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"Well, the truth is usually just an excuse for a lack of imagination."

- Elim Garak, "Improbable Cause," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Those who blindly follow ideology are prisoners of their own narrow ways of thinking.

Same goes for those who blindly follow any composer without acknowledging his faults. I'm not naming any names.

Anyway, I'll think of a better quote eventually... ahh, I know:

"I used to hate writing assignments, but now I enjoy them. I realised that the purpose of writing is to inflate weak ideas, obscure poor reasoning and inhibit clarity. With a little practice, writing can be an intimidating and impenetrable fog!" --Calvin & Hobbes

Moving on...

Occupation: graduate student, calculus instructor, tutor

Location: Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada

Degrees held:
B.Sc. (Mathematics and Statistics)
B.A. with Honours (Political Science)

Other places I've lived: Toronto, Edmonton, Vancouver

Birth Date: 02 August 1982

My favorite film composer is John Williams. Goldsmith, Poledouris, Horner, Elfman are great too. Oh, and Joe Hisaishi's great!!

My favorite film score: The Empire Strikes Back

(I haven't bothered updating anything below this for a very long time.)

My site remains a work in progress with only 84 reviews, thanks to my work ethic (which is pretty good really). If you can think of a better name than ScoreRealm, let me know.

Anyway, here's a list of all the scores I own (or have heard), assuming I can remember all of them. I've tried to rate them as well. My favorites are highlighted in red.

John Williams

A.I. *****
Angela's Ashes ****
E.T. *****
Far and Away ****
Hook ****
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade ****
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom ****
Jaws (original and re-release) ****/*****
Jurassic Park *****
The Lost World ****
The Patriot ****
Raiders of the Lost Ark *****
Seven Years in Tibet ****
Star Wars: A New Hope *****
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back *****
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi *****
Star Wars: The Phantom Menace *****

Jerry Goldsmith

Air Force One ***
First Knight (regular release and bootleg expanded) *****
The Ghost and the Darkness ***
Legend *****
Lionheart *****
Mulan ****
Mulan promo *****
The Mummy ***
Patton/Tora! Tora! Tora! ***
Planet of the Apes ****
Poltergeist ****
Star Trek: The Motion Picture *****
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier ***
Star Trek VIII: First Contact ***
Star Trek IX: Insurrection ***

James Horner

Apollo 13 ****
Braveheart *****
Enemy at the Gates ***
Glory ****
Krull *****
Land Before Time *****
Legends of the Fall ****
The Mask of Zorro ****
The Rocketeer ****
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan ****
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock **
Titanic ***
Willow *****

Basil Poledouris

Conan the Barbarian *****
The Hunt for Red October ***
Les Miserables ****
Starship Troopers ****

Hans Zimmer

Crimson Tide **
Gladiator ****
Hannibal ****
The Lion King ****
Mission: Impossible 2 **
Pearl Harbor **
The Prince of Egypt *****
The Rock ***
The Thin Red Line *****

Danny Elfman

Batman ****
Edward Scissorhands ****
Sleepy Hollow ****
Sommersby ****

James Newton Howard

Atlantis *****
Dinosaur *****
Waterworld ****

Joe Hisaishi

Brother **
Kikujiro ***
Laputa: Castle in the Sky ****
Nausicaa Symphonic Album ****
Princess Mononoke ****
Princess Mononoke Symphonic Album *****

David Arnold

Independance Day ***
Stargate ****
Tomorrow Never Dies ***

Randy Edelman

Dragonheart ****
Gettysburg ***

Elliot Goldenthal

Alien 3 *
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within *****

Everyone Else

The Red Violin (John Corigliano) ****
Cutthroat Island (John Debney) *****
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (Cliff Eidelman) ****
Anna and the King (George Fenton) ****
X-Men (Michael Kamen) ***
The Ninth Gate (Wojchiech Kilar) ****
Heaven and Earth (Kitaro) *****
Star Trek: Generations (Dennis McCarthy) ***
Shadows of the Empire (Joel McNeely) ****
Alexander Nevsky (Sergei Prokofiev) *****
The Lord of the Rings (Leonard Rosenman) ****
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (Leonard Rosenman) ***
The Mummy Returns ****
The X-Files (Mark Snow) ***
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Tan Dun) ****
Akira (Geinoh Yamashirogumi) ****
Bless the Child (Christopher Young) ****


Electic Shadows: Film Music by Zhao Jiping (China Symphony) *****
The Film Music of Jerry Goldsmith (London Symphony) ****
Great Theme from Chinese Film Music (City of Prague) ***
The Great Fantasy Adventure Album (Cincinnati Pops) ***
John Williams Greatest Hits *****
Mega Movies (Cincinnati Pops) ***
Space 3 (City of Prague) *****
Space: The Imagination Compilation ***
Star Trek: The Next Generation (Jay Chattaway) ***
The Best of Star Trek: 30th Anniversary Special ***
The Best of Star Trek: Vol. II ****


In addition, I have an assortment of classical CDs. My prized discs being Deutsche Grammaphon recordings of Herbert von Karajan's conducting of Beethoven's Ninth and Wagner's Ring Cycle (i.e., 15 CDs). I also have A LOT of Final Fantasy music on mp3s and CD.

Languages in which I'm fluent: English
----------in which I'm almost fluent: French
__________in which I could get by: Spanish
__________in which I'm starting: German, Japanese
__________that I want to learn: all of them!

Interests: books, writing, music (duh!), skiing, traveling, movies, reading about movies, Star Wars, Star Trek (DS9 rules!), X-Files (before it went downhill), Tolkien-related stuff, politics, watching the Olympics, languages, volleyball and other sports that I'm actually good at.

Interesting skills I have: making origami cranes, enduring sitcoms (some of them),

Favorite classical (and romantic, etc.) composers: Beethoven, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Wagner, Stravinsky, Mahler

Favorite books: The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Ender's Game, A Fire Upon the Deep, Hyperion, and many more!

Favorite movies: Princess Mononoke, Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Laputa: Castle in the Sky, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Lawrence of Arabia

Other good movies: Gladiator, The Manchurian Candidate, The Bridge on the River Kwai, Last of the Mohicans, Akira, Ghost in the Shell, The Castle of Cagliostro, Fantasia, Star Trek IV, Star Trek VI

Cognoscente... my wonderfully wonderful Live Journal! :D

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