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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from gkgyver in Potterdom Film/Score Series Thread   
    Adapting a 70,000 word novel into a 160 minute movie with a light plot? Dear god somebody get me this writing gig.
     
    I have written screenplays recreationally and some that I hope will be produced some day and they are rather tricky and difficult to write. But by far, BY FAR, the biggest challenge is keeping the page count down and cutting and cutting and cutting.
     
    160 mins for such a short novel is an outrageous luxury and honest to god almost anyone could do it.
     
    HP1 coasts by purely on the strength of its world building and elaborate production (and score). The screenplay is not something that stands out.
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from Holko in Potterdom Film/Score Series Thread   
    Adapting a 70,000 word novel into a 160 minute movie with a light plot? Dear god somebody get me this writing gig.
     
    I have written screenplays recreationally and some that I hope will be produced some day and they are rather tricky and difficult to write. But by far, BY FAR, the biggest challenge is keeping the page count down and cutting and cutting and cutting.
     
    160 mins for such a short novel is an outrageous luxury and honest to god almost anyone could do it.
     
    HP1 coasts by purely on the strength of its world building and elaborate production (and score). The screenplay is not something that stands out.
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    TheUlyssesian reacted to bollemanneke in Potterdom Film/Score Series Thread   
    Out of pure boredom I'm watching the HP1 bonus features. Steve Kloves claims adapting the book was the most challenging thing he's ever done. Why would he say that? HP1 seems like a story anyone could adapt. Not to discredit him, but it's all really straightforward.
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    TheUlyssesian reacted to Edmilson in DC Cinematic Universe Thread   
    Lol. The Knightmare scene on BvS is one of the worst additions to that movie, a scene completly bizarre and weird. 
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from Arpy in Michael Giacchino & Nami Melumad's AN AMERICAN PICKLE (2020)   
    He doesn't always deliver but I might put him in Top 5 best theme writer we have in Hollywood today - with Williams and JNH and I might throw in Desplat and Elfman in there too.
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from Bayesian in Michael Giacchino & Nami Melumad's AN AMERICAN PICKLE (2020)   
    He doesn't always deliver but I might put him in Top 5 best theme writer we have in Hollywood today - with Williams and JNH and I might throw in Desplat and Elfman in there too.
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from Edmilson in Michael Giacchino & Nami Melumad's AN AMERICAN PICKLE (2020)   
    He doesn't always deliver but I might put him in Top 5 best theme writer we have in Hollywood today - with Williams and JNH and I might throw in Desplat and Elfman in there too.
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from TSMefford in Michael Giacchino & Nami Melumad's AN AMERICAN PICKLE (2020)   
    He doesn't always deliver but I might put him in Top 5 best theme writer we have in Hollywood today - with Williams and JNH and I might throw in Desplat and Elfman in there too.
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from MaxTheHouseelf in New interview with John Williams in The Times   
    What an intelligent gracious man.
     
    Williams need not only speak through his music. He can speak as a human being too. What he has to say is very interesting and worth listening to.
     
    They should officially engage a biographer to interview him for 100s of hours over many years and produce a definitive book about his life and work.
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from Steve in New interview with John Williams in The Times   
    What an intelligent gracious man.
     
    Williams need not only speak through his music. He can speak as a human being too. What he has to say is very interesting and worth listening to.
     
    They should officially engage a biographer to interview him for 100s of hours over many years and produce a definitive book about his life and work.
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from Taikomochi in What's your favourite score composed by a European composer for a European film?   
    Some of my favorite Main Titles - such glorious beautiful lovely memorable themes.
     
    400 Blows by Jean Constantin
     
    La Strada by Nino Rota
     
    Amarcord by Nino Rota
     
    Jules et Jim by Georges Delerue
     
    Les Parapluies de Cherbourg by Michel Legrand
     
     
    Le Mépris by Georges Delerue
     
    Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma by Ennio Morricone
     
    Cinema Paradiso by Ennio Morricone
     
    Novocento by Ennio Morricone
     
    Dans la maison by Philippe Rombi
     
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    TheUlyssesian reacted to Jay in What's your favourite score composed by a European composer for a European film?   
    I don't think talking about James Bond or Harry Potter scores are in the spirit of what this thread is about.  Those are Hollywood films.
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from Score in What's your favourite score composed by a European composer for a European film?   
    Amarcord or La Strada or Il Gattopardo by Nino Rota.
     
