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    Oomoog the Ecstatic reacted to Pieter Boelen in Is there a movie you love with a score you hate?   
    "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" contains "The Kraken",
    aka. 'the #1 track that kicked me right out of the movie and back into the theater' by its blatant use of anachronistic sounds.
    I know that had already been a common complaint against "Curse of the Black Pearl", but it didn't hit me until the second film.
     
    Jack Sparrow's action theme never quite sounded like true film music to me either.
    Something about it seems 'off'...
    And then there's the pieces of music copied from the first film too (Sparrow's entrance).
    I never do like it when I recognize not themes, but whole performances.
    (Which indeed Williams has done several times in Star Wars films as well; and I wish he hadn't.)
     
    But on the other hand, Davy Jones was pretty great again.
    So on the whole, it's just an enormously uneven score.
    Creating just a ton of whiplash while watching.
    Thankfully I have mellowed down on it over the years...
     
    Of course I originally started out loving the first PotC film score.
    I was blissfully unaware of its similarities with other Zimmer-ite work from before.
    But once I heard Cutthroat Island, well... that love got instantly replaced.
     
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from thx99 in The Quick Question Thread   
    Life as a House, sounds like the music when youre building a house in one of The Sims games.
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic reacted to mstrox in The Matrix Resurrections (Fourth Matrix film)   
    Watched this tonight - it was okay.  I had no problems with the brief flashes of the old movies.   I enjoyed the early parts more than the post-Neo-extraction stuff, mainly because I find a lot of action kind of numbing, but the motorcycle chase through swarms and dive bombers was pretty good.
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic reacted to Richard Penna in Best Alan Silvestri drama score? Forrest Gump vs Contact vs Cast Away   
    All 3 movies are fantastic but I probably like Contact the most.
     
    Score is easy - Contact again. Forrest Gump doesn't work well as a listening experience as the cues are too fragmented and they just end up repeating the same handful of thematic ideas over and over. Cast Away is nice as a theme but the full score written for the film suffers from a similar sort of problem - it's mostly just the same idea over and over.
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from Not Mr. Big in Does classical composer John Adams hate John Williams?   

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    Oomoog the Ecstatic reacted to artguy360 in Princess Mononoke rescoring project   
    Interesting topic. Good luck with this project. I think Princess Mononoke is one of the few perfect film scores in cinema history. I love Ashitaka's theme, the Mononoke theme, and the music for the iron works. 
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from Drawgoon in Pirate Music: Korngold vs Zimmer   
    I prefer the pirate music of Michael Land and the Monkey Island series. I love how when venturing far off you eventually reencounter the same themes in new ways, for example, The Scumm Bar and then Lucre Town.
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from Once in Favorite short musical moments in Williams scores?   
    The piano embellishments at 1:00 and 1:06
     
    Same vein. The piano counter-melodies
     
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from Naïve Old Fart in Non-JW Favourite Short Musical Moments   
    This music scene was such a contrast to the rest of the episode XD
     
     
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from Bayesian in How do you rate movies?   
    Order your movies from best to worst.
     
    Assign the lowest one a 1, and increase each consecutive by 1.
     
    Divide the highest number by 5.
     
    Divide all the numbers by that number. You're done.
     
     
    (Personally I prefer doing the log way where 2.5/5 stars has the most films, then 2/5 and 3/5 has exponentially less, etc until 5/5 is just one or two films. If you want to know the log way, it's simple I can post that.)
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from Tom Guernsey in Your Happy Place Music   
    Okay, recently I found a perfect meld between the Braveheart OST love themes, and the kind of surreal, ethereality found in Meeting the Maidens. It's so perfect... I just wish I could find better versions/arrangements. Never watched this show.
     
     
     
    This even has the exact pentatonic leap as Polovtsian Dances another favorite LOL. So Aika is 3 for 1, this is Crazy.
     
     
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic reacted to Tom Guernsey in Your Happy Place Music   
    As I sat, genuinely dewy eyed through a large proportion of three How to Train Your Dragon movies at the weekend, it occurred to me that Powell's scores have pretty much become my happy place music. It was very much tears of joy again hearing music that I absolutely love and always makes me feel better if I'm having a shit day. As I mentioned in the favourite non-JW musical moments thread, when the horns come in about a minute into during Test Drive gets me every time, but the scores are filled with moments like that, little moments that to me are magical or thrilling that render me humming one or other of the themes all day.
     
