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Re: The Hunger Games is not Harry Potter!
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• Posted by: Solaris   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at 9:03 a.m.
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• In Response to: The Hunger Games is not Harry Potter! (David)

> People who keep complaining about JNH's scores was expecting another
> generic bombastic fantasy score ala the first Harry Potter scores. The
> Hunger Games is not fantasy, it's a gritty dystopian sci-fi trilogy with
> influences from roman and greek mythlogy.

> Another composer would have treated this franchise with senseless action
> music, disrepecting the story and the intentions behind it. James managed
> to get the sounds and styles to the whole franchise in the first score.
> And he expands these in the same way Powell expanded his sounds on the
> first Bourne movie. Also giving new use of themes (the love theme was
> actually used in the first score), and writing a real main theme for the
> series (the one for Katniss).

> Unlike Harry Potter, the themes and sounds for the whole franchise we're
> founded on the first score, and it's not going to chance.

> A composer doesn't write themes or scores to be memorable, but to fit in a
> film. He shouldn't be forced to write "catchy music and themes"
> And seems that neither with Francis Lawrence or Shyamalan, who always
> brought the best from JNH, people can't stop that stupid bias against him,
> given how they treated the scores he did for them in 2013.

> And even worst, because this is the first standalone and sucessful
> franchise for JNH, but they're ruining it just like they ruined the Harry
> Potter franchise with their annoying Williams fanboyism. It's a shame.

Alright, at this point I won't even bother with a written response. Instead:

Comments in this Thread:     Expand >>
  • The Hunger Games is not Harry Potter!  (4276 views)
       David - Saturday, February 15, 2014, at 10:11 a.m.
    •      Re: The Hunger Games is not Harry Potter!  (3466 views)    We're Here
         Solaris - Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at 9:03 a.m.
    •    Re: The Hunger Games is not Harry Potter!  (3467 views)
         Bernhard H. Heidkamp - Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at 7:31 a.m.
    •    Classic!  (3416 views)
         Edmund Meinerts - Monday, February 17, 2014, at 4:33 p.m.

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