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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from carlborg in John Williams scores that use the organ?   
    ROTJ is this legendary sequence
     


    I don't recall one in ROTS
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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 reacted to Gruesome Son of a Bitch in Questions to Mike Matessino   
    How does it feel to have a bunch of strange men on the internet talking about you?
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    Dixon Hill reacted to Disco Stu in The world's greatest actor, Max von Sydow, dies at 90   
    So many great performances, his smaller role as a man quietly in existential pain in Winter Light is a personal favorite
     

     
    I also particularly love his delivery of one of my favorite lines in Hannah and Her Sisters:
     
    "If Jesus came back, and saw what's going on in his name, he'd never stop throwing up."
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    Dixon Hill reacted to crocodile in The world's greatest actor, Max von Sydow, dies at 90   
    That was one hell of a chess match. RIP.
     
    Karol
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from Koray Savas in Hans Zimmer's NO TIME TO DIE (2021)   
    Thankfully we have you to preach the truth to those poor unfortunate souls who like different things than you do.  Hate to be nothing but negative lately but this place is slipping back into its old ways more and more, which is a damn shame.  There was a Silver Age for a little while there. 
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from TSMefford in The Thomas Newman Thread   
    Welcome to JWFan, it only gets worse.  Might as well turn back while you can.
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    Dixon Hill reacted to LSH in The Thomas Newman Thread   
    From what I've heard and read in interviews with Newman, he's pretty modest and quite self-critical. An admission that he likes one of his own scores is hardly a call to accuse him of being egotistic. Christ.
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    Dixon Hill reacted to KK in 92nd Academy Awards (2020 ceremony for 2019 films)   
    That rhetoric is a little close-minded isn't it? You do realize pub, that this kind of thing existed in music circles long before it snuck into film, right? None of these ideas were originated in service of just creating "background music" for movies. The sounds of Johannsson, Richter, Eno, etc etc all existed and evolved in their own independent fraternities before they got discovered by some Hollywood schmuck who wanted to appropriate those qualities in service of their films. Just like every other major blockbuster score has done over the last century.
     
    Yes, there are "rules" in music. But these rules are bent, shifted and made anew, as the 20th century has taught us again and again. Everything you're hearing, is more or less a derivation of Cage-ian thinking and like anyway. Different forms, rules and aesthetics can co-exist under the vast umbrella of music. And it's film music, for pete's sake. The only melting pot where Tchaikovsky and pop don't cancel each other out, despite being two different aesthetics with different rules. So long as its all done with rigour and discipline.
     
    But more pertinent to your point, not everyone is just noodling around and faking it to support a film (although some, or many, definitely are). Some artists who play with static cello organ points and synth carpets actually work within a very clear system of musical "rules". Something, that is perhaps more obvious when you explore their non-film works, but true nonetheless. The same could probably be told to Williams' more academic critics as well...
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from Tydirium in Andre Previn Interviews John Williams (1988)   
    They are fun together, Previn clearly loves John in his gruff way and it's amusing to see him frustrated by Williams' extreme humility about his gifts.
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from MikeH in Andre Previn Interviews John Williams (1988)   
    They are fun together, Previn clearly loves John in his gruff way and it's amusing to see him frustrated by Williams' extreme humility about his gifts.
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from SteveMc in Andre Previn Interviews John Williams (1988)   
    They are fun together, Previn clearly loves John in his gruff way and it's amusing to see him frustrated by Williams' extreme humility about his gifts.
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from Jurassic Shark in Andre Previn Interviews John Williams (1988)   
    They are fun together, Previn clearly loves John in his gruff way and it's amusing to see him frustrated by Williams' extreme humility about his gifts.
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    Dixon Hill reacted to KK in The Composer's Thread   
    Here's some of the score for another short film from last summer. Channelling some more old-school romance with piano and string quartet. The recording isn't great, and there are a few flubs (we were pressed for time) but I'm pretty happy with this one. Curious to hear your thoughts: @Dixon Hill @karelm @Loert @SteveMc @Nick Parker
     
     
     
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from SteveMc in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    I reckon it's just an engrossing flick, neither terribly profound nor empty. 
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from Biodome in What’s next for JW?   
    More concert music, I don't care what.
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from Sharkissimo in The Classical Music Recommendation Thread   
    @Boom Tss
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from Bayesian in What’s next for JW?   
    More concert music, I don't care what.
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from Not Mr. Big in Which music you absolutely can't stand?   
    Is this the shit I hear in commercials now?  Covers of 90s hits sung by a woman who sounds like she's contorting her mouth into weird shapes?
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    Dixon Hill reacted to Gruesome Son of a Bitch in The Official Christopher Nolan Church Thread   
    He's @Dixon Hill. Don't you read history?
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from crypto in The Rise of Skywalker - For Your Consideration (FYC) Album Discussion   
    One last hurrah eh gents?  Glad to be here for it. 
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from Molly Weasley in The Rise of Skywalker OST Album Discussion   
    Forgive me if this is the wrong thread of the dozen available choices but I wanted to pop in and say that this is a fabulous sendoff for John's Star Wars - perhaps lacking a single moment of spectacular payoff, as is the film - but fabulous all the same.  I have lately rediscovered Star Wars through my children, and I thank Mr. Williams for being the soul of this world since my own childhood.
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from Tiburon in The Rise of Skywalker OST Album Discussion   
    Forgive me if this is the wrong thread of the dozen available choices but I wanted to pop in and say that this is a fabulous sendoff for John's Star Wars - perhaps lacking a single moment of spectacular payoff, as is the film - but fabulous all the same.  I have lately rediscovered Star Wars through my children, and I thank Mr. Williams for being the soul of this world since my own childhood.
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