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  1. Doctor Who (2005-) has an abundance of great music that will probably never see the light of day outside of their episodes.
  2. He looked older, even under the prosthetics! I wanted him to say 'Gooooood!' at the end. This finale was actually pretty good, a few emotional moments too. Obi-Wan telling Leia about her parents was a nice little moment I had hoped they would touch upon after the episode earlier in the season. The score seemed more orchestral, possibly more of Ross's writing or perhaps it was Hoult? Who knows?
  3. Vader holding the ship back was perhaps the worst offender in this show, with CGI somehow worse than the Prequels. Just bizarre all-round.
  4. This show looks like a cheap fan film, and that's unfair to fan films; one prop on Kenobi is worth more the budget of an entire fan film. The constant use of shaky cam highlights actors in costumes in a way that cheapens everything. It's so off-putting that it brings down every good aspect of the show - and don't get me wrong, there are quite a few! Ewan McGregor and Ingram Moses are great and after a while I even grew to love Leia. The score is so disparate too, half is obviously William Ross working with Williams' theme and the other half (Holt's stuff) is really incongruent with the Williams/Ross material.
  5. I don't think so. What Giacchino delivered suited the film well, it cast the right tone, hit the right emotional points and had a strong main theme.
  6. This score seems to share DNA with Tomorrowland which is nice. Anyone know if a CD is being released?
  7. This whole thing is fucked. Seriously, if they're going to bother with a CD release at least they should try and include what they can. Once again, all the attention goes to bloody vinyl.
  8. In Contempt of Delacourt has some nice shades of The Lost World, it's just a shame that it was buried under loud, obnoxious sound effects.
  9. Your posts seem to be getting simpler and simpler and simpler.
  10. There's anime scores that have an energy, inventiveness and liveliness to them that western television scores sorely lack and I blame the Zimmerites for this downfall.
  11. It's not too long if you have the choice to skip, remove and create your own listening experience without needing a professional editing suite. Some scores have a better narrative structure that you can listen to them from start to finish in complete form, others not so much and that's all down to the film's narrative too. It really boils down to what I've said all along: I'd rather have more music now than wait twenty years, complaining on a forum for some speciality label to produce it.
  12. Just caught the latest ep, perhaps they wanted to have the shock in the silence as Vader approaches, but the absence of the imperial March, or even a hint of Battle of the Heroes is a sin against Star Wars and all human kind.
  13. I wonder if Williams told them to get fucked if they want to use his themes. He's like: I wrote you a damn Obi-Wan theme, you ingrates but don't you DARE touch my precious Leia and Vader themes AND ESPECIALLY NOT that Mustafar motif!'
  14. For those disappointed - yes, in terms of musical continuity, they dropped the ball. However, I can totally see this a studio thing and Holt is simply filling in the gaps as per directions. No one at the studios knows Williams' scores intimately enough to ask her to include themes for characters like Qui Gon or the little motif for Mustafar. They just don't care and neither do a huge swathe of the audience.
  15. @TydiriumI would say the music was scoring the drama of the scenes that took place on those planets, not so much the textures like Shore did for LotR. Mystery and intrigue for the creation of the Clone Army on Kamino, and pounding drum fanfares for the events that surround the duel on Mustafar. Williams'music for Tatooine was really only explored in TPM and ANH that you could say was scoring the feel of the planet.
  16. I'd say Holt's music doesn't really get much prominence, but it just sounds like background music until the Williams' theme comes in. Two episodes in isn't enough to really form much of an opinion, though I'm interested to hear what she might write outside of Williams' material. The new Star Wars logo thing sounds Star Wars-y at least.
  17. At first, I couldn't unheard the similarity to this: But since it was repeated in almost every scene in the series I've come to see it as it's own thing. I especially adore the little riff that builds almost like a fanfare.
  18. Some really beautiful, dark, almost minimalist qualities to some of this score, especially in the quieter cues where it's sort of gently simmering with intrigue and mystery. The synth and piano have a haunting effect together that date the score, but it's still timeless in a way only JW can make it. I was going to track down a old copy last year and now I'm glad this has come out and given a new expanded presentation.
  19. When is Jaws expected to come back in stock? It's been a while now...
  20. The more I watch of this show, the more I'm convinced Spielberg didn't have nearly as much a hand in crafting it as I've heard he had. @enderdrag64 Sean Callery isn't some no-name composer and he's done some great things, but I do agree with you here that the music sounds like it was temped with every generic synth score ever. As a fan of Callery's work on Jessica Jones, I was hoping for some more introspective and meaty music that felt unique to Halo.
  21. John Williams is starting up, this may take a few minutes...
  22. ***spoilers ahead*** I was relieved they didn't return to Hogwarts for nearly as much of the time as I thought they would, but when they did I felt it was deserved and respectful without being overbearing. Here's a few things I had issues with: Yusef Kama's character and his involvement with the plot felt a little underdeveloped. His memory of Leta was taken and I don't know if he still retained it, or it was an act to deceive Grindelwald? Perhaps he wanted to be rid of the memory of his sister? The Secrets of Dumbledore aren't really secrets and the truth about Credence being Aberforth's son is underdeveloped and when it is revealed it doesn't have the impact it should. All the pieces are there, but perhaps they could've written Aberforth in earlier in the series given the weight of this revelation and the consequences it has. Grindelwald, in an effort to try and appear fair and reasonable, is less malevolent and hellbent in this film. I want Mads Mikkelsen's version to go more evil villain mode! Queenie has two or three small interactions that setup her return to Jacob, but not enough to make the change feel worthy of her betrayal in the first place. Where's the redemption, where's the cost of her actions? Was Vogel acting out of fear when he allowed Grindelwald to run for the election, or was he secretly on Grindelwald's side? This wasn't clear. Grindelwald's henchmen (including Vonda Rosier) get some menacing moments of the standard henchmen fare, but are ineffectual and quite harmless when at multiple parts of the film, they could've killed multiple goodies at any turn. Here's some things I liked: Jude Law's Dumbledore has some elements of both prior Dumbledore actors, particularly leaning more into the hints of an Irish accent, and he has some very 'Dumbledorian' lines that Rowling has obviously spent time writing. I also love Dumbledore's abilities in the various duels that shows how skilled he is in a way that makes it look like he's always one step ahead. Mads Mikkelsen could've been Grindelwald from the start, his casting here was a nice resolve from the Depp thing. They didn't draw attention to his character's change of appearance (like Gambon's from Harris) but I wouldn't have minded a line from Dumbledore to say something along the lines of 'So now you've decided to use your real face' or something to that effect. Lally was a fun addition to the cast and I'd say the scenes with her casting all these complex charms were some of the more impressive ones. A nice little detail you might miss at the start is how her wand is disguised as an umbrella handle. The entire prison escape was fun, utilising Newt's antics with the 'Fantastic Beasts' which leads me to: Finally there's some attempt to reintegrate the Fantastic Beasts part of the title back into the story in both meaningful and entertaining ways. I loved seeing Newt at the beginning tracking down the Quilin, almost teasing the sort of thing I was hoping this series might be about and had the potential to do! JNH's score isn't particularly revolutionary or does it stand out in the entire Potter series, but it's got all the appropriate bells and whistles that make it fun and worth a listen beyond the film. Here's what they could do next; either they're going full steam ahead with five films, or more likely they'll bring the story forward making the next film the last one. The ending of this one makes it seem like they could potentially end it like it is, but we'll see...
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