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    Not Mr. Big reacted to Bespin in What Is The Last Score You Listened To? (older scores)   
    All-music day!

    Danny Elfman - Edward Scissorhands OST
    Randy Newman - The Natural OST
    John Williams - The Rise of Skywalker OST
    Bernard Herrmann - Mysterious Film Word (LP program)
    Danny Elfman - Big Fish OST (from the track 7)
    James Horner - The Mask of Zorro OST
    James Newton Howard - Fantastic Beasts OST
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to GerateWohl in Who is able to compose music for Avatar 2   
    And not to forget The Smurfs.
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to Jurassic Shark in Who is able to compose music for Avatar 2   
    Well, Horner was also to a large degree a pastiche composer, so in that regard Franglen's learned from one of the best.
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to GerateWohl in Who is able to compose music for Avatar 2   
    Yes. I think, with Avatar Horner didn't set the bar very high.
    Joel McNeely, James Newton Howard, Alan Silvestri, Harry Gregson-Williams, John Debney, Christophe Beck, Patrick Doyle, Chris Young and many others. They all could do it , I believe.
     
    If you would ask me for a wish candidate. I would like to have scores from Howard Shore for the sequels.
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to Thor in Who is able to compose music for Avatar 2   
    Wow. I consider it a top 3 Horner. I also consider the film the very best that year, and already a reference point in terms of how we experience cinema. So the bar couldn't possibly be any higher for any composer.
     
    As I said, I don't like the fact that Franglen is attached to this at all. His stuff sounds like Horner with all the soul ripped out of it - whether it's MAG 7, the Avatar theme park stuff, VOYAGE OF TIME and whatnot. But God knows he's worked with a lot of great composers, and a lot of great scores over the years (as programmer, performer etc.). So I hope he's picked up some useful tricks. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt for now.
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to May the Force be with You in Who is able to compose music for Avatar 2   
    Horner's Avatar is great and I think the only one who could have beaten this would be Williams. It would have been a premier for him to score a sequel, it could have resulted in an interesting compositions, quite unique.
    My second choice would have been Silvestri, McNeely or even Gia who no matter what would have bring the attended colour and sound to this sequel
     
    Anyway we'll see how it will end...
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to publicist in Who is able to compose music for Avatar 2   
    Talking about the movie. Score wasn't much good, either, but who expects for Cameron, anyway?
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to crypto in Who is able to compose music for Avatar 2   
    I get the feeling this film will be temp-tracked to within an inch of its life. I don't envy any composer working with Cameron.
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to GerateWohl in Who is able to compose music for Avatar 2   
    The score of the first film sounded like it was temp-tracked with "The Lion King" which I found highly inappropriate.
    I have no expectations for the sequel scores at all.
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to crocodile in Who is able to compose music for Avatar 2   
    I concur. Should have been temped with Dances With Wolves and Pocahontas! 
     
    Karol
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to mstrox in Who is able to compose music for Avatar 2   
    Probably just shouldn’t have made the movie at all, imo.
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    Not Mr. Big got a reaction from May the Force be with You in Who is able to compose music for Avatar 2   
    We all know it's going to be Junkie XL... 
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to AC1 in Cobra Kai - Show and Music appreciation   
    I wish the TV series got rid of the villainesque teacher from the original movie. I don't think he adds anything, more the opposite. It's the reason why Season one was good. He wasn't in it.
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    Not Mr. Big got a reaction from DarthDementous in Potterdom Film/Score Series Thread   
    It wouldn't be the Half-Blood Prince if it didn't look pale
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to Marian Schedenig in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    Eastern Promises is good, but for me it was never on the same level as the brilliant A History of Violence. The final scene of that on its own is better than some entire films.
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    Not Mr. Big got a reaction from Thor in What Is The Last Score You Listened To? (older scores)   
    Stepmom is one of Williams' best scores
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    Not Mr. Big got a reaction from Bespin in What Is The Last Score You Listened To? (older scores)   
    Stepmom is one of Williams' best scores
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to SteveMc in What Is The Last Score You Listened To? (older scores)   
    Stepmom is nice.
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to Holko in What Is The Last Score You Listened To? (older scores)   
    Utilised Spotify to catch up on all JW OSTs it has that I haven't heard yet.
     
