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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from Andy in Cameron Moody - exceptional musical talent   
    I know Cameron and he's a wonderful young man, highly driven and with a lot of talent and a bright career ahead of him. I'll echo what others have said and say that the most exciting thing about his music is where it will take him next as he develops his own style. Not many people can emulate Williams with such precision, and certainly not at his age, so he can only go up from here. 
     
    Thankfully the posts here are somewhat civil so far, but please keep in mind that he's a young person and a human being. Despite peoples' thoughts on the whole "next John Williams" thing he didn't draw that comparison himself.
     
    Can't wait to see what he does next. The fact he worked on Nope is a sign that he's working with good people and well on his way to success.
     
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from Oswin Pond in BETTER CALL SAUL - spoilers allowed for all aired episodes   
    That was a fantastic episode. The Florida scenes had me laughing out loud at how mundane they were, especially the aforementioned moment where the scene cut mid-sentence. It was also so upsetting watching Kim’s side of the phone conversation, so much tension with just her facial expressions. Same with her meeting with Cheryl, some beautiful wordless acting from both actors.
     
    The Gene scenes were tense as hell. I was cringing and squirming in my seat, knowing something was coming, but that’s good suspense, not bad television. I gasped when he had the telephone cord in his hands, brandishing it like a garrotte. Vince is right, incredibly upsetting. Thanks to @SpaceCoyote for sharing that AV Club comment about the nature of Jimmy/Saul/Gene’s outbursts - I think it completely nails where the character is with his guilt. The brief moment of shame that passes his face just before Marion hits the emergency button tells us everything. 

    What an incredible gift these people are.
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from Loert in Cameron Moody - exceptional musical talent   
    I know Cameron and he's a wonderful young man, highly driven and with a lot of talent and a bright career ahead of him. I'll echo what others have said and say that the most exciting thing about his music is where it will take him next as he develops his own style. Not many people can emulate Williams with such precision, and certainly not at his age, so he can only go up from here. 
     
    Thankfully the posts here are somewhat civil so far, but please keep in mind that he's a young person and a human being. Despite peoples' thoughts on the whole "next John Williams" thing he didn't draw that comparison himself.
     
    Can't wait to see what he does next. The fact he worked on Nope is a sign that he's working with good people and well on his way to success.
     
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from Edmilson in Cameron Moody - exceptional musical talent   
    I know Cameron and he's a wonderful young man, highly driven and with a lot of talent and a bright career ahead of him. I'll echo what others have said and say that the most exciting thing about his music is where it will take him next as he develops his own style. Not many people can emulate Williams with such precision, and certainly not at his age, so he can only go up from here. 
     
    Thankfully the posts here are somewhat civil so far, but please keep in mind that he's a young person and a human being. Despite peoples' thoughts on the whole "next John Williams" thing he didn't draw that comparison himself.
     
    Can't wait to see what he does next. The fact he worked on Nope is a sign that he's working with good people and well on his way to success.
     
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from Yavar Moradi in Cameron Moody - exceptional musical talent   
    I know Cameron and he's a wonderful young man, highly driven and with a lot of talent and a bright career ahead of him. I'll echo what others have said and say that the most exciting thing about his music is where it will take him next as he develops his own style. Not many people can emulate Williams with such precision, and certainly not at his age, so he can only go up from here. 
     
    Thankfully the posts here are somewhat civil so far, but please keep in mind that he's a young person and a human being. Despite peoples' thoughts on the whole "next John Williams" thing he didn't draw that comparison himself.
     
    Can't wait to see what he does next. The fact he worked on Nope is a sign that he's working with good people and well on his way to success.
     
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from Bellosh in Cameron Moody - exceptional musical talent   
    I know Cameron and he's a wonderful young man, highly driven and with a lot of talent and a bright career ahead of him. I'll echo what others have said and say that the most exciting thing about his music is where it will take him next as he develops his own style. Not many people can emulate Williams with such precision, and certainly not at his age, so he can only go up from here. 
     
