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 Posted:   Jul 27, 2013 - 11:33 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

LOL!



(Ew.)

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2013 - 1:17 AM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

Both yay and auh. Glad to see Williams back but I'd have loved to see the baton passed now with the movies being in the future it seems right to move to a new composer.

Note also the Star Wars.com article only mentions he is on for EP VII, and not the others.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2013 - 6:06 AM   
 By:   Kim Tong   (Member)

Well, the score will be great, but the film will just be another DISNEY/JJA piece of crap. Hopefully Williams will be able to stay healthy to complete all three.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2013 - 6:07 AM   
 By:   Kim Tong   (Member)

Both yay and auh. Glad to see Williams back but I'd have loved to see the baton passed now with the movies being in the future it seems right to move to a new composer.

Note also the Star Wars.com article only mentions he is on for EP VII, and not the others.


Yeah, pass the baton off to a Remote Control composer, that would be wonderful! roll eyes

 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2013 - 6:18 AM   
 By:   OnlyGoodMusic   (Member)

My thoughts/fears precisely.

I don't think Williams has it in him anymore to deliver anything but healthy routine, but that routine is still much, much better than anything we might get from anybody else. Whether "anybody else" would have been Michael Giacchino (best case scenario, despite his disappointing Star Trek scores) or Hansi and his minions (worst case scenario).

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2013 - 6:23 AM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

Well, the score will be great, but the film will just be another DISNEY/JJA piece of crap. Hopefully Williams will be able to stay healthy to complete all three.


How insightful. Thanks for stopping by wink

I'm not too sure the score will be great. As much as I love Williams' music for the original trilogy, his prequel scores pretty much left me cold ( aside from something like Across The Stars ) . I've not been able to connect to Williams in general for the last few years, scores like War Horse, Tintin just haven't grabbed me.

So, cautiously optimistic for both the film and the score, and hoping for the best from each ( yeah I know, being polite and hopeful and rational doesn't really have a place here razz )

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2013 - 6:35 AM   
 By:   Kim Tong   (Member)

With Disney involved, I picture more characters like Jar Jar Binks.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2013 - 6:53 AM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

Both yay and auh. Glad to see Williams back but I'd have loved to see the baton passed now with the movies being in the future it seems right to move to a new composer.

Note also the Star Wars.com article only mentions he is on for EP VII, and not the others.


Yeah, pass the baton off to a Remote Control composer, that would be wonderful! roll eyes


I have no desire for that, I'd just rather that Baton was passed to Giacchino, Broughton, McNeely or McCreary and have Williams on board as a consultant for as long as he can.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2013 - 7:16 AM   
 By:   mrchriswell   (Member)

I like Giacchino for most things but he's done NOTHING for Star Trek IMO. Wouldn't want him involved here.

May John Williams live another 20 years if for no other reason than to keep pretenders' mitts off the franchise.

I'm sure Zimmer has a deafening percussion-driven dirge in his back pocket just in case.

 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2013 - 7:17 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I'm tired of Star Wars. Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back rightfully sit as masterpieces in the Western cinema canon. Nothing else beyond that captured the same sense of adventure and drama. I'm very sorry to report to you that this message board and beyond -- out into the black hole of SW merchandise and fandom -- has absolutely killed any interest I have in the furthering of this universe. I will sit back and appreciate all there is to see and hear in the films from 1977 and 1980, but I will be sitting out everything else.

But I will be overwhelmed with excitement when Williams scores a film that is not a modern Spielberg production or a bloody Star Wars movie.


A wise policy, though I would include the ROTJ score, which I've grown to appreciate a lot more in recent years. smile

The amount of hand wringing and action-figure-fondling worry in this thread only reinforces just how much so many around here hang onto their childhood with Star Wars still somehow being so important to them. It's the most intense example of the "Womb Theory" of film score appreciation ever. The original Star Wars trilogy was a magnificent experience to have grown up experiencing as it unfolded. George Lucas is one of the key architects of my own childhood, but it's over. People would be so much happier if they'd just retain their fond memories of the original trilogy, play the scores, watch the films, and nervously paw their mint-in-box collectibles. The magic of those days will never be recaptured; not by Lucas, Abrams, or even Williams. The ship has sailed on that particular dream, so it's sad to witness so many of my generation--pacing the waiting room as it were--in the hopes that "this time" they will have their childhood again. Even if the films are competently made and decently acted, it won't be the same.

Okay, back to all the speculation. I don't expect a response to this. lol

 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2013 - 7:22 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

With Disney involved, I picture more characters like Jar Jar Binks.

Replace Disney with JJ Abrams. wink

 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2013 - 9:23 AM   
 By:   johnbijl   (Member)

With Disney involved, I picture more characters like Jar Jar Binks.

Considering they also own Marvel and Pixar and the output from those studio's, I wouldn't be worried about *that*.

 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2013 - 9:40 AM   
 By:   judy the hutt   (Member)

His first two are absolute classics, the next two were very good indeed, the last two were just 'quite good', although I understand they were a post production nightmare for JW.

True. His Star Wars scores seem to have progressively declined in quality over the years, which doesn't bode well for future films.

Besides, he's 81 and he's not getting any younger. What if he has a stroke or dies or something in the next few years, leaving him unable to score any films beyond the next one? You'd have one Williams-scored film and then the remaining films scored by Giacchino.


Actually, I loved the music to Revenge of the Sith but 2005 was an exceptional year for film music. Hey I am not sure I will make it for the next film. But I hope I do.

And if JW cannot do the others, well Mr. Giacchino would be able to step in and finish the job. Who knows if JJ Adams will make it through.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2013 - 4:06 PM   
 By:   RM Eastman   (Member)

I would think that Williams would be way past this trivial sort of juvenial junk movies and or Speilberg's fluff. With his age. talent, and reputation he should be scoring better films something like the upcoming "IMMIGRANTS" or Audiard's recent "RUST AND BONE", or Bigelow's "ZERO DARK THIRTY".

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2013 - 4:10 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

I would think that Williams would be way past this trivial sort of juvenial junk movies. With his age. talent, and reputation he should be scoring better films something like the upcoming "IMMIGRANTS" or Audiard's recent "RUST AND BONE", or Bigelow's "ZERO DARK THIRTY".

In other words, he should only be doing movies you want him to rather than ones he wants to?

 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2013 - 4:44 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

This thread is terrible.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2013 - 5:06 PM   
 By:   Mr. Shark   (Member)

I would think that Williams would be way past this trivial sort of juvenial junk movies and or Speilberg's fluff. With his age. talent, and reputation he should be scoring better films something like the upcoming "IMMIGRANTS" or Audiard's recent "RUST AND BONE", or Bigelow's "ZERO DARK THIRTY".

Is this a joke?

ZERO DARK THIRTY was one of the most despicable pieces of shit I have ever seen. No inquiry, no insight, no sensuality - just faux cinema verite plus Call of Duty: Bin Laden tacked on at the end.

 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2013 - 7:53 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

With Disney involved, I picture more characters like Jar Jar Binks.


Worse things than that have already happened.

Once, on The Muppet Show, Luke Skywalker got all flirty with . . . Yoda.



Ew.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2013 - 4:00 AM   
 By:   films1   (Member)

This thread has gone totally off track , please leave trivial bickering for the off topic thread .

The news that williams is scoring the new films is top headline on the BBC news entertainment site.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2013 - 10:59 AM   
 By:   theMaestraX   (Member)

I had a great feeling about this...I had felt it's presence...
I was there at Star Wars Celebration Europe when Kathleen Kennedys
special announcement confirming that the GALACTIC MAESTRO WILL
CERTAINLY RETURN!

 
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