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    Naïve Old Fart reacted to Disco Stu in The "(Fill in the Blank) Has Died" Thread   
    RIP Christine McVie
     
    What a legend, I'm glad I got to see the classic 70s/80s lineup on their final tour several years ago.  Christine has always been my favorite.
     
    I effing love "Brown Eyes."  And obviously her hits on Rumours ("You Make Loving Fun", "Don't Stop") will live eternal.
     
     
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    Naïve Old Fart reacted to Thor in The Amazing Electronic Music Thread   
    This doesn't fit in any of the "Now Playing" threads. It's not rock/pop, it's not film music, it's not classical, but I suppose electronic comes closest. What it is, though, is a gorgeous, moody concept album from this year that builds on the glorious textures that Preisner and Gerrard conjured up on VALLEY OF SHADOWS in 2017. Huge, spacey chords by Preisner -- as if in a church -- with Gerrard's usual haunting vocalizations.
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    Naïve Old Fart got a reaction from Brando in Indiana Jones 5 (James Mangold, June 30 2023)   
    INDIANA JONES' CHRISTMAS VACATION
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    Naïve Old Fart reacted to crumbs in 95th Academy Awards (2023 ceremony for 2022 films)   
    This controversy was forgotten amongst the Will Smith slap but the Academy has backtracked on last year's decision not to televise all awards live. 
     
     
    So now we can all enjoy JW's disappointment live, when he loses for the 48th time. 
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    Naïve Old Fart got a reaction from Florian in Moonraker, License to Kill, and Tomorrow Never Dies expanded releases almost happened but are now on hold   
    At least the TND expansion has my favourite track on it.
     
    There is an expanded version of LTK, on YouTube. It's pretty darned good.
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    Naïve Old Fart got a reaction from Andy in What Is The Last Score You Listened To? (older scores)   
    Personally, TRON is among my all-time favourite soundtracks (as is TRON LEGACY), but to each his own.
    RUNAWAY is in my all-time top 10 Jerry scores.
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    Naïve Old Fart got a reaction from Andy in Indiana Jones 5 (James Mangold, June 30 2023)   
    Shorty! Where's my piece of ass?
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    Naïve Old Fart got a reaction from Once in Moonraker, License to Kill, and Tomorrow Never Dies expanded releases almost happened but are now on hold   
    Most of the Barry Bond reissues are complete, although not having to programme the blooming CD player whenever I want to listen to them, would be advantage.
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    Naïve Old Fart got a reaction from WampaRat in David Arnold's TOMORROW NEVER DIES (1997) - NEW! 2-CD Expanded Edition from La-La Land Records (2022)   
    Kudos, dude.
    This year, the best I can manage, is a tin of Quality Street 
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    Naïve Old Fart reacted to JNHFan2000 in What Is The Last Score You Listened To? (older scores)   
    Sabrina - John Williams
     
    Such a lovely score. That Party Sequence cue is so calming to me.💙
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    Naïve Old Fart reacted to Positivatee in The "(Fill in the Blank) Has Died" Thread   
    Yes. 
     

     
     
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    Naïve Old Fart reacted to crocodile in What Is The Last Score You Listened To? (older scores)   
    It's a really good score. On the surface level, it might seem like Total Recall, Basic Instinct and The Hauting rolled into one. And while it might not be the freshest entry in terms of ingredients, the fact he combines of so many genre elements makes it very entertaining all the way through.
     
    Karol
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    Naïve Old Fart got a reaction from filmmusic in What Is The Last Score You Listened To? (older scores)   
    Personally, TRON is among my all-time favourite soundtracks (as is TRON LEGACY), but to each his own.
    RUNAWAY is in my all-time top 10 Jerry scores.
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    Naïve Old Fart reacted to publicist in What Is The Last Score You Listened To? (older scores)   
    My honest pick as Best Soundtrack Release 2022 is, to my own surprise, Goldsmith's 'Hollow Man', Intrada Edition. You need affinity for high-grade thriller and suspense textures to really *get it*, but the thematic and motivic base are laid out in very clear terms, so it's no elusive rocket science. Science though, it is, and the lilting 'Explorers'-vibe combined with the slithery sensuality of the 'Basic Instinct' years plus a good splash of harsh, modernistic spikiness - clearly the biggest surprise of 'Hollow Man' - makes for a thrilling combination. 
     
    My fairly pronounced respect for this score's finesse back in 2000 didn't prepare me for the depth and detail of the whole thing. It's truly pearls before swine considering the rotten product it was conceived for, so i guess it was as much a love letter to favourite director Paul Verhoeven (on his last Hollywood legs back then) as well as a final lion's roar from the maestro himself, who surely saw the end of the rope in terms of his career. Be that as it may, the lack of fan favourite checklist material (love theme, theme-driven action set piece, more love theme etc.) is also HM's USP. In fact, the score's most dreary when Goldsmith gets the old crashbang chestnuts out in the final half an hour: the composer even bemoaned this on the dvd commentary he recorded, basically acknowledging that his only real music interest lay in getting the movies three complex transformation sequences right, all of them in the first half of the movie (in a discussion panel with director Phil Alden Robinson for whom he scored 'The Sum of all Fears' 2 years later, Goldsmith visibly sighed in relief when Robinson agreed to leave a big action scene unscored for better effect, 'Ahh, one fight less!').
     
