Tuesday, March 4, 2014
JOHN WILLIAMS TO SCORE MORE STAR WARS
As much as I like film composer John Williams (well, more so when he was "Johnny" Williams) I think the decision to have him score the next Star Wars film is a poor one.
J.J. Abrams, the Mindless, is slated to direct Star Wars 7, so it would seem that there will be a thoughtless abundance of space battles, blowed-up-real-good explosions, and mundane lightsaber duels. Hiring a composer who isn't exactly known for pushing the envelope will coat these visuals with the expected notes -- nothing more.
A friend of mine said that he would like to see a director like Walter Hill helm the next Star Wars movie. If composer Jerry Fielding were still alive, I would add him to the mix. At least something interesting might happen with that fanciful teaming.
Maybe Star Wars is now really about expectation -- nothing more.
Old news, I know; from Rolling Stone...
New 'Star Wars' Films to Feature John Williams Scores
Oscar-winning composer will return to sci-fi franchise