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    Datameister got a reaction from ChrisAfonso in Alternate "The Adventures of Tintin" (Opening Credits)?   
    I'm sure whoever made these would want to include a disclaimer that they're old mockups and would most certainly sound better if that person were to redo them these days. 
     


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    Datameister got a reaction from Yavar Moradi in Expansion fans: Do you listen 'from start to finish' or 'piecemeal'?   
    My first listen is always straight through, though I may save the bonus tracks and/or OST presentation for a separate listen.
     
    Next, if it's a score I'm deeply interested in, I'll often end up putting together my own edit to get the sequencing how I want it, and that becomes my primary way of listening to the score. There are plenty of expanded releases I leave as-is, though.
     
    In either case, subsequent listens vary depending on circumstances, my mood, and the nature of the score. I'm likely to listen straight through more often if the score isn't super long and doesn't have any stretches that drag or get monotonous. It's not uncommon for me to listen to maybe half of the score straight through before getting interrupted or experiencing a change of heart. I do sometimes get in the mood for shuffle mode, too, most often while driving, and I occasionally might want to hear a specific track. I also have a few playlists I've created for specific alternate listening experiences - like one for music that reminds me of visiting Universal Studios, for instance.
     
    I'll vote for "most often start-to-finish."
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    Datameister reacted to Chewy in Harry Potter 7CD Collection - MUSIC discussion   
    Almost 2 years since the set came out and we're still making discoveries!
     
    The Dementors Converge
    After re-listening to Watching the Past (Alternate), I thought the ending was really similar to The Dementors Converge (the track from the OST) except that there is no horn playing the past theme.
    The waveforms also look almost identical between both tracks (except of course during the horn sections):

     
    So after lining up both tracks as perfectly as possible (very hard in this case because there seems to be a ~0.001% speed difference), I tried to invert one to see if I could isolate the horns, and here is what I got:
     

    Even though it's not perfectly isolated, this clip clearly proves that the section from Watching the Past (Alternate) (1:13 to 2:00) comes from the same recording as The Dementors Converge (1:46 to 2:31). The horn was just an overlay, used for the OST track.
     
    So I came back to the liner notes and found that The Dementors Converge is described as a "pre-recorded version of the Patronus music that was utilized for the original album", whereas the alternate to Watching the Past is said to contain an "initial version of the Patronus music". No mention about the fact these two cues actually share the same material!
     
    The Patronus Light
    Another thing I found is that The Patronus Light, while described in the liner notes as "the discrete choral component of that pre-recording [here referring to The Dementors Converge]" is actually used in the film score as an overlay in Watching the Past !
     
    Again, after lining up both tracks to be sure it was used, I found out that The Patronus Light seems to be used as an additional choir section for Watching the Past. The cue is shortened and doesn't appear as heard in the album but I can confirm the take we have on the original album (and also on the LLL CD7) was used in Watching the Past.
     
    Here is my attempt at removing that overlay from Watching the Past (notice how different the choir sounds like, especially in the beginning):
     

     
    It also seems like Mike used the ending of The Patronus Light to present the clean ending for Watching the Past on the LLL set (Mike had to use the OST master for this cue, not the 192k high resolution source that he mainly used for HP3).
     
    Did you know all that @Jay?
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    Datameister got a reaction from Ricard in Close Encounters of the Third Kind - La-La Land MUSIC Discussion   
    Yeah the source music is a great inclusion.
     
    I must admit I don't think I've listened to the album itself since I first received it - I appreciate the care that went into the creative split between the discs, but I still prefer to listen to my own mostly chronological sequencing.
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    Datameister got a reaction from Holko in Close Encounters of the Third Kind - La-La Land MUSIC Discussion   
    Yeah the source music is a great inclusion.
     
    I must admit I don't think I've listened to the album itself since I first received it - I appreciate the care that went into the creative split between the discs, but I still prefer to listen to my own mostly chronological sequencing.
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    Datameister got a reaction from Holko in Possibility of life on Venus   
    That about sums it up! I would hope we would try to get lots of independent confirmation of its detection before sending anything there.
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    Datameister got a reaction from Holko in Possibility of life on Venus   
    Extremely so at the surface - probes that have landed there have only lasted a couple hours. But things are a lot cooler if you go higher up in the atmosphere, which is where they're envisioning this hypothetical life. So we would just need a probe that could stay up there and survive the acidity, not the extreme heat and pressure. If there's funding and interest, it could be done in our lifetimes...once a probe is launched, it only takes a matter of months to get to Venus.
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    Datameister got a reaction from Jurassic Shark in Possibility of life on Venus   
    You're right, you did fail at posting about this when you saw it. It's cool though, I forgive you. I'm magnanimous like that, and I think JWfan will survive the atrocity.
     
    @Albus Percival Wulfric, not just any alien farts...apparently phosphine smells like death and can be found on Earth in pond slime and penguin guano. Turns out Venus is even less pleasant than I'd imagined! But hey, if we've indeed got neighbors, that's seriously going to be huge news. I hope we can either confirm it or find a more plausible explanation in my lifetime.
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    Datameister got a reaction from Jay in Possibility of life on Venus   
    You're right, you did fail at posting about this when you saw it. It's cool though, I forgive you. I'm magnanimous like that, and I think JWfan will survive the atrocity.
     