     
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from Manakin Skywalker in Poll: Your favourite/best SW score(s)   
    I have also said that the Luke and Leia theme represents incest in the Star Wars universe. So it was perfect for Leia and Like and perfect for Lando chatting up his daughter.
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from Smeltington in Poll: Your favourite/best SW score(s)   
    I have also said that the Luke and Leia theme represents incest in the Star Wars universe. So it was perfect for Leia and Like and perfect for Lando chatting up his daughter.
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from Arpy in Poll: Your favourite/best SW score(s)   
    I have also said that the Luke and Leia theme represents incest in the Star Wars universe. So it was perfect for Leia and Like and perfect for Lando chatting up his daughter.
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from Cerebral Cortex in Poll: Your favourite/best SW score(s)   
    I have also said that the Luke and Leia theme represents incest in the Star Wars universe. So it was perfect for Leia and Like and perfect for Lando chatting up his daughter.
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from Holko in Poll: Your favourite/best SW score(s)   
    I have also said that the Luke and Leia theme represents incest in the Star Wars universe. So it was perfect for Leia and Like and perfect for Lando chatting up his daughter.
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    TheUlyssesian reacted to BrotherSound in Lincoln SCORE Discussion thread   
    Some new info for anyone interested in these nitty-gritty details (paging @Jay @Disco Stu), plus how much unreleased music there might be (counting the FYC, not very much).
     
     
    Complete Cue List
     
    1M2 “The Girl I Left Behind Me” + “Quickstep”
    1M4 Ver 1 “The Dream”
    1M4 Ver 2 “Battle Cry of Freedom”
    1M4 Ver 3 “American Process Ver”
    1M5 “Mary’s First Scene”
    1M10 “The People”
    1M13 Ver 5 Rev. “Soldier Boy” Solo Piano (Poss…“City Point”)
    1M14 “Sleeping Tad”
    1M14 Ver 2 “Sleeping Tad”
    2M12 “Talk With Tad”
    2M14 “Tad Asleep”
    2M14 Rev “Tad Asleep”
    3M16 “Country Sweetener”
    3M16 Ver 2 “Getting Out the Vote”
    3M18 “The Southern Delegation Arrives”
    3M20 “Remembering Willy”
    4M24 “More Bad News”
    4M26 “Sweetening Bilbo”
    4M28 “Message from Grant and Decisions”
    4M28 Alt “Lincoln and Seward”
    4M28 Rev “Message from Grant and Decisions”
    4M29 “No Sixteen Year Olds Left”
    4M29 Rev “No Sixteen Year Olds Left”
    4M30 “The Telegraph Office”
    4M30 Ver II “The Telegraph Office”
    5M32 “The Purpose of the Amendment”
    5M34 “Equality Under The Law”
    5M38 “Robert At The Hospital”
    5M41 “Lincoln And Mr. Yeaman”
    6M42 Ver 1 “Welcome To This House”
    6M42 Ver 2 “Welcome To This House”
    6M44 “Delivering The Message”
    6M46 “The American Process”
    6M46 Rev “The American Process”
    6M48 “Battle Cry Of Freedom”
    6M50 “Thaddeus And Lydia”
    7M51 “Lincoln Responds To Southern V.P.”
    7M52 Ver 1 “Prayer”…At City Point
    7M52 Ver 2 “Lincoln’s Battlefield Visit”
    7M52 Ver 3 “Lincoln’s Battlefield Visit”
    7M52 Ver 4 “City Point”
    7M52 Ver 6 Trumpet Version
    7M52A “Lincoln and Grant”
    7M52A Ver 2 “Lincoln and Grant”
    7M53 “Lee’s Departure”
    7M54 “To Ford’s Theatre”
    7M54 Rev “To Ford’s Theatre”
    7M54 Rev New Ending
    7M58 “Now He Belongs To The Ages”
    7M58 Rev “Now He Belongs To The Ages”
    7M58 Rev II “Now He Belongs To The Ages”
    7M58 Rev String Ending
    7M60 “With Malice Toward None” (Ver)
    7M60 Hymn Ver
    Hymn (Piano)
    Hymn (Stgs)
    “Prayer” (Orch)
    “Prayer” (Brass)
    “Prayer” (Stgs)
    “Soldier Boy” (Solo Piano) ((Poss. City Point))
    “The People’s House”
     

