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  1. This makes the first time I wish I had a Blu-ray player! I never knew there was an extended cut, but man how I would love to watch that right now. I love that movie.
  2. So Balfe is going to score an MCU-styled family drama? More than ever, Desplat’s departure is a crying shame.
  3. Desplat getting the boot is incredibly distressing to me. I was genuinely excited for this score. It was the only thing I expected would get me to buy a ticket to Black Widow. (Moot point these days, perhaps) We have The French Dispatch to look forward to, at least...
  4. You made me laugh. You’re in! Also @Chen G., how could I forget?! His posts are the very definition of earnest and intellectual.
  5. After reading a very enlightening reply to a topic I posted earlier today, it occurred to me that many members on this forum would make a wonderful group that, in another world, would all live close enough to gather every weekend for intelligent conversation and discussion — à la Gertrude Stein and her famous Paris salons a century ago. So, imagine you wanted to host a regular get-together where the object was to talk and share earnestly and intelligently — with good wine/beer/pick your poison and in comfy chairs— about all things film music. JW mostly, to be sure, but it’d all be fair game. Who would you hope would attend? (Assume there’s no coronavirus or social distancing.) My own very incomplete list would include, in no particular order: @Ludwig and @Falstaft as music scholars, @Disco Stu (obviously), @Miguel Andrade and @Romão for their crazy deep expertise about JW, @Jay for his knowledge about the film music industry and his ties to/knowledge about people on the inside, @Thor for his film music expertise... I know I’m missing a bunch of people and I’ll come back to update this when those names pop into my head. Others who definitely would be welcome at my salon include @crumbs and @Chewy, who never made a post I didn’t enjoy reading. And @Bryant Burnettewhose survey through Stephen King on his blog or website or whatever was a real fun read some months back. I feel you can tell a lot about what someone will be like IRL by what and how they write on the internet, where you never know who’s reading. Who am I missing?? I know it’s more than few. Who would you bring along?
  6. Thanks, @Ludwig! That was really informative and interesting! I’d heard of equal temperament, but never realized that was one of its implications. Or that JW would write for the instrument’s range rather than some specific key to get the sound he wanted. The more I learn about music history/theory, the more fascinating I find it. I admire you and the others here who study music seriously.
  7. My ear isn’t trained to pick up on this kind of thing, but I wonder... does JW like to write in specific keys for specific moods or settings? Like Beethoven and his “heroic” writing in C minor? (Or he who I shall not name who likes to drone on in D minor?)
  8. You never shitpost or make inane jokes on this forum, so it gladdens my heart to read this from you!
  9. Had a big stupid grin on my face the entire time watching this. Thank you, @p0llux! A much needed moment of levity.
  10. Not just SF, but all seven counties of the Bay Area (including mine). This three-week "shelter-in-place" directive is going to be a rough ride economically. : ( I was at two supermarkets this afternoon... all afternoon -- the checkout lines were longer than I'd ever seen them in my life. Over an hour's wait to get through. No water, milk, eggs, bread, bathroom tissue, paper towel, canned soup, pasta, pasta sauce, frozen pizza... but also no price gouging, all sales and offers were applicable as usual, and everyone was civil and friendly and patient.
  11. Doesn’t it start getting meaningless to talk about “best” when one uses the word to describe 100 different things equally?
  12. Mine too. Just today. I wasn’t able to order it until mid afternoon Pacific time and it’s clear a lot of people saw theirs ship before mine. So it must have sold well the first day at least!
  13. The words “Pete Hammond” and “quote whore” will always spring to my mind when faced with the specter of movie hype for sale.
  14. If the film is finished, will they just let it sit on the shelf for 8 months? I wonder if they’ll decide to play around with some of the editing or something just to see what there’s to see. And with all that time to kill, does the risk increase that the whole movie could leak unintentionally?
  15. I may not always agree with @Thor, but he’s spot-on here. In fact, I’m completely surprised to see the OP going over in this thread as well as it has so far. The pick-and-choose approach to dismissing half a decade of popular filmmaking is as ripe for merciless dismissal as anything I’ve ever read here— and yet almost everyone’s bought into it. Well, not Thor, at least, and not me. Many of his counterargument examples I agree with.
  16. No one seems to have an issue with Spielberg no longer directing, but I do. His unique, visually magical stamp was what made Indy 4 enjoyable. If Mangold is as journeyman a director as people here are saying, that bodes real poorly for the film.
  17. No sarcasm implied by this question, but what does it mean when people post nothing but a period? I’ve seen this on these forums often and I genuinely don’t know what it means.
  18. This is definitely trolling. Did you get a good chuckle out this, kaitain? Show up out of nowhere to shitpost and then vanish? In any case, if this ever were to happen, it would be the last time I’d have anything to do with the MCU.
  19. A moody two-note theme for Batman? That’s new and innovativ...oh wait.
  20. JW is going to “compose” liner notes for the expanded and properly remastered Star Wars box sets coming out this year. Isn’t that right, forum lurkers who are working on the project as we speak?
  21. I’m going to indulge my inner Principal Skinner in saying that all the ridiculous Desplat-bashing I’ve been seeing on this forum had better come to a right pretty end right pretty quick.
  22. Marian, this is a beautiful gift to us fans! Thank you very much for these instructions; I feel I'm about to lose a good part of my weekend to learning about the world of custom Lego! A quick question: what is the meaning of the number after the comma in the parts list? (For ex., what does the 11 mean in "3958, 11") EDIT: I think I figured it out; those numbers refer to the color codes at bricklink!
  23. What's all this about JW acting? Wasn't his cameo in TROS the first time he was on film? If his "supporting role" in Dial M is a real thing, then I'll need to check it out. Did he have a speaking role?
  24. I'm watching this now on Disney+ as I idly wait for the Super Bowl kickoff. I gotta say, this film is truly special. No one makes a movie like James Cameron, and no one but him could have made a plot as derivative as this one engrossing. This thing was filmed almost 13 years ago and it looks like it could have been released to theaters last week. The computer effects haven't aged a day and the film flows in a way that makes it kind of timeless. No gimmicky editing, just straightforward storytelling. I'm excited for the sequels. Go 'Niners!
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