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Michael Giacchino's Rogue One v. John Powell's Han Solo Score

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  1. 1. Michael Giacchino's Rogue One v. John Powell's Han Solo Score

    • Michael Giacchino's Rogue One
    • John Powell's Han Solo Score


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I don't really care for Rogue One's score as a whole, despite it having a couple moments I appreciate. It gets a negative score for me (approx. -1). I haven't heard Powell's score so I'm neutral on it (neither negative or positive, 0). Because 0 is greater than -1, I currently must like Powell's Han Solo score better than Giacchino's Rogue One score. 

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2 minutes ago, Loert said:

Powell; I think the third act is particularly strong.

 

That's actually my least favourite part of the score. All the great themes he introduced in the first two acts are lost amidst all the aimless action music for the climax. It's a shame, because everything that comes before that is great.

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2 minutes ago, Cerebral Cortex said:

 

The tasteful use of the bagpipes during the climactic final battle is especially awe-inspiring. 

 

I definitely didn't anticipate the use of didgeridoo!

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2 hours ago, Alex said:

April 2018:

Michael Giacchino's Rogue One vs Michael Giacchino's Han Solo score

 

I hope!

 

Max, who would love for Giacchino to be installed as the permanent spinoff composer :)

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8 hours ago, Cerebral Cortex said:

I don't really care for Rogue One's score as a whole, despite it having a couple moments I appreciate. It gets a negative score for me (approx. -1). I haven't heard Powell's score so I'm neutral on it (neither negative or positive, 0). Because 0 is greater than -1, I currently must like Powell's Han Solo score better than Giacchino's Rogue One score. 

 

I've never understood this in mathematics. How can you have less than zero? Zero is zero! Zero is a void. Whatever is at zero, it no longer exists!

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13 minutes ago, Sally Spectra said:

 

I've never understood this in mathematics. How can you have less than zero? Zero is zero! Zero is a void. Whatever is at zero, it no longer exists!

 

Within my post, I was trying to use limp and structurally unsound logic to make a bad joke. I apologize for the confusion. 

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Alas; even in death, Bloodboal continues to offer his undying servitude with this thread.

 

Solo, hands down. Not even a question.

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4 hours ago, Mephariel said:

Solo by Powell. Not even close. So much more passion, originality, personality, and fun. 

 

Exactly my opinion.

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So Powell got to score the final Star Wars movie? :D

What an honor! For Star Wars, I mean.

8 hours ago, artguy360 said:

There is no contest here. JP wrote a smarter score. But I still maintain that Gia can write a good SW score, but not with just 3 weeks. 

You mean four and a half?

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I'm not entirely sure it's a fair contest. Just by the sheer excellence behind the score for Solo, the combined efforts of Williams' help and Powell's energy, Solo comes out on top as a well-constructed and marvelous score brimming with energy and emotion. Michael Giacchino's score is still effective and I believe that he pulled one hell of a score out of scrambling for the little time he had, and don't give me any shit that he had 'more than enough time to write it', any composer stepping into these huge and prestigious boots would dream for more time, especially for a Star Wars score. Giacchino accepted the job and made the best of what he could with the time he had.

 

 

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