NonsenseInteresting just how old-fashioned the Jaws music sounds today. Brilliant, but from another era.
Williams proves that 6+ decades of changing film styles can all benefit from great writing.
True, but I'm not really sure where the observation gets us. I can't really think of any 70s score that wouldn't seem dated in a film made today, if it was even conceivable that anyone would be allowed to write like that. Films, technology and tastes have changed so much. But it's also one of the reasons to behold films and scores of previous eras.but I can promise you if you try to write in JW's style today, especially something from the Jaws era, it better be a nostalgia piece, a parody (or other comedy), or a children's movie.
1) A few years ago I was asked to write Jaws-like scenes for a sci-fi.I can promise you if you try to write in JW's style today, especially something from the Jaws era, it better be a nostalgia piece, a parody (or other comedy), or a children's movie.
Being a composer for haunted attractions, i know for a fact that something like the Jaws theme would not hold up. In fact, i don't think i would ever get hired if i did something similar.Nonsense
We make the era we live in, not the other way around. Make a film and score it however you want. Jazz, Baroque, Romantic, Atonal, Synths... Williams, like Zimmer and most other film composers, has worn many hats... per what the film was doing. There's no reason a film must only belong to one era of music. What Jaws is, is great orchestral writing.
Most film scores today aren't nearly bold enough to be unique enough for my taste. Hard work means making a statement and making it interesting. People are lazy (we all are). I love that Zimmer said Beethoven didn't write a lazy note. It's exactly what's at play. We can either put in the work to make it more interesting, or settle with something that's boring. If I determined to, I could score something as good as Jaws and make a great movie out of it. As a matter of fact, I will.
I'm with you on JNH John. Me and the wife watched the Hunger Games complete the other week and I was constantly struck by how moving the scores were. Some beautiful themes simply done and imaginatively scored in places, quite perfect for the film.………………..….
I admire JW as much, I think, as anyone does. But I also admire James Newton Howard's ability to wield the orchestra in "Peter Pan" while still pleasing the audience through multiple Hunger Games films. And then on top of that, the amazing "Michael Clayton," which is so perfect I can't imagine a single note being changed...………...………..