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Speculation Will John Williams Deliver?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: New Films - No Spoilers Allowed' started by ChewieWe'reHome, Aug 26, 2015.

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What do you predict (or want) John Williams to deliver in TFA?

Poll closed Dec 17, 2015.
  1. All new pieces

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  2. A mixture of mostly new pieces and some old

    28 vote(s)
    73.7%
  3. An even mixture of new and old pieces

    10 vote(s)
    26.3%
  4. A mixture of mostly old pieces and some new

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  5. All old pieces

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  6. Other (describe in the comments)

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  1. TCF-1138

    TCF-1138 ST/Anthology/Fan Films Manager and Ewok Enthusiast star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    I'm pretty sure they are!
     
  2. ChewieWe'reHome

    ChewieWe'reHome Jedi Knight star 1

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    I heard from somewhere (an article) that it wasn't John Williams composing it. Actually more than one composer was apparently involved in the entire piece. I'm not sure what that means, but I guess you that have seen the trailer might.
     
  3. Howard Hand

    Howard Hand Jedi Master star 4

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    #1. Yes
    #2. Maybe/probably
    #3. No
     
  4. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    To Howard Hand you listen. Know this stuff does he. :yoda:
     
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  5. Aeneas 1138

    Aeneas 1138 Jedi Knight star 1

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    "Will John Williams deliver?" Oh, please. Is the Chancellor a Sith Lord?
     
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  6. Howard Hand

    Howard Hand Jedi Master star 4

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    It really depends on what one would consider to be "delivering". If the expectation is that Williams will deliver another timeless masterpiece on par with the OT scores then disappointment is inevitable.
     
  7. Raz Zaphon

    Raz Zaphon Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Yeah, really. The answer is he will deliver, make you sign for it, bring it in and unbox it himself in middle of the living room floor. The trailer music is just him honking in the driveway.
     
  8. Seagoat

    Seagoat PT/ST/Music Section Moderatator star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Interesting sentiment

    What makes you say so?
     
  9. Howard Hand

    Howard Hand Jedi Master star 4

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    The OT is just a very high standard and none of John Williams' scores of late have come close to it in quality. And I don't think any of the themes will have the "hummabillity" that many want them to have (not that I really consider that to be a make or break it kind of thing).
     
  10. darkspine10

    darkspine10 Chosen One star 7

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    I think that Prequels lived up to and surpassed the OT's score.

    Then there's the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull score, which is highly underrated, and well worth a listen, especially the Call of the Crystal, The Adventures of Mutt, and Temple Ruins and Secret Revealed.

    So not all of William's recent work had been bad.
     
  11. Howard Hand

    Howard Hand Jedi Master star 4

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    I don't think any of his post-1975 work is bad. The only recent (2011-now) score of his that I might consider as being under a 4/5 is 2013's The Book Thief. I'm sure TFA will be really good but I don't think it'll reach the heights of his best work.
    I have to disagree with you about Crystal Skull, which I believe is one of Williams' lamest scores. Many section of it reek of autopilot (which is still better than most composers' manual pilot). Though I firmly believe it was due to the "meh" quality of the film's narrative and the collective apathy of the entire crew. His subsequent two excellent scores in 2011 proved KOTCS to be an odd fluke for me.
     
  12. TCF-1138

    TCF-1138 ST/Anthology/Fan Films Manager and Ewok Enthusiast star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Yeah, the prequels' scores certainly lived up the originals'. I'm sure Williams, now back doing Star Wars for the first time since then, will deliver.
     
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  13. Gus X

    Gus X Jedi Knight star 1

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    The one sure thing we count on with 100% certainty is the fact that John Williams will deliver.
     
  14. Amber Kenobi

    Amber Kenobi Jedi Padawan star 2

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    It would be nice if we had spinoffs on the Force Theme, Imperial March, Due of the Fates, Star Wars Theme, and Cantina Band. Then, we could have entirely new pieces that have the same legacy as the ones noted above.