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    Oomoog the Ecstatic reacted to Jay in What's Your Favorite Listening Experience to a Score From Track 1 to Completion?   
    My favorite listening experience from top to bottom, all bonus tracks included, is an album that isn't announced yet
     
    Runners up would be
    The Last Starfighter (2015 Intrada version) War Horse (OST) Final Fantasy IV (OST) Chrono Trigger (OST) Front Mission: Gun Hazard (OST) Bravely Default (OST) Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (OST) Celeste (OST) Hollow Knight (OST)  
    Brilliant listening experiences in an expanded release's main program where I don't usually listen to the bonus tracks are
    Total Recall (Quartet) Basic Instinct (Quartet) The Wrath of Khan (FSM) Aliens (Varese Deluxe) Batman (Mondo) Batman Returns (LLL) Mission: Impossible (LLL) Dances With Wolves (LLL) Predator 2 (Varese) Starship Troopers (Varese), but specifically without the end titles track as well as the subsequent bonus tracks Independence Day (LLL)  
    Most of my favorite listening experience versions of scores are ones I edited / renumbered myself using an expanded release, for example
    The Rocketeer (I remove the pop songs completely and move the concert arrangement and theater source cue to the end) Apollo 13 (synth cues are back in the main program where they belong) Stargate - simple swap-in of the "with chorus" version of The Eye of Ra instead of the "no chorus" version, all other bonus tracks left out The World Is Not Enough w/ the garbage song and casino source cues removed The Lost World w/ the JP theme re-recording and "film version" edit thingamabob removed (and various other cues separated that were combined or combined that were left separated) Star Wars with Princess Leia's theme moved to the end and the 5 takes of the Main Titles removed E.T. (The Encounter, The Kiss, and Levitation added into the main program where they belong) CE3K (C&C with Vision Takes Shape, Another Vision, Dark Side of the Moon, The Five Tones, Advance Scout Greeting, etc added to the main program) Temple of Doom (my own custom complete edit) How To Train Your Dragon (fixed opening track, Jonsi song completely removed, no demos) Solo: A Star Wars Story ("Maul's Call / Parting Ways" split into two tracks, Adventures of Han added as end credits, no source cues) etc
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic reacted to Jurassic Shark in JWFan's Greatest Films: Tic Tac Toe!   
    That's not da man.
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic reacted to Chen G. in Is there a PERFECT film?   
    I used to champion this approach a lot - this idea that you judge a film by letting it set the standard, roughly within the confines of the first act, and then judge it by how well it stands-up to those standards.
     
    There's still a lot of validity to that, of course, and its still an approach that informs the way I look at movies, but I no longer regard it as the whole truth. For one thing, sometimes it can come across as a low-bar: Marvel films come to mind: are they anything other than what they set themselves up to be? No. Does that make them good? Hmm... The way I put it, just because a choice is intentional (including the "bar" a film sets for itself) doesn't necessarily mean it works.
     
    Ultimately, like I said earlier, I judge movies by what I get out of them. That seems to be the most substantive approach.
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic reacted to Edmilson in JWFan's Greatest Films: Tic Tac Toe!   
    Shrek (2001)
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic reacted to bruce marshall in JWFan's Greatest Films: Tic Tac Toe!   
    Not. Gonna. Play.
    Sorry Moog. Your games are too complex for my simple.mind😊
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic reacted to mstrox in What should my username be? [Round 1/2, Nominations]   
    I suggest "bruce marshall"
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from bruce marshall in What should my username be? [Round 1/2, Nominations]   
    That's a really long username! Hopefully it'll fit!
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from GerateWohl in Is there a PERFECT film?   
    It is. Turns out Rose lied to the reporters. Repressed memories, reliving a fantasy that never was, etc.
     

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    Oomoog the Ecstatic reacted to Datameister in Is there a PERFECT film?   
    Production design? Lighting? Sound design? Casting? Pacing? Color grading? Visual effects? Themes? Staging/choreography? Social commentary? Humor? Originality? So many different lenses through which to look at this, figuratively speaking.
     
    Ultimately, for me, it's just a question of whether there's anything that detracts from me finding enjoyment and meaning in the film. A perfect film is one that I wouldn't change one bit. That means there's limitless potential for different films that achieve different kinds of perfection.
     
    Actually, by that metric, the most perfect film I can think of right now is Finding Nemo. I can't think of one thing I'd change about that flick.
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic reacted to Bespin in Name this CLASSICAL composer: III   
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic reacted to Bespin in What should my username be? [Round 1/2, Nominations]   
    Do you mInd if we ask some questions first?  
     
    Where are you from? What do you do in life?
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from Bespin in Is there a PERFECT film?   
    Post it in exactly 6.66666666.. hours from now. I'll be waiting.
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic reacted to Bespin in Is there a PERFECT film?   
    A perfect film masters all these artistically domain:
    The story The script The photography  The acting The music The editing
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic reacted to DarthDementous in Is there a PERFECT film?   
    I would say that the moment you get into a sense of 'soft objectivity' then you're no longer talking about objectivity. If we're talking about group opinion though then that could be an argument for normativity, but I think I ultimately agree that I'd rather hear what an individual has to say. It's easier to conceptualise and is more multi-layered than an abstraction of general opinion which is incredibly prone to distortion
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from bruce marshall in Name this CLASSICAL composer: III   
    That really narrows it down!
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic reacted to TSMefford in Is there a PERFECT film?   
    In my view, no there is not. And once I came to that realization I was able to subconsciously enjoy more films.
     
    I mean, in my opinion there are plenty of basically perfect films... perfect for me though. Objectively speaking though, no. In the big picture, I do not believe there is a perfect film.
     
    I'm not gonna list any of my personal "perfect" films, I'll probably get flak for some of them.
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from bruce marshall in Name this CLASSICAL composer: III   
    Uematsu
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic reacted to Bespin in Is there a PERFECT film?   
    OMG I can't think about a more imperfect movie, even if I absolutely love it!
     
    I was born in 1974, E.T. really holds an important part in my childhood life!
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from Bespin in Is there a PERFECT film?   
    I don't think there is a perfect film, for the greatest movies have glaring flaws, in fact they seem to have more obvious flaws than weaker movies.
     
    If there were a perfect film, you wouldn't need any others. Movies that aren't that great seem to have less flaws, like Shawshank Redemption or Lord of the Rings, but they have less intrigue or meaning overall. Movies that are in a league of their own seem to have so much strength and weakness at the same time, by rough design of their bounds broken and allowed budget, like Mulholland Dr., The Matrix, Predestination, or well, anything by David Lynch. Deep and engrossing scripts don't have a large market of backing producers to really fly away with.
     
    Also I think Star Wars is better than LoTR, that's just me. Producers don't cater to good films because they are harder and riskier to make, don't sell as well as the stupid ones.
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic reacted to Laserschwert in Video Game Music   
    Treating myself to a nice set of virtual jazz instruments (Swing! and Swing More! by ProjectSAM) as a late Christmas present, I simply had to do this track first. EDIT: Now with more tracks!
     
     
    The plan being to give the whole soundtrack this treatment.
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from Bofur01 in The Deepfakes thread   
    Honestly, the new Lucas is the best thing that's hit the internet since 1948. His contagious laughter and random opinions on things is priceless 
     
    Especially around other celebs, his character stands out beautifully.
     
     
     
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