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    lairdo got a reaction from Cindylover1969 in Ecoutez le cinéma John Williams release - The Legend of John Williams 20CD box set   
    What a day - 
    Hook from La-La Land
    Dial of Destiny 4K UHD with isolated track
     
    and this showed up too! It's much larger than I expected. 
     
     

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    lairdo got a reaction from Raiders of the SoundtrArk in Ecoutez le cinéma John Williams release - The Legend of John Williams 20CD box set   
    What a day - 
    Hook from La-La Land
    Dial of Destiny 4K UHD with isolated track
     
    and this showed up too! It's much larger than I expected. 
     
     

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    lairdo got a reaction from rough cut in Ecoutez le cinéma John Williams release - The Legend of John Williams 20CD box set   
    What a day - 
    Hook from La-La Land
    Dial of Destiny 4K UHD with isolated track
     
    and this showed up too! It's much larger than I expected. 
     
     

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    lairdo got a reaction from Bespin in Ecoutez le cinéma John Williams release - The Legend of John Williams 20CD box set   
    What a day - 
    Hook from La-La Land
    Dial of Destiny 4K UHD with isolated track
     
    and this showed up too! It's much larger than I expected. 
     
     

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    lairdo got a reaction from BB-8 in Ecoutez le cinéma John Williams release - The Legend of John Williams 20CD box set   
    What a day - 
    Hook from La-La Land
    Dial of Destiny 4K UHD with isolated track
     
    and this showed up too! It's much larger than I expected. 
     
     

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    lairdo got a reaction from 12-Mile Reef in Ecoutez le cinéma John Williams release - The Legend of John Williams 20CD box set   
    What a day - 
    Hook from La-La Land
    Dial of Destiny 4K UHD with isolated track
     
    and this showed up too! It's much larger than I expected. 
     
     

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    lairdo got a reaction from BB-8 in Ecoutez le cinéma John Williams release - The Legend of John Williams 20CD box set   
    My copy from MusicBox (along with a Desplat DVD) has made it to Cincinnati Ohio! DHL indicates 4 days (Nov 30), but I suspect it will be a day or two sooner. Doesn't matter since I will be out of town when it arrives. But happy to know the Atlantic has been crossed! 
     
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    lairdo got a reaction from Yavar Moradi in Maurice Jarre's TOPAZ (1969) - 2023 La-La Land Records Universal Classics produced by Mike Matessino   
    Not at all on my list of things to expect, but so very happy to see this expanded and remastered. While the film is not one of my favorite Hitchcock's, I think the score is quite nice. I'll have to watch the new 4K Blu-ray this weekend to refresh my memory and maybe I will like the film more this time. Frenzy last year and now Topaz. Amazing. Could Torn Curtain follow in 2024?
     
    Ordered!
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    lairdo got a reaction from Once in HOOK (1991) - NEW! 2023 3-CD Ultimate Edition Produced, Edited, and Mastered by Mike Matessino featuring all Williams/Bricusse songs   
    Truly, 5 knock out titles. (Although I admit to not knowing Moment to Moment at all!) Amazing.
     
    (And all ordered!)
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    lairdo got a reaction from Once in Maurice Jarre's TOPAZ (1969) - 2023 La-La Land Records Universal Classics produced by Mike Matessino   
    Not at all on my list of things to expect, but so very happy to see this expanded and remastered. While the film is not one of my favorite Hitchcock's, I think the score is quite nice. I'll have to watch the new 4K Blu-ray this weekend to refresh my memory and maybe I will like the film more this time. Frenzy last year and now Topaz. Amazing. Could Torn Curtain follow in 2024?
     
    Ordered!
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    lairdo got a reaction from Ollie in Maurice Jarre's TOPAZ (1969) - 2023 La-La Land Records Universal Classics produced by Mike Matessino   
    Not at all on my list of things to expect, but so very happy to see this expanded and remastered. While the film is not one of my favorite Hitchcock's, I think the score is quite nice. I'll have to watch the new 4K Blu-ray this weekend to refresh my memory and maybe I will like the film more this time. Frenzy last year and now Topaz. Amazing. Could Torn Curtain follow in 2024?
     
    Ordered!
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    lairdo got a reaction from That_Bloke in Arthur C. Clarke listened to John Williams while writing 2010: Odyssey Two   
    I just finished listening to the audiobook of 2010: Odyssey Two by Arthur C. Clarke. I had read this book when it came out in 1982, and I still have the hardback edition in a box somewhere (along with 2061 and 3001 as well as my paperback copy of 2001). I've watched 2001 a few times in recent years, including a great 70 mm screening, and I decided to go back to the book series. 
     
    In the acknowledgments at the end of the book, Clarke thanks Maurice Jarre, Vangelis and the "incomparable John Williams for providing inspiration whenever it was needed." 
     
