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    Taikomochi reacted to scoreman36 in John Williams canceled concerts 2024   
    That’s a whole lot of “knows”
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    Taikomochi reacted to Holko in NEW! THE SUGARLAND EXPRESS - World Premiere Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - La-La Land Records   
    https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=996160772519983&set=a.484587293677336
     
    Universal Pictures Film Music Classics Collection

    Music composed and conducted by John Williams

    Limited Edition of 5000 Units

    RETAIL PRICE: $22.98

    STARTS SHIPPING JUNE 24
     
    La-La Land Records and Universal Studios proudly present the twenty-first title within the acclaimed Universal Pictures Film Music Classics Collection  – THE SUGARLAND EXPRESS, a world premiere release of music from the original soundtrack for the very first collaboration between director Steven Spielberg and composer John Williams (JAWS, E.T., SCHINDLER’S LIST).
     
    Celebrating its 50th anniversary, THE SUGARLAND EXPRESS, released in 1974, stars Goldie Hawn as a Texas mother who breaks her husband (William Atherton) out of a prison farm when she is denied custody of their baby. Together they hijack a highway patrolman (Michael Sacks) and lead a convoy of media, onlookers, and countless police cars across the state. Spielberg’s first feature film balances comedy, drama and action in what Pauline Kael of The New Yorker called “one of the most phenomenal debut films in the history of movies.”
     
    Although Williams’ score never received a prior album release, the 50th anniversary of his historic partnership with Spielberg, along with a revisitation of the film for Universal Studios’ new 4K restoration, yielded the proper conditions to at last create an original soundtrack, which now takes a place of honor in the successful Universal Studios Film Music Classics Collection.
     
    While Spielberg originally hoped for a larger scale score for his first movie, Williams convinced him that THE SUGARLAND EXPRESS called for something more intimate. The great Belgian harmonica soloist Toots Thielemans became the principal musical voice of the film, supported by an ensemble of top guitarists and percussionists and a small string ensemble. The resulting music reflects the complex characters and the building tension of the story, with a bluesy, country vibe evoking the landscape and cultural backdrop of the tale. The album presentation, produced by the composer, delivers a distinctive musical journey and features material not used in the completed film.
     
    Classics Collection producer Mike Matessino mixed, edited and mastered the album from high resolution transfers of pristine 8-track master tapes, archiving the material as well as conforming the music for a new stereo mix of the film. Matessino also contributes in-depth liner notes detailing the history of the production, the creation of the music, and its place in the legendary Spielberg/Williams collaboration. Art direction by Jim Titus appropriately celebrates this historic premiere release.
     
     
    Hell yeah!!! Finally!
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    Taikomochi reacted to Andy in John Williams canceled concerts 2024   
    “I’m not feeling well at all.  I should call Tyler Bates. “
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    Taikomochi got a reaction from Brando in John Williams canceled concerts 2024   
    I would not expect other film composers to just know what is going on with JW at any given moment, major or not. I doubt JW maintains a besties text chain lol
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    Taikomochi got a reaction from Andy in John Williams canceled concerts 2024   
    I would not expect other film composers to just know what is going on with JW at any given moment, major or not. I doubt JW maintains a besties text chain lol
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    Taikomochi reacted to Bellosh in The Empire Strikes Back   
    Every scene in Empire has a moody feel. Empire and TLJ have the best art direction imo
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    Taikomochi reacted to Yavar Moradi in John Williams canceled concerts 2024   
    It's not selfish if he is doing what HE wants. I mean, from 20 years ago to 10 years ago he did a lot of WONDERFUL work, including:
    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    The Terminal
    Memoirs of a Geisha
    War of the Worlds
    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
    The Adventures of Tintin
    War Horse
    Lincoln
    The Book Thief
     
    Heck, even 9 years ago he did Star Wars: The Force Awakens... easily the best Star Wars score since The Empire Strikes Back, IMO. And its two follow-ups, while not quite on the same level, are also excellent, as were his smaller contributions to Solo, Galaxy's Edge, and the Obi-Wan Kenobi series.
     
