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Star Wars Music Way Forward

Discussion in 'General Movie Discussion' started by Lock_S_Foils, Jan 4, 2020.

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Who should take over for John Williams?

  1. 1. Michael Giacchino

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  2. 2. John Powell

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  3. 3. Hans Zimmer

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  4. 4. Alan Silvestri

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  5. 5. Ludwig Goransson

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  6. 6. Christophe Beck

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  7. 7. Tyler Bates

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  8. 8. No single composer, rotating (like Marvel Movies)

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  9. 9. Someone else or other ideas? Discuss in the comments

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  1. Lock_S_Foils

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    OK the elephant in the room, that needs to be discussed - who to replace John Williams...??

    Lucas described Williams as "The secret sauce of Star Wars, the greatest composer-conductor in the universe"

    Interested in everyone's thoughts on this. I have not voted yet, and it is my poll !! I am really torn on this !!!

    We have a lot of really smart and passionate folks here concerning Star Wars music, interested in your thoughts.
     
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    I’d be fine with them sharing it out depending on the projects, kind of like they have done so far. If they ever did more Skywalker saga films (despite what they are saying now) I think it would be a bigger problem.

    To some degree anyone decent will be able to use elements of Williams’ work and use it as a jumping-off point, whether it’s hugely different or really obvious. But depending on the project different styles and approaches could work.

    Personally I would love to see an actual Studio Ghibli traditionally-animated anime Star Wars movie with a Joe Hisaishi soundtrack. Many of his scores are properly up there with John Williams IMHO. Unlikely though. (I can dream!).

    I also think Tom Holkenborg (Junkie XL) could make some fine music for the right Star Wars project and I’d be disappointed if he never gets the chance to, honestly. He seems ideal to me, loves his brass and strings but also completely at home with synths and big percussion. Feels like the logical choice for something, someday.

    Those on the list whose Star Wars work I’ve heard did great for the tasks they had and I’d not be upset at them getting another shot.

    It was disappointing to me at the time he dropped out that Alexandre Desplat didn’t do Rogue One as planned, but Giacchino did amazingly well under ridiculous time pressure.

    So, TL;DR version:
    Personal dream: Joe Hisaishi, otherwise just mix it up, depending on project. So I guess a mix of options 8 and 9 in the poll (voted 9).
     
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    I wouldn't mind seeing Hans Zimmer taking a crack at it. The sound track for Black Hawk Down is one of my favs from him.

    Also I wouldn't mind seeing what Howard Shore could do as well. The Lord of the Rings sound track is easily one of the best of all time.
     
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    D'oh!!! How could I miss Howard Shore on my list???! And one of my favorite scores of all time in LOTR.....a thousand pardons, please!!
     
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    OK folks.....this theme ALONE may be enough for me to vote for Hans Zimmer, or maybe Samuel Kim Music, the guy that put this together.

    This is absolutely incredible morphing of Hans Zimmer into the SW Universe.

     
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    A rotating role.
    One person can do a series if they want but I wouldn't try to make another John Williams happen.
    Giacchino did incredible work on such a tight schedule, especially with how busy that man is.
    Powell did great stuff on Solo.

    There are too many good composers out there to just use one.

    Nick Cave and Warren Ellis for at least one though
     
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    @RoyleRancor Agreed! Even someone like Harry Gregson-Williams, a journeyman, has done some great work (Narnia). His sweeping style may be good for space epic fantasy.

    Are we so used to John Williams' style that someone different, like say Christophe Beck (Ant-Man) would not be received well??
     
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    Oh and I have throw out the late great Johann Johannsson would have been AMAZING for Star Wars.
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    Of course it wouldn't be received well. I have 0 faith in Star Wars fans at large to handle any change well at all right now lol.

    I think change is good. I'd love something new. I love that Solo brought some newness. Same with Rogue One.
    This might be my favorite piece of new Star Wars music:
     
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    Yes! Johannsson was superb.....also another one we lost too soon was James Horner. I think @FN-3263827 will agree with me, Horner's score for Glory! was amazing.
     
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    Johannsson would have crushed an Old Republic style film with his ability to build tension and mystery through his sound
     
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    I would love to hear more from John Powell in the Star Wars universe. His takes on the classic themes in the falcon scenes in Solo really kicked butt. Did not expect it to work as well as it did. I think the Solo score really feels like it belongs in star wars, at the same time as feeling very fresh.



    Additionally, I kind of want to hear Alexandre Desplat give it a shot, since he was originally going to do Rogue One before he was replaced by Michael Giacchino (Which I am also a big fan of btw). Ludwig Goransson has absolutely crushed it with Mandalorian too. As much as I love Hans Zimmer, I actually don't think he would be a very good fit for Star Wars, but it would be interesting if it happened.
     
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    With the amount of future Star Wars lined up, the only sane option is a rotation system. (Also, I quite like all the non-Williams composers we've heard in Disney SW thus far; great stuff! :D ). However, if it were practical I would also think that keeping one composer for whole trilogies or arced series of films would be quite advantageous. In any case, I have absolutely zero fear when it comes to future Star Wars music. 'Tis all good :cool:

    Oh man, yes please! <3
     
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    I have listened and researched and read and thought about it.....still come back to Hans Zimmer. I love his style and think he would be tremendous for Star Wars. He gets my vote.
     
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    Jasper Kyd- I loved his work in Vermintide.

    Also, I would use the following synthwave artists:
    • Ace Murinho
    • Perturbator
    • GosT
    • Tommy 86
    • Dan Terminus
    • Scandroid
    • Essenger
    • Fury Weekend
    • Carpenter Brut
    • Michael Oakley
    However I am open to industrial music, dark electro and even the somewhat plebian 'dubstep'.

    I just want something I can really dance to.
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