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    Trope reacted to Chewy in James Horner's WINDTALKERS (2002) - NEW! 2023 3-CD Intrada Records   
    I'm hearing it too on the track you mentioned. When looking at the waveforms, it's obvious there's something wrong during that track transition:
     

     
    Let's contact Intrada then, I guess?
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    Trope got a reaction from Loert in How to Pronounce Film Composers’ Names   
    I've often wondered, how do you guys pronounce "John Williams"?
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    Trope reacted to Nick1Ø66 in Star Wars is better than everything   
    Here's the thing with all these "imperfections" in the OT...they're supposed to look like that! These films were made in 77/80/83 after all! Maybe the Emperor doesn't look quite right, so what? Should we go back and change the aeroplane flying over the airport in Casablanca because it looks fake? Let's replace 1933 King Kong with a CGI ape while we're at it.
     
    Star Wars deserves the same amount of respect. Before it was the cultural monster it is now, it was a film, and a pretty important and influential one. It should be treated as such.
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    Trope reacted to Jurassic Shark in Live action “How to Train Your Dragon” coming 2025 - John Powell   
    He's revisiting the Chicken Run score?
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    Trope reacted to OneBuckFilms in LLL:OCTOPUSSY – 40th ANNIVERSARY: EXPANDED/REMASTERED LIMITED EDITION (2-CD SET)   
    Fingers crossed they release them.
     
    Some of David Arnold’s best music.
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    Trope reacted to Jean-Baptiste Martin in James Horner: The Emotionalist (4-Volume biography by Jean-Baptiste Martin)   
    @Jay Thank you for sharing the information here.

    I invite you to discover the website, sign up to be notified when the first volume is released and download the free excerpts, which I hope you'll enjoy.

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    Trope reacted to Jay in James Horner: The Emotionalist (4-Volume biography by Jean-Baptiste Martin)   
    Official website is up!
     
    https://jameshornerbiographybook.com/
     
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    Trope got a reaction from JTN in The Official Star Wars Expanded Score Petition Thread   
    Signed. Not sure what the outcome will be but it’s worth a shot!
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    Trope reacted to Bespin in Your Top 10 Howard Shore non-Middle Earth Scores   
    To demonstrate that Howard Shore is far more than just the composer for "Lord of the Rings," David Cronenberg's films, or even those of David Fincher, here's a curated playlist that I've put together, featuring scores that you absolutely must explore.
     
    Howard Shore is an exceptional composer who still writes his scores by hand, much like John Williams. At 77 years old, he won't be around forever. The 'Écoutez le cinéma' series has already dedicated a compilation of 2 CDs to him, but he truly deserves a 20-CD box set, like Morricone and Williams. Make an effort to discover this exceptional composer.
     




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    Trope got a reaction from ThePenitentMan1 in The Official Star Wars Expanded Score Petition Thread   
    Signed. Not sure what the outcome will be but it’s worth a shot!
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    Trope reacted to ThePenitentMan1 in The Official Star Wars Expanded Score Petition Thread   
    Original Petition:
     
    Link to petition: https://chng.it/M95VFmdPbv
     
    We're gonna need to give this petition as much exposure as we possibly can.  Share it anywhere you frequent where you talk about film music and Star Wars!
     
    If we can get at least this much accomplished, it becomes much more likely that Disney will allow Matessino to do the rest of the Star Wars scores, as well as the Indy scores, too!
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    Trope reacted to Schilkeman in Fugues!   
    At its most basic, it needs a subject, which is repeated in a second voice but with different pitches, known as exposition, development, and a final closing section. Some of these examples have an exposition and an then go into free counterpoint. Most of them are not long enough to have counter subjects or recapitulation, due to the needs of the film. I think Shark Cage Fugue, Black Sunday, and Fugue for Changing Times are proper fugues.
     
    I think it's probably more accurate to call some of these fugal, rather than fugues.
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    Trope reacted to GerateWohl in Fugues!   
    This is more or less just a canon form, that Williams uses quite often as some kind of echo of the first voice in the second voice, not a fugue.
    Like here:
     
     
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    Trope reacted to Schilkeman in Fugues!   
    I don't hear anything fugal in Asteroid chase. There's lots of counterpoint, but it's not a fugue.
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    Trope reacted to Yavar Moradi in Quartet Announces: HEIDI/ JANE EYRE (2CD)(John Williams) Remastered and Expanded   
    You should pick this up. His disaster scores are more dated. Jane Eyre in particular is timeless. It is very much related to later Williams scores you probably love. Do you like Prisoner of Azkaban and/or the "Across the Stars" love theme from Attack of the Clones? Then you will ADORE Jane Eyre. It is an utter masterpiece. A shame more of it couldn't be found but it is still a fantastic album and will 100% sound like the John Williams you already know and love, I promise.
     
