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    Muad'Dib got a reaction from Laserschwert in John Powell's HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON (2010) - 2020 Varese 2CD Deluxe Edition   
    Don't forget about this one! 
     

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    Muad'Dib reacted to BryonDavis in John Powell's HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON (2010) - 2020 Varese 2CD Deluxe Edition   
    The former producer liked hiring a guy who brickwalled everything. Cary and I work with folks who level properly. In the case of this, 5 Cat Studios oversaw the whole process. John is a joy and knows what he wants.
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    Muad'Dib got a reaction from Naïve Old Fart in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    Wonderful script, wonderful perfomances and a wonderful score. Wonderful all around, super recomended.
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    Muad'Dib got a reaction from Disco Stu in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    Wonderful script, wonderful perfomances and a wonderful score. Wonderful all around, super recomended.
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    Muad'Dib reacted to Koray Savas in Alan Silvestri's THE WITCHES (2020)   
    When I started to play the trailer I honestly thought I was watching a commercial for the show 
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    Muad'Dib reacted to Smaug The Iron in John Powell's HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON (2010) - 2020 Varese 2CD Deluxe Edition   
    https://www.varesesarabande.com/products/how-to-train-your-dragon-the-deluxe-edition-cd
     
    First Solo now this! 
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    Muad'Dib got a reaction from Pieter Boelen in Hans Zimmer's NO TIME TO DIE (2021)   
    Late to the party, but I know for a fact (though I don't have evidence) that Don Davis ghost-wrote cues for Horner on We're Back! and that he wrote "The Claw" from Randy Newman's Toy Story 3.
     
    If you think about it, Horner didn't really need to use ghost-writers considering how much music he borrowed and re-used xD
     
    Also, I think there's a factor we're not taking into consideration here. The production times have changed greatly in the last twenty years. Everything's much faster now, there's usually no time for a single composer to write 2-3 hours of music (not counting the re-writes) and additional composers are a necessity these days, for better or worse. Not everyone can have a luxurious schedule like Williams on the last 3 Star Wars... And Morricone didn't (most of the time) write to picture and he wrote a lot of stuff based on the same material with very little variation, so that's why he could do so much material in a small space of time. 
     
    This is why -I believe- Williams started to write less and less for film. The breaking point seems to be The Lost World, where digital editing elements start to shape the picture and allow the filmmamkers to keep editing and editing the movie until the last minute... Take The Hobbit, for example, or the disastrous Cats from last year, where they literally kept editing until *hours* before the premiere. You can't expect a single composer to keep writing and re-writing all that material by themselves. It's insane.
     
    And even with a luxurious timetable, like Williams had on the Star Wars sequels, they kept chopping and chopping the score to bits, particularly on the last movie. Why even bother making Williams re-write all that material if you're not even gonna use it?
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    Muad'Dib got a reaction from HunterTech in Hans Zimmer's NO TIME TO DIE (2021)   
    Late to the party, but I know for a fact (though I don't have evidence) that Don Davis ghost-wrote cues for Horner on We're Back! and that he wrote "The Claw" from Randy Newman's Toy Story 3.
     
    If you think about it, Horner didn't really need to use ghost-writers considering how much music he borrowed and re-used xD
     
    Also, I think there's a factor we're not taking into consideration here. The production times have changed greatly in the last twenty years. Everything's much faster now, there's usually no time for a single composer to write 2-3 hours of music (not counting the re-writes) and additional composers are a necessity these days, for better or worse. Not everyone can have a luxurious schedule like Williams on the last 3 Star Wars... And Morricone didn't (most of the time) write to picture and he wrote a lot of stuff based on the same material with very little variation, so that's why he could do so much material in a small space of time. 
     
    This is why -I believe- Williams started to write less and less for film. The breaking point seems to be The Lost World, where digital editing elements start to shape the picture and allow the filmmamkers to keep editing and editing the movie until the last minute... Take The Hobbit, for example, or the disastrous Cats from last year, where they literally kept editing until *hours* before the premiere. You can't expect a single composer to keep writing and re-writing all that material by themselves. It's insane.
     
    And even with a luxurious timetable, like Williams had on the Star Wars sequels, they kept chopping and chopping the score to bits, particularly on the last movie. Why even bother making Williams re-write all that material if you're not even gonna use it?
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    Muad'Dib got a reaction from Edmilson in Hans Zimmer's NO TIME TO DIE (2021)   
    Could be, thought I'm not certain at all. Balto sounds like a good effort from Horner to my ears, like he was actually invested by the setting and story. But he could have handed the more silly cues to someone else and focus on the more interesting material, like the white wolf cue -which to this day remains to me as one of the highlights of Horner's carreer. 
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    Muad'Dib got a reaction from MikeH in Hans Zimmer's NO TIME TO DIE (2021)   
    Late to the party, but I know for a fact (though I don't have evidence) that Don Davis ghost-wrote cues for Horner on We're Back! and that he wrote "The Claw" from Randy Newman's Toy Story 3.
     
    If you think about it, Horner didn't really need to use ghost-writers considering how much music he borrowed and re-used xD
     
    Also, I think there's a factor we're not taking into consideration here. The production times have changed greatly in the last twenty years. Everything's much faster now, there's usually no time for a single composer to write 2-3 hours of music (not counting the re-writes) and additional composers are a necessity these days, for better or worse. Not everyone can have a luxurious schedule like Williams on the last 3 Star Wars... And Morricone didn't (most of the time) write to picture and he wrote a lot of stuff based on the same material with very little variation, so that's why he could do so much material in a small space of time. 
     
