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    Oomoog the Ecstatic reacted to Disco Stu in The Official James Horner Thread   
    Yes, Horner's best score.
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from bruce marshall in What is the last piece of classical music you listened to?   
    The point is, be quiet and let the experts talk.
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from bruce marshall in What is the last piece of classical music you listened to?   
    Maybe one should stop being so influenced by primitive prolificness and its ego-based fraud, and start embracing the true knowledge of collaboration and unification.
     
    So many great compositions of the 20th century. A real composer nowadays knows exactly what they're getting into, and they fervently serve the purpose of it despite the mob bosses cutting their checks and silencing their intelligence. Thumbs down to your predictable cat meme, although there is no thumbs down button.
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from bruce marshall in What is the last piece of classical music you listened to?   
    So much music has degraded what real music is about, that ideal balance and vision both sought and not excused by the developing errors that are the Classical and Romantic eras. Although like any genre, the Classical era has brought us beautiful creations, but music has become reimagined and restored by the likes of John Williams and other collaborators who have reached perfection in their certain works or songs. I wouldn't trade the last 100 years of music for anything; the imagination is, for lack of other terms, near perfect. This is because its roots going back even further, aren't just Classical, but a whole mix of things to be found and reinterpreted.
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic reacted to Glóin the Dark in Greatest track or movement of All Time?   
    The greatest track or movement of all time is the 4th movement of Mahler's Symphony No. 6.
     
     
     
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from Bayesian in Favorite moment or motif from the prequels?   
    Not sure what my favorite moment is, but Ithis segment of the love theme playing over this shit. It's so dark and rosy violet.
     
    2:30-3:05
     
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic reacted to Chen G. in Watched Return of the Jedi recently   
    Of course its tedious, but I suppose that depends on the propensity and capacity that people have (or do not have) to try and analyze their own tastes. Some will shrug it off "I just like it" whereas others will try and figure out exactly why they like it.
     
    That's when things get truly interesting, and its essentially the same as any critical discussion one can have about any piece of narrative art.
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic reacted to DarthDementous in Watched Return of the Jedi recently   
    It's an interesting perspective I never considered before, I don't agree with it but I think I can understand how at least in your framework it would work. I certainly value being able to have discussions with people who can qualify why they feel the way they do, I find discussions along the lines of 'I like this movie' 'why?' 'I dunno I just liked it' beyond tedium so I would definitely like more thought and care to be put into it, and you seem to be advocating that, so while I don't agree with your premise I do agree with your conclusion.
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic reacted to DarthDementous in Watched Return of the Jedi recently   
    Yep, agreed there. The distinction is that ‘faster’ isn’t a measurement of value but rather a measurement of fact, if that makes any sense.
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic reacted to Unlucky Bastard in Watched Return of the Jedi recently   
    How should I know? It just hits all the right notes. I just enjoy 3 more because it hits so many wrong notes.
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from DarthDementous in Watched Return of the Jedi recently   
    If you can't defend your favorite being the best, then right off the bat, nobody cares what your favorite is. Your own judgment is pretty much meaningless and not worth the time.
     
    Of course for me, I don't know which Star Wars is the best. I might decide when I've watched them more and made up my own mind.
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from Joni Wiljami in The "pick just ONE upcoming Williams score" poll   
    I wonder if this untilted Spielberg score could unite all of Williams' achievements and skills into an epic new work. Like a Symphony no. 9 to give his career the next layer of context. It could be the biggest reveal! Something he's been meaning to communicate to us!
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from crumbs in The "pick just ONE upcoming Williams score" poll   
    I wonder if this untilted Spielberg score could unite all of Williams' achievements and skills into an epic new work. Like a Symphony no. 9 to give his career the next layer of context. It could be the biggest reveal! Something he's been meaning to communicate to us!
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from Quintus in Watched Return of the Jedi recently   
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from Bellosh in Watched Return of the Jedi recently   
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic reacted to Bellosh in Marion's theme vs Princess Leia's theme   
    Marion's theme.  It's more interesting when used in the film.
     
    My favorite statement of it: 0:13
     
     
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from Bellosh in Marion's theme vs Princess Leia's theme   
    For those high string, feminine-like themes, I also prefer this to Marion's. At least orchestration-wise
     
     
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic reacted to Sunshine Reger in Favorite moment or motif from the prequels?   
    I've always loved this little melody. A surprisingly cute ballet of droid figures and characters in robes on all those stairs and passages
     
     
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from MikeH in Favorite moment or motif from the prequels?   
    Not sure what my favorite moment is, but Ithis segment of the love theme playing over this shit. It's so dark and rosy violet.
     
    2:30-3:05
     
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from Edmilson in James Bond is better than everything   
    Skyfall is so boring, watching it again for the 3rd time  At least compared to Casino Royale, that film is a damn masterpiece.
     
    Just turned the thing off.
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic reacted to Bellosh in Is it possible to write the Best Film Score Of All Time in the 2020s?   
    I agree. I'm not being completely serious either.  Obviously nobody can prove anything.  But E.T. is very close to unrivaled.
     
    Can anyone imagine a scene score liked this, nowadays?
     
     
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic reacted to Loert in Just rediscovered the most underrated track   
    I'd be hard-pressed to call that underrated. Journey Through the Ice (Part 1) from A.I. - now that's underrated!
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from Ricard in Is it possible to write the Best Film Score Of All Time in the 2020s?   
    In that thread 'Composers who impersonate Williams" I was surprised by a lot of Williams-like music. But we don't have many films nowadays that depend much upon showcasing its music or the director's instructions for music to tell much story, so it would be hard for them, or anyone, to find a career of the caliber of inspiration and creativity Williams had. Yeah.
     
    Recently however, video games have given a lot more room to showcase their music, because it plays among the hours of background actions. But there's usually less dynamic narrative and contrast always going on to create context. It's why the melodies and textures are still pretty great though.
     
    Williams music doesn't depend on the movie. We depend on a new mindset to understand it; a mindset of impressionistic fantasy, psychology, action, all in one package. Wherein lies the difference between thought and action in his music? It's all one cohesive phenomenon. In other composers like Horner, it feels like there's one smaller thing going on, like a thought or an emotion, not the bigger picture. Not something that's tying together. This is due to the role music used to have, compared to what it's become. 
     
    When I hear a score like Homeward Bound 1 and 2, I still hear a very cohesive 90s narrative that is dependent on music for telling the story of actions, thoughts, and the more significant, marriage of these things. This is why people say 'the music of Williams doesn't fully sound like film music... It sounds like a story in-of-itself.'
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from GerateWohl in Just rediscovered the most underrated track   
    Don't want to take this point away from everyone, but I'm not so sure about this. Why I inquire into an antithetical listening exercise ie. compare it to something like The Force Theme. I myself always loved Across the Stars and other Prequels tracks, but I'm realizing now it's for a deeper reason.
     
    Maybe some people have caught on already
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