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  1. Someone managed to record me ageing before that ever happens and sped the footage up, it's nasty:
  2. TFA all the way! I hate to be the contrarian here, but it's also probably the most cohesive, developed and concise film in the Sequel Trilogy, and the music was fresh and the return of Williams' to the series since 2005!
  3. Divert your attention to this truly terrifying piece, so foul it must've come from no place other than the depths of the lowest circle of hell. https://www.cbr.com/dcu-move-away-john-williams-superman-theme/ In all honesty, I don't find the idea detestable, because Superman as a character has changed and so much so in the Man of Steel that to attach Williams' theme betrays the character and the composition.
  4. This show really was a slow starter, but now it's truly great. Love every second of it. I love the sense of fear and uneasiness of the prison subplot and all the individual parts of the Rebellion slowly coming together. It's about time the Empire was given some really toothy substance other than just being generic bad guys. The one aspect of this show that betrays it's Star Wars roots is the music which still remains anonymous. It certainly sets a mood, but it's incongruous with the sound of the rest of the universe and lacks any sort of thematic sensibility. This series is shaping up to be better than Mandalorian (for me).
  5. RoS's Speeder Chase incident is still too fresh in my mind - one of Williams' last truly heroic action set pieces utterly ruined in post.
  6. If nothing else grabs you as Star Wars in this show, it should be the affectation and reverence the filmmakers have put into the aesthetics, of which in some scenes look like they've been pulled from Empire. Mothma's Dinner was reminiscent of Lando's quarters in Empire. I thought this latest episode was particularly good, from the writing, the acting and the production - the only thing I'm not yet sold on is Andor's character, so I'm hoping it develops into something meaningful...
  7. In one way, yes, and when it defined what a particular group of people sounded like, or becoming intrinsically linked to a place or a person or an idea and the iconic imagery of Star Wars - to then cut it out and replace that familiar sound with something alien is just jarring and unnatural. This isn't to say we have to reference old themes, it's to say that the way that music was presented is what's important and why Rogue One and Solo work well to keep that homogeneous sound. Then you have Obi-Wan, which is what happens when you take two different approaches and try and mash them together with mixed results...
  8. I really love aspects of this show, but after 45 minutes each week, it feels like nothing happened in an entire episode! The music is inoffensive - a word I hate - but best describes how it functions and to be honest, it's difficult to feel like Star Wars without the template Williams set. It's too modern, too minimalistic and afraid to have any identity.
  9. I thought the first two episodes were quite aimless and ended as if we're meant to feel some sense of wanting to see more. The music is alright, it's definitely more sound design and further away from the Williams' sound than the other composers, and the production design is very retro Star Wars - keeping the same feel as Rogue One. The CSA or whatever they are seem redundant when you have billions of Stormtroopers - and their uniforms remind me of the orange tips toy guns are painted with to signify they're toys:
  10. This reaction on this forum is very typical; some have set up the idea of the score in their minds before going into which will undoubtedly affect how they receive it once it's out.
  11. I would say after listening to Bear's scores for other TV series, like Outlander and The Walking Dead, he's particularly good at textural work - which is promising for Rings. Clearly, there's been some attempt to evoke Shore's approach in the two tracks that were released, but I'm still reeling that Shore didn't get to write for the series or provide more themes. I don't think we've heard a TV score as richly thematic as what he could've provided. I wonder if Shore wanted to do more, but out of the tremendous costs to the rest of the show, they relegated him to the single theme.
  12. People still don't understand why I listen to this 'noise' and as much as film scores have shifted somewhat in terms of becoming more popular, I still think it's considered by many people to be a novelty more than an actual genre of music one can listen to. It's sad.
  13. It sounds like it took inspiration from Ragnarok. I saw the film the other day and the score really isn't a big part of the film. Two themes stuck out - the two-part main theme and the theme for Gorr and his daughter. The rest was either underscore or just not prominent enough to be interesting on its own or with the film.
  14. I don't understand why people don't wait until we have more information on the set before going off the rails and nixing it altogether. If this set has something extra on the 2016 release, I'll consider picking it up, but for the time being I'm just glad that it's back in print and people who missed out will be able to pick it up!
  15. The first film's story was quite simple, three witches are brought back on Halloween and the main characters must stop them. I'm hoping this film doesn't try and needlessly complicate things. There's a line in the trailer that has me thinking they're going to have more witches in the present day? I wonder if the Sisters' house is still there, or if they're going to say it was bulldozed to make way for new developments fifteen years ago?
  16. Don't forget J.J. Abrams. JWFans' favourite punching bag. Most retail entertainment stores sell CDs, I'm surprised you never encountered them!
  17. Do they still make DiamondFires?
  18. Doctor Who (2005-) has an abundance of great music that will probably never see the light of day outside of their episodes.
  19. 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?
  20. Vader holding the ship back was perhaps the worst offender in this show, with CGI somehow worse than the Prequels. Just bizarre all-round.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. This score seems to share DNA with Tomorrowland which is nice. Anyone know if a CD is being released?
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