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    Andy reacted to Naïve Old Fart in Soundtracks, Compilations, or other recently purchased Music   
    Nowt wrong with that, @Andy.
    It's top-5 JNH, for me.
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    Andy got a reaction from Manakin Skywalker in Star Wars: Andor (2022) - released episode spoilers allowed   
    I'm not certain it would be more boring.  Brittel could score it with rustling fireplace ashes.  Gritty!
     
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    Andy got a reaction from Chen G. in Alan Rickman Thought Williams’ Potter Score Was “Hideous”   
    @Holko is right.  Subtractive spotting is the way to go.  Then dial out what is not needed, and release that to the rabid fans.  I think of so many scenes from Empire where the absence improves the feel of the storytelling... Han's Hoth search, the Mynock jump scare, the start of the Bespin Duel.  All great music, but the film plays better as it is without.
     
    And then you have Raiders, which is masterfully spotted and lean.  Can't think of much that was dialed out, just a few edits.
     
    About the only wall to wall spotting success for me is Temple of Doom.  What could've been dialed out there?
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    Andy got a reaction from May the Force be with You in Soundtracks, Compilations, or other recently purchased Music   
    Ah what the hell.  All the copies are almost gone, so..
     
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    Andy got a reaction from Naïve Old Fart in Soundtracks, Compilations, or other recently purchased Music   
    Ah what the hell.  All the copies are almost gone, so..
     
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    Andy reacted to Jay in Alan Rickman Thought Williams’ Potter Score Was “Hideous”   
    My biggest regret about the Jurassic Park score.  Yes, the movie itself didn't need music there.  But boy, I wish that narrative hole on album was filled with an amazing tense Williams composition
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    Andy reacted to Datameister in Alan Rickman Thought Williams’ Potter Score Was “Hideous”   
    The approach you're talking about is certainly the one I enjoy the most as a consumer, but scoring sessions are expensive. I can fully appreciate the desire to only record stuff you're likely to actually use.
     
    Take the first T-Rex attack in Jurassic Park, a favorite example of mine. As a moviegoer, I'm really glad it plays without music. As a film score fan, I really wish Williams had scored the scene. As a cheapskate, I think it was a really wise choice not to.
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    Andy got a reaction from GerateWohl in Star Wars: Andor (2022) - released episode spoilers allowed   
    I'm not certain it would be more boring.  Brittel could score it with rustling fireplace ashes.  Gritty!
     
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    Andy got a reaction from Incanus in Soundtracks, Compilations, or other recently purchased Music   
    Ah what the hell.  All the copies are almost gone, so..
     
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    Andy got a reaction from Holko in Alan Rickman Thought Williams’ Potter Score Was “Hideous”   
    @Holko is right.  Subtractive spotting is the way to go.  Then dial out what is not needed, and release that to the rabid fans.  I think of so many scenes from Empire where the absence improves the feel of the storytelling... Han's Hoth search, the Mynock jump scare, the start of the Bespin Duel.  All great music, but the film plays better as it is without.
     
    And then you have Raiders, which is masterfully spotted and lean.  Can't think of much that was dialed out, just a few edits.
     
    About the only wall to wall spotting success for me is Temple of Doom.  What could've been dialed out there?
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    Andy got a reaction from Holko in Star Wars: Andor (2022) - released episode spoilers allowed   
    The publicity for this indicated we would learn why Andor became the man we saw in Rogue One.  Of course, the defining scene for him in that film was the shocking killing of the nervous guy with loose lips.  What kind of "good guy" rebel would do such a thing?
     
    Problem is, he kills somebody in the first scene of the show.  I don't really see much difference or a lot of room for a huge arc in his character.  We will certainly get to know him better over, what 14 hours (!) of content, but it's not like he's a naive young idealist at the start.
     
    It seems clear that he will have a relationship with Brix, but she must die before this ends.  Prequels really are confining.  I get that people like this part of the timeline, but the imagination and wonder of how things will turn out is gone.
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    Andy got a reaction from GerateWohl in Alan Rickman Thought Williams’ Potter Score Was “Hideous”   
    @Holko is right.  Subtractive spotting is the way to go.  Then dial out what is not needed, and release that to the rabid fans.  I think of so many scenes from Empire where the absence improves the feel of the storytelling... Han's Hoth search, the Mynock jump scare, the start of the Bespin Duel.  All great music, but the film plays better as it is without.
     
    And then you have Raiders, which is masterfully spotted and lean.  Can't think of much that was dialed out, just a few edits.
     
    About the only wall to wall spotting success for me is Temple of Doom.  What could've been dialed out there?
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    Andy reacted to Holko in Star Wars: Andor (2022) - released episode spoilers allowed   
    Old SW sound effects were fun
     
    New SW sound effects are dull and lame
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    Andy reacted to BB-8 in John Williams has been awarded an honorary knighthood   
    Well let's hope he'll return one day.
     

    "And you, young Spielberg, we will watch your career with great interest."
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    Andy reacted to Marian Schedenig in John Williams has been awarded an honorary knighthood   
    Classic FM article:
     
    And a tweet by the LSO:
     
    I guess that officially makes JW a Jedi Knight (I can't believe nobody made that lame joke in this thread before…)
     
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    Andy reacted to BB-8 in John Williams has been awarded an honorary knighthood   
    John Crowner Williams
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    Andy got a reaction from enderdrag64 in Nicholas Britell - ANDOR (2022)   
    Yes! So those were rustling leaves I thought I heard.  I’ll be performing the score live to projection this Autumn as I do my yardwork. 
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    Andy reacted to Manakin Skywalker in Nicholas Britell - ANDOR (2022)   
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    Andy got a reaction from Manakin Skywalker in Nicholas Britell - ANDOR (2022)   
    Yes! So those were rustling leaves I thought I heard.  I’ll be performing the score live to projection this Autumn as I do my yardwork. 
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    Andy reacted to Richard Penna in Alan Rickman Thought Williams’ Potter Score Was “Hideous”   
    If I were directing a composer, my gut tells me I'd go in the opposite direction becuase I think basically everything is overscored. I'd start with a movie having no music at all, then deciding on places where the lack of music was harming it.
     
    I definitely believe in the power of music transforming a scene but that doesn't apply to every scene.
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    Andy reacted to Holko in Alan Rickman Thought Williams’ Potter Score Was “Hideous”   
    But more JW music is better to have. ESB did it right, have him score it all, then figure out where it's actually needed!
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    Andy reacted to TownerFan in Alan Rickman Thought Williams’ Potter Score Was “Hideous”   
    A lot of actors don't like when the music does the heavy lifting in a movie, as to their eyes it takes a lot of attention from them. It's nothing new
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    Andy got a reaction from LSH in Nicholas Britell - ANDOR (2022)   
    Yes! So those were rustling leaves I thought I heard.  I’ll be performing the score live to projection this Autumn as I do my yardwork. 
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    Andy got a reaction from Edmilson in Nicholas Britell - ANDOR (2022)   
    Yes! So those were rustling leaves I thought I heard.  I’ll be performing the score live to projection this Autumn as I do my yardwork. 
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    Andy reacted to Roll the Bones in Nicholas Britell - ANDOR (2022)   
    The new sound of Star Wars: rustling leaves!
     
    https://variety.com/2022/artisans/news/andor-composer-nicholas-britell-score-star-wars-1235383443/
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