Joshua Gizelt (swashbuckler332) wrote,
Joshua Gizelt
swashbuckler332

His middle name is Towner



Happy Birthday
JOHN WILLIAMS

B. 1932, Floral Park, NY


Fittingly, last night I redressed something that had been bothering me since September. Back then, having been listening to my Lumos Musica mix. I'd always been very happy with it, but over time I felt that there were some areas that could have used opening up and others that could have used some tightening. I revised the disc in September, and while the editing was much smoother, most of the tracks were tighter and I felt that the flow of the album was a bit better.

I had organized my original attempt at a Harry Potter mix around the structure of a Harry Potter story, and while I ostensibly kept that structure for the first version of Lumos Musica, it was one element of the album I felt that could be improved. Unfortunately, there were a few edits that bothered me that I couldn't figure out how to correct at the time; re-listening to both of the Lumos Musica versions of the album gave me a few ideas that allowed a massive restructure of the climax of the disc. The edition I completely last night literally has all of the advantages of both editions but none of the disadvantages. Other than a few extremely drastic changes, the new edit is very similar to the September edit; since nobody other than myself ever heard the September edit, I have merely altered that entry to reflect the changes; my mix list has also been updated.


WHAT IS IT ABOUT NEW JERSEY THAT PEOPLE FROM THERE CAN'T FRACKIN' DRIVE!?! IS IT SOMETHING IN THE WATER THAT TURNS THEM INTO AUTOMOTIVE RETARDS!?! DOES THE INABILITY TO MAKE LEFT TURNS REALLY HAVE SUCH A DRASTIC EFFECT ON THEIR ABILITY TO MANEUVER A MOTOR VEHICLE!?! OR ARE THEY ALL JUST MORONS!?!


Yet another main title which I think is interesting, this time from Charade, Stanley Donen's neat little thriller with Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau, James Coburn and George Kennedy. The sequence was designed by Maurice Binder, who is responsible for most of the Bond title sequences (including the signature "Gunbarrel"). Here he uses spirals, arrows and machine imagery to illustrate the labyrinthine plot of the film that is to follow. The sequence also features a great theme by Henry Mancini.
Tags: birthday, film music, harry potter, henry mancini, john williams, mix workshop, movie moments, titles
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