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    Biodome got a reaction from AC1 in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    I saw A Summer's Tale yesterday, directed in 1996 by Éric Rohmer, a French director known for his youthful romance dramas and a filmmaking style that's well-aligned with the French New Wave, where his career began. He likes simplicity and realism, frequently works with non-professional actors, despises anything that, in his opinion, breaks the fourth wall, such as non-diegetic music, and likes to group his films into thematic cycles. A Summer's Tale is part of a 4-film cycle titled Tales of the Four Seasons (Contes des quatre saisons).
     
    In this film, Rohmer also continues to study young characters, despite being more than 70 years old at the time of directing the film. According to Rohmer, he just can't make older characters convincing enough, so he stays with that which he knows best. As is also typical with his other films, the characters in A Summer's Tale are well-educated and intellectual, so the dialogues often delve into broader cultural, academic and philosophical contexts, becoming somewhat "geeky".
     
    The film revolves around a newly-graduated mathematician, Gaspard, who spends his summer vacation in a tourist-filled city in Brittany, enjoying his hobby of playing the guitar and writing songs. He is waiting for his girlfriend Lena to return from Spain, but when she fails to arrive for several days, Gaspard gets to know two other girls, an ethnologist Margot, and an adventurous, sea-loving Solene, both of whom become romantically involved with Gaspard. When Lena suddenly returns, he has to figure out how to get out of this messy situation. It doesn't help that Gaspard is indecisive and doesn't like to commit to anything.
     
    On the surface, the story is really simple, but the character study is pretty fun to watch, and the French summer sun, the sea and the beaches definitely add a great deal of cinematographic charm.
     

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    Biodome got a reaction from Jurassic Shark in What is your number one wish for JW's Indiana Jones 5 score?   
    Or William Ross
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    Biodome got a reaction from Romão in Scores with best thematic/leitmotif handling ever (Minus LOTR and SW)   
    Nino Rota's score for La Strada

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    Biodome got a reaction from eitam in John Williams & Berliner Philharmoniker 14th/15th/16th Oct 2021   
    By the way, for anyone struggling with the IBAN system, just contact them here, write what tickets you want to book, and they will reserve the seats for you within a day. Just got my seats for the concerts on the 14th and 15th!
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    Biodome reacted to ChrisAfonso in John Williams & Berliner Philharmoniker 14th/15th/16th Oct 2021   
    I had the same thing some time ago, trying to pay in Germany with an Austrian bank account, and found out that the number of digits differ between countries (D: 22, AT: 20 - no idea about Norway). In short, theoretically IBAN should be international, but practically it isn't with every payment provider.
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    Biodome reacted to Steve in John Williams & the Vienna Philharmonic: January 18/19 2020   
    Yes it is, I still have to use it sometimes. But I rather pay an extra 1-2 € for music/film than supporting tax fraud.
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    Biodome reacted to Steve in John Williams & the Vienna Philharmonic: January 18/19 2020   
    Don't support Amazon. 
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    Biodome got a reaction from filmmusic in Rejected film score you prefer over the replacement composed score.   
    I like the Yub Nub finale
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    Biodome got a reaction from AJM in Rejected film score you prefer over the replacement composed score.   
    I like the Yub Nub finale
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    Biodome got a reaction from Bespin in Rejected film score you prefer over the replacement composed score.   
    I like the Yub Nub finale
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    Biodome reacted to Bayesian in New Podcast! The Baton: A John Williams Musical Journey   
    I just finished watching the first part of the roundtable, @Trumpeteer, and I loved it. Such enthusiasm for JW's music, and such obvious admiration of you and your tireless efforts expressed by your cohosts!
     
    I've been collecting all your episodes for the better part of the past year and am eager to listen to them in order in the weeks and months ahead, now that your cycle is complete. (I've listened to parts of several episodes over the past year but held back from doing more than that until I could find time to devote the proper attention to them. That time has finally come.)
     
    What you accomplished with The Baton -- an immersive, complete survey of JW's film scores -- will be long recognized as an important and necessary contribution to JW appreciation and scholarship. That alone is worthy of the highest praise. But the fact that you did it like clockwork, 60-90 minutes weekly without fail, is basically superhuman to the likes of procrastinators like me. I am in awe. You are my role model for 2021.
     
    Bravo for a wonderful podcast! And thank you!
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    Biodome reacted to Trumpeteer in New Podcast! The Baton: A John Williams Musical Journey   
    Thanks for posting those videos, @Erik Woods. I was trying to inform as many people as possible, and forgot the most important place!
     
