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 Posted:   Jan 26, 2013 - 6:25 AM   
 By:   films1   (Member)

I can see this ....


Music by Michael Giacchino based on original themes by John Williams


I cannot see Williams doing the entire score .... he may write some themes and get MG to adapt them into the body of the score.

This to me is a 'reboot' of the franchise and will have some fresh ideas , dont get me wrong I would love to see a new Williams star wars score but I think Williams will have arrived at the conclusion that he has done as much as he can in the franchise and probably now is the time to pass the baton....

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2013 - 10:21 AM   
 By:   AMAFilmScoreFan   (Member)

I would prefer John Williams to return and to keep scoring the film entries. If this doesn't happen, then my second preference would be for Michael Giacchino to lend his talents to the task. Abrams' and Giacchino's involvement would mark for an interesting crossover between the Star Trek and Star Wars franchises.

I think the Star Wars universe and rich musical history would entice and motivate any composer. For film scoring, I prefer Michael Giacchino to Joel McNeely and McNeely wrote a great entry into the Star Wars canon with Shadows of the Empire. I think Giacchino will do just fine.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2013 - 11:25 AM   
 By:   r.h.t   (Member)

Giacchino is a nice guy. I like his "Medal of Honor" scores. Hell, I like his "John Carter" score. But Goldsmith's shoes were too big for him (even if his "Star Trek" score's blandness matched the film's lack of originality perfectly). Williams' will be too.

 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2013 - 12:34 PM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

I really hope SW7 soundtrack would be a compilation prepared in Tarantino's style (or Kubrick's style if you are traditionalist).

 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2013 - 1:16 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

well, since he took over the 007 franchise
it should be Thom Newman
for SW
LOL!!!!!

That'd be... quite a thing to see.


Actually, Thomas Newman would be an excellent choice. Do we all have such short memories that we so quickly forget THE GOOD GERMAN - one of the truest homages to the Golden Age sound ever written by a Bronze-Age composer?


i was kidding, Saul
smile
bruce

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2013 - 1:21 PM   
 By:   captain_avis   (Member)

This statement will probably be borderline sacrilegious, but here goes. A lot of posters around here seem to be lamenting that Williams won't be writing these scores (and I find it extremely unlikely that he will write them...). But I don't think that's necessarily a bad thing.

Williams has evolved considerably as a composer since writing the original trilogy scores and while I like both his older and modern styles for different reasons, in my opinion, his writing style for the original trilogy was far better suited to the Star Wars universe. Although I'm less familiar with the prequel scores and they offer more to discover to my ear, I spin those disks far less than the originals.

My feeling is that Giacchino's writing is a bit more emotionally direct and less ornate that what Williams typically writes now and that whatever he comes up with for the new film(s) will probably sound closer in style to William's original scores than to his prequel scores. Understand, I'm not asserting that Giacchino's a better composer than Williams, just that he might be better for this particular assignment.

One would also hope that Abrams treats Giacchino's score with much more respect than Lucas did for Williams' prequel scores.

Bring on the tar and feathers...

Chris

 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2013 - 1:33 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

NOT hersesy

his last 4 scores for SW wern't any great shakes, nor was his last INDY score anywhere near being a classic.
bruce

 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2013 - 2:02 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

It's too bad that unless Williams decides to score the new film, we seem to be stuck with Giacchino.

Not exactly a wealth of choices considering the importance of the film.

The producers should allow interested composers compete for the job.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2013 - 5:26 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Like DESPLAT,OR YARED?

 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2013 - 5:31 PM   
 By:   bdm   (Member)

Has to be Williams as first choice - JJA is not re-imagining STAR WARS as he did to a degree with TREK, he is continuing a story started in 1977; and those who were around in '77 remember GL saying in interviews the saga had 9 chapters (3 before, and 3 after, all with the droids), so the next films are episodes 7,8 & 9, so if the musical voice behind the first 6 is a) interested and b) available, then it should be him scoring the next trilogy.

JJA has to ask JW; if JW is not interested, then it's a safe bet he will go to MG.

That's the way this geek sees it anyway.

 
 Posted:   Jan 28, 2013 - 8:44 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I think Williams could turn in a good score for J.J. if he answered the call. With the prequel trilogy he was scoring *horrible* movies (pretty rare for Williams, especially at that point in his career) AND he was doing so with all of Lucas's meddling (ie. you must score every boring dialogue scene even if it's just noodling underscore). I think J.J.'s Star Wars might give Williams an opportunity to shine again. After all we know he can be fresh and exciting like his "old self" -- just look at Tin Tin! Lots of classic Williams adventure writing in that.

