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    WampaRat got a reaction from Edmilson in James Newton Howard's JUNGLE CRUISE (2021)   
    Oh I forgot about A Hidden Life. I agree. What a stunningly beautiful score. 
     
    If there was a modern equivalent of something like Dr. Zhivago being produced where he could really sink his teeth into the beauty/romance/tragedy and then go to town on the epic sweep and scale with the battle scenes, THAT sounds like it would be the best of both worlds for JNH. 
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    WampaRat reacted to Thor in James Newton Howard's JUNGLE CRUISE (2021)   
    I think I'm of a certain opposite position. Last year's A HIDDEN LIFE was one of the best scores of his career, and certainly the best since THE VILLAGE. So I'd like him to do more non-blockbuster things; I think that's where his inspiration's at. And less genre fare. Despite the occasional track or two that are great.
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    WampaRat got a reaction from Edmilson in James Newton Howard's JUNGLE CRUISE (2021)   
    A full bodied superhero score from JNH would be terrific. While the score didn’t leave much of an impression, the “We’re going to fly now” track from Green Lantern was a fantastic tease of what he could potentially unleash.
     
    Personally, I’d love for JNH to get to score an old fashioned epic. In interviews when asked about what sort of film he still hasn’t had the opportunity to tackle, he often says how he’d love to do something like Lawrence of Arabia today. (We just need studios to actually be willing to make a film like that today)
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    WampaRat got a reaction from Will in James Newton Howard's JUNGLE CRUISE (2021)   
    A full bodied superhero score from JNH would be terrific. While the score didn’t leave much of an impression, the “We’re going to fly now” track from Green Lantern was a fantastic tease of what he could potentially unleash.
     
    Personally, I’d love for JNH to get to score an old fashioned epic. In interviews when asked about what sort of film he still hasn’t had the opportunity to tackle, he often says how he’d love to do something like Lawrence of Arabia today. (We just need studios to actually be willing to make a film like that today)
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    WampaRat reacted to crumbs in Indiana Jones 5 (James Mangold, July 29 2022)   
    I actually really liked the angle they were trying to explore with crystal skulls, ancient civilisations and aliens all being connected. New territory for the series and still retains the archaeological roots. It's just that everything was executed so badly. 
     
    It was a film where you could really tell the end product was a culmination of two decades of different writers trying to crack the same core ingredients... and failing. It's a wonder they didn't just cut their losses and try something different, but clearly Lucas was the culprit there. 
     
    Thank fuck Mangold started with clean air for Indy 5 and binned whatever dreck Koepp had written so far. Regardless of whether his script is good or not, at least it'll feel like an organic narrative and not some haphazard sequence of disconnected ideas, concocted by a dozen writers over two decades, all tenuously linked by a threadbare story.
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    WampaRat reacted to Princeling1987 in HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 SCORE THEMES   
    Once There Were Dragons was the highlight of that year me. The way Powell uses old and new themes successively is nothing short of masterful. I think each of these scores build on the previous one in quality, complexity and maturity.
     
    Diving into such great scores from Powell, it is really hard to get back to other light thematic scores from much less talented composers.
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    WampaRat reacted to Edmilson in Indiana Jones 5 (James Mangold, July 29 2022)   
    Anxious?
     

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    WampaRat reacted to Nick1Ø66 in Indiana Jones 5 (James Mangold, July 29 2022)   
    It’s by Robert Watts.
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    WampaRat got a reaction from Smaug The Iron in HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 SCORE THEMES   
    Thanks for doing this!
    Yes indeed. There is such an elaborate tapestry of themes throughout all three of these scores. HTTYD 2 is actually my favorite of the three. The third score is a terrific maturation and leans into a more  longing/melancholic approach that fits the film like a glove. 
     
    “Once There Were Dragons” was everything I ever wanted from the final cue in this series. Perfect send off.
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    WampaRat reacted to Princeling1987 in HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 SCORE THEMES   
    New Themes
     
    Adventure Longing Theme
    ·        02 Together We Map The World 0:03, 0:38, 0:48, 1:30, 2:08, 4:12
    ·        03 Hiccup The Chief/Drago's Coming 1:40, 2:17
    ·        04 Toothless Lost 0:06
    ·        06 Valka's Dragon Sanctuary 0:48, 2:19
    ·        10 Flying with Mother 0:45, 1:45
    ·        14 Stoick Saves Hiccup 0:50
    Lost and Found Theme
    ·        04 Toothless Lost 1:30, 2:12
    ·        05 Should I Know You? 1:45
    ·        07 Losing Mom/Meet the Good Alpha 0:37
    ·        09 Stoick Finds Beauty 1:15,  2:05
    ·        10 Flying with Mother 0:04, 0:25, 1:20, 2:11
    ·        14 Stoick Saves Hiccup 0:01
    ·        17 Toothless Found 0:40, 1:38, 2:36, 2:56
    ·        18 Two New Alphas 0:34, 0:56, 1:27, 1:43
    Alpha
    ·        07 Losing Mom/Meet the Good Alpha 1:50, 2:21
    ·        12 Battle of the Bewilderbeast 0:04, 3:02, 5:34
    ·        18 Two New Alphas A Phrase 2:54, 3:23
     
