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    Bofur01 reacted to Edmilson in The Rise of Skywalker SPOILERS ALLOWED discussion thread   
    How many Disney movies a man is allowed to watch before he can no longer be considered a male person?
     
    I'm afraid it's too late for me, but I want to know this for my future, still unborn son. I'll raise him on a healthy dose of Rambo, Rocky, Taxi Driver, the Saw franchise and Schwarznegger's Commando. Or better yet, I won't even allow him to watch movies, stuff like art is too sissy for him. The less time he spends watching movies, the more time he will have for his shooting and martial arts lessons!
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    Bofur01 reacted to First TROS March Accolyte in Samuel Kim - Star Wars Theme   
    How can you trash someone who literally said he worked on this as an exercise, and for mere 3 hours? Not everyone is f*****g Dmitri Shostakovich. Let people have fun with Williams' music the way they see it. It is a testament to his legacy that composers in training are using his themes as a basis for personal experimentation, whatever it's goals might be. 
     
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    Bofur01 reacted to Arpy in The Rise of Skywalker - For Your Consideration (FYC) Album Discussion - SPOILERS ALLOWED!   
    Fleeing from Kijimi is one of my favourite cues, you monster! 
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    Bofur01 reacted to Holko in The Rise of Skywalker - For Your Consideration (FYC) Album Discussion - SPOILERS ALLOWED!   
    I would have been waaaay more miffed if Falcon Flight wasn't available in any form than I am about Lando Arrives. It's a lot more fun and interesing.
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    Bofur01 reacted to DominicCobb in John Williams Best Score Oscar Nomination for The Rise of Skywalker!   
    I think you're all overthinking it. Like all Oscar categories, it's not really "Best Score," it's "Most Score." They give it to the score that's most prominent. There are many moments in Joker where the score is basically the only thing you hear in the mix. It carries a lot of scenes. I personally don't think the score is very good, but it is incredibly prominent. I'd almost even call it obnoxious in its use. But they love that stuff. It's super sad music for the sad clown movie. It'll win for that reason alone. I'd wager the majority of voters have no idea it was composed by a woman, and that won't factor much into their voting at all.
     
    The politics of Oscar choices are incredibly overstated. Year after year we end up with majority white and male nominees and winners. Most of the voters are old white dudes who don't care about diversity. It's a misconception that they're always trying to be progressive.
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    Bofur01 reacted to crocodile in JWFan EXCLUSIVE: The Rise of Skywalker Partial Cue List Revealed   
    Speaking of Psalm of Sith being an actual cue and stuff... What if the two "concert suites" were actually just edited tracks from the score material like Window to the Past and not the actual recorded suites? Unless of course maybe it is the creepy satanic chanting?
     
    Karol
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    Bofur01 got a reaction from Will in JWFan EXCLUSIVE: The Rise of Skywalker Partial Cue List Revealed   
    Are we sure the “unreleased” Anthem of Evil statement for the destruction of Kijimi isn’t from the “concert suite”? They sounded mighty similar to me in the cinema...
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    Bofur01 reacted to Jay in JWFan EXCLUSIVE: The Rise of Skywalker Partial Cue List Revealed   
    We aren't sure of anything!
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    Bofur01 got a reaction from Cerebral Cortex in The Rise of Skywalker - For Your Consideration (FYC) Album Discussion - SPOILERS ALLOWED!   
    I saw David Arnold reply to a tweet saying that he only received his TRoS FYC yesterday... whether that was referring to just the DVD of the film, I don’t know... but it might be hopeful!
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    Bofur01 reacted to Edmilson in STAR WARS general thread   
    People will eventually realize that the greatest contribution Revenge of the Sith gave humanity is Backstroke of the West
     
     
     
     
     
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    Bofur01 reacted to crumbs in Star Wars End Credits Rankings   
    It's so disappointing JW didn't develop Rey's Theme in the TROS finale, just copy pasting an excerpt from her concert suite two films prior (after the amazing final statements in the two prior credits suites). It starts off so promisingly with that unique clarinet piece, too. Her theme doesn't even resolve fully; the final note trails into a segue. Such a bizarre decision given his adoring development throughout the trilogy.
     
