wowbobwow got a reaction from Cerebral Cortex in Now that we have the Complete JP from LLL, is the 20th anniversary JP completely redundant?
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I think it's pretty awesome we can debate about different releases of a soundtrack!
wowbobwow got a reaction from The Illustrious Jerry in Villeneuve's DUNE
I'm not great at articulating these things, but here's a go. His output is consistently good. I've seen Prisoners, Enemy, Blade Runner 2049, Arrival. Blade Runner 2049 has been the best of the revivals, along with Twin Peaks and Mad Max -- if you ask me. I haven't caught Sicaro or his works prior to Prisoners but I've been meaning to.
What attracts me to his work is his visual style, the work he gets out of the artists he surrounds himself with, and am engaged by the themes he likes to tackle -- especially Enemy, which deals with the shadow self of the main character taking control of his life, and Blade Runner, which deals with a man caught between the world of the artificial and the world of the natural. He's able to create effectice visceral moments, like the scene in Prisoners where Jake Gylenhaal is driving through rain in traffic while disoriented or the scene in Arrival where Amy Adams & crew first encounter the extraterrestrial. Perhaps most importantly his movies respect the audience and their intelligence.
wowbobwow got a reaction from _deleted_ in The Rise of Skywalker - COMPLETE SCORE Discussion - SPOILERS ALLOWED!
I mean, Khan looked kind of like a Knights of Ren.
wowbobwow got a reaction from The Illustrious Jerry in The Rise of Skywalker - COMPLETE SCORE Discussion - SPOILERS ALLOWED!
I mean, Khan looked kind of like a Knights of Ren.
wowbobwow reacted to Mr. Breathmask in REMIXED & RESTORED: Jurassic Park
REMIXED & RESTORED: Jurassic Park
1. Opening Titles/Incident at Isla Nublar
2. The Encased Mosquito
3. Entrance of Mr. Hammond *
4. Journey to the Island
5. Stalling Around **
6. Hatching Baby Raptor
7. You Bred Raptors?
8. The History Lesson
9. Jurassic Park Gate **
10. Goat Bait *
11. The Saboteur *
12. Ailing Triceratops *
13. The Coming Storm
14. Dennis Steals the Embryo
15. Race to the Dock
16. The Falling Car and The T-Rex Chase *
17. A Tree for My Bed
18. Petticoat Lane **/My Friend the Brachiosaurus **
19. Life Finds a Way *
20. System Ready *
21. To the Maintenance Shed **/High-Wire Stunts */Hungry Raptor *
22. The Raptor Attack *
23. T-Rex Rescue and Finale *
24. Welcome to Jurassic Park (film version) **
25. Welcome to Jurassic Park (album version) *
Bonus tracks from the 2022 remaster:
4a. Journey to the Island (film version)
14a. Dennis Steals the Embryo (film version)
* contains unused music
** micro-edited in the film
More REMIXED & RESTORED:
The Lost World: Jurassic Park
In 1993, Steven Spielberg unleashed dinosaurs upon the world. Jurassic Park, one of those perfect popcorn blockbusters and a revolution in computer graphics, bringing dinosaurs back to life in a way no one had ever seen before, dominated the summer box office.
In Jurassic Park, billionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) and his company InGen have found a way to recreate dinosaurs. Ever the entrepreneur, Hammond decides to build a theme park around his creation. After one of the animals kills a worker, Hammond’s investors call for an investigation into the park. He recruits paleontologists Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) to inspect the island. Also along for the ride are Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum), a charismatic but skeptical mathematician, Hammond’s lawyer Donald Gennarro (Martin Ferrero) and Hammond’s grandkids (Joseph Mazzello and Ariana Richards).
But despite Hammond’s repeated claims that he has "spared no expense" on his dazzling theme park, there is still one disgruntled employee (Wayne Knight), who is willing to spy for a rival company, steal a bunch of dinosaur embryos and cause a whole lot of mayhem in the process. What looked like stunning achievement soon turns out to be an uncontrollable danger, calling into question the range of control man has over nature and putting everyone’s lives in the balance…
An expertly made film, Jurassic Park grew a large fanbase and spawned a franchise that - although long dormant at the start of the 21st century - is still going today. Jurassic Park also gave us - like 11 out of the 12 preceding theatrical releases directed by Spielberg - a brand new John Williams score. One that would - like many of Williams' most famous works - join the ranks of seminal adventure blockbuster scores. In several places, Jurassic Park is also a thriller score, amping up the tension created by the corporate espionage subplot running through the first half of the film that finally causes the park to unravel.
John Williams’ Jurassic Park is the composer in full-on blockbuster adventure mode. In fact, I’d argue Jurassic Park - particularly on album - feels like a John Williams compilation. It features both a slow, majestic theme that mirrors the awe of Close Encounters of the Third Kind and a rousing, bombastic adventure theme that can sit snugly beside material from the Indiana Jones series. It has some ethereal music for the young and vulnerable dinosaurs that sounds like a precursor to Williams’ work on A.I. eight years later, pensive material slightly reminiscent of Home Alone and a tense conspiratorial cue that sounds like an adaptation of material from JFK.
