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Postby socr@tes » Wed Jan 24, 2001 1:39 pm

Do you listen to music?<BR><BR>If so....what music?<BR><BR>And is there a certain part in the book that makes you think of a certain song ...and is there a certain song that makes you think of a part in the book?<BR><BR><BR><BR>I listen to music somtimes when i read.....but my favorite song to listen to when read tolkien has got to be moonlight sonata by beethoven, and when i here it i think of the party of nine when there trying to climb the snow coverd mountain....i dont know why..its just my favorite part in the book......i get right into it.
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Postby Fëanor » Wed Jan 24, 2001 1:50 pm

Most of the times I listen to music when I read. When it's LOTR, I often listen to Enya. One of her songs is even called Lothlorien. When I listen to The Celts, I can always visualise the Rohirrim gallopping across the plains of Rohan...<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Sometimes I also listen to operas when reading it, but none in particular. Mostly Verdi, Puccini and Wagner.
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Postby gato » Wed Jan 24, 2001 2:51 pm

I usually like it pretty quiet when I read, but if I do listen to something while I read it'll usually be Dvorak, or some similar classical. Unfortunately, I relied on an old roomate for most of my classical selections.<BR><BR>Speaking of music - know this question should be in the movie thread, sorry - the composer of the score for the movies is Howard Shore. He's done a lot of movies I recognise, but not for the music, and none are epics. Anyone know much about him?
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Postby HANNIBAL » Wed Jan 24, 2001 3:31 pm

I ussually like the room to be quite when I read but if ever I'm in the mood I listen to some Manowar or Blind Guardian or Rhapsody u know something reeaallly epic (to go with the rrrreeeeeaally epic book <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> )
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Postby Pallando » Wed Jan 24, 2001 5:41 pm

I always turn off my lights and read with just the reading lamp on. My carpet is green and I have those old 70's paneled walls, so it feels like a forest in there. <BR><BR>I swear that the fourth time I read LOTR, I put on Hendrix's 1983...(A Merman I Should Turn To Be) and pushed repeat and listened to it through all three books. It was sweet.<BR><BR>Pallando
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Postby mormegil20 » Wed Jan 24, 2001 6:46 pm

I usually listen to Eminem when I read Tolkien. I always envision Treebeard as Eminem himself, I even change the ent's name in my head to "Slim Shady". The song "I'm gonna kill you female canine" always reminds me of the struggle between Frodo and Smeagol at Mt. Doom. I'm joking, I don't listen to music when I read.
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Postby socr@tes » Wed Jan 24, 2001 8:27 pm

Oh my god im so glad you were joking....i was just about to respond have wau through your post....i was gunna ask you if i can have some of what your poping...untill i got to the end........all though that still would be pretty messed up to read and listen to eminem.
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Postby Mjolnir » Fri Jan 26, 2001 3:17 am

I'm also listen to Enya when I read LOTR. But I usually mix Enya with ERA, enigma, classic music and the soundtrack of Willow (so sue me <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> ).<BR><BR>Cheers<BR><BR>Mjolnir<BR><BR>Clannad should work well too, and Loreena McKennit too. Hmm, have to order some CDs...
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Postby Eol_of_Nan_Elmoth » Fri Jan 26, 2001 6:29 am

Ugh, I can't read and listen to music at the same time. My brain isn't big enough to process two different things trying to enter it at once. Probably because I am male. I have heard only females can effectively do more than one thing at a time. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>
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Postby socr@tes » Fri Jan 26, 2001 12:03 pm

Ya but somtimes that can be a bad thing<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>
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Postby Fëanor » Sat Jan 27, 2001 7:53 pm

The soundtrack of Gladiator is also good background music to reading LOTR...<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Sauron's_Nagging_Wife » Sun Jan 28, 2001 3:39 am

I don't listen while I'm reading, but when I put down LOTR or the Silm, I often rush to put on Lorena McKinnick (sorry, I don't know how to spell her name). She's a Canadian singer and does a lot of Celtic stuff, reminds me of Enya.
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Postby spd » Mon Jan 29, 2001 12:37 am

Did someone just say Enya? Good God, man. To each his own, I suppose. <BR><BR>Actually, when I read Tolkien, I don't listen to music, but I do like to have a glass of good ale at my elbow, a "proper 1420." <BR><BR>I also like to dim the lights so that only my reading lamp is on, and if it is night, all the better.
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Postby Klonkku » Mon Jan 29, 2001 12:57 am

I don't usually listen to music when I read; I imagine the music in my head.. but if I listen to something, I listen to classical.<BR><BR>Do you know Himekami? I sometimes listen to that too when I'm reading slow parts of Lord of the Rings.. usually I just read in my silent room and really concentrate...
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Postby spd » Mon Jan 29, 2001 10:29 pm

I've never heard of Himekami. <BR><BR>While I said I never listen to music when I read, sometimes I like to put on Lorena MacKennit (spelling?), and her music makes me think of LOTR. Dark and mysterious, with just the right touch of sensuality, it would be most welcome on the movies' soundtrack.
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Postby Gilaglar » Tue Jan 30, 2001 6:22 pm

