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Everything posted by Taikomochi

  1. Ah, I thought I noticed an awkward volume drop right at 0:31 that is not present on the original album. It’s a shame because I love that album arrangement, even if it’s just looped, and was wanting it clean and remastered.
  2. Mine has a small scratch that doesn’t seem to affect playback. Just gonna leave it be.
  3. I think the film has the odor of late-Spielberg popcorn-fare, but it’s one of his most serious directorial efforts. William’s unique and brilliant score reflects that.
  4. Dude is either 13 or 70 and there is absolutely no middle ground.
  5. Technically, Cruise is already on the cover, just very, very small.
  6. If I recall correctly, though it’s been a while, the book says the aliens had long eradicated all pathogens prior to their plans. So, I guess it was an oversight based on that? Up to you whether you want to consider that
  7. I don’t mind Ray blowing up the tripod. It’s a cool scene. Robbie living is more problematic. Undercuts a lot of what the film is about. Still one of my favorite JW/SS collaborations. This was my gateway film score. I’ve always cherished it.
  8. I have always wished the Victory theme had been used in the marketing. Something like this would have made an incredible final trailer
  9. The cue where Kylo and Rey team up and then everything else.
  10. Wow, so at least the first half of the cue still fit the final cut of the film, and they decided to fuck it up for... yucks, I guess?
  11. I don’t think it’s that puzzling in TLJ. The scene evoked Palpatine torturing Luke in ROTJ so Williams wanted to remind of that scene, if all the other allusions weren’t obvious enough. It’s a touch I like a lot, but doesn’t work as well in light of the fact that Palpatine actually showed up. I don’t read it as Williams having any deep purpose
  12. I’m not convinced Anthem of Evil isn’t a film cue, like the original version of the destruction of Kijimi or something like that. Maybe it’s already confirmed not to be a film cue from the partial cue list?
  13. I think it’s one of the mostly purely “Williams” scores in his oeuvre, his musical essence and personality distilled into this little film score. I love the thematic restraint, too, which may have disappointed some, but gives the score a very special intimacy. Listening to it is like spending a cozy Sunday with an old friend.
  14. I’d also have to imagine that it probably feels easier or more comfortable for him to talk about the collaborative process recording with other musicians rather than his private musical tinkering that takes place largely within his solemn headspace.
  15. In my dreams, there is a version of the credits to TLJ that uses it instead of all the tracked in music. Not sure how that would all transition, but I’m sure Williams could make it work.
  16. Can they even kill people? I mean, it’s a kids show. At best, none of the main kids can die. Kind of toothless...
  17. “Luke and Leia” meets that emotional need, I think, but it’s so underused that’s it’s never really allowed to serve that purpose.
  18. Wow, I’d never heard that arrangement except for the Wakao recording, which is lovely but doesn’t compare to this performance. That’s the definitive interpretation of that material. I can’t believe Williams never recorded it
  19. I’ve never really been able to grapple with Morricone, but I’ve been making an effort to immerse myself in more of his work the last few days. The one work that stands out to me as particularly lovely and “fitting” for the occasion of his passing (whatever that means) is Marco Polo. I assume that is one of his better known works? Some atrocious sound quality hampers it, but it’s a great score otherwise.
  20. Normally, I’d agree, but it would also be an interesting choice to bookend Rey’s journey with two mysterious, single-use themes, the other being Jedi Steps. I prefer what we got, but I could see that being Williams’ design. It’s not like he’s unused to bafflingly ignoring his own themes.
  21. I could imagine this wasn’t intended as a theme for Rey but rather a mysterious stand-alone piece a la Jedi Steps. Hard to imagine this theme working for Rey for more than her mysterious opening.
  22. I think it’s going to be cancelled, and that breaks my heart because this was probably my last chance to see Williams. But it’s for the best.
  23. I stand corrected. Is that the only appearance that’s not tracked out of Falcon Flight?
  24. Well, it definitely does sound like Poe’s theme or a new variation of it to me, but not in the sense that Ben’s theme is later in the film. It’s not a new, recurring idea, but a variation that, as far as we know, was only written to appear that one time. Just sound editors did their thing and mucked it up.
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