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  1. 10 hours ago, Kaitain said:

    Desplat has been fired from the role of composer on Black Widow. 

    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.

  2. 6 hours ago, KK said:


    Of course there's wallpaper! It's film music!


    There's just as much wallpaper in something like Sicario/Arrival as there is in Desplat's Little Women (or any Desplat score, really)

    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.

  3. 8 hours ago, Marian Schedenig said:

    As many here already know, I've created LEGO BrickHeadz versions of John Williams. Here's one of them at Williams's concert at the Musikverein:



    (I also photographed it at Tanglewood, but that was before the beard redesign so the model isn't as accurate).


    Just in time for his 88th birthday, I've finally completed the instructions and put them online so everyone can build their own:


    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!

  4. On 11/1/2019 at 10:50 AM, Disco Stu said:


    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!

  5. I liked Black Panther more than most of the phase 1 movies, but perhaps more for Ryan Coogler’s abilities behind the camera than anything else. For a director with no prior experience with blockbusters or big budgets, he created a film that more than holds its own against the work of seasoned pros.


    10 minutes ago, Yavar Moradi said:

    Filmtracks is the first film music reviews site I ever found online, and I was a fan for a while because it's all I knew and I got into the forum there. But over time I grew to realize that lots of Christian's opinions were crazy (two stars for Planet of the Apes??) and much of his writing was a mess.

    I agree with you there about his writing. It’s hard to explain, but it’s like his choice of adjectives and adverbs somehow make reading him 15% more difficult than it needs to be.

  7. 10 minutes ago, crumbs said:

    So they're not even filming the next one in Australia? What a trash heap production this is turning into.

    What’s wrong with filming it in San Francisco?


    Personally, I’m curious to see if I could be selected as an extra. SF is a 30-min BART ride away for me and I’ve never seen a TV or film crew in action, so it’d be a neat experience.

  8. I don't follow basketball much and didn't realize LeBron passed Kobe in all-time scoring only yesterday. To read about Kobe's congratulatory messages, and see this quote:


    “I don't know if people want that or want to have this kind of contentious thing where you don't want records to be broken or people there to surpass you,” Bryant told USA TODAY Sports. “You should be happy for the person that comes after you to be able to surpass things that you've done. It's kind of juvenile to think or to behave any other way.”


    ...reminds me that Kobe was a true class act as well as an amazingly talented athlete. This is just a terrible tragedy.

  9. 8 hours ago, E-Wan said:

    Here are extracts from Scott Bettencourt's six-part article called "TIMELINES: JOHN WILLIAMS" which was published on FSM website in 2007:

    This was a fascinating read. Any chance you have more you can share from this 6-part article?


    Edit: I was able to track down the six parts at the Internet Archive Wayback Machine. For those interested, click this link, which should take you to Part 6. You can scroll to the bottom to find links to the previous five parts.

  10. Part of me wishes I could have stayed engaged with the show as much as you all have, since I liked the first two seasons a lot. (mstrox's legitimate concerns notwithstanding, it must be exciting to know there's a fourth season coming.) But then I think of all the great television, movies, books, and god know what else there is waiting for me and that I'll die before ever getting around to enjoying. I have so limited time for this stuff to begin with, I realize I shouldn't misspend any of it on stories that lose me. None of us should!

  11. My wife and I are trying to make it through Season 3. After episode 5, I've thrown in the towel. The characters have become close to unbearable. Everyone has an attitude and yells at each other all the time, it seems; the police chief is a shambling prick; the jokes are lame, and it's plain ridiculous that (1) four kids could basically spy on and tour themselves around unseen a (2) secret Russian science experiment thing straight out of Man in the High Castle that (3) was somehow built half a mile underneath a shopping mall with absolutely no one knowing. And I'm sure whatever that flayer thing is will end up being dealt with by the kids the same way we've seen in the previous two seasons. So I'm out.


    Killing Eve, on the other hand...

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