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 Posted:   Jun 11, 2020 - 12:37 AM   
 By:   Riddick   (Member)

It seems that Jaws 2 is the only Jaws score that Intrada has still available. I have the all new Intrada releases but I hope that this new reissue of first Jaws is not going to be so different because I don't want to spend another 30$ plus postage plus custom charges on this one.

 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2020 - 4:58 AM   
 By:   JGouse0498   (Member)

IIRC, it was stated quite a while back that--whenever Intrada runs another pressing of Jaws--the altered program would only be the removal of the Amity Beach Music cues (Disc 2, Tracks 13-18). All it's losing is the 14 minutes of source music.

 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2020 - 7:49 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Watched Jaws for the first time in decades. Probably over 30 years. I prefer the OST over the film score so I'm not to familiar with it. I was surprised how little music there is in the first half of the film.

The OST literately has about six minutes of score before heading out to sea which I imagine is about the halfway point of the film. Arguably less as the Jaws theme is not really heard in its entirety in the film. Was this done of purpose (artistic reasons) or for budgetary reasons?

 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2020 - 9:10 AM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

I think the original MCA Jaws albums plays wonderfully. Same with E.T. I like having the full score but as a listening experience, I like Williams soundtrack album choices.


 
 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2020 - 9:21 AM   
 By:   maurizio.caschetto   (Member)

Watched Jaws for the first time in decades. Probably over 30 years. I prefer the OST over the film score so I'm not to familiar with it. I was surprised how little music there is in the first half of the film.

That's quite a recurrent methodology in many Spielberg/Williams collaborations. Most of their films are scored more sparsely in the first 2-3 reels and then music starts to get more present as the film goes on. Of course there are exceptions in one way (TEMPLE OF DOOM is virtually scored wall to wall) or the other (SCHINDLER'S LIST, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN), but that seems the prevalent method.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2020 - 9:31 AM   
 By:   Kevin Costigan   (Member)

Watched Jaws for the first time in decades. Probably over 30 years. I prefer the OST over the film score so I'm not to familiar with it. I was surprised how little music there is in the first half of the film.

That's quite a recurrent methodology in many Spielberg/Williams collaborations. Most of their films are scored more sparsely in the first 2-3 reels and then music starts to get more present as the film goes on. Of course there are exceptions in one way (TEMPLE OF DOOM is virtually scored wall to wall) or the other (SCHINDLER'S LIST, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN), but that seems the prevalent method.


Also, every Spielberg/Williams score opens musically with a downbeat tone, then closes with an uplifting one.

 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2020 - 10:35 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I think the original MCA Jaws albums plays wonderfully. Same with E.T. I like having the full score but as a listening experience, I like Williams soundtrack album choices.

Me too. I'm glad I own the expansions but I really go back to the OST's for Jaws, E.T. and 1941.
I have a greater appreciation for their construction and listening experience, now more than ever.

 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2020 - 10:37 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Watched Jaws for the first time in decades. Probably over 30 years. I prefer the OST over the film score so I'm not to familiar with it. I was surprised how little music there is in the first half of the film.

That's quite a recurrent methodology in many Spielberg/Williams collaborations. Most of their films are scored more sparsely in the first 2-3 reels and then music starts to get more present as the film goes on. Of course there are exceptions in one way (TEMPLE OF DOOM is virtually scored wall to wall) or the other (SCHINDLER'S LIST, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN), but that seems the prevalent method.


Also, every Spielberg/Williams score opens musically with a downbeat tone, then closes with an uplifting one.


Never noticed these trends. I guess it depended on the project.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2020 - 11:39 AM   
 By:   Kevin Costigan   (Member)

Watched Jaws for the first time in decades. Probably over 30 years. I prefer the OST over the film score so I'm not to familiar with it. I was surprised how little music there is in the first half of the film.

That's quite a recurrent methodology in many Spielberg/Williams collaborations. Most of their films are scored more sparsely in the first 2-3 reels and then music starts to get more present as the film goes on. Of course there are exceptions in one way (TEMPLE OF DOOM is virtually scored wall to wall) or the other (SCHINDLER'S LIST, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN), but that seems the prevalent method.


Also, every Spielberg/Williams score opens musically with a downbeat tone, then closes with an uplifting one.


Never noticed these trends. I guess it depended on the project.


Compare Main and End Titles from:
Jaws
Close Encounters
1941
Indiana Jones Quadrilogy (except Temple of Doom)
E.T.
Empire of the Sun
Hook
Jurassic Park and Lost World

 
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