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Naïve Old Fart

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  1. Any shark that actually chooses to eat Simon MacCorkindale gets everything it deserves!
  2. Here's a fun little thread (I hope!), the title of which is simple: "your favourite movie explosion, and why?" Here's a few of mine: S.W:ANH-the "double" explosion of the TIE fighter at the end of "Ben's Death And TIE Fighter Attack", S.W:ANH-the Death Star, S.W:ESB-the asteroid field. Actually there are 3 to choose from; the one, where the pilot flies off to screen left; the "catherine wheel", where the TIE fighter flies into an asteroid; two TIE fighters collide in the trench, S.W:ROTJ-the sail barge, S.W:ROTJ-the shield generator, S.W:ROTJ-the reactor, S.W:ROTJ-the Death Star, mark 2, Die Hard-the hellicopter explosions (actually 1 explosion cut in half-a very clever bit of editing on the part of Frank Urioste), Superman-Krypton, and its sun. Special mention should go to probably the saddest movie explosion of all: The U.S.S. Enterprise 1701.
  3. ...and I would gladly sell you one. P.s., do you want to buy shares in Greater Anaheim Power And Light?
  4. Let me help you with this: CLOSE EN-F**KIN-GCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD F**KING KIND! Glad to be of service.
  5. Elementary my dear Jason. Watch it. It's good, very good.
  6. I have read the posts for this thread with interest, and I have come to the conclusion that the answer to the question is...both. Case in point: James Horner. When J.H. started working in film, he provided a variety of great scores in a 4-5 year period, culminating with the wonderful "The Name Of The Rose". I'm not saying that J.H. has done diddly squat since then, but, IMO, in recent years, the word "coasting" comes to mind. J.H. seems to be an example where maturity of age, has not equated with a maturity of composition. J.W. writes what is required of a particular film, and its director. That it makes for continued listening pleasure, is nothing short of miraculous, and is a testament to his monumental talent. Yes, his style of composition has changed over the decades; as his life changes, so will he, and this will be reflected in his changing music. I am now of an age to realise that the past and the present fit together, like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. One influences the other; to quote the end of Star Trek III "...and the adventure continues". I look forward to hearing whatever J.W. writes, in whatever time he has left on this Earth, whatever it may sound like.
  7. Why did you "have" to vote for "Star Wars"? I did not "have" to vote for what I voted for, I voted for it because it is my favourite J.W. score. Speak for yourself. The Force ghost of Obi-Wan came to me and told me if I didn't vote for Star Wars the Death Star would destroy the planet. When did obi-wan gain control over the Imperial weapon codenamed "The Death Star"? November 5th, 1955. GREAT SCOTT!!!!! (this is heavy).
  8. This film has been available on Reigon 2 dvd for a good few years now, and so has "Duel". I bought them, not just because they are directed by Steven Spielberg, and not just because "TSE" is scored by J.W. I bought them because they are both damn good films.
  9. Why did you "have" to vote for "Star Wars"? I did not "have" to vote for what I voted for, I voted for it because it is my favourite J.W. score. Speak for yourself. The Force ghost of Obi-Wan came to me and told me if I didn't vote for Star Wars the Death Star would destroy the planet. Riiiiiiiiiiight. Great answer, dude! Jane Eyre is a TV score, I was listing ONLY his motion picture scores. Actually, you posteed "score". You did not differentiate. Why no "The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing"?
  10. So am I, but every once in a while an edit comes along that screams "listen to me!", and it does have a jarring effect. What I don't get is why cues should be reversed on C.D.s ("Hook-napped", "Trapped Lovers", etc.).
  11. Why did you "have" to vote for "Star Wars"? I did not "have" to vote for what I voted for, I voted for it because it is my favourite J.W. score. Indeed. I too think Close Encounters is the obvious choice. Jane Eyre should be an option too, though It is quite odd that Jane Eyre is not in the poll, but The Long Goodbye (!) is Good point. Why no "Pete 'n' Tillie", or "Cinderella Liberty", or "Thomas And The King", or "The Paper Chase", or "Conrack"? Also, and although it was recorded in 1969, "The Reivers" was released in 1970, so it should be included.
  12. I can't forget Seaquest...however hard I try.
  13. "Ballet For Divers", or, if you something from the "pop" world, try "Speedo", by Ry Cooder.
  14. I've been listening to the finale of "The Firebird" for the last 30 years...at Yes concerts.
  15. Another one. Goodness, how many girlfriends have you got?! What has this got to do with Jason's girlfriends?
  16. Once one seperates the hype from the music, "Led Zep. 4" is a very good record. I do prefer side 2, to side 1, although even "Stairway To Heaven" can only fall to its knees, and cover its eyes in shame, at the altar of "Kashmir". One can only salivate at the thought of a fully-formed "Lifehouse" project.
  17. What's wrong with having a girlfriend? I had a girlfriend, once. Jason, is this the same girlfriend that painted you the "Hook" picture?
  18. Is it possible to have a modern-day prequel, set in-between "Battle For The POTA", and the '68 original? I would very much like to see a live-action version of "Stop The POTA, I Want To Get Off".
  19. This isn't much fair. How can you expect any self-respecting J.W. fan to vote for anything other than "Warhorse", and "Tin-Tin"? That aside, the score I'm most looking forward to hearing, Daft Punk's music for "TR2N". Wendy Carlos provided a striking score for "TRON", and I am very curious to hear how Daft Punk carries the baton forward. "TR2N", incidentally, is the film I am most looking forward to, even more so than "D.H." (either part), "War Horse", or "Tin-Tin", though both have casts to die for.
  20. "Journey To Blofeld's Hideaway", from OHMSS. Everything that is sweeping and beautiful about John Barry in 5 minutes.
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