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 Posted:   Jul 5, 2018 - 8:24 PM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

McNeely, terrific composer, and he has done a lot of animation scores

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 6, 2018 - 12:46 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

I would pick Yoko Kanno. She has chops beyond all of your top choices. If not Kanno then Elliot Goldenthal. If not him then maybe Joe Hisaishi. These are probably my top 3.
Assuming they'd want to deal with Disney. Not everyone is as mellow as Alan Silvestri...

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2018 - 2:16 PM   
 By:   Mephariel   (Member)

Well, we have an answer.

Harry Gregson-Williams it is.

http://filmmusicreporter.com/2018/08/22/harry-gregson-williams-to-score-disneys-mulan-live-action-movie/

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2018 - 2:19 PM   
 By:   davefg   (Member)

Well, we have an answer.

Harry Gregson-Williams it is.

http://filmmusicreporter.com/2018/08/22/harry-gregson-williams-to-score-disneys-mulan-live-action-movie/


Maybe change the title of the thread?

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2018 - 2:20 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Sigh.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2018 - 2:25 PM   
 By:   Mephariel   (Member)

Sigh.

Depends on which HGW shows up.

The one that did Kingdom of Heaven and Chronicles of Narnia? I am cool with it.

The one that did The Equalizer 2 and The Zookeeper's Wife...not so much.

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2018 - 2:27 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

It would have been better if McNeely showed up.

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2018 - 2:36 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

It would have been better if McNeely showed up.

Or, even better, arranged Goldsmith's music from the original, a la Herrmann's music in Scorsese's Cape Fear.

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2018 - 2:38 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Depends on which HGW shows up.
The one that did Kingdom of Heaven and Chronicles of Narnia? I am cool with it.
The one that did The Equalizer 2 and The Zookeeper's Wife...not so much.


THIS. Although I would've said, "The one that did Prince Caspian and Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas? I am cool with it."

Since Rachel Portman was originally signed on to the original animated film and only had to bow out due to pregnancy, it would've been really neat if they'd considered her for this assignment.

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2018 - 2:44 PM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

Sigh.

Yeah I second that.

Composer casting is so fucking predictable and boring these days.

Sorry I try to avoid commenting on subjects that piss me off like this but given how amazing Goldsmith’s animated version was and how this is likely to be boring as whaleshit, I felt the need to vent.

But hey, at least they got it right with McCreary on Godzilla.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2018 - 3:27 PM   
 By:   kaseykockroach   (Member)

That is a pretty hilarious downgrade.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2018 - 3:32 PM   
 By:   Mephariel   (Member)

That is a pretty hilarious downgrade.

Outside of John Williams, I am not sure if there are more than 2-3 composers out there that wouldn't be a serious downgrade from one of Goldsmith's best efforts.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2018 - 3:34 PM   
 By:   kaseykockroach   (Member)

Indeed, but this feels like a cynical in-joke us film score nerds would come up with to amuse ourselves.

"Wouldn't it be funny if Jerry Goldsmith was followed up by Harry Gregson-Williams?"

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2018 - 4:02 PM   
 By:   Erik Woods   (Member)

Since Rachel Portman was originally signed on to the original animated film and only had to bow out due to pregnancy, it would've been really neat if they'd considered her for this assignment.

This would have been the right thing to do.

-Erik-

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2018 - 4:39 PM   
 By:   Kylo Ren   (Member)

I'm not sure how I feel about this.

I actually do like a bunch of HGW scores, but in all seriousness... going from Goldsmith to him on Mulan?

Didn't anybody hear Gregson-Williams' Total Recall score? It was about as memorable as Amnesia.

Then again... maybe somehow, someway HGW will tune into his Sinbad days and delight us with a score, unlikely in the league of JG's Mulan but maybe in his own league of Sinbad?

Goldsmith was truly one of a kind.

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2018 - 5:01 PM   
 By:   davefg   (Member)

I'm not sure how I feel about this.

I actually do like a bunch of HGW scores, but in all seriousness... going from Goldsmith to him on Mulan?

Didn't anybody hear Gregson-Williams' Total Recall score? It was about as memorable as Amnesia.

Then again... maybe somehow, someway HGW will tune into his Sinbad days and delight us with a score, unlikely in the league of JG's Mulan but maybe in his own league of Sinbad?

Goldsmith was truly one of a kind.


Well we should be thankful that Djawadi wasn't picked for this project. I don't think HGW will be allowed to write a Tony Scott / Total Recall type of score for this film, I'm sure Disney will be clear with what they want. Surprised that Powell wasn't asked based on Kung Fu Panda. Anyway, HGW has written some fantastic music for animation films, Chicken Run, Antz and Shrek (with Powell), the first two Narnia films and Sinbad. Kingdom of Heaven and the Prince of Persia are great live action epic scores.

Generally speaking, which composer could match Goldsmith's Mulan?

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2018 - 5:08 PM   
 By:   Kylo Ren   (Member)

Well we should be thankful that Djawadi wasn't picked for this project.

Well I'm actually quite the fan of Djawadi, so perhaps not the best analogy. I adore his GOT work. big grin

Generally speaking, which composer could match Goldsmith's Mulan?

I'm forever mentioning Bear McCreary.... but also I could see a composer like James Newton Howard working on this, and very well.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2018 - 5:24 PM   
 By:   lacoq   (Member)

How about this? Have Disney stop redoing the same films from their vaults and instead concentrate on fresh new ideas. There's a concept!

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2018 - 5:25 PM   
 By:   Kylo Ren   (Member)

How about this? Have Disney stop redoing the same films from their vaults and instead concentrate on fresh new ideas. There's a concept!

Can't say I disagree! These live-action remakes are certainly already getting old... or should I say even older fast.

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2018 - 5:27 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

How about this? Have Disney stop redoing the same films from their vaults and instead concentrate on fresh new ideas. There's a concept!

Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!

That's a unreasonable bridge too far! ;-)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sF4MU1txTY

 
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