    For those who 'know the score' i just marked the before-unreleased cues that enriched the content of the original album for me immeasurably, and for fans of Goldsmith's more populist material there's the revised 'Big Climb', which bangs up the fairly mundane original version to a sizzling degree (this is what additional material always should offer in terms of value!).
     
    04. Chasing Isabelle (2:04)
    08. I Liked It (1:41)
    09. The Buttons (Revised) (3:28)
    11. Not Right (4:50)
    15. I Can’t See Him (4:31)
    19. He’s Here (3:13)
    20. Dead Dog (1:31)
    24. No Code (4:05)
    25. Find Him (Revised) (4:55)
    CD 2 Complete Score (Continued)
    01. Wet Attack (Revised) (1:23)
    03. The Big Climb (Revised) (3:09)
    12. Broken Window (Revised #1) (2:53)
    17. Wet Attack (1:10)
     
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    Naïve Old Fart reacted to Tallguy in The Doctor Who Thread.....   
    My wife had a fair number of students who did. (But Tennant usually won that battle.)
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    Naïve Old Fart reacted to Positivatee in The "(Fill in the Blank) Has Died" Thread   
    Rest in peace, Theo. 
    https://deadline.com/2022/11/clarence-gilyard-jr-dead-walker-texas-ranger-die-hard-matlock-top-gun-1235183554/
     
    The professor is toast... 
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    Naïve Old Fart reacted to Disco Stu in The Official Pop and Rock Music thread   
    Never have I ever linked a to a Fallon video, but this is too brilliant.
     
    If you are a fan of Bob Dylan, you must watch this.  It's the comedian James Austin Johnson doing Bob Dylan singing "Jingle Bells" but imagining it as done in 4 distinct Dylan eras (early-60s, late-60s, mid-70s, and late-90s).
     
    The extreme specificity of that mid-70s, Rolling Thunder era Dylan impression just floored me, couldn't stop laughing.  I've listened to so much live Dylan from like 1974-1976, and this guy is spot-on.
     
     
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    Naïve Old Fart reacted to Sweeping Strings in Next James Bond actor after Daniel Craig?   
    And he ended up with a producer's role, and remains the only Bond actor to date to have seemingly had the ego to have his movies be a standalone arc and to have him die. Too much power, IMO.

    Personally, I hope the next one is just there to play the part.  
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    Naïve Old Fart reacted to Disco Stu in Next James Bond actor after Daniel Craig?   
    Aaron Taylor-Johnson as James Bond emerges from the ocean, muscles glistening in the bright, hot sun.
     
    The cry of a seagull overhead.  A great big dollop of bird shit lands directly on Bond's moist head.
     
    Bond does an exaggerated comical double-take directly to the camera.
     
    "This never happened to the other fellas."
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    Naïve Old Fart got a reaction from Docteur Qui in David Arnold's TOMORROW NEVER DIES (1997) - NEW! 2-CD Expanded Edition from La-La Land Records (2022)   
    This is rumour control here are the facts.
    GOLDENEYE is not - NOT  - a bad score. Arguably, it's not a Bondian score, in the strictest sense but so freakin' what? 
    Its greatest strength is that it plays against the film, rather than offering a typical thrill button experience.
    I love GOLDENEYE, both film and score. They go very well, together, and I wouldn't want it rescored by anyone.
     
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    Naïve Old Fart got a reaction from MrJosh in David Arnold's TOMORROW NEVER DIES (1997) - NEW! 2-CD Expanded Edition from La-La Land Records (2022)   
    This is rumour control here are the facts.
    GOLDENEYE is not - NOT  - a bad score. Arguably, it's not a Bondian score, in the strictest sense but so freakin' what? 
    Its greatest strength is that it plays against the film, rather than offering a typical thrill button experience.
    I love GOLDENEYE, both film and score. They go very well, together, and I wouldn't want it rescored by anyone.
     
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    Naïve Old Fart got a reaction from Disco Stu in David Arnold's TOMORROW NEVER DIES (1997) - NEW! 2-CD Expanded Edition from La-La Land Records (2022)   
    This is rumour control here are the facts.
    GOLDENEYE is not - NOT  - a bad score. Arguably, it's not a Bondian score, in the strictest sense but so freakin' what? 
    Its greatest strength is that it plays against the film, rather than offering a typical thrill button experience.
    I love GOLDENEYE, both film and score. They go very well, together, and I wouldn't want it rescored by anyone.
     
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    Naïve Old Fart reacted to crocodile in Next James Bond actor after Daniel Craig?   
    I don't know, mate. I find No Time to Die really entertaining. 
     
    Karol
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    Naïve Old Fart got a reaction from Manakin Skywalker in Rian Johnson developing a fourth Star Wars trilogy... Oh my..   
    Oh, bloody hell!!
    Did you have to?
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    Naïve Old Fart reacted to crocodile in What Is The Last Score You Listened To? (older scores)   
    Julius Caesar and Spellbound by Miklos Rozsa. Ever reliable Hungarian on two Intrada recordings recently acquired by myself. Both discs are quite lovely.
     
    Karol
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