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    Gurkensalat got a reaction from enderdrag64 in Mike Matessino: "At least 5" new Williams releases due this year   
    I would not count such small afterwards additions as worthy of an entry. The amount of new music is smaller than that composed for most TV episodes.
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    Gurkensalat reacted to Richard Penna in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (James Mangold, June 30 2023)   
    As a fun experiment I spent about half an hour to see what would happen if Indy's Very First Adventure had scored this. Please forgive the slightly rough edits  
     
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1w59JuR6jbeGw8OPkgqYYgNaQRxK2fySE/view
     
    (not sure how to embed, if even possible, sorry)
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    Gurkensalat got a reaction from QuartalHarmony in AMISTAD (1997) - NEW! 2-CD 25th Anniversary Expanded Edition produced by Mike Matessino (2022)   
    I understand and partially agree with your assessment, but why do you order it then??
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    Gurkensalat got a reaction from Edmilson in AMISTAD (1997) - NEW! 2-CD 25th Anniversary Expanded Edition produced by Mike Matessino (2022)   
    I understand and partially agree with your assessment, but why do you order it then??
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    Gurkensalat got a reaction from bollemanneke in AMISTAD (1997) - NEW! 2-CD 25th Anniversary Expanded Edition produced by Mike Matessino (2022)   
    I understand and partially agree with your assessment, but why do you order it then??
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    Gurkensalat got a reaction from Brando in AMISTAD (1997) - NEW! 2-CD 25th Anniversary Expanded Edition produced by Mike Matessino (2022)   
    I understand and partially agree with your assessment, but why do you order it then??
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    Gurkensalat got a reaction from Chewy in AMISTAD (1997) - NEW! 2-CD 25th Anniversary Expanded Edition produced by Mike Matessino (2022)   
    I understand and partially agree with your assessment, but why do you order it then??
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    Gurkensalat reacted to WampaRat in AMISTAD (1997) - NEW! 2-CD 25th Anniversary Expanded Edition produced by Mike Matessino (2022)   
    I recommend the film to all. It’s not the pinnacle of “Historical Spielberg”. But it’s a tale well told. It would be the top of the list in any other director’s filmography.
     
    For some, the film can feel a bit bifurcated. Imagine the intensity of something like “12 years a Slave” intersperse with the court room proceedings of “Lincoln”.  But the intense/violent episodes help give the court room portions more importance It can be a bit jarring/dull for some. But I think Spielberg manages to blend the two pretty well. It’s a much more epic feeling story than something like “Lincoln” which was a smaller character piece ( and admittedly…a bit dry. Masterful performances. Well made. But dry.)
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    Gurkensalat reacted to Jay in Mike Matessino: "At least 5" new Williams releases due this year   
    Expecting full repayment for the first 10 years is fine.  The rule should have been a sliding 10 years, not locked to July 3rd 2005 forever
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    Gurkensalat got a reaction from Once in The Fabelmans - OST Album   
    Yes, I heard it too by chance, was very surprised, since it is not a big blockbuster movie/soundtrack. And a positive review, too, without the usual snark of highbrow culture radio concerning film music. 
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    Gurkensalat got a reaction from BB-8 in The Fabelmans - OST Album   
    Yes, I heard it too by chance, was very surprised, since it is not a big blockbuster movie/soundtrack. And a positive review, too, without the usual snark of highbrow culture radio concerning film music. 
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    Gurkensalat reacted to BB-8 in The Fabelmans - OST Album   
    They played "Mother and Son" this morning on BR Klassik following a review of the album (in German):
     
    https://www.br.de/radio/live/br-klassik/programm/2022-11-23/3302726/#t=07:14:54
    Aufnahmeprüfung: "Die Fabelmans" - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
    Ben Alber

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    Gurkensalat reacted to Sandor in The Fabelmans - OST Album   
    I think the Sony Classical page has bits of new information and quotations from Williams and Spielberg:
     
    https://www.sonyclassical.com/releases/releases-details/the-fabelmans-original-motion-picture-soundtrack
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    Gurkensalat reacted to Evil-Link in Buffy the Vampire Slayer   
    Season 4 of Buffy is great imo, it may has the most amount of good episodes (Hush + Restless are some of the best episodes of television, then there is Who Are You?, Something Blue, Pangs, Fear Itself, A New Man, New Moon Rising), even if the overall arc is weaker than in Seasons 2, 3 and 5.
     
