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About cjh791982

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  1. For the past few months, I've been writing and managing my own personal blog about film music, called THE HOLLYWOOD SOUND. I started it back in July, and I've added to it since then. As a result of this blog, I've been writing CD reviews for FSM Online as well. I just wanted to let you all know about it, and to invite you all to read it: http://thehollywoodsound.blogspot.com Thanks everyone.
  2. Joe, That's right. Most of the time I enjoy this kind of music away from the films that they're associated with, and appreciate them solely as music, but in some cases, such as some of the films that JW has scored, like Jaws, Black Sunday, E.T., and the disaster films he scored during the '70s, I have seen them many times before, and I feel that the music for those films adds to the effectiveness of the total experience. I have seen other films, scored by other composers, that I own the soundtracks to, and many times hearing the music in those films led me to try to seek out the scores themsel
  3. I think what I might do, rather than a critical review of the score itself, and again, forgive me if this sounds odd, but I may end up writing why I appreciate the score itself, what drove me to appreciate it, etc. I think where I may be more critical is on some re-recordings, particularly of well-known scores, because the original performance is so identified with the film itself, and a lot of people are always critical of re-recordings because they never match the original tempo, or because of missed notes, etc. I do know that I can only review existing scores, but basically what I write wil
  4. Hi everyone, I started a new blog about film scores, mainly devoted to classic scores and their composers, but at the same time, I'll be giving attention to my opinions on film scores in general and trends within the industry itself. Here's the address: http://thehollywoodsound.blogspot.com I do have a question, though, and it pertains to reviews of film scores. A lot of the stuff I have in my collection is from films that I really haven't had an opportunity to see. I tried asking this on the FSM forum but I didn't get any responses, so I figured I'll try it here, and forgive me if this sounds
  5. It's okay, really. I did manage to find a composer here who PM'ed me and offered to help, and he's helping me with this, but to be honest, as rewarding as filmmaking is when it's complete, it is a very long and tedious process. What I was originally going to do with this film was create a sequence where someone would be going about his usual morning routine, and when he steps outside his door, we zoom in on his eyes and all those images flash by quickly. I was worried that I wouldn't have time to do any of that over the summer, but I'm sure I will because I'm taking off school for the summer,
  6. I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask for this, and if it's not, I'm sorry, but I need some help here: Last weekend I made a little film set to "A Day In The Life" by The Beatles. It's a mix of some old film footage and news photos and it basically tells the story of a typical day and what someone experiences in it. I didn't use the original recording from Sgt. Pepper, but an instrumental. However, since I don't have the money to license the actual song (the one I'll link to isn't going to be shown in any film festivals) I'm looking for someone to compose something similar to the song
  7. NAME: Chris AGE: 27 SEX: Male PROFESSION/EDUCATION: Aspiring screenwriter, hobbyist musician FAVORITE JOHN WILLIAMS SCORE(S): The Towering Inferno, Black Sunday, "The Mission" from Amazing Stories FAVORITE NON-JOHN WILLIAMS SCORE(S): North By Northwest FAVORITE FILM(S): The Towering Inferno, Jaws, Network, Black Sunday, That Thing You Do!, North By Northwest, Earthquake, The Poseidon Adventure FAVORITE DIRECTOR(S): Somehow I can't seem to think of any... SPECIAL INTEREST(S): Filmmaking, screenwriting, music (I play guitar and drums). VISITING THIS BOARD SINCE: 2003, I went by another screen na
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