    What should he have retired to do? Travel and see the world? He does that! Nobody is holding a gun to his head and making him compose more Star Wars music; he is doing it because he *wants* to. I'll be very happy if he decides to do the upcoming Rey film. I suspect that continuing to be creative and mentally engaged has only been helping his longevity, and if he had retired 20 years ago I wouldn't have been too surprised if he'd already passed away.
     
    Yavar
     
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    Taikomochi reacted to Brock Lovett in John Williams is the next guest on the Smartless podcast   
    "Close Encounters, man, that was a ******* great movie. Jamie, pull up the music. Can we not play it? Will we get a copyright strike? ******* YouTube. Alien is probably my favorite movie. Did you do the music for that one?"
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    Taikomochi reacted to DigitalfreakNYC in John Williams is the next guest on the Smartless podcast   
    That tells me everything I need to know about you.  Anyone listening to Rogan or Carolla shouldn't be talking about what's "beneath them."
     
    If anyone wants the link to the Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/john-williams/id1521578868?i=1000658207697
     
     
    It was probably recorded about a month ago.
     
     
    John is the surprise guest.  It's a surprise to the other 2 hosts - not to the audience.
     
     
    They just signed a multi year deal worth more than $100 million.
    https://variety.com/2024/digital/news/siriusxm-smartless-deal-jason-bateman-sean-hayes-will-arnett-100-million-1235890616/
     
    It's incredibly popular.
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    Taikomochi reacted to crumbs in John Williams is the next guest on the Smartless podcast   
    I doubt JW is so precious that he'd be offended by the F word.
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    Taikomochi reacted to Andy in John Williams canceled concerts 2024   
    So hard to not jump to conclusions. We love him, we worry. 
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    Taikomochi reacted to Smeltington in John Williams canceled concerts 2024   
    Definitely more concerning. But I'll continue to hope for the best.
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    Taikomochi reacted to GerateWohl in Irina's Theme vs. Helena's Theme (concert arrangements)   
    Helena. No question. This theme carries more or less the whole score and appears often romantic sometimes adventurous, always passionate or intimate. 
    Irina's theme is just the theme when Irina appears and gives her Irina look and speaks her Irina stuff.. That's it.
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    Taikomochi reacted to Holko in Irina's Theme is a masterpiece   
    Is this the first ever recording/release of the real concert piece?
     
     
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    Taikomochi reacted to Andy in John Williams canceled concerts 2024   
    Yes, precisely. Like Willy Wonka’s grandfather.  Just stay in bed. 
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    Taikomochi reacted to Mr. Hooper in John Williams Caption Competition!   
    "Just when I thought I was out of 'Star Wars', they pull me back in!"
     

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    Taikomochi reacted to Bellosh in Favorite short musical moments in Williams scores?   
    this rendition of the raiders march that just comes outta nowhere
     
     
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    Taikomochi got a reaction from bollemanneke in HOOK Ultimate Edition - MUSIC Discussion   
    When You’re Alone is pretty bad too lol. I mean I love the melody, but the song itself I find pretty cringe. Believe is the best of any of the songs, and it’s tragic it was cut.
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    Taikomochi got a reaction from Jurassic Shark in HOOK Ultimate Edition - MUSIC Discussion   
    When You’re Alone is pretty bad too lol. I mean I love the melody, but the song itself I find pretty cringe. Believe is the best of any of the songs, and it’s tragic it was cut.
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    Taikomochi got a reaction from Smaug The Iron in THE LAST JEDI - OST Album MUSIC Discussion (No Movie Spoilers)   
    The statement of Rose’s theme in The Fathiers more than justifies the existence of the theme. Absolutely incredible stuff. I just don’t think the theme has quite enough substance to be the MAIN theme of the score, unfortunately. I think that scrapped B theme would have helped.
     
    Last Jedi is still an easy 5/5 score for me, though. Few Williams score are so imbued with that level of moodiness and desperation. I’d put it a step behind TFA, weaker thematic core but among the strongest narratives of any SW score.
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