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    Muad'Dib reacted to tmarps in John Williams hopes "to be in Berlin in October conducting the orchestra"   
    In a BBC Radio 4 interview from this morning, John Williams mentions that he "[hopes] to be in Berlin in October conducting the orchestra". Is this the first we have heard of a potential concert with what sounds like the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra?? What do you make of this? Interview starts at 7:40am (1h40min in) but JW mentions Berlin at 7:44am, (1h44min in)? 
     
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000ph3t 
     
    If this is to be true and the vaccines are here to enable us to see concerts again, it is amazing to hear JW is still able and willing to work!! 
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    Muad'Dib reacted to Albus Percival Wulfric in TROS Track Appreciation Series - Join Me   
    Hello, it's not the professor here this time. Just me  
     
    I will try my best though, because this track is awesome!
     
     
    My Hello, what have we here? / You are imagining things section:
     
    0:00-0:26 violins of quiet tension, to my ears slowly whispering the Anthem of Evil, with little counterpoint, but close to the end the counterpoint imitates the closing notes of the theme
    0:26-0:27 a moment of music "taking notice" that something is not right, with a TROS-signature pronounced harp. Now the middle strings add some pedal tension.
    0:27-0:44 some meandering counterpoint nebulously related to the Anthem of Evil (?)
    0:44-0:57 horns enter end the music slowly grows to an orchestral swell and
    0:58-1:25 what follows is a beautiful, marche funebre statement of the Anthem of Evil, which stylistically reminds me of lyrical Southern Slavonic folk tunes, such as those used at the beginning of Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 and Tchaikovsky's Serbo-Russian March.
    1:25-1:45 some harmonic transitions related to the Anthem of Evil (?), strongly driving towards a mightier re-statement of the theme.
     - 1:25-1:30 marvelously orchestrated moment of boiling emotions, with tension rising through the tremoli and the foregrounding of higher and higher pitched instrumental voices.
     - 1:30-1:45 brooding aftermath of the turnmoil, with some wave-like motion of the strings and the harp, pulsation of figures, and the entrance of strings hinting at encroaching madness in the Psycho language.
    1:45-2:05 a dominating brass statement of the Anthem of Evil, with a combined accompaniment of the "boiling" and the "pulsation" ideas.
    2:05-2:38 This is tough. Unless I am missing something big, it sounds like a melodic combination of a  suffocated semitonal March of the Resistance(?) with a dark and regal spelling of Jedi Steps, and then 2:19-2:22 the Force Theme trying to get through. Then 2:22-2:38 is a prolonged reprise of this composite melody. In this section I am especially impressed by the playing of the LA musicians. Marvelous.
    2:39-2:50 Rey's Theme rising in an ambiguous fanfare full of tension. The decision to embrace the Dark Side in the air.
    2:54-2:58 Whether it's a bass trombone, a contrabass trombone, or just a plain old tuba, it's playing a part of the Anthem of Evil
    2:59-3:22 action music related to the Falcon adventure at the beginning of the film ensues.
    - 3:15-3:16 A quick and nice Kylo Ren motif
    3:22-3:30 Rey's Theme, followed by the same style of imitative counterpoint as the Anthem of Evil at the beginning of the track
    3:30-3:38 an atmospheric ending on a note of darkness not being quite done yet
     
    What a little masterpiece 
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    Muad'Dib reacted to TheUlyssesian in Hans Zimmer's DUNE (2021)   
    So totally random - and posting here because there's no other place for it - but Holy hell, I had never seen the original Dune movie and never heard the score and I heard the main title for the first time and it is an instant classic to me. So memorable. I have been humming it ever since.
     
    No way we get as great a main theme from Zimmer.
     
     
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    Muad'Dib got a reaction from WampaRat in Your Favorite of JNH’s Disney “Trilogy”?   
    Dinosaur was originally supposed to be scored by Goldsmith, if I'm not mistaken. It was tracked to hell with Ghost and the Darkness, among other Goldsmith scores. 
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    Muad'Dib got a reaction from Albus Percival Wulfric in Your Favorite of JNH’s Disney “Trilogy”?   
    Dinosaur was originally supposed to be scored by Goldsmith, if I'm not mistaken. It was tracked to hell with Ghost and the Darkness, among other Goldsmith scores. 
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    Muad'Dib reacted to Albus Percival Wulfric in Your Favorite of JNH’s Disney “Trilogy”?   
    As one Disney exec said in the DVD extras "we should have given James a story credit on Dinosaur".
     
