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    Holko reacted to Disco Stu in Alan Silvestri's Back To The Future scores - All 3 now available complete on CD, vinyl, and digital download   
    Everything would be fine if they would just include isolated score tracks with every Bluray release as the Good Lord intended!
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    Holko reacted to HunterTech in Upcoming Films   
    Bespin, I find it best not to make comments like those, given how very fresh this all is, as well as still not knowing the full details of the incident itself. Regardless of whatever opinions you might've had for the man prior, now is not the time for that.
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    Holko reacted to Disco Stu in What Is The Last Score You Listened To? (older scores)   
    Bram Holko's Dracula  - Wojciech Kilar
     
    I might not have made exactly the same choices but a powerful listening experience nonetheless!
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    Holko reacted to Disco Stu in The Official Pop and Rock Music thread   
    I'm considering making it my life's mission to destroy all evidence that this ever existed, for the future of humankind.
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    Holko got a reaction from Disco Stu in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    I'm in the group who think even Keanu is a good kind of bad in this.
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    Holko reacted to crumbs in Indiana Jones 5 Spoilers & Set Photos Thread   
    These are the only set photos I can find from the shoot in Fez, Morocco thus far:

     

     
    Same area before set dressing:

     
    The immediate shooting districts are Mellah and Bab Semmarine. Here's some generic photos of these areas:

     

     

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    Holko reacted to ragoz350 in RESTORED ISOLATED SCORE: Star Wars Saga (Unused Music Restored To Picture)   
    Someone may have done it, but I decided to look at the old versions of the cues of the two Snoke scenes from TFA. And they turned out to be quite curious...
     
    Let's start with the first scene. We know at least three versions of this cue. 
    The first version (4m30 Snoke) is very different from the others. Here the use of synth voices (note from the score: "space" voice - distant; very still (if it can be slightly sinister)) with the slight addition of a real chorus is noteworthy. Also interesting is pretty dramatic rendition of the Kylo Ren theme at the end of the cue. 
    Btw, the timpani roll at the beginning of the cue should overlap the end of the previous cue (3m29 and 3m29R Leia, C3PO & R2), intended for the deleted scene with Leia and the droids.

     
    The second version (4m30R Snoke) is closer to the final cue. A male chorus is used throughout the entire cue. However, the music here is very different - the chorus has four parts (unlike the unison in the film version) and no text. The choral performance of the Kylo Ren theme is also very unexpected.
    It's perhaps a rare case of such use of the male chorus in the JW's scores. 

     
    The second scene has only two known versions (there may have been an earlier version, but AFAIK, it hasn't been leaked). The cue 6m54AR Bring Her To Me (old version) begins with a small orchestral introduction (almost kept in the final version), and then the male chorus sounds, like in the 4m30R cue, and so does the Kylo theme.   

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    Holko reacted to crumbs in THE LAST JEDI: ESCAPE - Complete Restored Intended Score   
    This has been blown out of proportion. Johnson reviewed the entire film in-person with John, once the film was ready for him to start scoring.
     
    He recounted the first time they watched the film in this funny anecdote:
     
     
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    Holko reacted to Edmilson in The best ancient Egypt score from roadshow era Hollywood?   
    The Prince of Egypt is the best Exodus movie ever made.
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    Holko reacted to Chen G. in The best ancient Egypt score from roadshow era Hollywood?   
    To me the theatrically was a deal-breaker. There are moments where the artificiality of the blocking is almost unbearable, like this prologue of sorts and moments of "biblical" dialogue that had me in stitches:
     
     
    Its unintentionally hysterical not so much because of the line itself ("Your eyes are sharp as they are beautiful") but because of the very "Heston enters frame from the left, drops line, exits to the right" blocking. There's a beat after the line where it almost looks like the actress is rolling her eyes at the camera.
     
    And that's one example of what's basically the modus operandi of the film...
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    Holko reacted to Lord Zimmer in Hans Zimmer's DUNE (2021)   
    Shut up
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    Holko reacted to Jay in Why don't you participate more?   
    Does there exist a forum on the internet that encourages derailing threads and criticizing the people who run it?
     
    This forum exists to discuss film music and everything closely related to it.  It shouldn't be surprising that people who come here for information about a score don't want to have to wade through strings of off-topic banter to get to what the thread is supposed to be about.
     
