leelastarsky: (wisdomtree)
( Dec. 23rd, 2009 08:54 pm)
3 of my kids saw it (separately) and raved about it and said how I would LOOOOOOVE it and how it was just my sort of movie....

I was more than content to wait for the DVD.  Am getting to the 'grumpy old lady' stage - cinema going is more of a pain than it is enjoyable; specially the part with having to SHARE my space with the Public.  Public who slurp and sniff and cough and TALK all through the film.  And then there's the cinema fuckups which happen far too often to be funny or anecdotal - not turning off the lights, getting the ratio wrong, killing the pic halfway through the film while the sound is still working -Oooops!   AND I have to pay for the priviledge! Bugger that! 

But ...

I happened *cough* across a copy of the soundtrack... James Horner = worth having despite never having heard it.  Willow, Braveheart, Titanic, Mighty Joe Young!  And then I listened to it... 

OMG♥♥♥

And had to go see the movie yesterday! (cheap Tuesday)  No NOT the 3D. (HEADACHES!)  Cos if it was half as pretty as the music...

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand...SPOILERS )
leelastarsky: (HPtrio)
( Jun. 18th, 2007 08:57 am)
Have just been listening to the snippits from the OotP soundtrack.  Got to track 15. The Ministry of Magic ... and it sounds like the intro to Les Mis!  Seriously.
Needless to say, I'm really looking forward to hearing the whole thing!
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If anyone is interested, the piece of music running over the Yule ball scenes in the new trailer is from a delightful little Aussie movie, The Dish. The track is called 'The World Waits' and the composer is Edmund Choi. :~)
Picked it right away, I did! *is proud of self* :~D

Now that's out of the way... HOW GOOD DOES THIS LOOK?! *sobs at having to wait till DECEMBER!*

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leelastarsky: (weep[leela])
( Jul. 23rd, 2004 09:25 am)

Jerry Goldsmith died on Wed. night! 

I can't believe how sad this makes me.  He was my favourite composer.

Fuck!  I'm actually crying over this!  Fuck! Fuck! Fuck!

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leelastarsky: (poa[leela])
( Jul. 17th, 2004 11:22 am)
No John Williams score for Goblet of Fire?!!  *sobs*  No... No... *desperately hopes this is a FALSE rumour!*
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leelastarsky: (poa[leela])
( May. 19th, 2004 11:08 am)

Got the music going again... *blissful sigh*  (and one child home 'sick')

Further to my comments about this glorious soundtrack the other day, I have to add that I ADORE the Tudor/Elizabethan theme running through it.  *wibbles*

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leelastarsky: (poa[leela])
( May. 17th, 2004 12:16 pm)
I'm listening to the PoA soundtrack as I type...  and having something of a religious experience over the track which I assume is "Window to the Past"  *swoons*  and "Buckbeak's flight" is close behind. (as far as favourite themes on this soundtrack goes)  John Williams is a god.
 
What is it about music that it can have such a physical effect on you?  It can literally send me into a state of ecstasy.  Or am I just strange like that?  I know it used to affect my grandmother like this too (Strauss and Chopin particularly), so it's obviously a family trait.  I think my 13yo son has it too.  He came to me the other day when I had Riverdance playing, looking confused and concerned, and wanted to know why this music affected him so when other music didn't.  I told him it was his Celtic soul answering the call of the bodhran, but maybe it's more than that?  He loves bagpipes too, and I'll admit (somewhat shamefully) he hasn't had a lot of exposure to those from us. 
 
But what is it about a sweeping violin symphony or a harp that can reduce me to a wibbling puddle in a couple of phrases?
 
On an intellectual level I know it's probably no different to being able to draw, but I cannot for the life of me fathom how composers write music. Especially orchestral composers.  They don't just write one theme of music; they write a track for every instrument.  Do they hear it all in their heads first? 
I guess it's something I'll never comprehend, but I adore what they produce; it is food for the soul.
 
 
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