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 Posted:   Nov 30, 2012 - 1:20 PM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

Well, Alan Taylor directed six episodes of SEX AND THE CITY, and Aaron Zigman scored the two SEXY AND THE CITY features (which Taylor had nothing to do with), so I'd call that proof positive that Aaron Zigman will score THOR 2.

But wait... Alan Talyor also directed the MAD MEN pilot, and Jon Hamm was in that THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL remake from 2008, so that must mean that Tyler Bates will be adapting Elliot Goldenthal's previously written music for THOR 2, which is probably what the Wikipedia entry was referring to.

Unless, of course, Taylor decides to go for a smooth jazz sound for his version of THOR, in which case I'd put my money on MAD MEN composer David Carbonara.


Open and shut. Thanks again, John!

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2012 - 2:53 PM   
 By:   JJH   (Member)

From what I remember about the score to the first Thor, it's proof that Doyle hangs out with John Powell a bit too much. The Zimmer influence is very clear and a strong contender for Doyle's worst score.


Thor is typical Doyle.


What makes it like Zimmer or Powell?
Because of a little electronics?

I hear nothing in Thor that sounds like you could confuse it with Powell or Zimmer.

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2012 - 3:20 PM   
 By:   Charles Thaxton   (Member)

@Lokutus...."Marvel garbage"?? Really? The film's not even been finished yet and you already know it's garbage, eh? >frown

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2012 - 3:23 PM   
 By:   jb1234   (Member)

Goldenthal being ordered to sound like a RC drone could produce some interesting results. It's more likely that Patrick Doyle will return and do his thing.

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2012 - 3:26 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

If THOR is really Doyle's worst score, then he is, unquestionably, one of our greatest living composers.

Much as I'd love to see Doyle return for "The Dark World", Goldenthal would be an equally inspired choice. For a movie like this, I really think that Portman would be in over her head.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2012 - 4:42 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

She was originally going to score Mulan remember. Only didn't because of pregnancy, IIRC.

Just because she's never done a score quite like this, doesn't mean she can't. People were saying similar things about Shore on LOTR. So yeah.

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2012 - 4:51 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

For a movie like this, I really think that Portman would be in over her head.

Why?

She has been scoring films for just as long Doyle and Goldenthal, and just because she has a certain style, that would probably not work in certain blockbuster films, does not mean she can't do anything else.

I think it would be great if she were chosen to score the film.

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2012 - 5:15 PM   
 By:   Buscemi   (Member)

I think the whole "Portman would be in over her head" complaints sound more like sexism to me that anything. Sure, a female composer has never done a big superhero movie before (before you say Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, that was a smaller superhero film that Warner Bros. barely released) but give her a chance. Portman is just as capable as any male composer.

Also, you have to remember that the first Thor is less of a superhero movie and more of a Shakespearian tragedy due to director Kenneth Branagh's stage background. Though Doyle's score wasn't very good, it was an unusual choice that did impress people. If Alan Taylor goes for a similar approach to Branagh, we won't think of it as "just a superhero movie".

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2012 - 5:20 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

No sexism, I think most people just attribute "Portman" with one after another lush, softer scores.

One of the actors in the sequel said there's not much action in the film. Portman can nail this. Sure she has her dozens of lyrical string and woodwinds scores, but she's also got things like "Private Peaceful", "Hart's War", and though I can't find samples for it supposedly there's some action material in "The Manchurian Candidate".

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2012 - 5:48 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

No sexism, I think most people just attribute "Portman" with one after another lush, softer scores.

Nail on the head. It'd probably never happen, but I'd like to hear Portman's take on a film like this.

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2012 - 8:23 PM   
 By:   JJH   (Member)

Portman for Thor 2 is like trying to get Randy Newman to score Air Force One.


It ain't gonna work, except for a couple bars.

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2012 - 8:29 PM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

They should give Penka Kouneva a crack at this. She could knock it out of the stratosphere.

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2012 - 8:35 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Portman for Thor 2 is like trying to get Randy Newman to score Air Force One.


It ain't gonna work, except for a couple bars.


Based on "The Man Who Loves Cat Dancing", "Cinderella Liberty", "Daddy's Gone A-Hunting", and "Earthquake", who'd have hired John Williams to score "Star Wars". That's crazy talk! Pft. That's like hiring that Silvestri guy who scored "CHiPs" and "Starsky and Hutch" to do "Back to the Future"! LOL.

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2012 - 9:37 PM   
 By:   Khan   (Member)

Nice false equivalence there.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2012 - 11:04 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

They should give Penka Kouneva a crack at this. She could knock it out of the stratosphere.

Well if your talking random female composers, there's always Debbie Wiseman...

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2012 - 11:20 PM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

They should give Penka Kouneva a crack at this. She could knock it out of the stratosphere.

Well if your talking random female composers, there's always Debbie Wiseman...


I'm not.

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2012 - 11:33 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

@Lokutus...."Marvel garbage"?? Really? The film's not even been finished yet and you already know it's garbage, eh? >frown


Since all of the previous are, then it's safe to assume that no matter who directs it or scores it, the final product will be another crappy piece of shit by the formula.
Not even Branagh, Portman, Hopkins and Doyle made the previous film watchable.

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2012 - 11:42 PM   
 By:   JJH   (Member)

Portman for Thor 2 is like trying to get Randy Newman to score Air Force One.


It ain't gonna work, except for a couple bars.


Based on "The Man Who Loves Cat Dancing", "Cinderella Liberty", "Daddy's Gone A-Hunting", and "Earthquake", who'd have hired John Williams to score "Star Wars". That's crazy talk! Pft. That's like hiring that Silvestri guy who scored "CHiPs" and "Starsky and Hutch" to do "Back to the Future"! LOL.




Williams had decades in jazz and classical and was well-versed in the symphonic language well before Star Wars was a gleam in George Lucas' little brain.

pre-Star Wars we have what...The Reivers? Jaws? Images? Concerti for Flute, and Violin, The Poseidon Adventure, The Towering Inferno.


=p

 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2012 - 12:00 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Portman for Thor 2 is like trying to get Randy Newman to score Air Force One.


It ain't gonna work, except for a couple bars.


Based on "The Man Who Loves Cat Dancing", "Cinderella Liberty", "Daddy's Gone A-Hunting", and "Earthquake", who'd have hired John Williams to score "Star Wars". That's crazy talk! Pft. That's like hiring that Silvestri guy who scored "CHiPs" and "Starsky and Hutch" to do "Back to the Future"! LOL.




Williams had decades in jazz and classical and was well-versed in the symphonic language well before Star Wars was a gleam in George Lucas' little brain.

pre-Star Wars we have what...The Reivers? Jaws? Images? Concerti for Flute, and Violin, The Poseidon Adventure, The Towering Inferno.


=p


Which doesn't translate in the ability to pull off a full major score for what was a big thing at the time. It was a chance. He just pulled it off.

So, are we saying Portman couldn't? Okay, I already listed three scores, like you listed scores. She's writen a children's opera, a "dramatic choral symphony", and she is also classically trained.

But Heaven forbid, what ever variation on opposing creditials given hereafter, one was given a chance to spread their wings. We cannot have that in film!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2012 - 9:51 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

@Lokutus...."Marvel garbage"?? Really? The film's not even been finished yet and you already know it's garbage, eh? >frown


Since all of the previous are, then it's safe to assume that no matter who directs it or scores it, the final product will be another crappy piece of shit by the formula.
Not even Branagh, Portman, Hopkins and Doyle made the previous film watchable.


Marvel Studios's movies for the most part (including Thor) are a lot better than, say, Avatar.

 
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