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If John Williams were to suddenly die

Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by Mastadge, Feb 9, 2001.

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  1. Mastadge

    Mastadge Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    If John Williams suddenly died, who would you want them to use to score the next two Star Wars films?
     
  2. Jedi Bib

    Jedi Bib Jedi Knight star 6

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    Mozart.
     
  3. Mastadge

    Mastadge Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Let me modify the question: Which living film composer would you want to score the next to Star Wars films?
     
  4. Jedi Bib

    Jedi Bib Jedi Knight star 6

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    Oh...

    Ozzy.
     
  5. Son of the Suns

    Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I had hoped that this topic would not show up here, but I guess it was inevitable....

    My answer: No one. JW is a huge part of SW, and I don't think any other composer, no matter how good, could bring the same magic to SW that JW has brought.
     
  6. Cindé of Naboo

    Cindé of Naboo Jedi Padawan star 4

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    *Sob* I don't want to think about it. Let's try to keep a little optimism, huh? ;)
     
  7. Mastadge

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    So would you want them to be non-music films or would you want JW's previous SW music to be remixed for the new films?
     
  8. Jedi Bib

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    That might work. There;s only so many times you can hear some of the stuff though. I don't know if they could stretch it out for 2 films.
     
  9. Sithman

    Sithman Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Either (a.) silent films or (b.) remixes of old songs.

    ~Sithman~
     
  10. NathanDahlin

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    I'm with Cindé. I don't even want to think about it. *Sniff*
     
  11. MusicJedi

    MusicJedi Jedi Youngling star 2

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    la la la not listening lalalalala


    Micheal Daugerty

    lalalalalalalalalalal
     
  12. Short Round McFly

    Short Round McFly Jedi Youngling star 6

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    Alan Silvestri. Even though he isn't as great as most composers, his style is veeeerrry similar to John Williams. If him and Ennio Morricone were to team up, it would be just as good as Williams!
     
  13. Mastadge

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    I'd go Basil Poledouris. If he's unavailable, Joel McNeely, then Alan Silvestri, Jerry Goldsmith, etc...
     
  14. DarthBoba

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    Silvestri or Poledouris.
     
  15. ami-padme

    ami-padme Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I agree with whoever said they should use his old SW works. Yes, it would be a bit much to stretch over two movies, but I wouldn't want anyone else doing it.
     
  16. Chewbuca

    Chewbuca Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Danny Elfman.
     
  17. Grand Admiral Reese

    Grand Admiral Reese Jedi Knight star 6

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    I'd rather not even think about the possibility.
     
  18. Mastadge

    Mastadge Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Danny Elfman is practically Williams' opposites. He likes little subtle tinkly sounds.
     
  19. Chewbuca

    Chewbuca Jedi Youngling star 1

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    That was the point.
     
  20. halibut

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    Silvestri is too superficial. So is Paledouris. I'd go with possibly McNeely, or even Michael Kamen
     
  21. caliman

    caliman Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Poledouris would be my first choice, but I think John Debney would do well. Patrick Doyle for the sweeping sad scenes. Joel McNeely could do a fine job. And last, Bruce Brougton (Tombstone, Lost in Space) would be a good choice.
     
  22. Mr. K

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    I think it's safe to assume that Joel McNeely would take over the reigns, based mostly on his previous affiliation with Lucasfilm.

    However, Williams himself has expressed interest in Laurence Rosenthal as a successor. I can't remember where I read that though, but I remember it quite distinctly.
     
  23. Darth Rayder

    Darth Rayder Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Hans Zimmer (Gladiator), or James Horner(Field of Dreams, Titanic, and Jurassic Park 3, I think) would be good choices, too.
     
  24. Katriel

    Katriel Jedi Padawan star 4

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    PERISH THE THOUGHT!

    But.....I'd go with Jerry Goldsmith. If you listen to the soundtrack for Star Trek: First Contact, it is amazingly Williamsesque.

    I may be wrong but James Horner would try to soften the music in battle scenes and I think he would ruin them. Love songs? Oh yeah, he'd come up with some good ones. Then we'd have Celine Dion hanging off the top of a Super Star Destroyer singing "The Jedi Will Live On."
     
  25. FiendishJedi

    FiendishJedi Jedi Padawan star 4

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    oh no, please don't talk about this!!! It is just too painful to think about...a star wars film without John Williams
     
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