I've long since lost hope that he will find back to the JNH that did DINOSAUR. It's not like there's been a shortage of great potential films in the last few years. But the proof is in the pudding, as they say. This could very well be excellent; JNH is usually very good at exotic/ethnic textures.
FANTASTIC BEASTS was one of those things I mentioned earlier -- such a promising 'canvas', such a disappointing result (except a track or two). His NUTCRACKER was a much better score last year, even if it's pure pastiche.
But hey, he's one of my favourite composers of all time. I'll keep out hope untill the bitter end.
I loved DINOSAUR. I'm ready for another score like that one. I remember about 18 or more years ago that we were all raving about that one cue, The Egg Travels. It was a stunning cue as a stand alone or synched to its visual. Also loved Across The Desert from that movie.
I hope another "jungle" movie inspires a replication (but unique) of the themes he did in DINOSAUR.
I've long since lost hope that he will find back to the JNH that did DINOSAUR. It's not like there's been a shortage of great potential films in the last few years. But the proof is in the pudding, as they say. This could very well be excellent;
Agreed. If they wanted him to write that kind of music, he would have had the chance recently.
New trailer today. The movie could go either way, and the trailer music is anonymous mass-produced gunk, but about three-quarters through, around 1:25 or so, a swashbuckling jig-type melody—utterly anachronistic to the musical proceedings thus far—gets briefly woven into the Zimmerment. Could this somehow be a snippet of a tune JNH wrote for the score? It's a long shot and it doesn't make much sense in context (since it pointedly doesn't play over the title a few seconds later), but it makes zero sense if it's nothing. See what you think:
The very earliest trailers made it look like an out & out comedy, but the last couple of trailers concentrate on the fantasy adventure aspect. Whatever, it's best to avoid modern trailers, as they give far too much away. Anyway, it looks like a fun film.
Went to a test screening of this back in 2019 and they used a lot of Desplat tracks (especially from Harry Potter and The Golden Compass) as temp music, so I guess that gives a hint as to what it might sound like.