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    Taikomochi got a reaction from Bofur01 in The Rise of Skywalker - COMPLETE SCORE Discussion - SPOILERS ALLOWED!   
    Similarly, I am skeptical of claims that the heroic melody from Falcon Flight is a new theme/motif as many including that review claim. As far as I can tell, Falcon Flight was just chopped up and pasted all over the movie. I didn’t hear anything that sounded like that idea used in different contexts by Williams
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    Taikomochi reacted to crumbs in The Rise of Skywalker - COMPLETE SCORE Discussion - SPOILERS ALLOWED!   
    Why does everyone keep referring to a "film version" of the Speeder Chase when it's clearly just a butchered mess of multiple cues, hacked to pieces after a certain indecisive twat couldn't stop tampering with his embarrassment of a movie?
     
    Per the sequence as it appears in the film:
    0:00-0:26 fragments of Speeder Chase (including sections microedited from the OST)
    0:27-0:44 fragment of random action music from elsewhere
    0:44-0:53 fragments of Speeder Chase
    0:54-1:03 fragment of Falcon Flight artifically moved up an octave
    1:04-1:16 fragment of Falcon Flight
    1:17-1:25 fragment of Falcon Flight
    1:26-1:35 fragment of Crashing the Party from The Last Jedi
    1:36-1:48 fragment of random action music from elsewhere
    1:49-2:02 fragment of Speeder Chase
    2:03-2:11 sounds like an alternate ending to Speeder Chase
    2:12-2:18 fragment of Speeder Chase
    2:19-2:35 probably the intended film ending for Speeder Chase, which JW replaced with a concert ending for album
     
    So please stop referring to some fabled film version of the chase sequence. Williams scored the sequence and placed his intended music on the OST. Sadly, his intentions were binned when "someone" preferred Falcon Flight and decided to track it all over the movie. There is no "film version" of the Speeder Chase, any more than there's a "film version" of Snowspeeders Take Flight from ESB.
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    Taikomochi reacted to Alan in THE LAST JEDI - Complete Isolated Score stream available via Movies Anywhere   
    The Digital Bits are reporting that the isolated score will be included on the upcoming 4K Blu-ray reissue!
     
    Link: https://thedigitalbits.com/columns/my-two-cents/021820-1330
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    Taikomochi got a reaction from The Five Tones in The Rise of Skywalker OST Album Discussion - NO FILM SPOILERS   
    He definitely reads JWFan. 
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    Taikomochi got a reaction from Tydirium in The Rise of Skywalker OST Album Discussion - NO FILM SPOILERS   
    He definitely reads JWFan. 
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    Taikomochi reacted to Holko in Remasters of the First 6 Star Wars Soundtracks now available (Shawn Murphy / Disney Records 2018)   
    ESB SE is nowhere near great and a mess but unlike RotJ, it's listenable.
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    Taikomochi reacted to Cerebral Cortex in The Rise of Skywalker - COMPLETE SCORE Discussion - SPOILERS ALLOWED!   
    Been playing around with the film a bit.
     
    One thing I thought that would have been fun was if Williams reused the little Mustafar fanfare of sorts from ROTS right before the planet appears to kinda do a "reveal before the reveal." I think it works okay:
    Alternate TROS 1.m4v
     
    Putting Journey to Exegol over the Kylo sequence is fun. Love how gutsy that music is.
    Alternate Tros 2.m4v
     
    I continue to mourn over the exorcism of The Speeder Chase. It just adds some much needed flavor to what is a pretty meh scene.  If I was making a film that was supposed to serve as the 9 film conclusion to a saga and I'm only allowing myself 2 hours to do so, I don't think I'd waste time on including action scenes like this one, but, oh well, got some good music out of the deal.
    Alternate Tros 3-1.m4v

     
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    Taikomochi reacted to TSMefford in Michael Giacchino's THE BATMAN (2021)   
    Oh I see. So when John Williams writes the teaser trailer for The Force Awakens then we should assume it’s the full-fledged, fully developed ultra final theme for The Force Awakens. You get real.
     
    My point was that there’s no way this is final or even the theme. Others have said this could easily be build up. Truth of the matter is we don’t know either way. If this is straight up “the theme” then yeah, I’m disappointed. But I’m not just going to assume that and the worst and tear the whole damn thing apart over less than 60 seconds.
     
    Also, it’s been uploaded to Watertower’s YouTube as “The Batman - Camera Test - Michael Giacchino”. Don’t you think if it was THE Main Theme that they’d upload it as such to create buzz? It’s just a trailer cue that he wrote, yes, most likely based on material he’s written.
     
    How about we not form a mob and freak out and tear apart something we’ve barely heard yet?
     
    Yeah, look I’m not a Zimmer fan, so I typically stay out of his threads. However, if I do venture into one I make sure I have heard the whole score before I comment on it.
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    Taikomochi reacted to crocodile in What Is The Last Score You Listened To?   
    With tracks like Mirkwood, Flies and Spiders, Feast of Starlight, The Forest River, The High Fells, Thrice Welcome, Girion, Lord of Dale, In the Shadow of the Mountain, On the Doorstep, Inside Information.... and all the climax... Yeah, this is definitely the most enjoyable and fully realised of the three. And it has an unique quality that only Fellowship has... The score gives you a sense of geography of Middle-earth. As we move musically from one location to another you can clearly tell the musical language is changing. I love this.
     
