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MikeH last won the day on May 6 2020

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  1. There was a thread on this video earlier in the summer but incase anyone missed it:
  2. Definitely. E.T. has to be the greatest film score ever written, no question. It’s absolutely lightning in a bottle. Anytime I watch and listen I just throw my hands up and say, “nope, can’t get any better than this.”
  3. Pretty sure copying refers to the copyists/music prep (preparing the sheet music for the sessions). MIDI files transfer would be getting JNH’s demo midi files cleaned up and ready for Jeff Atmajian to do his orchestrations. Orchestrating from MIDI files is a headache. It’s an incredible amount of work to go from a computer demo to sheet music that is actually playable by musicians. Orchestrators sometimes deal with hundreds of tracks in these midi files, often sloppily thrown together, and they basically have to sort out what is needed and what is not. Composers who want to impress the studio heads will just add more and more tracks to make a great demo, but when it comes to translating that to an orchestra it’s a lot of work. JW has his short sketch score which, in comparison, is relatively simple to orchestrate out to full score for the copyists.
  4. Here’s some of the discussion from a few years back.
  5. It’s nice to see the Rogue One situation finally come to light. We had intel from some members a few years back but most of it was met with pearl-clutching saying Williams would never do such a thing as to get involved with Gia’s score. Doug also said he was offered Solo because of how unhappy he was that he wasn’t offered Rogue One. Never knew that one.
  6. This is not a 90 year old man. This is an ageless and timeless wizard!
  7. The first half of this is an arrangement and second half is his theme. I always liked his arrangement of “Teach Me Tonight” from Jaws 2, sadly not on the expansion.
  8. All of these score releases are something I never thought I’d see due to all the red-tape and prep involved. Kudos to Omni and the others who keep making it happen!
  9. Okay I just listened to Dominion. He handles Williams’ themes in about the same manner as he did in Rogue One. I’m not really a fan of how he extends or shortens phrases and changes the underlying harmony and even changes some of the notes.
  10. I’d say Dominion with 2016 being a reference to Rogue One…
  11. The scores for Scream 2 and Scream 3 are so fun and over the top and operatic that it’s a bit of a letdown that 4 and 5 didn’t have the big music budgets and had to rely more on orchestral samples instead. The orchestrations and performances by the musicians on the original trilogy are just superb, especially for 2 and 3 where Beltrami got a much bigger budget and was able to use the full Hollywood Studio Symphony. 3 in particular has some really cool synths and electronic effects in addition to a lot of fun avant-garde orchestral writing. Scream 2 (1997) Scream 3 (2000) Scream 4 (2011) Scream 5 (2022)
  12. This is great! I’m hearing some influences from the beach montage cue in Jaws as well.
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