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  1. Agreed. It feels a bit cut up between that one and the next track. Hadn't even realised that yet. Glad we're getting to hear the whole thing on the album then.
  2. Loved this latest episode. Reference heavy, but felt like a comfortable homecoming while still showing a bit more of those familiar surroundings. And I suspect this might also be a deliberately fan-service-y episode before the next one pulls the rug out from under us. I haven't the faintest clue what's going to happen, but I'm expecting... Some. Thing.
  3. Funny how "we" always beg for more, more, more and complain about truncated album presentations. And yet here "we" are, wishing for a collection of only the highlights. Oh, how the tables have turned!
  4. Oooh, that's a bunch of pretty great scores right there! Sinbad most of all for me. But Kingdom of Heaven was also clearly quite inspired and I especially like how the Christian and Muslim themes seem to be actually the same one.
  5. Cool! I really hope we get the good HGW on this one. With perhaps some influence from JG's original epic score in there. That even made its way into Ralph Wrecks the Internet, so that wouldn't be the most unrealistic thing to hope for...
  6. The world hasn't stood still since 1977. The sequel scores are quite old-fashioned. The Mandalorian isn't. Can't say I'm surprised.
  7. I don't know why, but I really, REALLY like that theme. There's something oddly satisfying about it for me. Woefully underused though.
  8. Holy crap; I really had no clue that the point I was hinting at could suddenly seem to be THAT valid! But honestly, it only makes sense. It took me forever to start recognising the themes from Conan the Barbarian. Why? I have NOT THE FAINTEST CLUE! Now that they finally connected with me, I cannot believe how oblivious I used to be. And that's just one example out of oh-so-many. I'm sure John Williams goes through some form of similar process for all of his scores too. But he barely ever talks about his reasoning behind why he wrote what he wrote. I wished he'd elaborate on this more; just like these newer composers seem to be doing. Clearly Williams puts MASSIVE amounts of thought and creativity and effort into his work. And he's more consistent and often better at this than any other composer I have ever heard of. There is so much us and everyone else could learn from that man. But it appears that music itself is his primary means of communication. Which, in and of itself, explains a lot. This article mentions something that could be considered quite the massive shocker to certainly the die hard Star Wars mythology experts: https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-mandalorian-is-here-and-star-wars-will-never-be-the-1839793444/amp
  9. Oooh, I like that! Thank you very much for that one. Hopefully that's true; does make a lot of sense and also gives it a good reason to reappear more often in the sequel. Only remembering the main theme seems like quite a normal thing to me. And it far, FAR beats remembering not even the main theme. I wonder how many notes people would have remembered from Raiders of the Lost Ark the very first time after seeing it.
  10. Indeed Black Panther really stood out to me in that film; in a very positive way. There was a lot of innovation and clever thought to l put into it; but not at the cost of emotion and proper orchestral power at points. It was an effective mix, I reckon. The main 'complaints' I'd have about it are that while the highlights are really high, a lot of the stuff in-between didn't strike me as particularly interesting. And the theme introduced in "Glory to Bast" and featuring again in "Spaceship Bugatti" is the best of the bunch, but woefully underused. Hopefully it'll return in full force for the sequel!
  11. Switch between funny and serious can indeed often work wonders. I was more referring to tonal differences between "quality" and "stupid crap". Of course I admit that's highly subjective, but for example Hagrid putting a fork in somebody else's hand in Goblet of Fire was not funny to me. It was stupid, embarrassing and, really, painful to watch. It also didn't fit at all with my view of Hagrid as an intimidating giant on the outside with a kind heart of gold on the inside. Instead, he comes across as literally painfully clumsy and that, for me, detracts from his character.
  12. As far as I'm concerned, it took the book I liked best, ignored the crap out of both that and the book previous two movies and threw a wrench in the series from which it never really recovered. The first two films were tonally quite consistent. The others are literally all over the place; not just between films, but within the same film as well. The highs might've been higher in Azkaban and after, but holy crap the lows are LOW!
  13. Which translates as: "any movie that looks like it was filmed in the real world is for kids". That... is completely... NUTTY! I remember reading an ancient review of the 1962 version of Mutiny on the Bounty. It complained that the movie looked too 'picture perfect'. Except I've been in that sort of areas of the world and it pretty much looks on reality how it looks in the film. So this isn't even a truly new development. Though it did get ridiculously more pronounced. I also believe there is something dangerous about it. It makes people who don't get out much believe that the world is a depressing place. At the same time people who do get out much might start believing that the drama from those dark films is only a film reality but doesn't really occur in that brighter-looking real world. And in both cases, people get a skewed vision of reality. I originally thought the original Adventures of Robin Hood would be quite the happy-go-lucky movie. Yet when I watched it, I was quite surprised by how much true darkness they did actually still mentioned or even showed. It's still on the whole an upbeat adventure; but I wouldn't say it's a kid's movie. Not at all!
  14. I honestly believe the guy had the right idea. Final result might've been flawed, but I don't believe he's got much to apologize for at all. Alternative would've been unoriginal committee-made movies over and over. I liked to think he tried to steer away from that. For some reason I read that to mean as if Stargate wasn't very good either. But I'd say that is actually pretty excellent; and better than most movies coming out these days! Because I have yet to see a truly dark and dreary Star Wars film that doesn't have anything to like about it. (Also... I hope that day never comes!)
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