Tuesday, September 5, 2017

5m4 Audio Commentary for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Without further ado we present our feature-length audio commentary to E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982). It has been our great honor for the past several weeks to examine and celebrate what may possibly be the most perfect score yet composed for cinema. Flashlights and Reese's Pieces at the ready, there's something in the shadows... a stranger... a searcher... a friend. Let's watch!




E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial - John Williams - 1982 - Universal Pictures (Steven Spielberg, dir,)

Extra-Terrestrial (The 20th Anniversary) Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/e-t-the-extra-terrestrial-the-20th-anniversary/id1951771

IMDB
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083866/

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in Concert
http://filmconcertslive.com/movies/e-t-extra-terrestrial/

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Friday, September 1, 2017

BONUS FEATURES [5m3]

Score study:
"Spotting Session for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" Complete Cue List



Bookmarks:
Adventures on Earth (from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial) - John Williams Signature Edition score
http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/adventures-on-earth-deluxe-score-sheet-music/3979664


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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

5m3 Spotting Session for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Today's spotting session was produced with no small amount of labor and love. From beginning to end we discuss each instance of underscore in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, hopefully contextualizing this powerful music along with the cinematic narrative it supports. Steeped in the collection of thematic material we covered last week, we now explore just how those melodic threads are woven into the fabric of the complete film and hopefully illuminate the rich tapestry of music throughout. Today's episode also includes very poignant thoughts on the score from our recent guest - composer, orchestrator, and John Williams collaborator Conrad Pope. While we fully expected that combing through the music of E.T. cue by cue would be an emotionally powerful experience, it has been rewarding beyond our imagining. Please enjoy!




E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial - John Williams - 1982 - Universal Pictures (Steven Spielberg, dir,)

Extra-Terrestrial (The 20th Anniversary) Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/e-t-the-extra-terrestrial-the-20th-anniversary/id1951771

IMDB
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083866/

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in Concert
http://filmconcertslive.com/movies/e-t-extra-terrestrial/

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

BONUS FEATURES [5m2]

Score study:
"Additional Themes from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" Condensed Score excerpt




Bookmarks:
Adventures on Earth (from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial) - John Williams Signature Edition score
http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/adventures-on-earth-deluxe-score-sheet-music/3979664


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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

5m2 Additional Themes from E.T.

We continue our journey through John Williams' score to E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial by focusing on the many additional themes that populate the film. While perhaps best remembered for the themes featured in last week's episode (Flying theme, the Call), E.T. contains a wealth and diversity of iconic music. Remarkably, the majority of the thematic material emphasizes an important melodic gesture - the ascending perfect fifth. We explore how masterfully Williams distinguishes these disparate motives while simultaneously binding them together in the narrative fabric of the underscore. We endeavor to name the many iconic melodies that recur throughout the film; 'Danger', 'Friendship', 'Mystery', 'Searching', 'E.T.'s Antics', 'Earth', 'Awe', 'Goodbye' and 'Triumph'. Swimming through this rich #moviemusic has been an absolute pleasure. Ready the Reese's Pieces and enjoy!




E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial - John Williams - 1982 - Universal Pictures (Steven Spielberg, dir,)

Extra-Terrestrial (The 20th Anniversary) Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/e-t-the-extra-terrestrial-the-20th-anniversary/id1951771

IMDB
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083866/

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in Concert
http://filmconcertslive.com/movies/e-t-extra-terrestrial/

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

BONUS FEATURES [5m1]

Score study:
"The Flying Theme from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" Condensed Score excerpt



Bookmarks:
Flying Theme (from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial) - John Williams Signature Edition conductor score
https://www.halleonard.com/product/viewproduct.action?itemid=4490420&lid=68&keywords=john%20williams%20signature&subsiteid=1&


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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

5m1 The Flying Theme from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Today we begin what may likely be our most meaningful set of episodes; a month devoted to John Williams' score to E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. In the year it was released, the score won the Academy Award, Golden Globe, two Grammy Awards and the BAFTA and has since been recognized by the American Film Institute as one of the top 25 greatest American movie scores of all time. E.T. is one of the few film scores performed live to picture, with an ongoing concert schedule around the world. For us the film has been a deeply essential part of our lives and its music remains a constant & profound inspiration. We feel lighter than air to be able to share our love and fascination with Williams' classic score, starting with an exploration of the film's anthem - The Flying Theme.




E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial - John Williams - 1982 - Universal Pictures (Steven Spielberg, dir,)
-The Flying Theme
-The Magic of Halloween
-Far From Home/E.T. Alone

Extra-Terrestrial (The 20th Anniversary) Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/e-t-the-extra-terrestrial-the-20th-anniversary/id1951771

IMDB
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083866/

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in Concert
http://filmconcertslive.com/movies/e-t-extra-terrestrial/

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