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SilverTrumpet

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  1. Came here to say basically this. I wrote a whole love letter here awhile back about the friendship theme. It's one of the most uplifting, inspiring themes from Williams period. I freaking hate TROS as a movie (when I'm not internally denying it's existence) but the theme warms my heart completely every time. Victory theme's fine too.
  2. I once dated a girl who had nothing to do with film music at all except she owned Portman's score to Chocolat. I never really took the score to be that mainstream that someone who didn't know the first thing about film music would own it. That Godmothered score is very nice. I remember listening to it when it first released. As far as most film music these days goes, it's really top notch (again, compared to most film music these days).
  3. Didn't I read somewhere that he wrote Corellia Chase from Solo? That's a hell of a track.
  4. The level of care that goes into finding the perfect sound for these tracks on PPF's part is amazing. The DKC tracks in general are a miraculous thing where usually having them played by an orchestra makes them sound worse. They're one of the few video game scores where they take perfect advantage of the tools at their disposal. I can't even count the number of modern game scores where they're written for orchestra even though it's obvious the game doesn't have the budget for one, and they end up sounding like crap. Compare that to the DKC SNES games and they're masterpieces.
  5. When I was looking up this whole time idea regarding when Luke and Leia were born compared to Obi-Wan being 50 and looking 80, I think before the Disney canon change Qui-Gon was in something like his mid-80s in TPM, Dooku was like 120 or something, Mace Windu was in his 70s or something. Meaning all the humans looked a certain age to us but they were actually much older, probably the sci-fi explanation for medical technology advancing so people live longer. Look up some of these characters on Wookiepedia and compared their birth years in legends to in canon, it's interesting.
  6. I mean, I get that Lucas wanted to show you everything he could before there were never going to be Star Wars movies ever again, but it ended up making things a little messy.
  7. Conceived, yes, but the duel could have been later. I don't think, outside of the iconic nature that needed to be in the movie of the Vader suit, Vader had to have his suit within a day or so of turning to the dark side. Same thing with Padme dying. The extremely strong implication in Return of the Jedi is Leia knew her mother. If it's just a "the force made her remember" thing, then wouldn't Luke have "remembered" her to some point too?
  8. I think the whole thing got screwed up when Lucas insisted that we see Luke and Leia being born in Episode III. Then that forces there to be only 20 years between 3 and 4, when they already established Obi-Wan as 25 or so in TPM and Anakin in his early 20s in the subsequent two movies. Then you're stuck with 50 year old but also elderly Obi-Wan, and the super imposing dark father Darth Vader dying at 45 but being played by a 70 year old man when he takes his helmet off.
  9. Well, in Fisher's case it was only for 20 years. ...also, it took them a half a BILLION dollars to renovate the hall?
  10. Can you imagine working your ass off your entire life, busting your ass, ignoring your family, they hate you for never being there. So now you're rich, but you have nothing. How are you going to leave a legacy without your family? I know! Donate to Lincoln Center! The cultural heart of NYC! You're loaded, just throw a few million their way and they'll name a concert hall after you. Ahhh, now you can die peacefully knowing your name will live on... ...for only 20 years. Then they just wipe your name off the building and sell the new name to the highest bidder.
  11. I figured after whining about it existing in the first place I'd check out the first episode so I could speak more informed on the show. It's pretty bad so far. Horror level violence and takes itself WAY too seriously, while also doing TONS of first person perspective stuff, which just reminds me of that cheeseball Doom movie. Chief's voice is awful. He sounds like he's doing a bad Din Djarin impression. They should have gotten Steve Downes, there's no reason not to since he has his helmet on most of the time, even if they plan on taking it off. Considering they're ignoring the games, they certainly love using all the sound effects, designs, and the first person stuff. The animation(?) is also really weird. It looks like all the Spartan characters are CG for some reason but I'm not sure if they are? It's a little uncanny. I doubt I'm going to continue watching.
  12. Best game score of the year so far, pretty easily. Prove me wrong if there's something better.
  13. Stunning performance, but it sounds like Williams got a phone call just as he was about to get up to pee, was asked to write something for David Geffen Hall's reopening, didn't know it was closed in the first place, then wrote the whole thing before getting up and finally peeing.
  14. I never knew Highwood's Ghost was released in any format, much less video.
  15. Maybe it's a New York area thing. It was insufferable for a few years. I'm not saying it's BAD or anything, but I don't get why people like Rebels so much. It was a fairly standard kids show where everyone kinda does nothing for most of the series and then there are a few big episodes. I didn't really connect with the main characters there as much as I even did with the clones most prominently featured in Clone Wars. Rogue One wise, I still think people only like it so much because they remember the last half hour or so because nothing memorable or likable at all happens in at least the first hour of the film. The stuff that does happen at the very end does leave a hell of an impression, though.
  16. I'm not talking about a new fan, I'm talking about someone who jumps onto something because it's popular and/or pushed hard by a major studio that they'll support no matter what. That's a MAJOR difference.
  17. It's just not a thing you should be doing. It's like if a Star Wars movie showed Yoda fighting with a lightsaber.
  18. I think there was an interview where McGregor said something along the lines of "It was great to see him back as Anakin".
  19. No. I think it's fair to point out that a lot of the older Star Wars fans don't like the current stuff as much as the people who jumped on the bandwagon circa 2015 or so. Nor do I think it's out of line to say someone who just jumped on a bandwagon isn't a real fan. Maybe controversial these days with the religiousness people treat fandoms, but not out of line.
  20. I know a whole bunch of what I snobbingly call "real" Star Wars fans. Like the ones who've been around forever, read the books, played the games, etc. Not the people who came in because it's cool to like anything Disney puts out. A surprising amount of those types love Rogue One more than anything else Star Wars. For me? It's certainly the best Star Wars fan film ever made.
  21. I knew this wouldn't be anything good when they tried to entice people with "Wait! Wait! Come back! We'll show you Master Chief's face if you do!" These reviews and recent footage seem to back up this suspicion.
  22. Very true. I just find it funny how much that aspect stuck with me over the years.
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