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    Brando got a reaction from Manakin Skywalker in POLL | What was the 'Golden Age' of John Williams' music?   
    1932 to now and beyond
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    Brando got a reaction from johnmillions in POLL | What was the 'Golden Age' of John Williams' music?   
    1932 to now and beyond
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    Brando got a reaction from Naïve Old Fart in The "(Fill in the Blank) Has Died" Thread   
    Yeah I posted about Douglass Fake then saw the thread was already made, I suppose I could've edited and linked the thread, but didn't think to do so.
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    Brando got a reaction from aj_vader in POLL | What was the 'Golden Age' of John Williams' music?   
    1932 to now and beyond
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    Brando got a reaction from pete in POLL | What was the 'Golden Age' of John Williams' music?   
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    Brando got a reaction from enderdrag64 in Anyone here succumbed to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray?   
    Jaws 3 and possibly The Revenge had the Cameron AI treatment done according to this reddit post, someone posted on Reddit earlier. These are the only images they posted but geez.


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    Brando reacted to Andy in Anyone here succumbed to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray?   
    I think you nailed it.  Because of the 3D cameras, it always looked atrocious, so in order to give it a perceived value and put a 4K logo on it, they felt they needed to go hard to brighten and sharpen it.  It’s just that AI is the new DNR.   I wonder what percentage of 4K buyers are as informed regarding this sort of thing.  I’d wager at least half of the consumers in the market will be fine with it.   I could be wrong, though. 
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    Brando got a reaction from Yavar Moradi in NEW! THE SUGARLAND EXPRESS - World Premiere Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - La-La Land Records   
    Did you not get a chance to listen to The Legacy of JW podcast on this? Mike does touch upon it and pretty much said it was becaues of the 50th anniversary he was able to submit it and got the okay to do so.
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    Brando got a reaction from Andy in Anyone here succumbed to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray?   
    Now its weird that 2 had fairly good reviews for the 4K so I don't know why they'd immediately decide AI was the way to go, but I'm wondering if this could be a situation unique to 3 since the fuzzy 3D look is all over the 2D version of the movie and they attempted to clean it up, but who knows.
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    Brando reacted to Hego-Damask-II in THE ACOLYTE - 2024 Star Wars TV   
    Sorry you guys couldn't see me too well but they told me to turn off the lights.
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    Brando reacted to Andy in Anyone here succumbed to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray?   
    I still want to see it in motion.  The AI stuff is troubling, but it’ll get better.  Just a shame it’s not there yet when this is probably the last stop for these movies on physical media. 
     
    In this case I will stick with the 3D Blu Ray. 
     
    I still resent the manufacturers for eliminating 3D to force 4K to the market. 
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    Brando reacted to ragoz350 in Restored Isolated Score: HOOK   
    JWFan will go down in history
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    Brando got a reaction from Andy in Anyone here succumbed to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray?   
    Jaws 3 and possibly The Revenge had the Cameron AI treatment done according to this reddit post, someone posted on Reddit earlier. These are the only images they posted but geez.


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    Brando reacted to Datameister in POLL | What was the 'Golden Age' of John Williams' music?   
    Very well said.
     
    On the other hand, if we have to pick one of this poll's options, I definitely say '74-'98. Nothing wrong with his exceptional output in other periods, but...come on. 3 Star Warses, 3 Indys, 2 Jurassics, ET, Jaws, CE3K, Hook—that resume alone would have cemented his place among the finest film composers of all time.
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    Brando reacted to The Great Gonzales in Star Wars is better than everything   
    And Episode II (?) almost wasn't!
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    Brando reacted to The Great Gonzales in The Official Intrada Thread   
    Then it would be a...
     
    ..wait for it...
     
    Ricard Label
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    Brando reacted to Naïve Old Fart in The "(Fill in the Blank) Has Died" Thread   
    I'm not sure why @Brando deleted the post, but I posted something about Mr. Fake, only to see a separate thread.
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    Brando reacted to Tallguy in The "(Fill in the Blank) Has Died" Thread   
    That was my guess after I left this thread and saw that one. Heartbreaking news.
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    Brando reacted to Holko in NEW! THE SUGARLAND EXPRESS - World Premiere Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - La-La Land Records   
    Finally have it and listened. 3 times already.
     
    My main memory from watching the film that really stuck with me is the shot where we first see the policeman, in a moving car, shot from a moving car, with a damn fun groovy percussion and harmonica cue under it (Freedom At Last). I immediately thought "what the hell were all these people on about with 'oh it's mostly just percussive and boring', this is awesome!".
     
    You know, from a certain viewpont I can definitely see why JW didn't think enough of it to want it released back then or later. Wouldn't his memory mostly be "we jammed a bit one day, then we recorded some string sustains one day and then some silly source music"? But, when put together like this, it really comes together as a satisfying whole with a nice arc, dramatic beats and musical highlights. Love it!
     
    The booklet is again very nice too, with a very detailed look at the background of the movie and what led to the dynamic duo's meeting. Titus's work is once again great too, I love the back cover (Mike's wrecking crew credit idea is so cute and fun!), and especially the disc image, something about it just feels so right. And glad to see images of such great quality included instead of some of the blown up blurry overly grainy/noisy pictures that are often available to use from films of this age.
     
    So yeah, happy.
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    Brando reacted to crumbs in The Official Intrada Thread   
    Roger's statement today seems to imply Intrada will be wound up after celebrating their 40th anniversary next year... hopefully I'm misinterpreting.
     
     
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    Brando reacted to Mr. Hooper in JAWS Is Better Than Everything   
    Hooper has that spectacular Ron and Valerie Taylor live shark footage to thank.
     
    For those who don't know the story, the shark got caught in the line connecting the miniature cage to the boat, and it fought to free itself.
     
    Spielberg was so impressed that he wanted to use it, but—and luckily for the little person hired to be inside—the cage was empty at the time.
     
    So, Mr. Hooper survived.
     
     
    'Jaws 2' wouldn't have been the same without that long-distance call saying he'd be outside of radio range. lol
     
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    Brando reacted to Tallguy in JAWS Is Better Than Everything   
    They only did that so he can come back for the sequel.
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    Brando reacted to ThePenitentMan1 in JAWS Is Better Than Everything   
    Aren't you glad you survived that in the movie?
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    Brando reacted to Mr. Hooper in JAWS Is Better Than Everything   
    I can almost smell the musty pages...

     

     


     
    Karma. 
     
     
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    Brando reacted to Damien F in John Williams canceled concerts 2024   
    Glad to hear from Mike Matessino that he is expected to make a full recovery, as the official statement said. I never doubted that until people started hinting at rumors going around LA musician circles that his condition was more serious. I think it shows how rumors can get out of hand. For example, if someone was resting at home after experiencing chest pains, that could end up being a rumor that he is bed ridden after suffering a heart attack.
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