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Thank You - 11/2/2012 10:06:54 AM   
orazzak

 

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I really enjoyed this. so many memories, so many wonderful pieces of music!

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RE: 80 Reasons Why John Williams Is The Man - 11/2/2012 11:26:54 AM   
mellowwellowmann

 

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Awesome feature Empire! It is a tribute to the Maestro that you can list so many great tracks and there are still bucket loads more that immediately come to mind: the main theme from "Jane Eyre" and the "Lowood" theme; "Cadillac of the Skies" from "Empire of the Sun"; "Dorinda's First Flight" from "Always"; the Main Title from "Dracula"; the "Call of the Crystal" from the last Indiana Jones monstrosity (that we shall mention no further). I bought the double cassette of Star Wars in 1977... then the double fold out LP... then I was hooked. Thanks John Williams for a lifetime of hummable tunes that work for just about every occasion in life!

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Amazing Feature for an Amazing Man - 11/2/2012 2:44:12 PM   
BondVsPredator


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Ian Freer hats off to you, this is the best feature Empire's ever done, online or off, and I salute your encyclopaedic knowledge of the great man. And what a man. His music has lifted me so high, so often. Magic from start to finish.

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Thank you so much - 11/2/2012 8:10:31 PM   
Schnorbitz

 

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Delighted to see The Towering Inferno titles and the Empire asteroid chase on here. Brilliant, thanks.

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Wow - 11/2/2012 9:41:10 PM   
Paddy Kieran

 

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the man is amazing.....I will be testing my friends

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Thank You Empire - 12/2/2012 12:54:39 AM   
james dean

 

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What an amazing feature, fitting tribute to someone as massively talented as John Williams

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We're gonna need a bigger list... - 12/2/2012 1:01:29 AM   
Dextraneous

 

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...but this is a magisterial survey. Superb work by Ian Freer and (presumably) team. I've been here hours, reliving old favourites and making a few rewarding new discoveries too. Thank you to John Williams for so many of the great tunes of my lifetime - and crucially, many happy returns!

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RE: We're gonna need a bigger list... - 12/2/2012 11:19:26 AM   
BelfastBoy

 

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With any subjective list, the temptation is to point out anything that's missing, as opposed to what's there. So, let's get mine out of the way now:

- Throne Room / Medal Ceremony from A New Hope? Lapti Nek from ROTJ is there but not this glorious piece of pomp and circumstance?!

However, this article is one of the best that Empire has ever produced. Very deep research and clear evidence of passion and understanding of Williams' entire career. The temptation would be to go for the obvious, and I reckon I could come up with 80 highlights from Star Wars, Superman, Indiana Jones alone. Full credit for going beyond the obvious though, and here's another one - the original Lost In Space TV show had a theme tune from John Williams, although then he was still Johnny!

My version of the ET soundtrack has Escape / Chase / Saying Goodbye in a beautiful 15min single track that I happened to be listening to when I started reading the Empire homepage today. I'd recommend that everyone go and listen to this track right now.

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Gasps of astonishment... - 13/2/2012 10:39:01 AM   
wayne302919

 

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I once played Temple of Doom's Mine Car Chase to a friend of mine - a grade six flautist - she ran out of the room gasping!!

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Short Round... - 13/2/2012 10:46:23 AM   
wayne302919

 

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There's a moment in Temple of Doom's end credit music that literally has the Raiders March & Short Round's theme playing AT THE SAME TIME and perfectly complementing each other - how ingenious is that?!

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Departure of Boba Fett - 13/2/2012 10:59:13 AM   
wayne302919

 

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Fantastic cue ending in four huge blasts from the whole orchestra - gob-smacking!

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Indy's Very First Adventure - The Last Crusade - 13/2/2012 11:10:36 AM   
wayne302919

 

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Cracking cue ploughs along with the train chasing Indy all the way!

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A true genius - 13/2/2012 3:13:02 PM   
jamiecfc

 

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Just about every film he's been involved in has been improved greatly by the soundtrack, sometimes subtle but always worthwhile. A great old fashioned genius, long may he reign as King of the soundtracks. Excellent article :)

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RE: - 14/2/2012 9:41:11 AM   
JIm R

 

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ORIGINAL: howie71taylor

A master composer and what a back catalogue.

Did you know Tottenham Hotspur FC walk out to "Duel Of The Fates" for every home game?


Does Harry dress up as Darth Maul ?

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RE: RE: - 14/2/2012 10:51:28 AM   
Rob


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Or more likely Darth Tax-eVader *

See what I did there?!

* meant for humorous purposes only and in no way shape or form was it meant as a slander on his character. Just mediocre wordplay is all.

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Same thing happened to me when I played Neil Armstrong in Moonshot. They found me in an alley in Burbank trying to re-enter the earth's atmosphere in an old refrigerator box.

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RE: RE: - 14/2/2012 11:10:06 AM   
JIm R

 

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quote:

ORIGINAL: Rob

Or more likely Darth Tax-eVader *

See what I did there?!

* meant for humorous purposes only and in no way shape or form was it meant as a slander on his character. Just mediocre wordplay is all.




Sir Robert of Mirth, I salute you

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RE: RE: - 14/2/2012 11:22:49 AM   
Rob


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Thank you sir. Your kind words will keep me sane when I get locked up for libel!

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Same thing happened to me when I played Neil Armstrong in Moonshot. They found me in an alley in Burbank trying to re-enter the earth's atmosphere in an old refrigerator box.

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- 4/5/2013 10:57:40 AM   
NeoBrowser

 

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freaking Lapti Nek is here but no Battle of the Heroes? Can we please stop pretending that the Prequel soundtrack is no good just because RLM doesn't like the films?

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