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  1. It really is an incredibly rich cue. I love how it starts silently, and then builds to the sudden slight feeling of dread and drama. I appreciated it so much more after listening to it on its own several times on the CD too. Just one of those great touches that Williams generally brings to his work. Great analysis too.
  2. This is huge, one of the last golden age relics is gone. Just turned 104 a couple of weeks ago too. RIP to an acting legend, her performances in The Snake Pit and The Heiress are incredible.
  3. Oh, wow. 91 is a good age to pass away at, but at the same time, this is so unexpected, especially since he was active until his death. One of the first films composers I really remember paying to attention, when I was much younger. RIP Mr. Morricone, his music will live on forever.
  4. The Walk was greenlit, because it was following in the footsteps of Flight, which was a very successful low-budgeted drama starring Denzel Washington, and considered a reasonable return for Zemeckis to live-action, after his aborted attempt of a mo-cap trilogy. Plus he's also generally good at keeping budgets down, and in on time. Both The Walk, and Welcome to Marwen only cost around 40m, and while Allied was pricier then both, that was probably due to star salaries and shooting locations, not to mention it's overall a bit more ambitious in terms of scope. Until recently Zemeckis movies were at least hugely profitable or reasonable attended. Even something like A Christmas Carol made over 300m worldwide in 2009, it just lost a lot of money because the Mo-Cap technology was so expensive, and not really there yet. However his last three films though have all been massive money losers, and nobody's going to see them, so I'm not sure how much longer he has before he's forced to turn to streaming. It's very possible his remake of The Witches gets dumped on HBO MAX for example, especially given the current Coronavirus situation.
  5. Legends of The Fall By James Horner Glory By James Horner Sneakers By James Horner Total Recall By Jerry Goldsmith The Post By John Williams The Patriot By John Williams Nixon By John Williams
  6. Parasite is easily the most deserving best picture nomination in years. I love that it won.
  7. One of the most intense performers to ever come out of the golden age of Hollywood with so many classics to his name (Ace in The Hole, Paths of Glory etc...). RIP to a legend.
  8. I was a big fan of it as well. I raved about it in my review. I think it's Tarantino's best since Basterds, and my first or second favorite of the Best Picture nominees.
  9. Had Chinese takeout on Christmas eve, mom and dad didn't want to cook, can't blame them either. They were already working hard for the next day. We had fantastic food on Christmas, sausage gravy for breakfast / lunch, and an assortment of decent chicken, vegetables, some fantastic cut potato slices, and some delicious deserts for dinner. I actually ate so much after, I felt terribly sick for hours. Now that wasn't so much fun.
  10. I enjoyed this, probably more then most, but I still had a lot of issues, particularly with how they handled The Last Jedi stuff. I also thought that Palpatine's return thematically didn't make as much sense as it could have. I will say that the last scene got to me, it helps that most of the performances were pretty good, and John Williams's score was fantastic as ever, but it's clear that they should have had properly plotted out this trilogy from the start. In the long run, it really felt all disconnected.
  11. Because simple put especially for me, they're better. Sure the prequels were groundbreaking in terms of technology, but even as someone who grew up with all films (The Phantom Menace was everything for me in 1999), I find myself more drawn to rewatch the recent TFA and TLJ much more. Better fleshed-out characters, and lightsaber battle too. Plus the movies don't have the burden of having to set up a massive world and characters that we were already attached to beforehand, the way the prequels did.
  12. Yes. It's also really well-cast and shot. I'm not even sure I spotted everything about the film on first viewing too. It's going to be interesting and fun, to go back and rewatch it a a second time.
  13. Oh yes, the main theme in Total Recall feels like standard Jerry Goldsmith, whereas The Shadow feels more like Goldsmith unhinged. I particularly enjoy that secondary vague oriental sounding action motif / theme for Khan, and as mentioned already the love theme is nothing sort of exquisite. The Burbs is my favorite of his Joe Dante collaborations, both film and score. So much fun. I remember years and years ago stumbling upon the Square One End Credits on Youtube, and playing it nonstop like twenty times. Love the Patton reference, especially.
  14. Depending on what day it is, it would be either Gremlins 2 or The Burbs. I prefer The Shadow over Total Recall as well. Sure the later has some incredible action and orchestral, but for some reason it's The Shadow I keep going back. Maybe it has to do with the fact that I can't get enough of that main theme, or the fact that I'm actually a big fan of the movie it's based off, so my love for that score is partially routed in that. The track Mirrors is an incredible piece of action writing.
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