    Cinderella Liberty - Groovy enough, good enough theme (that I expected to go into the Sugarland theme when on harmonica), not a fan of the vocal performances. Not bad but didn't feel it had much substance.
    Jaws 2 - already heard the expansion but the thread has traffic, why not. Still don't like it, feels like JW just knocking himself off, all those kinda interesting moments interrupted with a blurting unsubtle loud DUNDUNDUNDUN Shark A without any finesse or interesting embellishments, none of the buildup of the first... not for me.
    Heartbeeps - I was shocked to like this as much as I did. Even bought it on presto afterwards. Cheesy but cute and very very JW-ey once you adjust to the synth's prominence. Only somewhat lost me in the second half in the stretch where the two main themes are mostly abandoned.
    The Witches of Eastwick - Liked this one too. Good varied string use, overall pretty Elfmany - even if the Elfmanyness we know mostly came after this one!
    The Accidental Tourist - Liked this one too! Alwaysy but less sugary and with even less of a thematic/narrative arc, but it did manage to keep my attention and I liked its sound.
    Stepmom - This one on the other hand did not manage to keep my attention.
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to Jay in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    I count 5 themes in this score, personally.  Here’s where you can find them on the original soundtrack album:
     
    Mystery Theme
    1 Main Title @ 0:08, 0:26
    Main Theme
    1 Main Title @ 0:50, 1:15, 1:44
    2 Theme From The Eiger Sanction (Flugelhorn Version) @ 0:16, 1:01, 1:54
    4 The Icy Ascent @ 0:15, 0:59, 2:03, 2:53
    5 Friends And Enemies @ 0:21, 0:53, 1:37
    7 Theme From The Eiger Sanction @ 0:16, 0:57, 1:43
    9 Theme From The Eiger Sanction (Hemlock and Jemima) @ 0:00, 0:55
    12 Up The Drainpipe @ 2:53
    13 The Eiger @ 0:43, 1:02, 1:42
    Suspense Theme
    3 Fifty Miles of Desert @ 0:13, 1:00, 1:35, 2:14, 2:34
    5 Friends And Enemies @ 0:00, 0:11
    11 The Microfilm Killing @ 0:09, 0:27
    13 The Eiger @ 0:26
    Action Theme
    3 Fifty Miles of Desert @ 1:47
    Training Theme
    8 Training With George @ 0:00, 0:37, 1:40
    10 George Sets The Pace @ 0:07, 0:27, 1:02, 1:38, 2:14, 2:23
    (Training Theme B Section)
    8 Training With George @ 0:22
    10 George Sets The Pace @ 1:10, 1:58
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to King Mark in Rise of Skywalker suite with Detroit Symphony Orchestra   
    hey how did this slip under our radar. I really wan to hear this
     
    I really hope he re-worked The Rise of Skywalker, not because the OST version isn't great, but I would  like to hear any modified/re-worked version since it's such a great track. On the OST there's minor differences between the track proper and the passages in the End Credits which I slightly prefer.
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    Not Mr. Big got a reaction from TSMefford in What Is The Best Film Score Of 2004   
    1. POA 
    2. The Terminal
    3. The Village 
    4. Lemony Snicket
    5. Spider-Man 2
    6. Van Helsing 
    7. Hidalgo 
    8. The Passion of Christ
     
     
     
     
     
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to TownerFan in Rise of Skywalker suite with Detroit Symphony Orchestra   
    My guess is that the Detroit Symphony was granted a license from JW and Hal Leonard to perform the suite before the actual publishing. From what it looks, it’s very likely it’s going to be available very soon.
     
    I personally consider TROS a masterpiece and I’m so happy JW prepared a full concert suite. I can’t wait to see and hear what extensions he wrote for these pieces.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the Mutter arrangements have some kind of exclusive agreement for ASM, at least for a window period, hence why they’re not available for rental or purchase at the moment.
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    Not Mr. Big got a reaction from bollemanneke in Rise of Skywalker suite with Detroit Symphony Orchestra   
    Rey and Ben??
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    Not Mr. Big got a reaction from Brando in The Home Alone Conspiracy   
    He's a shy whistler
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