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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Gruesome Son of a Bitch in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    "Alternative taste."
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Bofur01 in Sherlock (BBC)   
    Nope.
     
    To me, it's the moment the show completely bought into its own hype and started flaunting it. It became too self-aware for its own good. Before that point, Sherlock was the one being smart and telling us he knew it. Suddenly, the writers were trying to pull the same trick and it just became obnoxious (much like Sherlock to his friends).
     
    It's also from the episode that started the trend of season-long arcs where events from the first episode wouldn't be resolved until the third, breaking with the tradition of three separate stories. From here on out, each season was no longer a collection of great stand-alones, but another Grand Scheme you had to watch from start to finish.
     
    Although the show wasn't without its good moments (or even good episodes), it's still the point where the show took a turn for the worse and never recovered.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Once in Sherlock (BBC)   
    Nope.
     
    To me, it's the moment the show completely bought into its own hype and started flaunting it. It became too self-aware for its own good. Before that point, Sherlock was the one being smart and telling us he knew it. Suddenly, the writers were trying to pull the same trick and it just became obnoxious (much like Sherlock to his friends).
     
    It's also from the episode that started the trend of season-long arcs where events from the first episode wouldn't be resolved until the third, breaking with the tradition of three separate stories. From here on out, each season was no longer a collection of great stand-alones, but another Grand Scheme you had to watch from start to finish.
     
    Although the show wasn't without its good moments (or even good episodes), it's still the point where the show took a turn for the worse and never recovered.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Kasey Kockroach in The John Williams Jurassic Park Collection from La-La Land MUSIC Discussion   
    I think he meant including Revealing the Plans in track 8 on the OST, while it's actually the second of Williams' compositions to be heard in the movie. The tracklist reads as if Hammond comes up with a plan after Sarah has been rescued.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Naïve Old Fart in What Is The Last Score You Listened To?   
    Rogue One
    Kinda boring, really.
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    Mr. Breathmask reacted to BloodBoal in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    it is a good movie to watch when you have trouble falling asleep and The BFG isn't on TV.
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    Mr. Breathmask reacted to Jay in The John Williams Jurassic Park Collection from La-La Land MUSIC Discussion   
    No Marc I agree, your response for him was perfect!
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from JTWfan77 in The John Williams Jurassic Park Collection from La-La Land MUSIC Discussion   
    I just figured I'd help a fellow fan out and actually list the exact info he was looking for, rather than referring to cue lists he'd have to search through to figure out what ended up where. 
     
    It was a legitimate question.
     
    Oh, well.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from JTWfan77 in The John Williams Jurassic Park Collection from La-La Land MUSIC Discussion   
    Jay, could you make a reference thread with links to all those spreadsheets?
     
    I wanted to look this one up, but I just couldn't find it and I know there are more.
     
    They're quite valuable, so a thread with quick access to them would be much appreciated.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Will in The John Williams Jurassic Park Collection from La-La Land MUSIC Discussion   
    Jay, could you make a reference thread with links to all those spreadsheets?
     
    I wanted to look this one up, but I just couldn't find it and I know there are more.
     
    They're quite valuable, so a thread with quick access to them would be much appreciated.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Pieter Boelen in The John Williams Jurassic Park Collection from La-La Land MUSIC Discussion   
    Jay, could you make a reference thread with links to all those spreadsheets?
     
    I wanted to look this one up, but I just couldn't find it and I know there are more.
     
    They're quite valuable, so a thread with quick access to them would be much appreciated.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from JTWfan77 in The John Williams Jurassic Park Collection from La-La Land MUSIC Discussion   
    17. The History Lesson
    1-04 Entrance of Mr. Hammond 
    segues into
    1-08 The History Lesson (film version)
     
    18. Stalling Around
    2-09 Stalling Around
     
    19. The Coming Storm
    1-13 The Coming Storm (film version)
    segues into
    1-16 The Falling Car and The T-Rex Chase 3:05 - 4:33
    segues into
    1-03 The Encased Mosquito
     
    20. Hungry Raptor
    2-04 Hungry Raptor
     
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Kasey Kockroach in The John Williams Jurassic Park Collection from La-La Land MUSIC Discussion   
    I have to say the difference between these two scores is quite something. Jurassic Park is quintessential Williams. With its big, brassy fanfares, upbeat tone and romantic themes it plays almost like a greatest hits compilation. 
    And yet the sequel score is something wholly unique in Williams' oeuvre, thanks in large part to his extensive use of percussion and textures.
     