    Thankfully the posts here are somewhat civil so far, but please keep in mind that he's a young person and a human being. Despite peoples' thoughts on the whole "next John Williams" thing he didn't draw that comparison himself.
     
    Can't wait to see what he does next. The fact he worked on Nope is a sign that he's working with good people and well on his way to success.
     
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Michael Grigorowitsch in Cameron Moody - exceptional musical talent   
    Yup:


    How was the score? And you recommend the movie? I wanted to see that one too ....
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Tom in Cameron Moody - exceptional musical talent   
    Yes, let me add to my comment.  I think Moody is a very gifted composer and one who has a bright career in front of him. I would not be surprised if as his composing evolves, he  even develops a sound quite distinct from Williams.  He is one to keep an eye (or ear) on.   
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Loert in Cameron Moody - exceptional musical talent   
    JW: "Steven, I think you'll need to find a better composer than me for this film."
    SS: "I know! I'll call Cameron Moody."
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    Docteur Qui reacted to artguy360 in Cameron Moody - exceptional musical talent   
    Yes! I discovered his work through another thread on this forum. Moody is enormously talented and he is so young. I just wish he had more music publicly available. 
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Loert in Cameron Moody - exceptional musical talent   
    To add to this, no composer has ever become famous for being the "next XXX". The greatest composers in the past have been those who successfully broke the mould.
     
    But, two things:
    - It is not at all easy to pastiche Williams convincingly, and that alone is noteworthy.
    - Moody is extremely young...still has plenty of time to find his own style. And I always believed that, if you can write like Williams effectively, then you're at a better starting point to finding your own style than if you could write like some other composers...
     
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Yavar Moradi in Cameron Moody - exceptional musical talent   
    I noticed Moody’s name as one of three “additional music” composers at the end of Nope when I saw it last night (primary composer: Michael Abels)
     
    Yavar
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    Docteur Qui reacted to SpaceCoyote in BETTER CALL SAUL - spoilers allowed for all aired episodes   
    It’s not a bad life, but it’s the wrong one for her. There were multiple scenes over the years of her typing and retyping on her laptop, second guessing a word or punctuation mark in a legal document to help give her clients the best possible defense. Here, we saw her doing that with ad copy and clip art placement in a brochure that someone will probably toss in the garbage. That longing look at the female attorney helping her client look presentable in the ABQ courthouse said so much.
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from Edmilson in BETTER CALL SAUL - spoilers allowed for all aired episodes   
    That was a fantastic episode. The Florida scenes had me laughing out loud at how mundane they were, especially the aforementioned moment where the scene cut mid-sentence. It was also so upsetting watching Kim’s side of the phone conversation, so much tension with just her facial expressions. Same with her meeting with Cheryl, some beautiful wordless acting from both actors.
     
    The Gene scenes were tense as hell. I was cringing and squirming in my seat, knowing something was coming, but that’s good suspense, not bad television. I gasped when he had the telephone cord in his hands, brandishing it like a garrotte. Vince is right, incredibly upsetting. Thanks to @SpaceCoyote for sharing that AV Club comment about the nature of Jimmy/Saul/Gene’s outbursts - I think it completely nails where the character is with his guilt. The brief moment of shame that passes his face just before Marion hits the emergency button tells us everything. 

    What an incredible gift these people are.
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from Glóin the Dark in BETTER CALL SAUL - spoilers allowed for all aired episodes   
    That was a fantastic episode. The Florida scenes had me laughing out loud at how mundane they were, especially the aforementioned moment where the scene cut mid-sentence. It was also so upsetting watching Kim’s side of the phone conversation, so much tension with just her facial expressions. Same with her meeting with Cheryl, some beautiful wordless acting from both actors.
     