    And it's not an overly celebratory or joyful rendition either (unlike the lovely, far too short, appearance in Reunion). It carries the same uncertainty and tension as her theme's concert suite, which makes no narrative sense given her character's closure and acceptance of heritage. The strong rendition in TFA's credits convey her character's narrative growth, having (literally) ascended and reached the summit of the mountain she was climbing.
     
    The only conclusion I can reach is JW considers the Rise of Skywalker theme (which melodically appears derived from her chimes motif) as an extension of her material, perhaps spelling out this connection by transitioning from her theme into Rise of Skywalker. Perhaps fitting, considering Rey is the titular character in this instance.
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    Bofur01 got a reaction from crumbs in The Rise of Skywalker - For Your Consideration (FYC) Album Discussion - SPOILERS ALLOWED!   
    I saw David Arnold reply to a tweet saying that he only received his TRoS FYC yesterday... whether that was referring to just the DVD of the film, I don’t know... but it might be hopeful!
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    Bofur01 reacted to Kasey Kockroach in The 2020 film scores speculation thread!   
    Time to get excited for Call of the Wild, and then otherwise stop caring about film music again once that’s out! 
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    Bofur01 got a reaction from First TROS March Accolyte in The Rise of Skywalker - For Your Consideration (FYC) Album Discussion - SPOILERS ALLOWED!   
    I saw David Arnold reply to a tweet saying that he only received his TRoS FYC yesterday... whether that was referring to just the DVD of the film, I don’t know... but it might be hopeful!
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    Bofur01 reacted to Jon Turner in The Music Of The Hobbit Films - Doug Adams' Book confirmed by Howard Shore   
    I sure hope this still happens.  I quite enjoyed the Hobbit trilogy (not as much as the original Lord of the Rings trilogy, but it was still good overall), and its music was stunning throughout.  Howard Shore really captures the voice of Tolkien to a T and beyond, and it would be a fitting companion to Doug Adams' Music of The Lord of the Rings book.  Complete Recordings, too, might be nice.
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    Bofur01 reacted to Falstaft (hiatus til TROS) in Crazy woke Washington Post article claims that John Williams' STAR WARS music "reproduces harmful prejudices in pop culture"...   
    Between the approving comparisons of writers for the Washington Post -- a "dirt sheet" to which I now proudly count myself as a contributor! -- to literal Nazis, to what I can only interpret as a  mocking emulation of a gay lisp in several above posts, this thread is getting really gross.
     
    I mentioned it up-thread, but when you see yourself implicitly compared to Joseph Goebbels, when that man was in fact responsible in part for murdering members of your family, then you begin to wonder whether this is an online community you want to participate in.
     
    The article in question is misguided and intellectually embarrassing enough as it is without these shit-posts. There's plenty of solid dismantling of its stupidity done a rhetorically responsible way in this thread and for that I'm grateful. You can criticize bad music analysis without resorting to infantile homophobia or your personal political axe-grinding.
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    Bofur01 reacted to Larry O in Crazy woke Washington Post article claims that John Williams' STAR WARS music "reproduces harmful prejudices in pop culture"...   
    God this is such a weird thing to even have to broach on a place like JWFan...

    "Woke" simply means aware. That's it. "Stay Woke" is basically a call to pay attention to what's out there and looking to hurt you and yours. Over time it came to mean something more like "pay attention to political happenings and cultural movements seeking to make life worse for you or your friends," and through that usage, the term became first overused (as any popular bit of slang will) and eventually rendered meaningless by its transformation into a meme. At that point, it became demonized on top of losing its meaning, by people not just upset at the obnoxious overuse of the term, but also by the notion other people might actually believe in progressive ideas and movements, and whose cynical nature leaves them inclined to regard such statements or discussions as purely performative and "fake" for the sake of earning internet points from fellow "virtue signalers." 
     
    At this point, the only people who still even use the term "Woke" are people who more or less the reject the entire concept of "Social Justice" (another term with a long history in America that has only recently become demonized and rendered useless by people made uncomfortable by its modern usage) and are mockingly/ironically deploying the term to diminish and demean the people who might have once earnestly used the descriptor.
     
