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    That_Bloke got a reaction from zaddini in John Williams Receives 50th Oscar Nomination for 'The Force Awakens'   
    I've heard the scores to both Hateful 8 and SW TFA. Williams had the better score. This was a sympathy vote. Morricone was right to acknowledge Willliams - the least he could have done
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    That_Bloke reacted to Ricard in Happy 84th Birthday John Williams!   
     
     
    Great shot, isn't it? It even includes Andrés Valverde's "controversial" John Williams sculpture.
     
     
     

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    That_Bloke reacted to Miguel Andrade in Home Alone being released on Vinyl   
     
    I wouldn't call it a vinyl craze, but I already have a few on my vinyl collection... And I couldn't resist and ordered Home Alone on vinyl when it was announced.
    Attached is a picture of my Williams on vinyl section of the collection.

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    That_Bloke reacted to Jay in Anyone have sheet music for "I Can Fly Anything"?   
    If it wasn't part of the official release, it ain't gonna be released
     
    http://www.jwfan.com/forums/index.php?/topic/25984-the-force-awakens-sheet-music-now-available/
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    That_Bloke reacted to Richard Penna in John Williams Receives 50th Oscar Nomination for 'The Force Awakens'   
     
    It's always seemed weird to me that a producer receives the Best Picture award, because everything that actually ends up on screen is down to the director. Yes, the producer organises everything, but that doesn't creatively make the end result, does it.
     
    Stranger so, that a film can be the best film, but not be the best directed. They seem hard to separate to me, almost like there shouldn't be a 'best film' category.
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    That_Bloke reacted to TheUlyssesian in John Williams Receives 50th Oscar Nomination for 'The Force Awakens'   
    Most of his Disney's noms were as producer, not director. As head of the studio, he basically just put his name as producer on everything Disney made and thus got a lot of nominations.
     
     
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    That_Bloke reacted to TownerFan in John Williams Receives 50th Oscar Nomination for 'The Force Awakens'   
     
    A lot of Walt Disney's nominations were given to him mainly as director of animated shorts and as director/producer for the series of nature/wildlife documentaries he made between the 1950s and 1960s. So technically they were all individual efforts.
     
    About the split vote--contrary to what is generally believed, it's difficult that a composer automatically loses because he has a double nomination in the same category. Keep in mind that the ballot card has just the film title in the tech categories, so vote tendencies are generally mostly about the film. A category where the split vote is much more likely is usually the Best Original Song slot, because voters simply check the box with the film title and it can happen that there are multiple songs nominated from the same movie, such as musicals or animated films.
     
    FYI, Morricone already told to Italian press he won't attend the Oscar night because he recently had a small medical procedure and doctors dissuaded him to make long trips.
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    That_Bloke got a reaction from DarthDementous in John Williams Receives 50th Oscar Nomination for 'The Force Awakens'   
    More the once it's been mentioned that the score for Mad Max: Fury Road should have been nominated. I don't know if the posters are being sarcastic or sincere, but I didn't think much of the music. Actually I didn't think much of the film, though I enjoyed some of the stunt work and one or two sassy visuals. Vive le difference.
     
    I really liked Giacchino's Jupiter Ascending. I also liked the film (though I think I was the only one in the universe who did). However, given the film's reception, and Giacchino's high-profile with scores this past year, I don't think the score had a chance.
     
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    That_Bloke reacted to Indianagirl in John Williams Receives 50th Oscar Nomination for 'The Force Awakens'   
    I am so glad he got his 50th nomination with this! This score has really grown on me over the past several weeks since it's release. I highly doubt they will give the Oscar to him but I really hope they do. To my ears it is more enjoyable than the hateful 8 or the Bridge of Spies. Admittedly I haven't heard Carol or Sicario. 
     
    I could be wrong but I would like to think that if John Williams is on the fence about doing Episode 8 this could be just the thing needed to cause him to say yes. 
     
    So happy about this
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    That_Bloke reacted to Mr. Breathmask in John Williams Receives 50th Oscar Nomination for 'The Force Awakens'   
     
     
    If this does happen, I'd just like to go on record to say I called it here.
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    That_Bloke got a reaction from crumbs in John Williams Receives 50th Oscar Nomination for 'The Force Awakens'   
    Oh the irony should Newman win :-/ 
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    That_Bloke got a reaction from Damien F in John Williams Receives 50th Oscar Nomination for 'The Force Awakens'   
    Oh the irony should Newman win :-/ 
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    That_Bloke reacted to Stefancos in John Williams Receives 50th Oscar Nomination for 'The Force Awakens'   
    JWFan will explode!
     
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    That_Bloke reacted to Marian Schedenig in John Williams Receives 50th Oscar Nomination for 'The Force Awakens'   
    Everything is proceeding as I have forseen.
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    That_Bloke reacted to TheUlyssesian in The Force Awakens Sheet Music from Hal Leonard   
    The Jedi Steps full version?
     
    Wow!
     
    I think it might be a full performance and development of the theme.
     
    For my bet, it is probably the best theme in the score so I would definitely love more of it.
     
     
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    That_Bloke reacted to Romão in The Force Awakens Sheet Music from Hal Leonard   
    Have you guys seen this yet?
     
    http://www.halleonard.com/product/viewproduct.action?itemid=4491706&lid=10&keywords=the+force+awakens&subsiteid=1
     
    Williams wrote  Jedi Steps concert suite
     
     
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    That_Bloke reacted to Boom Tss in The Force Awakens Sheet Music from Hal Leonard   
    We should be thankful that for the first time, the piano book of a Star Wars score isn't just the family-friendly concert suites, but contains really interesting stuff. Actual cues, with clusters! Shit, I'm getting emotional here.
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    That_Bloke reacted to skyy38 in The Force Awakens Sheet Music from Hal Leonard   


    Uh, is this only for "Digital Pianos" or will the transcriptions work on "Regular Pianos" as well?
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    That_Bloke reacted to crumbs in The Force Awakens Sheet Music from Hal Leonard   
    I was quietly hoping Snoke would be released, to decipher the cue musically. Disappointing.
     
    The rest of this sheet music is sensational though.
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    That_Bloke reacted to Zaralyyth in The Force Awakens Sheet Music from Hal Leonard   
    Thanks for sharing this! I was transcribing my own sheets but this will make things a lot easier for my future piano ventures. For a second I thought this thread was about the sessions sheets. Hah..hah...
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    That_Bloke reacted to Oboejdub in The Force Awakens Sheet Music from Hal Leonard   
    I've been having a blast writing stuff out by ear, but should probably just buy this
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    That_Bloke reacted to Gnome in Plaid in The Force Awakens Sheet Music from Hal Leonard   
    Hooray! Not just reprints like half the prequel books.  (Seriously, whoever published the ROTS book?)  Looks like I'll still have to figure out "The Abduction" for myself though.
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    That_Bloke reacted to Scarpia in The Force Awakens Sheet Music from Hal Leonard   
    I'm really pleased with the broader selection of music. There are a lot of very specific cues, and judging by the digital versions, the transcriptions are very accurate. I'll have really good hours at the piano with this book!
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    That_Bloke got a reaction from Boom Tss in The Force Awakens Sheet Music from Hal Leonard   
    Hi everyone,
     
    Digital piano transcriptions of Force Awakens music now available:
    http://www.musicnotes.com/sheetmusic/colFPE.asp?ppn=CL0007597
     
    and hard copy:
    http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/star-wars-episode-vii-the-force-awakens-sheet-music/20174275
     
    Seems like many selections made available, as opposed to the slim offerings made in the past, especially with the prequel scores.
     
    Cheers,
    Peter
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