    The Gene scenes were tense as hell. I was cringing and squirming in my seat, knowing something was coming, but that’s good suspense, not bad television. I gasped when he had the telephone cord in his hands, brandishing it like a garrotte. Vince is right, incredibly upsetting. Thanks to @SpaceCoyote for sharing that AV Club comment about the nature of Jimmy/Saul/Gene’s outbursts - I think it completely nails where the character is with his guilt. The brief moment of shame that passes his face just before Marion hits the emergency button tells us everything. 

    What an incredible gift these people are.
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Glóin the Dark in BETTER CALL SAUL - spoilers allowed for all aired episodes   
    But in your previous post you were complaining about fan-service!
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Damien F in BETTER CALL SAUL - spoilers allowed for all aired episodes   
    I know Kim was just as instrumental in Howard's character assassination as Jimmy (arguably even more so) but seeing her life's potential wasted writing brochure text for sprinkler products when we know she is capable of so much more was heart-breaking.
     
    I love how they cut away from the office staff's lunch time chat literally in the middle of a word. It really emphasises how mundane and uninteresting her Florida life is now.
     
    Gene and Saul are thoroughly unlikable in this episode. 
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    Docteur Qui reacted to SpaceCoyote in BETTER CALL SAUL - spoilers allowed for all aired episodes   
    I really love this analysis of Jimmy's psychology from an AV Club commenter. Putting it behind a spoiler tag because it's lengthy.
     
     
    I was also impressed by what seemed to be the BCS team's attempt to make Saul calling Francesca "Honey Tits" in his first Breaking Bad appearance track with the person we see in Better Call Saul. I was fully willing to chalk that up as an incongruity, and then he called her that in front of Kim while he was cranking up the Saul dial to 200% and putting on a show for everyone. Not sure it completely tracks even now, but I can see Saul maintaining some resentment for Francesca seeing him at this vulnerable point and keeping that nickname (which was initially said more to rattle Kim than Francesca) as a way to degrade her and maintain some self-deluded sense of power over her.
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    Docteur Qui reacted to crumbs in BETTER CALL SAUL - spoilers allowed for all aired episodes   
    I've been ruminating on this episode the last few hours and have to admit it's really haunted me.
     
    I'd be lying if I didn't admit I was on the verge of tears watching those tense final minutes between Gene and Marion. You knew it was the point of no return for both characters.
     
    As Gene approached Marion with the cable, I had flashbacks to distant memories of the "sweet, innocent Jimmy" who put all that effort into Elder Law, especially with Irene (before turning an entire retirement village against her for financial gain).
     
    To see him come perilously close to harming Marion kinda broke my heart. Like Walt in Ozymandias, I feel this was the exact moment where it finally hit home: the sympathetic character we once knew is long gone.
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    Docteur Qui reacted to SpaceCoyote in BETTER CALL SAUL - spoilers allowed for all aired episodes   
    Jeff misreading the police’s intentions, peeling out and immediately crashing is this show’s version of Ted Beneke overreacting to Huell and Kuby in his house and tripping on his rug with enough force to put himself in a coma. A big, much needed moment of humor in this episode’s Gene plot.
     
    I assume that’s the last we’ll see of Jeff and Marion (Carol Burnett seems guaranteed to win a guest performance Emmy for her work in this episode), so I doubt we’ll find out what happens to Jeff once the police connect him to Saul thanks to his mom. It probably doesn’t go well?
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    Docteur Qui reacted to SpaceCoyote in BETTER CALL SAUL - spoilers allowed for all aired episodes   
    If this is the degree of frustration you have with the show, I’m genuinely surprised you got enough enjoyment out of it to make it this far.
     
