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MissPadmé

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  1. Only among filmmusic fans, other SWfans (non trolls just fans) seemto find it rather weak from what I have read online They have but should we even take into account their opinions? Their tastes are far enough from ours that there's no point using them as a frame of reference. It's like asking a Kei$hia fan what they thought of Black Sunday. I think there is something to be said for the enduring popularity of the SW scores, and how they were always different from your average film score. It was always neat how much Joe 6-Pack loved a John Williams adventure score as much as your hardcore score listener, and how things would stand out musically to them after only one viewing. I don't think it means anything for Williams' craftsmanship in TFA, but it still makes me kinda sad that a lot of people don't seem to be getting the magic this time. That's put in words very well - kinda like 'your' favourite sportsteam not doing well. Would't go as far to claim, that it makes me sad though. It bothers me a little, can't completely say that I don't care... Yet, In the end it doesn't change the fact, that I, for myself, can see/hear a beauty in the music, which just fills my heart with joy. That Joy is not really affected by the opinion and tastes of others.
  2. To be able to craft a piece of art, that evokes so many diverse reactions is a pretty remarkable achievement by Mr. Williams in itself, I guess Only among filmmusic fans, other SWfans (non trolls just fans) seemto find it rather weak from what I have read online
  3. I absolutely agree. "Nothing hummable" seems to be all people care about and well, I kind of get what they mean. A simple, catchy melody can be the easiest connection between the story, its characters and the general audience. And Williams is pretty much known for his mastery in making these connections, so they have expectations. Williams' writing has definitly gotten more and more refined in the last 15 years and it's not that he isn't as melodic as in the 1970s/80s, but his style has evolved and the themes have a "complex simplistic" quality, as opposed to a simple simplicity.. Don't know if that makes sense... So in short: I REALLY love that score.
  4. No.. not really - only for a limited amount of posts, Ten maybe, which means... seven remaining!
  5. Just great how different opinions and tastes can be... easily one of my favourite tracks from the Album (up there with the top 5..) I love Williams in "NaziTheme" - "Meet the Press" - Fugal Mode - I cannot understand a bit how poeple can call it weak. I think it does what it's supposed to do very well: being a sort of revoltuionary, militaristic protest march! Daam da dadada... I PERSONALLY prefer it to for example... Battle of the Heroes..AND to almost EVERYTHING from Indy 4.. just my two cenrts
  6. That major variation of the Imperial March was a cheaply made mock-up version and sounded like spoof/ridiculous... no way that's something written by Williams - you guys are funny..
  7. seems, that Sony has exactly THAT version planned for release!! http://www.thelincol...com/?soundtrack Scroll down..... there's a 22track Version of the Lincoln soundtrack.......
  8. Well in the FOTR EE Director's Commentary mentions that the guys from Plan 9 are his friends (am I right they also did the Hobbit Party music + A elbereth..) So I guess he wanted to give them the chance for a breakthrough?
  9. Sounds just great, like rejected LotR Material but... Sampled choir, really??? ("Brass Buttons") The fake singers have an issue wenn it comes to "s" or "Sh" that really jumps out and is recognizable (like in Angels & Demons)
  10. That is very true, and ultimately the reason why I edited my initial post - which was neither constructing nor necessary.
  11. I guess because of having to compose War of the Worlds?
  12. To be fair, I think he means it as his opinion, and not one set in stone at that. he clearly ment to say (in my opinion) "Hey, I can read music, I read it - it's mediocre, that's how it is - I know you people were expecting more, but hey I - the ONE who can.. I who can make paper sing in my head, do know it is not that good.. so that's how it is.. end of luck - baaad news" But the bad news has nothing to do with being able to read an orchestral score after much practice (which I don't question, after all, he better be able to do so!) I think he simply said bad news because he personaly thought it isn't as good as some people were expecting.We may be overthiking this. The strange part of his message is the "because there's sarcastic people on this forum, I won't share fun info", which, given that we're rarely mean spirited and the ones who would enjoy and appreciate such a thing, is weird. I would still like to hear that, if it was big enough to mention it. Yes ,I guess you're right.. I don't understand what one wants to achieve with such actions and sayings, it seems he really needs his reaction to show off, which is perfectly fine if that makes one happy - it doesn't make him very sympathetic, but then again it doesn't have to..
  13. To be fair, I think he means it as his opinion, and not one set in stone at that. Still don't get why this should be bad news to us? do you often hear people say "GOOD NEWS EVERYBODY! I LIked the dish my mum has cooked for me!!" "Oh thank god, for a second we thought you might not..phhew, he clearly ment to say (in my opinion) "Hey, I can read music, I read it - it's mediocre, that's how it is - I know you people were expecting more, but hey I - the ONE who can.. I who can make paper sing in my head, do know it is not that good.. so that's how it is.. end of luck - baaad news"
  14. You know what the funny thing is? I bet he is checking the thread now constantly for reactions to his post. always makes me sad to encounter people with such big ego-issues. "naaahha, mommy he was mean to me, now he can't be my friend anymore..BAaaahhhaa!" I already had to laugh at "Lincoln gets 6 out of 10 - sorry for the bad news" BAD NEWS?! REALLY!?! YOU didn't like it that much and that's bad news?!?! The trained ability to read musical scores and hear them in your head is one thing (a great thing!) but thinking that it is YOU and who can decide if something is good or bad for others. L O effin' L
  15. lol.. are they making fun of Williams in the rehearsal tracks???
  16. Speaking of "Call of the Champions"... What happened with that recording? http://news.bbc.co.u...ent/1763503.stm
  17. Yes, def. so, because the "mistake" is in the officially published Hal Leonard JW Signature Edition of War Horse (dartmoor, 1912), which John Williams, and others of course, use in concert.
  18. The cello section was either incredibly off or it played a wrong note. Yes that might be the case, someone in the section(or the whole section) played very loudly a wrong note giving the expression of the wrong chord. The basses and second violins are playing the third of that particular chord. In the conductor score it shows it as E-flat on both staves, but on the OST you can hear that it is most definitely E-natural. Maybe a typo on the publisher's part, or maybe Williams wanted to change the sound for some unknown reason. Indeed! that's odd.. I believe it is a typo, but on the other hand- Williams must notice such a major difference?? sound weird to my ears.. but just because I am used to that opening from the film/OST. he already played it "wrong" before:
  19. Still don't believe it - it's obvious that you're making that story up...
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