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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from John in .   
    Was this thread title written by a, like, high school girl?
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    Dixon Hill reacted to KK in The Official Jazz Music thread   
    Mood for the night:
     
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from Fargo in .   
    Was this thread title written by a, like, high school girl?
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from MikeH in Map Room: Dawn full mockup   
    Youngins have some fancy stuff nowadays.  Some of what I hear from students is as impressive as this and it tempts me back into it but then I remember my DX7 does a killer marimba and pan flute combo and I'm happy with that.
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    Dixon Hill reacted to mrbellamy in Samuel Kim - Star Wars Theme   
    Just to make you mad!
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from Cerebral Cortex in Michael Giacchino's THE BATMAN (2022)   
    Zimmer's two notes are absolutely iconic and embody just what he and Nolan were after.  Quite an achievement for any composer to engrain such a simple motive in the minds of so many.
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from Gruesome Son of a Bitch in Revenge of the Sith anyone else's favorite SW score?   
    Yeah it's the best SW score.
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    Dixon Hill reacted to KK in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Newer Films)   
    The Lighthouse
     
    Eggers delivers a feverish nightmare that once again explores characters crippled by isolation and madness, this time eschewing New Hampshire for a distinct coastal flavour. But of course, everything is dialled up to the max. Drawing on The VVitch thematically, but heightening everything stylistically, Eggers masterfully lets the chaos unfold on screen. And it looks quite beautiful too. And while I think it's all too self-aware to have the real self-existential dread and terror of Aster's films, its impeccable craftsmanship is perhaps more impressive. Eggers is clearly less interested in the genre he has to sell, and more in the story he's trying to tell.
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    Dixon Hill reacted to Disco Stu in The Classical Music Recommendation Thread   
    I’m very happy that Chandos is realeasing a third volume of George Antheil recorded by John Storgards and the BBC Philharmonic.  The first two really made me a big Antheil fan!
     
    https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHAN 20080
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    Dixon Hill reacted to Gruesome Son of a Bitch in Revenge of the Sith anyone else's favorite SW score?   
    I think that there's a solid hour of brilliance in there on a level that Williams had never achieved with the other ones and hasn't matched since. From around the point where Anakin turns to the dark side, it's nonstop operatic drama, epic testosterone-fueled masculinity and tragedy in musical form. It's also married perfectly to the movie itself in a way none of the other scores are since the original, which wasn't nearly as dense. They all have bits that were chopped out or ditched because they were unnecessary/poorly spotted or tracked music but Sith has literally everything in that hour intact. Every moment is scored immaculately, from the Imperial March when Anakin becomes a bad boy, the Force Theme as Obi-Wan and Yoda are kicking the shit out of the clone troopers, the epic chorus for the Emperor, somber strings as Padmé is departing, that badass booming Mustafarian rampage stuff and just...everything. It's better than everything.
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    Dixon Hill reacted to Fabulin in Plagiarism or Inspiration?   
    I wish to inform you kindly that you are trying to teach hardcore John Williams / film music nerds, many with multi-decade experience, some being musical professionals, trivial, discussed to death observations about obvious inspirations behind some of the most popular moments in his music. Calling Williams a plagiarist or accusing him of low morals or professionalism is a good way to make yourself look foolish around here.
     
    Use the search function of the forum and you will find more than you can possibly imagine that has been said on that and any other topic.
     
    Other than that:
     
    Welcome...
    to JWFan
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    Dixon Hill reacted to The Illustrious Jerry in Plagiarism or Inspiration?   
    I have an example I thought I'd share:
     
    http://www.jwfan.com/forums/index.php?/topic/23371-the-definitive-john-williams-plagiarismhomage-thread 
     
    http://www.jwfan.com/forums/index.php?/topic/30624-plagiarism-or-inspiration/
     
    VERDICT- Plagiarism
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    Dixon Hill reacted to Cerebral Cortex in The Rise of Skywalker final trailer MUSIC discussion   
    Darn, I would have liked to have seen some classic TGP bullshit nullification action. I appreciate your efforts regardless, even if I can't see them. 
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from Will in The Rise of Skywalker final trailer MUSIC discussion   
    That Reddit must have some policy against new posters or something because my response to that idiocy from this morning is still only visible to me when logged into the account I specifically made to post it.  Guess they're fine with that kind of amateurish dilettante crap but god forbid they don't filter out posts from new accounts.  Anyway it looks like a few of you cleaned up nicely there anyway.  Also Blake Robinson is a stand up guy but trailer music is what it is.
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    Dixon Hill reacted to Disco Stu in The Rise of Skywalker final trailer MUSIC discussion   
    Not worth it.  If I told him that Williams literally writes the short scores out by hand, it wouldn't mean anything to him.  These are the people who, when they find out that *gasp* someone else expands the short scores out into engraved scores/parts, their takeaway is that those people are ghostwriters.
     
    But someone else feel free!  Here's the direct link to the post
     
     
     
    Alternate response:
     
    I corrrrrrected them

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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from MikeH in The Rise of Skywalker final trailer MUSIC discussion   
    I doubt this instance has anything to do with snobbery, it's just idiots who want to appear authoritative about something they know nothing about.  I reckon that happens alot on the internet, with many different things.  Did you correct this moron, Stu?
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from Cerebral Cortex in The Rise of Skywalker final trailer MUSIC discussion   
    Early morning downtime today so I made an account and responded but it hasn't shown up.  Anyone else hate Star Wars nuts?
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from Cerebral Cortex in The Rise of Skywalker final trailer MUSIC discussion   
    I doubt this instance has anything to do with snobbery, it's just idiots who want to appear authoritative about something they know nothing about.  I reckon that happens alot on the internet, with many different things.  Did you correct this moron, Stu?
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    Dixon Hill reacted to Disco Stu in *Gimli voice* Yessss. YESSSSSSSS.   
    Us Us Us Us Us Us
     
    And Them Them Them Them Them Them
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    Dixon Hill reacted to Disco Stu in What is the last Television series you watched?   
    We (as in, my wife and I) love Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
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    Dixon Hill reacted to Quintus in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    Prisoners. I'd heard very strong word of mouth about this movie, so I expected something very good. It was a well crafted and engrossing abduction thriller, and the gloomy setting and the way the town was filmed was really effective at tapping into the "every parent's worst nightmare" sense of bleak helplessness, at least in the first couple of acts. Unfortunately I thought the resolution and the big reveal brought it down a fair few pegs, as corny Hollywood tropes intruded into proceedings as per the norm, harming the experience a notable amount for my liking. I'd been hoping for something a little nastier as the story climaxed, but little Carrie Anne proved once again that little lost girls don't step into the light that often in Hollywood. 4 out of 5 good not great.
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    Dixon Hill reacted to Disco Stu in Michael Giacchino's THE BATMAN (2022)   
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    Dixon Hill reacted to Richard Penna in Michael Giacchino's THE BATMAN (2022)   
    My take on it is that composers know that regardless of how the music is mixed or buried, they still want to put detail in it because a) it's their job, and b) there's a good chance the music will be heard standalone by people who won't have seen the film. An album is the composer's chance to show their stuff.
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    Dixon Hill reacted to publicist in Ad Astra (Max Richter & Lorne Balfe)   
    Kind of sad, that is.
     
    Try this one for some Penderecki (not 5 hours of running time, for a change):
    https://open.spotify.com/album/2BhIDZrVtzZ5v9xY6KblYJ?si=VSjxuXnTSkOkRSQP-8lVHA
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from Cerebral Cortex in What track do you find yourself listening to on repeat the most?   
    With Malice Toward None
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