    This is why -I believe- Williams started to write less and less for film. The breaking point seems to be The Lost World, where digital editing elements start to shape the picture and allow the filmmamkers to keep editing and editing the movie until the last minute... Take The Hobbit, for example, or the disastrous Cats from last year, where they literally kept editing until *hours* before the premiere. You can't expect a single composer to keep writing and re-writing all that material by themselves. It's insane.
     
    And even with a luxurious timetable, like Williams had on the Star Wars sequels, they kept chopping and chopping the score to bits, particularly on the last movie. Why even bother making Williams re-write all that material if you're not even gonna use it?
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    Muad'Dib reacted to Jay in WAR OF THE WORLDS (2005) 2CD edition from Intrada Records 2020   
    Here's the actual track list, with times, an exclusive sound sample, and 2 pages from the booklet
     
    http://www.jwfan.com/?p=13047
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    Muad'Dib reacted to TownerFan in WAR OF THE WORLDS (2005) 2CD edition from Intrada Records 2020   
    Interesting points. What gives this score its most unique quality, in my very humble opinion, is the fact Williams avoids almost completely the theme-driven approach he's known for and that often is at the core of his film scores, which is very unusual for him. While there are thematic figurations throughout, it's mostly motivic stuff, not fully fledged themes. It's an almost impressionistic score in that regard, where the identity of the film is rendered throughout the harmonic language and the very dark orchestral colours. It's Williams at his most Stravinsky-esque, imho. It fits the film's very brooding tone like a glove.
     
    I don't know if this was a consequence of the unusual circumstances in which he scored the film, or if it's because basically Spielberg given him total free reign to do whatever he wanted.
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    Muad'Dib reacted to crumbs in WAR OF THE WORLDS (2005) 2CD edition from Intrada Records 2020   
    Probably a good time to re-post this very generous scoring featurette on the film:
     
    Williams discusses several things of note here, including the low male chorus and the high-pitched female 'scream' in the Intersection Scene (that I think was absent from the OST version of that cue, but is included on the Intrada version).
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    Muad'Dib reacted to blondheim in Pirate music suggestions   
    Scherzi are rather swashbuckling, aren't they
     
    The one in Bruckner's 5th has some pirate energy too
     
    Also, Szell is top-notch. Great choice of Beethoven conductor
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    Muad'Dib got a reaction from bruce marshall in The Official Alex North Thread   
    No Dragonslayer yet? For shame!

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    Muad'Dib got a reaction from Oomoog the Ecstatic in Pirate music suggestions   
    Also, this. Always pictured pirates to this particular part with the horns
     
     
    Also, I can totally picture a swordfight to this:
     
     
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    Muad'Dib got a reaction from blondheim in Pirate music suggestions   
    Also, this. Always pictured pirates to this particular part with the horns
     
     
    Also, I can totally picture a swordfight to this:
     
     
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    Muad'Dib got a reaction from blondheim in Pirate music suggestions   
    This always sounded extremely pirate-y to my ears
     
     
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    Muad'Dib reacted to Manakin Skywalker in John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018) - Deluxe Edition release coming November 2020   
    At this point I just want the music. 10 years ago I would have wanted prequel expansions either on their own physical sets or maybe bundled in a boxset. But after waiting so long, I don't really need a physical set, so long as I have the music. Either way the quality is the same (or better if it's released in hi-res), it saves both time and money for us as well as WDR (thus further incentivizing an expanded release), and without a disc runtime limit we could potentially see more music that might not be present on a set, especially if they decide to cheap out and limit each set to two discs.
     
    At this point a digital-only release could be more beneficial than a limited edition set, also considering the immense amount of fans that will be wanting to buy this. Physical sets are great for us collectors, but are becoming more of a hassle as the years go on. Where digital releases were once considering a bad thing, they are now beneficial to both record labels and us as consumers.
     
    Plus there's the fact that WDR will certainly not be working with specialty labels for Star Wars expansions anyway, so obviously LLL or Intrada or any other specialty label wouldn't be involved either way.
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    Muad'Dib reacted to BrotherSound in THE ADVENTURES OF HAN - 2018 John Williams theme for Solo: A Star Wars Story   
    There’s several cues that make reference to “JW score“ and “sketch”:
     

     
    1M1 Opening (“Meet Han”)
    3M17 Walk to Dryden’s
    5M32 Kessel Run Pt. 1 (“Reminiscence Therapy”) 
    7M47-48 To Tatooine (“Dice and Roll”)
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    Muad'Dib reacted to Matt S. in John Williams & the Vienna Philharmonic: January 18/19 2020 w/ CD & Blu-ray coming August 14 2020   
    They all told him the same thing: “Spielberg wanted me to score Schindler’s List, but I was dead.”
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    Muad'Dib reacted to Albus Percival Wulfric in John Williams & the Vienna Philharmonic: January 18/19 2020 w/ CD & Blu-ray coming August 14 2020   
    I wonder if that's where Beethoven told him that he actually would like to write for film.
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    Muad'Dib reacted to PrayodiBA in John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018) - Deluxe Edition release coming November 2020   
    This is a pretty awesome news , THE DELUXE EDITION!!
     
     
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    Muad'Dib reacted to Edmilson in Netflix "The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance" Prequel Series!   
    Canceled by Netflix.
     
    https://www.comingsoon.net/tv/news/1149458-netflix-cancels-emmy-winning-the-dark-crystal-age-of-resistance
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