    Karol
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    Taikomochi reacted to Holko in What Is The Last Score You Listened To?   
    Beyond the Forest
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    Taikomochi reacted to Not Mr. Big in What Is The Last Score You Listened To?   
    The Desolation of Smaug 
    Solid.  Very Williams-like.  Barrels Out of Bond & The Forest River sounds like a late-era Williams set-piece. 
     
    The musical material for Tauriel is the highlight of the trilogy (Feast of Starlight, Tauriel's Theme)
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    Taikomochi reacted to artguy360 in What is Williams going to compose this year? [2020]   
    I would love for JW to score a small film with a new director like Randy Newman did for Marriage Story. But I also recall that in an interview once, replying to the question "Why don't we hear more JW-esque scores in films these days?" Conrad Pope said that is isn't because composers can't write like JW but rather because directors aren't asking for JW-like scores these days. 
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    Taikomochi reacted to Remco in John Williams Best Score Oscar Nomination for The Rise of Skywalker!   
    TLJ’s application is actually one of the very best. 
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    Taikomochi reacted to Fancyarcher in 92nd Academy Awards (2020 ceremony for 2019 films)   
    Parasite is easily the most deserving best picture nomination in years. I love that it won.
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    Taikomochi reacted to TheUlyssesian in 92nd Academy Awards (2020 ceremony for 2019 films)   
    Parasite is a stone cold masterpiece. What a movie to break the glass ceiling with. This is huge a breakthrough on a really unprecedented scale.
     
    These fucking Hollywood liberals often disappoint but sometimes also delight.
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    Taikomochi reacted to TSMefford in 92nd Academy Awards (2020 ceremony for 2019 films)   
    Absolutely. That's amazing.
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    Taikomochi reacted to KK in 92nd Academy Awards (2020 ceremony for 2019 films)   
    I love how they're all taking turns at holding the Oscars.
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    Taikomochi reacted to Not Mr. Big in 92nd Academy Awards (2020 ceremony for 2019 films)   
    Yes!  
    This is the most excited I've been for a current Oscar winner. 
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    Taikomochi reacted to First TROS March Accolyte in Caption Competition - Johnny meets Hildur   
    JW: "I just want to know what's going on".
    HG: "Of course you do. I understand. I've dealt with plenty orchestra-happy flyboys like you. You're impressionist, dangerous, and the last thing we need right now".
    ...
    HG: "Take this man off my bridge".
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    Taikomochi reacted to First TROS March Accolyte in Caption Competition - Johnny meets Hildur   
    I typically wouldn't, but this photo is special.
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    Taikomochi reacted to TheUlyssesian in The Adventures of Tintin - Score Only Scenes   
    JW's score for The Adventures of Tintin is a stone cold masterpiece - an enormously propulsive work with over a dozen themes and motifs that power a very busy, nimble and complex score. I was disappointed to see the ambivalence people seem to have towards JW's Tintin score. That stops now. 
     
    I think the score in the movie is well represented by still somewhat marred by sound effects.
     
    Here is a score only version of a riotous sea battle that Haddock recounts.
     
     
    Watch this to marvel at the intricacy of Williams' composition - individual punches, hits, sword moves, gunshots are synced to the music along with syncing to several cuts. Well, the syncing is done by me but to honor Williams' original intentions. I have taken the OST cue and and fit the picture to it. Only in two places did I microedit the music. Otherwise the music fits the scene remarkably well and you can see the enormous effort Williams has put into the cue for it to be still be entertaining while being so closely matched to the picture.
     
    This also represents some of Williams best action music last decade. It is completely melodic and uses two primary themes - the Unicorn theme representing the ship and Red Rakham's Pirate theme (and no this is not the dueling theme from The Adventures Continues) receive several explosive enormous statements as the furious pirate battle unfolds over the high seas.
     
    I am starting a thread here because I intend to create several videos for the numerous action scenes in the film, each intricately scored by Williams.
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    Taikomochi reacted to Amer in Happy Birthday Maestro @88   
    Happy Birthday Maestro @88..... 
     
    [just saw this on my facebook Sony Classical page] 
     
    https://www.facebook.com/1497289083843603/posts/2489944331244735/
     

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    Taikomochi got a reaction from Remco in John Williams Best Score Oscar Nomination for The Rise of Skywalker!   
    Seems like JJ, in all his fanboyism, thought it was enough for Williams just to be involved in the film, like his name was more important than his work. Johnson was more interested in actually collaborating with Williams.  Of course, TFA is still a masterpiece to my ears and the best of the three in score, but it’s faults (low mixing, short/choppy cues) speak to that different approach. I think TLJ has more going on under the hood.
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    Taikomochi got a reaction from The Illustrious Jerry in John Williams Best Score Oscar Nomination for The Rise of Skywalker!   
    Seems like JJ, in all his fanboyism, thought it was enough for Williams just to be involved in the film, like his name was more important than his work. Johnson was more interested in actually collaborating with Williams.  Of course, TFA is still a masterpiece to my ears and the best of the three in score, but it’s faults (low mixing, short/choppy cues) speak to that different approach. I think TLJ has more going on under the hood.
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    Taikomochi reacted to crumbs in John Williams Best Score Oscar Nomination for The Rise of Skywalker!   
    Recording sessions now underway for the 2021 Best Score Oscar winner:
     
     
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