Skip to comments..J. Abrams, please get John Williams for Star Wars: Episode VII
Posted on 02/23/2013 7:13:20 AM PST by Perdogg
J.J. Abrams, I hope youre reading this. I know you love to collaborate with Michael Giacchino. Hes done some great works including the Medal of Honor theme, Up, Star Trek and Ratatouille. With Star Trek, it was okay that you went with Giacchino, since the Star Trek franchise has had many different composers over the years. Star Wars music, however, is synonymous with John Williams. He already struck out when it came to who was going to compose the Man of Steel movie. The winner went to Hans Zimmer, the same guy who took over Nolans Dark Knight trilogy from Danny Elfman. Mr. Williams even expressed interest in composing the new Star Wars film.
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Words cannot express my mépris for Abrams’ rape of the Star Trek universe. Perhaps he will extend his reign of terror to the Star Wars one.
While I love John Williams’ work, there are many talented composers. Zimmer, Shore, Horner, and Elfman come immediately to mind. John Ottman did the score for “Superman Returns” using Williams’ work on the original “Superman” series as a base. He did a fantastic job.
The music and visual effects will be amazing, I have no doubt about it. Whether we the audience will actually CARE about any of it...that’s what’s totally up to Abrams, and I do hope he’s successful after Lucas’ miserable failure.
Oh Puhleezzze, J.J. Abrams is so like the unwashed, funny dressed little kid in the classroom, who stole other kids idea’s for his art projects, and pasted his magazine collages together in a sloppy manner.
My favorite was Maurice Jarre but he died a few years ago. Have you heard Monty Pythons “Decomposing Composers”. Hilarious!
Star Wars VII: Jar Jar Dies (and so do the Ewoks)
I might actually go see that if he has the guts to do this.
i would need assurances he would not put carrie fisher in a bikini for this movie though.
Blowing up the Death Star in VI as they did assured that Endor’s destruction was imminent (and why the hell were they all excited and partying at the end ? Didn’t those idiots know their planet was screwed ? That’s what you get when you have liberals writing screenplays... no logic or accountability).
Blow up a massive facility that was, what, the same size as Endor (?), and have the debris (with hazardous material, no doubt) rain down on the planet would result in an ecological holocaust. You’d think those greenie weanies would’ve spent two seconds pondering that when writing the script.
By that same logic, Alderan debris would’ve struck the Death Star when it blew up.
Perhaps it was far enough away from both but close enough to be in firing range.
You want to talk about movies botching stuff up? How about Terminator? Man comes back from possible future to stop terminator from killing the mother of the futures rebel leader. Man that traveled back in time becomes father of that leader from that possible future. If he hadn’t come back from that future, she would’ve have been the mother of that leader, thus nullifying the entire storyline.
You’re correct, blowing up planets should’ve caused damage to the Death Star (presumably they got away with it due to some super-advanced shielding — but Endor would not have had shielding).
You’re right about absurd scenarios in sci-fi films. I thought another ridiculous example was the energy wave from the explosion of the Klingon moon Praxis at the start of Star Trek 6. That it would be continuing onwards well past the Klingon system to be wreaking havoc with a starship (Excelsior) was absurd (even if it did look pretty in the execution, like the ship was surfing). Such a shock wave would’ve destroyed the Klingon system and homeworld in a matter of moments.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is Chewbacca. Chewbacca is a Wookiee from the planet Kashyyyk. But Chewbacca lives on the planet Endor. Now think about it; that does not make sense! Why would a Wookiee, an 8-foot-tall Wookiee, want to live on Endor, with a bunch of 2-foot-tall Ewoks? That does not make sense! If Chewbacca lives on Endor, you must acquit! The defense rests.
It’s in the script ... that’s why. :-P
Some form of the fanfare will be there for sure, and the crawl, because you just can’t start Star Wars without those. But really we don’t have to have Williams for the whole score, his touch will be there because of the fanfare.
The Death star explosion not affecting Endor was more believable than a bunch of primitive Ewoks taking out an advanced force with overwhelming technical superiority.
I suppose Lucas wanted to sell more Ewok teddies than At-At toys.
Maybe Chewie likes it dwarfey style.
Ewok females make good spinners for Chewie ?
The whole Ewok thing was ridiculous, and I was a bit annoyed and puzzled by it as a 9-year old in the theater. Lucas was getting weird and punch-drunk by the end of the trilogy, anyhow, and the Ewoks were a symptom of it. He needed a real director to reign in his excesses (like he had in ESB with Irvin Kershner).
BTW, I recall reading that the Ewoks were supposed to represent the Viet Cong defeating those “oppressive American capitalist-fascist pigs.” Who knew bloodthirsty Commie totalitarian devils were so cute and loveable ?
There was a (bad) movie called “Time Rider” where a motorcycle racer gets accidentally sent back in time to cowboy days - where he romances a woman and gives her the medallion his grandmother gave him as a child. That woman ends up being his own grandmother (he is his own grandpa).
Now where did the medallion come from? Nobody ever created it, the earliest it entered the timestream was when he was sent back in time on his motorcycle; and the latest it was in the timestream was right before he was sent back. The movie was very forgettable, but the paradox of the medallion stuck with me and I was reminded of it when watching Terminator II.
Ack ... I forgot about the hand thing.
I remember Time Rider! So lame.
Yes, Time Rider was SO lame - but the paradox of the medallion was exactly like Skynet technology - it was a time paradox that nobody ever created!
Amy Pond names her daughter Melody Pond, after her best friend growing up also named Melody. Melody Pond becomes the timelord River Song (Pond = river; Melody = song). River Song goes back in time to grow up beside her own mother and IS her best friend Melody. She was named after HERSELF. Where did the name “Melody” come from? She was named Melody because she went back in time and inspired her mother to name her Melody.
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