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AIFan last won the day on September 6 2013

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  1. Hello, Mostly lurking as of late, but to reply to the above question, I can confirm that the Oregon Symphony will be doing the GOF Live-to-Projection this coming season (can't recall if it will occur in Fall 2019 or Winter 2020). I've got my ticket and am ready...even if it's not my favorite maestro on this one. Perhaps the best of the non-Williams scores? It's been a while since I've heard them all, but perhaps I'll do that soon. AIFan
  2. Hi all, Per Richard's earlier assertion that the opening to TOD is only a fantasy in Willie's mind (or was that a joke?), can I get confirmation that Spielberg is the source on that? The movie's been out for nearly 35 years and I had never heard that before! If so, it's the most vivid and substantial dream I've ever witnessed, as even Dr. Jones and the nefarious operatives around him seem to notice it's going on as well... Perhaps I just didn't get the joke? It's possible... AIFan
  3. What I truly admire about the film is that it defies the typical love story tropes, and yet the connection between the characters played by Dreyfus and Hunter was definitely there. In my opinion, it was able to transcend the touchy-feely part of love stories (often ham-handedly told) precisely because one of the lovers was a non-corporeal being, and so the audience and the screenwriter were left to tell a love story purely through dialogue and body language. Pardon the ghost-related pun, but that part of it was truly "touching." AIFan
  4. Here are mine: 10. Ant-Man 9. Unbreakable 8. Avengers: Infinity War 7. Batman (1989) 6. Captain America: The First Avenger 5. X-Men: Days of Future Past 4. Deadpool 3. Spider-Man 2 2. Superman (1978) 1. The Dark Knight AIFan
  5. Hi JJA, Here's my ranking, based on my best recollection of the pre-Special Edition of the Original Trilogy. Please also note that I did not have any of the LPs of the OT OSTs, but as long as the Polydor audio cassette versions were the same, content-wise (which I believe they were), then I think the rankings should be accurate and an apples-to-apples comparison. I'm also assuming (because of those you included) that the standalones are not included? Those caveats included, here are my rankings: 8. The Attack of the Clones (2002): Trying not to drag my general hatre
  6. Hi all, Yes, that one you posted, Jason, is a great cue, and it will be fantastic to hear it in its isolated glory! I am very much looking forward to this release -- it was one I hoped for after the announcement for the 90th anniversary of Warner Brothers studio. My only regret is that it will apparently not have the "ribbon" design given to the Matrix Reloaded and Wyatt Earp releases! Best wishes, AIFan
  7. Hi all, It looks like I've seen 59 of the AFI list, and 10 of the BFI list. I thought the differences were quite interesting. The Europeans, it seems, are pretty taken with Alfred Hitchcock, though I consider Psycho and possibly North by Northwest better than Vertigo. I'll have to watch Vertigo, or possibly all three again, just to make sure. Some other observations: -As was pointed out by other posters, I think what is being seen is that the poll's different contributors each time this comes around means that the slate is cleared again and that the demographics tend to skew toward a later
  8. Interestingly, I had just recently pulled these up on my Ipod and played them in chronological order, though I'm not sure listening to them out of their release order really would have made much of a difference. I ended up voting, in this poll, for The Adventures of Tintin, because ultimately it was the most refreshing for me, and it provides the most original material in quite some time from the Maestro. I would consider Lincoln and War Horse in a close tie for second, because they each have their own advantages working for them, and they each have great cues to recommend them. Lincoln is
  9. Hi all, Okay, here is the last of the five-star scores, as I have assessed them. Enjoy and feel free to discuss! There will be a brief respite while I prepare the text for the thread for the four-and-a-half-star scores, so please consider holding your breath for those! Thanks for reading... Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983):This selection as a five-star score is perhaps a bit controversial (especially as it is the last of my five-star selections, notably leaving off A New Hope), but being as objective as possible, it seemed impossible not to include it.In a way that no other f
  10. Hi all, Thanks so much for the great feedback and now the discussion on what I feel has been an underrated score (speaking generally, of course -- here at JWFan, I would say that it generally gets its due)! Here is the next one, and it's not too surprising: Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980): Perhaps the least surprising inclusion on this five-star listing, this whole section of exposition could probably be skipped and no one would bat an eyelid. The Empire Strikes Back (including the prefix Star Wars Episode V from time to time) manages to do the impossible: match the g
  11. Here's another installment of the five-star collection from JW: Jaws 2 (1978): Before easily dismissing this (by just seeing the title, presumably) as a derivative score from the extremely popular generator of the formula for summer blockbusters used and reused for the nearly forty years since, there is a case to be made that this score should in fact be included in the pantheon of five-star John Williams scores. Though it might be heretical to say so, there may even be a case made to put this score ever so slightly ahead of its predecessor.There is no great shame in saying so; this compa
  12. Thanks, Chuckster312! I appreciate the information. Well, it looks like I have a few more purchases to add to the list! My poor wallet! AIFan
  13. Hi all, Could someone be able to quickly jot down the movies featured in the first clip above (the medley)? I would really appreciate that. I do have a lot of Silvestri (Contact, BTTF, The Mummy Returns, etc.), but there are some featured in there that I don't have, and would love to pick up. Thanks! AIFan
  14. Here's the next installment in the Five-Star Collection of John Williams' scores: Hook (1991):The premise itself seemed at least a little half-baked, and the ultimate result (following years of speculation that it might actually be developed and released as a full-blown musical, presumably featuring at least partially-composed music from John Williams) was about as half-baked as those expectations would be. While harmless enough as a film, and featuring hammy performances all around (Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, and Bob Hoskins have a steady diet of scenery throughout the film, but at leas
  15. Alright, here is the second installment of the Five-Star Collection from John Williams (in my opinion): Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004):For the third installment of the Harry Potter movie series (based on, it should go without saying, the popular novels based on the same young magician), it is not clear as to whether the director’s instructions to John Williams were to forget everything that came before (the maestro had, of course, composed the scores to the wildly successful and identifiable first two films in the franchise up to that point).However, that is the direction the
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