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ScoreKeeper On Many Things John Williams!! His Return To HARRY POTTER & More!!

Greetings! ScoreKeeper here after a long summertime absence to bring you a bit of news from God himself. Recently, John Williams gave a lecture at the Berkshire Museum and shed a brief blade of light on his future. After an exhausting 2005 (WAR OF THE WORLDS, STAR WARS EPISODE III, MUNICH, MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA), Williams has taken a break from the rigors of film scoring but will soon be back in full force with a number of geek-gushing scores. With Spielberg’s LINCOLN (2009) and the FOURTH INDIANA JONES INSTALLMENT (2008) already confirmed, Williams is reported to have said that he will be on as the composer for HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS (2010). For many fans who felt the series took a step backwards once Williams left the franchise this should come as welcome news. THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN (2004) has been widely heralded not only as the best HARRY POTTER score of the five but also as one of Williams’ better achievements since the turn of the millennium. I for one would welcome Williams on the podium for DEATHLY HALLOWS. Here’s a heads up from Bean and a pointer to the FSM message boards for more information.
Ho guys, The past two HARRY POTTER films, GOBLET OF FIRE and ORDER OF THE PHOENIX have noticeably lacked something the first three did not. I'm not talking about the slashes and gashes to the story because those two books were nearly 1,000 pages long... sorry I think the technical term is 'cuts'? I'm talking about the music. Of course, John Williams scored the first three POTTER films, but ever since PRISONER OF AZKABAN only his theme has been present in the latest additions to the series (this will include HALF-BLOOD PRINCE, which is being scored by Nicholas Hooper). Now, when you were reading DEATHLY HALLOWS, did a score by Hooper come to your mind as you read the Gringotts Robbery, or the Battle of Hogwarts? Hell. No. Think no farther than that. John Williams told fans that he will be returning for DEATHLY HALLOWS at a lecture in the Berkshire Museum. The report from the lecture notes that Williams is very excited to start working on Indiana Jones. Report is here: -Bean


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