Indeed, to many John Williams fans Jurassic Park is a seminal score and album. A gateway into the work of a man who has defined the Hollywood blockbuster sound for several generations.
The original soundtrack album presents the music not in chronological order, but rather clustered around the various ideas and sounds running throughout the score. Many tracks feature a pairing of cues that are spread out in the film but are thematically or texturally similar.
Now, with La La Land’s wonderful recent complete release in our players, we are able to enjoy the entire score in chronological order and get an exact idea of what music was dropped or replaced.
Because as with most films, the presentation of the score in the final film differs slightly from what was recorded. One interesting recurring decision you’ll find when lining up the score to the finished picture is that the carnivore motif that is first heard in the opening titles, features almost exclusively in passages that were dropped from the film. It is given several loud plays that were cut in favor of Gary Rydstrom’s stellar sound design or replaced with other music.
Over the coming weeks, we’ll be looking at each of the pieces written for the film, what music was dropped, how that would have played in the picture and discuss how these editing decisions change the shape of the final film. The idea for these videos is not to provide an isolated score track or to function as a fan mix that replace the original mix. Instead, I aim to bring the score into the foreground while keeping most of the dialogue and effects intact wherever possible. Jurassic Park has a very well-designed soundscape, where music and effects often go hand in hand and I wanted to honor that. It also works well when restoring unused music. When we get to stuff like Goat Bait, you'll get to hear how the music interacts with the dialogue, while still keeping the music in the foreground of the mix.
Once I'm done with Jurassic Park, expect to see something similar for The Lost World, which is a veritable treasure trove of unused material!
But first, let’s start right at the beginning.
1. Opening Titles/Incident at Isla Nublar
1mA Opening Titles
1m1 Incident at Isla Nublar
As the movie starts with the reveal of the Universal logo, there is no music. The quiet of the theatre is broken only by sounds of the jungle. A deep drumbeat disrupts the jungle sounds and opens the film and the score. Along with choir and the first iteration of the carnivore motif, it sets a tone of danger right off the bat.
After the credits, we open the film proper on moving tree branches and the faces of tense Jurassic Park workers. After a brief moment of sound design, it is revealed something mechanical is moving the trees. Williams’ score kicks in again right as we cut to ROBERT MULDOON, whose commanding presence will lead the following scene and who will return for a large role later in the film.
Williams starts the cue with a synthesizer baseline, strings and metallic sounds. Right away, the synthetic and the organic are intertwined with ominous results. This builds until the dinosaur crate is opened and all hell breaks loose. The frenetic style of action music that will be heard during more of the dinosaur attacks later in the film is heard for the first time, this time also accompanied by an ominous low choir. As the cue ends, we hear for the first time how well music and sound design are integrated in the final film. The cue fizzles out a bit on the complete score album, but in the film the echoing gunshots take over from Williams’ frantic action scoring and take us into the contrasting serenity of the Dominican Republic’s jungle.
Both these cues are played in the film in their entirety.
wowbobwow got a reaction from Andy in What concert suites do you wish existed from the Star Wars series?
Not exactly what you're asking for, I think, but this exists.
wowbobwow reacted to Faleel in RESTORED ISOLATED SCORE: Star Wars Saga (Unused Music Restored To Picture)
"JWFan Thread of the Year.... [an] outstanding and most enjoyable work." - Scarpia
"This is awesome." - Score_Fan
"Fascinating to watch" - Valentinice
"Really cool!" - Jay
"This is incredible." - FilmManiac79
"Great stuff" - artguy360
"Really nice topic!" - SzPeti42
I thought I would do these as well:
STAR WARS: THE PHANTOM MENACE (Features Mockups by Datameister)
The Droid Invasion
Introducing Jar Jar
Darth Sidious / Tentacles Take 1
Darth Sidious / Tentacles Take 2
Theed Palace Arrival
You're Under Arrest
Escape from Naboo (Percussive Alternate Take)
Arrival at Tatooine (Restored)
Roll of the Die
The Flag Parade (Alternate Take)
Anakin's Test (Original)
Original Battle of Naboo Sequence Edit (Special Thanks to GoodMusician for his old Symphonic Forces videos):
The Armies Face Off
Randy's Forest Mist
The Battle Begins
Lazer Fight March
Take To Your Ships (Restored)
Take To Your Ships (Early Take)
The Big Army (Restored)
6M4 The Big Army (Redone)
6M4A The Fight Begins (Option 1)
The Droid Battle (Restored)
The Droid Battle (Redone)
Up The Wire (Restored, Take 1)
Up The Wire (Restored, Take 2)
Up the Wire (Redone)
The Great Duel Part 1 (Restored)
The Great Duel Part 2 - Crash Landing (Restored)
The Great Duel (Redone)
The Great Duel Option 2
Qui-Gon's Noble End (Album Version)
Qui-Gon's Noble End (Redone)
Battleship Destroyed (Alternate Take)
Blowups and the Death of Darth Maul
6M11 NEW End of Maul
After the Victory
After the Victory (Option 2)
Augie's Municipal Band - End Credits (Alternate 1)
End Credits (Alternate 2)
ATTACK OF THE CLONES
The Meadow Scene
The Dinner Scene
The Spare Canister Caper
The Arrival at Tatooine
Entrance of the Monsters
Dooku Vs. Obi-Wan
Yoda Strikes Back
REVENGE OF THE SITH
As Written version of Boys Into Battle opening percussion rhythm
Boys Into Battle (Revised Percussion)
Get Em' R2!