    To be clear, using black and white as a stark visualization of Gene’s miserable life was discussed by Peter and Vince back when this premiered seven years ago. And Mike never had color in his life to lose, so there was no need to show a contrast. Jimmy/Saul had his schemes, but more importantly, he had Kim. If color is going to return, it’s when she enters his life in the Gene timeline.
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    Docteur Qui reacted to SpaceCoyote in BETTER CALL SAUL - spoilers allowed for all aired episodes   
    Not sure I would call almost bludgeoning a cancer patient he’s in the process of robbing, and preparing to either strangle or incapacitate an innocent senior citizen “classic Saul shenanigans,” and that was all we saw Gene do this episode (aside from speaking to Jeff in the police station).
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from Edmilson in BETTER CALL SAUL - spoilers allowed for all aired episodes   
    I can totally see where the gripes about the structure of the season or the gap between BCS and BB are coming in here, but for me I think the idea behind it is that nothing particularly significant happens after Kim leaves, at least not dramatically. We've seen all we need to see for what transpires next. The time jump at the end of "Fun and Games" shows us everything we need to know: after Kim left, Jimmy completely commits to the Saul persona; filling his day from start to finish with non-stop noise, phone calls, distractions, work, sex workers etc. all so he doesn't stop and think for even a second about Howard, Kim or Chuck. We don't see the aftermath of "Fun and Games" because Jimmy won't let there be an aftermath: he's pushed it all down underneath Saul.
     
    The reason we're spending so much time with Gene is because for the first time since Kim has left he hasn't got Saul to hide behind, just the slow, achingly lonely existence of the Cinnabun manager alone with his own memories. This is the aftermath of "Fun and Games", it's just come years later than it should have.
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from SpaceCoyote in BETTER CALL SAUL - spoilers allowed for all aired episodes   
    I can totally see where the gripes about the structure of the season or the gap between BCS and BB are coming in here, but for me I think the idea behind it is that nothing particularly significant happens after Kim leaves, at least not dramatically. We've seen all we need to see for what transpires next. The time jump at the end of "Fun and Games" shows us everything we need to know: after Kim left, Jimmy completely commits to the Saul persona; filling his day from start to finish with non-stop noise, phone calls, distractions, work, sex workers etc. all so he doesn't stop and think for even a second about Howard, Kim or Chuck. We don't see the aftermath of "Fun and Games" because Jimmy won't let there be an aftermath: he's pushed it all down underneath Saul.
     
    The reason we're spending so much time with Gene is because for the first time since Kim has left he hasn't got Saul to hide behind, just the slow, achingly lonely existence of the Cinnabun manager alone with his own memories. This is the aftermath of "Fun and Games", it's just come years later than it should have.
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    Docteur Qui reacted to SpaceCoyote in BETTER CALL SAUL - spoilers allowed for all aired episodes   
    Jumping back in here just to say this is a great write-up that conveys my exact thoughts more concisely, and with more insightfulness, than I could manage.
     
    There's certainly a couple miles missing on the bad choice road between where we leave Jimmy and where we meet Gene, and I can't argue with anyone for whom that's a problem. Those miles aren't missing, though - we're just not seeing them in this show (at least not yet). It'll probably play better if you watch Better Call Saul up to 6x09, then watch all of Breaking Bad to cover that time period and see Saul's decline in morality, and then resume BCS with 6x10 fully in Gene-land. But we may be in for more BB-era Saul flashbacks in these next two episodes that show the decline in greater detail, which could help Better Call Saul stand on its own more firmly. This feels like a hard season to judge all the way until it's over due to the unique (some would use other words!) construction.
     
    Either way, while it's easy to like the guy, when you lay out everything Jimmy/Saul has done over these six seasons, he's a pretty awful person. Losing Kim - who was his moral compass - is enough to satisfy me on how Jimmy could become the guy who's advocating for killing "problem dogs" in Breaking Bad, and losing her again is enough to satisfy me on Gene being who he is and doing what he's doing. Any disappointment I have is in the character's choices, not the writers'.
     
     
    It was mentioned somewhere - I believe the Insider podcast? - that the corporate office of Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffet's holding company, is located in Omaha, Nebraska. So there are a lot of quality marks centralized in that location.
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