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    SF1_freeze got a reaction from Jay in Your Top 10 JW Scores   
    My list still is pretty much the same as several years ago, in ranked order:
     
    1) The Empire Strikes Back
    2) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
    3) Jurassic Park
    4) Star Wars
    5) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    6) Raiders of the Lost Ark
    7) The Phantom Menace
    8) ET
    9) Home Alone
    10) War Horse
     
    and damn, Temple of Doom is so mindblowingly good.
    Only in terms of themes TESB beats it.
     
    I guess Temple of Doom also must be one of the hardest scores to play in orginal film tempo (see mine car chase).
    The roller coaster ride of the film was perfectly matched in terms of score.
     
    From the recent scores (post 2000) PoA and War Horse were the ones that really went beyond.
    PoA is just a fireworks of creativity, nuance, emotion and freshness that in my opinion is unmatched in JW career (and also unique in terms of the medieval feel to it).
     
    War Horse is just beautiful, like drinking a warm fresh coffee in the morning sun, while looking through the window into a green lush spring countryside with the sun rays shining and shimmering through the coffee steam. Just beautiful performances, themes, freshness and style.
    Someone on JWFAN then described it like the the first sip of fresh water after a long (musical) drought - which means the years 2006-2011 where with KotCS in 2008 only one new JW score got released. 
     
     
     
     
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    SF1_freeze got a reaction from mahler3 in John Williams / London Symphony Video Event coming May 4th   
    That was really fantastic.
     
    I started watching right before midnight only planning to watch 10-20 minutes before going to bed, but then i was glued to the sofa till the end and went to bed with a smile on my face.
     
    I loved your selection of music previews and all the pictures/photos of JW and the LSO that were shown at the appropriate spots in the discussion.
     
    It was a great moment in the end, when David Cripps directly addressed John Williams (in case he somehow gets to watch this discussion) to personally thank him.
     
    Thanks for making that happen!
    Kudos to you, Maurizio and Tim, and hoping for other similar future video events.
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    SF1_freeze got a reaction from crumbs in John Williams / London Symphony Video Event coming May 4th   
    That was really fantastic.
     
    I started watching right before midnight only planning to watch 10-20 minutes before going to bed, but then i was glued to the sofa till the end and went to bed with a smile on my face.
     
    I loved your selection of music previews and all the pictures/photos of JW and the LSO that were shown at the appropriate spots in the discussion.
     
    It was a great moment in the end, when David Cripps directly addressed John Williams (in case he somehow gets to watch this discussion) to personally thank him.
     
    Thanks for making that happen!
    Kudos to you, Maurizio and Tim, and hoping for other similar future video events.
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    SF1_freeze got a reaction from Jurassic Shark in John Williams / London Symphony Video Event coming May 4th   
    That was really fantastic.
     
    I started watching right before midnight only planning to watch 10-20 minutes before going to bed, but then i was glued to the sofa till the end and went to bed with a smile on my face.
     
    I loved your selection of music previews and all the pictures/photos of JW and the LSO that were shown at the appropriate spots in the discussion.
     
    It was a great moment in the end, when David Cripps directly addressed John Williams (in case he somehow gets to watch this discussion) to personally thank him.
     
    Thanks for making that happen!
    Kudos to you, Maurizio and Tim, and hoping for other similar future video events.
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    SF1_freeze got a reaction from TownerFan in John Williams / London Symphony Video Event coming May 4th   
    That was really fantastic.
     
    I started watching right before midnight only planning to watch 10-20 minutes before going to bed, but then i was glued to the sofa till the end and went to bed with a smile on my face.
     
    I loved your selection of music previews and all the pictures/photos of JW and the LSO that were shown at the appropriate spots in the discussion.
     
    It was a great moment in the end, when David Cripps directly addressed John Williams (in case he somehow gets to watch this discussion) to personally thank him.
     
    Thanks for making that happen!
    Kudos to you, Maurizio and Tim, and hoping for other similar future video events.
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    SF1_freeze got a reaction from Fabulin in Various JW Articles   
    This is a collection of all the rare and not so rare Richard Dyer / Boston Globe articles i could aquire over the years. In it JW often talks about the score he worked/works on at the time of the article. This would be great to be added to the corresponding filmography sections as a bonus.
    This is a work in progress topic. If you have any other JW articles please post them here and i will add them to the main post!
    1980
    JW is new Pops Maestro - Richard Dyer 1980


