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 Posted:   Apr 17, 2014 - 10:40 PM   
 By:   David Maxx   (Member)

That was the first thing that came to mind when I first heard the rumors about this sequel (that is, besides "Are they kidding?"). "Mrs. Doubtfire" is, IMO, one of Shore's best scores, especially at that point in his career. Along with Robin Williams and Sally Field's performances, Chris Columbus' direction and the fine tuning of the script, Shore helped to turn the film into more than just a silly comedy. He added a lot of heart, warmth and depth to the movie. However, his career appears to have changed somewhat following the epic success of the "Lord of the Rings" films. I'm not going to pretend to read the man's mind, but some composers have been known to be reluctant, if not downright resistant, to taking a step back, especially if they can afford it. So, provided that "2" turns out well, Chris Columbus actually ASKS for Howard Shore and the powers that be don't object to his return, do you think he would be open to it? Personally, it would restore my faith in the project. Even if the film itself turned out to be a stinker, we could at least be consoled with a little nostalgia on Shore's part.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 17, 2014 - 11:23 PM   
 By:   bondo321   (Member)

I'm hoping Marco Beltrami scores it, under my personal belief/hope that it is NOT a comedy at all, but rather a psychological horror film in the vein of Silence of the Lambs and Se7en about a man who has lost his family and his sanity.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U71P5FKFqfg

 
 Posted:   Apr 17, 2014 - 11:35 PM   
 By:   David Maxx   (Member)

Not bad. Funny, yet still creepy. I wish Hollywood had the balls to actually turn stories on their ear like that, especially if the composers returned with a twisted version of their original themes.

 
 Posted:   Apr 17, 2014 - 11:51 PM   
 By:   johnmullin   (Member)

I'm hoping Marco Beltrami scores it, under my personal belief/hope that it is NOT a comedy at all, but rather a psychological horror film in the vein of Silence of the Lambs and Se7en about a man who has lost his family and his sanity.

You do realize that Howard Shore scored the other two movies you listed as examples as well, right?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2014 - 12:21 AM   
 By:   Tobias   (Member)

That was the first thing that came to mind when I first heard the rumors about this sequel (that is, besides "Are they kidding?"). "Mrs. Doubtfire" is, IMO, one of Shore's best scores, especially at that point in his career. Along with Robin Williams and Sally Field's performances, Chris Columbus' direction and the fine tuning of the script, Shore helped to turn the film into more than just a silly comedy. He added a lot of heart, warmth and depth to the movie. However, his career appears to have changed somewhat following the epic success of the "Lord of the Rings" films. I'm not going to pretend to read the man's mind, but some composers have been known to be reluctant, if not downright resistant, to taking a step back, especially if they can afford it. So, provided that "2" turns out well, Chris Columbus actually ASKS for Howard Shore and the powers that be don't object to his return, do you think he would be open to it? Personally, it would restore my faith in the project. Even if the film itself turned out to be a stinker, we could at least be consoled with a little nostalgia on Shore's part.


Sorry but I have to disagree with you. Mrs. Doubtfire is one of Shore`s worst scores. The movie itself is funny but when/if they do the sequel I think that is a very slight chance that Columbus actually do hire Shore again. It is however a good chance that he actually hire Christophe Beck. Beck alongside John Williams is the only composer he have worked with more than one time (taken from my memory without researching first). But on the other hand if Columbus really does hire Shore then it is almost as big surprise as it was when John McTiernan hired Bill Conti to score the remake of The Thomas Crown affair, they had collaborated one time before - 14 years prior to that movie if I am not mistaken. That long time between collaboration is very unusual.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2014 - 1:45 AM   
 By:   bondo321   (Member)

You do realize that Howard Shore scored the other two movies you listed as examples as well, right?


Haha actually no, I didn't even think about that! I just associate Beltrami with the horror genre wink

 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2014 - 2:07 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Sounds like the perfect job for Hans Zimmer. Williams can do the weird voices on the soundtrack! big grin

 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2014 - 2:08 AM   
 By:   David Maxx   (Member)

In regards to bondo's idea...

It would be very interesting (maybe even more so) to hear Shore flip around those same upbeat themes into something more dark and depressing (e.g. "Se7en"). Talk about a new approach!

 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2014 - 2:29 AM   
 By:   David Maxx   (Member)

I have always wondered how Columbus felt about Howard Shore and his contribution to the movie. He managed to cram A TON of information onto the DVD's commentary track, and while he talked briefly about the use of music in general and acknowledged most of the songs, he mentioned not one word about Shore.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2014 - 4:08 PM   
 By:   unamochilla2   (Member)

Considering Columbus worked with Williams on the "Home Alone" films prior to "Mrs. Doubtfire," was he asked or considered to score the film?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2014 - 4:12 PM   
 By:   Smitty   (Member)

I know ya'll want Junkie XL to lay down his phat beatz on this one.

 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2014 - 11:48 PM   
 By:   DeviantMan   (Member)

Seriously why a sequel?
Oh forgot, HOLLYWOOD is desperate nowadays especially with NO fresh ideas or concepts to work with!!

This is more desperate than practical...
Theodore Shapiro may probably score this... Idea.

 
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