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  1. Dial: a face of a clock, watch, or sundial that is marked to show units of time. I believe that "Dial of Destiny" refers to
  2. Mutt was sent off on his adventure by a letter from Oxley. He and Oxley had had a close relationship, so it makes that Mutt is the one who would try to translate it (by bringing it to Indy), rather than his little sister. Also, Mutt had more free time, since he had dropped out of school. Helena would probably have been in college.
  3. Hypothesis that could explain the resemblance to Marion’s theme: Helena is the daughter of Collin Williams and Marion Ravenwood. For those who don’t remember, Collin Williams was Mutt’s adoptive father who was mentioned in Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. (Hence the name “Mutt Williams”.) This would make Helena Indy’s daughter-in-law. It would also mean that Helena is Mutt’s half-sister. The ages work out. If Mutt had a sister one year younger than him, it would make her 32 in 1969. Phoebe Waller Bridge would have been 36 at the time of filming. So, pretty close. It also just makes sense. Indy’s theme was referenced in “the Adventures of Mutt,” signaling that Mutt is Indy’s son. Therefor, if Marion’s theme is referenced, it implies Helena is Marion’s daughter.
  4. Great work Falstaft! I’m noticing one thing though. Look at the introduction: 3rd measure, 1st note. You have this note as a B. However, to my ears, it sounds like a G.
  5. Yeah, that’s my guess as well. Maybe the end credits will be: Raiders March > Roman theme > Teddy’s theme > Helena’s theme > Raiders March (Teddy is the rumored name of the young North African Boy.)
  6. People are saying there’s a reference to Marion’s theme… I hear what you’re talking about, but I don’t think Williams meant it that way. Instead, I think it’s a way to bridge Helena’s theme back into the Raiders March during the end credits. Williams also bridged Marion’s theme into the Raiders March in the end credits of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Because the two bridges are trying, harmonically, to accomplish the same theme, it’s natural that the bridges would sound similar to each other. In fact, you would expect this. But I’m skeptical of the idea that Williams is explicitly referencing Marion here. I guess it’s possible, but it seems more likely that it’s just a coincidence.
  7. When he says that 30% of the film is complete… does he mean 30% of the writing? Or 30% of the recording?
  8. Me too… But for now, we can only continue speculating. I’m taking it for granted that the Nazis will have a theme in this movie. So here’s a question for y’all: Will JW bring back the Nazi theme from Raiders, will he bring back the Nazi theme from Last Crusade, or will he compose a brand new Nazi theme just for this movie?
  9. Whoops. I meant to say Uranus, not Neptune. And I do love my melodies. They’re my favorite part, to be honest. I do love the theme from Jaws, though. It was one of the key songs that led me to Williams in the first place. I’ll give the Rite of Spring a listen when I get a chance, and then report back! (Might be a few days.)
  10. Thanks for the reply. I never though about it that way before. I have listened to Holst’s Planets suite… but for me, it was a mixed bag. Mars is amazing. It’s by far my favorite piece in the suite, and one of my favorite pieces in the classical music canon. But it was hard to get into anything else. Eventually, after listening to Jupiter over and over, I finally got it. Now I think it’s enjoyable. But I don’t “get” any of the other planets. I read on Wikipedia that Saturn was Holst’s favorite. But it’s soooooo boring! How can anyone like it?!? It’s hard to identify a main theme in Saturn. If anyone knows of a good analysis with timestamps, that would be nice. UPDATE: After posting this I went back and listened to Uranus. I finally “got” it! It’s really cool. Maybe someday I’ll learn to like all of the planets.
  11. QuartalHarmony (and also blondheim): Thanks for the replies. But if I’m listening for the wrong things in concert pieces, then what are the right things to listen for? What should I be paying attention to when listening to such pieces?
  12. I love almost all of Williams’ music: from movies, to TV, to the Olympics, to Celebration pieces (e.g. Liberty Fanfare or Celebrate Discovery), his music is exciting and beautiful. I attribute this to the simple melodies he writes, making his songs memorable, and his use of tonality, making them emotional. But I can’t seem to get into his Concertos. They all feel extremely chromatic, and borderline atonal. Moreover, it’s hard to pick out any simple, repetitive melody. As others have pointed out, Scherzo for Piano and Orchestra sounds like a cat walking on a piano. His most popular work around here seems to be “The Five Sacred Trees.” I tried to like this, but couldn’t. Where, in all five movements, is there a hummable melody? And it all feels so slow and sad. My Question: Does anyone have ideas on a good introduction to Williams’ concertos, that could help me learn to appreciate them? Instead of naming a whole concerto, it might be helpful to me if you could pick a specific movement, and even more helpful to include the time stamps of your favorite parts.
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