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    indy4 got a reaction from crocodile in The Quick Question Thread   
    It's probably from the scene where
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    indy4 got a reaction from Gruesome Son of a Bitch in The Quick Question Thread   
    It's probably from the scene where
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    indy4 got a reaction from Muad'Dib in What film brought John Williams his success?   
    War Horse may have given him the opportunity to write "Rounds," but it was "Rounds" that directly jumpstarted his career.
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    indy4 got a reaction from publicist in What Is The Last Score You Listened To? (older scores)   
    Hunchback is one of my favorite film scores/musicals, and definitely Menken's best.
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    indy4 reacted to King Mark in JW's best mini-fanfare? (no main themes)   
    The one at the end of Yoda and the Force
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    indy4 got a reaction from Ren in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    Actually he brings up some pretty persuasive/awesome points. I'll outline some of the main ones:



    After watching this I saw the film again and as impressive as some of these observations are, I didn't feel they quite explained the entire film. I think there might be some genuine mistakes that Nolan made, along with many moments of genius plot.
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    indy4 got a reaction from Jay in Why John Williams might be as good as the most enthusiastic fanboy says   
    I've noticed that on this MB there can sometimes be a condescension aimed at those that appreciate all or most of JW's scores very enthusiastically. The general feeling that certain members are creating is that these people are blind fanboys who will enjoy anything that JW creates.
    The thing is, John Williams is good. He's been musically trained for 70+ years, and has studied at some of the best schools in the world and with some of the best teachers in the world. He's had tons of experience performing, arranging and conducting, and all of these skills have contributed towards his composing abilities. He's very selective about selecting projects that he feels will give him artistic freedom and/or inspiration. And the projects he accepts are big deals--he knows a lot of people are going to be listening to his works, often times hundreds of millions. Even his concert works are performed by some of the greatest orchestras/conductors in the world and at some of the greatest venues in the world. He's going to be putting in a good deal of effort into his scores. So it makes sense that a vast majority of his works--maybe even all past a certain point--would be good, even great.
    I'm not trying to say that everybody who doesn't appreciate most of JW's works is a fool--you are absolutely entitled to your own opinion, and free to vehemently hate whatever JW work you do. But could we tone down the pressure to not be incredibly enthusiastic about JW's entire discography? There's no reason necessarily why all his works shouldn't be great, just as there's no reason necessarily why they should.
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    indy4 got a reaction from Ricard in Why John Williams might be as good as the most enthusiastic fanboy says   
    I've noticed that on this MB there can sometimes be a condescension aimed at those that appreciate all or most of JW's scores very enthusiastically. The general feeling that certain members are creating is that these people are blind fanboys who will enjoy anything that JW creates.
    The thing is, John Williams is good. He's been musically trained for 70+ years, and has studied at some of the best schools in the world and with some of the best teachers in the world. He's had tons of experience performing, arranging and conducting, and all of these skills have contributed towards his composing abilities. He's very selective about selecting projects that he feels will give him artistic freedom and/or inspiration. And the projects he accepts are big deals--he knows a lot of people are going to be listening to his works, often times hundreds of millions. Even his concert works are performed by some of the greatest orchestras/conductors in the world and at some of the greatest venues in the world. He's going to be putting in a good deal of effort into his scores. So it makes sense that a vast majority of his works--maybe even all past a certain point--would be good, even great.
    I'm not trying to say that everybody who doesn't appreciate most of JW's works is a fool--you are absolutely entitled to your own opinion, and free to vehemently hate whatever JW work you do. But could we tone down the pressure to not be incredibly enthusiastic about JW's entire discography? There's no reason necessarily why all his works shouldn't be great, just as there's no reason necessarily why they should.
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    indy4 got a reaction from publicist in James Horner - The Amazing Spider-man   
    Unbreakable has some good trumpet solos too, although they aren't anywhere close to the way they're used in more traditional superhero films.
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    indy4 got a reaction from Not Mr. Big in Video of JW Winning Oscar for Fiddler on the Roof   
    He looks like a rapist, until he starts speaking.
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    indy4 got a reaction from alicebrallice in Video of JW Winning Oscar for Fiddler on the Roof   
    He looks like a rapist, until he starts speaking.
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    indy4 reacted to WilliamsStarShip2282 in Video of JW Winning Oscar for Fiddler on the Roof   
    definatly a guy with a shag carpeted windowless
    van....
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    indy4 got a reaction from Ricard in [4:11-5:22] of The Siege of Gondor   
    Williams' connection with Wagner has only strengthened since Star Wars, as far as the use of the leitmotif goes. The thematic connections are only getting more complex as JW gets older, so I'm not sure what you mean when you say he would never "throw himself in the middle of Wagner music."
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