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Probably not. The two are indepedent events.@Edmund<br><br>actually i wasn't interested in the Dragon scores...or Pan, for that matter. Xmen 3 wasn't too bad, but he still had that tight RCP score techniques...Yeah, I think he must have changed his methods since Hancock/Green Zone...Because I'm not interested in hsi work after that. Must be those pesky drums he doesnt use anymore?Yeah, I know there's more than just the main theme in those Trek scores, I was just exaggerating to make a point. :pPretty sure the reason HGW works with Washington so often is because Tony Scott worked with him so often... :pWait, Meta, you haven't liked Powell since Hancock? This despite putting out his career peak in the How to Train Your Dragon scores? I mean, if there's anything that proves he's got the chops for Star Wars style orchestral and thematic music, it's those two (and X-Men: The Last Stand, and Pan).
Excellent score!  Reminds me of pieces of The Rock, BHD, Drop Zone, stuff from The Pacific.  Great job Andrew!  Nice themes!  Fun RCP stuff!Yes it was announced a while back, Harry returns !I can confirm that he is working on it.I'm waiting for Harry's response for returning for the sequel or not? My opinion is, I think Harry seem like working with Denzel Washington often in the movies like Man Of Fire, Deja Vu, and The Taking Of Pelham 123 and Unstoppable, The Equalizer, I think Antoine Fuqua director should hire him back again, but I don't know if his schedule conflicts with busy working with MEG Score.@superultramegaa and others<br><br>Honestly, if you take an objective look back, you can still see RC written all over Powell...And thats all well and good, because I like Powell. Well, maybe not since Hancock, but I like his style.<br><br>That being said, This will be the official first Star Wars outing with an RC score. Sure, Williams phoned in a theme...But going forward I expect RC influence to be the norm.<br><br>And, as for Giacchino...Jesus Christ. For someone who practically MADE his career apeing Williams (Jurassic Park and Medal of Honor video games spring to mind), his Rogue One was  dreadful...I cant disagree with you. <br><br><br>
Powell is heavily influenced by Zimmer. The only thing that differs him from the others is that he really has a style of his own that matches the traces of the career he shared with Zimmer. If you listen to any of your action scores, you will notice that they are clearly RCP scores. Even the orchestral, especially "Pan" have some passages that are very reminiscent of Pirates, Prince of Egypt and Gladiator.Really awesome "Is She With You?" cover by Nir Shor!Hey Hybrid Soldier, is Harry returning for the Sequel??Hybrid, Hollywood in Vienna just announced that Zimmer will be receiving the Max Steiner award. Do you know if the Hollywood in Vienna program the same as the The World of Hans Zimmer program? If it is, King Arthur is confirmed to be in the program as well.I wasn't saying Powell sounds like Williams. I'm saying he's closer in sound to Williams than he is to Zimmer for his animated movies.
While John Powell is usually far more melodic and classical than your usual RCP composer, I don't see the Williams similarity. His music doesn't really sounds like Williams' scores. But I think he is perfect for Star Wars. I am much more excited about this than Giacchino's Rogue One.Yeah, this is the best RCP action score of the year so far. Much better than Balfe's efforts and Junkie's.@superultramega It’s funny you should say that about Rogue One because, even though I do like the themes, I will agree that it definitely is weaker than any Star Wars score and seems to lack the life Giacchino normally puts into his music.<br><br>Even weirder, his music for Jupiter Ascending (another big space opera) is far more aggressive and developed, and probably one of his best. It makes me wonder if the Star Wars team wanted the safe route....Ok, not restraint on drums, but I still don't really see how exactly his music for animated films comes even close to being an RC product. When I think of RC I think of the music for the Pirates movies, the early Bay and Bruckheimer films, etc. The work on Shrek, Antz, Ice Age, and How to Train Your Dragon is much closer to a traditional Williams score than any RC product. <br><br>Plus he's working on Star Wars so he's obviously going to try his damnedest to stick to that kind of music, and to avoid the Zimmer style. I just don't understand why you think Powell, of all people is going to be the one to dilute the Star Wars sound. <br><br>Hell, I think Giacchino's score for Rogue One was pretty much nothing more than an unmemorable, and bland version of Star Wars with very little going on besides broken down notes of the Star Wars theme playing and generic Williams copy. Just like Jurassic World. I don't know how Giacchino makes Williams' style bland but he finds a way. At least with Powell we'll get more style and memorability on top of a Williams imitation.Restraint on drums? <br><br>Have you listened to Green Zone? The Bourne movies? Hancock?<br><br>Cmon...Yeah he's not Zimmer, but this isn't a Williams product we are talking about. It's an RC product. This is what I am talking about.
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  2009, April 30
“Linkin Park is working on the score for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen with Hans Zimmer. We met with Hans last week, and heard some of the incredible things he and his guys have done with our new song,”.

