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    Bayesian got a reaction from Once in Lorne Balfe's BLACK WIDOW (2020) - Desplat replaced   
    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...
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    Bayesian got a reaction from Once in Marvel Cinematic Universe Thread   
    So Balfe is going to score an MCU-styled family drama? More than ever, Desplat’s departure is a crying shame.
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    Bayesian reacted to crumbs in Star Wars A New Hope 2CD Walt Disney Records   
    It's like someone's cruel joke that the anthology release has such better audio quality but half the takes are wrong, while the SE has the correct takes but sounds like shit.
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    Bayesian reacted to Jay in Which adaptation of a previous Williams score by another composer is your favourite, and why?   
    It isn't really fair to lump Harry Potter 2 in with all these others; Williams wrote everything you hear in that score.  Ross just took Williams compositions and slightly tweaked them to fit the final cut.
     
    In all your other poll options the new composer reworked his themes and wrote full scores using them.  
     
    Apples and oranges.
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    Bayesian reacted to DarthDementous in Classical Composer Writes Three Tracks for Star Wars Heir to the Empire   
    this is so unbelievably cool, it's like a glimpse into an alternate universe where John Williams scored the ST but it was the Thrawn Trilogy:
     
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    Bayesian reacted to Bellosh in Star Wars A New Hope 2CD Walt Disney Records   
    Star Wars 2CD - A New HOPE
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    Bayesian got a reaction from Thor in Is the score to WATERWORLD one of the 10 best ever written in the history of cinema?   
    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. 
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    Bayesian got a reaction from bollemanneke in Marvel Cinematic Universe Thread   
    So Balfe is going to score an MCU-styled family drama? More than ever, Desplat’s departure is a crying shame.
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    Bayesian got a reaction from Edmilson in Marvel Cinematic Universe Thread   
    So Balfe is going to score an MCU-styled family drama? More than ever, Desplat’s departure is a crying shame.
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    Bayesian reacted to Jay in John Williams' DISASTER MOVIE SOUNDTRACK COLLECTION (Poseidon Adventure, Towering Inferno, Earthquake) 4CD Box Set from La-La Land Records NOW AVAILABLE   
    This is how every limited edition release from every specialty label has always worked.  The difference is in the late 90s and early 2000s, CDs were still the primary way people purchased music, and there were CD pressing plants all over the country constantly pressing CDs, and the specialty labels could get more of their boutique releases printed pretty quickly.  Now in 2020 there are, I believe (apologies if this number isn't exactly right) 5 pressing plants left in the entire continent, so EVERY release takes much longer to come in once the order is placed - and the remaining ones charge more than they used to in the past because their business is dying.
     
     
     
     
    Sometimes they don't get to pick the number, it's determined by the film studio.  Often they have to make their best guess on how they think something will sell, but they are not mind readers, and can be off.  A lot of the titles that sold out can be reissued.  LLL already did that with 1941 and various other titles by other composers.
     
     
    They can only stock what the pressing plants will give them.  They might order 1,00 copies of a title but the plant only gives them 500 and says they have to wait for more because they took on a bigger job by a major label, like a Lady Gaga album or something.  The specialty labels are at their mercy because, as I said above, there are so few left they don't have much choice.  In addition to that, sometimes the film studio is part of a large company that ALSO owns a pressing plant, and forces the specialty label to have the release press at that particular plant, they don't even have the option to shop around.
     
     
    Schedules are almost useless in this day and age in the business.  They can plan out when they want releases to come out but it rarely works that way.  The unknown amount of time each different approval and then the pressing plants take constantly mucks everything up.  They are doing the best they can.
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    Bayesian reacted to Smeltington in Lorne Balfe's BLACK WIDOW (2020) - Desplat replaced   
    We already had nothing to look forward to, and then this happens. BLARG!!
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    Bayesian reacted to toothless in Lorne Balfe's BLACK WIDOW (2020) - Desplat replaced   
    Oh ffs! 
    So now we’re stuck with historical dramas or weird Oscar worthy gigs for Desplat?
     
    I know he’s not the best at superhero movies but I like his voicing...
     
    Balfe... I don’t like people bashing. They all have their styles and that’s ok. But I just find his style to be boring. Would’ve even have liked to get Tyler instead of balfe.  
     
    If you ask me, the ideal composer for this would have been JNH with a mix of Red Sparow and I’m legend.
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    Bayesian reacted to Matt C in Lorne Balfe's BLACK WIDOW (2020) - Desplat replaced   
    Christ, what is with producers' obsession with Balfe? So pissed he's doing this.
     
    Desplat would've been so much better.
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    Bayesian reacted to Demondm810 in Lorne Balfe's BLACK WIDOW (2020) - Desplat replaced   
    god damnit.  Don't mind balfe, but was looking forward to Desplat. 
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    Bayesian reacted to Bespin in Anyone else ever just wait for the video?   
    I will not read this thread, I will wait for the video. Thanks.
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    Bayesian reacted to Brundlefly in The Official La-La Land Records Thread   
    Shouldn't it be able for guys like Spielberg and Williams to stand up for these labels. After all, the existence of LLL guarantees the proper handling of Williams' legacy.
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    Bayesian reacted to Jay in The Official La-La Land Records Thread   
    Most businesses are set up so they can survive a month or two of slow or no sales pretty easily.  The problem right now is just not knowing how long until all aspects of their business return to normal, from the studios who have to send the material and approve things later, to the contractors doing the restoration and master working, to the liner notes writers, to the pressing plants.  It's all up in the air.  Everything they do relies on lots things they don't have much control over
     
    The moment everything returns to normal, it's not like approving stuff for a tiny specialty label is going to be high on the priority list of these massive studios that are months behind in all of other areas that make them more money.  
     
    And for the pressing plants, they'll make more money pressing more Taylor Swift or Bob Dylan albums than 500 copies of something for a specialty label, so it could while before specialty label film score releases that ARE approved even get pressed.
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    Bayesian reacted to Holko in The Official La-La Land Records Thread   
    The chances of studios growing brains and granting digital distribution rights because of the special situation converge to zero, right?
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    Bayesian reacted to Jay in The Official La-La Land Records Thread   
    And so it begins.  LLLR has nothing new to release in all of April, possibly longer
     
     
    https://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=139722&forumID=1&archive=0&pageID=1&r=155#bottom
     
     
    UPDATE: more bad news
     
     
    https://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=118900&forumID=1&archive=0&pageID=32&r=500#bottom
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    Bayesian reacted to Thor in Imagine you’re hosting a weekly film music get-together. Who’s attending?   
    I'd love to meet you too, Bayesian, as well as many others. In the couple of times I've met JWFANners in real life (London, Boston etc.), it's my experience that I get along more easily with everyone in such settings than in this forum. It's funny; over on FSM, in the "Cheers!" thread, we were talking about arranging a Skype meeting (or some similar service) in these social distancing times. Curiously, this was never a topic before the outbreak, but now it suddenly is. In other words, ironically bringing people closer together than usual. I see no reason why this can't be implemented for JWFAN as well.
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