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Posted: 17 Sep 07, 09:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Last night my wife and I went to see the New York Philarmonic conducted by John Williams, and let me tell you that even though I've never been to a Classical music concert I was amazed by the whole magic this man has put into his music scores.

The show included some of John Williams most famous scores from movies like Jaws, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Memoirs of a Geisha, and E.T., along with a tribute to the special guest Stanley Donen, who directed many musicals like 'Singin' In The Rain' and worked with Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire.

I was a bit disappointed that there weren't any 'Star Wars' songs aside from the Main Theme. I was really looking forward to hear 'The Imperial March'.

So is anyone else here into film music scores?


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Posted: 17 Sep 07, 10:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm pretty big on film music.... the standouts for me (apart from Star Wars, heh) would be Shawshank Redemption, the 1938 version of Robin Hood, Lawrence of Arabia.... they all have fantastic scores.


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Posted: 17 Sep 07, 11:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Star Wars of course. BTW zebonka, aren't you registered on originaltrilogy.com ?

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Posted: 17 Sep 07, 11:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The score for Superman: The Movie is quite beautiful. One of his best.

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Posted: 17 Sep 07, 12:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I really liked Danny Elfman's main theme for the Tim Burton versions of Batman, although I have to say that I truly despise those movies.


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Posted: 17 Sep 07, 13:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm partial to a bit of Lalo Schifrin, amongst other scores.


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Posted: 17 Sep 07, 19:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think Hook and the last crusade were his best film scores in any of the films he was in, star wars was good too of course!


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Posted: 17 Sep 07, 20:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love Nino Rota and the guy who did "Last of The Mohicans".


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Posted: 18 Sep 07, 16:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Don't forget the greatness of Ennio Morricone.

On the flip side, Brian May sucks at soundtracks. The dead one.

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Posted: 18 Sep 07, 22:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The man is a genius. Granted, he's no Mozart by any means, but as far as hooks go - genius. He consistently writes theme after theme, each more memorable than the next.

Essentially, I guess he's a "pop" composer. A "hooker," you might say.


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Posted: 21 Sep 07, 05:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He continues to surprise me... his work for Harry Potter was boring in the extreme, patched together from Phantom Menace leftovers & the Darth Vader theme. But there was a film he did music for in the last five or so years, maybe ten... and fuck I can't remember what movie it was, but it was frigging awesome.

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Posted: 21 Sep 07, 07:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

artemismoon wrote:

The score for Superman: The Movie is quite beautiful. One of his best.



My favorite as well.
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Posted: 21 Sep 07, 07:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ennio Morricone did for Westerns what John Williams did for Sci-fi & Adventure flicks.

I loved Morricone's score for 'Cinema Paradiso', which was far from different from anything he's done before.


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Posted: 21 Sep 07, 09:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr.Jingles wrote:

Last night my wife and I went to see the New York Philarmonic conducted by John Williams


I bet Pieter will be jealous.

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Posted: 21 Sep 07, 10:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bastard :-P

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Posted: 21 Sep 07, 11:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Joseph Williams, ex and sometimes part time lead singer for Toto (when Bobby Kimball isn't around), is the son of John Williams.