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Yavar Moradi

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  1. Wha? Who said that? I’m excited to hear this one (especially because Jeff Bond told me that parts of it sound like Contract on Cherry Street, one of my favorite Goldsmith scores). But there is NO WAY this score is more “essential” than Black Patch or Face of a Fugitive! In fact it’s not even more in demand; I recently did a poll of what Goldsmith premiere people wanted most, over at the FSM board. The Don Is Dead got fifth place (originally sixth, but after I prompted non-participants to weigh in before the final tally, one person voted for it as their only pick and bum
  2. He did this on multiple video game scores many years ago like Black and Mercenaries (the bulk of which were scored by Chris Tilton). Yavar
  3. I'm a big fan of Goldenberg's ever since I grew up on his Columbo scores thanks to my father recording episodes off TV in the 80s. I made sure to ask Leonard Slatkin about conducting the Red Sky at Morning album for his friend, back when I recorded my very first Goldsmith Odyssey Interview (Slatkin was a mutual friend of both Goldsmith and Goldenberg, but I didn't think to ask him whether the two composers themselves had any relationship): https://goldsmithodyssey.buzzsprout.com/159614/824863-odyssey-interviews-leonard-slatkin Yavar
  4. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea isn’t a premiere release. GNP previously released (on a single disc) Goldsmith’s sole effort for the series (“Jonah and the Whale”, the season two premiere which was the first series episode in color) along with the Sawtell pilot score. LLL included the latter unexpanded on their latest 4 CD box set (apparently the GNP program is all the music that survives from season one of the show...a shame since it included some excellent scores by Morton — not Leith — Stevens and Hugo Friedhofer), but the Goldsmith program they *were* able to expand by 5-6 minutes! That’s
  5. Yes, Kevin Conroy. I voted Michael Keaton only among the live action options. Yavar
  6. Well for one thing it epitomized the "characters do things because the plot needs them to" approach the show had been embracing for a while, as opposed to the "things naturally happen in the plot because of the characters" approach it had been so good at before. Yavar
  7. This, exactly. Season 7 I still liked a number of things (even though the Winterfell/Littlefinger storyline was stupid as hell, and the North of the Wall episode utterly ridiculous even though it had wonderful acting and character moments) and was still in love with the show. That Arya/Brienne fight...awesome. In fact I lasted through the so-so season 8 premiere and was rewarded with season 8 episode 2, which I know people call "fan service" but I thought was an incredible well written episode full of great character development and payoffs. Bryan Cogman for the win. Really it was the last fou
  8. Some parts of the show improve on the books (like Arya being cupbearer for Tywin Lannister instead of Rose Bolton, and Brienne and The Hound meeting, etc etc...) while for other parts the books are definitely superior! Yavar
  9. Ah. You should! But I’m sure that’s why I perceive more rushing in the first couple seasons. Yavar
  10. Have you read the books, though? Season 1 absolutely rushes through some parts, and Season 2 *really* rushes (quite noticeably, IMO). Season 3 is more back to a Season 1 pace (because even though only two-thirds of it is adapted here, the third book is much longer). Season 4 is easily the least rushed, conveying the greatest percentage of book content in the show. And I think it's all the better for it. Yavar
  11. I think it's the best season of the show too (with season 3 as second best). Reason why? In part because it's a third of a book, adapted over 10 episodes. Not rushed, good character development. Good writing (some from the books, some new and added in). Yavar
  12. Yup I'm totally in for this, even though I wish it were $25 instead of $30, considering it's only an hourlong score. Can anyone confirm for certain whether the UMG LP album was a re-recording? Yavar
  13. I completely agree that was the original intent... but ironically that character ended up being the best written, best acted, and most compelling of the series, somehow. Well...along with Robert Picardo’s. Yavar
  14. Why is that necessarily so, exactly? (especially considering the quality of the composer in this particular case) Great music can come from anywhere. Yavar
  15. No obligation certainly, though Thor is right that a previous release is often acknowledged in some way. Yavar
  16. There were four seasons of this show. “The best cues” is exactly what this release is for the most part (and a couple people at FSM hoping for a more comprehensive set a la Lost in Space aren’t too happy about it, or it’s predecessor the four disc Land of the Giants set). In fact they had to leave off a handful of good scores including a couple by Leith Stevens! There’s ample still unreleased material that could fill out another volume or even two if the first season scoring were discovered. Listening to the sound clips, this seems like pretty high quality TV scoring to me... Yavar
  17. Sorry to hear that. It's a bigger expense for me too, but luckily I just celebrated my anniversary and I'm askin' my wife for this. I doubt it's going to sell out in quick order. Can you save up for it, over time? Forgo a couple other releases to get it? (it's only $15/disc...) Yavar
  18. So my podcast co-hosts have occasionally commented to me. I still think it was an odd thing to say you don't care about! Best, Yavar
  19. WOW! Five minutes of previously unreleased Goldsmith, all together, which is a lot when you consider by percentage (21%) against what what previously released. And really in one way...it's more than just those five minutes, because of: Time Bomb Music Composed and Conducted by Leith Stevens 22. Seaview Submerged / Checklist** (2:09) 24. Get Into The Car** / Litchka’s Apartment (1:23) 25. Seaview Theme** / Kill Him** / The Switch** / Comrade Litchka / The Bug** / Act Out** (3:05) 26. Let’s Go / On The Floor** (4:07) 27. Right** / Seaview Theme** (1:47) TOTAL SCORE TIME:
  20. Wow this looks super intriguing. I'm guessing the presence of four Christopher Young cues is the reason this isn't on Shore's own Howe Records label, where he's been revisiting other older scores of his. Glad LLL tackled this release with both composers' work. Yavar
  21. You really "don't care"? Even though the actual film recording (which is extremely different) is in fact totally unreleased, since the album was a substantially re-arranged and modified re-recording? Yavar
  22. In literally no way are they better, man. I feel sorry for people who think so... they are literally some of the worst films of all time...certainly the worse films that had that kind of budget. The sequel trilogy plot is a mess but it’s still more coherent than the prequels. Quick — who’s your favorite prequel character, and why? (And don’t cop out with “Palpatine” just because Ian McDiarmid is the only person having a bit of fun with his role, lol...) Yavar
  23. Yeah, I don’t get that mindset at all, or the revisionist attitudes of the prequels somehow being good in comparison to the sequels. The prequels were bad characters, bad story, bad filmmaking. The sequel trilogy on the other hand has some good characters I actually care about, some good performances, generally good filmmaking... and an utter mess of a story, I well admit. But they are FAR more watchable and enjoyable, on a superficial level at the very least, than ANYTHING in the prequels. People are crazy to think otherwise. Of course The Manda
  24. Well if Varese is going to be the ones to tackle, why not go for a box set ala The Karate Kid, and do all three Free Willy scores in complete form? They own the rights to Eidelman’s fine score to Free Willy 3 in perpetuity, I think. Free Willy 2 is obviously the highest priority though, as IMO it is the finest of the three scores and has only 3 cues (10 minutes) released! Yavar
  25. The good news is that Intrada found the tapes for this (and also Story of a Woman) at Universal, and pursued a release. The bad news is that John Williams himself nixed the release. Mike Matessino has expressed some hope of eventually changing his mind. Yavar
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