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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from Edmilson in Tarantino Says The Best Movie Of The Decade Is ...   
    Both poor choices.
     
    Dunkirk??? Yikes!
     
    And yes Toy Story 3 is a masterpiece. I still remember the experience I had in the theater - I was crying my eyes - like actual watery tears - safe behind my enormous iMax 3D glasses- telling myself, these are pieces of plastic, what are you so sad about? Get over yourself! 
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from Pieter Boelen in James Newton Howard's Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them   
    I think it needs to be said over and over - JNH's fantastic beasts score is an absolute masterpiece and 1 of the great scores of the past decade. It is an absolute triumph.
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    TheUlyssesian reacted to lemoncurd in The Rise of Skywalker - COMPLETE SCORE Discussion - SPOILERS ALLOWED!   
    I'm not clever enough to work around the copyright issues. So here it's on vimeo
     
     
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    TheUlyssesian reacted to gkgyver in DC Cinematic Universe Thread   
    I don't think film makers hear the difference anymore. 
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from A. A. Ron in Star Wars Disenchantment   
    Oh there have been several.
     
    The Baby Yoda-Rey sex scene was terrifying.
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from Evanus in James Newton Howard's Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them   
    I think it needs to be said over and over - JNH's fantastic beasts score is an absolute masterpiece and 1 of the great scores of the past decade. It is an absolute triumph.
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from Chen G. in Star Wars Disenchantment   
    Oh there have been several.
     
    The Baby Yoda-Rey sex scene was terrifying.
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    TheUlyssesian reacted to TSMefford in James Newton Howard's Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them   
    Not half bad! Lol. Somehow I missed this.
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from A. A. Ron in Star Wars Disenchantment   
    If anything, TLJ if not quite anti-feminist movie, did not quite do a lot for the cause of female protagonists.
     
    I actually think Rian Johnson absolutely failed the character of Rey.
     
    For me the sequel trilogy has only and only one reason to exist - its actual story is crap - so the only reason for it to exist - is that it is a star wars trilogy with a female lead. JJ and KK started on that path with TFA.
     
    But... Johnson in his quest to subvert things undid it all.
     
    The protagonist of TLJ is Kylo not Rey. Kylo is a great complex character and involved in all the overarching stories. Rey is caught in a side subplot and intersects with the main story only fleetingly at the end. So Rohnson took the female lead and stuck her away for most of the movie. I think of that such a grievous offense that all of the other female characters do not make up for it.
     
    And I think Johnson so changed the balance of the trilogy that he did irreparable damage to the sequel trilogy's reputation as one being with a female protagonist. You can see in Rise of Skywalker, they are desperately trying to course correct and set up Rey as the protagonist but it doesn't quite work.
     
    So I actually think rather than helping the cause of female protagonists, TLJ did damage to it. Because of the inordinate focus of that movie on Kyle, the sequel trilogy feels like it is more Kylo's story than Rey's.
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    TheUlyssesian reacted to Phoenixius in James Newton Howard's Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them   
    Wow, it does fit perfect I must say! 
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from Edmilson in James Newton Howard's Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them   
    Talking about main titles, what would a JNH Harry Potter main titles sound like
     
     
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from Phoenixius in James Newton Howard's Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them   
    Talking about main titles, what would a JNH Harry Potter main titles sound like
     
     
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from Will in James Newton Howard's Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them   
    I think it needs to be said over and over - JNH's fantastic beasts score is an absolute masterpiece and 1 of the great scores of the past decade. It is an absolute triumph.
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    TheUlyssesian reacted to Phoenixius in James Newton Howard's Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them   
    On a related note, I assume most of you were informed in 2018 that all the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts franchise related products were branded under the new official umbrella 'Wizarding World'. Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald was the first film in which the official logo was presented. See the opening (first 10 minutes) below:
     
     
    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them belongs also to the 'Wizarding World' umbrella of course, but the original movie doesn't have the WW logo.
     
     
    Well, Warner Bros put it in there recently in the Movie Preview... Will this edited version become the new version, presented maybe on HBO MAX? 
     
     
    I don't know about that. But what I do know is that the opening titles now loses it's effect; it doesn't synchronize with the music and I think it's unfortunate the logo's disappear in air. It's not like CoG and the other HP films with the camera through the logo's. 
    If they want to extend the Opening Titles they should do it like CoG with more build up, camera through the logo's, maybe speed up the camera pan but not too fast and extend the Conspiracy Theme a bit. Anyway, that's my opinion.
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from Alex in James Newton Howard's Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them   
    I think it needs to be said over and over - JNH's fantastic beasts score is an absolute masterpiece and 1 of the great scores of the past decade. It is an absolute triumph.
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from Phoenixius in James Newton Howard's Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them   
    I think it needs to be said over and over - JNH's fantastic beasts score is an absolute masterpiece and 1 of the great scores of the past decade. It is an absolute triumph.
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from Smaug the iron in James Newton Howard's Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them   
    I think it needs to be said over and over - JNH's fantastic beasts score is an absolute masterpiece and 1 of the great scores of the past decade. It is an absolute triumph.
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from TSMefford in James Newton Howard's Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them   
    I think it needs to be said over and over - JNH's fantastic beasts score is an absolute masterpiece and 1 of the great scores of the past decade. It is an absolute triumph.
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from Edmilson in James Newton Howard's Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them   
    I think it needs to be said over and over - JNH's fantastic beasts score is an absolute masterpiece and 1 of the great scores of the past decade. It is an absolute triumph.
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from MikeH in James Horner's Romeo and Juliet (2013)   
    Damn. That’s called A B testing. We do it all the time in marketing. What a horrible way to choose a movie score.
     
     But given the situation, at least they went with data. Though I would have done more screenings. Maybe have had 5 parallel screenings to pick the right score.
     
    Or to heck with it, release it as a second track on DVD. Why wouldn’t they do that? It’s already mixed and ready to go.
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from TSMefford in James Horner's Romeo and Juliet (2013)   
    Damn. That’s called A B testing. We do it all the time in marketing. What a horrible way to choose a movie score.
     
     But given the situation, at least they went with data. Though I would have done more screenings. Maybe have had 5 parallel screenings to pick the right score.
     
    Or to heck with it, release it as a second track on DVD. Why wouldn’t they do that? It’s already mixed and ready to go.
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    TheUlyssesian reacted to crocodile in James Horner's Romeo and Juliet (2013)   
    I'll paste in the complete text for convenience if that's ok with you:
     
     
    Karol
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from TSMefford in James Newton Howard's Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them   
    What a great video.
     
    What a luxury - having over a dozen themes at your disposal - that you can try different themes. 
     
    I actually think a haunted eerie children's choir version of the main theme would have been a better candidate though I do love the current main title.
     
    His own main theme version was not good.
     
    It is bizarre that he would even think about using Jacob's theme for the main title. WTF?
     
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    TheUlyssesian reacted to TSMefford in James Newton Howard's Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them   
    Gonna resurrect this old thread here. I was interested in watching this again, so I dug it up and realized I've never seen this video shared here before and always thought it was an interesting look into the creation process.
     
    Here's James Newton Howard breaking down writing the WB Logo / Main Title moment at the top of the movie and he goes through 4 or 5 versions with different themes and ideas, complete with demos from the film and reactions from David Yates.
     
     
    I'd be curious to see what members here think of the other potential versions.
     
    This is certainly reflected here:
     
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    TheUlyssesian got a reaction from bollemanneke in James Horner's Romeo and Juliet (2013)   
    Is there a confirmed list of cues that Horner actually composed?
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