Music in film has the ability to transport an audience to a rich universe, often out of this world. Some musical scores are as famous and as easily recognized as the films they represent. The music of "Stars Wars", composed by the legendary John Williams, is one of the best examples of the power of an incredible score.
Ever since the big news hit that J.J. Abrams will be helming "Star Wars: Episode VII", additional details surrounding the highly anticipated picture have been scarce. Abrams has worked with amazing composer Michael Giacchin on almost every project he has been involved with, so it would be safely assumed that Giacchin would be scoring "Episode VII". However, Williams has now made it known that he would like to come back to score the new installment. Since his compositions have become the backbone and major source of nostalgia for the "Star Wars" franchise, does this give him more of a rightful claim to it?
Williams recently conducted a concert and had this to say on the subject:
"We’re about to play Star Wars [audience interrupts with cheers] and each time we play it, I’m reminded of the first time we played it decades ago. Neither I, nor George, nor anyone else involved thought this would go far or in a few years there would be a sequel and I’d have to revisit the themes…and years later another trilogy. Now we’re hearing of a new set of movies coming in 2015, 2016…so I need to make sure I’m still ready to go in a few years for what I hope would be continued work with George…[more cheers]."
Personally, as someone in love with the music of "Star Wars", I'd really like to see Williams continue to build his iconic score for this new generation. He wants in and we want him, so let's do this!
However, Giacchino is an incredible composer, so if Abrams plays the loyalty card over the legacy card, I'm sure the score will still be great…although many fans may not be so open-minded.
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"Star Wars: Episode VII" hits AMC Theatres in 2015.
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