Gato,<BR><BR>Howard shore has been involved with the soundtrack of the following movies in some way, shape, or form:<BR><BR>Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The (2003) <BR>Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The (2002) <BR>Colored Star, The (2001) <BR>Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The (2001) <BR>Camera (2000) <BR>Cell, The (2000) <BR>Esther Kahn (2000) <BR>Yards, The (2000) <BR>High Fidelity (2000) <BR>Dogma (1999) <BR>Analyze This (1999) <BR>eXistenZ (1999) <BR>... aka eXistenZ (1999) (France) <BR>Gloria (1999) <BR>Game, The (1997) <BR>Cop Land (1997) <BR>That Thing You Do! (1996) <BR>Looking for Richard (1996) <BR>Striptease (1996) <BR>Crash (1996) <BR>... aka Crash (1996) (France) <BR>Truth About Cats & Dogs, The (1996) <BR>Before and After (1996) <BR>White Man's Burden (1995) <BR>Moonlight and Valentino (1995) <BR>Se7en (1995) <BR>Client, The (1994) <BR>Nobody's Fool (1994) <BR>Ed Wood (1994) <BR>Philadelphia (1993) <BR>Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) <BR>"Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (1993) TV Series (main title theme) <BR>M. Butterfly (1993) <BR>Guilty as Sin (1993) <BR>Sliver (1993) <BR>... aka Sliver - Gier der Augen (1993) <BR>Prelude to a Kiss (1992) <BR>Single White Female (1992) <BR>Naked Lunch (1991) <BR>Kiss Before Dying, A (1991) <BR>Silence of the Lambs, The (1991) <BR>"Scales of Justice" (1990) TV Series (episodes "Regina vs Logan (1990)", "Regina vs Horvath (1990)") <BR>Lemon Sisters, The (1990) <BR>Made in Milan (1990) <BR>Innocent Man, An (1989) <BR>Local Stigmatic, The (1989) <BR>She-Devil (1989) <BR>Signs of Life (1989) <BR>... aka One for Sorrow, Two for Joy (1989) <BR>Moving (198<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-cool.gif"border=0> <BR>Dead Ringers (198<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-cool.gif"border=0> <BR>Big (198<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-cool.gif"border=0> <BR>Heaven (1987) <BR>Nadine (1987) <BR>Fire with Fire (1986) <BR>... aka Captive Hearts (1986) <BR>Fly, The (1986) <BR>After Hours (1985) <BR>Nothing Lasts Forever (1984) <BR>Videodrome (1983) <BR>Scanners (1981) <BR>... aka Telepathy 2000 (1981)<BR>Brood, The (1979) <BR>... aka Clinique de la terreur, La (1979) (Canada: French title) <BR>I Miss You, Hugs and Kisses (197<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-cool.gif"border=0> <BR>... aka Drop Dead, Dearest (197<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-cool.gif"border=0> (UK)<BR>... aka Left for Dead (197<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-cool.gif"border=0><BR><BR><BR>
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Postby Gilaglar » Tue Jan 30, 2001 6:24 pm

OK So those are all 19x8, but the ) turned them all into cool smilies!<BR><BR>Darn!
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Postby Alatar » Wed Jan 31, 2001 7:52 am

I've listened to the soundtrack to Fantasia, Enya, and Harry Connick Jr. when reading LOTR in the past.
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Postby gato » Wed Jan 31, 2001 10:09 am

Thanks for the list Gilaglar - obtained from IMDB?<BR><BR>Of that list, there are no movies for which the score was particularly memorable. Not saying they weren't good - just I don't recall them. I judge a movie score by how long it stays in my head - Gladiator, Star Wars, Wrath of Kahn, and Stargate are four great ones.<BR><BR>The bits in the trailers do seem promising though.<BR><BR>Maybe should move this to a movie thread...
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Postby Klonkku » Wed Jan 31, 2001 12:58 pm

hmmm yes...<BR><BR>I'm happy to see he did Silence of the Lambs soundtrack; I like it <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Oh hehheh <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> cool smileys <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-cool.gif"border=0><BR><BR>But I'd love to have williams scoring LotR... oh well, I think this will become as good... Williams is doing that Potter movie...
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Postby Klonkku » Wed Jan 31, 2001 12:59 pm

BTW Himekami is quite unknown japanese concentration-music. Very beautiful. Kinda like Chinese folk-music. <BR><BR>I always think of the moon, starsss and eternity ( and LotR! ) when I listen to Himekami...
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Postby Klonkku » Wed Jan 31, 2001 12:59 pm

BTW Himekami is quite unknown japanese concentration-music. Very beautiful. Kinda like Chinese folk-music. <BR><BR>I always think of the moon, starsss and eternity ( and LotR! ) when I listen to Himekami...
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Postby Klonkku » Wed Jan 31, 2001 12:59 pm

BTW Himekami is quite unknown japanese concentration-music. Very beautiful. Kinda like Chinese folk-music. <BR><BR>I always think of the moon, starsss and eternity ( and LotR! ) when I listen to Himekami...
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