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Sir Hilary Bray

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Sir Hilary Bray last won the day on September 14 2014

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    "But I need somebody who knows. A genius. Like Patroni. "
  • Birthday 09/02/1985

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  1. Yeah! And what about student drivers using my streets to learn? If you learn to play the drums you got to go to a studio! Go to a parking lot, for God's sake! Why are you jeopardizing my life? I can't get behind a student driver!
  2. I voted Anakin vs Obi-Wan (I think the score drives my thoughts in that regard), but Luke vs Vader in Empire would run it a close second.
  3. I'm quite partial to Radek's Death, the choir as he crumples to the ground. Or much of Under Attack and the music when Ford is faced with the fact the damage is so bad (in No Way to Land) by the Marine pilot. Great action score as you say and to think Goldsmith did it in the time he had available is amazing.
  4. a few Hitchcock's in the past few weeks: Torn Curtain, Topaz, The Birds and To Catch a Thief. -Had I money I'd be hop footing soon to see The Third Man at Haymarket's cinema.
  5. The Hijacking is one of my favourite Goldsmith tracks, the way it builds and builds and that moment when Air Force One is veering across the airfield. -- I dug out my Superman discs (Rhino) and realise it's one I do so every few months and I point it out because I see now that it makes it sound as new. Some soundtracks I can do this with and it doesn't seem to affect things but this does and how. Planet Krypton just sounds fantastically epic but rising to the top in my book is The Flying Sequence. I don't know why but it ticks all the boxes. It even on this occasion move me a great deal. Certain moments, small musical moments, rattle around in my head. The Trip to Earth makes me think of Yoda's Theme somehow, similarly during The Destruction of Krypton a few seconds sound (to my tonedeaf ears) from the end titles for Jaws but in Chasing Rockets 1.20 to about 1.24, that particular sound seems fantastic. Coming as it does before the theme. Otherwise I'm revisiting my Battlestar Galactica stuff a lot this past couple of weeks. Saga of a Star World mostly.
  6. I only just realised this week that William Morgan-Sheppard, Jeremy Kemp and Kip Niven have passed this year. Actors you always like to see in things (Niven more-so back in the day, Magnum Force to the Waltons to Earthquake, etc).
  7. Star Trek IV The Voyage Home- Leonard Rosenman Star Trek VI -The Undiscovered Country, Cliff Eidelman the former is so indelibly linked to the film that it's hard to imagine the film without it. The main theme has a sense of urgency early on, matched perhaps by The Whaler ("Full powered descent Mr Sulu") and the start of "Crash/Whale Fugue". The expanded score makes it more complete of course. The inclusion of the alternate Whaler (i.e the recap montage they had prior to the credits) is a good one and even the alternate main title (intriguing to hear the TOS theme done 'big' for a film). Then there's of course what I think of the quirky tracks -Market Street and Ballad of the Whale. I don't quite see the need for the two minutes or so at the start of Market Street before it's the moment where Kirk and co walk into the street. It's not a bad score and neither is VI. I raise eyebrows at Horner's response of his career outgrowing Trek, as much as a IV Horner score intrigues, one done nine years after his first Trek is as much intriguing. Re-uses of Kirk and Spock's theme perhaps intermingled with some updating of his Klingon theme. Eidelman did a good job and the highlight remains Battle for Peace. Again, the expanded score makes it much more better.
  8. Same in the sense I saw Jedi first. Gladly erased the ewoks from memory by the time of the others.
  9. Having watched Star Trek's II and III lately (plus IV), I primarily revisited my Horner scores. They've held a fix on me since I was little when I was plumped in front of the TV watching anything whilst mum did housework (this believe, III is my most watched Trek movie to this day). But outside of hearing Dad play John Barry of a night, Horner (next to Barry Gray in Thunderbirds et al) was mine somehow. So often have I watched II and III that listening to certain tracks I can picture the scenes to a T. Anyway, I put together for my phone a playlist for the train (the crème if not THE crème de la crème of his ST works) Prologue and Main Title (III) Enterprise Clears Moorings, Surprise Attack, Kirk's Explosive Reply, Battle of the Mutara Nebula, Enterprise Attacks Reliant, Genesis Countdown (II) Stealing the Enterprise, Spock Endures Pon Farr, Bird of Prey Decloaks, A Fighting Chance to Live (I once edited it on my laptop as Sixty Seconds to Live, weirdly), Genesis Destroyed and End Titles (III) It's taken until now to fully appreciate the separate themes. I read in the liner notes how there's Kirk's theme, Spock's and the Enterprise's. Now Spock's I know well enough but Kirk's always seemed interchangeable with Enterprise. I always claim to be tone deaf and on my time here, I'm none the wiser about specific terms. Anyway, this week I got a handle for Kirk's theme. I'd ramble on further about each track but needless to say, I always enjoy the sweeping of the theme (and how III's is just enough different to II, great shame Horner somehow couldn't do IV- I know there's reasons why but it round out the 'trilogy' perfectly), the near nautical sound of Enterprise Clears Moorings (how great music is that a scene taken from The Motion Picture seems vastly different with a different composer. Both great of course), how even to this day after several viewings/listens, both Surprise Attack and Stealing the Enterprise still ratchets up the tension. With the former you can picture the two ships closing in and that last dialogue: "Lock phasers on target"/"They're locking phasers" and with the latter, the closer Enterprise gets to the doors and the music going full tilt. The emotive nature of Fighting Chance to Live ("Zero...zero...zero, de-struct zero"). Anyway. The greatest gift of late was getting the expanded for II and III. Worth every penny.
  10. What are you standing around for? Do you not know a jailbreak when you see one?
  11. Really don't need reality. We're in our own world (Our own little world)
  12. The good times are coming, they'll be comin' real soon. And I'm not just pitchin' pennies at the moon.
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