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 Posted:   Jul 18, 2013 - 8:08 PM   
 By:   Telephone Op   (Member)


https://twitter.com/aimeecastle/status/358015921564037120

https://twitter.com/aimeecastle/status/358049529217548290

curious to know if this pans out

This place will get 'interesting' if this becomes true

 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2013 - 8:13 PM   
 By:   BackToTheFutureFan   (Member)

https://twitter.com/aimeecastle/status/358015921564037120

https://twitter.com/aimeecastle/status/358049529217548290

curious to know if this pans out

This place will get 'interesting' if this becomes true


I am a Zimmer fan but there also can be Zimmer overload. Variety would be nice.

 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2013 - 8:26 PM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

The movie's quality aside, Horner ASM was a great score which I loved quite a bit. As much as my Zimmer fandom runs deep, it will be a shame if they drop Horner and his already established thematic content for Zimmer who is running very close to superhero score overload (like Elfman once before him).

P.S. Love your avatar BackToTheFutureFan! It's perfect. How excited are you for The Phantom Pain?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2013 - 8:31 PM   
 By:   ryankeaveney   (Member)

Have to say this is an improvement. Horner's AMAZING SPIDER-MAN was one of his weakest scores — ever. From the cribbing of Elfman's skittering electronics, to the head-scratching artistic choices (male vocals?), temp-track bleeding (Desplat's HOSTAGE opening title is ripped almost note-for-note in Horner's opening sequence) to the ham-fisted (Peter Porker?) action scoring lazily cranked out of a sequencer. One regret is the loss of Horner's love theme, which typical for the composer, was an asset.

 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2013 - 8:33 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

Considering how stick, stone DULL the previous film was, adding Zimmer to another superhero film makes it even more underwhelming.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2013 - 8:34 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

Didn't care for the movie but Horner's score was great. However, I seem to recall reading that he initially wasn't even interested in the project (not sure why) and practically had to be talked into it. That made me think he probably wouldn't return for a sequel, although maybe he enjoyed the experience enough that he'll come back, especially since it's the same director.

 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2013 - 8:39 PM   
 By:   Erik Woods   (Member)

temp-track bleeding (Desplat's HOSTAGE opening title is ripped almost note-for-note in Horner's opening sequence)

This is something I never noticed before. Wow! Comes pretty darn close, doesn't it?

-Erik-

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2013 - 8:43 PM   
 By:   ryankeaveney   (Member)

temp-track bleeding (Desplat's HOSTAGE opening title is ripped almost note-for-note in Horner's opening sequence)

This is something I never noticed before. Wow! Comes pretty darn close, doesn't it?

-Erik-


It sure does. If "Pretty darn close" means "exactly the same"! wink

 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2013 - 8:43 PM   
 By:   Erik Woods   (Member)

Is there no one else that could score this? I guess not.

-Erik-

 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2013 - 8:52 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

Tracksounds just confirmed it.

That makes three rejected scores for Horner in a year. Cripes.

 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2013 - 8:53 PM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

I think someone should call Stu Phillips whose tv Spider-Man theme was the best IMO

http://youtu.be/Z9nLVqltXxo

Interestingly enough his use of 3 notes (his spi-der-man motif) shows what a skilled composer can do to develop a simple three note idea. Would love to get this on CD one day...

 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2013 - 9:00 PM   
 By:   Saul Pincus   (Member)

That makes three rejected scores for Horner in a year. Cripes.

Horner never even wrote this one, so while he's been rejected, the score was not.

Horner was likely never even considered, given what happened on #1.

 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2013 - 9:04 PM   
 By:   orion_mk3   (Member)

Well that's a real kick in the teeth. Looks like Brian Tyler is now officially the last bastion of resistance against Zimmer scoring every superhero movie ever. As I said when TASM was first released, I'd rather listen to a hundred of Horner's self-ripoffs before hearing another of Zimmer's.

 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2013 - 9:12 PM   
 By:   David (Giacchino-fan)   (Member)

That makes three rejected scores for Horner in a year. Cripes.

Horner never even wrote this one, so while he's been rejected, the score was not.

Horner was likely never even considered, given what happened on #1.


Or Horner might not have been rejected - he could have said "one was enough" and left. It's his choice.

Either way, I was hoping for a new, fresh take on a Spider-Man score. While I do enjoy a good Zimmer action score, I really prefer lots of themes and motives, a la Horner's work for the first. I feel that a Zimmer score will be serviceable, but not as enjoyable (IMO).
But who knows? He could surprise us like he did with The Lone Ranger.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2013 - 9:34 PM   
 By:   AndyDursin   (Member)

This film already looks like Marvel's equivalent of the Schumacher Batman movies. A sequel nobody wants and is only being made to keep Sony's contractual obligation to the character going...between the laughable look of Jamie Foxx as Electro and the expected scenery-chewing of Paul Giamatti as the Rhino (unintentional comedy gold already), the whole enterprise just looks horrid. Still, it's a shame though because Horner's score was unquestionably one of the best parts of the first movie.

IMO it's sheer desperation here hiring Zimmer, in an effort to make the material "edgy" and "darker" like the Nolan Batmans and Man of Steel. I can't wait to hear his Spider-Man "theme" though! lol. Hopefully it will be comprised of all the amazing thematic material he discarded when he came up with his Superman "theme" and his Batman "theme".

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2013 - 10:13 PM   
 By:   facehugger   (Member)

Exactly what this crappy movie needs.

 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2013 - 10:13 PM   
 By:   yonythemoony   (Member)

Is this necessary? There's dozens of composers out there to choose and they choose Zimmer? Especially when Horner did one of the few superhero scores with heart, melody, and sense of adventure? And that included fresh sounds for a superhero score? Also, remember that he was chosen one year before the movie was released, and the Bluray feature shows that he loved the film, and wanted to bring emotion.

About the film, don't you even dare to compare with Schumacher's Batman. The new take on Spider-Man is much more modern, realistic and faithful to the comics (Spider-Man is supposed to be goofy, and Elektro's look is accurate to Ultimate Spider-Man) than the cheesy Raimi trilogy (which tried to be like the comics, but they became melodramatic and changed lots of stuff). And they're doing the films with the chronological order of the comics, unlike Raimi.

 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2013 - 10:16 PM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

YOR is already getting ready for another thread.

 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2013 - 10:26 PM   
 By:   Drawgoon   (Member)

I keep hearing the Spider-Pig song from Simpsons Movie in my head now...

 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2013 - 10:31 PM   
 By:   yonythemoony   (Member)

I know that Webb loved what Horner did for the first film, and he wanted a melodic superhero score. So this must be something from the producers.

 
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