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Re: What if John Williams dies before Episode III?
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• Posted by: Pawel Stroinski   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Wednesday, September 4, 2002, at 6:19 a.m.
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• In Response to: Re: What if John Williams dies before Episode ... (Kyri)

> how about Elliot Goldenthal?
He is the only composer in my opinion who
> can actually give a really really dark meaning to the Empire for Episode
> III.
Goldenthal is full of originality and i am sure that he will make
> great use of Williams's themes while at the same time he will add new
> touches in the Star Wars sound(take for example Williams's use of electric
> guitar in AOTC).
Goldenthal, like Williams, has the capability to
> write GREAT music. There is a significant artistic difference between the
> use of trumpets by Williams and Goldenthal, when compared to the rather
> pointless "let's use it all the way" brass writing by Debney and
> Arnold. I can merely imagine how dark the "Empire" theme will be
> turned, if it is given in the hands of Elliot Goldenthal...
> though...personally i prefer that John Williams does the job.
...everyone else besides, perhaps, Howard Shore or Jerry Goldsmith are
> not able to accomplish such demanding task.

No... Maybe his score would be dark, but Goldenthal would screw up Star Wars. It must not be atonal, Goldenthal would MAKE it atonal.

You can't expect a composer to change a composer. This is why Goldenthal would be as bad for Star Wars as Zimmer.


PS. What do you think about scores I sent you?

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