seen (and his performance in the 1966 World Cup was legendary), he was the greatest figure in the history of my club, SL Benfica, of which he still is the all time top scorer and was honored with a statue outside the stadium during his lifetime.
    A great example of fair-play, sportmanship and simplicity, his death brought a huge wave of mourning all across the country (and also abroad).

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    Romão got a reaction from Jilal in Will you celebrate/honor Professor Tolkiens birthday?   
    Yeah, by not watching these Hobbit movies
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    Romão got a reaction from Incanus in RIP Peter O'Toole   
    My favorite role of his was his second intepretation of King Henry in Lion in Winter. It's a mesmerizing performance
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    Romão got a reaction from BLUMENKOHL in The Desolation of Smaug SPOILERS ALLOWED Discussion Thread   
    There was something really special about that first hour or so of FOTR that in my view no further portion of the entire saga thus far has come close of matching
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    Romão got a reaction from Once in The Desolation of Smaug SPOILERS ALLOWED Discussion Thread   
    There was something really special about that first hour or so of FOTR that in my view no further portion of the entire saga thus far has come close of matching
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    Romão got a reaction from Incanus in The Book Thief nominated for Golden Globe   
    Best Original Score - Motion Picture:
    All Is Lost
    Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
    Gravity
    The Book Thief
    12 Years a Slave
    http://www.goldenglobes.com/2014/best-original-score-motion-picture
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    Romão got a reaction from crocodile in The Book Thief nominated for Golden Globe   
    Best Original Score - Motion Picture:
    All Is Lost
    Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
    Gravity
    The Book Thief
    12 Years a Slave
    http://www.goldenglobes.com/2014/best-original-score-motion-picture
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