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    Gurkensalat reacted to First TROS March Accolyte in New John Williams interview about “The Rise of Skywalker”   
    You can see the dedication and energy, but also his struggle, while conducting in 7:01. My hero
     
    Some of this music might seem like "just an underscore", but I look at it more like at complex, aleatoric modern classical music---only this time done by Williams. Respect.
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    Gurkensalat got a reaction from Gruesome Son of a Bitch in Which music you absolutely can't stand?   
    Everything rap and hiphop
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    Gurkensalat got a reaction from Ricard in Which music you absolutely can't stand?   
    Everything rap and hiphop
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    Gurkensalat reacted to Jay in Black Friday 2019 JW prediction poll   
    Yes and no.  He scored a handful of scenes in 2009/2010 (recorded early 2010), then Spielberg continued to cut the whole film together, and many of the scenes he had already scored were now different lengths, different configurations, gone entirely, or whatever.  So in 2011 he not only scored for the first time all the scenes he had never scored in 2009/2010, he also recorded a slew of inserts, revisions, extensions, and replacements to those original cues.  They were all performed by the same musicians in the same venue with the same recording team, and no entire themes disappeared or were replaced or anything, but yea, a bunch of scenes in the final film have a whole other earlier version sitting in a vault.
     
    He also wrote 2 entirely different Main Title cues before settling on the jazzy final one (which itself went through a revision)
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    Gurkensalat reacted to crumbs in Black Friday 2019 JW prediction poll   
    The biggest loss is Tintin, not only because Williams effectively scored that film twice (and we only have a fragment on the OST) but it's a Sony score as well. Talk about a kick in the teeth!
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    Gurkensalat reacted to crumbs in THE LAST JEDI - Complete Isolated Score stream available via Movies Anywhere   
    And this is a more complete version of The Last Jedi with all the blanks and microedits filled in by the OST (plus alternates and concert suites relegated to the end as bonuses, like a Matessino expansion). 2h47m in duration.
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    Gurkensalat got a reaction from Chen G. in What changes would it take for you to not consider TLJ the worst of SW scores?   
    All is fine except for the overuse of the force theme ("just use less force theme" was not a poll option)
     
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    Gurkensalat got a reaction from Bayesian in If you got to sit down and talk with JW, what would your top three questions be?   
    Did you compose a new main title for Episode I and was it recorded? 
    Why don´t you write a piano concerto?
    What do you feel is you first important/mature score?
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    Gurkensalat reacted to carlborg in The Book Thief vs. The BFG vs. The Post - The "middling" JW scores from the last few years!   
    I feel that the BFG score is a very creative one and a masterclass in writing for woodwinds.
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    Gurkensalat reacted to The Illustrious Jerry in The Book Thief vs. The BFG vs. The Post - The "middling" JW scores from the last few years!   
    THE POST was a terrific movie! Understandably far from Spielberg's best, and yet just as far from his worst. The crazy thing to me about it is that people can say, "Oh, it wasn't all that great. Mediocre showing on Steven's part", and yet it's still a better film than 95% of directors will ever make.
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    Gurkensalat reacted to Jurassic Shark in The Adventures of Tintin - Complete Cue List and Complete Score Analysis   
    Looking forward to an expanded version of this score!
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    Gurkensalat got a reaction from Amer in New SACDs: Gerhardt Cond. Herrmann (CITIZEN KANE) and Waxman (SUNSET BOULEVARD)   
    I have the Herrmann SACD, and it is brilliant! A great selection from various soundtracks, the playing is excellent and the sound as if it were a recent recording. Especially impressive is the multichannel sound with special instruments in the surround, e.g harps in 7 mile reef and drums in white witch doctor. The Rosza is next on my list.
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    Gurkensalat reacted to Stempel in ACROSS THE STARS - Williams / Mutter collaboration album   
    https://www.ardmediathek.de/ard/player/Y3JpZDovL2Rhc2Vyc3RlLmRlL21vcmdlbm1hZ2F6aW4vMjlmZGFhMjItZjQ0My00ZjI4LWJiYWUtNThlNmE0NTAyNzFk/livemusik-anne-sophie-mutter
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    Gurkensalat got a reaction from Bilbo in The official Smart Phones and Tablets thread   
    A bit more detail here at 4:15 time:
     
     
     
     
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    Gurkensalat reacted to Blumenkohl in The official Smart Phones and Tablets thread   
    Say you're watching the next James Bond movie, and in some seasons Daniel Craig looks green like he is about to throw up and in others he looks perfectly healthy. That's the kind of problems you'd get if you did that. Or the grass looks blue on in one shot, and yellow in the next. 
     
    The editors and graders might sit in a room for 10-12 hours per day color-correcting the film. Most monitors, TV's, projectors, can't keep color-accuracy for long stretches of time.
     
    So let's say you start your day at 8:00 AM. With a cheap monitor it could mean by 8:15 AM, the colors you see on the screen aren't accurate. The green LEDs might dim faster, the blues might be too bright, the reds might be too dim, which means the frame on screen that looks green at 11:00 AM is actually yellow at 8:00 AM.
     
