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  1. Hi Everyone. The film was recently released on Blu Ray. According to the specs... "Special Features and Technical Specs: 1080p presentation of the film on Blu-ray NEW audio commentary by film historian Stephen Prince (2020) NEW “FOURTH DOWN: COMPOSING BLACK SUNDAY” – An all-new interview with film music historian Daniel Schweiger about the John Williams score. (2020) DTS HD 5.1 surround LPCM 2.0 Stereo Optional English subtitles Theatrical Trailer Limited Edition slipcase on the first 1500 copies" Not an interview with the maestro, but I'm glad the label thought the score was important enough to warrant adding a talk about it as an extra. Maybe the label thought it could sell some units to us fan-tragics if it threw in a morsel of JW appreciation? Cheers https://viavision.com.au/shop/black-sunday-1977/
  2. I'll have a go, without knowing if you're talking about orchestration, tonality, melodic style etc. This sounds like a Tierce de Picardie with Coda. A TdP is a specific type of cadence (i.e. movement between two consecutive chords), where changes modality (not key). The music is in a minor key, but when it gets the end, instead of sounding the "home" chord (or tonic chord) in what is meant to be minor, it changes the home chord to a major chord. E.G. Let's say a piece of music is in the key of D minor. When you get to the end of the piece you're expecting to hear a D minor chord - and also because technically that's what's meant to happen. But the piece plays a D Major chord instead. It's common in Medieval and Renaissance music. That's what this piece sounds like to me. Except once Williams hits the TdP instead of ending it there he keeps it going with a "Coda" of extra music based on that chord and, as @Archive Collection correctly stated, uses the lydian mode through the coda, and as @Jurassic Shark said, a decrescendo. (for ease of explaining I left out talk of relative majors and mid-piece modulations). Hope this helps
  3. My opinion is that the melodies and their respective accompaniments have a classic-style sound to them. It sounds like something Schubert, Brahms, or Mendelssohn could have written, or in that style.
  4. https://www.classicfm.com/composers/williams/john-schindlers-list-voted-no-1-movie-music-hall-fame-2020/
  5. I love your analysis and the conclusions you make. The only thing I would question is the key: to me it looks and sounds like it's in C minor, not Eb major. Using teh G major chord at the end of the theme very much sounds like it finishes on the dominant of the key (a classic imperfect cadence), not the mediant. Thanks again.
  6. Thanks everyone for the fast answers, both straight and humorous.
  7. Just went to La La Land's site and Far and Away no longer appears there. Anyone know what this may mean please? Even the titles that are "Sold Out" still appear. F & A doesn't turn up at all.
  8. It's not a proper release of BotFJ unless it has Tom Cruise reciting his penis monologue.
  9. Kylo and Rey form the new order of the Summer Knights. And apparently there's a track called "Prologue" I now also have visions of the film opening with the voice of the late Alec Guiness saying "Previously, on Star Wars..." as we spend a hour recapping the earlier movies, and THEN we get the title and crawl. Or Ian McDairmid announces, "Star Wars was filmed before a live studio audience..."
  10. Avoiding cue titles for sake of spoilers but then glimpse "We Go Together"... ... cannot get the song from Grease out of my head. Wonders if final scene in SW9 will be cast singalong and big production number in theme park as Kylo and Rey (now dressed as Olivia Newton John) soar above the gang in their space ship and go off into the clouds
  11. I still use it a lot, but only to buy books and CDs. Never had a problem, but that doesn't mean to say there aren't problems. Maybe it could depend on from where the stock comes or the type of item being bought
  12. There's also Fishpond.com.au over here - the local competitor to Amazon
  13. Ah... thanks very much for that. I've never seen a variation on the official artwork other than the covers on the LP and the FSM cover. This is good to know (and Steve McQueen still looks like his mum mated with that tall alien from Close Encounters)
  14. Some members here commenting on the price of this set. I'm happy it's as cheap as it is. I expect that with more than the usual number of copyright owners that there'd be more than the usual set of licensing fees. And it seems they couldn't get the original artwork for TI and had to pay extra for cover artwork to be created. And then there's the issue of getting permission to use the actors' likenesses on the cover (although Steve McQueen looks like his mum mated with that tall alien from Close Encounters). And then there's MM's work in improving the audio, which sounds like he did way more than the usual excellent effort. I would not be surprised if LLL's profit margin on this box set is small. I'm grateful to all involved for bringing this out and I'm looking forward to adding this set to the earlier releases I already own
  15. Agree, but maybe.. 1. this is a dummy cover used only for promo purposes, 2. the blue didn't work with the original black cover per Eps 7 and 8, and Disney wanted to stick with the blue 3. it reflects some massive shift that happens in the movie 4. Disney is just messing with us
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