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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from DarthDementous in Official Indiana Jones 5 Thread   
    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 Not Mr. Big in America   
    I thought Trump was on vacation. Can't he shut the hell up for a week or two?
     
    Also, he looked like this when he made that statement:
     

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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 Universal Pictures' Dark Universe   
    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 Brexit: The Official Thread   
    Maybe he meant "allegedly"?
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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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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Koray Savas in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    I love The Fifth Element, Ruby Rhod included.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Brónach in Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales   
    It's actual real movie score. It has themes! Counterpoint! Development! It's very good. 
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Alexcremers in America   
    If you want, I can send down some Bossche Bollen from the North. Should be good for throwing from a large distance...
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Once in Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection   
    Really happy to see they're carrying on with this. 
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    Mr. Breathmask reacted to Demondm810 in Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection   
    Looks like more are coming. 
     
    Robin Hood will be released in July. 

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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from bollemanneke in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
     
    It's just not very good, is it?
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    Mr. Breathmask reacted to Nick1066 in STAR WARS general thread   
    JW? Is that you?
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Sir Hilary Bray in Your favorite melody by John Williams   
    Han Solo and the Princess.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Pieter Boelen in REMIXED & RESTORED: The Lost World: Jurassic Park   
    Why, thank you. Now you know!
     
    I finally got around to making some new videos based on your suggestions. First up, @JohnnyD's resequencing of The Hunt:
     
     

     
    I can see where you were going with this, but the musical shift at 0:27 doesn't really make sense in the middle of that shot. It lines up nicely at 0:38, though. But there's lots of places where it feels just slightly off.
     
    As I was editing this again, I realised there's a bunch of weird continuitiy errors in the sequence. Roland's hat switches on and off his head, the guy being punched through the jeep is Carter, who is supposed to be in the car with Dieter at this point, and when we cut to Dieter and Carter in their car, there's a shot that clearly shows Burke driving behind them in the position he's in when he arrives at the Pachy.
     
    This led me to believe the original sequencing might have been more like this:
     

     
    But then, when you put The Hunt to it, it doesn't really sync up either. I know I excluded the heroes overlooking the chaos, but that didn't help either. And I'm starting to wonder if the fade out at the end is supposed to play over Burke's arrival. But then why have Roland direct the snagger to the pachy? Questions, questions... So I guess the video above serves the purpose of both showing you a possible alternate sequencing and demonstrating how impossible it is to properly sync this thing.  
     
     
    I tried this, but it doesn't work as well. If you do this, a lot of music seems to go on for too long. There's wondrous infant music for Sarah staring down a full grown T-Rex and the percussion that follows that doesn't end until we're a short bit into the next scene with Eddie and Kelly, which is a bit awkward. I also maintain that when to cues are labeled Part I and Part II, they're supposed to segue into each other. So I'm sticking to the original version I made of this (although I've updated the transition, so it should be a little more accurate now). If you really want to see this alternate interpretation though, you can do so here.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Jay in REMIXED & RESTORED: The Lost World: Jurassic Park   
    I was wondering if that was the case.
     
    Good thing I prepared an alternate version then. Enjoy this as a little bonus.
     

     
    18. Visitor in San Diego, part 2 */Ludlow's End */Tranquilizer Dart */The Lost World (alternate)/Jurassic Pak Theme (End Credits) *
    13M2 The Streets of San Diego
    13M3/14M1 Ludlow’s End
    14M2 The Saving Dart
    [unknown]
    Here is the finale again, but this time with The Lost World kicking off the end credits, before going into the Jurassic Park Theme.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Disco Stu in REMIXED & RESTORED: The Lost World: Jurassic Park   
    I was wondering if that was the case.
     
    Good thing I prepared an alternate version then. Enjoy this as a little bonus.
     

