Williams is probably giddy at the thought of scoring Star Wars without meddlesome George around to get in the way and bastardize his music. I can't blame him for wanting to show keen interest at this early point.
That is a good point actually.
Me too. We might have overlooked the idea that JW might actually like scoring Star Wars, or movies for that matter. It's probably not as if JW did these things just because he was talked into it.
Star Trek is far from my favorite Giacchino. I just don't understand why there needs to be a specific genre score that can showcase his capabilities to tackle Star Wars. If he does something like the lyrical beauty of LOST, or say Ratatouille and Up, I'll be ecstatic.
I remember you said you didn't quite get the Star Wars scores? That might be why you're saying that.
I don't think SW should have only one specific set of styles and signature sounds, but if we suddenly jumped into LOST I would find it extremely weird and underwhelming. This coming from a massive fan of the LOST scores. But Gia is more likely to see it as a somewhat JWized form of his John Carter approach.
Moments like Sab Than pursues the Princess and the opening of Carter's theme with the celtic harp come to mind as something that despicts the type of story that the original Star Wars or John Carter aim to be, and quite well, even though it isn't like the music JW was originally emulating. That would be a cool variation reaching a similar destination through different means. And he still manages to sound like LOST anyway. I think it's less "LOST" and more like "some of these things Giacchino typically does".
Chaac - who would put folkloric Welsh music in a hard science fiction film, for the lulz.