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  1. Yeah, that might be my only option. I just heard back from the Nashville Symphony and apparently he's not doing any signatures, not even for the $750 VIP folks, so I might be out of luck on a signature, but I do still plan on enjoying his music that evening.
  2. Those would be great, but those prices are my grocery budget for at least a month or two. Plus I'd love to be able to tell him in person how important his music has been. Sad to hear he doesn't mingle with mere mortals as much.
  3. Hi, I'm hoping someone could help me with a question. I have a ticket to hear John Williams next month conduct the Nashville Symphony, and I'd very much like to get his autograph (I have a vinyl of "Accidental Tourist" I'd love for him to sign. I know, it's not one of his "big" scores but it's a favorite of mine.) But here's the situation: I just have a general seating ticket, and not one of the $750 VIP tickets and I'm curious, does Mr. Williams still take time to sign autographs for people in the general audience, or does he only do this for the VIP people? Thanks!
  4. It's making more sense, after these answers, but ultimately the final outcome is still disappointing: granted I was jazzed to see Indy again, but it's just such a let down to have the rug pulled out with the rehashed music again. Plus the Ark theme, as the warehouse is first opened, made little sense, as Williams music fans generally associate the ark theme with... the ark of the covenant from Raiders, right? I just didn't follow some fo the music choices here, or in Clones and Sith. For what it's worth, I will always be a fan of Williams music, but his last three efforts for Lucas (Clones, Sith and Skull) were just not what they should have been. Reused music anywhere just stinks. Thanks for humoring my question. Sorry if I seemed trollish asking this. Didn't mean to be. Rob
  5. Not a troll... just a Williams fan looking for a legit reason behind the reuse of music. Granted, I don't do a ton of message posting to boards like this, but this situation with reused music just had me anxious to ask. Sadly, I feel like the only one in the world who instantly picks up re-used music, and I'm glad to read the answers posted to my question. I find it hard to imagine that Williams would have made the decision to rescore things like the "Flight from Peru", identical note for note. I mean, wouldn't he want to flavor it just a little bit differently if he used it again (similar to how the Marion material used at the end of the film is told with a little more style and emphasis?) Rob If that was the case with the prequels, I just don't get it. Why would Williams choose to track in something like the ESB Bespin lightsaber music into the Yoda/Palpatine duel of RoTS? There are just so many inconsistencies to the tracked in music of these films... I can see Lucas or a proder making the decision to do it, but Williams?
  6. Hi, my first post here. I was irked enough at the situation with the music of Crystal Skull that I had to post my questions here about the REUSED Williams music, to try to get the straight story. Without revealing any spoilers, while watching Crystal Skull I noticed that Lucas (not surprisingly) resorted to cutting-n-pasting music from John Williams from other films (this time from "Raiders" and "Crusade". Going into Skull, I sortof expected this to happen: it happened with Clones (what a jaw-dropping crap experience to hear the same music from Phantom resurface again) and then Sith's music reuse wasn't a big surprise. So going to see Skull, I sortof expected Lucas to pull the same crummy tactic, and of course, he didn't let me down. Again, without spoilers, it sounds as if Lucas lifted the "Flight from Peru" music from Raiders and pasted it in, as well as several of the "Father/Son" themes from Crusade into this film (they sound pretty darn identical.) Another nefarious practice appears to be (unless my ears misheard) was the "flight from Peru" music but SLIGHTLY slowed down, so as to sound original to anyone listening for new music (I think Lucas did the same trick in Sith when Obi-Wan was docking with the Correlian feighter thing... resued Phantom music, but slowed down. Oooh, how sneaky Lucas is.) I knew this was going to happen, and I actually wrote a letter to Lucas a while ago, asking him not to do this. Apparently he didn't listen... Here's my question for this board, following that huge build-up: What is the situation here? Is it: 1) Lucas didn't like Williams music so cut-n-pasted other old Williams music that he (Lucas) preferred more? or... 2) Did Williams just decide that, heck, why rescore this? Let's just add some of MY OWN music here again? or... 3) What Lucas in a frenzy to add more CGI scenes to his film that Williams didn't have a chance to adequately score the film? (thus the need to cut-n-paste material?) As a life-long Williams fan, this practice has frustrated me beyond words, and I'm finally at the point of wanting to post this here, with hopes someone can tell me WHY the score was such a paste job. Same for the Star Wars films: what is the story? Frankly, I don't get it. George Lucas has John Williams, JOHN WILLIAMS, the greatest composer of the last two centuries at his disposal, and he's content to cut apart and ruin his scores, thoroughly disappointing fans of Williams music? Why? To me, this is the most nefarious practice for a film-maker to do for fans of film music. I'm the odd-ball who looked forward to Sith, not for the grand story-wrap up, but rather to hear how Williams would score the climatic final battle. Likewise with Indy 4: I only went to see this film, not to see the implausible story or silly acting, but for Williams music. That's it! I feel like I've been ripped off: paid to see a new film with new music, but instead paying to hear the same music surface again. I also feel like Williams has, once again, been ripped off, unless these reuses of tracks were his idea? Seems unthinkable. Rob
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