Someone else who hasn't gotten the Tintin bug. Never mind, maybe next time.
Publicist makes a very good point about the JW as of late, and I think this idea was alluded to above that as Jerry Goldsmiths scores became even more stratified and streamlined as he aged - Williams have become perhaps overly complicated which is not necessarily beneficial for the listener. For example, when Alan Silvestri scores a cartoon, it will be very intricate but won't have anywhere near the counterpoint and complexity of a JW score. As we all know, since the early 2000's and with the influence of Remote Control Productions the trend has been toward minimalist film scores that give much information in as few notes as possible. Perhaps more and more you realise, as a great musician once said "Music is not so much about the notes as it is about the mind".
The ironic thing is JW is very capable of writing a more "easy listening" score like catch me if you can or terminal. But as soon as the director says " Well, hmmm we need some chase music here" - JW reverts to what he knows; the mickey mouse, xylophone and woodwind runs. Prisoner of Azkaban is a notable exception as the music seems very much fresh and not forced. I believe it comes down to unity and, once again, keeping the action music direction relatively direct like he did in the 1980's; maybe we should blame Spielberg for not "challenging" JW to take path B instead of A.
I honestly feel very lucky to have fallen in love with this score; after the massive disappointment that was Indy IV. I've been waiting for a Tintin quality JW score since, well, The Phantom Menace. That's a bloody long time to wait. I feel for you guys who are still left wanting.
Actually that's a lie. I really think fuck 'em.
it's about time you made a public apology for the other threads where you bash Williams output of the last 10 years
I've always loved the man, KM. I just didn't click with any of his prequel trilogy stuff (besides TPM) or Potter, that's all. In fact the only time I think I've ever really "bashed" JW is for Indy IV. But maybe it's unfair to criticise someone for being completely disinterested in their work, I dunno.