On the other hand, I'd love to hear a Giacchino Star Wars score as well (much more than another Giacchino Trek score, though his wasn't bad by any means).

As to the general news, I'm excited that J.J. is moving on his his true love and I hope Paramount gets someone with more of a Trek feel for that franchise now that J.J. has reinvigorated it. It'd be nice if someone could actually pull off a truly great Trek feature film WITHOUT EARTH IN IT and maybe with some BOLDLY GOING...going on!

And for those people who are against any Trek/Wars cross-pollination. Let me remind you, that ship has sailed (just maybe not in such a high profile way). After all, ILM worked on a lot of Trek films, and tons of other people "in the background" have worked on both franchises...including in the area of music! Lest we all forget the great Fred Steiner's contributions of additional uncredited music to both Star Trek: The Motion Picture AND Return of the Jedi...

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 10, 2013 - 6:22 PM   
 By:   Mike_H   (Member)

Williams made a small comment about the upcoming trilogy at the Young Musicians Foundation concert in LA yesterday. (thanks to karelm over at jwfan.com)


“We’re about to play Star Wars [audience interrupts with cheers] and each time we play it, I’m reminded of the first time we played it decades ago. Neither I, nor George, nor anyone else involved thought this would go far or in a few years there would be a sequel and I’d have to revisit the themes…and years later another trilogy. Now we’re hearing of a new set of movies coming in 2015, 2016…so I need to make sure I’m still ready to go in a few years for what I hope would be continued work with George…[more cheers].”

 
 Posted:   Feb 10, 2013 - 7:01 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

One would also hope that Abrams treats Giacchino's score with much more respect than Lucas did for Williams' prequel scores.

Like that Star Trek movie where they dialed out the orchestra in post-production to up the choir and we heard about that edit for over a year on this board?

Okay then.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 10, 2013 - 8:18 PM   
 By:   captain_avis   (Member)

One would also hope that Abrams treats Giacchino's score with much more respect than Lucas did for Williams' prequel scores.

Like that Star Trek movie where they dialed out the orchestra in post-production to up the choir and we heard about that edit for over a year on this board?

Okay then.


That edit has NOTHING on the finale of The Phantom Menace in terms of musical butchery. Never mind numerous other issues with music in the prequels.

Chris.

 
 Posted:   Feb 10, 2013 - 8:56 PM   
 By:   Scottie Ferguson   (Member)

Williams made a small comment about the upcoming trilogy at the Young Musicians Foundation concert in LA yesterday. (thanks to karelm over at jwfan.com)


“We’re about to play Star Wars [audience interrupts with cheers] and each time we play it, I’m reminded of the first time we played it decades ago. Neither I, nor George, nor anyone else involved thought this would go far or in a few years there would be a sequel and I’d have to revisit the themes…and years later another trilogy. Now we’re hearing of a new set of movies coming in 2015, 2016…so I need to make sure I’m still ready to go in a few years for what I hope would be continued work with George…[more cheers].”


He doesn't know Abrams is directing?

 
 Posted:   Feb 10, 2013 - 9:54 PM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

Wow, that sounds promising. I'm sure Kathy Kennedy will persuade him to be directly involved in the score whether its a collaboration with Giacchino or the whole deal itself.. Since the new saga is based on story by Lucas himself so it will be sort of re-connection to the new series. So as expected I'm thrilled that Williams is keen on doing this again. I'm sure J J Abrams wouldn't miss an opportunity to work with the maestro himself.

 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2013 - 4:16 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

That edit has NOTHING on the finale of The Phantom Menace in terms of musical butchery. Never mind numerous other issues with music in the prequels.

Dear Sir or Madam:
You may be right.
Yours sincerely,
H. L. Mencken

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2013 - 2:46 AM   
 By:   billyearle   (Member)

Wow, that sounds promising. I'm sure Kathy Kennedy will persuade him to be directly involved in the score whether its a collaboration with Giacchino or the whole deal itself.. Since the new saga is based on story by Lucas himself so it will be sort of re-connection to the new series. So as expected I'm thrilled that Williams is keen on doing this again. I'm sure J J Abrams wouldn't miss an opportunity to work with the maestro himself.
Ditto that wow. No disrespect to Giacchino, but Abrams would be a fool to choose him over Williams. Here's hoping.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2013 - 3:05 AM   
 By:   Anthony Cornfield   (Member)

This is what Michael had to say in a recent interview with Empire.

"I'm a huge Star Wars Fan, but one of the things that excites me most about it coming back is the chance to hear new John Williams music, not new Michael Giacchino music based on John Williams music. I'm excited to hear what he would do, so however it shakes out, it would be great."

 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2013 - 12:44 AM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

I'd love to hear a Christopher Young Star Wars score.

 
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