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Discussion in 'Stand-Alone Movies' started by mclay18, Jan 17, 2016.
Agree I do that MSW is rarely wrong.
I'm really excited about this news. I've liked a few of Desplat's scores but Giacchino is on a whole other level for me. His scores have more of a John Williams feel to them anyway. He probably would have scored The Force Awakens had Williams decided not to come back. He was going to score a Star Wars film eventually, so might as well start now. I'm completely on board with this decision.
Loved his Star Trek theme. Can't wait to hear what he has for Rogue One.
Giacchino began recording the Rogue One score last week, at Sony Scoring Stage.
This score will be amazing, since he also did the soundtrack for Marvel's Doctor Strange
Rogue One composer Michael Giacchino describes music of the Star Wars standalone
'Bravado is a dangerous thing.
I was so excited to hear what Desplat was going to do for Star Wars, but this is fine also. I haven't really cared for Giacchino's latest work personally.
Love the sound of it. Especially the second one.
It'd be something if the score for Rogue One ends up being better than William's score for TFA.
I'm so pumped for Giaachino and Star Wars melding together. That preview video makes me think it will work. It's a match made in heaven. My hope is that Williams has some sort of genetic lottery deal and lives forever, but I can totally see Giaachino taking over in the future.
I like what I hear.
I really like what I'm hearing, and based off what I've heard from people I trust Giacchino's score is epic and really, really good, so I'm optimistic he's delivered.
Yeah I really think he should take over when Williams steps down.
Giacchino delivered a very good score here. It's a lot better than his work for Doctor Strange, which was a big letdown for me IMHO.
Glad to hear that (also felt the same about Dr Strange), do you know if the score they played with the Chinese trailer is in the film?
No that's all trailer muzak.
ah ok I heard it again while watching the live feed of the premier, and was kinda hoping it was in the film .
Different strokes, I guess, but I don't see how it could when in the same year TFA still beat Giacchino's best scores to date (Jupiter Ascending & Tomorrowland).
IMO, Giacchino's at his best when he does his own thing and isn't trying to ape Williams, which is why I was so disappointed when he replaced Desplat. Finally, we were going to get a different sound in a Star Wars picture, but for whatever reason Kennedy & Disney wanted to go a different direction (the scheduling conflict is just PR bull) and instead we get Williams-lite.
Still looking forward to it, but not as excited as I was when Desplat was still onboard.
Hopefully Williams will be able (and willing) to finish the trilogy. He's already working in 8, so we'll see what happens. If he's unable to do it, I'd really be curious to see what Nathan Johnson would do. I really loved his Looper score, and an out-of-the-box choice like him would be something to see. I really liked the modern take on Williams classic themes in the last TFA trailer. I think taking the franchise in a slightly more electronic realm (like Goldsmith or Tron: Legacy) could be interesting.
Williams' TFA work is severely underrated. Anyone who's into film music needs to check out the Star Wars Oxygen podcast from Rebel Force Radio. They really take a deep dive into the scores from all 7 movies and there are so many layers of brilliance there, including TFA. So many subtle things and connections you definitely haven't noticed before.
I will admit that the score may not be as satisfying as a standalone listen apart from the movie, but imo that has more to do with JJ's more modern directorial and editing style. The other films were carried by music to a greater extent than TFA was imo, which is part of their magic. That said, when Williams is given the floor in TFA he still crushes it. The Jedi Steps is sublime.
I actually loved the fact that the score in Force Awakens the way it does in the prequels. I felt like it had to dominate in a way in those because of everything else being so lackluster where as here he can go quieter at times, like Rey's theme. But man he can still go for it like the resistance themes and like you said Bat the Jedi steps. Plus he still knows how to use his old themes to perfection.
The score was completely forgettable. Desplat was a huge loss, this was just sub-par Williams, as often it is with Giacchino. Very disappointed.
I know that he's wearing himself thin and has his critics, but to be fair..he was only given four weeks to score this thing.
The score, most of the time, didn't feel like Star Wars to me. Whenever it did, it was mostly because of the use of the John Williams score. He's done some great stuff though, so I'd like to see what he could do with another Star Wars movie. One he'd be on board with from the beginning.
I've decided not to listen to any of his score until I see the movie, so, I'll judge for my self when i see it in 22 hours and 8 minutes.