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 Posted:   Nov 14, 2012 - 7:55 PM   
 By:   KevinSmith   (Member)

Since there is no dedicated thread to this score, I thought I would make one. It's one of the better scores from the 1990s by John Williams (although obviously overshadowed in the mainstream fame of Hook the year before and Jurassic Park/Schindler's List the year after).

Memorable themes, adventurous cues (The Land Race in particular) and interesting instrumentation make this score a winner.

 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2012 - 8:29 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Love this one! Listen to it far more often than any of the others you mention. It's magnificent.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2012 - 2:03 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Strange. I'm convinced I did a thread on this awhile back.

Oh well. The film is quite bad, but the score is great -- one of my favourites from the 90's.

 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2012 - 2:15 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

Strange. I'm convinced I did a thread on this awhile back.

Im sure you did, I remember commenting on it!!

Great score, I only got around to buying it a couple of years ago. I actually prefer it to 'Hook'. Don't think I've ever seen the film.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2012 - 5:25 AM   
 By:   Reeve   (Member)

I still consider this period in John Williams’ career to be “golden” – and this score is definitely on par with “Hook” – Absolutely FAN – TAS – TIC Score, and an Absolute MUST that it needs to be rescued by ‘some’ label out there??
I'm not sure? La La Land – you guys seem to be releasing more John Williams than any other label so far?
Please?

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2012 - 5:33 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I still consider this period in John Williams’ career to be “golden” – and this score is definitely on par with “Hook” – Absolutely FAN – TAS – TIC Score, and an Absolute MUST that it needs to be rescued by ‘some’ label out there??
I'm not sure? La La Land – you guys seem to be releasing more John Williams than any other label so far?
Please?


Rescued? It's been out on a generous CD for many years. Or is it hard-to-find these days?

I agree with you, however, that the 90's was a particularly fruitful period for Williams. In fact, it may very well by my favourite decade of Williams music.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 10:56 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

I've been wanting to write about John Williams all day, and this thead, last added to over a year ago, looks like a good place for it. And I too happen to love my "Far And Away" soundtrack.

I was doing laundry this morning and put on my John Williams playlist (which I hadn't played in ages), and, once through with laundry took a long walk and continued listening to the same playlist. I had begun with his "Prologue" from "JFK," and love the use of the trumpet. Next is "Born On The Fourth Of July," followed by "Jurassic Park," "The Witches Of Eastwick," "Far And Away," "The River," "E.T.," "Jaws," "Schindler's List," "Star Wars," "Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi," "1941," "Cinderella Liberty," and, while listening to "Amistad" around track 90, turned it off. What struck me about my OD of John Williams today was the beauty of so much of that music, and I came away from it convinced that he's the Tchaikovsky of film soundtracks and I feel confident that people will still be listening to his music in another 100 years. Yes, his best compositional years are behind him, but what beautiful music!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2013 - 12:18 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

By the way, I found my old thread on the film and score -- here:

http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=27034&forumID=1&archive=1

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2013 - 1:27 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

truly a masterpiece- had it been made today-Williams would have used a lot of restrain in the themes section. Its gorgeous score though! I have a feeling we will get an expansion on this someday from La La Land smile

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2013 - 2:27 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

truly a masterpiece- had it been made today-Williams would have used a lot of restrain in the themes section. Its gorgeous score though! I have a feeling we will get an expansion on this someday from La La Land smile

What do we need an expanded release for? The exisiting CD is 70 minutes and perfectly fine as it is. Sometimes it's just too easy here for people to demand expanded releases for the sake of it.

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2013 - 2:42 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

truly a masterpiece- had it been made today-Williams would have used a lot of restrain in the themes section. Its gorgeous score though! I have a feeling we will get an expansion on this someday from La La Land smile

What do we need an expanded release for? The exisiting CD is 70 minutes and perfectly fine as it is. Sometimes it's just too easy here for people to demand expanded releases for the sake of it.


I take it you are just an average Williams fan who will be quite content with the current album. Good for you then. But for the hardcore Williams fans and the niche - this market exists. There are some pretty good alternates and a few missing cues that are in there. And John Williams is such a marketable brand commodity and hence it may be a worth a re-visit even for a remastering with todays technology. Case in point re-issues of HOME ALONE 1 & 2. Same goes for JFK and EMPIRE OF THE SUN which have very small chunks of missing music. (These two should happen soon)

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2013 - 3:13 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

I take it you are just an average Williams fan who will be quite content with the current album. Good for you then. But for the hardcore Williams fans and the niche - this market exists. There are some pretty good alternates and a few missing cues that are in there. And John Williams is such a marketable brand commodity and hence it may be a worth a re-visit even for a remastering with todays technology. Case in point re-issues of HOME ALONE 1 & 2. Same goes for JFK and EMPIRE OF THE SUN which have very small chunks of missing music. (These two should happen soon)

By your logic then, simply because I don't endlessly clamour for 'expanded' releases of scores that I already have and are generously represented to begin with, makes me 'average' and not 'hard core'? Too much naval gazing on your behalf, I think.

What about Thor? He's one of the biggest Williams fans here and yet he doesn't feel the need to constantly demand 'expansions' to massage his ego.

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2013 - 3:42 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)


By your logic then, simply because I don't endlessly clamour for 'expanded' releases of scores that I already have and are generously represented to begin with, makes me 'average' and not 'hard core'? Too much naval gazing on your behalf, I think.


that makes two of us... then wink

What about Thor? He's one of the biggest Williams fans here and yet he doesn't feel the need to constantly demand 'expansions' to massage his ego.

My friend Thor is not a tool of measure for the mass entourage of Williams fans out here. Did you know he didnt opt for the expanded TEMPLE OF DOOM cd when it came out in the recent boxset....according to him he was quite happy with the OST- So go out and figure the math on that one. Which isnt to say that he is not the biggest fan but that he has different set of standards for his likeing.

And lets move back on the mode of this topic which is to appreciate this marvelous score. its OOP by the way. A slight expansion and re-master would not be a bad thing for others. Take deep breadth and relax buddy smile

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2013 - 4:02 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

And lets move back on the mode of this topic which is to appreciate this marvelous score. its OOP by the way. A slight expansion and re-master would not be a bad thing for others. Take deep breadth and relax buddy smile

Haha yes, fair enough. I didn't realise it was now OOP, to be honest.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2013 - 5:10 AM   
 By:   dpsternan   (Member)

Since there is no dedicated thread to this score, I thought I would make one. It's one of the better scores from the 1990s by John Williams (although obviously overshadowed in the mainstream fame of Hook the year before and Jurassic Park/Schindler's List the year after).

Memorable themes, adventurous cues (The Land Race in particular) and interesting instrumentation make this score a winner.


Agreed, 100%. This is one of my favorite Williams' scores. Used to listen to it non-stop when I was in college.

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2013 - 7:08 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

I'm glad I resurrected this after lying dormant for over a year!

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2013 - 7:28 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I have this but don't remember the music. Time to give her a spin. wink

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2013 - 7:31 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I'm glad I resurrected this after lying dormant for over a year!

You should have ressurected mine instead! I was the first to do a thread on this. razz

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2013 - 8:11 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Thor: Wish I had, but didn't see it.

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2013 - 8:26 AM   
 By:   KevinSmith   (Member)

I'm glad I resurrected this after lying dormant for over a year!

You should have ressurected mine instead! I was the first to do a thread on this. razz


Your threads have a habit of disappearing...

 
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