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Favorite John Williams score of the 2010s


Favorite John Williams score of the 2010s  

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  1. 1. Which is your favorite John Williams film score of the past decade?

    • The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (2011)
    • War Horse (2011)
    • Lincoln (2012)
    • The Book Thief (2013)
    • Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
    • The BFG (2016)
    • Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
    • The Post (2017)
    • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)


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Close tie between War Horse and TROS for me. Chose TROS because it's fresher and, well, you know, it's me. But they're all great in their own ways. Only The Post I'd consider an inessential or minor W

I think Lincoln is my favorite of the last decade in addition to being what I would consider to be one of his best scores in general. It feels very much like a work that is the product of someone who

Been listening to Lincoln a lot tonight and if I hadn't seen the thread earlier and voted I probably would have gone with this as my gut instinct vote.  But really both it and War Horse are just masterful with no dead space.

 

And that's why I think I'd always pick either over any of the Star Wars options... those scores are great too, but Williams had to fill a lot of time for dialogue scenes that is never an issue in these two shorter, tighter scores

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10 hours ago, BrotherSound said:

The past decade proved to be a surprisingly fruitful period in John Williams' long career, with nine film scores in a wide stylistic range, including a third Star Wars trilogy with almost ten hours (!) of music recorded. And, in my opinion, it's given us ample music that compares favorably with his (or anyone else's) classic scores of the past. If John Williams had written nothing but the nine scores of the 2010s, he'd still be one of my favorite composers!

Absolutely! Some say his 2000s and 2010s scores are nothing special and repetitive. However I would say some of my favourite Williams music was written in that period. The amount of amazing music he has written in his senior years is incredible. And no, music doesn't need to be innovative to be good! 

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I fell out of Williams a bit after 2005 and really came back for TFA, so I don't know how much that influences me saying TFA is far and away the best score he's done in the 2010s, but I will say it was a joy going back and exploring what I missed with an open mind. It wasn't the Williams I left in 2005, but it was fantastic in its own way.

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26 minutes ago, theBT said:

This decade's music also gave  me possible the greatest goosebumps in live concerts. Lincoln suite in Chicago, BFG in London and WarHorse in Vienna. 😍😍😍

How I wish they had kept the BFG in the Vienna concert like it was programmed in the 2019 cancelled version...but oh well I can't really complain

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1 hour ago, carlborg said:

How I wish they had kept the BFG in the Vienna concert like it was programmed in the 2019 cancelled version...but oh well I can't really complain

 

Yes, it would had been amazing, that rich, wonderful orchestration with Vienna phil in that hall. Probably too much for me😭😭😭

 

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