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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from CipZip in The Official European JWFAN Pre-Concert Meetup Thread (London, October 26, 2018)   
    It looks like I'll be attending after all. Huzzah!
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from PetePan in The Official European JWFAN Pre-Concert Meetup Thread (London, October 26, 2018)   
    It looks like I'll be attending after all. Huzzah!
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Quppa in 'A Celebration of John Williams in Concert' - Royal Albert Hall, October 26, 2018 (CONDUCTED BY DIRK BROSSÉ)   
    It was possible to get into the queue AN HOUR in advance? HOOOOOW? 
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Naïve Old Fart in Recently purchased movie(s)?   
    I've been waiting for ages for Universal to release Duel, The Sugarland Express, 1941 and Always on Blu-Ray individually in the Netherlands. Already owning Jaws, Jurassic Park and The Lost World on Blu really put me off buying that big Spielberg box set. I also recently picked up this edition of E.T., which comes with a lovely booklet:


     
    But today, I found out bol.com is selling the box set for a mere €25. That puts the price of the four movies I don't own at a mere €6,25 a piece. Neato!
     
    So this should be arriving tomorrow:
     


    Yay!
     
    I'll have to catch up on some of the 'Berg's other Blu-ray releases and have myself a marathon one day.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from bollemanneke in James Horner's TITANIC (2017 4CD expanded edition from La-La Land Records)   
    I'm glad Cameron decided against it. It's cheesy as hell, while the piano version works wonderfully.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Ollie in La La Land Records Black Friday 2017   
    Everyone's favourite LaLa Land employee sent mine yesterday. I expect shipping to take another week or so.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from aj_vader in Star Wars music streamed live this Saturday   
    I did. Sitting through Mars, the Stravinsky comparisons and Korngold in a row got tedious. Then, when they finally got back to Star Wars, the conductor told the audience "the next piece is based on Carmina Burana by Orff."
     
    Give it a rest already!
     
    Also, because of the suites, there was a lot of repeated material. They basically played the bridge to the end credits three times and March of the Resistance and Scherzo for X-Wings twice. It somehow felt like whoever programmed this didn't want to burden the orchestra with having to rehearse too much new music.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Miguel Andrade in Star Wars music streamed live this Saturday   
    I went to this on Friday. Good playing, and hearing this music in the wonderful Concertgebouw was great.
     
    But the programme baffles me.
     
    I like Mars and the Korngold piece is nice, but what's the point? Who is this for? Why not use that time to play something like Anakin's Theme  or just about anything from Return of the Jedi. The whole "Star Wars is just Holst/Wagner/Stravinsky/Korngold/Orff" act got old very quickly. It was unnecessary, borderline insulting to the composer and a waste of valuable playtime.
     
    I had a good time during the pieces from Star Wars (the whole Jedi Steps and Finale medley was great!), but I was left rather annoyed by the rest of the programme.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Remco in Star Wars music streamed live this Saturday   
    I went to this on Friday. Good playing, and hearing this music in the wonderful Concertgebouw was great.
     
    But the programme baffles me.
     
    I like Mars and the Korngold piece is nice, but what's the point? Who is this for? Why not use that time to play something like Anakin's Theme  or just about anything from Return of the Jedi. The whole "Star Wars is just Holst/Wagner/Stravinsky/Korngold/Orff" act got old very quickly. It was unnecessary, borderline insulting to the composer and a waste of valuable playtime.
     
    I had a good time during the pieces from Star Wars (the whole Jedi Steps and Finale medley was great!), but I was left rather annoyed by the rest of the programme.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Holko in James Horner's TITANIC (2017 4CD expanded edition from La-La Land Records)   
    I have yet to receive this set, but hearing about its contents, I'm fairly certain this will be the next Remixed & Restored project.
     
    After I finish the one I'm currently working on.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from bollemanneke in What's on your John Williams Christmas Playlist?   
    In other years:
     
    Hook
    Home Alone
    Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
     
    and a whole bunch of scores by other composers.
     
    This year:
     
    Jurassic Park and The Lost World: Jurassic Park on infinite repeat! 
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from John in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Newer Films)   
    Justice League
     
    Well, that was fucking awful.
     
    Shallow, poorly told and devoid of human emotion. So about what you'd expect from a Zack Snyder film. I should have known better. Avoid.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from DarthDementous in Indiana Jones 5 (James Mangold, July 29 2022)   
    Han Solo pretended to be Indiana Jones and that turned out quite well.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Jay in REMIXED & RESTORED: Jurassic Park   
    Updated!
     

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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Johnnyecks in Why do we all hate everything now?   
    Because once you get old, everything turns to shit.
     

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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Jay in Why do we all hate everything now?   
    Because once you get old, everything turns to shit.
     

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    Mr. Breathmask reacted to Doug Adams in The Music Of The Hobbit Films - Doug Adams' Book confirmed by Howard Shore   
    That's not the actual cover. I always use temp covers when I write. Not sure why. It helps with mood, I guess.
     
    And yes, the book follows the complete Extended Scores ... and in the order and structure of the original fully orchestrated compositions (meaning the first fully realized draft before filmmaker conformations).
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from John in Which do you prefer: Jaws or Jurassic Park?   
    This.
     
    I voted Jurassic Park. It's so much grander than Jaws. A real great Hollywood score. And it has everything that's good about John Williams as well. It's almost like a Greatest Hits.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Pieter Boelen in .   
    The Mummy could have benefitted from a proper old-fashioned adventure score. The movie still wouldn't have been very good, but at least it would inject some life and - God help us - some actual fun into the proceedings.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Naïve Old Fart in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Newer Films)   
    Nope. So much for the Silence Cinematic Universe.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Will in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Newer Films)   
    Nope. So much for the Silence Cinematic Universe.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Naïve Old Fart in Canon Indy   
    Oh. Okay.
     

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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from DarthDementous in Solo: A Star Wars Story (Ron Howard 2018)   
    I. Don't. Care.
     
    Some part of me hopes this movie fails miserably and finally kills off the phenomenon of pointless origin prequels.
     
    But it's got Star Wars in the title, so it'll make another metric fuckton of money and studio executives will keep greenlighting shit like this for years to come...
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