    Valka Theme
    04 Toothless Lost 1:04, 1:47, 2:45, 3:45 05 Should I Know You? 0:01 06 Valka's Dragon Sanctuary 0:03  
    Drago Theme
    ·        08 Meet Drago 0:08, 0:55, 1:51, 3:39
    12 Battle of the Bewilderbeast 4:13 ·        13 Hiccup Confronts Drago 1:13, 2:12
    ·        18 Two New Alphas 0:03
     
    Drago Threat Theme
    ·        08 Meet Drago 1:41, 2:31, 3:30
    ·        12 Battle of the Bewilderbeast 1:09, 5:51
     
    Stoïk and Valka Theme
    ·        11 For the Dancing and the Dreaming 0:01, well pretty much the whole track
    12 Battle of the Bewilderbeast 5:02 ·        13 Hiccup Confronts Drago 0:02, 0:17
    ·        15 Stoick's Ship 0:11, pretty much the whole track
    ·        18 Two New Alphas 4:42
     
    Hiccup Adult Responsibility Theme
    ·        03 Hiccup The Chief/Drago's Coming 0:02, 4:23
    ·        04 Toothless Lost 0:28
    ·        09 Stoick Finds Beauty 0:01
    ·        18 Two New Alphas 5:16
     
    Returning Themes from HTTYD 1
     
    Hiccup and Toothless / Flight / Main Theme A and B Phrase
    ·        01 Dragon Racing A Phrase 0:05, B Phrase 0:42
    ·        03 Hiccup The Chief/Drago's Coming A Phrase 1:44
    ·        05 Should I Know You? 0:45, 1:44
    ·        06 Valka's Dragon Sanctuary A Phrase 2 :30
    ·        12 Battle of the Bewilderbeast A Phrase 2:23, B Phrase 2:49 ; B Phrase 3:42
    ·        15 Stoick's Ship B Phrase 3:15
    ·        16 Alpha Comes to Berk  A Phrase 1:08, B Phrase 1:38
    ·        17 Toothless Found 3:27
    ·        18 Two New Alphas A Phrase 5:43
    Viking Fun Theme
    ·        01 Dragon Racing 0:26, 1:19, 1:53, 3:28, 4:19
    ·        03 Hiccup The Chief/Drago's Coming 3:12
    ·        16 Alpha Comes to Berk 1:30, 2:01
    Viking Warrior Theme (Stoick Theme)
    ·        01 Dragon Racing 3:45
    ·        03 Hiccup The Chief/Drago's Coming 3:45
    ·        05 Should I Know You? 1:05
    ·        06 Valka's Dragon Sanctuary 0:48, 3:03
    ·        09 Stoick Finds Beauty 0:27
    ·        12 Battle of the Bewilderbeast 5:25, 5:54
    ·        13 Hiccup Confronts Drago 1:57
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    Viking Aspirational Tune / Enlightenment / Winds of Change
    ·        01 Dragon Racing 2:03
    ·        08 Meet Drago 2:47
    ·        12 Battle of the Bewilderbeast 1:29
    ·        18 Two New Alphas 3:52, 4 :25
     
    Love Theme (Astrid Theme)
    ·        01 Dragon Racing 4:02
    ·        03 Hiccup The Chief/Drago's Coming 0:43
    ·        12 Battle of the Bewilderbeast 2:09
    ·        18 Two New Alphas 4:57
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    Dragon Theme
    ·        02 Together We Map The World 1:03
    ·        07 Losing Mom/Meet the Good Alpha 0:08
    ·        12 Battle of the Bewilderbeast 0:33
    ·        13 Hiccup Confronts Drago 2:34
    ·        18 Two New Alphas 2:01
    Friendship Arpeggio
    ·        01 Dragon Racing 2:15
    ·        02 Together We Map The World 1:18
    ·        03 Hiccup The Chief/Drago's Coming 0:22, 2:06, 2:45
    ·        11 For the Dancing and the Dreaming 0:35
    ·        12 Battle of the Bewilderbeast 2:37
    ·        13 Hiccup Confronts Drago 3:34
    ·        15 Stoick's Ship 3:15
    ·        17 Toothless Found 2:13, 2:48
    Fate Theme / Hope For The Future
    ·        01 Dragon Racing 2:18
    Viking Fighting Theme
    ·        01 Dragon Racing 3:05
    ·        12 Battle of the Bewilderbeast 5:05
    ·        17 Toothless Found 3:11
    ·        18 Two New Alphas 1:39
     
