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  1. Cool thread. I don't have any examples, but these are all great. EDIT: Well, there is Phasma's death in TLJ, which isn't *too* far off from this trope (2:15-2:22) EDIT EDIT: Oops, just noticed that falstaft already included that in his post
  2. The piano comes in 4 seconds into the last track. "Yup this is a Thomas Newman score"
  3. I completely agree! I completely agree! I completely agree! I completely agree! I completely agree! I completely agree! I completely agree! I completely agree! I completely agree! I completely agree! I completely agree! I completely agree! I completely agree! I completely agree! I completely agree! I completely agree!
  4. I wasn't trying to imply I thought any of them are bad composers, I just wouldn't include anyone out of obligation to their influence or importance. I would list those whose music is personally important to me.
  5. Ironically it's the only original Bourne trilogy film directed by an American!
  6. Yup, and Captain Phillips is one of my favorite films of this decade. And he's currently working on a Civil War-era American period piece (a Western!) starring Tom Hanks. Talk about up my alley! American history + Tom Hanks!
  7. The "proper" way is a church congregation singing it together. It's a hymn, not an aria.
  8. I find this concept fascinating. Professional actors in other nations that always do the dubbing for specific American actors.
  9. Gershwin and Copland's Piano Concertos, from 1925 and 1926 respectively, are really fascinating to compare and contrast. Both are heavily influenced by jazz and blues. But both are also so distinctly representative of their composers' personalities and approaches. Gershwin's rich harmonies and warmly wry melodies contrasted with Copland's jagged, sharp rhythms and skeletal, open-air harmonies/orchestration. Even Copland's opening movement, probably the closest he ever came to being Gershwinesque, sounds positively ascetic compared to Gershwin's middle movement. If I'm honest, I find Copland's masterful second movement much more skillfully constructed and satisfying in its arc than Gershwin's finale, but both have an incredible vitality. It was shortly after his Piano Concerto that Copland abandoned self-consciously incorporating jazz (really Tin Pan Alley) idioms in "serious" orchestral compositions, while that remains Gershwin's defining musical legacy.
  10. In 2006 I had just dropped out of college and was smoking way too much weed. In 2019 I'm a data analyst, married with 3 kids and a mortgage. Oh! And also I'm a secret agent who kills mercilessly but only when necessary.
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