    JW passes Test with flying Colors - Richard Dyer - 1980



    QA with John Williams - Richard Dyer - 1980



    Where is JW coming from - Richard Dyer - 1980



    1981
    Borok and Williams make Merry - Richard Dyer - 1981



    JW quiet side - Boston Globe - 1981



    1982
    Orchestrating a new pops season - Richard Dyer - 1982



    1983
    Williams Answers Spielberg's Call For Music - George McKinnon - 1983



    1986
    Getting ready for a big date - Richard Dyer - 1986



    1987
    Pride and Pops - Richard Dyer - 1987



    1988
    Pops well tempered for upcoming season - Richard Dyer - 1988



    1989
    JW begins 10th year with Pops - Richard Dyer - 1989



    Orchestrating Indiana Jones - Boston Globe 1989



    JW pursuit of Excellence - Boston Globe - 1989



    You will be hearing from him - Richard Dyer - 1989



    How JW celebrates Christmas - Boston Globe - 1989



    A new recording contract for Pops - Richard Dyer - 1989



    1990
    JW talks pops past and future - Richard Dyer - 1990



    The Music Man - Richard Dyer - 1990



    1991
    JW to retire in 93 - Richard Dyer - 1991



    1992
    Hook and JFK - Richard Dyer - 1992



    Articles from 1993 till Today are included in my next posting below
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    SF1_freeze got a reaction from oierem in SW Prequels vs Hobbit trilogy (scores AND films)   
    The prequels on all accounts!
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    SF1_freeze got a reaction from Edmilson in Villeneuve's DUNE   
    I don't know, i was disappointed about the visual aspects.
     
    Visually it looks somehow bland and boring, devoid of any colour and wonder.
     
    The set design is also far too ancient/stoney looking, like a medieval film. I mean look at that boring library set or the establishing shot of the atreides home base, that looks like a generic medieval castle or even a temple ruin.
     
    I really miss a sense of wonder and awe which is something i expect from a science fiction film which takes place in outer space and on different planets.
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    SF1_freeze got a reaction from Chris ChrusherComix in Star Wars Disenchantment   
    TLJ was even a more glorified Rebellion 2.0 vs Empire 2.0. The New Republic plothole was ignored instead of fixed. 
    And we are made to believe that 2000 people are a menace for the First Order instead of the rest of the Galaxy who didnt even appear apart from Casino City. Sure its because of the TFA plotholes that made our heroes easily destroy starkiller base...the lifework of the First Order... our Deathstar 3.0 where Captain Phasma on gunpoint deactivated the whole Starkiller Base SHIELD just to save her life... she alone could and would do that... ridiculous
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    SF1_freeze got a reaction from Chris ChrusherComix in Star Wars Disenchantment   
    People like you are the reason Hollywood got lazy and stopped caring to write scripts without a myriad of plotholes. For people like you the superficial entertainment is enough, films dont have to make sense even within their own franchise.
    Its a sad time for cinema....
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    SF1_freeze got a reaction from Chris ChrusherComix in Star Wars Disenchantment   
    How does that make any sense? Bloodlines is a sad try by the Lucasfilm Story Group to somehow try to damage control this trainwreck of a story and find any explanation at all for the stupid starkiller shot onto the New Republic Starsystem.
    It still makes zero sense.
     
    No sane people would station their whole fleet only in one system when there are 1000s of worlds in the galaxy!!!
    No government could work and function for 1000s of worlds when all military and governmental power is concentrated on only 3 planets. (its such a joke plotwise in TFA)
    This cant ever be explained at all because it doesnt make any sense. If you have any clue about politics and how the world works you realize that, no matter how many books by Lucasfilm try to fix that....
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    SF1_freeze got a reaction from Chris ChrusherComix in Star Wars Disenchantment   
    I mean WTF are you talking about? What could be more lazy and more brainless than to make films with a Rebellion 2.0 against Empire 2.0 when the Rebellion has ALREADY WON THE WAR and is in control of the galaxy as the NEW REPUBLIC.
     
    Now how does it make any sense that the New Republic is wiped out including their fleet when one star system gets destroyed. WTF???
    The galaxy has 1000s of worlds and the ruling party only has military and control over 3 planets....its like it was written by a 3 year old kindergarten kid
     
    Then you have 2000 people called the Resistance who are a fucking joke in terms of military force and nobody ever explains why the First Order or the New Republic even care about this little splinter group. One First Order Star Destroyer has more people than the whole Resistance and we are made to believe that they are a menace for the First Order?
     
    It all makes no fucking sense unless you follow the logic of 3 year old kids...thats why many fans are insulted
     
    Demodex, i almost envy you that you can switch off your brain so much during watching to not see nor realize all this lazy ass shit.
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    SF1_freeze got a reaction from Chris ChrusherComix in Star Wars Disenchantment   
    TLJ and to smaller extent TFA are lazy brainless entertainment, because they make absolutely no sense plotwise within the Starwars Saga and Universe.
     
    People like you seem to switch off their brains and dont think about backstory, the world making sense, character motivations and worldbuilding within a franchise in general.
     
    But there are lots of people who care about these things, who dont want brainless stupid popcorn entertainment with a myriad of plot holes because the writers are lazy as ass which in turn now  leads to 2 franchise films that contradict the other 6 franchise films.
    Thats how you anger a fanbase!
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    SF1_freeze got a reaction from Chris ChrusherComix in Star Wars Disenchantment   
    You come across as the kind of guy who likes brainless popcorn entertainment and don't want to think deeper about the background , the world and the motives of the story and its characters.
     
