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    Not Mr. Big got a reaction from Alex Shore in Indy 5 to begin recording Tuesday morning!   
    Can't wait to hear the NEW Raiders March!!
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to DarthDementous in Natalie Holt's OBI-WAN KENOBI (2022)   
    I made the mistake of listening to this after the Kenobi album:

    Hearing this energy and sophistication of writing is like feeling the warmth of the sun on your face after staying the night in a cold damp cave
     
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    Not Mr. Big got a reaction from BB-8 in NASA Honors John Williams with Exceptional Public Achievement Medal   
    I do not want John Williams to go to space 
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to Positivatee in OBI-WAN KENOBI - spoilers allowed for all aired episodes   
    They hired the Problem Child kid.
     

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    Not Mr. Big got a reaction from DarthDementous in OBI-WAN KENOBI - spoilers allowed for all aired episodes   
    That would explain why he looks nothing like Mark Hamill 
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    Not Mr. Big got a reaction from artus_grayboot in Natalie Holt's OBI-WAN KENOBI (2022)   
    Not exactly great for Holt's career either as she has received most of the fan hate for the score despite being handicapped by the "no original themes" arrangement in addition to being a wrong fit for the assignment in general (in terms of style).
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    Not Mr. Big got a reaction from mrbellamy in NASA Honors John Williams with Exceptional Public Achievement Medal   
    I do not want John Williams to go to space 
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    Not Mr. Big got a reaction from Edmilson in OBI-WAN KENOBI - spoilers allowed for all aired episodes   
    That would explain why he looks nothing like Mark Hamill 
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    Not Mr. Big got a reaction from Andy in OBI-WAN KENOBI - spoilers allowed for all aired episodes   
    That would explain why he looks nothing like Mark Hamill 
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    Not Mr. Big got a reaction from Andy in NASA Honors John Williams with Exceptional Public Achievement Medal   
    I do not want John Williams to go to space 
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    Not Mr. Big got a reaction from AC1 in OBI-WAN KENOBI - spoilers allowed for all aired episodes   
    That would explain why he looks nothing like Mark Hamill 
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to Cerebral Cortex in NASA Honors John Williams with Exceptional Public Achievement Medal   
    Oh no! Not wanting to be outdone by NASA, it appears that Bezos got to Williams. Maybe Shatner inspired him?

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    Not Mr. Big got a reaction from Tiburon in Natalie Holt's OBI-WAN KENOBI (2022)   
    Not exactly great for Holt's career either as she has received most of the fan hate for the score despite being handicapped by the "no original themes" arrangement in addition to being a wrong fit for the assignment in general (in terms of style).
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to Cerebral Cortex in Indy 5 to begin recording Tuesday morning!   
    Been trying to familiarize myself more with the works of Lalo Schifrin here lately. Certainly some parallels to Williams. Started out with a background rooted in being a jazz pianist, worked in TV before mostly switching to larger films, born in 1932. His last big scoring effort, however, was in 2007 with the third Rush Hour movie.
     
    And it's easy for me to forget how easily that could have been the case with Williams. Music is so ingrained into his DNA that, indeed, I think it unlikely that he would ever truly step away from the music creation process. Say he'd stepped away from film scores back in 2007. For one thing, he's already cemented himself as one of the greats, with that title being secured even going back a considerable number of years prior. But also think of how much career-defining music he has put out since then. I think of his work on Lincoln, another entire film trilogy of Star Wars films, all of his concert pieces, etc. It all feels a little surreal. Other users, including myself, have waxed poetic on this strain of conversation before, so I realize I'm not making light of anything new. I think more than anything I'm trying to speak to myself trying to rationalize how bizarre it is that we're here on this forum still discussing, debating, and analyzing the continued film scoring efforts of John Williams, and that many think that some of these such efforts are among the best he's ever contributed to the musical form. He wrote Rey's theme at 83. Imagine living a life such that you are able to say that, perhaps, your best work was in your 80s. That's insane.
     
    Goldsmith. Bernstein. Hermann. Steiner. Mancini. Morricone. Titans of the industry that we look to as being emblematic of the old guard. Williams met, worked with, or was active alongside all of them at some point in their lives. He's that singular bridge tethering us in the here and now to old Hollywood. And somehow here we are getting ready to see him record a score to another one of the biggest movies ever made. To have a man be so prolific for so long at such a level of quality is a gift. To have a place like these forums for the 3+ generations of fans that have grown up and been inspired by his work is another. We could be in a timeline where Williams closed up shop in 2007 and we're all here in a dark cave driving ourselves mad with what could have been. But we're not. He's scoring another fucking Indiana Jones movie. And I still can't believe it.
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    Not Mr. Big got a reaction from Tydirium in Natalie Holt's OBI-WAN KENOBI (2022)   
    Not exactly great for Holt's career either as she has received most of the fan hate for the score despite being handicapped by the "no original themes" arrangement in addition to being a wrong fit for the assignment in general (in terms of style).
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to LSH in Natalie Holt's OBI-WAN KENOBI (2022)   
    Deborah Chow sounds like a fucking idiot, if what has been said is true.
     
    I'm not even a die-hard Star Wars fan... but every and each way that this series has been treated is fucking weird. Just... weird.
     
    Thank God she isn't involved with Andor. But then I'm sure another fucking idiot will spoil that too.
     
    God, I hate life.
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to Bespin in OBI-WAN KENOBI - spoilers allowed for all aired episodes   
    I AM ALL THE SITH...
     
    - OKAY, I AM ALL THE ROCKS! PFFFF... 
     

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    Not Mr. Big got a reaction from ThePenitentMan1 in What are your thoughts on John Williams' new theme for Obi-Wan?   
    It would have been great in a score with PT/OT Star Wars themes and new interesting side-motifs (ala Solo).  But in the actual score, it functions as the dedicated "Only Star Warsy Thing Allowed" musically and becomes very repetitive.  
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to Andy in Indy 5 to begin recording Tuesday morning!   
    Did… did he have enough time to write it?  Seems like he just announced he’d begin writing. 
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to Gibster in Natalie Holt's OBI-WAN KENOBI (2022)   
    and let him use previous themes
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to crumbs in John Williams 90th Birthday Gala Concert at The Kennedy Center, Washington DC, June 23rd 2022   
    Silvestri should've done a speech about his favourite John Williams score: Back to the Future.
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to Manakin Skywalker in OBI-WAN KENOBI - spoilers allowed for all aired episodes   
    Apparently black-female antagonist = woke nowadays? Idk. Whenever someone says the word 'woke' unironically I just assume they didn't graduate high school. 
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to Joelius Caesar in John Williams 90th Birthday Gala Concert at The Kennedy Center, Washington DC, June 23rd 2022   
    Did anyone else notice the couple who arrived after the second piece and made JW stand up so they could slink past him to their seats?
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to HunterTech in Natalie Holt's OBI-WAN KENOBI (2022)   
    I don't know. I think if whole episodes are near entirely Ross for what's supposed to be a minor rescore/adaptation gig (especially when a lot of it doesn't involve the Obi-Wan theme), then I don't think it far fetched to believe there's more to the story. Especially with how quiet Lucasfilm/Disney has been about it, given they would have you believe Holt is the only person of importance (despite her admitting her own main theme got replaced, and had very little to do with the final one).
     
    And I say this as someone who's still fairly defensive of Holt, and would sooner blame everything on the higher ups than her specifically.
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to Van_Etten in Natalie Holt's OBI-WAN KENOBI (2022)   
    Plain and simple reject and delay would do better.
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