A Whole New World: Episode VII Music[Score News and Speculation]

Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by General Kenobi, Oct 30, 2012.

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  1. Starwarsfan1439 Jedi Youngling

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  2. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    I'd love to see Murray Gold from Doctor Who create a soundtrack for a Star Wars movie.
  3. fuzzbox77 Force Ghost

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    I've only just seen the thread and it's a great debate on here...

    I loved Williams' score for all six SW movies - it represented a continuation where even if the last 3 movies themselves weren't briilliant - the score grabbed the scene and made it flow better. And his scores for SW/ESB and somewhat ROTJ were almost flawless. However, his scores for the PT have been somewhat slower in tempo than his classic offerings

    I sincerely hope that JTW is healthy and along for the ride for Episode VII-IX - but if in the sad circumstances he wasn't... then my attention could be only turned to one composer firstly - Joel McKneely. His score for Shadows of the Empire was a great addition to the franchise even if it was EU. If he could write and orchestrate that score for a novel with the Scottish National Orchestra that had such depth, then think of what he could do with the LSO!!!

    Thereafter - I think the only other person would be Michael Giacchino. All in all - keeping my fingers crossed for Mr Williams to be in the position to continue.
  4. Mr. K Moderator Emeritus

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    Giacchino has always been JJ's 'go to' guy. I was honestly surprised that JW is committed to all 3 sequels. Maybe its my own cynicism, but I had figured the "system" would consider his age and pass on him. I'm so excited to hear his score- almost as much as the movie itself.

    McNeely did a fine job on Young Indy. He's been accused of being derivative and taking ideas from JW, but I think a lot of that hooey is due in large part to directors laying down temp tracks from JW scores and saying 'make it sound like that' which McNeely does. His SW:Shadows of the Empire soundtrack is really good. It took some time to grow on me and I didn't dig it at first, but it's a really very good.
  5. FRAGWAGON Force Ghost

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    John Carter proved that Giacchino is the spiritual successor to John Williams. Hollywood's golden age redivivus.
  6. Mr. K Moderator Emeritus

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    I'll take Giacchino over contemporary drivel like Hans Zimmer and his team of ghostcomposers any day.
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  7. FRAGWAGON Force Ghost

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    I do like the Pirates soundtracks. But Giacchino is on another level. Not Korngold, or Steiner. That's Asgard.
  8. Mr. K Moderator Emeritus

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    Hans Zimmer did some good scores and has his moments. I think back to Backdraft, Gladiator, Crimson Tide, and even a few cues from Batman Begins & Pirates. But he's over-rated, especially his very large opinion of himself.

    Korngold- the first time I heard King's Row & Sea Hawk, I thought 'that's SW!' JW got inspiration from a truly great source. Except for Gone With the Wind, I'm not familiar with Steiner's work, I'll check him out.

    John Carter has a great soundtrack. Shame the movie didn't hit it off.
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  9. FRAGWAGON Force Ghost

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    Bernard Hermann too, check him out. Korngold is my favorite, and The Sea Hawk is amazing.
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  10. DARTH_BELO Force Ghost

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    I came to the realization the other day: have a strong feeling that we will be hearing the "Han and Leia love theme" from ESB in episode VII!

    Among other familiar themes of course… I don't know, but it just got me excited for some new Star Wars score!

    I'm actually also really excited to hear some brand-new themes! I felt the new themes introduced in the PT were incredible – worthy of Star Wars score. I'm sure the ST will be no different!

    Just imagine… Nine episodes worth of Star Wars score… [face_hypnotized]
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  11. General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus

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    Well, sorry, I made a post in here by mistake. Damn geezer ex-admins. I'm heading back to the Old Folk's Home now.
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  12. Darth Cyn Jedi Master

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    Although I'd have enjoyed to see how Hans Zimmer would do Star Wars, I read somewhere that John Williams is confirmed to be returning to compose the ST.
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