     
    18. Visitor in San Diego, part 2 */Ludlow's End */Tranquilizer Dart */The Lost World (alternate)/Jurassic Pak Theme (End Credits) *
    13M2 The Streets of San Diego
    13M3/14M1 Ludlow’s End
    14M2 The Saving Dart
    [unknown]
    Here is the finale again, but this time with The Lost World kicking off the end credits, before going into the Jurassic Park Theme.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Muad'Dib in REMIXED & RESTORED: The Lost World: Jurassic Park   
    It has been a very, very busy day today. But here's a final treat for you guys before I'm off to bed!
     

     
    17. Visitor in San Diego, part 2 */Ludlow's End */Tranquilizer Dart */Jurassic Park Theme (End Credits) */The Lost World (alternate)
    13M2 The Streets of San Diego
    13M3/14M1 Ludlow’s End
    14M2 The Saving Dart
    [unknown]
    And here we come to our final video. The Streets of San Diego was written to start right on the smash cut to the screaming woman, but the first forty seconds of the track are dropped in favor of silence. Instead, in the final film the music starts as we cut inside the video store. The whole sequence is scored with appropriately wild action music, as if we're watching a circus gone wild. There's a small edit as the crowd of police cars comes across the T-Rex, before the percussion returns - heavier than ever - for Malcolm and Sarah's final chase.
     
    The Streets of San Diego goes straight into Ludlow's End, which is written to overlap. A huge part of this cue is unused. Only the first fifteen seconds are in the film. The atmospherics for Ludlow exploring the cargo hold are dropped in favor of silence. A big action piece was written for Ludlow's demise and Sarah and Malcolm's race across the ship's deck, but that was all scrapped and replaced with the concert version of the Lost World theme (including the alternate opening that was first released on the La-La Land set). It's one of the most noticeable tonal shifts between written score and final film mix. The written version extends the pulse-pounding action climax until the moment Sarah fires the tranquilizer dart, whereas the film version heralds the arrival of the adult rex as the start of the triumph. Using the adventurous main theme for a major character's death is a rather gleeful relishing in "punishing" the bad guy and I always felt it was an odd choice. But I guess Spielberg wanted one more rousing rendition of the theme to signal the action's end. In the final film, the Lost World theme feels like the main theme of the film, but listening to the written score, I'd argue the film's main theme is actually The Island's Voice (although it is not used here).
     
    Ludlow's End is supposed to flow straight into The Saving Dart. Of course, the end of Ludlow's End is unused and replaced by the Lost World theme. The first eight seconds of The Saving Dart are also unused. Instead, the T-Rex's roar plays over silence and the music fades in as we cut to Malcolm watching the hatch close. The final cue before the end credits then offers some relief after all the action as the film wraps up. The Lost World theme gets a gentle rendition as we see the Venture heading back to Isla Sorna. Jurassic Park's main theme is reprised as John Hammond makes his final appearance. In the film, the adventure theme from the first film follows this and takes us straight into the end credits, but this transition was created editorially. The score's original ending features an ending that is entirely different. Gentle violins and a ghostly synth voice take us back to Isla Sorna, where dinosaurs now live in the wild, completely out of man's control. It is a more downbeat ending that underscores the environmental message, but arguably not the tone you want the audience to leave the cinema with.
     
    The edit at the end of The Saving Dart leads straight into a rendition of the adventure theme for the start of the end credits. This is followed by the Lost World concert suite for the second part of the end credits. Because I have eliminated this edit by restoring the original ending of The Saving Dart, I have included tracks 13 and 14 of disc 4 of the La-La Land Records set for your listening pleasure to round out the experience. To facilitate this length, the end credits scroll has been slowed down to run about a third longer.
     
     
    So there it is. I hope you have all enjoyed these remixes. Researching, remixing and restoring The Lost World was certainly an undertaking, but I've really enjoyed the process. The Lost World: Jurassic Park as interpreted by John Williams appears to be a very different film. Overall, the final film mix favors silence in several places (not uncommon for a Jurassic Park movie as we saw last time) or the adventurous tones of the Lost World theme to soothe the audience and remind them they're watching a popcorn adventure film.
     
    What do you think of the differences? Do you have a favorite piece of dropped music? And what other score would you like to see remixed and restored?
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