    My vote goes for that one.
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    Muad'Dib reacted to Docteur Qui in Which The Lost World ending (Tranquilizer Dart) do you prefer?   
    See, this is where I think the discussion gets really interesting. To me, that final shot sums up the film's commentary on the nature of the animals and the familial instincts that they exhibit that make them more than just genetically engineered monsters. All through the first half of the film we're told that the T-Rexes are fiercely protective of their young and will go to great lengths to preserve their family unit. This is paralleled with Ian, Sarah and Kelly's story, and their final scene as they peacefully sit around the television is meant to complement the shot of the T-Rex family. Emotionally, the original music flows throughout both scenes in a thoughtful and insightful manner to further reinforce this parallel.
     
    The choice to use the Island fanfare in the final shot completely undermines that emotion in my opinion, and while it does give a more exciting and adventurous close to the film (and screams "how about another sequel?"), it ultimately changes the message that both Spielberg and Williams were initially trying to make. This to me is representative of the major flaw of the film, which is its struggle to both be an entertaining adventure film and an insightful exploration of family dynamics. The fact that family drama is Spielberg's bread and butter as a storyteller, and the fact he was able to toe that line to perfection so many times in the past, makes it even more jarring.
     
    It wouldn't surprise me if it actually turned out that the studio influenced the final decision, particularly with the sequel thing in mind.
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    Muad'Dib got a reaction from BrotherSound in What do you think is Williams composing now?   
    You guys are insane! The Scherzo is kick-ass!
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    Muad'Dib reacted to theBT in What do you think is Williams composing now?   
    A new film score. Very small intimate movie, shot during the pandemic. 
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    Muad'Dib reacted to Alex in Alan Silvestri's THE WITCHES (2020)   
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CGvNnGQBU6P/?igshid=1091b90tji66x
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    Muad'Dib reacted to SteveMc in John Powell kicks ass   
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    Muad'Dib reacted to E-Wan in Eiger Sanction: Due for a Remaster?   
    Kyle Eastwood (Clint Eastwood's son) plays the jazz arrangement of music from The Eiger Sanction
     
     
     
    The track is from Kyle Eastwood's album Cinematic
     
     
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    Muad'Dib got a reaction from DemonStar in John Powell kicks ass   
    Powell live now!
     
     
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    Muad'Dib got a reaction from The Illustrious Jerry in John Powell kicks ass   
    Powell live now!
     
     
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    Muad'Dib got a reaction from Holko in John Powell kicks ass   
    Powell live now!
     
     
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    Muad'Dib got a reaction from Tydirium in John Powell kicks ass   
    Powell live now!
     
     
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    Muad'Dib got a reaction from Richard Penna in John Powell kicks ass   
    Powell live now!
     
     
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    Muad'Dib reacted to Taikomochi in WAR OF THE WORLDS (2005) 2CD edition from Intrada Records 2020   
    Dude is either 13 or 70 and there is absolutely no middle ground.
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    Muad'Dib reacted to Gurkensalat in WAR OF THE WORLDS (2005) 2CD edition from Intrada Records 2020   
    Because then he would be Bruce Banner???
     
     
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    Muad'Dib reacted to scallenger in Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous (TV)   
    I have conducted an interview with Leo Birenberg, composer of this series, for my channel.  Hope you guys enjoy. It includes music from the show throughout as we talk (over it), but one of the cues plays at the very end on its own.
     
    If you guys want this score released, he has instructed us to tweet our desire to the following Twitter handles:
     
    @dreamworks
    @amblin
    @BackLotMusic
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    Muad'Dib reacted to Smaug The Iron in John Powell kicks ass   
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    Muad'Dib got a reaction from crocodile in Rate and discuss David Arnold's score to Godzilla   
    https://youtu.be/qzErut3CVZY
     
    Cannot make the miniature show for some reason, but Arnold discusses Godzilla at lenght
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