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The BFG
(2016)
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Walt Disney Records
(July 1st, 2016)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you cannot resist marveling at John Williams' continued technical mastery in the field of fanciful orchestrations, this work a summary of his largely optimistic children's fantasy tones in an often dancing, musical-like environment.

Avoid it... if you rely upon Williams' trademark, flowing themes of elongated tonal resonance for your enjoyment of his music, this element intriguingly absent in this comparatively fluffy, lightweight environment.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,494
WRITTEN 7/24/16
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The BFG: (John Williams) The first film directed and produced by Steven Spielberg for Walt Disney Pictures, 2016's The BFG represents the second time Roald Dahl's beloved 1982 novel of the same name has been adapted to the screen. Following a 1989 television animation version, this live-action extravaganza from Spielberg strips away many of the story's more sinister elements to yield a rather fluffy, positively imaginative view of the concept. Its plot postulates that there exists a fantastic land of giants who collect dreams and nightmares for delivery to the children of England as they sleep. When a young girl in a London orphanage witnesses one of the more awkwardly nerdy giants using his trumpet to supply a dream to another child one night, he takes her back to Giant Country while deciding how to handle her discovery of their existence. During her stay, she learns about the nastier variety of giants (which, conveniently, eat children) and assists her friendly giant in overcoming his own insecurities and shortcomings. Eventually the story turns to the involvement of the Queen of the United Kingdom in dispatching the British army to help corral the evil giants and, frankly, the entire affair devolves into utterly ridiculous, stately fantasy all around. No doubt due to Spielberg's tremendous abilities in visual storytelling, The BFG excelled with critics, the John Williams score for the picture enjoying many positive references from major writers. With audiences, however, The BFG (with an acronym that was ridiculed in several unflattering ways, mainly with the "F" portion) was a monumental flop, competing poorly against Finding Dory (terrible timing there, Disney) and finding no relief in international markets. Struggling to gross even half of its budget, The BFG further strikes at Spielberg's already diminished reputation in the children's genre, and perhaps it is no surprise that a film that failed to really connect with audiences was bolstered by a Williams score that equally suffered in its mainstream relatability. After a scheduling conflict with Star Wars: The Force Awakens did not allow Williams to provide music for Spielberg's Bridge of Spies in 2015, The BFG represents the 27th time the maestro and director have teamed together.



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Where is old (young) Williams?
Darth Wanker - March 8, 2017, at 2:12 p.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS
Total Time: 64:51
• 1. Overture (1:18)
• 2. The Witching Hour (4:40)
• 3. To Giant Country (2:33)
• 4. Dream Country (10:10)
• 5. Sophie's Nightmare (1:57)
• 6. Building Trust (3:25)
• 7. Fleshlumpeater (1:36)
• 8. Dream Jars (3:30)
• 9. Frolic (1:43)
• 10. Blowing Dreams (3:46)
• 11. Snorting and Sniffing (2:13)
• 12. Sophie's Future (2:30)
• 13. There Was a Boy (3:29)
• 14. The Queen's Dream (3:08)
• 15. The Boy's Drawings (3:05)
• 16. Meeting the Queen (3:00)
• 17. Giants Netted (2:03)
• 18. Finale (2:13)
• 19. Sophie and the BFG (8:08)

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The insert includes a list of performers and a short note about the score from Steven Spielberg.
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