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Everything posted by MikeH

  1. Honestly I wonder what JW thinks when he hears new “cues” that consist of compiled 3-10 second micro edits of other cues.
  2. What Burtt said about only having to answer to one person (George) in the past is the same story I’ve heard from other composers. John Barry said the same thing about Saltzman/Broccoli, that, love them or hate them, at the end of the day when you left their office you knew where you stood. Now you’re getting phone calls and notes from every corner. On his Spider-Man movie, Horner said he had to deal with a boardroom full of people who all had their own opinion on what the music should be.
  3. This article details it a bit. He says they told him to just stay in his room, send sounds, and they’ll figure out what to do with them. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/12/ben-burtt-star-wars-sound/amp It’s like those new 5.1 or 7.1 remixes of older films. It’s almost always the case that the sound effects are increased in volume, new ones are added, and the score is turned way down. Jaws has such an aggressive mono track. Even though the 5.1 remix has the benefit of having JW’s score in stereo, it’s so wimpy because they simply do
  4. Burtt has a model plane, a Nieuport fighter aircraft, dangling from the ceiling; there’s a miniature cutout of Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams standing in it, waving anachronistically from the cockpit. “Matt [Wood] put that there to torment me. I came in one day and he’s flying my plane.” https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/12/ben-burtt-star-wars-sound/amp
  5. Re: Horner, this was from an article in late March of ‘98. Titanic Composer Sails to BankNEW YORK (Variety) - Forget the two Oscars he won for the music to ``Titanic.'' James Horner is creating more of a buzz for a ``Titanic'' soundtrack deal that has the composer homing in on a record payday that may be more than $20 million. Insiders familiar with the deal say it breaks down this way: Horner got an upfront scoring fee of around $800,000. But that's just the tip of the iceberg. He also gets royalty points on the instrumental soundtrack and shares publishing and songwriting fees fo
  6. “Escape Piz Gloria in a thrilling car chase through the Swiss countryside with animatronic Tracy and animatronic Irma Bunt!”
  7. Yes. Hell I enjoyed those six seconds from 1:32-1:37 more than anything I heard in the last two scores.
  8. “If you don’t mind, I’ll rehearse the orchestra.” -JW to an overzealous concertmaster. I wonder if this is the same person that Don Williams said stopped a take to correct bowing and then was fired the next day. Oops!
  9. The thought did cross my mind after the auction! But I played it last night and it definitely fit in my CD player!
  10. I just bought a sealed copy for around $35! Couldn’t believe it, every time I’ve looked over the years it’s been $50 and above and just figured I’d wait for the expansion.
  11. Sound effects have gotten absurdly overcooked. Listen to when Rey puts her staff in the net in that scene. Unfortunately the problem will never be solved unless you get knowledgeable directors who really understand how everything should work together.
  12. Found two clips that compare the finales. I prefer Horner’s approach, feels more somber and tragic. Horner’s Abel (start at 9:16)
  13. Jon Broxton goes into great detail on the situation here: https://www.filmtracks.com/scoreboard/forum.cgi?read=5299&expand=2
  14. Lol yes. It’s a pretty hilarious argument considering what goes on with nearly every composer in Hollywood.
  15. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/fox-says-discovery-simpsons-composer-culminated-firing-1292397
  16. Ah, the Backstroke of the West. Memories! You two careful, he is a big. Mr. Speaker, we are for the big
  17. Once Abrams has the music in hand, the film will be edited YUP.
  18. “Hello JAWSFANS.COM. I’m John Williams...”
  19. It’s his routine that every evening after dinner, JW practices piano for several hours and enjoys a vodka tonic. Could you imagine sitting and listening to him play through some classical pieces along with occasional comments and insights from him? I’d be in heaven.
  20. Home! https://blogs.chapman.edu/copa/2014/03/25/were-off-to-see-the-wizard-a-meeting-with-composer-john-williams/ Also is that his stopwatch next to his glasses on the desk?
  21. Matthew Wood has said it was JW’s suggestion during mixing to drop the music until Kylo appears through the wall of water.
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