    @Albus Percival Wulfric, not just any alien farts...apparently phosphine smells like death and can be found on Earth in pond slime and penguin guano. Turns out Venus is even less pleasant than I'd imagined! But hey, if we've indeed got neighbors, that's seriously going to be huge news. I hope we can either confirm it or find a more plausible explanation in my lifetime.
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    Datameister got a reaction from Bilbo in Possibility of life on Venus   
    You're right, you did fail at posting about this when you saw it. It's cool though, I forgive you. I'm magnanimous like that, and I think JWfan will survive the atrocity.
     
    @Albus Percival Wulfric, not just any alien farts...apparently phosphine smells like death and can be found on Earth in pond slime and penguin guano. Turns out Venus is even less pleasant than I'd imagined! But hey, if we've indeed got neighbors, that's seriously going to be huge news. I hope we can either confirm it or find a more plausible explanation in my lifetime.
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    Datameister got a reaction from KK in Possibility of life on Venus   
    2020 keeps finding ways to surprise. I mean, my guess is that this will end up being explained by non-living processes, but the possibility is fascinating to imagine.
     
    https://reut.rs/2ZDFta9
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    Datameister got a reaction from Albus Percival Wulfric in Possibility of life on Venus   
    You're right, you did fail at posting about this when you saw it. It's cool though, I forgive you. I'm magnanimous like that, and I think JWfan will survive the atrocity.
     
    @Albus Percival Wulfric, not just any alien farts...apparently phosphine smells like death and can be found on Earth in pond slime and penguin guano. Turns out Venus is even less pleasant than I'd imagined! But hey, if we've indeed got neighbors, that's seriously going to be huge news. I hope we can either confirm it or find a more plausible explanation in my lifetime.
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    Datameister got a reaction from Holko in Possibility of life on Venus   
    2020 keeps finding ways to surprise. I mean, my guess is that this will end up being explained by non-living processes, but the possibility is fascinating to imagine.
     
    https://reut.rs/2ZDFta9
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    Datameister got a reaction from Quintus in Possibility of life on Venus   
    2020 keeps finding ways to surprise. I mean, my guess is that this will end up being explained by non-living processes, but the possibility is fascinating to imagine.
     
    https://reut.rs/2ZDFta9
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    Datameister got a reaction from Albus Percival Wulfric in Possibility of life on Venus   
    2020 keeps finding ways to surprise. I mean, my guess is that this will end up being explained by non-living processes, but the possibility is fascinating to imagine.
     
    https://reut.rs/2ZDFta9
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    Datameister got a reaction from Holko in STAR WARS general thread   
    In addition to the excellent points made by @Chen G., I would point out that Luke was trained by two Jedi whose response to a Padawan's betrayal was self-imposed exile. This is hardly a new pattern in the saga, and Luke always had a whiny, sullen streak anyway.
     
     
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    Datameister got a reaction from crumbs in STAR WARS general thread   
    In addition to the excellent points made by @Chen G., I would point out that Luke was trained by two Jedi whose response to a Padawan's betrayal was self-imposed exile. This is hardly a new pattern in the saga, and Luke always had a whiny, sullen streak anyway.
     
     
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    Datameister got a reaction from TSMefford in Do actors who can't really sing ruin your experience of film musicals?   
    Depends on how strong the orchestral accompaniment is. 😉 I'm no big fan of most of the singing in Burton's Sweeney Todd, for instance, but I love the orchestral treatment so much that I don't mind.
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    Datameister got a reaction from thx99 in Bruce Broughton Theme Park Music Compilation coming soon   
    Fingers crossed! This would be an easy buy for me, particularly if it included everything recorded for Spaceship Earth and Honey, I Shrunk the Audience.
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    Datameister got a reaction from Bilbo in STAR WARS general thread   
    Well said. A strong showrunner is exactly what they needed. I don't mind the idea of letting different directors lend their own creative voices to the proceedings, but there needed to be someone guiding the trilogy as a whole, even if things weren't perfectly planned out from the start. Instead, we got that tug-of-war effect @Pellaeon mentioned. Each film pulls in a different direction, and while I really like elements of all three directions, together their vector sum is a virtual standstill.
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    Datameister reacted to crumbs in The Lost World: 19 Years Ago   
    So amazingly, 23 years after the film's release, photographic evidence has finally surfaced of a long-rumoured deleted scene involving the buck T-Rex smashing through the child's bedroom during the San Diego sequence. Turns out it was even more involved than speculated, with Spielberg's own daughter involved in the sequence:
     
    Wasn't sure where else to post this but thought it was a cool tidbit of movie trivia that might interest people.
     
    Presumably this was cut early in post because there's no indication Williams scored it.
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    Datameister got a reaction from Gurkensalat in Alternate "The Adventures of Tintin" (Opening Credits)?   
    I'm sure whoever made these would want to include a disclaimer that they're old mockups and would most certainly sound better if that person were to redo them these days. 
     


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    Datameister got a reaction from Quintus in Alternate "The Adventures of Tintin" (Opening Credits)?   
    I'm sure whoever made these would want to include a disclaimer that they're old mockups and would most certainly sound better if that person were to redo them these days. 
     


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    Datameister got a reaction from Jurassic Shark in Alternate "The Adventures of Tintin" (Opening Credits)?   
    I'm sure whoever made these would want to include a disclaimer that they're old mockups and would most certainly sound better if that person were to redo them these days. 
     


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    Datameister got a reaction from oierem in Alternate "The Adventures of Tintin" (Opening Credits)?   
    I'm sure whoever made these would want to include a disclaimer that they're old mockups and would most certainly sound better if that person were to redo them these days. 
     


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