The Hobbit

Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by General Kenobi, Dec 18, 2007.

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  1. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    I wonder if Shore has begun any preliminary work on the Hobbit scores. For LOTR he was working far in advance of the films' releases.
  2. General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus

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    I hope he integrates it thematically with LOTR, in addition to new material. Themes for hobbits, elves, Gollum, and certainly the ring (history of the ring theme!) would all certainly find a place in The Hobbit. Probably others as well, but it's been a good seven or eight years since I read it, and that's what was of the top of my head.
  3. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    Yeah for sure, there are themes from the LOTR scores that will make appearances in the Hobbit scores.
  4. Darth_Vader-Anakin Jedi Master

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    According to this interview back in October, he has indeed.
  5. Miana Kenobi Costuming & Props Mod - Retired Admin

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    Sweet. I really hope Shore doesn't just rehash LotR. I mean, seeing some themes reappear will be nice, but I really want new music. Make the Mirkwood music not just a mix of Rivendell and Lothlorian, new music for Laketown, the dwarves, and ESPECIALLY Smaug needs to have badass music.
  6. Cerrabore Jedi Master

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    There's no reason to think Shore would do that...
  7. obi-arin-kenobi Jedi Knight

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    eh, I'd like to see someone else. Del Toro has a very personal style of filmmaking, and, if directing, should be in control of the mood of the music. I'd rather see a Del Toro film, with music matching respectively, than have the worry of thinking about past scores.
  8. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    Shore is already working on the score, dude.
  9. andy1044 Jedi Grand Master

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    Wrong, prepare to die.

  10. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    ... prepare to die?
  11. obi-arin-kenobi Jedi Knight

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    I'm aware. I'd just like to see the films made far differently, and thought that a similar score would dictate similar images. If this film is riddled with helicopter shot after helicopter shot, I'll vomit on the person next to me.
  12. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    The images dictate the score, not the other way round. The films need a continuity with the previous films and the music is an important part of that. I think you just need to trust that del Toro and Shore will be able to stay continuitous while still injecting new life and energy into the Hobbit films.
  13. obi-arin-kenobi Jedi Knight

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    Not to discredit either person, but i'd like to see a film that's stylistically different. I could care less about the project if it's going to be a rehash of the others. I'd like to see different sets, etc. I'm a big fan of Del Toro's work, so I hope he's given freedom to tackle the project in his own way. Think Burtons batman, and the current breed. That's what I'm getting at.
  14. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    I'd like to see del Toro's vision within the world of Middle Earth we've already seen on screen. That's largely the reason to do these films right now. I mean come on, Peter Jackson is executive producing. Peter Fran and Phillipa are co-writing the screenplays. You are not going to get solely del Toro's vision no matter what.
  15. obi-arin-kenobi Jedi Knight

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    I guess all I have to say is that it's a waste of talent then, imo.
  16. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    Thankfully del Toro does not agree with you.
  17. obi-arin-kenobi Jedi Knight

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    And how exactly do you know this? Only time will tell. If it turns out like the prior films, though...
  18. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    I would surmise that if del Toro felt it was a waste of talent, then he would not have agreed to do it in the first place. And let's try and get this back onto the score for the Hobbit films...
  19. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    So Hobbit scores! Wanna keep this thread unlocked for discussion.
  20. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    For those who may have missed it...

    I'm fairly certain I've heard other reports since April concerning Shore's preparations for the score... nothing major though.

    Well I know who I'm not sitting next to in the theater then.

  21. General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus

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    Thread status says "Not open for further replies".

    I find its lack of faith disturbing.


    Oops, sorry, wrong franchise.

    Um, something something about Kenobi The White...
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  22. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    Three more soundtracks!

    Then three more extended soundtracks!

    Then three more rounds of people recording random tracks that never made it to the OSTs!

    Then three hundred thousand more remixes of the soundtracks!

    =Three bazillion more songs!!!!
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  23. Miana Kenobi Costuming & Props Mod - Retired Admin

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    No lies, the trailer music was awesome. Especially the dwarves song. I cannot wait.
  24. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    The music in LOTR was amazing. If Howard Shore is doing the Hobbit music, and with Peter Jackson directing these movies will be amazing. I still need to get the LOTR soundtracks. Both regular and Extended.
  25. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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    Why bother with the regular ones?
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