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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from Once in How long did it take John Williams to compose his scores?   
    How old are you?  Are you from America?  All due respect but perhaps if you're a younger person who was geographically removed from it it's hard to understand.  I'm pretty far from a flag waving God bless the USA type who will get indignant at the suggestion that it's not a "big deal" but I was blocks away from what was happening in Manhattan, I knew people who died, and you'll have to forgive me if it continues to loom in my life as a "big deal."  Fuck's sake. 
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from Not Mr. Big in How long did it take John Williams to compose his scores?   
    How old are you?  Are you from America?  All due respect but perhaps if you're a younger person who was geographically removed from it it's hard to understand.  I'm pretty far from a flag waving God bless the USA type who will get indignant at the suggestion that it's not a "big deal" but I was blocks away from what was happening in Manhattan, I knew people who died, and you'll have to forgive me if it continues to loom in my life as a "big deal."  Fuck's sake. 
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    Dixon Hill reacted to jocores in New John Williams/Yo Yo Ma album?   
    Pablo Sáinz Villegas, the spanish guitarrist who premiered 10 years ago Rounds, has just revealed in an interview for the spanish newspaper El Pais that he received a letter from John Williams inviting him for a collaboration with Yo Yo Man and him for a new album they are recording with the New York Philharmonic.
     
    https://elpais.com/cultura/2021-09-24/pablo-sainz-villegas-me-escribo-con-john-williams-por-correo-postal.html
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from bruce marshall in Jerry's synths - wadda ya think?   
    Just to expand on this now that I have time.
    This attitude of segregation is exactly what Jerry was trying to abolish by his use of electronics. Despite the varying musical success of these efforts, the act itself must be commended. He and others viewed synthesizers as the next logical addition to the symphony orchestra, and many now share this sentiment, including myself. Sound producing devices are sound producing devices, and to ignore the immense sonic possibilities afforded by these instruments or to relegate them to "seasoning" would be criminal. And this is just speaking of synths in the orchestra. Their independent capabilities shouldn't even need mentioning.
    Point is, I wish the attitude of marginalizing electronics would just die.
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from bruce marshall in Hans Zimmer's WONDER WOMAN 1984 (2020)   
    Perhaps you could start a Twitter poll.  "Is Hans Zimmer...a liar?"  I'm sure the intention would just be to start a conversation.  
     
    Seriously, your wretched axe grinding is painfully shameful at this point.  Captain Marvel is taking a chance on a relatively green composer because she's a woman, and I think that's laudable, but bringing in a relatively green composer on a major franchise film is not about to become commonplace, regardless of gender.  Do you think Hans stepped in front of other women in line who had a real shot at this one?  Sadly no, I expect the studio wanted what they wanted and it was Hans and Hans alone.  And by the way, what one may say about not doing any more of one particular variation of the job that they live and breathe doesn't mean much.  That the guy loves what he does and this time didn't feel like turning down the opportunity doesn't make him a liar, not in any meaningful sense.  I'm sure you, like all of us, have said "never again" about things you then went ahead and did again later.  Luckily for you no one has recorded these in online articles to wave in your face later on and call you a babbling attention whore.
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from bruce marshall in Star Trek is better than everything   
    Christ, another one coming now?  The pain.  Stop the pain. 
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from bollemanneke in Becoming An Audiophile Or: How I Learned To Stop Accepting Sub-320kbps Bit Rates And Love FLAC   
    Ye gods I was full of shit.  Probably still am.
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from bollemanneke in Becoming An Audiophile Or: How I Learned To Stop Accepting Sub-320kbps Bit Rates And Love FLAC   
    The biggest nuisance is the large amount of music that I don't have on disc. Digitally bought/acquired stuff.
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from bruce marshall in JWFan's favorite director!   
    Of those listed Kubrick and Bergman.  Needs more Malick and Tarkovsky.
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from bollemanneke in Is John Williams the Bach of our time?   
    Nobody is the anyone of any time but themselves, I reckon.  Furthermore, who are you people?
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    Dixon Hill reacted to tmarps in John Williams hopes "to be in Berlin in October conducting the orchestra"   
    In a BBC Radio 4 interview from this morning, John Williams mentions that he "[hopes] to be in Berlin in October conducting the orchestra". Is this the first we have heard of a potential concert with what sounds like the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra?? What do you make of this? Interview starts at 7:40am (1h40min in) but JW mentions Berlin at 7:44am, (1h44min in)? 
     
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000ph3t 
     
    If this is to be true and the vaccines are here to enable us to see concerts again, it is amazing to hear JW is still able and willing to work!! 
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from Bayesian in Becoming An Audiophile Or: How I Learned To Stop Accepting Sub-320kbps Bit Rates And Love FLAC   
    Ye gods I was full of shit.  Probably still am.
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from bruce marshall in Jerry Goldsmith's Top 10 Scores   
    This should have been on my list.

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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from bruce marshall in John Williams & the Vienna Philharmonic: January 18/19 2020   
    Truth...childish whinging...call it what you will.  The Andorian word is...is unpronounceable. 
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from bruce marshall in John Williams & the Vienna Philharmonic: January 18/19 2020   
    What an idiotic post. 
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from SteveMc in The Official Heartwood Thread   
    Which is absolutely criminal. The score should be published as well. This piece's relative anonymity is much more egregious to me than that of the symphony or piano sonata or 7 For Luck.
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from Oomoog the Ecstatic in Braveheart vs. Titanic - which score do you like the most?   
    Braveheart = Titanic > Star Wars
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from bruce marshall in Hans Zimmer's DUNKIRK   
    Okay I absolutely have to know.  Why the fuck do you waste your time reading, thinking, and posting about things you so fervently hate?  For gods sake get a hobby other than polluting this forum with your whining.
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from Grace Under Pressure in Chat with John Williams and Gustavo Dudamel, June 30th 6pm   
    Thanks for the heads up.  This should be a good one. 
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from Tydirium in Chat with John Williams and Gustavo Dudamel, June 30th 6pm   
    Thanks for the heads up.  This should be a good one. 
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from carlborg in The Official Heartwood Thread   
    Yes, Fanfare For Ten Year Olds is much closer to his heart. You can tell.
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from Naïve Old Fart in What are the movies that had the biggest personal impact on you?   
    Mirror, The Sacrifice, The Saragossa Manuscript, Barry Lyndon, The Big Lebowski
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from The Illustrious Jerry in Rate Memoirs of a Geisha!   
    It's one of his top 5 scores, an exercise in restraint and economy of means that puts his usual touted masterpieces of grandiose bombast to shame, and makes one wish that he would have more fully committed to a kind of pared down style as Jerry did in his later years instead of just dabbling with it in a few appropriate scores, but then, he'd have to take on more appropriate projects, and barring AI Spielberg doesn't really have that in him.  I don't remember much about the film other than it looking very nice.
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