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 Posted:   Sep 16, 2018 - 8:56 PM   
 By:   Steve H   (Member)

I'm a huge fan of all of Stallones Rambo films and was stoked when he announced he was going ahead with a fifth intallment in the franchise. Alas it was a shame that Goldsmith had passed before part 4 as I only wonder what he could have done with the film? Though, in saying that, I thought Bryan Tyler did a fair enough job but only wish he had incorporated Golsmith's familiar ostinato into his score. I am under no illusion that he won't get the gig for part 5 but what other composers would you like to see score Rambo V? Personally Id like to see what Alan Silvestri could do with the film.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2018 - 9:04 PM   
 By:   TJ   (Member)

I'd like Brian Tyler to do it. I enjoy his Rambo score.

 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2018 - 9:04 PM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

I'm a huge fan of all of Stallones Rambo films and was stoked when he announced he was going ahead with a fifth intallment in the franchise. Alas it was a shame that Goldsmith had past before part 4 as I only wonder what he could have done with the film though in saying that thought Bryan Tyler did a fair enough job but only wish he had incorperated Golsmith's familiar ostinato into his score. I am under no illusion that he won't get the gig for part 5 but what other composers would you like to see score Rambo V? Personally Id like to see what Alan Silvestri could do with the film.

I'd like to see Amin Bhatia get it (he did some fabulous Goldsmith inspired cues for some film work).

Personally I think Teddy Shapiro would do a great job too. The problem I have with McNeely is that he might ape the original scores too much and it wouldn't be fresh. Silvestri would actually be pretty great too come to think of it.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2018 - 9:42 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

I remember the old days when pretty much every Stallone Movie had a Bill Conti Score. But I don't think Conti would want to take up the chores after Goldsmith's Iconic Scores. I enjoyed Brian Tyler's work on the last movie.

 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2018 - 10:25 PM   
 By:   Steve H   (Member)

I remember the old days when pretty much every Stallone Movie had a Bill Conti Score. But I don't think Conti would want to take up the chores after Goldsmith's Iconic Scores. I enjoyed Brian Tyler's work on the last movie.

I always thought Conti would have produced a memorable score for a Rambo flick.

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2018 - 4:58 AM   
 By:   Jens   (Member)

Admittedly, I have only ever heard it in the film, but other than occasionally quoting the theme, I don’t recall Brian Tyler’s Rambo score sounding anything like what a Rambo score should sound like, stylistically. To me, it was a competent but fairly generic Tyler action score.

We need somebody willing and able to bring back the authentic Rambo soundscape. Someone like, say, Chad Seiter, Joe Kraemer, Austin Wintory…

But yes, I agree that Alan Silvestri would also be a fine choice. So would James Newton Howard, come to think of it.

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2018 - 5:27 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

This has long been one of John Scott's white whales, so it would be nice if Stallone would give him a call, for old time's sake. They went to high school together.

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2018 - 5:50 AM   
 By:   Jens   (Member)

John Scott would be a great choice, but you know who else improbable that made me think of?

Robert Folk.

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2018 - 6:37 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

We're just lucky you can't tag composers on FSM like you can on Facebook, Jens. Haha

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2018 - 6:41 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

I always thought bits of Tyler's EXPENDABLES sounded more like RAMBO than his own RAMBO score.
But not enough Jerry-like for me to buy any of them.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2018 - 7:22 AM   
 By:   jfallon   (Member)

Tyler did a great job taking over. Hope he gets the gig.

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2018 - 7:32 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

I agree about Conti.


I'm tired of Tyler's big bland ear-assaults. Goldsmith he is not.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2018 - 9:12 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

I didn't like Tyler's Rambo score at all. Everything about it was bland and generic. Worse, the action material was boring. Long gone was the pulse-racing, adrenaline-fuled, odd-metered frenzy of Goldsmith's action cues for the franchise.

I can't speculate on who should score a film that hasn't been made yet - but I fear it will be Tyler again.

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2018 - 9:26 AM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)

I personally would like to see what Bill Conti would do if it is offered to him, but I also fear it will be Tyler again...yuck!:-(

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2018 - 10:34 AM   
 By:   Scott M (Oldsmith)   (Member)

I like Tyler a lot. A number of his scores are wonderfully thematic and epic. But for some reason, his Rambo score was just kinda there. I'd be happy to see him do another if he gives it the same effort as he did with Thor The Dark World, The Mummy or Iron Man 3.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2018 - 11:06 AM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

I wonder why Conti and Stallone don't work together anymore? They were great together.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2018 - 11:51 AM   
 By:   Kim Peterson   (Member)

John Powell needs a chance.

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2018 - 11:53 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

John Powell needs a chance.

Best suggestion yet.

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2018 - 12:11 PM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

I would have gone with Roque Banos after his terrific Evil Dead but now not so sure. I’d say Bear McCreary would do a fine job. He can write good action music that is melodic.

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2018 - 12:19 PM   
 By:   Sarge   (Member)

I will bet the massive sum of one dollar that it's either Brian Tyler or Ludwig Göransson.

Stallone clearly values the music in his films. If you deliver the goods, he hires you again.

 
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