    Richard Strauss and Johann Strauss don't even get a mention. I wonder if JW was ever asked to score 2010, a job that ultimately went to David Shire (with help from Craig Huxley)? Probably not, but maybe nobody asked Clarke.
     
     
     
     
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    lairdo got a reaction from Loert in Arthur C. Clarke listened to John Williams while writing 2010: Odyssey Two   
    I just finished listening to the audiobook of 2010: Odyssey Two by Arthur C. Clarke. I had read this book when it came out in 1982, and I still have the hardback edition in a box somewhere (along with 2061 and 3001 as well as my paperback copy of 2001). I've watched 2001 a few times in recent years, including a great 70 mm screening, and I decided to go back to the book series. 
     
    In the acknowledgments at the end of the book, Clarke thanks Maurice Jarre, Vangelis and the "incomparable John Williams for providing inspiration whenever it was needed." 
     
    Richard Strauss and Johann Strauss don't even get a mention. I wonder if JW was ever asked to score 2010, a job that ultimately went to David Shire (with help from Craig Huxley)? Probably not, but maybe nobody asked Clarke.
     
     
     
     
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    lairdo got a reaction from A24 in Arthur C. Clarke listened to John Williams while writing 2010: Odyssey Two   
    I just finished listening to the audiobook of 2010: Odyssey Two by Arthur C. Clarke. I had read this book when it came out in 1982, and I still have the hardback edition in a box somewhere (along with 2061 and 3001 as well as my paperback copy of 2001). I've watched 2001 a few times in recent years, including a great 70 mm screening, and I decided to go back to the book series. 
     
    In the acknowledgments at the end of the book, Clarke thanks Maurice Jarre, Vangelis and the "incomparable John Williams for providing inspiration whenever it was needed." 
     
    Richard Strauss and Johann Strauss don't even get a mention. I wonder if JW was ever asked to score 2010, a job that ultimately went to David Shire (with help from Craig Huxley)? Probably not, but maybe nobody asked Clarke.
     
     
     
     
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    lairdo got a reaction from Tallguy in Arthur C. Clarke listened to John Williams while writing 2010: Odyssey Two   
    I just finished listening to the audiobook of 2010: Odyssey Two by Arthur C. Clarke. I had read this book when it came out in 1982, and I still have the hardback edition in a box somewhere (along with 2061 and 3001 as well as my paperback copy of 2001). I've watched 2001 a few times in recent years, including a great 70 mm screening, and I decided to go back to the book series. 
     
    In the acknowledgments at the end of the book, Clarke thanks Maurice Jarre, Vangelis and the "incomparable John Williams for providing inspiration whenever it was needed." 
     
    Richard Strauss and Johann Strauss don't even get a mention. I wonder if JW was ever asked to score 2010, a job that ultimately went to David Shire (with help from Craig Huxley)? Probably not, but maybe nobody asked Clarke.
     
     
     
     
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    lairdo got a reaction from Sandor in Arthur C. Clarke listened to John Williams while writing 2010: Odyssey Two   
    I just finished listening to the audiobook of 2010: Odyssey Two by Arthur C. Clarke. I had read this book when it came out in 1982, and I still have the hardback edition in a box somewhere (along with 2061 and 3001 as well as my paperback copy of 2001). I've watched 2001 a few times in recent years, including a great 70 mm screening, and I decided to go back to the book series. 
     
    In the acknowledgments at the end of the book, Clarke thanks Maurice Jarre, Vangelis and the "incomparable John Williams for providing inspiration whenever it was needed." 
     
    Richard Strauss and Johann Strauss don't even get a mention. I wonder if JW was ever asked to score 2010, a job that ultimately went to David Shire (with help from Craig Huxley)? Probably not, but maybe nobody asked Clarke.
     
     
     
     
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    lairdo reacted to Marian Schedenig in Arthur C. Clarke listened to John Williams while writing 2010: Odyssey Two   
    Williams told him the same thing when he heard about it. Clarke's response: "I know, but they're all dead."
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    lairdo reacted to Thor in Arthur C. Clarke listened to John Williams while writing 2010: Odyssey Two   
    The question is -- what John Williams score did he listen to? My bet is on JOHN GOLDFARB PLEASE COME HOME.
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    lairdo reacted to Davis in Arthur C. Clarke listened to John Williams while writing 2010: Odyssey Two   
    Or maybe nobody asked Williams.
     
