Popular Post crumbs 12594 Posted November 27, 2019 Popular Post Share Posted November 27, 2019 Thought this was a fun interview which revealed a few interesting nuggets we didn't previously know. I think the Hook signing was already revealed by Rian, but one can infer from Nathan's comments here that he actually lost this gig to Williams. Another interesting layer to that mysterious period between TFA and TLJ where JW's ongoing involvement was unclear. It seems Nathan actually got to attend the recording sessions though, so don't feel too upset for him. A dream come true for any aspiring composer. A nice gesture from Rian who surely arranged that as an apology for not getting the score. Quote Obviously there’s one film of Rian’s you didn’t score, which is The Last Jedi, which is a movie that I love. I think it’s brilliant. And no disrespect to John Williams, who I thought did a fantastic job, but when Rian was first announced, I was honestly really looking forward to hearing what your Star Wars score might sound like. Were you a bit bummed that you didn’t get to take a crack at that one, or were you relieved that you didn’t have to try and do a score for a Star Wars movie? JOHNSON: (Laughs) All of the feelings. I mean, the thing is, if you’re going to lose out on a movie, you’re proud to lose out on it to John Williams. Yeah, it’s hard to argue with that. JOHNSON: Oh, he really scored our childhood. I mean, almost literally. This is a fun story, but you probably know that Rian and I grew up as kids making movies and music together. For our family videos, we had like a couple film soundtrack CDs, and one of the only soundtrack CDs we had was John Williams’ score from Hook. I love that score. JOHNSON: It’s such a good score. It’s so good. JOHNSON: So all of our childhood movies are scored with the Hook CD. That’s awesome. JOHNSON: At the end of The Last Jedi, Rian went to John Williams, and he had him sign two things. He had him sign a poster for himself, and then he brought me a gift. He was like, “I got this for you.” I opened it up, and Rian had basically tracked down an original vinyl copy of the Hook score, and had John Williams sign it for me. That’s amazing. JOHNSON: Yeah, it was. It was like, yeah, so, so nice. It was like, oh man, that’s this legend, who felt like he scored our childhood, so for me, it was just a pleasure getting to be in the room on those scoring sessions, just to be there as a fan, but also to be learning from just watching how he worked with the orchestra and being in the room with his incredible score. It was a real treat. Yeah, yeah, that’s incredible. That score was also the score of my childhood, that one specifically; I mean, all of his scores, but I was obsessed with Hook. JOHNSON: Yeah. Rufio! (laughs) Yeah, it’s incredible. It’s underrated, too. I know Rian’s into early development on potentially new Star Wars movies, but have you guys talked about you maybe doing the score for those at all? JOHNSON: All I’ll say is I’m happy to be a part of whatever he invites me to be. https://collider.com/knives-out-composer-interview-nathan-johnson/ Chewy, Cerebral Cortex and Holko 3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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