The Elevator Scene
Grievous and the Droids
Goodbye Old Friend (Alternate)
Goodbye Old Friend (Option 2)
I Am The Senate
Palpatine Instructs Anakin
Moving Things Along
A Home for the Twins (Original)
STAR WARS (or STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE)
Jawa Sandcrawler/The Little People Work (Restored Opening)
Binary Sunset (Alternate)
Landspeeder Search (Restored Opening DELETED SCENE)
Destruction of Alderaan (Restored)
The Trash Compactor (Restored)
STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (Features Mockups by Me)
The Imperial Probe (Original, Restored)
The Imperial Probe (Insert Bar 80, Restored)
The Imperial Probe (Insert Bar 109, Restored)
Luke's Escape (Restored)
Ben's Instruction (Restored)
Luke's Rescue (Restored, CONTAINS CUT FOOTAGE)
The Probe Scanner (Restored)
The Snow Battle (Restored)
Yoda's Entrance (Restored)
This Is Not A Cave (Restored)
Training A Jedi (Restored)
The Magic Tree (Restored, OOT only)
Vader's Command (Restored)
City In the Clouds Part 1 (Restored)
City In the Clouds Part 2 (Restored)
Trouble In Prison (Restored)
Carbon Freeze (Original, Restored)
Luke Pursues the Captives (Restored)
Chewie Chokes Lando (Restored)
STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI
Vadar Contacts Luke (With Insert)
The Iron Door/To Jabba's Throne
The Big Thaw (Original Version)
A Strange Visitor
Fight in the Dungeon (With Deleted Footage)
Sail Barge Assault (Alternate) - Manikin Skywalker
The Sarlacc Pit/Jabba's End (Original Version)
The Sarlacc Pit/Jabba's End (Film Version)
The Emperor (Original Version)
Yoda's Scene (Restored Opening)
Luke and Ben
Enter the Ewok - More Trouble (Original Version)
Using the Force (Original Edit)
Through the Flames - Manikin Skywalker
wowbobwow reacted to crumbs in STAR WARS Custom Covers thread
I have to say @tintacle, these covers are absolutely superb! We're spoiled for choice when it comes to McQuarrie artwork on the OT but you've really elevated them here with the layered effect. Integrating them with the vintage logos worked a treat!
I was so inspired by your work that I tried my hand at replicating it for the sequel trilogy, starting with a few versions for The Force Awakens. Sadly the new films don't have these types of memorable logos (or McQuarrie's artwork) but there's still plenty to choose from. I hope you don't mind me adapting your template for the rest of the series!
wowbobwow reacted to heidl in STAR WARS Custom Covers thread
I've made this TFA cover years ago:
I can of course try to come up with matching designs for all other episodes, but not today, because I'm about to leave to watch THE RISE OF SKYWALKEEEEEER!!!
Oh, but here's a quickie here are two quickies before I'm off:
wowbobwow reacted to caikelm in STAR WARS Custom Covers thread
Hi guys, this is my first post on this forum (I actually just found it), so I'm sorry if I'm doing something wrong, I don't know how to post images here :'D
This is also the first time I ever show any custom cover I made on the internet lol.
I have been always a fan of custom soundtrack covers, especially Star Wars ones. And recently I got the extended editions of the prequel OSTs and the complete scores of the Original Trilogy. I didn't really like the covers on those ones because they were mostly inconsistent, but the one I really loved was the Episode III cover with mustafar. I liked it so much that I decided to try to make similar covers to the other movies, and this is what I came up with. (actually I just saw here that people already posted covers with planets, I swear I didn't steal your ideas guys :p)
My original plan was to have Tatooine on A New Hope and Naboo on The Phantom Menace but I couldn't find any good Naboo image that fit with the rest of the planets, so I decided to have Tatooine on Ep. I and Yavin on Ep. IV.
(It kinda bugs me that 4 has the Yavin planet but the scenes take place on the Moon, but 6 has the Forest Moon of Endor instead of the actual planet Endor, so sorry about that :v)
wowbobwow reacted to tintacle in STAR WARS Custom Covers thread
Continuation of the series...
@Pellaeon found a hi-res version of Roger Kastel's "Style A" poster for Empire, and it works quite nicely actually. The same with Kazuhiko Sano's "Style B" for Jedi, I used the half sheet version and extended the sides, I also had to remove an awful watermark right across the center of the poster
And added The Rise of Skywalker, though I had to move some characters on the poster: