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Re: Potential score disappointments for the rest of 2022
• Posted by: JB11sos   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at 5:43 a.m.
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• In Response to: Potential score disappointments for the rest o... (Steven P.)

> 1. Which one of these do you think has the biggest chance of being a major
> disappointment?

The Rings of Power. The fact that no composer has been announced is setting off major alarm bells, not just because it's late, but because the series has a massive musical legacy not just among us film score fans but pop culture in general. If they had a great story about the scoring process they could use to hype the series (whether it was Shore returning, Shore writing new themes, or even just a composer like McCreary talking about how to continue Shore's legacy), you can bet they'd be making a lot of noise about it. That they aren't indicates it's very possible that they 1) might not have a composer yet, 2) might not have the question of adapting existing themes or expanding on Shore's sound figured out yet, and 3) will be scrambling to make those decisions last-minute, meaning even if they make a 'good' choice, it will be harder to execute well.

> 2. Which one would hurt the most if it ends up being disappointing?

From your list, Willow is low stakes for me, as someone who's not enthralled with the original, and based on Franglen's recent scores and past Avatar-related music I feel Avatar 2 is bound to be at least very good. Black Panther's the one that seems most at risk of the studio messing with a good thing, and there's so much more opportunity for Goransson to explore the genre fusion from the first film, so that gets my vote.

Among other films, Klein's Medieval is the one I've built up in my mind to the point of no return. A new score from the composer who wrote my #1 scores each of the last two years, a pupil of Gregson-Williams and Silvestri, for a medieval epic a la Kingdom of Heaven? I couldn't bring my hype down even if I wanted to.

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