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 Posted:   Jan 18, 2010 - 10:18 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

I got confirmation from Robert that he is doing, at least the first one. That is probably why is out of the USA for several months now. Great news. I love Desplat, but I would love to see JW return as most would as well!!

I also think what William Ross did on part 2 was wonderful, he is one hell of an orchestrator, arranger etc.

 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2010 - 11:27 PM   
 By:   MattyO   (Member)

I think Desplat will suit the atmosphere of Part I perfectly - this is something to be excited about. And since Desplat is only confirmed for Part I, it is still possible Williams may return for Part II (which is something David Heyman said a while ago). This is definitely a contender for most-anticipated score of the year for me.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2010 - 3:20 AM   
 By:   TownerFan   (Member)

It would be a bit illogical to have two different composers for what actually is a one single film broken in two parts. While I would be the happiest man on Earth if Williams would return for the final installment, I'd say: let Desplat have his own moment to shine and let him end the franchise with some musical coherence. I'm sure he will do wonders with this kind of material.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2010 - 4:08 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I'm rather indifferent to Desplat, to be honest, but everyone else is raving about him, so I'm mildly curious, at best. If he references some of the Williams themes or style, it might turn out to be my first, full Desplat soundtrack.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2010 - 11:13 AM   
 By:   sims89   (Member)

I got confirmation from Robert that he is doing, at least the first one. That is probably why is out of the USA for several months now. Great news. I love Desplat, but I would love to see JW return as most would as well!!

I also think what William Ross did on part 2 was wonderful, he is one hell of an orchestrator, arranger etc.


Hi everyone. This is Andrew Sims from MuggleNet.com - we are the leading Harry Potter fansite and posted this Desplat news this morning on our site (crediting Film Score)

I was wondering if anyone could provide us with solid proof (whether in terms of a confirmation e-mail from an agent or something similar) that we can use to 100% confirm this story? We obviously want to let Harry Potter fans know that this news is absolutely true.

drivingmissdaisy and Scott Bettencourt - any information either of you could share would be greatly appreciated!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2010 - 11:41 AM   
 By:   Mikhail   (Member)

I'm rather indifferent to Desplat, to be honest, but everyone else is raving about him, so I'm mildly curious, at best. If he references some of the Williams themes or style, it might turn out to be my first, full Desplat soundtrack.

So -- let me get this right -- you don't own a single "full" Desplat soundtrack, yet you're "rather indifferent" to him?

Hmmmm.

"Benjamin Button," Thor. One of my 4 or 5 favorites scores of the decade.

 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2010 - 11:54 AM   
 By:   Mike Esssss   (Member)

I'm rather indifferent to Desplat, to be honest, but everyone else is raving about him, so I'm mildly curious, at best. If he references some of the Williams themes or style, it might turn out to be my first, full Desplat soundtrack.

I wouldn't say I'm indifferent, necessarily, but I'm not entirely convinced Desplat is the best choice for the assignment, either. He writes wonderful film music but tends to be more cerebral than emotional. To me HALLOWS cries out for a big, broad, emotional score, which the series hasn't had since GOBLET OF FIRE.

Which certainly isn't to say Desplat is incapable of doing so. I just hope Yates and Heyman are able to bring it out of him.

 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2010 - 12:14 PM   
 By:   Scott Bettencourt   (Member)

I got confirmation from Robert that he is doing, at least the first one. That is probably why is out of the USA for several months now. Great news. I love Desplat, but I would love to see JW return as most would as well!!

I also think what William Ross did on part 2 was wonderful, he is one hell of an orchestrator, arranger etc.


Hi everyone. This is Andrew Sims from MuggleNet.com - we are the leading Harry Potter fansite and posted this Desplat news this morning on our site (crediting Film Score)

I was wondering if anyone could provide us with solid proof (whether in terms of a confirmation e-mail from an agent or something similar) that we can use to 100% confirm this story? We obviously want to let Harry Potter fans know that this news is absolutely true.

drivingmissdaisy and Scott Bettencourt - any information either of you could share would be greatly appreciated!


It is confirmed by Desplat's agents.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2010 - 1:07 PM   
 By:   Mikhail   (Member)

I'm rather indifferent to Desplat, to be honest, but everyone else is raving about him, so I'm mildly curious, at best. If he references some of the Williams themes or style, it might turn out to be my first, full Desplat soundtrack.

I wouldn't say I'm indifferent, necessarily, but I'm not entirely convinced Desplat is the best choice for the assignment, either. He writes wonderful film music but tends to be more cerebral than emotional. To me HALLOWS cries out for a big, broad, emotional score, which the series hasn't had since GOBLET OF FIRE.

Which certainly isn't to say Desplat is incapable of doing so. I just hope Yates and Heyman are able to bring it out of him.


This is a good point. Hopefully he will bring to the table something a little less subtle than "New Moon."