    Or this is what might happen to your bright red color as the monitor loses accuracy: 
     

     
    What happens is that everyone does their work on their cheaper monitors, and then at various checkpoints they take their work to these super expensive screens and check to make sure what they intended to look green looks green. These expensive reference monitors themselves can't maintain color accuracy for very long, maybe an hour at a time, and as the LEDs start to dim, they actually have indicator lights that say "what you're looking at is isn't color accurate." 
     
    With these Apple monitors, the claim from the event is you can sit in the room for a full day, and the color you see at 8:00 PM is the same color you see at 8:00 AM when you started. 
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    Gurkensalat reacted to Blumenkohl in The official Smart Phones and Tablets thread   
    Not at all. Apple targets this monitor at a slice of customer who have their own mounts 99.99% of the time. They fucked up the announcement though. This is a $6,000 monitor, period. You can opt to not get a stand with it and save $1,000. 
     
    The monitor and the stand combined are as dirt cheap as Stefancos turned Amsterdam red-light district evening companion compared to the current reference monitors that are available:
     
    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1278465-REG/canon_1827c002_dp_v2420_17_4k_uhd.html/?smp=Y&ap=y&lsft=BI%3A514&gclid=CKu7xLnw2eICFWv-4wcdS34N-g
     
    24", 4K, $29,500 and can't hold peak brightness for an hour. Comes with a stand though! 
     
     
    https://www.adorama.com/tvlum310r.html?utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=adl-gbase
     
    31", 4K, $32,395 and can't hold peak brightness more than an hour. Comes with a stand though! 
     
     
    I've worked at places where there are only one of these monitors in the entire building, and you've got to share time on it. And Apple has come in and given pros 6K, Infinite Peak Brightness, 10-bit color, HDR, beautiful industrial design, and dropped the price by 10x. This is mind-blowing from the perspective of professionals. 
     
     
    No. You're just clueless. 
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    Gurkensalat got a reaction from Pieter Boelen in La-La Land Records' HOOK (2CD Expanded) Discussion thread   
    Schrödingers Hook!
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    Gurkensalat got a reaction from bollemanneke in La-La Land Records' HOOK (2CD Expanded) Discussion thread   
    Schrödingers Hook!
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    Gurkensalat reacted to TownerFan in The Legacy of John Williams - New Blog on JW   
    A look back to John Williams’ lively, exciting score for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom on the 35th anniversary of its theatrical release:
     
    https://thelegacyofjohnwilliams.com/2019/05/24/indiana-jones-temple-of-doom-35-anniversary/
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    Gurkensalat reacted to TownerFan in The Legacy of John Williams - New Blog on JW   
    As part of of the ongoing series "Legacy Conversations", here's an exclusive interview with one of America’s most talented, lively and creative living conductors: Leonard Slatkin.
     
    https://thelegacyofjohnwilliams.com/2019/05/16/leonard-slatkin-podcast/

    In this interview, Maestro Slatkin offers his own insightful comments about the music and the legacy of his dear friend John Williams.
     
    Hope you'll enjoy!
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    Gurkensalat reacted to Harald in Do you think John Williams' symphony will ever be released?   
    The symphony has actually been performed three times. I found a concert review in The Guardian from July 10 1972, and the LSO and Previn performed the symphony in Nottingham, the day after the London performance. 

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    Gurkensalat reacted to crumbs in Star Wars IX The Rise of Skywalker TEASER Discussion   
    The only dumpster fire on JWFan is the hostile negativity pervading these threads, where enjoying or being positive about something is drowned out by antagonistic cynicism.
     
    People can actually separate the fact that movies are made (first and foremost) to be profitable. Likewise, that filmmakers also strive to make them entertaining for fans who enjoy the escapism the series provides.
     
    It never ceases to amaze me how posters, who proclaim their disdain for these new films ad nauseam, feel so compelled to relentlessly promote their opinions and ruin discussion by those who actually enjoy them. It's no wonder so many good posters have migrated to the Discord where you can actually have civil discussions on topics without the onslaught of vacuous negativity.
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    Gurkensalat reacted to Disco Stu in Star Wars IX The Rise of Skywalker TEASER Discussion   
    You know, all those movies you love from the 80s and 90s were decried as cynical creatively bankrupt cash grabs by people of the age you are now.
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    Gurkensalat reacted to TownerFan in Amazing Stories, 10 new episodes coming!!   
    Sorry, but that's not what Spielberg said. He never went against streaming or Netflix per se. Here's exactly what he said one year ago (from 4:25)
     
     
    As you can see his thoughts are very specific and refer to a much larger context and the state of studio productions and the Hollywood industry in general, it's not like he has a personal agenda against Netflix or anything else (hey, his company even produced shows for Netflix such as Five Came Back and Haunting of Hill House). Yes, it's a strong opinion and of course it's debatable as every opinion, but this idea that Spielberg suddenly turned into an evil old fellow with an agenda against a specific studio (a company seen by many as the new church of quality entertainment) to protect a dying business model is frankly ridiculous.
     
    I wish people (especially people working in the industry) would honestly stop to make judgement based on assumption read on other people's Twitter feeds. Read, research and then form your opinion and only after that you can go to your social media to spread your gospel.
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