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J.J. Abrams 25 26.60%
Jon Favreau 16 17.02%
Duncan Jones 21 22.34%
Rian Johnson 3 3.19%
Sam Mendes 6 6.38%
Edgar Wright 5 5.32%
Neill Blomkamp 13 13.83%
Matt Reeves 2 2.13%
Brad Bird 30 31.91%
Frank Darabont 7 7.45%
David Yates 5 5.32%
Matthew Vaughn 10 10.64%
Alfonso Cuarón Orozco 7 7.45%
Guillermo Del Toro 18 19.15%
Ridley Scott 13 13.83%
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Old November 1 2012, 11:53 PM   #91
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I don't know enough of Rachel Portman and Clive Mansell but they might be good choices?
I love Clint Mansell, but his scores are generally pretty minimalistic. He did nicely evocative stuff for Moon, and something only marginally more thunderous for the space opera vidoegame franchise Mass Effect.

I don't see this fitting Star Wars in the way Shore or Giacchino could, but then again maybe the new trilogy is going to move away from the romantic bombast for all I know.
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Old November 2 2012, 01:26 AM   #92
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I don't know enough of Rachel Portman and Clive Mansell but they might be good choices?
Rachel Portman is good at lush and romantic. I've never thought of her scores as bombastic, but she is heavy on recurring themes.

I was thinking Joel McNeely (Shadows of the Empire and lots of Disney work), Ron Jones (the good Star Trek: The Next Generation scores and a lot of video game work), or John Debney.
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Old November 2 2012, 01:35 AM   #93
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Re: Who should be the Director for Star Wars Episode 7?

as i have the josswhedon@outlook.com email address i look forward to accidentally recieving the offer to direct the next star wars film

i get quite a few people email me fantasy stories they've written hoping to get joss whedons attention.
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Old November 2 2012, 02:37 AM   #94
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I'm afraid John Barry died a few years ago

Shame, I loved his work, especially the sweeping music he composed for a lot of the Bond space scenes.
News to me, but still sad.

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I don't know enough of Rachel Portman and Clive Mansell but they might be good choices?
I love Clint Mansell, but his scores are generally pretty minimalistic. He did nicely evocative stuff for Moon, and something only marginally more thunderous for the space opera vidoegame franchise Mass Effect.

I don't see this fitting Star Wars in the way Shore or Giacchino could, but then again maybe the new trilogy is going to move away from the romantic bombast for all I know.
Clint, yes, Clint. Thanks for the correction. But, is it really bombast if the music is actually good? I walked out of the theater in 1978 thinking that big music that actually delivers on the volume is something wonderful.

It doesn't seem to me that Shore is always very good at fitting the music to the scene, despite his superior skill at themes and orchestration. Giacchino can do big and romantic but my sense is always that he feels less comfortable with brass, preferring strings.

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I don't know enough of Rachel Portman and Clive Mansell but they might be good choices?
Rachel Portman is good at lush and romantic. I've never thought of her scores as bombastic, but she is heavy on recurring themes.

I was thinking Joel McNeely (Shadows of the Empire and lots of Disney work), Ron Jones (the good Star Trek: The Next Generation scores and a lot of video game work), or John Debney.
Jones I'm not at all familiar with (yes, this is a Trek bbs but I could never get past the feeling that a robot wanting to die was broken, not interesting, and worse, unbelievable.)
McNeely I've not heard either. Debney I can't recall enough to decide. But the more I think about Portman, the more appealing she is. She's not brassy but her stuff is very lush indeed.
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Old November 2 2012, 03:04 AM   #95
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Clint, yes, Clint. Thanks for the correction. But, is it really bombast if the music is actually good?
I like bombast, so yes. My point is more that Mansell's soundtracks, while lovely, are hardly romantic.
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Old November 2 2012, 05:19 AM   #96
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Mel Gibson is a pretty good director, all things being equal, assuming that he's not going on drunken rants or alienating everyone by being a total egotistical asshole or anything.
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Old November 2 2012, 05:48 AM   #97
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The Passion of the Jedi... that could work.

Probably not with a PG-13 rating, though.
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Old November 2 2012, 09:56 AM   #98
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Jonathan Frakes? Hey he knows how to direct space battles...
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Old November 2 2012, 03:17 PM   #99
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And someone else occurs to me, forgive me if anyone wlse has suggested him...

Kenneth Branagh...
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Old November 2 2012, 03:56 PM   #100
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I think Frank Darabont or Sam Mendes would go for the right mix between innovation and being true to the past tone. If Disney wanted a more commercial pick Gore Verbinski would be OK.

BTW, interesting they're not even waiting until the 3D rereleases are over (unless they abandoned them?).
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Old November 2 2012, 04:48 PM   #101
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And someone else occurs to me, forgive me if anyone wlse has suggested him...

Kenneth Branagh...
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Kenneth Branagh might also do something interesting with it.
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Old November 2 2012, 04:56 PM   #102
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I was surprised that nobody had mentioned him...and obviously they had.

I'm definitely the first person to suggest Frankes though!!!
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Old November 2 2012, 05:12 PM   #103
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I like a lot of those directors but I'm not exactly rooting for any of them.

-Peter Jackson would make two trilogies out of the sequel trilogy in order to stroke his massive ego.

-I doubt Christopher Nolan would even be interested and he'd be obsessed with making a "realisitc" Star Wars.

-I like JJ and what he did with Star Trek but his record can be hit and miss and he's prone to plotholes.

-Ridley Scott, really? He's 74 years old. His films look great but storylines have never been his strong suit.

-Steven Spielberg has lost his magic for these kind of films a long time ago.
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Old November 2 2012, 09:42 PM   #104
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^I believe that in promoting Lincoln Spielberg said that he has no interest in doing any more action movies. Having said that, I would guess that he'd make an exception for a Star Wars movie.
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Old November 2 2012, 11:54 PM   #105
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Was he referring to after Robopocalypse? Because that's his next project, and I think there might be a little bit of action in that.
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