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2010 - 2:21 PM   
 By:   Paul MacLean   (Member)

It is confirmed by Desplat's agents.

Is he on for parts I and II, or just I at this point?

 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2010 - 2:23 PM   
 By:   Scott Bettencourt   (Member)

It is confirmed by Desplat's agents.

Is he on for parts I and II, or just I at this point?


Only Part 1 was confirmed to me.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2010 - 3:06 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I'm rather indifferent to Desplat, to be honest, but everyone else is raving about him, so I'm mildly curious, at best. If he references some of the Williams themes or style, it might turn out to be my first, full Desplat soundtrack.

So -- let me get this right -- you don't own a single "full" Desplat soundtrack, yet you're "rather indifferent" to him?

Hmmmm.

"Benjamin Button," Thor. One of my 4 or 5 favorites scores of the decade.


Yes, I only have a few tracks scattered about on various compilations, but I have of course heard him many times in the FILMS THEMSELVES. Still haven't found anything that struck a chord with me, I'm afraid. Not BENJAMIN BUTTON either, but perhaps if I revisit it on CD, I may find more things of value.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2010 - 3:22 PM   
 By:   Mikhail   (Member)

I'm rather indifferent to Desplat, to be honest, but everyone else is raving about him, so I'm mildly curious, at best. If he references some of the Williams themes or style, it might turn out to be my first, full Desplat soundtrack.

So -- let me get this right -- you don't own a single "full" Desplat soundtrack, yet you're "rather indifferent" to him?

Hmmmm.

"Benjamin Button," Thor. One of my 4 or 5 favorites scores of the decade.


Yes, I only have a few tracks scattered about on various compilations, but I have of course heard him many times in the FILMS THEMSELVES. Still haven't found anything that struck a chord with me, I'm afraid. Not BENJAMIN BUTTON either, but perhaps if I revisit it on CD, I may find more things of value.


I thought you might say that. Fair enough. Still, I saw Benjamin Button and wasn't impressed with the score much.* I did like "The Painted Veil" quite a lot in-film, but anyway... point is, with Desplat, I have not seen 90% of the films associated with the scores I own. They're brilliant on CD though.

*Edit: not to say it was ineffective, but after listening to the CD for a few weeks before seeing it, I was disappointed in the mixing.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2010 - 4:17 PM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

Oh great, another "Let try and convince Thor thread."

James

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2010 - 6:11 PM   
 By:   Mikhail   (Member)

Oh great, another "Let try and convince Thor thread."

James


Nah... I like Thor just as he is, for the most part.

 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2010 - 6:44 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

A few days ago I heard the same thing.... so there's probably some credence to it. The same conversation mentioned that JW is likely doing the last one. But take it all with a shaker of salt.

I'll take it with a pillar of salt.

 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2010 - 7:29 PM   
 By:   TM   (Member)

First, about the previous post on Williams scoring Tin Tin, he's had at least one recording session for it already (last fall in LA).

Regarding Desplat scoring Harry Potter, I say bravo! To me his score for Golden Compass could very easily have been used in a Harry Potter movie. It was thematic (especially after repeated listens the themes start to really stand out). It made wonderful use of musical 'shadow' to create melodies that shimmered between light and darkness and helped emphasize the emotional and fantastic elements of the story. And, it really captured an innocence and sense of wonder that (for me) is what the last couple Harry Potter scores have been missing. In my opinion Hooper did a very serviceable job of 'catching' the drama in such a way that the score works in the film, but there was very little of the magic that makes Harry Potter's world so much fun (and what was there was all too underdeveloped!).

Also, Desplat seems to be very respectful of Williams' work and I hope this means that we'll see more than just a cursory reference to the original material, which I think would serve to remind us that Rowling's story, especially the last book, is more than just another Teen Angst Fest.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2010 - 7:39 PM   
 By:   Mikhail   (Member)

And, it really captured an innocence and sense of wonder that (for me) is what the last couple Harry Potter scores have been missing.

I heartily agree the Hooper scores are - to be kind - barely serviceable, but tell me... where do you see this "innocence and sense of wonder" in the last several books? smile

In other words, I think the series has definitely moved past that - probably as soon as the third book/film - and we need not visit that territory again. Thank you Alfonso CuarĂ³n!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 20, 2010 - 8:38 AM   
 By:   ahem   (Member)

I'm rather indifferent to Desplat, to be honest, but everyone else is raving about him, so I'm mildly curious, at best. If he references some of the Williams themes or style, it might turn out to be my first, full Desplat soundtrack.

Same here, but I think anything has to be better than the Hooper pieces.

 
 Posted:   Jan 20, 2010 - 9:41 AM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

The next Potter film doesn't come out til November, I think, so a lot can happen in 10 months, heck they could go through a few composers in that time.

 
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