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    Docteur Qui reacted to Manakin Skywalker in The Rise of Skywalker SPOILERS ALLOWED discussion thread   
    The man's almost 90 years old and doesn't watch these films aside from working on them. I can guarantee he doesn't know anything about the fandom and wouldn't give two shits anyway. He simply assumed the ending we got was the perfect ending the fans wanted. If you think he's returning to score more films in his 100's then you're nuts.
     
    Of course if you're working on a project and want it to succeed (like actors on a press tour) you're going to talk up to it, even if you don't like the product. Obviously he's not going to trash talk the film even if he knows it's not great, because he's too respectful to do that.
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from GerateWohl in The Rise of Skywalker SPOILERS ALLOWED discussion thread   
    For what it's worth, I think Trevorrow's original ideas for the final film in the trilogy largely worked well. At least much better than TROS.
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    Docteur Qui reacted to crumbs in The Last of Us (New HBO show by Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin)   
    You should check out the new ABC series The Newsreader, she's excellent in that (if well-produced Australian dramas are your thing!)
     
    And by ABC I'm referring to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, not the American network.
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Not Mr. Big in The Last of Us (New HBO show by Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin)   
    Looks like a still from the game
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Marian Schedenig in The Doctor Who Thread.....   
    He represents too many of Chibnall's shortcomings for me. He's too goofy, too random, too camp to be taken seriously (as in: a serious threat) to me.
     
     
    I'm not sure I'd agree with not ever going too far. But he never went too too far. I'd rather have a bit too far than Chibnall's current not nearly far enough.
     
    I've only seen him in two films and only remember him in one of those but hey, I can imagine Colin (God of Sex) as The Doctor.
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Jay in Nintendo and Universal teaming up for animated Mario movie   
    Release date revealed: December 21, 2022
     
    Cast announced, too:
     
    Chris Pratt - Mario
    Anya Taylor-Joy - Princess Peach
    Charlie Day - Luigi
    Jack Black - Bowser
    Keegan-Michael Key - Toad
    Seth Rogen - Donkey Kong
    Fred Armisen - Cranky Kong
    Kevin Michael Richardson - Kamek
    Sebastian Maniscalco - Spike
    Charles Martinet - unannounced cameos
     
    https://variety.com/2021/film/news/super-mario-bros-movie-cast-chris-pratt-1235072946/
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    Docteur Qui reacted to MattyO in The Doctor Who Thread.....   
    And in a phenomenally strange turn of events, Russell T Davies is returning as showrunner! I couldn't be more excited, especially if it means he brings Murray Gold back with him (and thus inspires Mr Gold to release the soundtrack to Series 10).
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from Brónach in The Doctor Who Thread.....   
    Yeah I never thought I'd say this but I even miss the frequent sexual innuendo that Moffat and (to a lesser extent) RTD injected into the scripts. As cringy as it could be sometimes at least it was a nod to the fact that a good chunk of the audience are actual adults.
     
    The postulating of the current run is almost unbearable, as is the refusal to acknowledge any nuance or complexity concerning the issues raised. Take Arachnids for example - the Doctor is staunchly against killing the invading spiders (fair enough), but her ultimate solution is to.... allow them to slowly starve and/or suffocate to death in incredible agony. Ok, that's also fair enough, as long as there's discussion around having two terrible things to choose from (or, you know, baiting them into the TARDIS so she can release them in a less hostile environment).... Nope, nothing like that. What could've been an interesting exploration about the ethics of euthanasia is instead a black-and-white GUNS BAD, KILLING BAD narrative in which the Doctor's opinion is presented as the only right - and obvious - one, completely ignoring the implications of her choices.
     
    The appallingly named Ranskoor Av Kolos (cringe) has a similar conundrum; old mate Graham is hell-bent on getting revenge on Tzim-Sha for killing his wife. Ooh, juicy! The Doctor is all like "no Graham, if you kill him you'll be just like him", which, eh yeah that's a point-of-view I suppose, not exactly the most original take (or even accurate) but it's an attempt at conflict. Graham's ultimate act is.... to keep Tzim-Sha in a permanent state of torturous half-life for the rest of eternity, with no hope of escape. The same action that the Doctor earlier lambasted the villain for as being "completely obscene". And she congratulates him for it. No hint of irony, no meditation on the implications of torture or incarceration, just a simplistic scenario in which it's her way or the highway, ethical discussions be damned.
     