    There's a few other pieces that give me the feels (as they say), I Am the Doctor from Season 5 of Doctor Who by Murray Gold, A Tall Ship from Star Trek V (seriously, it's a glorious minute and a half... Jerry truly scoring the movie as it should have been rather than actually was), Mary Poppins Returns by Marc Shaiman, yeah, I know, it's not the Shermans but it always brings a smile to my face and I love the songs and score so there.
     
    So... over to you... what makes you feel all warm and fuzzy when everything else is going to shit?!
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from Tom Guernsey in Your Top 10 JW Scores   
    Jurassic Park has this phasing quality to it where some days I'm just like... this is it. This is Williams' best. It's a very peculiar quality, where some days I think it's obviously more like 1. SW > 2. ET > IJ >>..., but JP is the only one that later exceeds all these scores. This mindset happens under wholism; instead of analyzing musical particulars and textures, leaving me to believe SW is the best, it's the mindset of how iconic a score really is, ie. what really stands the test of time. It's amazing. Usually during this mood I'll have E.T. as no. 2... so JP > ET >> SW, but then during the more analytical mindset it's all switched around.
     
    At the end of the day, I'd really have to place Jurassic Park no lower than 3rd or 2nd place.
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from Smeltington in Which composers “owned/dominated” a particular decade?   
    It goes like, da-da-da dun-da dun-da dun. Da-da-da dun-da DAAH - da, Dah dee dumm- da, Dah dun dun, da- Da-da-da dunn. da- DAH-da-DAH... de dumm.
     
    No, I don't know.
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from SteveMc in Which composers “owned/dominated” a particular decade?   
    It goes like, da-da-da dun-da dun-da dun. Da-da-da dun-da DAAH - da, Dah dee dumm- da, Dah dun dun, da- Da-da-da dunn. da- DAH-da-DAH... de dumm.
     
    No, I don't know.
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from Edmilson in Which composers “owned/dominated” a particular decade?   
    It goes like, da-da-da dun-da dun-da dun. Da-da-da dun-da DAAH - da, Dah dee dumm- da, Dah dun dun, da- Da-da-da dunn. da- DAH-da-DAH... de dumm.
     
    No, I don't know.
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from WampaRat in Which composers “owned/dominated” a particular decade?   
    Uematsu absolutely decimated his period from 1994 to 2001. There is absolutely no competition, he understands what music appreciation is. I even play some of his weaker tracks and I'm elated and drooling...
     
     
    and it's not the type of example I'd normally use to show this composer off.
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic reacted to bruce marshall in Your Top 20 Favorite Non-JW Scores   
    7. BACK TO THE FUTURE
     

    11. ONCE UPON A TIME..WEST
    12. THE LION KING
    13. HTTYD
    14. KOYAANISQATSI
    15. BLADE RUNNER
    16. THIN RED LINE
    17. DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
    18. MAP OF THE HUMAN HEART - Yared
    19. RANSOM FOR A DEAD MAN - Goldenberg
    20.  GOJIRA ( 1954)
     
    My Top Forty
    https://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=120725&forumID=1&archive=0
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from bruce marshall in Top 10 overall favorite scores   
    Star Wars: A New Hope Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Homeward Bound 2: Lost in San Francisco Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey Princess Mononoke E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Titanic Home Alone 2 The Fellowship of the Ring
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from WampaRat in Top 10 overall favorite scores   
    Star Wars: A New Hope Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Homeward Bound 2: Lost in San Francisco Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey Princess Mononoke E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Titanic Home Alone 2 The Fellowship of the Ring
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic reacted to TheAvengerButton in Your Top 10 JW Scores   
    Favorite Williams scores, then. My list is pretty basic, sorry.
     
    1. Jurassic Park
    2. Return of the Jedi (so happy to see this get some love from other folks)
    3. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    4. Hook
    5. The Empire Strikes Back
    6. Raiders of the Lost Ark
    7. The Force Awakens
    8. Home Alone
    9. The Lost World
    10. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic reacted to JoeinAR in How often do you actually listen to Schindler’s List?   
    I rarely listen. It was not a score I want to revisit much. To be honest its a lesser score than JP. 
     
     
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from HunterTech in Has Hans Zimmer aged well?   
    It's not that people don't like his music, its that they don't like how popular his style is in the industry, as if, "Want to be successful? Compose like Zimmer." Some composers throughout the centuries have written good music that's more digestible and popular than others. It doesn't mean it's great music.
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from TSMefford in Has Hans Zimmer aged well?   
    It's not that people don't like his music, its that they don't like how popular his style is in the industry, as if, "Want to be successful? Compose like Zimmer." Some composers throughout the centuries have written good music that's more digestible and popular than others. It doesn't mean it's great music.
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