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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from Edmilson in Martin Scorsese’s THE IRISHMAN (2019)   
    I'm intrigued by this but Marty has been a whiny old fart lately. 
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    Dixon Hill reacted to thx99 in "Hymn to the Fallen" performance (November 10, 2019; Washington National Cathedral)   
    Performed by "The President's Own" United States Marine Chamber Orchestra and the Cathedral Singers
    November 10, 2019
    Washington National Cathedral (Washington, D.C.)
     
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from Sharkissimo in The Official Jazz Music thread   
    I share your assessment Sharky.  The carol you posted is a good example, I've heard cats doing what's at the core of that for longer than Collier has been alive and they didn't overdress it like he has a tendency to.  Maybe I'm a stick in the mud.
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from Will in Williams is the 50th Greatest Composer According to the Biggest Names in Classical Today   
    Nor Adams himself.  But Birtwistle?  Gesualdo?  Sondheim?  Knussen?  Go figure. 
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from Fabulin in .   
    The Mothership
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    Dixon Hill reacted to Gruesome Son of a Bitch in Game Of Thrones Showrunners tackle Star Wars.   
    It's a decent guilty pleasure flick with a good cast and lots of memorable lines. The asteroid scenes start to drag a bit, but the part where Bruce Willis puts Ben Affleck back on the ship and says he loves him always gets me for some reason.
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    Dixon Hill reacted to KK in Plagiarism or Inspiration?   
    Ooph. This thread reeks of Neo-neo JWFan...
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from Sharkissimo in The Official Jazz Music thread   
    All about this one.
     
     
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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 got a reaction from Sharkissimo in Plagiarism or Inspiration?   
    Anyone else miss Sharky and the gang?
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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 reacted to KK in The Official Jazz Music thread   
    Mood for the night:
     
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from Gruesome Son of a Bitch 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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