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 Posted:   Jan 18, 2010 - 5:26 PM   
 By:   TownerFan   (Member)

Whoa... Scott Bettencourt dropped the news in today's Film Score Daily: Alexandre Desplat will score HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS - PART I

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/daily/article.cfm/articleID/6408/The-2009-Top-Forty-Composer-Countdown-in-2010!-Part-Four/

The news is almost hidden... you have to search for it! smile

Given the fact Williams will not score it, I have to say I'm definitely happy with the choice.

 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2010 - 5:29 PM   
 By:   Gunnar   (Member)

If that's true, it's a real scoop - couldn't find these news anywhere else on the net.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2010 - 5:31 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

Amazing!!!!

Best film scoring news I've heard in ages!

He seems like the heir to Williams among the younger generation, at least to my ears, so this couldn't be more perfect!

 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2010 - 5:34 PM   
 By:   Wedge   (Member)

Well, as far as composers who aren't John Williams go, I'll take the talented Desplat over Doyle or Hooper any day. I haven't been happy with a Potter score since AZKABAN. Waiting with very cautious optimism...

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2010 - 5:36 PM   
 By:   Michael Arlidge   (Member)

Alexandre Desplat will score HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS - PART I

And, presumably, Part II. It would be illogical for a composer to do one and not the other, given that, ultimately, the films will be viewed as one whole.

The news is almost hidden... you have to search for it! smile

Yeah, and account for the fact that Bettencourt gets the name of the film wrong (he calls it 'Deadly Hallows', instead of 'Deathly Hallows'). And before he gets all hot and bothered, I'm not having a go, merely pointing out an obvious fact.

Given the fact Williams will not score it, I have to say I'm definitely happy with the choice.

Me too! This film will provide Desplat with an enormous musical canvas, so I can't wait to see what he comes up with.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2010 - 5:45 PM   
 By:   TownerFan   (Member)

Well, in the same article Scott wrote that Danny Elfman's score to THE WOLF MAN has been reinstated in the film.

Talk about "hidden" scoops! smile

 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2010 - 6:11 PM   
 By:   John Mullin   (Member)

The Elfman news is certainly good indeed! Also, he's scoring GREEN HORNET?

 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2010 - 6:17 PM   
 By:   John Mullin   (Member)

And under the John Williams section it says...

>>>despite rumors that he might return to the Harry Potter franchise for its final episodes, another composer will be taking on the task for at least the penultimate entry in the series (see composer #3 for more details). <<<

 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2010 - 6:17 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

The question is: Will he rip-off BIRTH or LUZHIN DEFENCE? There are hardly any other options...

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2010 - 6:23 PM   
 By:   BigMacGyver2000   (Member)

Oh yeah, bettencourt also wrote in the previous part of the same article that the next silvestri-zemeckis colaboration will be "the corrections", something that was long shelved and he did not even mention yellow submarine, which has been confirmed by many sources as zemeckis' next project. I am afraid it rather makes me think he has problems in getting the facts right, as harsh as it may sound.

I would take everything in that article with a big grain of salt and wait for the official confirmation from the usual sources.

Furthermore, regarding elfmans wolfman, what i have heard is that conrad pope has been deeply involved in haslingers replacement score and put a lot of effort in it. No word or signs of any kind that elfmans music would be re-inserted.

 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2010 - 6:26 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

Oh yeah, bettencourt also wrote in the previous part of the same article that the next silvestri-zemeckis colaboration will be "the corrections", something that was long shelved and he did not even mention yellow submarine, which has been confirmed by many sources as zemeckis' next project. I am afraid it rather makes me think he has problems in getting the facts right, as harsh as it may sound.

Um… you don't think that's just an indication that the music for "Yellow Submarine" will be by the Beatles?

 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2010 - 6:28 PM   
 By:   Maestro   (Member)

I'm actually rather pleased a talent like Desplat got the Potter job.

I'm as far removed from being a Harry Potter fan as you can get, so at least I will have some good music to look forward to at the very least, unlike the last two entries by Hooper which quite frankly weren't very good and mostly bored me to tears. Doyle's entry wasn't bad but it was indeed a little too overstated and frustrating at times, especially in regards to the themes he wrote.

The only Williams Potter score I ever truly enjoyed was Prisoner Of Azkaban.

As for Elfman being back for The Wolf Man? Now that's the news that's really pleased me! big grin

Haslinger is HISTORY. I couldn't be happier. I attempted to get through his scores to Underworld and Vacancy, but couldn't manage either. I think he's a dreadful composer, then again he's not on any level imaginable to my tastes.

Let's just hope that the talented Conrad Pope and whomever else has been hired to work alongside him to fill in the gaps do justice to adapting his material. I'm crossing my fingers.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2010 - 6:28 PM   
 By:   BigMacGyver2000   (Member)

"Um… you don't think that's just an indication that the music for "Yellow Submarine" will be by the Beatles?"

It might be, but thats not the point (apart from the fact that the original movie in fact had a score).