    I remember smiling while reading that acknowledgement. I remember thinking, great choice by a great writer.
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    lairdo reacted to Miguel Andrade in Arthur C. Clarke listened to John Williams while writing 2010: Odyssey Two   
    I remember that acknowledgement from the first time I read the book, back in the early 80's. (The book was released in 1982, but I likely read it in 1984, the probable release date of the book in Portugal.)
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    lairdo got a reaction from Chen G. in Arthur C. Clarke listened to John Williams while writing 2010: Odyssey Two   
    I just finished listening to the audiobook of 2010: Odyssey Two by Arthur C. Clarke. I had read this book when it came out in 1982, and I still have the hardback edition in a box somewhere (along with 2061 and 3001 as well as my paperback copy of 2001). I've watched 2001 a few times in recent years, including a great 70 mm screening, and I decided to go back to the book series. 
     
    In the acknowledgments at the end of the book, Clarke thanks Maurice Jarre, Vangelis and the "incomparable John Williams for providing inspiration whenever it was needed." 
     
    Richard Strauss and Johann Strauss don't even get a mention. I wonder if JW was ever asked to score 2010, a job that ultimately went to David Shire (with help from Craig Huxley)? Probably not, but maybe nobody asked Clarke.
     
     
     
     
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    lairdo got a reaction from Davis in Arthur C. Clarke listened to John Williams while writing 2010: Odyssey Two   
    I just finished listening to the audiobook of 2010: Odyssey Two by Arthur C. Clarke. I had read this book when it came out in 1982, and I still have the hardback edition in a box somewhere (along with 2061 and 3001 as well as my paperback copy of 2001). I've watched 2001 a few times in recent years, including a great 70 mm screening, and I decided to go back to the book series. 
     
    In the acknowledgments at the end of the book, Clarke thanks Maurice Jarre, Vangelis and the "incomparable John Williams for providing inspiration whenever it was needed." 
     
    Richard Strauss and Johann Strauss don't even get a mention. I wonder if JW was ever asked to score 2010, a job that ultimately went to David Shire (with help from Craig Huxley)? Probably not, but maybe nobody asked Clarke.
     
     
     
     
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    lairdo got a reaction from Yavar Moradi in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny - Isolated Score Track   
    Gosh, the wording on the US box is super confusing. It's listed under Blu-ray special features, and there is limited likelihood that the Making of is on the UHD. Still, if we are getting Atmos 7.1.4 sound, I don't think Blu-ray supports that data rate so it must be the UHD disc. Hopefully, the film is on a 100GB disc so we get max data rates from the video portion (as Mission Impossible UHD has and with its 5.1 isolated score track on both discs).
     
     
    I would not pick on Criterion too much in this arena. I believe they often can only get US distribution rights for some of the films as the local owners already have a physical media distribution division (such as Canal+ in France). I'm fairly sure the UHD discs in Criterion sets are region-free as per the note above that this is a requirement for UHD. The accompanying Blu-rays (which are often region locked) also contain content that may not be easy to license for a worldwide release (such as excerpts with filmmakers on things like the Dick Cavett show). Given Criterion's commitment to world films but with its small size, niche market and shaky financial standing, I think they are doing the best they can.
     
    (Full disclosure, they offered me a job out of grad school in 1991 so I do have a soft spot. I turned it down to go to Lucasfilm instead.)
     
    Anyway, for those computer savvy or relatively tech savvy, there are UHD blu-ray drives for the computer and software that is fairly stable for dealing with region encoded discs.  That's how I tackle any Region B and C Blu-rays I acquired, and then I stream from a network drive to my TV.
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    lairdo got a reaction from enderdrag64 in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny - Isolated Score Track   
    Gosh, the wording on the US box is super confusing. It's listed under Blu-ray special features, and there is limited likelihood that the Making of is on the UHD. Still, if we are getting Atmos 7.1.4 sound, I don't think Blu-ray supports that data rate so it must be the UHD disc. Hopefully, the film is on a 100GB disc so we get max data rates from the video portion (as Mission Impossible UHD has and with its 5.1 isolated score track on both discs).
     
     
    I would not pick on Criterion too much in this arena. I believe they often can only get US distribution rights for some of the films as the local owners already have a physical media distribution division (such as Canal+ in France). I'm fairly sure the UHD discs in Criterion sets are region-free as per the note above that this is a requirement for UHD. The accompanying Blu-rays (which are often region locked) also contain content that may not be easy to license for a worldwide release (such as excerpts with filmmakers on things like the Dick Cavett show). Given Criterion's commitment to world films but with its small size, niche market and shaky financial standing, I think they are doing the best they can.
     
    (Full disclosure, they offered me a job out of grad school in 1991 so I do have a soft spot. I turned it down to go to Lucasfilm instead.)
     
    Anyway, for those computer savvy or relatively tech savvy, there are UHD blu-ray drives for the computer and software that is fairly stable for dealing with region encoded discs.  That's how I tackle any Region B and C Blu-rays I acquired, and then I stream from a network drive to my TV.
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    lairdo reacted to Jurassic Shark in Anne-Sophie Mutter to premiere new Virtuosi JW arrangements   
    Nice to see both Previn and Williams featured. 
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