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 Posted:   Aug 13, 2016 - 7:23 PM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)






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John Williams just confirmed he'll score Episode 8 a little while ago at tonight's Film Night concert at Tanglewood.

He sees a rough cut for the first time in "a few weeks".


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UPDATE: August 16, 2016

There's now a video online of Williams' comments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=md2kIb1qe40

Start around 1:30.

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UPDATE: December 1st, 2016
John Burlingame Variety article confirms his score will be recorded from December 2016 through April 2017.

http://variety.com/2016/film/spotlight/fantastic-beasts-bfg-john-williams-1201930763/

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UPDATE: December 13th, 2016
Scoring has begun!

https://www.facebook.com/scoringsessions/posts/1645548768804341

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UPDATE: December 22nd, 2016
Pictures from the recording sessions:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BN-2sXygNs8/

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UPDATE: January 10th, 2017
Director Rian Johnson says the initial recording sessions with John Williams are "might be the highlight of the highlights."

https://twitter.com/briantruitt/status/818827842712641537

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UPDATE: January 23rd, 2017
The title of the film has been announced to be "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"

https://www.facebook.com/StarWars/photos/a.184244804960462.62918.169299103121699/1396363327081931/

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UPDATE: February 11th, 2017
Robert Meyer Burnett reports that "There was a LAST JEDI scoring session in LA today." and "Rian Johnson wants to use the score for editing."

https://twitter.com/BurnettRM/status/830649209434972160
https://twitter.com/BurnettRM/status/830816741726969856

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UPDATE: April 14th, 2017
The first trailer is out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zB4I68XVPzQ

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UPDATE: May 5th, 2017
Rian Johnson posted a video from the recording sessions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-Hksc8T7Is

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UPDATE: September 1st, 2017
The OST album will release Friday, December 15th on Disney Records

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0758KSWZK/

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UPDATE: October 9th, 2017
The second trailer is out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0CbN8sfihY

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UPDATE: November 13th, 2017
Amazon has unveiled the final cover art

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0758KSWZK/

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UPDATE: December 6th, 2017

The first pictures of the packaging showed up online: https://imgur.com/a/4lYAv

The tracklist was leaked (see thread)

And,

The Japanese version's alternate cover was revealed: https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B077X6FNHH

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2016 - 7:34 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

Great news! And a great scoop!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2016 - 8:25 PM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

Nice to know some things are still right with this world! smile

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2016 - 8:42 PM   
 By:   Warlok   (Member)

(surrogate for thumbs-up emoticon)

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2016 - 8:59 PM   
 By:   Jim Cleveland   (Member)

Did ANY of you ever have any doubt?!?!?!?!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2016 - 3:15 AM   
 By:   Marcato   (Member)

Did ANY of you ever have any doubt?!?!?!?!

given his age, i had some, but that's mostly because of the fact that JW could suddenly pass away

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2016 - 3:21 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Did ANY of you ever have any doubt?!?!?!?!

given his age, i had some, but that's mostly because of the fact that JW could suddenly pass away


No need to worry unnecessarily. He's displayed excellent form -- better than in years, in fact -- in his last few appearances.

 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2016 - 3:30 AM   
 By:   johnbijl   (Member)

Did ANY of you ever have any doubt?!?!?!?!

given his age, i had some, but that's mostly because of the fact that JW could suddenly pass away



Don't we all?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2016 - 9:42 AM   
 By:   connorb93   (Member)

I was there too! So glad to see him in person again. I hope he has the strength to keep going with the next project as he definitely sounds fragile, and with his conducting only half the program I wonder if he might enlist some help with the next movie.


Nice to have him confirm something I thought was already announced! Funny, this is the third concert of his I've attended and each has involved him giving clues to his participating in upcoming installments. Also fitting that most of the night revolved around Star Wars with the passing of Kenny Baker that evening.

 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2016 - 9:50 AM   
 By:   PonyoBellanote   (Member)

I thought SW7 was... alright, but could've been much better, maybe SW8 is much better.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2016 - 9:51 AM   
 By:   Jim Bailey   (Member)

Is there some reason you couldn't post this in the existing thread instead of starting anew one of your own?

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=113505&forumID=1&archive=0


 
 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2016 - 9:57 AM   
 By:   connorb93   (Member)

Is there some reason you couldn't post this in the existing thread instead of starting anew one of your own?