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    Gurkensalat reacted to BB-8 in The Fabelmans - OST Album   
    Eine kleine Filmmusik
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    Gurkensalat reacted to Thor in New Podcast Series: The Complete John Williams Television Music Walkthrough   
    This has taken me a whole year to prepare and produce, decades if you count the research and accumulation of material. But I thought it was the appropriate time to create now, as a tribute to my favourite film composer in his 90th birthday year.
     
    A complete walkthrough of all of his television music (with the available material and data that we currently have), presented as a podcast series over multiple parts. I hope you tune in and follow it. I will start working on Part 2 soon.
     
    http://celluloidtunes.no/celluloid-tunes-73-the-complete-john-williams-television-music-walkthrough-part-1-24th-international-edition/
     
     

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    Gurkensalat reacted to mstrox in Amie Doherty - She-Hulk: Attorney At Law   
    Watching and enjoying in silence!
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    Gurkensalat reacted to Sandor in When people bring up Hans Zimmer: is it just me?   
    Imagine two guys who never met before starting a conversation somewhere in the mid 80’s about music. Guy A says he’s really into rock and heavy metal to which guy B responds: ‘Yeah, I like rock too.’ Guy A brings up legendary bands like Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Rush and Black Sabbath and guy B says he loves Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin. Guy A says he’s also into current bands like Iron Maiden, Slayer, Anthrax and Metallica to which guy B responds: ‘You know who’s also really good right now? Bon Jovi!’ 
     
    When people bring up Hans Zimmer when I’m expressing my love for film music and composers like John Williams, Ennio Morricone and Jerry Goldsmith, I often feel like guy A.
     
    It’s not that Bon Jovi is a bad band. They successfully bridged rock and pop and made rock music more mainstream than before. But an Iron Maiden fan wouldn’t necessarily be into Bon Jovi, just because both bands classify as ‘rock bands’.
     
    My interest in film music started at a young age when I thought of film composers as ‘classical composers like Beethoven or Mozart, but then working today.’ With his many iconic themes to my favourite films growing up and his grand orchestral sound, John Williams became the best example of this notion.
     
    I like that traditional methods of composing live on and that film has become a canvas on which composers can express themselves, just like composers in the past worked on ballets, operas and such.
     
    It is part of my fascination for film music.
     
    So when I talk about film music, I will always mention the work ethic involved and the artistry of writing for a symphony orchestra. John Williams, Ennio Morricone, Jerry Goldsmith, John Barry, James Horner, Howard Shore: these are the kind of film music composers that sparked my interest in the genre.
     
    Hans Zimmer is not a bad composer by any means. He sort of re-invented film music by partly replacing the traditional symphony orchestra with electronics, rock guitars and such. His composing method is one of collaboration, much different than John Williams who sits alone behind his piano writing the notes down with a pencil on paper which will eventually lead to a complex and profound symphonic work.
     
    The music of Hans Zimmer simply doesn’t harmonise with my personal interest in film music, which is more an interest in the continuation of symphonic composition than specifically the film music genre.
     
    When I express my fondness for John Williams or Jerry Goldsmith and someone brings up Hans Zimmer as in: ‘He’s also good’, it doesn’t quite feel right.
     
    Can anyone relate or is it just me?
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    Gurkensalat reacted to Tom in The Fabelmans - score mentions in film reviews   
    With Star Wars, John Williams brought orchestral scoring back into the mainstream.  With The Fabelmans, he brings classical music itself back into the mainstream.  The man is a genius.  
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    Gurkensalat got a reaction from blondheim in Which version of Close Encounters of the Third Kind should I watch?   
    I prefer the original theatrical cut, since I saw the movie in this form several times in the cinema. I also like, that it has a bit more humor in it, e.g. the "train wreck" scene in the introduction of the Nearys, and the scene where Neary throws plants and garden stuff through the window into the house. I thinks those are missing or shortened in later versions.
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    Gurkensalat got a reaction from Naïve Old Fart in Which version of Close Encounters of the Third Kind should I watch?   
    I prefer the original theatrical cut, since I saw the movie in this form several times in the cinema. I also like, that it has a bit more humor in it, e.g. the "train wreck" scene in the introduction of the Nearys, and the scene where Neary throws plants and garden stuff through the window into the house. I thinks those are missing or shortened in later versions.
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    Gurkensalat got a reaction from BrotherSound in Your Top favourite 'Alternate' versions found on Williams' Expansions!   
    Alternate Binary sunset from A New Hope. 
     
    Alternate Follow Me from Always
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    Gurkensalat got a reaction from Amer in Your Top favourite 'Alternate' versions found on Williams' Expansions!   
    Alternate Binary sunset from A New Hope. 
     
    Alternate Follow Me from Always
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