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    Tom got a reaction from Naïve Old Fart in RIP Joeinar   
    Is Joe the first community member (that we are aware of, at least) to pass away?  I just checked my profile to see when I joined--2007, but I was an avid follower of the site from The Phantom Menace days. I remember Joe's post from nearly the beginning.  Crazy how time flies, particularly for us "senior" members. 
     
    How cool, though, for Joe that one of his passions, John's music, was there throughout so much of his life and even new music all the way to the end. 
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    Tom got a reaction from Jurassic Shark in RIP Joeinar   
    RIP, Joe.  
     
    ps. Because Joe thought it was funny, I think it appropriate to note that he did survive Hurricane Irma.
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    Tom reacted to Nathan95 in Mark Graham just picked up a John Williams sketch and is "in a rush"! Any ideas?   
    Well now we know he wrote a new solo violin arrangement for Star Wars 
    https://youtu.be/c3hCVk5Z9po?si=PTdMu5fqCBR6SgJK
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    Tom got a reaction from Mr. Hooper in Upcoming concerts featuring John Williams works   
    Battle of the Heroes and Double Trouble are nice additions.  
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    Tom reacted to ThePenitentMan1 in On a scale of 1 to 10(best) rate Attack of the Clones   
    Zero.  But because Chen chose to use those exact numbers in his post, there was no way I wasn't going to make that reference.
     
    Plus, since Chen once took a post I made about Herbie and made it about George Lucas, it seemed appropriate to take a post of his and make it about Herbie.  For balance.
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    Tom got a reaction from Tallguy in On a scale of 1 to 10(best) rate Attack of the Clones   
    How many years have you been waiting to use that reference?  
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    Tom got a reaction from Mr. Hooper in On a scale of 1 to 10(best) rate Attack of the Clones   
    How many years have you been waiting to use that reference?  
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    Tom got a reaction from ThePenitentMan1 in On a scale of 1 to 10(best) rate Attack of the Clones   
    How many years have you been waiting to use that reference?  
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    Tom got a reaction from Mr. Hooper in What’s a score you wish John Williams hadn’t done?   
    Sousaman.
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    Tom reacted to BB-8 in Tributes! For Seiji   
    May be only me, but I hear notions of Episode I ?
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    Tom got a reaction from BB-8 in Tributes! For Seiji   
    They were composed at the same time.  Yes, those trumpets do have a Naboo/Coruscant vibe to them.  
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    Tom reacted to Taikomochi in John Williams Artwork   
    I met the artist of this at a con and bought a very large print that haunts my living room. Once I saw Heartbeeps, I knew I had no choice. Dog included for scale
     
     

     
    Here’s his website https://beardedartist.net
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    Tom reacted to BSOinsider in John Williams' Film Night at Tanglewood, Aug 2 and 3, 2024   
    While not completely on-topic for Film Night, I hope this is close enough. The BSO issued a press release today regarding Tanglewood on Parade: https://www.bso.org/press/bso-dedicates-2024-tanglewood-on-parade-to-seiji-ozawa
     
    "The eclectic program, reflecting Ozawa’s far-reaching musical impact, begins with John Williams conducting For Seiji!, which he composed in 1999 in honor of Ozawa’s 25th anniversary as Music Director of the BSO."
     
     
     
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    Tom got a reaction from JTN in What’s a score you wish John Williams hadn’t done?   
    There are none that I would wish such based on their musical qualities.  But, yeah, you feel bad for him for scores for disappointing movies.  The Post feels rushed, preachy, contrived, and hallow to the hilt.  Amistad, The Book Thief--any "serious" movie that fails in a basic way.  
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    Tom reacted to BB-8 in What’s a score you wish John Williams hadn’t done?   
    Fanfare for the Vienna Philharmonic Ball
     

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    Tom got a reaction from Jurassic Shark in John Williams: Unpopular Opinions   
    I had to scroll back to remember what I had even said in the first place.  Fortunately, I have a lot of free time.  
     
    It is a fine film--solid 3 stars.  Maybe 3.5, if I have been drinking.  So, 3.5 it is.  
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    Tom got a reaction from JTN in John Williams Caption Competition!   
    Damn, it looks like I am going to have to score Schindler's List after all.  
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    Tom got a reaction from Gurkensalat in Tributes! For Seiji   
    Bumping the thread to showcase the new recording.  I find the two performances comparable, but the recording quality of this one is obviously much higher. 
     
     
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    Tom got a reaction from Will in Tributes! For Seiji   
    Bumping the thread to showcase the new recording.  I find the two performances comparable, but the recording quality of this one is obviously much higher. 
     
     
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    Tom got a reaction from Naïve Old Fart in John Williams: Unpopular Opinions   
    I know, but he is dead.  
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    Tom got a reaction from rough cut in Top Five John Williams Scores   
    Did The Book Thief steal number 10?  
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    Tom got a reaction from JTN in 2023 John Williams Official top 10 film scores. Your individual lists.   
    Top 10 and Top 5 threads going on simultaneously.  I reached out to Williams and asked which approach he preferred.  Here is his response:
     

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    Tom got a reaction from artguy360 in Nixon is a truly underrated JW score   
    My goodness was I a snippy bastard.  Perhaps COVID changed me for the better.  
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    Tom got a reaction from Edmilson in Nixon is a truly underrated JW score   
    My goodness was I a snippy bastard.  Perhaps COVID changed me for the better.  
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