    I'm honestly really surprised how often this sort of ugly, antisocial, and dismissive discourse tends to pop up here, of all places, a site dedicated to enjoying the music of John Williams, but hopefully this might help a few people out? I don't know. But there are lots of ways - more constructive ways, as more than a few posters here have shown - to engage with how poorly thought-out and badly written this thinkpiece at the Post is than to indulge in... whatever all the rest of this ugly stuff is. 
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    Bofur01 reacted to Falstaft (hiatus til TROS) in Crazy woke Washington Post article claims that John Williams' STAR WARS music "reproduces harmful prejudices in pop culture"...   
    I was wondering when this article was going to come up on this message-board. I'll say this: film music is a perfectly valid target of cultural & political critique, but it's gotta be, you know... at least minimally engaged with what's been said before. What bothers me so much about this article is that it is so technically inaccurate, and in making its superficial and selective claims, fails to acknowledge any scholarly or critical discourse around these scores whatsoever.
     
       
     
    Excuse me? Is this supposed to be some kind bad joke, @Josh500? As someone who has family that perished in the Holocaust, this is about the most repulsive and irresponsible thing I've seen in days. Please consider taking it down.
     
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    Bofur01 reacted to Holko in Ludwig Göransson's THE MANDALORIAN   
    Oof. More of an edit than a playlist, but here we go:
     

     
    Overture: The Mandalorian(orchestral)
    Preparations: Face to Face (trimmed)+Back for Beskar (first half) + HammerTime
    The Job: You Are A Mandalorian (until it dies down) + The Asset
    The Old Gang: Hyperspace (first half) + The Gang
    Little Mousey: Little Mousey
    Training the Villagers: Ponds of Sorgan, until it would start up, then Training the Plebs
    Kuiil and IG: Trashed Crest + Reprogram + Kuiil
    Signet Forging: Mandalore Way (trimmed) + Signet Forging
    Sandcrawler: Jawas Attack
    The Next Journey: The Next Journey
    Standoff: Ewebb (sic)
    Sacrifice: Mando Flies + Sacrifice
    The Baby: Bright Eyes (trimmed?) + Can I Feed Him?
    A Warrior: A Warrior's Death + Clan of Two
    Speederbikes: Speederbikes + Night Riders + Farewell
    Memories: A Throusand Tears
    Finale: The Baby
    The Mandalorian: The Mandalorian
     
    Bit too heavy on ep8 but what I tried to do with it (like showing developments of the more main motifs more in the beginning, middle and end, filling the inbetweens with more diverse material), I kinda succeeded, I liked it on its 3 trial runs and Jerry seemed to pretend to like it when we listened together, too!
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    Bofur01 reacted to Holko in The Rise of Skywalker SPOILERS ALLOWED discussion thread   
    Sounds like complete hogwash to me.
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    Bofur01 reacted to Demodex in The Rise of Skywalker SPOILERS ALLOWED discussion thread   
    He wanted Rey dead until he realized that Kylo wouldn't be a willing host. 
     
    He says the Princess of Aalderan ruined his plans, meaning she got Kylo Ren to turn back to Ben Solo. 
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    Bofur01 reacted to crumbs in The Rise of Skywalker SPOILERS ALLOWED discussion thread   
    I asked the same question right after seeing the film. It doesn't hold up under any serious scrutiny. JJ created a mess.
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    Bofur01 reacted to Holko in The Rise of Skywalker SPOILERS ALLOWED discussion thread   
    She woke up before Kylo and took it. It's not hard.
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    Bofur01 reacted to crumbs in The Rise of Skywalker SPOILERS ALLOWED discussion thread   
    And people are stupid, by and large. It's the same idiots attacking the actors for just doing their jobs and following the director's orders. 
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    Bofur01 reacted to crumbs in Random YouTuber manages superior Star Wars special effects work over that of Industrial Light and Magic   
    It's the same as Jurassic Park. Everyone raves about how those visual effects shots still look better than modern CGI, but that's partly because of how low resolution they are. Modern VFX artists have to render that stuff in 4K/3D, not 720p. When you increase the detail that much, it opens it up for greater scrutiny.
     
    On the surface these deepfakes look impressive, but the detail isn't there and they look waxy. Not suitable for a feature film at all.
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