    Yavar
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    Trope reacted to JNHFan2000 in Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget (2023 Netflix movie, music by Harry Gregson-Williams)   
    The Last Duel is one of his best imo
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    Trope reacted to Mr. Who in The temp track or similarities thread   
    As soon as I saw the thumbnails I knew what you meant! Love both those moments!
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    Trope got a reaction from Mr. Who in The temp track or similarities thread   
    Not necessarily temp, just a similar technique of having the bass instruments repeat a slippery chromatic line while the upper register instruments slowly build up chords and rhythms.
     
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    Trope got a reaction from Smeltington in HOOK Ultimate Edition - MUSIC Discussion   
    Well, I made it all the way through discs 1 and 2 in a single sitting! My conclusion: This may have shot up to become my favourite John Williams score of all time.
     
    I only listened to the Hook OST for the first time this Christmas Eve (due to the realisation that my LLL CD would not arrive until after Christmas), but I was doing other things while I had it on, so I didn't really recall much after I finished. For the Ultimate Edition, I gave the music my 100% undivided attention and followed along with the extremely helpful booklet in order to keep up with the immense number of themes. 
     
    This was the single most rewarding listening experience I've had in a very long time. I can't believe I'd never discovered this music until now! Keep in mind, I still haven't even seen the film.
     
    This felt like I was sitting through a glorious classical symphony. The music is that detailed and sophisticated, not only in terms of the brilliant orchestration but also the harmonies and instrumental techniques he applies. Some of my favourite moments are when the music really quietens down and Johnny applies the soft tremolo strings, harp and celeste. Pure magic!! At moments it felt as if I was being swept up into one of those classic 2D Disney films, especially when he brings in the chorus - Hit with a wave of nostalgia! This score proves without a doubt that Williams is THE master of film music. 
     
    I went in knowing the immense hype surrounding this score (and this new release) and my high expectations were exceeded! I'm excited to check out disc 3 very soon.
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    Trope reacted to GerateWohl in The Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Enchantment Thread   
    Don't put too much into one petition. I wouldn't mix the request for the SW expansions with the Indy expansions. 
     
    "before the elements deteriorate any further"
     
    ...before all living fans are old and deaf or dead, so that we still get to hear them during our lifetime. 
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    Trope reacted to mrbellamy in The Mandalorian & Grogu (2026 Film)   
    I think this is quite possibly the most boring idea they've announced yet. So it'll probably happen. 
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    Trope got a reaction from Dave Reebo in HOOK Ultimate Edition - MUSIC Discussion   
    Well, I made it all the way through discs 1 and 2 in a single sitting! My conclusion: This may have shot up to become my favourite John Williams score of all time.
     
    I only listened to the Hook OST for the first time this Christmas Eve (due to the realisation that my LLL CD would not arrive until after Christmas), but I was doing other things while I had it on, so I didn't really recall much after I finished. For the Ultimate Edition, I gave the music my 100% undivided attention and followed along with the extremely helpful booklet in order to keep up with the immense number of themes. 
     
    This was the single most rewarding listening experience I've had in a very long time. I can't believe I'd never discovered this music until now! Keep in mind, I still haven't even seen the film.
     
    This felt like I was sitting through a glorious classical symphony. The music is that detailed and sophisticated, not only in terms of the brilliant orchestration but also the harmonies and instrumental techniques he applies. Some of my favourite moments are when the music really quietens down and Johnny applies the soft tremolo strings, harp and celeste. Pure magic!! At moments it felt as if I was being swept up into one of those classic 2D Disney films, especially when he brings in the chorus - Hit with a wave of nostalgia! This score proves without a doubt that Williams is THE master of film music. 
     
    I went in knowing the immense hype surrounding this score (and this new release) and my high expectations were exceeded! I'm excited to check out disc 3 very soon.
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    Trope got a reaction from Dave Reebo in HOOK Ultimate Edition - MUSIC Discussion   
    Okay, so I just watched the film for the first time.
     
    I really enjoyed it! I went in with low expectations (given all the reviews I've seen), but I found it really charming and touching at points too, especially the father-son relationship. Of course, Johnny's music absolutely carries the whole thing from start to finish. There were even some scenes that I very nearly shed a tear due to how powerful the score was. 
     
    This new LLL release has led to my discovery of an exceptional Williams score (in the most complete and highest quality form) and a lovely Spielberg film.
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    Trope got a reaction from Mr. Who in The 16th Annual JWFan Awards - The Best Scores and Films of 2023!   
    From my listening this year, the following are my favourites:
     
    1. Oppenheimer - Ludwig Göransson
    2. Migration - John Powell
    3. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny - John Williams
    4. Elemental - Thomas Newman
    5. The Flash - Benjamin Wallfisch
    6. The Creator - Hans Zimmer
    7. Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget - Harry Gregson-Williams
     
    I still have yet to listen to The Boys in the Boat (which I'm sure I will love based on what I've seen on the forum), The Super Mario Bros. Movie, The Little Mermaid, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, and Creed III.
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    Trope got a reaction from Jay in Braveheart vs. Titanic - which score do you like the most?   
    This happened to me when I listened to The Mask of Zorro expansion! Now every time I hear an instrumental setting of the love theme from that score, I can’t help but hear the lyrics, “I want to spend my lifetime loving you.” 
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