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=113505&forumID=1&archive=0


Is there a particular reason you have to be a donkey about it? Chill.

 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2016 - 9:59 AM   
 By:   judy the hutt   (Member)

Is there some reason you couldn't post this in the existing thread instead of starting anew one of your own?

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=113505&forumID=1&archive=0


sometimes it is hard to find a thread.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2016 - 10:03 AM   
 By:   Jim Bailey   (Member)

Is there some reason you couldn't post this in the existing thread instead of starting anew one of your own?

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=113505&forumID=1&archive=0


Is there a particular reason you have to be a donkey about it? Chill.


He's always harping on others for posting duplicate threads. A simple search of "Episode 8" easily returned the existing thread in 1 second. You chill.

 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2016 - 11:04 AM   
 By:   johnmullin   (Member)

Did ANY of you ever have any doubt?!?!?!?!

Seeing as Williams said several times that he wasn't sure if he wanted to do the next one, sure.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2016 - 11:19 AM   
 By:   musicpaladin2007   (Member)

This is great news. He could easily have bowed out, but him scoring 8 means he will likely do 9 if he is able to finish out the trilogy, but I'm sure he will be done after that.

Then again, I thought the same thing after he finished III. :-)

 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2016 - 4:51 PM   
 By:   pete   (Member)

Did ANY of you ever have any doubt?!?!?!?!

Seeing as Williams said several times that he wasn't sure if he wanted to do the next one, sure.


I assumed those quotes were said in jest while hinting he would indeed return: "I told the producers I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do the next one, but told them I didn’t want anyone else doing it either." And in every interview about The Force Awakens, he said how much he loved being involved and appreciated the chance to expand on his previous scores. As others have said, the only thing that could stop his involvement is his health, which at the moment seems to be pretty good.

 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2016 - 5:37 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

I assumed those quotes were said in jest

I think they were partly in jest, but revealed a truth. Williams comes from a different time in filmmaking from J.J. Abrams. This is obvious. For most of his career, Williams has been handed essentially finished reels, scored them, and been done. Obviously, there have always been revisions from time to time. But by and large, he's scored the films and moved on. Abrams comes from a different school (I'm not saying just him – it's very common now), born of technology that allows filmmakers to continually tweak their movies until very close to the release date. Williams scored and rescored "The Force Awakens" over months and months, a very very long time. Younger composers are used to this, but Williams has had the luxury of mostly avoiding it. I heard rumblings that Williams, at 83, was wondering if he still wanted to put himself through this, or just work with Spielberg from now on, who shares his rhythms.

So I do suspect Williams, at least right after "The Force Awakens" was finished, was quite possibly contemplating leaving it at that. So yes, I had a bit of doubt whether he'd come back. I'm pleased that he will be, since I really loved "The Force Awakens" score.

 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2016 - 8:33 PM   
 By:   JTWfan77   (Member)

Been hoping and waiting for this to be confirmed and as is clear from my avatar and username this is a big deal for me, as I'm sure it is for many others. I hope that Mr Williams gets to work on this as soon as possible so as to avoid any potential scheduling conflicts with whatever Mr Spielberg ends up doing. TFA was a sublime score from an absolute Master and I'm thrilled Williams will be building on that. That's said, I dread the inevitable moans of "this is so disappointing" and "Williams is on auto-pilot again" and so on when Ep8 gets released *rolls eyes*

 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2016 - 9:48 PM   
 By:   Zoragoth   (Member)

Been hoping and waiting for this to be confirmed and as is clear from my avatar and username this is a big deal for me, as I'm sure it is for many others. I hope that Mr Williams gets to work on this as soon as possible so as to avoid any potential scheduling conflicts with whatever Mr Spielberg ends up doing. TFA was a sublime score from an absolute Master and I'm thrilled Williams will be building on that. That's said, I dread the inevitable moans of "this is so disappointing" and "Williams is on auto-pilot again" and so on when Ep8 gets released *rolls eyes*

** Not from me! I'm not much of a fan of the movies, except for the effects, production design and of course, the music. I think TFA is one of my favorite SW scores, especially for Ren's theme, which is affecting and masterful, the way it segues from the intimate to the adventurous.

 
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