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  1. I think "Jimmy Mac," the other co-host of SWO and I think one of the driving forces behind RFR at large, went on a rant about female protagonists in Star Wars films or something. I don't think LFL distanced themselves from Collins, though, since he continues to host SW Celebration events and red carpet broadcasts routinely.
  2. A post in the Last Jedi isolated score thread seems to indicate that the entire iso score for TROS will be on the Blu-Ray: That means we get the whole thing, right? Assuming this graphic is correct.
  3. This is awesome! Great find. His listing of new themes is odd, though. A theme for Anakin's mother? And the Queen? Did we watch the same movie?
  4. These are both fantastic. I'll take cello arrangements over violin arrangements any day of the week. Someone really needs to do a proper album of Williams pieces for cello [shoots a dirty look at Yo-Yo Ma].
  5. I think I liked the movie more than most around here, but since you mentioned it, I’ll elaborate on my complicated feelings regarding that. I was a die-hard non-redemptionist before the movie came out, but I thought the way it was accomplished—by essentially rewinding Han Solo’s death visually and thematically, albeit a bit abruptly and glibly—was the best way they could have pulled it off. And the reintroduction of Palpatine made it a lot less anticlimactic and more palatable (Palpatable?) than otherwise. But the kiss was still dumb pandering.
  6. I was listening to one of the FYC tracks with the “Kylo Ben” variation on his theme the other day, and I was imagining what he might be able to come up with if he combined Kylo’s two-and-a-half themes and that low cello bit from the TFA credits. He could take Ben on a dark-light musical journey. Whatever the folly of redeeming Ben in the films, It’s musically tantalizing.
  7. I would actually argue that, whatever its other faults, TRoS actually comes closest to that pulpy sense of fun. The movie has the zippy humor and fist-pump moments of Episode IV in spades, and its biggest failing is that it fails to properly land the enormous Star Destroyer of a mythology, which Star Wars hadn’t yet become the last time it had that sense of pulpy fun. Same goes for the TRoS score. Its two major action set pieces, “The Speeder Chase” and whatever we’re calling Lando’s unreleased return, come closer to the spirit of “Chasm Crossfire” than anything since the Ewok battles. Compare them to the frantic pseudo-fun of “The Falcon” or “The Fathiers” or “A New Alliance” and see what I mean. (You can make a case that “Canto Bight” has that spirit, too, but that sequence leaves such bile in my throat that I can’t dissociate it enough to tell.)
  8. Man, where were you ten years ago? Actually, I may have just been swung by the digital price. But that's tempting!
  9. She did an absolutely fantabulous Disney album about ten years ago called "Wish Upon a Star." Stunning arrangements for violin and orchestra by I-forget-who. I remember it was the first time I really wanted to buy something on CD and could only find it digitally. She's a keeper! https://open.spotify.com/album/3WtqBaeYnqOo08F3kK97ts
  10. So it turns out this video was teasing a new album called Epic, which dropped today with a few more Williams- and film-score-centric tracks. Check out the clever JW twist on "Chariots of Fire" and another new isotope of "Across the Stars," which features a nifty evocation of the Rebel Fanfare near the end. https://open.spotify.com/album/6MTmVRcfXZS1Ri4yQT9Gv9
  11. I just watched Argo for the first time, and now I think we need to set up a fake production company to option scripts and announce fake movies with fake music needs that happen coincide with our JW wish lists. First up: a sword-and-sorcery epic that needs a main theme! Go, Maestro! Then you can work on some swingin' string-backed big band music for this '60s throwback comedy that I swear we're making...
  12. Good stuff! I always love hearing a new twist on an old chestnut...
  13. I love that "The Speeder Chase" got a better airing at the Oscars than it did in the film! Too bad it came ten seconds before the inevitable disappointment.
  14. What the heck is this unmistakably Williamsy melody at 0:23? It's in the rhythmic ballpark of the trio theme, but it's pretty clearly not that theme, and yet it has JW leitmotif written all over it. I don't think it appears again, though. (Of course, that tells us nothing about Williams' intentions, because the "Speeder Chase" fanfare comes across in the film as a one-off melody, and that's a fully developed theme with its own setpiece.) Apologies if someone has discussed this already, but I searched for the word "Fleeing" and couldn't find it anywhere.
  15. "See, I'm way more famous than this guy! Even his wife is cosplaying as me! But honestly, lady, take some of the white hair from on top and put it on your chin. It'll bring the whole look together."
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