    OST Breakdown
     
    1 The People’s House 3:43
    “The People’s House”
     
    2 The Purpose of the Amendment 3:08
    0:00-1:40 6M42 Ver 1 “Welcome To This House”
    1:40-2:24 6M50 “Thaddeus and Lydia”
    2:24-end 4M30 Ver II “The Telegraph Office”
     
    3 Getting Out the Vote 2:49
    3M16 Ver 2 “Getting Out the Vote”
     
    4 The American Process 3:58
    0:00-1:18 6M46 Rev “The American Process”
    1:18-2:10 7M58 Rev II “Now He Belongs To The Ages”
    2:10-end 7M60 “With Malice Toward None”
     
    5 The Blue and Grey 3:01
    0:00-1:01 7M52 Ver 4 “City Point”
    1:01-end 4M28 Rev “Message from Grant and Decisions”
     
    6 With Malice Toward None 1:51
    Hymn (Strings)
     
    7 Call To Muster and Battle Cry of Freedom 2:18
    0:00-0:33 1M2 “The Girl I Left Behind Me” + “Quickstep”
    0:33-end 6M48 “Battle Cry of Freedom”
     
    8 The Southern Delegation and the Dream 4:44
    0:00-2:12 3M18 “The Southern Delegation Arrives”
    2:12-3:05 7M51 “Lincoln Responds To Southern V.P.”
    3:05-end “Prayer” (Strings)
     
    9 Father and Son 1:43
    1M14 “Sleeping Tad”
     
    10 The Race To The House 2:42
    4M26 “Sweetening Bilbo”
     
    11 Equality Under the Law 3:13
    0:00-1:37 5M41 “Lincoln and Mr. Yehman”
    1:37-end 5M34 “Equality Under the Law”
     
    12 Freedom’s Call 6:09
    0:00-4:46 7M60 Hymn Version
    4:46-end 7M52 Ver 3 “Lincoln’s Battlefield Visit” 
     
    13 Elegy 2:35
    “Prayer” (Orchestral)
     
    14 Remembering Willie 1:52
    3M20 “Remembering Willie”
     
    15 Appomattox, April 9, 1865 2:39
    0:00-1:09 7M52A Ver 2 “Lincoln and Grant”
    1:09-end 7M53 “Lee’s Departure”
     
    16 The Peterson House and Finale 11:00
    0:00-1:49 7M58 Rev II “Now He Belongs To The Ages”
    1:49-2:44 7M58 Rev “Now He Belongs To The Ages”
    2:44-3:13 7M58 Rev II (continued)
    3:13-5:43 “The People’s House”
    5:43-9:28 7M60 “With Malice Toward None”
    9:28-end “Soldier Boy” (Solo Piano)
     
    17 With Malice Toward None (Piano Solo) 1:32
    Hymn (Piano)
     
     
    FYC Breakdown
     
    1 Quickstep and the American Process 1:37
    0:00-0:36 1M2 “The Girl I Left Behind Me” + “Quickstep”
    0:21-end 1M4 Ver 3 “American Process Ver”
     
