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 Posted:   Aug 6, 2013 - 3:29 PM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

This will be the first Williams project not involving Spielberg, George Lucas or Harry Potter since The Patriot in 2000.

You're forgetting about Memoirs of Geisha from 2005

 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2013 - 3:48 PM   
 By:   Gunnar   (Member)

You're forgetting about Memoirs of Geisha from 2005

But that was produced by Spielberg, he was attached to it for some time as director, and Williams might not have even considered scoring it if this hadn't been the case.

 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2013 - 4:11 PM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

^ Exactly.

 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2013 - 8:08 PM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

What wonderful news, this is. And this year too! Williams must have read this book and have been inspired to do the project- something he did proactively with the MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA and infact got Yo Yo Ma also up on the project. And I love the WW2 era based film as they usually get good idioms for orchestral scores. This could be more along the lines of a romantic escape kind of score witha few shades of dark material to foreshadow the war time baggage within the film. It could be Angela's Ashes meets Empire of the Sun. Oh well, Im very excited!!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2013 - 8:22 PM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

This will be the first Williams project not involving Spielberg, George Lucas or Harry Potter since The Patriot in 2000.

So his Emmy-winning theme for Great Performances in 2009 doesn't count?

 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2013 - 8:27 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Huh! What a pleasant surprise. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2013 - 8:46 PM   
 By:   jonnyquest   (Member)



(Itzhak Perlman wakes up with a start, as if a beautiful dream has just been interrupted. He adjusts the arms of his glasses and puts them on, but slowly, grudgingly. His phone is ringing.)


Shaun I'm still grinning over this. Great stuff. Surprised it hasn't gotten any other notice in the thread thus far.

 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2013 - 3:06 AM   
 By:   spielboy   (Member)

with Geoffrey Rush (MUNICH) and Emily Watson (WAR HORSE)

there's a Spielberg connection!!!!!

smile)

 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2013 - 3:21 AM   
 By:   Stefancos   (Member)

But is there a Kevin Bacon connection?

 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2013 - 3:26 AM   
 By:   spielboy   (Member)

SLEEPERS!!

wink

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2013 - 3:41 AM   
 By:   Kari Tuhkanen   (Member)

What wonderful news, this is. And this year too! Williams must have read this book and have been inspired to do the project- something he did proactively with the MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA and infact got Yo Yo Ma also up on the project. And I love the WW2 era based film as they usually get good idioms for orchestral scores. This could be more along the lines of a romantic escape kind of score witha few shades of dark material to foreshadow the war time baggage within the film. It could be Angela's Ashes meets Empire of the Sun. Oh well, Im very excited!!

Exactly! If that turns out to be so, we might expect wonders from this score! Music through the eyes of the child. Whatever the case, my confidence in Williams remains untouched. Mind leaps into the 80´s in the days when I was eagerly waiting maestro´s every soundtrack!

 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2013 - 4:53 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

This definitely isn't the 'other' John Williams, right?!!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2013 - 5:44 AM   
 By:   KonstantinosZ   (Member)

This definitely isn't the 'other' John Williams, right?!!

yes, definitely!

 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2013 - 7:06 AM   
 By:   Gunnar   (Member)

I'm really curious about this. What will be the basis of such a new collaboration? Will Brian Percival ask for a score with a sound that we know from Williams already, or will he give him free reign to follow his own sensibilities when choosing his approach?
And would Williams - without the baggage of decade-long collaborations or a whole back catalogue of his own music (as is the case in his franchises) stretch beyond what we have come to expect from him?
I'd love him to move more into the territory of his concert works. There's a complexity to them, and at the same time a freshness in sound that might result in something marvelous. If the film allows for it, of course.

 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2013 - 7:14 AM   
 By:   OnlyGoodMusic   (Member)

No composer credit for this film yet on IMDB.

 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2013 - 7:37 AM   
 By:   Stefancos   (Member)

This definitely isn't the 'other' John Williams, right?!!

yes, definitely!


It was identified as his handwriting on the sheet music.

 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2013 - 7:57 AM   
 By:   Gunnar   (Member)

It was identified as his handwriting on the sheet music.

Which, of course, implies that the person who identified it is equally familiar with the other John Williams' handwriting. I'd put more confidence into the fact that the news came from "our" John Williams' music preparation service and the fact that the other John Williams hasn't done much film scoring.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2013 - 8:03 AM   
 By:   KonstantinosZ   (Member)

It was identified as his handwriting on the sheet music.

Which, of course, implies that the person who identified it is equally familiar with the other John Williams' handwriting. I'd put more confidence into the fact that the news came from "our" John Williams' music preparation service and the fact that the other John Williams hasn't done much film scoring.


No you don't have to know the other John Williams' handwriting.
This IS Williams handwriting, and also the specific sketch paper he uses.
The identification doesn't come from elimination (A isn't B, therefore it's A)

 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2013 - 8:11 AM   
 By:   Gunnar   (Member)

No you don't have to know the other John Williams' handwriting.
This IS Williams handwriting, and also the specific sketch paper he uses.
The identification doesn't come from elimination (A isn't B, therefore it's A)


Please, don't get all Aristotelian on me. How do you know that the other JW's handwriting isn't very similar - similar enough to be indistinguishable when your basis is a smartphone picture? How do you know the other JW doesn't buy the same sketch paper?

What I'm getting at is that if there are perfectly fine reasons to believe it's our JW - reasons that every lay person can subscribe to (the credible source of the news and the fact that the other JW hasn't scored many films recently), there is no point other than showing off your being a John Williams expert to base the confirmation of this news on the handwriting.

But hey, whatever works. We're getting a new and unexpected score, so let's celebrate that!

 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2013 - 8:12 AM   
 By:   Gunnar   (Member)

Double post.

 
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