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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 Oomoog the Ecstatic in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    Great score too. 
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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 got a reaction from Nick Parker 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 KK in Question about the Nazgul music   
    Lol are we still trying to pin merit to the Nazgul/Gondor Reborn fiasco with some far-fetched leitmotivic rationalization theory? Thought we were past that by now...
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from The Illustrious Jerry in Your most-used movie quotes?   
    Most are probably Seinfeld related.
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    Dixon Hill reacted to Quintus in Ad Astra (Max Richter & Lorne Balfe)   
    Wait, so Thor's friends were fairly unanimous about it but he saw something else in it which they did not? This doesn't bode well at all. Damn, I'd been sort of keeping an eye on this too.  
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from Trent B in Star Wars IX The Rise of Skywalker (JJ Abrams 2019)   
    Anyone else think Generations is not only the best looking one, but the most emblematic of everything missing from modern Star Trek?  It's really the antithesis of the Prime timeline movies.  It's also better than Star Wars movies. 
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    Dixon Hill reacted to KK in The Official Strictly Non-Williams Favourite Short Musical Moments Thread™   
    I miss Goldenthal...
     
     
     
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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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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from Josh500 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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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from Unlucky Bastard in Movies you saw Part 2 first   
    Maybe I'm monstrous and unfeeling but his brand of drink fueled controversy doesn't faze me much.  I know the adages about alcohol/truth but it's a case where I'm wiling to take the sum of a person's positive demeanor and actions over the rest.  I don't apply that leniency to the consistently vicious, abusive, exploitative, predatory, of which there are too many examples, even just those I've seen firsthand, to summon more than a finger wag out of me towards Mel's mean drunk moments.
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    Dixon Hill reacted to Disco Stu in What is the last piece of classical music you listened to?   
    “Heart-wrenchingly bittersweet memories” is a hard tone to get just right. It’s pitch perfect in its emotional-narrative arc.
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    Dixon Hill reacted to Disco Stu in What is the last piece of classical music you listened to?   
    John Corigliano's "Snapshot Circa 1909" for string quartet.  Eerily reproduces the feeling of getting lost in memories.
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    Dixon Hill reacted to Disco Stu in What is the last piece of classical music you listened to?   
    This new recording of Rautavaara's Vigilia is good "on the far edge of a hurricane" morning music.  Both the work and the composer are new to me and it's very nice choral writing indeed.
     

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    Dixon Hill reacted to Thor in Movies you saw Part 2 first   
    Mel Gibson is great, both as actor and director.
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from Loert in John Williams: Unpopular Opinions   
    The Asteroid Field is great but the Coruscant chase is totally ace.  I definitely prefer it to most of his earlier action sequences.  There's an overwhelming sense that the music is just pouring out of him and it is groovy as fuck.
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from SingeMoisi in John Williams: Unpopular Opinions   
    The Asteroid Field is great but the Coruscant chase is totally ace.  I definitely prefer it to most of his earlier action sequences.  There's an overwhelming sense that the music is just pouring out of him and it is groovy as fuck.
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from Evanus in John Williams: Unpopular Opinions   
    The Asteroid Field is great but the Coruscant chase is totally ace.  I definitely prefer it to most of his earlier action sequences.  There's an overwhelming sense that the music is just pouring out of him and it is groovy as fuck.
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from Gruesome Son of a Bitch in I am new here.....Welcome everybody   
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from Yavar Moradi in Star Wars IX The Rise of Skywalker (JJ Abrams 2019)   
    Anyone else think Generations is not only the best looking one, but the most emblematic of everything missing from modern Star Trek?  It's really the antithesis of the Prime timeline movies.  It's also better than Star Wars movies. 
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    Dixon Hill got a reaction from Arpy in Star Wars IX The Rise of Skywalker (JJ Abrams 2019)   
    Generations is the best looking Trek film.  The Enterprise was never so inviting. 
     

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