    2 Sleeping Tad 1:43
    1M14 Sleeping Tad
     
    3 With Malice Toward None 0:47
    7M60 “With Malice Toward None”
     
    4 Getting Out the Vote 2:32
    3M16 Ver 2 “Getting Out the Vote”
     
    5 The Southern Delegation Arrives 2:13
    3M18 “The Southern Delegation Arrives”
     
    6 Remembering Willie 1:50
    3M20 “Remembering Willie”
     
    7 Message from Grant and Decisions 2:35
    4M28 Rev “Message from Grant and Decisions”
     
    8 No Sixteen-Year-Olds Left 1:52
    4M29 Rev “No Sixteen Year Olds Left” [first ending]
     
    9 The Telegraph Office 1:45
    0:00-0:52 “The People’s House”
    0:52-1:11 4M30 “The Telegraph Office”
    1:11-end “The People’s House” (continued)
     
    10 The Purpose of the Amendment 1:28
    5M32 “The Purpose of the Amendment”
     
    11 Equality Under The Law 1:34
    5M34 “Equality Under The Law”
     
    12 Welcome To This House 1:42
    6M42 Ver 1 “Welcome To This House”
     
    13 The American Process 2:26
    6M46 Rev “The American Process”
     
    14 Lincoln Responds To Southern VP 1:18
    7M51 “Lincoln Responds To Southern V.P.”
     
    15 City Point 1:17
    “Soldier Boy” (Solo Piano)
     
    16 Lincoln and Grant/Lee’s Departure 1:57
    0:00-0:27 7M52A “Lincoln and Grant”
    0:27-end 7M53 “Lee’s Departure”
     
    17 Trumpet Hymn 1:07
    7M52 Ver 6 Trumpet Version
     
    18 Now He Belongs To The Ages 2:48
    0:00-1:48 7M58 Rev II “Now He Belongs To The Ages”
    1:48-end 7M58 Rev String Ending
     
    19 End Credits 8:14
    0:00-0:29 7M58 Rev II “Now He Belongs To The Ages”
    0:29-2:59 “The People’s House”
    2:59-6:43 7M60 “With Malice Toward None”
    6:43-end “Soldier Boy” (Solo Piano)
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    TheUlyssesian reacted to Tom Guernsey in Best-Scored Films   
    Totally agreed, it's a great film, but the score makes it. Interesting (to me at least) that Jaws and the Omen won successive Oscars, both for horror scores (albeit Jaws is closer to the adventure end of things) and both scores which really make the films. The Omen perhaps even more so than Jaws, which would have been pretty terrific anyway, but The Omen is pretty flat without music.
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from gkgyver in DC Cinematic Universe Thread   
    I am not exaggerating when I say this - I would consider Ben Affleck as batman to be the worst casting in a comic book movie ever. Absolutely indefensibly awful and horrible.
     
     
    Watchmen has too much story for Snyder. His sweet spot is a relatively simpler story that he can layer on with visuals. Something too complex and it begins to fall apart.
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from Romão in The Official Christopher Nolan Church Thread   
    I'll add this to the conversation something which I said even when I was very young and working with a friend on competing painting projects for a competition. My friend was undoubtedly more skilled but I inevitably placed higher - due to what I attributed to greater imagination and compositional skill.
     
    I think the same is with movies. High quality modern equipment only take you so far. Go 100K if you want rather than 4K and the best VFX money can buy or not, but there is no substitute for framing, for blocking, for knowing where to place the camera and where to put people and things in a frame etc. It is the latter things which make for stunning and memorable images. Which is why so many classic older films have a greater visual impact that modern films shot on 16k or whatever.
     
    Something like Lawrence is spectacular simply because of how it is composed. Modern directors have great cameras and hard drives but rarely a good eye or good imagination.
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    TheUlyssesian reacted to Smeltington in The Official Christopher Nolan Church Thread   
    Yeah it was a great movie! What strikes me about it is how it was able to rely on all aspects of film production to be more experiential. Texture, sound, composition, all play important roles.
     
     
     
    Well at least you gave it a good chance.
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from Bayesian in DC Cinematic Universe Thread   
    What is better than a 2 hr trainwreck? A 4 hr trainwreck.
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