John Williams to Score Star Wars Episode VII

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  1. Set Harth

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    Just like there was no way STXI could be even as good as The Final Frontier or Insurrection. Oh wait, that's not how things turned out, is it?
     
  2. Savage Dragon

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    I just saw this poster on SHH. Is it for real or just another fan-made one?

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  3. Praetorian

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    Set Harth, I'm sure kirk55555 considers those movies to be superior to STXI, so that's not much of a comeback, I'm afraid.

    On topic, good news, though I was expecting Giacchino to score the movie, having Williams on board can only be good.
     
  4. SalvorHardin

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    I'm sure Williams will deliver a good score, though I must say I was hoping for someone/something new.
     
  5. flavaflav

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    If this is Williams' last hurrah Star Wars-wise, they should just get the peep who scored The Clone Wars cartoon. That music is always good.
     
  6. sidious618

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    That's great news. Arndt, Abrams, and now Williams. Gonna be a damn good film.
     
  7. kirk55555

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    You're right. TFF and Insurrection were horrible, but they were horrible Star Trek. ST 2009 was a horrible transformers like action movie minus the robots, and VII will be the same way. I'll take a terrible movie that atleast is actually part of a franchise any day over another horrible copy of movies made for people who want explosions with a story that is basically just there to link the different explosions/horrible humor/sexual stuff together.
     
  8. EnsignRicky

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    Abram's enthusiasm aside, until there's any kind of confirmation from Williams, this is nothing more than a dude fanwanking himself in public.
     
  9. Iamnotspock

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    You're talking but all I'm hearing is "Worst. Movie. Ever." ;)
     
  10. Garrovick

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    I'm glad to hear that John Williams will be back for (at least) one more SW film, although I'd have been OK with them going with Michael Giacchino if JW had declined the job.

    For my money, the soundtrack for The Empire Strikes Back is the greatest instrumental soundtrack ever.
     
  11. Set Harth

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    It's totally real. Before even announcing the return of the Big 3, they've decided to let everyone know that they're ripping off the beginning of the first Kevin Anderson book.
     
  12. Blip

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    I really hope you're being sarcastic as opposed to a drama queen... ;)

    For anyone who doesn't know, that's a fanmade poster. You can find it on DeviantArt.
     
  13. Saint John Talbot

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    The best tracks Williams did for Star Wars were copied almost beat for beat from Mussorgsky and other composers. George Lucas discussed in a few interviews over the years how he would write scenes to music then get John Williams to compose a track that evoked the same emotions. e.g. Duel of the Fates is just a remix of O Fortuna by Carl Orff.

    If Abrams uses the same technique to score his film any composer will do.
     
  14. stj

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    ^^^:wtf:I'm sorry but Duel of the Fates simply is not a remix of O Fortuna. If you're going to use "remix" so loosely? I could just as easily say Duel of the Fates is a mashup of Rimsky-Korsakov, namely Russian Easter Overture and Flight of the Bumblebee. Also, a better candidate for remix of O Fortuna would be in James Horner's Glory score, right before they charge Fort Wagner.
     
  15. TREK_GOD_1

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    ..not in a very long time. Most of his scores from the prequels was not the kind of music one had to listen to again and again, like the original trilogy scores.
     
  16. Gojira

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    :confused::confused::confused: Let me guess, Just like Man of Steel you already hate Star Wars VII and know it is going to suck?
     
  17. Aldo

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    I can't wait till he starts telling us that Nolan is producing the film.
     
  18. CoveTom

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    Unless Hollywood has a complete sea change and does a 180 degree turn on the formula they use for making blockbuster summer action flicks, then it's not hard to know in advance that a film is going to suck. If it's a major blockbuster film, the answer is yes.
     
  19. Gojira

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    I take it then that you do not like summer blockbuster films?
     
  20. CoveTom

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    ^ I did, until about 10 years ago.