    Pretty interesting for an original and a sequel score written by the same composer.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Pieter Boelen in The John Williams Jurassic Park Collection from La-La Land MUSIC Discussion   
    I have to say the difference between these two scores is quite something. Jurassic Park is quintessential Williams. With its big, brassy fanfares, upbeat tone and romantic themes it plays almost like a greatest hits compilation. 
    And yet the sequel score is something wholly unique in Williams' oeuvre, thanks in large part to his extensive use of percussion and textures.
     
    Pretty interesting for an original and a sequel score written by the same composer.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Once in Sherlock (BBC)   
    I have to say I too felt the staging in this episode was rather hokey at times. I'm used to better from Sherlock. 
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    Mr. Breathmask reacted to Melange in My 1,000th post   
    Melange - Anticipating multiple likes!
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Melange in America   
    Sure. But then you turn off the TV and switch on Facebook and it's ten times worse, with everyone just echoing whichever clickbait best suits their views, with each article oozing either smugness or outrage. It's getting tedious.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Incanus in What Is The Last Score You Listened To?   
    The Lost World: Jurassic Park 
    Sweet Jesus, this is good. Crank it up!
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Pieter Boelen in The John Williams Jurassic Park Collection from La-La Land MUSIC Discussion   
    "I get the deadline" should be "I get the idea". Stupid autocorrect.
     
    My point was that the original idea was probably to go with a jungle sound (as you'd expect from a film called The Lost World). After scoring, there might have been some doubt if the score was adventurous enough for a Jurassic Park score, as it doesn't have a prominent adventure theme like the first one. This was then fixed by tracking the concert theme into the film at various places.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Pieter Boelen in The John Williams Jurassic Park Collection from La-La Land MUSIC Discussion   
    The Rex bares his teeth over Kelly's head, then we pan over to Kelly and see a tear rolling down her face. It's the last shot before it cuts back to Malcolm outside. The piano comes in right as the shot moves to Kelly's face.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Pieter Boelen in Disney Records has reissued the original Star Wars OST albums - Sony's contract is over! [digital/streaming releases only]   
    Fun scenario:
     
    Disney restores the Star Wars trilogy and releases the original theatrical versions on DVD, Blu-Ray and 4K in a glorious new transfer BUT omits the 20th Century Fox Fanfare and replaces it with a modern digital Disney logo. 
     
    The outcry will be hilarious.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Pieter Boelen in The John Williams Jurassic Park Collection from La-La Land MUSIC Discussion   
    There is certainly great music on the OST. It's just not presented in a digestible program.
     
    Editing the OST into a chronological program already makes a difference, but the OST and the complete score are night and day in terms of listening experience. 
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Alexcremers in Marvel Cinematic Universe Thread   
    Ugh. Another hero vs. hero film. 
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Will in The Force Awakens - Complete Score Breakdown & Chronological Order (Film Spoilers Allowed)   
    Something just becomes less holy if there's a complete sessions leak out there.
     
    Can you imagine if we were still listening to only the original soundtrack album of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and a complete score release was announced tomorrow? Or if the Star Wars video games hadn't used all that unreleased prequel music and we were still listening to the albums with the incomplete Battle of Coruscant and that glorious fanfare from It Can't Be never coming to its resolution and we'd still be wanting that music?
     
    I remember recording Jurassic Park off a VHS copy onto a cassette, complete with dialogue and sound effects, just to listen to the music. I knew a CD must be out there, but local stores just didn't have it and there was no online shopping to get it. And DVD wasn't even around, so no ripping the rear channels either. You just had to make do with the stereo mixdown. 
     
    Jesus Christ. I'm fucking old.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from RICHARDSTRAUSS68 in The Force Awakens - Complete Score Breakdown & Chronological Order (Film Spoilers Allowed)   
    Our first DVD player had the option to switch the audio output between 2Ch and 5.1Ch. We didn't have surround, but if you set the player to 5.1Ch, it would send only the front left and right channels to the TV speakers via the SCART cable.
     
    I used to play the LotR movies that way to be able to listen to the full thing, even though that still meant listening through many sound effects, volume changes and some (brief) stretches without any score.
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