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 Posted:   Oct 18, 2019 - 1:24 PM   
 By:   steffromuk   (Member)

I know we're not supposed to swear here, but F(¤(¤/¤&&K! Is there no end to Giacchino's* takeover of all the big franchises out there?

*to replace by Zimmer or Tyler

 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2019 - 1:32 PM   
 By:   BackToTheFutureFan   (Member)

Very disappointing. I’ve never warmed up to Giacchino. I have a huge library and have sold every album of his I’ve tried to get into. In my opinion, his music is boring, uninspired, derivative, and calculated. There is no warmth and feels very clinical. “Safe” would be another way I’d describe his music. Almost a parody of the Modern Age greats.

All opinion and I still respect other people’s tastes. He’s just not one of mine.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2019 - 2:01 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Glad to hear there are others, Back to the Future Fan!

I vividly remember running into Giacchino's sister in Krakow or Ghent a few years ago, and being flummoxed. I was polite at the time, but if she only knew what my opinion on his brother's music was, she'd no doubt hit me over the head.

 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2019 - 2:02 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

Oh great!
Two years if comments about an unheard score AND make believe cue titles ala MG.

 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2019 - 2:04 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

What's so bad about Giacchino anyway?

THOR hates him.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2019 - 2:09 PM   
 By:   KeV-McG   (Member)

Gotta say I'm happy about this assignment over ANY of the superhero scores Zimmer and his minions have shat out over these past years.
At its worst, it should still have more than two notes, sound as if it was actually written or thought out and match the emotional changes actually happening onscreen, unlike many of the Zimmer shits, especially that stunted, inert X-Men Dark Phoenix score that killed the film stone dead.
Bring it on, Michael Cappuccino.

 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2019 - 2:26 PM   
 By:   General Kael   (Member)

Giacchino comes in near the top of composers I would have preferred for this project anyway. Here's my list in case you were wondering.

1) Bear McCreary
2) John Powell
3) Michael Giacchino
4) Daniel Pemberton
5) Thomas Bergersen
6) James Newton Howard. Would be interested to see what his solo take on the caped crusader would be like without Zimmer.

 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2019 - 2:30 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Well, at least it was Balfe. Or Brian Tyler. Or Price. Or even Junkie XL, so it could have been worse!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2019 - 2:33 PM   
 By:   Nicholas_DW   (Member)

How creative.

Listen, I've got nothing against Giacchino or his music. I enjoy quite a few of his scores, but I'd love to get away from the same handful of go-to composers that present day producers think are the only ones capable of writing action.

 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2019 - 2:38 PM   
 By:   foxmorty   (Member)

Giacchino comes in near the top of composers I would have preferred for this project anyway. Here's my list in case you were wondering.

1) Bear McCreary
2) John Powell
3) Michael Giacchino
4) Daniel Pemberton
5) Thomas Bergersen
6) James Newton Howard. Would be interested to see what his solo take on the caped crusader would be like without Zimmer.


I really wish John Powell would do live action movie scoring again, at least more of it. He would have been a cool choice, no question.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2019 - 2:40 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

THOR hates him.

That's the understatement of the year. Although, to be fair, it only applies to his "music", not the person.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2019 - 3:59 PM   
 By:   willymcnilly   (Member)

I think this is interesting news and I'm pleased that Giacchino is scoring this. The negative attitude toward Giacchino is surprising to me. The man writes orchestral music with real instruments. He is currently one of very few people in the business that knows how to do this now. How can anybody claim to be a film music fan and not find something of interest in his music? As a film music fan, I celebrate any news of any composer who can write reasonably well written music with an orchestra that has some emotion and energy to it. Even Thor said he liked John Carter. Maybe Thor should wait till the Batman score comes out before he complains about it. I also think some of Giacchino's problem is he needs to get a recording engineer like Shawn Murphy to record his scores. Most of them have a very boxed in sound which contributes to the "clinical" sound.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2019 - 5:00 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

You're right. I like JOHN CARTER (when I'm in the mood for it), and I think LOST works in context. The rest he's done is just 'The Emperor's New Clothes', and it irritates me from here to high heaven that people don't see what a hack he is. The irritation just grows higher for each franchise he takes over, like this one.

 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2019 - 5:05 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

You're right. I like JOHN CARTER (when I'm in the mood for it), and I think LOST works in context. The rest he's done is just 'The Emperor's New Clothes', and it irritates me from here to high heaven that people don't see what a hack he is. The irritation just grows higher for each franchise he takes over, like this one.

MG is a " hack"
But Micah Levi is a ....genius?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2019 - 5:09 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Not sure about genius, but Levi has more talent in her pinky toe than all of Giacchino's work combined.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2019 - 5:15 PM   
 By:   Grack21   (Member)

The difference is: Hans Zimmer is great. Michael Giacchino is the greatest hack in the history of film music.

Oh, Thor... Just switch the names and you'll get it exactly right.


You and me just became best friends.

 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2019 - 5:19 PM   
 By:   General Kael   (Member)

Thor, surely you enjoy Giacchino's work on Star Trek 2009?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2019 - 5:54 PM   
 By:   musicpaladin2007   (Member)

It’s like The Bachelor for film scoring. Giacchino got the rose and David Arnold got sent home.

 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2019 - 8:40 PM   
 By:   Erik Woods   (Member)

Not sure about genius, but Levi has more talent in her pinky toe than all of Giacchino's work combined.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2019 - 8:46 PM   
 By:   Mephariel   (Member)

"Taking over the franchises?" Hans Zimmer has been droing out scores (or assigning them to his cost writers) for most of the non-MCU super hero films over the last few years. 3 Batman films, 1 Spider-Man, 1 X-Men, Batman V Superman, Man of Steel....get a grip.

Finally a current DC film with something less wallpapery, meandering or dour.

Giacchino will eventually stop being asked, as was Danny Elfman (and there was endless bitching about his doing comic book film after comic book film: "they all sound like Batman!!!"). In the meantime, here he is. He's not my favorite composer either, but His Far From Home score was one of his better efforts and a real joy. Both of his Spider-Man films were great. When he's feeling it, he's amazing. I've never heard anything from him that was less than merely uninspired.


I think the problem for me is, his Spider-man scores are as workmanlike as you can get.

Hope Matt Reeves brings the best out of Giacchino like War for the Planet of the Apes.

 
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