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In Desplat's Defense

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In Desplat's Defense   Wednesday, November 3, 2010 (11:48 p.m.) 

While I agree that the weakness of this score is how anonymous it is, I think there is a good reason for it.
The anonymous nature of Desplat's score for Part I prevents obvious musical continuity issues between the two parts if Williams returned for Part II. (Although I'd prefer the same composer for musical continuity, as it's technically one film)

At the same time, if Desplat does return for Part II, he could allowed more freedom to be more expressive with the themes he has introduced.

I'm a bit hesitant to blame Desplat, as it seems the anonymous nature of his score and hoopers' scores could be the musical preferences of Director David Yates. Still, at least there are still some awesome standalone cues to enjoy (Snape to Malfoy Manor & Sky Battle).

Thanks again Christian for a great review!



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Re: In Desplat's Defense   Thursday, November 4, 2010 (8:21 a.m.) 

> While I agree that the weakness of this score is how anonymous it is, I
> think there is a good reason for it.
> The anonymous nature of Desplat's score for Part I prevents obvious
> musical continuity issues between the two parts if Williams returned for
> Part II. (Although I'd prefer the same composer for musical continuity, as
> it's technically one film)

> At the same time, if Desplat does return for Part II, he could allowed
> more freedom to be more expressive with the themes he has introduced.

> I'm a bit hesitant to blame Desplat, as it seems the anonymous nature of
> his score and hoopers' scores could be the musical preferences of Director
> David Yates. Still, at least there are still some awesome standalone cues
> to enjoy (Snape to Malfoy Manor & Sky Battle).

> Thanks again Christian for a great review!

Exactly! I didn't release of what you said about Desplat preventing musical continuity, because he thinks that Williams it's going to coming back. I also think that Desplat's themes could be more developed if he makes Part 2. I can imaging the Lovegood family theme in Part 2, for the Luna Lovegood scenes.



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Re: In Desplat's Defense   Thursday, November 4, 2010 (8:54 a.m.) 

> Exactly! I didn't release of what you said about Desplat preventing
> musical continuity, because he thinks that Williams it's going to coming
> back. I also think that Desplat's themes could be more developed if he
> makes Part 2. I can imaging the Lovegood family theme in Part 2, for the
> Luna Lovegood scenes.

Can you rephrase your first sentence? I'm not sure what you mean...

and to clarify...my comment about "obvious musical continuity issues" refers to WATCHING both films side by side, not listening to the scores alone.


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Re: In Desplat's Defense   Thursday, November 4, 2010 (11:34 a.m.) 

> Can you rephrase your first sentence? I'm not sure what you mean...

I'm saying that it's true what you said about Desplat preventing musical issues if he doesn't score Part 2.

> and to clarify...my comment about "obvious musical continuity
> issues" refers to WATCHING both films side by side, not listening to
> the scores alone.



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And chalk up another obscure justification   Thursday, November 4, 2010 (11:31 a.m.) 

> While I agree that the weakness of this score is how anonymous it is, I
> think there is a good reason for it.
> The anonymous nature of Desplat's score for Part I prevents obvious
> musical continuity issues between the two parts if Williams returned for
> Part II. (Although I'd prefer the same composer for musical continuity, as
> it's technically one film)

> At the same time, if Desplat does return for Part II, he could allowed
> more freedom to be more expressive with the themes he has introduced.

> I'm a bit hesitant to blame Desplat, as it seems the anonymous nature of
> his score and hoopers' scores could be the musical preferences of Director
> David Yates. Still, at least there are still some awesome standalone cues
> to enjoy (Snape to Malfoy Manor & Sky Battle).

> Thanks again Christian for a great review!

And you're sure that's what you want to imply?

That Desplat deliberately made his score anonymous in order to "clear the template" for John Williams?
I've never heard of composers acting as warm-ups.



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Re: And chalk up another obscure justification   Thursday, November 4, 2010 (1:18 p.m.) 

> And you're sure that's what you want to imply?
> That Desplat deliberately made his score anonymous in order to "clear
> the template" for John Williams?

I'm not implying any deliberate intention, but the end result is that its anonymous nature gives who ever scores the second more freedom (desplat or williams). If it was intentional, that would be cool and smart.

> I've never heard of composers acting as warm-ups.
Neither have I, nor was I referring that Desplat intentionally was acting as such.

My comments meant no "ill-will" towards either Desplat or Williams, both of who are brilliant composers. I was merely stating my observations of the score.



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Re: And chalk up another obscure justification   Thursday, November 4, 2010 (5:32 p.m.) 
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> I'm not implying any deliberate intention, but the end result is that its
> anonymous nature gives who ever scores the second more freedom (desplat or
> williams). If it was intentional, that would be cool and smart.
> Neither have I, nor was I referring that Desplat intentionally was acting
> as such.

> My comments meant no "ill-will" towards either Desplat or
> Williams, both of who are brilliant composers. I was merely stating my
> observations of the score.

Here is some food for thought...bc Part I has be marked as almost a thriller (a street/political thriller in lines with State of Play meeting magic as Yates proclaims), then a more thriller, ominous score is needed for Part I...where as Part II returns to hogwars and magic, albiet in a dark and vein way...but the themes and the music will be louder, more prevalent and more magical in nature...just my own theory.


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Re: And chalk up another obscure justification   Friday, November 19, 2010 (10:01 p.m.) 

> Here is some food for thought...bc Part I has be marked as almost a
> thriller (a street/political thriller in lines with State of Play meeting
> magic as Yates proclaims), then a more thriller, ominous score is needed
> for Part I...where as Part II returns to hogwars and magic, albiet in a
> dark and vein way...but the themes and the music will be louder, more
> prevalent and more magical in nature...just my own theory.

I completely agree. This film, aside from certain moments, is almost strictly a suspenseful movie that is meant the build the tension between the characters and the situations. I'm sure the themes will be more prevalent in the second half.


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