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  1. Confused
    MikeH reacted to DangerMotif in Natalie Holt's OBI-WAN KENOBI (2022)   
    https://www.nme.com/features/tv-interviews/obi-wan-kenobi-natalie-holt-interview-star-wars-3256392
    Getting the job before Williams was even confirmed to be writing the main theme, Holt wanted to make sure her own approach felt as new as it did familiar – hinting at the classics while standing apart from them. “We didn’t want to lean into the original Star Wars music, but we wanted to lead towards it,” she explains. “Deborah Chow [director] wanted the score to feel sparer and more modern. We were ultimately doing something much more emotional and I wanted something that felt angrier and more wild. The famous ‘Imperial March’ is so militant and organised, and I wanted visceral. I wanted pure rage.”
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    MikeH reacted to Archive Collection in Natalie Holt's OBI-WAN KENOBI (2022)   
    I feel sorry for everyone who was involved in the score for this project.
     
    Natalie Holt - an accomplished and talented composer - clearly, wasn’t given clear direction from LFL about the tone of the score. Perhaps she wasn’t the right choice; but that’s not her fault, and any composer would jump at the opportunity to produce a score for Star Wars. She had her score butchered and edited, which destroyed any chance of her score working properly in the show. I’m sure if we heard all of Holt’s music, there would be more to appreciate - but we’ve only heard about half of it, so it’s hard to really see what she was going for. It’s hard to present and develop original motivic material in a score, and make it stand out, if half of your score is replaced by another composer’s work. I’m trying my best not to join the pile on against Natalie Holt, because she’s really just a victim of LucasFilm’s mismanagement of the score. 
     
    Then there’s William Ross - a brilliant orchestrator, arranger and conductor, and probably the better choice of composer for the series - who was seemingly brought in right at the eleventh hour, and did the best he could under the given circumstances. His music is great, and I think more of it would have been better for the series.
     
    Hopefully if Season 2 happens, LFL can either encourage Holt to write a more orchestral, “classical” score (perhaps with Ross orchestrating and conducting) OR just hire Ross/Williams. The way they managed the music for this season was a mess, and a massive act of disrespect to both composers.
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    MikeH reacted to BB-8 in JURASSIC PARK - Live to Projection Concerts   
    Just found this....
     
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    MikeH reacted to BB-8 in JURASSIC PARK - Live to Projection Concerts   
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    MikeH reacted to enderdrag64 in Empire Strikes Back recording sessions footage   
    Hmm maybe that footage wasn't all filmed by the BBC after all. I just learned of the existence of this other documentary by French cameraman Michel Parbot which most people thought never existed until it made its way onto the internet in 2018:
     
    At 55:40 here you can see a lot of the same recording sessions footage, but without any voiceover. There's some footage here that isn't in the other documentary and vice versa
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    MikeH got a reaction from Will in Natalie Holt's OBI-WAN KENOBI (2022)   
    Here’s some of the discussion from a few years back. 
     
     
     
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    MikeH reacted to mstrox in Natalie Holt's OBI-WAN KENOBI (2022)   
    You’re not going to find an official source for the Rogue One stuff.  I will say that the three people who I’ve heard talk about it have been well sourced, industry workers, and completely legitimate (one of whom was a 20-year user here who recently deleted their account; another an unrelated industry source at FSM; and third, Doug Adams who would not be telling these tales out of school).  If that’s what James Southall is on about, I’d trust all three of those sources over him.
     
    If he’s talking about the Holt situation, I’d probably trust Southall over a JWFan user picked at random, but who knows.  I noticed and liked plenty of score by both Holt and Ross in the series and I look forward to hearing it, regardless of how the sausage was made.
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    MikeH got a reaction from artus_grayboot in Natalie Holt's OBI-WAN KENOBI (2022)   
    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. 
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    MikeH got a reaction from Martinland in John Williams 90th Birthday Gala Concert at The Kennedy Center, Washington DC, June 23rd 2022   
    This is not a 90 year old man. This is an ageless and timeless wizard! 
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    MikeH got a reaction from Once in John Williams 90th Birthday Gala Concert at The Kennedy Center, Washington DC, June 23rd 2022   
    This is not a 90 year old man. This is an ageless and timeless wizard! 
  11. Surprised
    MikeH got a reaction from crumbs in Natalie Holt's OBI-WAN KENOBI (2022)   
    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. 
  12. Surprised
    MikeH got a reaction from Madmartigan JC in Natalie Holt's OBI-WAN KENOBI (2022)   
    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. 
  13. Surprised
    MikeH got a reaction from Brando in Natalie Holt's OBI-WAN KENOBI (2022)   
    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. 
  14. Surprised
    MikeH got a reaction from Andy in Natalie Holt's OBI-WAN KENOBI (2022)   
    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. 
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    MikeH reacted to Jurassic Shark in Natalie Holt's OBI-WAN KENOBI (2022)   
    Geez, Deborah, what about doing a little bit more research before setting the wheels in motion?
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    MikeH reacted to Edmilson in Natalie Holt's OBI-WAN KENOBI (2022)   
    Poor John Williams, there's so much better stuff he could've done with these six hours, like writing another concert, scoring Indy V or just playing golf.
  17. Haha
    MikeH reacted to Jurassic Shark in Natalie Holt's OBI-WAN KENOBI (2022)   
    Yeah, they should have asked her about that.
  18. Haha
    MikeH reacted to Tom in Indy 5 to begin recording Tuesday morning!   
    Noseflute, and nothing but noseflute--it is not part of the traditional orchestra and therefore cool and groundbreaking.  
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    MikeH got a reaction from Will in John Williams 90th Birthday Gala Concert at The Kennedy Center, Washington DC, June 23rd 2022   
    This is not a 90 year old man. This is an ageless and timeless wizard! 
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    MikeH got a reaction from Cerebral Cortex in John Williams 90th Birthday Gala Concert at The Kennedy Center, Washington DC, June 23rd 2022   
    This is not a 90 year old man. This is an ageless and timeless wizard! 
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    MikeH got a reaction from Raiders of the SoundtrArk in John Williams 90th Birthday Gala Concert at The Kennedy Center, Washington DC, June 23rd 2022   
    This is not a 90 year old man. This is an ageless and timeless wizard! 
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    MikeH got a reaction from TownerFan in John Williams 90th Birthday Gala Concert at The Kennedy Center, Washington DC, June 23rd 2022   
    This is not a 90 year old man. This is an ageless and timeless wizard! 
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    MikeH got a reaction from BB-8 in John Williams 90th Birthday Gala Concert at The Kennedy Center, Washington DC, June 23rd 2022   
    This is not a 90 year old man. This is an ageless and timeless wizard! 
  24. Haha
    MikeH reacted to Tom in Indy 5 to begin recording Tuesday morning!   
    No, so he had to bring in Holt to write the action cues.  
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    MikeH got a reaction from Brando in John Williams 90th Birthday Gala Concert at The Kennedy Center, Washington DC, June 23rd 2022   
    This is not a 90 year old man. This is an ageless and timeless wizard! 
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