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Tom Holkenborg (Junkie XL) to score ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ movie. Okay, now this is epic.
JW | New releases | Re-recordings of non-concert works
Bespin posted a topic in JOHN WILLIAMSThis morning I listened to a 2014 recording by the BBC Concert Orchestra on Spotify. I don't think it correspond to a physical album. The playing is good, but it contains a way too much echo for me, but the thing is they recorded the End Titles from The Empire Strikes Back. Well, I think it's worth of mention. Except the Gerhardt version, I don't remember any other re-recording of this piece. Please feel free to share your own discoveries!
Your favorite Criterion Collection titles?
John posted a topic in General DiscussionI recently purchased my first Criterion Collection title (The Dr. Strangelove Blu-ray digipak). Awesome transfer, and the cover and supplemental material are great as well. Any recommendations for the best first titles a new collector should pick up? Your personal favorites?
What is your favorite animated film?
John posted a topic in General DiscussionWhat is your favorite animated film? Whether it be traditionally animated, computer generated, or stop motion, I feel the medium of animation isn’t discussed much around here and I’d like to here your thoughts on it.
91st Annual Academy Awards Discussion Thread
John posted a topic in General DiscussionSince the Oscars are soon coming up, I thought I'd go ahead and make this thread for discussion purposes. Oscars 2019: The Academy announces shortlist for ‘Best Visual Effects’. The shortlist includes: Ant-Man and the Wasp Avengers: Infinity War Black Panther Christopher Robin First Man Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Mary Poppins Returns Ready Player One Solo: A Star Wars Story Welcome to Marwen
Raiders of the Lost Ark vs. Back to the Future
John posted a topic in General DiscussionWhich iconic 80s adventure film and score do you prefer; Spielberg/Williams' Raiders of the Lost Ark or Zemekis/Silvestri's Back to the Future?
The Matrix vs. Inception
John posted a topic in General DiscussionWhich innovative sci-fi thriller and score do you prefer; the Wachowskis/Davis' The Matrix, or Nolan/Zimmer's Inception?
'Jurassic Park,' 'The Shining,' 'Brokeback Mountain', and 'Rebecca' Enter the National Film Registry, Deeming them Culturally, Historically or Aesthetically Significant.
The best movie villains of the 21st century so far?
John posted a topic in General DiscussionThought this would make for a fun discussion, so here goes. What are some movie antagonists from this century that you believe will be remembered as some of cinema's most memorable, iconic villains years from now? Here's my top three. Anton Chigurh: No Country for Old Men (2007) Daniel Plainview: There Will Be Blood (2007) Gollum: The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-2003)
Incredibles 2 (Brad Bird 2018)
John posted a topic in General DiscussionSeeing as there has not been an official thread created for this film yet, I thought I'd be the one to do the honors. "The Incredibles 2 Teaser Trailer to Premiere With Coco"
Jaws vs. Jurassic Park
John posted a topic in JOHN WILLIAMSWhich Spielberg monster movie (and respective score) do you prefer; Jaws or Jurassic Park? On a technical level, Jurassic Park handily beats the somewhat dated effects in Jaws, but so great is the power of the storytelling in Jaws that I personally find the later to be much more compelling. The suspense is crafted brilliantly. Every line of dialogue is pure gold. The characters are likable and well-written. The film has easily one of the greatest monologues in cinema history (Quint's story of the U.S.S Indianapolis). It succeeds not only as an entertaining popcorn flick, but also as a rich human drama and a chilling mortality tale. There's no doubt in my mind that Jaws is the superior film, by far. Williams' score for Jurassic Park is truly great and memorable, but Jaws just barely edges it out, in my opinion.
Best films with a score by Jerry Goldsmith
Seth posted a topic in General DiscussionSo...I've never been a great fan of Jerry Goldsmith, but I think it's more out of a lack of familiarity than any perceived defect in his work. I'm also interested in experiencing for myself how his technique and approach differs from Williams. I think my lack of familiarity probably stems from the fact that he scored so many bad movies, or at least has that stigma. So I want to know--what are some of the best films that he worked on? Or films that would have been mediocre without his score? For a frame of reference, I've seen Patton and Planet of the Apes and liked them both (films and scores).
My film score blog
cjh791982 posted a topic in General DiscussionFor the past few months, I've been writing and managing my own personal blog about film music, called THE HOLLYWOOD SOUND. I started it back in July, and I've added to it since then. As a result of this blog, I've been writing CD reviews for FSM Online as well. I just wanted to let you all know about it, and to invite you all to read it: http://thehollywoodsound.blogspot.com Thanks everyone.