    Is it really ok for you if a film does not to make any sense within a franchise as long as you are entertained???
     
    Last Jedi is hated by so many fans because it makes absolutely no sense storywise within the Starwars Saga. Its a parody.
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    SF1_freeze got a reaction from Mattris in Star Wars Disenchantment   
    Interesting post i read that i want to share here, which shows the stupidness of the whole backstory of the sequel trilogy:
     
    The politics of the sequels is so puzzling. First it's so vague and unhelpful for creating context during the movie, then they use books to fill in the details, but the movie has established details that are so dumb that the book explanations end up completely contradictory...
     
    Here, follow this 'logic':
    Q: So why didn't the New Republic want to take on the First Order themselves? Why are the Resistance on their own?
    A: Well acting directly would destabilize the galaxy and start a shooting war. They were in a Cold War type situation that could easily slip into a conflict that would cost billions of lives.
    Q: Oh, wow, sounds intense. So the NR must have been stockpiling weapons and constantly monitoring the FO in case the bad guys decided to nuke them or do some Pearl Harbour thing, right?
    A: No, the NR planets were afraid of the central government turning into a new empire like what happened under Palpatine, so they decided to disarm down to just a defense fleet so the individual planets couldn't be dominated by a single central force.
    Q: Oh, so I guess they split up the command of the armed forces then? And stationed the ships at different points around the galaxy so that the whole military couldn't go rogue all at once? And the individual planets had their own national guard type forces under their own command?
    A: Oh no, none of the individual planets had military. And the NR put the whole fleet around the central government planet under central command and-
    Q: But you just said they were afraid of a dominant central government!
    A: ...and then the FO Pearl Harbored them. With nukes. And wiped out all the NR's military power. Which was conveniently stationed around the central government. Even though the people didn't want them to have all the military power.
    Q: ...fuck you.
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    SF1_freeze got a reaction from redishere in Harry Potter - The John Williams Soundtrack Collection 7CD boxset from La-La Land Records (2018)   
    My package arrived today. I was among the first few orders and was very lucky that customs procedure went fast.
    Last year the Jurassic Box arrived in January and was stuck in customs for over 3 weeks.
    Seems to be a bit of a lottery.
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    SF1_freeze got a reaction from Yavar Moradi in Harry Potter - The John Williams Soundtrack Collection 7CD boxset from La-La Land Records (2018)   
    War Horse would be another one for me
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    SF1_freeze got a reaction from Will in Harry Potter - The John Williams Soundtrack Collection 7CD boxset from La-La Land Records (2018)   
    War Horse would be another one for me
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    SF1_freeze got a reaction from Holko in Harry Potter - The John Williams Soundtrack Collection 7CD boxset from La-La Land Records (2018)   
    War Horse would be another one for me
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    SF1_freeze got a reaction from mstrox in Harry Potter - The John Williams Soundtrack Collection 7CD boxset from La-La Land Records (2018)   
    War Horse would be another one for me
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    SF1_freeze got a reaction from Locrius in ACROSS THE STARS - Williams / Mutter collaboration album   
    Amazing and beautiful, although in a quite melancholic way 
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    SF1_freeze got a reaction from His Royal Noelness in James Newton Howard's FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD   
    Not all people are emotionless saints, who never express their disappointment in a more extrovert way.
    Better leave the forum world if you can't take something like that.
     
    If someone looks forward to one theme that for this person was the best theme in this franchise and also the main theme of its main character and this theme doesn't appear at all there is every right to overreact!
     
    I mean imagine RotJ dismissing the Imperial March and returning to the Imperial Motif and Death Star motif because the Empire is well represented with two thematic ideas already... wouldn't that also be a reason to overreact
     
     
     
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    SF1_freeze got a reaction from Mattris in Star Wars Disenchantment   
    @Chen G.
    I just reacted to the insulting post John made towards Mattris.
    Someone has to, if the majority on this thread seems to not care anymore or even support such a behaviour.
     
    And i bow to you Mattris, its a pleasure to read your well thought out and well articulated discussion points and arguments. And all that in the face of massive opposition and even nastiness by some posters in this thread.
     
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    SF1_freeze got a reaction from Mattris in Star Wars Disenchantment   
    Thats what fans do, they care.
     
    John you are here on the JWFan forum, you should know what fans are...
     
    Fans become fans because they love something. Of course they also have the right to be extremely disappointed or even hate something... the more you love the more you may hate...
     
    Your suggestion seems to stop being a fan and don't give a crap... are you serious?
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    SF1_freeze got a reaction from Mattris in Star Wars Disenchantment   
    This is absolutely serious.
    Most Starwars fans i know (me included) think mostly the same like Mattris and are extremely dissapointed after TLJ.  
     
    But there is this also vocal other side of the fandom who seem to wear their pink Mickey Mouse glasses and consider everything Disney-Lucasfilm does pure gold... to each their own i guess
     
    The facts of Starwars in decline speak for themselves!
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