Jump to content

Why has John Williams remained viable ?


Recommended Posts

23 minutes ago, bruce marshall said:

20210225_221555.jpgI find it odd that many fans here constantly complain that there's " nothing original" coming out of Hollywood; it's all" sequels and remakes".

But, when it comes to.music, you want the same thing over and over.

I'm not a big fan of most new stuff part of being a fan is exploring new music

 

You should hear some of the lps I've been spinning....pops and clicks and skips😞

My OUTLAW JOSEY WALES is practically unplayable. And there's no CD on the horizon.😥

That's a load of crap!

You are a load of crap!

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 60
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Star Wars.  A saga spanning40+ years with him as the original composer didn't hurt.  Practically no one else in history can claim the same.  In addition, he's a composer who through his discipline, te

Guys, I said this but we now have the truth from an established industry titan as well. And I would call Junkie that. He's very much "in" right now, working with the top directors on the top mainstrea

I suspect that plenty of producers and directors would give their left nut to have JW score their film, all else equal. But there’s a unique confluence of factors that make this rather unlikely anymor

Hey Shark, did you click the LIKE emoji by mistake?😳

 

Just remember this:

No matter how bad you think modern film music is, it will NEVER sink to the level of the crap Hollywood churned out during the ' GOLDEN AGE( w/ a couple of exceptions)

😎

Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, bruce marshall said:

Hey Shark, did you click the LIKE emoji by mistake?😳

 

Not at all. I like your post. :)

 

7 minutes ago, bruce marshall said:

No matter how bad you think modern film music is, it will NEVER sink to the level of the crap Hollywood churned out during the ' GOLDEN AGE( w/ a couple of exceptions)

 

There's been a lot of shitty film music produced during all eras, but not as bad as currently.

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2/27/2021 at 2:03 PM, TheUlyssesian said:

He's very complimentary of JW but says no director today wants what JW is selling. The big thematic symphonic scores, nobody wants that. Even PJ and Cameron for their recent projects seem to be moving away

 

Pretty much that, but I also want to add that when Hollywood producers actually want a symphonic score, they ask either veterans like JNH, Elfman and Silvestri, or they just go straight to Giacchino. 

 

Why spend millions during months with a Williams score when you can get a "JW lite" score way cheaper and faster with Gia? 

Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, Edmilson said:

 

Pretty much that, but I also want to add that when Hollywood producers actually want a symphonic score, they ask either veterans like JNH, Elfman and Silvestri, or they just go straight to Giacchino. 

 

Why spend millions during months with a Williams score when you can get a "JW lite" score way cheaper and faster with Gia? 

 

I'd say JNH, Elfman and Silvestri and even Gia put out respectable work more often than not.

 

But I don't think they add the kind of prestige to a project that a Williams score will add.

 

I think it is also a fact that even an established name like JNH can be bullied. Like him having to write 45 main titles for Fantastic Beasts or caving into the RC sound in some of his scores. 

 

I think modern directors and producers fear they will lose control. Williams' score will NOT be rejected. And you bet your ass he isn't going to write a cue 45 times. That will happen due to respect for him but also to not inconvenience a frail old man.

 

Who knows what the next Williams score will be.

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/31/2021 at 1:59 AM, karelm said:

In contrast, Horner, Herrmann or Goldsmith, excellent composers who influenced many composers, were not great people.  

 

While i don't doubt this statement, per se, i have yet to come across a musician who had anything bad to say about JG, social or diplomatic graces or not.

4 hours ago, TheUlyssesian said:

And you bet your ass he isn't going to write a cue 45 times. That will happen due to respect for him but also to not inconvenience a frail old man.

 

As far as i understood, that's exactly what happened on the SW sequels (at least the two Abrams outings).

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Guidelines.