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    Not Mr. Big reacted to #SnowyVernalSpringsEternal in The Avengers: Age of Ultron   
    Compared to the epic look of The Dark Knight Roses The Avengers looks a bit....made for TV. It's rare to see a 200+ million film in 16:9
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    Not Mr. Big got a reaction from His Royal Noelness in Expanded Harry Potter albums in the works?   
    I think every score (excluding the incredibly bland Hooper scores) has something to offer. Goblet of Fire has many great melodramatic moments, despite abandoning most of the previous themes. The Deathly Hallows Part 1 has a handful of cool, Williams-like action set pieces and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 also has the same set pieces with more respect to thematic continuity. Goblet of Fire and the two Deathly Hallows scores would be great as stand-alone scores but in the context of the franchise they are only pretty good.
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to #SnowyVernalSpringsEternal in Interstellar (2014 film directed by Christopher Nolan)   
    I really enjoy Inceptions as The Matrix versus "any heist movie". But its 100% style over substance.
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to Quintus in By the way HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Steven Spielberg   
    67 today and still the world's greatest living director. (also tied with Williams as the two people I've idolised most in my life.)
    Better late than never! Keep the camera moving Stevie!
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to Sibelius6 in The Book Thief nominated for Golden Globe   
    Brave souls? Musically brain deaths I would say. Well, this the life here in JWfan nowdays. This shit and the Hobbit life. Atleast Hobbot
    is good film music, although not listenable outside of the film.
    I hope The Hobbit will win the Golden Globe.
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to Koray Savas in Indiana Jones 5 (James Mangold, June 30 2023)   
    Indiana Jones And The Early Bird Special
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to crocodile in Michael Giacchino's Jupiter Ascending (2015)   
    Sounds like trailer music...
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to King Mark in The Book Thief (2013) - New Williams film score!   
    I still rank it as "middle of the road" for Williams
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    Not Mr. Big got a reaction from indy4 in American Journey (a.k.a. The Unfinished Journey)   
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to Morlock in What is the Best Picture scored by John Williams   
    Not nearly as many as that article has.
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to Koray Savas in The Book Thief (2013) - New Williams film score!   
    Then there are the members with reason that don't prefer one over the other but actually have an eclectic and varying taste in music.
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to BTR1701 in Conductor Erich Leinsdorf Breaks News of Kennedy's Assassination to BSO Audience   
    The radio microphones were present at a Boston Symphony Orchestra concert at an extraordinary moment in American history.

    On November 22, 1963, conductor Erich Leinsdorf was leading the regular Friday afternoon BSO concert at Symphony Hall. Before the program began, it had been reported across the nation that president John F. Kennedy had been shot by a sniper while riding in a motorcade in Dallas. It was known, too, that his injuries were serious, but that was all the information that was available. The orchestra then went on to play the Funeral March from Beethoven's Eroica Symphony for the grieving audience.

    One of the last remaining witnesses to the orchestra's funeral march speaks about his experience:

