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    Tom got a reaction from Hedji in Any music by JW you wish he had done differently?   
    If I remember the interviews from back then, the reason for the chop job was less Williams's time and more Lucas/ILM working until the last minute on that part. 
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    Tom got a reaction from carlborg in John Williams & the Vienna Philharmonic: January 18/19 2020 w/ CD & Blu-ray coming August 14 2020   
    Cinderella Liberty is the essence of the non-blockbuster JW sound.  It was a wonderful addition.  
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    Tom got a reaction from Gurkensalat in John Williams & the Vienna Philharmonic: January 18/19 2020 w/ CD & Blu-ray coming August 14 2020   
    Cinderella Liberty is the essence of the non-blockbuster JW sound.  It was a wonderful addition.  
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    Tom got a reaction from MaxTheHouseelf in John Williams & the Vienna Philharmonic: January 18/19 2020 w/ CD & Blu-ray coming August 14 2020   
    Cinderella Liberty is the essence of the non-blockbuster JW sound.  It was a wonderful addition.  
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    Tom got a reaction from blondheim in John Williams & the Vienna Philharmonic: January 18/19 2020 w/ CD & Blu-ray coming August 14 2020   
    Cinderella Liberty is the essence of the non-blockbuster JW sound.  It was a wonderful addition.  
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    Tom got a reaction from Falstaft in JWFan EXCLUSIVE: The Rise of Skywalker Partial Cue List Revealed   
    I guess Elaine Benes did the copyediting for the latter.
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    Tom got a reaction from Albus Percival Wulfric in 2028 Los Angeles Olympics. Can we look forward to a new John Williams theme???   
    The only way this happens is if they ask him well in advanced, like in the next 2 years.  He could write, record, and let it sit.  I think Williams would do it and not be put off by the obvious reason for the early request. 
     
    Ironically, knowing there is a new Williams' Olympic piece on a flashdrive for which we have to wait 10 years to hear might be the thing that kills off a few Jwfaners. 
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    Tom got a reaction from Falstaft in Duel of the Fates performed by The Mormon Tabernacle Choir   
    I guess they found two false endings to be one too many.  Excellent performance.  
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    Tom got a reaction from bollemanneke in New Film Fest Ghent CD: World Soundtrack Awards: Tribute to the Film Composer   
    I wonder if it revised version of the Face of Pan.  
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    Tom got a reaction from Miguel Andrade in A Bio-Pic about John Williams?   
    Serious question: why do people need salacious and scandalous events to find a person's life interesting?  It seems contrary to how we value people in real life.  Most people do not want their spouse, whose's life they surely find compelling, to be unfaithful, or their kids (again, parents tend to find their young or grown children's lives to be interesting) to be criminals or such.  And in neither case do people want their loved ones to die of an overdose or other forms self-destruction--the culmination of many Hollywood biopics.  I just don't get it.  
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    Tom got a reaction from Holko in A Bio-Pic about John Williams?   
    Serious question: why do people need salacious and scandalous events to find a person's life interesting?  It seems contrary to how we value people in real life.  Most people do not want their spouse, whose's life they surely find compelling, to be unfaithful, or their kids (again, parents tend to find their young or grown children's lives to be interesting) to be criminals or such.  And in neither case do people want their loved ones to die of an overdose or other forms self-destruction--the culmination of many Hollywood biopics.  I just don't get it.  
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    Tom got a reaction from SteveMc in A Bio-Pic about John Williams?   
    Serious question: why do people need salacious and scandalous events to find a person's life interesting?  It seems contrary to how we value people in real life.  Most people do not want their spouse, whose's life they surely find compelling, to be unfaithful, or their kids (again, parents tend to find their young or grown children's lives to be interesting) to be criminals or such.  And in neither case do people want their loved ones to die of an overdose or other forms self-destruction--the culmination of many Hollywood biopics.  I just don't get it.  
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    Tom got a reaction from Not Mr. Big in A Bio-Pic about John Williams?   
    Serious question: why do people need salacious and scandalous events to find a person's life interesting?  It seems contrary to how we value people in real life.  Most people do not want their spouse, whose's life they surely find compelling, to be unfaithful, or their kids (again, parents tend to find their young or grown children's lives to be interesting) to be criminals or such.  And in neither case do people want their loved ones to die of an overdose or other forms self-destruction--the culmination of many Hollywood biopics.  I just don't get it.  
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    Tom got a reaction from Josh500 in Which version of "The Lost World" do you prefer, and why?   
    This one? 
     
