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  1. Maybe he has a point or two but, at the end of the day, what a pompous wind bag this writer is.
  2. It is a creative decision that is sometimes tempered with having nothing better to work with. Case in point: Yoda's theme playing in the droid factory rescue scene in Attack of the Clones. Makes absolutely no sense there but Lucas reportedly threw this whole sequence in last minute to keep the movie from dragging at that point. He needed some exisiting music and put Yoda's theme there because he must have felt it fit musically, if not logicially.
  3. That looks like Goldsmith's wife, Carol next to him in that Gremlins 2 clip.
  4. Leave it to Thor to find no enjoyment in Goldsmith's most Williams-like score. And he's always buying things he ends up not liking. Maybe he should try gauging the music in the movie or paying more attention to sound samples. The world is littered with stuff he says he found "uninteresting" and later sold.
  5. Awesome performance of "Never Surrender" from First Knight.
  6. I think we will see these releases but if anyone is going to do them it will probably be FSM.
  7. Didn't I just address this?
  8. I know. That's why I didn't vote. I just haven't heard the Jeff Wayne score. I was just saying that I prefer The Stevens score over Williams.
  9. Williams score works very well in the film but, as often as I've tried, I just can't get through it all on CD. There is good music there but not much engagement for me. Honestly I prefer Leith Steven's more straightforward and traditional score.
  10. No, it's not exactly. But it is a shadow of what the first big-screen Trek should have been and it certainly isn't a film which you would expect to inspire such a mammoth score.
  11. I will order both but Search for Spock is easily the one that I am most anticipating. I have always loved that score, even more than Wrath of Khan. It just has a melancholy and introspective quality, even in the more exciting bits. There is a lot of essential material that was left of the original release. The Enterprise Death scene and the break up of Planet Genesis alone are enough to make me buy this new release. While I enjoy Giachinno's Trek it is also the most generic and mainstream sounding of all the Trek Scores. Of the 2 new releases Trek 3 just has more emotional resonance for me.
  12. There are several reasons why Goldsmith often scored bad movies. Some have been mentioned. For most of his career Goldsmith was a workoholic who just couldn't stop writing so he scored constantly... often 7-8 movies a year. All of them couldn't possibly be good ones but many of them were. The fact is that he scored far more good movies than bad ones. It's just that his stature as an artist would seem to demand that he didn't score the trash movies that he did. Another reason is that Goldsmith probably wasn't good at judging material from a script. In his earlier days he would be sent one and
  13. I ordered it in a flash. Why can't some of you guys simply celebrate the release of this gem instead of somehow trying to discredit the success of CDs of scores from other composers?
  14. This sounds like an absolutely awful and desperate idea. I'd rather know what happened to Roy Neary after years with the CE3K aliens than this kind of wrong-headed concept.
  15. I don't know how many times they really say. I do know that the Enterprise-D and later vessels were built at the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards in orbit over Mars, but if they say where other vessels were built, like Defiant and Voyager, I don't remember, and haven't looked it up yet online at Memory Alpha. This is paraphrased from Memory Alpha: So yes, Star Trek 2009's alternate reality of the NCC-1701 assembled on Earth in an Iowa cornfield does suggest a canon violation, rather than just launching the pieces into space to assemble like our ISS. I have to see the movie to understand why Kirk
  16. Sure it is, because there's no such movie as A New Hope. It is not, however, a better movie than Star Wars. Uh, You do realize that Star Wars is called Episode One: A New Hope... don't you? The biggest problem with the Star Wars prequels is that they spend painful amounts of time ponderously explaining the answers to questions nobody ever asked. Most of it is just Lucas masturbating to his own film making toys and gadgets. The actors don't act but simply talk while CG versions of themselves jump around with blasters and light sabers. Stilted, exhausting movie experiences which take themselves
  17. Sure it is, because there's no such movie as A New Hope. It is not, however, a better movie than Star Wars. Uh, You do realize that Star Wars is called Episode One: A New Hope... don't you? The biggest problem with the Star Wars prequels is that they spend painful amounts of time ponderously explaining the answers to questions nobody ever asked. Most of it is just Lucas masturbating to his own film making toys and gadgets. The actors don't act but simply talk while CG versions of themselves jump around with blasters and light sabers. Stilted, exhausting movie experiences which take themselves
  18. I agree to extent that Nero was not a great villain but that's because he was written that way. But then again I'm also glad he wasn't another one of those silly, monologuing, Shakespeare and Melhville quoting characters from the earlier films either. Khan is a great villain but he's kind of over the top as well.
  19. This Star Trek is not a better film than A New Hope. And A New Hope is bettered in the sage only by The Empire Strikes Back. But I think the new Trek is better than all the Star Wars Prequels based on the life in the characters alone.
  20. Which begs the question of how the heck the Klingons managed to capture Nero since his ship is nigh indestructible in that time period. Certainly his crew would not just sit around for 25 years and not threaten to blow the Klingons to bits if Nero is not returned.
  21. I stand by my prediction that the movie will have a $100 million+ opening weekend and top out at or near $300 million domestically.
  22. Ebert shmebert. This movie is getting some of the most consistent raves from 90% of critics since The Dark Knight and Iron Man. So far at RT it has a 94% Fresh rating (111 positive, 8 negative). http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/star_trek_11/ I'll be seeing it for myself in just a few hours.
  23. Big openings are essential during the summer movie season because of the rapid-fire nature of releases this time of year. You really only have a weekend to do your damage because another blockbuster is probably opening the following weekend. Movie execs look closely at opening weekend results and often judge a films success on that alone. But from what I'm hearing from reviews, Star Trek not only has the broad appeal that all the other films lacked but also has enormous repeat viewing potential and that's what gives a movie legs. I'm going to go completely on a limb here and predict $100 milli
  24. I can't stand Lockhart. There's something about the look on his face that just makes me want to kick his a$$. His too smug. LOL!! Mine are Leonard Slatkin and the St. Louis Symphony, Charles Dutoit and the Montreal Symphony (some amazing recordings) Sir George Solti with the Chicago SO. I've always thought Leonard Bernstein was always a bit melodramatic with the New York Philharmonic. Of film composer/orchestra relationships the only ones worth mentioning to me are Williams/LSO and Goldsmith/National Philharmonic (Yeah, I know it's a pick-up orchestra but they made some fabulous recordings
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