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Per reply Replies: 0 || 2009-05-02 00:00:00
OK, my main "issue" here were this part where Linkin Park is "working on" the score, but from how I understand it now, they're (hopefully) not actually gonna work on the score (as in write any score music), but rather Jablonsky (++) are gonna (try)incorporate some of their "sound" (whatever that means) into the score ... I'm not familiar with Linkin Park, but I did not like the song in the end of the 1st film/in the end credits (if that was their song), and I for sure hope the score for the 2nd won't have a "rock-band" sound to it, which I think would be way to inappropriate...

Adrian reply Replies: 0 || 2009-05-01 00:00:00
This site offers clarification:
www.firstshowing.net/2009/04/30/update-on-hans-zimmers-invol vement-with-transformers-2/

Steve Jablonsky stated:
"In a nutshell, Michael Bay sent the new Linkin Park song over to my studio. Hans and I had a listen, and we both thought it was really cool, and it might be interesting to try incorporating some of those elements into the score. So we got the guys from the band down to the studio and talked about how to do that. They're all really cool guys and really excited about adding some of their sounds to the score."
"But I am still the composer on this film. It has all gotten rather complicated. The film is BIG, and now that we've got Linkin Park involved, Hans has kind of been helping me keep the production on track, because I'm so focused on writing the score at the moment."

At the bottom of the page is a link to a page which says that Michael Bay himself also worked on the script for the film. The film will be massive!

DemonStar reply Replies: 0 || 2009-05-01 00:00:00
(sob)

Miles reply Replies: 0 || 2009-05-01 00:00:00
Whoa, whoa, whoa, everbody. Let's just put the torches and pitchforks back in the shed for just one minute and think about the positives of this:

A) Steve Jablonsky is the composer for the film, not Linkin Park. There will only be "sounds" on the film, so it will still be a Jablonsky score, hopefully like the first one.

B) Linkin Park was responsible for "What I've Done" (the end credits song in the first film), which I thought was pretty good. This means that their efforts for this one may hopefully match that.

Besides, it was Jablonsky and Zimmer's idea to involve Linkin Park in the score, so I think we owe them the benefit of the doubt.

Adrian reply Replies: 0 || 2009-05-01 00:00:00
Yeah, I threw them down by posting the second message hehe...
On the other hand: Linkin Park is indeed a good band, in the past they had pretty good releases like In the End, Crawling etc... And the song What I've done is very good, yes. It totally fit the movie, andas seen that ànd Hans ànd Steve are working on it, it can't go wrong.
Babylon AD worked out pretty good too. But that was only one bassist...

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2009-05-01 00:00:00
hehe, maybe it sounds great, you dont know, wait and stfu :p

Per reply Replies: 0 || 2009-04-30 00:00:00
I hope this is a joke...

Adrian reply Replies: 0 || 2009-04-30 00:00:00
This is going to suck so hard...
I would boycot it, but it's Steve's score so I can't do it... But if it was any other composer, even Hans... BOYCOT. I hate Linkin Park now, you certainly screwed it up, big time, boys!

I'll put my hopes to Desperate Housewives Season 5 DVD for some good music...

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