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    Tom got a reaction from Arpy in Which version of "The Lost World" do you prefer, and why?   
    This one? 
     
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    Tom got a reaction from Falstaft in Which version of "The Lost World" do you prefer, and why?   
    This one? 
     
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    Tom got a reaction from karelm in Did JW ever recall WW2 memories?   
    I think he has mentioned noticing the music of the WWII news updates.
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    Tom got a reaction from artguy360 in Which of these 3 concert pieces from CoS is your favourite?   
    The Chamber of Secrets--completely underused in the film itself, but as a concert piece, topnotch.  I really like Fawkes as well, but I would have preferred a bigger ending than the piece provides.  In terms of other pieces, Spiders has always grabbed me as a set piece.  I wish Williams had spun a concert piece from it.  
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    Tom got a reaction from Amer in 'Your own' Ideal John Williams Concert Programe !   
    Blood Moon.  What a fantastic piece.  A dash of Mozart, of course, but just pure Williams energy and payoff.  
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    Tom reacted to eitam in 'Your own' Ideal John Williams Concert Programe !   
    Great to see some love for the Epilogue from the Fury in this thread!
     
    So let's see...
     
    Summon the Heroes
    The Map Room (Raiders of the Lost Ark)
    Scherzo for Motorcycle and Orchestra (Last Crusade)
    Avner and Daphna (Munich)
    Epilogue (The Fury)
    Dance of the Witches (Witches of Eastwick)
    The Tale of Viktor Navorski (The Terminal)
    Star of Bethlehem + Setting the Trap (Home Alone)
    Exsultate Justi (Empire of the Sun)
     
    ---------- Intermission ----------
     
    To Thornfield (Jane Eyre)
    Seven Years in Tibet
    Man Against Beast (Jaws)
    The Big Rescue (Superman)
    Blood Moon (Images)
    Becoming a Geisha (Memoirs of a Geisha)
    Pulling the Cannon (War Horse)
    Dueling the Basilisk (Harry Potter 2)
    Farewell Neverland (Hook)
     
    So that's already 90 minutes of music. If we add a few encores for the brave:
     
    Rey's Theme (Star Wars 7)
    The Throne Room (hard to beat as a conclusion)
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    Tom got a reaction from TSMefford in Chorus On Jurassic Park.   
    I posted this in some other thread a while back, but here is a really nice version that includes the chorus for both the hymn-portion and the end.
     
     
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    Tom got a reaction from Will in New JW interview on Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (in German language)   
    Yes, though I do worry about the "Williams as a stepping stone to better music argument."  I am middle-aged and have listened to just about every prominent (and many not-so-prominent) orchestral works over the years.  All very good, but Williams work is also something to be valued for its own sake and has the merits to hold its own.  
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    Tom got a reaction from Marcus in New JW interview on Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (in German language)   
    Yes, though I do worry about the "Williams as a stepping stone to better music argument."  I am middle-aged and have listened to just about every prominent (and many not-so-prominent) orchestral works over the years.  All very good, but Williams work is also something to be valued for its own sake and has the merits to hold its own.  
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    Tom got a reaction from Gurkensalat in John Williams & the Vienna Philharmonic: January 18/19 2020 w/ CD & Blu-ray coming August 14 2020   
    I think the grandness of Rose's theme.  For me, the exile theme/s serve not so much as a punch but as a varied counterpoint adding to the majesty of Rose's theme. The Vienna performance gave the piece a classical elegance I had not previously noticed.  
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