    Everything's pretty loose here and people still go off-topic all the time, which has always been the case and always will be the case!  That's what makes JWFan, JWFan!  The only change was to specifically indicate it's a problem if it happens for a long duration in a thread, and if such a thing is happening over and over again across multiple threads.
     
    None of the new rules targeted any specific people, nor would any rules rolled out here ever do so.  The rules only talk about posting behavior that is encouraged and discouraged, not any specific people.
     
    Also it should go without saying that no rules have ever been targeted to left or right politics at all.  All political discussion is considered off topic here, whether its left politics or right politics or anywhere in between.  And likewise, people of all political ideologies are welcome here - it's only posts about politics that aren't allowed.
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    Holko got a reaction from Naïve Old Fart in What Is The Last Score You Listened To? (older scores)   
    No. It's in there.
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    Holko got a reaction from Jay in The best ancient Egypt score from roadshow era Hollywood?   
    I've heard some bits of Ten Commandments. Eleventh Commandment is better than all of them were.
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    Holko got a reaction from Smeltington in Schindler's List - 2CD 25th Anniversary Edition from La-La Land Records (2018)   
    It's not even that we're demanding a fix, they already recognised and fixed it, those who didn't support them quickly are already getting a better product than those who did.
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    Holko reacted to crumbs in THE RIVER expanded and remastered by Mike Matessino now available from Intrada Records   
    Don't miss this release, folks. Incredible hidden gem, this score is.
     
    So grateful to Mike and Intrada for bringing it to my attention.
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    Holko reacted to stravinsky in John Williams' DRACULA - MUSIC ONLY discussion   
    Ah well that explains things! For me this score (which I'm listening to again right now) is perfect music for Autumn creeping into Winter. Also would I be right in saying there are actually very few "Themes" in this score?
     
    Main Dracula Theme
    Van Helsings Motif 
    Mina Theme
     
    Is that it? 
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    Holko reacted to GerateWohl in John Williams & Berliner Philharmoniker 14th/15th/16th Oct 2021   
    I think, at least on Friday there were some flubs in Nimbus 2000. But actually, I just enjoyed the show and did not take notes. So, no details. Sorry.
     
    But in the end that is for me the difference between live performance and recording. There are some few flubs? I don't care.
     
    If there are flubs on a recording, I do care. With the time after frequent listening the flub becomes for me part of the arrangement and I get irritated when I hear another recording without the flub. That's not good.
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    Holko got a reaction from crumbs in Schindler's List - 2CD 25th Anniversary Edition from La-La Land Records (2018)   
    It's not even that we're demanding a fix, they already recognised and fixed it, those who didn't support them quickly are already getting a better product than those who did.
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    Holko got a reaction from A. A. Ron in Schindler's List - 2CD 25th Anniversary Edition from La-La Land Records (2018)   
    It's not even that we're demanding a fix, they already recognised and fixed it, those who didn't support them quickly are already getting a better product than those who did.
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    Holko got a reaction from Chewy in Schindler's List - 2CD 25th Anniversary Edition from La-La Land Records (2018)   
    It's not even that we're demanding a fix, they already recognised and fixed it, those who didn't support them quickly are already getting a better product than those who did.
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    Holko got a reaction from Taikomochi in Schindler's List - 2CD 25th Anniversary Edition from La-La Land Records (2018)   
    It's not even that we're demanding a fix, they already recognised and fixed it, those who didn't support them quickly are already getting a better product than those who did.
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    Holko reacted to Brundlefly in Schindler's List - 2CD 25th Anniversary Edition from La-La Land Records (2018)   
    That issue should really be taken care of. I know, MV has a lot of stess, no doubt. However, there are people who bought this set, only because of the second disc (such as I). As a complete rework of that disc's master was necessary to fix several issues, it would really be appropriate to send replacement copies to those who request it.
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    Holko got a reaction from carlborg in John Williams & Boston Pops Orchestra - Complete Philips Recordings (NEW 2022 21-CD boxset)   
    The art designer knew it and signalled it to us secretly, that's why JW's missing his right arm.
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    Holko got a reaction from Edmilson in Why don't you participate more?   
    Or just devolved every thread into their own self-contained whining or offtopic spam contests.
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