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Damien F last won the day on October 16 2021

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  1. I live in the same neighbourhood and I can confirm this is true. When I heard the trailer music being played during the party, I submitted a noise complaint to the police.
  2. I've heard rumours that John Williams' upcoming concert in Milan will feature the first live performance of his new work titled "Dial of Destiny Trailer Music".
  3. I'm a little concerned Indy will die at the end of this. I'm getting sick and tired of seeing childhood heros dying in newer movies but it definitely has been a trend since about TFA.
  4. That trailer has made me cautiously optimistic for the movie. That "epic" trailer music is absolute total garbage.
  5. The Bond films were my gateway to being a score fan. I didn't even know OSTs existed when I was a teenager in 1997. Then all the Bond films were shown in order each week on TV in the run up to the release of TND and I became captivated by both the series and its music. TND was the first OST I ever bought. I met David Arnold at the Royal Albert Hall in 2019 and he signed the TND insert. When I told him it was the first score I ever bought, he was actually quite pleased with that, and asked for the insert back and added 'hopefully not your last score!!"
  6. I definitely can't agree with The Lost World as one of the most overrated. I have a few of its tracks on my gym playlist so I listen to them regularly and I never tire of it. For example, from 5:55 in 'Visitor in San Diego' is absolute gold from an orchestration standpoint : the jungle percussion, the rapid horn blasts, the four note island motif, the low string glissandi becoming more pronounced as the track reaches its conclusion, and a few boom-tishes thrown in too. It is a very rewarding listening experience.
  7. I think Rise of Skywalker is up there with Crystal Skull as one of the poorest modern Williams OST in terms of cue selection, micro editing, and omitting loads of highlights.
  8. Despite the shortness of the album, I love this new score for what it is. Once the album duration was revealed, I had come to expect a low key score similar to Saving Private Ryan sans Hymn To The Fallen. The shortness and relative lack of diverse music has kind of denied us the usual ritual of analysing and discussing a new Williams album with about a dozen tracks comprising of multiple new themes and various action, dramatic, and romantic moments. So I'm coming to this score in the same way that I approached The Adventures of Han or Obi-Wan's theme - as a fairly discrete and small scale self-contained piece of music rather than a full new score. I've made a playlist of my favourite tracks which I find to be a very enjoyable, sweet, and beautiful listen. I'm definitely glad we have it.
  9. It's funny how this score feels both brand new but also like it's been part of JW's catalog for decades.
  10. I actually think the simplicity and small scale intimacy of the score means that it is his best chance in a long time of winning an Oscar. It seems like the type of scores the academy goes for these days.
  11. It feels a bit surreal and bittersweet listening to probably the last Williams score for a Spielberg film.
  12. I couldn't get a ticket but I'm not too disappointed. I've already seen him in Berlin and Vienna earlier this year. Vienna was my 8th time seeing him in concert overall. Hopefully someone who has never seen JW in concert managed to get a ticket that I would have bought instead.
  13. A lot of recent commentary about the passing of Queen Elizabeth mentioned that she was a constant for so many people, and I think the same can be applied to JW. I remember a time when composers like Michael Giachinno and Alexandre Desplat weren't part of the industry. Older fans will remember the same about Elfman and Zimmer. I remember hearing about the deaths of titans like John Barry, Jerry Goldsmith, and James Horner. But John Williams has been a constant presence in the film scoring world for the living memory of a vast majority of film score fans. There will come a time when future generations will look back at JW in the same way that we look back at composers like Herrmann and Max Steiner. Legendary composers who have long since passed. I'm really glad that I get to experience the era of John Williams and all that entails such as the excitement of a new score and of course being able to see him in concert.
  14. I still think it is a little crazy that a person who scored for Hitchcock is still scoring movies today. OK, it was Hitch's final movie, but still JW is definitely unique among composers today in that regard.
  15. It would have been incredible for JW to have met the Queen and the photos from such an event. He probably would have told her the Schindler's List anecdote
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