    Here is background on these videos: I hosted a virtual roundtable for 18 John Williams fans, all of whom cohosted "The Baton" with me. We talked for two hours about a lot of topics, including John Williams' legacy and the state of film scoring in the 21st century. There was also some lengthy debate about the music for two Indiana Jones films. But the highlight (at least for me) was a WORLD PREMIERE of a trombone overdub by Jim Nova of "Wide Receiver," the composition Williams wrote for NBC's football coverage.
     
    I hope everyone enjoys this special bonus episode of "The Baton."
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    Biodome reacted to JAMOcl in John Williams & the Vienna Philharmonic: January 18/19 2020   
    I believe that part of a memorable performance is not how perfect it is, as a matter of fact Furtwrangler (who was a Berliner and Wiener champion) was known for conducting not perfect but intense performance. And as someone who hears a lot the WPO (Spotify was keen on reminding it to me) I must say that THIS IS the Wiener Philharmoniker sounds, not perfect, is an orchestra with its own personallity. John made a wonderful job conducting it. I think the magic of live performance is indeed that is live, unpollished. It's foolish to expect a sound like the original recordings or even the Gerhard ones.  
    Yeah maybe The Main Title was kinda off and the Imperial March too slow, but come on, not just symbolically this was a great concert.
    Now the music of John Williams travels across the universe (or the stars) at the same level of Beethoven, Bruckner, Tchaikovsky, etc. the WPO is the sound of music recognized as part of human history, class without doubt and incredible importance to the world of orchestral composing and performance.
    I mean the textures in the CE3K Suite is just amazing, War Horse is delicious and even the Imperial March (slow and funny as it sounds) has the strenght necessary to represent faithfully the power of dictatorship and malevolance 
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    Biodome reacted to toothless in John Williams & the Vienna Philharmonic: January 18/19 2020   
    When this concert was made available on streaming platform, I remember catching error in Star Wars main title and finding the tempo to slow for my taste on imperial march. I can now say in hindsight I have finally changed my mind. While I can still spot issues here and there, I can also recognise how rich sounding this recording is. I have a hard time not to smile listening to these pieces. So yeah, there are mistakes but I can now confidently say I don't care.
     
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    Biodome reacted to Thor in John Williams' 2020/21 Concert Schedule   
    Stop rubbing it in!
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    Biodome got a reaction from bruce marshall in John Williams hopes "to be in Berlin in October conducting the orchestra"   
    I am not aware of any other plausible reasons for going to Germany in October.
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    Biodome got a reaction from Steve in John Williams hopes "to be in Berlin in October conducting the orchestra"   
    Yeah, but then we'd have to suffer through another year of complaints about flubs from @Jurassic Shark
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    Biodome got a reaction from tmarps in John Williams hopes "to be in Berlin in October conducting the orchestra"   
    As I said, the whole Berlin thing is just a cover story. As soon as he's done with the orchestra, he'll secretly drive to München, where he will have the time of his life. The man has worked intensely for more than 60 years. It's just the right time to start using his own savings on the pinnacle of German culture, i.e. beer.
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    Biodome got a reaction from Once in John Williams hopes "to be in Berlin in October conducting the orchestra"   
    He might want to be in Germany in time for the Oktoberfest
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    Biodome got a reaction from bollemanneke in John Williams hopes "to be in Berlin in October conducting the orchestra"   
    He might want to be in Germany in time for the Oktoberfest
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    Biodome reacted to Steve in YouTube videos with John Williams | Concert clips | Interviews   
    Finally the full Japan 1993 concert was posted. It includes an all Williams programm (includes Sound the Bells, Olympic Fanfare, Adventures on Earth, The Accidential Tourist, Raiders March, Leia's Theme, Imperial March, JFK among others).
     
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tCL-MhDkCs
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    Biodome got a reaction from Jurassic Shark in Happy New Year, JWFan!   
    If you start watching The Last Jedi on December 31st at 23:38.35, Luke Skywalker will drink the green milk at exactly midnight.
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    Biodome got a reaction from SteveMc in Happy New Year, JWFan!   
    If you start watching The Last Jedi on December 31st at 23:38.35, Luke Skywalker will drink the green milk at exactly midnight.
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    Biodome got a reaction from Edmilson in Happy New Year, JWFan!   
    If you start watching The Last Jedi on December 31st at 23:38.35, Luke Skywalker will drink the green milk at exactly midnight.
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    Biodome reacted to Edmilson in Happy New Year, JWFan!   
    Tip for the New Year:
     

     

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