    As is evidenced by the radio announcer's preamble few in the hall, even backstage, knew in advance what had happened or what, as far as the concert was concerned, was about to occur. One of those few, and one of the only remaining witnesses to that event still with the orchestra, was its librarian, then and now, William Shisler. In a phone interview, he spoke publicly for the first time about his recollections. The memories, he confides, are still painful. He hasn’t been able to bring himself to listen to the broadcast in the 50 years since.
    Along with many others he had already heard about the shooting and that Kennedy was hospitalized. "I was in the library working on scoring some music, when my wife called from our home in Needham, Massachusets – it's around 10 miles from Boston," he says, "She liked to watch the soap operas in the afternoon. On this day she was watching one called As The World Turned. And the world did turn. The program was interrupted to report the shooting in Dallas. So she phoned me immediately and I was one of the first to hear that in Symphony Hall."
    Word quickly spread, but as the musicians prepared for their afternoon concert and the audience started to arrive it was not yet known whether or not Kennedy had been killed. "Nobody in Symphony Hall was aware. It was near 1 p.m. in Dallas when they announced it, which was nearly 2 p.m. in Boston, coinciding almost exactly with the scheduled start of our regular Friday afternoon concert."
    With the show due to start in less than ten minutes' time, Shisler got a relayed message from Leinsdorf himself. Run to the archives, put out and distribute the music for Beethoven's Eroica Symphony. The president is dead.
    Such was the rush that Shisler remembers little of his feelings from that moment. His memories get clearer of the minutes immediately following, when it was incumbent upon him to hasten to the stage with scores in hand. "The musicians were already there on the stage, in their places and of course the hall was filled with people. I had to tell each of the musicians as I was handing out the music what was going on. That was the first they knew of the death. It wasn't an easy moment, for them or for me."
    In the short pause before the conductor strode out with his own heavy burden, Shisler walked, in something of a daze, back into the wings and then out to the auditorium where he took up his favored listening position, at the back of the first balcony where he could hear but not see. The entrance to the library is nearby and he would sometimes slip through the balcony door to listen in during rehearsals and concerts. He was an accustomed presence there, none of the ushers would have detected anything unusual. Everything seemed normal. Only Shisler knew how different this concert was about to be.
    "I was – standing there," he says, haltingly, trying to express the strangeness of the moment, "Knowing he was going to make the announcement and I was about to witness that moment. I had already had my own gasp upon hearing the news, and now I'm standing there witnessing the audience about to have the same reaction. When it came, of course Leinsdorf came out and announced to the audience and there was this huge gasp, it was very emotional."
    Some people left, rushing out in grief. But most, he says, stayed as the orchestra played. Many cried. Shisler was among them. "I was brought to tears by the movement of the Beethoven. It's such beautiful music anyway."
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to Score_Fan in The Amazing Spider-man 2 (2014 Film)   
    Yeah, cause crying when :
    Your Uncle is shot
    Your best friend is killed
    The love of your life dumps you
    You face hardships in your family life
    = bad
    Rather have Spider-Man crying than doing that bullshit wailing Garfield did in TASM. Franco was fine, and one of the best things about SM3. Same goes for Dafoe. But hey, maybe some people like pointless/ soulless beat for beat remakes with an uninteresting villain.
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to gkgyver in The Amazing Spider-man 2 (2014 Film)   
    Spider-Man beats the hell out of Amazing Spider-Man. TASM had a story that was a constructed piece of trash. Still better than SM3 though.
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to Score_Fan in The Amazing Spider-man 2 (2014 Film)   
    Hell no, Spider-Man is still great, and SM2 remains in the top 5 best superhero movies ever. Spider-Man 3 simply falls in the good but not great category.
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to Neimoidian in The Book Thief (2013) - New Williams film score!   
    I guess as long as the score isn't one-note drone, it's shmaltz and sentimental to most critics thesedays.
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to Sibelius6 in The Book Thief (2013) - New Williams film score!   
    Thanks Hlao-roo. That's just we were missing here, the cynical critics by the people without any idea of (real)music.
    Heil Hans and his soulless and generic stuff.
    I've listen the score twice and just love it.
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to Hlao-roo in The Book Thief (2013) - New Williams film score!   
    Jane Eyre, anyone? And let's see... a Rossini pastiche; Mos Eisley big band outtakes; old hat Williams soaring strings flying music; lots of disjointed, anonymous sounding action cues, including a fugue that goes nowhere and disintegrates into an inert mess worthy of "Jango's Escape."
    I suppose the ticking clock counts as new in the Williams canon.
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to indy4 in Star Wars score recording techniques?   
    I like the smoother, more modern sound of the LSO for the prequels. It works well with the sleeker style of the prequels, just as the gritty, unrestrained feel of the originals works well.
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to Sharkissimo in Failed and/or awkward scoring choices   
    MINORITY REPORT for all its flaws is a far superior film to BLADE RUNNER.
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to JoeinAR in The Book Thief (2013) - New Williams film score!   
    it would be rather awkward if she played the father don't you think?
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    Not Mr. Big got a reaction from Mari in The Book Thief (2013) - New Williams film score!   
    A B-roll for The Book Thief. I think this has music from the movie too.
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    Not Mr. Big got a reaction from Koray Savas in The Book Thief (2013) - New Williams film score!   
    Followed by the phase where The Book Thief is never mentioned again.
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to Sibelius6 in The Book Thief (2013) - New Williams film score!   
    I love the exuberance of JW in Max Lives.
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to crocodile in The Book Thief (2013) - New Williams film score!   
    I think most people and critics didn't get War Horse at all. It wasn't a historical drama (or weighty drama of any kind). It's a film based on a children's story and made in the style of the 40's cinema. If you look at it from this perspective, the score is one of the few elements of this that puts it in the right genre. Dated or not.
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