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    Not Mr. Big got a reaction from Mr. Brown in 10 most overrated films of all time   
    Am I the only person that thinks Toy Story 3 is incredibly overrated?
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to Mr. Brown in 100 years from now, John Williams will be...   
    Starting to seem that way. Outside of film and music circles, I doubt you'd hear much of Herrmann. At my school, I'd guess that, of the entire film program, 3-5 people know of him. Two, if you're lucky, could name more than one of his works. Granted, most of the people studying film here are f**kwits, I wouldn't be surprised if this is common at other universities.
    I've never understood why film students aren't given a mandatory film music class. It'd be invaluable. You need to know film music in order to utilize it properly in a film. Half of the independent films I see have shit music. Nearly every student film I've seen has shit music.
    True shame...
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to Sharkissimo in Jurassic World (Jurassic Park 4)   
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to BloodBoal in Jurassic World (Jurassic Park 4)   
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to Dixon Hill in Jurassic World (Jurassic Park 4)   
    More concept art


    Hey guys just heard that Leo's been spotted on set as well


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    Not Mr. Big got a reaction from KK in The Amazing Spider-man 2 (2014 Film)   
    The Electro material is sort of cool but the theme for Spider-Man is heroic bullshit.
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to Sharkissimo in The Amazing Spider-man 2 (2014 Film)   
    Python was referring to its digital grading, not the costumes and FX.

    Looks pretty greyish/washed-out to me. Not terrible, just bland. Nothing grabs you.
    It's like Whedon's embarassed about the vivid costumes, and is trying to tone them down.
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to Grace Under Pressure in 300 Junkie XL Contest   
    Pretty much the same thing as the Bleeding Fingers contest.

    http://www.watertower-music.com/releases_spotlight.php?search=300_contest


    Then I just had to download the stems and do this:

    Junkie XL's LOTR:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxQSwI5aPja9ZjNTOWY3QWFXbm8/edit?usp=sharing
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to Score_Fan in The Amazing Spider-man 2 (2014 Film)   
    Yeah
    Spider-Man 3 isn't anywhere near as awful as people make it out to be.
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to Dixon Hill in The Avengers: Age of Ultron   
    Eh....
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    Not Mr. Big got a reaction from Sharkissimo in The 25 Greatest Film Composers In Cinema History   
    I think The Lord of the Rings are fantastic scores but besides that, there's not much else that's noteworthy.
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to King Mark in The 25 Greatest Film Composers In Cinema History   
    Also in terms of iconic status, Maurice Jarre and John Barry probably top Morricone too
    Morricone is probably one of the most overrated film composers. As I said some of his themes are absolutely gorgeous, but they are far in between a truck load of mediocre crap. The "underscore" portion of his scores is unlistenable outside of the films
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to Matt C in 86th Academy Awards   
    Ugh, Gravity should've won Best Picture. But Cuaron got TWO Oscars nonetheless.
    But it is nice to see Steve McQueen and Brad Pitt get some Oscar love nonetheless.
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to crocodile in Williams to conduct "The Book Thief" at pre-Oscar Film Music ceremony on February 27th   
    What I DON'T get about Gravity score is that it is just as shameless and cheap in its manipulation as most critics accuse Williams of being in his recent works. If it's bad in one case, why not here? It can't be orchestra in a its most traditional idiom that makes the difference, can it?
    Karol
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    Not Mr. Big 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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    Not Mr. Big got a reaction from Incanus in The Book Thief (2013) - New Williams film score!   
    Death is the greatest adventure.
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to Koray Savas in SCORE: John Carter   
    I think this is one of Giacchino's worst.
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to KK in .   
    Frozen's songs are pretty overrated. It's a mishmash of various genres that just don't go together well, especially in film.
    The score is largely insignifcant. Pleasant enough, functional in the picture but unremarkable. It lacks interesting thematic or textural features, relying on the song tunes but not integrating them as intelligently as Beck's predecessors in the Disney animation genre. Some of the Norweigan vocals are kind of cool, but are never consistently used to give the score a voice or flavour of its own. As it is, it's rather anonymous and will be forgotten by the next year.
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to Muad'Dib in Should Williams overhaul the Star Wars Main Theme for the reboot?   
    Maybe it could start like the first 15 seconds of this...

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    Not Mr. Big reacted to JoeinAR in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice   
    that would be wonderful.
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    Not Mr. Big reacted to TownerFan in Best Music Score Oscar Nominations 2014!   
    It's not a matter of who is a true fan and who isn't, Mark. I cannot determine anything. It's the same old, same old story, every year at this time of the season. And it's amusing that there are always people trying to teach others the right way. It could be fun, but for me it's now nauseating--a sign that probably I spent too much of my time here over the years!
    Of course Williams already won a lot of awards and he doesn't need more overall and other fellows need instead some deserved recognition. But I don't go against anyone who would like to see JW winning a sixth, seventh, eigth, hundredth time, labeling them "composer's bitch", here on a John Williams fan message board, as if anyone of us has some kind of superior moral authority or upper aesthetic critical sense than the others.
    Williams is the first who doesn't give these things more importance than they deserve. It's an award show. Someone wins, others lose. Some will be happy, others will be disappointed. All will do parties and get happy in the end, because, hey, we're Hollywood, the best place in the world, who could ask for anything more? PR machines are already working for the next show. See you next year!
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