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  1. 3 minutes ago, GerateWohl said:

    Does anybody know her The Little Prince musical?



    It’s an opera, and it’s one of her greatest works.

    My favorite Portman film score is easily Never Let Me Go, which has quite a bit more depth compared with her other (usually perfectly charming) work for film.



  2. 10 hours ago, crumbs said:

    Random question but is there a reason LLL only stock LLL titles, while Intrada stock items from LLL, Varese, etc.?


    Is Intrada a music label and a general music retail outlet or something?

    Yes, just like Screen Archives (though SAE label releases have slowed to a trickle these past few years) and Music Box in France.



  3. 21 hours ago, Jay said:

    If you want to make your own list that is different than mine, feel free

    It’s not your list itself (or approach to it — making a list of how many Williams scores Mike has worked on is perfectly sensible) which I take issue with, but your clearly-not-factual statement about how many Williams releases Mike M has worked on in the past 15 years, overlooking some which he no doubt put a great deal of work into even if they were supplanted later. It’s just an objectively incorrect claim, and I was trying to be helpful and correct the record.



  4. 1 hour ago, Jay said:

    Williams didn't conduct the Superman IV concert arrangements


    And it's a list of scores, not a list of releases; the most recent edition of each score is listed as a parenthetical.  So Home Alone mentions the 2015 edition only (not the 2010), Superman lists the 2019 edition only (not the 2008), etc.

    But you wrote, “I think this is his 37th Williams score expansion/premiere in the past 15 years!”


    If you are counting Williams score releases of Mike’s in the past 15 years., you should include the Blue Box, even if it got improved upon later.



  5. 17 hours ago, Jay said:

    I think this is his 37th Williams score expansion/premiere in the past 15 years!

    1. 1962 Bachelor Flat (Intrada 2008)
    2. 1965 None But The Brave (FSM 2009)
    3. 1966 How To Steal A Million (Intrada 2008)
    4. 1969 Goodbye, Mr. Chips (FSM 2006)
    5. 1972 Pete 'n' Tillie (Varese 2017)
    6. 1972 The Cowboys (Varese 2018)
    7. 1972 The Poseidon Adventure (La-La Land 2019)
    8. 1974 Earthquake (La-La Land 2019)
    9. 1974 The Towering Inferno (La-La Land 2019)
    10. 1975 Jaws (Intrada 2015)
    11. 1976 Family Plot (Varese 2010)
    12. 1977 Black Sunday (FSM 2010)
    13. 1977 Close Encounters of the Third Kind (La-La Land 2017)
    14. 1978 Jaws 2 (Intrada 2015)
    15. 1978 The Fury (La-La Land 2013)
    16. 1978 Superman: The Movie (La-La Land 2019)
    17. 1979 Dracula (Varese 2018)
    18. 1979 1941 (La-La Land 2011)
    19. 1982 E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (La-La Land 2017)
    20. 1982 Monsignor (Intrada 2019)
    21. 1984 The River (Intrada 2020)
    22. 1987 Empire Of The Sun (La-La Land 2014)
    23. 1990 Stanley & Iris (Varese 2017)
    24. 1990 Home Alone (La-La Land 2015)
    25. 1992 Far And Away (La-La Land 2020)
    26. 1992 Home Alone 2 (La-la Land 2012)
    27. 1993 Jurassic Park (La-La Land 2016)
    28. 1993 Schindler's List (La-La Land 2018)
    29. 1997 Rosewood (La-La Land 2013)
    30. 1997 The Lost World (La-La Land 2016)
    31. 1998 Saving Private Ryan (La-La Land 2018)
    32. 2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence (La-La Land 2015)
    33. 2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (La-La Land 2018)
    34. 2002 Minority Report (La-La Land 2019)
    35. 2002 Harry Potter 2 and the Chamber of Secrets (La-La Land 2018)
    36. 2004 Harry Potter 3 and the Prisoner of Azkaban (La-La Land 2018)
    37. 2005 War of the Worlds (Intrada 2020)

    Does the Blue Box not count for some reason? Even if the original Superman was later perfected even further, it was a huge project for Mike in 2008. And Superman IV, considering it featured three original Williams themes (and I think he even conducted the “concert versions”), should count too shouldn’t it? You’re counting Chamber of Secrets...



  6. 8 minutes ago, Jurassic Shark said:


    Could you show some highlights from these scores?

    Nevada Smith full stereo album recording (but with a reduced orchestra, and alas not yet released legally on CD, existing CDs are unlicensed and mastered from LP copies):


    LLL premiered the complete original film recording (bigger and better original orchestrations/performance, albeit in mono) in their awesome Paramount Westerns box set this past Black Friday, and they have a few dozen copies still available (check out the sound samples; there are a lot of other good scores in the set including a favorite David Raksin score of mine, Will Penny):


    Someone seems to have put up the entire Broken Arrow score on YouTube six months ago (you can buy the album from Screen Archives):


    Note: one highlight cue of the score was written by Alfred Newman, who also conducted the entire thing.


    Lemme know what you think!



  7. 5 minutes ago, Smeltington said:

    I do like Jane Eyre, that's the only other early score I had before Cowboys. These days I tend to enjoy the Jane Eyre suite a lot, after it came to my attention hearing Williams conduct it in Chicago.

    I personally wouldn’t call Jane Eyre “early”...it was five years before Jaws (is Jaws “early”?) and over ten years after Williams’s first feature score, Daddy-O, in the late 50s. I might at least consider Jane Eyre the first score in his greatest period 70s-80s; it *sounds* like it comes from that period (actually it has a lot of music which looks even more forward, to stuff like Prisoner of Azkaban).


    This is my favorite Williams score that I’d consider “early” (ten years before Jaws, six years after he started scoring theatrical features):

    There’s a great complete (Mattesino) release of the score on FSM.



  8. 1 hour ago, Smeltington said:


    Those were milestones! I look forward to listening to Dracula during the spookiest month. And the Cowboys was a pleasant surprise, as I didn't know what to expect from such an early JW score, but ended up enjoying it a lot.

    The Cowboys is a masterpiece; on my Williams Top 10. But you need to go a few years earlier and discover my #1 favorite Williams score...





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  9. On 9/21/2020 at 1:33 PM, Jurassic Shark said:

    Wasn't the score re-recorded by Varese?


    Nope. It was re-recorded by Elmer Bernstein for his own Film Music Collection series in the '70s (released complete as a box set by Film Score Monthly, but a few of the recordings premiered on CD earlier, including this one, on Varese -- they sub-licensed the recording just as FSM later did).


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