     
    Well that was time consuming but so rewarding. This trilogy is Powell's masterpiece. I'll do the third one next.
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    WampaRat got a reaction from Will in James Newton Howard's JUNGLE CRUISE (2021)   
    The more reviewers call out a score for being too old fashioned and “in your face” the more excited I am to hear it
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    WampaRat reacted to JNHFan2000 in For those of you who jog/run- what’s your favorite score cue to listen to?   
    The action stuff from M:I - Rogue Nation
    Amsterdam Chase - The Hitman's Bodyguard
    Black Widow Kicks Ass - Iron Man 2
    Zombie Time - Fate Of The Furious
    What Else You Got - Bad Boys For Life
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    WampaRat reacted to mstrox in For those of you who jog/run- what’s your favorite score cue to listen to?   
    If you’re looking for something with a steady loping pace, there’s probably a good amount of that in the Murray Gold/Who run in general if you ever want to dive into like 11 seasons of material.
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    WampaRat reacted to crocodile in James Newton Howard's JUNGLE CRUISE (2021)   
    Just in a couple of sleeps there will be a lot of disappointed fanboys on this forum. The way things are going. Comparing something to vintage Williams just ahead of release is a kiss of death. 😆
     
    Oh nothing grabs me. There are no memorable setpieces. There are no themes! It's pleasant but I can't remember any of it. 
     
    Karol
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    WampaRat reacted to Thor in For those of you who jog/run- what’s your favorite score cue to listen to?   
    I haven't worked out or jogged since the fall of 2017 (hence why I've gained 25-30 kilos since then), but when I did, I didn't listen to music. I need to have all my senses intact, and earplugs are not good for my tinnitus anyway. If I'm going to have music to workouts, it's better with non-film music. Hardhitting rock or EDM, mostly. Perhaps some 80s synthpop.
     
    In terms of film music, should I ever add it to a workout playlist, it would probably be some 80s synth scores again, or newer synthwave. Needs a regular, fastpaced beat of some kind. Regular, orchestral film music with all the wacko dynamics going on, would be totally useless to me. No matter how much of an action cue it is.
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    WampaRat got a reaction from Edmilson in James Newton Howard's JUNGLE CRUISE (2021)   
    The more reviewers call out a score for being too old fashioned and “in your face” the more excited I am to hear it
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    WampaRat reacted to Jay in James Newton Howard's JUNGLE CRUISE (2021)   
    There's some information here:
     
    https://blabbermouth.net/news/metallica-is-working-on-orchestral-version-of-nothing-else-matters-for-jungle-cruise-movie/
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    WampaRat got a reaction from Once in The Legacy of John Williams - New Blog on JW   
    Fantastic conversation as usual! Never heard the bit about Images being used in the temp track for Jaws. Makes perfect sense though.
     
     I feel like if the score for Images was attached to some “prestige” or art house thriller drama today (like “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” or something), it would sound just as contemporary and effective. Im sure it would be lauded and get heeps of awards I bet.
     
    It’s a shame studios/filmmakers/powers-at-be today just brand Williams as a “traditional romantic score” composer guy. 
     
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    WampaRat got a reaction from TSMefford in The Art of the Score Podcast Thread   
    Ah! Haha. Very interesting choice. Looking forward to this one.
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    WampaRat reacted to TSMefford in The Art of the Score Podcast Thread   
    And the answer is....Studio Fanfares!
     
    http://www.artofthescore.com.au/podcast/2021/7/25/episode-34-studio-fanfares-part-1
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    WampaRat reacted to Not Mr. Big in Indiana Jones 5 Spoilers & Set Photos Thread   
    I was thinking they could mo-cap his head onto Tony Hawk and have him do some sick skating tricks
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    WampaRat reacted to A. A. Ron in Hans Zimmer's DUNE (2021)   
    I like that Zimmer is releasing these "sketchbooks" alongside his OSTs these days. In the case of Dark Phoenix for example, I felt the music as Zimmer conceived it was more interesting than the music than actually ended up in the film.
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    WampaRat reacted to Romão in Hans Zimmer's DUNE (2021)   
    Elliot Goldenthal would've been such a perfect fit for this
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    WampaRat got a reaction from Edmilson in Hans Zimmer's DUNE (2021)   
    Haha. Watch. But between all those releases there will still be a great action cue that gets left off. And you’ll have to cut and paste bits of the suites that are from the film into chronological order
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    WampaRat reacted to Lord Zimmer in Hans Zimmer's DUNE (2021)   
    Awe/wonder/nobility? This is a Villeneuve film man, the only fucker who has a darker outlook on life than Nolan. 
     
    But yeah was hoping for something more melodic like WW84. Hopefully there are some tracks like that at least.
     
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