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 Posted:   Nov 12, 2013 - 4:18 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Just got the EXPANDED THE HOBBIT DVD 5 Disc Set and was disappointed to find that there is not one Special Feature with Howard Shore on the music for the film. Unless I missed it, but I spent a few nights watching all the Special Features.

Waz up wit dat?

Can anyone prove me wrong?

There is something on the composer that wrote the MISTY MOUNTAINS song that the dwarves sing however.

Would have loved to at least seen some recording session footage. Throw us a bone Peter Jackson.

 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2013 - 5:38 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

I'm willing to bet we won't make it out of the trilogy without a substantial bit about the score.

 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2013 - 8:09 AM   
 By:   Jeyl   (Member)

- Waz up wit dat?

Hey, us Star Trek fans had to wait for the Season 5 BluRay set of Star Trek: The Next Generation before we got a feature about the composers and the music for the series. I think we'll be getting something about Howard Shore down the road. Who knows? Shore might still be working on the remainder of the films and he wants to wait until the series is done so he can actually talk about what it was like to work on them.

 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2013 - 8:56 AM   
 By:   scoringsessions   (Member)

I'm sure he'll chime in, but this is what Doug Adams said about that: "We squeezed a little score talk in there, but yes, hopefully more depth for Smaug. Plenty to discuss!!"

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2013 - 11:58 AM   
 By:   Marcato   (Member)

WHO cares about DVD, blu-ray is the only hit wink

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 18, 2013 - 3:22 AM   
 By:   Cooper   (Member)


There is something on the composer that wrote the MISTY MOUNTAINS song that the dwarves sing however.





So that's not a Shore composition? I was fooled. Must have been the way the melody's carried by the brass in some scenes of the film; very LOTR. Odd that maybe the most prominent new theme in the film turns out not to be Shore material.

 
 Posted:   Nov 18, 2013 - 5:48 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)


There is something on the composer that wrote the MISTY MOUNTAINS song that the dwarves sing however.





So that's not a Shore composition? I was fooled. Must have been the way the melody's carried by the brass in some scenes of the film; very LOTR. Odd that maybe the most prominent new theme in the film turns out not to be Shore material.


The Misty Mountains song was written by Plan 9, who wrote some (all?) of the source music in the LOTR trilogy (definitely all from FOTR, at any rate - the birthday party music "Flaming Red Hair," the bar songs the Hobbits sing, and the music for the elves traveling through the wood in the Extended Edition). They wrote Misty Mountains with the intention of it fitting in with Shore's style of Middle Earth scoring, and then Shore (in his score) and the guy who did the end song each "made it their own" through rearrangement and interpretation.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 18, 2013 - 9:18 AM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

WHO cares about DVD, blu-ray is the only hit wink

I do, cause that's what I have. Wink back at ya Marc!

Throw a bone to us peasants.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 18, 2013 - 11:27 PM   
 By:   Cooper   (Member)


There is something on the composer that wrote the MISTY MOUNTAINS song that the dwarves sing however.





So that's not a Shore composition? I was fooled. Must have been the way the melody's carried by the brass in some scenes of the film; very LOTR. Odd that maybe the most prominent new theme in the film turns out not to be Shore material.


The Misty Mountains song was written by Plan 9, who wrote some (all?) of the source music in the LOTR trilogy (definitely all from FOTR, at any rate - the birthday party music "Flaming Red Hair," the bar songs the Hobbits sing, and the music for the elves traveling through the wood in the Extended Edition). They wrote Misty Mountains with the intention of it fitting in with Shore's style of Middle Earth scoring, and then Shore (in his score) and the guy who did the end song each "made it their own" through rearrangement and interpretation.



Thanks for the info. Pretty seamless collaboration; easy to reverse engineer it, think it was Shore handing his theme off for others to adapt as source or closing song arrangements. Only just saw Unexpected Journey in its extended version for the first time last night, and it was great to hear Shore back in Middle Earth, drawing on and embellishing his Rings material while taking new, Hobbity excursions along the way.



 
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