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The Book Thief (2013) - New Williams film score!


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I've no reason to doubt your certainty that it's a JW sketch. Just wondering what the tell-tale signs are that this is his work.

It's a wonderful read and should provide plenty of scope for a great JW score.

Can't believe we've not heard about this project before now.

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I've no reason to doubt your certainty that it's a JW sketch. Just wondering what the tell-tale signs are that this is his work.

Check out the link, the info comes from a direct source - JoAnn Kane Music Services, John Williams' contractor and publisher.

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It's familiar territory for Williams, but I wonder how this came about. For him to take on a non-Spielberg project, it could be that he found it particularly inspiring. The prospect of JW working with a different director is certainly more exciting than American Sniper with Spielberg was.

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Seems to me that he's already finished. Movie comes out in November.

He has yet to record it, probably after he comes back from his annual East Coast sojourn.

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A new Williams score to look forward to by the end of the year--bloody amazing!

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When was the last time JW worked with a director that was virtually unknown?

1986, for SpaceCamp, I'd say.

Don't forget that he probably got interested into the project because of the book on which the movie is based, like many times he did in the past. Or maybe he's a fan of Downton Abbey and wished to work with one of its director ;)

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This is great...and it's not only proof of Williams sustained stamina, but that he has somewhat of a 'new spring' -- what with the increased concert ratio, accepting the new STAR WARS, the concert works left and right and now also a new score not for Spielberg. It's a fairly common phenomenon for 80+ years olds when they realize it's nearing the end, but at the same time feeling in good shape and the self-inflicted pressure that they have a lot more to give!

I love it.

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Wow! What random news to read checking into the site for the first time in a few days. Talk about coming out of nowhere! Someone needs to interview Williams now about this project!

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Has this ever happened? (since the internet) That we find out about a new score when he is actually working on it?

I remember the times when I found out of a new JW score only by seeing the movie's poster or reading to the quick trailer credits!

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I guess the director hasn't worked on many films but he did direct the show Downtown Abbey apparently. I'm more hopeful now, considering how well received the show was.

http://screenterrier.blogspot.com/2013/08/first-look-at-book-thief.html

Here are some early photos and other production info. It looks and sounds a lot like War Horse.

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I'd heard of that movie a while ago, it features this amazing young actress Sophie NĂ©lisse, whom I saw in another movie and absolutely blew me away !

So I was definitely looking forward to seeing that one, but now add JW on top of that :blink:

Can't wait !

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Has this ever happened? (since the internet) That we find out about a new score when he is actually working on it?

Yes, Angela's Ashes for instance (coincidentally also starring Emily Watson). He revealed he was working on the project during a promotional chat for TPM.

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Has this ever happened? (since the internet) That we find out about a new score when he is actually working on it?

Yes, Angela's Ashes for instance (coincidentally also starring Emily Watson). He revealed he was working on the project during a promotional chat for TPM.

I remember! I remember also that I read the chat transcription on the very early JWFan website back then. Internet was just arrived at home for me!

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I'm laughing like an idiot in front of my computer. I just hope everyone is right and THIS IS a new JW score! :)

Lol I'm doing the exact same thing, I can't stop smiling!!! I had a crappy day so this news turned my whole day around :D

The score will be a serious one for sure but let's see what kind of. Anyways, I'm really excited!!!

Now... Who's gonna make a mock-up of that sheet we can see? :yes:

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This is a great, unexpected announcement. I'm thrilled to hear the score!

Now... Who's gonna make a mock-up of that sheet we can see? :yes:

I'm afraid the picture is too small to make anything out of the sketch - some notes on the computer are legible though.

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Yes!

This is a great, unexpected announcement. I'm thrilled to hear the score!

Now... Who's gonna make a mock-up of that sheet we can see? :yes:

I'm afraid the picture is too small to make anything out of the sketch - some notes on the computer are legible though.

Its obviously C Clef!

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Yes!

This is a great, unexpected announcement. I'm thrilled to hear the score!

Now... Who's gonna make a mock-up of that sheet we can see? :yes:

I'm afraid the picture is too small to make anything out of the sketch - some notes on the computer are legible though.

Its obviously C Clef!

At the end, the time signature changes to 4/4 - you know what that means, right?

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Great news!! A freshly (re)new(ed) collaboration... Happy it's not another Spielberg movie for a change! Spielberg movies are getting too sentimental these days.

Nice pics btw, never realized the proof reading means literally reading and manually correcting, sitting at a kitchen table...

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Has this ever happened? (since the internet) That we find out about a new score when he is actually working on it?

Yes, Angela's Ashes for instance (coincidentally also starring Emily Watson). He revealed he was working on the project during a promotional chat for TPM.

I remember! I remember also that I read the chat transcription on the very early JWFan website back then. Internet was just arrived at home for me!

I did the transcription myself since there was no way to save the chat log. Those Windows 98/56k modem nights will always remain in my memory :). Which reminds me that next year is the 15th anniversary of this thing...

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Yes!

This is a great, unexpected announcement. I'm thrilled to hear the score!

Now... Who's gonna make a mock-up of that sheet we can see? :yes:

I'm afraid the picture is too small to make anything out of the sketch - some notes on the computer are legible though.

Its obviously C Clef!

At the end, the time signature changes to 4/4 - you know what that means, right?

Change of shots.

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The movie looks and sounds pretty sentimental to me. The stills remind me of War Horse.

It did to me at first as well, but it can work out quite differently depending on the script and the director. What similar projects do we know from this director?

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Has this ever happened? (since the internet) That we find out about a new score when he is actually working on it?

Yes, Angela's Ashes for instance (coincidentally also starring Emily Watson). He revealed he was working on the project during a promotional chat for TPM.

I remember! I remember also that I read the chat transcription on the very early JWFan website back then. Internet was just arrived at home for me!

I did the transcription myself since there was no way to save the chat log. Those Windows 98/56k modem nights will always remain in my memory :). Which reminds me that next year is the 15th anniversary of this thing...

:groupwave:

I still have the printed transcription somewhere in my JW stuff here at home :yes:

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The movie looks and sounds pretty sentimental to me. The stills remind me of War Horse.

It did to me at first as well, but it can work out quite differently depending on the script and the director. What similar projects do we know from this director?

I checked Rotten Tomatoes. He's done one movie and it's sitting at 50% but he also directed Downtown Abbey apparently. This is the writer's very first project I believe. *edit* Nevermind, I was looking at the wrong writer, here is the screenwriter's IMDB page. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0678104/?ref_=tt_ov_wr

Not very promising.

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