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The new Superman score gets released June 27th.
Happy birthday to ME!

I had a long conversation with BJ about the Superman score (because I am a nutbar) and how timeless it is and just WHAT is John Ottman going to DO with the new Superman movie. Is he just going to quote it endlessly...is he going to ignore it...how can one expand it and keep it true and honest without sounding like you're just trying to parody John Williams?

Other people wondered the same thing...and asked John Ottman about it

Take a listen to the interview. (It's not too long, honest...)

I am SUCH a geek.



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Apr. 25th, 2006 08:38 pm (UTC)
Funny thing is, John Williams seems to copy himself...
Apr. 25th, 2006 08:48 pm (UTC)
I could easily argue that every composer copies from themselves and everybody else around them. (*James Horner* cough cough...)And hey...let's not ignore how the Gladiator soundtrack was a requoting of Holtz' "Mars the Bringer of War" from The Planets.

However I will point out that John Williams does indeed seem to be on an evolution. The scores he is doing now are nothing like the scores he was doing for the 70s and 80s... Raiders sounds nothing like Schindler's List sounds nothing like Memoirs of a Geisha.

It is an easy thing to say "Oh, loud rousing fanfare, trumpets...must be Williams," and that is valid...but that's not ALL he does.

I AM curious what Williams would do given the chance to revisit his Superman score... but again, he's not the same composer he was in 1977.
Apr. 25th, 2006 09:36 pm (UTC)
I agree, he's not the same; he's become a bit darker and unresolved in his themes.

However, I can pick out a James Horner in EVERY FRICKIN' MOVIE HE DOES! It's those bloody chimes...
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