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  1. Thanks all! And, yes, I was listening to Joe Kraemer's Mission Impossible too earlier. The track "A Flight At The Opera" isn't bad either! As for Giacchino, for some reasons, to me, his music often appears to emulate that of the Masters but ends up being pale in comparison (the only score of his that I can listen to in its entirety is MI3). However, now I think about it, James Newton Howard did some good action cues for King Kong and Vertical Limit. Also, I should've specified that I wasn't only referring to film music. I remember, a few weeks ago, someone on Facebook, in a group about contemporary music, posted a John Williams' action cue (from Tintin, if memory serves me), asking for a similar type of music. And people came up with some really interesting composers, relatively unknown from the general public, who wrote some pretty dense, visceral orchestral music that somewhat reminds me of John Williams. I wish I had written their name down. Anyway, I shall ask again in that group and report here, if anyone is interested.
  2. Hi all, I know I'm 6 year late on this thread. But, I have also been fascinated by Williams' action cues - be it his more thematic ones (E.T., Superman, Indy, the first trilogy of Star War movies, etc.) or more modern, chaotic stuff (JP, Minority Report, The War of the Worlds, etc.). I was wondering if any of you would know some composers (dead or alive) who have composed music similar to Williams's more modern action cues. I know a lot of his older action music is inspired by composers, like Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, but, as far I know, when it comes to modern stuff, I can't think of anyone with a similar style.
  3. NAME: Lionel LOCATION: Long Beach, CA AGE: 26 SEX: Male PROFESSION/EDUCATION: Data Associate FAVORITE JOHN WILLIAMS SCORE(S): The Phantom Menace, Jurassic Park, The Prisoner Of Azkaban FAVORITE NON-JOHN WILLIAMS SCORE(S): North By Northwest, Edward Scissorhand, Gladiator, Spiderman FAVORITE FILM(S): Jurassic Park, Gladiator FAVORITE DIRECTOR(S): Steven Spielberg SPECIAL INTEREST(S): Music (Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, Debussy, Ravel, Scriabin, Stravinsky, etc.), Composing, Movies, Audiophile VISITING THIS BOARD SINCE: Good question! At least, 4 or 5 years
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