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:| Williams has not recorded a single note of the score yet. Tough that it has to be recorded in such a rush.

*also sending good vibes to John Williams*

"You can do it John!"

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Too rush for a Oscar worthy score to be made. But let's hope it will be nominated eventually..

It could be the first pure piano score by JW if no time given.

All piano score. An interesting notion.

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Williams should write more standout piano pieces. All those he has written thus far have been wondeful and many of his themes receive great piano variations on the albums.

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Get ready for Anakin's Betrayal variation # 3.

K.M.

Oh come on. Don't be such a cynic. Why do you not hope he will write a good and different score instead of condemning the attempt before hand.

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It could be the first pure piano score by JW if no time given.

Performed live, like in the silent movie days? LOL

No, I think the situation is different. Williams is afraid his score might be rejected and replaced by something Hans Zimmer writes in 3 days, so he takes his time and makes sure not to record any music until it's too late to reject it.

Marian - :wave:

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Oh Williams is such a crafty devil Marian!:)

A mere thought about the silent movies style piano music made me laugh. Mickey mousy piano music for the chase sequences and honkey tonkey piano style in the background. Dramatic chords slammed with full force when the bad guys appear LOL Quite a different and refreshing score.

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On Film Score Monthly Message Board, Dan Goldwasser (of Soundtrack.net) says John Williams will record the score in a couple of weeks and that, from what he knows, he's at good point with the writing (he's composing the score since September).

Considering that King Kong will be released almost at the same time and that James Newton Howard still hasn't finished writing... well, I don't think there are real problems with Munich.

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Just like all media, this article is trying to get a story out of nothing. This happens very frequently with movie productions. It'd be news if a movie production WASN'T under pressure to get the film done. It's probably far more accurate to say that Williams is still working on the score, but "struggling" sounds more alarming!

I seriously doubt he's struggling with a film like Munich. We all know Williams can write film scores in his sleep.

Joe: Insert lame joke about the quality of recent Williams scores

The fact is, this movie already had a tight schedule, what with shooting the picture in the summer for a Fall/Winter release. They're under pressure to get the film done before the release date??? I could have predicted that six months ago.

Jeff

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Presumed Innocent is about as much of an all piano score as I'd want to hear.

You should watch the film/listen to the score of "The Firm." All piano, with some interesting things done by David Grusin.

Anyway.

I wasn't fretting when Williams was pressed to get "Catch Me If You Can" done in time. It turned out well, AND was nominated for an Oscar!

As a member of the media, I know we tend to make mountains out of mole hills. This is one example.

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No, I think the situation is different. Williams is afraid his score might be rejected and replaced by something Hans Zimmer writes in 3 days, so he takes his time and makes sure not to record any music until it's too late to reject it.

Marian - :)

I doubt that. If Spielberg and Williams can't trust each other, then something more than the score is wrong.

~Sturgis, still looking forward to this score/film and not considering this to be "news" . . . also that was extremely predictable, Joe, now I think you're kidding more than ever

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No, I think the situation is different. Williams is afraid his score might be rejected and replaced by something Hans Zimmer writes in 3 days, so he takes his time and makes sure not to record any music until it's too late to reject it.

Marian - :)

I doubt that. If Spielberg and Williams can't trust each other, then something more than the score is wrong.

Marian was obviously kidding too :(

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Presumed Innocent is about as much of an all piano score as I'd want to hear.

You should watch the film/listen to the score of "The Firm." All piano, with some interesting things done by David Grusin.

Better he should watch/listen to The Conversation, probably the best piano score around.

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So in your opinion, Joe, are there any strong scores in the last decade besides Potter?

Strong? You mean "easy on the ear", right? No, that's not correct either. Replace "easy on the ear" with "all too familiar". There, that's better! I know he wrote much more interesting music than Potter 1. For instance, the first track on 'A.I' is a prime example of a Williams that is both good and new (and it's "new" while still retaining his own voice).

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As the movie deals with terrorism, will it have a score similar to Williams' own BLACK SUNDAY score done in 1977??

Something in that vein would be nice.

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As the movie deals with terrorism, will it have a score similar to Williams' own BLACK SUNDAY score done in 1977??

Something in that vein would be nice.

It's very likely, IMHO. Both Revenge of the Sith and War of the Worlds contain several nods and similarities to the score for that John Frankenheimer picture, so I guess Johnny probably has listened again to it in recent times ROTFLMAO

I suspect the Munich main theme will be something similar: an elegy played by trumpet or french horn, backed by thick string writing. But I'm guessing there will be similarities with more recent Williams' "dark" scores, such as Nixon and Sleepers.

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