    I won't go on, and a lot of this is covered in a 5-hour Youtube video by Jay Exci I recently watched, but honestly I wouldn't recommend it. As much as I agree a lot with their points, it's often repetitive and some arguments are a stretch, they could easily have whittled this thing down to an hour. Still, I watched it, but what else do you do in lockdown? Watch something you actually like? I did that, and here I am again.
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from igger6 in John Williams returns for Indiana Jones 5   
    I'm not completely opposed to temp tracks, just look at how effective that was for something like Prisoner of Azkaban (Rossini's La Gazza Ladra was clearly the temp for "Aunt Marge's Waltz") or movies like Star Wars and Home Alone - brilliant pieces from the classical canon that JW used as a launching pad for wonderful new music. 
    As long as it's not existing film music (including JW's own) - that's where the harm of it comes in.
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from Not Mr. Big in John Williams returns for Indiana Jones 5   
    I'm not completely opposed to temp tracks, just look at how effective that was for something like Prisoner of Azkaban (Rossini's La Gazza Ladra was clearly the temp for "Aunt Marge's Waltz") or movies like Star Wars and Home Alone - brilliant pieces from the classical canon that JW used as a launching pad for wonderful new music. 
    As long as it's not existing film music (including JW's own) - that's where the harm of it comes in.
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from Falstaft in John Williams returns for Indiana Jones 5   
    I genuinely think everyone who works with him now is too reverential to the man. Challenge him! Tell him what to do! Bring out some of that "iron fist in a velvet glove" fire from his golden era! He'll nail it!
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    Docteur Qui reacted to igger6 in John Williams returns for Indiana Jones 5   
    Urge him not to.  Rian Johnson's fanboy love for Williams was endearing, but I think it inadvertently led to a less creatively fertile score than we might have gotten without the Williams temp track.
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    Docteur Qui reacted to eitam in John Williams returns for Indiana Jones 5   
    Yeah, that's my feeling too. 
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from crumbs in John Williams returns for Indiana Jones 5   
    I genuinely think everyone who works with him now is too reverential to the man. Challenge him! Tell him what to do! Bring out some of that "iron fist in a velvet glove" fire from his golden era! He'll nail it!
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from crumbs in John Williams returns for Indiana Jones 5   
    I'm not completely opposed to temp tracks, just look at how effective that was for something like Prisoner of Azkaban (Rossini's La Gazza Ladra was clearly the temp for "Aunt Marge's Waltz") or movies like Star Wars and Home Alone - brilliant pieces from the classical canon that JW used as a launching pad for wonderful new music. 
    As long as it's not existing film music (including JW's own) - that's where the harm of it comes in.
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from eitam in John Williams returns for Indiana Jones 5   
    I genuinely think everyone who works with him now is too reverential to the man. Challenge him! Tell him what to do! Bring out some of that "iron fist in a velvet glove" fire from his golden era! He'll nail it!
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from Holko in John Williams returns for Indiana Jones 5   
    I genuinely think everyone who works with him now is too reverential to the man. Challenge him! Tell him what to do! Bring out some of that "iron fist in a velvet glove" fire from his golden era! He'll nail it!
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from Michael G. in J.K. Rowling didn't like JW because the music didn't sound English enough? Fact or fiction?   
    Surely Warner Brothers owns all rights to the music of Harry Potter? I don't know the ins-and-outs of Hollywood arts law but I'm under the impression that composers are work-for-hire and don't retain any publishing for their music. Wouldn't be that difficult to use Hedwig's Theme for subsequent films would it?
     
    Hedwig's Theme was always going to be the musical identity of the Potter films ever since the first movie and now it's the aural stamp for the whole Wizarding franchise. You couldn't ask for better branding. One of the dumbest things Marvel ever did was spend their first 10 years refusing to establish any kind of musical identity for their films.
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Edmilson in The Matrix Resurrections (Fourth Matrix film)   
    I liked the sequels when I was a teenager. Then I watched the trilogy again last year, and while 2 and 3 are not amazing, they're not as horrible as the internet would make you think. And Davis' score is excellent.
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    Docteur Qui reacted to AC1 in The Matrix Resurrections (Fourth Matrix film)   
    While the first one is the only really good movie, they are all watchable, IMO.
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Disco Stu in Johnny Klimek and Tom Tykwer's The Matrix Resurrections (2021)   
    The Wachowskis (I know only one of them is on this new movie) have this crazy contradictory mix of creative impulses/tones that really appeals to me personally.  A mix of experimentalism and traditionalism, cynicism and optimism.  Maybe I wouldn't put Speed Racer and Cloud Atlas in the great pantheon of classic films but who cares?  They're super fun and interesting to watch.
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from Tom Guernsey in Michael Giacchino & Nami Melumad's STAR TREK: PRODIGY (2021)   
    Don't care for this much, except the ending part starting from 1:05. 
     
    I still think the best Star Trek theme Giacchino ever wrote was the main theme from "Secret Weapons Over Normandy". Optimistic to the max, appropriately Williams-y/Goldsmith-y. Not faux-epic like his eventual, disappointing Trek '09 one.
     
     
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Ludwig in What's JW's "danger motif" (recurring idea)?   
    How about the Ludlow Motif?
     
     
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