The point is that the corrections is shelved and even if we assume that silvestri won't score yellow submarine, its still zemeckis next confirmed project, which leaves the part of silvestri scoring the corrections as unconfirmed rumours. If zemeckis would tackle a live action drama AND a performance capture movie at the same time, then the news would already have been all over the place.

Look, all i am saying is you might not want to get excited only to learn that what he promised is not true. Just wait for the usual sources to confirm all that. If they do, fine. If not, it will give me a hard time to figure out why he would make these things up.

 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2010 - 6:33 PM   
 By:   John Mullin   (Member)

Furthermore, regarding elfmans wolfman, what i have heard is that conrad pope has been deeply involved in haslingers replacement score and put a lot of effort in it. No word or signs of any kind that elfmans music would be re-inserted.

The info you got was incomplete. Pope recorded about 25 minutes that were intended to fill in the gaps alongside the Elfman material. The film had been heavily reedited since Elfman's music was jettisoned (and before it was reinstated). Elfman was not available to write/record new material as he was finishing up Alice In Wonderland at the time, and so Pope (and a few others on top of that) wrote additional material that was just recorded recently.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2010 - 6:40 PM   
 By:   TownerFan   (Member)

The info you got was incomplete. Pope recorded about 25 minutes that were intended to fill in the gaps alongside the Elfman material. The film had been heavily reedited since Elfman's music was jettisoned (and before it was reinstated). Elfman was not available to write/record new material as he was finishing up Alice In Wonderland at the time, and so Pope (and a few others on top of that) wrote additional material that was just recorded recently.


Let's hope the OST album will be an all-Elfman affair, including the cues that remain jettisoned in the final cut (even though I'm quite curious to hear Conrad Pope's contributions--he's not only a great orchestrator, he's also a very good composer).

And about Desplat's POTTER involvement, I say this franchise couldn't have been given a better composer (Williams excluded, of course). I'm very eager to hear what he will do with this kind of movie. Go Alexandre! smile

 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2010 - 6:42 PM   
 By:   Scott Bettencourt   (Member)

Regarding Silvestri and The Corrections, I did say "the team MAY return to live action with a film version of Jonathan Franzen's acclaimed novel The Corrections." Also, I did not put The Corrections in Silvestri's WHAT'S NEXT section; I tend to only list films there that have actually gone into production.

I have a very reliable source for both the Desplat/Potter and Wolfman-restored news, and will prominently post corrections (as opposed to "Robert Zemeckis' film of The Corrections") if they prove to be inaccurate.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2010 - 6:47 PM   
 By:   BigMacGyver2000   (Member)

I hope you wont take offence with the fact that i will wait for a confirmation from upcomingfilmscores or the usual film news websites for these news.

And as far as the corrections is concerned, how can you assume that zemeckis MAY return to live action with, out of all his shelved projects, the corrections? Especially when you take into account that zemeckis has said in various interviews that he does not want to return to live action yet (most recently in an interview with aintitcool.com).

 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2010 - 6:52 PM   
 By:   Scott Bettencourt   (Member)

I am afraid it rather makes me think he has problems in getting the facts right, as harsh as it may sound.

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I really don't think that my remark about the possibility (not certainty) of a Silvestri-Zemeckis-live-action-Corrections movie qualifies as "problems in getting the facts right," unless you have other examples (I did acknowledge and correct my colossal screw-up over ignoring Randy Newman's James and the Giant Peach) to present.

 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2010 - 6:53 PM   
 By:   Microceratops   (Member)

I have a very reliable source for both the Desplat/Potter and Wolfman-restored news, and will prominently post corrections (as opposed to "Robert Zemeckis' film of The Corrections") if they prove to be inaccurate.

I'm just curious about something... Why you didn't post in Williams "What's next" section the upcoming "The Adventures of Tintin"? It's been confirmed by an official press-release and by Conrad Pope himself. Please, I'm not trying to be rude. Just really curious.

And it's bad news that Williams won't score DH1, but maybe... Part 2? C'mon, Johnny, we need something to listen until 2011!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2010 - 6:56 PM   
 By:   adamhart   (Member)

I have a very reliable source for both the Desplat/Potter and Wolfman-restored news, and will prominently post corrections (as opposed to "Robert Zemeckis' film of The Corrections") if they prove to be inaccurate.

I'm just curious about something... Why you didn't post in Williams "What's next" section the upcoming "The Adventures of Tintin"? It's been confirmed by an official press-release and by Conrad Pope himself. Please, I'm not trying to be rude. Just really curious.

And it's bad news that Williams won't score DH1, but maybe... Part 2? C'mon, Johnny, we need something to listen until 2011!


Only because I hadn't seen it officially posted (I've seen too many unmade Spielberg films listed as confirmed Williams assignments, and decide what some may think, I prefer to err on the side of caution about announcing assignments; which is why I wouldn't have listed Desplat/Potter if I didn't have strong confirmation.)


 
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